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Jorge Rosado
Optical Flares Problem
on Sep 28, 2011 at 3:32:39 am

I'm having a problem with Optical Flares, I apply the effect to a solid and nothing happens. For example, if I make a new a new white solid and apply the effect, it doesn't change, it stays a white solid. How can I fix this?


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adam taylor
Re: Optical Flares Problem
on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:12:27 am

how do you expect to see a lens flare on a white solid?

Try it on a black solid, with the black solid set to screen transfer mode

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Jorge Rosado
Re: Optical Flares Problem
on Sep 28, 2011 at 4:28:21 pm

I used White as an example i've done it with black also. I just tried again doing what you said, Black solid screen transfer mode and still nothing. Here's a screenshot of my settings


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Matthew Keane
Re: Optical Flares Problem
on Sep 28, 2011 at 8:37:28 pm

Hi,

It doesn't look like you have any lights in the scene. Since Optical Flares reacts to AE light layers, that might be why you're not seeing anything.

Matthew



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Matthew Keane
Re: Optical Flares Problem
on Sep 28, 2011 at 9:17:53 pm

Oops, spoke too soon! I'd only ever used OF with lights but, as you've found, you can also use manual positioning. I've just set up a test project as per your screen shots and it's working for me. Have you tried using a different OF preset, to see if that works? The only difference that I can see is that I don't have a compressed .mts file for the background layer, but I'd be surprised if that was the answer.



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