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. On AE, this effect should be applied directly to a clip because any prior effects on the same clip will be ignored.

In the Sapphire Time effects submenu.


Source:  The current layer.   The clip to be processed.


Slice Direction:   Default: -90,  Range: any.
The orientation of the slices, in degrees. If this is 0 the slices will go from left to right. If it is 90 they will go from top to bottom.

Slice Number:   Default: 12,  Range: 0 or greater.
The number of time slices to slice the frame into.

Frame Offset:   Default: 0,  Range: any.
Shifts all frame numbers in time that the slices receive.

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.

Opacity:   Popup menu,  Default: Normal.
Determines the method used for dealing with opacity/transparency.
All Opaque:  Use this option to render slightly faster when the input image is fully opaque with no transparency (alpha=1).
Normal:  Process opacity normally.
As Premult:  Process as if the image is already in premultiplied form (colors have been scaled by opacity). This option also renders slightly faster than Normal mode, but the results will also be in premultiplied form, which is sometimes less correct.

Show Slice: Check-box, Default: off.
Turns on or off the screen user interface for adjusting the Slice Direction, Slice Number, and Frame Offset parameters. This widget visually shows the single slice where the result equals the current frame of the source.This parameter only appears on AE and Premiere, where on-screen widgets are supported.

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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