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[Snippet] 3D Smudge

[Snippet] 3D Smudge (Effect)Original Image

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This filter does not support seamless tiling.


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Author: Indigo Ray

Filter Details

  • Downloads: 1951
  • Requires Filter Forge 3.0
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Usage Rank: High
  • Comments (36)


Check out the smudge component! I made this snippet to help other Filter Forge users learn how to do 3-dimensional effects via "smudging".–-If you set "density" = 100, you can mimic solid 3d shapes, be they isometric, in perspective, or spherical. Lower densities result in fuzziness, which can be used for stuff like light rays, shadows, and radial blurs.–-*Thanks to Nebukadnezar for the polar/cartesian conversion snippet.*


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