PORTLAND, OR — Red Giant (www.redgiant.com) has released Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plug-ins for editors and motion graphics artists. With six new tools and updates to two existing plug-ins, Universe 2.1 delivers eye-catching text effects, enabling users to easily add unique text graphics to their projects.
Whether it’s giving text a retro look a la the 1980s, adding dynamic animations to bring them on and off screen, or applying a fractal-based glowing effect, the latest additions to the Universe 2.1 library of effects has a tool for just about any artist’s needs. Red Giant Universe offers more than 65 tools that run in Adobe Premiere®Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm and Magix Vegas Pro.
“Universe continues to be our fastest growing product line and has seen a massive level of adoption since the release of version 2.0,” says Red Giant CEO, Chad Bechert. “We've really enjoyed watching our Universe customers create some amazing things in everything from film to broadcast to YouTube. We're proud that we've been able to get these powerful and affordable tools into the hands of so many talented editors and motion graphics artists, who use them in their work, every day.”
All-new tools in the Red Giant Universe include: AV Club, which mimics the lo-fi, noisy text found on ancient video tapes, old infomercials and local access cable channel shows; Luster, which gives video text the retro treatment by applying a metal sheen to text; Title Motion, which creates text and shapes and then instantly add dynamic animations that bring them on and off screen.
Other new tools include Ecto (inspired by Ghostbusters); Long Shadow, which applies a colored, long shadow to text, logo or shape; and Glow Fi II, which gives text an ethereal moody look by instantly adding silky smooth, self-animating, fractal-based glow effects to titles.