[Bf-funboard] No way to disable DoF without changing settings?

db4tech at yahoo.co.uk db4tech at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 1 00:15:41 CEST 2015

Hi David,
One scene I worked on (recreation one of my studio photographs), had an 
extremely shallow DoF.
While making fine control adjustments to lighting placement and angle, 
it was necessary to observe the scene from the camera view while 
viewport rendered, and keep disabling DoF to monitor the exact position 
where light would fall.

In a situation like that, it would have been really useful to be able to 
quickly disable / enable DoF.

On 30/06/2015 12:46, David McSween wrote:
> But you can already set exposure separately to the aperture.  Doesn't that
> mean that aperture is only useful for dof focus effects? If you don't need
> it why activate it at all?
> Cheers,
> David Mcsween
> On 30 Jun 2015 08:03, <db4tech at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi gandalf3,
>> I'm new to the funboard.
>> Could see such functionality being useful.
>> To maximise productivity (user wouldn't have to select relevant camera,
>> then Camera tab), possibly a more suitable location for a toggle
>> check-box would be on the Render panel, under Light Paths, with other
>> render selectable options?
>> David
>> On 29/06/2015 21:35, gandalf3 wrote:
>>> I thought it slightly odd that there is no way to disable cycles DoF
>>> without changing the aperture setting (and thereby messing up whatever
>>> you may have set previously).
>>> Would it be possible to add a checkbox to the depth of field panel (e.g.
>>> embedded in the header like the Safe Areas panel to save screen real
>>> estate)?
>>> Am I the only one who finds it odd that such a checkbox doesn't exist?
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