Mettle ShapeShifter

Abstract Designs with Mettle’s ShapeShifter


ShapeShifter is an awesome plugin for After Effects, you can do so much with it. The plugin comes loaded with tons of parameters that you’ll have to explore similar to Trapcode Form. Aside from deep extrusions and mind blowing organic animations, you can also create some really amazing abstract stuff. Here are some abstract screenshots I took of my composition, consider them as abstract wallpapers.

Everything you see was completely created using ShapeShifter. As you can see, the plugin is very versatile and with a bit of color correction, you can achieve some pretty awesome abstract designs. The image above was enhanced with some glow, that’s pretty much it.


This image here I wanted to try something different. Rather than having a flat design like the blue version, I wanted to add a more organic, depth look to ShapeShifter. As you can see, the shading is like “cell shading” and provides a lot of complexity. If you’re interested in a basic tutorial over this, definitely let me know in the comments below! You can download the 720p versions to use as a wallpaper or in your designs through the Facebook page.

11 comments
  1. dang that looks awesome. might have to try this out and integrate it with some live action footage. maybe use it to have a kind of cg-fluid pour out of a bottle. hoping it isn’t too ram intensive though

    1. I think for fluid simulations, you should go with Particular. As someone pointed out earlier, you could fake a car exterior if your car doesn’t look as glossy and sleek 😉 Thanks!

    1. Many thanks for your feedback man! Because you requested, I’ll definitely do a tutorial over this soon 🙂

      1. Hi V. Any news on this tutorial on abstracts with ShapeShifter? No one is doing tuts on abstracts. It would be just awesome if you did one.

        Strut

        1. Will probably do this sometime with week after I do a tutorial tomorrow 🙂 I will also probably provide some project files!

  2. Thanks
    Your website is a Very Very Very Important website For after effects tutorial
    Please Tutorial For this Post and Shape Shifter
    Thanks A Lot

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