Eyeon has used the SIGGRAPH show to detail its forthcoming Generation system -- which is a fully-featured collaboration, conforming, 3D stereo compositing, versioning and editing environment. It's designed to be an end-to-end solution for post-production houses, and is specifically integrated with eyeon's current VFX applications, including Fusion.

The Generation product line is comprised of three components: Suite, Studio and Player.

Generation Suite sits at the head of the Generation product line, managing and administering projects from a few artists to thousands of artists, in a single facility or spread across multiple international sites. The Suite is a fully-integrated compositing, editing, versioning and collaboration system designed to be the master suite in a film or broadcast pipeline.

The software contains all of the compositing tools available in Fusion, with seamless interoperability and full timeline editing. This versioning collaboration system brings together shots from the entire project. The annotation system provides accurate communication of shots or the timeline with easy.

Generation Studio contains all of the editing, versioning, annotation, and collaboration tools found in Generation Suite. Studio is designed to augment current Fusion pipelines by expanding them toward a Generation workflow. The tool allows supervisors and artists to work together on a project by adding the ability to edit multiple shots and create version histories. Eyeon says that it integrates seamlessly with Generation Suite, Generation Player and eyeon Fusion.

Generation Player is the everyday workhorse of the Generation product line. Adding Generation Player to any current Fusion pipeline, or into multiple departments such as 3D, lighting, and animation, gives artists access to a Generation project. Generation Player can open any part of a project version history and insert the current version created to view. This gives Fusion artists, and every member of the team, the ability to play back alongside the latest version of the project. Generation Player also contains all of the collaboration and annotation tools in the Generation family.

Generation Suite costs US $9,995 (around £5,265), with the Studio costing $5,995 (£3,155) and the Player costing $695 (£365).

Subscription is included in the above products for an initial period ending December 31, 2008. The Generation family of products is expected to ship in September.