Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: HalfToneRings


In the S_HalfTone Plugin.

Generates a duotone version of the source clip using a repeating pattern of concentric rings. Use the Smooth Source parameter to remove some details and make the dots more consistently shaped.


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.

Rings Angle: Default: 30, Range: any.
The angle of the overall rings pattern, in counter-clockwise degrees.

Rings Frequency: Default: 20, Range: 0 or greater.
The frequency of the overall rings pattern. Increase for smaller rings, decrease for larger rings.

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

Rings Sharpness: Default: 2, Range: -1 or greater.
Scales the sharpness of the edges of the rings.

Rings Lighten: Default: 0, Range: any.
Increase to lighten the resulting rings 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.

Ring Number: Default: 2, Range: 1 or greater.
Determines the number of concentric rings in each tile of the repeating pattern.

Ring Phase: Default: 0, Range: any.
Shifts the rings in or out within each tile of the pattern.

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

Rings Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The horizontal and vertical translation of the overall rings 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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