Aug 18, 2020 6250 1 Share
Red Giant Team
Red Giant Team

Hi folks – today we are releasing Universe 3.3, an update to Red Giant Universe, our GPU accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.



This update includes 2 new tools and updates to 4 existing tools – not to mention a whole bunch of awesome presets to help get you started. With this release there are a total of 89 tools included in Universe.


  • Quantum: a tool that creates the illusion of an animated light trail in front of or behind a layer. Great for text and motion graphics
  • Modes: a tool that makes it easy to combine layers in entirely new ways using powerful features that go beyond the native blend modes found on your editing timeline.

BONUS: Modes is a great tool for any editor, but if you’re using Avid Media composer, which doesn’t offer blend modes on the timeline, it’s going to be a game changer.


Here’s what’s been added to each of the 4 updated tools:

  • Glow: Now offers Inverse-square glow falloff, multi-pass chromatic aberration and the ability to glow a single color channel.
  • Glimmer: This update gives you 6 mono or bi-directional glow streaks with variable intensity and color mapping, an animatable shimmer, variable rotation control, and Color maps aligned with Trapcode’s Starglow.
  • Chromatic Aberration: This tool now includes control over the focus area, the ability to split the aberration into multiple passes, and chromatic rotation.
  • Hacker Text: The addition of customizable random characters and the ability to auto-animate the encryption and decryption.


Universe 3.3 includes a total of over 100 new presets for the new and updated tools.


If you already have Red Giant Application Manager installed, updating is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open Red Giant Application Manager.
  2. Close out of all host applications.
  3. Click the “Update” button for Universe.
  4. Follow the installer prompts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In universe 3.1, we moved from Red Giant Link to Red Giant Application Manager. If you have not already updated to Red Giant Application Manager, please follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS on how to update so that you can get the latest version of Universe and stay up to date.


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


Universe 3.3 runs on Windows and OS X, and includes over 80 tools that run in:

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2017 or later
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 or later
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.2.3 or later
  • Apple Motion 5.2.3 or later
  • Avid Media Composer 8.2 or later
  • Magix VEGAS Pro 14 or later
  • Davinci Resolve 14 or later
  • HitFilm Pro 6.0 and later

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

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

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  1. Any effects dropped from Universe in this update?

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