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Mettle SkyBox is Now Available!

Mettle SkyBox is Now Available!

Generate 360 | VR in After Effects with mettle SkyBox! This powerful tool lets you generate 360 Environments that are compatible with youtube 360, VR and Dome projections. Great for using as Reflection/Environment Maps in After Effects and 3D Apps.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Story of Hope | Dave Legion

A Story of Hope | Dave Legion

Dave Legion and the amazing folks at Funky Medics are behind the inspiring and informative animation: “A Story of Hope” for the FH Foundation. FH is short for Familial Hypercholesterolemia. It is an inherited disorder that leads to aggressive and …

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