VFXWORLD turns technical this week as Andy Stout talks to users of Iridas new SpeedGrade DI software
, which offers a completely non-destructive way of working, saving all color, conform and compositing information as XML-based metadata alongside the unaltered source material. This means that users can save as many versions of each shot as they want at any stage in the production process without requiring any additional storage, before baking in the changes during one final session.
Meanwhile, Sean Wagstaff reviews Side Effects Houdini 7
, commonly referred to as a technical directors package as a result of its special Ops, which allow artists to build anything intuitively into a 3D scene.