How to Use After Effects lights as flares Optical Flares


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Using After Effects lights as flares

Now let's look at how to control optical flares using After Effects Lights. And here in this intro composition, we're going to be using three different compositions here, so make sure you're in the right one. I'm going to choose the Flare layer. This has optical flares already applied to it here for you. Just default settings, and I have a fog layer in the background just to make things a little bit more interesting. And you also have light one on the left, light two on the right. These are just Omni lights just regular point lights that just shoot out light in every direction.

It doesn't really matter too much here, but when I go back to my Flare layer. And in this positioning mode, this is the key here, not in the Optical flares option just in the regular optical flares plugin here. And the positioning mode, we're going to change the source type to Track lights. And, when we do that, all of a sudden our lights become optical flares generators. And if you notice inside the plug...

Using After Effects lights as flares
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Using After Effects lights as flares provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Chad Perkins as part of the Up and Running with Optical Flares

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