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depth of field issue

Posted: Sun, 26th Dec 2004, 10:57am

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zoharo

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Hi

i have a project where i need to create some Cinematic scenes using real time 3d engine .
however the engine not allowing depth of field/blur/any effect .

i am able to create from the scene few video files from different camera/different angle etc .. .

is it possible to import the avi's which i created and add the effect mentioned above ? .

( if it releveant ) i can make the "world" looks plain green , and just leave the models untouched in the scene .

if its available using this software i will surely buy it .

thanks
Posted: Sun, 26th Dec 2004, 11:13am

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Simon K Jones

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Chromanator does indeed offer blur facilities. The forthcoming updated version should also have enhanced blur options.

Quite a few CG movies have created depth of field artificially with this method, rather than mathematically working it out during the 3D render.
Posted: Sun, 26th Dec 2004, 11:38am

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zoharo

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Tarn wrote:

Chromanator does indeed offer blur facilities. The forthcoming updated version should also have enhanced blur options.
thanks for the reply

however , if you can, please give me a brief description how to make a depth of field scene , in the following scnario :

i have a big parade with hundreds of people , from time to time i want to focus on object far from the parade and make zoom in on him , while the
parade will look blurred in the distance .

my 3d system dont have any option to make any affect just show a 3d world in focus all the time . so the only thing to do is only to export it to movie files .

thanks

Zohar
Posted: Sun, 26th Dec 2004, 3:53pm

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Simon K Jones

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You want to split your 3D scene into several layers. In your example, you might have the foreground person, then the parade, and then maybe something further away, the horizon/sky etc. Each of these would be a separate layer. Most 3D programs enable you to have several layers working within the same project/scene, so you simply separate it as required, then render each layer individually (make sure you have alpha channels activated).

Then you can bring each rendered layer into Chromanator, and apply whatever blurs etc that you require.