erLab_edgeBlender

  • Compatibility After Effects
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Price:
$9.99
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Quick Overview

Edge blending is a clever solution to build up panoramic projections with 2 or more projectors. This script will create the necessary comps for you render and be able to create this using standard video projectors.
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Introduction

Edge blending is a clever solution to build up panoramic projections with 2 or more projectors. Some very expensive projectors include this capability and with play-out softwares that can mimic it programmatically. But if you don't have one of these high end projectors you need to find some other solution. At an event this happened to us too. They were expensive projectors but one of them lacked this feature. So we developed this script to solve this problem. And cheaply!

In After Effects you have to do a panoramic composition (for example: 3x 1024x768 = 3072x768). Keep in mind: the resulting composition will be smaller due to the overlapping areas, but it is easier to work with the full size.

After this preparation you have to run the script and you have to answer two questions:

  • How many slices do you want? (ex: 3)
  • How wide will the blending area be? (ex.: 200)

After these two answers the script will build up your panoramic setup that will be ready to render.
You will find a big composition what looks like this

Once projected it will blend together like this

You can use this big file to project it through a DualHead or TripleHead or any other solution. The only thing you have to do is calibrate your projectors to align the picture correctly. (A calibration pattern is included with the script).


Final result at an event

A brief introduction video

A brief introduction video

After Effects CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4