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Learning Boris Continuum

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Overview

Discover how to use this effects plugin collection with Adobe After Effects and learn compositing techniques you can use to make your projects look great.

Boris Continuum is a comprehensive effects package that allows you to access an array of features and effects, including the ability to restore footage, generate 2D and extruded 3D text, create professional broadcast titles, and achieve striking compositing results in several different host applications. This course focuses on using Boris Continuum with After Effects, and provides several compositing techniques that you can use to make your projects look great. To begin, VFX expert Lee Lanier shows how to apply stylistic effects, explaining how to work with the PixelChooser and Boris light effects. He then shares how to color grade and warp footage, key with Primatte Studio, add particles with Particle Illusion, work with 3D text, and more. Plus, learn about some of the new features available in Boris Continuum 12.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Boris Continuum
  • Overview of Boris Continuum
  • Boris common controls
  • How to use the exercise files
  • After Effects preferences
  • Application Manager
1. Apply Stylistic Effects
  • Art Looks and Stylize Effects
  • Limit effects with PixelChooser
  • Motion tracking with PixelChooser
  • Relight with Boris Lights
2. Adjust Colors
  • Change the time of day
  • Color grading
3. Warp Footage
  • Animate distortion
  • Drive distortion with audio
  • Change the timing of footage
4. Key Green Screen
  • Overview of Boris keyers
  • Key with Primatte Studio
  • Examine the key
  • Refine the matte
  • Combine foregrounds and backgrounds
  • Add Light Wrap and shadows
5. Motion Tracking
  • Boris Match Move and Point Tracker
  • Corner Pin tracking
6. Add Particles
  • Introduction to particles
  • Add 2D particles
  • Introduction to Particle Illusion
7. Work with 3D and VR
  • Extrude text
  • Create 3D geometry from an EPS
  • Introduction to Boris Title Studio
  • Overview of VR effects
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Lee Lanier

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