Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: EdgeBlips

EdgeDetect: Blips

In the S_EdgeDetect Plugin.

Performs an edge detect on the source image, then finds the intersection of the edges with a rotating beam. The result of this effect can be used to create dots that cycle around the edges of an object, probably for further processing such as with Glint.


Source: The clip to be processed.


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.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The center location of the rotating beam, in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Angle Start: Default: 0, Range: any.
The initial beam angle.

Angle Speed: Default: 180, Range: any.
The speed of beam rotation in degrees per second. For variable beam rotation speed, set this to zero and animate the Angle Start parameter.

Beam Width: Default: 0.05, Range: 0.001 or greater.
The width of the rotating beam.

Beam: Popup menu,  Default: 1 Way .
Selects the type of beam.
1 Way: the beam starts at the Center location and extends outwards in a single direction based on the Angle.
Bidirectional: the beam extends in both directions from the Center location.

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

Saturation: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Scales the color saturation of the result. Increase for more intense colors. Set to 0 for monochrome.

Threshold: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Subtracts this value from the result. Increase to remove unwanted noise from minor edges.

Edge Smooth: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Increase for thicker and smoother edges.

Show: Popup menu,  Default: EDGESxBEAM .
Selects between output options.
EDGESxBEAM: outputs the edge image intersected with the beam.
EDGES: outputs only the edge image. Use this when adjusting the edge parameters.
BEAM: outputs only the beam images. Use this when adjusting the beam parameters.



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:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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