MONTREAL - Discreet has upgraded its PC and Mac visual effects and compositing software, Combustion (www.discreet.com/combustion3), to Version 3 release. The latest version promises users increased productivity and flexibility, along with improved workflow through enhancements such as customizable brushes, savable presets, timeline markers and DV capture and output. Discreet is also working with plug-in developers to ensure support of integration with various Adobe After Effects and Photoshop plug-ins.
Combustion 3 is expected to ship for Windows XP and Windows 2000 this fall. The Mac OS X version should be available in early 2004. Pricing is $995, with upgrades from V.2 or 2.1 costing $199.