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Quick Overview

Bang is a modular, fully procedural 3D muzzle flash plugin for After Effects

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Bang is an After Effects plugin that lets you easily add realistic and stylised muzzle flashes directly to your footatge. Its 3D particle system renders unique flashes viewable from any angle, taking into account After Effects' comp cameras. Bang is a modular plugin allowing up to four different flash types and sixteen flash instances per layer, and includes the Bang Relighter module for simulating illumination of your actors and surroundings.



Bang Flash Builder
EZ-Aim in action Multiple Instances

Create any flash shape with the Flash Shape Profile Editor; move points around, add new ones, or delete points to set your base shape, then play with the energy and randomness properties to fine tune the overall look. You can also add petals to simulate the star shaped flashes common on assualt rifles and machine guns, and sparks too!


Bang Instance Module
EZ-Aim in action Multiple Instances

With up-to 16 instances allowed per layer, Bang gives you the flexibility to light up a huge gun battle with ease!
Quickly position and orient your flashes using the EZ-Aim system, then keyframe the flash trigger with a single click.


Bang Relighter Module UI

Using the trigger keyframes and position data directly from the Instance modules, and the flash colour from the Flash Builder modules, the Relighter module automatically simulates the light from the bright muzzle flashes illuminating your actors and location.


Bang Renderer UI

The Bang effect, where each flash is rendered and composited into your footage also gives control over global properties, including glow and grain matching.


Here are some of the bundled presets you can use in your projects, or use as a starting point to create new flashes!


Magnum 45 Preset Generic 9mm Pistol Preset Silenced Pistol Preset


M16A1 Preset M4 5 Petal Pistol Preset

Generic Assault Rifle Preset Minigun Preset


Electro Preset Green Alien Blaster Preset


  • Multiple instances of the same flash
  • Adding a flare to a compressed-air powered pistol
After Effects CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6
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