Issue: SIGGRAPH 2008 - Day 2


LOS ANGELES - Toronto-based Eyeon Software  ( is at SIGGRAPH with a major upgrade to its flagship compositing application. The new Fusion 6 is available for a single license fee on Linux, Windows x64, Windows 32-bit desktop PCs, and Intel-based Macs.
New features and enhancements include stereoscopic views, which allow users to view stereo pairs in 3D. Support for stereo monitors has been added, and Fusion's 3D environment now has full support of stereo with eye separation and convergence controls. The new multi-layer imaging system allows for composition node flow to process multiple images, all using Fusion's Deep Pixel pipeline. And support has been updated for EXR/SXR in a single loader.
The production quality OpenGL renderer provides resolution independent and floating point rendering. 3D environment tools provide environment mapped reflections and refractions. 3D cube and sphere mapping has been added, and all 2D blend modes are now supported in 3D, including screen, multiply, color dodge, difference and exclusion.

The new Region of Interest Domain System (ROIDS) allows for user-definable areas to limit processing, significantly improving performance and memory usage for large-scale compositions. The user interface has also received updates.

Users with a valid subscription license can upgrade to Version 6 for free. Anyone not on the subscription program at the time of announcement can upgrade for $695, which also includes 12 months of subscription upgrades.