Lens Flare Plugin
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|Lens Flare Plugin|
Mount St-Helens and Adams, WA, US
|Developer||Stephan Mantler / Patrick Murris|
|Latest release||1.2 / April, 2007|
This plug-in adds a simple lens flare effect to World Wind. A dialog (found in the plugins menu) allows changing presets from 'simple soft' to 'outrageously bold'.
Unzip the file in your 'Program Files/NASA/World Wind 1.4/Plugins' directory. That should create a new plug-in folder named LensFlare.
Start WW and go to Plug-ins/Load-Unload. Load Lens Flare. Zip around the globe until you can see the sun, and enjoy the flare.
 Known Issues
- Doesn't work with World Wind 1.3.
- The sun visibility code sometimes gets confused and hides flares even though the sun should be clearly visible.
- Works best with Atmospheric Scattering and/or Sun Shading enabled - this plug-in only draws the flares, not the original light source!