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Get all the Red Giant tools for filmmaking and motion graphics at one low price

Maxon Red Giant is the leading provider of visual effects and motion graphics tools, offering innovative and powerful solutions for filmmakers, editors, motion designers, and visual effects artists. Red Giant tools empower artists, filmmakers, and designers to bring their creative visions to life.

Get all the Red Giant tools for filmmaking and motion graphics. You’ll enjoy access to Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX, and Universe – each designed with innovative features that make it easy to craft eye-catching visuals!

All Access

Explicitly, Red Giant gives artists full access to the complete set of Red Giant tools.  This includes all three product suites and Universe.

Up-to-Date

Red Giant includes free upgrades. To be clear, users will always have the latest editing, motion graphics, and VFX tools, as soon as they are updated.

Red Giant includes:

Maxon Studio: Maxon Studio is a new After Effects template engine and intuitive interface available to Red Giant and Maxon One subscribers. Studio’s collection of Capsules, created in collaboration with visual artist collective CandyMustache, are not prefab templates, which can be hard to customize.

Powered by Red Giant tools, Studio Capsules can be browsed, selected, and fine-tuned with our user-friendly editing interface so you can create standout videos with the click of a button.

Trapcode Suite: The industry’s most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®, now with the Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine.

Magic Bullet Suite: Widely used for color correction, finishing and film looks, Magic Bullet Suite gives editors and filmmakers everything needed to make the footage look great. Not to mention, it works right on editing timelines.

Universe: Red Giant’s 80 GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.

VFX Suite: The all-new suite of keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe After Effects.

Geo: A simple yet powerful tool for lighting, texturing, and cloning 3D objects in After Effects

For more detailed information on individual products, please see the Details Tab.


What’s new

Red Giant June 2024 Update

Maxon Studio is a new After Effects template engine and intuitive interface available to Red Giant and Maxon One subscribers. Studio’s collection of Capsules, created in collaboration with visual artist collective CandyMustache, are not prefab templates, which can be hard to customize.

Red Giant Spring Update 2024.2

Red Giant 2024.2 features Red Giant Geo, a new tool that lets users texture, light, and clone 3D objects in After Effects. Rendering performance in Trapcode Particular has been improved significantly and there are new custom blur maps for Bokeh and improvements to Looks’ UI.

Red Giant 2024.1

Red Giant 2024.1 updated Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX, and Universe. A new Bokeh plugin allows artists to achieve beautiful results without complex camera lens setups. Magic Bullet Looks’ color management system improvements include new lighting effects. Real Lens Flares in VFX now offers much-requested obscuration and a Light Ball core projection option. VFX Spot Clone Tracker has a new Track Only feature, allowing you to hide non-tracking-related parameters. Trapcode updates include optimized multi-frame rendering across multiple threads, new cloud service support, and new sprites.

What’s new in Red Giant Complete 2024


The latest updates for Red Giant include updates to the Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX, and Universe toolsets. The Particular Fluid Dynamics Simulation extension in Trapcode 2024 allows artists to create realistic thermal dynamics. VFX 2024 opens up a new dimension in lighting control and includes several enhancements to the popular Real Lens Flares. With Magic Bullet 2024, color correction is easier than ever, plus new presets give designers more creative freedom. And Universe 2024 offers a great number of new presets.

Additionally, all tools in Red Giant are now available in Chinese and Japanese, making it easier for artists to get started using the software in their native language.

Maxon Studio

Maxon Studio is a streamlined, intuitive, and centralized interface for presenting, implementing, and managing Maxon capsules.

Maxon Studio Highlights

  • The initial release contains 250+Capsules and more will be added routinely over time.
  • Studio’s Discover tab reveals a Capsule thumbnail gallery users can browse, filter, and search in seconds.This solves the problem of staring at a blank page when a transition, title, or other enhancement is needed.
  • Animated Capsule previews show exactly how the enhancement will look. From there, one click adds that Capsule to the After Effects composition in progress.
  • Built from dozens of Adobe and Red Giant tools and plug-ins, Capsules amount to hundreds or even thousands of parameters and settings, but users often need only a handful of controls for the most common adjustments, such as keyframing. Studio’s Edit panel makes it easy to be creative without having to dive repeatedly into timeline layers to hunt for a maddeningly elusive parameter.
  • Studio’s UI can run in its own window on a separate screen or dock into After Effects for a more consolidated workspace.
  • Maxon Studio Capsules are responsive, so whether a project’s resolution is 720p, 1080p, or 8K, Capsules will adjust the layout while maintaining the overall design.

In short, Studio takes everything you love about presets—that finished look, the quick convenience—and makes it all an order of magnitude better.

Capsules

  • Zoom Out Transition – Change scenes with drama and style. These transition Capsules for After Effects make it easy to zoom out and engage your audience.
  • Zoom Out Spin Transition – Move from A to B scenes seamlessly with these After Effects transition Capsules. It’s a snap to zoom out and spin the scene to engage your audience.
  • Zoom In Wiggle Transition – Zoom in and wiggle as you transition between clips with these After Effects transition Capsules.
  • Zoom In Transition – Change scenes with flawless flare using these After Effects transition Capsules that make it easy to zoom in and impress your audience.
  • Zoom In Spin Transition – These After Effects transition Capsules allow you to use seamless camera s hifts to zoom in and spin engagingly from scene to scene.
  • Spin Perspective Transition – These After Effects spin perspective transition Capsules help you create eye-catching videos with a fluid camera shift.
  • Slide Transition – These After Effects slide transition Capsules offer a seamless camera shift to help create a captivating visual journey that holds viewers’ attention.
  • Motion Typography – Creativity meets practicality with these memorable After Effects type Capsules. Show off products and services with text that springs off the screen with professionalism. Have fun with the bright colors, stylish fonts, and text flow,all of which you control.
  • Big Title – These full-screen After Effects animated typography Capsules provide a dynamic and engaging visual experience. You orchestrate the aesthetic, adjusting colors and text as needed.
  • Text Message – These unique After Effects bubble animation Capsules mimic text messages and can enhance presentations by highlighting key information. Adjust text, color, position, and scale.
  • Lower Third – Incorporate these animated After Effects lower thirds elements into your videos to highlight key points. Personalize these Capsules to fit any aesthetic by adjusting various elements. Strategically position the graphic to ensure maximum visibility and resize as needed.
  • Infographics – These infographic Capsules are meticulously designed After Effects scenes that can help you present numerical data in the most effective and visually appealing way possible. Customize colors, text, and values to suit your needs and engage your audience.
  • Social Media – These animated Capsules add a social flavor to your videos in After Effects. Adjust colors to suit your needs.
  • Slideshow – These After Effects slideshow Capsules are great for enhancing product promos. Users can modify photos, videos, colors, and text, as well as position, scale, and much more.
  • Shape Element – Add pop and interest to your After Effects comps with shape element Capsules. Customize these animated collections of lines, squiggles, arcs, and other assorted geometries, including their colors and thickness, to add vitality to many project types.
  • Logo Reveal – These Capsules make it easy to introduce your clients’ logos with a stylish reveal in After Effects. Easy control options allow you to modify logos, adjust accompanying texts, and even change color schemes.
  • Graphic Element – Motion graphics Capsules are like emojis for your presentation or video, only with objects rather than faces. These elements can direct viewers’ attention, add meaning clarity, or simply liven up static visuals. Adjust color, line width, and other variables according to your needs.
  • Glassy Overlay – Add a touch of sophistication to your videos with these overlays that make it appear as though the visuals are being seen through glass. Highlight certain video elements, create a sense of depth, or simply add a more polished, professional look.
  • Looped Colorful Gradient – These After Effects gradient backgrounds repeat forever. Customize these Capsules to change the colors and/or gradient direction to match your design preferences.
  • Glitch Transition – These glitch transition Capsules offer an innovative, exciting way to infuse extra dynamism into your videos. Make detailed adjustments to several parameters, including distortion levels, which can change the glitch effect’s intensity.
  • Call Out – These After Effects call outs are great for highlighting notable features. Users can modify nearly every aspect of these Capsules as needed.
  • Flat Poster – Flat poster Capsules offer dynamic, stylish After Effects scenes to captivate your audience. Options allow you to adjust colors to suit branding requirements. You can also add your own media files to further tailor posters to specific needs.
  • Bokeh Overlay – Spice up your videos with bokeh overlay Capsules in After Effects. These overlays add a beautiful depth of field effect to your footage, creating a captivating, dreamy aesthetic.
  • Looped Background – These cycling After Effects background Capsules can fill your screen with vibrant energy. Adjust various aspects, including the feather and colors, to align with aesthetic preferences or brand identity.

