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Create YouTube 360 Videos with Mettle SkyBox

Create YouTube 360 Videos with Mettle SkyBox

SkyBox makes it super-easy to generate 360 YouTube format. Mikey Borup leads us through the process in his tutorial. He uses mettle SkyBox with Element 3D, but most of your favorite 3D plug-ins will work, including mettle ShapeShifter, FreeForm Pro,

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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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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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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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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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Lizard Man Tutorial Part 2-6

Lizard Man Tutorial Part 2-6

Transform a human into a Lizard Man in After Effects, with Imagineer Systems Mocha and mettle FreeForm Pro. The concept is simple: motion track a face with mocha and map a kimodo dragon texture onto the actor’s face with FreeForm …

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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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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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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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