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Adobe After Effects: Express Yourself-Using Expressions and FreeForm AE

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

Due to current limitations in After Effects, there are certain things that 3D effect plug-ins (i.e Shatter, FreeformAE, Invigorator) can’t do. I created this little helper project to add some extra functionality to FreeformAE. Firstly, it’s important to understand a little of how these 3D effects work. Although the results appear 3D, the effects themselves are applied to 2D layers. The effect calculates the correct 3D geometry and renders the resulting image onto the 2D layer



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