Creates animated ripples over the surface of an image. This filter is automatically animated to create an undulating effect on the surface of the affected image. The amplitude can be adjusted to increase or decrease the rippling effect.

Canvas showing effect of Ripple filter

Adjust this filter using the parameter controls in the Filters Inspector:

  • Center: Sets the position of the origin of the effect. You can also drag the Center onscreen control in the Canvas.

  • Amplitude: Sets the width of the waves.

  • Crop: Sets whether the filtered image is sharply cropped at its original boundaries. When this checkbox is deselected, the filter affects the edges of the image.

  • Mix: 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 Final Cut Pro templates overview.