View Full Version : Help: Depth of Field

03 March 2004, 05:42 AM
Hey there, does anyone know of a good tutorial for z-depth blurring (depth of field, etc..) in 3D Max? I'm trying to figure out how to do it with the Depth of Field effect, but it's not working. Here's a specific scene I'm trying to work with: I'm trying to get the second post (on the left) to be blurred to increase the sense of perspective. Anyone got advice??? (Yeah, I know I went a little nuts on the film grain ):rolleyes:

03 March 2004, 09:29 PM
Ok...first loose the noise from the scene.
Set a target camera and set target to the nearer post.
In the camera peramaters:
check-use target distance
check-multi pass effect
check-render effects per pass

render your scene...
if too with the focal distance etc...
hope this helps


03 March 2004, 04:36 AM
Thanks! That worked like a charm!

I fiddled with the number of passes a bit as well to cut down on render time, but I posted up the in a new WIP thread (

Thanks for the help!! :thumbsup:

03 March 2004, 09:06 PM
Hello again, everyone!
Bredro1 and Blizze thank you a lot for your advices. I finally downloaded the tutorials - great tutorials indead !!!

04 April 2004, 08:55 PM
he he....well wrong thread there Micaela...but I`m happy you were finally able to get them.I hope we can expect to see a wip from you soon......:thumbsup:


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