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Katya Austincreating concave contact lens in AE
by on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:47:31 am


I need to create an animated (Sci-fi) contact lens that has a concave form while it's on a finger and flattens out a bit when it's placed in the eye.
I'm looking into 3D Warps by Zakwerks and FreeForm V2 by Mettle, i haven't used either one, so if anyone has an experience with a similar task, what would work better for this effect?

Currently i'm trying to avoid investing into 3rd party plug-ins, but getting rather silly results with Sperize and Corner pin plug-ins.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Set up: CS6, Win7 64bit, Nvidia Quadro 4000, 12Gb RAM

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: creating concave contact lens in AE
by on Nov 22, 2012 at 7:23:32 am

FreeForm V2 would be my first choice, but even better is FreeForm Pro. The ability to add a Reflection Map will enhance the effect in your situation.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Vishesh AroraRe: creating concave contact lens in AE
by on Nov 22, 2012 at 7:44:25 am

Read this forum here:

It may help to achieve something similar.

Vishesh Arora
3D and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra


Demo Reel(3D):

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Garais GabrielRe: creating concave contact lens in AE
by on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:54:43 pm

Like the effects and designs.
I've made some effort putting together an article about concave lenses and it's uses so it could be of intrest for those trying to design concave lenses in design software. Here is the concave lens article that I researched and wrote:

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