Create beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and Ngons. Quickly generate procedural 3D geometries using built in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights. Tao uses After Effects 3D cameras and lights, so you can fully integrate your Tao geometries and paths with your motion graphics and VFX shots.
What's new in Trapcode Tao 1.2?A new depth-of-field tool makes it easy to create camera-realistic blurs for your Tao objects, based on their distance from the After Effects 3D camera.
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AnimatePowerful offset tools make it easy to animate your extruded paths and geometries.
RepeatCreate intricate, complex geometric designs using 2 sets of repeaters.
LoopingLoop animations for motion graphics and backgrounds with Trapcode Taos powerful offset and looping system.
LightingIlluminate your motion graphics with After Effects lights, specialized Tao Lumi lights, or Image Based Lighting for fast and realistic renders.
Materials and TexturesCreate photoreal motion graphics with textures and included reflection/environment maps. Tao includes 14 HDRI maps for use in your work.
TaperTaper your paths and geometries and then animate their growth, for organic looking motion designs.
SecondPass WireframeAdd a secondpass wireframe on top of your Tao geometries. Great for creating stylized or vectorstyle imagery.
Fractal DistortionsChoose from regular, Multi, SmoothRidge, Multi SmoothRidge for varying organic displacements of the Tao geometries.
GPUAcceleratedTao runs on OpenGL, giving you incredibly fast feedback and rendering.