Blackmagic Design announced that it is now offering Fusion 7 visual effects and motion graphics software completely free of charge on its website. The company, which acquired Eyeon Software in September, also announced Fusion 7 Studio, which includes a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics software with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities, will be available for $995.
Fusion is one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects and motion graphic tools 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 and Orphan Black.
The free version is fully featured including a massive visual effects and motion graphics toolset that can be used for both personal and commercial work. Fusion 7 features an infinite 3D workspace and an easy-to-use node-based workflow for quickly building unlimited effects. It offers advanced 3D compositing, paint, rotoscope, retiming, stabilization, titling, 3D particle generation and multiple keyers, including Primatte. It also lets customers import and render 3D geometry and scenes from other applications as well as create their own elements from scratch.
The $995 Fusion 7 Studio includes everything found in the free Fusion 7 software, plus extra high-end features such as optical flow tools for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third party OpenFX plug ins and distributed network rendering so customers can render jobs on an unlimited number of computers at no additional cost. Fusion 7 Studio also includes Generation, a studio-wide multi-user workflow and collaboration tool that helps creative teams manage, track and review versions of every shot in a production.
“Visual effects software has been expensive for way too long and it’s time that this changed. Consumers are screaming for more exciting movies and television programs and so we need to do everything we can to help our customers create stunning visual effects,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Now, with the free version of Fusion, everyone from individual artists to the biggest studios can create Hollywood caliber visual effects and motion graphics.”