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Legacy Blur

2D Modifier - Blur the image

You'll see also here a little trick with to transform a 8bit picture into a 16bit one for smoother displacement when using the Displace(check directly at 1min49). This method can be used in a general way to prevent banding in gradients :
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  • Shape How the blur samples will be scattered in the image (Circular, Radial, Directional, Gaussian blurs, ect)


    • Loading (Activation State): The loading status of the legacy blur shape. It can be loaded , enabled by not loaded or unloaded
    • Activation (Activation State): The activation status of the legacy blur shape. It can be active , enabled by not active or inactive
    • Color Label Associate a color label to your legacy blur shape to make it easily locatable
    • Solo Activate this to keep only this legacy blur shape active and hide all other legacy blur shapes in same location
    • Editable (Activation State): The editabiliy status of the legacy blur shape. It can be locked directly , locked indirectly or editable
    • Preset (Element): Select a preset to apply on the legacy blur shape
    • Status Warnings and errors associated to this legacy blur shape
  • Additional Brightness Control the lightness added to the blurred image (useful for glow/bloom effects, if used with the sourceLevel at 100%)
  • Source Level How visible the un-blurred source will be (useful to create glow/bloom effects)
  • Pixel Type Depth of the Pixel of the legacy blur. Can be used to increase the pixel depth of an image (useful when displacing a mesh for instance)


Standard Presets: Box Blur, Circular Blur, Diffuse Blur, Directional Blur, Hexagonal Blur, Radial Blur, Random Blur, Spin Blur and High Quality Gaussian Blur.

Advanced Presets: Bloom, Bloom II, Circular Blur, Directional Blur, Fake AA, Fly Eyes, Frozen Window, Glow, Glow 2, Light Blur, Radial Blur and Sparkles.


Mentioned: Displace.