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Imagineer Systems Teams with The Foundry to Streamline Compositing, VFX Workflow

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DMN Newswire--2008-4-15-- Imagineer Systems (, creators of next-generation VFX tools, today announced it has teamed up with another leader in the VFX software development marketplace, The Foundry UK (, to provide visual effects artists with a streamlined, efficient solution to move planar tracking data between two of the industrys most powerful tools " Imagineer Systems mocha and recently-announced Nuke 5 from The Foundry.


As a result of this collaboration, VFX artists can now seamlessly export all tracking data from mocha, directly into Nuke 5.  This development is significant for any VFX artist who requires effortless movement between applications as part of their VFX workflow, such as Shake users who enjoy the mocha export capability and who can now include Nuke 5 as part of this seamless workflow.


Imagineer Systems also announced today that the two companies have entered into a marketing partnership agreement, in which The Foundry will offer a specially priced bundled version of Nuke 5 with mocha.  With this bundle deal, all customers who purchase Nuke 5 will receive Imagineers mocha at a 30% discount.  The partnership is designed to make it as easy as possible for VFX artists to begin taking advantage of this streamlined workflow.


Nuke 5 is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market.  mocha, from Imagineer Systems is a standalone tracking station, and leverages Imagineers advanced 2.5D planar tracking technology to simplify and significantly accelerate the tracking and rotoscoping workflow for VFX artists. 


We're delighted that Imagineer has added the functionality to allow tracking data from their renowned planar tracking system to be exported directly into Nuke 5, said Bill Collis, chief executive officer, The Foundry.  This new development will give Nuke users the ability to experience the power and ease of creating pristine tracks created with mocha and effortlessly export them to Nuke.  This arrangement is a tremendous win for our customers.


Nuke has quickly become a must-have tool for visual effects artists and is a key part of the VFX workflow for a growing number of artists around the world, added Allan Jaenicke, chief executive officer of Imagineer Systems.  Providing a direct export capability from mocha to Nuke 5 was a natural next step in our efforts to continuously streamline the workflow, and simplify our customers daily lives.


About Imagineer Systems

Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production and have made their mark on such marquis Hollywood blockbuster productions as Casino Royale, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter. Imagineers product line consists of monet? - placement station, mokey? - removal station, motor? - roto station, mocha? - tracking station and mofex? - plug-in for Shake. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit





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