Optical Flares 1.2 Now Available!

The Optical Flares 1.2 update is now available and includes several new features for all Optical Flares customers:

  • Added 64-bit support for AE CS5
  • New “Unified Interface” with automatic scaling
  • Rearrange window panels
  • Full-Screen Mode
  • 16:9 Guides now visible
  • Show BG warning
  • No more slide-out panel (Yay!)

Watch Video Demonstration of New Interface

Download Optical Flares 1.2 (Order Email Required)

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May 21st, 2010 @ 4:07 pm
You guys worked very quick getting everything updated for CS5. Thanks for all the effort.
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:10 pm
Andrew is there any trial please?????
Ari Lieb ben Avraham
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:11 pm
Yay! This is great! Better for my 64 bit computer
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
Wohoooo well done guyz great jop
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
Thanks you.... 64 bit here we go...
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Great more options. I love Optical Flares
I dont have 64 bit though
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
Woh so cool, thank you very much Andrew, Ive been waiting for it long time.
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
Works like a charm !
Daniel Vale
May 21st, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
I really wanted to but I live in Brazil, so it is difficult
thanks andrew for everything
you are a master xD
I hope I can soon buy the optical lens flares
why I'll do a project, using the tutorials, earth zoom, 3D planet, shaterize (my english is bad), a short action movie, using the soundtrack of Splinter Cell Conviction and sound fx, which are incredible.
Andrew Kramer
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:31 pm
Remember this update is for all Optical Flares customers running the current 32-bit version of After Effects, not just ae cs5.
Ron in Calgary
May 21st, 2010 @ 6:05 pm
thanks andrew...still the best !
May 21st, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
thanks lots of thanks
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:04 pm
HURRAY...this will work way more smoother on my computer now. Cuz I'm using a 64bit laptop the O.Flares plugin would lag all the time...this will help a lot...I hope ;)
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:43 pm
updated it and its working great simple steps know what you doing follow the instruction and you should be ok ,again thanks a million guys.
May 21st, 2010 @ 8:04 pm
Well.. i just wanna say congrats to Andrew & the whole team of video copilot for making their Goals continuously..
This is also a great effort for those who want to make something awesum or realistic & also do work hard for it but now its easy to make it with the help of O.P..
Now we also have a 64 bit version for the Adobe CS5.. Just because of the hard works of the whole Team..!!
Thanks a lot..
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:33 pm
Thank you, has been waiting for this, now I can say bye bye to CS4 and migrate to CS5 with my favorite plugin :)
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:50 pm
optical flares rocks my face off
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:53 pm
EXCELLENT! Thanks Andrew and Team...
Edris Mohammadi
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:54 pm
Thanks for Update !

I love You !
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran, Sanandaj.
May 21st, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
woohoo!!!! this is really cool man.... good work...
May 22nd, 2010 @ 12:21 am
very good plug-in, thank a lot andrew
May 22nd, 2010 @ 12:49 am
thanx andrew !! my mac will enjoy this !!!
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:10 am
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss you are the man here we go again
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:16 am
yes now let me invade the form
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:36 am
Please Andrew Can u Tell Us When The new Tuto Is coming out ..... thnx
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:41 am
Hi i Need Toutorial Of mach move and some camera projection and emm some effect which use in video clip (music).how to shake the any object in street when dragoon walk in it.shake car , telephone ,pepole and .... .how to floting any object in air like car , aircraft and any metal tools .thanks
May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:14 am
I greatly appreciate your work on this great product. I had such a hard time living without it in CS5. Also Im glad you got rid of the slide out pannel, It will make navigation much smoother

May 22nd, 2010 @ 7:10 am
Wonderful! Thanks to you all;-))))))
May 22nd, 2010 @ 7:30 am
Andrew - Interface is VERY Intuitive. Very impressive man, really... been playing with it for a couple of hours now and it was just really well thought out, like it BELONGS to the adobe suite. love it. Thanks!
May 22nd, 2010 @ 7:40 am
Thanks you for this update !
Nice working with you.
Always a great job !
May 22nd, 2010 @ 7:48 am
i think that the other one is better than this one

i did'nt upgrate to cs5

May 22nd, 2010 @ 8:00 am
Thanks Andrew and the gang. This is too cool. You guys are super fast with new updates to keep us up with the current market and video styles.
May 22nd, 2010 @ 9:25 am
Tanks Andrew EXCELLENT!
May 22nd, 2010 @ 9:25 am
Thank you very much, didn't much like the pop-out panel.
May 22nd, 2010 @ 9:49 am
Just purchased it! Very cool! Now I'm cooking with Kramer!
May 22nd, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
thank you andrew.. :) you will be missed!
May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:54 pm
Thanks Andrew.But I can't Animate preview window hold down mouse botton.
I use on mac and cs4.
Did the control was change?
May 23rd, 2010 @ 12:43 am
Hey Andrew, You shoul take a look at this short http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agk2svo7svI
It's fully 3d but really impresive:D
May 23rd, 2010 @ 7:35 am
Hi, thanks for the update. I'm hooked on OF. I'm still a little confused on the BG option. When I activate it is doesn't show the frame (of the avi) that I am trying to apply the the effect to to ... it shows some other frame in the avi (possibly the 1st frame). How do I get the bg to to display the current frame that the current time marker is on when I launched OF?
May 23rd, 2010 @ 8:15 am
Hi Andrew,

Do Optical Flares work in Premiere pro?

I have bought 64 version but not sure if thats also work in premiere pro.

