Draft 1.3.2 (Included with Deadline 7.1.0.35)

This version of Draft will not work with Deadline 6 or earlier.

What's New

New License File Required

  • This build requires a new version 1.3 license.  Please contact sales@thinkboxsoftware.com for an updated Draft 1.3 license file.

Compatibility

  • Scripts written for previous versions of Draft should still work fine with Draft 1.3.

EXR Images

  • Added support for EXR data and display windows (previously data windows were set to the same size as the display windows).
  • Updated to OpenEXR 2.2.0.

LUT Support

  • Added ACES 1.0 LUTs to the included ocio-configs folder.
  • Improved the robustness of the Draft ASCCDL Reader. The reader can now handle different syntax in its input file.

Draft Tile Assembler

  • Added support for assembling big images by exposing a new class in Python called TileAssembler. Most of the logic of an assembly job can now be handled internally. 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug when encoding an image with VideoEncoder. The VideoEncoder was applying a bit of scaling to the image.
  • Fixed a bug on Mac OS X when encoding with certain dimensions (ie: 640 x 480) was causing a memory error crash.

Draft 1.2.3 (Included with Deadline 7.0.0.54)

What's New

  • New License File Requried
    This build requires a new version 1.2 license.  Please contact sales@thinkboxsoftware.com for an updated Draft 1.2 license file. 
  • This version of Draft will not work with Deadline 6 or earlier.
  • Updated FFmpeg to version 2.3.
  • Added support for webm files:  vp8 video codec, vorbis audio.
  • The Draft programming reference is now on the new documentation site.

Compatibility

  • Updated Windows builds for compatibility with Deadline 7's installer (updated from VC90 to VC100 runtime library).
  • Updated Python compatability to 2.7.
  • Scripts written for previous versions of Draft should still work fine with Draft 1.2.
  • Updated simple_slate_h264_burnins_with_proxy.py and simple_slate_h264_with_proxy.py sample scripts so that they work properly with Deadline 7.

OpenColorIO

  • Use config.ocio and ColorSpaces / Roles to create OCIO color processors for color correcting images.
  • Create OCIO color processors directly from your favourite LUT files... see http://opencolorio.org/FAQ.html for the full list of LUT formats supported.
  • New OCIO lut sample script in the samples directory.

ASC CDL

  • A fully standard-compliant implementation of ASC CDL LUTs.  (The clamping steps in OCIO's ASC CDL implementation is not currently standard-compliant.)
  • New ASC CDL sample script in the samples directory.

Unicode

  • Draft now supports unicode filenames and text annotations.
  • Note:  We need to modify the DraftParamParser.py library so that unicode strings aren't mangled in the Deadline / Draft boundary, but once they're in, Draft handles them properly.

Licensing Improvements

  • Draft licences are now more flexible.  Most Draft features require only that a license be present.  Actual checkout of licensees now happens only while videos are being encoded or decoded.
  • "Lost connection to license server" no longer pops up dialog boxes on Windows.

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when encoding movie with audio.
  • Improved error messages when trying to open an exr file that isn't there.
  • Fixed error messages so they no longer appear as "unidentifiable C++ exception" in Mac OS 10.8.

 

Draft 1.1 (Included with Deadline 6.1.54655)

What's New

  • New License File Required
    This build requires a new version 1.1 license. Please contact sales@thinkboxsoftware.com for an updated Draft version 1.1 license file.
  • Removed Support for Mac OS X 10.5
    Draft now requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
  • Can now write tiled EXR files (see "Working with Tiled Images", below).
  • Added operations for working with arbitrary Image channels (see "Working with Image Channels", below).
  • Draft.Image.SetChannel( channel, value ) will now create the specified channel if it does not already exist.
  • Draft no longer adds an 'A' (alpha) channel to all images.
    • Now, an image will only have an 'A' channel if there was one in the original image, or if you add one yourself by using Draft.Image.SetChannel( 'A', 1.0 ).
  • Draft now uses ZIPS (single scanline ZIP) compression when writing scanline EXR files. Previously, Draft used ZIP (16-scanline ZIP) compression instead.
  • Draft.Image.ReadFromFile() no longer reports warnings as errors.
  • Improved error message when attempting to write movie files using Draft.Image.WriteToFile().

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Draft.VideoEncoder crash with some frame sizes (see bug report).

Working with Tiled Images

Tile settings are controlled using the new Draft.ImageInfo class.

  • Draft.ImageInfo can be passed to Draft.Image.ReadFromFile( filename, imageInfo ) to retrieve tile settings.
  • Draft.ImageInfo can be passed to Draft.Image.WriteToFile( filename, imageInfo ) to control the tile settings for the written file.

Working with Image Channels

We added or changed the following Draft.Image methods to work with arbitrary Image channels:

  • Draft.Image.CreateImage( width, height, channels )
  • Draft.Image.GetChannelNames()
  • Draft.Image.HasChannel( channel )
  • Draft.Image.Copy( image, left, bottom, channels )
  • Draft.Image.RemoveChannel( channel )
  • Draft.Image.RenameChannel( oldChannel, newChannel )

For a description of these new methods, see the Draft.Image class documentation.