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BAO Layer Sculptor


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Bao Layer Sculptor 1.1

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Precise layer bending and warping

Distorting in After Effects is usually a brute force affair. Not anymore. BAO Layer Sculptor allows you to draw masks exactly where you need them, then simply animate them to warp the layer with perfect precision. Welcome to tailored distortion!

BAO Layer Sculptor offers precise layer warping and sculpting right insideAfter Effects. Draw a mask exactly where you need it and warp it with perfect precision.

Layer Sculptor Features

  • Warp any layer
  • Use as many masks as necessary to control the distortion
  • “In-betweener” tool to automatically create in-between masks to fine-tune distortions
  • Time selection parameter to easily create moving morphs!
  • Mesh definition and sub-sampling for complete quality control
  • Super fast rendering
  • Fully native plugin

After Effects 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6

1.2.3 –  Nov 27, 2022

Added a ‘Distortion’ parameter.

1.2.2  –  Aug 30, 2022

Fixed bit depth issue.

1.2.1  –  Mar 16, 2022

Added M1 compatibility (Mac)

1.2.0 – Jan 3, 2022

Fixed a Multiprocessing issue.

1.1.9 – Jun 8, 2021

Fixed a 16bits memory issue.

1.1.8 –  Nov 9, 2019

Fixed a 16bits texture size issue (caused crash on Mac).

1.1.7  –  Oct 25, 2019

Fixed a notarization issue (Mac only), updated licensing code and added 16bits support (both Mac and Windows).

1.1.5  –  Jun 26, 2019

Updated licensing code.

1.1.4  –  Feb 23, 2019

Fixed an OpenGL texture size issue.

v1.1.3  –  Oct 22, 2018

Fixed a layer resizing issue.

v1.1.2  –  Sep 19, 2018

Fixed a mask parameter issue.

v1.1.1  –  Aug 10, 2018

Fixed a transparency issue.

v1.1.0  –  Mar 21, 2018

New Feature: Reference masks.

For each mask, you can now choose to base the distortion on selection time or a reference mask.
You can then distort from one moving mask to another.
Ideal to work with videos and tracked masks! Video Sculpting!

Watch the new feature tutorial here:

v1.0.0  –  Mar 9, 2018

Initial Release

Bao Layer Sculptor for After Effects

Draw a mask exactly where you need it and warp it with perfect precision. Plus, there’s a tutorial showing you how to use Layer Sculptor in After Effects.


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