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Simulated Refractive Textures

  • it is totally possible to duplicate the screen image and move it to a different place! you'd want to, like you said, have it at a low alpha so it appears transparent. i think this is how people make lenses similar to instagram's chromatic pulse lens, too. good luck!

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  • Hey Anthony,

    I made a project file which I show how can you achieve a fake refraction with Lens Studio.

    https://storage.googleapis.com/snapchat-lens-assets/f1a09194-f02d-43ed-92b8-62e843179ff0/lensStudio/Forum-Helpers/refraction_example.zip

    If you take a look at the project file. There is a Refraction Material in the Resources panel. That material contains the Camera Render Target as a base texture which is the live feed from camera and also in the material I set the UV transform to Screen UV to map the camera feed on object.

    Also I added a Liquify object to camera feed to make it more believable.

    You can change the distortion setting by changing the LIquify object's value.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Cheers,

    Amir. 

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