Sapphire Plug-ins for After Effects: QuadTone

S_QuadTone

Performs an interpolation between four specified colors using the brightness of the source clip.

In the Sapphire Adjust effects submenu.


Inputs:

Source: The current layer. The clip to be processed.

Mask: Defaults to None. Interpolate between the result and the Source input. White areas use the result of the effect. Black areas use the Source clip.

Parameters:

Load Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Browser to browse all available presets for this effect.

Save Preset: Push-button .
Brings up the Preset Save dialog to save a preset for this effect.

Mocha Project: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Brings up the Mocha window for tracking footage and generating masks.

Blur Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the Mocha Mask by this amount before using. This can be used to soften the edges or quantization artifacts of the mask, and smooth out the time displacements.

Mocha Opacity: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1.
Controls the strength of the Mocha mask. Lower values reduce the intensity of the effect.

Invert Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, the black and white of the Mocha Mask are inverted before applying the effect.

Resize Mocha: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
Scales the Mocha Mask. 1.0 is the original size.

Resize Rel X: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
The relative horizontal size of the Mocha Mask.

Resize Rel Y: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 2.
The relative vertical size of the Mocha Mask.

Shift Mocha: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Offsets the position of the Mocha Mask.

Bypass Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off.
Ignore the Mocha Mask and apply the effect to the entire source clip.

Show Mocha Only: Check-box,  Default: off.
Bypass the effect and show the Mocha Mask itself.

Combine Masks: Popup menu,  Default: Union .
Determines how to combine the Mocha Mask and Input Mask when both are supplied to the effect.
Union: Uses the area covered by both masks together.
Intersect: Uses the area that overlaps between the two masks.
Mocha Only: Ignore the Input Mask and only use the Mocha Mask.

Color3: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
The color to use at the brighter source regions.

Color2: Default rgb: [0.66 0.66 0.66].
The color to use at the light gray source regions.

Color1: Default rgb: [0.33 0.33 0.33].
The color to use at the dark gray source regions.

Color0: Default rgb: [0 0 0].
The color to use at the darker source regions.

Softness: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
The softness of the interpolation between the three colors. Use lower values for sharper contours between more solid regions of color.

Softness 23: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
Scales the softness of the interpolation between color2 and color3.

Softness 12: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
Scales the softness of the interpolation between color1 and color2.

Softness 01: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
Scales the softness of the interpolation between color0 and color1.

Color3 At Bright: Default: 1, Range: any.
The source brightness value to replace with color3.

Color2 At Bright: Default: 0.66, Range: any.
The source brightness value to replace with color2. This value should normally be in between the color1 and color3 At Bright values.

Color1 At Bright: Default: 0.33, Range: any.
The source brightness value to replace with color1. This value should normally be in between the color0 and color2 At Bright values.

Color0 At Bright: Default: 0, Range: any.
The source brightness value to replace with color0.

Mix With Source: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
Interpolates between the result (0) and the original source (1).

Mask Use: Popup menu,  Default: Luma .
Determines how the Mask input channels are used to make a monochrome mask.
Luma: the luminance of the RGB channels is used.
Alpha: only the Alpha channel is used.

Blur Mask: Default: 0.05, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the Matte input by this amount before using. This can provide a smoother transition between the matted and unmatted areas. It has no effect unless the Matte input is provided.

Invert Mask: Check-box,  Default: off.
If on, inverts the Matte input so the effect is applied to areas where the Matte is black instead of white. This has no effect unless the Matte input is provided.


See Also:

DuoTone
TriTone
Tint
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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