Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding flares and other optical elements, part of Creating a Show Open in After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
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…So we have render passes come and we want to add some…artistic effect such as a flare and maybe some light leaking in.…We can do that with the built in after…effect flare effect, so I'm going to chose command Y…or control Y to create the new solid and…I'm just going to type flare to give it a name.…And make a choice of comp sizing and press OK.…If we type in Flare into the effects presets…panel, we're going to be able to drag in…the lens flare effect onto our solid, and you…can see this beautiful lens flare has been generated.…
It's definitely not the best ones out there.…There's other options, such as optical flares from Video Co-pilot, but…we're Building this in such a way that anyone can follow along.…So this is what we'll make do with.…So I'm just going to switch it from the default lens type to 35 mil prime setting.…So now we can add this to our scene, using the Add Blending Mode.…And let's take a look at what kind of result we're getting.…That's a bit too much, I think.…I want to keep this more of a subtle effect, and.…
Want to create the same effect in Nuke? Check out Creating a Show Open in Nuke X and CINEMA 4D.
- Using CameraTracker to track a shot
- Solving the camera data
- Setting a ground plane
- Importing the logo
- Animating the logo with the inheritance effector
- Randomizing particle motion
- Lighting the scene
- Compositing in After Effects