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Fliques Osman
Plugin creates 3D in After Effects
on Aug 15, 2011 at 10:33:16 pm

I just blogged about this and that I would share it with you guys. Mettle has a created a plugin that allows 2D text and abstract shapes to be turned into "true" 3D right inside AE.


Generate and animate true 3D text in the AE comp window
Works on AE Shape Layers + Layer Masks
Easy 3D Deformations – Bend, Bulge & Twist
Built in particle system (the Generator)
Use 3D displacement maps + filters that ship with AE for spectacular result.
Render depth maps for use with lens blurs + products like Trapcode Particular etc.
Reflection mapping – Spherical and Cubic
Shadow casting
High-speed rendering

More info can be found at

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Roland R. Kahlenberg
Re: Plugin creates 3D in After Effects
on Aug 16, 2011 at 4:48:06 am

That's ShapeshifterAE. I was fortunate to mess about with a beta version. I believe that ordering details including early or der discounts will be out on Monday.

BTW, the plugin also works with AE's Text Animation Presets. So, it's a quick way to animate 3D text in AE.


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