BorisFX introduces new versions of the Mocha Pro planar tracker and Silhouette (rotoscoping/compositing). The 2023 update for Mocha Pro is supposed to make rotoscoping work faster with some improvements. A new falloff tool for point selection ensures a more organic rotoscoping. Complicated shapes can now be split into different layers more quickly, snapshot layers help when readjusting or splitting shots. The inner, outer or both edges should be able to be adjusted more quickly.
Tracking enhancements include the ability to merge separate planar planes into a track, moving clusters of PowerMesh track points with falloff, and quickly jumping to the end of a track and setting tracking ranges.
Mocha Pro 2023
In Rendering, a new Remove module creates an extra layer to remove unwanted moving objects on locked or static shots without tracking them. In the Insert module, improved ROI (Region of Interest) cropping makes it easier to work with PowerMesh and Grid Warps. In export, there are some workflow optimizations in conjunction with Nuke.
Mocha Pro 2023 is available as a plugin for Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Resolve & Fusion, Foundry Nuke, HitFilm, VEGAS Pro and others. In addition to an annual/monthly subscription, a perpetual license is also available.
Silhouette 2023 with Stable Diffusion integration
New in the professional rotoscoping and painting software Silhouette 2023 is, among other things, an interface to the image AI Stable Diffusion (similar to Houdini or Blender recently). Through the new Stability Node, inpainting and outpainting functions can be used, and images can be generated from scratch by entering text instructions directly into Silhouette.
Also added are several Grain Management Nodes (DeNoiser ML Node, Regrain Node, and Sapphire UltraGrain Node), as well as a Primatte Node, which is designed to quickly implement blue/green screen keying. Expressions, on the other hand, provide support for complex animations, such as linking parameters, executing mathematical functions or using variables without having to write your own code.
Sapphire 2023.5, Mocha Pro 2023, Particle Illusion 2023 and selected Continuum 2023 functionalities can now be integrated via updated compositing and VFX nodes.
The new version is available as a standalone application and/or as an Adobe/OFX plug-in with support for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Autodesk Flame, Blackmagic Resolve and Fusion, and Foundry Nuke. Purchase options include annual/monthly subscriptions, upgrade and support plans, and a perpetual license.