Universe Legacy

Get from shot to shot with style using Universe’s free transition plugins. Built for speed, these transitions add pop and pizzazz to your editing process while adding minimal render times.

BLACKHOLE
EXPOSURE BLUR TRANSITION
FADE IN
FADE OUT
FLIP
GRADIENT NOISE TRANSITION
HYPERBOLIC DISSOLVE TRANSITION
MAGNETIC DISPLACE
ROTATE
SHUTTER
SOFT EDGE WIPE
SWISH PAN
VENETIAN
ZOOM BLUR TRANSITION

 

Blackhole

A transition tool that pulls the image towards a single adjustable center point on the frame then pushes out a second designated layer from the same point. Choose option for the opacity, color, and blend mode composite of the layers.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B Drop down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The A Center control allows you to reposition the first layer with the transition effect applied to it using the crosshairs and X/Y numerical controls.
  • The B Center allows you to reposition the layer selected in the Transition B drop-down menu relative to the A center layer. Your options here are: Same, Flip Horizontal, Flip Vertical, Both.
  • The B offset slider allows you to offset the B layer position in the animated transition relative to the A Center point. Bring this number down from 100 to have it move further away from the A layer.
  • The Color picker control lets you choose what color you’d like to have as for the background of the transition.
  • The Alpha slider will allow you to fade this background color down to transparent when brought down to 0.
  • Chose from the Blend Mode drop-down to select the blending mode used to composite the result over the original layer image.
  • The Filter checkbox will smooth out the edges of the transition for an anti-aliased effect.

Exposure Blur Transition

A transition effect that blurs footage while bumping up the exposure to create a dynamic blend.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Preset menu drop-down allows you to select from 6 presets designed by Harry Frank to set the tone of your transition. Choose from: Intense, Vertical, Horizontal, Cool, Warm, Drift.
  • The Exposure Max slider allows you to set how bright the transition will get, set it to 8.0 push its brightness to its highest level or you can bring the brightness down by adjusting this control down below the default 2.0.
  • The Vertical Blur control is useful for adjusting the blur along the vertical Y axis to alter the look of the transition.
  • The Horizontal Blur blurs along the horizontal X axis.
  • The End Scale control allows you to adjust how large the effect will appear within your composition timeline.
  • The Color Strength slider works with the Tint color picker control to allow you to add an overtone of color over your transition.
  • Turn on the Multisample checkbox and use the Multisample Levels drop-down menu to provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to 2,4, 8, 16, 32, 64,128. Setting this menu to higher number may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.

Fade In

A 3D transition that moves the second layer in z space while fading in the opacity of the layer over the first layer.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop-down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smoothing drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.

Fade Out

A 3D transition that moves the first layer forward in z-space while fading out in opacity of the second layer.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smooth drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.

Flip

A 3D transition that places the layers onto the sides of a flat plane which rotate right, left, up, or down revealing the second layer.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • The Direction drop-down menu can be used to change which direction the Tiles of the animation are moving. RightLeft, Upwards, Downwards.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop-down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smoothing drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.
  • The Lights group allows you to add Lights to your transitions, adding an extra 3D quality to the transition.
    • To turn the lights on, select Global or Local from the Lights menu which will determine if the layer reacts to the light's 3D space from the layer’s current local position or in relation to the center of the composition.
    • Choose how the Light behaves by choosing what kind of light you use in the Light Type drop-down menu.
      • The Ambient selection activates the Ambient color picker and affects the overall composition.
      • The Directional allows you to use the Light Diffuse color and Light Position X,Y, Z controls.
      • The Positional activates the Light Specular color and Light Factor Constant, Linear, and Quadratic controls
      • The Spotlight type gives you the most control, activating the Light Direction X, Y, Z sliders as well as the Light Cutoff and Light Exponent controls.
    • The Light Intensity slider controls the brightness and the Light Ambient, Light Diffuse and Light Specular color picker controls allow you to control the color tones that appear within the light.
  • The Camera group allows you to enable a the Local camera and Zoom, Rotate and Translate position in 3D space. The Camera Ortho checkbox allows you to see the transition in an Orthographically projected view that has no depth which means you can view the layer with more accuracy without the distortion of parallax.

Gradient Noise Transition

A transition effect that dissolves portions of the original layer into a second layer along an adjustable gradient noise map.

  • Choose the layer you’d like to transition to from the selected footage from the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • Choose from Vertical, Hortizontal or “Round” gradient noise maps from the Noise Style drop-down menu.
  • The Noise Frequency slider will increase the occurrence of the noise gradient pattern within the transition when turned up towards 200. For less noise within the transition, turn the slider down toward 0.
  • The Noise Speed control allows you to adjust how fast the noise pattern moves within the image during the transition. Increase this control for more of a flickering look, or turn it lower for a smoother, more gradual change within the pattern.

Hyperbolic Dissolve

This transition adds a unique curved blur effect to the input layers and then reverses the blur to reveal the second layer. You can choose the starting point for the curve from eight edge locations.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • Adjust the Max Blur control from 0 to 2000 to increase the intensity and influence of the Blur from the center point.
  • You may use the Blur A and Blur B location drop-down menus to change the location of the blur from the center default point to another spot in the composition.
  • Turning on the Linear Gamma check box will convert the gamma from standard video gamma (Rec 709 assumed) to linear gamma (1.0). This results in less smearing of blacks and brighter results overall.

