Fusion® 5 is a full-featured, node-based compositing system with built-in backend tools via a powerful scripting engine with ODBC support. A perfect balance between a backroom power tool and a front room client station, Fusion 5 has it all. Not only does Fusion 5 have a real 3D environment with camera/lights support for leading 3D packages, it is also one of the most powerful and intuitive 3D particle systems on the market. With hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities, you can now migrate from pre-vis to finals within the same application. eyeon’s Fusion is a true synergy of 2D and 3D tools for ultimate compositing.
Fusion 5.2 Features
3D LUTs Fully GPU accelerated with plug-in file formats – support for 3D LUTs in both the FileLUT tool and as a view LUT. Currently our own .alut3 format, Iridas .look, CineSpace .itx and Truelight/Lustre/Inferno .3dl format files are supported. Hardware shader applied view LUTs now support a separate gamma option used when viewing the alpha channel.
OpenFX Plug-ins Fusion hosts the broadest selection of third party plug-in functionality, with plug-in capabilities that support the native Fusion API, the After Effects API and the OFX API.
Fuse Plug-ins allow for the design and running of image processing tools created in the Fusion Lua scripting engine. This allows for instant, on-the-fly development of plug-ins without the need of a compiler and development environment. The Fuses plug-in code is very similar to the native C++ API of Fusion.
Vector Motionblur tool that uses motion stored in the image’s vector/velocity channels. It has separate controls for scaling the X and Y vectors. It also can take vector data from other channels like RGB.
Expanded Metadata handling for DPX, Cineon and OpenEXR formats to improve workflow in film pipelines. This will keep timecodes, keycodes and other information intact through a comp, as well as allowing it to be manipulated in scripting.
FBX, 3DS, OBJ and COLLADA import improvements. Can now produce a fully expanded scene hierarchy, with support for animation at each transformation point. Now imports animation for light color, intensity, cone angle, and camera AoV / focal length. Has better Bezier spline tangent importing behavior. Will add Loaders for diffuse textures.
Python Scripting has been added to control Fusion from web hosts and interfaces to Python-based film pipeline management systems.
File Browser includes support for Explorer’s right-click file menus, and a new history and favorites features that will store previous directory information so that artists can rapidly go to disk locations without having to navigate. File requester can now have bookmarks added (global only, not per-comp – yet) by clicking the ‘Add Favorite’ button, or drag-n-drop from Explorer or the file requester’s own file list. Bookmarks can be reordered by dragging within the tree.
Network Rendering and Scripting control has had many added features and functionality improvements as well. eyeon has also focused a lot of attention on stability and workflow improvements to integrate better with large render farms and different third party managers. Single node distribution control, Manager updated and more.
Fusion 5.3 build 55 (32/64bit)
Fusion Render Slave 5.3 build 55 (32/64bit)