Questions tagged [depth-of-field]

Depth of Field (DoF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp when using a lens based camera, although the term is commonly used to simply refer to the presence of unfocused areas.

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Increase the length of the z-buffer [duplicate]

I am using the examples already given here, i.e. Convert depth/z value to RGBA The problem I am facing here is to increase the depth. If one sees clearly a blue pattern starts from a close distance ...
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Eevee Depth of Field causes weird clipping

Depth of field used to work on my setup before, but now suddenly it's broken in Eevee. Cycles still works, but in Eevee the depth of field causes weird "clipping" and the out of focus areas are ...
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Depth of Field not focus on single object

With the depth of Field i try to focus on my mesh (robot) but i can't. The background (books) are blur. I want to blur the globe to the left side. I just want to focus the robot that's it. The setting ...
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Eevee - Depth of field problem

When I have depth of field enabled in Eevee, I got a problem in the rendering of my flag : I first tought that I add to tighten the edges of my mesh because of the subsurf but it doesn't change ...
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Separate Red And Blue When Blurred

I want my depth of field to be separated like this
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Custom Bokeh Shapes

I'm trying to make a Bokeh background like this: I've got the Bokeh in blender with a particle system copying a sphere that has an emission modifier. I'm using the depth of field to blur out the ...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee depth of field “geometry clipping” issue

I have a problem with strange depth of field artifacts in Eevee on my Mac Pro (tech specs on the pictures below). It looks like everything is what it should be. defocused is cliped by the camera (but ...
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Focus in general doesn't work in blender 2.79

I'm currently taking blender modeling course on Udemy. I modeled chess scene and now I want to add DOF but it doesn't work in any way. When i render image whole image's area gets same amount of blur. ...
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Disable DOF for a single object?

Is there a way to disable DOF for specific objects in the scene when using DOF via the camera settings? I know how to do it via compositing and/or different render layers. I was just wondering if ...
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Why is my render blurry?

In the camera settings I didn't set anything regarding Depth of Field but it is still really blurry. I have bump maps included in the sofa, curtains, floor but none is visible because of the ...
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Rendering depth of field through transparent objects in blender render

i’m New to blender and I’ve had a dabble with rendering bokeh. I have made this image with transparent orange blobs in blender render using refocus node. In the image the orange blob is in the ...
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Second camera copied depth of field keyframes from first camera

I'm using depth of field for my animation. I created a second camera Shift-A -> Camera (not a duplicate) and noticed it copied the f-stop keyframes from the ...
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Rotated Gradient Blur in Compositor

I have a rendered image (actually sequence of images) and want to 'fake' a depth of field in the compositor by using a blur, or a defocus. My preconceived notion was that I should produce a gradient ...
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Why HDRI image blur or cannot seen [duplicate]

In the world tab -> surface -> color -> Environment Texture i have access the HDRI image but the image look blur. I was watch a video and when he access the texture it is clear. Whats going wrong ...
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How can we change the dynamic range of camera for depth image in Blender?

I am quite new to Blender. I am trying to generate depth image for a scenario. The depth image I can get is like: This is normal as a depth image. However,I am looking for something like : This is ...
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DOF with a mirror?

I am working on a Medusa scene where she is staring into a mirror. We are looking at her from behind, looking into the mirror. I want to use DOF, However if you look closely the mirror is completely ...
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Volumetric haze is showing through solid objects when 'stacked'

I have my whole scene contained in a big cube, and the cube's shader has both volume scatter and volume absorption (which are mixed with an add shader). So the whole scene has haze. Then, where ...
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How to get depth dactor of camera by Python script in Blender?

I am constructing an animation in Blender. Meanwhile, I want it to output depth factor of the camera as the animation goes. Thus, I am curious about how I can do this task through Python shell in ...
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How to make the background of rendered depth image black?

So I am trying to render color and depth image at the same time. The color image for the scene is: As you can see, the background of this image is purely black. I want to have black background as ...
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Distance of HDRi backgrounds

Almost 90% of the time I light my scenes with an HDRi background. Is there a way to control the virtual distance of the background image so I can control bokeh and blurriness of the image when using ...
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How to reduce noise [duplicate]

enter link description here after enabling depth of field i faced with problem of noise. Metal objets especially looks very bad. How to fix it?
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Defocus Node acting weird with blurred foreground. Fix?

