+ The Pixel Farm Ltd. , a leading developer of innovative, collaborative solutions that are specifically designed to meet the needs of artists working in digital intermediate, restoration, visual effects, gaming and broadcast markets has released PFTrack 4.1 Personal Learning Edition (PLE). The complete toolset of PFTrack 4.1, including geometry tracking, image-based modeling, z-depth extraction and multiple-motion solves, is included in PFTrack 4.1 PLE. Not only does PFTrack provide you with the best and most cost effective professional Match Moving system on the market but it also allows you to generate Optical flow data, Z depth data and geometry for use in your entire visual effects pipeline.Autodesk FBX and Apple Motion offers PFTrack streamlined interoperability between many applications, including Flame, Flint and Smoke. Apple Motion is supported by exporting either a native camera file, or an entire scene file. The unique geometry tracking system in PFTrack 4.1 allows 3D geometry to be imported into PFTrack and then matched to sequences, making this an ideal tool for head and facial replacement meaning artists can now be confident that animated CG, when rendered and composited, will exactly match the live action.
The PLE version of PFTrack is fully functional without a license, however it will not allow you to export data. You can save your project and use the software to learn the tools within PFTrack. Project Data from the PLE version of PFTrack is not compatible with the Commercial version and can not be opened with it.
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