Flared - Lens Flares In Blender

by Blender Lens Flare in Addons

Can I render the effects of Flared on a different layer so that I can do compositing with an external application?

Yes, it is possible to render the scene and the flares on separate layers and then do the compositing later or in another software. We recommend watching this video, which explains how to manage it. https://youtu.be/EmtnSJ6ejKE?si=shm5P0OtHom3ZI3L

Are there particular situations in which Flared fails?

As the flares are generated by objects put in the space in front of the camera, in some scenes with low scale or with subjects near to the camera, you can have glitches and other interpenetrating issues. There is no way to fix this. There is some workaround to try, but sometimes they work, sometimes not. Please, note that Flared works only if you have it installed on your system: for this reason, you can't work with a render farm if they don't have Flared installed on their systems. When using Cycles, is advisable to choose Blender 3.3 and higher which is far better that the previous versions. To date, Flared does not work on a file that contains multiple scenes.

Does it work with a render farm?

No, today there's only one way to render through a render farm: the render farm should have Flared installed on their systems (and we don't have experience in this).

Which kind of support will I have if I buy Flared1.x ST or XT?

You can direct message us to ask how to use the add-on. You can ask for some tweaks. You can track bugs. You can obtain some custom modifications if needed. We will try to solve each kind of problem that you can have. You'll have direct access to all the upgrade that we will release for your version of Flared. All for free.

If I have already bought Flared Standard, can I have Flared XT by paying only the difference instead of the full price?

The answer should be "yes". But, if you are in trouble because the store does not subtract the price of Flared Standard, please, write and we will help you with a personal coupon.

Which are the differences between Flared (Standard) and Flared XT (Extended)?

They are identical except for the kind of templates that comes by default. Flared Standard has 9 templates. Flared XT has the same 9 templates + 10 more brand-new advanced templates. All the functionalities are the same and both the versions will be updated following the same roadmap.

Does it work in Cycles?

Yes, from version 1.8 (released in March 2022) you can view in the viewport and render in Cycles, natively, because we have done the shaders from scratch, to be fully compatible with Cycles too. Here is a video about Cycles and Flared. It is fully functional in Eevee too. Please, remember that in Eevee it is easier to have a real-time preview and a super fast render, while Cycles could be slower (because of its nature), depending on your system.

Which are the system requirements?

We have tested Flared on Mac, Win and Linux. If you can work in Blender 2.9x and higher on your system, you'll have no problem using Flared. For Cycles you'll need more power to have a good real-time preview and acceptable render times.

How to install it?

You can install the .zip file in Blender from Preference/Add-ons/Install... Select the .zip file, install and activate it. It will appear on the right sidebar in the viewport (if you don't have it, press the N key), as a tab named Flared.

Can I use Flared on alpha, beta, or other branches of Blender?

Yes, you can try, but at your own risk, because we can give you assistance only if you use the official stable version of Blender.

Can I create my own templates?

No, Flared comes now with 9 templates that you can highly modify using the sliders of the editing panel. You can save your presets and recall them in other projects. Here is a video about the use of presets.

Does it simulate the physics of the camera lens?

There is no physical base in Flared: it doesn’t simulate real light or lenses, even if it's able to add lens dirt. It is an artistic instrument to add drama and cinematic effects to your renders and animations.

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Published almost 4 years ago
Blender Version 4.1, 4.0, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, 3.3, 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.93, 2.92, 2.91, 2.9
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