Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Don’t we have enough crappy procedural shattered glass templates? Like… After Effects Does this automatically, right?!”
Well, yes. But look again. Notice anything strange? Yup. Exactly. This is not your typical Shatter Plugin template. In fact, I want you to pay attention to the borders of those glass shards. As you can see, they are molded to the shattered glass texture. In other words, there’s a custom-made shatter map. Meaning that someone (Namely your’s truly) sat there for hours making the shatter map by hand. So what is the whole point of this? Well, for starters, flexibility. What this means to you as the user of this After Effects template, is that you have 100% control over how that glass breaks. Maybe not in the immediate control panel, as this template was designed for that that specific logo stinger. But if you are savvy enough with After Effects you can turn this shattered glass template into basically ANYTHING involving breaking glass, since this is a 3D effect.
This is the second After Effects 360 Template I release and taking a few well-learned lessons from the last one, I decided to arm this one with as many customizing options as humanly possible, so it’s not just a simple tech corridor but basically, this is EVERY tech corridor. Early on during development of this AE template, I noticed that not everyone would want a Biohazard/Zombie infection-themed project, so I thought about releasing one after that and make it about some oil refinery, or perhaps a nuclear plant and it quickly became apparent that it would be easier to simply add the option to pick the setting and change the wall graphics. It wasn’t that hard for me to add, so I did. And speaking of which, this After Effects 360 template offers a quite a wide range of options to explore, in fact I think this is the most extensive Control Panel I’ve implemented to date. From the color of the general atmosphere and lights, to the color of the items inside the scene and wall graphics, this AE template is versatile and highly customizable.
Now, understandably, editing this project might be a little bit harder than any othe past ones, but I made a tutorial JUST for this project.
We start the year with a bang! And what a bang, people! What a bang! This is a fully loopable 360 After Effects template. Did I mention it is also fully editable and doesn’t require ANY plugins? I am not kidding! You can fully edit the 3D objects in the 360 panorama without the need for ANY external plugin at all! Not gonna lie, it took me awhile to crack this sucker, but when I did, a world of possibilities opened to me.
All is achieved through the clever use of After Effects native plugins, particularly distortion ones and, if you are not using any 3D plugins, you can do so from the same comp.
Now, understandably editing this 360 After Effects template is not as simple as previous ones, mostly due to the fact that, you guessed it, you have three hundred and sixty degrees of freedom here, rather than the traditional templates you are accustomed to. Lucky for you, I included a very thorough render and several helper objects such as nulls and z-depth pass, which you can use to occlude things. What’s more, your 360 After Effects template is separated in layers, which you can turn on and off or colorize so the degrees of freedom this template offers you are far greater than you think.
Now, let’s briefly talk about music. This AE template also includes loopable audio and music tracks, which means that you can extend it indefinitely without a noticeable cut.
It’s CHRISTMAS TIME FOLKS!! And you know what that means! Santas, crowded malls and what not yay!!! Well, here at Nevermore Motion Graphics, I have the Christmas spirit too and to celebrate I this logo reveal After Effects template. Thing is, when I finished it, I had a deep creative itch to scratch, so I made a second one!
Snow Globe is a Christmas-themed logo stinger AE template, the snowman is pre-rendered, as is the glass ball that contains it, BUT you can position it wherever you like. The letters are tubular and three-dimensional, so you can animate them (instructions in Readme file) and spin them – to a certain point – you really don’t need ANY plugins for that, the 3D text is completely procedural. The lights change and update with only two controls. In this case I’m using only green and red, but you can use whatever colors you want! Oh, did I mention you can change the color of the scarf on the snowman? Yeah, you totally can!
Galaxy Marble is Men in Black-inspired logo reveal After Effects template. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch MiB and see the ending of the first movie, there’s a Galaxy inside a Marble kinda thing going on. But, plot twist! NO, this AE template was not based on MIB’s ending. It was in fact based on Video Copilot’s “Galactic Orb” tutorial. This was sort of a tribute to that tutorial. ‘Cause you see, when I found that tutorial, I already knew how to do that, but I still wanted to do it, because Andrew made it look so beautiful, so I decided to make an AE template about it, except using my own technique, to give it MY OWN spin. For the interior of the glass marble I used an older logo reveal After Effects template of mine as a base, (except rendered from a slightly different angle). In the end, the result was quite similar to the ending of the first Men In Black film, which I’m sure was Andrew Kramer’s original intent when doing his version. So I guess it all comes full circle?
