A Look at the Natron RotoShapes Node in Action

Alessandro Dalla Fontana put Natron’s tools through the paces, specifically with a demonstration showing off the RotoShapes Node and its capabilities.

the software has some more issue to resolve in some parts but the core is stable and the RotoShapes node is well constructed

Natron saw a 1.0 release recently, being an open source, cross platform, node based compositing tool which looks and operates a lot like Nuke and other industry standard systems. Natron is free to download and use, but the question may still remain, “is it a viable solution for visual effects work?”. Alessandro took a look at the question and messed around with Natron a bit to find an answer for his own edification.

Here, Alessandro shows some work done with the Natron RotoShapes Node, noting that it is a well constructed tool within the Natron framework.

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Natron offers a full feature set for visual effect compositing with supporting both free and commercial OpenFX plugins, a command line tool, rotoscoping features, and an integrated tracker node.

Python scripting is next on the list for later releases as well as a dope sheet, and deep data support. To learn more or download Natron Open Source Node based Compositor, check out the project page. There is also a writeup and developer interview over at libre graphics world where there is a good discussion on Natron.

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