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v2022 Boris Continuum Unit: Textures

Boris Continuum Unit: Textures
  

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Generate organic photorealistic backgrounds

Build backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces including brick, granite, steel plates, wood grain, and cloth.

Easily generate resolution-independent organic backgrounds, caustics, and surfaces.

Caution: If you already own Boris Continuum, purchasing and installing a new unit or filter will overwrite the whole product and you will only be able to use the filter or unit you purchased.

 

Highlights include:

  • New! Textures filter with over 120 new texture source files
  • New! Integrated OCIO color management tools included with the new filter
  • New! FX Editor – edit and develop presets with modern responsive custom user interface
  • Integrated Academy Award-winning Mocha masking and planar tracking system
  • Caustics simulator generates real-world surfaces
  • Auto-animating Clouds texture generator
  • Unique Noise Map generator with turbulence, modulation and animation controls
  • Steel Plate generator

The Continuum Textures Unit offers multi-host support with a single license.

Continuum Unit: Textures Features

  • On-screen control widgets
  • Professionally designed factory installed presets
  • Integrated FX Browser
  • Integrated PixelChooser matte and masking system
  • Support for Adobe host native mask shapes
  • Integrated Mocha masking and planar tracking system
  • Integrated Beat Reactor for audio generated VFX
  • Hardware acceleration (OpenGL/OpenCL)
  • Multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) support

Effects

Brick

The BCC Brick filter is a versatile generator of tiled surfaces with realistic texture and lighting controls. The bricks can act as a filter on a layer or generate a brick surface.

 

Caustics

The BCC Caustics filter can be used to simulate the effect of light refracting through a surface of water and projected onto a surface (like moving water ripple reflections on a pool bottom). You can use this filter to create many types of effects where rays emanate from a point and are reflected or refracted by a curved surface.  For example, you could use this filter to generate:

  • Moving plasma fields
  • Smoky particle effects
  • Waves in a pool
  • Animating geometric patterns.

The built in PixelChooser, with integrated mocha planar tracking allows for greater control over which areas of the image the filter should affect.

 

Cloth

The BCC Cloth filter creates a texture resembling tightly-woven fabric. The cloth can act as a filter on a layer or generate a cloth surface.

 

Clouds

The BCC Clouds filter is a realistic clouds generator. The clouds can act as a filter on a layer or generate a sky with clouds and a horizon color. Three different types of clouds automatically animate using the Direction, Angle and Speed you set without using keyframes.

 

Fractal Noise

The BCC Fractal Noise creates a simulated marble texture. The texture can act as a filter on a layer or generate a marbled surface

 

Granite

The BCC Granite filter simulates the appearance of granite or another type of mottled stone. The granite can act as a filter on a layer or generate a stone surface.

 

Mixed Colors

The BCC Mixed Colors filter produces a color noise map. The color can act as a filter on a layer or generate a mixed color surface.

 

Noise Map 2

The BCC Noise Map 2 filter uses a 3 dimensional Noise Map to generate auto-animating monochrome textures for use as backgrounds, mattes, or alternate sources to control other filters.  The filter generates multiple layers of noise and superimposes them to produce the output texture.

The biggest difference between Noise Map 2 and other noise map filters on the market is Noise Map 2’s ability to use an alternate layer or synthetic shape to modulate various aspects of the mapping. Pushing points around in the “Noise Space” based on modulation settings produces a lot of interesting textures.

 

Reptilian

The BCC Reptilian filter produces a texture resembling a scaly or spotted animal skin. The texture can act as a filter on a layer or generate a textured surface.

 

Rock

The BCC Rock filter is a realistic rock generator. The rock can act as a filter on a clip or layer or you can generate an opaque rock surface.

 

Stars

The BCC Stars filter is an auto-animated star generator which can composite stars over a sky color or an image layer. This filter provides control over the size, density, movement and color of the stars, and allows you to add galaxies. Stars can also use the alpha channel in any other layer as a map layer, allowing you to create skies in which stars fill a pre-composed image or logo.

