VFX Nodes Addon



I created the Darkfall VFX Nodes Add-on, in hopes that it would help speed up our workflow for certain tasks. 

With this Add-on you can create a variety of different effects and many of which can be modified.

To download the Add-on (version 1.7), click here

Once you have downloaded the Add-on and installed it, you can access the Darkfall VFX Nodes from the Compositing Window.


I will be adding new effects, changing and updating this add-on as and when I can. If you guys have any suggestions for improvements or requests for new effects, then let us know!.







The Eye Color change requires a couple of Masks for this effect to work. Since the eyes are moving we also need to track the footage. 

We can choose any color we want and we also have the option to brighten the whole eye. 



















(Eye Color Change Result) 





The Sci fi Eyes Effect, will need an Image Texture for this to work. 

You can download the one we used here, or you can use your own. As long as it has Alpha Transparency then you should be good to go!. 

As we did in the effect above, we will need to track the eyes and 
create an Eyelid Mask.




(Scifi Eye Result)






The Patch Node is one I use quite a lot, and if you have watched a recent Tutorial, "Rapids VFX" you may already know how to use this!. 

We can add or "Patch" a movie clip over the top of another with this Node and has been used in many previous tutorials. 

















(Original Video)

("Patched" Rapids Result)
















The Clone Node is another useful tool. We can define an area to be replaced with another section of our video, essentially cloning that area. 

We only need one Mask for this effect to work. 

















(Original Video)
















(Clone Node Result)

















The Glitch Node




Add a Glitch Effect to your Videos.
Check out the Glitch Node here.





























The Sketch Effect will take your video and apply a kind of "Sketched" effect. You can add a paper texture for more detail. 

We have included a Paper Color preset Node that contains four different paper colors, or you can use the color wheel to select your own. 

If your paper Image has color you can use that instead for a better result. 


















(Sketch Effect Result)
















The Posterize Effect will take your video and apply a "Posterizing" effect. There are so many different variations you can get with playing around with the Values and the Blend Mode. 

I have included a preset of three variations for you to select. You can modify each of them to get something that suits your needs. 



















(Posterize Option 1 Result)



(Posterize Option 2 Result)



(Posterize Option 3 Result)



Vignette Node







(Original Video)










(Vignette Result)










Gradient Node



(Gradient)









Scan Line Generator
















(Scan Lines)

23 comments:

  1. Good work. I can see a lot of potential for the practical use. Keep up the good work.

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  2. @Megawilsound, Thanks for saying so!..

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  3. Bon travail et merci pour ton aide.

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    1. pas de problème merci pour le commentaire

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  4. Thank you John, I can not wait to test your addon!

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    1. Hey Caza, I think you will like version 1.01 much better ;) I will be continually updating this Add-on and I hope you guys find it much improved..

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  5. Amazing! I will definitely try it!

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    1. Hey Lucio, hope you find it useful!.. There will be a new update released each week on Monday, so be sure to check back on Monday for the updated version..

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  6. Hi -- So I'm having a problem... I have Version 1.2 installed on Blender 2.8, but when I open any of the node items, it displays an empty box, and there is an error in the Python console. I've tried restarting Blender and reinstalling the addon, but nothing fixes the problem. Here's a screenshot of what I get:

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rrOqF9yotwqCKdyDnJqCdqKFy08CMClC

    Let me know if there's a fix... I'd really like to be able to use this addon. Thanks.

    Dave

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    1. @Dave, Hey thanks for the comment.. When I uploaded the addon, I realized there was an error "empty boxes and error code" just as you mentioned.. There was an error with a line of code but I fixed it and re uploaded the Add-on.. You must have downloaded the broken one.. Uninstall that add-on and download the script again.. Sorry for the inconvenience

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    2. I tried downloading and reinstalling again. The problem persists. Also, a file comparison showed that the new file I downloaded is identical to what I downloaded before.

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    3. Hmm that's strange.. None else has had this trouble.. I see you are using 2.80 and on a windows which is the same as me, so nothing different there. So you downloaded the new version, uninstalled the previous version (if you had it) and then installed from file?.. Cam you try and remove it. Then go to the text editor window and press open, then open up the same .py script. Then you can click "Run Script" on the bottom menu or press the shortcut Alt P. Once you run the script change the window back to the compositor, check use nodes and then see if you get the same issue?.. If you want (and have it) you can join our facebook group> www.facebook.com/groups/darkfallblender

      It might be easier to talk.

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    4. Update: So, you may have deselected or removed the default cube?. Open a new file and keep the default cube selected and then the Panels will display correctly.

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    5. Thanks -- Running the script from the text editor fixed the problem.

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    6. Running the script from the text editor each time can be annoying. If you make sure you have an object selected in the 3d view it should work properly.. I hope to address this soon!..

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    7. Thanks for the version 1.4. I no longer have to run the script manually! :) Thanks!

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  7. This Is really nice. And tutorials are very clear and uncluterd. Huge thanks and keeping up the good work.

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    1. Hey Thanks for the comment Qbits!.. Glad you are enjoying it!..

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  8. Congrats John you did a very incredible and nice job.

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    1. Hey Thanks Alexandre!.. It still is a work in progress but I think it's coming along nicely ;)

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  10. Hi, thank you very much for the addon, it's very very good. I would like to know how I can do to restrict the effect to a range of frames. I tried it but I am not very skilled with the nodes and it seems that the effect is not restricted, I want to restrict it from frame 170 to 200 but the effect is still applied throughout the clip. Here I leave a capture. Thanks in advance. And excuse my English
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ylkC9XiZWqth8cCmMbSjBaXoSW82TpN5/view?usp=sharing

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  11. Will version 1.7 this run in blender 2.80? If not can I find previous version which runs with blender 2.80 and where?

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