My Essential Red Giant After Effects Plugins
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People always ask what plugins I use with After Effects. These are what I consider essential plugins for my work including After Effects, Photoshop, Motion Design workflow. What are your favorite plugs?
My Essential Plugins From Red Giant
Trapcode’s plugins are the most used in my compositing and animation tool kit because they are so versatile, easy to use, fast to render, and great looking.
If your bonkers and don’t want to get the entire Trapcode Suite, here are the Trapcode plugins I use the most.
Particular is one of those plugins that always seems to solve a bunch of different problems. It’s made to be a great particular generator, but I’ve used it over the years for everything from bouncing balls, falling leaves, stars, smoke, dust, snow, rain, and ink. Best of all, this thing renders FAST.
Here are some renders where I used Trapcode Particular.
Disco Holiday (Used for tons of snow shots)
You want that final render looking sexy? Run a pass of Trapcode Starglow over that puppy and you’re all set. As with a lot of plugins, a little goes a long way. Starglow adds sparkle to the highlights of your renders to give it that glowing effect. This looks beautiful in 32 bit by the way!
Here are some renders where I used Trapcode Starglow.
Magic Bullet Looks
Magic Bullet Looks is a great way to quickly color correct your project. I have always said “Your renders are never finished straight from Cinema 4D”. Color correction is not an option, folks! Photos, footage, Animations and Renders all must be color corrected to make them look their best. Magic Bullet Looks makes this as quick and beautiful as possible.
Nick Campbell’s Vintage Film For Looks
Yep, I used Magic Bullet enough to make my own preset pack for it. I made it to give your projects a timeless vintage feel inspired by real film looks.
Here are some videos where I used Vintage Film For Looks.
Dunes (Muted Preset)
All The Presets