I’ve been using Red Giant tools for years. Plugins like Trapcode, MagicBullet and Plural Eyes are staples that every serious filmmaker should have in my opinion. Even if you just get Red Giant Universe, you’ll open up a whole new world of creativity.
So, I thought it might be a good idea to regularly feature a Red Giant tutorial to show just what is possible with their tools. Admittedly, having Adobe After Effects is a necessity most of the time, but I am working on the basis that if you ARE a serious filmmaker, you already have this as a part of the Creative Cloud subscription. After Effects is, after all, treated as a definite must have.
If you don’t, and still want to follow these tutorials, you can get a trial version of After Effects at https://www.adobe.com/au/products/aftereffects/free-trial-download.html or as a part of the Creative Cloud system get the whole suit for AUD$79.99 per month or just After Effects for $29.99 per month.
For the first tutorial, I have chosen one forTrapcode Particular. Get a trial version from Maxon One here.