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The Foundry

Smart Software for Creative People

The Foundry develops award-winning computer graphics and visual effects (VFX) software used globally by leading artists, designers and creative professionals. The portfolio lets users create inspiring and technical high-end visuals across a wide range of industries including product and concept design, marketing & advertising, media & entertainment and game development.

In September 2012, The Foundry added MODO, a 3D software package that combines modeling, painting, animation and rendering, to its portfolio. In addition to MODO, the product line includes NUKE (industry standard compositing), HIERO (shot conform and review), MARI (3D digital painting), KATANA (a look development and lighting framework), FLIX (collaborative visual story development), OCULA (a stereoscopic correction toolset) as well as a range of plug-ins.
All of the company’s products, including MODO, are used to created create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of features, television projects and commercials. High profile examples include Gravity, Pacific Rim, World War Z, The Hobbit and the 2013 Oscar® winner, Life of Pi (Best Visual Effects). In television examples include Once Upon A Time, Falling Skies, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Clients include major feature film studios and post production houses such as Pixar, ILM, Double Negative, The Moving Picture Company, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, Framestore and Sony Pictures Imageworks


NUKE - Powerful node based compositing (

HIERO - Shot conform, review and collaboration tool (

MODO - 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package (

MARI - 3D digital painting (

KATANA - An advanced framework for lighting and look development (

OCULA - A unique collection of 14 workflow plug-in tools for NUKE designed to tackle common problems with stereoscopic imagery.

FLIX - Collaborative web-based visual story development tool (


We offer a range of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro©, After Effects© and NUKE. Benefitting from our award-winning technology, they provide the tools needed for a wide variety of jobs.

CAMERATRACKER for After Effects© allows you to pull 3D motion tracks and matchmoves without having to leave AE.

FURNACE for NUKE is a sophisticated suite of 2D image processing plug-ins designed to enhance workflow and boost productivity for digital artists.

KEYLIGHT for Final Cut Pro© is an award-winning production-proven blue and green screen keyer.

KRONOS for After Effects© offers Hollywood quality CUDA GPU accelerated retiming, based on our Academy Award®-winning FURNACE algorithms.