Red Giant Software has released versions of the popular Trapcode motion graphics plug-ins Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke that run within editing applications such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and Avid systems.

Previously the plug-ins were compatible only with After Effects.

Trapcode Shine is a handy plug-in for simulating a bright spotlight behind text or logos. Shine is used frequently for movie titling effects. Users can also create sun rays from clouds or other objects, which are great for animating backgrounds for DVD projects.

Trapcode Starglow brings text and titles to life with glows and glints. The filters are based on a star shape that consists of eight directions, and each direction can be assigned an individual color map and streak length. Many users like to use Shine and Starglow together.


Trapcode 3D Stroke lets users dynamically write on a logo in 3D space; plus create organic and fluid lines. This effect is used commonly on TV, for example with the Food Network and ABC IDs.

Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke now work for the first time in Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX. Support has been added for full 32-bit floating-point rendering for generating light rays, glows, and animated lines with the highest quality output. 3D Stroke now features a series of 40 preset shapes for generating outlines or swirling strokes to captivate your audience.

Trapcode Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke are now available for $99 (£48) each. Each product order includes support for Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX. Current Trapcode After Effects users can upgrade for $49 (£24) per product. All upgrades include support for all platforms – Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX.