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The Claymation Effect is a one-of-a-kind tool for turning ordinary footage into a stop-motion clay animation. What would normally take weeks to create can now be made in seconds in After Effects, simply by dropping in your video footage, photo, cartoon, graphics, or logo. With easy-to-use slider controls, you can customize the colors, detail level, frame rate, and more.

Whether it's for a music video, logo animation, title graphics, or animated short film... the Claymation Effect is easy, realistic, and totally unique!

Claymation Effect for After Effects

Convert Footage & Images to a


Claymation Effects for After Effects Tutorial

Watch the
Video Tutorial!

Even After Effects
beginners will have no
problem creating a
claymation video by
following this tutorial.

"I worked at Will Vinton Studios for 11 years, the creator that popularized the
Claymation process that most people know, and have to say this is a very
convincing effect to what is normally a very time-consuming process."

- Jamie Haggerty

The Claymation Effect is also included in the "Creation Art Effects" template, which contains 40 unique art effects.

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  • Compatible with Adobe After Effects, versions CS5 and all later versions (including Creative Cloud). Works with both Mac and PC. No plugins required.
  • This template allows you to easily edit the detail level, frame rate, shadows, bevels, and more using slider controls.
  • You can use the colors from your footage, or assign unique colors to each "clay layer".
  • Music and footage placeholders in demo video are not included.
  • This template is easy to use, but detailed instructions are found inside the template, in the above video tutorial, and on the Claymation Effect Help Page.
  • Comps are HD 1920x1080, but any resolution is possible (by changing comp sizes).
  • This template has been universalized, meaning it will work with After Effects running in any language.

The Claymation Effect template is not a plugin. It's an Adobe After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because the work is already done and the user needs only to insert their footage and make their own adjustments. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects.

Because the Claymation Effects template contains copyrighted intellectual property, the sharing or online posting of project files with or for anyone other than a client is prohibited. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

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Turn footage into clay animation!

"I'd like to thank you for putting together such an easy to use template. I've always wanted to make a claymation video and it would of never been possible without your template."

- Henry A.

Turn video into claymation!