Boris FX has announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, 3D Objects, is now available. Continuum Units offers a subset of the Continuum Complete 6package for a lower cost.

BCC Extruded Text is OpenGL-accelerated 3D text generator with built-in 3D shatters and a warp deformer. This filter uses AE masks for defining custom bevels, extrusions, and text on a path. The resulting 3D object adheres to AE’s native camera and light controls. Multiple 3D materials can be created from AE layers or external image files featuring texture and bump maps as well as reflections. Each material can be individually saved as a preset and applied to the front, back, bevel, or extrusion surface of the text object. The text object can be further deformed and animated with a number of innovative deformers such as Bend, Taper, Twist, Shatter, Ripple, Pulse, or Curl.

BCC Type-On Text creates 3D extruded text that can be animated in true 3D space in a type-on or type-off fashion with each letter interacting with the rest of the text in 3D. All 3D properties of the BCC Extruded Text filter are available in the Type-On effect.

BCC Extruded EPS provides a way to import and extrude Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics. The filter includes full integration with Adobe After Effects' 3D camera and lighting system and incorporates the same 3D material presets and free-form deformation properties of other 3D Objects filters. The filter is capable of tracking an EPS file using a Watch Folder, making the EPS file "live" should it be edited in Illustrator. A handy 'Keep EPS Color' feature lets operators preserve the original fill colours for each element as a diffuse color option of the material.

BCC Extruded Spline allows the creation of 3D extruded objects with bevels and spline-based extrusion profiles, based on AE masks or built-in primitives such as a medallion or heart.

BCC Layer Deformer can warp any 2D layer in 3D space with built-in 3D shatters and bend deformers. It can create 3D shapes such as fully or partially wrapped spheres and cylinders with multiple layers mapped onto the surfaces, and animate 3D shapes with AE’s native camera and lights.

Boris Continuum 3D Objects supports Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Apple Final Cut Express. It costs $399 (around £245).

Pricing and Availability
Boris Continuum 3D Objects is immediately available through the Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site at www.borisfx.com for an MSRP of $399 USD. Customers who purchase the Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit or any other Boris Continuum Unit may credit the price of the Unit towards the full Boris Continuum Complete plug-in suite. For more information, visit www.borisfx.com.

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