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Blur is a term use to refer to any effect that reduces sharpness in an image.

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How to blur a texture node in cycles material?

For a Cycles material I need to blur a texture. If the texture where a Texture Image node, I can blur the image before adding it but in my case I need to blur a Voronoi Texture and so I can't do it. ...
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Motion blur on texture

Is it possible to have motion blur on moving texture via variable mapping location coordinates ? I am using cycles. I am trying to have ground animated with motion blur, but don't want to change ...
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Transparent motion blur in Cycles

I'm rendering an animation with motion blur (Shutter: 0.7) of a flyover of a bridge with moving cars on it. The problem is that the cars get transparent as seen in the image. Can this really be the ...
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How to blur background image.?

I am rendering a image in cycles.The question is how to blur background in blender cycles?
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Blender (Cycles) Manual DOF

Is is possible to increase the depth of field in cycles while keeping the same blur size? I know this is not physically correct, but in some renders this would be useful. Here is a demonstration of ...
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Glow effect invisible on transparent background

I'm trying to render a lightsaber on a transparent background to use as game sprites. I've followed a tutorial on youtube to create the glow/blur effect and it worked great on a black background but ...
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How can you use vector blur in Cycles with fluids?

I know (at least I believe this to be true) that using cycles motion blur wont work with fluid simulations when rendering, however, I know that vector blurs can be used in place of motion blur. With ...
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Blur video track in Video Editor?

How do I blur a video track in video editor? I want to animate a video track from sharp to blurred. I already solved the problem in an inelegant way (by blurring the source video track in VirtualDub ...
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Is Dynamic shutter speed in Sampled Motion Blur possible?

I have a single object spinning (at varying speeds controlled by F-curves) along two axes. The effect I'm going for turns out best if I can vary the Shutter in Sampled Motion Blur for every frame, ...
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How to render rotating propeller?

I have a nice (in my opinion :) ) looking propeller on my Fokker VII. I am happy with this for stationary shots, but if I want to composite this in an aerial scene, I obviously shouldn't have the ...
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Faster blur effect in Blender VSE

Blender's Video Sequence Editor allows you to use the Gaussian Blur effects strip to blur the image or video, however, it uses a lot of CPU and the rendering is slow like a hell. It takes around 2 ...
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Fake Motion Blur on Video Footage using Compositor

I have a stop-motion video I am working on, and I want to add motion blur to the character of the video. The character is the only thing that moves, yet if I use the Vector Blur node in the compositor,...
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Export 2D Camera Motion as a vector for Vector Blur Node

I have this camera just "waveing" due to an s-shake (Built-In Function modifier for the rotation keyframing), and I need to use the motion of the camera to rotate and blur an image like a post ...
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Extreme motion blur for particle bullet tracers

I'm testing Blender for film/tv work coming from 3dsMax and VRay. (I have 20 years experience in film/tv cgi so you're explanations can go into some detail thanks) To test the motion blur accuracy I'...
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Cannot blur one render layer and then Z-combine it with another layer

this is driving me crazy. I want the trails in this scene to glow: But when plugging the trails into the z combine node the blur is removed. If you have an idea why that is and what I can do to fix ...
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Blender for optical modeling II

My question is similar to this question: Can blender be used for simple optical modeling? . I apologize for asking a similar question but I don't have enough reputation to comment on the original ...
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Cycles - camera motion blur only on certain objects?

Is it possible to disable camera motion blur for certain objects? The motion blur checkbox in the object properties only seems to affect object motion and deformation? But if the camera moves the ...
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Why is a 100% mix node not acting as the identity?

If I Gaussian Blur white, I get white. No surprise. If I then pipe this through a Mix node with any other color—say, yellow—the output is black. I'm baffled. Why does this happen? This ...
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A good way to render objects on a photo background that works also with focus-blurred margins

I'm trying to render with Cycles on a photo background using Blender Guru's compositor nodes: [ Here, the foreground objects are obId=1 and are on layer 1 (rendered in RenderLayer); reconstructed ...
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Motion blur in cycles

How would I add motion blur to a cycles render scene? I have tried looking for youtube tutorials and using the vector blur node but nothing seems to work.
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Blur effect throught glass

What I'm trying to do in Blender is a blur effect in a way that, whenever something is not behind the crystal of the glasses, it should be blurred. That means, the sentence "Saw you there" should be ...
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Composite blur effect cut off at edges with transparent background

I know several questions have been asked regarding a problem with glow effects not showing up with transparent backgrounds, but I have a slightly different issue. For me, the glow effect does show up, ...
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Blur a mesh without nodes or cycles?

I'm creating an Earth and it looks amazing! But the atmosphere still has sharp edges. I've created the glow but have had to make a transparent sphere around the earth to create another effect to ...
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Bokeh - From Horizontal to Vertical

Hi guys I want my camera to display vertical bokeh stretch instead of horizontal. The rotation option in DOF settings of camera, doesnt rotate the bokeh. Horizontal stretched bokeh (low res render ...
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Rotate camera around animation with separate motion blur?

