Products

Description

Trapcode Suite is the standard package for high quality broadcast design and 3D motion graphics. Its full-featured tools create beautiful realistic effects -- with an emphasis on flexible 3D content -- for text titles, animated backgrounds, logo treatments and VFX design. Trapcode Suite gives you 3D styled elements like a powerful particle system, volumetric lights and organic forms, all built for the After Effects 3D environment. Get nine addictive plug-ins for a comprehensive addition to your studio workflow.



Trapcode Suite 13 includes 11 tools:
  • Trapcode Particular 2.5 (NEW)
  • Trapcode Tao (NEW)
  • Trapcode Form 2
  • Trapcode Mir 2 (NEW)
  • Trapcode Shine 2 (NEW)
  • Trapcode Lux
  • Trapcode 3D Stroke
  • Trapcode Echospace
  • Trapcode Starglow
  • Trapcode Sound Keys
  • Trapcode Horizon


All the Trapcode plug-ins can also be purchased individually.

 



Trapcode Suite 13 New Features


TRAPCODE TAO – NEW PRODUCT

Trapcode Tao is an entirely new, incredibly powerful tool for generating 3D geometries along a path, in Adobe After Effects. It’s very deep, and feature rich, but here are the basic bullet points:

  • Create beautiful complex motion graphics with animated ribbons, geometric shapes, and more.
  • Generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from 3D lights.
  • Two levels of repeaters give you the ability to take simple paths and turn them into complex geometric animations.
  • Create photo-real motion graphics with textures and included reflection/environment maps.
  • Loop animations for motion graphics and backgrounds with Trapcode Tao’s powerful offset and looping system.
  • GPU-accelerated, so that features like image based lighting, reflection maps, and ambient occlusion, all render at incredible speeds.



TRAPCODE PARTICULAR 2.5 – WHAT’S NEW

  • While you can still work the regular Particular UI, Particular 2.5 includes a new Effects Builder, for visually creating particle effect. In the builder you can add adjustable blocks with preset behaviors and styles or add complete, customizable particle effects instantly. The Effects Builder gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience.
  • 130+ New presets – Particular 2.5 Includes over 130 new Effects Builder presets, giving you over 180 fully-customizable presets for creating flames, spaceflight, fireworks, explosions, smoke and more.New Sprites and Polygons – Particular 2.5 includes over a hundred still and animated sprite images, easily loaded through the new Effects Builder.
  • New “Over Life” Graphs give you more control over the size and opacity of particles over life. The new graphing system lets you draw curves and adjust points easily. Draw from scratch, or start with presets and adjust.
  • The new explode behavior automates the process of creating explosion effects by removing the need to set keyframes.
  • With the new Aspect Ratio control, you can change the aspect ratio of your particles, giving you the ability to stretch or compress the shape or sprite image. Quickly turn spheres into ovals, squares into rectangles, and much more. Two new Particle types has been added, giving you the ability to create procedural generated square and circle shaped particles.
  • Particular 2.5 can render up to 30 Million particles (previously 20 Million), giving you more power, flexibility and particle awesomeness than ever before.



TRAPCODE MIR 2 – WHAT’S NEW

  • Mir 2 adds the ability to spiralize the mesh, deforming the surface with spiral rotation.
  • Trapcode Mir 2 now includes the ability to create seamless looping fractal-based backgrounds.
  • Choose between quad or triangle-based polygons for your surfaces.
  • Add a second-pass wire-frame on top of your Mir surface. Great for creating grid overlays on terrains and more.
  • Choose one of three modes for texture sampling. Choose “Nearest” for an unfiltered rendering, “Linear” to smooth gradients, and “Solid Face” to give each polygon a single color.
  • Take control of the displacement by setting Z-Range minimums and maximums. Great for creating plateaus and craters on your surfaces.
  • Choose from 4 different types of Fractal Distortions for varying displacements of the mesh: Regular, Multi, SmoothRidge, Multi SmoothRidge.
  • Mir 2 includes many performance enhancements including up to 3x optimized rendering speeds and improved VRAM management.



