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Boris FX acquires SynthEyes

Wednesday, August twenty third, 2023 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Boris FX has acquired 3D tracking software SynthEyes from authentic developer Andersson Technologies.

Firm founder Russ Andersson will proceed to guide the mixed improvement staff.

Boris FX will now take over gross sales of SynthEyes, and goals to “leverage the 3D expertise throughout its product manufacturers”, which embrace VFX plugin collections Sapphire and Continuum and roto and paint software Silhouette.

A strong, inexpensive 3D object and digicam monitoring utility
First released two decades ago by pc imaginative and prescient and robotics researcher Dr. Russell Andersson, SynthEyes rapidly turned adopted in VFX pipelines for its mixture of pace, accuracy and affordability.

Films and broadcast sequence that SynthEyes has been used on embrace Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Basis, Stranger Issues and Recreation of Thrones.

The standalone 3D monitoring utility permits artists to carry out 3D set extensions, place CG characters into scenes, and animate them utilizing movement seize.

It could actually deal with a wide range of shot types, together with stereoscopic and 360-degree digital actuality, and exports to most main 3D and compositing applications.

Underlying expertise to be ‘leveraged’ throughout different Boris FX merchandise
SynthEyes turns into Boris FX’s newest acquisition, following VFX and movement graphics plugin assortment Sapphire, roto and paint software Silhouette and, most not too long ago, audio plugins CrumplePop.

The agency now plans to “leverage the 3D expertise” throughout its different manufacturers, because it has achieved with Mocha, the planar monitoring expertise it purchased in 2014, and which is now built-in all through Boris FX merchandise.

Russ Andersson will “stay in his management position” throughout a brand new mixed improvement staff.

“I’m excited to start out this new chapter,” he commented. “A lot of our artists already depend on Boris FX merchandise to assist sort out each seen and invisible visible results.”

No adjustments to cost or licence circumstances introduced
Boris FX’s announcement doesn’t point out any adjustments to pricing or licensing, though it describes the worth of SynthEyes as “beginning at $499 for a everlasting licence”.

That’s truly the worth of the Pro edition, so we’ve contacted the agency to ask whether or not the lower-priced Intro version will stay out there, and can replace if we hear again.

Worth and system necessities
SynthEyes is obtainable for Home windows, Linux and macOS. The present secure launch is SynthEyes 2304.

The software program is avaialable as perpetual and short-term licences. Find a full list of prices here.

Read Boris FX’s announcement that it has acquired SynthEyes

Read more about SynthEyes on the Andersson Technologies website

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