Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: KaleidoPolar


In the S_Kaleido Plugin.

Warps the source clip around in a disk shape and reflects radially as if viewed through a reflecting cylinder.


Source: The input clip to be warped.


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, Shared .
Center location of the kaleidoscoped image in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. The entire result will be shifted by this amount. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Z Dist: Default: 2, Range: any, Shared .
Scales the 'distance' of the entire result in or out from the Center. Increase to zoom out, decrease to zoom in.

Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any, Shared .
Rotates the kaleidoscope's reflection pattern about the Center by this many counter-clockwise degrees.

Angle Repeats: Default: 6, Range: 0.01 or greater, Shared .
The number of copies of the source image to wrap around. This should be an even integer to avoid a seam where the first copy connects to the last.

Stretch: X & Y,   Default: [1 1], Range: any.
Scales the horizontal or vertical size of the result.

Inside Shift Y: Default: 0, Range: any.
Shifts the source image up by this amount before it is reflected. This causes the resulting pattern of images to radiate outward from the center.

Kaleido Amount: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Adjusts the overall amount of distortion applied to the Source clip. Set this to zero to leave the source unchanged or to one for a normal kaleidoscope pattern.

Filter: Check-box,  Default: on, Shared .
If enabled, the image is adaptively filtered when it is resampled. This gives a better quality result when parts of the image are warped smaller.



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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