Can one do lens flare in Blender? I used to do it in Lightwave, but was just wondering?
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For OpenGL lens flare (fast but limited render options) I recommend Cfirwin3 system of pre rendered elements http://www.carlirwin.com/media1.html .
For reality and Cycles renders I recommend this material on a plane system http://blendbits.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/lens-flare-shader-for-blender-cycles.html Its got lots of variables to play with and is based on shaders used in film production.