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07-09-2003, 09:57 PM
What programs are people using successfuly with film res to remove wires and perform other painting tasks?

Ian Jones
07-10-2003, 02:13 AM
If you are talking matte painting... then its photoshop. Removing a wire though, can be done in other ways. Its usually only more intensive painting that gets done in PS.

07-10-2003, 08:43 AM
Most compositors are used: Combustion, Shake(with furnace), DF, AE, Commotion, discreet FFI, etc...

Combustion is probably the top of the food chain for this kind of work though. Commotion used to be, but they failed to adapt to the market(still only does 8 bit/channel color).

07-10-2003, 02:27 PM
Have you heard of Avid Matador? Well, this software is still used in some major fx houses but is outdated and discontinued by Avid.

07-10-2003, 04:46 PM
CinePaint ( is a free painting package that aims at this task an is used by some big fx houses.


07-10-2003, 04:55 PM
Thanks for all the info, I appreciate it.

10-21-2005, 01:52 PM
It works in 8bit, 16bit and 32bit so you will never be limited on your film painting.

10-22-2005, 06:24 AM
Ugh, it's Liberty Paint all over again. Can't programmers go out and hire a good ui designer.

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