Boris FX previews 2019.5 releases of VFX tools
March 28, 2019

Boris FX previews 2019.5 releases of VFX tools

LAS VEGAS — Boris FX’s is showing Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro at NAB 2019. The software packages receive significant creative visual effects tools with the upcoming 2019.5 releases. 

“Since the 2019 releases last fall, our development team has been busy readying new Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro features as part of our continued commitment to providing users with added benefits throughout the release cycle,” explains Boris Yamnitsky, founder and president of Boris FX. “We can’t wait to preview tech demos at NAB. Boris FX Continuum’s Title Studio will feature new integration with Maxon Cinema 4D’s premier C4D model import and superior rendering — available in all supported host plug-ins. Particle Illusion will soon be available as a standalone render application, further cementing the new product as the most versatile realtime particles generator on the market. Plus, we’ve added a new Particle Illusion Dissolve to Continuum’s Transitions that allows users to instantly create stunning transitions based on any particle emitter.”

“Sapphire continues to have its pulse on top VFX trends with the addition of the ParallaxStrips effect, and two new transitions based on popular effects, PixelSort and DigitalDamage,” continues Yamnitsky. “And Mocha Pro continues to advance its unparalleled planar tracking engine with new host support and time-saving tools for rotoscoping and removing objects with even less manual keyframes.”

Sapphire’s VFX suite adds new creative options, including a ParallaxStrips effect, PixelSort transition, and DigitalDamage transition. The Sapphire Builder, Preset Browser, and Flare Designer can now access clips directly from a composition or timeline, and each features an updated, modern GUI designed for Hi DPI and Retina-enabled monitors. 

Continuum adds Cinema 4D integration to Title Studio, bringing a brand new 3D model render engine to applications such as Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Avid, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, and OFX hosts. Title Studio’s enhanced C4D support delivers high quality rendering result and its custom UI now supports 4K monitors.

Particle Illusion adds a forces feature that includes on-screen UI control for deflectors and attractors, and a new customizable sprites feature. Primatte Studio’s keying tech adds a customizable spill control option along with new edge smooth options for heavily compressed source shots. The Transition Unit adds Particle Illusion Dissolve, a brand new self-animating, fully-customizable transition. Users can choose any particle emitter to create a transition or pick from dozens of preset particle animations.

Particle Illusion, new to Continuum 2019 and the Particles Unit, will be available as a standalone render application. The new 64-bit realtime technology renders particle effects with great speed. The custom interface allows editors, artists, and game developers to select movie type, codec, frame rate, frame size, and more. The new standalone option paired with the multi-host plug-in options for Adobe, Avid and OFX applications makes Particle Illusion the most versatile, user-friendly particle and motion graphics generator on the market.

Mocha Pro advances planar tracking engine with GPU accelerated tools to simplify complex effects and post tasks. Updates will include performance increases, new features, and host support for Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve. 

Technology previews feature a new Area Brush paint tool that defines planar tracking regions with Wacom tablet sensitivity, and a new object removal render option, Mega Clean Plates, builds larger-than-raster panoramas from moving clips for VFX set extensions, clean plates, and 3D materials.

A number of guest artists will be at the Boris FX booth through out the show, including: Nick Harauz, Apple, Adobe, and Avid certified instructor, co-founder of Creative 111; Ben Brownlee, digital media specialist, Curious Turtle Pro Video; Alejandro Brubaker, co-founder, Sugar Skull Creative; Ben Eshagpoor, creative director, BeMotion Design; Damien LeVeck, writer/director and owner of Skubalon Creative; and product managers and specialists from Boris FX.