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Review: Sapphire 11 AVX from Boris FX

Review: Sapphire 11 AVX from Boris FX

Kevin P. McAuliffe takes a look at the newly released Boris FX Sapphire 11 to determine if it is worth your hard earned dollars.

Sapphire is the must-have, most-requested, unsurpassed choice for visual effects software.

Sapphire 11 is a major upgrade for the suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include integrating the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking engine into Sapphire effect. In addition to adding Mocha, over 50 new effect and transitions, created with the Sapphire Builder, are also included with Sapphire 11.

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Here's an excerpt from Kevin's review:

…I do want to address one of my biggest concerns before Sapphire 11 shipped, and that is the S_Effect effect, or the Builder Tool, as we more commonly refer to it. My concern was that MS (Mocha Sapphire) wouldn’t integrate properly into the effect, and you would have to apply it to a separate layer, and then tell S_Effect what layer to look at, to get the masking information. Well, I’m SUPER happy to tell you that MS is completely integrated into the S_Effect effect, and your Mocha Masks will appear inside of the Builder tool in the Mask Node.

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