I'm trying to emulate the use of a prism lens in After FX. The best example is on the Queen Bo Rap video during the operatic section. You see a shot of the band in the middle of the frame and then duplicate images are then arranged around the central image and sometime spin around too.
All of the kaleidoscope effects in AE work with a mirror or flip system so you don't get the clear original image centre frame as you would with a prism lens. Aside from creating it manually, are there any bundled FX that might do this? (I also have Boris Continuum 5 - the prism effect there does not IMO replicate a true prism)
I'm unfamiliar with a kalidescope effect that will serve your needs.
Pretty easy to build a precomp where you place your video though, drop that into your final comp and create the kalidescope. Then you can just replace the video as needed, without having to rebuild everything.
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