Hopefully I'm asking this question correctly. Essentially I would like to animate a scene (baseball player hitting ball), add motion blur, and then animate a camera rotating around the player, but ...
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How to blur part of the screen in the game engine?

I'm making an FPS game, and for some of my guns, i want to be able to zoom in so that i can see farther. This isn't the problem. What i really want is to make the rest of the screen (The part not ...
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Image blurred background to remove black bars

I am using the Add Images as Planes add-on and I would like to achieve the effect here i.e remove the black bars at render and replace it with the image blurred in the background. Does anyone have ...
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Simple methods to smooth out weight paints?

After skinning a high density (3.6k poly) hair model to it's respective bones, I disliked the results of the automatic weight paints so I removed the Weight from each Vertex Group & used the Edit ...
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How do I get crystallize filter effect with the Blender compositor

I'm new to the compositor and I'm trying to achieve this effect: a little close up I have tried using the pixelate, blur and directional blur nodes but the effect isn't the same, btw I got the ...
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Is there a way to add motion blur to a text object animated via the animation-nodes addon?

I've made a "timer" with animation nodes:convert frame rate + current frame to seconds, trim number and display it in a text object. The goal is to have flexible timer for high-speed video footage and ...
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Micro displacement not rendering with motion blur. (Blender 2.79 )

Most of the bee is animated, specifically the wings, each flap is around 3 frames so there should motion blur happening at least with the wings. I've attached the pertinent screen shots of settings ...
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What is this blur/antialiasing effect in the game engine?

What is this (unwanted) blur/antialiasing effect that I have in the game engine? The effect worsen with the distance from the camera. Also, it seems to increase in a discrete (not continuous) manner. ...
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Noisy blur using compositing nodes

I want to make a noisy blurred emitting object using compositing nodes. Similar effect which you could see looking through waving water.
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Why is Composite Blur square

I'm attempting to use the compositor to blur a test render. I'm hoping to make a scene where I fly through a space filled with stars of various sizes, colors and brightnesses. To visually ...
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Noise reduction blur / postprocess in blender

I use Photoshops Surface Blur to reduce the noise, but it operates only on 2D Isn't there a way to blur in Blender, but also smarter then PS maybe using some extended info that Blender has? I found ...
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Render view showing random seams and causing blurring to textures

I'm a bit new to blender, but I been working on this for about a week now and big hangup came once I got textures applied to the model. It's hard to see, but there are visible seams in the rendered ...
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I don't seem to have blur node, using v2.69 [duplicate]

Following along in tutorials I see the blur filter being used. I am using Blender 2.69 and I can't locate it visually or even with a search. Actually, there is no "Filters" category at all. Do I have ...
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How to Blur a Video Background in blender?

I want to make those Shallow Depth of Field type videos but don't have any expensive cameras. So can I make a video with my regular camera and just the blur the background in blender? Maybe with ...
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How can I use the Blender compositor to blur multiple objects in a scene?

I currently am trying to blur 7 different objects (1 particle system and a bunch of pictures on planes). I gave each of the objects an ID Mask which leads to their own blur node. However, I'm not sure ...
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Where are the Motion Blur controls in 2.76b as shown in the Manual?

Under the Render tab (Cycles Render), the motion blur options are very simple compared to what I see in the Manual: https://www.blender.org/manual/render/cycles/settings/motion_blur.html#options ...
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Time remapping addon and motion blur problem

The time remapper addon doesn't work well with motion blur turned on and motion blur can't be animated (nor the value neither the on/off switch). So the problem is, I have to divide the animation ...
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Why can't I see motion blur in the viewport cycles?

In Cycles how come I cannot see the motion blur in the 3D viewport when in render shading mode?
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Horizontal only texture blur?

I have a texture image that I wanted to place on the outside of an object (boolean intersection between spherical shell and angular wedge). Unfortunately, when I do this, I get blurring only in the ...
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Blurring an object [duplicate]

I am learning how to use blender for motion graphics, and I wanted to create a sort of blur-to-fade effect, and now I am trying to blur one object (with nodes) but I fail in getting the right ...
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How to blur specific borders of an object?

I want to blur only certain borders of an fluid-object, so that its borders have a smooth transition to the white background. I'm using a fresnel material, so naturally the edges will be highlighted ...
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edge blur in cycles render

Having trouble with unwanted edge blur in cycles render. No motion blur is enabled. Thanks for your help, Rick
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Multiple Object Tracking

I am doing a juggling project and need to track the motion of 3 balls (red, yellow, and white). So far, I've been really liking Blender's UI for motion tracking. I have manually tracked an individual ...
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Can a custom filter read property value and use it?

the built in filters has some settings, like motion blur has amount. but it' cant be assign with logic bricks. now a custom filter, can it read a value somehow (python code wont work? or would it... ...
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Transparency removes glow effect

Hi I am trying to render my Picture with glow on a transparent Background. I dont get why it does not work. If i set up any background the glow effects works, if i make the Background transparent it ...
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How can I make a node setup, where only round emitter glows outside the image?

How can I make a light source glow and that only this glow surrounds the emitter? I tried the following compositor setups: In this setup the emitter (white) is blurred, so that it glows outside the ...