Hit the break to view both templates in action!
Galaxy Marble and Snow Globe logo reveal After Effects template
Alright, this one took me admittedly longer to post than it normally does because customers (God bless ’em), but here it is! And what is IT? You might be asking yourselves? Well, let me tell you! So turns out, after I released the Pressured Intro After Effects template, I noticed how long it was, and maybe someone just wanted the logo at the end and that’s it, no boiler explosion or anything. Just the logo, which is fine and somewhat dandy but guess what? You’d have to buy the whole intro for that. So I decided to make a logo stinger template without all the bells and whistles of a full-on intro. Just the Logo and that’s it. That’s where “Danger!” comes in.
This is a very simple logo stinger After Effects template, yet it has the impact you need to convey excitement and action. The 3D text is fully editable and procedural, the lens flares change color every time you change and the entirety of this logo, except for the pre-rendered particles and lens flares are 3D, so you can change, for example, the text on the door (“Vault 906”), the speed on the vault doors, you can put stuff in front or behind those vault doors, etc.
Hit the break to watch the logo stinger After Effects template in action.
Ok, this is going to be a quick update ’cause I’m tired as hell and well, it’s 3 am over here and I’m kinda tired of falling asleep on the keyboard (the “Enter” key is starting to leave a permanent imprint on my forehead). So digression aside, there are 9 new stock musicsongs on the Nevermore Graphics multimedia collection and these are all royalty-free scores ranging from 10 seconds to 1:30 minutes, they are awesome for film scores, websites, commercials, short films, logos, etc. Pay us a visit over there and check them out, see if you like them and if you have any ideas, commends or suggestions, leave your comment down below and I will personally answer!
Check the latest Nevermore Graphics stock music here:
For months now I’ve been wanting to do this After Effects template, but two massive factors have been getting in the way. The first one, of course, being the lack of time due to customers, since I do these in my own time, but the second was: Boy, those smoke simulation renders take bloody ages! And there is literally no way around it. No matter how you slice it. It’s like going to jail. You’ve got to do the time. And smoke sims take forever to render. So I finally decided to do the explosion via Trapcode Particular, which I wasn’t too happy about it, but at least I’d be able to release this After Effects template. So I did the whole explosion inside After Effects and it didn’t look too bad, so I decided to render this mechanical boiler ball of pressured madness in 3D and imported into AE and composited a test and it looked really good! I was genuinely happy with how it turned out, granted I could’t render the more realistic smoke sim in Blender like I wanted, but still looking good.
This After Effects template is a whole lot more flexible than it appears on the surface. Many of the elements such as the steam jets and the explosion are in fact separated in layers for a better control of the coloring. And while the explosion cannot be changed by means of the control panel, you can still do this manually, which is why several layers of the explosion were provided in this After Effects template instead of only one. The color of the lights and the logo and the background lights (which also affect the lens flares) CAN be changed via the control panel.
The music, is a modified version of Disaster Zone, from my own music library, which will ALSO be available as an independent stock music track in my store.
Ancient Egypt has always been a subject that fascinated me deeply. The dark corridors of the great pyramid, full of mysticism and mystery… So why not make an After Effects credits template based on it? This is how Dark Temple came to be. And it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park either. Rendering this puppy took ages and I wasn’t even able to do so in its full capacity. Should I’ve done that, this render probably would’ve taken close to a month. And that’s largely due to the fact that the texture maps were massive and the model of the pyramid corridors was huge.
Now, putting this together as an After Effects credits template wasn’t an easy feat either. Many challenges had to be overcome and the biggest one was the fact that the sites that host my templates have a 4 gigabyte limit. This template, in its infancy was 6. So I had to optimize the ever-living daylights out of this thing while still maintaining it customizable and interactive, while still keeping the same quality.
