Creating depth of field QUICK in Poser

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Rendering depth of field in Poser takes a loooong time. This tutorial tells you how to cheat by slicing up your 3D-model and bring the slices in to Photoshop for bluring

jorbje on 12:13PM Sat, 15 April 2006

Step 1: Compose an image as normal

Set up your model(s) as normal, place your main camera as you want and render in as high quality as you like

Tutorial Comments

Andford  3:21AM Sat, 28 November 2009

hi people i need help with syncronizing lip with voice. i know how to do it allready. but i have problem with rendring it. cuz when i render the lip moves comes without the sound. can somone help me and tell me how to do it plz?

joussef  4:06PM Tue, 20 March 2007

thanx alot thats wes iam looking for

nyprox  6:02PM Fri, 16 March 2007

doesn't poser 6 have a dof otpion in the firefly render options or isnt't it that good

harry911  4:52AM Thu, 30 November 2006


locust9  12:53PM Sat, 18 November 2006

Using the feather mask only works with simpler renders. If you have multiple objects in the same focal plane as your target, you can end up with bluring problems. I did a cityscape render and tried using bluring in photoshop to simulate the DOF, but couldn't get the same results because of the complexity. I ended up waiting for Poser 6 to render the DOF 10 days later I had much better results. This method would have worked well and much much faster.

jorbje  4:13PM Fri, 28 July 2006

I recommended 5 or 6 renders of the slicer-mask, in preview quality. That takes about 2 secs to render. Fylbrigge's suggestion is even more simple and fast, yes. But will make a far less quality of the depth of field. My tutorial is for those who want the same or better quality as Poser will make with D.o.F turned on.

Fylbrigge  6:58PM Wed, 26 July 2006

Quick? 12 renders quicker than one? Render this once, using no blurring at all. Use a feathered mask selection in photoshop around the the area you want 'sharp' the invert the mask, and use a gausian blur. 2 minutes. 1 render. To make it better, save the render as a TIF, this saves the alpha layer that you can use as mask to drop in a clean background in photoshop. Blur the background as well, and you have depth.

jorbje  9:32AM Fri, 21 July 2006

I'm sure there are easier ways of doing this. I was just thinking: Depth of field has to do with the 3rd dimension (depth), and that is a dimension Photoshop doesn't have. You have to tell Photoshop what's in front, what's in the back and all inbetweens. You could of course figure that out yourself and mask out manually in Photoshop with just the one rendered image from Poser. I just find that hard to do. Could you please describe this easy way in more details? Nothing is better than an easier way of doing things. Thanks

ronka  5:04PM Thu, 20 July 2006

Looks like a novice's wrong idea of how to do this in Photoshop. By using easy, selective masking in Photoshop, you could achieve the exact effect with ONE image render from Poser.

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