Monday, February 6, 2012

A Motion Blur Trick

Okay, so adding motion blur to bad animation won't make it better, and plenty of great stop motion animation is produced without it, but I think it's a fun effect.  It's a way of smoothing out fast moves, and can be done in a subtle way so it doesn't draw attention to itself.

And not to suggest that this is the only way to do it.  If you have a different way of accomplishing motion blur, please share it in the comments below.


  1. There's an After Effects plugin that's become quite popular for adding motion blur to stop motion called ReelSmart Motion Blur. The upside is of course doing it in post means you can just concentrate on performance while animating. The downside is that if you overuse the plugin, it starts to become obvious and very inorganic.

    But overall, it seems to do a pretty good job.

  2. WOW man....awesome tip....!!

    thanks so much for the tutorial.