Blur 100: Introduction to Blurs

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Blur 100: Introduction to Blurs

Clarity Obscured | All I can see is Bokeh | My focus is lost

A quick introduction to using blurs in After Effects and Fusion 5. We cover the Box Blur, Gaussian Blur, and the Lens blur. Custom blur shapes and how to match the bokeh pattern from a specific lens are covered in Fusion 5.

Here’s a link to the wikipedia and flickr pages that I mention in the tutorials:
Here’s a link to the Awake plugins that I use in Fusion:

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17 Responses to “Blur 100: Introduction to Blurs”

  1. Amila C Says:

    hellow sir. i watched this tutorial. Its great and awasome. I like digital fusion. but the problem is i’m perfect with Aftereffects. but it loves more ram. and more disadvantages when we comparing AE and Fusion. And also I’m a Maya user. I think its better to Shift to Fusion fropm AE.

    So I like to knw; if you can please give us basic lesson series on Fusion. its better for new beginners like me. . . so anyway; please do it if you can. i hope more fusion tutorials in future . . .

    Thank you very much sir . . .

    Amila C . .

  2. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    Hi Amila,

    Some basic fusion tutorials sound like a great idea. I’ll be sure to add that to the list of tutorials that i’ll be doing. I’ll try and get to that one sooner than later!


  3. plugues Says:

    very cool! thanks

    let me ask you something – how fast does fusion run on parallels? in this case, is it worth doing VM instead of bootcamp?

  4. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    Hey Plugues,

    Fusion runs ok on Parallels. I wouldn’t want to be running anything else on the system at the same time, as fusion is very RAM and processor hungry. I have Bootcamp installed as well, and when i’m doing anything intensive, I always switch into Bootcamp to run Fusion.

    For simple tutorials and messing around, Parallels is fine, but for anything serious, I have to go to Bootcamp.

  5. zameer Says:

    Would be great if you throw some knowledge on motion blurs too :)

  6. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    Sure thing. I’ll definitely add that to the list!

  7. Max Zilker Says:

    Very great tutorial! This is ninja style ; ) Keep on doing! Do you have a 64Bit version of Windows running on Bootcamp?

  8. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    No Win64 yet on Bootcamp. I haven’t given that a try yet, since 32bit has been working out ok for me so far :)


  9. Liam major Says:

    great tutorials. I appreciate investigating core principles rather than one click solutions.
    Quick question, is the frequency blur a plugin? I can’t seem to find it.
    Thanks, Liam.

  10. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    Hi Liam,

    Glad you’re enjoying the tutorials! Yes, Frequency blur is part of the Awake plugins from Frantic Films (prime focus). You can get them here:

    They’re also linked at the top of this page in the info section.

  11. sandro Says:

    simply awesome!

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  13. fixman Says:

    Hi Kert.
    Plz tel me if you konw, where i can get Awake plugins?

  14. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    The awake plugins are now owned by Thinkbox Software:

  15. fixman Says:

    now they are not, I can not find them (

  16. Kert Gartner (VFX Haiku Admin) Says:

    Yes they are. Even though the Awake plugins are not listed on their site, just get in touch with them, and they will help you get a license. :)

  17. fixman Says:

    thx, not have guessed))

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