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In Flight | FreeForm Pro

In Flight | FreeForm Pro

This fantasy landscape was created by Tudor “Ted” Jelescu using FreeForm Pro for landscape, river, environment effects etc. and for the flying creatures. He uses a combination of image based displacement mapping and displacement noise, as well as Mist and …

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Gareth Jones for Virgin Media | FreeForm

Gareth Jones for Virgin Media | FreeForm

Here’s a great example of character animation in After Effects, using mettle’s 3D plug-in FreeForm. Gareth Jones has put together a fun piece for Virgin Media/Ignite. FreeForm makes 3D movement in character animation much easier, especially head rotation. For example, …

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A Head For Numbers, An Eye For Beauty

A Head For Numbers, An Eye For Beauty

Tsukasa Kishimoto (vj nanographica) creates 3D projection installations in clubs and special venues in and around Tokyo, Japan. He uses After Effects for his motion graphics sequences, with mettle’s 3D plug-in FreeForm Pro as one of the tools to achieve …

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Mettle Profiles Cameron Gough of Dirty Puppet

Mettle Profiles Cameron Gough of Dirty Puppet

Cameron Gough runs an award-winning animation studio in Melbourne Australia, that goes by the name ‘Dirty Puppet’. He works in After Effects, and integrates our plug-ins as part of his tool-set. He uses Freeform Pro on various projects to help …

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Time by Chris and Steve Lavelle

Time by Chris and Steve Lavelle

“Don’t worry, when it all dries up and all is seemingly lost. When you can’t sleep for that one transition. When you find yourself gently thumping your head on the wall wondering if there is a way out… Keep going… …

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Sneak Peek: New Features for FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE

Sneak Peek: New Features for FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE

The update for ShapeShifter and FreeForm Pro Version 1.5 will include some great new features! Coming soon are additional Environment features: 3D mist and fog. There will be Displacement Map Channels, Displacement Map Noise, Additional Reflection Mapping Controls and Animateable …

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Fun Sparks Creativity

Fun Sparks Creativity

Jason Moll had some fun with his company logo, trying out different 3D variations using ShapeShifter Ae in After Effects. He created a video to showcase them and shared it with us. “Hi, I’m a motion graphics artist and partner …

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A Second Career for a First Love

A Second Career for a First Love

Mr. Eric D. Kirk recently completed work on closing credits for Treachery, a film starring Michael Biehn (Terminator, Tombstone, Abyss) under Blanc Biehn Productions. Eric used After Effects, with Mettle’s FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE to get the job done.…

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FreeForm Pro Generates Great Effects

FreeForm Pro Generates Great Effects

UDA produced this animation for one of their jewelery clients. They chose to use After Effects with the FreeForm Pro plug-in. It’s a great example of the Generator feature, which produced all the replications and movement. FreeForm Pro has a …

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Character Animation with FreeForm

Character Animation with FreeForm

You may already know that character animation is possible in After Effects, using mettle’s FreeForm Pro. But did you know that you can also use FreeForm, the light version of FreeForm Pro, for basic character animation?

 

Here’s a simple …

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Gear Box by asART

Gear Box by asART

Sometimes our customers say it best: “With ShapeShifter I can save lots of time and do everything I want directly in Ae. Just simple 2D animation stuff that everyone knows how to do and ShapeShifter will do the rest for …

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FreeForm Covers Ground for American Express

FreeForm Covers Ground for American Express

Andrew Embury has created a terrific animation for American Express using FreeForm V2. The terrain distortion is done using FreeForm V2, which can easily transform a flat layer into a 3D grid with control points; perfect for terrain. Each control …

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Kevin Schires Tutorial: Elementary for AE

Kevin Schires Tutorial: Elementary for AE

To go along with our Man of Steel and Style Design Challenge, we have a Superman-themed tutorial put together by Kevin Schires. Kevin is the creator of Elementary, a script that allows 3D plug-ins to cast shadows and create reflections …

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Mamoworld AE tutorial: Superman in Manhattan

Mamoworld AE tutorial: Superman in Manhattan

Mathias Möhl of mamoworld has put together a great After Effects tutorial. It’s a familiar scene: a camera doing an aerial fly-through of New York City. But something’s different… we see a rotating Superman logo on top of a skyscraper. …

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3D Morphing Superman Logo: tutorial by Maltaannon

3D Morphing Superman Logo: tutorial by Maltaannon

There’s a great new tutorial created by Maltaannon, that shows a morphing 3D Superman logo within a cityscape. It’s done entirely in After Effects, using ShapeShifter AE.
“If I would have to make just one pick, just one solution that …

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Contorsione e Rotazione #1 by Davide Pepe

Contorsione e Rotazione #1 by Davide Pepe

This experimental piece by Artist Davide Pepe uses ShapeShifter AE to great effect. Davide works and lives in Bologna, Italy. Has been developing, filming, and producing artistic short films, music and dance videos since 1995. He also works as an …

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