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Boris FX Acquisition of SynthEyes 3D Camera Tracking Software

Boris FX Acquisition of SynthEyes 3D Camera Tracking Software
About Boris FX Acquisition of SynthEyes 3D for Cutting-Edge 3D Camera Tracking

 

Boris FX, a leading developer specializing in visual effects plugins and software applications, has made a significant move by acquiring the renowned 3D camera tracking VFX software, SynthEyes, from Andersson Technologies. This strategic acquisition reinforces Boris FX‘s unwavering commitment to providing top-notch plugins and applications tailored to professionals in the feature film, streaming, and broadcast post-production arenas.

 

 

SynthEyes, a standalone 3D tracking solution, empowers VFX artists with the capabilities to seamlessly execute intricate 3D set extensions, seamlessly integrate CG characters into scenes, and animate them using motion capture technology. With a two-decade legacy, SynthEyes has left its mark on blockbuster films such as Black Panther, The Guardians of the Galaxy series, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Pan’s Labyrinth, and King Kong. Notably, it has also played a vital role in episodic productions including Foundation, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Fringe, and Lost.

 

 

The Boris FX Suite represents a comprehensive end-to-end solution encompassing creative editing, audio manipulation, visual effects, planar tracking, motion design, and compositing tools. This powerful suite includes renowned products like Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro, Silhouette, Optics, CrumplePop, and now, the addition of SynthEyes.

 

 

Boris Yamnisky, the visionary CEO and founder of Boris FX, expressed his intrigue with the remarkable technical prowess showcased by Dr. Russell Andersson in tackling one of modern post-production’s most intricate challenges: the 3D camera solve. Yamnisky emphasized SynthEyes’ exceptional speed, precision, object tracking capabilities, and its adeptness in handling complex lens distortions. He stated that SynthEyes harmonizes perfectly with the Boris FX Suite, offering thousands of users worldwide access to this remarkable technology to elevate their daily workflows.

 

 

Andersson, the creative mind behind SynthEyes and founder of Andersson Technologies, voiced his excitement about embarking on this new chapter under the trusted Boris FX brand. He acknowledged that many artists already rely on Boris FX products to address both overt and subtle visual effects requirements. He eagerly anticipates propelling SynthEyes’ advancement alongside their combined team of experts.

 

 

The accomplished artists at FuseFX have seamlessly integrated Boris FX Sapphire, Mocha Pro, and SynthEyes into their creative pipeline. Noted DFX Supervisor at FuseFX, Johnathan Banta, praised SynthEyes, a tool he has used since 2005 for various high-end, award-winning productions. He highlighted its affordability and versatility as an exceptional 3D tracker, playing a central role in his digital makeup and photogrammetry pipelines. Banta emphasized that tracking pixels form the cornerstone of any visual effect, and SynthEyes has consistently delivered outstanding results.

 

 

Andersson will retain his leadership role as Boris FX endeavors to evolve and market SynthEyes’ 3D camera-solving tracking tools as a standalone application. This move will enable leveraging the 3D technology across Boris FX’s array of product brands. SynthEyes is now available for purchase as a standalone application, with pricing starting at $499 for a permanent license. This acquisition sets the stage for an exciting synergy between Boris FX and SynthEyes, promising enhanced possibilities for the dynamic world of VFX and animation.”

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