When using Syntheyes Export for After Effects, Russ Andersson demonstrates how to use the New/improved pixel bender plugins showing un-distort, one and two pass distortion workflows and an advanced distortion effect. From the customer-only portion of the Syntheyes website, the Syntheyes Pixel Bender Plugins are available for download.
Syntheyes New Pixel Bender Plugins Available for After Effects
This Shows the use of SynthEyes’s “Advanced Distortion” effect (pixel bender) in AfterEffects. This effect is able to reproduce the complex distortion types, including off-centering and high-order (fisheye) distortion computed by SynthEyes’s lens-grid-based calibration tool.Here we show the calibration being generated in SynthEyes, an Advanced Distortion node being set up as an undistorter in AfterEffects to undistort the original footage, then a second advanced distortion node being set up to re-distort the un-distorted footage—yielding basically the original image. This latter re-distortion effect is what you need to use the two-pass lens distortion workflow, to deliver distorted composited images as a final result to the client.