NEW Plug-In: SABER Now Available 100% Free!


Watch Tutorial on Youtube in HD

Our sweet new energy plug-in is available right now for free! Check out the tutorial and start downloading! Staying up for two days straight is not ideal but happy to have it up!

Key Uses:

  • Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze & more


Features:

  • Create High quality energy & 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


DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

POSTED:
3 years ago
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Another exciting development is a a new workflow plug-in for After Effects! Coming this week!

Now, this plug-in doesn’t make light sabers or energy fx, it might not even change your life, but this utility we developed will speed up your AE work flow! Embarrassingly enough, the development began last year when I started working on Intercept! And while I am still finishing the VFX for my short, this new plug-in is done and so we’re going to release it! Is that progress!? I DON’T KNOW!!

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  2. Let’s release the Saber plug-in. That thing is pretty cool!
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PLUG-INS
Another New Plug-In! (APRIL FOOLS)

We brought you Optical Flares, Element 3D, Saber and now here is Glass Eyes!
Don’t waste your time with fake april fools pranks, this is a real plug-in that you can download right now!

Key Uses:

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Features:

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How to Use it:

Just apply it to a blank solid and motion track the eye position. Then use an inner shadow layer style to give the eyes depth!

 

DOWNLOAD GLASS EYES PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

 


POSTED:
2 years ago
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