Archive For: FreeForm Pro

Mettle Black Friday Sale!

Mettle Black Friday Sale!

It’s that time of year! Mettle Black Friday Sale is on, with 25% off storewide. Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year. It’s a great time to buy our popular 360/VR plugins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere

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Music Festival – Projection Mapping | FreeForm Pro

Music Festival – Projection Mapping | FreeForm Pro

A Church facade was used as the canvas for an outdoor video projection, as the backdrop for an outdoor music festival. The impressive illusion of the bricks flying, transforming and evolving into 3D blooming flowers, growing vines, a glowing jukebox,

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Breakdown: New York Terrain Infographic

Breakdown: New York Terrain Infographic

A single jpeg is used to create an incredibly detailed 3D infographic animation.  All in After Effects with the help of FreeForm Pro plugin. The breakdown video posted below shows the different steps/layers that come together to produce the final

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After Effects Inspiration | Inksplosion

After Effects Inspiration | Inksplosion

Ink Flow videos can be awesome when they’re done right. There’s something mesmerizing and primordial about the organic movement of ink and water. Claude Autret creates a moody and expressive sequence that pushes beyond the ordinary Ink Flow Video with

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Terra Pack Project Files | Sneak Peek

Terra Pack Project Files | Sneak Peek

Need terrain for your next After Effects Project? We’ve got you covered. New for After Effects, we’ll be offering Terra Pack Project Files on August 5th. There are 3 Packs: Lost Desert, Lush Valleys and Snow Scapes. Each comes with

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Mettle Plugins Are Ready for CC 2015

Mettle Plugins Are Ready for CC 2015

Adobe CC 2015 has been released, and is full of many great new features. Here’s what you need to know about mettle plug-ins and compatibility with CC 2015. SkyBox and FreeForm are compatible with CC 2015. FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter

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Funkey Stop Motion | FreeForm Pro

Funkey Stop Motion | FreeForm Pro

Some people look at old toys and see… old toys. Jens Henkel looked at an old toy figurine and saw inspiration for “Funkey”, a wonderful stop-motion animation that would take 4 months to complete. It almost didn’t come to be,

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Transform Fire Footage into 3D Shapes

Transform Fire Footage into 3D Shapes

This After Effects tutorial shows how to transform video footage into 3D shapes. The new Render options available in FreeForm Pro make this super-fast and easy. Create custom footage from generic stock.
Nancy Eperjesy (mettle.com) leads us through this tutorial,

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New: Render Cubes | FreeForm Pro

New: Render Cubes | FreeForm Pro

There are several new render option available in FreeForm pro Version 1.75. This sequence is generated using just one of those options – cubes. All cube visuals were generated from stock video footage with FreeForm Pro applied.

Speedy rendering, quick

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Particle Globe | FreeForm Pro

Particle Globe | FreeForm Pro

The new render option for FreeForm Pro is used to create this globe animation. Transform an After Effects layer into shapes that can be animated with many awesome creative controls, new and unique for After Effects! Works on video sequences,

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Mountain of Doom

Mountain of Doom

Full environment – the volcano, flowing lava, terrain and sky are all generated in After Effects with FreeForm Pro using Displacement Mapping and the new SKY feature in the Environment section.  CC Particle World, (comes with Ae) is used to

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Canary Bird Cage for Tedx

Canary Bird Cage for Tedx

This animation from the Overit studio for a Tedx event puts a twist on a popular motion graphics trend. This past year we’ve often seen silhouettes used to frame footage, True Detective-style. In this case, the bird silhouette itself is …

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Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Featured in the November issue of 3D Artist Magazine! Chris McFall leads us through this amazing tutorial on how to create a liquid mercury logo animation all within After Effects. He uses mettle’s FreeForm Pro plug-in to nail the effect. …

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Aquaman | Atlantis Rising

Aquaman | Atlantis Rising

Here’s another take on the Aquaman title sequence, put together by Chris at mettle. It’s a darker edgier version, heavily influenced by the great work of CG Artist Harry Martis. Created in After Effects with FreeForm Pro, Shapeshifter AE, Light …

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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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Stunning Visuals from Kinect to FreeForm Pro

Stunning Visuals from Kinect to FreeForm Pro

CG Artist Harry Martis used an unusual production pipeline for Secret_Science,  a music video for the Athens-based “drone’n’roll” band MECHANIMAL. His process started with a kinect 360 and ended up in After Effects with mettle’s FreeForm Pro plug-in. For his …

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How To Dent a Garage Door VFX

How To Dent a Garage Door VFX

In this tutorial, Effects artist Mike Sevigny shows us how to displace a plane in 3D space in Ae, making it look like a garage door is being deformed and dented. The process starts by using After Effects’ 3D camera …

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