Changing focus

Hi there!

I’m wondering if anyone has ideas for changing the focus in animations made with toonboom? An example could be that a distant character gets in focus when talking to a character in front without changing the framing of the picture?

you might try applying a color transform effect to the object you want to be “out of focus” so that it is made darker by adding an alpha filter over it. You could also simulate a blur by offsetting a duplicate copy of the object on top of the object you want to appear blurred in conjunction with the color transform effect. Blurs can also be produced in Photoshop and imported back into TBS. -JK

have never tried this yet, to be frank.
does it really work with effects in vector imports or one must import bitmaps?
cheers,
rob