Edge v6.1

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Contributor: Rob Bannister
Edge allows you to extend the proper color out over transparent edges or areas with a lot of motionblur without eroding away the nice detail.
11.0, 10.5, 10.0, 9.0, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0 or later
Linux, Mac, Windows
08 Dec 2017


Edge allows you to extend the proper color out over transparent edges or areas with a lot of motionblur without eroding away the nice detail. This edge extend has some more advanced features like splitting the core matte and final key which allows you to work on motion blur without effecting small details like hair or a swinging rope for example. There is also more control over how you blend the core detail to the extended edge color. This was shown to me years ago by an old comp sup I had and is the same as the edge extend by Frank Reuter. This is my version of it that has evolved a little bit over the years.

Version History

  • 6.1 - Bug fixes
  • 6.0 - Rebuilt the core edge extend setup in preparation for some upcoming changes.
          - Added the ability to extend only chroma information and a mask input on the right side of the node.
  • 5.7 - Bug fix, the Edge matte copy node had become corrupted and added extra channels.
  • 5.6 - Added the Edge Matte shuffle button to automatically shuffle out the edge to be regrained.
  • 5.5 - Added the channels drop down to extend other channels besides RGB
  • 5.4 - You can now use just the FG input if it also contains the alpha, or use the Core and Key options to define your Core and Final Key separately
  • 5.3 - Updated the color edge blend options. Added luma masking, Luma blend
  • 5.2 – Fixed error when edge is first placed in the node graph. This was due to the copy nodes inside throwing an error because there is not alpha on creation of the node.
  • 5.1 – added contact and version info. Added edge preview for regain.
  • 5.0 – changed order of blend and blur knobs for better workflow. Added mix knob to color panel.
  • 4.0 – renamed inputs from artist feedback
  • 3.0 – added color wrap panel to help blend BG color into transparent edges.
  • 2.0 – added edge smooth knob for extreme motion blur?
  • 1.0 – compiled edge into a gizmo

Upcoming Features and Known issues

Let me know of any issues you find with edge here or on my site.

  • Exponential unpremult, blur, premult edge extend coming soon
  • Other edge extend methods like distortion also coming soon.

More information

More information can be found on my site at http://www.bannisterpost.com and you can view the video tutorial

on my channel here https://youtu.be/E3Mv282dEbs


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# Morpheaux Oneiroi 2016-12-08 05:49
Nice too bro, Loved your work, dont know why anybody commented, and the link under your profile name is not working, its broken "http://http//www.bannisterpost.com/downloads/edge//"
and inside this page http://www.bannisterpost.com/downloads/
edge download links too, its http://www.bannisterpost.com/download_files/nukegizmos/Edge004.rar which is old one I think, please update it to new version 5.2. Thanks for all the hard works
+2 # Rob Bannister 2016-12-09 00:04
Thank you for the info, And glad you like the tool. I've been told over the years that it's saved a few artists butts... Mine included. I ha e updated those pages. I totally kissed the downloads page and I will update it in the coming weeks. I have removed the old tools because the plan is to release the updates with videos and new templates so keep checking back in. Thanks ks again for the feedback, it's always welcomed.
# Ken Fisk 2017-08-07 18:56
For some reason I get Unknown command. Any suggestions?
# Rob Bannister 2017-12-01 06:14
the only thing I can think of is to make sure it has the correct spelling in your menu.py something as simple as edge instead of Edge would do it.

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