February 10, 2015 at 3:58AM

0

Top 10 After Effects plug-ins for Windows?

I have used Red Giant ones, Neat, Video Copilot. Can anyone suggest few more to make my experience with AE more enjoyable? I enjoy working on VFX (basic ones).

Many thanks :)

17 Comments

Red giant is one the best.

February 11, 2015 at 1:19AM

9
Reply
avatar
Rag├╝el Cremades
Film producer and director
8652

GenArt plugins and Plexus

February 11, 2015 at 11:58AM

4
Reply
avatar
Jan Mocnak
Video Producer, Music Composer, Editor, VFX, Photographer
86

Genarts Sapphire.

February 11, 2015 at 12:00PM

0
Reply

Plexus is a really interesting plug-in, in my opinion.

February 11, 2015 at 12:01PM

6
Reply
avatar
Roberto Pacheco
Director, Editor, VFX
86

GenArts
Plexus
Red giant's all plugins(trapcode suit, maguc bullet suit, keying suit)
VC - Element 3d
VC - optical flares
VC - twitch
Film convert (great film grain and color)

February 11, 2015 at 12:03PM

0
Reply
avatar
Vugar Islamzadeh
Film director/ Editor
74

Mocha comes with AE and is essential for tracking. A lot of people don't realise this which is why I mention it.

Red Giant look awesome.

Video Copilot's Element 3D is popular.

February 11, 2015 at 12:06PM

0
Reply
avatar
Chris Geden
Filmmaker
121

Red giant is probably the king of AE plugins. Frischluft lenscare is a great alternative to the stock dof inside of after effects. Works great with Element 3d as well!

http://www.frischluft.com/lenscare/

I believe this is what Alex Roman used for "The Third & The Seventh".
https://vimeo.com/4765632

February 11, 2015 at 12:07PM

6
Reply

Plexus 2 // Trapcode Particular V2.1 // Motion V2 by Mt. Mograph. But off course, those ones you named are the best! :)

February 11, 2015 at 12:12PM

0
Reply

Trapcode have a couple of interesting ones also Soundkeys, Shine and Particular.

February 11, 2015 at 12:20PM

0
Reply

FilmConvert is the best on giving your footage the film look,
Soundkeys from red giant helps with visualizing music.

February 11, 2015 at 12:32PM

0
Reply

Add Mister House Animation Composer to your top10 plugins list.
It's an awesome plugin for motion graphics but yes you can experiment it in various vfx shots.

February 11, 2015 at 12:51PM

8
Reply
avatar
Aashish Kumar
Filmmaker, Digital Magician & Engineer :')
149

RE:Vision Effects also have good plug-ins for vfx.

February 11, 2015 at 2:22PM

0
Reply
avatar
Bruma Mihai
Director / Writer / Motion Graphic Designer
113

I'd think twixtor might make this list

February 11, 2015 at 4:49PM

0
Reply

Lots of fantastic effects scripts at http://aescripts.com like TypeMonkey, Rubberize It, and Plexus. Many are free.

FXFactory is an excellent suite at a great price: http://fxfactory.com

February 12, 2015 at 1:11AM

0
Reply
avatar
Karel Bata
Director / DP / Stereographer
542

To name a few that haven't been mentioned before. I like DigiEffects Delirium, The foundry Twixtor for extreme slow motion work and Mettle Freeform and Shapeshifter for easy 3D extrusion.

February 12, 2015 at 1:33AM

0
Reply
avatar
Eddy Bergman
Film maker
104

Opinions about "The Foundry - Matter,Anti-Matter"??

February 12, 2015 at 5:50AM

4
Reply
avatar
Filippou Chris
VFX/Editor/Director/Cinematographer
96

Re:vision FX, most notably Twixtor and RSMB. Also, already mentioned but Frischluft lenscare, Particular (red giant) and DFT Power Matte. And Neat video.

February 12, 2015 at 5:20PM

0
Reply
avatar
Ariel Levesque
Director
161

Your Comment