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slightlymisguided is not online. Last active: 2/8/2005 9:07:54 AM slightlymisguided
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fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 01:07 PM
does anyone have a transition or effect that gives the illusion that a fish eye lense had been used on the camera during filming. if you dont know what i fish eye is look at your reflection in a shiny round door knob. thanks
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 01:23 PM
The closest I can think of it's a transition called METACREATIONS LENS, you can find it here: http://www.rehanfx.org/
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 01:51 PM
thats sort of what ime lookin for buy it needs to give a convexed look to the entire clip
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 01:52 PM
thats sort of what ime lookin for but it needs to give a convexed look to the entire clip
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 05:42 PM
I think that can be done. How about this?

http://dlk.mysharegear.com/1/id/4021236632/

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 07:26 PM
well dlk that is a pretty cool effect but sadly not what i want, not far off tho

http://www.video.com.mx/images/NIKON ZENITAR N 2.8 16 FISH-EYE LENS c.jpg

http://www.mnpig.com/minnesota/paintball/tournaments/2003/supair_bowl/photos/page6/Fish Eye Scottie.jpg

i googled "fish eye" and these are some pictures of what ime looking for
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 06 Jan 2005 07:43 PM
Oh well...I just used the progress param on the
metacreations lense transition to freeze it, but
that certainly doesn't give you what you are
looking for.
I am thinking that 1st photo was done with
a fancy lens...it looks very professional.
But I am not much of a camera buff, so
I wouldn't know for sure.
Oh wait... duh! The image is called
NIKON ZENITAR N 2.8 16 FISH-EYE LENS
But, I have no other ideas.

dlk
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 01:57 PM
Could someone please give an example or a way to do this idea that dlk suggested on doing.

This isn't exactly a fish eye lens look, but it does give a very nice effect. I would just like to be able to get the corners really.. starting to concave. Or if its possible to do different levels of the transition for just an effect. Anyone?SmileyThanks.
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 05:08 PM
What dlk suggested would give you the following:
Fish Eye Sample

Step 1 - Download and install DirectX 6 files and MetaCreations files
First you must download and install the DirectX files and the MetaCreations files from Rehan's Website. There are two executables that must be run. Be sure to restart WMM and see that you do have the new MetaCreations transitions.

Step 2 - Create a custom Fisheye transition
Next copy the following code into Notepad and save it as fisheye.xml in C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\Shared\AddOnTFX\

Edit: I had to add a smiley face in between to trick the forum into displaying two spaces... When you copy this into Notepad, you should get two spaces and no smiley face. This will prevent your getting an error as described in the later posts...

<TransitionsAndEffects Version="1.0" SpecialIconFileID="204" SpecialIconResourceID="101">
<Transitions>
<TransitionDLL guid="{107045CA-06E0-11D2-8D6D-00C04F8EF8E0}" >
<Transition name="MetaCreations Fisheye (Frozen Lens)" iconid="9">
<Param name="Copyright" value="Copyright MetaCreations Corp. 1998. Smiley Unauthorized duplication of this string is illegal. {107045CA-06E0-11D2-8D6D-00C04F8EF8E0}" />
<Param name="Progress" value="0.55"/>
</Transition>
</TransitionDLL>
</Transitions>
</TransitionsAndEffects>


Step 3 - Use the 'MetaCreations Fisheye' transition
When you restart WMM, you should have a new transition.
1) Put your first clip on the timeline.
2) Create a blank (black) clip after it, a little longer than the first. To do this I use 'Tools' > 'Titles and Credits'. I choose to place it 'at the end' and then type a single space. Under the text/fonts, I change the color to black. Click 'Done'.

Now that you have your first clip and the black clip, put the 'MetaCreations Fisheye' transition between the two and stretch it so it almost all of the first clip. (You can't go all the way or you will lose the transition).

Step 4 - Clean up
You'll end up with extra frames at the beginning and end that don't have the effect, so save your movie and reimport and clip off the extra frames at the beginning and end, then resave.

