Portable Boris FX Silhouette 2022.5.4 (x64)
Academy and Emmy Award-Winning VFX Tools. Boris FX Silhouette Portable is here! Silhouette is a best-in-class, GPU-accelerated compositing application, delivering the industry’s most robust non-destructive paint and roto tools to feature film and visual effects teams. Since 2005, Silhouette has made its mark on Hollywood’s biggest films including Avatar, Black Panther, Avengers: End Game, and many more.
The industry’s leading roto and paint tool is now packed with major features for compositing. Silhouette Portable delivers 400+ nodes including premier plugins Sapphire, Mocha Pro, and Particle Illusion wrapped in one integrated node-based package. Silhouette has been integral to Hollywood’s biggest titles for over fifteen years and recently made its mark on Dune, Spiderman: No Way Home, Free Guy, and The Mandalorian. Designed by visual effects artists, Silhouette has been recognized with prestigious Academy and Emmy technical awards and is a member of the Netflix Production Technology Alliance.
Boris FX has released Silhouette 2022, a major update to the rotoscoping and paint software that integrates effects filter collection Sapphire, planar tracker Mocha Pro and particle generator Particle Illusion.
The update also extends Silhouette’s native tracking capabilities, adds a new InPaint node for marker and blemish removal, and introduces native support for Apple’s M1 processors and OpenColorIO 2.
New integrated tracking capabilities
The integration of Mocha Pro extends Silhouette’s tracking capabilities, with new data ports enabling the Mocha Pro node to pass tracking and spline data to the rest of Silhouette’s node graph.
A new PowerMesh Warp node makes it possible to use the Mocha Pro’s toolset of the same name – used for tracking deforming organic surfaces like faces and clothing – inside Silhouette itself.
The update also adds a new Surface tool for positioning planar track inserts.
Other changes: new InPaint node, native M1 support, OpenColorIO 2
Other new features include InPaint, a new node for semi-automatic marker, blemish and object removal, which works in a similar way to the Nuke node of the same name.
In addition, Silhouette becomes the latest of Boris FX’s tools to get native support for Apple’s M1 processors, improving performance on new Macs, and for colour-management standard OpenColorIO 2.
WHAT’S NEW FOR SILHOUETTE 2022
Packed with Effects Tools
Top Boris FX tools are now included in Silhouette.
Select Continuum nodes with fast GPU processing. Including Magic Sharp, Beauty Studio, Light Leaks, Video Glitch, Film Glow, and new blur filters.
New Nodes for Invisible VFX
New nodes add control and flexibility on advanced clean up shots.
Apply the InPaint node to remove unwanted pixels using auto-generated textures from surrounding image data. Effective for removal of unwanted objects such as markers, blemishes, or wire removal when using open splines! Learn more about InPaint
Using new data ports, connect the Mocha Pro node to this node for efficient “reverse warp stabilized” painting or rotoscoping. Useful for beauty work and painting on skin and fabric surfaces.
Tracking & Roto Improvements
New Surface tool and DOD update with cropped tracking for precision and speed.
Data Port update enables the Mocha Pro node to pass tracking and spline data within Silhouette’s node graph to paint and roto for improved workflows. Point Control Parameter Tracking. Drive lens flares, particles and more by channeling data into any node via tracking data ports and new transform property pop-up menu.
Create Mocha generated nodes without launching the UI. Save time with Copy Data, Create Roto Node, Create Tracker Node actions. Watch Video.
More tracking exports
Silhouette adds more tracking and roto export formats with the Mocha Pro node with more support for Nuke, Fusion, Flame, FBX, and Alembic.
Architecture and Speed
Silhouette 2022 includes under the hood enhancements that improve general workflows for professional post-production and VFX studios. Apple M1 support delivers speed boosts on newest Mac hardware. Improved OCIO v2 color management features GPU rendering and improved ACES support on color managed projects.
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