How to create Bokeh from scratch in JWildfire.

Time Needed : 20 minutes

The easiest way to add Bokeh is to use the Quick Mutations tab on the lower part of the screen. Choose Bokeh in the drop-down box and click Mutate. The point of this mini-tutorial, however, is to show you how to add Bokeh by hand the old-fashioned way from scratch.

  1. Step 1

    Create your flame.

  2. Step 2

    Add perspective to your flame by adjusting the Pitch and Perspective settings under the Camera tab. You can add Bokeh without these settings changed however.

  3. Step 3

    Add a regular transform to your fractal and change Linear3D to Crackle with a variation amount of 1.

  4. Step 4

    Change the Crackle parameter of Scale to 0. (This is important).

  5. Step 5

    Go to the DOF/Bokeh tab next to Camera tab and click the New DOF checkbox.

  6. Step 6

    Go to the Bokeh tab next to the DOF tab and from the drop-down box set the type of Bokeh you would like.

  7. Step 7

    Go back to the DOF tab and change the Amount, Area, Exponent and Camera settings as desired.

  8. Step 8

    Change the settings under the Bokeh tab as desired as well.

  9. Step 9

    You may also adjust the Post Crackle transform under the Affine tab, the variation amount and the Crackle parameters to change the placement and color of the Bokeh but keep the scale parameter at 0.

  10. Step 10

    That's it. You now have Bokeh from scratch in your fractal.

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