Fast Bokeh Pro

  • Compatibility After Effects
    Please check exact version compatibility under the "COMPATIBILITY" tab below

Author: Rowbyte

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$49.99
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Quick Overview

Fast Bokeh Pro is a plug-in for After Effects that creates a smooth Depth of Field bokeh blur using a Depth Map. It's very fast, handles edges properly and easy to use.

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Fast Bokeh Pro for After Effects

Fast Bokeh Pro is a plug-in for After Effects that creates a smooth Depth of Field bokeh blur using a Depth Map. It's very fast, handles edges properly and easy to use.

Why Another Lens Blur Plug-in?

Fast Bokeh Pro is different from all the other Lens Blur plug-ins out there because of the following features:

  1. Very fast and blur radius independent.
  2. Handles edges properly.
  3. Gaussian (Faster) or Spherical (HQ) Bokeh Blur
 

Blur Radius Independent

Fast Bokeh's performance only depends on the image size, but not the amount of blur applied, so you can expect a near-constant render performance.

No Hard Edges

Object boundaries are expanded and edges are handled properly as expected. There are still limits because the plug-in doesn't have information about occluded objects in the render, but it does a reasonable job in avoiding hard edges and halos as much as possible.

Smooth Bokeh Blur

This plug-in creates a smooth Gaussian-like fast blur or Spherical shaped Bokeh Blur. Gaussian-like Aperture Blur is lightning quick while Spherical shaped Aperture Blur is very high quality yet still reasonably quick.

Spherical Bokeh Blur while not as fast as Gaussian, is still radius independent and very performant.

32 bit colors

32 bpc is not only supported, but also recommended for best quality.

Focus Point Selection

Use a point parameter to select the focus point automatically without having to enter the focus depth manually.

How Does It Compare To Other Lens Blur Effects?

We recommend you try it yourself, but for reference here is the same scene rendered using AE's Camera Lens Blur Effect, Frischluft's LensCare plugin and Fast Bokeh (Gaussian Aperture and Spherical Aperture).

The main differences with Crossphere Bokeh are that Fast Bokeh renders much faster but it is less configurable.

Effect Controls

Fast Bokeh Effect Controls

Go to Effects->Rowbyte->Fast Bokeh to apply the effect.

  • Blur Radius: The radius of the blur.
  • Depth Map Layer: The layer to use as a Depth Map.
  • Invert Depth Map: Invert white and dark pixels in the depth map. By default white pixels are background and dark pixels are foreground.
  • Focus Distance: Set the current focus distance of the Depth Map.
  • Aperture Type: Set the Aperture type to Gaussian (Faster) or Spherical (High Quality).
  • Focus Point: Use a point parameter to set the focus depth instead of adjusting it manually.
  • Intensity Boost: Boost the color intensity. Useful for large blur radii and transparent images.

 

 

Compatibility

After Effects CS6 and Creative Cloud. Tested with CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2019. macOS 10.8 and above or Windows 7 and above.

Important Note

It is recommended to use Depth Maps without anti-aliasing for best results.

Pro Features

Spherical Aperture Bokeh Blur and Quick Focus Point parameters are 'Pro' features and require the plug-in to be registered with a license code. If the plug-in isn't registered and you're using the 'Pro' features, a watermark is rendered. If you're not using 'Pro' features a watermark isn't rendered.

Free Version

The plugin is fully functional except for the 'Pro' features outlined above which will render with a watermark that is removed once you enter a 'Pro' license code which you can purchase by clicking 'Add to Cart' above.

 

License Options

Choose between Single User and Floating license in the 'License Type' dropdown above the price when adding to cart. Render only licenses can be purchased here.

Installation Instructions

Extract the zip file and run the installers.

Support

If you are having a support issue for any of the products, please contact us for a quick response.

After Effects CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
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