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How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS4 by Chris Georgenes

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Blur Filter

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THE BLUR FILTER is a very handy tool for creating a more realistic motion blur compared to just a linear gradient. Filters can only be applied to Movie Clip symbols, so you will need to plan ahead if your animation relies on several nested animations that need to be in sync with each other. With a combination of motion tweens and some basic ActionScript, you can control what each movie clip does and when it should do it – not unlike the director of a movie.

 

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