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Adding motion blur

Motion blur is the blur that occurs as an object moves. You’ll apply motion blur to finesse the composition and make the movement look more natural.

  1. In the Timeline panel, click the Motion Blur switch (motion_blur.jpg) for each layer except the background_movie and credits layers.

    Now you’ll apply motion blur to the layers in the credits composition.

  2. Switch to the credits Timeline panel, and enable motion blur for both layers.

  3. Switch back to the Road_Trip_Title_Sequence Timeline panel, and select the Motion Blur switch for the credits layer. Then click the Enable Motion Blur button (motion_blur.jpg) at the top of the Timeline panel so that you can see the motion blur in the Composition panel.
  4. View a RAM preview of the entire, completed animation.
  5. Choose File > Save.

Give yourself a pat on the back. You just completed some hard-core text animations. If you’d like to export the composition as a movie file, see Lesson 14, “Rendering and Outputting,” for instructions.

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