Natron 1.0.0 stable released

by MrKepzie on December 22, 2014 Comments Off on Natron 1.0.0 stable released

After several months of testing and debugging, we’re pleased to announce that Natron version 1.0.0 is now officially released.

Tons of work has been done by several major contributors over the last month and Natron has received many improvements since the last published release candidate. You can see the change-log right here

or in the About window within Natron.


This is the first stable release and we plan to maintain it while we separately work on Natron v1.1 .

The following features are included in the plans for Natron v1.1 and already almost implemented:

  • Python 3 scripting: parameter expressions, user parameters, callbacks, groups, custom graphical user interface thanks to Pyside and overall control over the application.
  • Optical flow: This will be integrated with a set of different plug-ins handling motion vectors. The motion vectors will be generated with a VectorGenerator node and used within several effects such as Motion blur or Retiming. 
  • G’mic integration: G’mic is a full featured image processing framework containing literally hundreds of effects. It will be proposed as a separate OpenFX plug-in not distributed with Natron due to license issues.

In the meantime, you can get more informations about the project and Natron more specifically in our 

new FAQ

 We also have packed for you a demo of Natron made by Francois “Coyhot” Grassard.

Screen Shot 2014-12-20 at 08.37.19

In this example he illustrates Blender and Natron integration and makes use of several tricks to achieve what can be seen in this sample video. The example project and all sources can be downloaded as a zip archive or tar.gz archive. It is distributed under the Creative Common Licence (CC-BY). 

 A walk-through of the project by Francois Grassard will soon be available.




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