updated 11:15 am EST, Fri November 16, 2007
Trapcode Form released
Red Giant Software has released Trapcode Form, an organic 3D shape generator enabling users to create a wide variety of animations ranging from text logos to billowing smoke. Users can drive all of the 3D designs by audio to create visualizations that move with the beat of whatever music is playing. Trapcode Form comes with 61 customizable presets, and offers full integration with After Effects' 3D environment which allows users to fly cameras through as well as around the animated forms. Trapcode Form is priced at $200 and works with Adobe After Effects 7.0/CS3, while the entire Trapcode Suite 2007 collection is available for $950.
True 3D surfaces and volumes are achieved with direct integration of After Effects 3D camera, while the more than 60 presets enable users to quickly create audio reactors, terrain flyovers, and more. The 61 presets are divided into five categories which include animation set to audio, flight presets that generate 3D terrain flyovers, and unique animations designed for lower third titles.
Users can also customize color, displacement size, and more with images sourced from any layer in After Effects. The new customization options allow users to generate various effects -- from a logo that blows away like sand to a full 3D model of the Earth.