Geo

A simple yet powerful tool for lighting, texturing, and cloning 3D objects in After Effects

Introducing Geo, an all-new plug-in for Adobe After Effects for texturing, lighting, and cloning 3D models. With the aim of offering a simple but powerful 3D solution, approachable yet capable enough for any skill level, Geo slides neatly into your existing After Effects workflow. Select models from the Maxon Capsule library or import your own and fully customize their textures and materials. Create quick, easy arrays in a variety of shapes with the cloner controls. Fully sell your scene by casting shadows directly from your geometry onto any selected layer in your composition.

3D Models

Grab the model you want and go. Seven supported formats include C4D, OBJ, FBX, GLB, glTF, DAE, and 3DS. This means less hunting for just the right file and more getting right to the good stuff.

Add Materials and Textures

Assign up to five materials, each with its own set of physically-based properties, including base color, roughness, metalness, subsurface, transmission, opacity, emmission, and bump (normal and height). Modify or create any texture with the full power of After Effects at your disposal. Get a head start with one of the included surface presets or build entirely from scratch. It’s never been easier to iterate and vary your 3D scenes.

Refractions

Create realistic glass, water, and other translucent materials with Geo’s refractions based on the real-world Index of refraction table. Not only do they look beautiful, they render crazy fast!

Create Clone Arrays

Generate quick and easy arrays in box, sphere, or cylindrical shapes with the integrated cloner. This approachable set of controls will feel familiar to artists accustomed to Cinema 4D’s MoGraph tools. Duplicate, scale, and rotate your geometry on all three axes to create asteroid belts, armies of marching ants, spinning smart phones, or mesmerizing abstract art.

Environment

Immerse your geometry into the scene with robust environmental controls. Adjust the color, intensity and angles of the built-in sun light. Assign refraction and environment maps for interactive refractions, image-based lighting and reflections. Get just the right color and strength of your shadows. Define the visibility and fog falloff for a cinematic fade into the distance.

Shadow Catcher

While also a part of the environment group, this slick little feature is worth its own mention. Control the position and rotations of shadows cast from your geometry simply using the AE layer transforms of any selected comp layer. Works amazingly for camera-tracked VFX shots, motion graphics product shots and more. Separate your shadow pass from your geometry for complete compositing control.

Resources

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Trapcode Suite

Trapcode brings the power of 3D particle systems right into After Effects. Use particle emitters to create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic visual effects, or create technological marvels and user interfaces with immortal particle grids and 3D forms. With a subscription to Red Giant, get even more 3D geometry input options thanks to Cineware .c4d file import. Use Cinema 4D files (including animation) in particle systems or as 3D models in After Effects.

Particular

Create organic 3D particle effects and complex motion graphics elements in After Effects.

  • Motion Graphics: Trapcode Particular is a plugin for After Effects that lets you add particles to your compositions to bring your motion graphics work to life. Use 3D objects for even more beauty and complexity.
  • Visual Effects: Create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic effects. Combine multiple particle systems into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results.
  • Physics: Particular’s powerful physics engine includes new behaviors, forces and environmental controls. Bring particles to life with flocking/swarming and predator/prey behaviors. Combine bounce and air physics or create beautiful fluid simulations for more realism than ever before.
  • Next Generation: Particular now includes parent/child particle systems where a parent emitter can emit one or more complete child emitters. It’s also easy to set up long emitter chains to create beautifully complex cascading results.
  • Designer: Trapcode Particular gives you the ability to build particle effects visually, with a powerful designer that makes generating effects more creative and intuitive than ever before.
  • Presets: Choose from over 355 Trapcode Particular presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

 

Form

Create 3D particle grids and objects in After Effects.

  • Immortal Particle Grids and 3D Objects: Form particles live forever, giving you precise control over their behavior. Combine multiple forms into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results.
  • Audio Driven & Organic Effects: Create a grid of particles that can be used for organic, flowing effects. Use audio to drive particle animation.
  • Fluid Dynamics: For the first time ever, run realistic fluid simulations, with the new Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine, allowing forms to interact and influence each other for stunning results.
  • Designer: Trapcode Form gives you the ability to build particle grids and particle objects visually, with a powerful designer that makes generating effects creative and intuitive.
  • Presets: Choose from over 150 Trapcode Form presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Mir

Create 3D terrains, objects and wireframes in After Effects

  • Motion Graphics: Trapcode Mir is a plugin for After Effects that creates flowing surfaces, endless tunnels, terrains and 3D objects for use in your motion graphics.
  • Terrains: Design realistic or alien landscapes using Trapcode Mir’s fractal displacement mapping.
  • 3D Models: For the first time ever, quickly and easily load 3D OBJ models into your After Effects composition. Trapcode Mir makes it simple to texture, light, repeat and deform, your models as part of your scene.
  • Surface Presets: Choose from Mir’s 16 surface presets, designed to give you a head start in setting up the materials, shaders and textures for different surface styles. Every preset is fully-customizable.

3D Stroke

Animated 3D shapes and lines in After Effects and Premiere Pro

  • Logos, Text, and Paths: Trapcode 3D Stroke is a motion graphics artist’s secret weapon for creating animated logos and sophisticated write-on effects. With this plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro, lines can glow, taper and flow through 3D space, using simple paths, made beautifully complex.
  • Repeater: The real power of Trapcode 3D stroke is in the repeater. Build one path and then use the repeater controls to duplicate and distort the strokes for complex effects.
  • Flexible, Powerful Controls: Get pinpoint control over shapes, colors, looping, motion blur, opacity and more. 3D Stroke now includes controls for thickness over the length of the path and color mapping for even more beautiful and intricate results.
  • Presets: Trapcode 3D Stroke includes 40 preset shapes such as stars, grids, and more to give you starting points for your motion graphics and animation.

