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In this Red Giant short film, from the creators of Plot Device, a scientist must prevent a new, powerful technology from falling into the wrong hands.

VFX Breakdowns:

Made using Trapcode Suite 12 etc. Check tutorials on TEMPO.

Work in progress: EXODUS by POTEMKIN

Trapcode has commissioned an animated short film to director/designer Magnus Östergren at Potemkin: The film is to be based on the Trapcode Mir plug-in. This new plug-in provides the artist with a polygon mesh that can be displaced with a fractal and shaded in a number of different ways. The plug-in tries to encourage playing and has a very open-ended functionality, no specific problem was set out to be solved, but rather new problems and solutions are thought to be conceived with it.

Östergren says "The film is set in space in an alternate universe. Logic and photorealism are low priority but cool scenery and glows rule supreme". Magnus, who also creates the soundtrack for the film, continues "I like the concept of 'art by accident', just letting stuff evolve, like in my music production. In Trapcode Mir I found a great tool for this method."

The film has the look of low-poly/abstract with sci-fi/fantasy elements and is set to premiere in January 2013 on the Trapcode website:


Particular 2.2 released (free update)

Eight new features including motion vector support (at particle birth time), Lights Unique Seeds and Particle Amount slider. Part of Trapcode Suite 12.1. Read more and get the download here.

Check Particle Man - using Twixtor Pro motion vectors in Particular 2.2

Awesome new five-part training Getting Started with Trapcode Particular by Harry Frank.


Some images made with Trapcode Mir


Tutorial by Buwaneka Saranga - Cosmic Strings

Amazing tutorial by Buwaneka Saranga. Uses After Effects, Trapcode Particular 2, Photoshop. Check it out here: