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Mettle SkyBox: Blow Your Mind with youtube 360

Mettle SkyBox: Blow Your Mind with youtube 360

Available soon, Mettle SkyBox can generate youtube 360. Amazing news for After Effects users everywhere! SkyBox is our latest script/plugin for After Effects, that can generate a still or animation from your After Effects composition. It also works to generate

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Mettle SkyBox: Sneek Peek + Free Sample

Mettle SkyBox: Sneek Peek + Free Sample

Mettle is about to introduce a new After Effects plug-in called SkyBox. You can take a composition in After Effects and generate 3D seamless stills/animations to use as Reflection Maps and Environment Maps. Output options: cubic, spherical or equirectangular.

SkyBox

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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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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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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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Gareth Jones for Virgin Media | FreeForm

Gareth Jones for Virgin Media | FreeForm

Here’s a great example of character animation in After Effects, using mettle’s 3D plug-in FreeForm. Gareth Jones has put together a fun piece for Virgin Media/Ignite. FreeForm makes 3D movement in character animation much easier, especially head rotation. For example, …

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