Setting the depth of field


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Setting the depth of field

You'll remember when we first created the camera, we enabled the Depth of Field option. This allows you to adjust what's in focus and what's out of focus. On a physical camera, this is typically controlled by the aperture, and the more you open up the camera to let in light, the more shallow the depth of field. In After Effects, you can keyframe this property to do things like a rack focus. But it's also very important that you check it so you have a natural falloff in the scene. I've opened up a new project here, and I have a couple of different projects imported as well as the three we are previously working on.

Let's take a look at the camera settings. In this case, the camera is panning down, and we are seeing our subjects moving a bit. We clearly have our foreground subjects as well as the crowd further in the back. What I want to do here is adjust it so that the crowd is not as in focus. Let's take a look with 2 Views, and we'll set this one to Custom View 1. N...

Setting the depth of field
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Setting the depth of field provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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