VFX Suite 1.5 introduces a brand-new Lens Distortion tool, plus upgrades to several existing visual effects tools
Red Giant released an update to VFX Suite, its collection of keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools, all right inside Adobe® After Effects®. The VFX Suite 1.5 update introduces Lens Distortion, a brand new tool for matching the distortion of any lens, and provides powerful updates to some of the original tools: Supercomp, Optical Glow, King Tracker, Shadow and Reflection.
“When we released VFX Suite last year, our goal was to solve the challenges faced by professional VFX artists by giving them next generation tools right inside of After Effects” said Stu Maschwitz, Maxon/Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer. “With VFX Suite 1.5, we’re excited to build on that with new and updated tools that allow for even better visual effects and compositing results.”
New Lens Distortion Tool
Lens Distortion is a new tool that makes matching the distortion of a lens incredibly easy, so that elements can be seamlessly composited in a shot. Lens Distortion can also determine the type of lens used for a shot on its own, in an instant. As curved lines are identified that should be straight, the lens distortion tool quickly solves the lens. Just a few clicks and the job is done, all within the After Effects workflow.
Updates to Current Tools
Here’s what’s new with existing tools inside of VFX Suite 1.5. All plugins are GPU-accelerated, giving AE users great results at incredibly fast speeds.
OPTICAL GLOW 1.5
KING PIN TRACKER 1.5
Learn more about what’s new in VFX Suite 1.5 and how to update on the Red Giant blog.
VFX Suite 1.5 Pricing
Red Giant VFX Suite is available as a subscription or as part of Red Giant Complete, the subscription service that gives editors, motion designers and VFX artists all Red Giant tools at one low price – Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Universe, VFX Suite and Shooter Suite. With Red Giant Complete, annual subscribers will have the most up-to-date versions of all tools, saving thousands of dollars over traditional perpetual licenses.
All current Red Giant Complete subscribers will receive this update for free. Users who own a perpetual license of VFX Suite 1.0 are eligible for a $199 upgrade. Users can purchase the upgrade here. Visit the Red Giant blog for instructions on how to upgrade.
Visit the VFX Suite Compatibility page to learn more about specific versions and OS support.
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About Red Giant
Red Giant is a software company made up of talented artists and technologists who collaborate to create unique tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, and motion designers. Our company culture is focused on finding balance between work and life – we call it “the double bottom line” – this philosophy helps us ignore complexity in favor of building simple tools that yield giant results. Over the last decade, our products (like Magic Bullet, Trapcode, Universe and PluralEyes) have become the standard in film and broadcast post-production. With over 250,000 users, it’s nearly impossible to watch 20 minutes of TV without seeing our software in use. From our experiences as artists and filmmakers, we aspire to not only provide tools for artists, but inspiration as well. Watch our films, learn from over 200 free tutorials, or try our software at www.redgiant.com.
Maxon is a developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. In January, Maxon and Red Giant closed a merger of the two companies. The combined company’s award-winning Cinema 4D, Redshift 3D and Red Giant products have been used extensively to help create and render everything from stunning visual effects in top feature films, TV shows and commercials, cutting-edge game cinematics for AAA games, as well as for medical illustration, architectural and industrial design applications. Maxon products are available directly from the website and its worldwide distribution network. Maxon is part of the Nemetschek Group.