Trapcode Suite v13

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The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects.

Trapcode Suite 13 includes eleven products, four of which are new: Trapcode Particular 2.5, Trapcode Mir 2, Trapcode Shine 2, and the all-new Trapcode Tao. Three products have received updates: Trapcode Sound Keys, Trapcode Starglow and Trapcode Form. The suite also includes Trapcode Lux, Trapcode 3D Stroke, Trapcode Horizon and Trapcode Echospace.



Trapcode Particular 2.5 (NEW)

Organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elements and more

  • Build particle effects visually, in a new, powerful user interface
  • Create fire, water, smoke and other organic effects
  • Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Form 2

Immortal Particle Grids and 3D Objects.

  • Load 3D models in OBJ format
  • Dissolve text and logos
  • Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Tao (NEW)

3D geometries animated along a path

  • Generate Geometric shapes, ribbons and more
  • Create geometries from Masks, Paths, and Motion
  • Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Mir 2 (NEW)

3D Surfaces, Terrains and Wireframes in After Effects

  • Flowing surfaces and abstract shapes for motion graphics
  • Shaded surfaces can display as polygons or vertices
  • Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Trapcode Shine 2 (NEW)

Ultra­fast, 3D light ray effects

  • Volumetric light rays for your text, mograph or footage
  • Simulate clean rays or fractal smokiness with depth
  • After Effects 3D camera­aware

Trapcode Lux 1.3

After Effects Lights Made Visible

  • Create 3D Volumetric point and spot lights
  • Add Drama and realism to your 3D Comps
  • Fully customizable and Camera­aware

Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.6

Organic 3D Shapes and Lines from your masks

  • Logos, text and paths take on lives of their own
  • Preset shapes give you starting points
  • Get pinpoint control over shapes, colors, looping and more.

Trapcode Echospace 1.1

Instantly clone and offset animated layers

  • Automate complex, multi­layered 3D animation with ease
  • Control layer instances, without writing expressions
  • Create dynamic 'falling domino' or 'follow­the­leader' Animations

Trapcode Starglow 1.7

Stylized glints and glows for motion graphics and text

  • Add Glimmer to your Highlights
  • 49 Presets to get you started
  • Fully customizable and easy to use

Trapcode Soundkeys 1.3 (NEW)

Instant Audio­-driven Motion Graphics in After Effects

  • Visualize your audio for motion graphics
  • Use any audio to drive animation and effects
  • Isolate audio bands for total control

Trapcode Horizon 1.1

Infinite Backgrounds for After Effects 3D

  • 360 degree Backgrounds for AE 3D
  • Use image maps or create a multicolor gradient
  • Fully AE 3D Camera­aware

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 12.1:

Bonus presets! Trapcode Suite now ships with two Guru Presets by David Vinson for Shine and Particular, giving you 105 bonus presets for broadcast-ready design.

Suite Installer Updates

  • This Suite 12.1 installer includes a fix to the issue of Form and Particular not properly installing in CS4 on Windows 32bit.
  • Installer registration fixes to Mir.

Particular 2.2.0

New Features:

  • New Default “Still” mode in Layer Emitter Sampling to be used if a still image is used as a Layer Emitter.
  • Newly Renamed Transform World controls as to differentiate them from the Emitter controls. Useful for writing expressions unique to this control.
  • There is a new “Lights Unique Seeds” control in Emission Extras to allow unique random seeds for each light emitter in scenes with multiple lights emitting particles.Random Seed needs to be set to 65536 or higher for this to work.
  • Unique Light Seeds also affects Streaklet random seed so that different lights get different Streaklet appearance.
  • A new “Particle Amount” feature under Rending allows you to quickly change the amount of particles shown for previewing when Particles/sec is keyframed.
  • The maximum visible particles has been raised to 20million.
  • New Layer Emitter mode RGB-XYZ Velocity that allows particles to get their velocity from the RGB of the Layer Emitter.
  • The “Affect position” control in Turbulence in the Physics controls now goes into negative numbers for a greater range of control.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug with Layer Grid Emitter, properly kills particles if alpha is zero so it can be used with Aux (modes Particle Birth Time and Still).

Form 2.0.4

  • Fixed a bug that made Form crash on Mac when Time Remapped using two consecutive keyframes with the same value.

Supported OS:​

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.2 and later, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 64­bit


  • Adobe After Effects: CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6

IMPORTANT NOTE: ​Not all plug­ins support Premiere Pro. The following plug­ins work in both AE and PPro:

  • Trapcode Shine
  • Trapcode Starglow
  • Trapcode 3D Stroke


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Customer Reviews

The Go-To Bundle

Kept running into instances where individual programs were required for AE files to optimally tweak effects. Got the pack and haven't looked back. Because these programs are so well established, there are plenty of tutorials, organized training, and presets to begin your trek into pro-level effects. Complements any video/graphics tool kit.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Mike Cash
Date: April 23, 2012

I love this software!

I've been using Particular, Shine and Starglow for years. I love the easy intuitive interface and most of all, the dazzling effects. I just upgraded to the whole suite a few months ago and am looking forward to learning how to use everything. No one should be without this Suite.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Julia Preminger
Date: April 14, 2012

A must have suite for all motion designers

This suite has set trends and changed the way people design motion graphics. It's incredibly powerfull and easy to work with. It will certainly help you become a better artist and make your work shine! A must have!

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Diogo Valente
Date: April 11, 2012

Awesome plug-in suite to take your productions to the next level

I had been eyeing Trapcode suite for some time as I saw examples of some of the awesome things you could do with it. Once I got this, my projects dramatically improved and gave it that extra professional look and feel. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to really jump start their video projects.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Brendan Morgan
Date: April 09, 2012

Trapcode Best Multi faceted plugin for the money

If I had only three plugins to take on deserted island this would be number one my list. What I love about the Trapcode Suite is that they are not a one trick pony. Each is multifaceted, and the only limits with what you can do with them is yourself. Working in After effects i am always going to the plugin set for something. This is a no brainer if you are looking to expand your After Effects plugin set.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Charles Forbes
Date: April 09, 2012

The super hero of after effects

INdustry Loves it and i am sure you will too

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Sam Verma
Date: April 09, 2012

Could not live without this!

Picking up the Trapcode Suite was probably the best money I ever spent since investing in the Adobe Creative Suite and becoming a motion graphics designer. The included tools-- especially when used subtly in concert with one another-- add so much value to any AE composition that I hardly know what I'd do without it. Having started just with Particular and cross-graded up to the Suite later on, I really appreciated how consistent each tool's interface is. Particular was quite challenging for me to learn at first, but once I'd conquered it, I was able to leverage Form, Lux, Starglow, Shine, and Horizon almost immediately. These tools are well-loved enough by the motion design community that learning them is a breeze. There are tons of brilliant artists out there-- in addition to Red Giant's and Trapcode's own support crews-- who know this stuff intimately and are great resources to help a new user get started. The Trapcode Suite is a necessary part of the After Effects user's toolkit, and Toolfarm's the best place to find it, hands down.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jared Flynn
Date: April 09, 2012

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