Blackmagic Design has recently launched Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D, and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multiuser collaboration tools, and more.

Fusion 9 with a VR toolset makes it indispensable for virtual reality projects. Customers get a full 360 true 3D workspace, along with a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Working in VR with Fusion is completely interactive. GPU acceleration makes it extremely fast so customers can wear a headset and interact with elements in a VR scene in real-time. Fusion 9 also supports stereoscopic VR. The new planar tracker in Fusion 9 calculates motion planes for accurately compositing elements onto moving objects in a scene. Planar tracking data can also be used on rotoscope shapes. That means customers do not have to manually animate motion, perspective, position, scale, or rotation of rotoscoped elements as the image changes.

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