NEW IN CONTINUUM 2022, the BCC+ Directional Blur filter allows for the bluring of an image independent control for the level of blurring along the x/y axis and an option to control the directional angle of the blur as well as the ability to set independent blur levels for each of the RGBA channels from the filtered source. This filter is GPU accelerated for smooth and speedy results.
Presets and the FX Editor
To select from a selection of factory installed and user-generated presets, open the FX Editor interface and pick one from the Presets window.
GPU Rendering: allows for the selection of GPU or CPU software rendering.
- Default: Uses the GPU to render the effect.
- 16 bit float
- 32 bit float
- Disabled: disables GPU rendering and allows for CPU software rendering.
Direction: Used to set the angle of the blur.
Blur Quality: Selects the style of the blur and the overall quality of the effect
- Box: the fastest option but with the least smooth result.
- Pyramid: offers the performance boost of a box but with some of the smoothness that approaches a gaussian.
- Pyramid Smoother: an extra smoothing pass over a standard Pyramid and closer to the look of a gaussian.
- Gaussian: the smoothest result but not quite as fast as the other options.
Blur: Adjusts the master blur amount.
Blur X: increases the blur amount along the horizontal axis.
Blur Y: increases the blur amount along the vertical axis.
Blur Red: controls the blur amount in the red color channel.
Blur Green: controls the blur amount in the green color channel.
Blur Blue: controls the blur amount in the blue color channel.
Blur Alpha: controls the blur amount in the alpha channel.
Edge Mode: used to control the look of the edge of the blurred result.
- Transparent: allows the edge of the result to become transparent.
- Repeat: repeats edge pixels to generate opaque pixels along the edge of the result.
- Reflect: reflects pixels back into the result to generate opaque pixels along the edge of the result.
Mix with Original: blends the source and filtered images. Use this parameter to animate the effect from the unfiltered to the filtered image without adjusting other settings, or to reduce the effect of the filter by mixing it with the source image.
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+ Directional Blur from the Blur unit.
- Click the BCC FX Editor button. The FX Editor user interface opens and consists of Presets, Parameters and Viewer windows.
- Try out some of the presets.
- Adjust the Blur Direction.
- Adjust the Blur amount.
- Adjust the individual red, green and/or blue blur parameters.
- Click the Apply 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.