Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a shallow depth of field, part of Element 3D Essential Training (2013).
One of the most beautiful effects you can achieve when you're working with 3D…is a shallow depth-of-field effect. And, that's what we are going to be looking…at in this tutorial.…Depth of Field refers to the area in focus. …So, if we have a regular After Effects 3D scene here--and we haven't done anything to…our camera settings, our Depth of Field-- we have a deep depth of field, which…means everything is in focus, all the bubbles, the texts, everything.…So, we get more realism by creating a Shallow Depth of Field and having only a…little bit of our scene in focus.…
So, I am going to select the Element layer, open up Render Settings, open up…Depth of Field and here we have our Depth of Field settings.…Now, this is something you need to work with in conjunction with the camera in your scene.…So, if you don't have a camera in your scene, you are not going to be able to get this result.…So, what we need to do first is turn on Depth of Field.…Now, sometimes you might not notice anything, and sometimes that might ruin your…
- Assigning objects to groups
- Adjusting basic object transform properties
- Creating 3D objects from text and masks
- Working with bevel presets
- Creating custom materials
- Adding illumination
- Creating bumps with normal maps
- Using replicator shapes
- Animating with the animation engine
- Creating a shallow depth of field
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Creating Your First Project
3. Overview of Element 3D
4. Working with 3D Objects
5. Creating 3D Objects
6. Working with Materials
7. Particle Replicators
8. Integrating with After Effects
9. Using the Animation Engine
10. Adding Polish
11. Final Project: Building a Space Scene
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