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10 Free: Video Copilot After Effects Plug-ins & More

10 Free Video Copilot

Video Copilot has released many cool, fun, and handy free plug-ins over the years. These tools are made for creating motion design and visual effects in After Effects. Here are 10 that have been released over the years and they’re completely free! Below, they are in no particular order. They’ve also been updated for macOS X 10.15 Catalina support.

Note: To download some of these freebies, you must be logged in to Toolfarm’s Dashboard.

Video Copilot ORB


The Ultimate 3D Sphere! 100% Free Plug-in!
Orb is a physically-based Shader. Create Incredibly Realistic Textures with:

  • Environment Reflection Maps
  • Motion Blur
  • Advanced UV Settings

Advanced Illumination with shadow Masking. Use After Effects Light To Shift Between Day & Night!

  • Built-In Illumination
  • Advanced Illumination Options
  • Works Seamlessly with After Effects Lights!

Use ORB with other Video Copilot tools like Video Copilot BackLight and Video Copilot Heat Distortion. Video Copilot also has mini-site where you can download free textures.

Download ORB ORB Mini-Site

ORB V1.0.2 Update: Video Copilot has updated the plug-in to V1.0.2 to fix initialization issues with some AMD cards. Be sure to update your drivers and try the new version!

Video Copilot Color Vibrance

2 Color Vibrance

Intense bright colorization can be tricky so Video Copilot has created a plug-in that makes it easy to achieve HOT colors instantly.

  • Free Plug-in to create intense hot colorization in AE
  • Includes mattes options for generating Alpha Channel
  • Now with macOS X 10.15 Catalina support
Download Sure Target

3 reflectionVC Reflect

This was an early Video Copilot plugin freebie. It was released in November 2009! The current version is v1.14.

  • Customize the look of the reflection in 3D space
  • Now with macOS X 10.15 Catalina support
Download VC Reflect

Video Copilot FX Console (Free)

4 FX Console

FX Console is a workflow plugin that allows you to get stuff done faster in After Effects. The current version is v1.0.5.

  • Access FX & Presets quickly
  • Create FX Shortcuts
  • Create FX Overrides
  • Export Snapshot with PNG
  • Automatic Snapshot Tool & Gallery
  • Now with macOS X 10.15 Catalina support
Download FX Console

5 glass eyesGlass Eyes

This was an April Fool’s prank but it’s a legit plugin! Add googly eyes to anyone in After Effects. Glass Eyes gives you the following options:

  • Custom Pupils
  • Pupil Size Control
  • Pupil Color
  • Googly Speed and amount
  • Highlight rotation

The current version is v1.0.6 and it was updated in October 2019.

Download Glass Eyes

6 saberSaber

Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze, and more with Saber. Use with other Video Copilot plugins!

  • Create high-quality energy and lights beams
  • Realistic Glow falloff
  • Advanced Core Settings
  • Built-in Distortion
  • 50 Presets (View gallery)
  • Dynamic Text and Mask Outlines
  • Stackable FX with Add mode
  • Now with macOS X 10.15 Catalina support
Download Saber

7 sure targetSure Target v2.0.10

Another oldie, but a goodie.

  • Use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves
  • Learn advanced tips and create “3D Looking” titles
  • Now with macOS X 10.15 Catalina support
Download Sure Target

8 Slime VFX FxPack

This is one of the newest freebies from Video Copilot. Download 25 high-quality 2K+ Prores files. Use After Effects or Premiere Pro to preview!
Note: Most video players on PC do not support pro res.

Download Slime VFX FxPack (3.3GB)

9 ROOF PACK for After Effects

Video Copilot released the free roof pack in 2016 as part of its Superhero landing series. The video includes some great tips for Element 3D too!

Download Roof Pack

Star Wars Element 3D Pack10 Star Model Pack

Video Copilot is giving away a free collection of 3D Star Wars models that they built so you can learn to create your own visual effects.
Note: All scenes rendered inside Element 3D V2.

Included Models: OBJ with DDS Textures and optional JPG files!

  • Tie Fighter
  • Imperial Corridor Pieces
  • Luke Lightsaber
  • Obi-Wan Lightsaber
  • Darth Vader Lightsaber
  • R2-D2
  • BB-8
  • X-Wing
  • Tatooine Water Vaporator

The Star Pack is no longer available

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