GaussianVariable MME Effect Blurs your entire scene!
A reader sent me an email asking me how to use the GaussianVariable effect. I had no idea! … so I did a quick search and found it on one of the OneDrive effects pages. You have to login on that page… it’s free. When you do login, that full page will be there. You can click the tiny “Download” at the top to get the entire lot of effects or you can download just the one you want.
Easy to use…
It is an MME effect. It looked like it’d be easy… but, I figured that, because the reader had asked me how to use it, there must be a “trick”. So, the first thing I did was to open, translate and read the included ReadMe.txt file:
Variable blur filter for MikuMikuEffect
Original: Mai force intervention P
By manipulating the Tr (transparency) of GaussianVariable.x than MMD
This modification was blur filter to be varied the blurring range
● normal usage
• The GaussianVariable.x read in the MMD, please set to the beginning of the drawing order.
• Since the post-effects, always, please set before the drawing order than usual object.
What I learned was that the Tr transparency setting was the control of the effect.
Let’s get Blurry!
I opened an old, saved dance… and loaded GaussianVariable…
Yup… at the default Tr value of 1.0, it’s blurry, alright. … I entered a Tr value of .3… and the image cleared up, pretty much… and then I entered a value of “zero”… and the effect was effectively switched “off”; no blur at all. … I Set a Tr value of zero in Frame Zero… and I went out to frame 200 and set a value of .8 … Then I pressed PLAY and watched as the image went from crystal clear to very blurry over those 200 frames.
Easy to use… and a really nice blur!
Have fun with MikuMikuDance!
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