Simulates the effect of looking at an image through a kaleidoscope. This filter isn’t automatically animated, but by animating the Offset Angle parameter you can simulate rotating kaleidoscope imagery.

Canvas showing effect of Kaleidoscope filter

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

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

  • Segment Angle: Sets the angle at the tip of each triangular tile. You can also drag the outer handle of the onscreen control to adjust this value.

  • Offset Angle: Sets the rotation of the whole kaleidoscope. Values range from 0 to 360. You can also drag the inner handle (between the center and outer handle) of the onscreen control to adjust this value.

  • Partial Segments: Sets whether partial segments are used to complete the radius of the kaleidoscope. When Partial Segments is deselected, segments may be distorted to map them across the radius of the kaleidoscope with facets of equal size.

  • Mix: Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the filtered 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.