Enable motion blur on any layer.

What you'll need

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What you learned: How motion blur can bump up the quality of an animation by adding more realism

What is motion blur?

Motion blur is the blur or visual distortion that is created by the movement of a layer in a composition. When a layer contains keyframes or an expression that causes that layer to move quickly in the scene, consider enabling Motion Blur for that layer.

Enable motion blur for layers

  • If the Switches icons are not visible in the Timeline panel, click the Toggle Switches/Modes button at the bottom of the Timeline.
  • Then select the Motion Blur layer switch for one or more layers.
  • To render motion blur, click the Enable Motion Blur composition switch at the top of the Timeline panel.

Fine-tune the blur

If you adjust the keyframes on a layer with motion blur, the blur will adjust accordingly.

Tip: There are more controls available to adjust the motion blur in a composition. Find them in the Advanced Tab in the Composition Settings dialog box.

 

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03/01/2019

Adobe Stock contributors: Nugrahastudio, Neyro

Designer: Ian Robinson

Presenter: Ian Robinson

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