Trapcode Form Released

There is a new plug in out Called Form. I’ve used it and it’s pretty cool. Check out the information here and be sure to read some of the the help files to see how it works and the impressive possibilities. I’ll probably do a tutorial or 2 in the future but I wanted to start spreading the word.

There area also some tutorial demonstrations at the bottom of this page: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/resources.html

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7 years ago
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84 Comments

samuel Ayibatonye
4 years ago
pls Andrew how do I download this extra plug in I mean like trapcode and some other cool stuffs from videocopilot
I love form, and I barely know how to use it lol
vicky
6 years ago
hey andrew bring some tutorial on trapcode form
ahmed
6 years ago
thx .. it's ammaizing
6 years ago
hey Andrew hope ur doing fine, ive been checking about Trapcode form, is there a way u can do a tutorial how to achieve the effect used in house of cards ( Radiohead ) video clip.

Thanks in advance
RAJAN THAPA
7 years ago
It's realy amazing
Erik
7 years ago
You´re my hero Andrew! Love your tutorials. Keep it up!

Mayby this isnt possible, but i would very much enjoy a tutorial on a fully 3D object, lets say a buildning, and implement that in video footage, and the result would be that a live camera would go around the 3D object...

Also like the 3ds max bits on your tutorials :)

Be well!
7 years ago
Oh wow, that guy is so boring! I can't handle it. I'll never know how that video ended.
Ryoo
7 years ago
nice link albert...check this out.

check this site lol...the first thing i saw i was like omg...evolution...
7 years ago
When is the next update?? I can't wait!!!!

Yeah, EvolutioN was in the new iPod commercial!!!! I saw it on TV yesterday!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Suvir
7 years ago
Nothing Can Beat VC... Pioneers....
Max
7 years ago
Hi Andrew!

Another major in the graphics business using your designer sound effects.
http://www.digitaltutors.com/digital_tutors/video.php?v=961
You truly are viral along with your products. VC has gone far this year.
7 years ago
woah.
the anticipation of the next tutorial is killlllling me.
gahhhh
Albert
7 years ago
Was looking around youtube and found this video that used some of Video Copilot´s products and tutorials:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VOBg7YAYBVs

It shows how much VC´s stuff has been seen by so so many people...
Suvir
7 years ago
Jammin' JJ,

I think that would finally be my last resort... Am looking at a composite where a 4x level zoom is involved ... so was thinking of making a HD out of my SD... But yes, as you said i also feel its better i stick with SD footage rather than looking at converting it to HD... And also i don't see brilliant results with the conversion... The difference is very minute...
Jammin’ JJ
7 years ago
Suvir,

Posting on a blog is not a good way to get urgent help, but, in my opinion you should forget about up-rezzing SD video. There are a variety of compressed HD codecs, but if it were me, I'd concentrate my efforts on making great SD video if SD was the original acquisition resolution. It makes no sense to up-rez to HD, then compress it again because the file size is too large. Save yourself a lot of time and effort -- forget about it.
Suvir
7 years ago
Hey AK...
I hav this Software called video enhancer similar to Instant HD... which allows conversion of SD videos to HD videos.... I get prty large sized files as out put.. A 4 secs video is 1.3gb... Is there any way to compress HD videos.???
Please need some help urgently... am working on a university project...
Bajistapro
7 years ago
Hi Andrew! I know I am out of topic and I apologies about it, but I would like to know more about your movies talk about it, what kind of movies have you done? if there is any new project and where can we access to watch them? THANKS!
7 years ago
Sorry to keep posting Andrew, I just wanted to let mclovin know that I happen to own Maya and 3ds max.They are great programs, but I still would rather use a plugin inside of Aftereffects in a lot of cases. A good 3-d app is a big plus, no argument, but this is mainly an aftereffects site, and a new plugin for AFX that has some really neat feature seems like a perfect subject for a tutorial.
McLovin
7 years ago
I'm am sure it is worth it, "if you need it"
Thats my point no argument here.
In fact let us know how much you like it please :)
jorberg
7 years ago
I hope you two are done with your pointless arguments........jeeze.

Work just purchased this plugin for me, so I'd really like a good tutorial on how to do a cool effect! :) Gotta show the boss it was worth it! I'm experimenting now and its pretty sweet!!

