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Glassbox DragonFly

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Glassbox DragonFly
 

Your lens into a virtual world. Plug-in for Unreal Engine, Unity 3D and Autodesk Maya

DragonFly is a professional cross-platform virtual camera that gives you the power to view your computer-generated environments, character performances, and scenes, just as if you were doing a live-action shoot, but virtually. Rendering shots in real-time through the camera’s viewfinder, your LCD monitor, iPad or virtual reality headset, DragonFly lets you visualize your virtual world, record, bookmark, create snapshots and replicate real camera moves.

Putting creative control back into the hands of directors and cinematographers working with CG, DragonFly gives you the power and immediacy to make creative decisions on the fly, upfront, saving time and expense during post. Available as a plugin for Unreal Engine, Unity 3D and Autodesk Maya – One license works in all hosts.

Bringing the creative freedom of live-action to CG

Harnessing leading game-engine and motion tracking technologies, DragonFly puts directors and DPs center stage in a CG production. Giving you all the tools you need to drive a camera, in real-time, just as you would your favorite real-world camera, DragonFly lets you test camera angles and moves for your CG scene and actors performance, and view the creative result live. Explore, execute, record, and even export the most complex camera movements from start to finish, with DragonFly you get the same freedom to experiment as a director on a live-action film set.

Powerful time-saving virtual cinematography made easy

DragonFly is designed to be a tool that works for you and not the other way around. Cross-platform and hardware agnostic, DragonFly gives you the freedom to work with a range of display and tracking solutions for whatever setup you’re running without the need for you to be an expert in Unreal Engine, Unity or Maya. We support ARKit for a light-weight wireless mobile virtual camera as well as gamepad inputs and Vive tracker, and if you’re running a more traditional virtual production setup Optitrack systems with Vicon support.

Production-proven virtual production workflow

Built-in collaboration with leading Hollywood studios to break down barriers in virtual production. DragonFly gives you an efficient end-to-end virtual cinematography solution from a highly optimized workflow for location scouting, rapid iteration on set, through to reviews and dailies, and if you’re working in a traditional pipeline, straight into post-production.

Forever License

$750
Yearly Renewal Fee ($250)

Permanent License
Node-locked to the individual
Support & updates included for first year

For a While License

$420
Annual Fee ($420)

Annual Rental license
Node-locked to the individual
Support & updates included for the term

About Forever Licenses

Your license is a node-locked individual license that comes with one year worth of updates and support. Once that year is up, you can keep using the last version of our tool that you downloaded, until the end of all time.

About For A While Licenses

Your license comes with updates and support while it’s current. Once it has expired, you won’t be able to use our tools unless you choose to renew or buy a new license.

See the License FAQ under the Details Tab

License FAQ

Where can I find the End User License Agreement (EULA)?

You can read our End User License Agreement at www.glassboxtech.com/eula. This is a legal contract between us, Glassbox Technologies (legal entity Opaque Productions Inc.), author of the software application, and you, the user of the application<

How long does my Forever license last for?

When you purchase a Forever License that means you are buying a perpetual license of our software. Forever Licenses get free updates and support for the first year, and if not renewed after the first year, they give you the right to permanently use the last version of the software available before your renewal expired. If you keep your Forever License current with annual renewals, you will always have access to support and new product versions in addition to your perpetual license rights.

How long does my For a While license last for?

When you purchase a For a While license you are purchasing 12 months of usage of our software. For a While Licenses give you access to product updates and support during the period of the license. However, if you don’t renew or buy another license type, you won’t be able to access the software at all after the expiry of your For a While license.

Do I need to renew my license to receive fixes?

For the first year access to product updates and support are included with your purchase. But if you choose not to renew, your access to updates and support will run out.

If I cancel my renewal, but want to access new versions and support can I purchase a new renewal?

If you cancel your renewal, but want to get back up to date with new product versions and support contact us at sales@toolfarm.com for a quote.

Can I use my license on both my workstation and laptop?

Our licenses are node-locked, individual licenses and are therefore tied to one machine. If you need to take your license on a job with you contact us at sales@toolfarm.com and we’ll get you set up for a courtesy mobile license to ensure you can use your license when you’re in the office or on the go.

What if I change computers and want to transfer my license?

To make sure you don’t get stuck when you change computer, you can transfer your license to up two new machine ID’s in any given year. Please request a license transfer via sales@toolfarm.com

What is a node-locked, individual license?

Our node-locked, individual licenses are RLM licenses that are tied to one specific computer at a time. When you purchase one of our licenses, it will get tied to the first computer on which you run it, via that computer’s machine ID.

Can I buy floating licenses for my team to share?

If you’re looking for floating license options for large teams, please contact sales@toolfarm.com.

Do you offer discounts for education and students?

We’re committed to helping students, teachers and Academic institutions experience the power of our tools. With our education discounts, students and teachers can get licenses for up to 90% off our commercial prices. Contact sales@toolfarm.com for more information.

Host support

  • Unreal Engine 4.20
  • Unity 2018.4
  • Maya 2018.4

One license works in all hosts.

Hardware

  • Windows 10
  • 64-bit Intel i5
  • 7th Generation CPU or above
  • 8 GB RAM or above
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or above

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