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Boris FX Fire [continued]

The bottom line
Based on this filter and previous triumphs from the team at Boris FX—like Graffiti, Boris AE, Boris Red and the eponymous Boris FX—Continuum promises to be one of the most vital effects packages for After Effects. Boris Fire is an absolute must download for any AE user. Even if you don't plan to buy the total package, don't miss your chance to get this filter from http://www.borisfx.com.

About Continuum
Boris Continuum, of which Boris Fire is a component, is a collection of 23 compositing and effects filters that include natural effects processing, 2D Compositing, 3D Composting and Time manipulation. The Continuum package includes the following features:

  • New Z space filter creates multi-layered composites in true 3D space. Z Space allows users to animate and intersect layers.
  • Increased speed and functionality with expanded stock filters. Continuum expands stock filters by adding unique functionality and improved speed. Filters like Advanced Composite now include new Apply Modes and Velocity Remapper, which can create smooth animations of the frame rate and accelerate frame blending. Blending frames is now up to two to three times faster than other velocity filters, according to Boris.
  • Natural Effects. New natural effects include Snow, Rain, Star fields, Comet and Fire, which can be formed into the shape of an alpha channel. Also developed for Boris Continuum is a complete state-of-the-art particle generator.
  • Advanced 3D text. Reflection maps are included for making metallic or glassy-looking text, complete with kerning, leading and multi-line support.
  • Time dimension filters. New filters allow for reordering, sequencing frames, and creating motion changes or temporal blurs.

The entire package will be available July 25 for $395. There will also be a version available for After Effects 3.x for $199. To download the Fire filter, go to the Boris FX Web site at http://www.borisfx.com.

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