Sapphire Plug-ins for Open Fx: DissolveWaves


Transitions between two input clips using a waves warping function. 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.


From: Optional. Starts the transition with this clip.

To: Optional. Ends the transition with this clip.


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.

Frequency: Default: 3, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The frequency of the waves pattern. Increase for more and smaller elements, or decrease for fewer and larger.

Amplitude: Default: 0.3, 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.

Angle: Default: 45, Range: any.
The rotation of the overall waves pattern used for the wipe, in counter-clockwise degrees.

Displace Angle: Default: 90, Range: any.
The warping direction in degrees relative to the angle of the waves. 0 gives compression-expansion waves, and 90 gives side to side waves.

Phase Start: Default: 0, Range: any.
The phase shift of the waves. The wave pattern is translated in the direction of Angle by this amount.

Phase Speed: Default: 0, Range: any.
The phase speed of the waves. If this is non-zero the wave pattern automatically travels at this rate.

Slow In: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, causes the transition to start more gradually.

Slow Out: Default: 0.5, 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.

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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