For anyone who has purchased the plugin, the Trapcode tutorials are really basic, but I've gone through them and they explain a lot!
McLovin
7 years ago
Ozone 3.0 - Atmospheres That Come Alive
McLovin
7 years ago
Typos,
If you expect to make a living, or even get started in VFX
A 3-D Application is a BIG plus, and a companion to After Effects, there is no argument there.
My choice on how I decide to spend my $$ is in a diverse arrangement of applications, I even bought Vue 6 xStream
for one Job I was working on, and it payed for it's self
In Fact I think VUE is what Andrew used to make his Product
"Real Clouds" I may be wrong but thats not my point, My point is your money is just that.... your's do with it what you want.

But I spend my money, where it will pay me back.
McLovin
7 years ago
Well again no offense Mind Drop Studios,

But... 3d apps go hand in hand with AE, weather you like it or not, Get a second income and buy MAYA, or C4D and learn it, if you expect to make a leaving in VFX.
7 years ago
@ Mclovin:
Maya costs upwards of $2000. Form costs a tenth of that. If you are looking for effects like the ones Form can make, than it is a lot less money and hassle to use the plugin. Not to mention that Maya has a HUGE learning curve, that lots of people aren't fond of. If you are extremely profficient at Maya, then it might make sense to use it if you already own it, but let me remind you that people are complaining that they want to use AFX native effects, and a plug in is a whole lot better than a seperate 3d app for those people. Also, people on here are reluctant to spend $200, let alone $2000. Remember that Andrew is trying to make tutorials for the masses, and most people on here are compositors, and not 3-D modelers, who want to be using aftereffects, and not Maya. I'm just saying that it wouldn't make any sense to do this tutorial using Maya, when you could do it with AFX and a relativley cheap plugin that is more available to the average VCP patron. Sorry for being "silly".
McLovin
7 years ago
Mind Drop Studios,

No offense bro, but you are talking silly, Maya for one can do more effects per $ than any single plug-in for AE could ever do, so get your facts strait period.

The only plug-in I think is worth it's weight in gold is ZAXWERKS but only if you can use it for your production, otherwise MAYA will do it all, With a SMALLl sacrifice of the LARGE learning curve,

Now let us not forget the BLOG RULES!

Peace
7 years ago
Aftereffects is great as it is, but the ability to use plugins is really where it begins to take off. I would absolutley love a tutorial on Form. Trapcode is amazing, and if you guys really want to go places with aftereffects, then you are going to eventually need to use some 3rd party plugins. And I can't think of a better place to start than with particular and form. You can always download a trial version to use until you can save up for the full version. At the very least, you will pick up some essential skills for when you guys finally do start to get serious.

@Quba: How much does Maya cost? How much does Form cost? Enough said.

@ Andrew: I have a feeling that we are going to start seeing a lot of this type stuff on tv very soon, and then people will be begging for a form tutorial.
WiRXMAN
7 years ago
Andrew, I checked this plugin out after you mentioned it, and I would say yeah, do a tut on it. You really have a knack for showing how cool a product can be when used correctly, and I would love to see what you could show us with this.

Quba, if your taking that long to render out a 3 second animation, your computer needs some help.
7 years ago
After watching the tutorials made by Trapcode the plugin dials are crystal clear... But when it takes over 4 hrs to render a three second sequence, I rather switch to Maya :) [truth be told I made the grid resolution really high to get a smokey/velvety look for the heavily fractal-displaced surface)

As for Andrew - I personally enjoy your tutorials most when they are not plugin-specific. The true power of AE is in it's mix-and-match abilities - pushing the existing simple tools to create effects they were not designed to do.

