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Drowning out the background - what technique please?
Posted: 03 December 2012 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is for Daz 3.

I am wanting to do an image where a persons face is in the front of the image very clear and street lighting in the background is not clear and blurred. Like in this image from a Jet Li movie (in pic) the light behind him is blurred while his face in the foreground is focused. Is there some sort of method for blurring the background and making clear the foreground?

How could such a thing be done please? thanks

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Posted: 03 December 2012 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Depth of field.
1)Someone proficient in Studio would need to explain it. I can explain it in Poser but not Studio.
2)Photoshop or Gimp (or similar). Render the figure and background separate, usually saving the image out as .png. Layer in one of the programs and blur the background.

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Posted: 03 December 2012 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have a quick and dirty tut for using Depth of Field in D/S here:

http://rawart3d.deviantart.com/gallery/37253370#/d50k17o


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Posted: 03 December 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for the link Rawn.  I haven’t tried DOF in DS 4 yet, so it will come in handy.  grin

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Posted: 04 December 2012 07:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Miss B - 03 December 2012 09:21 PM

Thanks for the link Rawn.  I haven’t tried DOF in DS 4 yet, so it will come in handy.  grin

I have to say…the DOF is the only reason I like rendering in d/s LOL
It was always a bugger to set up dof in poser, and even when you did it didnt look good.
But in d/s….it is very nice to work with.

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Posted: 04 December 2012 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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there is also some helpful info about DOF here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/5084/

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