GLFlares2 Staff Pick

  • October 21, 2014
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: cfirwin3
  • License: CC-0
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This is an second OpenGL powered lens flare pack (to GLFlares) with 20 new presets. These flares have more streamlined rigging features and should run slightly faster in the VSE. There are no instructions with the file... but they should be used in the same way that the GLFlares pack describes.

The flares seem to work better if they are used as separately rendered layers and then composited in the VSE than if they are composited as scenes in the VSE... just a suggestion.

I have also included a folder of flare elements for your own creations.

As always, you may use my projects without reference or credit to the author.

Demo Video:

Visit YouTube channel "cfirwin3" for tutorials and new ideas.


  • JFE profile picture

    Way cool! In my opinion, they look as good as the Video Copilot lens flares. :)

    Written October 22, 2014
  • TARDISMaker profile picture

    Especially since you loose so much detail when using them.

    Written November 23, 2014
  • Vizuaris profile picture


    Written October 23, 2014
  • yousakura01 profile picture

    Amazing! ! !

    Written October 24, 2014
  • unfa profile picture

    Looks awesome! Downloading :D

    Written October 24, 2014
  • NeedioAmimations profile picture

    I am still fairly new to blender and I cant get them to look quite right

    Written October 29, 2014
  • alamoodi profile picture

    Thanks for the woork you have done plus providing this for free to us. It is really appreciated a lot.

    Written October 30, 2014
  • spatdsg profile picture

    Ditto what alamoodi said - the fact that you took the time here is great!

    Written October 30, 2014
  • CoyHot profile picture

    Incredible work ! Thank you so much for that ! That's give me so many new ideas.

    I have to pay you a beer, for sure !

    Edited November 01, 2014
  • tymancjo profile picture

    As previous user of AE with OpticalFlares must say: You make my Blender World a better place :) Thank You!

    Written November 03, 2014
  • MicheleCanova profile picture

    Super super POWERFUL!!

    Written November 05, 2014
  • Jarron profile picture

    Signed up for Blendswap JUST to get these. Eye-popping awesome my man!

    Edited November 13, 2014
  • Frand profile picture

    Thank you very much for sharing this with us. I have also been watching all your tutorials,I think they are really great and please do not pay attention to those who get upset for you being able to get better, similar or equal results using Blender as an alternative to those others payed software.

    Keep up at the AWESOME good work

    Written November 28, 2014
  • Arifinj profile picture

    awesome !!! Ready download

    Written December 13, 2014
  • Nyarlathotep profile picture

    Very impressive, thank you for the share !

    Written December 20, 2014
  • wave3d profile picture

    awesome!! thank you..

    Written December 26, 2014
  • sebkseb profile picture

    Thx so much. I'll definitely use it!

    Written December 29, 2014
  • offline96 profile picture

    waste of time - not working in bge

    Edited January 17, 2015
  • frighteningsky profile picture

    Really awesome, seriously. I plan on making extensive use of this. Thanks very much :D

    Written February 20, 2015
  • counterpointlife profile picture

    Thanks so much for your effort - these look amazing!

    Written July 29, 2015
  • RobotUnderscore profile picture

    GLORIOUS! thank you so much

    Written August 03, 2015
  • WwZa7 profile picture

    Whoa, these are sharp! Great work, for sure I will have fun playing with them :D

    Written February 18, 2016
  • maximfeg profile picture

    Absolutely freakin awesome, dude!

    Written June 12, 2016
  • PauloRosa profile picture

    Amazing! ! ! Thank you

    Written September 14, 2016
  • entrusc profile picture

    Cool. Only thing I can't figure out is how to render it with transparent background. Is there a way, or is it a limitation of using OpenGL rendering here?

    Written December 06, 2016
  • kimokee profile picture

    Can't unzip file "Lens Flare rig elements not a directory"

    Written January 21, 2018
  • Anubisbis profile picture

    Great work ! Thanks a lot for this ressources.

    Written March 17, 2018
  • mokauno profile picture

    Hi boss I'm a great fan of your GLSL Flares. I actually always work in GLSL because of its fast rendering. I added a trick for visibility of the flare. Please have a look at this work : blends/view/91808

    it's hard to explain what I have done... it use xray visibility and driver...

    please be OK to use this trick in your own work, eventualy for V3. It's a friendly share (CC0). Greatings, Mokauno

    Written May 24, 2018
  • CreeU1 profile picture

    Thank You for your work!

    Written March 18, 2019
  • robob3ar profile picture

    can you use this in 2.8? looks useful, a refresh and a tut might be cool

    Written April 26, 2020
  • Raitan2008  profile picture

    Does this work with 2.8?

    Written May 01, 2020
  • George12 profile picture

    Is there an upgrade to blender 2.8 ?

    Written December 26, 2020