XM Magdalena 3D print, GGeorgy (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

View Full Version : Bandy Lens Blur

04-15-2010, 02:27 PM
This is really annoying. Lens blur is really bandy.


I originally thought this was due to the project being 8 bit, but then I did a 32 bit render and tried 16 bit and 32 bit project settings and no luck.

Is there a setting I'm missing? Is there a better alternative to Lens Blur?

04-15-2010, 03:10 PM
Try Frischluft's Lenscare. As for your issue - is the depth buffer map 8bit? From what program do you render? What image format?


04-15-2010, 03:45 PM
I downloaded the demo version of Lenscare and it did the trick! Thank you! Will be purchasing this one for sure.

In this case my depth map is just a matte I've painted for some very basic DOF. The matte is not bandy and even blurring with fast blur (which is 32 bit) did not eliminate the bands from lens blur. This appears to be a problem with the "Lens Blur" effect itself considering Lenscare looks buttery smooth as it transitions from blurry to non-blurry.

Update: now with before and after shot


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