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Natron for Mac

Free and open-source digital compositor.

In English
Version 2.4.4

Natron overview

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


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 version 2.4.4

Known issues:
  • Crash when closing a project window on macOS 12+ (Qt4 only).
  • Rendering sometimes silently stalls after X frames.
  • Some image formats may have issues (PCX, PSB).
  • MTS video files are sometimes not read correctly.
  • Rework the right-click nodegraph menu.
  • Allow simple expressions in project settings (e.g., frame range).
  • Allow dot in writer name on the command-line.
  • Fix issues with Transform viewer interaction and undo support.
  • SeNoise: Fix handling of the YRotate parameter.

Natron for Mac

In English
Version 2.4.4

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