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Trapcode Form v3

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3D Particle Grids and Objects

Words dissolve into sand, a logo catches on fire, and now 3D sequences explode into particles. Form keeps the beautiful organic shapes that you love while adding amazing 3D object support and powerful Particular controls. Give your base form endless 3D possibilities by importing OBJ models, OBJ sequences or starting with our professionally designed presets.


Highlights

Immortal Particle Grids and 3D Objects

Form particles live forever, giving you precise control over their behavior.

Audio-Driven & Organic Effects

Create a grid of particles that can be used for organic, flowing effects. Use Audio to drive particle animation.

Animated 3D Models

Load 3D models or animated 3D sequences in the OBJ format.

 

FEATURES

Designer (NEW)

Creating particle grids is easier than ever before in the new Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset settings and styles for emitters, particles and more. Or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click.The designer gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience.

Dissolve Text and Logos

Trapcode Form makes it easy to dissolve your text and logos like sand blowing away in the wind.

3D Models (NEW)

Bring your motion graphics into a new dimension by using 3D models and animated OBJ sequences as particle grids. Choose from Form’s newly-expanded library of over 60 OBJs, or easily load your own models using the new OBJ Loading Panel directly in After Effects or within the Designer.

Sprites and Polygons (NEW)

Use any image in your composition as a particle by assigning it to a 2D sprite or textured polygon. Form 3 now includes over 270 still and animated sprite images, easily loaded directly within After Effects or in the Designer via the new Sprite Loading Panel.

Audio Reaction

Form’s particles can react to the audio in your After Effects composition. They can be set up to change size, position, opacity, and many other properties in response to any audio source in your comp.

More Control (NEW)

Get more control over your particle parameters with the new graphing system, updated for Form 3. Animate controls over time for the color, size, opacity, and dispersion of your particles, as well as their fractal and audio reactivity. Draw your curves from scratch, or start with presets and adjust.

3D Camera and Lights

Form uses After Effects’ 3D Camera and Lights so you can fully integrate your particle Effects with your motion graphics and live-action vfx shots.

70+ Presets (NEW)

Form 3 Includes over 70 new fully-customizable Designer presets for creating backgrounds and motion design elements.

Natural Shading

The new Shadowlet rendering allows particles to cast shadows onto other particles. Combined with dynamic light falloff support for After Effects lights, your particles and composites look better than ever.

 


Updates

What's new in Trapcode Form 3?

Designer (NEW)

Creating particle grids is easier than ever before in the new Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset settings and styles for emitters, particles and more. Or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click.The designer gives instant visual feedback, making the building and previewing of effects an intuitive and creative experience.

3D Models (NEW)

Bring your motion graphics into a new dimension by using 3D models and animated OBJ sequences as particle grids. Choose from Form’s newly-expanded library of over 60 OBJs, or easily load your own models using the new OBJ Loading Panel directly in After Effects or within the Designer.

Sprites and Polygons (NEW)

Use any image in your composition as a particle by assigning it to a 2D sprite or textured polygon. Form 3 now includes over 270 still and animated sprite images, easily loaded directly within After Effects or in the Designer via the new Sprite Loading Panel.

More Control (NEW)

Get more control over your particle parameters with the new graphing system, updated for Form 3. Animate controls over time for the color, size, opacity, and dispersion of your particles, as well as their fractal and audio reactivity. Draw your curves from scratch, or start with presets and adjust.

70+ Presets (NEW)

Form 3 Includes over 70 new fully-customizable Designer presets for creating backgrounds and motion design elements.

What's new in Trapcode Form 2.2?

  • Updated UI graphs, “Color over Life” and “Size over Life” in Trapcode Form now match those found in Particular 2.5
  • Removal of outdated SD presets

Our tests have shown that our products perform best when used with the system configurations listed below. Although many of our products will run on older or less-powerful systems, those listed below are the minimum system requirements which we support.

Apple Macintosh

  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.12
  • Mac Intel
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 50 MB of Hard Drive space

Windows

  • Windows 7 
  • Windows 8 
  • Windows 10
  • 64 bit Processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 50 MB of Hard Drive space

Host Applications

Trapcode Form runs only in After Effects. Each purchase and serial number allows the owner to use the product on a single computer. Except where noted, the features are the same in all operating systems.

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

Please ensure that the host version is compatible with your operating system. Check with application provider for specifics.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Customer Reviews

Form worth the effort

Great program to incorporate into your tool set. Continue to get ooohs and aahhhs. Tutorials are a must. Once you've cracked the code, you'll always think about how to use it in your current project.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Mike Cash
Date: April 28, 2012

A great companion to any designer

If you've been to an IMAX movie lately, you've seen the power of Form in action. Often times I find that any puzzle I can't solve with Particular is short work in Form (and vice versa!). Despite the learning curve, research and experimentation will soon make you an expert. With its layer mapping controls I've used Form to illustrate how fluid physics work, for super cool music visualizations, and with Form 2's recent addition of OBJ support, I've started integrating my Cinema 4D workflow right into After Effects. This plugin is worth every penny!

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jared Flynn
Date: April 09, 2012

$199 isn’t a bad price for a particle engine plugin, especially one as feature-rich as this. But what you’re really paying for is the uniqueness of the animations that Form delivers

Trapcode continues to impress with another entry in its lineup of ultra-high quality software for After Effects. Even though Form has a steep learning curve, it does have 61 very useful presets that don’t need a lot of tweaking to produce rich organic animations that are truly stunning. In an industry where everything seems to have a “been there done that” look, it’s refreshing to see a plugin that provides such unique results.

Read the full review of Trapcode Form 1.0 by Ryan Graham at Microfilmmaker Magazine, May 1, 2008.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? Yes

By: Jeremy Hanke
Date: April 04, 2012

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