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Anyone use Natron?
show user profile  9krausec
Has anyone had any experience with Natron opensource compositor?

Yes I'd love Nuke, no my company will not buy me a license in the near future so I'm looking for alternatives. Right now it's Natron vs Fusion (both have free for commercial versions).

I know Natron is heavily influenced by Nuke (no shit), but I'm wondering if it stands up well and is something worth while to learn (or if I should just stick with After Effects for now).

Let me hear some experiences dammit! Thanks.

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8/10/2015 10:19:45 PM (last edit: 8/10/2015 10:19:45 PM)
show user profile  donvella
I used it for same reason, but it crashed so many times I dropped it. plus its very techy, installing open platform plugins was a pain for me (but im still noob so maybe thats influencing that).

I went back to Nuke, since its free for commercial use up to 1080 res, I dont need any higher output then that so its no problems. I wish I could have the out/in for particles but its enough for the compositing I do.

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8/11/2015 12:27:52 AM (last edit: 8/11/2015 12:27:52 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Whaa? Nuke is free for output up to 1080p for commercial use??? I had no clue that was the case. Nvm then, I'll just get Nuke then and rent the paid version by a monthly basis for when I need to do 4k (if that ever comes around).

Thanks man. I'm going to go back and read through the fine print.

@Donvella - Not like I care so much, but unless I'm missing something here it sounds like you may be incorrect.. I cannot see on the website any free for commercial use versions. All of the free ones are for education or research. Am I missing something?

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8/11/2015 1:04:24 AM (last edit: 8/11/2015 1:06:22 AM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Donvella, haven't heard of that yet... Link?

-Marko Mandaric

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8/11/2015 3:01:53 AM (last edit: 8/11/2015 3:01:53 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Sorry looks like you are right - Non commercial or 15 day evaluation. Good idea with the renting for output.

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8/11/2015 3:04:57 AM (last edit: 8/11/2015 3:04:57 AM)
show user profile  FX
Nodes...I hope I'm not missing much, but I just can't do with nodes.
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8/11/2015 3:19:53 AM (last edit: 8/11/2015 3:19:53 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Well.. Today I bucked up and installed Natron.. Then tried to load in a multi-channel EXR and had it crash on me. Apparently it doesn't support multi-channel EXRs (yet).

/Uninstall :(

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10/29/2015 10:33:24 PM (last edit: 10/29/2015 10:33:24 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
On the whole, open source is a great thing. But in my experience of it, it's always a few steps behind the curve of technology - in terms of what it's capable of doing and/or handling. Makes sense though really.
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10/29/2015 11:54:03 PM (last edit: 10/29/2015 11:54:03 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah. Can't complain with free. I was just excited is all. Photoshop takes way too long to open up 4-8k multichannel EXRS.

I dream of a compositor that can be driven with Python... Fusion next. Can't afford Nuke atm.

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10/30/2015 1:36:21 AM (last edit: 10/30/2015 1:36:21 AM)
show user profile  mike_renouf
Max used to ship with its own Autodesk "Composite" programme. Did this get discontinued? I tried it once a few years back, but never really had a need for that much detail.

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10/30/2015 2:08:32 PM (last edit: 10/30/2015 2:08:32 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Here's the thing...

If your actual primary goal is to learn compositing, then just use the PLE of nuke.

Once you open the scripts in a paid version (even rented), you can output the script without the color blocks that the PLE integrates to keep you from using it for commercial purposes.

Using crashy open source software is a terrible idea unless you can really get hands on and have a solution in mind that is stable while functional...

-Marko Mandaric

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10/31/2015 2:57:48 PM (last edit: 10/31/2015 2:57:48 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
Yeah. Not a bad idea at all Bolts. We shall see. Photoshop works fine if it didn't hang for a minute or two when opening up exrs. Fusion and Nuke seem to open them up without any lag what-so-ever.

I just enjoy the idea of scripting some basic composting with python is all. Hopeful on Natrona but ultimately you are correct about opensource, although blender seems to be somewhat of an anomaly.

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10/31/2015 3:25:53 PM (last edit: 10/31/2015 3:25:53 PM)
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