Optical Flares 1.2 Almost Ready

Optical Flares 1.2 will be launching soon, this update features several new improvements including Full Screen mode and adjustable panels and windows. We’re just going through some more testing and it will be available soon. I know it’s taking a little longer than expected but the new features are nice.

This free update is for all versions including 32-bit and added support for AE CS5 in 64-bit.

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May 16th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
Woah AWSOME ME AND MANY PEOPLE ARE VERY EXITED im sorry if i spell wrong im from Iceland
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
Awesome Andrew! look forward to your top secret film!
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Andrew Kramer is my new hero! :D
Lucas Kuhn
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:54 pm
Andrew Kramer, you are the man! AWESOME!
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:54 pm
Awesome, Andrew! Ever since I've upgraded to CS5, all of my projects have been coming out weird with no Optical Flares... Bring it on fast!
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

This website rocks!!
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:58 pm
Look very good!
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
2 Thumbs up :D
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:14 pm
Cool! Awesome! amazing! Spectacular! (just saying "cool" brought up a page that said it was too short)

PS. When will that short film be up? It's so mysterious!
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm
Nice... But when will the mini-movie come out? Can`t wait to see the mysterious VFX. :)
Alex Wedlake
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm
I wish you guys did student discount haha. Im loving Action Essentials 2 though. When I get some more money I may get this. Much cheaper and it looks much better than Knoll Light Factory.
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:45 pm
Thats nice DUDE : D
May 16th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
Looks great, can't wait!
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
I'm very eager with OF 64 bit, you are rock
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm
So Great , Im looking for it, thanks Andrew!
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm
Looking awesome!
Cant wait to update :D
Matthew Park
May 16th, 2010 @ 3:58 pm
Whoa sweet, looking forward to this update.
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:10 pm
W.O.W. Can't wait for the launch and more tuts.
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
waiting for that Xd was chake your site every 4 minites
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:21 pm
So will this update be available for download even though we haven't necessarily upgraded to CS5 nor have a 64 bit system?
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:23 pm
In hingsight... would you have waited until after CS5 came out to release this plugin given the additional work you are now having to do???
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
Just watched the Star Trek movie with the directors commentary. J.J bragged you up! Must feel really good! Love optical flares!!!! Keep up the epic goodness.
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
Very nice Andrew thanks for the update can't wait for the new VFX tutorial ;)
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
Thank God, i dont think i can live with out Optical Flares its like the air i breath.
May 16th, 2010 @ 4:59 pm
Yalla yalla!! My camels are jumping with joy!!
May 16th, 2010 @ 5:25 pm
Great news!
I am waiting anxiously.
paul holt
May 16th, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
Great stuff....as someone who has bought most of your products can you tell me when the second "tutorials" dvd will be released...i.e tuts 65-?
May 16th, 2010 @ 6:01 pm
This is what i have been waiting for, great job as always, Andrew :)
May 16th, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
Rad! Yeah, I'm bringin' that word back.

You guys is the the greatest.
Daniel Smith
May 16th, 2010 @ 6:25 pm
Great! :) just got cs5 and i've been missing optical flares really bad :(
May 16th, 2010 @ 6:52 pm
Hey that's cool...but, I would like to know what's the new tutorial...
May 16th, 2010 @ 7:48 pm
It looks so cool! I can not wait for the new version!
May 16th, 2010 @ 8:54 pm
Finally Been Waiting for this for very long time
May 16th, 2010 @ 9:34 pm
Wow, looks phenomenal! I've been using your tools for only a few months, and people are just digging my graphics and edits now! My YouTube channel for gaming is up, and I'm converting it to a serious multi-media one. Who do I have to thank? Andrew Kramer @ Video Copilot.net! By the way, loved the lens flares in the Super 8 teaser.
May 16th, 2010 @ 9:45 pm
Aaaaw... I'm tripping here!

I must admit I would rather have a working CS5 plugin when it was supposed to have been released a few weeks back rather than having another delay now because of adjustable panels and full screen...
May 16th, 2010 @ 9:50 pm
nice!!!Andrew how much it will cost your product?
May 16th, 2010 @ 10:23 pm
tienen que hace una vercion en espa├▒ol latino no solo son los de usa quetrabajan con esto
Edris Mohammadi
May 16th, 2010 @ 10:44 pm
this is very Good !
Thanks Andrew !

I love You
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran, Sanandaj.
May 16th, 2010 @ 11:05 pm
Now that is a sexy UI update! I'm pleased that you also took the time to reposition some buttons.

