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Rendering with Depth of Field
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So back to the topic. Let’s kick things off with an exploration of how a lens sees the world.
…and here are some of the results from playing with the F-Stop. Please note, to achieve a similar brightness across all the images, I have modified the shutter speed to compensate for the change in F-Stop.
DOF in Maya/Arnold
Here we will take a look at how to apply some of the above lens characteristics to our renders using Maya/Arnold.
The fantastic Robby the Robot model was created by Glenese Hand.
For more information on all things onset related, you can check out our courses here:
- Onset Data Acquisition 1001
- Introduction to Cameras and Lenses 1001
- Shooting HDRIs and Panoramas 1001
- Shooting Texture and Look Development Reference 1001
- Cameras – Arnold User Guide – Official documentation for cameras in Arnold.
- Lentil – Lentil is an advanced camera toolkit for the Arnold renderer. It is a set of shaders that extends creative control and physical correctness, while significantly reducing the time (~30x) needed to render bokeh through bidirectional sampling of camera rays.
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