Mac* & WIN CS5, CS6, CC
*Mac OSX (Lion & Mountain Lion): NVIDIA GPU's with 1 GB+ of VRAM
*Mac OSX (Mavericks): NVIDIA, ATI/AMD (7 Series, D300, 500, 700); Intel onboard graphics (Intel Iris Pro, HD5000).
WINDOWS – ATI/AMD, NVIDIA GPU’s with 1GB+ of VRAM
Create and animate complex terrains, simulate animated water from a still image, create billowing fabric. Create and animate characters. Animate and morph your 3D objects. Replicate or clone your 3D objects multiple times on a single layer with The Generator feature. FreeForm Pro has the same great features as FreeForm, as well as many, many more. It is powered by 3DNAE, mettle’s proprietary 3D Engine, so it’s blazing fast.
FreeForm Pro Features:
3D MESH WARP – Bend and distort on x, y, z. Add up to 400 control points on a single mesh layer, and control and animate each point in 3D space.
THE GENERATOR: Replicate your 3D object multiple times on a single layer. Control and animate the replications with one set of controls.
3D DISPLACEMENT MAPPING: Use a grayscale image to displace or deform your layer in 3D space. Great for terrain and character animation.
3D SHAPE MORPHS: Create and transform from one 3D shape to another.
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: Many extra 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.
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.
INTUITIVE INTERFACE CONTROLS that feel built into After Effects.
USE EXPRESSIONS AND TRACKERS on control points.
GENERATE DEPTH MAPS that work with other applications and plug-ins.
FreeForm Pro in Action:
Advanced Image Morphing:
Noside.fr used Revision FX for the body alignments and face morphing while mettle’s FreeForm and FreeForm Pro Re:Flex handled all the clothes folding (shirts tearing apart, jacket wrapping and so on…).
Morgan Préleur of noside.fr says ”Freeform and FreeForm Pro 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.”
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.
Combine FreeForm with filters and plug-ins that come with After Effects. Open up new creative possibilities with FreeForm Pro.