Creating particle grids is easier than ever before in the new Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset settings and styles for emitters, particles and more. Or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click.The designer gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience.
For the first time ever, explore endless creative possibilities when you combine multiple Forms (particle grids or OBJ-based systems) in the same 3D space. Create beautiful, complex effects through the interaction of different forms, all within one instance of Form. Forms in multiple form setups can share parameter settings (such as disperse, fractal field and more), and can be saved as a single preset.
Trapcode Form makes it easy to dissolve your text and logos like sand blowing away in the wind.
Bring your motion graphics into a new dimension by using 3D models and animated OBJ sequences as particle grids. Choose from Form’s newly-expanded library of over 60 OBJs, or easily load your own models using the new OBJ Loading Panel directly in After Effects or within the Designer.
Use any image in your composition as a particle by assigning it to a 2D sprite or textured polygon. Form 3 now includes over 270 still and animated sprite images, easily loaded directly within After Effects or in the Designer via the new Sprite Loading Panel.
Form’s particles can react to the audio in your After Effects composition. They can be set up to change size, position, opacity, and many other properties in response to any audio source in your comp.
Get more control over your particle parameters with the new graphing system, updated for Form 3. Animate controls over time for the color, size, opacity, and dispersion of your particles, as well as their fractal and audio reactivity. Draw your curves from scratch, or start with presets and adjust.
Form uses After Effects’ 3D Camera and Lights so you can fully integrate your particle Effects with your motion graphics and live-action vfx shots.
Form 3.1 Includes over 130 new fully-customizable Designer presets for creating backgrounds and motion design elements. Save your own presets, and share them across your facility.
The new Shadowlet rendering allows particles to cast shadows onto other particles. Combined with dynamic light falloff support for After Effects lights, your particles and composites look better than ever.
Get fast feedback with Trapcode Form’s new GPU Acceleration through OpenGL. Depending on your system and setup, you could see speed boosts of up to 2X or more over previous versions.