Digital Domain uses Optical Flares!

Just saw this cool article on CGSociety about the work by Digital Domain on Transformers 3 and was amazed to see our plug-in Optical Flares mentioned!

From the Article:
“Michael Bay is big on lens aberration, lens flares. “He’s always, ‘Ping my lens man, don’t be afraid to ‘ping my lens'”. Adobe After Effects has a great plugin called Optical Flares from Video Co-Pilot which is phenomenal for generating lens flares. We’d save it out, bring it into Nuke and worked a treat, he loved it.”

Besides that fun bit, the article has some great production insights and a fun point about Hyper-Reality vs actual reality. Check it out at the end.

Of course the other interesting news, is that our plug-in Optical Flares is being ported to work natively inside of Nuke and we are entering the final stages of testing. We have added some innovated solutions for working with objects and lights within the Nuke 3D space that should be a nice time-saver. If anyone at Digital Domain wants to help beta test, just send us an email!

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