Red Giant VFX Suite includes nine VFX applications for creating advanced composites that come out looking highly realistic. All of the nine plug-ins are compatible with Adobe After Effects. Most also work with Premiere Pro and the included VFX Supercomp also works with FCP X, Media Composer, and other hosts. The full suite provides a diverse and comprehensive set of tools for keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, all of them very sophisticated and designed to provide natural-looking results.
VFX Supercomp applies filters to all layers, instead of just one, to ensure a realistic look. VFX Optical Glow provides a photo-realistic glow effect for video, graphics, and text. With precision controls such as vibrance, color, and falloff, Optical Glow lets you light up logos, graphics, swords, police sirens, spaceships, and virtually anything else. VFX King Pin Tracker brings fast and accurate planar tracking right into After Effects. You can pretty much alter an entire shot by adding signs to it, removing objects, applying makeup and tattoos, and much more.
VFX Spot Clone Tracker lets you remove small objects and blemishes from footage, such as facial acne, graffiti, logos, and so on. This is done by cloning in pixels from the areas surrounding the objects. VFX Chromatic Displacement allows you to displace images with prismatic displacement effects such as force fields and heat ripples. For example, in a shot where a basketball hits the rim, you can have a force field burst out at the moment of impact. This is done by using one layer to displace the pixels of another while effectively separating out the colors to provide a smooth and seamless result.
VFX Knoll Light Factory features photo-realistic 3D lens flares that can be added to just about anything, such as the headlights of a car or the light of a moving train. VFX Primatte Keyer is designed to remove green screen or blue screen as efficiently as possible. VFX Shadow lets you add perspective shadows in front of or behind a layer to ensure the integrity of a composite. Comps don't look realistic if certain elements are missing and shadows are an important element. Reflections are another important element, and the suite includes VFX Reflection, which allows you to add reflections to your individual layers.
Red Giant VFX Supercomp (Download)
Red Giant VFX Supercomp produces realistic VFX composites by applying an effect to all layers instead of just one. It features 17 light and atmospheric filters for After Effects, such as Light Wrap and Heat Blur. Results are more natural-looking than possible with just 2D layers. Heat Blur, for example, applied to a fire element, gives a realistic blurring and distortion of all the layers behind it, without any additional effects added.
To make the workflow efficient, Supercomp's adjustable presets display live previews of how they'll affect your finished composite. Additionally, all 17 effects are GPU-accelerated for fast performance.
Supercomp works seamlessly with the After Effects timeline. The plug-in enhances the After Effects 2D compositing engine with its own, powerful environment and set of tools. You can use Supercomp for finishing touches or base your entire workflow around it, all the while working in the familiar After Effects timeline.
Fine Detail Preview
32-Bit Floating Point HDR
Visual Feedback of Previous Edits
Reverse Light Wrap
Red Giant VFX Optical Glow (Download)
Red Giant VFX Optical Glow provides a photo-realistic glow effect for video, graphics, and text in After Effects and Premiere Pro, photo-realistic thanks to built-in gamma management. Comparatively very quickly, you can add professional-looking glow in different colors to virtually any object. If, for example, you shoot a re-enactment of Star Wars, VFX Optical Glow can help you light up those well-known lightsabers. The same goes for police sirens, spaceships, logos, graphics, and just about anything else. Controls like vibrance, color, and falloff ensure that you get professional results.
Colorize and Tint
Alpha Channel Options
Instant Text Glows
Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker (Download)
Imagine the scene in New York's Times Square altered to show the billboards and signs of your choice. This and more is easily done from right inside the After Effects timeline with VFX King Pin Tracker from Red Giant. King Pin Tracker brings fast and accurate planar tracking capability into After Effects. It allows you to add objects and signs into a shot—something, for example, as simple as replacing a No Parking sign with something else, or adding a bumper sticker to a moving car, or something a bit more complex, such as adding a scar, tattoo, or other digital makeup effect to a person's body or face. You can also simply remove (or replace) objects and props from shots.
But the application is really much more than just that. You can use its tools to change a modest house into a large castle with a totally different roof, fancier windows and doors, and so on. With high-quality motion blur and a render engine that keeps layers sharp while avoiding moire, King Pin Tracker lets you composite your tracked objects seamlessly. Furthermore, the application is designed with many features to make corner-pinning easy and fast.