Shine

Ultra-fast, 3D light ray effects in After Effects and Premiere Pro

  • Motion Graphics: Trapcode Shine is a plugin for After Effects that brings light and life into your motion graphics and VFX.
  • Natural Light: Give your footage the natural effect of sunshine through clouds, headlights in fog, or underwater light rays.
  • 3D Camera-Aware: Trapcode Shine includes a host of features for creating 3D camera-aware volumetric effects.
  • Presets: Choose from our Trapcode Shine presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Starglow

Stylized glints and glows for motion graphics and text in After Effects and Premiere Pro

  • Add Glimmer to Your Highlights: Trapcode Starglow is a plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro for generating multicolored or monochromatic star-shaped glows that instantly bring life to your motion graphics and footage.
  • Presets: Includes 49 presets, each completely customizable for 8 different directional points, color maps, shimmer, gradients and streak length.

Soundkeys

Instant audio-driven motion graphics in After Effects

  • Create Animation Keyframes From Audio: Trapcode Sound Keys is a plugin for After Effects that analyzes your audio and generates keyframes you can easily link to your layer’s animation properties. Scale, rotate, and move to the beat. Or use audio to drive effects.
  • Integrate Sound With Other Effects: Sound Keys can be used to trigger other visual effects. For example, combine Trapcode Sound Keys with Trapcode Particular to have particles emitted, based on a drumbeat. Isolate a snare drum hit as the trigger, or just let the general volume drive the effect.
  • Visual Interface For Audio Selection: Select parts of an audio track in the visual spectrum and convert them into keyframes, syncing footage with audio using amplitude or frequency ranges.

Tao

Generate 3D geometries along a path in After Effects

  • Geometric Shapes, Ribbons, & More: Trapcode Tao is an After Effects plugin from Red Giant for motion graphics and VFX.
  • Masks, Paths, & Motion: Trapcode Tao is a plugin for After Effects that creates beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N-gons.
  • 3D Camera & Lights: Tao quickly generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights.
  • Presets: Choose from our Trapcode Tao presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Lux

After Effects lights made visible

  • Dramatic Natural 3D Lighting: Trapcode Lux is a plugin for After Effects that creates visible, volumetric sources for all point and spot lights in the scene. The effect is fully AE 3D camera-aware, with control over intensity, falloff and more.

Echospace

Instantly clone and offset animated layers in After Effects

  • Painless Complex Animation: Trapcode Echospace is a plugin for After Effects that lets you quickly clone, animate and offset 3D layers. Create dynamic ‘falling domino’ or ‘follow-the-leader’ style motion graphics in seconds, without writing expressions.

Horizon

Infinite backgrounds for After Effects 3D

  • 3D Backgrounds: Trapcode Horizon is a plugin for After Effects that lets you use 360 degree image maps or create multi-color gradients as an infinite background for your 3D compositions. Horizon is fully AE camera-aware.

Magic Bullet Suite

Color correction, finishing and film looks

Magic Bullet is a set of plugins for color correction, finishing and film looks. With powerful real-time color grading tools, video denoising, and cosmetic retouching, you’ll have everything you need to make your footage look great, right on your editing timeline.

Looks

Cinematic looks and color correction

  • Presets: With the Magic Bullet Looks plugin you can choose from over 30 brand-new Look presets, designed to match your favorite movies and TV shows. While presets are the fastest, simplest way to grade your footage, every one of the over 300 included presets is fully-customizable, and uses professional tools and powerful techniques to make your footage look amazing.
  • Powerful Tools: Alter the presets by adding or removing tools along the toolchain, or just build a look from scratch by combining any of the intuitive and powerful tools.
  • Part of Your Professional Color Workflow: Magic Bullet Looks now works ever better with high-end workflows. Choose from over 30 new camera profiles for input or output using the new Color Handling controls. This means Looks’s 300+ presets work perfectly on both on any footage, and in any workflow.
  • Incredibly Easy, With a UI for Design: The best color correction experience in the industry happens because of a great set of tools and a great way to use them. The Magic Bullet Looks UI makes the process of color grading intuitive and easy.

Denoiser

Fast, easy video noise reduction

  • Remove Noise & Grain From Your Footage: Shooting in low light or at high ISO’s can add a lot of noise to your footage. Magic Bullet Denoiser is a plugin that gets rid of that without removing detail.
  • The Best Denoiser is Now The Fastest: Denoiser III has been rewritten entirely from scratch to give you the best, fastest, and most reliable video denoising experience available.

Colorista

Professional color correction on your timeline

  • Color Comes To You: Magic Bullet Colorista is a plugin that puts streamlined professional color correction tools directly on your editing timeline. No need to leave your host app to grade your footage.
  • Guided Color Correction: Let Colorista guide you, using an industry-tested color correction workflow. In just a few simple steps, this quick and easy shortcut will start you off on the right foot with a perfectly balanced shot that’s ready for a color grade.
  • A Better Adobe Experience: Get true real time color correction with Adobe’s Mercury playback engine. Transform Premiere Pro and After Effects into a professional color grading environment with the Colorista panel. Create multi-layered masked corrections with Adobe’s masking and tracking features. Colorista is tightly integrated with Adobe applications, giving you a seamless color grading experience that goes far beyond the native tools.
  • Pro LUT Workflow: Look up tables are a big part of a colorist’s workflow. Whether they’re camera manufacturer LUTs designed to bring footage into the right color space, or creative LUTs used to transform your footage with the grade from a popular film, Colorista makes it easy to import and work with LUTs. Even better, Colorista can create and output LUTs based on your color work, making it easy to share your grade across projects, people and software that reads LUTs.
  • A New Color Engine Built for HDR: Colorista has always been a great HDR color corrector. We’ve overhauled the render engine with new Highlight and Shadow Region controls, improved 3-way correction, and an all-new Clarity control. A new Highlight Boost control makes it easy to upgrade any video to HDR, while the new Saturation EQ gives you control of color curves with far fewer clicks.

Cosmo

Fast, Simple Cosmetic Cleanup

  • Skin Smoothing & Retouching: Magic Bullet Cosmo is a plugin that gives you the ability to quickly balance skin tones, reducing wrinkles and remove skin blemishes, to make your talent look their best.
  • Precise & Easy: Cosmo’s new Skin Sample tool helps you target the exact skin tone for precision cosmetic cleanup. Intuitive skin color controls make it simple to keep skin looking natural and consistent.
  • Powerful & Fast: Cosmo gives you the best possible results with incredible speed. New skin smoothing technology gives better, more natural results than ever before.

Mojo

A Cinematic Color Grade in Seconds

  • Instant Hollywood Film Looks: Magic Bullet Mojo is a plugin that instantly gives your footage the sophisticated color grade of a Hollywood movie, with film-like contrast and a unified, complementary color palette. It’s all the tricks professional colorists use on big-budget Hollywood movies, in one compact package.
  • Customize: As soon as you apply Mojo, your footage looks better. Pick from one of the 14 built-in presets based on popular movies. Then, with just a few simple sliders, make the look your own, as well as correct exposure and color balance. Mojo plays back in real time, so it never slows you down.
  • Skin Tones: Mojo makes people look great by emphasizing skin tones and pushing other colors toward a complimentary, cooler tone. Dedicated controls for skin color makes it easy to keep your on-camera talent looking their best.
  • Presets: Mojo has 14 brand new, fully-customizable presets designed to match the color styles from different Hollywood movies and TV shows.

