I present here a simple way to blur an element when you show it. This only will work with imported graphics.

First make yourself a paint object using your favorite paint program

Then make a motion blur version of it

Now in 3dfa make a layer and load both of these in and line them up.
Select not to show at the start of movie for the un blurry version.

Close the layer
now hide the layer.
Use what ever show event you'd like to show the layer, I reccomend a fast motion as this looks good with the blur effect.
Then add a hide event to hide the blur eyes and a show event to show the unblured eyes. and be sure to move the first of these events to just after the Show event for the layer and you will get something like the effect at the start of the following movie


excuse the background I'm experimenting with transparent flash movies.