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Steve Brown
Particular depth of field is reversed?
on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:56:08 am

Very weird indeed. When attempting to apply depth of field to my particles, distant particles come into focus sooner than close ones as I increase my focus distance - and no matter what I do I can't get near particles to come into focus unless I squash the aperture down to nothing.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?


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Mike Park
Re: Particular depth of field is reversed?
on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:42:17 pm

Steve,

did you really mean to say, "distant particles come into focus sooner than close ones as I increase my focus distance"? If so, that is exactly what is supposed to happen. Increasing the focus distance causes the camera to focus on a point in space farther away. If you wanted near particles to come into focus, decrease the focus distance. That way near particles will be sharp and far particles will be blurred.

Not sure if this answers your question, but let me know.

Best,

Mike


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Steve Brown
Re: Particular depth of field is reversed?
on Jan 18, 2010 at 6:49:10 pm

Nope, I meant exactly what I said - but I figured out what was happening. The particles were very very small, and the camera was behaving as one would in macro photography.

Increasing all my values (particle size, velocity, etc.) by an order of magnitude fixed the problem.


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