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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 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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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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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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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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Fun Sparks Creativity

Fun Sparks Creativity

Jason Moll had some fun with his company logo, trying out different 3D variations using ShapeShifter Ae in After Effects. He created a video to showcase them and shared it with us. “Hi, I’m a motion graphics artist and partner …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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