I'm working on an animation, and in this particular scene, I have a close up of a naval gun turret. I wanted to focus on the middle gun, but the defocus node gives me trouble. In the image below, I ...
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Depth of field in viewport and render different

I've same values for depth of field for viewport and render but I'm getting different results. This is depth of field correctly working in viewport, this is the aim: This is what I get after ...
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Get a full numeric z-depth from a rendered image

I know this issue has been mentioned before but I looked at all similar questions and did not find my exact answer. So here is my problem: I need to get a full depth map of my render. I mean the ...
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split up and render depth slices (for extreme dof)

I'm doing a particle simulation of fire embers swirling around, to be matched up to a filmed plate. The plate has a very shallow depth of field, which creates a problem when comping it in. It takes ...
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Change DOF Focal point in Compositor

Greetings to everyone from Chile! I am submerging in Blender world since a few week and probably I am dragging a little inertia habit from Nuke and After Effects trying to composing DOF from a ...
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Material pass and DoF don’t match

I’m doing an enormous render for a poster and I have an image with pretty shallow depth of field. I’m trying to make a material pass so I can play with colors when compositing, but I can’t get the DoF ...
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Represent “objects' field of view”

I have the following scenario: a model placed on the center and a plane beneath it. There is also a top view camera. When rendering: I have created four spherical gradients that depend on the ...
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DOF not working in Orthogonal view

I am currently using an orthographic camera in my scene, and I tried to used the camera DOF effect and to my surprise, it didn't work, or perhaps I couldn't make it work. I tried to make the camera ...
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DOF in cycle render shows in solid view but not in render

Hi I'm rather new to blender and have seen a lot of tutorials now on Youtube and done a thorough research here on the topic Depth of Field. I also created the first renders but have a problem applying ...
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How do I set focus range?

I know about depth of field but I have no clue how to set it to my liking. Is there an add-on for those of us who aren't camera savvy about adjusting focus? Like a visual line to show what is in ...
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Missing Mist and Z in render layers

I'm Really Confused, There is no Z and Mist under Render layers, I tried clicking what I could and still no clue why they are not there. I'm trying to put mist in the Simulation.
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Does the Z pass works with OpenEXR?

the Defocus (with use Z buffer checked) works perfectly with a render layer node (tested on one frame per time). however when i rendered the whole sequence as an OpenEXR (Multilayer or not) and ...
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How to locate object parts of rigged object visible in camera

I'm pretty new to blender. Currently I work in animate a rigged character, and render the depth for a computer vision project. My scene consist of some walls, floor, random objects and a human ...
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How to create real tilt-shift lens blur in Blender?

I basically want to rotate the DoF-Plane just as a real tilt-shift lens does, so that the depth influences the blur and not a gradient. Is there a way to recreate this effect in blender?
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Why is the DOF check box in BGE gray?

I know there may be a very simple answer, but I'm still kinda new at Blender's Game Engine and was wondering if I don't have something checked in the "addons" area that will enable the DOF check box ...
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How do I change the DoF settings of the active camera using python?

I want to change the DoF distance of the active camera in a scene using a script. So far I have written: ...
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Any recommendations for animating the f-stop depth of field properly when moving the camera around a scene?

In the render window the changing depth of field works when the camera is animated but it does not render that way. We are stumped. Basically here is what is going on. I setup an animation with some ...
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How do you make grouped objects a focus point without moving the camera?

In my blend, I am trying to focus on a pile of doughnuts and then focus on them. While doing this, blurring the background and the side windows without losing some of the detail on them but making ...
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Blender Rendered viewport is different from the rendered image in Cycles

I have this scene: It's basically a bunch of particles that have an emission shader. The camera is using depth of field and gives this results using the rendered viewport: But When I render the ...
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Bokeh - From Horizontal to Vertical

Hi guys I want my camera to display vertical bokeh stretch instead of horizontal. The rotation option in DOF settings of camera, doesnt rotate the bokeh. Horizontal stretched bokeh (low res render ...
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Set and display correct Z depth values Blender render

I have an object in my scene and I wonder how I can render it so that each pixel will have the distance from the camera in metrics unit? where the the nearer to the camera it will have whiter colour ...
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How to get the right values for Z depth rendering

I wonder how I can set the values in the Map Value node to get the best output. I want the pixels values of objects to be rendered according the to the distance from the camera in meters unit. I'm ...
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depth of field to work not working

I have blender 2.78 and I am trying to get the depth of field to work, but I just can't make it. I think I have all that as needed the camera and the target an object, the compositing is on, I even ...
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Depth of field is not being rendered in Blender Internal

I have quite an annoying thing, that I don't know how to do. I'm about to render a small clip, but I don't know how to enable Depth of Field in animations render to make it visible in the final ...
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Freestyle depth of field

I am using Freestyle on a Cycles scene with some depth of field. The Freestyle doesn't get affected by the depth of field, and so pops out too much on objects that aren't in focus. I am looking for ...
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How to display F-stop limits in viewport?

I know you can show focus limit in viewport by checking the Display > Limits on, but can you show the starting and ending points of focused area in viewport? Now I have been rendering the image over ...
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Mist + dof + alpha in cycles

I'm working on an animation where I want both mist and dof combined with a rather dark world background. The main problem is my mist pass washes out my background, and the only solution I found was ...
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Noisy depth of field

So I tried one of the Blender Guru tutorials, which ends with depth of field settings. The blurred lights are however too noisy: Which is strange, because when I turn DOF off, the distant droplets ...
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Trouble with Particle system and forcefields

I have a simple particle system that is using an object (an icosphere subdivided a few times) with an emitter shader(color:red and strength: 15) and the particle system is affected only by a force ...