Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) for OFX release notes

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Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) for OFX - Release Notes

 

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) is a maintenance update to Continuum 2022 versions 15.0.0 and 15.0.1 and is a free update for licensed users of Continuum 2022. It includes several important fixes and feature enhancements (see below). For a full list of what’s new between Continuum 2022 and the previous Continuum 2021.5 major release, please refer to the initial 2022 release notes:

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.1) for OFX Release Notes
Continuum 2022 (v15.0.0) for OFX Release Notes

 

Feature Enhancements in 2022 (v15.0.3) Update for OFX:

  • Particle Illusion and Particle Illusion Dissolve
    • Faster Preview and Rendering - Quicker refreshes and faster render, especially when jumping/scrubbing forward in longer projects with high particle counts.
    • Improved Memory Efficiency - More efficient use of caching memory.
    • Native ARM64/M1 support for Particle Illusion UI. (The host plugin already supported native Apple silicon, but now the PI UI also supports running natively.)
    • Faster ProRes rendering from the PI UI
    • Particle Illusion Dissolve - the transition version now supports the new Tint Color and Tint Strength native plugin parameters (previously available only in the normal effect version).

 

Fixes and Polish in Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) Update for OFX:

  • OFX - Fix incorrect parameter enable/disable state on newly applied effect instances in some OFX hosts
  • Improved GPU selection on multi-GPU systems to optimize performance and minimize GPU errors
  • BCC+ Improved GPU Logging
  • Latest Mocha integration (in line with Mocha Pro 9.0.2) including fix for OCIO config error
  • BCC+ Smear Blur - Apply Mix param behavior was backwards. This fix may equire resetting the mix param in previously saved projects in some hosts.
  • Default edge treatment changed from Repeat to Reflect in newly added BCC+ filters (Blur, Channel Blur, Channel Blur YUV, Directional Blur, Smear Blur, Prism). This change might affect existing projects in some hosts.
  • BCC+ Rays - Windows-only - GPU error leading to fallback to slower CPU processing
  • BCC Motion Blur - crash when Pixelchooser set to Clock Wipe shape
  • BCC Fast Film Glow, Fast Film Process, and related filters - GPU failure for some blur settings leading to CPU fallback / lower performance
  • BCC Title Studio and Extruded EPS - hang with certain EPS files
  • Particle Illusion - Sluggish UI on some window configurations when Stage window zoom is set to Fit
  • Particle Illusion - Emission Angle incorrect when emitter Angle is changed
  • Particle Illusion - Some particle properties could change from one render to another for projects using deflectors
  • Particle Illusion - Improved handling of stretch/scale when applying presets or opening projects on media of different frame aspects (e.g. presets created in landscape projects which were then applied to portrait clips.)
  • Particle Illusion - Incorrect particle stretch in projects with non-square pixel aspect ratios
  • Particle Illusion - Saved library scene does not display Force/Fluid set up until UI is refreshed.
  • Particle Illusion - Saving super emitter as library scene could crash.
  • Particle Illusion - Preview incorrect for many emitters with non-default angle
  • Particle Illusion - Deflectors don’t work when their start frame is not 1
  • Particle Illusion - Improved H264 export on mac
  • Particle Illusion - preview background image uses last scene thumbnail, not BorisFX logo
  • Particle Illusion - Fix 8k support in PI UI and back in host. (8k does still require GPUs with large memory)

 

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) (BCC 15.0.3) for OFX was released on 2/24/2022.

 

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) 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 10.14, 10.15, 11.x, 12.0 (as appropriate for the host version in use): Note, Continuum 2022 supports running natively on M1/ARM64 native chipsets for Resolve host versions which themselves support running natively on M1/ARM64. Note the Particle Illusion custom UI runs in Rosetta emulation mode while the rest of Continuum including Particle Illusion rendering will run natively in native host enviroments. Note that Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64.

[Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • Nuke 12, 13

Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 [Up to host versions released at time of Continuum release]:

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve 15.x, 16.x, 17.x
  • 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 (Magix)
  • Nuke 12, 13 (4k monitor support on windows requires Nuke 12.1 or higher)

 

Training:

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 2022 (v15.0.3) 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.

  • Due to technical difficulties with newer versions of Resolve on macOS, the 3D Objects category of filters (including Title Studio) is disabled in Resolve on macOS. We are working with Resolve engineering on a solution.
  • Title Studio does not support loading/rendering C4D models when running natively on M1/ARM64
  • The Render Legacy Motion Tracker option was removed to conform to host architecture changes. Projects saved in much older versions of Continuum that used the old legacy motion tracker will no longer use the legacy track data. Any such old projects will need to re-track the motion in the current Mocha-based Motion Tracker implementation. This does NOT affect projects where the tracking was done with Mocha.
  • PI Grid force objects “direction variation” is now more correct and thus renders differently than before
  • PI 3D Deflectors didn’t correctly deflect in 3D which changes the look of existing projects
  • BCC+ filters with Affect Alpha will now have Affect Alpha set to 100 always and this parameter will be hidden as this is almost universally the desired approach.
  • BCC+ Vignette default settings improvements mean that some older projects may render with modified values for opacity, aspect, softness, or blur in Resolve.
  • BCC+ Lens Flare and related filters have improved handling in regions of soft alpha channels which changes the look of existing projects
  • PI Fluids projects created in 15.0.0 may look significantly different in 15.0.1 due to fixes in the fluid geometry which yield more natural fluid motion and particle disbursement
  • Older Super Pro dongles are no longer supported on Mac. Please discuss dongle replacement with BorisFX Support.
  • Particle Illusion - Improved handling of stretch/scale when applying presets or opening projects on media of different frame aspects can change the relative scale of some existing projects.
  • Particle Illusion - Fixes for particle stretch in projects with non-square pixel aspect ratios can change the look of some existing projects.
  • BCC+ Smear Blur - Apply Mix param was backwards. This fix may equire resetting the mix param in previously saved projects using apply modes in some hosts.
  • Default edge treatment changed from Repeat to Reflect in newly added BCC+ filters (Blur, Channel Blur, Channel Blur YUV, Directional Blur, Smear Blur, Prism). This change might require resetting the Edge Mode in some hosts.
  • Particle Illusion native host Tint Amount parameter was changed to default to 50 instead of 100 which might change the look in some hosts
  • Particle Illusion fix for rotation direction in fluids might change the particle patterns in some projects.
     

Continuum 2022 (v15.0.3) for OFX - Known Issues and Limitations:

  • CO-5788 - Particle Illusion - custom GUI scroll bars do not react to Wacom tablet clicks.
  • CO-8221 - Particle Illusion - Broken particles occasionally falling through deflector
  • 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-9244 - 3D Objects category of filters including Title Studio are disabled on macOS Resolve due to technical difficulties with that host.
  • CO-9436 - Particle Illusion: “Preserve Color” black particles sometimes drawn offset (2D mode)
  • CO-9391 - BCC+ Cross Processing and BCC+ Color Paste clamp in HDR
  • CO-9370 - BCC+ Color Gradient - ND Brightness feature ignores alpha
  • CO-9511 - BCC+ Vignette renders differently between CPU and GPU on mixed sized clips in Vegas
  • CO-9789 - BCC+ - Some presets/FX Editor settings do not applying correctly for ganged parameter types when the y param is adjusted
 

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