SilhouetteFX has released Silhouette 4.5 with new OpenColorIO (OCIO) color management. Originally developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, OCIO manages color transformations and image display in a consistent manner across multiple graphics applications.

It’s geared towards motion-picture post-production, with an emphasis on visual effects and animation color pipelines, says Marco Paolini, partner at SilhouetteFX and a veteran visual effects artist. By providing a unified color environment, OCIO greatly simplifies the task of creating and validating multi-application color workflows, he adds.

Silhouette is a rotoscoping, paint, keying and visual effects suite utilized by visual effects facilities around the world. It’s compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. All Silhouette capabilities, including its roto and paint components, as well as its keying, effects and compositing features, are stereo enabled.

Silhouette 4.5 is a free feature release to current 4.x customers. New licenses start at US$995 and are available at .