-=Blaine=-

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 06:45 PM
When I add this "Fisheye" transition it doesn't look like the one in your sample, Blaine. It has a little icon and says:

MetaCreations
www.metacreations.com
Evaluation Version

I already have the MetaCreations transitions, but I don't remember if I installed the DirectX 6 files. Could that be the problem?
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 07:25 PM
Do the other transitions work? You definitely need the DirectX 6 files for them to work.

-=Blaine=-

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 04:03 AM
Same problem for me...i have the other metacreations transitions and the are all working.
Paddy
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 08:10 AM
Me, too. Mine work.
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 08:57 AM
All the others work but this one doesn't seem to do anything and has a little logo/watermark that Rehan was talking about on the page yuo download these, but all the others don't have the logo.

"Microsoft is plagued wth some sort of conspiracy and silence sourounding certain subjects..."
(When contacted for a reply Microsoft said,) "........ MIcrosoft does not comment on such rumours...."
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 09:11 AM
Here's an example I imported the picture added a blank black title after and put the transition between and dragged it on the timline exactly like you said.

Even if you don't use a picture and don't put a blank black title afterwards it still doesn't work.
Could this have something to do with the fact it's a custom Metacreations Transtion? Has anyone else made any custom ones that worked?

"Microsoft is plagued wth some sort of conspiracy and silence sourounding certain subjects..."
(When contacted for a reply Microsoft said,) "........ MIcrosoft does not comment on such rumours...."
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 11:38 AM
The forum software here decided to strip out the second space after '1998.' There should be two spaces after the period and that's probably why it is failing. I've tried several things to fool the forum into displaying two spaces, but can't. In the following string, where you see ^^ there should be two spaces.

<Param name="Copyright" value="Copyright MetaCreations Corp. 1998.^^Unauthorized duplication of this string is illegal. {107045CA-06E0-11D2-8D6D-00C04F8EF8E0}" />

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 06:03 PM
So we should take your xml copy it and insert the two spaces in?

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 17 Jan 2006 06:11 PM
Ok everyone it worked! Nice work Blaine on having it not move.
All you have to do is copy the xml Blaine made in the post near the top and paste it into Notepad or whatever and then add two spaces before "Unauthorized Duplication"Smiley

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 21 Jan 2006 03:07 AM
Awesome Transition, thanks guys :).

It wasn't close to the fish eye i was looking for at first, but it will be used frequently..


Thanks Again.
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 21 Jan 2006 07:49 AM
I am trying my best to foll this but i really need step by step to get it working Please?

I downloaded the fish eye. and named it that. I downloaded rehans pkg and its in the add ons.
I need to change a line in just one or all of the tranitions linked above with 2 spaces/ that is where I got stumpped?
I need to the steps from that point on thank you



ALL YOUR XMLS IN THIS LINK===> tranistions and effects in alphabetical order <===All your XMLS IN THIS LINK!
.
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thank you in advance If I never say
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 21 Jan 2006 08:14 AM
ah never mind. I tried downloading the fish eye it runs like the tranition. then i went to rehans page loaded the 1st pkg, and when I loaded the second one it crashed my wmm so I rather not use somethingthat got bugs in it



ALL YOUR XMLS IN THIS LINK===> tranistions and effects in alphabetical order <===All your XMLS IN THIS LINK!
.
.


thank you in advance If I never say
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 21 Jan 2006 08:15 AM
I had to restore a few days back got the wmm back working and it kept the fish eye.



ALL YOUR XMLS IN THIS LINK===> tranistions and effects in alphabetical order <===All your XMLS IN THIS LINK!
.
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thank you in advance If I never say
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 26 Dec 2006 11:48 PM

Now that you have your first clip and the black clip, put the 'MetaCreations Fisheye' transition between the two and stretch it so it almost all of the first clip. (You can't go all the way or you will lose the transition).

I don't get this part, where is the 'MetaCreations Fisheye'?
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Re: fish eye
Posted: 02 Jan 2007 01:25 AM
Step-by-step instructions for the Fisheye

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Re: fish eye
Posted: 05 Aug 2007 10:59 PM
yeah i would have downloaded meta creations but that warning kinda scared me off... would it contain a virus? =/ although those affects look great.... errr
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