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alexjose
10-25-2013, 10:22 AM
Im making a lot of short videos of very small parts (about 1 mm x 1 mm) which we usually take pictures of through a microscope. Is there anyway you know of to make a microscope look in Lightwave? Maybe kind of grainy

prometheus
10-25-2013, 10:36 AM
check www.presetcentral.com
search the surface organic section ..maybe the electron preset.
itīs mostly about getting the surface of the material looking like an electron microscope, maybe 1 mm is too big?
otherwise, add noise through the windows/image processing/add image filters and see what you find there.
also check some dpont filters, maybe the grain node.
http://dpont.pagesperso-orange.fr/plugins/nodes/DP_Filter.html

Sensei
10-25-2013, 08:30 PM
By microscope look you mean something like this?

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt321/elizajayn2/electron-microscope-pyralidae-moth.jpg

http://www.sickchirpse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Tardigrade-Electron-Microscope-1024x799.jpg

Ray-tracing is doing zooming quite naturally:

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B_Free
10-30-2013, 11:08 AM
Depending on how much detail you want, you might want to use depth of field too. Most microscopes (at least, light-based ones) have an extremely narrow focus plane. A lot of the photos you see - if they're taken with optical microscopes anyway - are actually combinations of photos with each one taken in a slightly different focus.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_stacking

jeric_synergy
10-30-2013, 06:34 PM
You have to identify the elements of "the microscope" look. The opening to "House" had some (faux?) microphotography. Shallow DOF, particulates, vignetting, get to work.

stobbs
10-31-2013, 01:06 AM
This title sequence was made using still images taken down a microscope,

http://vimeo.com/12312861