One year before I was born HBO made a very ambitious intro that was said to be the most expensive and innovative concepts at the time (for the medium).
I love the idea of incorporating techniques from the real world inside of After Effects for even more unique results. In fact the whole idea of mattes for compositing come from the early days of film-making…
Watch the final intro above then be sure to check out the making of video below, especially the part towards around 5:30 that talks about the burst of light…
Our new plug-in Optical Flares includes 12 powerful Core Objects that are the building blocks for making intricate lens flares with this tool. I’ve put together a basic breakdown of the the 12 objects in a handy PDF.
Our new Plug-in for creating lens flares and lighting effects is now available! As always this product includes 5 advanced video tutorials plus access to the Video Copilot Preset Network for sharing lens flare presets.
PRESET NETWORK NOTE:
Upload and share your Optical Flare presets with our new network. Your access information will be sent with your order confirmation.
GPU SUPPORT: Yes Optical Flares has accelerated rendering with supported video cards. Be sure to install the latest driver from your card manufacturer for best performance. Of course, a video card is NOT required at all and Optical Flares renders beautifully in standard mode. In fact, Optical Flares even checks for GPU support and automatically reverts to the best option so you don’t need to do anything.
Be sure to watch the feature videos for an exciting, in-depth look at using Optical Flares. With such a powerful plug-in, we separated the videos into individual sections so you can check out the features you want to see!
Optical Flares will be available Monday, Jan 25 in our online store.
Optical Flares is available for download only.
Creating particles in After Effects is awesome! We have all used Particular and Particle world but why not combine those particles with some real ones! Sometimes you need to create elements that are so complex and organic that you are better off taking out the camera and making a mess. In this example we use […]