Archive For: ShapeShifter AE

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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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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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 Feature: Spherical Displacement | ShapeShifter AE

New Feature: Spherical Displacement | ShapeShifter AE

Created with Version 1.75 of ShapeShifter AE, this teaser showcases Spherical Displacement, a new 3D Displacement Mapping Mode and the Sky feature we introduce into the Environment section of ShapeShifter AE.

Everything under the hood is running smoother and faster

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After Effects 3D Shape-Morphing Tutorial

After Effects 3D Shape-Morphing Tutorial

Learn how to create a 3D shape morph animation using basic tools found in After Effects. Nancy (mettle.com) uses shape tools to make a simple 2D shape-morphing animation. That basic animation is used as a Displacement Map with ShapeShifter AE

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Pat Laro’s Winning After Effects Recipe for Steak

Pat Laro’s Winning After Effects Recipe for Steak

 Artists can draw inspiration in the most surprising places. In this case, a back-yard BBQ inspired an exceptional winning After Effects animation for Patrick Larochelle (Pat Laro). His “Man of Steak and Style” won 3rd place in our Superman design

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Aetherea | Continuance

Aetherea | Continuance

A collaboration between Namiko Mori (sound) and visuals (mettle). Namiko Mori is a Film Composer from Japan currently based in Los Angeles. She was a recipient of the BMI/Jerry Goldsmith scholarship for UCLA Film Scoring in 2014. Our paths crossed …

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Batman v Superman Logo 360 | ShapeShifter Ae

Batman v Superman Logo 360 | ShapeShifter Ae

At mettle we’re huge Batman and Superman fans. So here’s our take on the Batman V Superman logo, designed, rendered and animated in After Effects with ShapeShifter. It’s super-easy to create a logo in Ae with ShapeShifter, using familiar tools …

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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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Aquaman Title Sequence | After Effects

Aquaman Title Sequence | After Effects

Aquaman Title sequence created and animated entirely in After Effects. Logo design and 3D modelling is the work of Chris Bobotis of Mettle. Chris explains,”It’s great to have the flexibility to work entirely in After Effects for a 3D title …

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Mettle Profiles Sonia Rechaux  | ShapeShifter AE

Mettle Profiles Sonia Rechaux | ShapeShifter AE

Sonia Rechaux was classically trained in design schools in Paris, France.  She learned Adobe After Effects at a Parisian advertising agency, and now works freelance. When she began work on a film title sequence for Praschan Requiem, a French …

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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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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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