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Is it possible to apply a lens profile to a camera mapping?


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I can't imagine why Maxon has not included this feature, but for whatever reason, while you can correct a distorted image using the Lens Distortion Tool, attempting to apply the resulting lens profile elsewhere in the camera mapping workflow is not possible. 

To clarify: you can select a lens profile that corrects the fisheye lens distortion in the Camera Calibrator tag, but once you create a camera mapping from that, the distortion correction is completely lost. Here are the steps to re-produce:
 

  1. Import mesh.
  2. Create camera and apply Camera Calibrator tag.
  3. Import distorted image on the Image tab of the Camera Calibrator.
  4. Select pre-existing lens profile to show undistorted image in the viewport.
  5. On Calibrate tab, click "Create Camera Mapping Tag"
  6. Control drag the camera mapping onto the mesh.


The image is projected onto the mesh but in its original distorted form. The lens profile is completely ignored. Hopefully, someone can explain to me why lens profiles may be created / saved, but not applied anywhere else in the projection workflow. This does not make a whole lot of sense to me. One would think that the whole purpose behind having a lens profile would be so that it could be used to correct image projections and calibrations with meshes.  The photo can be undistorted externally (e.g. with Photoshop or programmatically with OpenCV), but having the ability to use a lens profile for projections would be a real time-saver. Any ideas?

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