SIGGRAPH: Rayz 1.2 debuts

Silicon Grail is to show Rayz 1.2 - and update to its high-end 2D compositing software - at Siggraph 2001. New features will include integrated Cineon tools, including CineSpeed, Grain, and Degrain, and a new super fast blur, says UK distributor Pixelution. The company says that Rayz is being used for movies such as Lord of the Rings. Pixelution says the newest version boosts speed, with users able to quickly reduce shot set-up time by configuring the work environment to suit their style. The GUI is user-defined, scriptable, and extensible, says the company. Other fatures include an infinite workspace, different sized and bit-depth images can be composited, and Rayz can take advantage of multiple monitor set-ups. More Siggraph details will be revealed as the week progresses.

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