Learning Optical Flares

Learning Optical Flares

Learning Optical Flares is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, produced by an expert, Chad Perkins. This tutorial is an absolute foundation for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, Optical Flares, 3D + Animation, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects and Optical Flares.

Free Download - Learning Optical Flares
Author Chad Perkins
Publish Date 10/28/2013
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 37m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 34
Last Update N/A

Lens flares are ubiquitous. They’re in commercials and promos, TV shows, and feature films. And most of the time, those flares were created with the Optical Flares plugin for After Effects.

Learn how to create your own visual effects with Optical Flares in this course with Chad Perkins. After examining how actual lens flares work in the real world, you’ll explore the core features and presets you’ll need to create professional lens flares. Chad also gives you a look at integrating these flares with the 3D environments in After Effects, as well as how to create your own custom flares from scratch. Plus, learn how to add animation, obscure flares with layers, dynamically trigger flares, and use them in realistic scenarios like motion graphics, lower thirds, and beauty shots.

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Topics include:

  • Adjusting basic flare parameters
  • Using and adjusting flare presets
  • Simulating streaks, rings, multi iris effects, and more
  • Turning natural hot spots in footage into flares
  • Using After Effects lights as flares
  • Positioning with masks
  • Working with dynamic triggering

Learning Optical Flares : Video Lessons

  • Welcome1m 57s
  • Using the exercise files46s
  • Examining real lens flares7m 31s
  • Understanding edge flaring2m 15s
  • Applying Optical Flares2m 20s
  • Exploring the plugin2m 51s
  • Previewing the background1m 11s
  • Adjusting basic flare components2m 47s
  • Applying lens flare presets3m 25s
  • Getting more presets3m 18s
  • Exploring lens objects6m 54s
  • Using custom lens objects4m 55s
  • Customizing streak settings8m 25s
  • Simulating a dirty lens8m 34s
  • Using lens textures2m 3s
  • Working with rings and hoops5m 45s
  • Making magic with the multi-iris8m 26s
  • Saving custom flares and objects4m 42s
  • Flaring hotspots in footage6m 7s
  • Using After Effects lights as flares9m 39s
  • Adding flicker and shimmer5m 46s
  • Positioning flares with masks4m 21s
  • Using flares in 3D space1m 54s
  • Using the virtual matte box4m 11s
  • Working with groups of lights5m 52s
  • Obscuring flares with other layers4m 57s
  • Using custom layers as lens objects5m 40s
  • Creating chromatic aberration2m 44s
  • Understanding dynamic triggering3m 59s
  • Adjusting other parameters dynamically10m 37s
  • Using Optical Flares in motion graphics4m 9s
  • Using flares in lower thirds3m 20s
  • Creating beauty shots with flares4m 45s
  • One last thing1m 20s

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