3D Flag for After Effects
Zaxwerks 3D Flag is a plug-in for Adobe After Effects that turns any picture, comp or movie into a realistic animated flag. The motion of the flag is based on physics so keyframes are not needed to get realistic motion. The cloth of the flag responds to wind, gravity and the movement of the pole.
- Apply different pictures on the front and back of the cloth
- Play movies on the cloth
- Create looping animations of any length
- Create curtains, roll-down and drop-down animations
- Keyframable wind speed, wind direction, and gravity
- Animate the position of the poles to wave your flag!
- 3D Flag Poles that look like wood, steel, etc. and respond to the After Effects Camera
- Comes with a wide variety of caps for the top and stands for the bottoms of the flag poles
- Ability to make your own caps and stands
New In 3D Flag Version 4:
- 25 Times Faster Rendering with Reactor Rendering Engine
- Realistic Shadows
- Ambient Occlusion
- Image-Based Lighting
- Rotating Reflection Maps
- New Dark Interface
- Interaction Improvements
- After Effects CC 2015 Compatibility
3D FLAGS WITH DYNAMICS
Create real 3D Flags with real dynamics. Let your flag react to the wind and gravity as it's showing off your logo.
Creating Looping with a few clicks. The new Looping controls are intuitive and easily sets up the loop by setting a start and end frame.
You can now assign different images on the front and back of the flag. This is a great way to create a reveal or a useful way to create a transition.
CURTAINS AND FLAG UNROLL
Change your flag from a vertical flag to a horizontal flag, banner, curtain, frame or background with our new presets. Creating a banner unroll or curtain animation is simply done with adjusting the amount of the roll or folds on the curtain.
REAL 3D FLAG POLES AND END CAPS
Work with fully 3D flag poles and end caps. The flag pole and end caps are fully customizable so you can apply any material to get the right look for your project. There are dozens of top and bottom end caps from decorative flag tips to highly detailed stands and wall attachments.
CREATE YOUR OWN END CAPS
Not only does the program come with dozens of end caps, you can even create your own custom end cap. Using ProAnimator/ProModeler or 3D Invigorator PRO your imagination is your limit on what you can do!
Use dozens of preset materials to quickly set up the flag fabric, flag pole, or the end caps.
With the new Material Editor panel, you can edit any existing material preset, or create your own material from scratch. Use the gradient, noise and grid shaders in combination with Bump, Transparency and Reflectivity to create ultra-realistic materials.
Using the Flatten control, you can turn a flag from a flat card to a waving flag, or have a flag turn into a flat image whenever you like. This is useful for creating transitions where the animation starts as a flat image then turns into a waving flag or vice versa.
Assign an After Effects 3D Layer as the shadow catcher layer. The assigned layer will act as a wall or floor layer that the flag shadow falls on.
FLAG IMAGES AND SHAPES
3D Flag gives you the ability to create flags of almost any color and shape. You can use an image, image sequence, or movie to color the flag. Also, by choosing an image with transparent areas, you can create flags that look like pennants and banners.
Your flag may or may not have a flagpole. It's your choice. If your flag does have a pole, then you can choose one of the horizontal or vertical poles that come with 3D Flag -- or you can install your own.
Flagpoles do not have to be fixed in space. You may animate them as you would any other 3D object, adjusting the location and rotation. Make your flag wave in the air or simply rotate it into the correct orientation for your scene.
CHOOSING DIFFERENT CLOTHS
There are many different types of cloth materials you can simulate with 3D Flag. You can make your flags loose and rubbery or stiff and inflexible.
WIND AND GRAVITY
3D Flag allows you to set forces like Wind Speed, Wind Direction, and Gravity. You can even animate them to simulate varying wind conditions (the wind is rarely constant, after all) or make the flags look like they're on the moon (which has much less gravity than Earth).
Wind generator will create breezy, gusty or lazy wind conditions.
Built in Slo-Mo lets you create super slo-motion flags without getting blurred pixels or needing to time-remap.
3D Flag Plug-in for After Effects
3D Flag AE Version 4.0.0 - Major Release
3D Flag AE Version 3.0.2 - Update
3D Flag AE Version 3.0.1 Update
3D Flag AE Version 3.0.0 - Major Release
3D Flag AE Version 2.0.1 Update
3D Flag AE Version 2.0.0 - Major Release