Film

The look of real motion picture film

  • Give Your Footage Chemistry: Magic Bullet Film is a plugin that gives your digital footage the look of real film by emulating the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color grading, and finally to the print stock.
  • Real Film: The digital stocks in Magic Bullet Film are based on real film and the real color grading experience of an industry expert.
  • Presets: Magic Bullet Film includes 22 negative stocks and 4 print stocks, giving you 88 possible cinematic combinations.

Renoiser

Cinematic texture and film grain

  • Add Some Noise: Magic Bullet Renoiser is a plugin that breaths life into your digital footage with cinematic texture and grain. Whether you’ve denoised your video, created CGI and motion graphics compositions, or your digital footage is just too clean, Renoiser gives your footage a cinematic feel.
  • Film Grain: Renoiser’s all-new GPU accelerated grain engine gives your footage the genuine texture of film. Unlike other film grain tools out there, Renoiser actually rebuilds your image out of virtual grain rather than just applying a grain layer on top. This produces a result more genuine than anything you’ve seen before, all in real time.
  • Customize: Renoiser is fully-customizable, with detailed control over grain amount, size, and tonal response, with options for color or monochrome grain.
  • Stay Sharp: Renoiser includes an adjustable sharpening algorithm that adapts to your footage, sharpening important details without overcorrecting the elements that don’t need it, such as text or graphics. This combo of grain and sharpening can also be used to keep your footage looking it’s best when your video is compressed by sites like YouTube or Vimeo.

Universe

Video transition and effects plugins for editors and motion graphics artists

Generators

Universe generators are a fantastic content resource for any video project. They can provide visual filler between your clips, animated backgrounds behind your titles, or even be overlaid atop your videos to create cool effects.

  • Array Gun
  • Progresso
  • Logo Motion
  • HUD Components
  • Line
  • Reframe

Effects

Give your footage authentic retro and modern day looks using tools like VHS, Retrograde Carousel, Glitch, Holomatrix II, and more.

  • Symbol Mapper (New)
  • VHS
  • Glitch
  • Holomatrix II
  • Retrograde
  • Finisher
  • Grain16
  • Ecto
  • Long Shadow
  • And more

Text

Effortlessly create beautiful text treatments right inside your NLE.

  • Hack Text
  • Typographic
  • Numbers
  • Screen Text
  • Text Tile
  • Type Cast
  • Type On
  • Title Motion

Transitions

Instantly create seamless transitions between your clips!

  • Warp
  • Glitch Transition
  • Retrograde Transition
  • VHS Transition
  • Carousel Transition
  • Channel Surf
  • Flicker Cut
  • Color Mosaic

Utilities

View all our utilities including tools for adding blending modes and camera shake.

  • Modes
  • Camera Shake
  • Socialize
  • Unmult
  • Fisheye Fixer
  • Picture in Picture

Dashboard

Working with Universe in Premiere Pro and After Effects has never been easier. The dockable Universe Dashboard brings all of the Universe tools into one place, making it simple to explore and apply the entire library of effects and presets.

Presets

Every tool in Universe includes presets to help get you started and give instant professional results.


VFX Suite

Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside of After Effects. 

VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic visual effects composites in After Effects. With Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with all of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way than can be modeled with a simple stack of 2D layers. Lens Distortion Matcher makes it easy to match any camera lens, whether it’s wide angle, fisheye, GoPro or anything else, so your composited elements fit perfectly into your shot. VFX Suite also includes tools for adding shadows and reflections that speed up some of the essential parts of creating a professional composite.

Supercomp

A toolkit for realistic VFX composites in After Effects

  • Integrated VFX Compositing: Creating complex, seamless composites in After Effects can be a difficult, time-consuming task. With Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with all of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way than can be modeled with a simple stack of 2D layers. Supercomp enhances the After Effects 2D compositing engine with its own, powerful environment and set of tools, and far less pre-composing than ever before.
  • Powerful Effects, Fast: Work with 17 GPU-accelerated context-aware tools, such as Light Wrap, Volumetric Fog, Optical Glow, and more. Supercomp’s effects are easily applied, with less time needed to get realistic professional composites. Supercomp’s adjustable presets speed up the compositing process by displaying live previews of how they’ll affect your finished composite.
  • Pro Tricks & Techniques: Good compositing requires knowing how to make things look right. With Supercomp, you’ll benefit from decades of our team’s extensive feature film and broadcast experience. Supercomp comes with built-in visual effects tricks and techniques that deliver beautiful, convincing results. Light wraps know they should wrap around every layer — not just one. Heat Blur applied to a fire element gives a realistic blurring and distortion of all layers behind it, without requiring additional effects.
  • Entirely New, Completely Familiar: Supercomp is a companion that works seamlessly with and within After Effects, so you can continue to use the effects and workflows you already know. Use Supercomp for the finishing touches — or choose to base your entire workflow around it. No matter how you use it in your work, you’ll never have to leave the comfort of the familiar After Effects timeline to get it done.

Primatte Keyer

Fast, Automatic Chroma keying

  • Instantly Remove Green Screen: Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s Auto Compute Algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically.
  • Best User Experience & Best Results: Primatte Keyer’s new user interface makes it easy to select your background and foreground, and to separate them out for a great key. Primatte’s cleanup tools help make it look solid without much additional effort.
  • GPU Optimized: Primatte Keyer has always made the keying process faster by just being more intuitive and easier to use than any other keying tool out there. Now, with GPU optimization, you’ll get even more speed, with previews and renders up to 3x faster than in previous versions.

Bang

Customizable, volumetric muzzle flashes for After Effects

  • Customizable 3D Muzzle Flashes: Bang is an After Effects plug-in for creating realistic or stylized 3D gunfire effects. You can easily create the perfect muzzle flash with the intuitive shape controls or choose from numerous presets. Create flashes with star-shaped petals, and even add glow and sparks. Adjust color, brightness, falloff, and interactive light to perfectly match your footage.
  • Easy Alignment: Bang’s 3D particle system renders unique flashes viewable from any angle, taking into account After Effects’ comp cameras. Easily define the position of the barrel, the aim and the direction to or away from camera. Easily adjust the roll and scale of your muzzle flash.
  • Interactive Relighting: Automatically simulate the light from the bright muzzle flashes illuminating your actors and location, removing the need for separate adjustments.
  • Keyframe Triggering: In Bang, each muzzle flash is controlled via keyframe in a single effect track.
  • Muzzle Flash Petals: Some guns have compensators, brakes, or flash hiders. They’re designed to reroute expelled gasses in order to achieve less recoil and muzzle movement. The number of holes in the compensator define the number of muzzle flash petals. With Bang, you can customize the petals to match your weapon.
  • Flash Age: The muzzle flash of a real firearm is captured in a single frame at a random point in the duration of the explosive discharge. Because of this, real flashes captured on camera will have different shapes and appearances depending on when the shutter was open.  With Bang, the user can control the age and age randomization of the flashes, giving them full control over this look.
  • Presets: Bang comes loaded with fully customizable presets to get you started. Browse presets for many well know firearms including: 45 Magnum, Generic 9mm Pistol, Silenced Pistol, M16A1 “Des/Troy”, M4 5-Petal, Generic Assault Rifle, Minigun, Electro, and more.

