Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: TileScramble


Breaks the image into rectangular tiles and shifts the image within each tile to create an effect like a wall of small randomly oriented mirrors reflecting the source image. The amount and direction of shifting are controllable.


Source: The input clip to be warped.


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.

Tiles: Default: 10, Range: 1 or greater.
How many tiles across the image. Increase for many tiny tiles; decrease for a few large ones.

Tile Rel Width: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Scales the height of each tile.

Tile Rel Height: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Scales the width of each tile.

Tile Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
shifts the edges of the tiles in X and Y. This doesn't shift the contents of the tiles, just the boundaries. Animate for an interesting effect.

Scramble Speed: Default: 0.1, Range: any.
How much scrambling to apply to each tile. Zero gives the original image.

Scramble Rel X: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative scramble amount in X. Set to zero to get only vertical scrambling.

Scramble Rel Y: Default: 1, Range: 0 or greater.
Relative scramble amount in Y. Set to zero to get only horizontal scrambling.

Rotate Warp Dir: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the warping direction by this many degrees. Animate to rotate the tiles around for an interesting effect.

Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: 0.01 or greater.
Scales the distance of the image in each tile in or out from its center. Increase to zoom out, decrease to zoom in.

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.

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.

Filter: Check-box,  Default: off.
If enabled, the image is filtered when it is resampled smaller. This gives a better quality result when Z Dist is greater than 1. Has no effect when Z Dist is 1 or less.

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.



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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