Visual Effects

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What is Optical Flares?
Optical Flares is a plug-in for designing and animating realistic lens flares in After Effects.

Featuring:
• 3D Lens Flares with AE Lights
• Intuitive Design Interface
• Live Visual Preset Library
• Real Texture Support
• Dynamic Triggering Animations
• Chromatic Aberration
• Up to 32 bpc color support

This is a Focused “making of” during which James Busby attempts to explain a lot of the working practices and techniques used to create the photorealistic “Patient” character, illustrated with Videos and images. Also included at the bottom of the article is a link to the scene file, which includes a version of the scene with a frozen mesh and all the textures in JPG format at full resolution. Focusing on Texturing, Shading, Lighting, Rendering, and grading, this is a valuable resource for any lightwave character modeler.

Click here to view the tutorial

Electric Rain Swift 3D v6.0.876

The ultimate 3D software for graphic and rich media designers using Adobe Flash® and Microsoft Expression Blend®. Swift 3D is the only 3D software to directly integrate with Flash through the Swift 3D File Importer and SmartLayer Technology and exports to Microsoft XAML. Swift 3D\’s toolset and interface allow anyone to quickly create 3D content, while providing a full set of advanced tools to grow into. Swift 3D is a powerful, easy-to-use 3D solution that delivers high-quality results

Swift 3D v6 introduces a very simple but extremely powerful Boolean primitive to our modeler, which allows you to combine or punch holes through objects using other 3D objects in your scene. It\’s all non-destructive, allowing easy editing and unlimited possibilities