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  • Has ANYONE been able to work around this?

     LAVA updated 17 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • LAVA

    April 1, 2005 at 4:28 pm

    Is it possible to animated a lens flare across a path and add motion blur? I cannot seem to do it since motion blur is a result of the layer moving – keyframing the center of the lens flare does not register as motion and therefore it doesnt blur – if I move the layer to make it blur, then the flare doesn’t move its light naturally…

    the other thing is getting motion blur from a layer scrolled using the offset filter – again, same problem as the lens flare – it seems like, to AE, if the layer itself doessnt move – no blur – help!

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  • Guy

    April 1, 2005 at 11:09 pm

    not sure why you’d want motion blur on a lens flare, but there are two ways to do this.

    If the move on the lens flare (or offset effect) is linear, then a directional blur in the direction of your motion would replicate motion blur.

    If your move is non linear, you would have to use ReelSmart Motion blur by Re:Vison FX

    good luck

  • LAVA

    April 2, 2005 at 6:14 am

    That’s exactly what I was trying to avoid! but I guess there is no way around it – what I have is a layer of text which I traced with a mask and animated the stroke of that mask to reveal it – a write on – but I also copied reveal to the flare center of a lens flare and since it moves fast, I wanted it to blur (I modified the flare to look like heat, say from a torch – I needed the offset thing to work to avoid having to create an enormous layer in PS to fly a camera by instead of keeping it smaller nd using offset to add to the sensation of speed, etc….anyway, thanks for the help an quick reply

  • Mylenium

    April 2, 2005 at 11:00 am

    Nah, why spend money if there’s an (almost) perfect solution coming with AE? Ever since v 6.5 Pro it has CC Force Motion Blur, has it not? While the rest isn’t that great, this is one of the few really useful Cycore Effects. just put it on an adjustment layer and off you go… Still, I would agree that Adobe should introduce native motion blur for everything natively and with much better quality than currently.


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  • hans van vliet

    April 2, 2005 at 2:11 pm

    yeah, AE motion blur really is yucky. The other option is to output the frame rate much higher and just for the lensflare, so if it was 25ps, up it to 100fps or 200fps then render it out. Then re-import the footage (make sure you interpret it properly) then whack it back in the projects, turn on frame blending and you’ll have atleast what AE does, although I think you might have to make it 200fps so it’s got 8 levels or frame blending. Anyways, I’m just guessing … so don’t shoot me if it doesn’t work .. LOL.


  • LAVA

    April 2, 2005 at 6:19 pm

    That’s an interesting work around – it just sux because on top of that, I also have two layers of shine animated along that same path and would like those rays to blur as well – I will ook for those filters and try that work around – its really corny to have filters that mimic motion and not be able to blur them – what’s the point? I don’t know – thanks everyone – you helped me a lot!

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