http://www.eyeonline.com/Web/EyeonWeb/Press/DisplayArticle.aspx?articleid=163 Toronto, Ontario – August 2, 2004 – eyeon Software announced today that the premiere of their highly-anticipated compositing solution, Fusion 5, will take place at Siggraph 2004 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from August 10th to 12th. Responding to the evolving desktop compositing community, eyeon Software has redefined the core architecture of Fusion to include powerful new functionality, such as a full 3D environment and OpenGL acceleration, to redefine its already powerful toolset. The new features are by far the most aggressive leap by eyeon to provide the most refined, feature-packed application that is based heavily on client commentary and providing solutions to real production problems. The 3D environment is aided by the implementation of OpenGL, which becomes a key part of the Fusion interface by accelerating the display views, the 3D Particle Suite, and enabling 3D text. Fusion 5 now allows the operator the ability to edit a flow in ASCII (plain text), providing facilities or artists the flexibility to modify compositions using a favorite scripting language. Fusion 5 also includes the addition of Bsplines and a new mask node feature for direct masking control functionality within the Flow. New direct connections between tools will enhance the UI experience and simplify Flow management, while double-edged masks provide greater control over internal and external softness parameters.