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

Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects. Particle simulations and 3D effects for motion graphics and VFX.

Please Note: Trapcode Suite Perpetual is version 16. Purchase Red Giant Complete or Maxon One to receive the most recent version (17) with the latest features.

Trapcode Suite is made up of several different tools that each have their own compatibility info. Every tool runs on Mac and Windows and is compatible with Adobe After Effects, while some of the tools also work in additional host-applications.

Red Giant Trapcode Suite Highlights

Particle Effects

Trapcode Suite 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, text and 3D forms. Combine multiple particle systems into one unified 3D space and design emitters that emit full emitters for creating visually stunning results. With GPU acceleration, Trapcode plugins help you get beautiful results fast.

Physics & Fluids

Trapcode Suite includes a physics engine with powerful behaviors, forces and environmental controls. Particular brings particles to life with new flocking/swarming and predator/prey behaviors, and adds more realism with combined bounce and air physics. Particular and Form both include the ability to create organic fluid simulations where particle systems interact with beautiful results.

3D Objects & Surfaces

Create flowing surfaces, mountainous terrains, endless tunnels, and abstract shapes. Use paths and motion to generate beautifully complex geometric shapes, ribbons and extrusions. Whether you are creating motion graphics or visual effects, the possibilities are endless.

Lights and Glimmers

Bring light and life into your motion design. Simulate organic, 3D-camera aware volumetric lighting. Use masks and paths to add light streaks that can bring your logos and text to life and add starry glimmers to accent the highlights in your work.

Sound and Motion

Use audio to generate keyframes that drive animation and effects. Scale, rotate and move to the beat, or use drum hits to create particle effects. Duplicate and offset layers and their motion with ease. Trapcode Suite gives you the power to automate complex animation easily.

Cinema 4D File Import

With a subscription to Red Giant Complete, get even more 3D geometry input options thanks to integration with Cineware .c4d files. Bring C4D file geometry into your projects as Particular emitters, Form particle objects and Mir 3D models, including animation, normals, texture coordinates and transformations.


Tools in Trapcode Suite

Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects.

Trapcode Particular 5 (NEW)

Create organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elements, and more. Build particle effects visually in the powerful Designer. Trapcode Particular is GPU-accelerated and includes physics for simulating air and bounce, fluid dynamics, flocking, and more. Particular uses the After Effects 3D camera and lights and allows you to use 3D models, text, masks, and OBJ sequences as emitters.

So, what’s new in Particular 5?

  • Emit from Parent
  • 16 Particles systems
  • Physics: Air & Bounce Together
  • Physics: Environment
  • In addition, Physics: Particle Properties
  • Fast Physics
  • Behaviors: Flocking/Swarming
  • Behaviors: Predator/Prey
  • Velocity Over Life
  • 75+ New Presets
  • Updated UI

 

Trapcode Form 4.5

Create immortal particle grids and 3D particle objects with Trapcode Form. Build effects visually in the powerful Designer. Dissolve your particle objects in fluids or create complex fractal animations. Create stunning MoGraph with 3D models, text, masks, and animated OBJ sequences. Drive animation with sound and dissolve text and logos. Form uses the After Effects 3D camera and lights and is GPU-accelerated.

  • Build particle grids visually, in the new Designer
  • Create stunning MoGraph with 3D models and sequences
  • Drive animation with sound
  • Dissolve text and logos

What’s new in Form 4.5?

Thanks to Cineware, both Trapcode Form and Mir now include Cinema 4D input, which works in different ways, since each plug-in has a different function.

  • Cinema 4D File Import in Form – Use .c4d file 3D geometry as particle objects. Supported Geometry properties, including animation, normals, and transformations (rotation, position/translation, and scaling).

 

Trapcode Mir 4

Create 3D terrains, objects 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
  • OBJ geometry now works as Base Geometry
  • New texture options including UV mapping for OBJ and Camera Projection

So, what’s new in Mir 4?

