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Marco AguilarCreating Depth Map
by on Sep 21, 2010 at 7:15:11 pm

I'm very new to After Effects and learning from a text book. I'm at the chapter call Lens Blur Effect and they are saying to create a Depth Map but don't explain exactly how to do that. I get what they are asking and why I just don't know how to create a depth map. Anyone able to help? Thanks.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Creating Depth Map
by on Sep 21, 2010 at 7:28:04 pm

They're grayscale images. Brighter is closer, darker is farther away.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA

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Eric KirkRe: Creating Depth Map
by on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:24:45 am


I've been toying around here and there and see references to depth maps but like the original poster here, not sure how to create one. Ideally, it would be to be able to do so in AE C5.5. I don't have photoshop either.

The original response to this really just directs to a link showing depth maps. Well, I know what they look like, just not how to create one.

Can anyone explain a process? And, to complicate it further, can it be done to video?

I did purchase the digi program Depth but have had zero luck on that and can't seem to get any help with the program.



Eric D. Kirk

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