The BCC Lens Flare 3D filter is a highly sophisticated lens flare visual
effect generator that can produce many different styles and looks, from the
traditional lens flare that occurs when a point light source is turned toward
a camera lens to the more spectacular special effects that are often seen in
science fiction movies.
A base requirement for the generation of Lens Flares is a point light source,
and the BCC Lens Flare 3D includes a built-in light source, with parameters to
control the position of the light in 3D space and in addition to this, the
filter is aware of any After Effects native lights that have been added to the
scene and can set to use any or all of these lights as source lights for the
generation of single or multiple Lens Flares.
As the case with all filters in the Continuum filter set, the BCC Lens Flare
3D filter includes a preset pop-up selector that can be used to load any of
the factory installed preset looks, which can be used as-is or can serve as a
useful starting point in generating a customized look which can be saved and
reused on future projects and comps.
At the bottom of the Lens Flare filter control list you will find both a
motion tracker control group and a beat reactor group. Both groups are used to
control the movement of the Lens Flare in the image clip. The Motion Tracker
can be used to automatically lock or track the Lens Flare to a specific scene
element. The beat reactor can be used to lock the movement or the visibility
of the Lens Flare in syncopation with the beat of an audio track.