Exploring the Silhouette 2023.5 Update: What's New in Visual Effects Software

November 09, 2023 2 min read

Exploring the Silhouette 2023.5 Update: What's New in Visual Effects Software

Silhouette: 2023.5 Update

The landscape of visual effects is perpetually evolving, with software updates delivering ever more powerful and intuitive tools for artists and designers. The latest release from Boris FX, Silhouette 2023.5, is yet another testament to the industry's relentless innovation. This update caters to the needs of professionals in the visual effects and post-production fields through advanced machine learning technologies and productivity-enhancing features.

Silhouette has made a name for itself as a cutting-edge solution for rotoscoping, non-destructive paint, and compositing. The 2023.5 version, available as a standalone application as well as a plugin for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Resolve & Fusion, and Autodesk Flame, introduces several noteworthy enhancements:

  • A new UpRes ML node that utilizes machine learning to resize images, ensuring the preservation of essential details and quality.
  • Updates to the Stable Diffusion XL model within the Stability Node, allowing for the generation of more realistic faces, legible text, and improved image composition.
  • Enhanced Denoiser ML for more precise noise reduction, thanks to models trained on an expanded dataset.
  • Significant tracking enhancements within the integrated Mocha and Planar Tracker, enabling the tracking of multiple layers simultaneously, including subtracted layers.
  • An auto-sample feature for regraining, allowing for the automatic selection of the best area to sample grain, thus streamlining the grain management process.

These improvements are powered by the latest advancements in machine learning, offering users an unprecedented level of quality and efficiency in image resizing and denoising tasks. Additionally, the updates to the Stability Node and Denoiser ML Node are set to produce more accurate results, which is crucial for maintaining the fidelity and aesthetics of high-quality visual effects.

Tracking workflows are also set to become significantly faster, with the ability to track multiple layers and subtracted layers at once. This not only saves valuable time but also enhances the workflow for artists and designers who are often tasked with tracking numerous elements within complex scenes.

The Silhouette 2023.5 update is a free update for those with an active subscription or upgrade & support plan. For new users interested in experiencing the power of Silhouette, the Boris FX Hub offers a free trial to explore the full suite of features.

Complementary Tools and Resources

While Silhouette 2023.5 stands as a formidable tool in itself, integrating additional products from the Boris FX lineup can further enhance one's visual effects capabilities. For example, pairing Silhouette with V-Ray can significantly boost rendering capabilities, providing high-quality visualizations of effects work. Additionally, designers and artists might consider using AutoCAD for precision drafting and design work or Revit for integrating VFX into architectural projects with ease.

For those in the 3D design and animation realm, the combination of Silhouette with 3ds Max or Maya can create a robust pipeline for creating and integrating VFX into 3D models and animations. 

Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about Boris FX Silhouette, or to request a quote.

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