Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Depth-of-field utilities, part of After Effects CS5.5 New Creative Techniques.
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After Effects CS5.5 has also gained a nice new utility to make it easier to work…with cameras in After Effects.…If you have Creating Motion Graphics for CS5, I am still in the example project…for Chapter 14 on cameras and I open up the project Ex.01_final.…It has a little flyaround some objects on stage.…I want to go ahead and switch out to 2 Views - Horizontal, so I can see the Top…view and my Active Camera side by side.…It's kind of hard to see all my objects here in this Top view, so I am going to…go ahead and select it and go to View > Look at All Layers.…
This will zoom back a little bit and allow me see my camera in addition to all…of these different layers I have in my world.…I want to go a little bit later in time to where I have a nice angle on all my layers…such as around here.…And I am going to take my camera, type AA, enable the Depth of Field blur, and…crank up the Aperture so I have got some nice depth of field going on.…Now, you saw before that I could scrub the Focus Distance to set who is in focus.…
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