True-to-Life Texture, Material, and Natural Phenomena Generators
The Boris Continuum Textures Unit enables the generation of realistic textures such as Steel Plates, Bricks, Clouds, Granite, Wooden Planks, and Rock. The textures are procedurally-generated to ensure smooth render at any scale. Each filter provides a variety of animation parameters including controls for the color, width, height, and other aspects of the material. Many of the filters let you add 3D detail to the material surface and include lighting controls. Apply the materials as realistic surfaces or use them as animated organic backgrounds. Each filter includes presets that make using the materials a simple point and click operation.
The Textures Unit includes the following BCC filters:
- Steel Plate: Steel Plate generates a non-slip steel plate look for backgrounds or multifaceted objects. The filter provides controls for the number and size of rivets, bolts, and steel plates as well as the shininess of the surface.
- Brick: Brick is a versatile generator of brickwork or tiled surfaces with realistic texture and lighting controls.
- Bump Map
- Caustics: The Caustics filter can be used to simulate the effect of light refracting through water onto the bottom of a swimming pool. Caustics is a key element in many popular texture looks.
- Cloth: Cloth creates a texture resembling tightly-woven fabric. It has many creative uses in the texturing of graphics elements.
- Clouds: Clouds can be used as a realistic cloud generator or a noise map for other filters in a composition.
- Fractal Noise: Fractal Noise creates a simulated marble texture.
- Granite: Granite simulates the appearance of granite or any other type of mottled stone.
- Mixed Colors: Mixed Colors produces a color noise map.
- Noise Map 2: Noise Map 2 generates procedurally-based, resolution-independent, auto-animated image clips that can be used as backdrops or as a mask track input for other image clips.
- Reptilian: Reptilian produces a texture resembling a scaly or spotted animal skin.
- Rock: Rock is a realistic rock generator featuring 3D bumps and light effects on a rough rock surface.
- Veined Marble: Veined Marble produces a marble texture with pronounced "veins".
- Weave: Weave produces a texture resembling loosely-woven fabric, such as burlap or gauze.
- Wood Grain: Wood Grain creates the appearance of a solid piece of wood.
- Wooden Planks: The Wooden Planks generator simulates a surface covered in wooden boards, similar to a parquet floor.
Textures is plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Motion.
All filters included with Boris Continuum Textures Unit are also included in Boris Continuum Complete collection.
Supported Graphics Cards
Many Boris Continuum Complete filters harness the unmatched processing power of modern GPU engines to create stunning visual effects. Almost any graphics card released during the past three years will provide the features necessary to run OpenGL-accelerated Boris Continuum Complete filters. Below is a partial list of graphics cards we have tested in our labs. However, newer versions of these NVIDIA and ATI cards will also be suitable for use with Boris Continuum Complete.
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500, 1700, 1800, 3450, 3500, 3700, 3800, 4500, 4600, 5500, 5600
- NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 4000, 5000
- NVIDIA GeForce 6800, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8600, 8800
- ATI FireGL V3300 and up, V5200 and up, V7200 and up, V8600 and up
- ATI Radeon x1900, x1950
We recommend that you run the latest graphics card driver version supported by your host application.
In addition, for HD editing, we suggest a graphics card with a minimum of 512MB of RAM; 1GB of RAM would be recommended.
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