Join Mark Christiansen for an in-depth discussion in this video Add a 3D-generated depth map from CINEMA 4D, part of After Effects Compositing 02: Matching Foreground to Background.
…I've shown you how to create a simple depth map…with a straight gradient to rack focus along a flat plane.…The real world is more complicated of course, and as you add more…complex images like this computer-generated skateboard, you'll…want a computer-generated depth map to match.…Here's how you set that up.…In this case, working with a Cinema 4D source scene.…This shot contains a rack focus.…And it travels right along the distance of this board.…So pretty much from the back to the front of the board, if you…look at where the plane is in focus right along the bottom of that board.…
The…skateboard element is from Cinema 4D and I have the…scene right here, so I'll add it to the comp.…And after a moment's pause we'll see the software-rendered version.…I can switch that to Final Render.…And once I do that, I get access to the multi-pass options.…If I click Set Multi-Pass, one of the options is for depth.…I'll click OK, and now I see a 3D depth map, which I can use…with camera lens blur and other effects that use camera depth.…
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3. Introducing Depth
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