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5 Things You Need to Know About Google VR

5 Things You Need to Know About Google VR

Google is betting big on VR, that’s the news from its Google I/O developer conference.They’re not the only ones. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has on several occasions said he believes virtual reality could be the next computing platform. What

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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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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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After Effects 3D Shape-Morphing Tutorial

After Effects 3D Shape-Morphing Tutorial

Learn how to create a 3D shape morph animation using basic tools found in After Effects. Nancy (mettle.com) uses shape tools to make a simple 2D shape-morphing animation. That basic animation is used as a Displacement Map with ShapeShifter AE

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Mettle Profiles Sonia Rechaux  | ShapeShifter AE

Mettle Profiles Sonia Rechaux | ShapeShifter AE

Sonia Rechaux was classically trained in design schools in Paris, France.  She learned Adobe After Effects at a Parisian advertising agency, and now works freelance. When she began work on a film title sequence for Praschan Requiem, a French …

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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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Mettle Profiles Cameron Gough of Dirty Puppet

Mettle Profiles Cameron Gough of Dirty Puppet

Cameron Gough runs an award-winning animation studio in Melbourne Australia, that goes by the name ‘Dirty Puppet’. He works in After Effects, and integrates our plug-ins as part of his tool-set. He uses Freeform Pro on various projects to help …

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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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A Second Career for a First Love

A Second Career for a First Love

Mr. Eric D. Kirk recently completed work on closing credits for Treachery, a film starring Michael Biehn (Terminator, Tombstone, Abyss) under Blanc Biehn Productions. Eric used After Effects, with Mettle’s FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE to get the job done.…

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Bundle Up and Save!

Bundle Up and Save!

Introducing mettle product bundles! You can save up to 30% from your total purchase cost on our popular plug-ins FreeForm Pro, ShapeShifter Ae, the Mylenium Edition Project Files, as well as the Aqua Pack project files.. The more you buy, …

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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 …

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