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Knoll Light Factory 3


Knoll Light Factory 3 available now from AV3 Software - immediate download and serial number delivery - simply buy and use!

Now including Knoll Light Factory for Photoshop!

We are very excited about the release of Knoll 3.  As you know, Knoll is part of the Effects Suite and the box shot for that remains the same.  Here is messaging for the new Effects Suite:

·       The all-new Knoll Light Factory3 creates beautiful, believable flares with time-saving light behaviors and realistic lens elements. Read our blog post.

·       Now includes Composite Wizard, the classic After Effects compositing package that green screen artists know and love.

·       All Effects Suite products are now fully compatible with OS X Lion, and supported in Creative Suite CS6, to give you fast, reliable results.

·       Easy installation! Save time and effort with a Single Suite installer that uses one serial number for all products.

Created by John Knoll, Photoshop co-creator and Star Wars effects guru, Knoll Light Factory is one of the industry's most popular motion graphics tools. It is most famous for its high-fidelity simulations of light effects called flares, which simulate reflections from a very bright light source as seen through a camera's lens. Knoll Light Factory is Hollywood's go-to tool for adding interest to text or logos or extra pop to FX explosions. Now includes CS5/64 bit compatibility, new custom flares, Knoll 3D Flare and a new Lens Designer for Adobe CS5 users.

Knoll Light Factory Custom Lens EditorCustom Lens Editor

Build your own flares or edit a preset with the custom lens editor. Choose from elements such as StarFilter, Ellipse, or PhotonSpikeBall, and control each element's position, color, scale, thickness, angle, and width. You also get pinpoint control over brightness, scale and color of the lens as a whole.

KNoll Light Factory includes 70 powerful presets70 powerful presets

Use the same presets that the pros turn to every day for sports events and major motion pictures. Presets include Desert Sun, Arc Welder, Generic Panavision, Spikey Glow, Pv1 (for exploding stars), RedLaser, RockConcert, Omnimax (a flare seen on IMAX projection), or Distant Quantum (the original photon torpedo).

Auto-obfuscation tools in Knoll Light FactoryAuto-obscuration tools

Flares can be obscured by objects (cars, enemy spacecraft) that come between them and the viewer. The auto-track feature tracks specific points in an existing alpha channel, making flare location a snap. The integrated Knoll Unmult tool generates alphas, making it easier to include lights and flares in complex composites.


What’s new in Knoll 3:

·       Easy visual interface. Designing flares is a breeze with newly organized controls, and a Lens Designer preview that’s been redesigned for a productive, creative experience.

·       New shapes to build your flare. Create beautiful, believable flares with 28 Elements and 26 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.

·       More realistic scenes. Use the new Edge Reaction to flare or fade light at the edge of a comp.

·       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. 

·       New pricing! 50% price reduction from Knoll 2.7.


Host Applications:
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple Motion
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress Pro

Operating Systems:

System 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
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

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 CS5, CS4, CS3
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, CS3*
Apple Final Cut Pro 7, 6, 5.1.4
Apple Motion 3.02, 4
Avid Xpress Pro/Media Composer 5.6+,2.6+

* Knoll Light Factory for Adobe Premiere Pro runs on Windows OS only.

AV3 Price : $199.00


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