| The world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a
Windows only product, and with this new
Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.
Blackmagic revolutionized the visual effects
industry by making Fusion on Windows available for free. Previously, getting access to high end visual effects tools such as Fusion used to cost thousands of dollars, restricting it to
Hollywood's elite visual effects artists.
Now, by bringing Fusion to Mac and Linux, Fusion will be available to even more users than ever, opening the door to millions of
motion graphic artists, broadcast designers, video editors, visual effects compositors, and 3D animators.
Fusion has been Hollywood's leading visual effects and motion
graphics tool for over 25 years, and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects, including blockbusters like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The
Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit television shows like Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black and many more.
Featuring a powerful node based interface,
Fusion 8 makes it
extremely easy to build sophisticated visual effects compositions very quickly. Nodes are small icons that represent effects, filters and other image processing operations that can be connected
together in any order to create unlimited visual effects. Nodes are laid out logically like a flow chart, so customers won't waste time hunting through nested stacks of confusing layers with filters and
effects. Unlike timeline based applications, it's easy to see and adjust any part of a project in Fusion by simply clicking on a node.
With a massive toolset consisting of hundreds of built in tools,
customers can pull keys, track objects, rotoscope, retouch images, animate titles, create amazing particle effects and much more, all in a true 3D workspace. Fusion can also import 3D models, point
cloud data, cameras or even entire 3D scenes from Maya, 3ds Max or Lightwave and render them seamlessly with other elements. Deep pixel tools can be used to add volumetric fog, lighting and
reflection mapping of rendered objects using world position passes so customers can create amazing atmospheric effects that render in seconds, instead of hours.
The new Blackmagic Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
With this new update, customers will be able to install and use Fusion on the same computers they use for editing and color
correction. Current Fusion 7 Studio customers will be able to use their dongles on the Mac and Linux versions, and projects created
with Fusion 8 will be compatible across all three platforms.
"We're thrilled that so many new artists will be able to use Fusion for the first time and we can't wait to see what they're going to
create with it! Just like DaVinci Resolve, Fusion won't have annual maintenance fees, require a monthly subscription, or a connection to the cloud!"
Fusion 8 for Mac OS X and Windows will be available free of charge
from the Blackmagic Design website and Fusion 8 Studio for Mac OS X, Windows, as well for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current Fusion customers.