Controlling the focal plane in CS5.5 and later


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Controlling the focal plane in CS5.5 and later

In the previous movie I showed you how to enable Depth of Field Blur for a camera, and also how to edit the Focus Distance, and interactively watch the focal plane line in, say, the Top view of the camera. However, there's couple of ways of automating this process. One we showed you earlier. I'm going to double-click the camera to open up its settings. You can lock the Focus Distance to zoom. That means the focal plane will always equal the length of your camera lens. It is set by millimeters or whatever parameter you want to use here in the Camera Settings dialog, or Zoom can be set by the number of pixels here in the Timeline panel.

But as of After Effects CS5.5, there's couple of more options. And I turn off Lock to Zoom. As long as you have a two-node camera, where you have the back of the camera and a point of interest, and you are in After Effects CS 5.5 or later, You can selectively focus on specific layers. Let's say, for example, that I want this layer to be in focu...

Controlling the focal plane in CS5.5 and later
Video duration: 5m 12s 4h 49m Intermediate Updated Dec 06, 2012

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Controlling the focal plane in CS5.5 and later provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer as part of the After Effects Apprentice 11: 3D Space

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