Tag Archive | Red Giant Software

Your not so annual Particular

Trapcode‘s Particular, or as I lately have been calling it Tadpole Testicular *lol* is an odd tool in terms of its development. I loved the original version back then in 2004 and I loved v2 just as much, but powerful as it may be, this plug-in is one of those tools that didn’t evolve as quickly […]

Merged away Sapphire

The world of plug-in vendors is a strange one and in constant flux, not always for the better. There’s an unhealthy tendency towards market concentration and monopolization, which isn’t always a good thing for customers. You know, that thing with prices being higher than they possibly have to be due to lack of competition and lack of […]

30 Million Taos

In the motion graphics business only one thing is true: Everything comes back – sometimes with a vengeance – every few years and just like lens flares will never die out (I’m already expecting another onslaught of fan made videos heavy on this stuff after everyone has watched the JJ Abrams-ified version of Star Wars), […]

The Way of the Noodle?

I don’t follow Red Giant kingdom that much anymore since aside from the ump-teenth repackaging of their products and a handful of cheesy glows and canned looks with every Universe update they seem to be all about making money these days instead of real innovation, but it of course so happens that they also gobbled up Trapcode a […]

The Door in the Floor*

*movie title; Anyone remember this scene with the vagina drawing slapping against the car’s windshield? Had me in stitches… The ever great Stu Maschwitz has written an interesting article on some aspects of software design and he’s using the “many doors” metaphor quite well here. Let me add a few more thoughts of my own. […]

Effects from the Drawer

Yupp, everybody loves me for my quickfire mouth and so inevitably I do clash a lot with people. The latest incident revolves around César‘s polygon unwrap/ peel/ curl plug-in which I perhaps a pit too quickly declared as getting tiring after using it for two projects. Of course, as someone said in that discussion on CGTalk […]

Harry strikes back!

At long last our very Harry J. F. has replied, so let me once more take the time to have a look at Universe. Much of your criticism is speculation. If you are right, then you can place a big fat “I TOLD YOU SO” banner on your site. But, we aren’t there yet. So, […]