PROCEDURAL LENS FLARE GENERATOR FOR BLENDER‘S EEVEE RENDER ENGINE

A simple easy to use add-on. Add your lens flares with a few clicks and fine tune them with the visual controls.

The procedural lens flare generator is based on 3D elements and procedural textures, so it’s resolution independent. It is completely real time because it adds to your scene the 3D elements that compose the flares.
FLARED is not screen space based, so it works also when the light source is out of the screen space. You can create as much flares as you want, there’s no limit (it depends on your hardware).

THE EIGHT TEMPLATES OF FLARED

Here are shown the features of the eight templates that you will find in FLARED. To watch them in action take a look at the Tutorial/News section of this site.

Tutorial Lens FlareCreate Lens Flare
Blender AddonNight City Lens Flares
Flared AddonSun Lens Flare
Lens Flare EeveeEevee Lens Flare Addon
Blender EeveeForest Lens Flare
Lens Flare BlenderLens Flare Tutorial
Flared AddonEarth Lens Flare
Eevee AddonEevee Lens Flare
Blender demo scenes credits:
Race Spaceship
by Alessandro Chiffi – ONdata Studio
Tree Creature and Wanderer
designed and created by Daniel Bystedt
Video footage
Pixabay

FEATURES

– Flared is a simple Addon for Blender 2.80 (or higher).

– It works directly in Eevee, but there’s a trick that can be helpful to have it in Cycles too (watch the video here).

– It’s based on 3D elements and procedural textures, so it’s resolution independent.

– It is completely real time, as it adds to your scene the 3D elements that compose the flare.

– It’s very easy to use: select a camera, select a light source (or more sources), add a flare, play with its sliders.

– It’s not screen space based, so it works also when the source is out of the screen space.

– There is no physical base in Flared: it doesn’t simulate real light or lenses. It is an artistic instrument to add drama and cinematic effect to your renders and animations.

– It has 8 templates with different characteristics. We add new templates as soon as we can.

– For each template you have different sliders; you can adjust the dimension and the emission values of the different elements that compose the flare, and the amount of elements too.

– Each flare need to have at least a camera and a light source (the light source could be an object or a light).

– You can create as much flares as you want, there’s no limit (it depends on your hardware).

– You can use keyframes on each slider, to animate your light.

– To simulate the occlusion behind objects, youl’ll have to add keyframes manually to the “Occlusion” value slider, that controls gradually the visibility of the flares. There’s no automation in this.

– There are known issues with Flared in use with volumetric lighting and shadows: this can produces artifacts. At the moment there’s no way to solve this, because seems to be problems related to additive shaders in Eevee.

– Sometimes you can have glitches due to too high emission settings or too high dimensions settings, but it’s very simple to solve it playing with the sliders.

– We’ll listen to our customers requests, seek for bugs, and try to improve the add-on, updating it every time we will do a fix.

– We have adopted an anti-piracy system. You will receive a pesonal activation key. You will be able to activate two versions of Flared (even on different PCs). Don’t give your key to anybody, as it is only yours and is intended for one person that works on two different computers (home and work). Flared will request you to insert your key. Please, remember to uninstall the addon if you are moving to a new system or a new version of Blender, because is the only way to clear an activation linked to your license. If you have problems with the key, please, write us.

HOW IS A FLARE(D) MADE?

Each flare has Glow, Streaks, Sun Beams, Ghosts, Hoops and Lens Dirt. They have different behaviour depending on the selected template. You can modify all the different parameters using visual sliders.
This new lens flare generator gives you the ability to create as many flares as you need in your scene. Check the Tutorial/News section to learn how to create and control your lens flares.

Glow

Lens Dirt

Streak

Sun Beams

Ghosts

Hoop

Buy today at  ̶4̶9̶.̶0̶0̶  29.00 EUR

As we have to stay at home because of the Virus, we have decided to lower the price of our addon. In this way, if you don’t know what to do at home, you can play with it.
Buying today you’ll have both Flared 1.0 (for Blender 2.80) and Flared 1.1 (for Blender 2.81 and higher). And you will receive for free every new update and template that will be developed.

Read here the Conditions of Purchase

We are receiving a lot of requests but unfortunately, we don’t have a demo version. For this reason, we have made many video tutorials that show the use of Flared. You can find them in the Tutorial/News section.

We are now sponsor of CgBoost

You can have Flared for free winning a monthly challenge on their website.

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WHO

We are two friends living in northern Italy. We met years ago, both working with Blender on their own projects. At the beginning of this year we had the intuition that with Eevee it was possible to finally realize high-level effects, in real time, without compositor. 

So we started working at FLARED, day and night. We put all our technical and creative skills into it. We hope you enjoy the product and give us the opportunity to continue working on it. There are many ideas for improving it.

CONTACT

Please, write for every need. We are a very small team, so we hope to be able to answer to emails quickly. In case we couldn’t, we apologize.

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