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Natron for Mac2.4.0

26 April 2021

Free and open-source digital compositor.

What is Natron for Mac

Natron is a powerful Digital Compositor that can handle of your 2D/2.5D needs. Its robust OIIO file formats and OpenFX architecture is what make Natron the most flexible open-source compositor for the visual effects community. Its interface and functionally are the same across all platforms such as macOS, Linux and Windows. Natron has a powerful keying, roto/rotopaint, 2D tracking tools that are staple for all current film production project that requires visual effects

Natroin Features:

On the surface Natron has a powerful GUI interface that is a flexible and intuitive multi-platform node based engine. Natron may seem to be a simple compositing application but it does have layers of complexity that will allow your creativity to reach new heights. Natron has flexible Roto and Rotopaint tool-set that can generate unlimited layers of masks, mattes and shapes. Natron has a powerful 2D and Planar tracker to help reduce hours of rotoscoping to meet personal or client deadlines. It has some strong keying or matte generation tools that has been developed from the main OFX software developers and a plethora of tools from the open source plugin developing community

Flexible rotoscoping
  • Multi-layered rotoscoping with stroke capability
  • Powerful 2d and planar tracker for tracking jobs
Powerful keying tool
  • Natron offers various keying tools for your production needs
Curve & dope-sheet editor
  • Powerful curve and dope-sheet editor with fluid interface
GPU & network rendering
  • GPU and network rendering capability for faster production
OFX compatible
  • Natron is a listed open-source ofx host. More about ofx
Community plugins
  • Over 250 and ever increasing community plugins here

What's new in Natron

Version 2.4.0:
  • Updated documentation
  • Handle console output on Windows
  • Detect user installed fonts on Windows 10
  • New Windows installer
  • Improvements to SequenceFileDialog
  • Snap timeline alpha cursor to nearest frame
  • Handle UTF-8 values in KnobTable (fixes use of project path containing Unicode)
  • Tabs UI adjustments
  • Do not allow Python keywords as node name or scriptname
  • Always serialize nodes with an expression or a link, even if they have the default value
  • Support cloned group nodes or hard links between groups
  • Default keyframe interpolation method for strokes and shapes is now "Smooth" (was "Linear")
  • Fix animation of Roto Beziers with non-broken tangents
  • Remember properties panels state when reopening project
  • ReadFFmpeg, WriteFFmpeg: upgrade to work more nicely with the FFmpeg 4 API
  • ReadFFmpeg: add support for reading AV1 & Canopus HQ/HQX/Lossless
  • WriteFFmpeg: add support for writing AV1 & Cineform HD
  • Fix another bug in DenoiseSharpen that caused crash when stoping/aborting
  • Fix Lin2Log to be consistent with Log2Lin
  • Merge: never consider RGB as being transparent by default - this is OK for unpremultiplied compositing (After Effects) but is invalid in a premultiplied compositor such as Natron or Nuke. Users still have the option to ignore the alpha channel
  • WriteOIIO: Do not add "Color." to the channel names of the color plane (affects mainly OpenEXR)
  • Writers: when writing RGBA to format that does not support alpha, just drop alpha - don't premultiply
  • RGBtoHSL: Fix bug with white and superwhite values
  • Reformat: Default to project size
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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