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Toxik collaborative compositing software uses the OpenGL API for fast video playback, UI and intera

Category: Applications

May 31, 2005

Targeted at film studios and post production houses, Toxik is collaborative compositing software for the creation of digital visual effects with an Oracle relational database at its core. Creative tools include tracking, keying, HDRI and standard color correction and rotoscoping. The gestural user interface called “Touch UI” uses the OpenGL API for fast on-screen compositing interaction. Video playback uses NVidia OpenGL extensions to achieve a much higher throughput/playback rate than would otherwise be possible.  Reaction (Autodesk’s 3D compositing environment) in Interactive mode makes extensive use of the OpenGL API to achieve fast update speeds (hence the name of the “Interactive” mode).

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