Thanks to Cineware, both Trapcode Form and Mir now include Cinema 4D input, which works in different ways, since each plug-in has a different function.

  • Cinema 4D File Import in Mir – Use .c4d file 3D geometry as Mir 3D objects. Supported Geometry properties, including animation, normals, texture coordinates, and transformations (rotation, position/translation, and scaling).

 

Trapcode Tao 1.2

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 Shine 2

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 camera-­aware

 

Trapcode Lux 1.4

After Effects Lights Made Visible.

  • Create 3D Volumetric point and spotlights
  • Add Drama and realism to your 3D Comps
  • In addition, fully customizable and Camera­-aware

 

Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.6

To summarize, 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 ‘follow-­the­-leader’ 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 1.4

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

 

 

Supported OS:​

  • Mac OS X 10.11 and later
  • Windows 10 64-­bit versions

Hosts:​

  • Adobe After Effects: CC 2020, CC (2019), CC (2018), CC (2017)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: CC 2020, CC (2019), CC (2018), CC (2017)

IMPORTANT NOTE: ​Not all Trapcode Suite 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 24, 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 10, 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

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 16?

Particular

  • Emit from Parent
  • 16 Particles systems
  • Physics: Air & Bounce Together
  • Physics: Environment
  • Physics: Particle Properties
  • Fast Physics
  • Behaviors: Flocking/Swarming
  • Behaviors: Predator/Prey
  • Velocity Over Life
  • 75+ New Presets
  • Updated UI

Form & Mir

Thanks to Cineware, both Trapcode Form and Mir now include Cinema 4D input, which works in different ways, since each plug-in has a different function.

  • Cinema 4D File Import in Form – Use .c4d file 3D geometry as particle objects. Supported Geometry properties include: animation, normals, and transformations (rotation, position/translation and scaling).
  • Cinema 4D File Import in Mir – Use .c4d file 3D geometry as Mir 3D objects. Supported Geometry properties include: animation, normals, texture coordinates and transformations (rotation, position/translation and scaling).

 

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 15.1.2?

  • Performance updates and bug fixes.

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 15.0.1?

Particular 4.0.1 and Form 4.0.1

  • Performance improvement with fluid dynamics enabled on two or more instances in the same composite
  • Improves playback and duration responsiveness in Designer
  • Improves Shadowlet fidelity between CPU and GPU rendering
  • Improves accuracy of Split Clip Loop time sampling in Particular
  • Resolves curves not animating properly with fluid dynamics in Form
  • Minor experience and performance improvements

Mir 3.0.1

  • Improves responsiveness to projection camera name changes
  • Improves handling of large OBJ models
  • Resolves geometry breaking down on high fractal amplitudes in Windows
  • Custom surface preset now retains settings when auditioning other presets
  • Fixes projected textures rotating with geometry
  • Minor experience and performance improvements

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 15?

TRAPCODE PARTICULAR 4

  • FLUID DYNAMICS – Create dynamic, swirling effects with new physics options that allows particles to behave as if they are moving through real fluids. Choose from customizable fluidic behaviors.
  • DESIGNER – Creating particle effects is easier than ever before, in the updated Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset behaviors and styles for emitters, particles, physics and aux particles. Or add complete, customizable particle effects with a single click.
  • 335 + PRESETS – Hit the ground running with over 335 fully-customizable Designer presets. Particular 4 includes over 35 new presets that show off powerful features like fluid dynamics and more. Explore the library to find beautifully designed effects for creating fluids, fire, spaceflight, fireworks, muzzle flashes, explosions, smoke and more. Save your own presets, and share them across your facility.

TRAPCODE FORM 4

  • FLUID DYNAMICS – Create dynamic, swirling effects with new physics options that allows particles to behave as if they are moving through real fluids. Choose from 4 customizable fluidic behaviors.
  • DESIGNER – Creating particle grids is easier than ever before in the new Designer. Add adjustable blocks with preset settings and styles for forms, 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.
  • 150+ PRESETS – Hit the ground running with over 150 fully-customizable Designer presets. Form 4 includes over 20 new Designer presets that show off the new fluid features. Explore the library to find beautifully designed effects for creating fluid animations, backgrounds, motion design elements and more. Save your own presets, and share them across your facility.

