Archives

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 …

Read more →

 
FreeForm Pro Generates Great Effects

FreeForm Pro Generates Great Effects

UDA produced this animation for one of their jewelery clients. They chose to use After Effects with the FreeForm Pro plug-in. It’s a great example of the Generator feature, which produced all the replications and movement. FreeForm Pro has a …

Read more →

 
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 …

Read more →

 
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 …

Read more →

 
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

On behalf of everyone at Mettle, we’d like to send our best wishes to all for a terrific 2013. Thanks to our customers, for all the terrific work that you have created, and for your confidence in our products. We …

Read more →

 
FreeForm Covers Ground for American Express

FreeForm Covers Ground for American Express

Andrew Embury has created a terrific animation for American Express using FreeForm V2. The terrain distortion is done using FreeForm V2, which can easily transform a flat layer into a 3D grid with control points; perfect for terrain. Each control …

Read more →

 
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 …

Read more →

 
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. …

Read more →

 
Superman Gallery: Free Files Using ShapeShifter AE

Superman Gallery: Free Files Using ShapeShifter AE

We now have a Superman Gallery, as part of our FREE STUFF. We have been receiving lots of Superman-themed samples from ShapeShifter AE users out there! So we have created a section to showcase different Project Files, Wallpaper, Tutorials, etc. …

Read more →

 
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 …

Read more →

 
Contorsione e Rotazione #1 by Davide Pepe

Contorsione e Rotazione #1 by Davide Pepe

This experimental piece by Artist Davide Pepe uses ShapeShifter AE to great effect. Davide works and lives in Bologna, Italy. Has been developing, filming, and producing artistic short films, music and dance videos since 1995. He also works as an …

Read more →

 
Get Inspired with our Free Project Files

Get Inspired with our Free Project Files

What’s better than a free project file? We’re always adding new ones available for download on our website. So stay up to date and check us out. We create some of them ourselves, and some are created by users like …

Read more →

 
FreeForm Pro and Evolution of Style 2

FreeForm Pro and Evolution of Style 2

Lady’s turn! Here it is: the female version of Evolution of Style. You may recognize this as part of an ad series done for Garnier. We did an earlier blog posting for Evolution of Style, which showcases the men’s hair …

Read more →

 
Mettle revamps Musa Machina brand

Mettle revamps Musa Machina brand

Mettle is in the process of redoing the brand identity for musa machina. This still is part of an ad series that showcases the new logo design. Musa machina is a sound design studio that Mettle often collaborates with. They …

Read more →

 
Mettle and The Montreal Canadiens

Mettle and The Montreal Canadiens

At Mettle we develop software plug-ins based on what we would like to use ourselves as motion graphics artists. So our plug-in ideas are often drawn from our real-world experience working on projects, such as this one for The Montreal …

Read more →

 

Welcome to the Mettle Blog

Welcome to our blog! We’ll be posting news, tutorials and customer profiles to keep you up to date with the latest. We develop amazing plug-ins for Adobe After Effects, so go ahead, download a demo of each of our plug-ins: …

Read more →