In Blender 2.71, I am trying to use the Blur compositing node to make some blue emitting lines have a glow around them.
Here is the render without the blur:
This is what I am getting:
This is what I want (blur done in GIMP):
So what is going on? It honestly looks like the Blur isn't sampling every pixel of the rendered image and is skipping large chunks. Is there any way to fix this?
Oddly, the cycles autorendered image does it correctly. Just not when I click the Render or Animate buttons.
Edit: Here is the Blur Node I am using:
I'm actually using 3 of them, combining them with Add nodes. The three nodes have, for their X and Y, 10, 15, and 20.
I've tried all the other types of blurs beside Gaussian that are available in the drop-down. I've tried clicking all the check-boxes in the node. I've tried reducing the Image Size. Every attempt has had some form of patchy blur.
I did discover that if I increase the image resolution to 4 times that of normal HDV resolution, I can almost make the patchiness go away, at the expense of taking a very long time to render.