Optical Flares v1.3 VIDEO COPILOT

Video Copilot Optical Flares


Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects.


  • On-Lens Simulations Simulate dust & scratches on your lens that becomes visible by the light source. Includes 12 HD lens textures or use your own.
  • 3D Occlusion Obscure layers by alpha or luminance to simulate the light source going behind objects in the foreground. Works with 2D & 3D layers!
  • Luminance Tracking Generate a lens flare from bright spots in your video such as a particle system or matte layer. Control resolution and threshold.
  • Mask Positioning Animate lens flares along the contour of complex shapes with ease. Great for detailed shapes that would require extra key framing.
  • Auto-Shimmering Add smooth flowing shimmer to elements with self-propelling animation. Simply set the amount and speed of the animation. -No Keyframes!
  • Chromatic Aberration Simulate realistic color bleeding around the outside of the lens. This effect also helps make the lens flares look more organic & natural.
  • Light Flickering Make lights appear more energetic with random light flickering featuring a unique seed for each light source. Choose from smooth or Twitchy.
  • 32 Bit & GPU Ready Optical Flares renders up to 32 bpc offering high color fidelity as well as enhanced speed with Graphics card acceleration.
  • Flexible Core Objects Build stunning lens flares with the use of 12 powerful core objects. These elements offer unmatched flexibility with detailed control settings.
  • Precise Translating Control the position of each object with distance, offset and custom translation. These features are essentials to building anamorphic elements.


  • 3D Lens Flares with AE Lights
  • Intuitive Design Interface
  • Live Visual Preset Library
  • Real Texture Support
  • Dynamic Triggering Animations
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Up to 32 bpc color support

Interface Features

  • 12 unique Lens Objects
  • 50 custom Lens Objects
  • Large Pop-Out Preview window
  • Rename, & Rearrange Objects
  • Show BG in Preview Window
  • Integrated Copy & Paste
  • Duplicate Objects & Undo/Redo

Preset Browser

  • 60 Built-in Presets (included)
  • Real Lens Inspired Presets
  • Share & Swap Presets
  • Save All Settings in One Place
  • Save & Reuse Individual Objects
  • Expand and Build New Presets

New in Version 1.2

    • 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


Host Applications:
Adobe After Effects

Operating Systems:

System Requirements:
  • Mac & PC Compatible
  • After Effects 7, CS3 & CS4 and CS5
  • Recommended Cards (optional):
  • * Nvidia GeForce 7000 Series (Except 7300 on MAC)
  • * Nvidia GeForce 8000 Series
  • * Nvidia GeForce 9000 Series
  • * Nvidia GeForce 200 Series
  • * Nvidia Quadro FX Series
  • * ATI X1300 and above on Windows
  • * ATI HD Series on Mac
  • NOTE: Other graphics cards may be supported but speed improvements may not be as great. GPU Compatibility may vary on Mac converted Nvidia Cards, since updated drivers are not available from Nvidia.

AV3 Price : $124.95


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