Designed by John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares that render fast, thanks to new GPU acceleration. Using the intuitive Lens Editor, create your own flares from scratch, or customize one of the 200 included presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.
VFX KNOLL LIGHT FACTORY 3.1
3D lens flares for motion graphics and VFX in After Effectsand Premiere Pro
VFX Knoll Light Factory - Lens Flare Plugin
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LENS FLARES FROM INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC
Built by ILM’s Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll, KnollLight Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares for thevisual effects and motion graphics pro.
DESIGN WITH EASE
Our intuitive Lens Editor makes it easy to customizeexisting flares and create your own from scratch. Use any of the 135 existingtools and sprite images, or add your own elements.
Knoll Light Factory comes with over 200 presets designed forfilm, broadcast and motion graphics. The latest version includes over 90beautiful new presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past fewdecades.
GPU OPTIMIZATION (NEW)
Knoll Light Factory now runs on the GPU and is up to 42times faster.
Knoll Light Factory - Motion Graphics
MOTION GRAPHICS & MORE (NEW)
Use Knoll Light Factory to enhance motion graphics, visualeffects, music videos, product spots, transitions and more.
play buttonKnoll Light Factory - Pulse, Flicker, and Strobe
AUTOMATED BEHAVIOR (NEW)
Automated flare behaviors, including pulsing, flickering,strobing and more. Works with multiple flares for creating complex animation.
Knoll Light Factory - Grime
LENS TEXTURES (NEW)
Add dirt and grime to your lenses, for even more realism.Flares light up one of 12 textures including: Bokeh, dust, scratches and more.
CINEMATIC FLARES (NEW)
The latest version of Knoll Light Factory doubles the numberof presets with 99 new cinematic lens flares based on effects seen in popularfilms of the last few decades, from the 1960’s all the way up to today. Perfectfor use in film and broadcast.
VFX Knoll Light Factory - Edge Reaction
EDGE REACTION (NEW)
With edge reaction, flares can automatically get brighter ordarker as they approach the edge of the screen.
OPERATING SYSTEMSAPPLE MACINTOSHMac OS X 10.11 and later4 GB of RAM800 MB of Hard Drive spacePC/WINDOWSWindows 10 and later4 GB of RAM800 MB of Hard Drive space
The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD and Nvidia will yield faster performance.
- For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.
- For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.
VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, we recommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning on doing high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.
Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.