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The Foundry to Launch Upgraded Effects Tools

London-based visual effects developer The Foundry will launch Furnace 4 for Shake and Tinderbox for Combustion at NAB2007, building on those two platforms' effects tools.

Furnace already boasts more than 30 image-processing tools, many of which automate time-consuming processes in the creation of digital visual effects. The development team responsible for Furnace earned a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

The Foundry's Tinderbox, a suite of more than 70 creative visual effects for After Effects, is set to be available for artists running Combustion on Windows.

Also at NAB, The Foundry will conduct demonstrations of its Tinder, Furnace and Keylight suites on a range of host platforms.

"To guarantee we continue to meet clients' demands, we require sophisticated digital tools to help us get the job done," said Nick Cannon, head of technology and film and the London-based Motion Picture Company. "The Foundry's Furnace is an impressive digital toolset that delivers time and time again, a first-class collection of tools, which should be on any Shake artist's wish list."

The Foundry will be in booth SL14413.