San Francisco - Red Giant Software, publisher of a line of professional digital video tools, including Magic Bullet and Knoll LightFactory, released new versions of the Trapcode motion graphics products called Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke.
In 2006, Red Giant Software and Trapcode formed a partnership, where Red Giant Software assumed exclusive publishing rights to all seven Trapcode products worldwide.
Trapcode Shine Version 1.5 is a plug-in for simulating a bright spotlight behind text or logos. Shine is used frequently for movie titling effects. Users can also create sun rays from clouds or other objects, which are great for animating backgrounds for DVD projects.
Trapcode Starglow Version 1.5 brings text and titles to life with glows and glints. The filters are based on a star shape that consists of eight directions, and each direction can be assigned an individual color map and streak length. Many users like to use Shine and Starglow together.
Trapcode 3D Stroke Version 2.5 helps users dynamically write on a logo in 3D space, as well as create organic and fluid lines. This effect is used commonly on TV, for example, with the Food Network and ABC IDs.
Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke now work for the first time in Apple's Final Cut Pro and Motion, Adobe's After Effects and Premiere Pro, and Avid's AVX. Support has been added for full 32-bit floating-point rendering for generating light rays, glows, and animated lines with the highest quality output. 3D Stroke now features a series of 40 preset shapes for generating outlines or swirling strokes to captivate an audience.
Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke are now available for $99 each. Current Trapcode After Effects users can upgrade for $49 per product or $99 for all three. All upgrades include support for all platforms: Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX.