Developed for generating and animating organic-looking lens flares in Adobe After Effects with unbelievable ease and speed!
Video Copilot Optical Flares for After Effects has an intuitive, elegant interface that makes designing a beautiful, realistic, and complex lens flares a joy. Open GL acceleration allows artists to quickly and easily generate flares and add finishing touches to motion graphics and live action footage.
Every flare is completely customizable so the options are limitless. Plus, over 90 minutes of After Effects training with Andrew Kramer is included so new users can get comfortable quickly. Optical Flares is an affordable way to add sophistication and magic to your motion graphics and visual effects!
3D Lens Flares with AE Lights
Intuitive Design Interface
Live Visual Preset Library
Real Texture Support
Dynamic Triggering Animations
Up to 32 bpc color support
12 unique Lens Objects
50 custom Lens Objects
Large Pop-Out Preview window
Rename, & Rearrange Objects
Show BG in Preview Window
Integrated Copy & Paste
Duplicate Objects & Undo/Redo
60 Built-in Presets (included)
Real Lens Inspired Presets
Share & Swap Presets
Save All Settings in One Place
Save & Reuse Individual Objects
Expand and Build New Presets
On-Lens Simulations Simulate dust & scratches on your lens that becomes visible by the light source. Includes 12 HD lens textures or use your own.
3D Occlusion Obscure layers by alpha or luminance to simulate the light source going behind objects in the foreground. Works with 2D & 3D layers!
Luminance Tracking Generate a lens flare from bright spots in your video such as a particle system or matte layer. Control resolution and threshold.
Mask Positioning Animate lens flares along the contour of complex shapes with ease. Great for detailed shapes that would require extra key framing.
Auto-Shimmering Add smooth flowing shimmer to elements with self-propelling animation. Simply set the amount and speed of the animation. -No Keyframes!
Chromatic Aberration Simulate realistic color bleeding around the outside of the lens. This effect also helps make the lens flares look more organic & natural.
Light Flickering Make lights appear more energetic with random light flickering featuring a unique seed for each light source. Choose from smooth or Twitchy.
32 Bit & GPU Ready Optical Flares renders up to 32 bpc offering high color fidelity as well as enhanced speed with Graphics card acceleration.
Flexible Core Objects Build stunning lens flares with the use of 12 powerful core objects. These elements offer unmatched flexibility with detailed control settings.
Precise Translating Control the position of each object with distance, offset and custom translation. These features are essentials to building anamorphic elements.
Combine with Particle Effects
Optical Flares Uses:
Add final touches to Motion Graphics
Simulate Concert or Stadium Lighting
Fake Volumetric Lighting
Help Blend 3D Animations
Build a virtual Light Array for Music Videos
Add Realism to your Virtual Sets
Add Flares to Live Action Footage
Simulate Visible Atmosphere with Lighting
Simulate Bright Lights in your scene
Draw focus to a product or graphic
Accentuate Highlights or contours
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Light up the Night!
Optical Flares includes over 90 minutes of After Effects training by Andrew Kramer.
Learn to use Optical Flares with several real world examples and in-depth information on building complex lens flare presets from scratch.
The tutorial include building a wall of lights, constructing a bright concert scene and tutorials that teach you how to combine Optical Flares with live action footage.
Tutorials include footage and images required to complete the lessons with After Effects.