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Ariel Brener
Disabling Depth of field for a specific 3D layer
on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:43:50 am

Hello,

Is it possible to disable DOF for a single layer and have the remaining 3d layers still respond to the DOF of the camera?

If it is - how?

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John Cuevas
Re: Disabling Depth of field for a specific 3D layer
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:28:04 am

I don't think so, maybe someone else might have a trick.

What you can do though, is manually change the camera zoom so it has your layer in perfect focus. If you view from the top mode as you change the zoom of the camera you will see a line showing you exactly where the camera is focusing.

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Ariel Brener
Re: Disabling Depth of field for a specific 3D layer
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:20:26 pm

Bummer.
I don't want to change the Focus point .. it needs to work with other 3D objects and it does - I just need this one 3D layer to ignore the DOF - too bad.. Is there a trick or something?

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Chris Buttacoli
Re: Disabling Depth of field for a specific 3D layer
on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:40:55 pm

How about duplicating the comp, one with and one without DOF, and masking out the layer in question when combining the two comps together?

Or even more complex, make three comps, one comp of the layer in question w/o DOF, another comp of all layers behind said layer w/DOF, and another comp of all layers in front w/DOF - and then combine using alpha track mattes.


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luke henry
Re: Disabling Depth of field for a specific 3D layer
on Jul 5, 2017 at 1:49:17 pm

For anyone still wondering, you can now duplicate the 3D layer and precompose it, then copy the camera with property links, then paste it into the new precomp and disable the expression on DOF.

Video copilot have a handy script for this too http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_pre-compose_script/


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