Hey folks – today we are excited to announce our new VFX Suite, a set of 9 tools for keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing – all right inside of After Effects. The VFX Suite is packed with plugins aimed at solving some of the biggest challenges faced by visual effects artists today. VFX Suite has tools for keying, compositing, motion tracking and object replacement/removal. And if you need cool glows, distortions and lens flares – VFX Suite has got tools for that too.
- Host-App: All of the tools work in Adobe After Effects CC2018 and later. Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow and Chromatic Displacement also work in Premiere Pro CC2018 and Later.
- 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. Here’s a breakdown of what’s included in the VFX Suite.
Supercomp is a compositing environment that makes it easy to create complex, seamless composites. In Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with ALL of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way and with far less pre-composing than ever before. Supercomp includes more than 15 gpu-accelerated context-aware tools for integrating all of your elements into your final shot.
Once you see how simple Supercomp makes it to realistically composite all of your elements into one convincing shot, you’ll want to use it on everything.
- Full: $399
- Academic: $199
PRIMATTE KEYER 6
Primatte Keyer is a powerful tool for fast, automatic chroma-keying. Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s Auto Compute Algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically. The new user interface and clean up tools make it easy to select and separate your background and foreground.
Primatte Keyer 6 is GPU accelerated making it up to 3x faster than previous versions.
NOTE: Primatte Keyer 6 has been rebuilt from the ground up and is not compatible with previous versions. However, you can install and run Primatte Keyer 6 along-side older versions.
- Full: $199
- Upgrade: $99
- Academic: $99
KING PIN TRACKER
King Pin Tracker gives you fast, accurate planar tracking, right inside of After Effects.
King Pin makes it simple to place signs or objects into a shot, even if they aren’t simple rectangular shapes. With powerful To and From pins, and the ability to offset and rotate in planar space, you can pin whatever you want, wherever you want it.
King Pin Tracker is incredibly fast and accurate, and can track surfaces in changing lighting, even as they leave the frame. In our work at Red Giant, we’ve used King Pin for applying digital makeup effects, removing unwanted objects from complex moving shots, prop replacement, and more.
SPOT CLONE TRACKER
Spot Clone Tracker is a tool for lightning-fast, simple object removal with a built-in tracker for moving footage. Easily fix blemishes or remove small, unwanted items. Spot Clone Tracker is easy to use, and even matches your lighting automatically, with options for how it clones light, color and texture.
Optical Glow is a blazing fast, drop-dead gorgeous, photo-realistic glow effect for use in professional visual effects and motion graphics. It’ s easily the most beautiful, highest-quality glow you’ve ever had on your timeline. There’s actually a lot of science behind why it looks so much better than the glows you’ve been using for years, but the bottom line is it’s just super awesome.
Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results. We designed Chromatic Displacement for creating professional visual effects, such as force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more – but it’s also great for motion graphics.
KNOLL LIGHT FACTORY 3.1
Designed by John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares that render fast, thanks to new GPU acceleration. Using the intuitive Lens Editor, create your own flares from scratch, or customize one of the 200 included presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Knoll Light Factory 3.1 is a free update for existing users of Knoll Light Factory 3.
- Full: $199
- Upgrade (from v.2): $99
- Academic: $99
Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.
Reflection is a plugin for After Effects that makes it easy to add a reflection to your layers. With controls for softness, distance fade, length and more, this effect goes far beyond the standard methods for creating reflections.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, our support team
is standing by to help.