May 16th, 2010 @ 11:56 pm
You are the man :D
May 16th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
im waiting for this
Bradley Bell
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:03 am
Great work, Andrew. Love it when you do things for free. Really learning from you and hope you are still great through my university years with motion grapgics.
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:15 am
Nice flares on the J.J. Abram's Super 8 teaser BTW ; )
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:28 am
Wonderful news - but hurry!! - switched to a new 64x OS just for AE CS5 several days ago and am already in danger of going into withdrawals without my Optical Flares!
Vicky Shah
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:46 am
Hi, Sir u r always good.
And u r the HERO of after effect...
May 17th, 2010 @ 3:57 am
nice!!!Andrew how much will cost your product?
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:28 am
Well it looks far better and handier this way.
May 17th, 2010 @ 4:38 am
awesomo 2000!!1
Ahmed Al baker
May 17th, 2010 @ 5:03 am
Wow always surprising us with new useful things andrew ...

May 17th, 2010 @ 5:09 am
Oh Yeah, I'm really looking forward to this Update! Good Work Andrew & Team!

Best - Maurus
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:10 am
Looks great! I see a lot of new things that I am sure will make this easier to use, and faster to edit. Thanks Andrew!!!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:27 am
Wow, thanks Andrew! I'm definitely gonna get this the day it comes out! Thanks again!
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:29 am
Are their any plans for the release of a demo or render only version? Where I work we have a limited budget, so sadly we only have one copy currently. But a demo version would allow others to still work with your product and when final shots have been approved we could then maneuver around computer scheduling. This would promote your product EVEN more! Thanks for all the hard work as always.
Cristiano Bacchi
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:45 am
Great, as usual.
May 17th, 2010 @ 6:51 am
thnk so much AK....good news
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:09 am
Veryy Nice Andrew! :D
I only want to have money to buy this lol
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:24 am
Looks really good andrew. I can't wait!
May 17th, 2010 @ 7:39 am
The suspense hurts... it really does.

I really want to start using my copy of AECS5 but I have to stick with CS4 'cos not many 64bit upgrades have been done. Still waiting on RedGiant updates...
Navarro Parker
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:02 am
I look forward to it!
May 17th, 2010 @ 8:51 am
since the first coming out of optical flare, when i look at the sun with my eyes nearly closed for the shiness i only see one thing: Andrew Kramer
May 17th, 2010 @ 9:12 am

I see him too. I always wondered when Andrew made this product: why?

Now that ive used it, i see so many real life lens flares.
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:27 am
Cant Wait to see this! Andrew you keep on amazing me with your generosity
May 17th, 2010 @ 11:58 am
I'd rather put this up on 'equipment' in the forum but I can't get logged in. So here it is.....here:

The ENTIRE Last Episode of HOUSE was shot on Canon 5D MarkII's.

May 17th, 2010 @ 11:59 am
When will it be available???
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

I hate fiction.
House is the only 'story' show I like.
(And maybe 'Burn Notice')

Sorry to see it go.
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:09 pm
Let's not stray too far off topic !!!
Marcello Castellani
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:23 pm
Excellent notice Andrew! You are the man!!
Anderson Pedron
May 17th, 2010 @ 12:25 pm
Hey Andrew, I found this website.Do you know if this plugin works well?
Check out this website http://www.singularsoftware.com/
Or watch it http://www.singularsoftware.com/
Syncing audio and video automatically.
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:47 am
Any updates on when OF for CS5 will be released??????
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:58 am
how many days for released?
May 19th, 2010 @ 4:32 pm
Beuller? Beuller? :)

Any ETA for release? I appreciate your efforts, and understand wanting to get it right - but a big part of my decision to switch to CS5 when I did was the assurance that OF 64bit would be out that week (ie: 2 weeks ago.) I've already completely removed it from one big project - if this is going to be a few more weeks I need to start planning what to do on other projects.

Is it a day or two? a week? a few weeks?

Paul Martinez
May 20th, 2010 @ 11:05 am
This is awesome. I had a chance to do a side by side with your Optical Flares and Knoll Factory and I have to say for being a "established" plugin Knoll Factory, while quite good, just doesn't have the edge and style your flares produce. I'm sure with alot of fiddling around I could get Knoll to work but you took all the guess work and solved it for us. Thanx for the plug in, and I'm looking forward to more crazy tutorials.
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:53 pm
I, too, would love an ETA. I have several projects pending on this and would like at least some idea on when to expect it.
sunil Thapa (nepal)
May 21st, 2010 @ 5:07 am
:) thnx no word to for comment,... andrew........
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