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Mettle SkyBox: Blow Your Mind with youtube 360

Mettle SkyBox: Blow Your Mind with youtube 360

Available soon, Mettle SkyBox can generate youtube 360. Amazing news for After Effects users everywhere! SkyBox is our latest script/plugin for After Effects, that can generate a still or animation from your After Effects composition. It also works to generate

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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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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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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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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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How To Dent a Garage Door VFX

How To Dent a Garage Door VFX

In this tutorial, Effects artist Mike Sevigny shows us how to displace a plane in 3D space in Ae, making it look like a garage door is being deformed and dented. The process starts by using After Effects’ 3D camera …

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Zombie Sequence breakdown | FreeForm Pro

Zombie Sequence breakdown | FreeForm Pro

When Tim Harris showed us a Zombie sequence that he had composited in After Effects, we said, “Cool use of FreeForm Pro for deforming your stock fire footage!” Not exactly what anyone else might notice first, considering there are decaying …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. …

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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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