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Michal PoniedzielskiCan't preview Depth of Field
by on Nov 29, 2010 at 3:50:26 pm

Hi!

I think it's rather a silly question, with one-click-answer, but I JUST CAN'T sort it out (gooogled of course - still nothing).

I'm using Depth Of Field enabled camera, and... just can't preview this depth. When I render my composition - the bluriness on out-of-foucus layers apears as it should, but when I'm composing - every layer is sharp. It's like composing totally blind!!!

I suspect there's a tiny little switch, which should be pressed somewhere out there, but I can't find it. I was looking in Preferences and Project Settings and can't find anything! It's so frustrating! Please help me.

(Of course the 'Depth Of Field' option in 'Camera Options' is set to 'On')
I'm using AE CS5.

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Walter SoykaRe: Can't preview Depth of Field
by on Nov 29, 2010 at 4:02:27 pm

Is your viewer set to "Active camera" (versus one of the orthographic views or a custom view)?

Do you have Draft 3D () unchecked above your timeline?

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Michal PoniedzielskiRe: Can't preview Depth of Field
by on Nov 29, 2010 at 4:24:05 pm

YESSSSS!!! That was THAT switch (Draft 3D). I'm a relatively happy person again. Huge thanks to You, Good Man! :)

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