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1.0 and 1.1


Render Effect


3dsmax 3.x, 4.x, 5.0 / Viz 3.x, 4.x


This plugin allows you to magnify or demagnify a circular area of the final rendered image. The distortion is like placing a circular magnifying glass over the image. You can set the strength and radius(size) of the distortion as well as its location(center).


The distortion created is like placing a circular lens over the image. The lens strength, size(radius), and center are specificed by the parameters below.

The Strength parameter sets the amount of distortion. A positive value will create a magnification effect while a negative value will create a demagnification or "pinching" effect.

The Size parameter sets the radius of the circle of distortion. The size is a percentage of the width of the image so setting it to 100% will distort from the center out to the width of image. Values above 100% will create extreme distortion effects.

The Center parameter sets the center of the distortion. The x and y position is set as a percentage of the image width and height, so setting them to 50% and 50% will place the center in the middle of the image.

All the parameters can be animated.


In all these examples the Size = 100% and X Center = 50% and Y Center = 50%.