Knoll Spark Pack
Knoll Spark Pack gives you three powerful tools to create lighting effects and lens flares. Created by ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll for Star Wars torpedoes, these sparks let you work with an unprecedented level of precision and control within AutoDesk’s Advanced Systems. Get deep control over the look of lighting effects to further your creative abilities and deliver more innovative effects.
The package contains three sparks. The centrepiece tool is Knoll Lens Flare Pro, designed to create lens flares and other lighting effects. When Lens Flare Pro is first applied, a default basic Lens Flare is rendered. From there, you can generate hundreds of different flare and lighting styles.
Built-in Flare Editor
Animatable Flare Elements
64-bit SGI and 32/64-bit Linux support
Use Obscuration Layer
12 and 16-bit Colour Support
Beauty Box Video skin retouching plugin gives your actor or model an incredible makeover in post-production by incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms. This video plugin automatically identifies the skin tones and remove imperfections, while leaving important facial details sharp. Editors and artists no longer have to manually create masks or retouch frame by frame. Whether it is used for a feature film, music video or a corporate talking head, Beauty Box Video is a powerful tool for any production that requires people to look their best.
Beauty Box is simple and automatic to use. This After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and OpenFX applications video plugin uses face detection to automatically identify skin tones and create a mask that limits the smoothing effect to just the skin areas. Just apply the filter, choose your frame, click the Analyze Frame button, set a few Smoothing options, and let the skin retouching plugin render. That’s it!
This automatic process is designed to speed up the workflow that is usually required for skin retouching in film. The mask that is created will generally not need any adjustment. If you do want to make some tweaks, however, we have plenty of tools for you to work with. This is especially important for designers working under tight deadlines or without additional masking tools available.
Faster Rendering: A complete rewrite of the skin-smoothing algorithm means Beauty Box is up to 300% faster on ATI and Nvidia cards.
Shine Removal: Get rid of hot spots caused by shiny skin and bright lights! This feature dramatically reduces the effect of poor lighting conditions.
Better Masking: The skin tone mask algorithm has been improved for a better automatic mask.
Support for Final Cut Pro X: Beauty Box now fully supports Final Cut Pro X, along with earlier versions of FCP.
Better Performance in Premiere Pro: The new algorithm brings improved stability and speed in Premiere Pro.
Assimilate Scratch and Sony Vegas: Beauty Box Video for OpenFX host apps like Sony Vegas Pro, Sony Movie Studio, and Assimilate Scratch are available now! Other OpenFX apps will be officially supported soon.