[Bf-committers] DOF camera parameters.

Ton Roosendaal bf-committers@blender.org
Sat, 12 Jun 2004 16:55:19 +0200


(intrr wrote:)
>> Well, as far as Ton is concerned, I think he is absolutely against
>> using the zblur method in the official tree. I already proposed  
>> porting it
>> there maybe a year ago, it didn't get endorsement for being too  
>> problematic
>> and unrealistic...

Originally it was part of the render code. But it was removed because  
quality and usability were considered not useful (talking about NeoGeo  
days). It was turned into a sequence plugin by Phase, and later on  
improved by strubi. Especially filtering (using gaussians) and the  
trick to separate the picture in 2 layers helped improving quality  
quite some.

Still, drawbacks are evident, plus it is not supporting halos,  
transparant faces nor unified render. Since the actual method really is  
image based, having it in sequencer still doesn't sound like a bad  
location for me. Goofster recently proposed it could be builtin as  
fixed option in sequencer (along with glow for example). No problem  
with that.

(car wrote:)
> If it works and users like it, and use it, and it is a useful tool,  
> and it is not crash prone buggy, it should be in. Ton should not be  
> the owner of what gets in and what does not, it's up to the community  
> to decide, is it not ?

No it's not. :)

First of all it's about people who show they can integrate features  
well, maintain it, improve it, or fix bugs for it. We still have too  
much unsupported code in Blender. So for all parts nobody really works  
on I'm the 'owner' still...


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation ton@blender.org