Below are various keyframing examples produced with DOF PRO v3.0. DOF PRO v3.0 now allows you animate any / all sliders, each with fully-editable function curves of various interpolation types, including custom. All of the animation sequences below are straight output from DOF PRO and have not been edited / processed in any way. All sequences and images however, have been compressed for internet display which leads to some visible JPEG / MOV artefacting. In most cases, the DOF has been exaggerated for clarity. However, in real-world examples you would want to minimize the amount of DOF as well as know when and what circumstances to use it in. Because these sequences did not contain motion, DOF PRO only required a still frame of the source and depth map, thus eliminating the need to render out the same source and depth map frames multiple times. The chess image was created by myself for the gallery and was rendered with VRay 1.47.03 using 3dsmax 6.0. The Depth Maps were either generated using 3dsmax's scanline renderer or using the fog features. Clicking on an image will launch either images or quicktime previews in a pop-up window so please make sure you have pop-up blockers disabled.
DOF PRO Keyframing
DOF PRO's Various Function Curves
This example demonstrates DOF PRO's keyframing features for creating up a sweep-focus sequence. The function curve interpolation type was left at default (linear) and the setup time took less than one minute.
This example demonstrates DOF PRO's keyframing features for animating the aperture size. The function curve interpolation type was left at default (linear) and the setup time took less than one minute.
This example demonstrates DOF PRO's keyframing features for animating the highlights (increasing). The function curve interpolation type was left at default (linear) and the setup time took less than one minute.
This example demonstrates DOF PRO's keyframing features for animating the grain (increasing) based on focus map distribution. The function curve interpolation type was left at default (linear) and the setup time took less than one minute.
This example demonstrates keyframing the focal depth and aperture size in order to remain fixed on the central dominos. This example is available as a tutorial. To view it, please click here.