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Red Giant 2024.1 includes updates to Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX and Universe. A new Bokeh plugin allows artists to achieve beautiful results without complex camera lens setups. Magic Bullet Looks’ color management system has been improved, including new lighting effects. Real Lens Flares in VFX now offers much-requested obscuration and a Light Ball core projection option. VFX Spot Clone Tracker has a new Track Only feature, allowing you to hide non-tracking-related parameters. Trapcode updates include optimized multi-frame rendering across multiple threads, new cloud service support and new sprites.


Trapcode brings the power of 3D particle systems right into After Effects. Use particle emitters to create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic visual effects, or create technological marvels and user interfaces with immortal particle grids and 3D forms. With a subscription to Red Giant, get even more 3D geometry input options thanks to Cineware .c4d file import. Use Cinema 4D files (including animation) in particle systems or as 3D models in After Effects.



Trapcode Particular is a plugin for After Effects that lets you add particles to your compositions to bring your motion graphics work to life. Use 3D objects for even more beauty and complexity.


Create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic effects. Combine multiple particle systems into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results.


Particular’s powerful physics engine includes new behaviors, forces and environmental controls. Bring particles to life with flocking/swarming and predator/prey behaviors. Combine bounce and air physics or create beautiful fluid simulations for more realism than ever before.


Particular now includes parent/child particle systems where a parent emitter can emit one or more complete child emitters. It’s also easy to set up long emitter chains to create beautifully complex cascading results.


Trapcode Particular gives you the ability to build particle effects visually, with a powerful designer that makes generating effects more creative and intuitive than ever before.


Choose from over 355 Trapcode Particular presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.


Form particles live forever, giving you precise control over their behavior. Combine multiple forms into one unified 3D space for visually stunning results.


Create a grid of particles that can be used for organic, flowing effects. Use audio to drive particle animation.


For the first time ever, run realistic fluid simulations, with the new Dynamic Fluids™ physics engine, allowing forms to interact and influence each other for stunning results.


Trapcode Form gives you the ability to build particle grids and particle objects visually, with a powerful designer that makes generating effects creative and intuitive.


Choose from over 355 Trapcode Particular presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.


Trapcode Mir is a plugin for After Effects that creates flowing surfaces, endless tunnels, terrains and 3D objects for use in your motion graphics.


Design realistic or alien landscapes using Trapcode Mir’s fractal displacement mapping.

3D Models

For the first time ever, quickly and easily load 3D OBJ models into your After Effects composition. Trapcode Mir makes it simple to texture, light, repeat and deform, your models as part of your scene.

Surface Presets

Choose from Mir’s 16 surface presets, designed to give you a head start in setting up the materials, shaders and textures for different surface styles. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Logos, Text, and Paths

Trapcode 3D Stroke is a motion graphics artist’s secret weapon for creating animated logos and sophisticated write-on effects. With this plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro, lines can glow, taper and flow through 3D space, using simple paths, made beautifully complex.


The real power of Trapcode 3D stroke is in the repeater. Build one path and then use the repeater controls to duplicate and distort the strokes for complex effects.

Flexible, Powerful Controls

Get pinpoint control over shapes, colors, looping, motion blur, opacity and more. 3D Stroke now includes controls for thickness over the length of the path and color mapping for even more beautiful and intricate results.


Trapcode 3D Stroke includes 40 preset shapes such as stars, grids, and more to give you starting points for your motion graphics and animation.

Motion Graphics

Trapcode Shine is a plugin for After Effects that brings light and life into your motion graphics and VFX.

Natural Light

Give your footage the natural effect of sunshine through clouds, headlights in fog, or underwater light rays.

3D Camera-Aware

Trapcode Shine includes a host of features for creating 3D camera-aware volumetric effects.


Choose from our Trapcode Shine presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Add Glimmer to Your Highlights

Trapcode Starglow is a plugin for After Effects and Premiere Pro for generating multicolored or monochromatic star-shaped glows that instantly bring life to your motion graphics and footage.


Includes 49 presets, each completely customizable for 8 different directional points, color maps, shimmer, gradients and streak length.

Create Animation Keyframes From Audio

Trapcode Sound Keys is a plugin for After Effects that analyzes your audio and generates keyframes you can easily link to your layer’s animation properties. Scale, rotate, and move to the beat. Or use audio to drive effects.

Integrate Sound With Other Effects

Sound Keys can be used to trigger other visual effects. For example, combine Trapcode Sound Keys with Trapcode Particular to have particles emitted, based on a drumbeat. Isolate a snare drum hit as the trigger, or just let the general volume drive the effect.

