C4D/AE Tut: Integrating Optical Flares with Cinema 4D

Optical Flares AE C4D Cinema4D Videocopilot

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to easily integrate Cinema 4D lights with Videocopilot Optical Flares which you can find at videocopilot.net or here: http://bit.ly/IpgSaS


    1. Thomas

      Great tutorial Joren, thank you.

    2. Samuel

      Awesome!!!! Thanks!!!!

    3. Rick

      Really great tip, thanks Joren,

    4. arimo

      Awesome tip, Joren! Thank you!

    5. Chris

      Thanks for the tut. Do you know offhand if you could use Echospsace from Trapcode to duplicate your lights directly in AE ? Assuming you had the plug-in.

    6. Joren

      Good idea, Chris. I’ll check into it!

    7. prasads

      Awesome! Thanks!

    8. Tom

      Wow so fast. Great tutorial.

    9. Benjamin Eshagpoor
      Benjamin Eshagpoor04-26-2012

      It’s funny…I was building out some style frames months ago for a project and did this the long way in After Effects, and of course, they ended up not going with the idea. Then on a completely different project, I built a light rig in C4D exactly how you just did and brought it into AE and realized, that I should’ve been doing it that way all along. Oh well…you live and learn. Thanks for showing this tip off…hopefully it save someone from doing it the long way!

    10. Ant

      This is SO helpful! I sincerely thank you for this.

    11. Chris

      Great Tut Joren! Great way to build that kind of rig for AE.

      I especially like the tip with the gamma correction in the Optical plugin…always hated that milkiness when you a lot of them so close to each other.

    12. S.Benton

      Great Tut Joren, Thanks!

    13. Deiby

      Really great tut! Thank you!

    14. Mesbahi

      thanks joren very helpful as always 😉

    15. Vytas Rauckis
      Vytas Rauckis05-04-2012

      Joren, do you think that this would also allow you to create the effect of lots of cameras shooting pictures with flashes? I want to pick up Optical Flares if it would. My thought is the wall of lights would get a random effect putting them in a more random configuration in the background of my animation. They would be alphabetized as you did (using all the letters instead), then in AE, I would have Optical Flares control a random flash and flare. Is this possible?

    16. Joren

      Hmm, I would certainly think that would be possible, Vytas. You could do it the exact same was the tut, and have the “flicker” different on all the different optical flares, to give it a flashes look. The other option is to take an optical flares glow and keyframe the brightness on and then off a few times, precomp it, then duplicate that precomp a bunch of times, offset the positions and the time of the comps and you could create the same effect in a more manual, controlled way…

    17. Vytas Rauckis
      Vytas Rauckis05-04-2012

      Funny, I guess I am getting lazy in my old age, I almost always look for a parametric way to achieve anything in my animations. For a few seconds of “flashes”, you would think you could just create it manually. 😉

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    19. Max_Broughton

      OH! So that’s how you bring in all the lights on a cloner to AE! Cheers! That’s been bugging me for ages!

    20. Mark Shingleton
      Mark Shingleton10-22-2012

      Great tip Joren. I used that technique for some stage lights for a friends music video. We made the stage up in C4D and use OF for most of the light effects. The cloner trick with the A/B naming of lights saved a bunch of time!

    21. Milos

      God bless you 😀

    22. Athar

      thnk u

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