TRAPCODE SHINE 2 – WHAT’S NEW

  • Trapcode Shine 2 introduces true 3D light rays. Connect Shine to a 3D light, and the rays become 3D camera aware.
  • With Shine’s new camera-aware Fractal Noise effects you can Add smoky lights to your motion graphics and VFX. Includes masking and 3D fractal noise parallax tools for simulating even more depth.
  • Shine comes with 35 fully-customizable presets, to get you started.



TRAPCODE SOUND KEYS, STARGLOW, FORM

There are also minor improvement to Trapcode Soundkeys, Form, and Starglow. These features are included as free updates for current users:

  • Trapcode Sound Keys – Choose to show or hide the various UI elements, making it easier to isolate and integrate them into your motion graphics work. And since we really wanted to make the Sound Keys UI elements useful for mograph, we’ve added the ability to change the color mapping and the quantize the VU meter as separate blocks.
  • Trapcode Starglow – New color/direction presets have been added.
  • Trapcode Form – a new Square particle type has been added.





Features



TRAPCODE PARTICULAR 2.5


Organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elements and more

  • - Build particle effects visually, in the new, powerful Effects Builder
  • - Create fire, water, smoke and other organic effects
  • - Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Particular


TRAPCODE FORM 2.1

Immortal Particle Grids and 3D Objects

  • - Load 3D models in OBJ format
  • - Dissolve text and logos
  • - Uses After Effects' 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Form


TRAPCODE TAO 1.0


3D geometries animated along a path

  • - Generate Geometric shapes, ribbons and more
  • - Create geometries from Masks, Paths, and Motion
  • - Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Tao


TRAPCODE MIR 2.0


3D Surfaces, Terrains and Wireframes in After Effects

  • - Flowing surfaces and abstract shapes for motion graphics
  • - Shaded surfaces can display as polygons or vertices
  • - Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Mir


TRAPCODE SHINE 2.0


Ultra-fast, 3D light ray effects

  • - Volumetric light rays for your text, mograph or footage
  • - Simulate clean rays or fractal smokiness with depth
  • - After Effects 3D camera-aware

Trapcode Shine


TRAPCODE LUX 1.3

After Effects Lights Made Visible

  • - Create 3D Volumetric point and spot lights
  • - Add Drama and realism to your 3D Comps
  • - Fully customizable and Camera-aware

Trapcode Lux


TRAPCODE 3D STROKE 2.6

Organic 3D Shapes and Lines from your masks

  • - Logos, text and paths take on lives of their own
  • - Preset shapes give you starting points
  • - Get pinpoint control over shapes, colors, looping and more

Trapcode 3D Stroke


TRAPCODE ECHOSPACE 1.1

Instantly clone and offset animated layers

  • - Automate complex, multi-layered 3D animation with ease
  • - Control layer instances, without writing expressions
  • - Create dynamic 'falling domino' or 'follow-the-leader' Animations

Trapcode Echospace

TRAPCODE STARGLOW 1.7

Stylized glints and glows for motion graphics and text

  • - Add Glimmer to your Highlights
  • - 49 Presets to get you started
  • - Fully customizable and easy to use

Trapcode Starglow

TRAPCODE SOUND KEYS 1.3

Instant Audio-driven Motion Graphics in After Effects

  • - Visualize your audio for motion graphics
  • - Use any audio to drive animation and effects
  • - Isolate audio bands for total control

Trapcode Sound Keys


TRAPCODE HORIZON 1.1

Infinite Backgrounds for After Effects 3D

  • - 360 degree Backgrounds for AE 3D
  • - Use image maps or create a multicolor gradient
  • - Fully AE 3D Camera-aware

Trapcode Horizon

 


Videos


Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements by Plug-in

Trapcode 3D Stroke

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later

Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM

30 MB of Hard Drive space 

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

Supported Host Applications Chart

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Adobe Premiere Pro Compatibility
Host OS Premiere Pro CS3 Premiere Pro CS4 Premiere Pro CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC      
Windows 7 32-bit  
Windows 7 64-bit
Windows Vista 32-bit  
Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows XP  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Final Cut Compatibility
Host OS Final Cut Express 4.0 Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Final Cut Pro 6 Final Cut Pro 7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  
Mac Intel
Mac PowerPC        
Windows 7 32-bit        
Windows 7 64-bit        
Windows Vista 32-bit        
Windows Vista 64-bit        
Windows XP        

