So I recently installed optical flares all correctly on my imac pro and for some reason
when I go to edit the flare, all the previews are greyed out so I'm pretty much unable to choose a flare
or edit my own.
You may need to delve into your system's graphics settings to get proper OpenGL support. OF is an old plug-in that never got properly updated and recent versions of OSX have legacy OGL disabled by default. I'm not a Mac guy and may be spouting nonsense, but that's what I read on tech news pages. Investigating the issue via a web search should clear things up.
I need help,too
having the same problem here too
Same issue here too, happens on other plugins aswell
Same problem for me. I assume you never got around this? A potential pointer for someone who knows more than me - on my 1st of 2 iMacs, I think I installed optical flares whilst on Mojave. I then later updated to Catalina and I can still see previews - so it's not a 32-bit thing I don't think. But on my new 2020 iMac, running Big Sur, I now have the same issue of no previews. I would blame Big Sur but, all the others who have this problem have it on Catalina (or even earlier it seems). So I don't think it's the OS version.
I have the same problem in Catalina do you have resolve the problem?
Finaly i have solution
The specific reason is unknown, but there are solutions.
The following macz has compiled a temporary solution to this can not be previewed:
Open "System Preferences -> Display -> Color" and modify the display profile to "Normal RGB profile". At this time, you will feel that the color of the display has changed.
Then go back to AE (switching the color description file does not need to restart Ae), and reopen the independent panel of the Optical Flares plugin. You can see the familiar preview interface.
In fact, the display of lighting effects only does not display thumbnails in the independent panel of Optical Flares. When you return to Ae, you can still render it directly. And when switching the color profile of the Mac system display, you don't need to close the Ae software, just reopen the independent panel of Optical Falres to refresh.
The default color description of the Mac system still looks good, and I often work in the default color mode. So when I set the OF light in the Option Flares independent panel, I can set it back to the default color profile. It seems to be a good solution.
The solution to the display of the thumbnail of the Optical Flares preview is introduced here. I hope to help you. For more exciting tutorials, please followmaczTo understanding.
Yeah this doesn't work unfortunately.
Do you have select apple RGB et restart after ? it's ok for me
Yeah, This has been really helpful... It works for me. Thanks
Ah yes, I did get it working also. Such an annoying glitch though. Surely someone can figure out what it is about Apple RGB colour profile that allows the plug-in to display properly...
Thank you !!!<3
God bless you for figuring it out and coming back to us. Such a ridiclous issue. Switching to Apple RGB worked for me. Thanks!
Esta solución si me funciona en mi iMac 2019, estoy usando Catalina
works, but crashes AE 2021 pretty much straight away
Apple RGB works for me, where as Generic RBG crashed AE after 10 seconds.
Thank you for this - it worked well for me on Big Sur 11.3. Really appreciate these posts.
this was very helpful!!! Thanks!! It worked for me.
it work for me. Thanks a lot
Thank You when i change color Profile iMac to Apple RGB Optical Flares Perview Showing it's very Hopeful
Change "Normal RGB profile" didn't work on my MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019 (Big Sur),
but this one really helped to solve my problem. Thank you Semmanuel.
I always use second screen with HDMI out (USB-C hub).
I checked "Display Mirroring" then all preview showed up.
Open "System Preferences -> Display -> Arrangement -> Check "Display Mirroring".
If I use only one screen (no multiple screen) then previews doesn't show.
So I have to mirror display to the other screen to eable previews.
I don't know why but it worked.
So when I use Optical Lens Flares I turn "Display Mirroring" on.