Motion 5 - Gaussian Blur

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Gaussian Blur

Creates a soft blur effect. The Gaussian blur is the softest blur effect you can apply and
is a frequently used blur effect. By default, this filter affects the image uniformly, although
you can control the amount of horizontal and vertical blur independently.


Chapter 19

Using Filters

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Gaussian blur is relevant for most motion graphics tasks, and can be animated for various
focus-control effects. However, to more accurately simulate camera focus, the Defocus
filter might be a better choice. For more information on the Defocus filter, see



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Gaussian Blur applied

Parameters in the Inspector


Sets the radius of the blur.


Sets the percentage of the Amount applied in the horizontal direction.


Sets the percentage of the Amount applied in the vertical direction.


Sets whether the object is cropped at its original boundaries.


Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the blurred image.

HUD Controls
The HUD contains the following controls: Amount, Horizontal, and Vertical.