Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: HalfTone


In the S_HalfTone Plugin.

Generates a halftone version of the source clip using a black and white pattern of dots. Use the Smooth Source parameter to remove some details and make the dots more consistently round.


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.

Dots Angle: Default: 30, Range: any, Shared .
The angle of the overall dots pattern, in counter-clockwise degrees.

Dots Frequency: Default: 50, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The frequency of the dots pattern. Increase for finer dots, decrease for larger dots.

Dots Rel Width: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater, Shared .
The relative width of the dots. Increase for wider dots, decrease for taller ones.

Dots Sharpness: Default: 4, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Scales the sharpness of the edges of the dots.

Dots Lighten: Default: 0, Range: any, Shared .
Increase to lighten the resulting dot pattern.

Smooth Source: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
If positive, the source is blurred by this amount before the halftone is applied. This can be used to remove some detail in the dots and make them more consistently round.

Dots: Popup menu,  Default: Black .
Selects the dots' color model.
Black: dark dots are used on a bright background.
White: bright dots are used on a dark background.

Color1: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
The 'bright' color to use for the dots pattern.

Color0: Default rgb: [0 0 0].
The 'dark' color to use for the dots pattern.

Dots Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any, Shared .
The horizontal and vertical translation of the dots pattern



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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