Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for
video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, 3D
Objects, is now available. The new Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit
includes the following filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6:
* BCC Extruded Text – OpenGL-accelerated 3D text generator with
built-in 3D shatters and a warp deformer. This filter uses AE masks
for defining custom bevels, extrusions, and text on a path. The
resulting 3D object adheres to AE’s native camera and light controls.
Multiple 3D materials can be created from AE layers or external image
files featuring texture and bump maps as well as reflections. Each
material can be individually saved as a preset and applied to the
front, back, bevel, or extrusion surface of the text object. The text
object can be further deformed and animated with a number of
innovative deformers such as Bend, Taper, Twist, Shatter, Ripple,
Pulse, or Curl.
* BCC Type-On Text – 3D extruded text can be animated in true 3D
space in a type-on or type-off fashion with each letter precisely
interacting with the rest of the text in 3D. All 3D properties of the
BCC Extruded Text filter are available in the Type-On effect.
* BCC Extruded EPS – provides an easy way to import and extrude Adobe
Illustrator layered vector logos and graphics. The filter includes
full integration with Adobe After Effects’ 3D camera and lighting
system and incorporates the same 3D material presets and free-form
deformation properties of other 3D Objects filters. The filter is
capable of tracking an EPS file using a Watch Folder, making the EPS
file “live” should it be edited in Illustrator. A handy “Keep EPS
Color” feature lets operators preserve the original fill colors for
each element as a diffuse color option of the material.
* BCC Extruded Spline – based on AE masks or built-in primitives such
as a medallion or heart. Create 3D extruded objects fully-modeled
with bevels and spline-based extrusion profiles.
* BCC Layer Deformer – warp any 2D layer in 3D space with built-in 3D
shatters and bend deformers. Create 3D shapes such as fully or
partially wrapped spheres and cylinders with multiple layers mapped
onto the surfaces. Animate true 3D shapes with AE’s native camera and
Boris Continuum 3D Objects supports Adobe After Effects, Apple Final
Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Apple Final Cut Express. The 3D Objects
Unit is the latest addition to previously-released Boris Continuum
Units: Chroma Key, Pan and Zoom, UpRez, Motion Key, Lens Flare, Film
Look, Glitters, Optical Stabilizer, and Light Rays.
Boris Continuum 3D Objects is immediately available through the Boris
FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web site
at www.borisfx.com for an MSRP of $399 USD. Customers who purchase
the Boris Continuum 3D Objects Unit or any other Boris Continuum Unit
may credit the price of the Unit towards the full Boris Continuum
Complete plug-in suite. For more information, please visit