Boris FX ( has announced that a new Boris
Continuum Unit, Materials, is now available. The Boris Continuum
Materials Unit includes 15 Boris Continuum Complete filters for
creating realistic surfaces and animated organic backgrounds.

The Boris Continuum Materials Unit generates realistic textures such
as Steel Plates, Bricks, Clouds, Granite, Wooden Planks, and Rock.
The textures are procedurally-generated to ensure smooth render at
any scale, according to the folks at Boris FX. Each filter provides a
variety of animation parameters including controls for the color,
width, height, and other aspects of the material. Many of the filters
allow users to add 3D detail and lighting to the material surface.
Users can apply the materials as realistic surfaces or use them as
animated organic backgrounds. All of the filters include presets
which make using the materials a point and click operation — even
for complex animations.

The Boris Continuum Materials Unit supports Apple Final Cut Pro,
Apple Final Cut Express, Apple Motion, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe
Premiere Pro. The Materials 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, Light Rays, 3D Objects, Cartoon Look, Motion Tracker, and
Image Restoration.

Boris Continuum Materials Unit is immediately available through the
Boris FX worldwide reseller channel and direct from the Boris FX web
site at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$199 USD.
Customers who purchase the Boris Continuum Materials Unit or any
other Boris Continuum Unit may credit the price of the Unit towards
the full Boris Continuum Complete plug-in suite.