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Motion Blur
Add perceptual blur as objects move quickly, mimic film

Create an animation:
Animate an object to move quickly across the screen.



Arnold:
This will blur the object and shadow.
Open Windows->Rendering Editors->Render Settings...  srender_settings
Select Render Using       Arnold Renderer
     Under the Arnold Renderer tab:
          Under Motion Blur
               Select Enable

Render a frame from the middle of the animation.
               Adjust Length


Single Sided and Motion Blur off for Objects
Arnold rendering is very slow because it is calculating reflections, refractions, shadows, and ambient attributes. In order to help speed up the rendering make everything single sided.

Select all the objects in the scene.
Choose Windows->General Editors->Attribute Spread Sheet.
Select the Render Tab
Click the Motion Blur Column
     Input 0 to turn off all selected items at once. Keep Motion Blur on for moving objects.
Click the
Double Sided Column.
     Input 0 to turn off all selected items at once.
attribute_spread_sheet



Maya Software:
This does not blur the shadow.
Open Windows->Rendering Editors->Render Settings...  srender_settings
Select Render Using Maya Software
     Under the Maya Software tab:
          Under the arrow Motion Blur
               Check Motion Blur
                         Select 3D

Render a frame from the middle of the animation to see the blur.

If you do not see enough blur, increase blur by frame

Try 2D motion blur if you like, it is a little strange



Mental Ray:
This will blur the object and shadow.
Open Windows->Rendering Editors->Render Settings...  srender_settings
Select Render Using    mental ray
     Under the Scene tab:
          Under the arrow shutter
               Select Motion Blur Full

Render a frame from the middle of the animation.

If you do not see enough blur, increase Motion Blur By


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