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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Flex 3

RE:Vision offers RE:Flex 3, which brings intuitive morphing and warping directly to combustion 3.0 or later, After Effects 5.0 or later, Shake 3.01 or later and Discreet Systems (IFFFS). Superior results are achieved using RE:Vision Effects' proprietary and sophisticated technology. RE:Flex is especially easy to learn because it uses the host program's own drawing and masking tools (when available) to direct the morphing and warping, so there is no need to learn a whole new user interface.

RE:Flex is the first morphing program that combines hand feature-matching with automatic image registration. After aligning the hand-matched shapes, RE:Flex 3 now uses the new tracking found in RE:Vision's acclaimed Twixtor 4.5 product to automatically align the non-handmatched parts of the image so that often less handwork is required.

New features include:* Auto-align feature uses the improved Twixtor 4.5 tracking which provides more precise results than with previous versions of RE:Flex.* Floating point image support added for Shake version.* New anti-aliasing setting that uses less memory (but does so at the expense of speed). In the new method, anti-aliasing is performed by repeated offset renders, with buffer accumulation. The old method is still available to users. This new feature is particularly useful to those warping and morphing large resolution images. * MipMapping. Now RE:Flex can be set to give better filtering results when parts of an image a squished by a factor of two or more.* New render-only pricing available for After Effects 6.0 or later (and continues to be available for Shake).

Pricing:

* After Effects 5.0 or later, Macintosh and Windows: RE:Flex 3 is priced at $595. Render-only nodes are available for users of After Effects 6.0 or later for $119. Upgrades from RE:Flex 1 or 2 for After Effects are priced at $89.95. Persons who have purchased RE:Flex, version 2, on or after June 1 qualify for a free upgrade to version 3. If they qualify, users can retrieve their free upgrade by writing sales@revisionfx.com.* Shake 3.01 or later, Macintosh and Linux: RE:Flex 3 is priced at $795. Render-only licenses are available for $198.75. Full license upgrades from version 2 are $119. Render-only license upgrades from version 2 are free.* Discreet Systems, Irix: RE:Flex 3 is priced at $995. Upgrades from RE:Flex version 2 for Discreet Systems are free. RE:Flex version 2 keys will work in the installer for RE:Flex version 3.* combustion 4 users have already been enjoying RE:Flex 3. However, with the latest release on the website (version 3.0.2), they get the new tracking found in Twixtor 4.5. The upgrade to version RE:Flex 3.0.2 is free for combustion 4 users.

San Francisco-based RE:Vision Effects (www.revisionfx.com) specializes in technologies involving animation, tracking motion, non-photorealistic rendering and image processing.

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