Duiker Research Corporation - Color Symmetry

Color Symmetry is the industry’s first complete, out-of-the-box solution for previewing the look of film color imagery across multiple animation, graphics and effects packages. Color Symmetry lets you create, iterate and integrate with accurate color handling between mediums, applications, platforms and even facilities.

Key Features :
- Accurate Emulation of Film Looks
- Identical Color Handling Across Popular Software Packages
- Color Matching Between 2D and 3D
- Plug-and-Play Film Color Pipeline
- Full-Featured Look Creation and Authoring
- All Supported Applications in a Single License

Emulate Film Looks Real and Imagined – Color Symmetry emulates the characteristic “look” of different film stocks and recreates them faithfully as artists create and manipulate images, removing the need to constantly print to film to check results. Color Symmetry’s powerful Film Profiles can represent customary film stocks as well as those generated daily via a Digital Intermediate (DI) process.

Eliminate Guesswork between Applications – Color Symmetry provides the same Film Profiles and color correction operations within each supported software package to effectively eliminate the disparities in the ways these applications handle color.

Bridge the Worlds of 2D and 3D – Color Symmetry encompasses full support for Cineon/DPX Log color image data as well as floating-point HDR Linear color image data, providing a way for users to bridge the gap between the 2D world of live-action imagery and the 3D universe of lighting, rendering, and high-dynamic range. Color Symmetry’s core library of film profiles together with color correction and transformation techniques let 2D and 3D applications see color and light in the same way.

Build Color Pipelines out of the Box – Color Symmetry offers facilities an end-to-end range of plug-and-play tools, including film look emulation as well as color correction applications, to quickly establish reliable feature film color pipelines that are adaptable and meet today’s production standards and demands.

Create and Communicate Authored Looks – Color Symmetry’s new look creation process will allow custom looks to be authored and exported for instant use in any Color Symmetry-supported application.

Color Symmetry currently supports applications include :
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Photoshop
- Apple Shake
- Assimilate Scratch
- Autodesk 3ds Max
- Autodesk Maya
- Autodesk Toxik
- Avid Softimage
- Eyeon Digital Fusion
- Iridas Framecycler
- Newtek Lightwave

Color Symmetry additionally integrates directly into production renderers such as mental images Mental Ray for projects and companies that require command line rendering support.