Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) for OFX - Release Notes

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Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) for OFX - Release Notes


Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) is a maintenance update to Continuum 2021 (v14.0.0 and v14.0.1) and is free to licensed users of Continuum 2021. It includes several important fixes and enhancements (see below). For a full list of what’s new between Continuum 2021 and the previous Continuum 2020.5 major release please refer to the initial 2021 release notes here:

Continuum 2021 (v14.0.0) for OFX - Release Notes
Continuum 2021 (v14.0.1) for OFX - Release Notes


Fixes and Polish in 2021 (v14.0.3) Update for OFX:

  • Resolve and Fusion 17 - Crash/hang on launch and/or missing 3D Objects plugins in latest host versions.
  • Errors and or unexpected watermarking on certain Windows systems due to GPU init failure.
  • Particle Illusion - Failures to fully launch the Particle Illusion UI and/or crashing/hanging upon first adding an emitter to the stage in certain scenarios where Particle Illusion had been used previously with a different set of emitters.
  • Particle Illusion - Graph View - Couldn’t drag params from min or max values easily
  • Particle Illusion - Line widget gets moved unexpected in PI UI after adding emitter
  • Particle Illusion Render - Warning message given if exporting at less than full resolution.
  • Particle Illusion Render - Start can be larger than End
  • Particle Illusion Render - Choosing Full range does not ignore the Start/End field
  • Particle Illusion - DOF still affects emitter even when camera model is set to none
  • Particle Illusion: DOF always blurring particle -nothing fully in focus
  • Particle Illusion - Some emitters don’t animate when applied on Mac
  • Title Studio: Creating new styles category crashes host on Mac
  • Title Studio - UVW mapping checkbox moved to the top of the Texture Composite parameter controls
  • Title Studio - Shape Level Drop Shadow crops composite window
  • Title Studio - Composite Window zooms out when resolution set to Quarter
  • Title Studio - Hand tool causes unexpected z-scale issues with comp window when camera orbit is adjusted
  • Title Studio - Resolution changes position of non centered composite video


Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) (BCC 14.0.3) for OFX was released on 4/19/2021.


Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) for OFX (OpenFX) officially supports the following host applications:

Note that Continuum OFX may work to varying degrees in other OFX hosts, but at this time it is only officially supported in Resolve, Vegas Pro, and Nuke. Note that official Resolve support does not yet include the embedded Fusion page within Resolve. Note that the Apple App Store version of Resolve is not fully supported and direct downloads of Resolve from the Blackmagic Design site should be used instead.

macOS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, and 11.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use): (Intel chipsets only. M1 / ARM chipsets are not supported in this version.)

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 14.x, 15.x, 16.x, 17.x  (If using Resolve 14 then 14.1 or higher is strongly recommended.)
  • Nuke 12, 13

Windows 7 x64, Windows 10 x64 (as appropriate for the host version in use):

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 14.x, 15.x, 16.x, 17.x  (If using Resolve 14 then 14.1 or higher is strongly recommended.)
  • Vegas 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (Magix)
  • Nuke 12, 13 (4k monitor support on Windows requires Nuke 12.1 or higher)



Numerous resources are available for helping you get the most out of Boris Continuum Complete.

  • Help documents for individual BCC effects are accessible directly from each plug-in’s UI.  The entire BCC Help Documentation library is also available on the BorisFX website, including access to a downloadable version for browsing Offline BCC Help Documentation.
  • BorisTV video tutorials cover a huge range of topics from introductions to the Fundamentals, to deep training Webinar Replays, to in-depth looks at  key effects and techniques.


Continuum 2021 v14.0.3 for OFX - New BCC+ Filter Integration Notes:

You will notice several differences between the new BCC+ filters and the existing BCC effects in the 2021 cycle. Several standard Continuum features and workflow metaphors have not yet been added to the new filters. We will continue to refine the integration in future versions:

  • The new filters do not support the PixelChooser, Mocha Masking and Tracking, Compare Mode, Beat Reactor, or Head Up Display widgets.
  • The new filters use the new FX Editor preset browser, while the old filters will continue to use the original FX Browser.
  • The new filters do all preset loading/saving from within the FX Editor. There are no native host controls for loading/saving/browsing presets.
  • The new filters do not appear in the standalone FX Browser filter

Continuum 2021 (v14.0.3) for OFX - Compatibility Notes:

While in general your previously saved projects should render identically in the newer version, bug fixes and quality improvements can sometimes change the look of older projects. While every effort is made to ensure project compatibility, the following notable areas may see some change to the look of previously saved projects.

  • Fixes to the Particle Illusion layer order may affect the look of old projects if they contained multiple layers inside the Particle Illusion UI (not common). Layers cannot be reordered at this time.
  • Fixes to the Particle Illusion Particle Type handling may slightly affect the look of old projects, particularly if they used multiple Particle Type instances. The exact randomization pattern may be different, but the overall look and feel should remain the same.
  • Fixes to the Particle Illusion Depth of Field performance and quality may affect the look of previous 3D projects that used Depth of Field. In particular the blur amount might need to be tweaked to achieve a closer match to the previous result.
  • Fixes to the Particle Illusion Turbulence when combined with Deflectors/Forces may affect the locations of particles in some projects.


Continuum 2021.0 (v14.0.3) for OFX - Known Issues and Limitations:

  • CO-5788 - Particle Illusion - custom GUI scroll bars do not react to Wacom tablet clicks.

  • CO-8319 - Particle Illusion - Missing top window bar to minimize or maximize when reopened on secondary monitor in some circumstances.

  • CO-8221 - Particle Illusion - Broken particles occasionally falling through deflector

  • CO-8475 - Particle Illusion - PI layer Sync with Ae 3D lost when using Y Rotation keyframes

  • CO-8326 - The FX Editor window does not block access to the host UI while it is up which can lead to stability problems if you make adjustments in the host while the FX Editor is still open.

  • CO-8276 - Garbled text in Primatte Studio toolbar and overlay widget labels in Resolve host for some monitor configs

  • CO-8597 - BCC+Color Paste - Increased brightness/ reduced transparency in filter in some OFX hosts.

  • CO-8678 - Particle Illusion - Layer widget disappears and particles do not render on stage for some high resolution projects at 5k+

  • CO-8659 - Particle Illusion - Window - Cannot edit text for Export Range field values etc. if Render window is opened from File menu unless other elements are edited first. Workaround: - opening the Render dialog from the Render button in the Stage view does not have this issue.

  • CO-8699 - Emitters with “Single Particle” causes deflector “break particles” to trigger long delays



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