Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: EdgeAwareBlurMask

Blurs: EdgeAwareBlurMask

In the S_BlursMask Plugin.

Blur regions of similar color while preserving edges between regions. The blur radius is scaled by the Mask input.


Source: The clip to be processed.

Mask: The blur is only performed on regions of the source clip specified by the bright areas of this input. Pixels outside this mask are not blurred, and do not contribute to the resulting blurred pixels within it. Only the red channel of this input is used.


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.

Blur Amount: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Scales the width of the blur. This parameter can be adjusted using the Blur Amount Widget.

Blur Rel: X & Y,   Default: [1 1], Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The relative horizontal and vertical blur widths. Set Blur Rel X to 0 for a vertical-only blur, or set Blur Rel Y to 0 for a horizontal-only blur. This parameter can be adjusted using the Blur Amount Widget.

Edge Threshold: Default: 0.1, Range: 0 or greater.
Color regions separate by an edge larger than this value will not blur into each other.

Edge Smooth: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blur the Edge Source by this amount before calculating edge strength.

Filter: Popup menu,  Default: Gauss .
The type of convolution filter to blur with.
Box: uses a rectangular shaped filter.
Triangle: smoother, uses a pyramid shaped filter.
Gauss: smoothest, uses a gaussian shaped filter.
Smooth: repeatedly applies gaussian filter to eliminate artifacts from edges.

Blur Type: Popup menu,  Default: Sharp Edges .
Determines the style of blur effect.
Sharp Edges: Reinforces strong edges, producing a watercolor- or cartoon-like effect.
Soft Edges: Doesn't emphasize edges, producing a more natural blur effect.
Softer Edges: Blurs pixels near edges a little, producing a soft-focus-like effect.

Subpixel: Check-box,  Default: on, Shared .
Enables blurring by subpixel amounts. Use this for smoother animation of the Blur Amount or Blur Rel parameters. Only effects the Sharp Edges blur type.

Invert Mask: Check-box,  Default: off, Shared .
If enabled, inverts the mask input so the effect is applied to areas where the Mask is black instead of white.



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.

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.
See general info for: Res , On Fields , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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