Entries by Chris Kelly

Halloween Bundles for Download

Halloween is nearly upon us. It is our favorite Holidays here at the Crates, which should come as no surprise. Nothing is more fun than creating skull animations, 3D pumpkins, terrifying music, silly ghosts and scary sound effects! Our spookily-spectacular assets will be your perfect tools for building the best Halloween ever. Whether you are […]

SciFi Weapon VFX

We have traveled to the farthest corners of the galaxy. We have visited parallel dimensions and seen worlds previously undiscovered. Throughout our journeys we have been collecting assets for our latest collection of Visual Effects. The SciFi Weapons Firing Bundle This new bundle let’s you become the hero (or the villain) of your favorite SciFi […]

5 New Storm Cloud Effects

We have 5 New Storm cloud effects available for download. These overlay style effects are built with compositing in mind. Instead of containing an alpha channel (transparency) as most of our VFX assets do, these storm clouds come with a black background. Black backgrounds make it easier to adjust color and luminosity channels to fit […]

FREE Batch Replace Script – After Effects

If you’ve been using After Effects for awhile you’ll understand the usefulness of this script. Batch Replace comes packed with features, allowing you to quickly swap layers and assets within your project. Whether you’re looking to create countless variations or adapt upon an existing project file this script is ideal for you. Download it for […]

100 New Super-Powered Lightning Effects

Download 4K Lightning VFX Assets here. This is one of our largest releases ever. Over 100 4K New super-power lightning effects are available for you to download. This massive pack offers variations for aerial strikes, ground hits, lightning with or without sparks and tons more. We categorise these into four main groups, those being ground, wall, […]

Download New Cloud VDBs Set

We have 10 Production-Ready Cloud VDB’s ready for you to download. These video effects were built in Houdini and are compatible with most 3D software. Load these VDB’s quickly into your scene using your renderer or plugin of choice. This set of 10 includes the most commonly seen cloud shapes. You can mix them together […]

Achieve True Cinematic Footage with log

What do people mean when they say ‘cinematic’? You’ve seen the videos suggesting harsh color-grading, or the tutorials that tell you to just throw on some aspect-ratio bars. The truth is, there is no simple one-step solution. Quality footage shot with dynamic range will allow you to create the exact look you want. There are […]

Epic Sound Effects

Some moments just need to be epic. Maybe your hero makes the ultimate sacrifice, saving everyone else in the process. Or perhaps your hero is about to hold the holy relic, untouched by man for thousands of years. These moments can only be as epic as the sound accompanying them.  That’s why we decided to […]

Crate’s Free Midpoint Null Generator Script

Crate’s Midpoint Null Generator Script is Free and can be downloaded Here. Start with two null objects, these can be tracked in manually or using one of the various tracking features in After Effects. Make sure your AE Script is installed in the After Effects > Scripts Folder Within After Effects go to File > […]

20 Free Bullet Sound Effects

The next time you’re watching an action movie pay attention to the choice of sounds effects. When the camera is following the shooter you’ll notice how prominent the gunshots sounds are, but when the focus is on the subject being shot at you will hear ricochets, pings, bullet passes and similar sound effects. Those are […]