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2d3 Releases Boujou 2.1

3D camera matchmoving software gains Mac OS X support By Dave Nagel
2d3 has released Boujou 2.1. Boujou is a professional-level 3D camera matchmoving suite. The new version gains support for Mac OS X and is also available for Windows and Linux.

Boujou, used widely in commercial, television and film work, is designed for tracking camera or object movement. The new version extends the system's abilities with a redesign of the application's engine for more accurate results. The company also says the new version is several times faster than previous releases and that it also incorporates advanced tools and an enhanced workflow, with new intervention features that allow users to tailor tracks to their needs. Adjustments can be made with "minimal additional processing, and without the need to re-track entire shots," according to the company. The suite also allows users to take advantage of Target Tracks, Gold Tracks, locator, matte painting and lens-distortion correction features.

Version 2.1 also adds support for import formats including MOV, AVI, Cineon, JPEG, PGM, PPM, Softimage PIC, SGI, TGA, PNG and TIFF. Camera path and 3D geometry can be exported directly to common animation packages, while 2D tracks can be exported to products such as Shake.

Boujou 2.1 supports Mac OSX, Linux and Windows platforms. The Mac OS X version is available now for download. Boxed versions are expected next week. FOr more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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