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ObviousFX Erodilation Plug-in for After Effects 5.5+
V1.2 - 20 Sept 2011

OVERVIEW

This plug-in perform erosion or dilation of an image, by searching for maximum and minimum pixels in a radius.

Subpixel sampling is performed in high quality mode, allowing radius to be specified to 1/100th of a pixel.

Erosion or dilation can be performed on individual channels, in horizontal and vertical directions (resulting in blocky images). The radial direction setting results in circular glows.

8 and 16bit projects are supported by this plug-in.

INSTALLATION INFORMATION (Mac)

There are three versions of the plug-in on the disk image.

For After Effects CS5 and later: To install, mount the disk image and open the "Erodilation for AfterEffects CS5 and later" folder. Drop the "ObviousFX Erodilation.plugin" from the disk image into your After Effects Plug-ins folder.

For After Effects CS3 and CS4: To install, mount the disk image and open the "Erodilation for AfterEffects CS3 and CS4" folder. Drop the "ObviousFX Erodilation.plugin" from the disk image into your After Effects Plug-ins folder.

For After Effects v5.5 to v7: To install, mount the disk image and open the "Erodilation for AfterEffects v5.5 to v7" folder. Drop the "ObviousFX Erodilation Plug-in" from the disk image into your After Effects Plug-ins folder.

To uninstall, simply delete the "ObviousFX Erodilation Plug-in" or "ObviousFX Erodilation.plugin" from your Plug-ins folder.

INSTALLATION INFORMATION (PC)

The plug-in installer creates an ObviousFX\Effects path in the After Effects Plug-ins directory, and then copies the following files into Plug-ins\ObviousFX\Effects:

To uninstall, simply delete the above files from the Plug-ins\ObviousFX\Effects directory.

REGISTRATION

The plug-in requires a registration email address and serial number. Registration information can be entered when the plug-in is first run, or by clicking the "Registration" button in the plug-in's "About" dialog.

If the plug-in is unregistered, or the trial period has expired, a watermark (large red X) is added to the plug-in output, and the effect is disabled.

ADDITIONAL FILES (Mac)

The plug-in saves registration information in the user's Preferences data area, usually "~/Library/Preferences/com.obviousfx.Plug-ins.Erodilation.plist"

ADDITIONAL FILES (PC)

The plug-in saves registration information in the user's application data area. On WindowsXP, this is usually "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\ObviousFX\Plug-ins\Erodilation.ini"

Additionally, if the user has Administrator privileges, registration is also stored in the "All Users" application data area, allowing all users of the PC to use the registered plug-in.

NOTES, BUGS, KNOWN ISSUES

1. Watermarked images are not cleared when an unregistered plug-in is registered. To fix, clear the image cache. (Edit->Purge->Image Cache)

2. 32bit per channel projects (After Effects 7.0 and later) can use this plug-in, but with reduced color precision.

3. This plug-in has not been tested with other applications that support After Effects plug-ins.


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