Windows System Requirements
- 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista. Windows 10 is recommended in most cases, especially for 360VR, because Win7 cannot decode 4K mp4 video, whereas Windows 10 can. SynthEyes may run in Windows XP*. Download the 64- or 32-bit SynthEyes version as appropriate for your machine!
- Intel or AMD "x86" processor with SSE2, such as a i7, i5, i3, Core/Core 2 Duo, Athlon 64, Opteron, or Pentium 4.
- 2 GB RAM minimum. 4-12 GB or more typical for pro and film users. 4+ GB strongly recommended for 8-core and 64-bit systems.
- 1024x768 or larger display, 32 bit color, with OpenGL support. Large multi-head configurations require graphics cards with sufficient memory.
- 3-button mouse/trackball with middle scroll wheel/button. Use the "No middle-mouse button" preferences for tablets. While notebook trackpads operate with SynthEyes, they are not efficient or ergonometrically suitable for serious tracking work.
- Full keyboard with arrows and side number pad suggested for maximum efficiency.
- DirectX 9.0c or later recommended, required for DV and usually MPEG.
- Quicktime recommended, required to read .mov files.
- Approximately 50 MB disk space to install. Tutorials and other learning materials are separate downloads.
- Keep the operating system and Quicktime up to date, either automatically or manually. While SynthEyes should work with older versions, sometimes OS vendors make changes that cause problems when SynthEyes is newer than an older operating system file.
- A user familiar with general 3-D animation techniques such as keyframing.
- A supported 3-D animation or compositing package to export paths and points to. Can be on a different machine or operating system.
- Windows, Linux, and OS X licenses are separate. There is a cross-platform option for the Pro version. It is not a floating license or for multiple users, read more about multiple installs. This helps keep SynthEyes affordable for everyone.
- The 64-bit PC & Mac versions utilize a 32-bit server to read AVI (PC only) and Quicktime MOV files, as 64-bit operating systems do not yet offer this as a 64-bit capability. Writing AVIs on the PC uses only the few 64-bit codecs; on OS X only designated (32-bit) codecs may be used. Linux does not support AVI or QT movies.
- * 32-bit and XP versions are running on borrowed time. To be able to better support the majority of our customers, support for these old versions is likely to be discontinued in 2017. We recommend that customers upgrade to contemporary hardware and software systems in the meantime.