LONDON — The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk) has introduced Colorway, a new application designed to speed up and change the process of iterating on and finalizing an image. The Colorway family includes Colorway Presenter, a free desktop application that allows clients to pick the images they prefer and make realtime changes, allowing for instant feedback on designs. A kit for Modo lets users import and export their Colorway files into the main app. A kit compatible with Maxon’s Cinema4D will be available soon too.
Using the Colorway kit, pros can export a .DCI file into the main Colorway app. Once there, they have creative freedom to quickly experiment with their looks and finalize a selection of configurable scenes. They can then send those files over to a client or colleague working in the Colorway Presenter app.
In Presenter, users can tweak the image to find their favorite variation, before sending preferred look back to Colorway. All color, texture and light changes stored in the signed-off looks can then be sent directly back from Colorway to the source 3D application in the .DCI file for final rendering.
Pros looking to try Colorway can access a free, unrestricted trial version today. The commercial release will be available later this year. Presenter and the exporter kits for Modo and Cinema4D are free. The Colorway family is available on both Windows and Mac OSX, with and iOS version of Presenter coming soon.