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RE:Vision Effects RE:Flex v5.3.1

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RE:Flex creates visually stunning morphs and warps with an easy-to-use interface

RE:Flex brings intuitive morphing and warping to combustion, After Effects, Shake, Autodesk Systems (IFFFS) and Fusion! Superior results are achieved using RE:Vision Effects' proprietary and sophisticated technology. RE:Flex is especially easy to learn because it uses the host program's own drawing and masking tools (when available) to direct the warping and morphing; as such, there is no need to learn a whole new user interface. New GPU support in v5 offers speedups up to 3x.


Highlights

Superior results are achieved using RE:Vision Effects' proprietary and sophisticated technology. RE:Flex is especially easy to learn because it uses the host program's own drawing and masking tools (when available) to direct the warping and morphing; as such, there is no need to learn a whole new user interface.

Using our proprietary tracking software, RE:Flex is the first morphing program to combine hand feature-matching with automatic image registration.

With RE:Flex warps are made easy. Just specify "from" geometry (in red) and "to" geometry (in yellow). No meshes. No new user interface to learn. Masks can be open or closed and need not be connected in any particular way. Picture courtesy of Videometry.

warp example

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morphs are easy too with RE:Flex!

morph example

RE:Flex's automatic alignment feature works  in conjunction with hand-specified correspondences.After first aligning hand-matched correspondences, RE:Flex then uses the tracking found in RE:Vision's acclaimed Twixtor product to automatically align the non-handmatched parts of the image. The automatic alignment feature can greatly improve morphs without having to specify all features by hand!

 

 

 

RE:Flex Features

  • Intuitive warping and morphing - RE:Flex is easy to learn because it uses the host program's own splines to direct the warping and morphing.
  • Automatic image registration - RE:Flex is the first morphing program to combine hand feature-matching with automatic image registration.
  • No meshes! - Draw on image features directly, no complicated meshes!

Feature Specs

  • Host spline support - Warping is directed through the host program's splines and polylines, not through a grid of mesh points! Geometries need not be closed shapes.
  • Interactive - Interactive warping: view the warp as you drag the control shapes.
  • Vertex matching - Option to match vertices of corresponding geometries for fine control.
  • Fine control - The amount and timing of warping can be specified and animated for each spline. Variable amount of shape transition between "from" and "to" geometries can be specified per-shape.
  • High-quality render - Better quality filtering with anti-aliasing subsampling and MipMap filtering.
  • Still-to-still morphing - Set your frames on the timeline and morphing occurs by creating a set of geometry on the "source" image, then moving the set to corresponding places on the "destination" image. (Not available with Fusion Studio)
  • Automatic alignment - Automatic alignment morph feature can be used alone or in conjunction with hand-specified correspondences. This feature can greatly improve morphs without having to specify all features by hand.
  • Replace frames - Also great to repair frames in your sequence.
  • GPU accelerated - This product is GPU accelerated.

Features of RE:Flex

  • Warping is directed through the host program's roto tools (splines and polylines), not through a grid of mesh points!
  • Geometries need not be closed shapes
  • Smooth non-polygonal warping
  • Interactive warping: view the warp as you drag the control shapes
  • Option to match vertices of corresponding geometries for fine control
  • 8 and 16 bits per channel support. Floating point supported in AE 70 or later (Professional Edition), Shake and Fusion.
  • Anti-aliasing subsampling
  • MipMap filtering

RE:Flex Warping Features

  • Warping is directed using sets of "from" geometries and "to" geometries at each frame.
  • The amount of warping can be specified and animated.
  • Variable amount of shape transition between "from" and "to" geometries can be specified per-shape.

RE:Flex Morphing Features

  • When morphing from stil-to-still morphing occurs by creating a set of geometry on the "source" image, then moving the set to corresponding places on the "destination" image.
  • Automatic alignment feature that can be used alone or in conjunction with hand-specified correspondences. This feature can greatly improve morphs without having to specify all features by hand.
  • Morph from one moving sequence to another.
  • By default, the two images are linearly cross-dissolved. For finer control, the amount of cross-dissolve can be specified for each piece of matching geometries individually.
  • Variable amount of shape transition between "from" and "to" geometries can be specified per-shape.

After Effects 13.5.1 (CC 2015.0.1) now available, fixes bugs Adobe has released After Effects 13.5.1 (CC 2015.0.1) which corrects a bug which prevented the use of any two of our plug-ins on the same layer.

Important note: The AE CC 2015 installer removes AE CS6, CC and CC 2014 by default. We recommend keeping your older versions by unchecking the box for the "Remove Old Versions" option. This option is an advanced option that is not expanded (twirled open) by default. For further details, please see this article on the After Effects' team blog here.

