Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect


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Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect

When you shoot images with a real camera, there is an effect called depth of field that's present in all photographs. This refers to the amount of subject matter that is perfectly in focus, starting from the foreground and traveling backwards into the image. Depth of field can add tremendous amounts of realism to any scene if used correctly in 3D. 3D renders though are not produced by real cameras and as a result they don't have this effect. Fortunately the programmers of both CINEMA 4D and After Effects have given us the tools to create this effect right inside of After Effects. The depth of field that I'd like to create in this image is going to be based on the platform as the central focus point for the image.

So I'd like to have things that are going backwards into the image out of focus as they get further and further away from the platform. We created when we rendered from CINEMA 4D something called the depth pass and we're going to use that depth pass to drive ...

Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect
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Adding depth of field with the Lens Blur effect provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects

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