28th, 2008 - Trapcode Horizon released!
Horizon is a 3D camera-aware background gradient and image
mapping tool for AE7 and higher. It is the perfect companion
to the other 3D plugs from Trapcode such as Particular and Form.
USD 99. More info.
9th, 2008 - New beautiful clips from PSYOP in the gallery
I recently went to New York and among other things I visited
PSYOP. I've been aware of their amazing work for a long time and I was
thrilled to hear they use a lot of Trapcode software. I managed to bring
five clips that all use Trapcode Particular and I'm very proud to present
them in the gallery.
May 2nd, 2008 - R.I.P. trapcode-people.net
I am very sad to inform you that trapcode-people.net
went off-line. Read
May 2nd, 2008 - Inspiring tutorial by Jerzy Drozda Jr.
A very cool technique is presented by Jerzy
Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) in this tutorial Growing
3D vines, where he uses Trapcode Particular to create
3D vines with a shaded look. Jerzy says he was obviously
inspired by Andrew
Kramers Growing 3D vines which uses 3DS Max, whereas
Jerzy manages to pull it all off inside AE! It is a very
clever technique that I think can be used for many other
April 8th, 2008 - Three awesome new clips in the gallery
New clips from Crew Creative Advertising in
L.A. and Barbecue in Germany showcase Trapcode Form,
Particular and Shine. See them in the gallery.
February 13th, 2008 - Five mesmerizing new gallery clips
This time we feature clips from Mate Steinforth,
Alvarez/Koxvold, Pierre Michel and Cody Cobb/Digital
Kitchen. All five are amazing examples of use of
Trapcode software. Check them out in the gallery!
January 27th, 2008 - Trapcode sponsors Akropol Basketball Club
enters a two-year sponsorship with Akropol
BBK, a basketball club in Rinkeby, Stockholm, Sweden. Trapcode
becomes official sponsor and supports Akropol's elite and youth
Trapcode's founder Peder Norrby played basketball in his youth and has
a big heart for the sport. Another reason for the sponsorship is Akropol's
social work regarding violence, abuse and rasism where concepts such as
acceptance, tolerance and love are prioritized.
25th, 2008 - Trapcode radio via Last.fm!
On the right here on this page we have embedded a widget from
Last.fm so you can hear the music we like at Trapcode. You can break
out the player into its own window by pressing the pop-out buttom at
the bottom right of the player, so you can continue browsing the site
while listening to the music. Enjoy!
January 4th, 2008 - New amazing Training for Form and Particular available
J. Frank shows the basics and more advanced techniques
using Trapcode Form. This is a wonderful complement
to the free available Form training. Harry has a way to make
advanced features easy to understand and he gives pointers on
how to use the effect in production. Free preview available here.
Available from Toolfarm it
is a bargain at USD 24.
Christiansen elegantly explains how to make a photo
realistic dry-for-wet effect using Trapcode
Particular. Techniques include color
correction, sky replacement and various uses of particles to
create rain. Free preview available here.
Available from Studio
Daily it is a bargain at USD 39.
4th 2007 - New gallery clip using Trapcode Form from Digital Kitchen
Cody Cobb uses 3D renders (UVs / Normals / Motion Vectors / Ambient Occlusion)
to drive the layer maps in Trapcode Form and
additionally the music drives parts of the animation. View in the Trapcode
Novemeber 2007 - STUDIO AT NEW WAVE UTILIZES TRAPCODE PLUG-INS FOR YAHOO
"..Art Director Frank Grande used Trapcode's Particular plug-in for all the FX
layers. Each being controlled by its own animated gray scale map. He also used
Knoll Lens Flare and Trapcode's Star Glow to bring on the logo and other elements.
By using 3D particles inside of After Effects, hours of motion and compositing
time were saved.."
Read full press release.
November 2007 - Trapcode Form released!
Trapcode Form is a grid-based 3D particle system with a twist. It
can be used to create fluid, organic patterns, complex geometric structures
and swirling stringy animations... more info.
The price is USD 199 - direct link to purchase
Trapcode Form from Red Giant Software.
Owners of Trapcode Particular can get a USD 50 discount
when purchasing Form before Dec 15th - discount
25th October 2007 - Two new gallery clips from DEGAUSS
Swedish DEGAUSS have contributed two awesome new clips
to the Trapcode Gallery.
21st October 2007 - Trapcode Particular used on Spider Man 3
vfx wizards CafeFX used Trapcode
Particular in Spider Man 3. This is told by CafeFX in an interview
by VFXTalk. The interview goes into detail about the making of
the beautiful visual effects in the movie. Read the interesting
September 2007 - Andrew Kramer uses Trapcode Particular to visualize
Andrew Kramer of VideoCopilot.net published
a new excellent tutorial where he uses Trapcode Particular in an innovative
way to visualize an audio track. Check it out here.
1st August 2007 - Studio Daily case study on Pierre Michel's beautiful "Polar" clip
Some time ago we featured Pierre Michel's clip "Polar" in the Trapcode gallery.
In a new case study at Studio Daily, Pierre explains how some of the graphics
were made. Read the full study here.
30th July - UB versions of ALL Trapcode plugs, NEW versions of Shine, Starglow
and 3D Stroke
The new versions of Shine, Starglow and 3D Stroke supports MacTel,
float/HDR in AE (see new HDR
tutorial) and a new range of hosts: FCP, Motion, Avid and Premiere Pro.
