After Effects Premiere Pro

PQ Grit Kit + Mo•Bits are Now Available

PQ Grit Kit

PQ Grit Kit is loaded with 115 real, animated, royalty-free high resolution textures, designed for blending

Use Grit Kit’s animated textures as interesting luma mattes for type, shape layers or graphics, add real noise or grunge to footage or get crazy with displacement or bump maps in Cinema 4D. PQ Grit Kit is a fastidiously curated library of super useable everyday moving textures like paper or card, ink or paint, concrete, woods, scribbles or sand from different parts of California, and so much more.

Grit Kit works with After Effects & Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Cinema 4D, and Nuke & NukeX.

Learn More | Purchase PQ Grit Kit at Toolfarm


pq mobitsPQ Mo•Bits

PQ Mo•Bits is a big fat library of obvious everyday icons that a motion designer needs to keep handy.

They’re all pre-animated and customizable. Just search or browse the dockable inside After Effects and pop them into your project, use the controllers to tweak lots of parameters and BOOM: Massive time save.

Mo•Bits works with Adobe After Effects CS6 – CC 2017.

Learn More | Purchase PQ Mo•Bits at Toolfarm


After Effects Plug-ins

New AE plug-in generates hexagon textures

YY HexTex After Effects plugin. Andrew Yang has made a new Pixel Bender plugin for After Effects called YY Hex Tex and all it does is make hexagons. That may seem like a very limited feature set but when you need hexagons, this is your plug-in! As it says on the plug-in’s page, it’s great for motion graphics and HUD designs. You can set and animate the effect’s anchor point (creating up and down or side to side motion), the size of the hexagons, the thickness of the border around them, angle, color, etc. You can also invert the alpha so you’re left with just the hexagons themselves, or their border. Very nice. No, it’s not free, but you can name your own price. Click here to check it out.

After Effects

100 megs of free Video Copilot awesomeness

Video Copilot has just posted a free stock pack with a handful of video and texture elements. A couple of them look pretty handy. Download here.

John Stanowski

After Effects

Free high resolution Rust textures has an outstanding rust texture pack aptly named Rust V.01 from Aqueous Sun. They’re huge and they’re gorgeous. The pack comes with 28 textures around about 4288px by 2848px. Most of them are yellow but you can change that quickly enough with a spin of the hue wheel. When I first discovered these images about a week ago I planning to make a sample video demonstrating what you could do with textures in our favorite program, and it evolved into a promo for the pack itself.

You can download these free textures here. And while you’re there take a look at the site’s other offerings. There’s a ton up for grabs!

John Stanowski