[Bf-cycles] Possible DoF improvements?

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 13:48:38 CET 2018


There is no concrete plan to work on this, but adding more control over
bokeh shapes would be good.

For a feature request like this, it helps to log it here so it stays around:


On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 6:37 PM Guido Medici <guido.medici89 at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone, during my usual study regarding rendering, post-production
> and so on I stumbled upon this tutorial:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwkO6pz_us4
> (unfortunately is in Spanish but I can't find an equivalent English
> alternative)
> So, I started to search if there is any way to achieve a similar result
> described in this tutorial directly using the DoF option that Cycles offer.
> Obviously, I know that I can control the number of blades that affect the
> final shape of the bokeh and that I can modify the ratio to simulate
> anamorphic lenses.
> What is not possible, or at least what I think at the moment is not
> possible is change the brightness between the border and the center of the
> iris (minute 20 of the tutorial).
> Another cool feature that this addon of After Effect has is the
> possibilities to upload an image to control the aspect of the bokeh (minute
> 22 of the tutorial).
> So, I'm writing to you guys to know if there is a way to do this kind of
> stuff directly with Cycles.
> And if not, if you have any intention to implement this options in a
> further version of Cycles.
> I think it would be great to have this options that would increase
> exponentially the realism of this amazing render engine.
> Thank you all,
> Have a nice weekend,
> *Guido Medici*
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