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Apple Motion Compatibility
Host OS Motion 3.0.2 Motion 4
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)  
Mac Intel  
Mac PowerPC    
Windows 7 32-bit    
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit    
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP    

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 

Avid Systems Compatibility
Host OS Avid Media Composer 2.6 Avid Media Composer 2.7 Avid Media Composer 3.0 Avid Xpress Pro 5.6 Avid Xpress Pro 5.7
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)          
Mac Intel      
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit          
Windows 7 64-bit          
Windows Vista 32-bit          
Windows Vista 64-bit          
Windows XP  

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


Trapcode Echospace

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later*
Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

*Updating from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.5.2 or later will in most cases solve compatibility issues. Please update your operating system before contacting support.

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)

1 GB of RAM 30 MB of Hard Drive spac

Supported Host Application Chart

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


Trapcode Form

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later
Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)

1 GB of RAM

30 MB of Hard Drive space

Supported Host Application Chart

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


Trapcode Horizon

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later
Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)

1 GB of RAM

30 MB of Hard Drive space

Supported Host Application Chart

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

- Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


Trapcode Lux

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later*
Mac Intel
1 GB of RAM
30 MB of Hard Drive space

*Updating from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.5.2 or later will in most cases solve compatibility issues. Please update your operating system before contacting support.

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 or later

Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or faster (or AMD equivalent)

1 GB of RAM

30 MB of Hard Drive space

Supported Host Application Chart

Adobe After Effects Compatibility
Host OS After Effects 6.5 After Effects 7 After Effects CS3 After Effects CS4 After Effects CS5
Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard)      
Mac Intel    
Mac PowerPC          
Windows 7 32-bit      
Windows 7 64-bit    
Windows Vista 32-bit      
Windows Vista 64-bit    
Windows XP      

  - Compatible with All Host Application Versions

- Not compatible with the Host Application

 


Rendering

Red Giant Software's render-only policy lets you use five (5) render-only nodes for each single (1) user license that you purchase.

With the purchase of each single-user license, you may install the software on five (5) render-only machines at no additional charge. You are required to buy more licenses to accommodate the total number of render-only machines that you use on your render farm.

The following examples illustrate the number of render-only licenses supported per user license.

  • Buy 1 license 1 workstation, 5 render-only machines (or nodes)
  • Buy 2 licenses Up to 2 workstations, up to 10 render-only machines (or nodes)
  • Buy 10 licenses Up to 10 workstations, up to 50 render-only machines (or nodes)

NOTE: If you have more than 5 render-only machines per workstation (i.e. 5 workstations and 50 render-only machines (or nodes), you are required to purchase additional full licenses to accommodate you render farm.

Render-only machines are those machines that are never used by users in a facility for creation or editing of work with our products. The render-only machines sit in or on a dedicated rack or do not have a monitor attached and are used for rendering exclusively during facility operational hours. We appreciate you respecting our licensing polices.

 


Licensing

Upon Purchase software and licenses will be delivered electronically

Licenses are Node-locked or floating (minimum 5 licenses).

Volume License Program

For facilities with (5) or more licenses, the Volume License Program offers the following benefits.

Program Benefits
Single Serial Number For Each Product

  • No need to organize 100s of serial numbers any longer.
  • With VLP you will receive 1 Volume Serial Number for each product.

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support

Upgrades

  • Prices vary, contact RFX for details

Support

RFX is available for all your support needs

Red Giant Software offers the following support options

  • Free online documentation, guides, tutorials and support
  • Free Phone support

Phone Support Policy

RedGiant is available to answer questions via phone for pre-sales and post-sales technical support. They do They're best to answer every call, however during peak times of the day or when they release a new product all representatives may be assisting other customers, they will return all messages within 24 hours.