 

Steel Plate

The BCC Steel Plate filter creates a textured plate of steel generator. The steel can act as a filter on a layer or generate a steel surface.

 

Textures

NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, the BCC Textures filter composites various textures to an image to create a professionally stylized look.

Veined Marble

The BCC Veined Marble filter is similar to BCC Granite, but produces a texture with more pronounced “veins” and offers more controls for customizing the effect. The texture can act as a filter on a layer or generate a veined marble surface.

 

Weave

The BCC Weave filter is similar to the BCC Cloth filter, but produces a texture resembling a much more loosely- woven fabric, such as burlap or gauze. The texture can act as a filter on a layer or generate a weaved surface.

 

Wood Grain

The BCC Wood Grain filter creates the appearance of a solid piece of wood. The wood can act as a filter on a layer or generate a wooden surface.

 

Wooden Planks

The BCC Wooden Planks filter simulates a surface covered in wooden boards, similar to a wood floor. The texture can act as a filter on a layer or generate a wooden floor surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OS Requirements:

  • Mac OSX: 10.14 or higher
  • Windows: Windows 8 and 10

Hardware:

Recommended Hardware:

  • Processor: Intel or AMD CPU with four or more cores
  • Memory: 8 GB or more
  • Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage
  • Graphics Card: Most modern graphics cards from ATI, Nvidia and Intel are supported. click here for a full listing

Licensing options:

Node-locked, Subscription or floating license.

For floating and render license options, please contact us.

Supported Host Applications:

  • ADOBE :
    • After Effects and Premiere Pro
  • AVID :
    • Media Composer
  • OFX :
    • Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve
    • Vegas Pro
    • Foundry Nuke

Host & OS Support

For compatibility with specific versions and operating systems, please see the Host Compatibility Page.

Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 for Adobe supports the following Adobe host applications:

macOSX 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Premiere Pro versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. After Effect does not itself run natively on M1/ARM64 at the time of this release. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host enviroments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64.

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at time of Continuum release)

Windows 10 x64, Windows 11:

  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (up to versions released at time of Continuum release)

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) for Avid AVX supports the following host applications:

Macintosh:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at time of Continuum release) and running macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use). (Intel chipsets only. M1 / ARM chipsets are not supported by the Avid host at the time of this release.)

Windows:

  • Avid Media Composer 2018.x, 2019.x, 2020.x, 2021.x (up to Avid versions released at time of Continuum release) and running Windows 10 or Windows 11

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) for OFX (OpenFX) officially supports the following host applications:

Note that Continuum OFX may work to varying degrees in other OFX hosts, but at this time it is only officially supported in Resolve, Vegas Pro, and Nuke. Note that official Resolve support does not yet include the embedded Fusion page within Resolve. Note that the Apple App Store version of Resolve is not fully supported and direct downloads of Resolve from the Blackmagic Design site should be used instead.

macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use): Note, Continuum 2022 v15.0.0 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Resolve host versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host enviroments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64. [Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Nuke 12, 13

Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 [Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Magix Vegas15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • Nuke 12, 13 (4k monitor support on windows requires Nuke 12.1 or higher)

New in 2022

  • New! Textures filter with over 120 new texture source files
  • New! Integrated OCIO color management tools included with the new filter
  • New! FX Editor – edit and develop presets with modern responsive custom user interface

Continuum 2021.5 Highlights

  • New! 9 GPU-accelerated, HDR-compliant cinematic effects (Watch overview video): BCC+Multi-Star, BCC+Vignette, BCC+FilmGrunge, BCC+TwoStrip, BCC+Flashing, BCC+Composite, BCC+F-Stop, BCC+Fluorescent, and BCC+Haze; includes over 200 drag and drop presets
  • New! Avid infrastructure controls added to all BCC+ filters: Apply to Title Matte Option, Safe Levels Option, and True Bypass Switch

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