Trapcode Shine by Red Giant v1.6.1
Sunshine through clouds, headlights in fog, or light rays sweeping a logo: Trapcode Shine does it all. Create 3D volumetric light effects without leaving your 2D editing timeline, and without the tedious render times of specialized 3D applications. Choose from 22 compelling Shine presets, or make your own light rays from scratch. Support for 16- and 32-bit guarantees high-quality effects for every project.
Planet Shine Reveal
Shine creates realistic 3D light rays shining from the hot interior of this molten planet. The logo is part of the bright light source picked up Shine.
Shine Smoke Reveal
This video uses the Fractal Noise effect to create realistic smoke in the rays. A logo and a smokescreen are set up on 3D layers, with the smoke layer between the animated camera and the logo. Shine is applied to an adjustment layer, and the smoke layer is used as a luma matte.
Shine World Cycle
As you can see from this video, Shine isn't limited to creating one simple look. This plug-in can be used to greatly enhance your text and other elements by evoking different moods and ideas.