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Beauty Box Update, Plus $100 Off Primatte Chromakey

Posted 12 days ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

For a very short time we have a promo on Primatte Chromakey, Digital Anarchy's fantastic green screen plugin for Photoshop. You can now get $100 off the usual price!

Use the coupon GREEN100 after adding the plugin to your basket! Ends August 26th (not valid on the upgrade option, only full version)

Along with this fantastic promotion, Digital Anarchy have enabled their highly popular and award winning skin retouching tool Beauty Box to work with DaVinci Resolve version 10 and 11.

Yesterday they also released an update for Beauty Box that will be of great interest to any Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro users that have been experiencing crashes with the plugin. This update should relieve this issue.

Also in the update is the inclusion of the FxPlug 3 build for FCP X 10.1 or later users. For current users, download the latest trial from their site and your serial will be automatically recognised.

Make people in your shots look better but still remain realistic, get Beauty Box now (available for photographs or video)

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Digital Anarchy , DaVinci Resolve , Beauty Box ,

First Update For Zaxwerks ProAnimator 8 Released

Posted 13 days ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

Not all that long ago, Zaxwerks brought to us ProAnimator 8, a significant upgrade from version 7.

The first update for ProAnimator 8 is available for users to download, with changes to both the standalone software and the plugin for After Effects.

3D ProAnimator 8.0.1 changes:

- New Depth of Field indicator. When using 4-Views or a User Camera, the depth of field is shown on the main camera via an indicator.

- A new distribution feature has been implemented, allowing you to cascade objects in different directions, such as left to right.

- Fixed an issue where changing the instanced text grouping sometimes caused the application to crash

- Fixed an issue where the IBL image was not loading properly.

- Fixed a possible crash that occured when replacing Lighting Rigs.

ProAnimator Plugin for After Effects 8.0.1 changes:

- New Depth of Field indicator. When using 4-Views or a User Camera, the depth of field is shown on the main camera via an indicator

- A new distribution feature has been implemented, allowing you to cascade objects in different directions, such as left to right.

- Fixed an issue where changing the instanced text grouping sometimes caused the application to crash

- Fixes an issue where the IBL image is not loading correctly.

- Improved memory optimization to prevent After Effects running out of memory. 

- Fixed a possible crash that occured when replacing Lighting Rigs.

 

 

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: After Effects , Zaxwerks , ProAnimator 8 ,

Boris Continuum Complete AE 9.0.2 Update

Posted 13 days ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

Boris have released an update for BCC 9 AE that brings a number of improvements to speed, support and functionality. The update is free to all version 9 users.

Take a look below.

Get BCC 9 AE here

Feature Enhancements in BCC AE 9.0.2:

- 4K support for effects in the 3D Objects category.

- 4K rendering now works with all BCC filters.  With 4k work, it's recommended that your GPU has at least 2GB of RAM for hardware accelerated filters.

- 16 bit and float rendering support for effects, as well as hardware antialiasing for improved edge quality  in the 3D Objects category.

- Chroma Key Studio workflow improvements

- View Current Matte – A fast way to see the matte with any combination of matte processing passes applied.

- View Matte Noise – useful option to preview the matte “status” which quickly identifies any incomplete areas of the key or print through issues in the foreground.

- You can now turn on and off the Chroma Key and/or Spill Suppression passes independently for a more simple setup.

- FX Browser UI enhancements

- Improved workspace management including greater accuracy when saving/restoring workspace set-ups.

- More detailed thumbnail previews of transitions and other filters effected by time – thumbnails now preview towards the effect midpoints for more realistic results.

- Enhanced timeline navigation.

- Improved window handling on Retina displays.

- Pan and Zoom - Action/Title Safe Guides improvements.

- Separate controls for enabling action and title safe guides separately.

- Option for 4:3 guides in 16:9 projects.

- Improved look with more subtle colors and drop shadows for better visibility.

- Improved Motion Tracker Data Import (including Mocha data).

- Tracker Time Offset control allows you to trim clips after they have been previously tracked without the need to redo the track.

- New “Use External Data” indicator makes workflow more efficient involving externally imported data such as from Mocha or from previous BCC tracker runs.

- Integrated Beat Reactor added to Stage Light and Laser Beam.

- New Smoke Radius control in Laser Beam.

- Improved default settings for Film Glow and Fast Film Glow.

- New presets added to many filters.

- Motion Blur is now integrated into Corner Pin

- Help Documentation refinements.

Not only does the update bring all these changes, Boris have fixed a long list of bugs which can be found here for those interested

Watch this recently released video that explains the new default settings for Fast Film Glow and Film Glow in 9.0.2 


Posted by Simon Day
Tags: After Effects , Boris FX , BCC 9 AE ,

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