Boris Sapphire 2020.53 for OFX Linux (Debian)

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To Download and install:

  1. Make sure you have one or more of the following OFX compatible host products on Linux:

    Resolve 12.5 or greater
    Autodesk Flame 2017 or greater
    Nuke 11 or greater
    ToonBoom Harmony 12 or greater
    Fusion Studio 8 or greater
  2. Quit any host applications that may be running.
    If you previously installed an older version of Sapphire Plug-ins, the new installation will just replace it. You should not need to uninstall it first.

  3. For Red Hat or similar: become root and use the rpm shell command to download (354MB) and run the installer or download the RPM installer file and install it locally.

    For Ubuntu: first make sure you have ‘libjpeg62’, and ‘libglade2-0’ packages installed.
    Then download the DEB installer file (328MB), become root, and type the command:
    dpkg -i –force-architecture sapphireofx_2020.530-1.0_amd64.deb for 64 bit

  4. Restart your host product, and the new plug-ins should appear in your effects menu.

To view on-line documentation after you install the software, go to the RedHat or Ubuntu start menu and select GenArts Sapphire OFX -> Sapphire Online Help (HTML) or (PDF). You can also click on the “Help” button while using any plug-in.


This software may use the Qt user interface framework. Qt is distributed under the terms of the Lesser GNU Public License (LGPL), Version 2.1; see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl-2.1.html for more details. The source code for Qt is available here.


What’s New in Sapphire 2020.53

  • Resolve: Fixed a crash when Sapphire is used on a Resolve with multiple GPUs.
  • Sapphire on VMs: Prevent Sapphire from using virtual GPU RAM and crashing the VM.
  • Windows Licensing: Performance improvement when using activation keys on Windows. This particularly affects thumbnail render speed in the Sapphire Preset Browser.
  • Flame: Improve EdgeRays behavior with Show Rays.
  • Mocha: Fixes potential crash in Nuke 12.2 on Linux.
  • Mac OS and Logging: Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented s_log from being written on Mac OS.
  • Nuke: Fixed a crash when deleting a Sapphire node, then undoing the delete.
  • Licensing: Add support for bfxsuite subscription license.