Trapcode Mir

Using Mir Presets

Trapcode Mir installs its own Animation Presets. A 'preset' contains parameter values, keyframes and expressions for Mir that creates a specific effect. You can look at a preset as a premade Polygonal mesh animation. All presets that ship with the product are collected in the Preset Gallery below.

Presets are always applied with reference to the current frame. A Mir preset should always be applied at the first frame of the layer. Before selecting a preset, it is important to make sure that the Current Time Indicator (CTI) is positioned at the beginning of the work area. You can also click the Home key on an extended keyboard to return the CTI to frame 0.

 

 

 

Selecting a preset

To select a preset, type in the name Mir in the Effects & Presets panel to see the list of pre-made Mir presets. When a preset is selected, either double click on it or drag it onto the Mir layer and its effect will automatically appear in the Composition window. Its control settings will show in the Effects menu and in the Timeline.

 

 

 

Clearing the preset

There are two ways to clear the preset. One method is to go to the top of the page under Effects> Remove All. This will clear all effects that have been applied, including Mir, from your project. The other method is to hit the “Reset” button on the first instance of Mir in the Effects panel, then delete any extra effects below it. This will reset the Mir controls to their default.

 

 

Saving your own presets

You can also save your own custom presets by going to the top panel of After Effects under Animation> Save Animation Preset.

 

 

 

Mir Preset Gallery

These presets were created to showcase Mir’s features, and to get your Mir projects started quickly. Add composition lights to your scene to fully utilize Mir’s Shader and Material features.

Red Giant People is Red Giant's meeting place to browse, share and buy visual effects presets. Go to RGP to look for free Mir presets or upload and share your own.

 

MIR_Anomaly_720p

MIR_BasicBlack_720p

MIR_Chaos_720p

MIR_ClassicForm_720p

MIR_Falkor_720p

MIR_Fibonacci_720p

MIR_GigerSpiral_720p

MIR_Hyperion_720p

MIR_IceTunnel_720p

MIR_Lorenz_720p

MIR_Lotus_720p

MIR_Mittelwerk_720p

MIR_Pinwheel_720p

 

MIR_SmokeScreen_720p

MIR_SpinDots_720p

MIR_TriPolys_720p

 

MIR_WireSweep_720p