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Knoll Light Factory 3 Upgrade

Knoll Light Factory 3 Upgrade

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Mfr PN: KNOLL-PRO-UD
Our PN: RGSN0290118
Manufacturer: Red Giant Software
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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Beautiful lens flares, from motion pictures to motions graphics. UPGRADE FROM PREVIOUS VERSION OF KNOLL LIGHT FACTORY!

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Manufacturer Part Number: KNOLL-PRO-UD

Knoll Light Factory has long been Hollywood's favorite way to add color, depth and excitement to a scene. Now ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll has created an all-new light effects tool by adding his lens flare technology from recent feature films. With Knoll Light Factory 3, you get new features like realistic flare elements, time-saving animation behaviors, a redesigned interface, and over 100 beautifully designed presets. John Knolls new technology delivers the sexiness of lens flares while creating believable, accurate results.

What's New

  • Now includes Knoll Photo! Weve rolled our popular Photoshop tool into Knoll Light Factory 3, so you get another supported host application at the same price.
  • Upgrade from any version. Get a $99 upgrade to Knoll Light Factory 3 if you own any earlier version of Knoll Light Factory for Video.
  • New shapes to build your flare. Create beautiful, believable flares with 28 Elements and 56 Sprites, building blocks that let you quickly build a light design.
  • New automated lights. Instantly add unique animation with Behaviors that mimic real world light effects like Strobe, Pulse, Flicker and Blink.
  • Now in 3D. Full integration with After Effects 3D camera and lights lets you move the Knoll flares in 3D space and sync them with animated lights.

Reasons To Buy

  • Bring John to your team. Co-developed with Academy Award winner John Knoll, whose credits include VFX Supervisor at ILM, Photoshop co-creator, and Star Wars effects guru.
  • The REAL real deal. Use light to tell a story with Hollywood-tested technology that creates the same photorealistic lens flares used in feature films.
  • Beautiful, accurate presets. Get presets that emulate real world lenses and lights, plus presets created for sci-fi and motion graphics, including new presets by John Knoll.
  • Professional support. The industry-standard editing apps are supported, so you can work seamlessly between After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro/Motion.
  • Color and excitement. Flares can add sparkle to logos, dynamic relighting to a scene, glints to product shots, or propulsion to a spaceship.

Brought to you by motion pictures
Knoll Light Factory 3 is brought to you by the genius of VFX Supervisor John Knoll. This new release was inspired by John's work on feature films at Industrial Light and Magic, and his desire to bring that power to your desktop. New flare elements like Lens Texture, Barrel and Rectangular Spread were created to give you more accurate light effects. Now you can create that next blockbuster in all your favorite host apps.

Lens Designer makes the sexy look real
Flares look sexy. Knoll Light Factory 3 makes sure the sexy is also realistic. Its Lens Designer window lets you build a gorgeous flare using Elements and Sprites, 56 light shapes that replicate reflections from the real world. The Lens Designer interface has been fully redeveloped with a clean workflow, and a new real-time preview for layering and building your flare. We ship over 100 lens flare presets, all designed to create the most believable, scientifically accurate flares on the market.

Features for beautiful, accurate flares
Knoll Light Factory 3 is packed with new features to create any flare imaginable. It does the flashy things you don't have time for, offering pre-built Behaviors for animations like Strobe and Blink, with no scripting required. It adds realism by flaring or fading the light with Edge Reaction as it passes through a scene, and hiding the light behind objects with Obscuration. Light Factory even works in 3D space, with full integration with After Effects 3D lights so you can move and sync the flares. Your lights just got new depth.

FEATURES

NEW! Simple, fun interface is a breeze
We completely redesigned the workflow of Knoll Light Factory, while keeping all the features and functions that you love. All of the Knoll 2.7 plug-ins are now combined into one simplified interface, and the new Lens Designer window is powerful and easy to use.

NEW! Elements and Sprites for building flares
Get more light elements to build your lens flare. There are now 28 Elements, like Star Filter and Lens Texture, which replicate light reflections from the real world. Weve also crafted 56 Sprites, which are static shapes like Prism Streak and Star, and 51 Element Presets so you can further customize the flare.

NEW! Automatic blink and bling with Behaviors
Say goodbye to hand-animating your lights. The new Behavior group lets you automatically create popular light animations like Blink, Flicker, Pulse and Strobe. You can easily change those light behaviors with options like Brightness, Fade and Duration.

Support for your favorite apps
Just like Knoll 2.7, your favorite industry-standard apps are supported in Knoll 3. Get a consistent look and performance between After Effects CS6, Premiere Pro CS6 and Final Cut Pro 7, and full continuity between your old and new projects.

