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Maya® Studio Projects Texturing and Lighting by Lee Lanier

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Motion Blur

Motion blur is the streaking of objects in motion as captured by motion picture, film, or video mediums. The effect is an artifact of the time required to chemically expose film stock or electronically process light through a video CCD chip. If an object moves 1 foot during the 1/60 of a second required by a camera to create one frame, the motion blur appears 1 foot in length on that frame. Motion blur is also perceived by the human eye when motion is rapid. Although the human brain processes information continuously and does not perceive “frames” per se, rapid motion is seen as blurry through various physiological and psychological mechanisms.

Figure 6.22 (Top) Ambulance side, as seen on frame 1, without a Specular Roll Off map. ...

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