Light wrap simulates backlighting, making the compositing of two images look more realistic. Background light would normally affect the foreground in a real scene. Most green or blue screen footage looks 'cut out' when put on a different background because it lacks the same lighting as the background. The Light Wrap Fantastic makes it easier to eliminate the 'cut out' look.
LWF takes the background layer and ‘wraps’ it around the edge of the foreground, simulating backlighting. This makes for a more realistic green screen composite.
While it’s usually possible to create a light wrap effect within most host applications, it requires multiple layers, masks and effects. The Light Wrap Fantastic simplifies this by giving you complete control in one plugin. This includes being able to mask the effect from within the plugin to simulate light coming from one direction.
It doesn’t matter what blue/green screen keying plugin you use… Primatte, Keylight, Ultimatte... The Light Wrap Fantastic works great and will help you blend your foreground and background more realistically. If you've roto'd something with Mocha Pro or the like, LWF will make that look great too!
Fast rendering is essential to fitting into a your workflow. We use both CUDA and OpenCL to completely optimize the rendering for Nvidia and AMD GPUs.
As a standalone plugin, it makes it much more affordable to get great green or blue screen composites! Since Light Wrap is so effective at improving composites, we wanted to make it available without needing to buy a whole keying package. Usually you end up paying for tools that already ship for free in your host application or that you don’t need. This way you get the most powerful light wrap plugin available at a great price!