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Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and Mocha

Boris Webinar Changing Day for Night

This is a Boris FX Webinar Replay from May 30, 2019, on Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and mocha. In this webinar, special guest presenters, Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson, co-owners of Creative 111, show Adobe Premiere Pro editors and After Effects artists how Sapphire 2019 and Mocha 2019 can be used together to accomplish advanced sky replacement. Indeed, they come up with some really stunning photorealistic day for night looks.

To summarize, these are the topics covered in the webinar

  • Introduction to Sapphire PixelSort, Sapphire NightSky, and Sapphire Luna and how they work with sky replacements
  • Creating a day for night color treatment with Sapphire Film Effect
  • Using Mocha to build out a set extension
  • Using Mocha and Sapphire to replace a sky and track the CG elements

Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and Mocha

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It is true that Mocha Pro is the Academy Award-winning planar tracking tool for visual effects and post-production. Artists value Mocha’s proven record on the world’s most notable film and television projects. Undoubtedly, its unique ability to reduce the time-consuming keyframing associated with high-end VFX and finishing make it a crucial tool.

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Boris FX Sapphire is the most in demand, unequaled, work-horse plug-in suite for visual effects.

Sapphire 2019 is the latest major upgrade for the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include a totally revamped and enhanced LensFlare and Flare Designer. There is also a new PixelSort digital glitch art effect, new WhipLash transition, and a new animating shape tool for Effect and Transition Builder.  Not to mention, the new Mocha Essentials workspace with new spline tools like magnetic edge snapping. Sapphire 2019 is, of course, optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes

In 2015 I did a 2 part series on working with Day for Night shots. I give some stories from my own indie film experiences. Not only that, I talk about when to shoot at night and when to use Day for Night effects. I also provide lots of tutorials and tips on how to achieve a believable day for night.

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