Plug-in Updates & Information

All Video Copilot products now support After Effects CS5 and free updates are available for Optical Flares and Twitch.

Important Information About CS5 and 64-bit:

  • Each Plug-in comes in 2 versions: one for After Effects CS5 (64-bit) and one for previous versions of After Effects such as AE 7, CS3 & CS4 (32-bit).
  • Please install the plug-in based on your version After Effects only. The 64-bit version is for After Effects CS5 only and NOT based on your Operating System.
  • So if you have AE CS4 installed on the 64-bit version of Windows 7, you still only need to install the 32-bit version of the plug-in because AE CS4 is still a 32-bit application.
  • Customers can reuse their current licenses with this update. Simply copy your license file from the previous directory into the new installation folder. If you have a new computer or need to request a new license please contact our support team.

PLUG-IN UPDATES:

Download Optical Flares 1.2.128 Update*
This update is for all customers, not just CS5. It includes several new features.
*We fixed a couple of bugs as well from 2 days ago.

Download Twitch CS5 Update
Order Email Required to download.

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53 Comments

2 years ago
i like this optical flares very wory in my cs 5.5 lion OS. tq to videocopilot andrew
Alfred
3 years ago
optical flares crashes at interface stage on mac osx both for cs4 and cs5...tried even the update but every time the interface loads,my AE crashes...rilly frustrating...anyone pliz help!!!!!
chino
4 years ago
Hi, i have the same problem. tried it in 34 bit, cs3 and rendering just fails. it doesnt show any message, it just renders 3 frames and finishes. but if i turn off the layer with optical flare, it renders well. I'm trying to render the wall of lights thing btw, is it a memory or graphics card issue? i hope to hear from you soon. thanks!
Rory
4 years ago
Hi i just tried to install the 34 bit version and dosen’t work it comes up with an error message. Error:After Effects Error”:File”opticalFlare.aex” is not a valid File type for import.

Please help

My email is surfer@northlands.me.uk
Rory
4 years ago
Hi i just tried to install the 34 bit version and dosen't work it comes up with an error message. Error:After Effects Error":File"opticalFlare.aex" is not a valid File type for import.

Please help
unknown
4 years ago
why license is not working??
vlad levitskiy
4 years ago
hey andrew i love your products. thank you for creating them. how did you get started with after effects? thanks for everything.
4 years ago
This is pretty awesome, nice work!!! I was waiting for this for a very long, countless hours. Thanks!!
Jarek
4 years ago
Hi,

Why my old license doesn't work just like you said ?
John
4 years ago
Is it possible to use the plugins i used when i was in CS4 32bit on my current OS which is a 64bit, still CS4. i tried CS5 but i have to buy the 64bit versions of the plugins i want. i still dont have the money. if so, i don't have to downgrade to 32bit and save time. i have a feeling i can't use the plugins but im just making sure. :D tnx
Nicolas
4 years ago
How i install it i dont even know becaus i bought it for cs4 and i dont know how to install on cs5

send me a message to my mail pls
nico_sejas@hotmail.com
4 years ago
Why my old license doesn't work with x64 update ?
Jarek
4 years ago
My License doesn't work ;/
4 years ago
i have a problem i have the plug in and i have install the new one but it saiz that i havenn't got a licence but i have!!!!!

give me 120 $ back!
4 years ago
@ Narvarro, that is correct.
Navarro Parker
4 years ago
Other than Optical Flares 1.2, all other plug-ins are just compatibility updates? No new features?
gopal
4 years ago
what is difference 16bit, 32bit, 64bit i don't complete understand pls help me i wont defines an for bit ret
so give me anybody
4 years ago
With everyone charging for updates, the expense can be crazy. Thank you Professor Kramer for your generosity!

With the money we're saving, We should all buy Video CoPilot swag.

http://videocopilot.net/gear/

I'm off to buy a hat for my extra fat head!

