Piranha (compositing software)

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Piranha
IFX Piranha Screenshot.tif
Developer(s) Interactive Effects, Inc.
Stable release
8
Operating system OS X, Windows, Linux
License Proprietary

Piranha is a digital imaging application produced by Interactive Effects, Inc. Its features include editing, compositing, conforming, color grading, 2D and 3D paint, and titling.[1] Piranha has been used to produce imagery for feature films, TV shows, and electronic entertainment titles since its debut in the mid-1990s.[2]

Release history[edit]

Version Release date Platform Price Notes
Piranha Animator 2.0 Apr 1996 SGI $5,000 Initially released as addon to Amazon Paint[3]
Piranha Animator 2.5 Apr 1997 SGI - Integration with Amazon 3D Paint[4]
Piranha 3.0 Jul 1998 SGI - SGI Octane & Onyx video support[5]
Piranha 3.5 May 2002 SGI - Color corrector wheels, image compare[6]
Piranha 4.0 Feb 2004 SGI/Linux - First Linux release[7]
Piranha 5.0 2007 SGI/Linux - Introduced Piranha Player, Director, and Multipipe[8]
Piranha 7.0 Apr 2012 OS X / Linux $995 First OS X release. Price reduced to $995.
Piranha 8.0 Apr 2013 Windows / OS X / Linux $995 First Windows release. Support for 4k/8k resolution, stereoscopic 3D, HDRI[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IFX Piranha Announces 8 for Windows, Interactive Effects, Inc., April 21, 2013 .
  2. ^ Piranha Takes a Bite Out of Time, Digital Content Producer, April 1, 1999 .
  3. ^ Interactive Effects Announces PIRANHA ANIMATOR 2.0, Interactive Effects, Inc., April 15, 1996, archived from the original on May 30, 1998 
  4. ^ Interactive Effects to Release Amazon Paint/3D Paint V2.5, Interactive Effects, Inc., January 27, 1997, archived from the original on January 28, 1999 
  5. ^ Interactive Effects Announces New Amazon Technology to Debut at SIGGRAPH 98, Interactive Effects, Inc., May 4, 1998, archived from the original on December 3, 1998 
  6. ^ Piranha Version 3.5, May 20, 2002, archived from the original on January 5, 2003 
  7. ^ Announcing Piranha 4.0, archived from the original on October 21, 2004 
  8. ^ 3D Compositing, Bakhter.com 
  9. ^ IFX Piranha Announces 8 for Windows, April 21, 2013