Visual Interface For Audio Selection

Select parts of an audio track in the visual spectrum and convert them into keyframes, syncing footage with audio using amplitude or frequency ranges.

Dramatic Natural 3D Lighting

Trapcode Lux is a plugin for After Effects that creates visible, volumetric sources for all point and spot lights in the scene. The effect is fully AE 3D camera-aware, with control over intensity, falloff and more.

Geometric Shapes, Ribbons, & More

Trapcode Tao is an After Effects plugin from Red Giant for motion graphics and VFX.

Masks, Paths, & Motion

Trapcode Tao is a plugin for After Effects that creates beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N-gons.

3D Camera & Lights

Tao quickly generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights.


Choose from our Trapcode Tao presets, designed to give you a head start. Every preset is fully-customizable.

Painless Complex Animation

Trapcode Echospace is a plugin for After Effects that lets you quickly clone, animate and offset 3D layers. Create dynamic ‘falling domino’ or ‘follow-the-leader’ style motion graphics in seconds, without writing expressions.

3D Backgrounds

Trapcode Horizon is a plugin for After Effects that lets you use 360 degree image maps or create multi-color gradients as an infinite background for your 3D compositions. Horizon is fully AE camera-aware.


Magic Bullet is a set of plugins for color correction, finishing and film looks. With powerful real-time color grading tools, video denoising, and cosmetic retouching, you’ll have everything you need to make your footage look great, right on your editing timeline.

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What’s New

The latest release of Magic Bullet Looks sees the addition of OCIO color management, over 30+ new presets and two additional languages, making the tool more accessible than before. With OCIO color management, you can easily manage your colors throughout your production pipeline.


With the Magic Bullet Looks plugin you can choose from over 30 brand-new Look presets, designed to match your favorite movies and TV shows. While presets are the fastest, simplest way to grade your footage, every one of the over 300 included presets is fully-customizable, and uses professional tools and powerful techniques to make your footage look amazing.

Powerful Tools

Alter the presets by adding or removing tools along the toolchain, or just build a look from scratch by combining any of the intuitive and powerful tools.

Part of Your Professional Color Workflow

Magic Bullet Looks now works ever better with high-end workflows. Choose from over 30 new camera profiles for input or output using the new Color Handling controls. This means Looks’s 300+ presets work perfectly on both on any footage, and in any workflow.

Incredibly Easy, With a UI for Design

The best color correction experience in the industry happens because of a great set of tools and a great way to use them. The Magic Bullet Looks UI makes the process of color grading intuitive and easy.

Remove Noise & Grain From Your Footage

Shooting in low light or at high ISO’s can add a lot of noise to your footage. Magic Bullet Denoiser is a plugin that gets rid of that without removing detail.

The Best Denoiser is Now The Fastest

Denoiser III is now available for Final Cut Pro and compatible with M1 machines to give you the best, fastest, and most reliable video denoising experience available.

Color Comes To You

Magic Bullet Colorista is a plugin that puts streamlined professional color correction tools directly on your editing timeline. No need to leave your host app to grade your footage.

Guided Color Correction

Let Colorista guide you, using an industry-tested color correction workflow. In just a few simple steps, this quick and easy shortcut will start you off on the right foot with a perfectly balanced shot that’s ready for a color grade.

A Better Adobe Experience

Get true real time color correction with Adobe’s Mercury playback engine. Transform Premiere Pro and After Effects into a professional color grading environment with the Colorista panel. Create multi-layered masked corrections with Adobe’s masking and tracking features. Colorista is tightly integrated with Adobe applications, giving you a seamless color grading experience that goes far beyond the native tools.

Pro LUT Workflow

Look up tables are a big part of a colorist’s workflow. Whether they’re camera manufacturer LUTs designed to bring footage into the right color space, or creative LUTs used to transform your footage with the grade from a popular film, Colorista makes it easy to import and work with LUTs. Even better, Colorista can create and output LUTs based on your color work, making it easy to share your grade across projects, people and software that reads LUTs.

A New Color Engine Built for HDR

Colorista has always been a great HDR color corrector. We’ve overhauled the render engine with new Highlight and Shadow Region controls, improved 3-way correction, and an all-new Clarity control. A new Highlight Boost control makes it easy to upgrade any video to HDR, while the new Saturation EQ gives you control of color curves with far fewer clicks.

Skin Smoothing & Retouching

Magic Bullet Cosmo is a plugin that gives you the ability to quickly balance skin tones, reducing wrinkles and remove skin blemishes, to make your talent look their best.

