By Brady Betzel
Red Giant has released an update to its Adobe After Effects focused plug-in toolset Trapcode Suite 14, including new versions of Trapcode Particular and Form as well as an update to Trapcode Tao.
The biggest updates seem to be in Red Giant’s flagship product Trapcode Particular 3. Trapcode Particular is now GPU accelerated through OpenGL with a proclaimed 4X speed increase over previous versions. The Designer has been re-imagined and seems to take on a more Magic Bullet-esque look and feel. You can now include multiple particle systems inside the same 3D space, which will add to the complexity and skill level needed to work with Particular.
You can now also load your own 3D model OBJ files as emitters in the Designer panel or use any image in your comp as a particle. There are also a bunch of new presets that have been added to start you on your Particular system building journey — over 210 new presets, to be exact.
Trapcode Form has been updated to version 3 with the updated Designer, ability to add 3D models and animated OBJ sequences as particle grids, load images to be used as a particle, new graphing system to gain more precise control over the system and over 70 presets in the designer.
Trapcode Tao has been updated with depth of field effects to allow for that beautiful camera-realistic blur that really sets pro After Effects users apart.
Trapcode Particular 3 and Form 3 are paid updates while Tao is free for existing users. If you want to only update Tao make sure you only select Tao for the update otherwise you will install new Trapcode plug-ins over your old ones.
Trapcode Particular 3 is available now for $399. The update is $149 and the academic version is $199. You can also get it as a part of the Trapcode Suite 14 for $999.
Trapcode Form 3 is available now for $199. The update is $99 and the academic costs $99. It can be purchased as part of the Trapcode Suite 14 for $999.
Check out the new Trapcode Suite 14 bundle.