Join EJ Hassenfratz for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding blur and depth of field in After Effects, part of Mograph Techniques: Dynamic Falling Objects in Cinema 4D.
…After Effects CC has built-in tools that allow you to apply render heavy effects…like depth of field and motion blur, using the multi-pass information from Cinema 4D.…Working in this way will save you time, and allow…you to have full control over all your post effects.…We've our got After Effects file here.…Everything's nice and composited.…And everything's in our Main jackpot composition, here.…So I'll just rename this Jackpot Main.…And what I'm going to do, is bring this…composition and make a new composition with it.…
And we're just going to apply all of our motion…blur and depth of fill blur onto this new composition.…Let's rename this Jackpot. Blur.…So, the first thing we're going to do.…Let me just navigate to a frame that you can see the depth of field a lot better.…We'll apply…a depth of field blur to this composition. So you'll see in our special…passes that got imported by importing that AEC file from Cinema 4D.…We have a depth and a motion pass.…Now, this motion pass, we can't use, because…you need third-party plugins to use this motion pass.…
- Setting up an emitter
- Adding collider body and dynamic body tags
- Adjusting force and collision settings
- Baking the animation
- Rendering and finishing in After Effects