FreeForm V2 for CS6: Fast, Flexible and Ferocious!
Great news! A much faster (up to 8x) version of FreeForm is now available! FreeForm V2 is available for CS5 and CS6. Even better, all projects created with the version of FreeForm that came bundled with CS5 can be opened with FreeForm V2. FreeForm V2 is THE must-have 3D mesh-warp plug-in for After Effects. It offers way more functionality than the built-in bendable layer in CS6. Here’s how:
1) Way more control of the layer that you want to bend, twist and distort.
FreeForm V2 displays up to 20 x 20 control points along each edge of your plane = 400 tangent control points! Kinda like AE’s Mesh Warp, but in 3D.
All control points and tangents are displayed in the AE comp window, and can be manipulated and animated in 3D.
2) 3D Displacement Mapping:
Use a layer’s luminance values to push in or pull out a 3D image on the z-axis! Animate it over time.