Trapcode Tao is an After Effects plugin from Red Giant for motion graphics and VFX.
Trapcode Tao is a plugin for After Effects that creates beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N-gons.
Tao quickly generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights.
Adobe After Effects CC 2017 and later
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GPU requirements for Trapcode Tao: Modern Nvidia or AMD card that supports OpenGL 2.0 or later. 1 GB VRAM is required. 4 GB VRAM is recommended when working with high resolutions.
Get up to speed with the following resources.
Watch our getting started videos to get up to speed with Trapcode Tao or browse our other tutorials.
This user guide has been designed to help you get comfortable with all of the tools and features of Trapcode Tao.
Browse our FAQ section for Trapcode Tao to find quick answers to the most common questions.
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