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  • COW Articles: User Story Sapphire Plug-Ins Provide Big Help on “Little Manhattan”

    Posted by Kathlyn Lindeboom on October 26, 2005 at 9:32 pm
    &page=/articles/bell_alan/little_manhattan/index.html”>Sapphire Plug-Ins Provide Big Help on "Little Manhattan"

    Freelance film editor and FX artist, Alan Edward Bell shares some Hollywood secrets in this discussion of his recent job for 20th Century Fox and New Regency Pictures — "Little Manhattan." One tool he came back to again and again was GenArts’ Sapphire Plug-ins — both during the editing stage to create effects within Final Cut Pro, and during the finishing stage to finalize the effects at film resolution within Autodesk combustion.

    Click on the link above to read about Alan Bell’s use of Sapphire Plug-Ins or click on the Features link in the navigation to find all of the articles in the Library.

    Kathlyn Lindeboom

    Gary Oberbrunner replied 18 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Justin Heaney

    October 31, 2005 at 3:00 am

    Hi There.

    Great article.

    I cant seem to adjust the blur amount in blur motion however.

    Cheers Justin

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  • Gary Oberbrunner

    October 31, 2005 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Justin.

    To get a radial (zoom or crash) blur, make the From Z Dist and To Z Dist different from each other. The more different they are, the longer the blur.

    To get a rotational blur, make the From and To Rotate different from each other. To get a directional (straight) blur, make the From and To Shifts different from each other. You can combine any or all of these to get any look you want.

    Basically the Z Dist, Rotate, and Shift define a transform for the image; the blur happens between the From transform and the To transform.

    Email any time if you’d like more help.

    — Gary

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