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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.

    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.



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