Optical Flares is definitely one of the most used third party plugins in After Effects, and it’s made by a well known company Videocopilot. Before the first version of Optical Flares was released, a plugin called Knoll Light Factory was dominating the lens flare markets, but right after the first release Videocopilot’s product took the #1 position because of its easy-to-use and powerful interface, cheap price, 3d lens flares with AE lights, textures, auto-animation etc.
- 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
- 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
Mac (Intel only) & PC Compatible
After Effects 7, CS3, CS4 & CS5
Video Card GPU Support (optional)
Optical Flares does not require a special graphics card to render but you can increase render performance with recommended cards.
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
OPTICAL FLARES PLUG-IN: only $124.95
Includes the Optical Flares Plug-in, 60 Presets and 5 Video Tutorials.
OPTICAL FLARES BUNDLE: only $139.95 (save $10)
Includes all the above, plus the Pro Preset 1 Pack with 50 high-end flare presets.
PRO FLARES BUNDLE: only $165.00 (save $29)
Includes all the above, the Pro Preset 1 Pack and Pro Presets 2 each with 50 high-end flare presets.
The Pro Presets 1 ($25) and Pro Presets 2 ($45) are available separately.
The product may be installed on 1 workstation and 1 personal system such as a laptop or home computer. This applies only if the systems are used by the same person and not multiple users. Please read our License Agreement for more information.