The Video Copilot Optical Flares Plugin for Nuke enables you to design and animate realistic lens flares. It is suitable for use in applications such as 3D animation, motion graphics, commercials, and music videos. You can also use it for, graphic transitions, compositing, special effects, and combine it with particle effects.
Equipped with an intuitive design interface, the Optical Flares Plug-in comes with unique and custom lens objects, and allows you to rename, rearrange, and layer them. The interface also features integrated copy-paste function, and supports duplicate objects and undo/redo. It also features a large pop-out preview window and can show BG in preview window.
The Nuke version of the Optical Flares Plug-in features Uniform Offset Scale for more accurate flare resizing. Lens flare occlusion with masks is also possible inside Nuke, allowing you to maintain a sense of depth without having to create individual keyframes. This version also includes additional textures and the Nuclear Presets folder with more presets.
Using the Optical Flares Plug-in, you can add final touches to motion graphics, realism to your virtual sets, and flares to live action footage. It allows you to simulate concert or stadium lighting, visible atmosphere with lighting, and bright lights in your scenes. You can also build a virtual light array for music videos and blend 3D animations. In addition to support for fake volumetric lighting, the plug-in enables you to draw focus to a product or graphic, and accentuate highlights or contours.