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TOPIC: Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge

Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 3 weeks ago #1

Hi,
I've been using DOF quite a lot (mainly MagicDOF, but I honestly don't understand the difference between the DOFs yet), and one problem I haven't been able to solve is that the blur does not increase gradually but rather increases or decreases sharply at some edge. I'd rather have it completely gradual like a slope, very much in the vein of TiltShift. Am I using some wrong values, or is it just how these DOF effects work?
Thx
Xeon E3-1231 v3, MSI GTX 970 @1446/3903 MHz, 16 GB DDR3-1600
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Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 3 weeks ago #2

Why don't you post a screenshot with the dof you're using and which parameters?

Also, magicdof is a bit limited, there are better/newer dofs in reshade (CinematicDoF) and 3rd party repositories (qUINT)
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Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 3 weeks ago #3

OtisInf wrote:
Why don't you post a screenshot with the dof you're using and which parameters?

Also, magicdof is a bit limited, there are better/newer dofs in reshade (CinematicDoF) and 3rd party repositories (qUINT)

Okay, I'll get back to you with more info. Sorry
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Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 2 weeks ago #4

Alrighty.




Click on "YouTube" to see the video full-size. The forum software doesn't respect my width and height settings, so I had to keep the video at its tiny default size... :-/ Look at the grid to the right. There is no smooth transition between blurry and unblurred, but rather a noticeable edge travelling along the grid as I turn left or right.

[DOF.fx]
DOF_FARBLURCURVE=2.000000
fADOF_ShapeCurvatureAmount=0.300000
DOF_AUTOFOCUS=1
DOF_MOUSEDRIVEN_AF=4294967295
fGPDOFChromaAmount=0.150000
DOF_INFINITEFOCUS=1.000000
fGPDOFBiasCurve=2.000000
DOF_FOCUSPOINT=0.500000,0.500000
bADOF_ShapeApertureEnable=0
DOF_FOCUSSAMPLES=6
DOF_MANUALFOCUSDEPTH=0.020000
DOF_NEARBLURCURVE=1.600000
fGPDOFBrightnessMultiplier=2.000000
bGPDOFPolygonalBokeh=1
fRingDOFFringe=0.500000
DOF_FOCUSRADIUS=0.050000
DOF_BLURRADIUS=15.000000
fADOF_BokehCurve=4.000000
iRingDOFSamples=6
iRingDOFRings=4
fGPDOFBrightnessThreshold=0.500000
fRingDOFThreshold=0.700000
bADOF_ShapeCurvatureEnable=0
fRingDOFGain=27.000000
fRingDOFBias=0.000000
bADOF_ImageChromaEnable=0
iMagicDOFBlurQuality=8
fMagicDOFColorCurve=4.000000
iGPDOFQuality=6
fADOF_ShapeChromaAmount=0.125000
fADOF_ShapeRotation=0.000000
iGPDOFPolygonCount=5
fGPDOFBias=10.000000
fADOF_SmootheningAmount=1.000000
bMatsoDOFChromaEnable=1
fMatsoDOFChromaPow=1.400000
fMatsoDOFBokehCurve=8.000000
iADOF_ShapeQuality=17
iMatsoDOFBokehQuality=2
fMatsoDOFBokehAngle=0.000000
bADOF_RotAnimationEnable=0
fADOF_RotAnimationSpeed=2.000000
fADOF_ShapeWeightAmount=1.000000
fADOF_ShapeApertureAmount=0.010000
bADOF_ShapeAnamorphEnable=0
fADOF_ShapeAnamorphRatio=0.200000
bADOF_ShapeDistortEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeChromaEnable=0
fADOF_ShapeWeightCurve=4.000000
fADOF_ShapeDistortAmount=0.200000
bADOF_ShapeDiffusionEnable=0
fADOF_ShapeDiffusionAmount=0.100000
bADOF_ShapeWeightEnable=0
iADOF_ImageChromaHues=5
iADOF_ShapeChromaMode=3
fADOF_ImageChromaCurve=1.000000
fADOF_ImageChromaAmount=3.000000

However, as it seems, I may switch to CinematicDOF as you suggested - I had no idea which effect to take so I somehow settled for MagicDOF first.
Xeon E3-1231 v3, MSI GTX 970 @1446/3903 MHz, 16 GB DDR3-1600
Last Edit: 4 months 2 weeks ago by brazzjazz.
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Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 2 weeks ago #5

Play with "DOF_FOCUSSAMPLES" and "DOF_FOCUSRADIUS" values, and see if they do the job.

However, like OtisInf, I suggest you to try the newer Cinematic DoF and ADOF from the qUINT collection.
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Depth-of-field effects with noticeable edge 4 months 2 weeks ago #6

Duran.te wrote:
Play with "DOF_FOCUSSAMPLES" and "DOF_FOCUSRADIUS" values, and see if they do the job.

However, like OtisInf, I suggest you to try the newer Cinematic DoF and ADOF from the qUINT collection.

Yes, I will, thank you.
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