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FreeForm Pro Verson 1.75 & ShapeShifter AE 1.75 Available Posted over 2 years ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

Recently Mettle released paid upgrades of FreeForm Pro and ShapeShifter AE to version 1.75, bringing a number of nice new features to both

Take a look at what's new in FreeForm Pro:

NEW PRIMITIVES SECTION
- Transform your layer into primitives: Cubes, Tetrahedrons, Octahedrons, Icosahedrons, Rods and Planes.
- Controls to Amplify Scale and Rotation via luminance values in height maps.
- Assign Ae layers (including animated pre-comps) as a texture to the Primitives.
- Time Sampling Controls (Random Still Frame & Random Loop).
- Transform Controls: Scale, Rotation and Anchor Point (X,Y,Z).
- Randomize Postion and Rotation (X,Y,Z).

SKYDOME
- Display and render a separate Environment Map or use your Reflection Map as the background.
- Field of View Controls.
- Mist and Fog are cast onto SkyDome Background.

OPTIMIZED FOR AE 2015

NEW DISPLACEMENT MAPPING CONTROLS
- Displacement Bias and Smooth Normals

SCREEN SPACE REFRACTION

CONTOUR OPTIMIZED
- Pre-Blur: Texture Map and/or Displacement Map.
- Enhanced support of Alpha Channels – Use Texture Layer’s Alpha and/or Displacement Layers Alpha.

NEW RENDER OPTIONS
- Normals, UV, Shadows, X-ray and Points.
- Shadows cast on Normals and UV.

NEW GENERATOR CONTROLS
- Mirror to extend your layer on the X, Y or X/Y.
- New Grid Distribution System: Grid  X, Y, Z + Grid Offset: X, Y, Z.

Upgrade price: $74.26 / £51.42 / €68.75 (save 6%)

If you are not familiar with FreeForm Pro, watch the 'getting started' tutorial below

What's new in ShapeShifter AE 1.75?

OPTIMIZED FOR AFTER EFFECTS 2015

DEFAULT LIGHTING
Built in lighting at launch to get you up and running

DISPLACEMENT MAPPING

LINEAR AND SPHERICAL DISPLACEMENT MODE
 
DISPLACEMENT BIAS
 
SMOOTH NORMALS
 
PRE-BLUR
Choice of blurring; Texture Map, Displacement Map or Both.
 
ENHANCED SUPPORT OF ALPHA CHANNELS
Use Texture Layer’s Alpha, Displacement Layers Alpha or combine Both
 
NEW RENDER OPTIONS
Including, Normals, UV, Shadows, Xray & Points
You can also have Shadows cast on Normals and UV
 
NEW GENERATOR CONTROLS
Mirroring, including Mirror on X, Mirror on Y Mirror on X.Y
 
NEW GRID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Including; Grid Z X,Y,Z + Grid Offset X,Y,Z
Mist is cast on to SkyDome Background
Fog is cast on to SkyDome Background
 
SKYDOME
You can now display and render your reflection Maps in the background as well.
You can use the same image as a Reflection map as you do in the background or choose to use a custom layer for your background
 
ADJUST FIELD OF VIEW CONTROL

SCREEN SPACE REFRACTION

Upgrade price: $36.66 / £25.38 / €33.94 (save 6%)

Below is a video of a creation made using the features found in the new verson

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