After Effects' 3D lighting feature creates pools of light generated from light sources in 3D space - but you can't see the light itself or the cone it produces. Enter Trapcode Lux: a speedy plug-in that adds volumetric lighting effects to projects that require realistic spotlights, point lights, or stage lighting of all kinds.
Fast rendering With Lux, you can see the light with less waiting: it's a 3D effect without the long rendering times of 3D.
Multiprocessor Support Lux takes full advantage of all processors (Mac & PC) and Intel hyperthreading.
Light Modeling Select a Light Model for different light looks.
Non-Square Pixels Lux handles non-square pixel Aspect ratios correctly, so you'll have no unpleasant surprises.
Deep Color Works in 16-bit and 8-bit-per-channel color depths.
Let Lux Do The Math Internal 256-bit (64bpc) calculations for Smooth results.
Reach Comp Layer Option Allows light from spotlights to reach a specified 3D layer in the comp.