Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: DissolveEdgeRays

DissolveEdgeRays

In the S_Dissolves Plugin.

Transitions between two input clips using animated edge rays. The clips dissolve into each other, and edge rays are added to the result. The edge rays ramps up and down over the duration of the effect. The edge rays animate by moving the origin of the edge rays across the screen along a line. The Dissolve Amt parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.

Inputs:

From: Starts the transition with this clip.

To: 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 Amt: AutoTransition,  Default: 0, Range: -0.5 to 1.5, Shared .
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.

Dissolve Speed: Default: 3, Range: 1 or greater.
The speed of the dissolve between the From and To clips. When set to 1, the dissolve takes place over the entire duration of the effect. When set higher, the dissolve is shorter, although the edge rays ramp-up and ramp-down still takes the entire duration. Setting this to 10 can make the transition snappier and more like a flash-frame cut.

Rays Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The location from which the rays beam outwards at the midpoint of the transition.

Center Speed: Default: 0.2, Range: 0 to 2.
The speed at which the rays center moves across the screen.

Center Angle: Default: 0, Range: any.
The angle at which the rays center moves across the screen.

Rays Length: Default: 0.75, Range: 2 or less.
The maximum length of the rays at the midpoint of the transition.

Rays Shrink: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
The fraction by which the length of the rays is reduced at the beginning and end of the transition.

Rays Brightness: Default: 8, Range: 0 or greater.
The maximum brightness of the rays at the midpoint of the transition.

Rays Fade: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1.
The fraction by which the rays brightness is reduced at the beginning and end of the transition.

Rays Res: Popup menu,  Default: Full .
Selects the resolution factor for the rays. Higher resolutions give sharper rays, lower resolutions give smoother rays and faster processing. This 'Res' factor only affects the rays: the background is still combined with the rays at full resolution.
Full: Full resolution is used.
Half: The rays are calculated at half resolution.
Quarter: The rays are calculated at quarter resolution.

Show: Popup menu,  Default: Result .
Selects between output options.
Result: outputs the rays over the Background.
Edges: outputs only the edge image. This can useful during the adjustment of the edge or shimmer parameters.

Rays Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
Scales the color of the ray beams.

Source Opacity: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1.
Scales the opacity of the Source input when combined with the rays. This does not affect the generation of the rays themselves.

Rel Outer Bright: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
The relative brightness of the outer end of the rays. This is normally near 0 so the rays fade away at their outer ends, but higher values can cause longer looking rays.

Edge Thickness: Default: 0.03, Range: 0 or greater.
The thickness of the edges which generate the rays.

Edge Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the edges which generate the rays.

Edge Subpixel: Check-box,  Default: off.
Enables subpixel Edge Thickness amounts. Turn this on you are animating Edge Thickness or if you want finer control of small values.

Params2:

Shimmer Amp: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater.
Modulates the ray source image with this amount of noise texture to give the rays a shimmering look.

Shimmer Freq: Default: 40, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The frequency of the shimmer texture. Increase for a finer grained shimmer effect, decrease for larger, softer shimmer. This has no effect unless Shimmer Amp is positive.

Shimmer Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translation of the shimmer texture. This has no effect unless Shimmer Amp is positive.

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

Shimmer Speed: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translation speed of the shimmer texture. If non-zero, the shimmering is automatically animated to shift at this rate.

Params3:

Enable Dark Rays: Check-box,  Default: off.
Allow rays to darken the source as well as brighten it. If enabled, a dark Rays Color will cause rays to darken the source. A bright Rays Color will brighten the source as usual.

Reverse Rays: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Extend rays inward as well as outward. The length of the reversed rays is controlled by Rays Length as well as this parameter.

Atmosphere Amp: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Atmosphere gives the effect of rays shining through a dusty atmosphere and picking up light or getting shadowed. This parameter adjusts the amount, or amplitude, of the atmospheric effect. Zero gives smooth rays, higher values give more dusty look.

Atmosphere Freq: Default: 1, Range: 0.1 to 20.
Controls the spatial frequency of the atmospheric noise. Turn this up higher to get finer details, turn down for broader overall variation.

Atmosphere Detail: Default: 0.6, Range: 0 to 1.
Controls the amount of fine detail in the atmosphere simulation. Decrease to get smoother atmosphere, increase for a more crunchy or grainy look.

Atmosphere Speed: Default: 1, Range: any.
The cloudy noise in the atmosphere evolves over time like real dust clouds; this parameter controls how fast the cloud pattern changes over time. Set to zero for a static pattern.

Length Red: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative length of the red channel of the rays. Adjust this, along with Length Green and Length Blue, to create color fringing effects.

Length Green: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative length of the green channel of the rays.

Length Blue: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative length of the blue channel of the rays.
See general info for: Res , On Fields , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .


See Also:

Dissolve
DissolveBlur
DissolveBubble
DissolveClouds
DissolveDefocus
DissolveDiffuse
DissolveDistort
DissolveFilm
DissolveGlint
DissolveGlintRainbow
DissolveGlow
DissolveLensFlare
DissolveLuma
DissolvePixelate
DissolvePuddle
DissolveSpeckle
DissolveStatic
DissolveTiles
DissolveVortex
DissolveWaves
DissolveLightRays
DissolveDarkRays
EdgeRays
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