3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2012 8:56 PM by Rick Gerard

    newbie: can't get lens blur depth map to work?

    avpromedia Level 1

      I watched a tutorial on lens blur with depth map. It looks simple. Here's what I did:

       

      create a text layer with text from to to bottom

      create a solid layer with a ramp and make it not visible

      apply lens blur to the text layer -- this immediately blurs all the text

      change the depth map on the lens blur to the solid layer with a ramp - nothing interesting happens.

      The text are equally blur (or not blur) from top to bottom.

       

      I tried puttting the lens blur on an adjustment layer above the text layer with the same result.

      What am I missing?

       

      Here's the file (74K bytes)

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/55756213/lensblur.aep

       

      I'm using AE cs4 on windows 7 64 bit.