TRAPCODE MIR 3

  • 3D MODELS – Bring your motion graphics into a new dimension by using 3D models as Mir objects. Choose from Mir’s library of over 60 OBJs, or easily load your own models using the new OBJ Loading Panel. 3D Models can be deformed and repeated like any other Mir surface.
  • SURFACE PRESETS – Mir’s new surface presets make it fast and easy to set up the materials, shaders and textures for different surface styles. Every preset is fully-customizable. Includes setups for Smooth Surface, Faceted Surface, Wireframe, Chrome, Cartoon and much more.

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.1.4 –  15 October 2018

  • Adds support for Adobe CC 2019

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.1.3 –  24 September 2018

  • Mojave compatibility

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.1.2 –  Released 18 June 2018

  • Resolved an installation issue

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.1.1? Released May 10, 2018

Particular 3.1.1

  • Resolves some minor GPU rendering disparities between CPU/GPU
  • Improves the user experience of adding/removing points in the Curves graph.
  • Minor stability and performance improvements.

Form 3.1.1

  • Resolves some minor GPU rendering disparities between CPU/GPU/GPU
  • Improves the user experience of adding/removing points in the Curves graph.
  • Minor stability and performance improvements.

3D Stroke 2.7.1

  • Improves the user experience of adding/removing points in the Curves graph.
  • Fixes minor rendering issues with feathering and motion blur.

Tao 1.2.3

  • Fixed rendering issue when Depth of Field was enabled.

Mir 2.2.1

  • Fixed rendering issue when Depth of Field was enabled.

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.1?

TRAPCODE PARTICULAR 3.1

  • GPU-Accelerated – up to 4X faster
  • Updated Designer for building effects visually
  • Multiple particle systems in the same 3D Space
  • OBJs as Emitters
  • Library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • Expanded Library of over 270 Sprites
  • Updated, keyframeable Aux System
  • 175 new presets (Over 300, in total)

TRAPCODE FORM 3.1

  • GPU-Accelerated – up to 2X faster
  • Updated Designer for building effects visually
  • Multiple particle systems (Forms) in the same 3D Space
  • Expanded library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • 270 New Sprites and Polygons
  • Powerful parameter graphing keyframeable system
  • Over 130 Presets for fast motion graphics creation

TRAPCODE TAO 1.2

  • A new depth-of-field tool makes it easy to create camera-realistic blurs for your Tao objects, based on their distance from the After Effects 3D camera.

TRAPCODE MIR 2.2

  • New Material and Shading Options
  • Depth of Field

TRAPCODE 3D Stroke 2.7

  • Color Mapping for the 3D stroked path
  • Thickness Curve to control thickness over the path
  • Individual X/Y/Z scale controls for the Repeater

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.0.4?

PARTICULAR 3.0.3

  • The Particular Designer now properly supports Hi-DPI displays (5k and 4k Monitors)
  • OBJ Sequences will now animate in the Particular Designer.
  • “Visualize” Spherical Field is now working as intended.
  • Resolved an error that would display an “itemH Null” error when switching sprites if a custom sprite had been removed from the project.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the final render to not honor Disabling/Soloing multiple systems in the Designer.

FORM 3.0.3

  • The Form Designer now properly supports Hi-DPI displays (5k and 4k Monitors)
  • OBJ Sequences will now animate in the Form Designer.

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14.0.3?