Precise & Easy

Cosmo’s new Skin Sample tool helps you target the exact skin tone for precision cosmetic cleanup. Intuitive skin color controls make it simple to keep skin looking natural and consistent.

Powerful & Fast

Cosmo gives you the best possible results with incredible speed. New skin smoothing technology gives better, more natural results than ever before.

Instant Hollywood Film Looks

Magic Bullet Mojo is a plugin that instantly gives your footage the sophisticated color grade of a Hollywood movie, with film-like contrast and a unified, complementary color palette. It’s all the tricks professional colorists use on big-budget Hollywood movies, in one compact package.


As soon as you apply Mojo, your footage looks better. Pick from one of the 14 built-in presets based on popular movies. Then, with just a few simple sliders, make the look your own, as well as correct exposure and color balance. Mojo plays back in real time, so it never slows you down.

Skin Tones

Mojo makes people look great by emphasizing skin tones and pushing other colors toward a complimentary, cooler tone. Dedicated controls for skin color makes it easy to keep your on-camera talent looking their best.

Give Your Footage Chemistry

Magic Bullet Film is a plugin that gives your digital footage the look of real film by emulating the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color grading, and finally to the print stock.

Real Film

The digital stocks in Magic Bullet Film are based on real film and the real color grading experience of an industry expert.


Magic Bullet Film includes 22 negative stocks and 4 print stocks, giving you 88 possible cinematic combinations.

Add Some Noise

Magic Bullet Renoiser is a plugin that breaths life into your digital footage with cinematic texture and grain. Whether you’ve denoised your video, created CGI and motion graphics compositions, or your digital footage is just too clean, Renoiser gives your footage a cinematic feel.

Film Grain

Renoiser’s all-new GPU accelerated grain engine gives your footage the genuine texture of film. Unlike other film grain tools out there, Renoiser actually rebuilds your image out of virtual grain rather than just applying a grain layer on top. This produces a result more genuine than anything you’ve seen before, all in real time.


Renoiser is fully-customizable, with detailed control over grain amount, size, and tonal response, with options for color or monochrome grain.

Stay Sharp

Renoiser includes an adjustable sharpening algorithm that adapts to your footage, sharpening important details without overcorrecting the elements that don’t need it, such as text or graphics. This combo of grain and sharpening can also be used to keep your footage looking it’s best when your video is compressed by sites like YouTube or Vimeo.


Universe is a set of video transition and effects plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Stylize your footage with authentic retro and modern day looks, and generate beautiful looping backgrounds, glows, text animations and other effects. Universe gives you better results and more shortcuts than anything in your host app.


Getting Started

Universe Glitch and Glitch Transition give your footage and and text the look of compressed, glitched video. These tools creates the effect of poor internet connections, bad video encoding, corrupt data streams, and low-bandwidth broadcasts. Watch our getting started tutorial.

Compression, Glitches and More

Glitch makes it easy to give your video look of damaged “found footage” or low-quality internet video compression. Simulate minor or catastrophic signal loss, the look of internet video over a low-bandwidth connection, or corrupt digital footage.

Great for Text and Logos

Use Glitch to create tense text and logo treatments on the verge of breaking up. Or dial it up and give your motion graphics an unstable frenetic look. All of the settings are keyframable so you can move between extreme and minor damage.

Glitch Transition

Glitch Transition takes the look of Glitch, but adds the addition of chromatic breakup, along with the ability to use the generated glitches to transition between footage or text. Use this effect to digitally scramble or amp up your title sequences, motion graphics, and footage transitions. Watch our getting started tutorial.

Getting Started

VHS gives you the look of real video tape – inside your favorite editing program. By simply dragging and dropping VHS onto your clip, you can quickly create the iconic look of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s home video. Real analog source material was used to create the unique textures in VHS, which means that you can create the true color, distortion and damage seen in old video.

Made From Tape Stock

VHS is made by profiling a real KY-1900CH video camera from 1984 (the exact model camera that Marty McFly used to record Doc Brown in “Back to the Future”). We also profiled the big TV zoom lens that came with the camera, as well as old videocassettes and a top-loading consumer VCR from the mid-80’s. Using this method we were able to capture the actual noise patterns, color profiles, and distortions in old video tape.

VCR Text and Icons

Universe VHS includes the ability to add VCR-style text and more to your Footage. Now you can overlay your footage with timecode, record speed, and play status text with function icons – such as Play, Fast Forward, and Rewind.


It’s easy to give your footage a VHS look, with many presets based on authentic tape stock emulations. Bring your modern footage all the way back to the late 70’s through the 90’s with various effects. Keep your footage looking clean or simulate catastrophic tape damage.

