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Flocks lets users easily create realistic, 3D flocks of birds in Adobe After Effects. Animate birds individually, or combine them in unlimited numbers to form a 3D flock that automatically moves with realistic flocking behavior - you just tell them where to fly!

Choose from 12 species with pre-set flight behavior. The flight behavior and appearance of the flock is completely customizable using convenient controls. Whether your footage needs a single vulture in the background, or a murmuration with thousands of starlings - Flocks is the tool to get it done. Even After Effects novices can create high-quality, 3D bird animations for their videos!

Quickly animate realistic flocks of birds in 4K in After Effects!

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FEATURES

  • 12 Species - Includes 12 high-resolution 3D models: A bat, crow, bald eagle, canada goose, owl, macaw, pelican, pigeon, seagull, sparrow, starling, and vulture.
  • Pre-set Flight Behavior - Each species has pre-programmed flight behavior to mimic that particular species. Simply tell them where to fly!
  • Controlled Flight Path - Control where the flock flies in three dimensions simply by adding two or more position keyframes. Their custom random behavior adds realistic variation to their flight path.
  • Completely Customizable - Using convenient controls, you can customize the birds’ physical appearance, the wing flapping, and the flock’s flight behavior. Adjust how “synchronized” the flock is, and the amount of random behavior in individual birds.
  • Flocks Of Any Size - Using convenient controls, you can customize the birds’ physical appearance, the wing flapping, and the flock’s flight behavior. Adjust how “synchronized” the flock is, and the amount of random behavior in individual birds.
  • Starling Murmurations - Create mesmerizing starling murmurations with tens of thousands of birds!
  • Works With 3D Lights & Cameras - The birds are created with 3D layers, allowing them to work with light and camera layers. Adjust the lighting to match the light angle and color of your background footage. Cast realistic shadows from the birds to help sell the effect. Adjust the camera position and angle to match your background footage for realistic compositing.
  • Works With Any Species - The birds are created with 3D layers, allowing them to work with light and camera layers. Adjust the lighting to match the light angle and color of your background footage. Cast realistic shadows from the birds to help sell the effect. Adjust the camera position and angle to match your background footage for realistic compositing.
  • Demo Animations Included - A separate project file for the Flocks demo video is included! If you are creating an animation similar to any in the demo video, this project will save you time.
  • Works in 4K!
Flock of Birds After Effects Tutorial

Learn How To Create a Flock of Birds!

This in-depth tutorial flies you through all the features of the template, showing how to create, customize, and composite your bird flock.

The Flocks template is not a plugin, so there is nothing to install. Rather, it's an After Effects project file, commonly known as a "template" because most of the work is already done and the user needs only to make their own customizations. This template is compatible with version CS5 as well as all later versions of After Effects. (See compatibility warning above for CS5 and CS6 users).

The animations you create with this product are yours and can be used for commercial purposes, but 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. All bird images in this template have been released to the public domain (Creative Commons CC0 license). All images were taken from pxhere.com, pixabay.com, publicdomainpictures.net, or Wikimedia Commons.

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