3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2017 8:33 AM by flowsnone

    Macro Depth of Field/Close up focus?

    GingyGingy

      Hey guys,

       

      Im having trouble focusing on objects that are close to the camera. I have a 2 node camera rushing through a tunnel of shape layer circles to arrive at a shape layer image of a cloud at the end. I have had my focus distance linked to a null which is really handy. As I push through the tunnel I animate the focus null from the start of the tunnel through to cloud at the end. The camera just wont focus on it though. If I move the layer further away in Z space and then move the focus null to it then I get focus. I don't really want to move it further away though. I like it where it is.

       

      So....

      I'm dealing with a shape layer so it's not resolution.
      I know that I could just reduce the blur to zero at this point but I would like real depth of field and also want to know what is causing this.

      Is it just that After Effectrs has a minimum focus distance like a real camera would?

       

      Never had this problem before. Any suggestions appreciated!

       

      Thank you!!

       

      Lee