Sapphire Plug-ins for Open Fx: Mosaic

S_Mosaic

Generates a pixelated version of the source clip. Adjust the size and shape of the blocks using the Pixel Frequency and Pixel Rel Height parameters. Increase the Smooth Colors parameter to cause the colors of nearby pixel blocks to be more consistent, and less flickery over time.

In the Sapphire Stylize effects submenu.


Inputs:

Source: The clip to be processed.

Mask: Optional. If provided, the effect is applied only at Source areas specified by this input. For gray values in the mask, the pixel blocks are mixed with the original source such that the blocks fade but remain whole. 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.

Pixel Frequency: Default: 40, Range: 1 or greater.
The frequency of the pixel blocks. Increase for more numerous, smaller pixels.

Pixel Rel Height: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The relative height of the pixel blocks. Increase for taller blocks, decrease for wider ones.

Pixel Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The translation of the pixel pattern.

Smooth Colors: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the source before pixelating. Increase to cause the colors of nearby pixel blocks to be more consistent, and less flickery over time.

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

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.

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:

AutoPaint
Sketch
HalfTone
HalfToneColor
Etching
ScanLines
FlysEyeHex
JpegDamage
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