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3D and VR plugin developer Tim Dashwood is joining Apple and has since made all of his 3D and 360 VR plugins completely free. Compatible with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Motion — the available plugins, once worth over $1,000, can be downloaded for free from FxFactory.
The set of plugins include:
360VR Toolbox [No Longer Available] — Lets you to edit your 360 VR videos in real-time while wearing a headset.
SmoothSkin [No Longer Available] — Automatically finds and smooths faces and lightens shadows under the eyes.
Secret Identity [No Longer Available] — Automatically tracks and obscures faces.
Editor Essentials [No Longer Available] — A collection of 15 time-saving utility plugins, including white balance adjustment, distortion and perspective control, and a countdown leader generator.
How to Download the Plugins
To use Dashwood’s plugins, you’re going to have to install FxFactory — an app store of visual and audio plugins for video software — on your Mac. Unfortunately, it will only work if you’re running Sierra or El Capitan. Once FxFactory is installed, use the app’s search function to look for “Dashwood”.
You’ll see his plugins available for download for free. The plugins require OS X 10.12 or later. You’ll also need to be running the following versions of one of these program to use the plugins:
- Adobe After Effects 13 or 14
- Final Cut Pro 10.3
- Motion 5.3
- Adobe Premiere 10 or 11
What are your favorite video plugins? Let us know in the comments.