Available for MAC and WIN
What does FreeForm do? It can Bend, Warp and Displace After Effects Layers in True 3D.
FreeForm was recognized as such an amazing and versatile plug-in that Adobe bundled it with Adobe CS5. Now it’s up to 8 times faster than the bundled version. The 3D Mesh Warp controls give you broad intuitive control over the shape of your mesh. Displacement Mapping gives you the ability to create detailed organic shapes quickly and easily, such as terrain. Also ideal for character animation, and many other uses.
FreeForm Main Features:
3D Mesh Warp
The 3D Mesh Warp controls give you broad intuitive control over the shape of your mesh. Create cylinders, curves, ribbons, folds and an infinite amount of basic shapes. Mesh warp includes two settings that make the 3D manipulation of your mesh simple. Also great for character animation.
Displacement Mapping gives you the ability to create detailed organic shapes quickly and easily. Use grayscale “maps” to define the height of displacement on your mesh. A black & white cloud pattern can quickly become a mountain range. A simple gradient makes a curved ramp. Displacement maps can also be animated, giving you rippling water, flowing curtains and blowing flags. (B&W Maps beside the final rendered result).
With a highly optimized 3D rendering engine, renders and previews are up to 8 times faster. This means you can get things done quickly and explore new creative possibilities. Bring your creativity to the next level and improve your bottom line with FreeForm.
Select On or Off. A very intuitive, easy to use method for aligning or breaking your tangent handles. Create smooth curves or sharp angles easily with FreeForm’s Tangent Alignment. You choose to turn alignment on or off with no confusion.
Manipulation X, Y, Z
A much needed feature missing from most mesh warp tools. You select on which axis your vertex points move by choosing X ,Y or Z. If you want to “Freeform” it, you can select the fourth option and move in all 3 axes freely.
3D Mesh Controls
Move and rotate your 3D layer in 3D space with FreeForm’s Mesh Controls. Position X,Y,Z ; Rotation X,Y, Z ; and Anchor Point X,Y,Z controls.
3D Mesh Quality
Get perfectly smooth final renders. The 3D Mesh Quality property gives you full control over the final quality of your warped layer. Mesh subdivision raises and lowers the density or smoothness of your mesh. As if that’s not enough, refine the detail further with 3 levels of anti-aliasing and Image Filtering.
Manage CPU usage
The 3D Mesh Controls are also great way to work fast. Choose your rendering level: Full, shade or wireframe, adjust Mesh Subdivision and anti aliasing to lower settings and work fast. Then pump them up for the final preview and render.
FreeForm V2 also brings more dynamic lighting properties to AE. Adjust the Diffuse, Specular and Roughness properties to create a wide variety of “textures”. From a a highly reflective surface like water to a totally diffused surface like cloth. FreeForm V2 even has controls that can map a different image to the Backside of your 3D layer. Perfect for “signs” or “maps” that fold, roll, or crumple and reveal the back side. FreeForm V2 pays for itself!
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