Red Giant VFX Suite 1.5 is an upgrade to our set of tools for Visual Effects artists. VFX Suite 1.5 includes 1 brand new tool and upgrades to several existing tools.
If you have a subscription to Red Giant Complete, this update is included as a part of your subscription. If you own VFX Suite 1.0, you are eligible for a $199 upgrade. (see below for upgrade instructions)
NEW TOOL: LENS DISTORTION MATCHER
Lens Distortion Matcher is a new tool that makes matching the distortion of your lens incredibly easy, so that you can believably composite elements into your shot. Even if you don’t know what kind of lens, Lens Distortion Matcher can figure it out in an instant. As you identify curved lines that should be straight, Lens Distortion Matcher quickly solves the lens. Just a few clicks and the job is done.
We have added a ton of new, powerful features into existing tools. Here’s what’s new:
Color Match – Use the new Color Match tool (found in the Color Correction tool) and Supercomp will instantly match the black and white points of the layers behind it, giving you a fast way to get a much more believable composite.
Color Space Options – Supercomp now includes professional color handling options. 28 new color spaces have been added, supporting popular cameras from Arri, Blackmagic, Canon, RED, and more.
Optical Glow and Layer Glow tools have been updated to include new Radiate options for creating organic light rays, the ability to separately scale the RGB channels of the glow, and the ability to separately scale the effect on the X and Y axes.
Optical Glow 1.5
Radiate – Add light rays to your glow using the new Radiate feature. You can also control the size and center point of the rays.
Per-Channel Size – Separately scale the RGB channels of the glow creating a more organic effect.
Size XY – Optical Glow 1.5 introduces the option to separately control the scale of the glow effect on both the X- and Y-axis
King Pin Tracker 1.5
Copy To Pins to From Pins – A new one-click workflow that copies the position of the To Pins to the From Pins. This speeds up the process of painting out an object, adding a set extension and more.
Enhanced User Experience – Better placement tools such as moving the entire shape as one, and the ability to grab and offset the edges of your layer within the planar space created by the corner pin.
Show Shadow Only – A one-click solution for instantly hiding the contents of the source layer and showing only the shadow.
Distortion – Distort your shadow over bumps and dips in the background layer for a more realistic composite.
Show Reflection Only – A one-click solution for instantly hiding the contents of the source layer and showing only the reflection.
Distortion – Distort your reflection over bumps and dips in the background layer (such as the ripples on the surface of a lake) for a more realistic composite.
HOW TO UPGRADE
Red Giant Complete – If you own a subscription to Red Giant Complete, all you need to do is:
Open Red Giant Application Manager.
Close out of all host applications.
Click the “Update” button for the VFX suite.
Follow the installer prompts.
VFX Suite – If you own VFX Suite 1.0, you are eligible for an upgrade to version 1.5 for just $199. Head over to the VFX SUITE PAGE where you can purchase the upgrade right now.
Individual VFX Suite Products: If you do not own the suite but do own Supercomp, Shadow, Reflection, Optical Glow or King Pin Tracker, please refer to this FAQ for important update instructions.
NEW TO VFX SUITE?
VFX Suite is a set of tools aimed at solving some of the biggest challenges faced by visual effects artists today. VFX Suite 1.5 includes 10 plugins for keying, motion tracking, object replacement/removal and visual effects compositing – all right inside of After Effects. And if you need cool glows, distortions and lens flares – VFX Suite has got tools for that too.
Keying, tracking, cleanup, and visual effects compositing, right inside of After Effects.
VFX Suite includes Supercomp, King Pin Tracker, Chromatic Displacement, Spot Clone Tracker, Optical Glow, Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer, Shadow, Reflection and Lens Distortion Matcher.
VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic visual effects composites in After Effects. With Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with all of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way than can be modeled with a simple stack of 2D layers. Lens Distortion Matcher makes it easy to match any camera lens, whether it’s wide angle, fisheye, GoPro or anything else, so your composited elements fit perfectly into your shot. VFX Suite also includes tools for adding shadows and reflections that speed up some of the essential parts of creating a professional composite.
VFX Suite gives you fast, automatic chroma keying. Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer can regularly pull a perfect key with a single click. Primatte’s cleanup tools help turn even the most difficult shots into solid and professional composites. Take your chroma keying results even further by using Primatte in combination with Supercomp’s post-keying tools.
