|FrameForge 3D Studio|
User interface of FrameForge 3D Studio
|Developed by||Innoventive Software|
|Latest release||V. A software developer is a person or organization concerned with facets of the software development process wider than design and coding a somewhat broader scope of A software release is the distribution whether public or private of an initial or new and upgraded version of a Computer software product 2. 5 / Autumn 2006|
|OS||Mac OS X, Windows|
|Genre||3D computer graphics|
FrameForge 3D studio is previsualization storyboard software for writer/directors of film, video and advertising content. An operating system (commonly abbreviated OS and O/S) is the software component of a Computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination Mac OS X (mæk oʊ ɛs tɛn is a line of computer Operating systems developed marketed and sold by Apple Inc, the latest of which is pre-loaded on all currently Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Computer software can be organized into categories based on common function type or field of use 3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer A software license (or software licence in commonwealth usage is a Legal instrument governing the usage or redistribution of copyright protected software Proprietary software is Computer software on which the producer has set restrictions on use private modification copying, or republishing. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Pre-visualization (also known as pre-vis, pre vis, pre viz, pre-viz, previs, or animatics) is a technique in which See also Pre-production Storyboards are graphic organizers such as a series of Illustrations or Images displayed in sequence for the purpose of A writer is anyone who creates a written work although the word usually designates those who write creatively or professionally as well as those who have written in many different forms A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
The software creates virtual cameras, actors and objects in photo-accurate 3D scaled sets for previsualization. FrameForge creates data rich animations and exports these sequences for use at all stages of production.
The program was designed by filmmaker Ken Schafer and his San Diego based software company Innoventive Software, LLC. A graduate of New York University's film program, Schafer started software programming in the 1980s by creating an extensive system of macros for WordPerfect that automatically formatted his text into screenplay format. WordPerfect is a proprietary Word processing application At the height of its popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s it was the De facto He packaged these macros and sold them under the name Script Perfection. The macros evolved into the stand-alone program called ScriptThing and was eventually exclusively licensed for sale by Screenplay Systems under the name of Movie Magic Screenwriter.  Schafer followed up with other software designs including the program FrameForge 3D Studio.
FrameForge supports both Mac OS X and Windows Operating Systems. The software comes with resources that allow the construction of dimensionally precise 3D spaces (sets) that can be seen in an optically-correct manner from any POV. The data of this technical idiom is calculated by the software and recorded automatically when any frame is stored. The user however, controls the composition of the image with more familiar terms which cinematographers and directors use such as pan, tilt, crane, dolly, zoom, depth of field and f/Stop. This makes for unrestricted exploration of the created 3D space in a non-technical way.
User Interface design simulates a ‘Multi-Camera Control Room’, a virtual studio allowing users to build and amend rooms and spaces, place cameras, props and actors in a desktop computer using familiar “drag’drop'n'move” commands. FrameForge comes pre-set for standard and custom film sizes plus popular prime lens collections which obtain accurate setup data while the user explores multiple camera angles, shots, lenses and choreography.
The software comes with over 800 unique objects and actors that relate to each other like real world counterparts. Drag an actor to a chair and he sits, drag a gun or cigarette to a hand and it will be held, dresser drawers pull open and trees can lose their leaves. Further, actor features like ‘reach-for’ and ‘look-at’ simplify posing that can be modified down to a single finger's joint.
FrameForge 3D Studio 2: From StoryBoards to Pre-Viz By Keith Kolbo, Digital Media Net Moderator Posted May 23, 2006 http://amediaprof.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=50
FrameForge 3D Studio 2: Giving Users What They Want By Rick DeMott, managing editor of Animation World Network Posted May 04, 2006 in VFXWorld. com an Animation World Network publication http://www.vfxworld.com/?sa=adv&code=319b255d&atype=articles&id=2871
American Cinematographer Magazine By Jay Holben, ASC Tech Editor Posted July 2006 http://ascmag.com/new_products/July2006/#prod94
300MB Free Disk Space 256MB RAM (minimum)
Pentium III 500 MHz Windows XP/NT/2000 95 or better
G3 processor 500 MHz or higher System 10. Christopher Kenworthy is an Australian writer and Film director. 3 (to run Version 2) System 9. 1 (to run Version 1*)