Cheers & Thank You!
4 years ago
I LOVE this plugin. Below is a link to my first 64bit test.

http://vimeo.com/12036186
cyclone muet
4 years ago
tu es un grand, est ce que tu sais.
Evan Langley
4 years ago
Awesome! Just tried this out in my brand-new CS5 (my first upgrade in three years and one that's unquestionably worth it) and it works great, not to mention runs a ton faster. I can't believe how much better the entire CS5 production suite is. Everything just seems snappier and more responsive. Thanks Andrew and thanks Adobe!
Daniel
4 years ago
I got a personal question for you...
If the US lose in the World Cup, which team will you support?
4 years ago
can't wait for the new tutorial. i always wanted to know something about advanced camera projection and stuff (i hope it will be about it. the last scene of payment plan looks incredible)
4 years ago
Thank you so much Andrew.. you're the whole team is just awesum...
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew! you are starting a motion graphics revolution, ya know that right? :)
4 years ago
That's great
Thanks Andrew! :]
4 years ago
New tutorial, please!
4 years ago
Awesome! When will there be a new tutorial out :D ?
4 years ago
I was using the new optical flares last night, you guys have done an excellent job! I love the new interface, and everything runs so smooth.

Tying flares and particles to the same light is so much fun!
4 years ago
@Shavcat,

He already has a tutorial for the new features. They are just changes to the interface, but great ones at that!

http://www.videocopilot.net/products/opticalflares/features/1_2_update/
marcel v berk
4 years ago
@ thonbo,

check: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2010/05/vc-plug-in-updates-for-ae-cs5-x64/

Sure Target 2 and Twitch are already made done for 64 bit
4 years ago
can you make a kamehameha.... or SAN GUKO (dragon ball z)
4 years ago
Good Work Andrew ,

So when the new tuto is going to be here ...
4 years ago
Downloaded the new OF 1.2.124 and now After Effects won´t render a composition that uses Optical Flares...? I get an error code
"Rendering error while writing to file... An output module failed" Anyone else get this error? I´m on a Mac 64-bit....
marcel v berk
4 years ago
Great job VCP team,

I even think you guys are one of the 1st that has all their plug-ins in order for CS5.

Rulez !
sam
4 years ago
Hi there,
big trouble with sure target & optical flares :
The new version of optical flares (32 bits) crashes the "sure target" layer values in CS3 (decimal values are lost : 1.00 become 1000).
Everything is ok if I replace the new plugin by the old one.
Any advice?
thanks
    Ham
    2 years ago
    Yup. having same issue right now. No GPU on or anything. It has worked before tho, but is temperamental. Seems im having issues today (on a deadline ofcourse)
Bradley Bell
4 years ago
Good work as always. Keep on going Andrew.
Zen
4 years ago
Thank you very much Andrew , your products are awesome!
4 years ago
:( animation controls doesn't work again. Always same problem. When I try to set parameters for animation (speed and amount)my flare is always STILL. nothing change in the composition. And "roll-scroll" of mouse (mac) don't move the panels of parameters. (in cs4 it works). :(
Bertrand SIKATRICE
4 years ago
U the man kramer !!!!!!
4 years ago
what about shure target 2
hamid
4 years ago
Damet Gooli!== Very thanks
Thomas
4 years ago
Awesome AK, your tha man! :)
Edris Mohammadi
4 years ago
thanks Anderw

I love You
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran.
Edris Mohammadi
4 years ago
thanks Anderw

I love You
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran.
Nicolas
4 years ago
Me gustaria tener el CS5 pero no ... :(

Muy bueno igual
4 years ago
That was fast! lol, thanks Andrew :)
Shavkat
4 years ago
Really cool! I guess You are Planing to make a tutorials for new features of OF=)!!! Thanks
Matthew Park
4 years ago
Awesome, thanks for the update Mr. Kramer.
Jan Post
4 years ago
wow that was fast
4 years ago
By the waay, when will the new tutorial be out???
4 years ago
AWESOME!!! OOPS im still in all caps. heh
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