TRACKING & CLEANUP
VFX Suite features lighting-fast, accurate planar tracking, right inside of After Effects. No need to step out of AE for great corner-pin tracking results anymore. Whether you’re pinning a rectangular sign or something not rectangular at all, King Pin Tracker has you covered. Also included is Spot Clone Tracker. It’s a powerful tool for quickly removing anything from skin blemishes to unwanted objects in your shot.
LIGHTS & GLOWS
VFX Suite’s Optical Glow generates a blazing fast, drop-dead gorgeous, photo-realistic glow effect. It’s great for use in visual effects and motion graphics. It’s easy to use and is by far the most beautiful, highest-quality glow ever made for Adobe After Effects. Knoll Light Factory gives you 3D lens flares from Industrial Light and Magic. It includes over 200 presets based on films from the 1960’s to the present day.
VFX Suite makes it easy to generate beautiful prismatic displacement effects for visual effects and motion graphics. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results. This is perfect for creating force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more.
VFX Suite is a set of 10 tools for visual effects.
Supercomp is a compositing environment that makes it easy to create complex, seamless composites. In Supercomp, light and atmospheric effects interact with ALL of your layers and the elements of a scene in a far more natural way and with far less pre-composing than ever before. Supercomp includes more than 15 gpu-accelerated context-aware tools for integrating all of your elements into your final shot.
VFX King Pin Tracker
King Pin Tracker gives you fast, accurate planar tracking, right inside of After Effects. King Pin Tracker makes it simple to place signs or objects into a shot, even if they aren’t simple rectangular shapes. With powerful To and From pins, and the ability to offset and rotate in planar space, you can pin whatever you want, wherever you want it.
VFX Chromatic Displacement
Chromatic Displacement uses one layer to displace the pixels of another, while smoothly separating out the colors. Unlike the Displacement Map effect in After Effects, Chromatic Displacement uses the displacement image as a height map, which gives you beautiful, organic results. We designed Chromatic Displacement for creating professional visual effects. These include force fields, heat ripples, light refractions, cloaking effects, and much more. But it’s also great for motion graphics.
Spot Clone Tracker
Spot Clone Tracker is a tool for lightning-fast, simple object removal with a built-in tracker for moving footage. Easily fix blemishes or remove small, unwanted items. Spot Clone Tracker is easy to use, and even matches your lighting automatically, with options for how it clones light, color and texture.
VFX Optical Glow
Optical Glow is a blazing fast, drop-dead gorgeous, photo-realistic glow effect for use in professional visual effects and motion graphics. It’s easily the most beautiful, highest-quality glow you’ve ever had on your timeline. There’s actually a lot of science behind why it looks so much better than the glows you’ve been using for years, but the bottom line is it’s just super awesome.
VFX Knoll Light Factory
Designed by John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light and Magic, Knoll Light Factory creates camera-inspired, photo-realistic lens flares that render fast, thanks to new GPU acceleration. Using the intuitive Lens Editor, create your own flares from scratch, or customize one of the 200 included presets inspired by some of the most iconic films of the past few decades.
VFX Primatte Keyer
Primatte Keyer is a powerful tool for fast, automatic chroma keying. Whether you are using a green screen or blue screen, Primatte Keyer’s auto compute algorithms can often pull a perfect key automatically. The new user interface and clean up tools make it easy to select and separate your background and foreground.
Shadow is a plugin for After Effects that makes it super easy to add a perspective shadow in front of or behind a layer, based on its alpha channel, brightness, and more. With options for softness, bend, length, color and many other properties, the Shadow effect goes far beyond the various shadow tools available inside After Effects.
Reflection is a plugin for After Effects that makes it easy to add a reflection to your layers. With controls for softness, distance fade, length and more, this effect goes far beyond the standard methods for creating reflections.
VFX Lens Distortion Matcher
Lens Distortion Matcher makes it easy to undistort footage from any lens so that you can composite elements into your shot. Even if you don’t know what kind of lens – wide angle, GoPro, fisheye, or whatever – with the touch of a button, Lens Distortion can figure it out instantly. Lens distortion makes the undistort/re-distort process simple and fast, with no loss in video quality.
VFX Suite is made up of several different tools that eachhave their own compatibility info.
Hosts: Lens Distortion Matcher, Supercomp, Spot CloneTracker, Pin Tracker, Reflection
Adobe After Effects CC 2018 CC 2020
Hosts: Chromatic Displacement, Primatte Keyer, Optical Glow,Knoll Light Factory
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 CC 20202