Motion 5 - Polar

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Converts images from rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates, and vice versa.

Original image

Polar applied

Tip: This filter works well with objects containing horizontal or vertical lines, such as the
Stripes or Checkerboard generators. A similar effect can be created with any image by
adding the Line Screen or other related filters.

Parameters in the Inspector


Sets the center point of the distortion from Polar to Rectangular or Rectangular

to Polar. Drag the Center onscreen control to adjust its value in the Canvas.

Polar to Rect:

Applies a Polar-to-Rectangular distortion to the image. When this checkbox

is deselected, a Rectangular-to-Polar distortion is applied.


Chapter 19

Using Filters

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Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the distorted image.

Publish OSC:

Publishes the filter’s onscreen controls in Final Cut Pro X. For more

information on creating content for use in Final Cut Pro, see

Creating Templates for

Final Cut Pro X


HUD Controls
The HUD contains the following control: Polar to Rect.