3D lens flares for motion graphics and VFX in After Effects and Premiere Pro
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.
LENS FLARES FROM INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC
Built by ILM’s Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares for the visual effects and motion graphics pro.
DESIGN WITH EASE
Our intuitive Lens Editor makes it easy to customize existing flares and create your own from scratch. Use any of the 135 existing tools and sprite images, or add your own elements.
Knoll Light Factory comes with over 200 presets designed for film, broadcast and motion graphics. The latest version includes over 90 beautiful new presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.
Using Knoll Light Factory, it’s never been easier to add stunning lens flares to you footage.
Knoll Light Factory now runs on the GPU and is up to 42 times faster.
Motion Graphics & More
Use Knoll Light Factory to enhance motion graphics, visual effects, music videos, product spots, transitions and more.
Lens Flares in 3D
Knoll Light Factory 3 is fully After Effects camera-aware, and can be easily linked with one or more lights in your AE comp.
Automated flare behaviors, including pulsing, flickering, strobing and more. Works with multiple flares for creating complex animation.
Add dirt and grime to your lenses, for even more realism. Flares light up one of 12 textures including: Bokeh, dust, scratches and more.
The latest version of Knoll Light Factory doubles the number of presets with 99 new cinematic lens flares based on effects seen in popular films of the last few decades, from the 1960’s all the way up to today. Perfect for use in film and broadcast.
Knoll Light Factory was designed by John Knoll to give you photo-realistic results. So whether you’re adding flares to the light of a train or to the engine of a starfighter, you’ll always get realistic results that look beautiful.
With edge reaction, flares can automatically get brighter or darker as they approach the edge of the screen.
Our intuitive Lens Editor makes it easy to customize existing flares and create your own from scratch.
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 and later
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and later
Mac OS X 10.11 and later
4 GB of RAM
800 MB of Hard Drive space
Windows 10 and later
4 GB of RAM
800 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.
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