Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: Shape

Shape

Draws a shape into the image. It can give a wide variety of shapes, from polygons and circles to stars, flower shapes, and swirled starfish shapes. The main parameters to look at are Points, Pointiness, Roundness, and Swirl.

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.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The center point of the shape. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Size: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater.
The overall size of the shape. This parameter can be adjusted using the Size Widget.

Rel Width: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Increase to make the shape wider.

Rel Height: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Increase to make the shape taller.

Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the whole shape around its center. This parameter can be adjusted using the Rotate Widget.

Rotate Pre Scale: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the figure around its center before the Rel Width and Rel Height are applied. You can use both rotations to get interesting effects.

Points: Integer,  Default: 5, Range: 3 or greater.
The number of points in the shape. Unless Pointiness is zero, the shape will have this many points around the edge.

Pointiness: Default: 2.15, Range: any.
How pointy the shape is. 0 gives a circle (as long as Roundness is 1); 1 gives a regular polygon. Greater than 1 gives starlike shapes, and less than zero gives flower-like shapes with outward-facing lobes.

Roundness: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
How rounded the edges of the shape are between the points. 0 means straight lines, and 1 means smoothly curved. When Pointiness is 1, this has no effect.

Swirl: Default: 0, Range: -5 to 5.
Setting this to nonzero swirls the whole shape around; the outward edge is rotated more than the center to give a vortex-like appearance. Try it with large pointiness.

Blur: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Blurs the whole shape.

Brightness1: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the shape.

Color1: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
The color of the shape.

Color0: Default rgb: [0 0 0].
The color of the background of the shape image.

Offset0: Default: 0, Range: any.
Adds this value to color0.

Params2:

Shutter Angle: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Adjusts the shutter angle for motion blur. This controls the amount of time that the simulated shutter is open, and thus the overall amount of motion blur. A value of 0 disables motion blur. A value of 360 degrees will blur over an entire frame, which is the maximum amount of motion blur possible with a real camera. Values above 360 degrees will produce unrealistic results in which the motion of adjacent frames overlaps.

Samples: Integer,  Default: 16, Range: 2 or greater.
Controls the number of individual renders that are averaged together when applying motion blur. Increasing the number of samples will give smoother results, but will also increase render times. If too few samples are used, there can be visible aliasing or ghosting artifacts. Faster motion will require more samples to avoid artifacts.

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:

ShapeComp
WipeStar
SpotLight
TextureTiles
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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