Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: Aurora

Aurora

Generates a two colored swirl of light along a user controlled spline reminiscent of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Inputs:

None

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.

Start Color: Default rgb: [0 0.8 0.3], Shared .
Sets the color at the starting control point.

End Color: Default rgb: [0.6 0.2 0.8], Shared .
Sets the color at the ending control point.

Start: X & Y,   Default: [-0.7 0.4], Range: any.
The starting point of the Aurora.

End: X & Y,   Default: [0.8 -0.5], Range: any.
The ending point of the Aurora.

Stroke Size: Default: 0.25, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Influences the width of the Aurora along the spline. This parameter controls the size of the underlying color gradient before it's distorted.

Color Phase: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Adjusts the phase of the gradient between Start Color and End Color. Use this to animate the movement of the colors along the Aurora.

Brightness: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Scales the brightness of the Aurora.

Softness: Default: 0.075, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The amount of blur applied to the Aurora. Set to 0 to get a colored point cloud.

Softness Rel Y: Default: 10, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The relative vertical amount of softness.

Swirl Complexity: Integer,  Default: 3, Range: 1 or greater, Shared .
Specifies how many layers should be rendered in the Aurora. The more layers rendered, the more complex pattern generated along the spline.

Swirl Magnitude: Default: 0.7, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The magnitude or amplitude of the swirls along the spline. Setting this to 0 will render a color gradient along the spline.

Magnitude Rel Y: Default: 1.25, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The relative vertical magnitude of the swirls.

Swirl Frequency: Default: 2, Range: 0 to 50, Shared .
The frequency of the swirls along the spline.

Frequency Rel Y: Default: 10, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The relative vertical frequency along the spline.

Swirl Speed X: Default: 0.1, Range: any, Shared .
The speed at which the swirls move horizontally.

Swirl Speed Y: Default: 0, Range: any, Shared .
The speed at which the swirls move vertically.

Seed: Default: 0.123, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Used to initialize the random number generator. The actual seed value is not significant, but different seeds give different results and the same value should give a repeatable result.

Params2:

Light Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Lights a circular area of the Aurora. Set to 0 to disable the light. Increase value to increase the intensity of the light.

Light Pos: X & Y,   Default: [-0.3 -0.5], Range: any, Shared .
The position of the center of the light.

Light Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1], Shared .
The color of the light.

Ambient Light: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The level of illumination outside the light.

Light Radius: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Distance from the center of the light to the edge of the brightest section.

Light Softness: Default: 2, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
How quickly the edge of the light should taper off of to darkness.

Params3:

Point 1 Enable: Check-box,  Default: off.
Turns on or off the first control point.

Control Point 1: X & Y,   Default: [-0.33 0.4], Range: any.
First spline control point.

Point 2 Enable: Check-box,  Default: on.
Turns on or off the second control point.

Control Point 2: X & Y,   Default: [0.04 0.2], Range: any.
Second spline control point.

Point 3 Enable: Check-box,  Default: on.
Turns on or off the third control point.

Control Point 3: X & Y,   Default: [-0.1 -0.4], Range: any.
Third spline control point.

Point 4 Enable: Check-box,  Default: off.
Turns on or off the fourth control point.

Control Point 4: X & Y,   Default: [0.45 -0.33], Range: any.
Fourth spline control point.

Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Brings up the Mocha window for tracking footage and generating masks.

Blur Mocha: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
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, Shared .
Controls the strength of the Mocha mask. Lower values reduce the intensity of the effect.

Invert Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
If enabled, the black and white of the Mocha Mask are inverted before applying the effect.

Show Mocha Only: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
Bypass the effect and show the Mocha Mask itself.

Bypass Mocha: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
Ignore the Mocha Mask and apply the effect to the entire source clip.
See general info for: Res , On Fields , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .


See Also:

NightSky
Clouds
Zap
Zap
ZapTo
ZapFrom
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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