The Add Image Filter
Event provides image processing for images and scenes. Several kinds
of image filters are provided, see list below. For example, the
Negative filter inverts the colors of an image and the Fade filter
fades an image in or out over time.
An Image Filter event
is usually a parent event with a single child (which can itself
be a parent with children), for example, a Scene event, an Image
Input event, a Layer event that contains Scene or Image Input events, or
a Filter event that contains Scene or Image Input events. You can
also add an Image Filter without a child event, in which case the
Image Filter processes the result of the previous events in the
To add an image filter event:
- Either select a valid child event, or
make sure no event is selected in the queue.
- Click (Add
Image Filter Event).
An Add Image Filter Event
- Choose the kind of filter you want from
the Filter Plug-In list.
- If the Setup button is enabled for this
kind of filter, click Setup to set the filter options.
- Choose a mask if you want the filter
to be masked or if the kind of filter you're using requires it.
- Adjust other Image Filter settings, and
then click OK.
If you selected a child
event, the Image Filter event becomes its parent. If no event was
selected, the Image Filter event appears at the end of the queue.
To choose the mask file:
- Click Files.
- Use the file dialog to choose the mask
file, and then click OK.
- Choose the channel to use from the drop-down
list of channels.
To position or resize the mask:
- Click Options.
An Image Input Options
dialog appears, identical to the dialog you use with Image Input
If the mask is animated,
you also use this dialog to specify its time range and playback
The Add Image Filter
Event and Edit Filter Event dialogs have the same controls.
Filter Plug-In group
Lets you give the event
a unique name. A unique name can make the filter event easier to
distinguish in a long list of events.
- Filter List
Lists the filter
See the separate help
topics for a description of the filters that come with 3ds Max Design by
clicking any of the filters listed above.
Provides version and source
information specific to the plug-in.
Displays a setup dialog specific
to the plug-in. Some plug-ins might not use this button.
If you are using a bitmap as
the mask file, you can use the Alpha channel, the Red, Green, or
Blue channel, Luminance, Z-Buffer, Material ID channel, or Object ID.
Select a file to use
as a mask. The name of the selected file appears above the Files button.
Input Options dialog where you can set
alignment and size, relative to the frames of video output. For
animated images, you can also synchronize the mask with the frame sequence
of video output. This is the same dialog used for Image Input Event options.
Enables the mask. If turned
off, Video Post ignores any other mask settings.
When turned on, the mask
Video Post Parameters group
- VP Start Time/End Time
Set the starting and ending
frames for the selected event within the overall Video Post queue.
Video Post renders the event over the number of frames specified here.
Enables or disables the event.
When turned off, the event is disabled and Video Post ignores it
when rendering the queue. Each event must be disabled individually.
For example, disabling a composite layer event does not disable
the composited image events. The range bars of disabled events are
unavailable in the event track area.