San Francisco, Calif.
- Red Giant Software, publisher of the Magic Bullet and Trapcode
plug-ins, has shipped Trapcode Particular 2. Trapcode Particular
software, used by visual effects and motion graphics artists on feature
films and TV commercials, generates quick-rendering 3D particles with
full camera integration and natural behavior. Trapcode Particular is a
patent-pending Adobe After Effects plug-in.
The upgrade is well suited to users looking for fast renders, bouncing particles, 3D camera integration, particles that emit particles, custom shapes, air resistance, gravity and turbulence controls, and depth of field, says a representative. Trapcode Particular can also produce star fields, asteroid belts, or meteor showers. With Particular 2, users no longer need their favorite 3D modeling/animation program to create virtual 3D textures or adjust lighting as text or objects tumble in 3D space; Particular 2 lets you do it all right inside After Effects, according to a representative.
Particular 2 can load projects made with Particular Version 1.5.
Trapcode Particular supports After Effects 7.0-CS4 on Mac OS X, including Intel Mac and Windows (XP and Vista).
Trapcode Particular is available for $399 (new) at http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/.
If you purchased Trapcode Particular 1.5 AFTER April 7, 2009, you qualify for a free upgrade.
If you purchased Trapcode Particular BEFORE April 7, 2009, you will need to purchase an upgrade to version 2. The upgrade from Particular 1.0 or 1.5 costs $99.