Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: KaleidoRadial


In the S_Kaleido Plugin.

Simulates a traditional 2 or 3-mirror kaleidoscope. You see a pie-slice shaped piece of the source through the angle between the mirrors, and mirror-reflected copies of it in the rest of the image. Use the Slices parameter to control the how many copies of the source pie slice you see around the central point.


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 kaleidoscope mirrors, in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. 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 whole pattern about the Center by this many degrees.

Rotate Kaleido: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the kaleidoscope itself, without rotating the image under (or inside) it.

Rotate Inside: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the image under the kaleidoscope about the Center, much like rotating the object box at the end of a traditional kaleidoscope.

Slices: Default: 6, Range: 0.01 or greater, Shared .
Sets how many slices the image will be broken up into. Each slice corresponds to the area between the mirrors in a traditional kaleidoscope. Turn this up to get a more abstract look, and down to get fewer, wider slices. Fractional numbers here will get you one fractional slice; for a fully symmetrical look, use integers (3, 4, 5, and so on).

Rotate Inside Speed: Default: 30, Range: any.
Auto-rotates the image under the kaleidoscope over time. This allows you to get a nice animated look even on a still background, much like a traditional kaleidoscope where you could rotate the object box at the end. In degrees per second.

Shift Inside: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translates or shifts the source image inside the kaleidoscope before it is reflected.

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.

Wrap: Popup menu,  Default: Reflect .
Determines the method for accessing outside the borders of the source image.
No: gives black beyond the borders.
Tile: repeats a copy of the image.
Reflect: repeats a mirrored copy. Edges are often less visible with this method.

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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