7 Preset Compositing Lens Flares

  • November 10, 2014
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: JoshJ01
  • License: CC-0
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Preset Glares by Josh J.Ever wanted to be just like JJ Abrams or Michael Bay?* Now you can, with 7 preset lensflares. All you need is an object with an emmisive material.(Please don't be like these annoying directors, use lensflares responsibly.)Usage Instructions: I've organized several preset lens glares into node groups, and all you need to do is connect the one you wish to use to the composite nodes. If you want a transparancy background, connect it to "Alpha" on that node, as well.Lens Flares:

<ol><li>Anamorphic Glare Simulation: Simulates glare and ghosting from anamorphic lenses, first by shrinking the image horozontally, adding the glare, and stretching the image out again.</li>

<li>Sun Glare: Looks like a sun in an atmosphere, and color modulates ghosting.</li>

<li>Sun Glare 2: Another version of the Sun Glare node group.</li>

<li>Telescope: If you're looking through a telescope.</li>

<li>Telescope 2: Another version of the telescopic node group.</li>

<li>Low Quality Camera: Simulates a crappy camera. (You know, like the $100 ones you bought for your kids.)</li>

<li>Tri Point Bokeh: Bokeh blur and 3 spires.</li>

</ol>Here's a video of the Anamorphic one:



  • Wig42 profile picture

    Thank you, I'm just starting to learn the compositor. These are brilliant, thanks for sharing.

    Written November 11, 2014
  • JoshJ01 profile picture

    Yep, totally.

    Written November 11, 2014
  • Neomorphius profile picture

    I enjoy CGI as a hobby and started with a program called Imagine. Though their lens flare needed some work, it was a simple option to enable on light sources. I may be mistaken as it's been a while. Anyway, I've always wanted to learn how to do this in Blender, thank you!

    Written December 22, 2014