A key capability is that you can pin non-rectangular objects or objects that have an alpha channel, which is near-impossible to do in After Effects alone or in many other common applications. This is done by choosing points in your object that you want as the basis of the pin, not just where they are pinning to. So, you can grab a small area of your layer and pin that, and the rest of the image comes with it, including any masks or transparent areas.
Pin Any Shape
Translate, Scale, and Rotate
Red Giant VFX Spot Clone Tracker (Download)
Red Giant VFX Spot Clone Tracker provides an easy way of removing objects and blemishes from footage, such as wall facial acne, graffiti, logos, etc. This is done by cloning in pixels from the areas surrounding the objects. Simply define the spot to be cleaned up and the spot to clone using a graphical overlay that's provided. Generally, VFX Spot Clone Tracker will be useful for small objects and blemishes, but if there's a large-enough "clean" area nearby to clone, then large objects can just as easily be removed. So, you can remove something as small as a scratch on a car, or something as large as an entire cloud in the sky.
Furthermore, a fast tracker allows you to easily track your target area on moving footage. Altogether, there are six different methods for cleaning up your footage: Clone, Repair, Texture Repair, Texture Clone, Fill, and Custom. While "Clone" copies neighboring pixels exactly, "Repair" helps match the lighting of the area being cleaned up.
Match Lighting and Textures
Render on Transparent
Red Giant VFX Chromatic Displacement (Download)
Red Giant VFX Chromatic Displacement allows you to displace chroma in your footage, providing prismatic displacement effects such as force fields and heat ripples. It also allows you to do this in motion graphics, letting you displace an image with text or a logo. It does all this effectively by using one layer to displace the pixels of another while separating out the colors in a smooth and seamless manner. The application is a plug-in for After Effects and Premiere Pro on Mac and Windows.
In comparison to the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, VFX Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, so the results are organic. It provides control over strength, color spread, and softening so that you can fine-tune the end result to look professional for your films, videos, and all other projects.
Red Giant VFX Knoll Light Factory 3.1 (Download)
Red Giant VFX Knoll Light Factory 3.1 features 3D lens flares that can be added to motion graphics and visual effects. They're photo-realistic lens flares that can be applied to virtually all objects. For example, you can add a flare to the front light of a locomotive speeding through the night to enhance its appearance. Knoll Light Factory is a plug-in for After Effects and Premiere Pro on Mac and Windows.
There are 200+ presets and a user-friendly lens editor tool for easily customizing and creating your own flares. Many of the presets were inspired by popular films of the past several decades. A key new feature of this version of Knoll Light Factory is that it runs on the GPU, making it over 40 times faster than the 2.0 version.
GPU Optimization (New)
Enhance Motion Graphics (New)
Automated Behavior (New)
Lens Textures (New)
Cinematic Flares (New)
Edge Reaction (New)
Lens Flares in 3D
Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer 6 (Download)
A plug-in for After Effects and Premiere, Red Giant VFX Primatte Keyer 6 is designed to remove green screen or blue screen as efficiently as possible. In some cases, employing auto compute algorithms, it can do this automatically. The user interface provides an easy way of selecting your background and foreground, and separating them out in order to key out a green/blue screen. Additionally, cleanup tools let you finish the job if additional fine-tuning is required. Primatte Keyer is GPU-optimized to provide previews faster and render faster.
Red Giant VFX Shadow (Download)
With shadows being very important to the integrity of a comp, Red Giant VFX Shadow provides an easy way of adding perspective shadows in front of or behind a layer, based on the layer's alpha channel, brightness, and other factors. A plug-in for After Effects, featuring controls for softness, bend, length, color, and other properties, VFX Shadow offers much more than the native After Effects shadow tools provide.
A missing shadow is a sure give away that your composited foreground object wasn't in the original shot. VFX Shadow lets you add the necessary depth to your motion graphics from right within After Effects. You can apply realistic shadows or create stylized looks.
Easy User Interface
Fade and Softness
Red Giant VFX Reflection (Download)
Reflections help make comps look more natural and original, and Red Giant's VFX Reflection plug-in allows you to create realistic reflections right from within After Effects. With controls for softness, distance fade, length, and other factors, VFX Reflection lets you add reflections to your layers to enliven your motion graphics, text, logos, and other designs. VFX Reflection features a user-friendly interface and many tools for creating your reflections fast and easy.