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Blur Package

By zy0rg
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Stored these plugins in my stock for quite a while. Think it's a good time to release 'em. :santa:

The package contains four plugins for Apophysis, each being a blur of some sort:

sineblur - useful for creating bokeh-like blurs. May also serve as a good replacement for "blur" and "gaussian_blur" variations because it doesn't have a distinct center.

* has one variable - "sineblur_power". It should be easy enough to figure out how it works by yourselves. :)

starblur - the title speaks for itself. That variation creates star-shaped blur. Not the plugin for everyday use but it's useful in some cases (and interesting at least :)).

* has two variables - "starblur_power" that controls edge quantity and "starblur_range" that controls inner angles' distance.

circleblur - same as the default (in Apo 7x) variation "blur_circle". Except that it works faster and is consistent between different versions of Apophysis ("blur_circle" may have different size).

post_depth - the last but not the least. That variation is used to create the depth blur effects in 3d fractals.
Unlike Apo's native depth blur, with this plugin you can use any variation (I'd recommend sineblur) for blurring.
The drawback compared to native blur is that you need to place the blurred object "manually" (i.e. using ztranslate, rotate_x and rotate_y) so it might be a bit tricky to use. But I think that the result is 99.98% worth it. :)

* the variable "post_depth_power" controls the blur size growth based on Z range. 1 means linear growth, other values define the power of exponential growth.
* to use the plugin replace the "linear" variation with "post_depth" and add a bit of blur (0.05 is usually enough) to that transform. Then adjust the blurs with "power" variable.

For more instructions find me in #Aposhack chatroom.
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BetiBup33's avatar
Hi,
I search for someone who can make action or script to export (rendering) all .chaos file from one folder to .png.
I m ready to pay this automatic action or script... If You can do that or if You know someone... 

Thank You
zy0rg's avatar
Hi. You should ask lyc about that. He's the developer of chaotica.
BetiBup33's avatar
Thank You on Yours replay.
brookville's avatar
thanks once again - amazing programming!
zy0rg's avatar
thank you too :)
PaMonk's avatar
Thanks so Much for sharing them will use if I can
figure out how to add them.:D
LeaWiggins's avatar
Thanks, Appreciate your generosity!
wolfepaw's avatar
Thank you so much for sharing these!!  Looking forward to trying them out!
Enenzy's avatar
Thank you!!!!! +fav :) (Smile) 
fractist's avatar
Thank you again for sharing these plugins.I used these blurs here.Very smart plugins,I realy love this.Love 
dont89's avatar
Here is an example of using post_depth variation in Jwildfire ver0.72 [link] Excellent plug-in you created.
zy0rg's avatar
Nice stuff :thumbsup:

Thanks.
thargor6's avatar
Great stuff, allways wanted to create some native bokeh-like features for JWildfire. For now I will integrate your plugins into the software, and give you credit, of course.
roguesleipnir's avatar
can you post a detailed tutorial on post_depth? Thank you.
zy0rg's avatar
I've planned to make that post_depth tutorial for a long time...
But sadly haven't found enough time to write it yet. :|

I'll notify you as soon as it gets released.
fractist's avatar
Thank you veryvery much for sharing these wonderful plugins.:happybounce:
Don't know if I can use them in 64bits APO or Chaotica.
zy0rg's avatar
sure. thanks for using them :)

I haven't tested them for 64bit compatibility so I can't tell for sure if they will work. probably not :shrug:
lucid-light's avatar
I used the star shaped blur here: [link] and credited you too :) Thank you so much for sharing this pack, it's awesome!
zy0rg's avatar
Thank you for using my plugins in such a beautiful way! :)
And thanks for mentioning me in comments. :thanks:
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nice! thanks for using my plugins :)
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