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The Foundry Shows Furnace for ShakePlugins targeted toward film compositors
Furnace, unlike other Foundry plugin sets, is not an effects package, but provides additional compositing and rotoscoping tools to Shake. According to The Foundry, a prerelease version is being used by The Moving Picture Company on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Jackie Chan's Highbinders for wire removal.
Furnace's plugins include:
- Wire Removal;
- Rig Removal;
- Retimer (for building inbetween frames and reducing edge dragging);
- Steadiness (for removing translational and rotational camera shake);
- Texture Replication (for generating seamless plates of imagery from a sample picture).
Furnace will support Shake on Mac OS X, as well as other platforms. Pricing has not yet been set. For more information, visit http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/.
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