PARTICULAR 3.0.2

New Features

  • OBJ Sequences can be added via the Designer or OBJ panel

Bug Fixes

  • Z position no longer changes when the resolution of the preview changes
  • Layer emitters are no longer is bound to a 3D square shape
  • Obscuration layer and Z-buffer work with GPU in Particular
  • Minor UI fixes

TRAPCODE FORM 3.0.2

New Features

  • OBJ Sequences can be added via the Designer or OBJ panel
  • OBJs can now use layer maps
  • Other UX enhancements

Bug fixes

  • Z position no longer changes when the resolution of the preview changes

MIR 2.1.2

Bug Fixes

  • Customers were reporting an OpenGL error in After Effects CC 2018. This has now been fixed.

What’s new in Trapcode Suite 14?

TRAPCODE PARTICULAR 3.0

  • GPU-Accelerated
  • Updated Designer for building effects visually
  • Multiple particle systems in the same 3D Space
  • OBJs as Emitters
  • Library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • Expanded Library of over 270 Sprites
  • Updated, keyframeable Aux System
  • 175 new presets (Over 300, in total)

TRAPCODE FORM 3.0

  • Designer for building effects visually
  • Expanded library of over 60 3D Objects/Models
  • 270 New Sprites and Polygons
  • Powerful parameter graphing keyframeable system
  • Over 70 Presets for fast motion graphics creation

TRAPCODE TAO 1.2

  • A new depth-of-field tool makes it easy to create camera-realistic blurs for your Tao objects, based on their distance from the After Effects 3D camera.

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Learn how to make a cool nebula-esque space scene in After Effects using Trapcode Particular.

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Create Ghostbusters Style Visual Effects

Director Seth Worley takes you behind the scenes and shows you how he created the visual effects in “Busted,” his Red Giant Film Team Experiment. Watch “Busted” here and follow the link to the tutorial.

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Trapcode Tao Tutorials

Peder Norrby has a bunch of great tutorials listed on his website for the ever-so-popular Trapcode Tao! Download a free demo of Trapcode Tao.

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Low poly Cupcake Christmas tree with Trapcode Tao

Dominic Pons explains how to create a low-poly Christmas tree scene in After Effects using Trapcode Tao.

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Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster

In this Episode of Red Giant TV, Filmmaker/Motion Graphics artist Seth Worley will show you how to re-create the look of the Lost Smoke monster. Covered: Compositing, Masking, 3D tracking, Color Correction and some really cool Trapcode Particular techniques.

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Aurora Effect with Adobe After Effects and Trapcode Particular

Learn how to create an aurora effect using Trapcode Particular in AE.

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Trapcode Form City with Displacement Maps

In this Quicktip, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how using Depth Maps to displace Trapcode Form particles can be used to create a 3D Point Cloud Representation of a city.  This tutorial was inspired by the brilliant Trapcode Form work of Jeremy Cox at Imaginary Forces, for the film “Terminator: Salvation.” Plus don’t miss out!  All Red Giant Products are 40% OFF for 24 hrs. only!

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Creating a Particle Christmas Tree with Trapcode Particular

Since have a 2 day Red Giant and Trapcode Year End Sale starting tomorrow, I thought we’d bring you a few fun and useful tutorials for the products on sale. Here’s one from Premium Beat that will make your holiday spirits twinkle!

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81 Trapcode Particular Tutorials

The guys and gals over at VFXER.com put together a database of Trapcode Particular Tutorials for your learning pleasure.

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Intro to Particle Generators Pt. 1

Dean Velez talks about Trapcode Particular and how to adjust the parameters of particles, such as the lifespan, path, roving keyframes and more.

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Tutorial: Advanced 3D Light Rays in After Effects by Andrew Kramer

Video Copilot has a new tutorial up today showing a cool volumetric light effect that Andrew used on his Star Trek: Into Darkness title sequence. No third-party plug-ins required.

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Video Copilot JetStrike Flight School

VFX Flight Instructor Andrew Kramer teaches you how to use After Effects & JetStrike to create intense aerial photography through dynamic compositing & animation.

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Sparkler for Trapcode Particular with Motion Sketch Tutorial

Sticking with our July 4th Independence Day theme, check out this free preset from Greyscalegorilla’s Nick Campbell.

