DMN Product Review: By Stephen Schleicher Knoll Knoll Light Factory received an upgrade that incorporates new features, presets, and improved speed, thanks to your systems GPU. Digital Media Net's Stephen Schleicher took a look at the package and finds it brilliant. Solid upgrade for motion graphic artists Ah the every famous CG Lens Flare. Back in its heyday, 3D animation and motion graphics were full of the stock effect that became the staple of cheese. Need to hype up a logo? Add a lens flare! Does it take place in outer space? Add a lens flare! The effect became so over hyped it quickly became a joke, and if you used them, you were sure to get a lashing from your boss. But then, users started realizing what a lens flare was – an unwanted result of light striking the glass elements in the camera. What’s more, animators and motion graphics artists realized that by toning it down a bit and actually use the lens flare to mimic the real world, they could (literally) create dazzling and brilliant work. Red Giant Software has recently released an update to the popular Knoll Light Factory system for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Avid Xpress that runs circles around other lens flare plug-ins out there. read more...

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