After Effects Tilt Shift blur Effect
The Focal script comes with three blur types: radial blur, linear blur, and tilt shift blur. These three options determine the type of gradient ramp created for the camera lens blur to use.
The tilt shift blur option, as you may have guessed, creates a straight band of focus with blur either side, it's essentially a dedicated tool for after effects Tilt Shift effects in moments.
Usually, creating a tilt shift gradient ramp manually requires a fair few steps, and customising where the band of focus is can be particularly tricky, especially when it’s being done without seeing how the blur is being affected.
With Focal, controlling the tilt shift blur is much easier, just set the focus point controller to the area you’d like to be clear, and then drag the blur controller to adjust the tightness of the blur effect and the rotation of the tilt shift blur. The handy on-screen guide layers also highlight the structure of the blur and how the controllers are affecting the blur.
Is the script different to the After Effects camera lens blur?
No, the script uses the standard camera lens blur after effects tool, but it also does all of the other setup work for you by creating and linking a blur map, along with creating some handy controllers so you can change the style of the blur much more easily.
How do I create a blur map for the camera lens blur effect in After Effects?
With the focal script, there are three blur maps to choose from: radial blur, linear blur, and tilt shift blur - all you have to do is choose which blur map you want to use and the focal script will create the blur map after effects composition for you.