Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: MosaicMask


Generates a pixelated version of the source clip. This is similar to Mosaic but a Mask input specifies which areas of the Source are to be pixelated.


Source: The clip to be processed.

Mask: The effect is applied only at Source areas specified by this Mask input. For gray values in the mask, the pixel blocks are mixed with the original source such that the blocks fade but remain whole. Only the red channel of this input is used. The mask can optionally be blurred or inverted using the Blur Mask or Invert Mask 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.

Pixel Frequency: Default: 40, Range: 1 or greater.
The frequency of the pixel blocks. Increase for more numerous, smaller pixels.

Pixel Rel Height: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The relative height of the pixel blocks. Increase for taller blocks, decrease for wider ones.

Pixel Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The translation of the pixel pattern.

Smooth Colors: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the source before pixelating. Increase to cause the colors of nearby pixel blocks to be more consistent, and less flickery over time.

Mix With Source: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
Interpolates between the result (0) and the original source (1).

Blur Mask: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the Mask input by this amount before using. This can provide a smoother transition between the masked and unmasked areas.

Invert Mask: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, inverts the mask input so the effect is applied to areas where the Mask is black instead of white.

Wrap: X & Y,  Popup menu,  Default: [ Reflect 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.



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.

Combine Masks: Popup menu,  Default: Union .
Determines how to combine the Mocha Mask and Input Mask when both are supplied to the effect.
Union: Uses the area covered by both masks together.
Intersect: Uses the area that overlaps between the two masks.
Mocha Only: Ignore the Input Mask and only use the Mocha Mask.
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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