- April 6, 2005 at 2:24 pm
Hi everyone… dont you think After effect should add a better quality alternative for that boxed blur DoF… for people who have lot of time to render..? the quality is quite crappy and i didnt see any option for get a better blur quality…
- April 6, 2005 at 2:44 pm
Yes, advanced is on… and its still boxed… but there’s a lot of DoF…
for tiny amount its respectable but for a lot its not so good… its not gaussian at all… maybe i should do some test between advanced and standard… ill give you news soon…
- April 6, 2005 at 3:50 pm
no… there an obvious difference in the calculation from standard to advanced but it still quite basic blur made for speed… put a camera with blur boosted to 600 and play with the apertaure and focus distance on a solid square, you will see what im talking about… not a nice bokeh in any case!
- April 6, 2005 at 5:03 pm
You can always try the compound blur available in our gaussian filter inside SmoothKit. https://www.revisionfx.com/smok.htm
It’s a true compound gaussian blur and not a box-filter approximate.
However, to use it as a DoF filter you’ll need to get your Z-component into a greyscale image and use that as the per-pixel kernel size “modulator” inside the SmoothKit Gaussian filter. You may also need to play some tricks with the greyscale image (like multiplying it by itself to get a “squared” value at each pixel) so that it performs nicely as a DoF filter. Remember to precomp any operations on the image used as the per-pixel filter kernel scale before using it with our plugin.
Plus you get 5 other very interesting smoothing filters that allow you to blur and preserve various kinds of image properties (like edges).
We have a free demo on the website, in the “Downloads” subsection for SmoothKit.
- April 6, 2005 at 6:59 pm
lot of solutions… that’s good…
thanks a lot guys!
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