Sapphire 11 is a major upgrade for the suite of VFX plug-ins. Key features include integrating the Academy Award-winning Mocha planar tracking and masking engine into Sapphire effect. In addition to adding Mocha, over 50 new effect and transitions, created with the Sapphire Builder, are also included with Sapphire 11. Autodesk Flame artists will benefit from the addition of an exclusive S_Mocha spark, which allows for the exporting of mocha planar tracking data for use in other Flame compositing modules. And finally, as with every major release, Sapphire 11 has been optimized for maximum CPU and GPU performance. Scroll down for more information.
INTEGRATED MOCHA TRACKING AND MASKING
Sapphire is proud to feature integrated Mocha planar tracking and masking in the legendary suite of VFX plug-ins. Right from within your favorite effect, Sapphire now has the ability to launch Mocha and create and track a mask, utilizing the Academy Award-winning planar tracking technology. Mocha masks can be used in a variety ways, from simple isolation to full blown rotoscoping. Power users of Sapphire have long known the secret to creating great effects has always been employing masks to selectively isolate, and now working with that technique is easier than ever. Sapphire 11 with Mocha is currently available for all supported hosts, and featured in Sapphire units as well.
50+ NEW PRESET EFFECTS AND TRANSITIONS
Sapphire 11 adds over 50 highly-stylized, multi-effect presets and transitions based on Sapphire’s powerful Builder effect. Easily drag and drop on a project or customize as desired. These highly advanced presets are created by top notch working professional editors and artists who use Sapphire in their day to day work. Anyone who has explored the power of the Effect Builder knows these new presets are like whole new Sapphire effects, so we are excited to include over 50 in Sapphire 11. Watch the video for a quick preview.
EXCLUSIVE S_MOCHA SPARK INCLUDED FOR THE AUTODESK FLAME FAMILY
Sapphire 11 is the most significant release of Sapphire for Flame in years, bringing the Academy Award-winning Mocha tracking, masking and rotoscoping toolset right into Flame for the first time. Every Sapphire effect, where appropriate, now has a built-in Mocha masking module for easy isolation, and a dedicated Mocha Spark places the power of Mocha at the heart of Flame’s Timeline and Batch workspaces for fluid interaction with native tools. The new Mocha Spark also enables the export of complex roto shapes as GMasks and the export of Mocha planar tracking and stabiliser data to Action. Watch this short introduction video to learn all about these exciting new features.
OVERALL PERFORMANCE INCREASES AND ENHANCED EFFECTS
With every major release of Sapphire, CPU and GPU benchmarks are heavily scrutinized and every effort is made to increase overall speed and performance. Sapphire 11 also features several classic Sapphire effects and transitions enhancements, all resulting from user feedback. Watch the video of the newly enhanced Swish 3D preset.
THE BEST LIGHTING EFFECTS
A long kept secret in the Hollywood feature film community, the Sapphire lighting package has been used in countless films, commercials, and television programs. It’s fast, beautiful, and stocked with many smart time-saving features that will leave your images looking beautiful in no time at all. Whether it’s glows, glints, lens flares, light rays, or glares, the Sapphire lighting package lives up to the hype.
Sapphire’s Effect and Transition Builder gives users the ability to browse and try out Sapphire effects with ease, enabling artists and editors to create their own custom effects and transitions. Builder ships with over 150 presets for creative and correctional purposes, so you can start using it right out of the box. Browse the new presets by effect name, genre, or featured artist. All new effects and transitions made with Builder can be saved as presets and shared across compatible hosts: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and DaVinci Resolve
Resolution independent - HD, 2K, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K, etc.
Floating point processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32-bit HDR support
64-bit enabled - expanded memory capabilities
GPU acceleration available for NVIDIA cards only. The latest NVIDIA CUDA card and driver is recommended.
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