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Generate 3D geometries along a path in After Effects

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Trapcode Tao is an After Effects plugin from Red Giant for motion graphics and VFX
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Geometric Shapes, Ribbons & More

Trapcode Tao is an After Effects plugin from Red Giant for motion graphics and VFX.

Trapcode Tao - Geometric Shapes

Masks, Paths, & Motion

Trapcode Tao is a plugin for After Effects that creates beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N-gons.

Trapcode Tao - Paths

3D Camera & Lights

Tao quickly generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights.

Trapcode Tao - 3D Camera and Lights

Presets

Choose from our Trapcode Tao presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Trapcode Tao - Presets

Compatibility

Host Applications

Adobe After Effects CC (2018), CC (2017), CC (2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)

Installers

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Operating Systems
Apple Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.12
  • Mac OS X 10.13
  • Mac OS X 10.14
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 30 MB of Hard Drive space
PC/Windows
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 30 MB of Hard Drive space
Additional Requirements

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.

Resources

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Trapcode Tao Tutorials

Tutorials

Watch our getting started videos to get up to speed with Trapcode Tao or browse our other tutorials.

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Trapcode Tao User Guide

User Guide

This user guide has been designed to help you get comfortable with all of the tools and features of Trapcode Tao.

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Trapcode Tao Support

Support

Browse our FAQ section for Trapcode Tao to find quick answers to the most common questions.

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Save $690, Buy The Suite

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COLLECTION INCLUDES  
Trapcode 3D Stroke$70.00
Trapcode Echospace$70.00
Trapcode Form$140.00
Trapcode Horizon$70.00
Trapcode Lux$140.00
Trapcode Mir$70.00
Trapcode Particular$280.00
Trapcode Shine$70.00
Trapcode Sound Keys$140.00
Trapcode Starglow$70.00
Trapcode Tao$70.00
Total Purchased Separately$1,689.00
Trapcode Suite (The Complete Set Of 11 Tools)$700.00

Pricing

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Trapcode Tao

Part of Trapcode Suite
$ 99 00

Generate 3D geometries along a path in After Effects

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Red Giant Complete includes every tool from each of our suites. The annual subscription price is fully inclusive of all upgrade​s​, support, maintenance, server software and render nodes. There are no hidden fees. Our volume program is available to customers ordering 5 or more licenses of Red Giant Complete (Volume).

Services Individuals /
Students & Teachers
Businesses /
Schools & Universities
Floating licenses x
Easy deployment and management for IT x
Dedicated and advanced support x
1:1 sessions with product experts x
Product and workflow training x
Dedicated account manager x
Purchase orders and consolidated billing x
Onboarding assistance x
Unlimited render only licenses x

Red Giant Complete includes every tool from each of our suites. The annual subscription price is fully inclusive of all upgrade​s​, support, maintenance, server software and render nodes. There are no hidden fees. Our volume program is available to customers ordering 5 or more licenses of Red Giant Complete (Volume).

Trapcode Tao

Part of Trapcode Suite
$ 49 00

Generate 3D geometries along a path in After Effects

Students and teachers are eligible for the 50% discount shown above. If you are a university or school looking to buy our software for labs or classrooms, please visit our Volume Program page to learn more about our flexible volume licensing deals.