Depth of Field

Written February 8th, 2009
Categories: Effects, Rendering / Compositing, Videos

This week we’re covering Depth of Field in 3dsMax for both the scanline and mental ray renderers. It’s more of a patch to the Depth of Field Primer I wrote, since it seems like a lot of viewers were coming to the page looking for a “how-to” rather than a “why”. Thus, we’ll cover exactly how to create and control the depth of field effect.

On another note, it seems like everyone on the planet has heard the song above but me. Ignoring the cheesy ’80s undertones, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” is practically my theme song! It’s based on a really old tune (c1920?), and takes on a deep, cryptic interpretation that makes it so solid. It doesn’t get much better than that. If you really listen closely, you can pick up that vintage edge- who’s Gary Cooper?

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