Adding a blur effect that tracks an object in the new camtasia 9

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Hi techsmith! So I was wondering if you guys would add a blur effect that tracks the object on the screen so we don't have to manually move the blur in each frame.
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There's no need to move the blur each frame, you can attach a motion to the blur and 'animate' the motion of the blur across frames, to follow on screen motion.
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yes, and if there are multiple objects,  you must select all the affected objects and add a custom animation to each (can be done one time if they are selected first before dragging animation.  may have to hold down CTRL orSHIFT).

Then the playhead needs to be positioned at the midpoint of the animation endpoint.  all animations at the playhead will be affected simultaneously.

Or zoom/pan that was in cs8 did this easily.  cs9 zoom pan is a bit less intuitive IMO.

Adding objects as a group and then blurring the group is not always effective or practical
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If I make a screen cast with manual moving windows in it, I had to recognize, that those movements are never linear. So it would be a great help, if the camtasia itself take care of the tracking of an associated object like a callout. Doing that with manually creating results in a bunch of very small animations and is very tricky.
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