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#1 Larry J B

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hello: 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?

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Posted 24 April 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

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Posted 24 April 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.


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Posted 25 April 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....

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Posted 25 April 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/...showtopic=36755

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:56 PM

http://www.hash.com/...showtopic=36755

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.
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:46 PM

GLAD to help!




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