LOS ANGELES — Chaos has added Chaos Player, its fast-loading image sequence player, to V-Ray Collection, giving artists and designers access to 15 high-end visualization products from a single license. To further elevate VFX and animation workflows, the feature set is also expanding to include floating-point compositing, A/B wipes, OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 support and more, making a fast product even more attuned to the needs of high-end productions.
"When it's time to review animation, you don’t want to jump through a bunch of hoops to see it in action," said Alexander Yolov, product manager at Chaos. "With Chaos Player, both animators and supervisors can playback high-resolution sequences almost instantaneously, so they can make decisions on the fly."
Chaos Player (formerly Pdplayer) delivers smooth playback of ultra-high-definition image sequences, so 3D artists, animators and supervisors can review and rapidly approve animations. Today, Chaos Player supports all industry-standard image formats — including multichannel EXR renders — and brings live multilayer compositing, interactive color adjustments and collaborative markup tools into a single standalone application.
Chaos Player now includes:
• Floating-point compositing — Supports layered compositing of 32-bit, high-dynamic range image sequences with real-time playback.
• A/B wipes — Animators can now compare up to four versions of a shot in playback in real time.
• MP4 video support — Edits, compositions and frame sequences can now be exported to MP4.
• OCIO v2 support — The latest version of one of visual effects’ most commonly used color management solutions now has full support in Chaos Player.
• High-DPI interface — The UI is now fully compatible with high-density and high-resolution displays.
Chaos Player is available now for Linux, MacOS and Windows. It can be purchased through an annual subscription, priced at $99, or through V-Ray Collection, an annual plan that gives users full access to 15 Chaos products and services for $699/year.