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Generate 3D geometries along a path
Create beautiful complex motion graphics with animated extrusions, spheres and N­gons. Quickly generate procedural 3D geometries using built­ in auto paths, mask shapes, and the motion from After Effects 3D 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.

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  • Windows, Mac


Trapcode Tao Features


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.

Materials 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.

Second­Pass Wireframe

Add a second­pass wireframe on top of your Tao geometries. Great for creating stylized or vector­style imagery.

Fractal Distortions

Choose from regular, Multi, SmoothRidge, Multi SmoothRidge for varying organic displacements of the Tao geometries.


Tao runs on OpenGL, giving you incredibly fast feedback and rendering.

Nieuw in deze versie


  • A new depth-of-field tool makes it easy to create camera-realistic blurs for your Tao objects, based on their distance from the After Effects 3D camera.
  • 25 new presets to help users get started with 3D animation processes
  • Negative OAS Duration allowing for negative values – useful for audio visualizations
  • New Lights Modes for even faster rendering, useful for building long structures with Tao Lights when only the newest part of the structure is visible; new modes include Build-up and Remove, Build-up (fast), and Build-up and Remove (fast)


Supported OS:

  • Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12
  • Windows 8, 10 64­bit


  • Adobe After Effects CC (2017), CC(2015.3), CC (2015), CC (2014)
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