Author Topic: help please, how do you animate DOF  (Read 802 times)

andradechristo

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help please, how do you animate DOF
« on: October 14, 2011, 07:59:05 am »
October 14, 2011, 07:59:05 am
Help please, how do you animate DOF. Ive seen it done but cant work it out. Thanks in advance!

Re: help please, how do you animate DOF
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011, 11:12:08 am »
October 14, 2011, 11:12:08 am
Use the small circular buttons next to the "Focus distance" and "F Stop" sliders:

andradechristo

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Re: help please, how do you animate DOF
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011, 12:33:58 pm »
October 14, 2011, 12:33:58 pm
thanks! got it now :)

billet323

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Re: help please, how do you animate DOF
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 02:53:22 pm »
October 14, 2011, 02:53:22 pm
thanks! got it now :)
On this topic, how do you focus in on one thing and blend into focusing on another?  Do you have to litterally make multiple scenes and notch the levels a tad in each?  Same goes for sun rotation and height?  Is that how you create those effects?

Re: help please, how do you animate DOF
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 03:08:53 pm »
October 14, 2011, 03:08:53 pm
The small circular buttons next to the various sliders mean that you can animate those sliders throughout a clip.

1) Select one of your clips.
2) Add an effect to that clip, eg, a Depth of Field effect.
3) Click on one of the small circular buttons, eg, Focus distance, to set a keyframe at the start of the clip. Then adjust the slider value.
4) Move the time slider to another position in the clip.
5) Click on the small circular button again, eg, Focus distance, to set another keyframe. Then adjust the slider value.
... and so on ...

Is this what you mean?

billet323

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Re: help please, how do you animate DOF
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 05:15:34 pm »
October 14, 2011, 05:15:34 pm
The small circular buttons next to the various sliders mean that you can animate those sliders throughout a clip.

1) Select one of your clips.
2) Add an effect to that clip, eg, a Depth of Field effect.
3) Click on one of the small circular buttons, eg, Focus distance, to set a keyframe at the start of the clip. Then adjust the slider value.
4) Move the time slider to another position in the clip.
5) Click on the small circular button again, eg, Focus distance, to set another keyframe. Then adjust the slider value.
... and so on ...

Is this what you mean?

I Believe so.  I have to give it a try! Thank you