Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding depth of field, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
Now let's take a look at depth of field in Maya.…Now if you're familiar with photography, you'll know the depth of field is…basically the region in which your camera is focusing.…You can use depth of field to do creative focusing effects.…You can create an image where some stuff is in focus and other things are not.…And we can do the same thing in Maya.…So we're going to start off by doing it in the Maya Software renderer, but this…will also work for mental ray.…So I am going to go into my Render Settings windows and make sure that I have my…Maya Software renderer selected, and let's go ahead and just do a quick render.…
As you can see, everything is in focus.…So if we wanted to do a focus effect, we have to add that to the camera.…So we can do that by going into the camera's Attribute Editor.…So I go into View > Camera Attribute Editor, and there should be an option here…called Depth Of Field.…So if I select that, you'll see we have three options here;…one is Focus Distance and that is how far away from the camera are we focusing.…
- Adjusting the Render Settings menu
- Adding depth map and raytrace shadows
- Understanding the principle of light decay
- Creating cameras
- Using Motion Blur in Maya and mental ray
- Using Final Gather for natural illumination
- Rendering transparent materials with caustics
- Batching rendering
Skill Level Beginner
1. Maya Rendering
2. Lights and Lighting Types in Maya
3. Understanding Cameras
4. Advanced Rendering with mental ray
5. Final Output
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