Whether you’re sharpening your footage or animations, you sometimes need finer control over which areas get sharpened. For footage, most of the time we would like to sharpen the edges of things and avoid sharpening noise that would bring out even more artifact. If you’re shooting with a flat profile, you’ll almost always be sharpening in post. There are many ways to selectively sharpen objects such as using mattes or rotoscoping masks, but they can take a lot of work to setup for multiple shots. With Dojo Sharpener, you may be able to save some time by automatically creating all the structures needed to quickly and easily fine tune your sharpening on multiple footage.
I’ve been using various techniques over the years to selectively sharpen stuff in AE, and when I came to this tutorial by Quincy Gardner, I thought it would be an easy script to write that would automate this process for multiple shots.
- Instantly generates structure for selectively sharpening
- Uses adjustable mattes & effects to select areas for sharpening
- Support for multiple layers
- Two different options for sharpening: Sharpen and Unsharp Mask
- Extremely quick
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This is a fairly basic script, and was more of a quick and fun little project to practice my scripting skills. Hope some of you guys find it useful! If you have any questions or suggestions for new scripts, feel free to let me know down below.