Trapcode Particular


Trapcode Particular comes packaged in the Trapcode Suite installer. Note that this does not mean you need to install the entire suite to use Trapcode Particular, just that the installer has the ability to install both Trapcode Particular as well as other products within the Trapcode suite, depending on what you select during the installation process.

This page explains how to install the Trapcode product you purchased and/or other Trapcode products in Trial mode. 

Before beginning:

  • Close All Intensive Programs: You will want to make doubly sure all intensive programs are closed in the background-- especially whichever program you are trying to install the plugins into.
  • Be logged in as an administrator: The installer is going to place its plugins onto your setup in a way that will be accessible by all users on your system. In order to do this, you need to be an administrator.


Red Giant Application Manager

If you are using current versions of our products your software is already compatible, and you can update directly using the Red Giant Application Manager:

  1. Run Red Giant Application Manager to see if any of your products have an update available (noted with a blue button marked “UPDATE”). 
  2. If there is an Update Button, click on it and follow the instructions for installation.
  3. If there is no indication of an available update, you are on the current version.  You can also choose “check for updates” to be sure.


Trapcode Installer

Welcome Screen: Read Requirements

The Trapcode Suite installer will provide general host and OS specifications it can run in. Trapcode Particular runs inside the latest versions of After Effects. For the latest compatibility information, please check

Plugin Selection: Select Products for Installation

The installer will list all of the products in the Trapcode Suite for installation, along with checks next to which ones it's ready to install. Select or Deselect whichever products you want to install on this screen.

Installation: Confirm Administrative Credentials

The installer is ready to install plugins and files onto your setup that will be accessible by all users on your system, and it will need to ensure you have administrative privileges before it's able to do so. Once this is done, the installer will install all of the necessary files.

Installation Complete: Enter License Information

The installer now displays a confirmation that the products were installed. You will want to select Activate to input your serial number, or to enable your Red Giant Complete or Maxon One susbscription for this machine. Otherwise the product(s) will remain in Trial Mode.


From here you can optionally click Resources... which will take you to FAQs, User Guides (including this one), and Tutorials for various Trapcode Products. What's New heads to an overview of what's been added in the latest update. And Close lets you exit the installer and head to your plugins within their compatible host applications.