it™ - The Image Tool
The Image Viewer
"it" is short for "Image Tool," and "it" has been designed to make working with images in the heat of production as efficient as possible.
"it" is a scriptable framebuffer/render viewer that has a powerful image processing back end that allows artists to manipulate and composite renders directly from RenderMan.
"it" offers many features for working with images in production such as: organizing many images at once, providing tools for comparing images quickly, and also adding notes directly to images. Secondary outputs (AOVs) can also be automatically displayed in "it," and HDR imagery can also be viewed with full luminance data.
In the world of "it" images are stored in catalogs. You can create as many catalogs as you like, and entire collections of renderings can be saved as catalogs, which is perfect for reviewing later.
Scriptable Image Processing
Additionally, "it" is also a fast and powerful imaging tool that is capable of production-qualilty image manipulation and compositing usually found only in high-end standalone products. Complicated compositing operations to be performed on any number of elements.
The console is where the full power of "it" is truly realized. With the console we can write and execute, powerful image processing operations on the images in "it". This can be used for immediately compositing secondary outputs, color correction, or custom effects.
- Render directly to "it"
- Store & manage images in Catalogs
- Wipe between images
- Add notes to images
- Display AOVs at render time
- View HDR Images
- RMS Integration
- Use the Console for custom scripts
- Script-Based Compositing