Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: Luna

Luna

Renders the Earth's Moon; you can adjust phase and colors, and add atmospheric effects.

Inputs:

None

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.

Effect: Popup menu,  Default: Luna .
Selects how the moon's phase is chosen. You can adjust it directly in Luna mode, or select LunaDate mode to choose a date and time and the effect will use the proper phase for that date.
Luna: Select this mode to adjust the moon phase manually.
LunaDate: Select this mode to have the effect compute the phase from the given date and time.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [-0.44 0.17], Range: any, Shared .
Center point of the moon. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Size: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Size of the moon. This parameter can be adjusted using the Size Widget.

Lunar Phase: Default: 65, Range: any.
Phase of the moon, in degrees; 0 is new, 90 is first quarter, 180 is full, and 270 is last quarter. Only available in Luna mode.

Rotation: Default: 30, Range: any, Shared .
Rotation of the moon image, in degrees.

Bumpiness: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 to 1, Shared .
The moon has craters that catch and reflect light. This parameter can be used to adjust how bumpy those craters look. 0 is completely smooth, 1 is very rough. 0.3 is about physically realistic on a clear night.

Year: Integer,  Default: 2.02e+03, Range: 1900 to 2295.
Year to use when computing the phase.

Month: Integer,  Default: 3, Range: 1 to 12.
Month to use when computing the phase.

Day: Integer,  Default: 16, Range: 1 to 31.
Day to use when computing the phase.

Hour: Integer,  Default: 16, Range: 0 to 23.
Hour to use when computing the phase.

Minute: Default: 0, Range: any.
Minute to use when computing the phase.

GMT Offset: Default: -5, Range: -12 to 12.
GMT offset to use when computing the phase. -5 is Eastern Standard Time, -8 is Pacific Standard Time.

Gamma: Default: 1, Range: 0.1 or greater, Shared .
Sets the overall gamma of the moon image. Good for reducing contrast in a different way from the contrast parameter.

Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1], Shared .
Scales the color of the result. For example, if it is yellow [1 1 0], the blue of the result will be 0.

Earth Glow: Default rgb: [0 0 0], Shared .
Adds earth-glow, which you often see near sunset when the moon is crescent. The sun's light reflects off the earth, and some of that reflected light illuminates even the dark part of the moon. This gives an especially nice look during a lunar eclipse.

Sky Color: Default rgb: [0 0 0], Shared .
If you want to make a complete sky image with the moon and a colored sky, you can put the moon in a blue sky by setting Sky Color to blue. This will also tint the moon toward the sky color.

Contrast: Default: 1, Range: 0 to 1, Shared .
Adjusts the contrast of the moon. Values toward 0 brighten the dark areas.

Brightness: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Scales the brightness of the result.

Params2:

Glow Brightness: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Adds some glow to the moon. You can see this often in real life when there's some haze or light clouds.

Threshold: Default: 0.01, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Threshold for the glow; only parts of the moon brighter than this threshold will glow.

Glow Size: Default: 0.75, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Size of the moon glow. Larger creates a more diffuse glow.

Halo Brightness: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
With certain kinds of high, diffuse clouds, you can sometimes see a subtle rainbow halo around the moon. Increase this parameter to see that halo.

Halo Rel Size: Default: 1.5, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Sets the size of the halo, relative to the moon. 1.0 would be the same size as the moon, 2.0 is twice as large.

Color Fringing: Default: 0.05, Range: 0 to 1, Shared .
Increases or decreases the amount of color fringing in the moon halo; fringing separates the colors into a rainbow.

Inner Softness: Default: 0.15, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Sets the softness or spread of the inside of the halo, closest to the moon.

Outer Softness: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Sets the softness or spread of the outside of the halo, farthest from the moon.

Halo Saturation: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Sets the overall saturation of the moon halo. Increase for a more graphic look.

Halo Tint: Default rgb: [1 1 1], Shared .
Tints the halo toward this color.

Atmosphere Amp: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The Atmosphere params add a little noise to the glow and halo, for a more realistic look. Atmosphere Amp controls the amount of atmospheric noise.

Atmosphere Freq: Default: 2, Range: 0.1 or greater, Shared .
Controls the frequency of the atmospheric noise.

Atmosphere Detail: Default: 0.6, Range: 0 to 1, Shared .
Controls the turbulence (amount of detail) in the atmospheric noise.

Atmosphere Seed: Default: 0.123, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Sets the seed of the atmospheric noise.

Atmosphere Speed: Default: 1, Range: any, Shared .
Controls how fast the atmospheric noise changes over time.

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:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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