updated 02:25 pm EST, Fri January 20, 2006
Furnace 3 for Shake
Visual effects developer The Foundry has launched Furnace 3 for Shake, a major update with new image processing plug-ins designed to significantly enhance workflow and productivity for Shake artists. Furnace is a suite of image processing tools designed to tackle every-day composting tasks, and the new version delivers 10 new plug-ins--many of which automate time-consuming processes in the creation of digital video effects. The new plug-ins include a sophisticated DeBlur solution that automatically removes motion and out-of-focus blur, MatchGrade for automatic color histogram matching, and Tracker--a multi-point tracker which can track challenging regions of a moving image. Furnace 3 (node-locked) is priced at $4,000, while existing customers can upgrade for $2,000.