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We’re Ready for Adobe CC 2018

We’re Ready for Adobe CC 2018

Adobe has announced the release of Adobe CC 2018. It has many great new features, including 360/VR editing capabilities due to the SkyBox integration. The great news is that our plugins Mantra VR, FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE are

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Breakdown: New York Terrain Infographic

Breakdown: New York Terrain Infographic

A single jpeg is used to create an incredibly detailed 3D infographic animation.  All in After Effects with the help of FreeForm Pro plugin. The breakdown video posted below shows the different steps/layers that come together to produce the final

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After Effects Inspiration | Inksplosion

After Effects Inspiration | Inksplosion

Ink Flow videos can be awesome when they’re done right. There’s something mesmerizing and primordial about the organic movement of ink and water. Claude Autret creates a moody and expressive sequence that pushes beyond the ordinary Ink Flow Video with

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Terra Pack Project Files | Sneak Peek

Terra Pack Project Files | Sneak Peek

Need terrain for your next After Effects Project? We’ve got you covered. New for After Effects, we’ll be offering Terra Pack Project Files on August 5th. There are 3 Packs: Lost Desert, Lush Valleys and Snow Scapes. Each comes with

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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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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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Luscious Free VJ Loops: Swirled

Luscious Free VJ Loops: Swirled

Check out our fabulous “Swirled” Series of six VJ Loops, available for free download on Vimeo! You can find the links to all six loops at the bottom of this posting. They were created in After Effects with FreeForm Pro, …

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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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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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Beluga by Ji Inn Jung | FreeForm Pro

Beluga by Ji Inn Jung | FreeForm Pro

The journey of life seems bleak for a young boy, until a friend turns up in an unexpected place.
That’s the story behind Beluga, a graduation short film project by Ji Inn Jung, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York. …

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FreeForm Pro-The Ultimate Guide by Chris Lavelle

FreeForm Pro-The Ultimate Guide by Chris Lavelle

Chris Lavelle walks us through the features of FreeForm Pro, mettle’s 3D plug-in for After Effects. He explains every feature in detail, step-by-step. An extremely thorough video manual/tutorial that can be used as an introduction to FreeForm Pro, or as …

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A Head For Numbers, An Eye For Beauty

A Head For Numbers, An Eye For Beauty

Tsukasa Kishimoto (vj nanographica) creates 3D projection installations in clubs and special venues in and around Tokyo, Japan. He uses After Effects for his motion graphics sequences, with mettle’s 3D plug-in FreeForm Pro as one of the tools to achieve …

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Time by Chris and Steve Lavelle

Time by Chris and Steve Lavelle

“Don’t worry, when it all dries up and all is seemingly lost. When you can’t sleep for that one transition. When you find yourself gently thumping your head on the wall wondering if there is a way out… Keep going… …

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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 …

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