Larry J B
Apr 24 2011, 07:18 PM
I am rusty with texturing. I remember seeing a magnifying effect where I can make a magnifying glass handle AND circular lense and use something that when rendered will act as a magnifying lense effect.
Anyone know of one?
Apr 24 2011, 07:49 PM
For the lens, carefully model a disk with a convex surface on each side.
Make it transparent, with an Index of refraction greater than 1
Apr 24 2011, 07:50 PM
The simplest method would be to model a sphere, flatten it a bit, set the transparency to about 99%, and set the refraction to between 1 and 2, I believe.
Apr 25 2011, 04:10 AM
There's a nice Magnifying Glass tutorial project on one of the AM Extras DVD.
Hmmm... let me see...
Here, I will try to include it here if it's OK....
Apr 25 2011, 06:54 AM
There is a model in the Contributors Cue called 'Benslens' or rather FISHEYE LENS... which in essence is simply a magnifying glass which you place directly in front of the camera and it acts as a lens which adds barrel-roll distortion (fisheye effect) to your scene. I'll find the link:http://www.hash.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=36755
Apr 25 2011, 01:56 PM
didn't that hit the spot. thank you not only for the materials, but for contributing an all-new scene to my script through this tech. just what i needed and didn't even know.
Apr 26 2011, 01:46 PM
GLAD to help!
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