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Sapphire Visual Effects

Sapphire for Autodesk Systems Products

Sapphire plugins for Autodesk are available for Flame, Inferno, Smoke, Smoke for Mac, Flint, Flare, and Burn.

Sapphire increases your productivity, streamlines your workflow, and inspires innovation. In addition, Sapphire is platform-agnostic so you, as an Autodesk user, can move work across artists, systems, or studios without compromising the consistency or quality of a look – saving you valuable time and money. Sapphire for Autodesk creates a unique, organic look with superior photorealistic images and in addition, features intuitive controls and endless freedom to finesse the looks. The abundance, breadth, and depth of over 250 visual effects, along with the speed and ease of use offered by Sapphire for Autodesk plugins, not only allows time to create the perfect look every time but also delivers results that impact and engage audiences.

  • Beauty - A new effect that leverages the new EdgeAware technology to beautify talking heads by softening and color correcting skin tones
  • EdgeAwareBlur - Powered by our new EdgeAware technology, this effect allows you to blur while preserving detail
  • Improved S_Sharpen - Now offers higher quality and more control, as sharpening can be applied to specific feature sizes. Produce better results without the "fringing" or contrast artifacts of other sharpen tools.
  • LensFlare - Now enhanced with faster rendering, animation options, atmospheric noise, and presets to duplicate popular real-world lenses
  • Zap - Updated to include 3D rotation and the option to follow a path, giving you the option to control the shape it takes
  • MotionBlur - Has been added to many effects, giving them a more realistic look
  • New Transitions - FilmRoll and CardFlip are two new dynamic transitions with multiple controls to diversify the output. FlutterCut has been enhanced with more options including new controls and color options
  • Faster - Added GPU support for more plugins and an optimized GPU code to provide up to a 20% speed increase per effect
  • More presets - Over 2,500 presets
  • Preset sharing - Now you can share presets across host platforms (for Autodesk conversion, please contact us directly)
Features Benefits
  • Floating and universal licensing to use Sapphire across platforms
  • Over 130 sparks
  • Resolution-independent
  • GPU-accelerated for Nvidia CUDA cards
  • Multiprocessor support
  • Full floating point image processing/support
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Batch support
  • On-screen UI widgets for many effects
  • Offline HTML and PDF documentation included
  • Support for Burn render nodes
  • Create organic-looking lighting effects with LensFlare, Glow, Glint, and Glare
  • Numerous texture and image generators allow you to create noise and displacement maps
  • Effects for fine-tuning your composites including MatteOps, EdgeFlash, and Layer
  • Choose from a wide variety of fast-processing color channel, directional, and defocus blurs
  • Distortion and warping effects for image manipulation
  • Seamless host platform integrations allows artists to share across systems, saving production time and money
  • Endless creative possibilities
  • Blazing fast performance maximizes productivity
  • Quickly and easily iterate on effect looks, which frees up time in editing process for quality creative time
  • Visual control of look creation
  • Quick reference for all effect parameters
  • Exceptionally organic and natural-looking photorealistic results
  • GPU Acceleration - Most effects are Nvidia CUDA GPU-accelerated to provide performance enhancements. Nvidia GeForce GTX 400 or 500 series or QuadroFX Fermi (4000, 5000, 6000) graphics card required for maximum performance.
  • 64-Bit Enabled - Expanded memory capabilities
  • Floating Point Processing - All effects use full floating point processing for improved image quality and full 32 bit HDR support
  • Multiprocessor Support
  • Resolution-Independent

Host Platform OS
  • Smoke for Mac 2011 / 2012 / 2013
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard"
  • Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"
  • Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"
  • Autodesk Burn 2012 / 2013 / 2014
  • Autodesk Flame 2012 / 2013 / 2014
  • Autodesk Flare 2012
  • Autodesk Flint 2012
  • Autodesk Inferno 2012
  • Autodesk Smoke 2012 / 2013 / 2014
  • Linux (64-bit)

 

Which Version of Sapphire is Right for Me?
  Sapphire Sapphire Edge
User Goal

Creative Freedom
Maximum Productivity
High-Quality Results

Preset Looks
Maximum Speed
High-Quality Results
Design Freedom High Design Control
Maximum Flexibility
Simplified Control Set
Extensive Preset Library
VFX Role

Ideal for:

Film Compositors
Broadcast Editors
Motion Graphic Artists

Ideal for:

Professional Videographers
Video Editors

Industry TV, Film, Broadcast
Advertising
Wedding, Events,
Online Advertising
Platform All Host Platforms Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro
Sony Vegas Pro
Price Starting at $1,699 $299
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Starting at $1,699