Name: GenArts Sapphire For AVID
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: OS X 10.10 or later
Web Site: http://www.genarts.com/sapphire/whats-new
GenArts has unveiled Sapphire 10, the latest update to its collection of plugins for editorial and compositing software, adding three new effects and extending Builder, its node-based tool for building custom effects.
New Features in Sapphire 10
Builder Improvements – The creative possibilities have truly become limitless with new enhancements to the one of a kind custom effect creation tool, Builder. Firstly, multiple source clips, either with a matte from a path or alpha channel, can now be used directly inside Builder. This allows editors and artists to easily create and combine Sapphire effects like never before, boosting productivity and efficiency. Secondly, the new snap to grid feature allows complex node trees to be quickly and easily cleaned up, for more efficient workflows.
New Presets – In Sapphire 10, over 150 new presets, including 60 new advanced Builder Effects, have been added to the collection of more than 3,000. These new presets serve an important function, illustrating and inspiring users as to the creative possibilities that can easily be achieved with Sapphire.
Improved Preset Browser – Given the tight deadlines under which Sapphire users work, gaining efficiencies wherever possible is key. The improved preset browser features easier access to advanced presets, and a significant increase in overall load time. Also, users now have the option to quickly preview any of the over 150 newly added presets within the “new” category, which is accessible with a single click
New Effects in Sapphire 10
S_Luna – Enables creative professionals to depict accurate and photorealistic lunar cycles down to date and time with this high-resolution moon generator. Using a complex bump map to achieve stunning realism, Luna features a wide array of options such as halo, glow, color tint, and atmosphere.
S_Brush – With this new effect, images can now be appear as if they were hand painted by applying realistic paint brush strokes to any image or graphic. Use different mediums like oil or chalk, as well as many different brush surfaces such as felt tip, sponge, or pencil.
S_RomanTile – Artists can now form a quilted patchwork of tiles with a textured geometric mosaic overlay. Custom grout can be applied for an increased sense of realism, textures can be adjusted, and embossing can be used to achieve a variety of different looks.