Red Giant Trapcode Suite Academic
Red Giant Trapcode Suite AcademicRed Giant Trapcode Suite AcademicRed Giant Trapcode Suite Academic


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The industry-standard package for motion graphics in After Effects. Red Giant Trapcode Suite is a set of 11 tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects. Academic version is for eligible students and teachers.

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The industry standard for broadcast and 3D design

Trapcode Suite sets the industry bar with 11 tools for broadcast-ready effects and flexible 3D content. Its flagship product is Particular, a speedy 3D particle system with options for custom particles, particle shading and movement in 3D space. Form merges particle generation with imported OBJ models, the all-new Mir creates a fast-rendering polygon mesh, and Shine generates volumetric light rays. Use Trapcode Suite to create high quality text titles, animated backgrounds and logo treatments with fast rendering and an affordable price tag. Save $690 when buying the Suite versus individual plug-ins.


Organic 3D particle effects, complex motion graphics elements and more

- GPU Acceleration with Speed boosts of up to 4X, or more, over previous versions.
- Build particle effects visually, in the powerful Designer
- Uses After Effects' 3D camera and lights
- Use 3D models and sequences as emitters

Immortal Particle Grids and 3D Objects

- Build particle grids visually, in the new Designer
- Create stunning MoGraph with 3D models and sequences
- Drive animation with sound
- Dissolve text and logos

3D geometries animated along a path

- Generate Geometric shapes, ribbons and more
- Create geometries from Masks, Paths, and Motion
- Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

3D Surfaces, Terrains and Wireframes in After Effects

- Flowing surfaces and abstract shapes for motion graphics
- Shaded surfaces can display as polygons or vertices
- Works with After Effects’ 3D camera and lights

Ultra-fast, 3D light ray effects

- Volumetric light rays for your text, mograph or footage
- Simulate clean rays or fractal smokiness with depth
- After Effects 3D camera-aware

After Effects Lights Made Visible

- Create 3D Volumetric point and spot lights
- Add Drama and realism to your 3D Comps
- Fully customizable and Camera-aware

Organic 3D Shapes and Lines from your masks

- Logos, text and paths take on lives of their own
- Preset shapes give you starting points
- Get pinpoint control over shapes, colors, looping and more

Instantly clone and offset animated layers

- Automate complex, multi-layered 3D animation with ease
- Control layer instances, without writing expressions
- Create dynamic 'falling domino' or 'follow-the-leader' Animations

Stylized glints and glows for motion graphics and text

- Add Glimmer to your Highlights
- 49 Presets to get you started
- Fully customizable and easy to use

Instant Audio-driven Motion Graphics in After Effects

- Visualize your audio for motion graphics
- Use any audio to drive animation and effects
- Isolate audio bands for total control

Infinite Backgrounds for After Effects 3D

- 360 degree Backgrounds for AE 3D
- Use image maps or create a multicolor gradient
- Fully AE 3D Camera-aware

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY for Academic version
Proof of eligibility must be a document issued by an accredited institution with your name, institution name, and current date.

Types of proof of eligibility include:

  • School ID card

  • Report card

  • Transcript

  • Tuition bill or statement


OS: All tools work on both Windows and Mac.

All programs are compatible with the host application: Adobe After Effects CC (2017), CC (2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)

In addition, the following programs are also compatible with host program Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2017), CC (2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)

  • Shine

  • 3d Stroke

  • Starglow 


  • Mac OS X 10.10

  • Mac OS X 10.11

  • Mac OS X 10.12

4 GB of RAM
800 MB of Hard Drive space


  • Windows 7 64-bit

  • Windows 8 64-bit

  • Windows 10 64-bit

64-bit Processor
4 GB of RAM
800 MB of Hard Drive space


The minimum GPU required is an Intel HD 5000 integrated graphics chip. Of course, newer and faster discrete GPU components from AMD and Nvidia will yield faster performance.

- For Nvidia, we recommend 9xx series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series Quadro cards.

- For AMD, we recommend 200 series graphics cards or newer; mobile GPUs; or the professional series FireGL cards.

VRAM size requirements: For HD resolution output, we recommend that your GPU have at least 2 GB of memory. If you are planning on doing high-resolution project in 4K or more, we recommend a GPU with at least 4 GB of memory.

Any CPU from Intel or AMD is supported.

Trapcode Suite 14 includes eleven products:

  • Trapcode Particular 3 (NEW)

  • Trapcode Form 3 (NEW)

  • Trapcode Tao (UPDATED)

  • Trapcode Mir 2

  • Trapcode Shine 2

  • Trapcode Lux

  • Trapcode 3D Stroke

  • Trapcode Echospace

  • Trapcode Starglow

  • Trapcode Sound Keys

  • Trapcode Horizon

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