How to distort images

Recently, we released the Luke's Escape short film trailer, and as you may know, one of my tasks in this great project is to create a series of tutorials based on it :) Some of you asked about how to achieve an effect that shows up at the end of the trailer: the distortion effect used on the Luke's Escape title. In this tutorial we'll check on it and use armatures to distort an image, as well as some compositing tricks to create fades and add shininess to the title.

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Anamorphic Images

Anamorphic Images... you've probably never heard of those, but for sure you've seen some of them in the past. They're images that fit the real world perspective, but as they are projected into a planar surface, they only look right if you see them from the right point of view. In this tutorial we'll see how you can use blender to distort an image that you can print and use it in this interesting manner :)

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