Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: Sketch

AutoPaint: Sketch

In the S_AutoPaint Plugin.

Generates a version of the input with a hand drawn sketched look. The results of this effect can depend on the image resolution, so it is recommended to test your final resolution before processing a clip.


Source: The clip to be processed.


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.

Frequency: Default: 64, Range: 1 or greater, Shared .
The density of brush strokes in the frame. Increase for smaller strokes.

Stroke Length: Default: 2, Range: any, Shared .
Determines the length of the strokes along the directions of edges in the source clip. If this is negative you can switch between Sketch and BumpySketch styles and vice versa.

Stroke Align: Default: 0.2, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Increase to smooth out the directions of the strokes so nearby strokes are more parallel.

Smooth Colors: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
Blurs the source by this amount before generating the brush strokes. Increase to cause the colors of nearby strokes to be more consistent.

Seed: Default: 0.123, Range: 0 or greater.
Used to initialize the random number generator. The actual seed value is not significant, but different seeds give different results and the same value should give a repeatable result.

Jitter Frames: Integer,  Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
If this is 0, the locations of the strokes will remain the same for every frame processed. If it is 1, the locations of the stokes are re-randomized for each frame. If it is 2, they are re-randomized every second frame, and so on.

Background Color: Default rgb: [0.8 0.8 0.8], Shared .
The color of the background over which the sketched lines are applied.

Line Thickness: Default: 0.04, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The thickness of the sketched lines.

Line Strength: Default: 0.3, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
The strength of the sketched lines. Increase for brighter lines, decrease for softer lines.



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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