Red Giant Trapcode Suite v17.2.0 (WIN+MAC)

10 January 2022
Red Giant Trapcode Suite v17.2.0 (WIN+MAC)
Program Name
After Effects and Premiere Pro
CC +
File Size
1.4 GB

Red Giant Trapcode Suite v17.2.0 (WIN+MAC) – Free Download Plugins 

Trapcode 17 realizes the long-requested ability to work with Particular and Form in the same 3D space by bringing Form behaviors to Particular. The release also sees upgrades to the Flocking simulation with the addition of On Predator/Prey Contact and Team designations as well as improvements to system organizational capabilities in the Designer. To round it out, Form will also be sporting a number of quality-of-life updates. All Trapcode tools will support Adobe’s multi-frame rendering.

New Form functionality within Particular unifies workflow for particle systems
The main change in Trapcode Suite 17 is the much-requested option to use functionality from two of its key plugins, Particular and Form, within the same 3D space.

Particular 6, the latest version of the plugin, blurs that distinction, introducing two new emitter behaviours that create Form-like arrays of undying particles within Particular.

Classic Form mimics the look of tradional Form systems, with particles affected by fields and noises; Dynamic Form enables the particles to be affected by Particular physics simulations.

In addition, Particular’s old Grid emitter controls have been extended to applicable emitter types, providing a more Form-like workflow within the plugin.

Maxon has also made other functionality from Form available in Particular, bringing over “many familiar displacement-type features [like] Disperse and Twist” and particle symmetry system Kaleidospace.

All get new controls within Particular, with users now able to rotate the Twist axis, and to mirror particles on the Z axis as well as the X and Y axes.

New predator/prey interactions and team allegiances for particle flocking
The new particle flocking system introduced to Particular in Trapcode Suite 16 has also been updated, with new contact behaviours for predator and prey particles.

Contact between predator and prey can now result in the prey particle being killed, frozen or converted to a predator particle; or both predator and prey particle being killed.

In addition, both predator and prey particles can now be divided into up to four ‘teams’, like the space invaders in the image above, providing an extra layer of control over simulations.

Quality of life improvements
Other changes in Particular 6 include the option to multi-select and to rename particle systems within the Designer, making it easier to manage complex nested particle set-ups.

In addition, all the plugins within Trapcode Suite now support After Effects’ experimental new multi-frame rendering system, currently available in beta builds of the software.

Trapcode Suite 17 includes plugins:

  • Trapcode Tao 1.2.6 3D geometry plugin
  • Trapcode Particular 6.2.0 awesome particle plugin
  • Trapcode Form 4.7.0 3D space particle plugin
  • Trapcode Mir 3.2.2 3D graphics plugin
  • Trapcode Shine 2.0.8 Radiant Light Plugin
  • Trapcode Lux 1.4.5 Spotlight Plugin
  • Trapcode 3D Stroke 2.7.6 3D path stroke plugin
  • Trapcode Echospace 1.1.14 3D stereo trailing delay plug-in
  • Trapcode Starglow 1.7.8 Starlight plugin
  • Trapcode Sound Keys 1.4.5 audio keyframe plugin
  • Trapcode Horizon 1.1.15 infinite scene (sky) plugin

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