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Depth of Focus - how to determine distance?
Posted: 23 March 2013 11:53 PM   [ Ignore ]
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  Ok, I’m working with depth of focus using Carrara.  Does anyone know an easy way to figure the distance from the camera lens to an object so that I can set it to the correct distance?  I tried plonking down a block and using that to guess, but that didn’t work very well.  My focus is still soft on the target.  Any suggestions?

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Posted: 24 March 2013 12:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Assuming you’re talking about Focus in the DOF dialog: click the button next to the Focus field, then click on something in the preview.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It’s a little red cross hair. As mentioned, click on the og=bject in the preview window you want to focus on. You’ll notice the distance to object will update.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Aaaahhh…  that is exactly what I needed!  Tnank you all!

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