🔒 Make your composites look photographic by recreating real lens characteristics.
This is a Companions Exclusive Guide
To make your composites look photographic, it’s important to learn how a real lens affects the light passing through it.
Due to its construction and the environment in which it's being used, a lens introduces a range of specific aberrations, distortions, and anomalies to the image.
In this massive, in-depth guide (100+ pages) we’ll examine:
- How refraction works and why it’s important for capturing images.
- How the lens assembly guides light to the camera sensor.
- 19 different ways a physical lens affects the captured image.
- How you can replicate all of those 19 lens effects in Nuke.
- The order in which to apply the lens effects to your composite.
Just before we begin I would like to define the overarching theme to keep in mind on your journey through this guide:
Okay, let's start off by taking a look at why refraction is so important for taking pictures.