v1.0.86 Video Copilot Optical Flares for Nuke

Video Copilot Optical Flares for Nuke
Video Copilot Optical Flares for Nuke

Create and animate realistic lens flares in Nuke with amazing speed and simplicity

Optical Flares for Nuke is the complete lens flare plug-in for Nuke. Simulate realistic light fx and add depth and atmosphere to your projects!

Optical Flares for Nuke Highlights


Custom Lens Flare Editor

• 100+ Lens Flare Presets
• Save & Share presets
• 90+ Photographic Textures


• Custom Lens Flare Editor
• On Lens Dirt & Real Textures
• Visual Preset Library
• Dynamic Edge Animations
• Chromatic Aberration

Presets and Textures

Light Up Your Shots! Add Natural Atmosphere

Creative Presets – The Creative Lens Flare Studio

Real Textures! Photographic Lens Flare Elements

70 Iris Elements- Bonus Anamorphic Sprites – 25 On-Lens Textures- Real Macro Glass Textures

As Seen in Feature Films- Proven Results!


Optical Flares for Nuke Licensing:

Single User License (Node):

  • Require license generated for Hardware ID.
  • It is possible to manage multiple license files using network.

Floating license (Linux Only):

  • VC License Server allows floating licenses for site.
  • Minimum number of licenses required.
  • Contact Sales for more information.

Render Node License: Sold Separately:

  • Contact sales for purchasing info.
  • Minimum purchase required.
  • Requires at least 1 full license of Optical Flares for Nuke Render only, does not have Flare Editor

Online Documentation:

For more information, view the Optical Flare for Nuke Online Documentation

*Cross-Grade from AE version:

  • For a Limited time, save $100 if you purchased Optical Flares for After Effects at Retail Price.
  • Just log-in with an account that already has Optical Flares for AE
  • Contact Sales for alternative Multi-License crossgrade pricing discounts.

Optical Flares for Nuke VS After Effects Version:

  • Uniform Offset Scale of flare Elements only in Nuke Version
  • Multiple 2D Flare positions only in Nuke Version Updated Default Lens Flare in Nuke Version
  • Many Additional Textures and the Nuclear Presets in Nuke Version
  • Mask and Luminance Tracking modes are excluded from Nuke Version
  • True 3D Obscuration with Nuke’s 3D Lights and Geometry Animatable Aspect Ratio
  • To use Custom textures, images have to be added to the Texture Folder


  • Nuke 7, 8 & 9: Mac, Windows and Linux

Mac, Windows and Linux

  • At least 1 GB of RAM
  • Display with at least 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution and 24-bit color
  • Graphics card with at least 512 MB of video memory and driver support for OpenGL 2.0

Windows & Linux

  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows 7 x64, or RHEL 5.4 for Intel64 or AMD64
  • x86-64 processor, such as Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon, with SSE3 instruction set support (or newer)

Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” (excluding Nuke 7.0), 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, or 10.7 “Lion” (Nuke 7.0 only)
  • x86-64 processor, such as Intel Core 2 Duo or later

Plug-in License:

The product may be installed on 1 workstation and 1 personal system such as a laptop or home computer. This applies only if the systems are used by the same person and not multiple users.

The Render version of the plugin requires the same license process as the plugin itself but they can use the attached key file if they do not have access to the GUI(typical of AE Render or true nodes with no monitors).

In Depth: Lens Flares for Video

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