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Boris Sapphire (63 Tutorials)

8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

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.

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Boris Webinar Changing Day for Night

Changing Day to Night with Sapphire and Mocha

May 31, 2019

Nick Harauz and Ian Robinson show Premiere Pro and After Effects artists how Sapphire and Mocha can accomplish advanced sky replacement.

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In Depth Network Rendering Render Farm Distributed Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

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.

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The Cleansing Hour

The Cleansing Hour: Using Mocha Pro & Sapphire for Feature Film VFX

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.

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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

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!

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In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 18 January 2019)

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.

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Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

Sapphire Luna – Create a Photorealistic Moon Rendering

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.

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Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

Create Beautiful Volumetric Lighting in Davinci Resolve with Sapphire EdgeRays

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.

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Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

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.

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Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

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.

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Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

Boris FX Sapphire: Tricks for Using Sapphire Aurora

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.

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Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

Remove a Person from a Scene with Mocha Pro

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.

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Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer with Boris Sapphire

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.

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Boris Sapphire Tutorials for Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer

Boris Sapphire Tutorials for Lens Flares in Avid Media Composer

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,

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Boris FX: Getting Started With Sapphire #gettingstarted

Boris FX: Getting Started With Sapphire #gettingstarted

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.

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