Entries in Lux (7)


Maintenance release: Form 2.0.2 and Lux 1.2.2

A number of fixes including better OBJ import. More info and downloads

Also, here is a new tutorial on C4D OBJ to Trapcode Form.



Maintenance release: Form 2.0.1 and Lux 1.2.1

We've fixed some bugs and added an "Invert Z" option for the OBJ's in Form 2.0. Read more and download the update here.


Cassidy Bisher

Impressive work by Cassidy Bisher. He set out to explore the new .OBJ support in Trapcode Form 2.0 and created this lovely piece.

Cassidy notes:

"Some of the models that were imported into form were designed by Teddy Bodien (my partner). They were then exported to the right format, .obj, by Breyon Bradford (my other partner)

Harry Frank gave us insight on how to prepare the .obj file. The simple solution is to subdivide the 3D object more. Form renders a particle at each vertex. So, if you can add more and more subdivisions (more vertices), the object will have more visible particles in Form. 

People are always asking me how I do my camera moves. For me it depends on what I want to do... do I use nulls and parent the camera to them or use the simple orbit camera tool. Sometimes it's a combination of both. When I first started using AE my mistake was using to many keyframes for the camera position, the animation would feel clunky & awkward. It wasn't until I started using the graph editor in AE to tweak the keyframes in combination with using less keyframes that the animation started looking more smooth, flowing and graceful.

Effects used were: Trapcode Form, Trapcode Lux, Knoll Light Factory (I put a box blur on the knoll light factory layer to make it less harsh and more organic), a 4 color gradient with only around 10 to 20 percent opacity was used on top of all the other layers.

Music Artist: Aphex Twin (Petiatil Cx Htdui)" 



ASCENSION by Chris Lavelle

View on Vimeo

Breathtaking piece by Chris Lavelle. It has many parts with totally different looks and feelings. Uses Trapcode Sound Keys to drive Trapcode Particular. The integration between Particular v2's new shading and Lux is shown well.

UPDATE: Chris Lavelle interview regarding this piece on Directors Notes


SPIRE / Corporate Identity Launch Video by KU-SCHNEIDER 

KU Schneider notes "This is a video for the launch of a new identity for the danish communication design company Aakjærs. The idea for the video was to communicate the core values of the new identity in an abstract, subtle and visually beautiful way".

Trapcode Particular v2 and Trapcode Lux were used.

Music: ©2009 Michael Kadelbach michaelkadelbach.com