AMSTERDAM — UK-based VFX software developer The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) is previewing a new desktop VFX workflow application at the IBC show. Hiero provides a scriptable timeline tool for Nuke that conforms edit decision lists and parcels out VFX work to Nuke artists.
The company describes Hiero as a bridge tool that they developed in response to customer demand. Its close Nuke integration allows shot progress to be viewed in the context of the edit, and helps free up finishing systems to concentrate on finishing.
The product is slated for release in November and will be available on OS X and Linux, with Windows to follow.