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Adam Lewen
Ways pf achieving similar effect, Lighting.
on May 9, 2016 at 8:27:16 pm

Before I start playing with 3d lights, which I rarely do...
I thought the forum might be of help
I am looking for thoughts, ways of achieving a similar effect with ae.





In 'effect' I mean aim at the realistic spot light in the distance and the way it sheds.
But any input on a mathematic "dance" of 7 duplicated points will be greatly appreciated as well :)

Thanks!


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Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Ways pf achieving similar effect, Lighting.
on May 10, 2016 at 5:25:48 am

Depending on the plugins you have you can go about this several different ways, however the basic formula is the same. So whether you use AE's own lens flare, CC Light Rays, Knoll Lens Flare or Optical Flares, the first thing you need is to create two layers of lens flare: one with a small one that is the base light (dot) and the second that is the light at full brightness. You may need to precomp the second Flare layer and then animate masks to create the laser like light sweep. Once you create one light with animation you can then duplicate that comp and offset the time (or mirror it) to create the light dance.
There is a possibility also of using some good images of lens flares with a glow (@32 bit color depth)and applying masks to them as described above.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Ways pf achieving similar effect, Lighting.
on May 10, 2016 at 9:02:25 am

Optical Flares + Trapcode Lux =



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Adam Lewen
Re: Ways pf achieving similar effect, Lighting.
on May 16, 2016 at 2:08:12 pm

Thank you Tudor and Kalle for the guidance!


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