Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE, which brings nearly 200 filters to Mac and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. The new release features 13 new filters including Extruded Text, Extruded Spline, Type-On Text, Layer Deformer, Smooth Tone, DV Fixer, and Pixel Fixer.
In addition, BCC 6 AE delivers workflow enhancements such as support for After Effects’ camera and lighting system, the ability to import After Effects mask paths into BCC 6 AE filters, saving and loading of XML-based animated presets, a single-click custom preset navigation tool, and motion tracking data import and export in an industry-standard format.
“BCC 6 AE is a giant leap forward in 3D,” commented Boris Yamnitsky, president and founder, Boris FX. “We harnessed the power of modern graphics cards to deliver a true 3D experience for editors and compositors while integrating with Adobe applications tighter than ever before.”
The 13 new filters kick off with BCC Extruded Text, an Open GL-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.
BCC Type-On Text allows 3D extruded text to be animated in true 3D space in a type-on or type-off fashion with each letter precisely 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 Spline allows extrusion based on AE masks or built-in primitives. BCC Layer Deformer can warp any 2D layer in 3D space with built-in 3D shatters and bend deformers.
BCC Pixel Fixer removes bad pixels resulting from a faulty digital camera sensors or dust on a camera lens. BCC DV Fixer softens or removes jaggies. BCC Smooth Tone smoothes or softens an image while preserving detail contrast.
BCC Charcoal Sketch, BCC Pencil Sketch, BCC Water Color and BCC Cartoon Look simulate painterly looks. BCC Tile Mosaic simulates the look of hand-cut opaque titles, BCC Lightning generates simulated lightning bolts and plasma arcs
Users can import AE Mask Paths into BCC 6's filters. From 3D text on a path to custom bevel profiles and extruded spline objects, AE masks can now be used to control the geometry of BCC 6 AE filters. Additionally, all BCC 6 AE filters feature the ability to load custom AE spline masks into BCC’s built-in PixelChooser matte and masking system.
Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE supports After Effects and Premiere Pro and costs US $995 (around £675). UPgrades cost £295 (£200).