Whats up guys! Hope everyone is safe and healthy in this pandemic period and believe me, this time shall pass too. The positive part of this time is, we can utilize it by learning and creating new stuff everyday. So today I am going to dive in the glorious world of Adobe After-Effects and most amazing 10 free plugins. Yes, these plugins are free to use and a huge help for motion designers as well.
The right After Effects plugins can transform the way you work. Adobe After Effects CC is a core application for so many artists because it can do so much out of the box, but when coupled with the huge range of third party plugins, it can take things to another level with new functionality or a streamlined workflow.
If you’re looking for more after effects knowledge, then watch it till the end to find some unusual free plugins that you didn’t try yet.
1. AEjuice :
Free Plugin : https://aejuice.com/free-plugins/?ref…
I Want It All Bundle https://aejuice.com/product/i-want-it…
Cyberpunk HUD https://aejuice.com/product/cyberpunk…
Kinetic Typography https://aejuice.com/product/kinetic-t…
Liquid Elements https://aejuice.com/product/liquid-el…
Seamless Transitions https://aejuice.com/product/seamless-…
our first free plugin pick is AEJuice Tools.
a collection of best free plugins, free packs, free templates, and free scripts for Adobe After Effects to save you time and money.
The starter pack contains more than 100 various assets for your projects.
the starter pack is free to use for commercial and personal projects. It has 2d, 3d, interface assets, animated icons, text effects, and more,.
once you install their program file ” AE juice pack manager”, the window will show free as well as premium packs which can be downloaded and purchased directly. This is the one best tool for after effects users so far.
2.Motion bro https://motionbro.net/videolancer/free-presets/
Motion Bro is our second asset plugin.
it comes with a huge library of free presets which consists of 650 free assets like 3d and 2d transitions, infinite zoom, animated shape elements, title animations, amazing interface elements, and sound effects library.
A must tool for all motion graphics artists. all the assets are ready to use , just click on them and it will open in your after effects composition. more than 650 free assets are sufficient to fulfill the hunger of motion graphics,
if not so then They have awesome premium presets too, which you can buy directly from their preset menu.
- motion-factory-classic https://pixflow.net/download/motion-factory-classic/
Motion factory classic from pixflow is a revolution in after effects plugin assets. It has five amazing builders.
Particle builder here to create Particle effects like sand , dust, fire and more in after effects.
ActionFX builder to create proffesional cartoon fx and real fx water, fire, electricity for 2D animation.
Create text animation animation and kinetic typography in both After effects and premiere pro from type builder.
Hi tech HUD builder is a powerful plugin to create hollywood style heads up display and interface styles.
Glitch builder creates striking glitch effects with minimum efforts and maximum quality.
Every builder consists of free and premium assets in it. Not only assets but comes with ready made templates of logo intro animations. More than a thousand animated elements will surely make your day
Particle Illusion from borisfx is an easy-to-use, powerful, high-end particle generator that gives editors and artists instant access to photorealistic particle effects for motion graphics, visual effects, titles, lower thirds, and background graphics. Available as a free standalone application, a paid premium filter, and as part of the Continuum suite of plug-ins, Particle Illusion is the choice anyone looking to quickly and easily add amazing particle effects to any image, animation or video. Particle Illusion comes with thousands of factory-installed preset emitters. An integrated search makes it easy to zero in on the effect you’re looking for, and the real-time preview lets you click and drag to see how it will move. The integration of Mocha tracking and masking tools inside Particle Illusion gives users a unique advantage over other particle plug-ins
Duik is a comprehensive animation and rigging toolset for Adobe After Effects.
It provides the main rigging tools, found in any 3D software, like IK, controllers, and bones, but adapts them to 2D animation in After Effects. With Duik you can rig complex characters and use advanced animation techniques usually used in 3D softwares.
Duik has plenty of animation tools and automations too, like wiggle, spring, swing, wheel, etc. which allow you to animate more quickly and easily. Duik also has some other useful tools, such as camera controls, that are not solely tied to animation but can be really useful for both animators and riggers. This tool is absolutely free and depends on users donation. Duik’s comprehensiveness and ease of use have made it a script used in numerous movies across the world.
- Thicc Stroke- https://aescripts.com/thicc-stroke
A small but powerful variable width stroke plugin is Thicc Stroke. Make awesome curves and gradient-along-paths with this powerful and infintely customizable tool for AE CS6 and up. This plugins works on mask and you can add butt cap. You also can make infinite loop and a detailed interface gives freedom to users to play with various colors.
Have you ever look for a process where you can render each layer separately from a comp? And that without hiding or removing other layers? You can now do it with this free plugin named render layers. You might find it useful if layers represent different versions of an effect or different parts of an effect that you want to render as separate “passes” for flexibility in how they get composited. This is a part of rd: scripts and they have lots of free plugins dedicated for after effects.
Created byUkramedia , BOUNCr is a dockable After Effects script that allows us to apply an Overshoot or Bounce Back to the selected properties. It also creates a Controller Effect to the selected layers that allows us to quickly adjust the parameters. Its free and useful script for amazing kinetic typography animation.
When anyone talks about free after effects plugin, Video copilotshould be on always number one. So this time have tried to bring more uncommon free plugins but still clouldnt get rid of Saber, an amazing free plugin for Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze & more. One of my most using plugin for amazing energy effects comes absolutely free of cost. Video co pilot has lots of amazing well known free scripts and plugins and used by most of motion graphics designers.
Skin Retouch uses a technique with the somewhat scary name of frequency separation, which is commonly used for beauty retouching in Photoshop. Skin Retouch brings this technique to After Effects as a one-click action. Its main application is to smooth the skin while preserving the details, but it’s also useful for removing wrinkles and other beauty retouch tasks.