3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2012 8:07 AM by dh91

    Best way to blur without banding

    dh91 Level 1

      Hey all. In my project the background blurs as the objects supposedly "move away" from it. Since it is comprised of many comps, I decided to not use the DOF on the camera since distances are not really correct. I used gaussian blur and it looks okay and sufficiently out of focus, but when rendered out the banding looks terrible. The background was made in photoshop.

       

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      Usually I would just add noise to help the banding, but given the style of this video, it would look bad with noise. I tried box blur, but I think i got a similar effect.

       

      Is there a good way to make an image look out of focus without the serious banding?

       

      Thanks!