Hi Folks – we are proud to announce Trapcode Suite 13, a major update to our industry standard tools for creating Motion Graphics and Visual Effects in Adobe After Effects.
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 3D Stroke
Trapcode Sound Keys
Upgrade: (from previous versions of Trapcode Suite) $199
Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe After Effects. Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke also work in Premiere Pro.
OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.
Check the individual product pages for specific host-app and OS compatibility.
OK… So now on the real details. This update includes Trapcode Tao, a brand new tool, as well as major updates to Trapcode Particular, Shine, and Mir, and well as new features in Sound Keys, Starglow and Form.
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.
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.
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.
How to get your free updates for Sound Keys, Starglow and Form:
The Free updates can be installed through Red Giant Link or by downloading the latest Trapcode Suite installer from our downloads page. Link is probably the simplest way because…
IMPORTANT: Make sure to only install the updates for for Sound Keys, Starglow and/or Form. Otherwise you will be installing trials of the new Trapcode products over your older licenses one.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, our support team is standing by to help.
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