King Pin Tracker

Fast, accurate planar tracking, right inside of After Effects

  • Planar Tracking on Your AE Timeline: King Pin Tracker is a plug-in that brings the power of a planar tracker directly into Adobe After Effects. It’s an easy to use tool in a familiar environment — no need to step out of AE for great tracking results anymore. King Pin Tracker is incredibly fast and accurate, and can track surfaces in changing lighting, even as they leave the frame.
  • Easy Corner Pinning…: King Pin Tracker makes it simple to replace signs or add rectangular objects into a shot. But what if your object isn’t rectangular, or has an alpha channel? What if there’s nothing to track where you want to place your object? King Pin Tracker has you covered. With powerful To and From pins, and the ability to offset and rotate in planar space, you can pin whatever you want, wherever you want it.
  • …And Much More: Pinning signs and the like is just the beginning. In our work at Red Giant, we’ve used King Pin Tracker for applying digital makeup effects, removing unwanted objects from complex moving shots, prop replacement, and more. With high quality motion blur and a render engine that keeps layers sharp while avoiding moiré, King Pin Tracker makes it easy to composite your tracked objects believably.
  • Simple UI For Complex Work: King Pin Tracker’s interface makes it easy to corner pin and track your footage.

Lens Distortion Matcher

Remove or match distortion from any kind of lens

  • Automatic Undistort: Lens Distortion Matcher makes it incredibly easy to undistort footage from any lens so that you can composite elements into your shot. Even if you don’t know what kind of lens – wide angle, GoPro, fisheye, or whatever – Lens Distortion Matcher can figure it out instantly.
  • Fast Pro Workflow and Results: Most undistort workflows are difficult and often end up with a loss in video quality through the roundtrip. Lens Distortion Matcher works differently, making the process simple, fast, and lossless. By analyzing the lens distortion in your original footage and then applying that lens model to your final comp, you get an undistorted composition to work in, and a final comp that matches the original lens.
  • No More Slip and Slide: Getting a reliable After Effects 3D camera track or 2D track from wide angle footage is challenging if not nearly impossible. Composited elements tend to slip and slide as the camera moves, killing the final effect. But by using Lens Distortion Matcher before you track, you’re able to give After Effects a much more tracking friendly shot, which means reliable tracking results, ready for compositing.
  • Intuitive UI That Makes It Easy: As you identify curved lines that should be straight, Lens Distortion Matcher quickly solves the lens. Just a few clicks and the job is done. Once you’ve undistorted, you can add VFX or work in the undistorted comp to track objects more reliably with tools like King Pin Tracker. Lens Distortion Matcher makes it easy to losslessly reunite your visual effects with your original footage.

Spot Clone Tracker

Fast, simple spot cleanup and object removal with a built in tracker

  • Remove Objects: Spot Clone Tracker makes it easy to remove small objects or blemishes from your footage by cloning in pixels from neighboring areas. Whether you are trying to remove acne, a plug socket, or motion tracking dots, Spot Clone Tracker has you covered. Literally.
  • Rock Solid Tracking: A lightning-fast tracker allows you to easily track your target area on moving footage. The Clone From region can follow along automatically, or be positioned or even tracked separately.
  • Match Lighting & Textures: Cloning can come with all sorts of challenges such as different lighting and textures between your source and target. Spot Clone tracker solves that through 6 different methods for repairing your footage, so that blending and light matching are handled automatically.
  • A Simple UI for Complex Work: Spot Clone Tracker’s user interface makes borrowing pixels from other areas of your shot fast and easy. Define the spot to be cleaned up and the source of the clone using the graphical overlay.

Optical Glow

A blazing fast, drop-dead gorgeous, photo-realistic glow effect for After Effects and Premiere Pro

  • Absolutely Beautiful: Optical Glow is the most beautiful, highest-quality glow ever made for Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro. And while we could explain to you that Optical Glow uses an optically-correct inverse-square falloff, rather than the gaussian approximation used by other glow effects, the bottom line is that it’s easy to use and just looks awesome.
  • Visual Effects: Optical Glow is perfect for professional visual effects work. With built-in gamma management, your glow always looks realistic, whether your footage is video, log, or even linear. Optical Glow offers tons of control, so whether you’re glowing a lightsaber, starship engine, police lights, or the neon signs in a futuristic dystopia, you’ll get the beautiful result you’re aiming for.
  • Motion Graphics: Everybody needs a good glow for their mograph, right? With control for vibrance, color, falloff and much more, Optical Glow will become a major tool in your motion graphics arsenal. But most importantly… Ooh! Shiny!

Chromatic Displacement

Beautiful prismatic displacement effects

The accuracy of our simulation creates lens flares that move, morph and merge as the light source shifts across the screen. It will make you feel like you are looking at the real thing.

  • Prismatic Effects: Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results.
  • Visual Effects: We designed Chromatic Displacement for creating professional visual effects, such as force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more. It’s incredibly flexible, giving you control over the strength, color spread, and softening.
  • Motion Graphics: Displacement effects aren’t just for visual effects. Use text to displace an image, or bring on a logo in a new and interesting way. Once you try Chromatic Displacement, you’ll never go back to standard displacement effects again.

Real Lens Flares

Create realistic lens flares based on simulated optical models and ray traced light.

  • Lens Simulation Engine – Real Lens Flares was built on an engine that simulates the optical qualities of a real lens and calculates rays of light bouncing around inside of glass to create beautiful images.
  • Infinite Customization – Modify almost any property of the lens to change the look and feel of the lens flare. Dial the aperture, tweak the antireflective coatings, move the sensor, and shine some extra light on your shots.
  • Presets – Real Lens Flares ships with dozens of beautiful presets based on real lens simulations, as well as a set of stylized flares and core projections to start building your own.
  • Aperture Control – Changing the aperture is one of the most dramatic ways that the user can change the look of the flare. With Real Lens Flares, you can change the number of blades, curvature, twist, and countless other properties of the aperture to tweak the look of your flare.
  • Light Control – Real Lens Flares works like a real camera lens, you set the type of light, position and intensity, and our engine calculates a realistic flare based on the exposure that you set.
  • Color Control – In addition to being able to control the color of the light of your flares, artists now can edit the properties of each piece of glass to change the color of the reflections that it creates. The color of your reflections is the color of your flare.
    • Core Projections – A set of core projections that can also be controlled through the lens model, as well as individually:
    • Glowball – soft zone of over exposure around a light.
    • Starburst – a star shaped visual artifact caused by the aperture.
    • Single spike – emulating a smear of oil across the lens.
    • Halo – chromatic ringing effect caused by a scratched or oily lens.
    • Gate Flare – light hitting the edge of the lens barrel and bouncing across the glass.
  • Technology Preview – This release is a technology preview and will evolve with the participation of our artistic community. Your feedback will help us shape the future of this brand new tool.

