Use camera effects to add physical properties to the scene view's camera. For example, you can set a focus location and focus amount, as well as an amount to blur the surrounding area. You can use camera effects in conjunction with visual effects to impact the design of the scene.
The following table describes the camera effect you can apply to a scene:
Depth of Field
Depth of field defines the distance between the nearest and farthest objects that are considered to be in focus based on their distance from the camera.
This camera effect is a lens effect with sharp focus at the focal distance and a gradual blur toward and away from the camera from that point. This effect can be used to mimic a physical camera lens or to create a miniaturization effect.
Apply a camera effect
Use the following steps to apply a camera effect in a scene:
- Activate the scene view.
- On the View tab, in the Scene group, click the Camera Effect drop-down arrow to open the gallery.
- Click the Depth of Field camera effect.
Once activated, the camera effect is applied to the entire scene.
- Optionally, click the drop-down gallery and click Camera Effect Settings to update properties for the active camera effect or click Activate if the scene does not have an active camera effect.
- Click the Camera Effect button to turn the effect off or on.
Camera effects are saved with open views and are reapplied when you open the project. They are not, however, stored with the scene. All scene views open without camera effects. Camera effects are removed when you share the scene to a map package, map file, or a web scene.
Camera effects are included when capturing the scene to the clipboard, exporting the scene to an image file, exporting a layout containing a 3D map frame, or exporting an animation to a video file.
Modify a camera effect
Use the Camera Effect Settings dialog box to modify effect parameters. The following table describes the camera effect you can modify:
|Camera effect||Setting description|
Depth of Field