Flares are captured from a real lens with focal length, aperture information and kelvin temperature from 3200k to 6500k.
Each lens is shot on a grid to match flare position of your light source. Flares can be flipped horizontally and vertically to match position.
- 2D post-production for rendering CG lights sources/ Glare to give realistic photographic look.
- Bloom / Specular highlights
- Fashion photography.
- Any imagery with flares for a stylized look.
Comparison to digital flares
Here you can see that the HDRI flare has much more fidelity than digital generated ones.
100% crop, refractive caustics shapes can be seen in the HDRI Flare, digital flares lacking realistic quality.
No more Photoshop lens flares :-P, more lenses coming soon.