Now, speaking of customization, you have up to 25 taglines/messages that you can change, plus you can change the color of the text, logo and runes on the walls, too. Now, you don’t HAVE to use taglines or text, you can put ANYTHING you want to in those placeholders.
The music for this After Effects credits template is an oldie but goodie in my personal library, called Apocalyptic Genesis, which is a salsa-electro fusion, which I thought would look fantastic here despite the fact that it doesn’t fit all too well with the whole Egyptian theme.
Continuing with the Halloween After Effects template frenzy here’s yet another AE template and this time it’s a gross one. Yes, Folks, as gross as it gets! If you’ve been following Evil Planet Studios and Nevermore Graphics you may remember two of my best templates; “Blood Bath” and “The Alchemist“. Both of them great on their own, but not too popular and that’s largely due to the fact that neither of them were horror AE templates. So I decided to combine them into a single, magnificently gory Halloween After Effects template! Enter the Bloody Gore Ball: Your new favorite reason to throw up! This disgusting, self-peeling, stitched-up, bloody sack of flesh is a huge step forwards from its old version in “The Alchemist”. I re-baked most of the simulations for the stitches, skin and blood, added some cool slow motion and 3D floating text to it and re-rendered the whole thing. The first time around the 3D wasn’t particularly the best either because it was rendered via Element 3D, which there was absolutely nothing wrong with it, but at the same time you know that a dedicated 3D program will give you way better results and since I wanted this Halloween After Effects template to be solid, nauseating gold, I stepped it up a notch and took that gore factor to a whole new level by adding some sexy sub-surface scattering!
On top of the visual overhaul, the music soundtrack for this gory contraption was specifically designed to make this Halloween After Effects template an awesome and exciting gorefest. But as with all the awesome AE templates, unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of options available to meddle with in this one and it’s largely due to the fact that changing the color of the blood in this template is utterly pointless. It’s like making a 3 dollar bill. Sure, it can be done but it makes little to no sense and it would be a complete waste of time and resources.
Of course this doesn’t mean this template is going to be suckey just because of the lack of features. In fact, the complete opposite! The dripping text at the end is completely procedural! Yes, Folks! Your eyes are not deceiving you! The bloody, drippy text is in fact 100% procedural AND editable, all done within After Effects with only After Effects plugins! Granted, the drops don’t actually detach from the text, but that’s a small price to pay for the ability to edit your own bloody text! While working on this project I went ahead and looked for tutorials and ideas on how to achieve this effect just to be stumped by a huge wall of nothingness. Turns out no one has ever attempted to do this. There are no other tutorials, no other templates, nothing. This is, quite possibly the ONLY procedural, dripping text out there!
I Suppose the video doesn’t actually show or depict actual gore in the traditional sense, but still, viewer discretion is advised. Just in case you had lunch/dinner recently or are queasy, I wouldn’t recommend hitting the break if you have a weak stomach.
It’s Halloween season, guys and you know what that means! Yes! Evil Planet Studios/Nevermore Graphics gets to do what it excels at, HORROR Halloween After Effects templates! And what a better setting for a horror template than a cemetery with a creepy dead tree on a hill? I made this Halloween After Effects template thinking I could cram into it as much goodness as it was physically possible, but alas I was sorely mistaken. As much as I tried I just couldn’t. I had to divide the goodness into two templates; Shallow Grave and Underground. And at first sight they seem very similar. They both feature the aforementioned cemetery with a creepy dead tree on a hill and they both pan underground into a subterranean scene. But that’s where the similarities end. Although they both have a theme infused with mystery and suspense, these two Halloween After Effects templates have two different moods; One is calm and chilly and the other one is stormy and exciting.
In both templates you can change the color of the entire composition by changing the color of the sky or simply replace the sky altogether! Most of the elements come on separate layers, giving these templates a lot of flexibility and wiggle room to play around with and the elements in both are completely inter-changeable, meaning that you can purchase both and cherry-pick elements from each of the Halloween After Effects templates to create your own combination! And as a big plus, if that was not enough for you, you can ALSO add your own custom 3D elements with Element 3D or other plugins because there is a camera and a few null objects that will indicate where things are in 3D Space!