Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: WarpTransformMask


In the S_WarpsMask Plugin.

Warps the source clip by a combination of linear transformations including scale, shear, zoom, rotation, and translation.


Source: The input clip to be warped.

Mask: The amplitude of warping is scaled by the values of this input clip. Gray values internally scale the warping amplitude rather than simply cross-fading between the effect and the original source to allow more continuous results at the Mask edges and more detailed control over the warping amounts. Only the red channel of this input is used. This input can optionally be blurred or inverted using the Blur Mask or Invert Mask 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.

Scale: X & Y,   Default: [1 1], Range: any.
Scales the relative horizontal or vertical size of the source image.

Shear: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Shears the source image horizontally or vertically.

Shift: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
Translates the source image. This parameter can be adjusted using the Shift Widget.

Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: 0.001 or greater.
Scales the 'distance' of the image. Values greater than 1.0 move it farther away and make it smaller. Values less then 1.0 move the image closer and enlarge it. Note that Scale X and Y also scale the size of the image, but in an inverse way and on each axis.

Rotate: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the source image by the specified angle in counter-clockwise degrees.

Swivel: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the image left or right in 3D about the vertical axis.

Tilt: Default: 0, Range: any.
Rotates the image up or down in 3D about the horizontal axis. You can use Swivel and Tilt together to rotate about arbitrary diagonal axes.

Perspective Amt: Default: 1, Range: 0.25 to 4.
Controls the amount of lens telescoping while applying Swivel and Tilt. Increase for more 3D perspective.

Filter: Check-box,  Default: on.
If enabled, the image is adaptively filtered when it is resampled. This gives a better quality result when parts of the image are warped smaller.

Wrap: X & Y,  Popup menu,  Default: [ No 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.

Blur Mask: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
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, Shared .
If enabled, inverts the mask input so the effect is applied to areas where the Mask is black instead of white.


Shutter Angle: Default: 0, Range: 0 or greater, Shared .
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, Shared .
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.

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:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction


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