"The Sapphire Render Unit helps you create imagery from scratch. Add lightning with Zap, liven up a sky with Clouds and NightSky or create procedurally generated animated backgrounds with texture generators. Highlighted effects include Aurora, Zap, CloudsPerspective, MuzzleFlash, Grunge, NightSky, Luna, Grid, and many more.
Highlighted Effects Include:
Aurora - Generates a two colored swirl of light along a user controlled spline reminiscent of the Northern Lights.
Caustics - Simulates the patterns created when light rays are reflected or refracted by a curved surface.
Grunge - Add natural textural elements to dirty up a shot.
Zap - Create photorealistic lighting with this versatile tool.
Luna - Create photorealistic renderings of the moon that feature accurate lunar cycles.
NightSky - Create accurate star-fields by inputting date, time, and location.
MuzzleFlash - Simulates the flash and smoke that is generated when a gun is fired.
TextureFlux - Create abstract textures of fluctuating liquid or cellular patterns.
TextureFolded - Create an abstract texture resembling folded cloth or liquid that can be animated.
TextureTiles - Create animated backgrounds and textures from geometric patterns.
Clouds - Generate a noise texture that recreates the look of clouds to enhance or replace skies.
Gradient - Quickly create a smooth color gradient, which can be combined with the background clip.
GradientMulti - Generate a quick and easy multiple color gradient.
GradientRadial - Generate a quick and easy circular color gradient.
Sparkles - Create a field of sparkling glint effects."