NEW: Red Giant Universe 2.1

May 10, 2017 31555 5 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz

Hi folks – today we are releasing Universe 2.1, an update to Red Giant Universe, our GPU accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.


With a focus on awesome, easy-to-use text effects, the The Universe 2.1 update includes 6 new text tools and updates to 2 existing effects.


  • AV Club – Mimic the lo-fi, noisy text you find on ancient video tapes, old infomercials and local access cable channel shows.
  • Luster –  Give your text a slick 1980’s retro look. Luster applies a metal sheen to text, and includes a refraction-based bevel for a glassy simulated 3D look.
  • Title Motion – Create text and shapes and then instantly add dynamic animations that bring them on and off screen. Great for titles, lower thirds, callouts and more.
  • Ecto – Create haunting, evolving titles with this glowing fractal-based effect, inspired by Ghostbusters and Stranger Things.
  • Long Shadow – Apply a colored, long shadow to text, logo or shape, for both classic and modern motion design.
  • Glo Fi II – Give text an ethereal moody look by instantly adding silky smooth, self-animating, fractal-based glow effects to titles. A simple UI make it easy to apply evolving, organic glows.


  • Line – This update adds the ability to add text at the start and endpoint of a line.
  • Holomatrix II – This update includes blurred, chromatic distortions, a new strobe effect and much more.


As an existing Universe customer, you can download the latest version of Red Giant Link and update to Universe 2.1 in Link’s Universe panel. Link can also be updated within the app, by using the “Check for Updates Now” menu item.


If you aren’t already a Universe customer, you can purchase a subscription or download a free trial at

Universe 2.1 runs on Windows and OS X, and includes over 65 tools that run in:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion
  • Magix Vegas Pro
  • Hitfilm
  • Davinci Resolve

Visit the Universe Compatibility page to learn more about specific version and OS support.

As always, if you have any questions or problems, our support team is here for you.

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  1. Nice! The update for Line was much-needed.

  2. nice plug ins

  3. I truly love this app. The Universe with all these text tools helped me a lot of times. I always work with text, that`s why I found this app so useful. I wish it could be free or cost less money so that all our office could use it. Or is there any kind of collective package for offices? Thanks. And are you going to optimize the app for the mobile phones? As I think, this could help increase the number of users.

    1. Steve,

      We do have a Volume Program ( set up for businesses and organizations. Feel free to also contact our sales team to be notified of any sales or promotions.
      Right now we do not have any plans for Universe on mobile phones but I would be happy to write up a compatibility request on your behalf.
      Thank you for your feedback.


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