Installers & Manuals

All downloads are hosted by Red Giant Software.

Get the demos here.

Download purchased products here.

 

 

 
 

Hands-on Training

These are flash clips that show how to use the plug-ins in After Effects. The in-action clips are also linked from the individual product pages.

Clip Description on-line download
Shine in action Introduction view download :: 5.0M
Shine cutoff rays Avoid having rays cut off view download :: 4.8M
Shine in motion Setting Shine in motion view download :: 11M
Shine gobo Create a 3D gobo, advanced view download :: 10M
Starglow in action Introduction and basic use view download :: 5.2M
3D Stroke in action Introduction and basic use view download :: 5.4M
Sound Keys in action Introduction and basic use view download :: 3.2M
Lux in action Introduction and basic use view download :: 6.8M
Lux in depth More thorough view download :: 7.0M
Particular in action Introduction view download :: 5.7M
Particular bounce Bouncing particles on 3D layers view download :: 11M
Particular custom Using custom particles view download :: 22M
Particular new in v1.5 Depth of Field, Motion Path view download :: 20M
Echospace in action Introduction view download :: 7.7M
Echospace precomp Echospace with 3D precomps view download :: 6.4M
HDR Using the new HDR functionality view download :: 41M
Particular v2 tut 1 NEW Shading, Textured Poly etc view download :: 65M
Particular v2 tut 2 NEW Streaklet, Ortho etc view download :: 23M
Particular v2 tut 3 NEW Float, Transform World etc view download :: 48M

 

 
 
 

Tutorials

Here you can find step-by-step tutorials that explain how to use the various Trapcode plug-ins. Each tutorial can be downloaded for Mac (.sit file) or Win (.zip file).

Click image to view the finished movie

Shine Tutorials

click to view movie (617K) Planet Shine Tutorial
Shows how to make a planet shine.
Requires Trapcode Shine and AE41 or higher.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (529K)
click to view movie (520K) Electric Tutorial
Shows how to use Shine to reveal a logotype like it was cut out of an object using a weld. Requires Trapcode Shine and AE41 or higher.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (240K)
click to view movie (181K) Batlight Tutorial
How to use Shine with After Effects 5's built-in 3D capabilities. Uses expressions and a null to create a sweeping "volumetric" light source shaped like the batman logo. Requires Shine and AE50.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (100K)

3D Stroke Tutorials

click to view movie (285K) Lightcycle Tutorial
Shows how to use Illustrator vectors with 3D Stroke to make TRON inspired animation. Requires Illustrator, 3D Stroke 2.0 and AE50 or higher. Starglow is used in an optional step.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (222K)
click to view movie (306K) Organic Tutorial
Shows how to make fluid organic lines.
Requires Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.0 and AE41 or higher.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (36K)
click to view movie (1.6M) Style Tutorial
Shows usage of the repeater and start and end sliders.
Requires Trapcode 3D Stroke and AE41 or higher.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (46K)


Sound Keys Tutorial

click to view movie (255K) Beatsync Tutorial
Goes through the basics on how to use Sound Keys.
Requires Trapcode Sound Keys and AE50 or higher.
Download Tutorial: Mac :: Win (400K)


External Tutorials

Andrew Kramer's Creating Light Streaks (iPod Nano look)
An amazing tutorial that shows how to mimic the look of the iPod nano commercials using Trapcode Particular.
Find it here.
Creating 3D particle orientation in Trapcode Particular
A very clever little tutorial that shows how to get 3D orientation of particles with Trapcode Particular.
See it here.
Line Wrap
Bending 3D Stroke in Adobe After Effects by Stephen Schleicher.
Check this out! Deep and well written tutorial.
Go here.
Ayato's example #44
The incredibly skilled Ayato use Trapcode Starglow in this example.
Go here.
Ayato's example #45
Trapcode 3D Stroke and Starglow.
Go here.
Driving Opacity with Sound Keys
by Stephen Schleicher
Go here.  
Light Sweep
Organic 3D strokes of light in Adobe After Effects
by Ko Maruyama and Mason Yi.
Go here.  
Jayse's Shine Video Wall Tutorial
Check out Jayse's cool tutorial on the Creative Cow site.

Go here.
Mark Simpson's Write it with light Tutorial
Mark Simpson combines Trapcode Shine with Cult Effects filters to write with light.

Go here.

 
 
 

Render farm registration tool

In order to use Shine/3D Stroke/Starglow/Lux/Particular on the machines in a render farm the plug-ins need to be registered. Since the normal user interface does not exist on render engine installs, here is a stand alone application that will allow registration of the plug-ins. Install the plug-in the normal way on the machines in the render farm, then run this program on each machine and enter your name and key. Do not forget to press "Register".

Mac: TrapcodeRegisterApp3.sit (4K)
Windows: TrapcodeRegisterApp3.zip (56K)