How to Create and Add Lens Flares in Flash Animation


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Creating lens flares

This is a technique that you probably don't want to use too often because it has a bad reputation: that's the lens flare. There are times, though, when it's good to be able to do a lens flare, and a super bright sun in your face is as good a reason as any. So here is a simple animation that I've created of a lens flare. Let's go into the scene and I'll show you how this was done. So again, I'll switch off the layers, so we'll see one by one. We have our sky or space field; see a slight radial gradient right in the middle dropping off to dark. The ground layer or the planet, again, another radial gradient; about four colors going from dark to light with opacity at the outer edge. And the light that surrounds the sun, and this is also creating a slight little ring effect around here.

This would be the solar corona or atmosphere, the sun in the middle, with a yellow color to differentiate it a little bit from that pure white light. Let's lock these. And th...

Creating lens flares
Video duration: 10m 40s 5h 16m Intermediate

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Creating lens flares provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dermot O' Connor as part of the Animation Tips and Tricks with Flash Professional

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