3D objects & rendering

Live 3D model rendering

Compositing 3D models into live action video has never been easier with our real-time reflection and environment mapping tools. Take control of your scene and make 3D models and wireframes even more believable with real-time specular reflections, light bouncing and ambient occlusion.

Import animation

HitFilm Pro offers support for a number of 3D formats including OBJ, LWO and 3DS. Alembic ABC and Filmbox FBX can also be imported with geometry animation for individual models and groups within HitFilm Pro.

Depth maps

Improve your perspective with HitFilm Pro’s depth maps for all 3D layers (3D models, planes and particle systems). Composite different objects together using depth information for masking and occlusion. Get all the benefits of 3D data while compositing in 2.5D with effects and filters.

Textures

Import and apply any texture to any model and configure specular maps to appropriately color each material. You can even experiment with normal and bump maps to add additional 3D detail to your model without negatively impacting editing, viewing performance and polycount.

3D model created by Olav Bergsvik

Unified 3D space

You can position a 2D green-screened actor in the cockpit of 3D model helicopter without any layering tricks! HitFilm Pro’s unified 3D space feature allows you to create layers and models that interact in the same space. Add effects like motion blur and depth of field using the software’s built-in cameras for a more realistic look.

3D camera

Create, adjust and import 3D cameras inside HitFilm to help simulate realistic movement within a constructed virtual space. Show every angle of an epic battle sequence or follow your 3D shuttle from launchpad to space station.

Simulated lighting

Let the sun shine on your models with HitFilm Pro’s simulated light effects including directional, spotlight, point and ambient light. For added realism, you can add shadow casting to objects in a 3D scene or switch on ambient occlusion to allow layers to cast and display shadows.

3D camera projection

Project your camera’s view onto a layer to remove an object, convert a still image into a 3D scene or project 2D effects onto 3D angles.

Doppler shift

Helicopter landings and revving engines sound as real as they look with HitFilm Pro’s doppler shift feature. Simply attach audio to your animated 3D layers and HitFilm will automatically apply doppler shift as the layer moves towards (and away) from the camera.

3D particle systems

2D and true 3D particle systems

HitFilm Pro’s particle simulator is unmatched. It exists in fully unified 3D space so you can easily add effects like simulated fireworks to layers of green screen footage and animation. Maintain a realistic look by fully integrating your objects with 3D cameras, lights and shadows.

Soft particles

Give rough particle edges a soft touch with smoke, sparks, fog and missile trails that allow your layers to interact as they would in real life.

3D objects as particles

Want to get more creative with your particle design? Simply import your own 3D models as particles to create everything from a fleet of warships to a swarm of locusts.

Science-powered simulator

HitFilm Pro’s particle simulator uses real-world particle behavior models to create complex animated effects like fireworks or explosions. You can customize features like bounce rate, friction and mass – and adjust the direction, attractor, detractor and turbulence for life-like visuals.

Atomize

Use your 3D models or point grids to generate unique form-based shapes that can be fractally distorted and dispersed to create new shapes – or animated to an audio track.

Post processing

Take computer-generated particle systems to the next level by adding 2D effects and filters. You can add heat distortions to big explosions or mists over a foggy mountain to give your special effects scenes a more organic look.

Keying

Green screen

Clean up your green screen footage with HitFilm Pro’s effortless broadcast-quality chroma key. Use the technology to get high-quality removal from blue or green screen, control over edge detail, color correction and advanced spill replacement.

Spill simulation

HitFilm Pro’s unique spill simulation feature replaces unwanted light reflections from your green screen with simulated light from your new background. You can even add the light wrap effect for a more realistic light bloom around your foreground elements.

Stock footage

Turn a dreary London sky into a California dream by extracting black or white background with HitFilm Pro’s range of tools including luminosity keying and demultiply. Perfect for stock footage, these tools enhance vibrant colors and darken edges for more texture in your scenes.