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Create Fireworks With Trapcode Particular

There are several ways to create fireworks in After Effects and we’ll explore a few of them over this US Independence Day week.

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Character Animation in After Effects Using FreeForm Pro and Particular

Dan Gies describes how he created and animated his Rocket-Dees character using uses Mettle FreeForm Pro, Trapcode Particular, After Effects Expressions, and the After Effects Puppet Tool.

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Create a 3D Cloud Flythrough Scene With Trapcode Horizon

Learn how to create a 3D cloud flythrough scene using Trapcode Horizon, in this tutorial from Felix Cremerius.

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Creating a 3D Cloud Fly Through Scene With Horizon

By Felix Cremerius on AEtuts+ "This tutorial explains the steps you need to take to convert an HDRI in Photoshop into a usable file in Trapcode Horizon to create a Skydome and populate it with clouds. We’ll also explained how to mask clouds, create a camera move in AE, and add a complimentary lens flare to the scene."

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Paint Drips with Trapcode Particular + Free Preset

In this QuickTip, Harry Frank shows you how to create a spray paint effect with paint drips.

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Create a Valentine’s Day Themed Animation in Cinema 4D & After Effects

Post by Stefan Surmabojov at CGtuts+ :  “In this tutorial we are going to create a Valentine’s Day themed animation in Cinema 4D and After Effects.... Use particles and forces in Cinema 4D, as well as MoDynamics and Effectors to put everything together to create our final animation. Finally we’ll add materials, light and render the scene before finishing it up in After Effects with some compositing and post effects."

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Cinema 4D Scene OBJ Export to Trapcode Form

Posted by Peder Norrby. Tutorial showing how to create a scene in Cinema 4D and export an OBJ and Cinema’s camera. And import all this in Adobe After Effects so the Cinema render perfectly matches Trapcode Form.

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Web Line Escape: Spider-Man Web-Slinging Effect

In this episode of Red Giant TV, director Seth Worley shows you how to create a Spider-Man Web Slinging Effect with Trapcode Particular.

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Introduction to Trapcode Mir, Getting Started Parts 1 & 2

Check out these new tutorials on Trapcode Mir at Red Giant TV. Quick Walkthrough Introduction to Mir, and Getting Started Parts 1 & 2 by Peder Norrby of Trapcode. Trapcode Mir was released today, along with the new Trapcode Suite 12.

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Tempo: Up in Flames - Realistic & Slow-Motion Fire Effects

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Aharon Rabinowitz walks you through the workflow used to create realistic fire for the film Tempo. He’ll be using a combination of real fire footage, Trapcode Particular, and some 3rd Party plug-ins from RE:Vision Effects.

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Trapcode Mir - Amplitude Mapping, Creating City Scapes, Audio-Triggered Animations

Post at Red Giant TV: Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to take Trapcode Mir in a whole new direction using Amplitude Layers. You'll learn to create looping animation, cityscapes, audio-triggered displacement and more. 

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Tutorial: Creating Depth of Field with Trapcode Mir

Red Giant QuickTip- In this QuickTip, Learn how to simulate stunning depth of field effects with a few great tips from Dino Muhic. Check out Dino’s work at DinoMuhic.com

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Creating Realistic Dust Hits with Trapcode Particular

Post at Red Giant TV: "In this tutorial, John Einselen shows you how to create realistic dust hits with Trapcode Particular. He also covers some very advanced compositing techniques for 3D animators working with Particular."

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Cinema 4D Scene OBJ Export to Trapcode Form

How to create a scene in Cinema 4D and export an OBJ and Cinema’s camera, import all this in Adobe After Effects so the Cinema render matches Trapcode Form.

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Red Giant Quicktip #15: Trapcode Form City

In this Quicktip, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how using Depth Maps to displace Trapcode Form particles can be used to create a 3D Point Cloud Representation of a city.  This tutorial was inspired by the brilliant Trapcode Form work of Jeremy Cox at Imaginary Forces, for the film "Terminator: Salvation."

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