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Unit: Virtual cameras

This lesson explores how regions in Pixar’s scenes are blurred to create depth of field, and explains the geometry that makes this process work. This lesson takes 50-60 minutes to complete.

About this unit

Just as live-action movies are made using cameras, Pixar uses virtual cameras to “film” their movies, with lenses that act like the real thing. In this lesson, you’ll experiment with different camera settings like F-stop, focal length and focus to create cool effects in scenes from “Inside Out.”