Completely Customizable

Control the details. Tweak distortion, color shifting, blurring, saturation, frame jitter and more. With VHS, you can dial in the precise mood, look and feel, you are aiming to capture.

Getting Started

Universe Holomatrix II gives your text, footage, HUD elements and logos the look and distortion of a sci-fi hologram digital display, and more. A major upgrade from the original Effects Suite Holomatrix, this version is built for speed and is full of new features. Watch our getting started video.

Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Recreate the holographic looks you loved in sci-fi productions like Star Wars and Star Trek, or give your footage the look of screens and digital displays. Great for logo treatments and other motion graphic elements.

Great for Titles

Holomatrix II is equally at home applying distortion magic to text and logos. The built-in animation presets work great on titles—just type and apply. The result is a great title treatment in a snap.

Bad Reception

Video isn’t always pretty—kick it old school by giving your footage a “bad TV” look. With tons of presets to choose from that realistically mimic the distortions found in old analog TVs, LCD displays, night vision goggles, and security cameras, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

Getting Started

Realistic lens distortion effects with chromatic separation, blur, texture and more.


Chromatic Aberration simulates real-world lens distortion effects, in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. Control the center point, amount of distortion and the radius of the effect. You can also blur the edges of the effect.

Color Separation

Separate the colors by scaling and rotating the effect. Chromatic Aberration gives you many ways to work with the separated colors. Transform the color channels uniformly or separately scale the colors on the X and Y axis. You can even choose to separately distort the individual color channels.

Lens Textures

Simulate lens dirt and smudges to add even more realism to the effect. You can choose to add one of 9 included lens textures, or you can choose your own layer for the effect.


Chromatic Aberration includes 16 fully-customizable presets to help get you started. Use them as is or adjust them for your needs.

Camera Shake

Add simulated handheld camera motion to your footage.

Camera Shake Transition

A transition that mimics camera shake while it transitions between clips.

Getting Started

Instantly add dynamic animations that bring your text and logos on and off screen. Watch our getting started tutorial.

Instant Motion Graphics

Apply Logo motion and choose from more than 15 customizable presets that auto-animate your layer appearing on screen, idling and exiting.

Idle Behavior

So your layer doesn’t just hang around doing nothing once it arrives, choose from more than 5 idle time behaviors such as springy, wobble, pivot, and hover to keep things in motion at all times.

Take Control

Build your animation from scratch or tweak preset animation with controls for speed, scale, position, and idle time behavior. Use motion blur and more to bring more realism and life to your work.

Getting Started

Finisher makes it easy to dramatically improve the image quality of your footage. Watch our getting started tutorial.

Quickly and Easily Recover Detail

Simply adjust the Detail slider control to recover detail while inside your host app. Unlike sharpness filters, Finisher’s detail recovery is applied to multiple luma layers simultaneously uncovering subtle nuances that are buried in the original image.

Recover Shadows and Latitude

Finisher can recover a surprising amount of apparent latitude without introducing noise. Finisher’s unique Enhanced Contrast control expands apparent latitude via an additive process. Although this is a complex effect, it is very easy to use – simply adjust the Enhanced Contrast slider.


Inspired by social media apps, film looks, and popular photo filters, finisher includes 16 stylish color filters to enhance your imagery.

Getting Started

Grain16 is real 16mm film grain that you can easily add to your own footage. Place Grain16 onto your clips to add the beautiful texture of authentic film. Watch our getting started tutorial.

Real 16mm Film Grain Textures

Grain16 was created using 4K Arrilaser DPX scans of 5 different 16mm film stocks. Grain16 is based on the 16mm grain scans from CrumplePop’s very popular Grain 35 v2.0 package.

5 Different Film Stock Options

Each film stock features their own characteristics, we offer a wide variety of grain for your disposal. Grain16 includes 5 popular Kodak and Fuji 16mm stocks (7207, 7219, 8622, 8653, 8673).

Getting Started

Retrograde is a set of tools for creating the truly realistic look and damage of old 16MM and 8MM film.

Made with Kodak Film Stock

Made from real film by creating laser scans of old, commonly used film stocks. Using this method we were able to capture the actual grain patterns, color profiles, and exposure flaws in old Kodak and Fuji film stocks.


Twelve Film Stock Emulations Retrograde includes six types of 8mm film stock and six types of 16mm film stock. Move back in time from the brown, contrasty look of the early 1970s or the grainy green of 1950s educational films.

Completely Customizable

It’s in the details! Tweak the grain, amount of hair and blotches on the film, to the style and size of the vignette. With Retrograde you can dial in the precise mood of the era you are aiming to capture.

