Manual secondary flares
are additional secondary flares that are individually added to the
lens flare. These can be used in addition to, or in place of
You use Manual secondary
flares when you want to add unique flares that you don't want repeated.
You can have groups of
secondary flares, instead of just one set. Many of the controls
in this dialog are for a specific set of flares, not all sets.
Controls the size, as
a percentage of the overall image, of the manual secondary lens
flare. This parameter can be
Controls the distance,
in degrees, between the flare source and the manual secondary flare.
By default, the flare plane exists at the center of the chosen node source.
Positive values place the flare in front of the source, while negative
values place the flare behind the flare source. This parameter can
TipIn live camera work,
there are often one or two secondary elements behind the light source,
so you should have one or two as well.
Turns manual secondary flares
on or off. This option must be selected in both the Manual Secondary
and Preferences tabs for the manual secondary flares to render.
Specifies whether or
not the current set of secondary flares has axial fade.
Specifies which set of secondary
flares you are working with. You can have as many sets of manual
secondary elements as you wish, each having their own properties.
By default, seven sets are available. You can scroll through them
by clicking the forward and reverse arrow buttons next to the name
of the set.
To add another set to
your flare, click the Add button beneath the On check box. To delete
a set, click the Del button.
Specifies the gradation
of color of secondary flares. This parameter can be animated.
Specifies how to scale secondary
flares. This parameter can be animated.
This menu controls the overall
shape of the secondary flares.
the secondary flare.