PlaneSpace eliminates the tedious task of managing the individual layers in multi-layer effects. The Creator tools automatically create layers that form cubic, cylindrical, and spheroid shapes or complex matrices, while the six Distribute tools arrange 3D layers throughout 3D space into the shape of your choice without requiring keyframes or complicated math.

PlaneSpace was formerly 3D Assistants Pro from Digital Anarchy

Red Giant Software: PlaneSpace 1.3

  • Ten Pro-level tools and six simplified Lite tools provide great-looking effects for any user
  • Rearrange, reposition, and adjust your layers quickly and easily
  • Create sophisticated video walls, cubes, rings, or other shapes in minutes
No Keyframes Necessary
Unlike keyframe assistants such as The Wiggler, PlaneSpace does not need keyframes to be present in a layer. In fact, these tools weren't designed to set keyframes at all, but are designed to arrange layers in 3D space. Of course, you can still set keyframes to animate the position or orientation of your layers, to make truly sophisticated objects in 3D.
Unlimited Number of Layers
The number of layers that PlaneSpace can manipulate is limited only by your computer’s processing power. PlaneSpace can even duplicate and distribute large groups of layers. 400 layers? No problem – PlaneSpace makes it possible, and easy.
Powerful Controls
No matter what shape you choose for your layers, you customize settings for size, distribution, distance (how far apart the layers will be), and incremental distance. Set repeat values to save RAM by duplicating 10 layers instead of 100 individual ones.

Sophisticated Shape to Shape Animation

You can use multiple assistants to animate between two shapes. Want a cylinder to animate into a sphere, no problem, just keyframe with two different shape assistants. After Effects will take care of the animation for you.

Built with After Effects Layers

with the PlaneSpace, you stay within After Effect’s 3D space so animation and other effects can be easily integrated with multiple cameras and lights.

Creator Tools

The Creator Tools generate boxes, cylinders, a matrix or spheroid. The different tools have a host of options to set up the scale, number of layer, height, width, and controls to randomize the results.

Distribution Tools

The Distribution Tools let you distribute layers around a sphere, cube, cylinder, line, plane or pyramid. Unlike the Creator tools, the distribution tools build off the base shape. For example, cylinder distribution can create planar arrangements that looks like fans, a corkscrew or a staircase with just a few clicks.

Pro and Lite Options

The control palette are divided into two categories, Pro and Lite. The Lite tools let you quickly build a shape with minimum work, while the Pro version offers more control over placement and repetition.



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.



Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

Apple Macintosh

Mac OSX 10.4.11 and later
Power Mac G5 or Intel Mac
1 GB of RAM
15 MB of Hard Drive space

PC / Windows

Windows XP SP1 32-bit and later
Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
1GB 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



Upon Purchase software and licenses will be delivered electronically

Licenses are Node-locked only.

Volume License Program

For facilities with (20) or more licneses, 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


  • No Upgrades available at this time


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.