Getting Started

Carousel captures the classic look of vintage color cross-processing, film fading, and vignettes. Watch our getting started tutorial.

10 Vintage Camera Looks

Authenticity was key in development. Each look was created using film prints from a toy camera and 120 film, with care taken to preserve the color profile and unique flaws alongside optically-captured light leaks.

Completely Customizable Looks

Once you find the perfect preset, adjust the details for your own unique retro look. Add and tweak Vignettes, Color Processing and light leak.

Easy to Use

Choose from one of 10 presets for your clip. Simple sliders make it easy to dial up (or down) the various effects that make up Carousel’s vintage goodness.


VFX is a set of plugins for keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside of After Effects. VFX makes it easy to create seamless composites and gives you tools for fast, accurate motion tracking, lens distortion and object replacement/removal. And if you need beautiful glows, distortions and lens flares – VFX has got that too.


What’s New

Supercomp now supports adjustment layers. Displacement layers are now adjustment layers and apply their effect to anything below them in the supercomp. Ideal for region-based color corrections, displacements and heat blur. Additionally, the latest upgrade to Supercomp now provides more realistic and beautiful Light Wrap, Reverse Light Wrap and Diffusion effects with more creative control.

Integrated VFX Compositing

Creating complex, seamless composites in After Effects can be a difficult, time-consuming task. With Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with all of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way than can be modeled with a simple stack of 2D layers. Supercomp enhances the After Effects 2D compositing engine with its own, powerful environment and set of tools, and far less pre-composing than ever before.

Powerful Effects, Fast

Work with 17 GPU-accelerated context-aware tools, such as Light Wrap, Volumetric Fog, Optical Glow, and more. Supercomp’s effects are easily applied, with less time needed to get realistic professional composites. Supercomp’s adjustable presets speed up the compositing process by displaying live previews of how they’ll affect your finished composite.

Pro Tricks & Techniqes

Good compositing requires knowing how to make things look right. With Supercomp, you’ll benefit from decades of our team’s extensive feature film and broadcast experience. Supercomp comes with built-in visual effects tricks and techniques that deliver beautiful, convincing results. Light wraps know they should wrap around every layer — not just one. Heat Blur applied to a fire element gives a realistic blurring and distortion of all layers behind it, without requiring additional effects.

Entirely New, Completely Familiar

Supercomp is a companion that works seamlessly with and within After Effects, so you can continue to use the effects and workflows you already know. Use Supercomp for the finishing touches — or choose to base your entire workflow around it. No matter how you use it in your work, you’ll never have to leave the comfort of the familiar After Effects timeline to get it done.

Instantly Remove Green Screen

Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s Auto Compute Algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically.

Best User Experience & Best Results

Primatte Keyer’s new user interface makes it easy to select your background and foreground, and to separate them out for a great key. Primatte’s cleanup tools help make it look solid without much additional

GPU Optimized

Primatte Keyer has always made the keying process faster by just being more intuitive and easier to use than any other keying tool out there. Now, with GPU optimization, you’ll get even more speed, with previews and renders up to 3x faster than in previous versions.

What’s New

Bang is now part of VFX. We’ve made several improvements from the previous public version, enhancing both the visual quality and user experience.
Gun wireframe overlays have been added for accurate positioning and scale. Heat blur adds a wave of heat distortion after every shot. We’ve even added our popular Optical Glow.
Compositing is now fully done in 32-bit linear color space. The interface has been optimized as well, making it easier than ever to lay down your flashes.

Customizable 3D Muzzle Flashes

Bang is an After Effects plug-in for creating realistic or stylized 3D gunfire effects. You can easily create the perfect muzzle flash with the intuitive shape controls or choose from numerous presets. Create flashes with star-shaped petals, and even add glow and sparks. Adjust color, brightness, falloff, and interactive light to perfectly match your footage.

Easy Alignment

Bang’s 3D particle system renders unique flashes viewable from any angle, taking into account After Effects’ comp cameras. Easily define the position of the barrel, the aim and the direction to or away from camera. Easily adjust the roll and scale of your muzzle flash.

Interactive Relighting

Automatically simulate the light from the bright muzzle flashes illuminating your actors and location, removing the need for separate adjustments.

Keyframe Triggering

In Bang, each muzzle flash is controlled via keyframe in a single effect track.

Muzzle Flash Petals

Some guns have compensators, brakes, or flash hiders. They’re designed to reroute expelled gasses in order to achieve less recoil and muzzle movement. The number of holes in the compensator define the number of muzzle flash petals. With Bang, you can customize the petals to match your weapon.

