Red Giant have long offered a treasure trove of plugins for After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Resolve. Universe is a suite of highly-stylised modern and retro effects, titles and motion graphics tools, which was recently updated to Red Giant Universe 2.1.
Here is a list of new and updated tools in Red Giant Universe 2.1:
AV Club – Mimic the lo-fi, noisy text you find on ancient video tapes, old infomercials and local access cable channel shows.
Luster – Give your text a slick 1980s retro look. Luster applies a metal sheen to text, and includes a refraction-based bevel for a glassy simulated 3D look.
Title Motion – Create text and shapes and then instantly add dynamic animations that bring them on and off screen. Great for titles, lower thirds, callouts and more.
Ecto – Create haunting, evolving titles with this glowing fractal-based effect, inspired by Ghostbusters and Stranger Things.
Long Shadow – Apply a colored, long shadow to text, logo or shape, for both classic and modern motion design.
Glo Fi II – Give text an ethereal moody look by instantly adding silky smooth, self-animating, fractal-based glow effects to titles. A simple UI make it easy to apply evolving, organic glows.
Line – This update adds the ability to add text at the start and endpoint of a line.
Holomatrix II – This update includes blurred, chromatic distortions, a new strobe effect and much more.
Universe is an annual ($99) or monthly ($20) subscription service from Red Giant which allows users to access over 65 GPU accelerated effects. Version 2.1 is available now to all Universe subscribers, so if you fancy jumping on the 80’s retro bandwagon, Red Giant have you covered!
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