Sapphire Plug-ins for Autodesk: WarpVortex


In the S_Warps Plugin.

Twists the source clip into a vortex, about a given Center location. Use the Vortex Start parameter to adjust the amount of vortexing, and use Angle Offset to also apply a normal rotation. Vortex Speed can be used to automatically animate the amount of vortexing.


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.

Vortex Start: Default: 36, Range: any.
The amount of vortex rotation, in approximate counter-clockwise degrees at the edge of the frame.

Vortex Speed: Default: 0, Range: any.
The speed of the vortex rotation, in approximate degrees per second at the edge of the frame. If non-zero, the vortexing is automatically animated at this rate.

Inner Radius: Default: 0.04, Range: 0 or greater.
The radius from the center at which the vortexing is phased in. This can be used to reduce excessive distortion and aliasing at the very center of the vortex.

Angle Offset: Default: 0, Range: any.
If non-zero, a rotation is combined with the vortex. Make negative to rotate the inner and outer regions in opposite directions.

Center: X & Y,   Default: [0 0], Range: any.
The center of the vortex, in screen coordinates relative to the center of the frame. This parameter can be adjusted using the Center Widget.

Z Dist: Default: 1, Range: any.
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.

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: [ Reflect Reflect ].
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.



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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