Red Giant Software’s Trapcode has commissioned Exodus, an animated short film by director/designer Magnus Östergren of Stockholm-based production studio Potemkin.
The film uses Trapcode Suite, the industry standard VFX package for high quality broadcast design and 3D motion graphics, with a focus on Trapcode Mir, a plug-in developed by Peder Norrby for Adobe After Effects that provides users with a polygon mesh that can be displaced with a fractal and shaded in many ways. Mir uses OpenGL so it gives very fast feedback, allowing users to experiment while getting instant results. Magic Bullet Looks was also used for color correction, effects processing and film grain.
“The film is set in space in an alternate universe,” Östergren says. “Logic and photo-realism are low priority but cool scenery and glows rule supreme.”
Östergren also created the soundtrack for the film, explaining that, “I like the concept of ‘art by accident,’ just letting stuff evolve, like in my music production. In Trapcode Mir, I found a great tool for this method.”
Source: Red Giant Software