Magnetic Displace

A transition tool that pushes away or pulls in footage from a center point, distorting the footage in a circular shape.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Center control allows you to reposition the center point of the effect within the transition using the crosshairs and X/Y numerical controls.
  • Use the Direction drop-down menu to choose between the effect pulling In or Out for the transition.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Displace Offset slider allows you to adjust the intensity of the displacement.

Rotate

A 3D transition that rotates the layer back in 3D space right, left, up or down revealing the second layer.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • The Direction drop-down menu can be used to change which direction the Tiles of the animation are moving. RightLeft, Upwards, Downwards.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop-down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smoothing drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.
  • The Lights group allows you to add Lights to your transitions, adding an extra 3D quality to the transition.
    • To turn the lights on, select Global or Local from the Lights menu which will determine if the layer reacts to the light's 3D space from the layer’s current local position or in relation to the center of the composition.
    • Choose how the Light behaves by choosing what kind of light you use in the Light Type drop-down menu.
      • The Ambient selection activates the Ambient color picker and affects the overall composition.
      • The Directional allows you to use the Light Diffuse color and Light Position X,Y, Z controls.
      • The Positional activates the Light Specular color and Light Factor Constant, Linear, and Quadratic controls The Spotlight type gives you the most control, activating the Light Direction X, Y, Z sliders as well as the Light Cutoff and Light Exponent controls.
    • The Light Intensity slider controls the brightness and the Light Ambient, Light Diffuse, and Light Specular color picker controls allow you to control the color tones that appear within the light.
  • The Camera group allows you to enable a the Local camera and Zoom, Rotate and Translate position in 3D space. The Camera Ortho checkbox allows you to see the transition in an Orthographically projected view that has no depth which means you can view the layer with more accuracy without the distortion of parallax.

Shutter

A 3D Transition that splits the layer in half and pull back to reveal the second layer. Choose options to open or close the shutter horizontally or vertically.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • The Type drop-down menu allows you to choose the type of shutter style. Your choices are: Open Horizontal, Close Horizontal, Open Vertical, or Close Vertical.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop-down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smoothing drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.

Soft Edge Wipe

A linear wipe transition with an adjustable feathered edge. Used for transitioning between two layers of footage using a subtle blend. Includes angle control and the ability to add a colored stroke as a part of the transition.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Edge Start drop-down menu allows you to choose which direction and side the transition moves across the screen.
  • The Edge Angle drop-down menu lets you change the angle of the transition line from a diagonal to a 45 degree when the transition edge start direction is set to an angled option.
  • Turn the Edge Softness slider up towards 50 to give a soft feather edge to the boundary of the transition.
  • To add a definitive stroked line, check on the Stroke Border checkbox, then turn the thickness of the stroke with the Border Width control and change the color with the Border Color color picker.

Swish Pan

A transition that mimics the fast camera "swish pan" movement while blending from one the layer to another. Choose from directional options - right, left, up, or down and control the exposure of each layer during the pan.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Background color picker control lets you choose what color you’d like to have as for the background of the transition.
  • The Background Opacity slider will allow you to fade this background color down to transparent when brought down to 0.
  • The Direction drop-down menu allows you to set what direction the transition is “panning” from into the frame. Choose from Right, Left, Up or Down options.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Maximum Blur will allow you to set how blurry the layers will appear during the animation of the transition.
  • The Exposure Boost can help you lighten up the layers if needed, or you can bring the brightness down by adjusting this control down below the default 1.0.

Venetian

A transition that divides the layer into sections which rotate vertically, while simultaneously revealing a 2nd layer of footage. A transition that divides the layer into sections which rotate vertically, while simultaneously revealing a 2nd layer of footage.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Animation drop-down menu will allow you to apply subtle “ease-in” and “ease-out” motion that occurs between within the animation of the Transition. Choose from a variety of Ease In or Ease Out tween interpolation styles to get the right movement for your transition.
  • The Tiles control allows you to set how many sections the transitioning Layers are broken up into during the animated transition. The more sections, the longer the render time might be.
  • The Dolly slider gives you control to move the camera closer in or further away along the Z-axis from the transitioning layers. Bringing the control down to 0 will move the layer directly to the camera while turning the slider up to 1.2 will move the camera further away from the layer.
  • The Direction drop-down menu can be used to change which direction the Tiles of the animation are moving. Right, Left, Upwards, Downwards.
  • You can add realistic Motion Blur by choosing from the drop-down menu options: Off, Low, Medium, or High. The higher the Motion Blur setting, the more instances of the layer will appear in between frames.
  • The Motion Blur Shutter angle default is set to 180º , turning it up towards 360 will spread the motion blur iterations out even with high number of blur levels.
  • The Edge Smoothing drop-down menu will provide levels of anti-aliasing to your edges, giving them a less jagged look with options to set the strength of the smoothing to low, medium, or high. Setting this to high may increase render time, taking longer for the transition to playback and render.

Zoom Blur Transition

A transition that blurs the footage to a single point in the frame, then reverses the blur to reveal the second layer. This is useful for mimicking a rapid focal length change.

  • Choose the Layer from your timeline that you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu.
  • The Mix slider is the slider you will keyframe to animate your transition. For a full transition, set a keyframe with the slider at 0, move your timeline indicator where you’d like the other layer to be fully transitioned, move the mix slide up to 100% then place a keyframe at the at that spot in the timeline. The Transition will animate between those two keyframes.
  • The Center control allows you to reposition the center point of the effect within the transition using the crosshairs and X/Y numerical controls.