How To Make Metallic 3D Text in After Effects (Without Any Plugins!)

by Todd Blankenship, Rocketstock Creating metallic text is a common motion graphics request. But it used to be difficult to get professional results natively in After Effects. Not anymore. While it has been possible for a while to get 3D text in After Effects thanks to Video Copilot’s Element 3D, it has been impossible to do it in […]

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Free Tools for After Effects by Mekajiki

by Mekajiki Mekajiki, makers of RenderGarden for After Effects, have several helpful free tools that can free-up memory, make it easier to find and launch scripts, quickly extract alpha channels from luminance, and more. Mekajiki: FreeTools UnMult Quickly extract alpha channels from luminance with this Adobe After Effects plug- in. Extract light effects such as flares […]

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Turn Artwork into a Font File, FREE!

by Smashworkshop Smashworkshop created this awesome and free tool called “Artwork Converter” that allows you to convert any artwork into a font file (.otf). This makes it possible to add in graphics into After Effects Motion Graphics Templates (.mogrt). Finally! Use your own artwork with Premiere Pro Motion Graphic Templates (.mogrt’s) This free tool leverages the […]

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