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"Bulged" or Fish-Eye Text

Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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Hello!

I was wondering if it was possible to apply a Fish-Eye or "Bulge" effect to Text, or at least a Symbol, in Animate.

I'm doing this to create a CRT-like screen for a project I'm working on. Find attatched an image to better describe the sort of effect I'm after. Thanks!

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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i've done this with as3.  what is your project using?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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Version 3.0.

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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what's version 3?

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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"ActionScript 3.0 (Recommended)".

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"ActionScript 3.0 (Recommended)".

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Community Expert ,
Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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sorry, can't find my project.  i know it use the displacement map filter and was done all with code.

 

i'd recommend googling it.

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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I'll assume you want it animated? Timeline animation or using actionScript like Kglad mentioned?


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I'm more familiar with Timeline.

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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A few more questions. See attached short video. Can your text be broken apart until vectors? Are you okay with frame-by-frame animation?
Another way (in the screenshot PNG) is to simply scale each letter differently to fake the "bulging". This way can be tweened with easing but merely implies Perspective.


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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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1. Yes.

2. Yes.

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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I'll try and do a screen recording of the process tomorrow (late here). Stay tuned.


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Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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Hope this video helps...


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Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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here's a sample of what you can do with the displacementmapfilter.

 

https://www.kglad.com/Files/forums/displacementmapfilter.mp4

 

p.s. you can't do anything with meaningful interactivity with timeline animation. ie, the user is not going to be able to drag the lens.

 

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Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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That's cool!


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Jan 05, 2023 Jan 05, 2023

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i remember being amazed at what the displacementmapfilter could do and the quality and performance are actually better than it appears in the mp4.

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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I have never heard of this. But way cool!

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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it is very cool, but it's a struggle to get it to work in an intuitive way. 

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