Flash Age

The muzzle flash of a real firearm is captured in a single frame at a random point in the duration of the explosive discharge. Because of this, real flashes captured on camera will have different shapes and appearances depending on when the shutter was open.
With Bang, the user can control the age and age randomization of the flashes, giving them full control over this look.


Bang comes loaded with fully customizable presets to get you started. Browse presets for many well know firearms including: 45 Magnum, Generic 9mm Pistol, Silenced Pistol, M16A1 “Des/Troy”, M4 5-Petal, Generic Assault Rifle, Minigun, Electro, and more.


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King Pin Tracker is a plug-in that brings the power of a planar tracker directly into Adobe After Effects. It’s an easy to use tool in a familiar environment — no need to step out of AE for great tracking results anymore. King Pin Tracker is incredibly fast and accurate, and can track surfaces in changing lighting, even as they leave the frame.


King Pin Tracker makes it simple to replace signs or add rectangular objects into a shot. But what if your object isn’t rectangular, or has an alpha channel? What if there’s nothing to track where you want to place your object? King Pin Tracker has you covered. With powerful To and From pins, and the ability to offset and rotate in planar space, you can pin whatever you want, wherever you want it.


Pinning signs and the like is just the beginning. In our work at Red Giant, we’ve used King Pin Tracker for applying digital makeup effects, removing unwanted objects from complex moving shots, prop replacement, and more. With high quality motion blur and a render engine that keeps layers sharp while avoiding moiré, King Pin Tracker makes it easy to composite your tracked objects believably.


King Pin Tracker’s interface makes it easy to corner pin and track your footage.


Lens Distortion Matcher makes it incredibly easy to undistort footage from any lens so that you can composite elements into your shot. Even if you don’t know what kind of lens – wide angle, GoPro, fisheye, or whatever – Lens Distortion Matcher can figure it out instantly.


Most undistort workflows are difficult and often end up with a loss in video quality through the roundtrip. Lens Distortion Matcher works differently, making the process simple, fast, and lossless. By analyzing the lens distortion in your original footage and then applying that lens model to your final comp, you get an undistorted composition to work in, and a final comp that matches the original lens.


Getting a reliable After Effects 3D camera track or 2D track from wide angle footage is challenging if not nearly impossible. Composited elements tend to slip and slide as the camera moves, killing the final effect. But by using Lens Distortion Matcher before you track, you’re able to give After Effects a much more tracking friendly shot, which means reliable tracking results, ready for compositing.


As you identify curved lines that should be straight, Lens Distortion Matcher quickly solves the lens. Just a few clicks and the job is done. Once you’ve undistorted, you can add VFX or work in the undistorted comp to track objects more reliably with tools like King Pin Tracker. Lens Distortion Matcher makes it easy to losslessly reunite your visual effects with your original footage.


Spot Clone Tracker makes it easy to remove small objects or blemishes from your footage by cloning in pixels from neighboring areas. Whether you are trying to remove acne, a plug socket, or motion tracking dots, Spot Clone Tracker has you covered. Literally.


A lightning-fast tracker allows you to easily track your target area on moving footage. The Clone From region can follow along automatically, or be positioned or even tracked separately.


Cloning can come with all sorts of challenges such as different lighting and textures between your source and target. Spot Clone tracker solves that through 6 different methods for repairing your footage, so that blending and light matching are handled automatically.


Spot Clone Tracker’s user interface makes borrowing pixels from other areas of your shot fast and easy. Define the spot to be cleaned up and the source of the clone using the graphical overlay.


Optical Glow is the most beautiful, highest-quality glow ever made for Adobe After Effects or Premiere Pro. And while we could explain to you that Optical Glow uses an optically-correct inverse-square falloff, rather than the gaussian approximation used by other glow effects, the bottom line is that it’s easy to use and just looks awesome.


Optical Glow is perfect for professional visual effects work. With built-in gamma management, your glow always looks realistic, whether your footage is video, log, or even linear. Optical Glow offers tons of control, so whether you’re glowing a lightsaber, starship engine, police lights, or the neon signs in a futuristic dystopia, you’ll get the beautiful result you’re aiming for.


Everybody needs a good glow for their mograph, right? With control for vibrance, color, falloff and much more, Optical Glow will become a major tool in your motion graphics arsenal. But most importantly… Ooh! Shiny!


Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results.


We designed Chromatic Displacement for creating professional visual effects, such as force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more. It’s incredibly flexible, giving you control over the strength, color spread, and softening.


Displacement effects aren’t just for visual effects. Use text to displace an image, or bring on a logo in a new and interesting way. Once you try Chromatic Displacement, you’ll never go back to standard displacement effects again.


