Transitions between two input clips by adding blocks of pixels of one clip onto another in a semi-random order. The Wipe Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed. Adjust the Edge Width and Chunky parameters for different pixelated patterns.

In the Sapphire Transitions effects submenu.


Foreground:  The current layer.   Starts the transition with this clip.

Background:  Defaults to None.   Ends the transition with this clip. If this input is not provided, a fully transparent background is used, showing whatever is behind it.


Transition Dir:   Popup menu,  Default: Wipe Off to Bg.
Selects the direction of the transition.
Wipe Off to Bg:  transitions from the current layer to the Background.
Wipe On from Bg:  transitions from the Background to the current layer.

Auto Trans:   Popup YES-NO,  Default: No.
If enabled, a transition is performed automatically between the first and last frames of the layer. If this is off, the transition is performed manually by animating the Wipe Percent parameter.

Wipe Percent:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 to 100.
Auto Trans must be disabled for this parameter to be used. It determines the transition ratio between the From and To inputs, and would normally be animated from 0 to 100 to perform a complete transition. The curve controlling this parameter can be adjusted for more detailed control over the timing of the wipe.

Edge Width:   Default: 360,  Range: 5 or greater.
The width of the transition area.

Angle:   Default: 0,  Range: any.
The angle of the wipe direction in degrees. Use 0 for a wipe from left to right, 90 or -90 for a vertical wipe, 180 for a wipe from right to left.

Pixel Frequency:   Default: 20,  Range: 0.1 or greater.
Increase for smaller and more pixels, decrease for fewer and larger pixels.

Pixel Rel Width:   Default: 1,  Range: 0.01 or greater.
The relative horizontal size of the pixels. Increase for wide pixels, decrease for tall ones.

Chunky:   Default: 0,  Range: 0 or greater.
Increase to cause the pixels to be added with a more clustered ordering.

Seed:   Default: 0.23,  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.

Show Wipe: Check-box, Default: off.
Turns on or off the screen user interface widget for adjusting the Grad Add, Grad Angle, and Wipe Percent parameters. The value of the Grad Add parameter must first be positive for this widget to be visible.This parameter only appears on AE and Premiere, where on-screen widgets are supported.

See Also:

Sapphire Plug-ins Introduction

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