DF, XSI and Zdepth

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  08 August 2003
DF, XSI and Zdepth


I'm trying to have a DOF done with DF, for this I'm doing 2 things (as I read in the articals):

1- Render my beauty Pass.
2- Render my Zdepth Pass.
3- I don't know how to merge them

how can I add the Zdepth pass as a Z channel to the beauty pass?

I also read about checking the zdepth in render options getting *.zpic file, but it did not load Automatically with the *.pic file as I read, it just did not, am I missing anything?

All on All I heard that the first method (2 passes is better) so I would appreciate if someone help.

  08 August 2003
DF should auto-magically load the .zpic portion of the sequence once it detects the pic. Now i'm not sure if they perhaps need to be in the same directory.

If they don't load for whatever reason, use 2 loaders, and channel boolean the z-depth pass into the color pass. Just be sure to check the "aux channels" in the second tab of the channel boolean.
Jason Kolodziejczak
Digital Fusion Consultant
Toronto, Canada
  08 August 2003
ok, I used this, and it did give me that result, but what make me questions myself is that when I turn the view to show Z channel instead of color, it show different thing, so distorted version, the original Depth pass is gradiant, while the gradiant in the Z channel of boolean is not continues, and it only work with red/blue/green BG.

should I post an image? or this is the right thing?
  08 August 2003
I'm not sure i understand.

The image in Z will be displayed as ranges or bands, but this is usually to show greater fiedelity.
Jason Kolodziejczak
Digital Fusion Consultant
Toronto, Canada
  01 January 2006
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