VFX 2024 features a range of gorgeous new features and enhancements for Real Lens Flares. 2D+Distance gives you the ability to customize the distance of the light source in Z-space. Light Control makes it easy to precisely place flares in 3D-tracked scenes. Ring projection gives your favorite vintage flare looks from the 1970s and 80s. And Schmutz can now also be highlighted by your light source.


2D + Distance gives you the ability to customize the distance of the light source in Z-Space, adding dimension to your shot. With the help of the Distance Affects Size and Size Affects Brightness Parameters you can change the moving flare.


Realistic Imperfections – With Schmutz and Diffraction you can create a more natural image. Schmutz makes a grimy lens sparkle in the light that is reflected off of the glass, letting the user choose from multiple different textures. Diffraction happens as light bends around the edge of an aperture, adding a rippling effect in our reflections, while subtly softening the render. Schmutz can also be illuminated by your light source.


Real Lens Flares was built on an engine that simulates the optical qualities of a real lens and calculates rays of light bouncing around inside of glass to create beautiful images.
The accuracy of our simulation creates lens flares that move, morph and merge as the light source shifts across the screen. It will make you feel like you are looking at the real thing.
Thanks to the upgraded lens simulation engine with support for anamorphic lenses in Real Lens Flares, filmmakers doing 3D renders, shooting video or doing motion graphics work can add Real Lens Flares to their shots.


Modify almost any property of the lens to change the look and feel of the lens flare. Dial the aperture, tweak the antireflective coatings, move the sensor, and shine some extra light on your shots.


Real Lens Flares ships with dozens of beautiful presets based on real lens simulations, as well as a set of stylized flares and core projections to start building your own.


Changing the aperture is one of the most dramatic ways that the user can change the look of the flare. With Real Lens Flares, you can change the number of blades, curvature, twist, and countless other properties of the aperture to tweak the look of your flare.


Real Lens Flares works like a real camera lens, you set the type of light, position and intensity, and our engine calculates a realistic flare based on the exposure that you set. Light Control also enables you to precisely place flares in 3D-tracked scenes based on After Effects Lights.


In addition to being able to control the color of the light of your flares, artists now can edit the properties of each piece of glass to change the color of the reflections that it creates. The color of your reflections is the color of your flare.


A set of core projections that can also be controlled through the lens model, as well as individually:
Glowball – soft zone of over exposure around a light.
Starburst – a star shaped visual artifact caused by the aperture.
Single spike – emulating a smear of oil across the lens.
Halo – chromatic ringing effect caused by a scratched or oily lens.
Gate Flare – light hitting the edge of the lens barrel and bouncing across the glass.
Ring projection gives your favorite vintage flare looks from the 1970s and 80s.


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Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.


A missing shadow is a sure give away that your composited foreground object wasn’t in the original shot. Shadow gives you a fast way to help sell a professional composite.


Use Shadow to add depth to your motion graphics. Go for realism, or create stylized looks.


Reflection is a plugin for After Effects that makes it easy to add a reflection to your layers. With controls for softness, distance fade, length and more, this effect goes far beyond the standard methods for creating reflections.


A missing reflection is a sure give away that your composited foreground object wasn’t in the original shot. Reflection gives you a fast way to help sell a professional composite.


Use reflection to add life to your motion graphics. Great for use with text and logos.

Orther versions

What's New in Red Giant 2024:

The latest updates for Red Giant include updates to the Trapcode, Magic Bullet, VFX and Universe toolsets.

– Trapcode 2024 allows artists to create realistic thermal dynamics thanks to the Particular Fluid Dynamics Simulation extension.
– VFX 2024 opens up a new dimension in lighting control and includes several enhancements to the popular Real Lens Flares.
– Magic Bullet 2024 color correction is easier than ever – plus a host of new presets give designers more creative freedom.
– Universe 2024 offers a great number of new presets.
– All tools in Red Giant are now available in Chinese and Japanese, making it easier for artists to get started using the software in their native language.

What's new in Red Giant Complete 2023:

The new version of Red Giant includes updates for nearly every tool and over 100 new presets for Generators and shiny text effects.

Trapcode 2023 provides over 75 new animated sprites for 2D shapes and bursts.
The loading time for the Particular Designer has been dramatically improved.

Magic Bullet
Magic Bullet 2023 adds the recently released Halation and Diffusion tools to Looks in Cinema 4D.
Improved Looks C4D workflow in OCIO mode.
Major improvements to the Looks integration in Unreal Engine 5.
Denoiser is now available for Final Cut Pro and compatible with Apple M1 machines.

Red Giant VFX 2023 offers enhanced performance and stability.
Bug fixes for Supercomp, Primatte, Real Lens Flares and more.

