(Phoenixville, Pennsylvania--November 18, 2013) The SynthEyes 3-D tracking application's new 1311 version includes a powerful 3-D planar tracking feature set, in addition to its already-extensive match-moving feature set.
According to developer Andersson Technologies LLC, the new 3-D planar tracking features make it easy to add simple 3-D effects to suitable shots, since even a single 3-D planar tracker defines a camera or object path that can be exported to SynthEyes's industry-leading list of supported 3-D applications.
To support various situations, the planar tracker has both 2- and 3-D modes, detail modes, lighting compensation, and channel select controls. Occlusion and shape masking options include auto-mask, roto-mask, in-plane masks, alpha-mask, and layer stacking. The 3-D planar tracker can accept on-set measurements for real-world scaling, and integrates with the main SynthEyes solver as well.
The 1311 version's After Effects exporters (with 3-D planar tracker support) load into After Effects automatically, saving time. Other new features include texture extraction improvements; motion blur for the preview movie; ASF, MP4, and WMV file writing from 64-bit Windows; and many other supporting improvements.
SynthEyes pricing is better than ever, with new 299 USD Intro and 499 USD Pro price points, and a 999 USD Pro floating license. The Pro version also now includes the previously-optional python scripting capability.
Customers can explore the free SynthEyes demonstration version on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux, starting at http://www.ssontech.com/regis.htm
* Pricing and Availability
SynthEyes Pro costs 499 USD. Linux and cross-platform Pro options run 549 USD and 649 USD. Full floating Pro licenses are 999 USD each (the per-site license manager is 250 USD). For students and hobbyists, an entry-level Intro version (http://www.ssontech.com/introlim.htm) for Windows or Mac is 299 USD. Purchasing is online or via listed resellers.
For in-support SynthEyes customers, the new version comes at no extra cost. Upgrade pricing for SynthEyes 2011 and earlier customers varies depending on the details. Customers should see the online order form for specific upgrade and non-USD pricing for all versions.
A one-year site license for qualifying educational institutions is 495 USD (http://www.ssontech.com/educate.htm). Contact the company with particulars for information on volume licenses for student computers.
* The Company
Andersson Technologies LLC is located outside Philadelphia near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and is headed by computer vision and robotics expert Dr. Russell Andersson. SynthEyes has been solving the toughest problems for visual effects professionals since 2003, with customers in over 75 countries.
* For more information
Andersson Technologies LLC
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