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Jon Doughtie
Light FX plug-ins for AE
on Apr 28, 2015 at 7:58:27 pm

I am asking for feedback on lighting FX plug-ins for After Effects.

What do you use, and what do you like about it?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Light FX plug-ins for AE
on Apr 28, 2015 at 10:26:27 pm

What kind of lighting plugins are you talkin' here, Jon? My station's too poor for a lot of third-party plugins, and I'm too cheap to get them at home.

If I need something lit, I think 3D layers & lights or I fake it. Track mattes are good for such deception.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Michael Szalapski
Re: Light FX plug-ins for AE
on Apr 29, 2015 at 1:20:07 pm

Could you be a bit more specific about what kind of light fx things you have in mind? Do you mean stuff for relighting? Or do you mean rays like Shine from Trapcode? Or do you mean lens flares like Knoll Light Factory and Optical Flares? Or do you mean...etc. etc. etc.

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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Light FX plug-ins for AE
on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:00:36 pm

Lighting FX- as the previous posts mention, that can be a very broad topic.

Lens Flares - Optical Flares, Knoll Light Factory, Boris Continuum...

Light FX - the ones AE has (CC) and Trapcode Shine, Lux, some stuff in Boris as well

Lights in other plugins - Zaxwerks ProAnimator 8 and up has some great lights and light rigs, Element 3D has it's own Lights and soon the Mettle plugins as well.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Jon Doughtie
Re: Light FX plug-ins for AE
on May 12, 2015 at 8:30:19 pm

Hi everyone. I let this thread get away from me; I apologize for not responding sooner.

I was thinking in terms of rays and flares.

There was one we had on an older system. Man I wish I could remember what it was. Produced some sweet, finely detailed ray effects, and rendered efficiently.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Light FX plug-ins for AE
on May 12, 2015 at 11:15:05 pm

Trapcode Shine?
Available at your friendly neighborhood Red Giant Software website.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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