The award-winning team at Boris FX will demo the newest versions of flagship visual effects plug-ins at SIGGRAPH.
“The SIGGRAPH show is a fantastic opportunity for effects artists, animators, and immersive content creators to learn about the tools used on Hollywood films, effects-heavy television shows, and cutting-edge VR projects,” says Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer. “Our team will host demos, trainings, and giveaways in the exhibition area and feature the newly released 2019.5 versions of Sapphire, Continuum, and Mocha Pro.”
“We’re excited to show how NVIDIA RTX GPUs power Sapphire’s blazing fast CUDA acceleration,” continues Shain. “Artists will love the overall GPU-accelerated speed improvements across Boris FX products including 4-5x faster object removal in Mocha Pro and zippy user interaction in Continuum Particle Illusion and Title Studio.”
Visual Effects Compositing: Mocha Pro/Sapphire
Mocha Pro’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking and rotoscoping tools streamline advanced VFX workflows to complement industry-standard compositing software such as Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Fusion, Adobe After Effects, and more. The 2019 release adds the High DPI Mocha Essentials user interface with customizable workspaces, GPU-accelerated object removes, magnetic spline tool with edge-snapping to reduce keyframing (new to 2019.5), award-winning stereoscopic 360 optimized tools (previously Mocha VR), and new export formats such as AE Power Pin. The Mocha Pro 2019.5 release also includes highly-anticipated OFX plug-in support for Flame 2020 artists who previously relied on the standalone Mocha Pro version. Learn more about Mocha Pro 2019.5
Sapphire’s renowned lens flares have been completely overhauled with the 2019 release with an updated Flare Designer to provide artists greater creative controls. The improved flare designer features a modern user-friendly interface and new photorealistic flare controls and presets. Artists can now add digital glitch art (PixelSort) and trendy stylized effects (ParallaxStrips – new to 2019.5) to projects, work faster with the redesigned Builder (new to 2019.5), and preview live video inside Builder, the Flare Designer, and Preset Browser (new to 2019.5). The Sapphire 2019.5 release also adds OFX plug-in support to Autodesk Flame, Flame Assist, and Flare version 2020 and higher, delivering powerful new VFX workflows, tools, and effects directly inside Flame. Learn more about Sapphire 2019.5
3D Graphics and Particles: Continuum
Continuum 2019’s reboot of Particle Illusion (formerly from WonderTouch) gives artists and designers a real-time GPU-based particle and motion graphics generator with a new easy-to-use interface. Featuring thousands of professionally-designed presets, drag-and-drop functionality, and integrated Mocha tracking and masking for easy effect isolation. Particle Illusion is the quickest way to add realistic smoke, dust, sparkles, and environmental effects to creative animations popular in game design. The 2019.5 update adds fully editable property groups, super-emitters, forces and deflectors, and a new Beat Reactor feature to instantly sync particle effects to music. Particle Illusion is the only particle generator plug-in that supports NLE cross-host functionality: Adobe, Avid, and OFX.
Continuum Title Studio (2019.5) now bridges the gap between 3D animation and editorial with the ability to import, animate, and render Maxon Cinema 4D models to the timeline. The improved integration delivers the highest quality results along with faster renders to hosts including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Avid, and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve. Title Studio features a simple and accelerated workflow for 3D titling, animation, and motion graphics. Learn more about Continuum 2019.5