Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video 3D camera depth of field, part of After Effects CS5.5: New Creative Techniques.
Another nice feature in After Effects CS5.5 is a greatly improved 3D camera…depth of field blur.…If you happen to have Creating Motion Graphics for CS5, I'm in the example…project for Chapter 14 on cameras.…I have opened up the comp 04c, which was about auto-orientation, but the…important thing is it has series of layers in 3D space at different distances…from the camera and the camera flies through them.…Now, After Effects has long had a depth of field effect.…I will double click the Camera to open up its settings and you will see it has a…checkbox, Enable Depth of Field.…
The problems were this was slow to render and the quality was frankly terrible.…That's why not a lot of people used it or weren't very enthused about using it.…Well, it's much better now in 5.5.…Click OK to leave there.…And with the Camera selected, I will type AA to reveal the 3D specific…parameters for the camera.…And there it is again, Depth of Field. I will turn it on.…Now, initially you may not see a change in the Composition panel. It won't seem…
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