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Mettle FreeForm Pro v1.98.2

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Pro-level 3D Mesh Warp Plug-in for After Effects

The easy way to do complex layer deformations in After Effects. Three main features: Mesh Warp, Displacement Mapping and Render Primitives. Intuitive Character animation. Shape morphing. Terrain creation. Water Simulation. Organic backgrounds. And much more.


Highlights

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  • 3D Mesh Warp – Bend and distort on x, y, z. Up to 400 control points.
  • The Generator: A Built-in particle system.
  • 3D Displacement Mapping: Use a grayscale image to deform your layer in 3D space.
  • 3D Shape Morphs – Transform from one shape to another.

3D Shape Morphs and The Generator Feature

The Generator lets you replicate/clone your layer many times, and control all as a single unit. You can also create amazing 3D shape morphs via familiar 2D filters in After Effects. FreeForm Pro generates all geometry on the fly, right in the AE comp window. Download the project files to see just how easy it is to create stunning shape morphs with FreeForm Pro. Take your motion graphics to the next level.

Advanced Image Morphing

Noside.fr uses Revision FX “re:Flex” + FreeForm to create the following sequence. Re:Flex was used for the body alignments and face morphing while Mettle’s Freeform handled all the clothes folding (shirts tearing apart, jacket wrapping and so on…). Morgan Préleur of noside.fr says ”Freeform really proved to be an incredible tool and allowed us to achieve complex 3D deformations under tight deadlines. FreeForm Pro’s ability to handle a lot of surface points while remaining totally interactive allows for a more creative and iterative process, we can experiment and come up with improved solutions which is crucial when speed is the key factor. It is a must have in our tool set for upcoming commercial works.”

Character Animation

Daniel Gies of everyonediesfilms.com says ”Free Form Pro has finally brought the third dimension to After Effects in a way like never before. It has completely changed the way I approach character animation and environments in After Effects.” 

2D and 3D Stereo Conversion

FreeForm Pro is an excellent complement to Mocha Pro for 2D to Stereo 3D conversions. Speed ease of use and the advanced 3D displacement mapping in FreeForm Pro help to bring incredible depth and control to your stereo 3D projects.


Organic Effects

Combine FreeForm with filters and plug-ins that come with After Effects. Open up new creative possibilities with FreeForm Pro.


Water Replacement

Render animated 3D water from a still. FreeForm Pro uses Mettle’s proprietary 3D engine and employs advanced 3D displacement mapping algorithms — similar to those used in movies such as Avatar, The Matrix, Inception etc. FreeForm Pro’s rendering allows for a high level of realism. Features include Depth renders and Reflection mapping. FreeForm Pro can claim the tightest integration into AE’s 3D controls. Work with a familiar U.I. quickly and efficiently.

Updates

1.98.2  (Current version)  -  Jun 27, 2018
* Includes Mettle Toolbox Manager v1.12

1.98.1  -  May 30, 2018
* Licensing system UX improvements

1.98  -  Mar 20, 2018
* Render-only license type support

1.97  -  Jan 2, 2018
* Improved licensing system

1.96  -  Nov 21, 2017
* Extended numeric limits of Grid Control Points XYZ coords

1.94  -  Oct 26, 2017

* CC 2018 compatibility added to installer;
* CC 2018 shader compilation errors fixed;
* MTM version 1.04
 

1.88  -  Apr 23, 2017
* Suite SKU support added
 

1.87  -  Feb 23, 2017
* Licensing issues fixed (watermark in AME).

1.86  -  Feb 20, 2017
* Potential licensing issues fixed.

1.82  -  Jan 19, 2017
Initial release on aescripts.com

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Mac*

Available For After Effects CS5, CS6 & CC

*Mac OSX (Lion & Mountain Lion): NVIDIA GPU's with 1 GB+ of VRAM
*Mac OSX (Mavericks): NVIDIA, ATI/AMD (7 Series, D300, 500, 700); Intel onboard graphics (Intel Iris Pro, HD5000).

*NVIDIA equipped Macs with 1 GB of VRAM or higher

Windows

Available After Effects CS5, CS6 & CC 

RAM

WINDOWS – ATI/AMD, NVIDIA GPU’s with 1GB+ of VRAM


 

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I hate doing this, but I need too. Here is the thing. I downloaded a demo version of Freeform from Mettle before I purchased freeform pro. Everything was working great got the perfect look going except I was using a light in my comp for particles and it was messing with freeform's shading. I notice freeform didn't have an option to ignore lights, but Freeform Pro had an ambient option and I figured this would work just like CC Sphere where you could adjust the defuse and ambient to make the element not use lights. An annoying problem, but a small problem. The second problem I had was the number of glitches Freefrom pro was giving me. The element would just seem to work some frames and not others. At one point it was only giving me the yellow deform mesh. UGH. Lastly and this is where I really have a problem, Freeform and Freeform Pro are different plugins. Which is fine, but you do not get Freeform with Freeform Pro. Which is kind of ridiculous because Freeform Pro is just like Freeform with more features. Both plugins should just be packaged together in the Pro version.

Would you recommend this product to a colleague? No

By: Jeremy Krzmarzick
Date: January 03, 2018

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