An important version of Fusion 8.2 for Linux users released Blackmagic Design. Visual effects software is now compatible with Linux.
This is a very important innovation for the special effects industry, as the cutting-edge VFX production houses already make extensive use of Linux.
Fusion 8.2 VFX software, Motion Graphic and digital compositing is now available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux!
Thanks to the new version of Fusion and Fusion Studio for Linux, artists have the freedom to choose between Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Projects are conveniently shareable to facilitate multi-user collaboration, even when multiple platforms are used simultaneously for the same project.
In addition to being compatible with Linux, the public beta version of Fusion 8.2 is already available for free download on the Blackmagic Design website to start working immediately!
Although the free version of Fusion can be used without restrictions for any type of commercial project, the paid version 8.2 Fusion Studio boasts even more powerful features for only $ 995. Fusion Studio users have access to an unlimited number of render nodes and other multi-user collaboration tools. Furthermore, the paid Fusion Studio license is not subject to any subscription or additional maintenance or rendering costs, or connection to the virtual platform.
The native compatibility of Fusion with Linux, Mac OS X and Windows translates into projects and workflows in heterogeneous OS environments, and in the easy integration to existing pipelines with Python and Lua scripting. In addition, Fusion projects can be moved between Mac, Windows and Linux, allowing users to work with the operating system of their choice, and to combine multiple platforms without distinction.
Fusion is the exclusive software for visual effects and motion graphic and digital compositing, used in Hollywood studios for over 25 years, chosen for thousands of features and television series, including blockbusters such as “Thor”, “Edge of Tomorrow – Without Tomorrow” , the trilogy of “Hunger Games” and “The Martian – Survivor”.
With its powerful node-based user interface, Fusion lets you quickly create sophisticated visual effects compositions. Its impressive toolkit is packed with hundreds of features including keying, tracking, rotoscope, image retouching, title animation, particle effects, and more, in an all-3D work space.
With Fusion you can import 3D models, point clouds, camera perspectives and entire 3D scenes from programs like Maya, 3ds Max or Lightwave, for a perfectly integrated rendering. The Deep Pixel tools allow you to add volumetric fog effects and map the light points and shadows of post-rendered objects through World Position passages, giving life to incredible atmospheric effects with a few moments rendering instead of hours.
Since the acquisition of Fusion two years ago, Blackmagic Design engineers have significantly updated the codebase, to facilitate learning to new users without altering the familiar workflow for existing users. Switching to Fusion for Linux is very simple.
Fusion 8.2 Studio for Linux also offers a free license to create an unlimited number of rendering nodes. This solution allows large studios to create huge render farms at no additional cost, revolutionizing the production economy of visual effects for blockbusters and television programs.
Unlike other professional visual effects software, Fusion is not subject to any “fee” for each rendering node. Users of Fusion 8.2 will simply need to add the nodes needed to comply with a rigid roadmap and work with maximum efficiency, at no additional cost.
“Fusion 8.2 for Linux offers an impressive toolkit for creating visual effects and animation graphics,” says Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “Fusion is the only 3D compositing application that can render 3D models, insert volumetric and particle effects, and even animation graphics, and now the download is free and already available to all Linux users! wishing to make a qualitative leap, there is Fusion 8.2 Studio, without subscription and license costs, to create large render farms and optimize productivity at no extra cost! “.
Fusion 8 is available in two versions:
Fusion 8 for Mac and Windows is free, and now available for download on the Blackmagic Design website. Fusion 8 is the professional software complete with 3D effects and compositing, ideal for independent artists of visual and animation effects and broadcast designers. Fusion 8 offers 2D and 3D compositing and animation graphics, and includes a wide range of tools such as paint, rotoscope, titration, animation, multilevel compositions, incredible 3D particle effects, advanced transitions, GPU acceleration, and support for importing and rendering 3D models and entire scenes from other applications.
Fusion 8 Studio is available for $ 995 and has all the features of the free version, with the addition of advanced optical flow tools for stereoscopic 3D projects, synchronization and stabilization. Fusion Studio also offers support for third-party OpenFX plug-ins, unlimited network rendering, and Generation to monitor, manage, review and approve clips in multi-user creative collaboration environments for more complex projects. Fusion 8 Studio is also available at $ 8.955 for the 10-license package, $ 17.895 for the 20-license package, and $ 44.495 for the 50-package package from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
Availability and price
Fusion 8.2 public beta is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux and is available for free download from today on the Blackmagic Design website.
Fusion Studio 8.2 public beta is accessible to all users who have a Fusion Studio 7.7 key or later, and ready for free download from the Blackmagic Design website.