NEW! Image Sprites add custom images
Need that special flare to tell your story? Now you can import your own bitmap image with the Image Sprite feature, adding in endless customization. With controls like Scale X/Y, Position and Offset, you can make cool effects like turning a logo into light particles.

NEW! 3D integration with AE lights
Light sources are 3D and your design workflow is often 3D. So we figured your light flares should be 3D too. Knoll lights now talk to After Effects built-in lights, letting them share values like Color and Intensity, so you can sync a flare with animated lights in 3D space.

NEW! 104 presets for realistic scenes
Lens Flare Presets make your composites look real. There are flare presets that emulate real-life lenses and lights, and presets created for sci-fi and motion graphics. Get a fast, creative starting point with presets by John Knoll as part of your effects library.

Your favorite old presets reborn!
Your preset favorites from Knoll 2.7, like Desert Sun and Maple Tree, have been rebuilt with Knoll 3s new built-in elements so they look more beautiful than ever. Now you can render at 2K or 4K or even higher resolution with no aliasing and perfect results.

NEW! Luminance light looks real
Create realistic lights with luminance. The new Edge Reaction flares or fades light at the comp edge so the sun appears to pass through a scene. Obscuration now recognizes 3D space in After Effects, convincingly hiding your flare behind that looming spaceship.

NEW! 32-bit color eliminates banding
No more banding! New 32-bit color depth increases Knolls performance by giving you a higher color range for your flare effect. This eliminates the unwanted gradients and banding found in 8-bit and 16-bit, so your light rays look smooth and believable.

Host Applications

Knoll Light Factory runs in a variety of host applications. Each purchase and serial number allows the owner to use the product on more than one host application, but only on a single computer at any one time. Except where noted, the features are the same in all systems and host applications.

Adobe After Effects CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4
Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5
Apple Final Cut Pro 7
Apple Motion 4

Please ensure that the host version is compatible with your operating system. Check with application provider for specifics.

Adobe After Effects Compatibility

Host OSAfter Effects CCAfter Effects CS3After Effects CS4After Effects CS5After Effects CS5.5After Effects CS6
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac Intel OS X 10.5
Mac Intel OS X 10.4
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit

- Compatible with Host Application version

- Not compatible with Host Application version

Adobe Premiere Pro Compatibility

Host OSPremiere Pro CCPremiere Pro CS3Premiere Pro CS4Premiere Pro CS5Premiere Pro CS5.5Premiere Pro CS6
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac Intel OS X 10.5
Mac Intel OS X 10.4
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit

- Compatible with Host Application version

- Not compatible with Host Application version

Apple Final Cut Pro Compatibility

Host OSFinal Cut Pro 6Final Cut Pro 7
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac Intel OS X 10.5
Mac Intel OS X 10.4
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit

- Compatible with Host Application version

- Not compatible with Host Application version

Apple Motion Compatibility

Host OSMotion 3.0.2Motion 4Motion 5
Mac OS X 10.8
Mac OS X 10.7
Mac OS X 10.6
Mac Intel OS X 10.5
Mac Intel OS X 10.4
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit
Windows XP
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit

- Compatible with Host Application version

- Not compatible with Host Application version

Video Cards

Knoll Light Factory can use the graphics card to accelerate rendering.

Knoll Light Factory supports a wide range of cards from both ATI or NVIDIA. For ATI cards, we require a 9600 XT or greater, or an X series card starting with the X700 series. Cards with greater model numbers and at least 128 MB of RAM can be used to render Knoll Light Factory effects.

For NVIDIA cards, we support the 6600 model and higher or QuadroFX 1300 and up. Cards with higher model numbers and a minimum of 128 MB of RAM can run Knoll Light Factory. For users working with HD images, we require that the video card have at least 256 MB of RAM. In all cases, we suggest using the latest video drivers for your graphics card.

We do NOT support Intel GMA processor found on many lower priced laptop computers.

Performance Expectations

Since the processing requirements vary wildly by the number of tools in a look, it is difficult to give exact output or render speed expectations on every system with every lens flare. On the highest-end systems such as a Mac Pro or PC workstation with the Quadro 5000 series of graphic cards, you can expect very speedy rendering.

For comparison, in After Effects CS3 running on Mac Pro 2008 3.2 GHz machine, Knoll Light Factory can render the preset 'Red Super Fan' at between 7-8 frames per second using a single CPU. This Mac Pro ships with the ATI 2600 XT. Using the ATI GPU to render the same preset results in a speed of 18-19 fps. The speed is approximately 2.8x faster.

Requirements

  • Apple Macintosh
    • Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later
    • Mac Intel
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 30 MB of Hard Drive space
  • PC / Windows
    • Windows XP SP1 or later
    • Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Windows 8 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
    • 1 GB of RAM
    • 30 MB of Hard Drive space

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