Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: TextureNeurons

TextureNeurons

In the S_Textures Plugin.

Creates an abstract texture resembling moving nerve cell tendrils. The Phase Speed and Morph Speed parameters cause the pattern to automatically change over time.

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.

Frequency: Default: 3, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The spatial frequency of the texture. Increase to zoom out, decrease to zoom in.

Freq Rel X: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The relative horizontal frequency of the texture. Increase to stretch it vertically or decrease to stretch it horizontally.

Seed: Default: 1, 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.

Phase Start: Default: 0, Range: any.
Amount to rotate the arms about their centers.

Phase Speed: Default: 0.05, Range: any.
Speed to automatically rotate the arms and move the lines over time.

Morph Speed: Default: 0.05, Range: any.
Speed to automatically undulate the underlying noise pattern over time.

Arms: Integer,  Default: 9, Range: 0 to 50.
The number of tendrils emanating from each center point in the texture.

Softness: Default: 0.5, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Decrease for sharper line edges. Increase for smoother line edges or to reduce aliasing.

Thickness: Default: 1.1, Range: 0 or greater.
Decrease for thinner lines. Increase for stronger brighter lines.

Outer Bright: Default: 0.4, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Scales the brightness of the regions away from the neuron centers. Decrease to remove the connecting lines and leave only the star shapes at the centers.

Wiggle Amp: Default: 0.1, Range: 0 or greater.
Amount of additional noise too apply along the pattern of lines. Turn down to get smoother lines.

Wiggle Freq Rel: Default: 2, Range: 0 or greater.
Frequency of the additional noise.

Wiggle Octaves: Integer,  Default: 4, Range: 1 to 10.
The number of octaves to use for the additional noise.

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

Color: Default rgb: [1 1 1].
Scales the color of the result.

Glow Color: Default rgb: [1 0.8 0.8].
Color of the glow applied to the texture.

Glow Brightness: Default: 2, Range: 0 or greater.
Brightness of the glow applied to the texture.

Glow Width: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
The width of the glow applied to the texture.

Params2:

Smooth: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater.
Amount to blur the line pattern. Increase for a defocus look, or to help remove aliasing artifacts.

Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translation offset of the texture. Since the texture is procedurally generated it can be shifted with no repeating units or seams occurring.

Morph: X & Y,   Default: [1 0], Range: any.
The horizontal and vertical directions to undulate the underlying noise pattern, when using Morph Speed.

Twist: Default: 0, Range: any.
Amount to rotate the centers to cause a twisting effect.

Glow Width Red: Default: 0.4, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative red width of the glow.

Glow Width Grn: Default: 0.6, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative green width of the glow.

Glow Width Blue: Default: 0.8, Range: 0 or greater.
The relative blue width of the glow.

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:

TextureFolded
TextureWeave
TexturePlasma
TextureNoiseEmboss
TextureNoisePaint
TextureSpots
TextureCells
TextureChromaSpiral
TextureMoire
TextureTiles
TextureLoops
TextureFlux
TextureNeuronsComp
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