Knoll Light Factory

3D lens flares for motion graphics and VFX in After Effects and Premiere Pro

  • Lens Flares from Industrial Light & Magic: Built by ILM’s Chief Creative Officer, John Knoll, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares for the visual effects and motion graphics pro.
  • Design With Ease: Our intuitive Lens Editor makes it easy to customize existing flares and create your own from scratch. Use any of the 135 existing tools and sprite images, or add your own elements.
  • Cinematic Presets: Knoll Light Factory comes with over 200 presets designed for film, broadcast and motion graphics. The latest version includes over 90 beautiful new presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.

Shadow

Create complex perspective shadows in After Effects

  • Fast Shadows: Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color, and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.
  • Visual Effects: A missing shadow is a sure giveaway that your composited foreground object wasn’t in the original shot. Shadow gives you a fast way to help sell a professional composite.
  • Motion Graphics: Use Shadow to add depth to your motion graphics. Go for realism, or create stylized looks.

Reflection

  • Create realistic reflections in After Effects
  • Fast Reflections: Reflection is a plugin for After Effects that makes it easy to add a reflection to your layers. With controls for softness, distance fade, length, and more, this effect goes far beyond the standard methods for creating reflections.
  • Visual Effects: A missing reflection is a sure giveaway that your composited foreground object wasn’t in the original shot. Reflection gives you a fast way to help sell a professional composite.
  • Motion Graphics: Use reflection to add life to your motion graphics. Great for use with text and logos.

 

Red Giant system requirements

(See Universe below for specifics on Universe support)

 

Host Applications

After Effects CC 2023, CC 2024

  • All Red Giant Tools

Premiere Pro CC 2023, CC 2024

  • VFX: Optical Glow, Primatte Keyer, Chromatic Displacement
  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • Trapcode: 3D Stroke, Shine, Starglow
  • All Universe Tools


Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.5, 10.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools


Apple Motion 5.5, 5.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools


VEGAS Pro 19, 20

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools


Avid Media Composer 2021.x, 2022.x

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools except Prism Displacement, Compound Blur, Picture in Picture, Bokeh, and Bokeh Transition
    • Bokeh and Bokeh Transition coming soon


DaVinci Resolve 17, 18

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools


Cinema 4D R26 and later

  • Magic Bullet Looks


Unreal 4.27, Unreal 5

  • Magic Bullet Looks

Operating Systems

Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit Version or Windows 11
  • Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • An online connection is required for license validation and access to online content
  • Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip , recommended discrete AMD or NVidia graphics card from 2018 or later
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

macOS

  • macOS 12, 13, or 14
  • Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • An online connection is required for license validation and access to online content
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

Universe

Universe

Host Applications

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2023, CC 2024
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2023, CC 2024
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.5, 10.6*
  • Apple Motion 5.5, 5.6
  • Avid Media Composer 2021.x, 2022.x**
  • Magix VEGAS Pro 19, 20
  • DaVinci Resolve 17, 18

*Final Cut Pro and Motion do not support Bokeh and Bokeh Transition
**Avid does not support Prism Displacement, Compound Blur, Picture in Picture, Bokeh, and Bokeh Transition. Bokeh and Bokeh Transition support is coming soon.

**This plug-in will not work with any version of DaVinci Resolve from the Mac App Store

Operating Systems

macOS:

  • macOS 12, 13 or 14
  • Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • An online connection is required for license validation and access to online content
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

Windows:

  • Windows 10 64-bit Version or Windows 11
  • Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection is required for license validation and access to online content
  • Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip , recommended discrete AMD or NVidia graphics card from 2018 or later
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached

Maxon App 2024.4.1 – June 5, 2024

Maxon Studio is a new After Effects template engine and intuitive interface available to Red Giant and Maxon One subscribers.  It harnesses the capabilities of over 130 Red Giant tools so visual creatives of all types and skill levels can create standout videos with the click of a button.

June 2024 Update

 

Red Giant 2024.2 – April 10, 2024

Red Giant 2024.2 features Red Giant Geo, a new tool that lets users texture, light, and clone 3D objects in After Effects. Rendering performance in Trapcode Particular has been improved significantly and there are new custom blur maps for Bokeh, as well as improvements to Looks’ UI.

  • Red Giant Geo supports seven file formats, including C4D, OBJ, FBX, GLB, glTF, DAE, and 3DS. Integrated cloner options allow artists to create arrays in box, sphere, or cylindrical shapes easily and quickly. Use any layer or comp to customize textures and materials using the full power of After Effects.
  • Responsiveness, playback, and rendering have all been enhanced in Trapcode Particular.
  • UI improvements for Looks enhance user experience and quality of life improvements with color management.
  • Native support for German and Korean languages has now been added to nearly all Red Giant tools.

Red Giant 2024.1 – January 17, 2024

Trapcode 2024.1

Trapcode 2024.1 offers improved performance and responsiveness thanks to optimized multi-frame rendering support in Particular. A refresh to the asset browser allows Maxon to provide artists access to all Trapcode assets except Form through the cloud.

Magic Bullet 2024.1

New, simplified Magic Bullet Looks 2024.1 offers more user-friendly color management. Enhanced support for Unreal Engine (UE) integration allows users to make the most of Looks with the latest version of UE.

Universe 2024.1

Universe 2024.1 shines with a new Bokeh plugin that allows you to quickly create beautiful bokeh and mimic camera focus without a complex camera setup. Bokeh Transition, a variant of the plugin, makes it easy to seamlessly transition between two clips with a de-focus effect. Both plugins, plus uni.Blur, are built on the new performance core, which will be expanded to other Universe products in the future.

VFX 2024.1

VFX 2024.1 now features obscuration and a Light Ball core projection option. As groundbreaking as Real Lens Flares itself, obscuration allows you to add fully integrated flare effects to any shot! Light Ball core projection gives flares a physical presence in the scene, and VFX Spot Clone Tracker helps you improve your tracking game with a new Tracker Only feature.

January 2024 Update

Magic Bullet 2024.1 – October 18, 2023

This update to Magic Bullet includes important hotfixes, meticulously addressing multiple bugs for a smoother and more reliable experience.

  • Rectified an issue with the Red Giant analytics library, which was inaccurately logging session data.
  • Fixed a bug where tool strength would reset when moving tools within the Toolchain.
  • Bug fixes for localization including fixes for saving presets in the Colorista workflow.

Magic Bullet 2024 – September 13, 2023

With over 30 new presets, which range from film looks, music videos to fashion films and vlogging, Maxon further simplifies the workflow in Magic Bullet 2024, allowing artists to be even more creative with inspiration they get from Capsules.

After Effects users now benefit from synchronized OCIO color management. Setting up color management can be complicated – that’s why Looks saves settings after the setup in After Effects, so the user doesn’t have to perform color management twice and can concentrate completely on the creative aspects.

VFX 2024 – September 13, 2023

With the 2D+Distance feature, artists can add dimension to their scene through changing the distance of the light source in Z-space. The Distance Affects Size and Size Affects Brightness parameters can change the appearance of the flare during movement. Ideal for adding flares to dramatic shots of objects moving towards the camera.