If you are using Twixtor v6, RSMB v5, RE:Flex v5 or RE:Match v1 you must have the most recent version of the plug-in installed as follows:

  • Twixtor 6.2.1
  • RSMB 5.1.1
  • RE:Flex 5.2.1
  • RE:Match 1.4

Note: Using RE:Flex v4 in CC 2014.2 or any version of CC 2015:

With the release of CC 2014.2, Adobe, unfortunately, broke compatibility with RE:Flex v4.

Supported in After Effects and Fusion Studio

  • After Effects CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019
  • Fusion Studio 8.2.1

Note if using AE CC 2015, that you will need to use 2015.0.1 (13.5.1) or later.

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Customer Reviews

Inspiring

I have usually used another stand-alone program to perform morphs and it has worked fine, but morphing while in motion is very tricky. Flex's use of splines really simplifies a large portion of the necessary ground work for a good morph.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Mike Cash
Date: April 28, 2012

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Pricey, but extremely powerful.

We purchased RE:Flex in a pinch while working on an upcoming show for National Geographic Channel. The show was about human evolution, and we needed a cool-looking device to illustrate the similarities (and differences) between many different ethnicities, so we thought morphing between photographs shot in the studio would fit the bill. There are 101 ways to do image morphs natively in After Effects, but after some exhaustive testing we found that RE:Flex runs laps around any other workflow in both speed and quality. Using animated mask vertices to hint morph points is easy and feels very intuitive. Render times can be a little sluggish at the very highest quality settings, but we found in our tests that those crazy-high settings aren't even necessary to achieve a very good result. The only con for this product in our opinion is the price, and that's mostly because we really only came to the table for one of the three tools under the RE:Flex umbrella. Perhaps if RE:Flex Morph, Motion Morph and Warp could be purchased separately, the price wouldn't have felt so high. But overall, we're very pleased with our purchase!

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jared Flynn
Date: April 09, 2012

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To achieve a true motion morph effect, you can't beat this price.

Once I realized just what this plug in could do, I started looking at how to shoot footage in a different way. My plan is to shoot any of the elements I want to morph on a greenscreen and pull a matte, then add in the background later. This way, I can control the morphing and keep it from effecting the background. But in some cases, it adds a nice little warp effect on the background that you might enjoy. All in all, there are so many more things I feel confident in doing now that I have never thought possible on my laptop.

Read the full review of Re:Flex 4 by A.J. Wedding at Microfilmmaker Magazine, October 1, 2009.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jeremy Hanke
Date: April 04, 2012

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Version 5.3.1 | January 14, 2019

  • Fixes a bug of crashing when activating or deactivating the license from within a plug-in.

Version 5.3 | December 3, 2018

  • Implements new RE:Vision Effects licensing scheme.

Version 5.2.9 | October 19, 2018

  • Fixes a crashing bug when using GPU-acceleration on machines with more than one nVidia GPU.

Version 5.2.8 | April 30, 2018

  • Fixes a bug where blank, incomplete or "random" images were produced.

Version 5.2.7 | May 18, 2017

  • Fixes a bug in Motion Morph where a red frame is not displayed when the "to" image and "from" images are not the same size, or the "from" layer is not set.

Version 5.2.6 | March 8, 2017

  • Fixes a hanging bug using 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 oversampling when Less Memory was selected and GPU acceleration was turned on.

Version 5.2.5 | January 23, 2017

  • Fixes a crashing bug. (Developer note: in premult/straight conversions)

Version 5.2.4 | December 19, 2016

  • Fixed a bug where turning on GPU resulted in green frames on Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra) on some Mac models (mainly laptops).

Version 5.2.3 | October 7, 2016

  • Added an update checker for future version updating. The update check runs on the local machine and must be manually run.

Version 5.2.2 | June 1, 2016

  • Fixes GPU memory leak found (eventually producing green frames)
  • Fixes occasional crashing some users experienced.

Version 5.2.1 | June 30, 2015

  • Version needed to run in AE CC 2015 and AE CC 2014. In previous versions, the render cache was not properly re-rendered when masks were modified.
  • Fixes a crashing bug in AE CC 2015.
  • Fixed a crashing bug with AMD FirePro series.

What's New in Version 5.2

  • Version needed to run in AE CC 2015 and AE CC 2014. In previous versions, the render cache was not properly re-rendered when masks were modified.
  • Adds support for RVL_NOGUI_LIC and RVL_QUIT_LIC_FAIL environment variables during render-only use in After Effects

What's new in version 5.1 | October 7, 2014:

  • Changed the Temporal Smooth mode to give much more temporally coherent results. Previous projects with this feature turned on will have different results with this version (but hopefully much more acceptable results).

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