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Frank TanktheMagnifying lens effect
by on Apr 30, 2011 at 10:57:34 pm

Does anyone know how to create a Magnifying Lens effect in Motion 4? I want the magnifying glass to move and have the image underneath it magnify.

Thanks in advance!


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Jimmylee RemillardRe: Magnifying lens effect
by on May 1, 2011 at 2:37:23 pm

Duplicate the image you want magnified, scale it up, make a circled mask, then animate as needed.


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Noah KadnerRe: Magnifying lens effect
by on May 2, 2011 at 1:34:30 am

Yeah you could also attach a cute stock graphic of a magnifying lens to that animated layer, if that fits your piece's style of course...

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Stephen SmithRe: Magnifying lens effect
by on May 2, 2011 at 2:33:43 pm

You also have access to a cool magnifying glass that comes with Motion. Go to Library, Content, Images, Traditions and then get Magnifying Glass 01.

It is the same magnifying glass I used in my Kinetic Typography tutorial.

Best of luck.

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Frank StearnsRe: Magnifying lens effect
by on May 2, 2011 at 2:46:10 pm

Thank you all! Your suggestions have helped a ton!


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Andy NeilRe: Magnifying lens effect
by on May 2, 2011 at 4:40:01 pm

I might also apply the sphere filter to the scaled up image. It distorts the image around the edges making it look more like a magnifying glass.

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