View Full Version : Lens Flare Export

03-09-2007, 11:46 AM
I am trying to export an Earth flyover scene from LW 7.5 and when I export, I lose my flare when I import the .mov file into After Effects. The flare shows up on the foreground objects but not on its own. Is there a render option I am overlooking in LW?

Greg Kuhn

03-09-2007, 01:28 PM
There is a plugin called flare2alpha which includes the flare in your alpha channel- it sounds like your flare is not in the alpha.

03-12-2007, 10:51 AM
How do I apply this filter on the Mac?

Greg Kuhn

03-12-2007, 12:16 PM
Flare 2 Alpha is an image filter they added in 7.5 so I don't see why it won't work on a Mac- unless the mac version doesn't ship with it- It might be worth posting on the Mac forum here- I only use pc so can't really tell you.

03-12-2007, 01:06 PM
Could you also render the movie without the flare and then either:
render it in AfterEffects in post? or
render it separately in LW on black and then screen it over you animation in AE?

just some ideas....


03-12-2007, 02:22 PM
To add it...Press Ctrl + F8 then add Flare2Alpha under the ImageFilter section at the bottom.