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Description

Rotation has been updated and introduces a swag of new tools to make it even more productive. To enhance the productivity of Stereo conversion workflow, the added tooling allows for depth map creation, occlusion painting and keying to extract features and objects. The expanded tool set enhances the productivity of artists to meet deadlines and prepare clean plates for the senior compositing pipeline.

Rotation® is designed specifically to team up with eyeon Fusion® for film production pipelines. This suite of tools has been defined for the exacting demands of Rotoscoping, Keying and Retouching. The integrated scripting and bins system allow Rotation to plug together as part of the collaborative workflow. Large departmentalized film facilities can now use this cost-effective solution to create roto mattes, while retouched clean plates can be funneled to the senior compositing suites for finishing.


 

Highlighted Features

  • Stereo Playback
  • 64Bit Version
  • Floating point, HDR image engine
  • DOD/ROI Domain of Definition, Region of Interest
  • Python and Lua scripting
  • Node-based workflow
  • Ram image cache for instant playback
  • A/B image buffers for comparing shots
  • RED Camera Image support
  • Shared collaborative workflow bins system
  • ASCII-based projects
  • Tight integration with eyeon’s Fusion, as well as 3D animation applications
  • Advanced support for EXR, Cineon and DPX


Rotoscoping Features

  • Bezier and Bspline rotosplines
  • Node-based workflow
  • Double-edged splines to control drop-off
  • Controllable motion blur with shutter angle and weighting to match live action
  • Integrated tracking of spline points and masks
  • UI shortcuts to easily manipulate spline points and segments
  • Auto inbetweening of spline shapes
  • Importing of many spline types from various apps


Paint & Retouching System

  • Vector-based paint
  • Unlimited undos and redos
  • Pressure and velocity sensitive tablet support
  • Cloning, smearing, spline-based copy paste
  • Animateable brushes and strokes for effects and automation


Keying & Matte Manipulation Tools

  • Four keyers extract mattes from channels, chroma, blue/green screens and difference
  • Hue Curves tool for colour manipulation
  • Multiple spill suppression algorithms
  • Expansion, contraction, erosion and dilation of mattes
  • Matte combining from multiple sources with inversion, subtraction and adding
  • Rotosplines can be used for garbage mattes and controlling keying areas


Color and General Tools

  • Color Gain and Brightness tools, with hue, gamma and tint controls all controled via spline ranges
  • Hue Curves tool for colour manipulation
  • Tracker for shot and element tracking
  • Domain of Definition control tools
  • Grid Warp tool for image manipulation and fiitng
  • Stereo Tools for displaying anaglyph and combining and splitting stereo images
  • Text+ for slating Timecode burn ins and motion graphics
  • Blur tool for softening images and mattes

Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (32 / 64 bit), Vista (32 / 64 bit), NT 4 and 2000
  • Linux (32 / 64 bit): Fedora, Redhat, Centos and Suse

Available under subscription, this gives the option to run Fusion on multiple distributions of Linux and on Windows in 64-bit or 32-bit configurations. Fusion’s Unified Platform System is universally compatible across operating systems, and facilities can choose what pipeline set-up works While running Fusion on Linux, pipelines and technical directors can take advantage of the following:

1.        New installers that support all Linux versions, including Fedora, Redhat, Centos and Suse

2.        Headless render node for render farms

3.        Mixed operating system configurations

4.        Native Hybrid CPU/GPU hardware setups

5.        Universal plug-in support


Hardware requirements

Multiprocessor computers are highly recommended due to the tremendous benefit obtained from Fusion's highly tuned multi-threaded architecture.

If you intend to work with video resolutions only, then you can probably get away with 256MB of ram for most tasks, though we would highly recommend 512MB. If you intend to deal with film resolution images you should consider a minimum of 1GB of RAM. You will probably end up wanting more. Can you use less RAM? Certainly, but the less RAM you have the more likely you are to start hitting the disk based virtual ram during complex composites and effects. This will impact heavily on your performance, both interactively and while rendering. When the swap file is in use, 90% of your CPU power will simply be wasted. With the current RAM prices on the market we definitely recommend as much as you can afford on your machine.

Fusion is a 2D/3D application, and there is an advantage gained from an Open GL accelerator card. 3D software packages like XSI, Maya, Max and LightWave also rely on the graphics card performance.

Choose a card with at least 128MB of RAM, one that is capable of a minimum resolution of 1280x1024. Fusion's ability to playback images from RAM will benefit enormously from an PCI-E based video card as well.

This is a native development for all Intel and AMD x86 CPU's and Nvidia, AMD/ATI GPU computer systems on Linux. The Unified Platform System brings cross platform compatibility for mixed OS environments with the broadest support of plug-ins, services, peripherals and network infrastructure.

 


