Boris FX Silhouette is equipped with the most sophisticated tools in the world for rotoscopic teams. Create complex substrates with key frames using the B-Spline, Bezier, or X-Spline forms. Intelligent design and easy-to-use tools, such as variable circuit softening for each point, help create animation. Rendering mats with realistic blurry movement or export to standard form formats.
Functions of Boris FX Silhouette 2023
Trees ( Trees ).
Boris FX Silhouette power lies in the Trees window, where your effects are built. Trees are a series of clips and knots, such as color correction, image processing, and compound nodes combined together to create the desired effect. Trees increase as branches on a tree grow by adding clips and knots in any order. The ability to view any node when editing another allows you to create very complex composites that can be customized and displayed in one pass.
Nodes ( Nodes ).
Boris FX Silhouette is a node-based system and various nodes are used for various functions. The nodes ( Nodes ) on the tab at the bottom of the screen are located, and the nodes are grouped into various categories.
Composite ( Composite ).
The layout of the node collection provides everything you need to combine multiple images. You can use composing techniques, color correction, blur, graininess, manipulations with the matte surface, lens distortion, lighting effects, and mixing of edges. Eradicate the most common effects problems or use special tools to combine images such as fire, smoke, and explosions.
Roto ( Photoscope ).
Boris FX Silhouette allows you to quickly create complex animated substrates using the forms Bezier, X-Spline, or B-Spline. Intelligent design and easy-to-use tools, such as smooth change of contours by point and realistic blurring of movement, help you create complex forms of animation. Integrated motion tracking usually makes the tedious task of rotoscoping a breeze.
IK ( Inverse Kinematics ).
Boris FX Silhouette’s set of functions has been complemented by an innovative approach to reverse kinematics. 3D modeling systems have long enjoyed the benefits of IK ( Inverse Kinematics ) for animating articulated objects such as humans, animals, and creatures in general. The layer system, already familiar to Silhouette users, is used to dynamically create bone structures to convert the articulated shape. When the IK function is enabled, dragging a piece, such as the tip of the finger, can transform the whole hand. Since most of the rotational work is performed on articulated objects, Silhouette’s IK function can significantly save time.
Feather ( Fero ).
Using the “flush in motion” function ( motion blur ) can generate realistic roto forms and/or a mackerel with variable edges for each point.
Paint ( Painting ).
Paint is a non-destructive two-dimensional drawing system with a wide dynamic range, designed from scratch to meet the needs of feature films and television. Whether it is image recovery, dust removal, wire removal, rigging, or simple paint, Silhouette offers simple and reasonable tools to do the job.
Auto paint ( Auto coloring ).
Auto Paint is a unique automated drawing function that records all paint activity with close integration of point and flat trackers. The strokes can be coordinated with the movement or stabilized by assigning Silhouette a raster paint speed with repeatability of the vector coloring. The charm of the system lies in the automatic recording of strokes and brush settings. Separate strokes can be selected and repeated in many frames, as well as deleted. If the source material changes, the entire drawing history can be used to automatically restore the painted image.
Morph ( Morphing or Transformation ).
Boris FX Silhouette includes a fully functional form-based deformation and image transformation system, as well as a deformation device that provides the highest level of control and quality. Deformation and morphing of the image can occur both in frames and in sequential images. Deformation can be used to improve or exaggerate facial features, resize image elements, create talking animals, or any other type of image deformation. Morphing has traditionally been used to convert one object or person to another, and more recently to smoothly transform the element of live action into an object of computer graphics and vice versa.
Pin Warp ( Bulach deformation ).
Pin Warp allows you to deform certain areas of the image using the so-called pins, leaving other areas intact. Deformation adjustments can range from subtle gaps and folds to something more obvious, for example, changing the position of the arm or leg.
So, there are a number of tools for creating depth maps for two-dimensional images, including Constant ( Constant ), Horizon ( Horizon ), Ramp ( Ramp ), Hall ( Hall ), Tunnel <TA, Rebras ( Edges ), and Alpha ( Alpha ).
Depth Preview ( Preview depth view ).
The depth preview window ( Depth Preview ) displays a three-dimensional view of the depth map. It is very useful for visualizing depth and placing objects in three-dimensional space ( 3D ).
Keying ( King ).
Using patented mask extraction methods, matte and Power Matte nodes are able to quickly and easily extract almost any object in the image, even if you are dealing with small hair details, smoke, or reflections. They are easy to use but provide the necessary tools when faced with good, bad, or ugly shots.
Power Matte ( Mask Force ).
Power Matte is an easy-to-use interactive tool for masking images that iteratively evaluates the value of transparency for each pixel of the image based on a small selection of the foreground ( then, what you want to cut ) and the background ( from which you want to get rid ) pixels are marked by defining simple forms in the image. The results show that, compared to previous approaches, the method is more efficient and requires minimal effort to extract high-quality front-line substrates with significant translucent areas. In addition, the colors of the edges of the foreground can be evaluated in translucent areas to create a seamless composite.
Trackers ( Trackers for tracking ).
Tracking is a method that includes analyzing image movement over time. Silhouette can track images using automatic image tracking systems called Planar Tracking and Point Tracking, which use one, two, or four tracking points. Silhouette includes two planar trackers: Planar Tracker by SilhouetteFX and Mocha Planar Tracker by Imagineer.
Planar Tracker ( Planar tracker or planar tracking ).
The Planar Tracker option in Boris FX Silhouette allows you to track several points ( angles, ribs, and ribs ) in the image, automatically processing partial occlusions of the monitored object, providing excellent results even with objects without texture. Imagineer’s Mocha Planar Tracker technology allows you to receive two-dimensional conversion data by tracking planes, not points.
Sequence Editor ( ) sequence editor.
Boris FX Silhouette can perform editing tasks such as cutting, combining, moving, copying, replacing, trimming, reinstalling, and repeating clips in the sequence editor ( Sequence Editor ).
- Copy and replace the bsc.dll and box-license-tool folders in the Program folder
- Copy the entire GenArts folder in:
Windows: Windows 10/11
Processor: Intel or AMD processor
Memory: 8GB or more
Disk: 1GB of available disk space
Software: Boris FX Silhouette