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Vizrt is extremely happy to announce that the Free Viz Artist tool now features the latest and greatest version of the software; Viz Artist 4.2. This is a milestone release and features a large number of improvements, all outlined below.

The Viz Artist design tool community is growing by leaps and bounds – more than 10,000 people globally have signed up and started designing world-class graphics since the launch only 2 years ago.

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What’s happened since Viz Artist 4?

Viz Artist is a powerful graphics design tool that supports a range of production use cases including templated live motion graphics, virtual sets, augmented reality, data-driven graphics and complex 3D animations. Offering an advanced toolset, Viz Artist creates elements for other Vizrt studio or live environment applications to maximize creativity and deliver stronger audience engagement through immersive viewer experiences for all types of programs.

Release 4.2 and 4.1 adds on to 4.0 which offered enhanced capabilities for improved live motion graphics workflows in addition to VS and AR graphics.

Physically Based Rendering with Fusion render pipeline along with Fusion Keyer- a multi matte color difference keyer that fuses live and virtual together supporting 16-bit per channel linear signal processing with HDR support.

Additional photorealism achieved with PBR textures and Global illumination.

Fusion rendering supports workflows where an additional input can be keyed in directly within a scene as a texture. Dynamic lighting effects, reflection, refraction and omni-directional shadows in real-time are also features of Fusion rendering. Post-processing effects including Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO), Chromatic aberration, Light glares and Planar reflection are available as well. Quick addition of post processing effects puts even more photo-realism into Virtual Sets and Augmented Reality scenes.

The number of real-time dynamic lights is increased from 8 to 16 per geometry and light type.

De-spill/foreground processing is configurable for holdout areas.

There is Screen Space Reflection for AR objects on real floors and SSR text reflections on other objects within the scene.

Razor Fonts support text shadow casting.

There is support for 3 different render pipelines: Classic rendering for all scenes created in 3.X releases, Fusion rendering for PBR and photo realism, and Unreal Engine rendering for Game Engine style graphics.

The latest browser-based HTML rendering is supported using a browser plug-in with the updated Chromium Embedded Framework Library. Support for WebGL is part of the plug-in.

Fusion shader plug-in, editor, and development environment assists in creating photo-realistic effects or backdrops on Videowalls and displays instead of utilizing UHD clips, by modifying pixel and vertex data.
The Shader Development Environment enables users to develop custom fragment and vertex shaders to create new material types, effects or deform objects.

The user interface features using node-based render graphs, Shader code editor, flexible workspaces, and a script editor that gives artists rich tools to complete their design jobs.

Logic Maker feature enables transition logic scenes to be created and simulated with ease.

Flexible input output supports IP, SDI, and mixed workflows for incorporating video into scenes.

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Check Out Viz Artist 4.2

Design real-time 3D graphics

  • 01.Feature rich tool for building template-based graphics
  • 02.Built-in spline editor for full animation control
  • 03.Real-time 3D motion graphics creative tool

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