Light Control allows artists to precisely position and control the flare in 3D tracked scenes based on AE Lights.

Ring Projection brings back cool 1970s and 80s flare styles, allowing filmmakers to mimic the look of iconic movies like Blade Runner.

Artists will benefit from improved performance when enabling Draft mode for the layer to which Real Lens Flares is applied in After Effects. Work and animate fast at a lower resolution, while still getting the full quality in the final render.

Thanks to the new Schmutz Background Illumination, Schmutz can now be illuminated by the brightness values of a shot or a light source, allowing for a more seamless and realistic integration into footage.

Trapcode 2024 – September 13, 2023

Trapcode 2024 fuels your creativity with the fiery addition of Combustion to the Particular Fluid Dynamics simulation, which adds realistic thermal dynamics to a simulation and makes flames react realistically to positional data. In addition, a new workflow allows you to create seamless particle tracks with Stroke from Parent.

New Features and Enhancements

Particular

  • Combustion: Added thermal dynamics to the Fluids system.
  • Stroke from Parent: A new Emitter Type for secondary systems that instantly creates smooth, seamless trails.

Bug fixes

  • TC-9173: Particular: Fixed an issue where the secondary system emitter would sometimes change to Text/Mask when exiting the Designer
  • TC-9272: Particular: Fixed an issue where deleting a curve point on a child system would delete the entire block.
  • TC-9125: Sound Keys: Fixed Color Maps between HCL and LAB gradient models.

Known Issues

  • TC-9156: Particular: Bounce Ground Plane overlay gets distorted with close camera angles.
  • TC-9340: Particular: AE crashes when clicking the Create Null button for systems running in Japanese
  • TC-9263: Particular: Glitches when Stroke from Parent is set to ‘Over Life’ blend mode.
  • TC-9156: Particular: The Bounce Ground Plane overlay can get distorted with a camera close to the origin.
  • TC-9176: Particular: Systems set to default sprite in the Designer will sometimes select a different sprite layer in the comp.
  • TC-8897: 3D Stroke is unable to delete graph points in Premiere Pro.

Trapcode 2023.4.0 – July 19, 2023

New Features and Enhancements

Particular

  • Built-in Ground Plane for Bounce Physics: An additional bounce surface built directly into Particular with its own height and rotation controls.
  • Child Inheritance Upgrades: Options have been added for child systems to inherit particle types, sizes, and opacity values from parent emitters at their time of birth.
  • Gradient Interpolation Models: Three new gradient interpolation models have been added.
  • Curve Mirror Mode: When enabled, this mirrors all changes to the curve across the horizontal axis.
  • AE Color Picker in Designer: Instead of calling up the OS color picker, we now call up the AE color picker in the Designer for a more consistent experience.

3D Stroke & Sound Keys:

  • UI Updates: The UI updates previously implemented in Particular have made their way into 3D Stroke and Sound Keys

Bug fixes

  • TC-7696: Improved migration from older Particular projects.
  • TC-9001, TC-9002, TC-99006: Fixed multiple issues related to curve tool UI

Known Issues

  • TC-9156: Bounce Ground Plane overlay gets distorted with close camera angles.
  • TC-9145: Systems set to Default Sprite in the Designer sometimes select a different sprite layer in the comp
  • TC-9173: Secondary system emitters sometimes change to Text/Mask when exiting the Designer
  • Applying or resetting an instance of Particular is slow
    • Note: This is being addressed in partnership with Adobe; a potential workaround is to save an Animation Preset of a default instance of Particular and use that to apply or reset the effect.

June 2023 Update

June 14, 2023

VFX  Suite

Editors can now add Real Lens Flares to any footage within Adobe Premiere Pro, and Supercomp now offers a more natural simulation of light, allowing editors to quickly match the specific conditions of a shot.

    • Real Lens Flares is now available in Premiere Pro. It works exactly the same as in After Effects, with the same highly detailed level of customization. Videographers can now create realistic lens flares based on simulated optical models and ray-traced light, with an unprecedented amount of artistic control while creating the most realistic-looking lens flares possible.

    • The upgrade to Supercomp now provides more realistic and beautiful Light Wrap, Reverse Light Wrap, and Diffusion effects with more creative control.


What’s new in Red Giant Complete Spring 2023

Universe

Universe 2023.1 introduces Symbol Mapper, an all-new stylization tool to rebuild footage using letters, numbers, and symbols based on source brightness values. To help artists realize their creative vision with ease, this release also includes many new presets for various Universe tools.

  • Universe Symbol Mapper allows for great Matrix style effects or retro type-based graphics
  • A refreshed Dashboard and preset browser now provide access to Maxon’s Cloud Capsule Service, allowing users to leverage a growing library of assets. Thanks to the new search function, artists can find what they need from Universe’s vast collection of tools and presets, shaving time off their workflow.
  • Universe 2023.1 offers 42 new cloud presets for the Electrify, Line, Long Shadow, Prism, Displacement, and RGB Separation tools.

VFX Suite

VFX 2023.3 introduces anamorphic lens support to Real Lens Flares, allowing for a premium AAA movie production look and bring support for adjustment layers to Supercomp.

  • Thanks to the upgraded lens simulation engine with support for anamorphic lenses in Real Lens Flares, filmmakers doing 3D renders, shooting video or doing motion graphics work can add Real Lens Flares to their shots. At the same time, all users of Real Lens Flares can make their footage look like it was done at a AAA studio, utilizing an unprecedented amount of artistic control while creating the most realistic looking lens flares possible.
  • Supercomp now supports adjustment layers. They replace displacement layers and apply their effect to anything below them in the Supercomp. Ideal for region-based color corrections, displacements and heat blur.

Trapcode

Trapcode 2023.3 includes performance optimization for light emitters and bug fixes for Particular along with a new collection of Atomic Age sprites

  • A new collection of Atomic Age sprites, reminiscent of a mid-century design aesthetic
  • Light emitters in Particular received stunning performance optimization, resulting in up to 3x faster render times
  • Bug fixes enable support for the new curve and color presets in secondary systems, previewing model sequence animations in the Designer, and more.

Magic Bullet

Magic Bullet 2023.2 improves the Magic Bullet Looks Strength slider and includes numerous enhancements across platforms.

  • New strength sliders for every individual tool make it easier to get better control of your look.
  • A new set of presets for Looks will take full advantage of our ACES handling.
  • Various Bug Fixes with a particular emphasis on Resolve users.

 

What’s new in Red Giant Complete 2023

  • Red Giant 2023 includes updates for nearly every tool and over 100 new presets for Generators.
  • Universe 2023 provides additional support for alpha layers in Avid Media Composer and comes with over 100 new presets for Generators. We’ve not only expanded on the selection of beautiful background imagery available, but we’ve aimed to highlight further capabilities of these tools you may not have realized were possible such as overlays, light leaks, lower thirds, and text strips.
  • Trapcode 2023 delivers 75 new animated sprites along with improved load time for the Particular Designer.
  • Magic Bullet 2023 brings the recently released Halation and Diffusion tools to Looks in Cinema 4D and offers an improved integration of Looks into Unreal Engine 5.

