Sapphire Plug-ins for Open Fx: DissolvePuddle

S_DissolvePuddle

Transitions between two input clips while warping by a circular pattern of waves. The first clip is warped away and faded out while the second clip is unwarped into place and faded in. 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.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The location of the puddle center in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. This parameter can be set by enabling and moving the Center Widget. Note that moving the puddle center can also cause the puddle size to change so that the current value of Wipe Amt remains correct.

Frequency: Default: 5, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The frequency of the puddle pattern. Increase for more and smaller elements, or decrease for fewer and larger.

Rel Height: Default: 0.75, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The relative height of the concentric wave pattern.

Amplitude: Default: 0.2, Range: any.
Scales the amount of warping distortion.

Rel Amp2: Default: -1, Range: any.
The relative amplitude of the second input clip warping distortion. If this is positive instead of negative, the clip will be unwarped from the opposite direction.

Rotate Puddle: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the puddle pattern by this many counter-clockwise degrees after the Rel Height stretching has been applied. This has no effect when Rel Height is 1.

Phase Start: Default: 0, Range: any.
The phase shift of the waves.

Phase Speed: Default: 1, Range: any.
The speed of the waves. If this is positive the waves automatically travel outwards from the center at this rate.

Inner Radius: Default: 0, Range: any.
The distance from the puddle center where the wave distortion is phased in. No waves are generated inside this radius.

Inner Softness: Default: 0.1, Range: 0.0056 or greater.
The width of the region at the Inner Radius over which the wave distortion is phased in.

Outer Radius: Default: 1.4, Range: 0 or greater.
The distance from the puddle center where the wave distortion is phased out. No waves are generated outside this radius.

Outer Softness: Default: 0.42, Range: 0.0056 or greater.
The width of the region at the Outer Radius over which the wave distortion is phased out.

Slow In: Default: 0.2, Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, causes the transition to start more gradually.

Slow Out: Default: 0.2, Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, causes the transition to end more gradually.

Wrap: X & Y,  Popup menu,  Default: [ Reflect Reflect ].
Determines the method for accessing outside the borders of the source images.
No: gives black beyond the borders.
Tile: repeats a copy of the image.
Reflect: repeats a mirrored copy. Edges are often less visible with this method.

Filter: Check-box,  Default: on.
If enabled, the image is adaptively filtered when it is resampled. This gives a better quality result when parts of the image are warped smaller.

Crop Input Parameters: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
These 4 parameters, Crop Top , Crop Bottom , Crop Left, and Crop Right , allow selecting a rectangular subsection of the input image to be processed. If the Wrap parameters are set to "No" the exposed borders will be transparent. If the Wrap is "Tile" or "Reflect" the source image is wrapped on the new cropped borders to fill the frame. This can make it easier to avoid artifacts due to distorting an image with bad edges.

Show Outer Radius: Check-box, Default: on.
Turns on or off the screen user interface for adjusting the Center parameter.

Show Inner Radius: Check-box, Default: on.
Turns on or off the screen interface parameter for adjusting the Inner Radius. The value of the Inner Radius parameter must first be positive for this widget to be visible.

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

Show Rotate Puddle: Check-box, Default: on.
Turns on or off the screen user interface for adjusting the Center parameter.

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


See Also:

DissolveBlur
DissolveBubble
DissolveDiffuse
DissolveFilm
DissolveGlow
DissolveLuma
DissolveSpeckle
DissolveStatic
DissolveVortex
DissolveWaves
WarpPuddle
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