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How to create a magnifying lens?

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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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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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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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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....

Magnifying_Glass.zip

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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

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