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Fish Eye Lens

Posted: Wed, 8th Dec 2010, 1:23am

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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I tried achieving this effect before but I wasn't able to get a good look. How is one able to get the look of a fish eye lens in Visionlab?
Posted: Sat, 11th Dec 2010, 1:21pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Can you post a picture so that I can see if I can help?
Posted: Sun, 12th Dec 2010, 12:15am

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Axeman

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There's not a good way to do a fisheye effect in VisionLab. You might be able to manage something with a displaced sphere, if it was shaded right. But I'm not optimistic about it.

I think it would need to fade from black at the edges to a decent white spot in the middle. You might also try using like three layers of the footage, use a heavily feathered mask to pull concentric circles out of the top layers, and increase the size of each one a bit, so the center of the footage is exaggeratedly fish-eyed. Then displace a sphere over the top of that maybe.

Like i said, no good way, but there's a couple of options for what are probably bad ways, but the only ways I can think of.