Boris FX (http://www.borisfx.com), a developer of integrated effects
technology for video and film, has released Boris Continuum Unit,
Cartoon Look. It includes the Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal
Sketch, and Watercolor filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6.
BCC Cartoon Look simulates the look of cartoon rotoscope animation,
which was recently popularized with feature films such as “A Scanner
Darkly” and “Waking Life” and may also be seen in advertisement
campaigns for The Charles Schwab Corp.. The filter includes many
preset looks and styles, all available via the filter’s preset pop-up
menu. Users can even make their own presets and apply them to any
other clip in any project.
The BCC Pencil Sketch filter simulates the look of a hand-drawn
pencil-sketched image. The BCC Charcoal Sketch filter simulates the
painterly look of an image that was created using charcoals.
Paint-style images can be generated from any source material with the
addition of the BCC Watercolor filter. This filter includes the
ability to control the color and weight of the contour edges as well
as the desired level of contouring.
Users can save their own preset looks or use the included
user-modifiable preset looks to generate wash or watercolor effects.
Boris Continuum Cartoon Look supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe
Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Apple Final Cut
Express. Apple’s new Final Cut Studio 3 release is supported.