Trapcode Tao

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Trapcode Tao: Generate 3D geometries along a path

Trapcode Tao is a powerful and robust 3D geometry plugin that makes it easy to morph, replicate, and animate along paths.


Geometric Shapes, Ribbons and More
Create beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N-gons.
Masks, Paths, and Motion
Tao quickly generates procedural 3D geometries using built-in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D lights.
3D camera and lights
Tao uses After Effects 3D cameras and lights, so you can fully integrate your Tao geometries and paths with your motion graphics and VFX shots.
Powerful offset tools make it easy to animate your extruded paths and geometries.
Create intricate, complex geometric designs using 2 sets of repeaters.
Loop animations for motion graphics and backgrounds with Trapcode Tao's powerful offset and looping system.
Illuminate your motion graphics with After Effects lights, specialized Tao Lumi lights, or Image Based Lighting for fast and realistic renders.
Material and Textures
Create photoreal motion graphics with textures and included reflection/environment maps. Tao includes 14 HDRI maps for use in your work.
Taper your paths and geometries and then animate their growth, for organic looking motion designs.
Second-Pass Wireframe
Add a second-pass wireframe on top of your Tao geometries. Great for creating stylized or vector-style imagery.
Fractal Distorsion
Choose from regular, Multi, SmoothRidge, Multi SmoothRidge for varying organic displacements of the Tao geometries.
GPU Accellerated
Tao runs on OpenGL, giving you incredibly fast feedback and rendering.
Includes 25 fully-customizable presets to get you started in your motion graphics work.

Installation Requirements

In order to work properly, your copy of Trapcode Tao requires :
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