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This is one more preset pack for GenArts’ Sapphire Lens Flare effect. It contains a set of cinematic, designed flares that just look interesting but are not necessarily realistic plus on the other hand a series of exact re-creations of real flares. Those have been constructed based on real footage and photo references and been meticulously tweaked to represent the physics as accurately as possible within the plug-ins limitations. Since some references appear contradictory and have been shot under different conditions, the flares represent an averaged result that makes sense in the given context. You may still need to tweak them considerably for your purposes.
You can download the compositions shown in the video using the link below. They were created in After Effects CS4 for maximum compatibility and require no additional plug-ins:
GenArts Lens Flares Pack 4 Bonus Content
All flares have been removed from the bonus files, but otherwise they are the real deal. The actual flare pack this time is not free. To obtain the pack, first click on this link:
Order an Amazon.de gift card
On that page, fill out the gift card order form as illustrated in the image (click for large version):
Once you have sent the gift card, allow 24 hours for a reply. I will try to get back to you as quickly as possible, but even I need some sleep. Once your gift card has been received, it will be immediately redeemed to verify its validity. That being so it means there are no refunds, so be sure you actually want to spend the money! Once everything checks out, the presets will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in the gift card text along with some short and sweet instructions. The presets come in GenArts‘ own generic format, so they can be used with any host application that supports Sapphire effects such as After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Resolve, Vegas and Avid tools on all platforms.
Important!: Only use the direct link to the German version of Amazon (Amazon.de) or alternatively Amazon UK (Amazon.co.uk)! I have no use for gift cards intended for other regions since import regulations and customs fees would make it unfeasible to order stuff.
This shows how to create stylized sketch trees in Cinema 4D. The setup does not use any Sketch & Toon and thus can be used with any edition. The hatching is created using a bit of XPresso. By varying parameters and adding more elements other tree types can be created. Previously posted on my blog.
Stylized Architectural Poplar
This setup illustrates a simple technique how to wrap grid-like structures around arbitrary shapes while keeping them fully editable in Cinema 4D. Previously posted on my blog.
This file contains a collection of techniques to create A to B style connections using splines, MoGraph Matrix objects and XPresso in Cinema 4D and visualize them in numerous ways. The code can be adapted to also work with manually placing Nulls, particles and whatever you can think of and ultimately serve as a basis to build any kind of radiating networks. Previously posted on my blog.
This is a re-creation of a somewhat popular Cinema 4D setup in modo. Previously posted on my blog.
In reverence to the TV series Breaking Bad this setup can highlight text based on specific words or syllables as they use it in the text for the credits. Additionally you can use it for any form of dialog highlighting, Karaoke instructions and several other things. Refer to the included instructions for info on how it works and how you can avoid performance issues with longer texts.
This setup illustrates some techniques for creating more realistic grass in Cinema 4D as shown in the video with the focus being believable clumping and dynamics.