Available For CS5, CS6 & CC Mac* and WIN
*NVIDIA equipped Macs with 1 GB of VRAM or higher
Version 1.5 New Features:
FRESNEL: Add the fresnel lens phenomenon to your work. Create additional 3D materials, like water and glass.
DISPLACEMENT MAP CHANNELS: Isolate different regions on your 3D model, and give them different reflections and finishes.
DISPLACEMENT MAP NOISE: Easier to create natural-looking organic surfaces and animations using mathematical algorithms instead of additional geometry. Is a great complement to displacement maps.
ADDITIONAL REFLECTION MAPPING CONTROLS: More built in features for much more control over reflections.
ANIMATEABLE SUBDIVISIONS: Control the amount of geometry in your 3D model. Add more geometry for extreme close-ups in your animation, and diminish the geometry for long-shots of the same model.
NEW ENVIRONMENT SECTION: Create natural phenomena like fog and mist with no additional rendering time.
3D BLENDING MODES: True 3D blending (transfer) modes built-in at many levels.
3D Mesh Warp – Bend and distort on x, y, z. Up to 400 control points.
The Generator: A Built-in particle system.
3D Displacement Mapping: Use a grayscale image to deform your layer in 3D space.
3D Shape Morphs – Transform from one shape to another.
Use expressions and trackers on control points
Depth maps that work with other plug-ins
3D Shape Morphs and The Generator Feature
The Generator lets you replicate/clone your layer many times, and control all as a single unit. You can also create amazing 3D shape morphs via familiar 2D filters in After Effects. FreeForm Pro generates all geometry on the fly, right in the AE comp window. Download the project files to see just how easy it is to create stunning shape morphs with FreeForm Pro. Take your motion graphics to the next level.
Advanced Image Morphing
Noside.fr uses Revision FX “re:Flex” + FreeForm to create the following sequence. Re:Flex was used for the body alignments and face morphing while Mettle’s Freeform handled all the clothes folding (shirts tearing apart, jacket wrapping and so on…).
Morgan Préleur of noside.fr says ”Freeform really proved to be an incredible tool and allowed us to achieve complex 3D deformations under tight deadlines. FreeForm Pro’s ability to handle a lot of surface points while remaining totally interactive allows for a more creative and iterative process, we can experiment and come up with improved solutions which is crucial when speed is the key factor. It is a must have in our tool set for upcoming commercial works.”
Daniel Gies of everyonediesfilms.com says ”Free Form Pro has finally brought the third dimension to After Effects in a way like never before. It has completely changed the way I approach character animation and environments in After Effects.”
Dan Gies put together an 18 part series that has been proven to be the standard for character animation in After Effects. FreeForm Pro is showcased in Parts 8, 9 + 10
2D and 3D Stereo Conversion
FreeForm Pro is an excellent complement to Mocha Pro for 2D to Stereo 3D conversions. Speed ease of use and the advanced 3D displacement mapping in FreeForm Pro help to bring incredible depth and control to your stereo 3D projects.
Render animated 3D water from a still. FreeForm Pro uses Mettle’s proprietary 3D engine and employs advanced 3D displacement mapping algorithms — similar to those used in movies such as Avatar, The Matrix, Inception etc. FreeForm Pro’s rendering allows for a high level of realism. Features include Depth renders and Reflection mapping. FreeForm Pro can claim the tightest integration into AE’s 3D controls. Work with a familiar U.I. quickly and efficiently.