Matte cleaning

Sometimes keying only gets you halfway to perfection. HitFilm Pro’s matte cleaner tool helps you clean up the rest of your composite through smoothing, feathering and choking the edge of the key.

Courtesy of ActionVFX. Created with the HitFilm ActionVFX Bundle

Specialized effects

3D muzzle flashes

Perfect for any action scene – HitFilm Pro’s dedicated 3D muzzle flash engine incorporates a huge library of customizable effects. Drag and drop realistic, infinitely variable muzzle flashes onto any weapon in your prop collection from any angle, and at any size.

Procedural fire

Re-make your own Towering Inferno with HitFilm Pro’s procedural fire effects. You can augment your stock footage with everything from small bonfires to large-scale building fires. Perfect for turning up the heat and production value.

Distortion effects

HitFilm Pro’s distortion effects come in four flavors: Heat, Energy, Smoke & Fluid Distortion. Add industrial grit to your props and environments with jet exhausts, burning fires and hot proton beams, or create your own Narcissus reflection scene with fluid caustics - perfect for creating the appearance of looking through a liquid surface within the software.

Neon path

Create stunning neon sign graphics straight out of a dystopian metropolis or middle-of-nowhere motel. Just add the neon effect to text and shape layers to create life-like neon sign graphics that interact with surrounding elements.

Bonus: Neon Path significantly reduces time spent rotoscoping lightswords and laserbeams. After positioning your lightsword using the 4-Point Auto effect, enhance it with flicker, foreground & background distortion for an irregular edge, glow and path animation.

Easy sci-fi effects

High-quality visual effects are the building blocks of modern sci-fi classics. So we’ve created a showstopping repository of classic sci-fi tropes - from starfields and lasers, to FTL-jumps, text crawls, earthquakes and even lightswords. Drag, drop and dazzle.

Lightning & electricity

Take up the mantle of Nikola Tesla with your very own lightning generator. Use it for Harry Potter wand effects, exploding starship systems or have your actors throw electric bolts with customizable branches, color and motion.

Lens flare toolkit

Get the J.J. Abrams look without having to adjust F-stops or shine a maglite into your camera. Volumetric, anamorphic and automatic lens flares are all easy to use with automatic identification and application of flares to bright spots in your layers. HitFilm Pro even simulates imperfect lens flaring from specular highlights, camera dirt and anamorphic streaks.

Anamorphic halo
Chromatic hoop
Diffraction chromatic
Diffraction streaks
Digital blocks
Digital stripe
Flashlight beam
Flashlight white
Golden artifacts
Green circles

Warping tools

Twist and distort your footage for that added cool factor using HitFilm Pro’s vortex displacement, bezier warps, perspective and polar warps. You can flatten your action footage to match your traditional lenses or use Action Cam Lens Distort; making it easy to layer your composites directly onto footage filmed with action cameras.

Temporal tools

Tell more stories in a New York minute with a temporal palette that lets you speed up, slow down or reverse the action. Bring your scenes to life by having characters dodge bullets with motion blur, or bend time with echoes, motion trails and temporal displacement.

Hide objects

Don’t let rogue pedestrians come between you and your perfect shot. Clean up your footage by easily hiding or duplicating objects with HitFilm Pro’s clone stamp and replacement tools.

Tracking & masking

mocha HitFilm plugin

The Academy Award-winning mocha HitFilm plugin gives you the power to accurately track masks and corner pin. Use any media type with mocha for a fast and easy workflow.

Masking

Carve through composite shots to reveal and obscure specific layers using HitFilm Pro’s masking and rotoscoping tools. You can use standard shapes for quick and easy masking – or design them yourself using the freehand mask tool for more control and precision.

3D camera solve

Want to attach 3D text or models to moving camera shots? Send clips directly from HitFilm to mocha HitFilm for quick and accurate 3D camera solving.

Integrated 2D tracking

HitFilm Pro now gives you more controlled tracking over long distances and multiple tracking options (like optical flow and template match) for lightning-fast stabilization.