Form looks like a decent enough tool but it is very specific in what it does. Nothing like its "daddy", Particular which is way more versatile.
7 years ago
I now have the plug-in and must say it looks great, but it's kinda complicted to use. Any tutorial Andrew does I'm sure will be greatly appriciated
Abe
7 years ago
Hell Ya you need to cover this plugin. You have opened up so many possibilities for particular in the past and this plugin is like a particular on steroids. I dont see any time wasted on opening up the possibilities of form. I cant wait to get it myself and I did find a site that had a 10% discount on it for those that care.
http://www.pluginz.com/product/14499?category=17
7 years ago
I agree. Its a cool looking plug-in, but there is no way I'm paying 200 bucks to get it. (Truthfully, I probably wouldn't by it at a discount price either.) 200 dollars is almost as much as i got my educational version of after effects for.
McLovin
7 years ago
Well I say any tutorial is better than none, but I read a post awhile back that these VC tutorials for the most part are going to be for the "Greater Audience" so everyone can do them, If tutorials on plugins are going to appear more often then maybe ANdrew can his customers a "Discount" on the plugins he plugs.

Thanks
jorberg
7 years ago
And I say yes....any information/tutorial on this plugin would be very helpful and appreciated.
Adrian
7 years ago
Early bird ! Little girl woke you up...?

Tutorial would be nice, to get to grips with this plug in... difficult to see what this bring beyond existing techniques
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
Mr.Andrew Kramer,

Yes, we still waiting to have your great tutorials, i have watched redgiants tutorials but yours will be more explanatory, of course you can employ the plug-in more creatively.


>>>>>Go ahead based on the majority of your fans.

By the way, what about the promised tutorial on : 3d Tracking


"UPDATE 2: I may also make an update and cover some 3D tracking techniques to incorporate 3D Sets as well. But don’t expect that too soon"

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=67


thanxxxxxxxx !!!
bwoogie
7 years ago
I say, No, personally. Don't waste time on advertising other people's plug-ins. :P
7 years ago
I think it is important to understand what this plug-in does and decide the value. Do I need to make a tutorial and show you the ropes?
7 years ago
McLovin -- sure, I am refering to a demo version of the plugin. Try before buy, always.

I agree - creating identical effects in Maya takes way less render time and leaves me with tons of additional options for modifying the particle flow.

Particular was (is) a great plugin bringing fairly versatile particle capabilities directly to AE. I was hoping Form would do the same, hence the disappointment.
McLovin
7 years ago
Quba Michalski,
there is not one plugin I would spend my money on if it can not be done in AE CS3
Then it can be done in Maya, My advise is to learn AE to it's end before "Spending"
any money on a plugin, but... if your production needs something that can produce results for a certain type of effect them by all means they can save you time and
money, for instance "zaxwerks" is amazing if you need it for your production.

A final note: Save your money until you need to spend it :)
John Paite
7 years ago
Need to get it NOW!
Drobins
7 years ago
What about someone greenscreened and comp'd into a scene and they materialize from a fractal or particles.

Anyone else caught up in the Cloverfield hype???

Zombies and monsters are my weakness.
J
7 years ago
the tutorials will come once Andrew is finished playing COD4 ;)

Happy Thanksgivings
7 years ago
First Trapcode product I am not happy with. While the demos look amazing, the plugin takes forever to render. Never seen such slow performing addon!

It generally looks to be running on the modified Particular engine, but something is not optimized in there. particular is lightning-fast while Form... well... let's just say that for now I abandoned trying to learn the functions since I had no patience waiting for the reactions to the dials to process.
Max
7 years ago
Ah yes, Aharon Rabinowitz and Chad Perkins are great too. There are so many, but only a few share their talent and methods with others!
7 years ago
Twitch will be so much better than this ;) Can't wait!
Bro
7 years ago
it renders verry slow, im working on a dual xeon 3.4g with 4g of ram i feel like playing with a simple pentium 1. no worry's now i have some time to see the kids.
Matt in MO.
7 years ago
I totally see potential for this...

Idea one: Hankerchief dancing on a table to music

Idea two: Making a person "pushing" through a wall. (Like the dog in Ghostbusters in Dana's apartment when she is attacked)

Anyway, those are my two ideas for two possible tutorials Andrew haha.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone there... and make sure Sam gets some turkey too...
bwoogie
7 years ago
they have good plugins. i wish i could afford them.
Anyways, happy thanksgiving everyone.
Andrew Swainson
7 years ago
This looks like a very interesting plug-in. I may give it a whirl.
Suvir
7 years ago
Hey Andrew
i jus came across Instant Hd- software for converting SD to HD video...
Is it effective???
Cause am shooting my films on a Sd format....
Cee Double U Elle Pee
7 years ago
He's doing something he hasn't done before: he's celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time as a Daddy. (As am I.) Cut Andrew some slack!

