Incredible software package for visualizing various disciplines related to real-time shows, lighting design, automated DMX-controlled objects, laser, pyrotechnic and other effects in a photorealistic environment. Realism and speed are the best in the industry.

      CE     CE2     CE3     MEDIA     TRACE     UNLIM  
  ArtNet, sACN, VC universes 2 4 8 255 255 255
  HOG 4 universes 0 0 0 255 255 255
  MA-NET universes* 0 0 0 255 255 255
  Laser inputs 0 8 8 255 255 255
  High quality Videoshots (mp4) Y Y Y Y Y Y
  Onboard show control Y Y Y Y Y Y
  Video texture playbacks 0 0 1 32 32 255
  Video texture inputs 0 0 1 12 12 12
  Animated 3D Textures Y Y Y n Y Y
  Mirrors Y Y Y n Y Y
  DMX Camera patch n n n Y Y Y
  DMX profiles Constructor n n n Y Y Y
  Moving objects, Camera path n n n n Y Y
  Moving objects collision alarm n n n n n Y
  Virtual cameras overall resolution 0 0 0 0 2 HD 4 HD
  Virtual Reality (Oculus, HTC) n n n n n Y
  L8 watermark bottom-left Y Y Y n n n
  Annual Updates and Support 1 1 1 Y Y Y
*MA-NET must be used with MA hardware for parameters unlock.
3DS, FBX file import Y Y Y Y Y Y
NDI texture inputs - - 1 9 9 9
Animated Characters library - Y Y Y Y Y
 Symbols library (Trusses, Speakers, etc.)  Y Y Y Y Y Y
DMX recorder Y Y Y Y Y Y
Paperwork - Y Y Y Y Y
Fixtures per project 64 128 128 512 800 2000
*FP19 included in all licenses from 2019
MVR file import     Y Y Y Y
 Particles library (CO2, Pyro, Confetti, etc.)      - Y Y Y
Scaffold library     Y Y Y Y
Camera Focus     Y Y Y Y
Mirrors     - Y - -
Light Emission (Direct Illumination)     Y Y Y Y
Fixtures per project     - - 1000 -
*FP20 included in dongle licenses from 2020 and CE3
Light Reflection (Indirect Illumination)       - Y Y
Virtual Reality (Oculus, HTC)       Y
Animated 3D Textures  -  -  - Y
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Fixtures per project       - - 4000
*FP21 included in dongle licenses from 2021


 L8 integrated with Vectorworks, AutoCad, 3DSMax, Maya, Sketchup using 3DS/FBX/MVR file formats.


"L8 is a tool for professionals, to help shape and develop their lighting design ideas, and share them. But on the other side, it is a major part of the creation process. L8 is an environment where ideas are born and nurtured. It doesn’t matter what you want to do, and it doesn’t matter if it’s been done before or not — we develop our software so that people from all skill levels of the industry can create their best work. Our users’ ideas are the significant driver for us to make the best product we can, from inception to realization. The way that L8 works best is when it is used by people who enjoy what they do"
- Dmitriy Giventar (L8 product founder).