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I don't own VisionLab (although I do use EffectsLab for muzzle flashes decently frequently) and I think it would be a really good idea if anyone, particularly the staff (or just Axeman!) to demonstrate how to create dynamic, near-obtrusive lens flares akin to Star Trek, et al using the Lab products optics engine.
I've had a look into this multiple times (mainly in trying to add them to a music video) and I can't get it to look right. I can place the optics well within the frame, but animation and dynamics of keyframing become an issue. I know mmmprod used VisionLab's lens flares to great effect in a commercial he did, and I feel that if FXHome could crank out a tutorial illustrating something to that extent, that it would really help to sell that functionality in particular.
The reason I bring this up now (I've wanted this for a long time) is because Andrew Kramer is unveiling an Optics engine for AE soon and having worked with EffectsLab and VisionLab I feel that their optics engines are more feature-rich and can compete - if only a good tutorial for use can be cranked out.
Kramer, in particular, so often gives people specific ways of replicating specific effects, in this case the ostentatious flares in J.J. Abrams' work (Star Trek, M:I:3, Fringe) and I while the Lab products have power above and beyond the ability to create flares in the optics engine, I think that power is going largely unnoticed (people use it more for muzzle flashes, sabers, explosions).
Anyhow, I know getting effects to look right and professional takes time and talent that's often hard to find. Just saying: if we were to see a solid, good-looking, result-producing tutorial (which I know people here are more than capable of producing) then I think that would be something to heavily (and aptly) publicize in lieu of Kramer's upcoming release.
Just my thoughts.