June 29, 2022 Updates

Trapcode Suite 18.1.0 – June 29, 2022

New features and announcements

  • Time-based mapping functions added to Layer Maps in Particular
  • M1 native support added to the Grow Bounds utility

Bug fixes

Particular:

  • TC-7312 Preview may not update after adjusting a keyframe
  • TC-7243 Layer Maps ignore keyframes
  • TC-7086 Additional improvements to migration from older projects
  • TC-6920 Adjusting over-life curve points may cause AE to crash
  • TC-7185 Blank render with GPU acceleration in Rosetta mode on M1

Form:

  • TC-6920 Adjusting over-life curve points may cause AE to crash
  • TC-7185 Blank render with GPU acceleration in Rosetta mode on M1

3D Stroke:

  • TC-6685 3D Stroke is offset at reduced preview resolutions when there’s a camera in the comp.

Known issues in this release

Particular:

  • TC-7284 Spherical field overlay disappears if the layer is deselected/reselected
    Workaround: Uncheck/recheck Visualize Fields
  • TC-6923 Low Physics Time Factor values affect performance

 

VFX 3.1 – June 29, 2022

New features and announcements

  • Tons of performance, stability, and bug fixes for Real Lens Flares

Bug fixes

  • VFX-5659 Fixed an issue with Flare rendering that was broken (AE & Designer) on older MacBooks
  • VFX-5658 Fixed an issue with Real Lens Flare Designer not rendering or working
  • VFX-5618 Fixed an issue with VFX Real Lens Flare – The Gate Flare blue square is inconsistent and deforms in AE preview
  • VFX-5611 Fixed an issue with Light Rays in Lens Pane not converging at the Image Plane
  • VFX-5610 Fixed an issue with Core Projections thumbnails not rendering after designer relaunch or reset
  • VFX-5608 Fixed an issue with Gate Flare drawing causing problems in AE preview
  • VFX-5535 Fixed an issue on Win: Heavy Rendering using RLF in crashes AE on Mercury cuda
  • VFX-5521 Fixed an issue with gate flare light intersect size not getting resolution scaled properly
  • VFX-5515 Fixed an issue with Save Preset & other dialogs have windows scaling issue and is cut off.
  • VFX-5514 Fixed an issue with Flickering in the gate flare
  • VFX-5491 Fixed an issue with Pixel Aspect ratios other than Square being squashed in the Real Lens Flare designer preview
  • VFX-5475 Fixed an issue with VFX Real Lens Flare – MacBook Pro crashed when trying to render
  • VFX-5472 Fixed an issue with Real Lens Flare: Halo Sparkle Size param is reversed
  • VFX-5436 Fixed an issue with Real Lens Flare: Deleting Custom Preset from Browser doesn’t remove the Thumbnail from Custom directory
  • VFX-5420 Fixed an issue on Win: Real Lens Flare Quality Setting Typo or Display error in ECW
  • VFX-5419 Fixed an issue with Resetting the flare in the Designer doesn’t render some core projection thumbnails
  • VFX-5406 Fixed an issue with Apple Funk sound when Renaming Lens Flare Preset
  • VFX-5312 Fixed an issue on Mac running out of system mem while rendering 4k Primatte clip in AE 2022
  • VFX-5260 Fixed an issue with the Light source size guide is not centered on the light source – Mac
  • VFX-5225 Fixed an issue with Supercomp throwing the error message “ItemH cannot be NULL 5027::20”

Magic Bullet Suite 16.1 – June 29, 2022

New features and announcements

  • Looks for C4D now includes Halation and Diffusion
  • Looks for C4D no longer overwrites other installations of MBS on the client machine
  • Looks support in UE 5

Bug fixes

  • MB-6713 Fixed an issue with Analytics – MB Looks only provides rendered event with frame_count = 0
  • MB-6710 Fixed an issue with Looks 16.1 RC UE5 – nothing gets installed on WIN11
  • MB-6698 Fixed an issue with Looks 16.1 – Can’t save presets when Diffusion or Halation is applied
  • MB-6673 Fixed an issue with Looks 16.1 in C4D – Looks OCIO grabs the wrong frame with the wrong gamut
  • MB-6672 Fixed an issue with Looks C4D WIN – applying Diffusion after applying another tool will freeze/crash
  • MB-6666 Fixed an issue with Looks WIN C4D 16.1 – C4D has to be updated with the new DLL name
  • MB-6656 Fixed an issue with Colorista RGL_Render() is called during PF_Cmd_Smart_Pre_Render
  • MB-6642 Fixed an issue with FxPlug4-based plugins are not sending host information to MxService
  • MB-6641 Fixed an issue with Avid based plug-ins are not sending host version numbers
  • MB-6639 Fixed an issue with Windows mbs_plugin projects use the wrong product data implementation file
  • MB-6466 Fixed an issue with MBS 16 – Wrong installation path for Unreal 5

 

Known issues in this release

  • MB-6736 Looks OCIO – C4D viewport & PV does not match Looks viewport
  • MB-6581 Looks 16 in UE4/UE5 – Looks grabs the wrong frame with the wrong gamut

Universe 6.1 – June 29, 2022

New features and announcements

  • UP-6802, UP-6786 Improved support for AMD graphics cards

Bug fixes

  • UP-7192 Texturized Motion: Crash when adjusting Texture Speed
  • UP-5114 Saving a preset with an apostrophe in the name creates a blank thumbnail
  • UP-7017 Using Type On with line breaks freezes Adobe hosts
  • UP-7080 Clip becomes blank in PPro when repositioned in the timeline with Logo Motion applied
  • UP-6973 Flicker Cut transition isn’t working properly
  • UP-7018 Hacker Text: Windows Resolve renders a blank white preview with certain settings

Known issues in this release

  • UP-7191 Dashboard and preset browsers sometimes open blank

What’s new in Red Giant Complete June 2022

Trapcode Suite 18.1 introduces time-based mapping to complete the Layer Maps feature-set in Particular. Additionally, the Grow Bounds utility now runs natively on M1 machines, and this service pack includes several bug fixes for Particular, Form and 3D Stroke.

Magic Bullet 16.1 brings Halation and Diffusion to Cinema 4D – letting artists add film-like bloom and aberration to their renders in Cinema 4D.

Workflow and compatibility are the main focus of PluralEyes 4.1.12 and Universe 6.1.

PluralEyes 4.1.12 adds Vegas Pro 18 and 19 as well as RED Komodo compatibility and restores full compatibility with FCPX.

Universe 6.1 provides improved support for AMD graphics cards and a number of bug fixes across various Universe tools.

And, VFX Suite 3.1 improves the performance of Real Lens Flares and includes several bug fixes.

What’s new in Red Giant Complete April 2022

  • VFX Suite 3
    • New Real Lens Flare Tool
  • Magic Bullet Suite 16:
    • New Halation Tool for Looks
    • Optical Diffusion for Looks
    • New ACES Color Management
  • Trapcode Suite 18:
    • M1 Support
    • Layer Maps in Particular
  • Universe 6 introduces four new tools: Sketchify, Chromatown, Box Bokeh, and Stretch.
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