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.
In order to work properly, your copy of Trapcode Tao requires:
After Effects Creative Cloud
Create incredible motion graphics and visual effects.