XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse  [SUBMITTED]

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XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse

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Post by Midgardsormr » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:58 am

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XGlow performs an iterative glow, with kernels based on either exponential growth or the Fibonacci Sequence. It's faster than the existing Exponential Glow macros and has some additional color options.

Controls:

Mode: The Exponential mode spreads faster and generally has a less intense core.

Threshold: Values below the low end of the Threshold will not glow. Values above the high end will glow with maximum strength. There is a gradual falloff of glow strength from high to low.

Gain: Pre-process on the source image. This occurs _after_ the threshold.

Source Saturation: Pre-process on the source image. It doesn't affect the actual source image, but it does modify the color that is used to perform the blurs.

Glow Saturation: Strength of a progressive desaturation of the glow—colors will become more or less intense with each iteration.

Glow Size: The initial blur kernel size. X and Y glow kernels can be unlocked and adjusted separately if desired.

Iterations: The number of glows to perform.

Falloff: The rate at which the brightness of the glow decreases.

Gradient: The glow can be recolored with this control. The first iteration will be the color of the left edge, and the final iteration will _add_ the color of the right edge. The gradient is additive, so you may not wind up with exactly the colors you're expecting.

Glow Only: Turns off the Merge onto the original source image, leaving only the glows.

ChangeLog:
v1.02: Changed glow saturation method. (first Reactor version)
v1.01: Fixed X/Y Blur Size lock feature. Inverted glow mask (no longer an occlusion mask).
v1.00: Initial public release

Development thread:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3275

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Atom {
	Name = "XGlow",
	Category = "Tools",
	Author = "Bryan Ray",
	Version = 1.02,
	Date = {2019, 12, 3},
	Description = [[<p>XGlow performs an iterative glow, with kernels based on either exponential growth or the Fibonacci Sequence. It's faster than the existing Exponential Glow macros and has some additional color options.</p>

<p><strong>Mode:</strong> The Exponential mode spreads faster and generally has a less intense core.</p>

<p><strong>Threshold:</strong> Values below the low end of the Threshold will not glow. Values above the high end will glow with maximum strength. There is a gradual falloff of glow strength from high to low.</p>

<p><strong>Gain:</strong> Pre-process on the source image. This occurs _after_ the threshold.</p>

<p><strong>Source Saturation:</strong> Pre-process on the source image. It doesn't affect the actual source image, but it does modify the color that is used to perform the blurs.</p>

<p><strong>Glow Saturation:</strong> Strength of a progressive desaturation of the glow—colors will become more or less intense with each iteration.</p>

<p><strong>Glow Size:</strong> The initial blur kernel size. X and Y glow kernels can be unlocked and adjusted separately if desired.</p>

<p><strong>Iterations:</strong> The number of glows to perform.</p>

<p><strong>Falloff:</strong> The rate at which the brightness of the glow decreases.</p>

<p><strong>Gradient:</strong> The glow can be recolored with this control. The first iteration will be the color of the left edge, and the final iteration will _add_ the color of the right edge. The gradient is additive, so you may not wind up with exactly the colors you're expecting.</p>

<p><strong>Glow Only:</strong> Turns off the Merge onto the original source image, leaving only the glows.</p>

WSL Development thread: 
<a href="https://www.steakunderwater.com/wesuckless/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3275">https://www.steakunderwater.com/wesuckless/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3275</a>]],
	Donation = {
		URL = [[paypal.me/BryanRayVFX]],
		Amount = "$2 USD",
	},

	Deploy = {
		"Fuses/Blur/MT_XGlow.Fuse",
	},
}
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Re: XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse  [SUBMITTED]

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Post by SecondMan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:27 am

:cheer:

Available on Reactor now! Thanks for sharing, Bryan, this is a great looking one :)

One small note on the submission - file extensions for Fusion content should be lowercase, as per the Submission Guidelines. Corrected for the XGlow submission:

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Re: XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse

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Post by Midgardsormr » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:30 am

Thanks, SM!

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Re: XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse

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Post by SecondMan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:58 am

No worries, M!

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Re: XGlow — Exponential Glow Fuse

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Post by sepu66 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:50 pm

This is awesome Bryan! I love this glow.