Focal Length - Mini tutorial

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Focal Length - Mini tutorial

Post by Lakys » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:08 am

Well, those pictures are really old stuff that I digged from things I posted at DAZ forums.
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Post by drdancm » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:33 pm

That's very helpful. Just as in photography, the focal length has a sometimes not so subtle effect on the results.

My question is how do you tell DS to focus on a specific part of the image when using large aperture settings to produce shallow depth of field (DOF). I remember reading somewhere that you do not need specify the distance but there is some way to autofocus not on the entire picture but some section of it.

Thanks,

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Post by Lakys » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:37 am

In the View Tab (menu View > View to make it visible), there is an icon called "Frame Selection". There is also a button "Aim".

Those two buttons should set the focus on the scene selected object.

Otherwise there is some existing script to handle DOF easily in Guandalug's scripts.

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Post by drdancm » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:50 pm

Thanks a lot. Your information was, as usual, very informative, and clear.

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Post by Lakys » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:30 pm

drdancm wrote:Thanks a lot. Your information was, as usual, very informative, and clear.

Dan
Dan, it was my pleasure.
I hope you could create great renders with DOF.

And if you want, feel free to post renders nearby. I always love to see members' creations. :)

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Post by Lakys » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:17 pm

And I have just found this: Pendragon has created a new plugin allowing to control some render options. In that plugin, there are parameters to adjust camera focus. I guess it might be an even better solution than what I mentioned above.

I have not tested it yet.

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