Video Copilot Optical Flares Plug-In (Download)

Video Copilot Optical Flares Plug-In (Download)

Video Copilot Optical Flares Plug-In (Download)

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  • Creative Lens Flares for After Effects
  • 60 Built-In Presets
  • Real Lens Inspired Presets
  • Tutorials (Over 90 min)
  • Intuitive Design Interface
  • 12 Unique Lens Objects
  • 50 Custom Lens Objects
  • 3D Lens Flares with AE Lights
  • Up to 32 bpc Color Support
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Video Copilot Optical Flares overview

  • 1Description

The Video Copilot Optical Flares Plug-in enables you to design and animate realistic lens flares in After Effects, and comes with 60 built-in, real lens inspired presets and tutorials (over 90 min). 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 12 unique lens objects and 50 custom lens objects, and allows you to rename and rearrange 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 Optical Flares Plug-in incorporates 3D lens flares with AE lights, live visual preset library, and dynamic triggering of animations. In addition to chromatic aberration, it supports real textures and up to 32 bpc color. The preset browser allows you to share and swap presets, and save all settings in a single place. You can also save and reuse individual objects, and expand and build new 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.

Enables you to design and animate realistic lens flares in After Effects
60 built-in, real lens inspired presets
5 Video Tutorials training by Video Copilot president and founder Andrew Kramer (over 90 min) - teaches usage of optical flares with real world examples and thorough information on making complex lens flare presets from scratch
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
Comes with 12 unique lens objects and 50 custom lens objects
Allows you to rename and rearrange lens objects
Integrated copy-paste function
Supports duplicate objects and undo/redo
Large pop-out preview window
Can show BG in preview window
3D lens flares with AE lights - automatically calculate size and intensity based on your 3D lights; generate lens flares from AE 3D lights
Live visual preset library
Dynamic triggering of animations - Recreate organic animation with various trigger types and trigger area can be previewed for precise animations
Chromatic aberration - enables you to simulate realistic color bleeding around the outside of the lens; helps make the lens flares look more organic and natural
Supports real textures - 25 built-in textures; add realism with lens artifacts from actual photographic elements to create genuine lens flares
Supports 32 bpc color
Preset browser - allows you to share and swap presets, and save all settings in a single place; save and reuse individual objects and expand and build new presets
Add final touches to motion graphics, realism to your virtual sets, and flares to live action footage
Allows you to simulate concert or stadium lighting, visible atmosphere with lighting, and bright lights in your scenes
Build a virtual light array for music videos and blend 3D animations
Support for fake volumetric lighting
Allows you to draw focus to a product or graphic and accentuate highlights or contours
On-Lens Simulations - simulates dust and scratches on your lens that can be seen by the light source
3D Occlusion - works with 2D and 3D layers. Obscures layers by alpha and gamma to simulate light source going behind objects in the foreground.
Luminance Tracking - generates a lens flare from bright spots in your video such as a particle system or matte layer
Mask Positioning - animates lens flares along the contour of complex shapes with ease
Auto-Shimmering - adds smooth flowing shimmer to elements with self-propelling animation
Chromatic Aberration - simulates realistic color bleeding around the outside of the lens
Light Flickering - makes lights appear more energetic with random light flickering featuring a unique seed for each light source
32 Bit & GPU Ready - renders up to 32 bpc offering high color fidelity as well as enhanced speed with graphics card acceleration
Flexible Core Objects - helps build lens flares with the use of 12 powerful core objects
Precise Translating - controls the position of each object with distance, offset and custom translation
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Video Copilot Optical Flares specs

Compatibility
  • Mac (Intel only) OSX 10.6+ & PC Compatible
  • After Effects 7, CS3, CS4, and CS5
Recommended Cards (optional)
  • Nvidia GeForce 7000 Series (Except 7300 on MAC)
  • Nvidia GeForce 8000 Series
  • Nvidia GeForce 9000 Series
  • Nvidia GeForce 200 Series
  • Nvidia Quadro FX Series
  • ATI X1300 and above on Windows
  • ATI HD Series on Mac

Other graphics cards may be supported but speed improvements may not be as great. GPU Compatibility may vary on Mac converted Nvidia Cards, since updated drivers are not available from Nvidia.

Note: Optical Flares does not require a special graphics card to render but you can increase render performance with recommended cards.

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