Twixtor Release Notes for Autodesk

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Version 7.1a | November 19, 2020

  • Installer needed for Apple Big Sur

Version 7.1 | December 3, 2018

  • Implements new RE:Vision Effects licensing scheme.

Version 7.0.2 | October 23, 2018

  • Fixes a hanging bug on Linux when more than GPU is present.

Version 7.0.1 | June 18, 2018

    - Fixes issue with Desktop version licenses
    - Fixes a problem where users with old graphics driver could crash in Module/Batch plugin on load

Version 7.0 | April 19, 2018

  • Initial v7 release
  • Adds 360 video support
  • New option that uses the alpha channel to help tracking of dark images with mattes. This is especially useful for CG, masked and/or keyed material.
  • New option for linear footage that provides better tracking

Version 6.0 | March 18, 2014

  • Adds GPU acceleration option.

Version 7.4.1 | December 18, 2020

  • Twixtor regular, Twixtor PRO, Twixtor VectorsIn and MotionVectorsCreate now show up in Flame Batch Schematic.
  • Twixtor regular now shows up in Flame Timeline/Effects
  • Mark Segments fix in Fusion and Resolve
  • Installer needed for Apple Big Sur

Version 7.4.a | November 19, 2020

  • Installer needed for Apple Big Sur

Version 7.4 | October 7, 2019

  • Mac OSX - Catalina Ready
  • Linux: Plugins did not load in Fusion
  • Intel Embedded Graphics support fix
  • On some computers initialization could return embedded graphics card instead of discrete card
  • Linux: On some more recent linux flavors users could get a wrap memcpy error message

Version 7.3 | August 15, 2019

  • Version needed for Vegas 17
  • Addresses potential crashing issue in some Nuke Linux config

Version 7.2 | May 27, 2019

  • Adds support for Baselight

Version 7.1 | December 3, 2018

  • Implements new RE:Vision Effects licensing scheme.

Version 7.0.2 | November 7, 2018

  • Fixes a licensing issue within Resolve and Catalyst Edit

Version 7.0.1 | October 23, 2018

  • Fixes a GPU acceleration crashing bug on Windows OS when there are multiple nVidia GPUs.
  • Adds DaVinci Resolve support

Version 7.0 | April 19, 2018

  • Initial v7 release
  • Adds 360 video support
  • New option that uses the alpha channel to help tracking of dark images with mattes. This is especially useful for CG, masked and/or keyed material.

Version 6.2.11 | February 9, 2018

  • Fixes an issue where the plug-ins could crash some hosts on Linux upon startup.

Version 6.2.10 | September 25, 2017

  • Adds support for Silhouette
  • Adds Start Frame parameter for Nucoda

Version 6.2.9 | July 28, 2017

  • Fixes a bug in Nuke with some image formats that the plug-ins did not recognize the alpha channel appropriately.
  • Fixes a bug some users were seeing on Macintosh that prevented licenses to be properly installed.

Version 6.2.8 | May 22, 2017

  • Fixes a crash in Scratch when GPU is used and the GPU processing fails (usually due to running out of GPU memory resources)
  • Adds direct Scratch GPU memory support for faster processing in Scratch 8.6.947 and later

Version 6.2.7 | April 20, 2017

  • Adds direct GPU processing to Scratch, version 8.6.939 and up.
  • Adds proper handling of RGB 3 channel images in Nuke and Scratch.
  • Fixes a crashing bug in Vegas Pro 11.

Version 6.2.6 | December 20, 2016

  • Fixed a bug where turning on GPU resulted in green frames on Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) on some Mac models (mainly laptops).

Version 6.2.5 | October 26, 2016

  • Fixed problems with negative values in color causing crashes when gamma enhancement is used to help with tracking on linear images.
  • Fixed a problem where some of the plugins would not work on a machine without OpenCL.so installed, even when not using GPU rendering.
  • Added an update checker for future version updating. The update check runs on the local machine, and must be manually run.

Version 6.2.4 | June 17, 2016

  • Fixes a problem where GPU memory was leaked when GPU acceleration is used and when scrubbing a timeline, or otherwise interrupting a frame being computed

Version 6.2.3 | March 2, 2016

  • Fixes a bug where Twixtor Pro can crash when using a foreground matte.
  • Fixes a bug where ClampTime prints out an error message in some host applications where it simply should silently not load.

Version 6.2.2b | December 3, 2015

  • Added support for Sony Catalyst Edit

Version 6.2.2 | September 29, 2015

  • No longer requires OpenCL to be installed in order to run on CPU in render-only mode
  • Fixes issue with Forward Warping Mode in GPU mode
  • Does not display a dialog with "Twixtor RVCalculateFrameAtTime failed" inappropriately in HitFilm
  • Natron issue with clip starting at frame 1 fixed
  • Adds support for option to quit on error in batch render mode

Version 6.2.1 | March 25, 2015

  • Added support for more OFX hosts.
  • Fixes a bug where red frames were incorrectly produced in Vegas and Nucoda.

Version 6.2 | March 17, 2015

  • Added support for more OFX hosts.

Version 6.1.2 | February 20, 2015

  • Fixed a bug where GPU acceleration could be turned off even when the GPU for Twixtor was set to be used.

Version 6.1.1 | August 17, 2014

  • Adds support for RVL_NOGUI_LIC and RVL_QUIT_LIC_FAIL environment variables during render-only use in Nuke. Read more here.

