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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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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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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Depth of Field on Particles Disappears in Front of Plane

I created a simple animation with an image plane and a particle effect. The particles are an image of a flower petal with transparency mapped onto a plane. I used the Eevee render engine. I wanted to ...
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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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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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Animating Depth of field - not smooth change of focus

I've been trying to animate simple change of focus between background or foregroud. Everything should be fine, but for some reason focus change is not fluid - it looks like its changing depth of field ...
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Dynamic occlusion-based target object for DOF

Is there a way (during animations) to have a Depth Of Field target calculated dynamically, based on the first occlusion plane that rays shooting from the centre point of the camera encounter? This as ...
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How to blur only the foreground?

like in photography I would like to have a blurry foreground and the rest of my scene focused to infinity (including the world background), I was unable to get this effect using the Depth of Field ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to get real Z-buffer value from Blender

This is in follow up to my previous post. I see that i can render the zbuffer into an image from the answer to my previous post. But can I get the real Z values some how using blender? I found this ...
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Blender cycles dof viewport problem

When I set dof in the viewport it looks ok but my rendering just doesn't show it in the same way. Just there is no dof. My scene has multiple layers in compositor. What have I missed? Thanks.
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Particle System error with Depth of Field

I'm trying to make a shot in a grassy field with a DoF effect but the grass particle system is having errors with it. I've outlined where it's visible. The DoF focus is just in front of the radio. I ...
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Depth of field and light problem

I am new to blender and now practicing emission and depth of field. I followed tutorial and made image, but it has some problems. This is the scene I saw in the viewport , and I want this scene as a ...
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(EEVEE) Can't get Depth Of Field to focus on one object! (.Blend file included)

i'm currently having a huge problem where i cant seem to make the camera focus on only one object, i want it to focus on the rabbit character: https://i.gyazo.com/8a12c2843f8448bd6b2120e10753aa2e.gif ...
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Getting consistent image with distributed rendering

I have a homemade render farm that I cobbled together out of several retired PCs. My script splits the image into several slices, sends each slice to a node (6 slices for 6 nodes) and then combines ...
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How do I view the focal planes of the depth of field?

Is there any way to view the focal planes of the depth of field? I know you can use Viewport Display -> Limits which provides a zero-thickness crosshair (yellow)...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee Depth of field with particles

Depth of field with my particle system is showing a halo of shallow depth of field around my particles with the actual particle in sharp focus. Like it's rendering both the depth of field and the ...
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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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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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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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Artifact when DOF is applied to layered render

Notice that the background follows around the skin of the body and cuts through the hair, which is on a separate layer from the body
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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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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 ...