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Natron Open-Source Compositing Software


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Natron is a powerful Digital Compositor that can handle of your 2D/2.5D needs. Its robust OIIO file formats and OpenFX architecture is what make Natron the most flexible open source compositor for the visual effects community. Its interface and functionally are the same across all platforms such as MacOS, Linux and Windows. Natron has a powerful keying, roto/rotopaint, 2D tracking tools that are staple for all current film production project that requires visual effects.

The development of Natron was supported by Inria from 2013 to 2018.


On the surface Natron has a powerful GUI interface that is a flexible and intuitive multi-platform node based engine. Natron may seem to be a simple compositing application but it does have layers of complexity that will allow your creativity to reach new heights. Natron has flexible Roto and Rotopaint tool-set that can generate unlimited layers of masks, mattes and shapes. Natron has a powerful 2D and Planar tracker to help reduce hours of rotoscoping to meet personal or client deadlines. It has some strong keying or matte generation tools that has been developed from the main OFX software developers and a plethora of tools from the open source plugin developing community.


Multi-layered rotoscoping with stroke capability.


Powerful 2D and Planar tracker for tracking jobs.


Natron offers various keying tools for your production needs.


Powerful curve and dope-sheet Editor with fluid interface.


GPU and Network rendering capability for faster production.


Natron is a listed Open-source OFX host. More about OFX


Shadertoy & G'MIC is also with us. Powerful and feature-rich community


over 250 and ever increasing community plugins Here


To install Natron Open-Source Compositing Software, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install natron

To upgrade Natron Open-Source Compositing Software, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade natron


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  • Natron Team.


Copyright © Natron 2018


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 609 Sunday, December 6, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 1.2.1 303 Saturday, March 14, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 194 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 1.2.0 258 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 1.1.0 227 Monday, January 19, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 246 Saturday, January 10, 2015 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 253 Monday, November 10, 2014 approved
Natron Open-Source Compositing Software 334 Saturday, October 18, 2014 approved
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