KEYLIGHT is a production-proven blue and green screen keyer that is simple to use and is good at tackling reflections, semi-transparent areas and hair.  Because spill suppression is built in, often selecting the screen color is all you need to do to extract the matte and seat the foreground into the background so it looks photographed rather than composited.

KEYLIGHT has been refined over the years to make keying quicker and easier, whilst providing a depth to the tools that will tackle even the most challenging shots. The plug-in comes with a suite of tools to erode, soften, despot and otherwise manipulate the matte should the need arise, as well as the inclusion of separate color correction, suppression and edge correction tools to fine-tune the result.

KEYLIGHT seamlessly integrates with some of the world's leading compositing and editing systems, including Autodesk Media and Entertainment Systems, Avid DS, Fusion, NUKE, Shake and Final Cut Pro. KEYLIGHT is also bundled with Adobe After Effects.



Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 32 bit (Avid, Combustion, Fusion
  • Microsoft Windows 64 bit (Avid, Fusion
  • Apple OSX 32 bit (FinalCut Pro and Shake)
  • Linux 32 bit (Shake)
  • Linux 64 bit (Autodesk Sparks)
  • irix (Autodesk Sparks)

Host Applications

  • Apple Shake
  • Apple FinalCut Pro
  • Autodesk Sparks
  • Avid DS
  • Combustion
  • Eyeon Fusion
  • The Foundry Nuke



KEYLIGHT licenses are issued as either floating or node-locked.

All licenses are locked to the computers MAC/Ethernet address.  Download Foundry System ID from the link below.  Once downloaded, launching the program will generate a pop-up with your system ID.  Send your System ID to RFX for licensing.

The Foundry FFT 5.0 License Manager for KEYLIGHT and other Foundry Products (FLEXlm tools)

Requirements for FlexLM:

OS X (10.4 & 10.5), Linux Centos 4.5 (32bit or 64bit), Irix 6.5+, Windows XP, Vista or 7.  Other operating systems are likely to work.

Foundry License Tools

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support

The Foundry offers the following Upgrades and Support options:


  • Upgrades from previous versions
  • Upgrades from node-locked to floating


RFX is available for all your support needs.

The Foundry provides KEYLIGHT support.



14 to 90 days rentals available for:

  • KEYLIGHT Render Nodes


Related Products

Furnace compliments the following applications

  • Autodesk (Sparks)
  • Apple Shake
  • Apple FinalCut Pro
  • Eyeon Fusion
  • The Foundry Nuke


Training / Resources

Custom Training:

Go to for custom training from Steve Wright

Steve Wright is a senior visual effects artist and trainer with over 20 years of production experience creating digital effects for over 60 feature films, including three years working with the Digital Intermediate process. As a senior digital compositing artist and 2D Technical Director he has an unusual combination of both artistic and technical understanding of Digital Compositing and Digital Intermediate.

His independent services include:

  • Master Compositing Trainer
  • Nuke & Shake Training
  • Freelance Digital Effects Artist
  • Feature Film Titling
  • Speaker & Lecturer
  • Visual Effects & Digital Intermediate Writer

Online Training: