Boris FX continues to grow and now -- after Imagineer (Mocha) and GenArts (Sapphire) -- also takes over SilhouetteFX. The professional rotoscoping and painting software Silhouette has been used for many years in Hollywood productions, such as Arrival, Avatar, Interstellar, the Hobbit movies and many others. This year she was even awarded one of the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement (aka Technik-Oscars). In addition to Roto- and Paint-capabilities Silhouette now also offers a node-based compositing including keying, matte manipulation, color correction, warping & morphing and others.
The current version v7 of SilhouetteFX is still being distributed (for 1994 dollars including Mocha). In autumn BorisFX will release the new version Silhouette 2020 with many new features, among them Roto Freehand selection, Group Tracking over different layers, Paint detail separation (splits an image into color and detail layers), Auto-paint replay (repeats the last line with the same or changed parameters on the same or another image), some new brushes and a new Stroke tool.
Also for other programs Boris FX announces upcoming versions. In Continuum 2020, new effects and transitions will be added, and Particle Illusion can now be used as a standalone program. In Mocha Pro 2020 a new workflow should be implemented, which makes a faster working possible, in addition there is OpenColor IO as well as GStreamer Media support. With the new "Area Brush spline tool", tracking areas can apparently be defined using simple paint-like gestures. From moving footage, one should apparently also be able to play out a composite still image that has larger dimensions than the rotating format.
Sapphire 2020 gets OpenColor IO support, as well as some new effects and presets. For some effects, parameter-based Mocha tracking can be applied.