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Ocean ByrneExclude AE Depth of Field?
by on Sep 28, 2016 at 2:33:29 am

Can I specify some of my 3D layers to not be affected by AE DOF?

I'm liking the the depth of field I have going on most of my elements, but I want some 3d background cards and they are getting a little too blurry for my taste.

I know I could do some sort of something like precompose my BG cards with a duplicate of the camera and turn off DOF in there, and then use it as a 2d layer, in the main comp, but it would be cooler if I could just tell certain 3D layers not to DOF...


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Dave LaRondeRe: Exclude AE Depth of Field?
by on Sep 28, 2016 at 1:16:17 pm

Sorry, there's just one DOF on/off switch, and it's on the camera layer. So every other layer gets affected.
Also, there can only be one active camera in a comp, including nested comps. You might have to make alpha-channel prerenders, nesting the in-focus layers between them.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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