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Alex Stein
After Effects Optical Flares - Make only light show other layer help
on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:52:53 pm

Hi, my problem is basic but difficult to explain when written down. I have filmed me and my mates and have put it into an AE comp. I want to create a spot light using Optical Flares but I only want the video to show where it's shinning. I want the part that the light isn't shinning on blanket out.

Any ideas?

Alex

P.s. Sorry if this is not clear - like I said hard to explain!


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Greg Burrus
Re: After Effects Optical Flares - Make only light show other layer help
on Jul 9, 2011 at 10:11:37 pm

I believe I was able to achieve the effect you are looking for, although I don't have optical flares but you should be able to do something similar with it from what I know of it.

What you can do is put the flare on black solid and set the track matte of your footage to luma. I did an quick example I can post if you need it.

Hope this helps


Greg

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Alex Stein
Re: After Effects Optical Flares - Make only light show other layer
on Jul 10, 2011 at 4:31:08 pm

Thank you very much for this reply, just what I was looking for! Been trying to figure this thing out for ages!

Thanks again,
Alex


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