Building on the successful launch of Fusion(tm) 6.0 this summer and the upcoming release of Generation(r) 2.0, eyeon Software Inc. has introduced a new a la carte pricing structure for software purchases. The new pricing model will allow artists and facilities to select from a range of purchasing options, with a variety of upfront costs and annual subscription fees.
A la carte pricing is available for both Fusion and Generation, with a new Superscription option for Fusion that includes both Imagica’s keyer, Primatte(r) and Re:Vision Effect’s optical-flow based retiming solution, Twixtor. With the imminent release of Generation 2.0, the new site-pricing offer is already being well-received.
“Did the new pricing help us? Well, it allowed us to buy right now, and not have to wait until the next instalment on our project came in,” said Chad Capeland, Director of R&D at Anatomical Travelogue in New York City. “In the case of Generation, that was really important, because we’re building our whole pipeline around it and we need to be able to do R&D on it. The new pricing allowed us to buy two copies, so we can have two people doing pipeline development, one doing I/O testing and the other doing scripting.”
Anatomical Travelogue is currently working on an immersive 3D venue project, including scented air jets and speakers built into the seat. “Generation 2 will give us the ability to review our sequences in stereo so we can make sure the edit continuity is preserved and no one gets motion sickness. We’ll also be able to do all of our conforms in-house now, which will be a big timesaver for us.”
For facilities tackling complex new projects, or simply trying to take their studio to the next level, the new pricing structure allows them to get on board with the latest software much more easily. “It’s a big weight off my shoulders,” said Capeland, “and we didn’t have to pitch a big purchase to management.”
“The new pricing is a big help for us, because it spreads the cost of ownership out much more manageably,” said Di He, owner of AIVFX. The Toronto facility specializes in 3D character animations and documentary production. Most recently AIVFX used Fusion and Generation on a Chinese short film, which has been submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science for consideration for this year’s Oscars. “Fusion and Generation were a great help on this project. We love them!”
eyeon’s new flexible pricing model follows on the success of the 2009 Own Your Art at $995 Down program. “It is clear that people need better payment alternatives than have been typically available, and eyeon now delivers a number of options that are necessary in today’s market,” explains Joanne Dicaire, Director of Sales and Marketing at eyeon. “With all of the new stereo projects, and with increasingly complex VFX work expected in tighter deadlines, facilities need as many tools as possible as quickly as possible.”
Pricing and Availability
Altogether, eyeon is offering three new pricing packages.
Fusion 6.0: Existing Multi-Seat Discounts
$2,995 to $4,995 (depending on the number of licenses purchased) with $395 annual subscription fee.
Fusion 6.0: New Subscription Plus
$1,495 per license with $995 annual subscription fee.
Fusion 6.0: New Superscription
$2,495 per license (includes Twixtor and Primatte) with $995 annual subscription fee.
Generation 2.0: 2+2=1 Offer
The new site-pricing offer starts with two seats each of Generation Studio and two Generation Players for the cost of one Generation Studio at $5,995.
For more information on the new a la carte pricing options, or for quotes on site licensing, contact eyeon Software at +1 (416) 686-8411 ext. 130 or email [email protected].