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New plugin and major new features. Silhouette 2021 goes beyond traditional roto and cleanup as a professional node-based compositing system with 154 nodes designed for every finishing task.
Available as a standalone application or plugin for macOS, Windows, and Linux. New improved subscription pricing makes Silhouette more affordable than ever.
The fully-featured Silhouette interface for roto, paint, and compositing can now be launched as a plugin from industry standard VFX applications.
Silhouette’s node-based workflow is a plugin for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Nuke, Fusion, Resolve, Flame, and Vegas Pro.
The Silhouette multi-host plugin comes with all Silhouette 2021 standalone application licenses or can be purchased as a separate option.
Want free roto renders in Nuke? Launch the Silhouette OFX plugin and render densely layered roto projects back to Nuke with no license! Watch the video.
Powered by Silhouette’s roto tools, the new Lens Correction node can quickly calibrate and correct lens distortion for advanced effects tasks.
Paint on an undistorted view or generate and export a ST Map for other host applications. The Lens Correction node is built on shared technology from Mocha Pro’s Lens Module.
Brush Reshape uses a circular brush to automatically select and then move points when you click and drag them using the Magnetic Reshape behavior.
Point Collapse and Distribute. Collapses a selection of points into a very small area which can later be distributed between surrounding points. This is useful for shapes whose complexity changes over time.
Point Groups. Groups of points can be pre-defined and then quickly edited as a group in the Reshape and Transform tools.
Split Shapes. Similar to the Split Edit function in non-linear editing systems where a clip is split in two, Split Shapes is useful for shapes that transform from simple to complex and vice-versa.
Weighted MultiFrame. Using the new Fade In/Fade Out parameters, keyframe adjustments can be dynamically weighted over user-definable time periods to control the intensity of an adjustment over multiple keyframes.
Notes assigned to objects (shapes, layers, trackers) can now be displayed in the viewer. This is a useful review and approval tool for artists to easily see notes from their supervisors.
New Nodes: Alpha Composite, Dot, Notes, OCIO Colorspace/Display/LUT
Many User Interface Improvements: Custom File Importer, Flyout Menus, Node Coloring, Node Alignment, OCIO Roles, Sapphire Node Tab, and more
Silhouette features the world’s most refined tools for rotoscoping teams. Create sophisticated masks using B-Spline, Bézier, X-Spline, or Magnetic Freehand shapes. Intelligent design and easy-to-use tools such as variable per-point edge softening and new brush-based magnetic reshaping assist in creating articulate animations. Render mattes with realistic motion blur or export to industry-standard shape formats.
Advanced roto tools include:
World class paint tools. Silhouette’s Paint is the industry's first 32-bit float raster-based paint and tracking system to bring the high performance, multi-layer, color managed workflow to a plugin. Designed to handle the demands of feature film and 4K television production. Whether it’s image restoration, dust busting, matte painting, beauty work, rig removal, or just plain paint, Silhouette’s unique Auto Paint recording system delivers the speed of raster paint with the repeatability of vector paint.
Silhouette's core is a feature rich node-based effects tree that delivers film-grade results. View and edit any combination of nodes for complex compositing, matte manipulation, keying, color correction, grain management, look development, morphing, warping, and much more.
Silhouette 2021 features 154 speciality nodes organized into Color, Composite, Diffusion, Filter, Film Lab, Image, Key, Light, Silhouette, Special Effects, Time, Tints, Transform, Warp, Sapphire, and OFX groups. Silhouette also supports OFX plugins including Mocha Pro, Sapphire, Neat Video, and RE:Vision Effects products.
Plugin: Silhouette 2021 brings the full feature set as a multi-host plugin (formerly limited to just paint tools) supporting: After Effects, Premiere Pro and OFX Hosts including NUKE, Resolve, Fusion, Flame, and more. Available for macOS, Windows, and Linux with floating license options for enterprise.
Silhouette’s fully-featured shape based warp and morph tools provide the highest level of creative control and render quality for digital retouching, image deformations, and even talking animals. Create invisible touch-ups, subtle facial exaggerations, or dramatic transitions with either shape or pin options.Watch Warping Video
With a rich history on some of the world’s most famous music videos and effects shots, unique “shape-to-shape morphing transitions” can be timed per layer with interactive previews for fast flexibility. Intro to Morphing Video
Pin Warp is perfect for beauty work, allowing user-defined image areas using pins while leaving other areas untouched. Adjustments can range from subtle nip and tucks to something more obvious like repositioning an arm or leg. Watch Now
The powerful zMatte and Power Matte nodes use proprietary matte extraction techniques that handle the most difficult keying and matting challenges, including shots with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections.
zMatte keying features multiple matte creation, light wrapping, edge correction, spill suppression, and matte manipulation. Watch NowPower Matte’s unique interactive workflow enhances the matte creation process on normally non-keyable shots with foreground and background shape selectors that generate incredibly realistic and accurate results on semi-transparent objects. Watch Now
The industry’s most powerful tracking drives Silhouette’s animation system and can be applied to speed up paint, roto, warp, and stabilization tasks. Choose from 1, 2, or 4 point tracking, native planar tracker, or award-winning Mocha tracking included as a standard feature in Silhouette 2021.
Applying pre-processing filters can increase tracker accuracy for problematic images. Choose Blur, Sharpen, Contrast, Gamma, De-Noise, or Remove Flicker. Post-processing filters can be applied to tracking data including Average, Smooth, and Merge.
Mocha Pro plugin for Silhouette and bundle options. Users can now upgrade or purchase the Mocha Pro plugin for Silhouette which adds valuable advanced planar tracking and compositing workflows to complement Silhouette.
macOS: 10.12 or higher
Windows: Windows 7 or higher on x64
Linux: Linux distributions that conform to the CY2021 VFX Reference Platform Platform as specified at www.vfxplatform.com
Processor: Intel or AMD processor
Memory: 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
Disk: High-speed disk array or SSD storage. 1GB of available disk space for caching and temporary files
NVIDIA GTX 460 or better
AMD Radeon 57xx series or better
OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
OpenCL 1.1 capable graphic card
1GB of graphics memory for film resolution
Nodelocked or floating license.
Nodelock licenses require an internet connection once every 60 days
|Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro 2020
Blackmagic Resolve and Fusion
Began development as a roto-only tool in 2004.