Sapphire Plug-ins for Open Fx: Emboss

S_Emboss

Embosses the Source clip using the brightness of the Bumps input as a relief map. Increase the Bumps Smooth parameter for bolder bumps, and adjust the Light Dir to illuminate the bumps from different angles.

In the Sapphire Stylize effects submenu.


Inputs:

Source: The clip to be processed.

Bumps: Optional. The bump map for the emboss. Only the luminance of this input is used.

Mask: Optional. If provided, the emboss is applied only at the areas specified by this input. This input can be affected using the Blur Mask, Invert Mask, or Mask Use parameters.

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.

Light Dir: X & Y,   Default: [-0.5 0.361], Range: any.
The direction vector for the light source. Surface shading is calculated using light from this direction shining onto the Bumps input. This parameter can be adjusted using the Light Dir Widget.

Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the result.

Light Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
The color of the light source that creates the embossed result.

Bumps Scale: Default: 1, Range: any.
Scales the amplitude of the bump map.

Bumps Threshold: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
This value is subtracted from the Bumps input before it is used.

Bumps Smooth: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
If positive, the Bumps input is blurred by this amount before being used. Increase for a softer emboss effect.

Subpixel Smooth: Check-box,  Default: on.
If enabled, the amount of pre-smoothing of the Bumps input is performed at subpixel accuracy. It can be helpful if Bumps Smooth is very small or is being animated. This parameter has no effect unless Bumps Smooth is positive.

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

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

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.

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


See Also:

EmbossShiny
EmbossDistort
EmbossGlass
Distort
EdgesInDirection
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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