Old users may upgrade their software, read the upgrade
Purchase/upgrade Shine, Starglow, 3D
Stroke or the full 3S
Free Universal Binary (MacTel/CS3) updates of Lux, Particular, Sound Keys and
Echospace can be downloaded here.
Note that if you use Windows or Mac PPC your old Trapcode plugs all work in
CS3, just copy the entire "Trapcode" folder and don't forget the
Trapcode Particular presets folder. You may anyway want to upgrade Shine, Starglow
and 3D Stroke to get the new float functionality and new host support.
FAQ's and other tech-support is found here.
4th May 2007 - Four new gallery clips from Ben Grossmann, The Syndicate
It is not very often we get customer clips that falls in both cathegories for
gallery selection: beauty and high-profile. Two full spots complete with "how
it was made" clips. Check this out in the gallery.
April 2007 - Trapcode Award Ceremony at NYU
The ceremony took place at the New York University where
Peder Norrby handed over the statue and a big check to Professor
Ken Perlin. More info and pictures here.
20th April 2007 - Trapcode Presents Ken Perlin an Award of Excellence
Ken Perlin will be awarded a statue and $10,000 for his work on developing Perlin
Noise, a genius algorithm used in many Trapcode products. Peder Norrby will give
the award to Professor Ken Perlin at a ceremony in New York on Monday the 23rd
of April. Full
15th March 2007 -Trapcode Particular used for photorealistic rain in
VFX super wiz Ben Grossman (The Syndicate) used Trapcode Particular to add photorealistic
3D rain in a BMW spot. Trapcode Lux was also used to add volumetric 3D lightcones
for the headlights of the car. See full article in Studio Daily: link.
November 2006 - Four stunning new clips in the gallery
clips by Pierre Michel (Polar 2007), Scripted Reality (Silent Hill
movie end titles), Joel Cheek (Element Media logo) and Nando Costa
(Nike spots). See the quicktime movies in the gallery.
1st November 2006 - Trapcode and
Red Giant Software join forces
From today, Red Giant Software will manage sales
and support for Trapcode. Red Giant has an excellent team that
will increase the quality of sales support and tech support for
old and new Trapcode customers. Furthermore, the partnership will
mean Trapcode's Peder Norrby will get more time to spend on development.
Read more here.
November 2006 - Two clever tutorials for Trapcode
Click images to see them.
7th October 2006 - New Trapcode Betas solve issue with Mac OSX version of GridIron
Trapcode today released a public beta
for Mac OSX Nucleo users. More info.
1st August 2006 - Four amazing new clips in the gallery
New clips by Shilo, HYPA.tv, Pierre Michel and Henrique Zarate.
See the quicktime movies in the gallery.
10th May 2006 - Trapcode Particular
This is a free upgrade for owners
of version 1.0!
The new version features Depth of Field and Motion Path.
Here is a video clip showing the new features.
more on the new features here.
Download the new version on the download page.
these new v1.5 example clips on the product
February 2006 - New gallery clip GE-996 by PISTACHIOS
This film is a very non-scientific journey through the
cosmos. It uses LOADS of Starglow. View it in the gallery.
2nd February 2006 - AE7 compatible versions available now - free to existing
All Trapcode plug-ins have been updated to support AE7.
Trapcode Particular received an updated version - 1.0.2 because the old version
did not display the Preview
UI correctly in AE7.
Trapcode Echospace has been updated to version 1.0.1. Here two things were fixed:
one UI problem in AE7 and a
cause crash when
using the "Purge" command in all versions of AE.
For the rest of the plugs, only the installers have been updated to be AE7 aware.
Download the new versions here.
October 2005 - Jan Mathias Steinforth new artist in the gallery
Jan Mathias Steinforth has created a very cool video for the band
Fonkstörung using, among other things, Trapcode Particular. View it
in the gallery.
October 2005 - Matt Lusser new artist in the gallery
Matt shows a clip that uses Trapcode 3D Stroke and Re:Vision Shape/Shade
to create a very cool 3D effect with a lot of depth. View it in the gallery.
September 2005 - Trapcode Echospace released!
Trapcode Echospace is a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects 6.5
that repeats layers in 3D. The price is USD 49. More info here.
July 2005 - Trapcode Particular featured on Apple's site
If anyone has missed it, Belief was featured in an article on Apple's
Pro site and they talked a lot about Trapcode Particular. Read article here.
See the clip where Belief uses Trapcode Particular to create
a crowd (bigger than the clip on the Apple site).
Note that the Apple article says Particular works in FCP and Motion -
that is incorrect. It only works in AE6 and AE6.5.
29th June 2005 - New training clip for Trapcode Particular
This new clip shows step-by-step how to use custom particles in Trapcode
Particular. Watch it here.
May 2005 - New clips from MTV2 and BDA the Gallery
Lloyd Alvarez uses Trapcode Particular in two clips for MTV2 and BDA. See
them in the gallery.
April 2005 - New Music Video in Gallery
David Giese uses Trapcode Particular and Starglow in the video for Jenny
Wilson's "Summer time - the roughest time". See it in the gallery.
March 2005 - <<DV Magazine Award of Excellence>>
Matt Silverman reviews Trapcode
Particular in the March 2005 issue of DV
Magazine. The review notes "Particular is by far the best particle
system available for Adobe After Effects". Particular received a rating
of 4.5 out of 5. Read the full
February 2005 - Trapcode sponsors onedotzero_stockholm
Moderna Museet was a great succes. The screenings were packed and much
Thanks to all involved and to all new acquaintances, I had a great time!
image ©Timo Schaedel/onedotzero is
from the "graphic cities" programme.