Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: Grid

Grid

Generates a grid of lines and combines it with a background clip. Adjust the Latitude, Swing, and Roll parameters to rotate the grid on various axes, and adjust Shift and Z Dist to translate and zoom.

Inputs:

Back: The clip to draw the grid on.

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.

Boxes: X & Y,  Integer,   Default: [24 16], Range: 1 or greater.
The total number of grid cells in the horizontal and vertical directions.

Grid Size: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the size of the grid object.

Grid Size X: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the relative horizontal size of the grid.

Grid Size Y: Default: 0.75, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the relative vertical size of the grid.

Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translates the grid by this amount.

Line Width: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the thickness of all the grid lines.

H Line Rel Width: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the relative thickness of the horizontal lines.

V Line Rel Width: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the relative thickness of the vertical lines.

Major Line Spacing: Integer,  Default: 4, Range: 0 or greater.
Thicker lines are drawn at each interval of this many lines. If zero, the major lines are disabled and all lines will be equal width.

Major Line Width: Default: 2.5, Range: 1 or greater.
The relative thickness of the major lines.

Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Scales the 'distance' of the grid. Values greater than 1.0 move it farther away and make it smaller. Values less then 1.0 move it closer and enlarge it.

Tele Lens Width: Default: 1, Range: 0.2 or greater.
The amount of lens telescoping. Increase to zoom in with less perspective, decrease for a wider viewing angle with more perspective.

Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the grid color.

Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
The color of the grid.

Opacity: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1.
The opacity of the grid. Lower values allow more background to show through.

Latitude: Default: 0, Range: any.
Tilts the grid up or down by this many degrees.

Swing: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotation of the grid in counter-clockwise degrees in its initial frame.

Roll: Default: 0, Range: any.
Tilts the grid from side to side, in counter-clockwise degrees. If Latitude is 0, the effects of Swing and Roll are the same.

Combine: Popup menu,  Default: Over .
Determines how the grid is combined with the Background.
Over: composites the grid over the background.
Exclusion: combines the grid and the Background with a difference operator.

Scale Back: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the background before combining with the grid. If 0, the result will contain only the grid image over black.

Params2:

Shutter Angle: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Adjusts the shutter angle for motion blur. This controls the amount of time that the simulated shutter is open, and thus the overall amount of motion blur. A value of 0 disables motion blur. A value of 360 degrees will blur over an entire frame, which is the maximum amount of motion blur possible with a real camera. Values above 360 degrees will produce unrealistic results in which the motion of adjacent frames overlaps.

Samples: Integer,  Default: 16, Range: 2 or greater.
Controls the number of individual renders that are averaged together when applying motion blur. Increasing the number of samples will give smoother results, but will also increase render times. If too few samples are used, there can be visible aliasing or ghosting artifacts. Faster motion will require more samples to avoid artifacts.

Params3:

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:

WipeChecker
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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