Adds a pseudo-3D wave effect to the bitmap by drawing lines across the bitmap, basing the lines height at each point on its brightness at that point.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LBitmap::RevEffect(uLineSpace, uMaximumHeight, uFlags = 0)


L_UINT uLineSpace

The space (in pixels) between each wave.

L_UINT uMaximumHeight

The maximum height (in pixels) that the wave can reach.

L_UINT32 uFlags

Reserved for future use. Must be 0.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The function was successful.
< 1 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function adds a pseudo-3D wave effect to the bitmap . It is similar to the Rutt-Etra Video Synthesizer. The Rutt-Etra video synthesizer was a processor that modulated the deflection lines of a television image so that they appeared to adopt the contours of objects. It was invented by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in the 1970s.

With this function, you set the maximum height to be used for the pixels with the maximum brightness value. The other pixel heights are calculated by linear interpolation. Each line is 1 pixel in width. Control the spacing between the lines that are drawn across the image with the uLineSpace parameter.

You can get a more stable wave by performing either of the following:

Apply any type of blur like LBitmap::GaussianFilter blur with a large nRadius value.

Apply the LBitmap::RevEffect and pass a small value to uMaximumHeight.

Support for 12 and 16-bit grayscale and 48 and 64-bit color images is available only in the Document/Medical toolkits.

To update a status bar or detect a user interrupt during execution of this function, refer to LBase::EnableStatusCallback.

This function does not support signed data images. It returns the error code ERROR_SIGNED_DATA_NOT_SUPPORTED if a signed data image is passed to this function.

This function does not support 32-bit grayscale images. It returns the error code ERROR_GRAY32_UNSUPPORTED if a 32-bit grayscale image is passed to this function.

Rev Effect Function - Before

Rev Effect Function - Before

Rev Effect Function - After

Rev Effect Function - After

View additional platform support for this Rev Effect function.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




L_INT LBitmap__RevEffectExample(LBitmap *pLeadBitmap)  
   /* Apply Rev effect on the image*/ 
   return pLeadBitmap->RevEffect (3, 37);  
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