View Full Version : Lens flare reflected object question???

08-07-2008, 03:42 AM
If I have a bright light shining on a very reflective object, can I have that reflected light create a lens flare? Is that possible in LW?

08-07-2008, 05:44 AM
If you want actual lens flares, then there's a commercial plugin called hyperflare http://www.ficatech.com/ which can do it. Sadly nothing built in. You could always do it in post-process in photoshop/after effects using either the build in les flare plugin or something like http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/categories/motion-graphics/knoll-light-factory-pro/ knoll light factory, which is just too cool! :)

Otherwise if you want to have just bloom, you can try the Bloom or Corona plugins which add flare effects based on how bright something is in a scene. Corona is quite cool too, because you can key it off other channels, like luminosity if you only want it to respond to self illuminating objects.

08-07-2008, 05:59 AM
If you just want Bokeh, you can do that directly in LightWave...