Boris Sapphire (63 Tutorials)
June 4, 2019
This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.
May 31, 2019
Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson show Premiere Pro and After Effects artists how Sapphire and Mocha can accomplish advanced sky replacement.
May 10, 2019
The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.
April 30, 2019
Damien LeVeck shows how he used Boris FX Mocha Pro and Sapphire with Avid Media Composer for high-end horror VFX on his film The Cleansing Hour.
April 15, 2019
I was talking to someone at NAB who I would consider to be “in the know” for visual effects and was surprised that he had never heard of OpenFX. More and more developers are developing with OpenFX, or OFX, a standardized software interface supported by numerous hosts such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas. Here’s a few things to know so you’re not caught off guard!
January 18, 2019
If you’re planning on making an epic action film like Max Max: Fury Road or Rambo, you’re going to need lots of fire power. Here is a rundown on how to add spectacular muzzle flash and gunshot effects to your films in your host of choice. I’ve also included info on 3D models of weapons and some sound effects.
October 16, 2018
All manner of nightmarish creatures lurk under the light of the moon. But how do you add the moon to your creature feature scene? Watch this in-depth tutorial from John Dickinson of Motionworks.net, and learn how to use Luna in Sapphire to create a photo-realistic moon, in any phase you need.
July 6, 2018
Create photorealistic lighting effects with Blackmagic Davinci Resolve and Sapphire Edge Rays. For more cool lighting effects, Check out Boris FX Sapphire for Davinci Resolve, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other hosts.
July 6, 2018
Whip Pan, also called a Swish Pan, can give you a really stylish way to transition from one shot to the next or make things look like they’re shot in the same place, with a dizzying whip from one side of the room to the next, covering an edit. First I’ll show you a couple of examples.
June 7, 2018
This article features tutorials on general match moving, Vicon Boujou, The Pixel Farm PF Track, Boris Continuum: Match Move, and Boris Mocha Pro.
April 10, 2018
Sapphire Aurora is an amazing VFX plug-in with many uses besides producing high-quality aurora borealis light streaks. Watch how motion graphics guru John Dickinson uses S_Aurora to achieve some stunning results in Adobe After Effects. Create beautiful looks combining Aurora with other effects using the Sapphire Effect Builder.
March 27, 2018
Learn how to remove a person from a scene using the Mocha Pro Remove Module. Plus this tutorial also shows you how to create a disintegrate/transporter beam effect à la Star Trek using VFX in Sapphire and Continuum. It even comes with the project file and footage.
March 26, 2018
Learn to create Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire in these two tutorials, one from Kevin McAuliffe and the other from Nick Harauz.
January 30, 2018
Enjoy these 2 Boris Sapphire Tutorials about Sapphire’s powerful and beautiful Lens Flare plug-in in Avid Media Composer. Fun and easy,
January 16, 2018
This tutorial covers how you can use Sapphire effects, create custom effects, leverage Mocha in Sapphire, and get started creating awesome work with the Sapphire VFX plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Nuke, Avid, Flame, and other hosts.