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How to Use Knoll Light Factory 3.0 to Create Stunning Lens Flares

Knoll Light Factory is a plugin that creates realistic and customizable lens flares for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Premiere Pro. It was designed by John Knoll, the Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, who has worked on movies like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar. In this article, we will show you how to use Knoll Light Factory 3.0 to create stunning lens flares for your video or photo projects.

What is Knoll Light Factory 3.0

Knoll Light Factory 3.0 is the latest version of the plugin that was released in 2012. It features over 100 presets of lens flares that emulate real-world lenses, such as anamorphic, fisheye, starburst and more. You can also customize your own lens flares by adjusting the elements, colors, brightness, scale and position of each flare. Knoll Light Factory 3.0 also supports GPU acceleration, which means it renders faster and smoother than before.

How to Install Knoll Light Factory 3.0

To install Knoll Light Factory 3.0, you need to have one of the compatible host applications: Adobe After Effects CS5 or later, Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later, or Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 or later. You can download the plugin from the official website of Red Giant[^5^], the company that distributes Knoll Light Factory. After downloading the installer, run it and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter your serial number that you received when you purchased the plugin.

How to Use Knoll Light Factory 3.0

To use Knoll Light Factory 3.0, you need to apply it as an effect to your layer in your host application. For example, in After Effects, you can go to Effect > Red Giant > Knoll Light Factory. This will open up the effect controls panel where you can choose a preset or create your own flare. You can also click on the Options button to launch the Lens Editor window where you can see a preview of your flare and modify it in more detail.

Some of the parameters that you can adjust in Knoll Light Factory 3.0 are:

Light Source: This determines where the flare originates from. You can use the center of the layer, a point on the layer, a track point or a mask path as your light source.

Obscuration Layer: This determines what layer blocks or obscures the flare. You can use any layer in your composition as an obscuration layer.

Edge Behavior: This determines how the flare behaves when it reaches the edge of the layer. You can choose to have it fade out, wrap around or clip at the edge.

Elements: These are the individual components that make up the flare, such as glow, streaks, rings, spikes and more. You can add, remove or edit any element as you wish.

Color: This determines the color of each element in the flare. You can use a single color, a gradient or a sampled color from your layer.

Brightness: This determines how bright each element in the flare is. You can use a fixed value or a value based on your layer's luminance.

Scale: This determines how big each element in the flare is. You can use a fixed value or a value based on your layer's scale.

Position: This determines where each element in the flare is located relative to the light source. You can use a fixed value or a value based on your layer's position.

By playing with these parameters, you can create endless variations of lens flares for your projects.

Examples of Knoll Light Factory 3.0

To give you some inspiration, here are some examples of lens flares created with Knoll Light Factory 3.0:

- A cinematic lens flare with anamorphic streaks and chromatic aberration[^5^]

- A sci-fi lens flare 061ffe29dd


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