After Effects Plug-ins

Coming Soon: Trapcode Tao #TrapcodeTao

Peder Norrby, aka The Brain of Trapcode, has been posting some Trapcode Tao teasers on Twitter for a couple of months now. Tao creates these lovely path animations in After Effects. If you haven’t seen it, check out these beautiful samples.

“I’ve been longing for this ever since I made 3D Stroke. After developing Mir, I finally have everything in place. 道 means “path” in Chinese and Japanese. It has to do with paths. The animated GIF above shows a ribbon along a path, with the profile being rotated over the length of the path and also rotating over time, combined with seamless looping fractal displacement.” – Peder Norrby


TAO klurt

TAO attack

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After Effects CINEMA 4D FCP X Photoshop Plug-ins Premiere Pro Tutorial

Toolfarm Tutorials Extravaganza #tutorial @toolfarm @adobeae

Tutorial Tuesday Extravaganza at Toolfarm

Toolfarm is posting one tutorial an hour for 24 hours today! They are about 1/3 of the way through and have tutorials for Adobe After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, MAXON CINEMA 4D, Avid, The Foundry Nuke, Trapcode Form, NewBlueFX, Video Copilot and more. They just keep coming!

Check ’em out here with the running list of what has been posted, all in one place.


After Effects FCP X

It’s Official! Toolfarm’s Annual Top 10 Plug-in Awards Survey Results

Toolfarm Plugin AwardsThe results are in! Thank you to all who participated this year in our survey, we value your feedback!

We have chosen the prize winners at random and will be contacting them via email shortly. If you entered your contact information to win the G-Technology 4TB G-RAID drive or Michele Yamazaki’s “Plug-in to After Effects” book, keep an eye on your inbox!

Top Ten Plug-ins of 2011, in order:

Adobe After Effects Plug-ins:

Final Cut Pro Plug-ins:

After Effects Tutorial

Create a laser effect using Trapcode Form

VinhSon Nguyen demonstrates how to make hyperactive laser beams (think Ghostbusters) using Trapcode Form.