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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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Tabaat Al Mushahid – Title Sequence

Tabaat Al Mushahid – Title Sequence

This title sequence for the Saudi morning newspaper review show, Tabaat Al Mushahid, shows a really practical use of FreeForm. The newspaper sequence was shot with a Canon 5D, with some blank areas left on the newspapers. The text and …

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Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Create a Liquid Metal Logo in Ae

Featured in the November issue of 3D Artist Magazine! Chris McFall leads us through this amazing tutorial on how to create a liquid mercury logo animation all within After Effects. He uses mettle’s FreeForm Pro plug-in to nail the effect. …

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Batman v Superman Logo 360 | ShapeShifter Ae

Batman v Superman Logo 360 | ShapeShifter Ae

At mettle we’re huge Batman and Superman fans. So here’s our take on the Batman V Superman logo, designed, rendered and animated in After Effects with ShapeShifter. It’s super-easy to create a logo in Ae with ShapeShifter, using familiar tools …

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Aquaman | Atlantis Rising

Aquaman | Atlantis Rising

Here’s another take on the Aquaman title sequence, put together by Chris at mettle. It’s a darker edgier version, heavily influenced by the great work of CG Artist Harry Martis. Created in After Effects with FreeForm Pro, Shapeshifter AE, Light …

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Aquaman Title Sequence | After Effects

Aquaman Title Sequence | After Effects

Aquaman Title sequence created and animated entirely in After Effects. Logo design and 3D modelling is the work of Chris Bobotis of Mettle. Chris explains,”It’s great to have the flexibility to work entirely in After Effects for a 3D title …

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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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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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