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Optical Flares Plug-in for After Effects

Create and animate realistic lens flares in After Effects with amazing speed and simplicity!

Optical Flares Plug-in for After Effects is a plug-in that is designed for creating and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects with amazing speed and simplicity! With Optical Flares you can add finishing touches to motion graphics, generate flares in live action footage; the possibilities are endless! This product also includes over 90 minutes of After Effects training with Andrew Kramer. Optical Flares Plug-in for After Effects is an amazing tool that really brings your video projects to life.

Featuring

  • 3D Lens Flares with AE Lights
  • Intuitive Design Interface
  • Live Visual Preset Library
  • Real Texture Support
  • Dynamic Triggering Animations
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Up to 32 bpc color support

Interface Features

  • 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

Preset Browser

  • 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.

Great For

  • 3D Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Commercials
  • Music Videos
  • Graphic Transitions
  • Compositing
  • Special Effects
  • 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

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.

Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of Optical Flares Plug-in for After Effects requires :
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