Universe 2023 provides added support for alpha layers in Avid Media Composer. Generate text effects, track mattes and more.
Universe 2023 comes with over 100 new presets for Generators.

Red Giant Reel 2022:

Red Giant Complete includes:
Trapcode Suite: Particle Systems +

Use the power of 3D particle systems right in After Effects to create fire, water, smoke, snow and other organic visual effects.

Trapcode Suite includes:

Particular: Create organic 3Dparticle effects
Form: Create 3D particle grids and objects
Mir: Create 3D terrains, objects and wireframes
3D Stroke: Animate 3D shapes andlines
Shine: Ultra-fast, 3D light ray effects
Starglow: Stylized glints and glows
Sound Keys: Instant audio-drivenmotion graphics
Lux: After Effects lights made visible
Tao: Generate 3D geometries along a path
Echospace: Instantly clone andoffset animated layers
Horizon: Infinite 3D backgrounds

Magic Bullet Suite: Color Correction +

Powerful real-time color grading tools, video denoising,and cosmetic retouching, everything you need for color correction, finishing and film looks.

Magic Bullet Suite includes:

Looks: Powerful looks and color correction
Denoiser III: Fast, easy video noise reduction
Colorista IV: Professional color correction for filmmakers
Cosmo II: Fast, simple cosmetic cleanup
Mojo II:
 A cinematic color grade in seconds
Film: The look of real motion picture film

Universe: Edit With Style +

Universe provides you a set of transitions and effects for editors and motion graphics artists to stylize footage with authentic retro and modern day looks. You can generate beautiful backgrounds, glows, text animations and other effects which give you better results more easily.

Universe includes:

Glitch: The look of compressed, glitched video
VHS: The classic look of old video tape
Holomatrix II: The look and distortion of a sci-fi hologram
Chromatic Abberation: Add lens distortion with chromatic separation
Camera Shake: Add handheld camera motion to your footage
Logo Motion: Animate your text and logos, on and off screen
Finisher: Improve the quality of your DSLR footage
Grain16: Powerful looks and color correction
Retrograde: The look of old 16MM and 8MM film
Carousel: Color cross-processing and film fading
+ 71 More Tools

VFX Suite: Visual Effects

A set of plugins for keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing in After Effects which gives you tools for fast, accurate motion tracking, lens distortion and object replacement/removal.

VFX Suite includes:

Supercomp: Seamless compositing
Primatte Keyer: Fast, automatic chroma-keying
King Pin Tracker: Corner pinner with planar tracking
Lens Distortion: Remove or match distortion from any kind of lens
Spot Clone Tracker: Clone or repair video with ease
Optical Glow: Add beatiful, optically-correct glows
Chromatic Displacement: Make realistic refracted-looking displacements
Knoll Light Factory: 3D lens flares
Shadow: Get more control over your shadows
Reflection: Create realistic mirrored reflections

PluralEyes: Audio/video sync in seconds

With a touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds. No clapboards or timecode are needed.


Host Applications

After Effects CC 2023, CC 2024

  • All Red Giant Tools

Premiere Pro CC 2023, CC 2024

  • VFX: Optical Glow, Primatte Keyer, Chromatic Displacement, Real Lens Flares
  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • Trapcode: 3D Stroke, Shine, Starglow
  • All Universe Tools

Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.5, 10.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools

Apple Motion 5.5, 5.6

  • All Magic Bullet Tools
  • All Universe Tools

VEGAS Pro 19, 20

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools

Avid Media Composer 2021.x, 2022.x

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools except Prism Displacement, Compound Blur and Picture in Picture

DaVinci Resolve 17, 18

  • Magic Bullet Looks, Cosmo, Mojo, Film, Renoiser
  • All Universe Tools

Cinema 4D R26 and later

  • Magic Bullet Looks

Unreal 4.27, Unreal 5

  • Magic Bullet Looks

Operating Systems

  • Windows 10 64-bit Version or Windows 11
  • Intel 64-bit CPU or AMD 64-bit CPU
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip , recommended discrete AMD or NVidia graphics card from 2018 or later
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached
  • macOS 11, 12 or 13
  • Intel-based Apple Macintosh with Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics or Apple M1/M2-powered Mac
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM, recommended 16 GB
  • Storage: 2.5 GB for Universe alone, 4.5 GB for all Red Giant tools including Universe
  • Online connection required for license validation and access to online content
  • At least 2 GB GPU memory for HD resolution output and 4 GB GPU memory for 4K projects. GPU memory requirements are multiplied by the number of monitors attached
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