Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: KaleidoSquares

KaleidoSquares

In the S_Kaleido Plugin.

Reflects the source clip into a pattern of squares. The 'Inside' parameters transform the Source image before it is reflected into the pattern. The Center and Z Dist transform the entire result including the reflection pattern, and the Rotate affects only the reflecting 'mirrors'.

Inputs:

Source: The clip to be processed.

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.

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.

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

Inside Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: any, Shared .
Zooms the source image in or out inside the kaleidoscope before it is reflected.

Inside Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any, Shared .
Rotates 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: X & Y,  Popup menu,  Default: [ Reflect Reflect ].
Determines the method for accessing outside the borders of the source image. This is used only if the image inside the kaleidoscope is not contained within the shape of mirrors.
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 Source image is resampled using pixel averaging. This removes aliasing and gives a higher quality result, although it may not be necessary if your input image is smooth with no sharp edges or high frequencies.

Params2:

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:

KaleidoTriangles
KaleidoDiamonds
KaleidoOct
KaleidoRadial
KaleidoPolar
FlysEyeHex
FlysEyeCircles
FlysEyeRect
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