Built a “micro-landscape” model set, and want to use it as your video backdrop in iClone? But how do you get it all in focus, without the expensive Helicon Focus software?

Foreground and background are blurred — CombineZP can cure that.

CombineZP is freeware (latest version, June 2010) that can take between ten and twenty macro photos of your backdrop set, each with a different bit of the set in focus. It then automatically stitches all the in-focus bits into one picture, sharply in focus.

Tutorial in Flickr.

Hey Joe

New on YouTube, a lovely bit of Muvizu work (with a bit of help from After Effects for the titles and some Vue renders as backdrops)…

Might have had a cat or dog join in the dancing at some point.