After Effects guru Ben Marriott released his top 10 plugins list and we are proud to have received so many mentions:  StardustDeep GlowElement 3DJoysticks 'n SlidersAfterCodecsLimberFlow

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I'm sharing my favorite After Effects plugins of all time. Over the years of my animating for commercial & personal motion design work, I've summed up these top ten plugins (with the best value) I've used and you can get for the latest version of After Effects. Great plugins can be incredibly useful utilities to improve your after-effects workflow.


Please note: This video is NOT sponsored. The reviews are my honest opinions. 

Some links below are affiliated.  Please watch till the very end if you want to enter the big giveaway. 


Time code (in order of appearance) 

0:00 Intro


0:36 #10 - Cyclops


1:14 #9 - Trapcode Particular / Stardust


2:04 #8 - Deep Glow


2:31 #7 - Element 3D


3:07 #6 - Joysticks & Sliders


3:40 #5 - After Codecs


4:26 #4 - Limber


5:04 #3 - Motion


5:47 #2 - Overlord 


6:40 #1 - Flow



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Giveaway Official Rules:


To enter leave a comment on this video with your favorite plugin. 3 Winners will be chosen at random 2 weeks from this video's publish date. Each winner will win a license for the plugins; cyclops, Limber, After Codecs, Overlord and Flow.


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