    November 24th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm
    Do Optical Flares work in Premiere pro?
May 23rd, 2010 @ 9:59 am
you are Great man Andrew


I want to send important email about your tutorials

how I can sent
May 23rd, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
Hi,Andrew thanks a lot.great job.full satisfaction with full screen interface.
May 23rd, 2010 @ 4:58 pm
great idea on the separate forum!
May 24th, 2010 @ 1:17 am
Awesome! Can't wait to get this installed for my new computer!
May 24th, 2010 @ 3:47 am
I tried OF but seems that animation setting doesn't work. I create a new solid, effects, videocopilot, OF. I play around with settings like "animation", set amount and speed, but nothing happended. Raylights is always still... bug?
Wow I love Andrew
May 24th, 2010 @ 5:42 am
WoW! Thanks Andrew! I love this update :D!!
May 24th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
hey!!!!! hlloe every one
May 24th, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
I found some strange thing with OF. I created one long composition about 3:30min and I used only parts of this comp. For exmpl. from 1:58 to 2:48 and OF on 2:46 was off. It looks like bug. I found only one solution, I just move the solid layer with OF and it works.
May 24th, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
Very powerful PlugIn, it's a Good Job !!!
R.A. Elliott
May 24th, 2010 @ 4:41 pm
Hmmm, I liked the slide-out menu personally. Sad to see it go.
May 24th, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
Most people have a screen size large enough to show everything all at once so there was no-need to hid stuff anymore with a slide panel. Although the cool-factor was off-the-chart!
R.A. Elliott
May 24th, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
Ah, very true. It is indeed time for me to upgrade my monitor anyways :p
May 25th, 2010 @ 11:30 am
..thanks for update, now 64 bit here (indonesia)
May 30th, 2010 @ 2:38 am
Hi Andrew,

When I use expression Wiggle in my CS5 it says ''Undefined and disabled'' What is the solution?

May 30th, 2010 @ 7:57 pm
that is cool ~i still use cs4 i want up soon ,
June 11th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
hey, love the optical flares plugin and your tutorials, youre doing a great job man, everyone appreciates it

here is a music video I did and incorporated optical flares and twitch to enhance the visual style, o yea added some AE2 for good measure ;)


June 11th, 2010 @ 1:05 pm
hey, love the optical flares plugin and your tutorials, youre doing a great job man, everyone appreciates it

here is a music video I did and incorporated optical flares and twitch to enhance the visual style, o yea added some AE2 for good measure ;)



ha, posted the wrong link before
August 28th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm
how can we start and view the interface in cs5.thx
August 29th, 2010 @ 2:40 pm
hi i have optical flare plugin but when i apply to a solid i don't see the effect? why? thanks

win 7 64 bits
September 1st, 2010 @ 8:52 pm
Just bought Optical Flares did the whole lic thing... and it won't work. Keeps giving me the Fingerprint request every time .
November 9th, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
I am part of a film production crew at my high school. is there anyway we can get a discount since it is for educuation?
Fernando Foguim
February 18th, 2011 @ 6:26 am
Hi Andrew my name is Fernando Foguim, i am brazilian, i like of your tutorial relative after effect very good, a question optical flares work on adobe premiere?
Congratulacions Andrew
February 21st, 2011 @ 2:12 pm
I guess I'll try this one first.
June 9th, 2011 @ 7:08 am
The Optical Flares Options Window doesn't fit on my screen. I mean, it always stay on the top corner of my screen making the FILE, EDIT, VIEW buttons and presets buttons unseen.Done changing the screen resolution but nothing happened.
June 18th, 2011 @ 3:08 am
Hello Andrew and creators of VideoCopilot!
I have exactly same problem as neor! I create new solid (black or white, treid both) and then go to effects and choose Optical Flares, etc. blabla and When I choose flare, it just doesn't show up after I press OK? WHY? What's wrong? I checked everything and I have no idea what to do..

Please answer soon!
Cheers. :)
June 18th, 2011 @ 3:33 am
Sorry! I didn't understand that you must download newer version! AHHAHAHAA!! IT WORKS! THANK YOU ! NEOR download the version and try again!! :)
July 26th, 2011 @ 6:35 am
Hello, I really like your Optical Flare plugin. works fine with me on CS5. I can't on show Background (BG). Its says "to use the show BG feature, please choose a BG Layer from within the plug-in" . What does it mean

Can anyone help with this matter . ???
July 26th, 2011 @ 6:48 am
well, Finally I found the way to do that. You must choose the previewing BG layer in AE Effects first .. :P
September 21st, 2011 @ 8:24 am
this plug is a kick ass plug

the only problem is that it works only on ae

when importing from ae to premiere
premiere will warn you that o.f isn't installed
that's the only issue
guess if i buy it , i'll have to export from ae in quick time and animation codec
Isaac Semmelmann
January 9th, 2012 @ 5:24 pm
This looks awesome but do have to use special requirments or programs to download this? Because when i tried to download after effects it said to use a special download system and it still didn't work will this do the same? just asking
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm
If I buy a license for Optical Flares, can I run it on a Mac and a PC or am I screwed to one computer?
October 28th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
to use the show bg feature, please choose a bg laer from within the plug-in? como corregir esse problema??
July 7th, 2013 @ 5:43 am
Hi Andrew,
Bought your Optical Flares and it is fantastic. But i would want to use in it Premiere Pro CS5- how do I do that? Can it work in Premiere Pro?
March 12th, 2014 @ 5:20 am
Is there any trial version of Optical Flares? Please!
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