| Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:44 pm
I've spent some time with DofPro, but I'm still a novice.
However, I believe that I can offer some help.
Using DofPro v3, within the 'DEPTH' selection box, under 'Mode', you'll find a drop-down list that includes standard gradient depth maps.
If these aren't suitable for what you're trying to do, and like myself you can't justify the $$$ for the Vray computer animation software, then you will have to create your own depth map.
Using PhotoShop, I start by de-saturating a copy of the image I'm making the depth map for.
Next , depending on your image, you may want to isolate pertinent objects/subjects, and fill them in with a mono-hue any where from white to black, with the white indicating focus preference.
Look at tutorial 1 for the example used in the chess image.
When you are finished, save the image as a bitmap to the same directory in which you placed the DofPro plug-in.