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Hector Herrera
boris red 5 vs boris blue 2.5 vs boris fx 9.3
on May 9, 2011 at 8:55:06 pm

if you purchase boris red 5, do you still have any use for boris blue or boris fx?

are boris blue and boris fx simply a stripped down version of boris red? thanks.


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peter mcauley
Re: boris red 5 vs boris blue 2.5 vs boris fx 9.3
on May 10, 2011 at 12:47:29 pm

Hi,

Here's the breakdown:

FX is a subset of RED
Graffiti is a subset of RED
RED can do everything that can be done in FX and Graffiti plus a whole lot more. While all of these applications can use he video card for preview, they all rely on traditional scan-line rendering for the final result. Just like all other compositing and animation applications such as After Effects, Nuke etc. Also, all of these applications are cross platform - Mac and Win.

Blue is slightly different - it's really designed for real-time 3D titling and animation. It uses the video card for both preview and the final render. If you need a lot of 3D titling then Blue is a fast way to get results. Plus Blue includes vertex and pixel shaders, which makes possible some pretty cool looking title animation effects. Blue is Windows only.

I hope this helps.

Peter.



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