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Red Giant Trapcode Suite (49 Tutorials)

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 18 January 2019)

January 18, 2019

If you’re planning on making an epic action film like Max Max: Fury Road or Rambo, you’re going to need lots of fire power. Here is a rundown on how to add spectacular muzzle flash and gunshot effects to your films in your host of choice. I’ve also included info on 3D models of weapons and some sound effects.

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Aquaman Cheap Tricks

Cheap Tricks | AQUAMAN Underwater Effects: Part 1 & 2

January 15, 2019

Hashi from Action Movie Kid has a new tutorial for Trapcode Particular using a new feature called Fluid Dynamics, and Red Giant Heatwave, Trapcode Form…

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Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

January 2, 2019

Trapcode Form 4 came out at the end of October. In case you haven’t upgraded and want to know more, here is a walk through of all the new features including the new Dynamic Fluids physics engine, Designer and more.

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After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

After Effects VJ Loop Tunnel with Trapcode Tao + Audio Sync

December 4, 2018

VinhSon Nguyen of Creative Dojo has a fun tutorial using Trapcode Tao to make a tunnel animation synced with audio.

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Infinity And Beyond

Infinity And Beyond | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

December 4, 2018

Hashi’s latest Cheap Tricks episode, “Infinity And Beyond,” in which he shows you how to achieve the disintegration effect that you have probably seen in Avengers: Infinity War! This is a great tutorial with loads of tips.

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Tutorial: New Features of Trapcode Mir 3

Tutorial: New Features of Trapcode Mir 3

November 13, 2018

Brian Behm will get you up and running in Trapcode Mir 3 quickly, as he shows you all of the great new features in the latest release, which came out last month. He shows you how to import and play with 3D objects into Mir. He shows you examples with a rainbow heart, an array of bananas, and more! It’s very fast and fun to use.

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Cinema 4D and Octane Render

Cinema 4D and Octane Render

September 11, 2018

Today we’re doing a gathering of tutorials about third-party renderers for Cinema 4D. Enjoy some tutorials about Cinema 4D and Octane Render.

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C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 2

C4D Live SIGGRAPH 2018 Rewind – Round 2

September 11, 2018

This is the second round of videos from SIGGRAPH 2018, held earlier in August in Vancouver, Canada. Watch the fantastic presentations from Tim Clapham, Athanasios Pozantzis, and Orestis Konstantinidis, all presenting with Cinema 4D Release 20.

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Trapcode Form 3 Training Series

Trapcode Form 3 Training Series

June 19, 2018

Red Giant has released a free 12 tutorial series for Trapcode Form 3, taught by Chad Perkins. Here are the first 3 tutorials in the series.

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Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

June 6, 2018

The second episode of Cheap Tricks is up at Red Giant! Hashi from Action Movie Kid dives into creating the Vibranium sand effects from the end title sequence of Marvel’s Black Panther, created originally by the team at Perception. He uses Trapcode tools including Form, Particular, and Shine, as well as Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Looks. Check it out!

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Using Trapcode Particular with Master Properties in After Effects

Using Trapcode Particular with Master Properties in After Effects

May 29, 2018

Harry Frank that explains how to use Particular with After Effects new Master Properties feature, which allows you to easily create tons of variations from a single comp.

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Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

Cheap Tricks – It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX tutorial)

April 30, 2018

Daniel Hashimoto (creator of Action Movie Kid) walks through how to re-create some of the VFX and motion graphics from “A Wrinkle In Time, with special guest Lyric Wilson, who played Young Meg in the film. 

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Trapcode Particular 3 Training Series

Trapcode Particular 3 Training Series

April 3, 2018

Red Giant has a nice little 14-part series on Particular to get you up and running fast with your plug-ins. Learn all about emitters, physics, and everything else!

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Trapcode Mir: Seamless Tunnels

Trapcode Mir: Seamless Tunnels

December 5, 2017

Learn how to create seamless tunnels using Mir in this tutorial from Aharon Rabinowitz.

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Tutorials: Stranger Things Titles and VFX – Recreating the Open, Upside Down Look

Tutorials: Stranger Things Titles and VFX – Recreating the Open, Upside Down Look

October 31, 2017

In honor of Halloween and the recent release of season 2 of the popular Netflix Series “Stranger Things,” we thought you might like another look at these tutorials.  Learn how to recreate the 80’s-styled opening sequence in After Effects, and the “Upside Down” world Look – from Red Giant’s Seth Worley.

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