Supported File Formats

*.TIF, *.TIFF
*.TGA
*.BMP
*.JPG, *.JPEG
*.RLA
*.RPF
*.PSD
*.CIN
*.IFL
*.YUV
*.PIX
*.IFF
*.IFF, .ILBM, .ILM, .LBM
*.AVI
*.OMF, .OMFI
*.DPX
*.STM
*.DFT
*.PVD, *.PST
*.HVD, *.HST
*.RVD, *.RST
*.DPS
*.FITS
*.GIF
*.IPL
*.PNG
*.VPB
*.MOV
*.PCT
*.6RN
*.SGI, .RGBA, .BW, .S16
*.PIC, *.Zpic
*.DVM
*.RAS
*.TAR/TD
*.RTV
*.FLX
*.HDR, .RGBE
*.PIYUV10
*.EXR
  Tagged Image File
Targa Image File
Windows Bitmap
Joint Pictures Expert Group
Wavefront/3D Studio Max File
3DS Max Rich Pixel File
Adobe Photoshop File
Cineon File Image
3DS Max Image File List
Accom/Abekas File
Alias PIX Images
Alias Maya Images
Amiga Interchange File Format
Audio Video Interleave
Avid Open Media Framework and Open Media Framework Interchange
Digital Picture Exchange
Fusion Stamp Image
Fusion Tutorial File
DPS Perception Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Hollywood Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Perception RT Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Reality or a DPS Quattrus clip
NASA Flexible Image Transport System
Graphic Interchange Format (requires Quicktime 3+)
IPlus (DOS)
Portable Network Graphics (requires Quicktime 3+))
Quantel
Quicktime Movie (requires Quicktime 3+)
QuickDraw PICT (requires Quicktime 3+)
Rendition Files
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Softimage Picture Image
Truevision Digital Video Movie
Sun Raster Files
Tape Archives
Video Toaster File (requires Video Toaster)
LightWave FLX File
Radiance High Dynamic Range File (HDRI)
Pandora Color Corrector 10bit YUV File
ILM OpenEXR File

 


Licensing

Node-locked and Floating licenses are available for Rotation. (requires 3 licenses for floating)

You can now tie a license to your computers MAC address, previous versions required a USB dongle.

Network Licenses requires LMTools to distribute licenses across the network.

Additional Info

Rotation

Hardware requirements

Multiprocessor computers are highly recommended due to the tremendous benefit obtained from Fusion's highly tuned multi-threaded architecture.

If you intend to work with video resolutions only, then you can probably get away with 256MB of ram for most tasks, though we would highly recommend 512MB. If you intend to deal with film resolution images you should consider a minimum of 1GB of RAM. You will probably end up wanting more. Can you use less RAM? Certainly, but the less RAM you have the more likely you are to start hitting the disk based virtual ram during complex composites and effects. This will impact heavily on your performance, both interactively and while rendering. When the swap file is in use, 90% of your CPU power will simply be wasted. With the current RAM prices on the market we definitely recommend as much as you can afford on your machine.

Fusion is a 2D/3D application, and there is an advantage gained from an Open GL accelerator card. 3D software packages like XSI, Maya, Max and LightWave also rely on the graphics card performance.

Choose a card with at least 128MB of RAM, one that is capable of a minimum resolution of 1280x1024. Fusion's ability to playback images from RAM will benefit enormously from an PCI-E based video card as well.

This is a native development for all Intel and AMD x86 CPU's and Nvidia, AMD/ATI GPU computer systems on Linux. The Unified Platform System brings cross platform compatibility for mixed OS environments with the broadest support of plug-ins, services, peripherals and network infrastructure.

 


Supported File Formats

*.TIF, *.TIFF
*.TGA
*.BMP
*.JPG, *.JPEG
*.RLA
*.RPF
*.PSD
*.CIN
*.IFL
*.YUV
*.PIX
*.IFF
*.IFF, .ILBM, .ILM, .LBM
*.AVI
*.OMF, .OMFI
*.DPX
*.STM
*.DFT
*.PVD, *.PST
*.HVD, *.HST
*.RVD, *.RST
*.DPS
*.FITS
*.GIF
*.IPL
*.PNG
*.VPB
*.MOV
*.PCT
*.6RN
*.SGI, .RGBA, .BW, .S16
*.PIC, *.Zpic
*.DVM
*.RAS
*.TAR/TD
*.RTV
*.FLX
*.HDR, .RGBE
*.PIYUV10
*.EXR
  Tagged Image File
Targa Image File
Windows Bitmap
Joint Pictures Expert Group
Wavefront/3D Studio Max File
3DS Max Rich Pixel File
Adobe Photoshop File
Cineon File Image
3DS Max Image File List
Accom/Abekas File
Alias PIX Images
Alias Maya Images
Amiga Interchange File Format
Audio Video Interleave
Avid Open Media Framework and Open Media Framework Interchange
Digital Picture Exchange
Fusion Stamp Image
Fusion Tutorial File
DPS Perception Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Hollywood Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Perception RT Clip (* hardware required)
DPS Reality or a DPS Quattrus clip
NASA Flexible Image Transport System
Graphic Interchange Format (requires Quicktime 3+)
IPlus (DOS)
Portable Network Graphics (requires Quicktime 3+))
Quantel
Quicktime Movie (requires Quicktime 3+)
QuickDraw PICT (requires Quicktime 3+)
Rendition Files
Silicon Graphics Inc.
Softimage Picture Image
Truevision Digital Video Movie
Sun Raster Files
Tape Archives
Video Toaster File (requires Video Toaster)
LightWave FLX File
Radiance High Dynamic Range File (HDRI)
Pandora Color Corrector 10bit YUV File
ILM OpenEXR File

 


Upgrades / Support

Eyeon offers the following upgrade and support options:

Subscription

  • Software upgrades
  • Entitlement to use in previous versions

Upgrades

  • The current version 1 is the first release for the product

Support

RFX is available for all your support needs.

eyeon software does not charge for support.

 


Related Products

Enhance your Rotation pipeline with the following products:

  • Imagica: Photron Primatte
  • RE:Vision: Twixtor, RS Motion Blur and RE:Flex
  • The Pixel Farm: PFTrack
  • Silhouette Roto & Paint
  • The Foundry: Furnace, and Keylight
  • Ultimatte: AdvantEdge

Educational Licenses

Available for educational institutes and students.

  • Special pricing available, contact RFX for details.
  • A copy of student / faculty photo ID is required

 


Training / Resources

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