Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: TimeSlice

Temporal: TimeSlice

In the S_Temporal Plugin.

Divides the output frame into slices, where each slice receives a different frame from the source clip. An example use of this effect might be to make a turning object twist into a helix shape instead of rigidly rotating. The slices are oriented depending on Slice Direction, and receive relative frame numbers between plus and minus half of Slice Number. For example if the current frame number is 30, Slice Direction is 90 degrees, Slice Number is 12, and Frame Offset is 0, the result will consist of horizontal slices containing approximately frames 30-6 to 30+6 from bottom to top.


Source: The input to process. In Batch, it is recommended that this input be a clip of frames rather than another node.


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.

Slice Direction: Default: 90, Range: any.
The orientation of the slices, in counter-clockwise degrees. If this is 0 the slices will go from left to right. If it is -90 they will go from top to bottom. This parameter can be adjusted using the Slice Widget.

Slice Number: Default: 12, Range: 1 to 500.
The number of time slices to slice the frame into. This parameter can be adjusted using the Slice Widget.

Frame Offset: Default: 0, Range: -100 to 100.
Shifts all frame numbers in time that the slices receive. This parameter can be adjusted using the Slice Widget.

Interp Frames: Check-box,  Default: off.
Selects the method to use for non-integer frame number references. If disabled, the nearest integer frame number is used with no interpolation, which usually gives visible edges between the time slices. If enabled, a weighted interpolation is performed between the two nearest integer frame numbers, which smooths the results between the time slices.



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 , Redraw , Undo , Load Defaults , Crop , Add Noise , and Use Gamma .

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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