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10 October 2002, 01:26 AM
Anyone know of a quick/easy way to creat a layer of glass?
The shot is from a characters POV looking outside from it's location inside a glass dome...


10 October 2002, 09:13 PM
a layer (very transparent) that is slightly merky cos of dirt and a slight reflection. is this for moving footage? if so render something out in 3d (reflecting a mock background and add opacity map) or create it in AFX (or photoshop as a single 2d layer) at a bigger res for room to pan / rotate (as the camera does)

Ian Jones
10 October 2002, 06:29 AM
You need to render it with a 3d program. You need refraction and some reflections in the glass with fresnel falloff. It won't look quite right unless you do it properly. As an alternative you could try a displacement map in AE to simulate some refraction, goto the ( website and look at their AE tutorials they have one with a man dancing on a firey background looking like hollowman. It's called 'Creating an invisble man'. That should give you an idea of the technique and uses of a 2d displacement map.

Hope that helps.

10 October 2002, 12:43 PM
you could check out the glass tutorial I've just posted in this same forum?

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