Import, Create, Extrude, Deform, Animate, and Explode Text, Graphics or 3D Shapes
The Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit features 5 powerful visual effects filters that make it easy to create 3D objects using text and shapes in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, Adobe After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, and CS4, Apple Final Cut Pro X and v7, Apple Motion v5, Avid Media Composer 8 and 7, DaVinci Resolve 11, and Sony Vegas Pro v13, v12, v11, and v10.
3D Objects Unit includes the following BCC filters:
The Extruded Text filter allows you to create stunning 3D text elements and use the AE native camera and lighting system to generate fly-throughs or to animate the viewer around the generated 3D text models. Extruded EPS provides an easy way to import and extrude Adobe Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics in Adobe After Effects. With Type-on Text, you will be able to create animated text type-ons that fly in from behind or toward the camera or slide into view from the top, left, bottom, or right of the screen either letter-by-letter, word-by-word, or line-by-line. Extruded Spline generates and extrudes shapes from any AE-generated mask shape or shapes using the built-in AE pen path tool, as well as imported vector art from Adobe Illustrator. Layer Deformer generates useful 3D shapes such as planes, cubes, spheres, and cylinders and deforms these 3D objects using built-in vertex and pixel shaders.
All filters included with Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit are also included in Boris Continuum Complete collection.
BCC Extruded Text
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 Extruded EPS
Provides an easy way to import and extrude Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics. The filter includes full integration with 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 colors for each element as a diffuse color option of the material.
BCC Type-On Text
3D extruded text can 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
Based on AE masks or built-in primitives such as a medallion or heart. Create 3D extruded objects fully-modeled with bevels and spline-based extrusion profiles.
BCC Layer Deformer
Warp any 2D layer in 3D space with built-in 3D shatters and bend deformers. Create 3D shapes such as fully or partially wrapped spheres and cylinders with multiple layers mapped onto the surfaces. Animate true 3D shapes with AE’s native camera and lights.
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.
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide, with a customer base encompassing network and broadcast television clients such as BBC, CBS, Discovery, ESPN, and Turner, post-production facilities such as The Ant Farm, Digital Kitchen, and Troika Design Group, and educational and government institutions such as Video Symphony, Columbia College, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. The company's success lies in its ability to tightly integrate and leverage technologies through strong partnerships with industry-leading developers of video editing software and hardware including Adobe, Apple, Avid, Corel, Grass Valley, Nexidia, and Sony.
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