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Sapphire Plug-ins for Open Fx: DissolveGlint

S_DissolveGlint

Transitions between two input clips using a bright glowing glint. The clips dissolve into each other, while each one gets a glint which ramps up and down over the duration of the effect. The Dissolve Amount parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.

In the Sapphire Transitions effects submenu.


Inputs:

From: Optional. Starts the transition with this clip.

To: Optional. Ends the transition with this 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.

Dissolve Amount: Default: 0, Range: -0.5 to 1.5.
The transition ratio between the From and To inputs. A value of 0 gives only the From input and a value of 1 gives only the To input. By default this parameter automatically animates from 0 to 1 to perform a complete transition.

Dissolve Speed: Default: 3, Range: 1 or greater.
The speed of the dissolve between the From and To clips. When set to 1, the dissolve takes place over the entire duration of the effect. When set higher, the dissolve is shorter, although the glint ramp-up and ramp-down still takes the entire duration. Setting this to 10 can make the transition snappier and more like a flash-frame cut.

Glint Brightness: Default: 1.5, Range: 0 or greater.
The maximum brightness of the glint in the middle of the transition.

Glint Threshold: Default: 0.7, Range: 0 or greater.
Glints are generated from locations in the From and To clips there are brighter than this valuye. A value of 0.9 causes glints at only the brightest spots. A value of 0 causes glints for every non-black area.

Glint Threshold Blur: Default: 0.0896, Range: 0 or greater.
Increase to smooth out the areas creating glints. This can be used to eliminate glints generated from small speckles or to simply soften the glints. Increasing this may put more highlights below the threshold and darken the resulting glints, but you can decrease the Threshold parameter to compensate.

Glint Scale Colors: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
Scales the color of the glints. The colors and brightnesses of the glints are also affected by the From and To inputs.

Brightness X: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the horizontal glint rays.

Brightness Y: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the vertical glint rays.

Brightness Diag1: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the diagonal rays from top right to bottom left.

Brightness Diag2: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the diagonal rays from top left to bottom right.

Glint Size: Default: 2, Range: 0 or greater.
The maximum size of the glint at the middle of the transition.

Glint Shrink: Default: 0.8, Range: 0 to 1.
The fraction by which the glint size is reduced at the beginning and end of the transition.

Size X: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the horizontal glint rays.

Size Y: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the vertical glint rays.

Size Diag1: Default: 0.75, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the diagonal rays from top right to bottom left.

Size Diag2: Default: 0.75, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the diagonal rays from top left to bottom right.

Size Red: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the red component of the rays. If the red, green, and blue sizes are equal the glints will be uniform in color and will match the color of the source clip. If they are not equal, the glint colors can vary along the lengths of the rays.

Size Green: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the green component of the rays.

Size Blue: Default: 1.5, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the length of the blue component of the rays.

Rel From Parameters:

Rel From Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative brightness of the glint on the outgoing (From) clip.

Rel From Size: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative size of the glint on the outgoing (From) clip.

From Offset Threshold: Default: 0, Range: any.
Extra threshold to apply to the glint on the outgoing (From) clip.

Rel From Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
Relative color of the glint on the outgoing (From) clip.

Rel To Parameters:

Rel To Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative brightness of the glint on the incoming (To) clip.

Rel To Size: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative size of the glint on the incoming (To) clip.

To Offset Threshold: Default: 0, Range: any.
Extra threshold to apply to the glint on the incoming (To) clip.

Rel To Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
Relative color of the glint on the incoming (To) clip.

Affect Alpha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
If this value is positive the output Alpha channel will include some opacity from the dissolves. The maximum of the red, green, and blue dissolve brightness is scaled by this value and combined with the background Alpha at each pixel.

Expand Borders: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, transparent borders are added to the input image before processing. This allows the result to include soft edges beyond the original image size. When off, the effect only occurs within the frame and the result will retain an edge at the borders.

Show Glint Size: Check-box, Default: on.
Turns on or off the screen user interface for adjusting the Glint Size parameter.


See Also:

Glint
GlintRainbow
DissolveGlintRainbow
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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