applying a blur to a moving object

Community Beginner ,
Jun 27, 2021 Jun 27, 2021

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Thanks for being patient with all my newbie questions. So from what I understand a blur can only be applied to a movie clip, but movie clips don't animate when exported? I'm confused. I made a gif and my movie clip animated in the preview, but not the final project. Why would that be?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021
MCs do animate but nested animations inside a MC are only seen from the parent timeline after published/compiled. MCs are dynamic and are disconnected from all parent timelines.  GRAPHIC symbols are synced to all parent timelines and render inside of Animate - most animators use graphic behavior for this very reason and because we can control them precisely via the Properties Panel and Frame Picker Window. Now for blurring - you can apply a filter to a MC, yes, but you can also apply a filter t...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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don't animate on the movieclip's tiimeline.

animate your movieclip on the main timeline and apply your blur to the movieclip on the main timeline..

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MCs do animate but nested animations inside a MC are only seen from the parent timeline after published/compiled. MCs are dynamic and are disconnected from all parent timelines. 
GRAPHIC symbols are synced to all parent timelines and render inside of Animate - most animators use graphic behavior for this very reason and because we can control them precisely via the Properties Panel and Frame Picker Window.

Now for blurring - you can apply a filter to a MC, yes, but you can also apply a filter to a layer. So you can move the symbol to its own layer where you want the blur to take place, and add the blur effect to the layer during the motion you are trying to create.


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Thanks for the responses. That helps a lot.

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You're welcome. There are several other types of blurs that don't require a filter. Check out one of my videos from an old Twitch live stream....
https://youtu.be/11_6mMjnKOI?t=393


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