Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video The Camera Lens Blur effect, part of After Effects CS5.5: New Creative Techniques.
Next I'd like to show off the Camera Lens Blur effect, which has also been…enhanced in After Effects CS5.5.…This is a good add-on to the prior movie about the camera's depth of field blur as well.…If you happen to have the disc sources that came with Creating Motion…Graphics 5th Edition,…go to the Sources folder, twirl open Movies, go down to AB for art beats,…Starfields, import that, and drag it to the New Comp icon.…This has a lot of white or bright points of light in the 2D layer, which makes…it a great candidate to go ahead and treat with some specialized blur.…
With this layer selected, I will go to Effect > Blur & Sharpen > Camera Lens Blur.…There was indeed a lens blur in prior versions of After Effects.…It's now considered an obsolete affect.…If you have a project that used it, it will still open and still use an old…version of this effect.…But from now on, you will be applying the enhanced Camera Lens Blur effect.…Just as I do so, you will see my footage gets kind of interesting and blurred out.…
After Effects CS5.5 New Creative Techniques was created and produced by Trish and Chris Meyer. We are honored to host their material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
- Adjusting the parameters in Warp Stabilizer
- Creating orbiting camera rigs
- Using the Camera Lens Blur effect
- Understanding focus and convergence
- Processing audio dynamically