Friday, June 11th, 2021 Posted by Jim Thacker

Andersson Techologies releases SynthEyes 2106

Andersson Technologies has released SynthEyes 2106, the latest version of its 3D tracking software, adding support for the AprilTag marker system, translations for 25 languages, and support for Unicode characters.

Support for AprilTag tracking targets for aligning scenes and object tracking
The main new feature in SynthEyes 2106 is support for AprilTag, the open-source system for generating tracking targets developed by the University of Michigan’s robotics laboratory.

The resulting targets resemble QR codes, but come in both circular and square designs, and have simpler forms than QR codes, enabling them to be read accurately at longer distances.

There are eight families of tags, each comprising 30,000 to 65,000 individual designs, and each of which can be recognised individually by SynthEyes.

According to the online documentation, the implemention is primarily intended to align multiple scenes consistently, although it can also be used for simple object tracking, as shown in the video above.

Support for a wider range of languages and character types
In addition, SynthEyes is now available for a greater range of languages: menus, script names and user interface controls can now be set to any of the 25 languages supported.

The software also can now display Unicode characters in filenames, tracker names and notes, although OpenGL windows are currently still limited to Latin and Hiragana characters.

Other changes include a new Convert Boxes to Planes script for exporting to layer-based apps like After Effects, and a range of workflow and performance improvements. You can find a full list via the link below.

Pricing and availability
SynthEyes 2106 is available for Windows 10, RHEL/CentOS 7 Linux and macOS 10.13+.

New licences cost from $299 to $699, depending on whether you buy the Intro or Pro edition of the software, and for which platforms.

Read a full list of new features in SynthEyes 2106 on Andersson Technologies’ website