You have until Friday, AK. ;)
7 years ago
One of my teachers showed me this yesterday, felt dumb founded saying I didn't know it...
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
Hi ,
i guess what difference between Particular & Form ..Are they the same ?

can i make realistic water texture with it ??

thanks
7 years ago
Max we should mention Aharon Rabinowitz and Chad Perkins too ;)

I've tried the product yesterday and as far as I can see it offers endless possibilities for animating.If you're fan of Particular,then you'll fall in love with Form.
7 years ago
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Max
7 years ago
HOLY COW!

That plug-in is powerful! WOW! I'll tell you something, Andrew Kramer and Peder Norrby are the most amazing After Effects artists out there as far as I seen. Who seconds my opinion?
Mr Higgs
7 years ago
Hey AK... That plug in looks cool. Thanks for hipping us to it. I am hoping that you could do some type of simple "Hand on Fire" a la Ghost Rider or Fantastic Four or Hellboy tutorial with them.

Thanks again for the info and Happy almost Thanksgiving. I am thankful for Video Copilot.
Tranci
7 years ago
Andrew Kramer: i love you!
Your greatest fan from Italy!

F
J
7 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up Andrew

i love trapcode plugins
Marc
7 years ago
Its awesome....
Moca MX
7 years ago
“Thanksgiving” booooooooooooooooooooooooring
Great product but NEW TUTORIAL!
McLovin
7 years ago
Yes it is "Thanksgiving" here in the USA tomorrow, let Andrew eat some turkey and spend time with his family :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
7 years ago
Family time guys, there will be tutorials...
casko
7 years ago
yep :( i miss AK Tutorials
JustAmit
7 years ago
aww!!! i love there stuff but it so expensive!!! i can't afford it!!! :(....

one of the down sides of being 15
Emil Smedius
7 years ago
Wow, I love Trapcode's products! I think I'll get this one too!
7 years ago
Looks pretty cool....man, they should really consider hiring VideoCo-pilot to take care of Trapcode's promo videos. ...not knocking the guy's ability as a user but not the best presentations. I've seen quite a few movies and it's a little tough making it through them.

Look forward to VC's tutes......I'm sure those will be great.

Enjoy your holiday.
black_dust
7 years ago
I was looking at this a few days ago. dont have much use for it at the moment
Bye Tom
7 years ago
Wow, that´s a awesome one. And it seems like the one who made the tutorials for that product is swedish. And I´m that too. :D
And as many other people have said: When is the next tutorial about to come?

Anyways, thanks for keeping us updated about After Effects stuff. :)
jorberg
7 years ago
Purchased the other day -- looks to be pretty cool! After Thanksgiving, hopefully I'll have some time to play with it!

Any tutorials planned for this plugin?
tommie12P
7 years ago
looks nice, similar to particular but even better
Patorikku
7 years ago
Got It! Really nice :) Have to try it out more this weekend :)
Clarky104
7 years ago
Looks very cool..!!!
7 years ago
cool :)
Lázaro Blanc
7 years ago
Very Nice plug-in
When will the next Tutorial come?
Greetings from Germany
Tartaros
7 years ago
Looks good =) missed ur tutorials
michi
7 years ago
not bad, looking forward to a tutorial.
Blaf
7 years ago
Not bad, but it looks similar to what you can do with Trapcode Particular.

http://www.phynet.de/private/blackfish/ring_compressed.avi" rel="nofollow">Link
toni
7 years ago
Plugin is great but it takes forever to render
7 years ago
That looks vert nice! I allready get some great idea's for how I want to use this plugin. :D

I am looking forward to see the next tutorial with this plugin. Keep up the good work
7 years ago
Yeah it looks pretty awesome. It seems pretty comprehensive for the amount of potential it has behind it. I like the water simulations.
Some Guy
7 years ago
Yeah, I already saw it. It's cool. I look forward to a "tutorial or 2"... ;-)
Have you wrote about this plug-in here: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=17
As I saw it in action I immediately thought about your green fractal. :-D
Guy
7 years ago
looks awesome, look forward to a possible tutorial
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