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Alias|Wavefront Ships Maya Fusion 2

High-end 3D software developer Alias|Wavefront began shipping Maya Fusion 2 last week. Maya Fusion is Maya's NT-based compositing and effects software, which is integrated within the Maya UI to give artists the power to combine their live action footage with their Maya CG elements realistically. Key new features in Maya Fusion 2 include: Maya Marking Menus -- patented UI technology that offers fast and intuitive workflow; Maya TimeSlider -- a tool that enables several time-related parameters to be viewed and edited simultaneously; UI tabs -- these offer quick and easy access to all sections of the UI; Image Data Streaming -- a feature that allows any image sequence to be played from system disks, and assists in media management and clip visualisation; Dynamic Tracking -- a tool which enables precise tracking in difficult situations; and Fringe Colour Correction -- which is added to all keyers for cleaner more convincing composting results. Maya Fusion 2 is available now at US$5,000.

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