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A quick and very underused technique to create blur effects.

The principle is simple: you create a short animation and, instead of rendering it entirely, just render one frame, which will be your final artwork.

Step 1: you need some parameters to animate. I used a simple plastic with only 2 transforms.
01 by tatasz

Step 2: Open the animation editor (Ctrl+T or Window > Animation Editor). Set total length to some reasonably amount of time. I use 30-60sec currently, since its short enough to not get lost and long enough to have some room to tweak to control the blurring.
Exposure time controls the amount of motion blur. No worry much about getting the "right" value right now, since you can change it at any point.
Since we are only looking for one frame and not a full animation, there is no need to create many keyframes: 2 usually do the job. If, after making the animation, there are no frames that you like, you can just change one of the keyframes and get a whole new thing quickly. The first keyframe are the default params. For the second keyframe, just move the frame slider all way to the right.
02 by tatasz

Editor view of the default parameters.
03 by tatasz

Step 3: just grab the transforms, move them around, rotate and scale (in a way compatible with the parameters you are editing, of course).
04 by tatasz

So this is how my second keyframe (the parameters pictured above) looks like on preview.
05 by tatasz

Step 4: Go back to the Animation Editor and move the frame slider around looking for cool stuff. Change the exposure time (i went quite crazy on it this time). Basically, your blur amount depends on both exposure and the amount of changes you made in the parameters.
06 by tatasz

Step 5: Find a still you like, and render it as you would render a not animated artwork. My result is here:
Tuto Final by tatasz

Just another example: a recolored version of Paisley, with motion blur added using this technique.
Test-frm 00000dd by tatasz
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Klytia70 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for your request :)
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glister12 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Hello I don't know if you can help but I can't get scripts to load in J Wildfire. It says can't find file. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please can some help? 
Thanks
Rosie xx
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nic022 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Hello, thank you for the request  :)
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bluefish3d Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the request for my piece, 'Bone Mycelium' :D much appreciated
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crypticfragments Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
This may not be the appropriate place, so feel free to remove...
I need help with jwildfire and apophysisJK...not creating fractals, but where to install scripts and how to run them

In ApoJK I cannot find where to add plugins or scripts.
In Apo 2.09 I've followed directions and put scripts in the scripts folder,  but they do not appear in the program script list

In jwildfire, I cannot figure out where scripts get installed. I have v1.40 and there is no folder that I can find.

thanks to anyone who can help 
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tatasz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Hiya... sorry for the late reply...
In Apophysis, when loading scripts, at least in later versions, when you click on scripts menu and then open script, you can just go to the dir where your scripts are (probably same in JK). So you dont actually need a special script folder.
You can also copy the script from notepad and paste into apo script editor.
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Isis44 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
In Apo 2.09JKMods create 2 folders and name them Plugins and Scripts respectively. The next time you start JKMods the newly installed plugins will appear under the built in list in the Variation menu.
Click your Scripts menu, then click Open, and your scripts are here to choose from. Once selected reopen the Script menu and click Run "selected script".
I only use JKmods so I'm unable to help with JWildfire. The script function has been phased out in Apo7X.
While the JK version of Apo will accept a large amount of plugins-I have 90 in my folder, i occasionally experience problems with odd plugins failing to load if i have more than 120. Add small amounts at a time to determine what your computer can handle or remove those plugins than cause conflict with others.
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crypticfragments Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
thanks for your reply...checking it out...
I'm not real good when it comes to this stuff
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Feel-The-Drip Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there,

can anyone please help me, it would be greatly appreciated.
I'm fairly new to fractals and I love them, but am about ready to give up on them completely.
Basically every time I follow an Apo tutorial, it goes massively wrong. I have been over and over the same tutorials but to no avail. I browsed all the comments and found one or 2 more cases the same, but with no replies. Ive been over all the variables several times, along with the T's and PT's.
I just don't understand what i'm doing wrong and its getting me down, all  i'd like to do is start learning the awesomeness that is Apo!

 Many thanks in advance
Trevor
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tatasz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
:hug: just keep asking ut at #Aposhack channel =D
Hopefully everything else will work as well as the splits cylinder ^^
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