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Shine is a fast light effect plug-in. The effect looks very much like volumetric light, but is actually a 2D effect. There are special controls to make shimmering lights and numerous coloring modes. This is an effect that you see everyday on TV and in many movie titles. Before it was only possible to make using 3D apps (real volumetric lights) or using slower rendering 2D plug-ins.

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Adobe After Effects 6.5 and higher (Mac OSX/Windows)
Adobe Premiere Pro
FCP, Motion


Reviews and articles

Read what Frank Capria wrote about Trapcode Shine in DV Magazine Dec 2001: Plug-in Revolution.

Trish & Chris Meyer compare the different light ray tools in an article in DV Magazine May 2002, Shine proves being the fastest and a "must-have"! Read the article on-line.

Dave LaRonde at Creative Cow gives Trapcode Shine 5 out of 5! Read the review.

Paulo de Andrade at tries all three Trapcode products. Read the review.

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Color Presets Examples

See examples of Shine used in production in the user gallery!

"A refreshing new way to create light rays. Shine has so much control
and renders so fast, that it has allowed me to create new and
fresh looking effects!"
- Lloyd Alvarez, Milkshake Design

"I give it a phat 10!"
- Gary Reisman, NBC


• Available for Mac OS, Mac OSX and Windows
• Works in 16bit (AE5 PB) and 8bit per channel color depths
• Fast rendering
• Special controls to make shimmering lights (loopable)
• Numerous coloring options including 3- and 5-color gradients
• Tweakable coloring presets
• Extensive documentation: Manual and Tutorials
• Built-in transfer modes, threshold and circular mask to maximize your workflow
• Available for instant purchase on-line

Not convinced yet? Get the free demo and try it today! This demo is unlockable, so if you decide to buy it you only need to purchase an unlocking key and you are set. The product is registered to your name only, so you can actually purchase the unlocking key right now without installing the demo first.