Version 6.1 | June 20, 2014

  • Fixes a bug with Motion Weighted Blend
  • Adds GPU support for Motion Vector Create and Twixtor, Vectors In.
  • Fixes a bug where negative alpha could be erroneously created when slowing down footage and using motion blur compensation (bug was in GPU mode only).
  • Fixes a bug where incorrect vectors were produced when Image Track was not on.

Version 6.0 | March 21, 2014

  • Initial 6.0 release with GPU acceleration.

Version 6.0 | March 18, 2014

  • Adds GPU acceleration option.

Version 5.0.1 | April 7, 2011

  • Version 5.0.1 fixes a crashing bug. V 5.0.2 for Mac also fixes a crashing bug. (there is no 5.0.2 for Linux, just 5.0.1)

  • 5.0 adds the following features.
  • Adds support for Smoke on the Mac
  • Adds support for floating licensing
  • Version 5 much faster
  • Adds proper support for 16fs (unclamped 16 bit float)
  • Add support for multi-host application floating licenses: with multi-host licensing you can float a single license across many applications, including: Nuke, Flame, Fusion, After Effects (Twixtor PRO only), Shake, Softimage, Smoke, Combustion, Premiere, Maya and Max Composite, and Assimilate.

Version 5.0 | August 26, 2010

  • Adds support for Smoke on the Mac
  • Adds support for floating licensing
  • Version 5 much faster
  • Adds proper support for 16fs (unclamped 16 bit float)
  • Add support for multi-host application floating licenses: with multi-host licensing you can float a single license across many applications, including: Nuke, Flame, Fusion, After Effects (Twixtor PRO only), Shake, Softimage, Smoke, Combustion, Premiere, Maya and Max Composite, and Assimilate.

Version 4.5.5 | May 25, 2010

  • Released for 64-bit Linux only.
  • Fixes an issue where there could be a color shift on the top of the image at higher resolution then HD in project higher than 8 bpc.
  • This is a 64b fix only. Note the plugin has been renamed Twixtor and DesktopTwixtor without the number in the name so there is no more issues with differing Sparks names for Twixtor the next time you upgrade. If you need to run burn on 32b, copy and rename the 32b burn Sparks so the number in the name matches. You can rename the plugin without it having any adverse effects.

Version 4.5.4 | January 5, 2009

  • Released for 64-bit Linux only. Fixes a bug with licensing on 64-bit Linux systems.
  • If you need to run burn on 32b, copy and rename the 32b burn Sparks so the number in the name matches. You can rename the plugin without it having any adverse effects.

Version 4.5.3 | May 24, 2006

  • Initial 64 bit Linux Release (support for Flame, Inferno and Burn2 on Linux)
  • Produces more precise results on 12 bit sources
  • Burn version must be same as GUI version

Version 4.5.2 | November 29, 2005

  • Added support for 64 bit Discreet Systems for Irix.
  • After upgrading your Irix plugins to Twixtor 4.5.2, you will also need to make sure any Burn licenses are also updated to Twixtor 4.5.2.

Version 4.5.1 | June 24, 2005

  • Linux support added.
  • Fixed a problem with some values for the InvMatteChoke setting that caused layers to be incorrecly calculated.
  • Fixes a problem with "source" time being one frame off.
  • New optimized Batch Mode is 2 seconds per frame faster.
  • Update required by IRIX users to use Burn

Version 4.5 | April 12, 2005

  • Completely rewritten motion estimation engine. Twixtor is much more accurate, tracks objects farther, and exhibits fewer artifacts when there are objects crossing in the scene.
  • Support for marking material so that Twixtor does not motion-interpolate inappropriately across a cut or other transition, allowing Smoke and Fire users to quickly setup a retiming for a long sequence with multiple cuts without having to cut it into pieces first.
  • Contains an option to remove motion blur when slowing footage.
  • New warp modes Forward Warping and Inverse Warping with Smart Blending (as seen in RE:Flex) to avoid artifacts at the edges of the frame.
  • Option to switch between Source time, Output Time, Foreground and Background views.

Version 3.0.1 | May 3, 2004

  • Fixed a bug on machines with 4 or more processors. Now verified to work with Smoke and Fire 6.0.

Version 3.0 | April 6, 2004

  • Update is free for Twixtor 2.0 sparks users; simply use your Twixtor 2.0 sparks key
  • Added multiprocessor support
  • Support for batch
  • Fixes a bug with retiming and motion blur with Fields Out
  • Menus and buttons with more dynamic show-hide
  • Separated in 2 sparks, Desktop and Module, to eliminate occasional crashing problems
  • Motion sensitivity allows the user more control than in the previous version. This setting now varies smoothly rather than jumping in discreet steps.

Version 2.0 | April 4, 2002

  • Updated support for speed remapping, in addition to previous versions' ability to frame remap.
  • Note the meaning of Vector Quality setting has changed slightly. Read the documentation for the new meanings.
  • support for foreground/background separated tracking via a user-supplied mask
  • handling of fields
  • supports batch mode
  • control over the limits of how far a pixel is allowed to move
  • support for alternate source for tracking

Version 1.4

  • Updated support for speed remapping, in addition to previous versions' ability to frame remap.
  • Note the meaning of Vector Quality setting has changed slightly. Read the documentation for the new meanings.