NEW IN CONTINUUM 2021, the BCC+ Chroma Bands filter creates customizeable rainbow diffraction patterns around a light source.
Presets and the FX Editor
To select from a selection of factory installed and user-generated presets, open the BCC+ FX Editor interface and pick one from the Presets window.
Blend: Determines the blend mode used to create the rainbow effect.
- Add: The rainbow is added to your image.
- Screen: The rainbow is combined with the image using a Screen blend mode. This looks kind of like the Add blend mode, but highlights are retained.
Brightness: Adjusts the brightness.
Color: Sets the color.
Scale: Changes the size.
Aspect: Sets the aspect ratio.
Softness: Blurs the bands.
Chroma: Controls the saturation.
Angle: Changes the angle.
Cycles: Sets the number of bands.
Density: Determines the amount of rays.
Taper: Tapers the band’s edges.
Spread: Changes the distribution of the bands.
Offset: Determines the band’s inner diameter.
Noise: Controls the amount of noise in the bands.
PixelChooser: The BCC PixelChooser provides simple, built-in masking of the effect result. The PixelChooser is generally used to select a portion of the image and restrict an effect to just the selected area while maintaining the original image content in unselected regions. The selection can be based on geometric shapes or on the image’s luma/color properties.
For more information on the PixelChooser, Click Here.
Working with The Filter
- Apply BCC Chroma Bands from the BCC Lights Unit category.
- Click on the FX Editor button.The FX Editor user interface opens and consists of Presets, Parameters and Viewer windows.
- Try out some of the presets.
- Click and drag the point control to move the Chroma Bands and use Scale to change the size.
- Change Spread to control the distribution of the bands and Taper to fade the edges.
- Adjust Cycles to set the amount of bands and Density to control the amount of rays.
- Set the Brightness and Chroma as desired.
- Click theApply button to return to the host application.
The values of the parameter adjustments in the FX Editor user interface are transferred to your host application.