Flares are falling…

Must be that time of the year where flare plug-ins are falling like the autumn leaves outside. Not just for After Effects it seems, but also for other programs like Motion. It so happens that they, too, get their own Optical Flares clone by ways of Motion|VFX. And that’s all it really is – a clone, both in the positive and negative sense of the word. What surprises me is that nobody seems to invest any time in some research and rethinking the whole matter from the ground up or at least taking some features one step further rather than copying them 1:1. To date nobody really has cracked the chroma hoop or rendering caustics properly or at least believably. Now that would be something, wouldn’t it?

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