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The Butterflies template for After Effects includes seven 3D butterflies that you can animate. Each butterfly is pre-programmed to fly and behave like a real butterfly - all you need to do is tell it where to go!


This realistic, custom butterfly effect is perfect for enhancing your motion graphics and 3D scenes. By simply adding two position keyframes to your butterfly, it will randomly glide, twist, dip, climb, and flap its wings as it follows the 2D or 3D motion path. Customize the flight behavior using convenient slider controls. Then, when you're ready to land your butterfly, you can turn off the automatic wing flapping and give it slower, controlled wing flutters.

    • This template is compatible with Adobe After Effects (v.17.0 and all later versions). Works on both PCs and Macs. No plugins required.
    • The template offers three different flag resolutions to choose from: 1000x500 pixels, 2000x1000 pixels, and 4000x2000 pixels. The widths of these flags can be adjusted, but the heights are fixed. The main comps are 1920x1080 by default, but the comps can be changed to any resolution or frame rate, and the effect will work the same.
    • Footage and music in demo video not included. All included images and sound effects are public domain, and can be used for commercial and noncommercial purposes, no attribution required. Sources:,,
    • This template has been "universalized", so it will work in After Effects running in any language.

    The 3D Flag template is not a plugin, so there is nothing to install. Rather, it's an Adobe 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 2020 (17.0) as well as all later versions of After Effects.

    3D Flag contains copyrighted intellectual property. 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.

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