Blackmagic Design’s new update to its visual effects software, Fusion 9, features a handful of new VR tools.
Announced at SIGGRAPH 2017, the VR toolset includes a full 360-degree 3D workspace, a panoramic viewer and support for all major headsets for a more interactive VR workflow. According to Blackmagic Design’s press release, users wearing a headset can interact with elements in the VR scene in realtime.
Fusion 9 also adds new planar tracking features to calculate motion planes for compositing onto moving objects, camera tracking to analyze motion of a live action camera to reconstruct the motion path in a 3D space, and a new delta keyer among its keying tools, in addition to other improvements.
The non-studio version of Fusion, including VR tools, is available for download on Blackmagic Design’s website for free, even for commercial projects. Version 9 of Fusion Studio, with its additional professional features, is available for $299–down from $995.