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Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: StreaksMaskCmp

StreaksMaskCmp

Motion blurs the bright areas of the source into streaks between the From and To transformations, at non-black areas of the Mask, and combines that with the background input. This can be used to create an extended film exposure effect, or simulate soft beams of light.

Inputs:

Source: The clip to be processed.

Back: The background to combine the streaks with.

Mask: The Source is scaled by the values of this input clip before the areas that get streaked are determined. This can be used to selectively remove or reduce the streaks applied to specific areas of the Source.

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.

From Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
The 'distance' of the From transformation. This zooms about the Center location when Shift is 0. Increase to zoom out, decrease to zoom in. This parameter can be adjusted using the From Transfm Widget.

From Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any.
The rotation angle of the From transformation, in degrees, about the center. This parameter can be adjusted using the From Transfm Widget.

From Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The horizontal and vertical translations of the From transformation. This can be used for directional motion. If it is non-zero the center location becomes less meaningful. This parameter can be adjusted using the From Transfm Widget.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The center of rotation and zooming, in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. The shift values should be zero for this location to make sense. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Exposure Bias: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 1.
Determines the variable amount of exposure along the path between the From and To transformations. A value of 0 causes more exposure at the From end, 0.5 causes equal exposure along the path, and 1.0 causes more exposure at the To end. If you have bright spots on a dark background, a 0 value would cause the processed spots to be brighter at the From end and dark at the To end, and a 1.0 value would cause the opposite.

To Z Dist: Default: 0.8, Range: 0.001 or greater.
The 'distance' of the To transformation. Increase to zoom out, or decrease to zoom in. This parameter can be adjusted using the To Transform Widget.

To Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any.
The rotation angle of the To transformation, in degrees, about the center. Note that if the From and To Rotate angles are very different, the interpolation between them will become less accurate. This parameter can be adjusted using the To Transform Widget.

To Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The horizontal and vertical translations of the To transformation. This can be used for directional motion. If it is non-zero the center location becomes less meaningful. This parameter can be adjusted using the To Transform Widget.

Scale Streaks: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the streaks.

Scale Back: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the background before combining with the streakss. If 0, the result will contain only the streaks image over black.

Scale Result: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the result.

Threshold: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 or greater.
Streaks are generated from locations in the source clip that are brighter than this value. A value of 0.9 causes streaks at only the brightest spots. A value of 0 causes streaks for every non-black area.

Threshold Add Color: Default rgb: [0 0 0].
This can be used to raise the threshold on a specific color and thereby reduce the streaks generated on areas of the source clip containing that color.

Wrap: Popup menu,  Default: No .
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.

Subpixel: Check-box,  Default: on.
If enabled, uses a better quality but slightly slower method for rendering the streaks.

Streaks Res: Popup menu,  Default: Full .
Selects the resolution factor for the streaks. This is similar to the general 'Res' factor parameter, but it only affects the streaks: the original mixed with the streaks remains at full resolution. Higher resolutions give better quality, lower resolutions give faster processing.
Full: Full resolution is used.
Half: The streaks are calculated at half resolution.
Quarter: The streaks are calculated at quarter resolution.

Combine: Popup menu,  Default: Add .
Determines how the streaks are combined with the background.
Add: causes the streaks to be added to the background.
Screen: performs a blend function which can help prevent overly bright results.

Params2:

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.

Mask Type: Popup menu,  Default: Luma .
This setting is ignored unless the Mask input is provided.
Luma: uses the luminance of the Mask input to scale the brightness of the streaks.
Color: uses the RGB channels of the Mask input to scale the colors of the streaks.

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.

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:

Streaks
StreaksMask
StreaksComp
Rays
EdgeRays
BlurMotion
WarpRepeat
WarpChroma
Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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