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Notch Builder [Beta*]

The Real-Time Authoring Tool

TRY / BUY

An Artist’s Tool

We’ve built an authoring tool that not only brings the incredible freedom of real-time, but is also astonishingly flexible. It’s useful whether you scratch the surface or explore its outer limits.

Intuitive UX

The UI is designed to be familiar and intuitive to use, based on our decades of experience with 3D and compositing software. Notch takes industry standard paradigms and finely tunes them for a real-­time workflow.

*We’re In Beta

While the Notch engine is mature and in full release, Notch Builder (the authoring tool) is currently in beta. This means regular updates and the close involvement of our user community as we finish polishing. 

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Fully featured

Powerful Nodes

Our interface is based on nodes: small, simple building blocks, connected together logically and intuitively to make spectacular creations. The only limitation is your imagination.

Set Your Timeline

From the Keyframe-Based Curve Editor to the NLE layout, Notch provides the tools to realise your visual narrative. And if you need to use the sequencer of a 3rd party tool (media server / lighting desk / sensing software), simply expose the desired node parameters.

Dynamic Lighting & Materials

Notch’s physically based material system gives you all the tools you would expect; normal, displacement, specular and roughness maps. Standard light types, shadows and image based lighting.

But Notch takes you beyond the expected, to voxel cone tracing for ambient occlusion and global illumination, mix in reflection & refraction support and you’ve got something special.

Particles, Cloners, Grading, The Works

A powerful and sophisticated real-time visual effects engine in your hands

Particles from video and geometry

Notch has been crafted to fully integrate between particles, fields, geometry and textures. Seed your particles from a live video source or textured geometry. Then use the particles to generate elements like geometry, light sources and more.

Millions of particles in real-time

Sophisticated particle effects require huge numbers of particles. Notch’s real-time GPU based solver is immensely powerful, processing millions of particles every frame through a great range of affectors.

Cloners – for simple complexity

Clone 3D objects in grids, radially, or with iterative transform functions. Clone to mesh vertex or polygon positions or image pixels or particles or voxels and more. Then animate it all with an array of affectors.

Fields & Fluids

Incredible fluidity, in 2D and in 3D. Notch provides a phenomenal array of processing tools; SPH & FLIP fluid simulations, optical flow, feature tracking and mesh generation.

Volumetrics & Voxels

Voxels and volumetrics have been made a mainstay of the engine, being created from meshes, particles, fields or even Kinect data. Notch delivers stunning shaded real-time volumetric renders and simulations.

All features work together seamlessly in an integrated 3D workspace

ALL FEATURES

A Complete Tool

Whether you are using Notch for part of your workflow or all of it, we’ve provided an extensive tool, including compositing, grading and strong inter-operability with other packages.

Audio Reactive

Control visuals with audio. Drive any attribute with spectrum analysis data from audio files or live feeds to make effects audio reactive instantly.

Compositing & Grading

Notch Builder has a full suite of compositing and grading tools. LUTs, levels, thresholds, HSV colour keying, blend modes, it’s all there.

Import / Export

Import / export from many other industry-standard packages, e.g. Cinema4D, 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave, Blender, RealFlow. Notch works with you.

Network Editing

With Notch Builder Pro you can remotely edit scenes over a network while they are running live on media server. This ability to tweak and author your work on final canvas gives unparalleled levels of creative freedom.

Pricing

Flexible monthly subscriptions or annual pricing? It’s up to you.

Trial

Anyone who wants get a taster of what Notch and a real-time workflow can bring.

Free

FREE

Learning

Students who want to learn Notch, but are not working in production environments.

£99 perpetual

BUY

Base

Artists and VR creators who need the full realtime design workflow.

£99 per month
12 month min. term

SUBSCRIBE

Professional

Artists and AV professionals who need to design and deliver to media servers and standalone installations.

£2,100 1st year
£1,750 per year renewal

BUY
RENEW

£189 per month
12 month min. term

SUBSCRIBE

Project files are fully compatible between Base and Pro. If you are migrating from Learning to Base/Pro we can convert your Learning projects at time of upgrade.
Prices exclude any applicable VAT

Compare Features

  Trial Learning Base Professional
Workflow
Support Forum Only Basic Enhanced Premium
Access to all nodes
Ability to save -
Ability to share projects between Base & Pro - -
Full-screen and 2nd Head Preview in Builder - Watermarked
VR Headset Preview in Builder Watermarked Watermarked
Export to
Video - Watermarked
Max 1280x720
VR / 360 Video - Watermarked
Max 1280x720
Media Server Blocks - Watermarked Watermarked
Standalone EXE - Watermarked Watermarked
VR Standalone - Watermarked Light watermark
VR Stores (charges apply) - -
Input / Output
NDI / Spout In & Out of Builder - Watermarked
OSC / Artnet / Midi -
RealSense / Kinect -
Additional Licensing Included
Act as Media Server Playback License - Watermarked Watermarked

up to 1920x1080

Act as Standalone EXE Playback License - Watermarked Watermarked

up to 1920x1080

Act as VR Playback License - Watermarked Watermarked

Flexible Subscriptions

Upgrade and downgrade as your needs demand.

You can now pay monthly for Notch Builder, and switch effortlessly between Pro and Base from month to month, giving you the power of Pro when you need it. Studio and purchasing managers can also manage multiple subscriptions under one account to make the process that bit easier.

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The Real-time Authoring Tool