April 18, 2008

Color Symmetry Version 1.5 with Universal Look Authoring Announced

Las Vegas - Duiker Research Corp., creator of the Color Symmetry plug-in suite, has announced Color Symmetry Version 1.5 with Universal Look Authoring. Color Symmetry is a solution for emulating film looks and handling color consistently within industry-standard animation, graphics, effects, and postproduction packages.

Version 1.5 supports a growing number of post workflows and formats as well as today¹s increasingly creative look development demands.


Key new features include:

- Universal Look Authoring ­

Two new nodes in the Color Symmetry plug-in suite allow custom looks to be authored within one Color Symmetry-supported application and then used instantly within any other Color Symmetry-supported application.


- Expanded LUT Support ­

Color Symmetry’s Look Up Table (LUT) support has been expanded to include a comprehensive range of LUT formats, including new support for LUTs for Discreet Flame, LUTher, and Fusion as well as ICC profiles. Color Symmetry now also encompasses tools to convert between and among various formats.


- Plug-ins for More Applications ­

The Color Symmetry suite, which already provides plug-ins for a broad scope of popular toolsets, has been extended to include new software releases such as The Foundry’s NUKE 5.0 and Autodesk Maya 2008.


- Monitor Calibration Solution ­

Volume sales of Color Symmetry Version 1.5 with Universal Look Authoring will ship with Pantone Eye One, providing base-level calibration for monitors and displays.


Color Symmetry addresses the needs for film look emulation, color space conversion and color operations in a single package that is consistent across applications and platforms. It solves a fundamental digital postproduction challenge by allowing artists creating and rendering shots and elements to see the images as they would appear on film. It offers

Identical Color Handing across vastly different software packages, color spaces and user platforms and even allows consistent work between the logarithmic world of 2D live-action color imagery and linear world of 3D lighting and floating-point high-dynamic color range.


Color Symmetry Version 1.5 with Universal Look Authoring is available now.


The Color Symmetry plug-in suite includes platform-transparent support for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh OSX operating systems. A single license of Color Symmetry provides color handling and film look capabilities within all of the following applications:

- Adobe After Effects

- Adobe Photoshop

- Apple Shake

- Autodesk 3ds Max

- Autodesk Maya

- Avid Softimage XSI

- Autodesk Toxik

- Newtek Lightwave

- The Foundry NUKE

- Eyeon Digital Fusion

- Iridas Framecycler

- Assimilate Scratch

- OpenFX


Color Symmetry integrates directly into production renderers (such as mental images Mental Ray, Splutterfish Brazil) for projects that require command-line rendering support.