Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 Posted by Jim Thacker

Richard Rosenman releases DOF PRO for After Effects

Tools developer Richard Rosenman has made DOF PRO, his popular Photoshop depth of field generation plugin, available for After Effects.

DOF PRO 1.0 for After Effects also includes new features not available in the Photoshop edition, including full alpha channel support, 32-bit floating-point colour support, and new aperture and iris displays.

A powerful tool for adding realistic depth-of-field effects to photos and 3D renders
First released for Photoshop in 2005, and formerly known as Depth of Field Generator Pro, DOF PRO is one of the most fully featured depth-of-field systems currently available.

The original Photoshop plugin adds highly user-controllable depth of field effects to 3D renders or photographic images based on a depth map captured from the same camera position.

Advanced features include support for chromatic and achromatic aberration; focal plane bokeh differentiation; astigmatism and vignetting effects; support for custom aperture maps; and noise recovery.

New After Effects edition includes support for 32-bit footage
As well as simply making the existing functionality work with moving images for VFX, motion graphics or general compositing work, the After Effects edition includes a few new features.

According to Rosenman, they include “full alpha channel/transparency support, 32-bit floating-point colour support, accurate aperture display [and] an iris array display.”

You can see a feature breakdown here, comparing the plugin to After Effects’ Camera Lens Blur effect.

Pricing and availability
DOF Pro 1.0 is available for After Effects CS6+, running on Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.9+. It costs $199.99.

Read a full list of new features in DOF PRO 1.0 for After Effects