Free Final Cut Pro plugin: Alex 4D Rotate + Extrude effect

This Final Cut Pro X effect combines two of my other effects: Alex4D Rotate XYZ and Alex4D Extrude. With it you can rotate a clip or title in three dimensions and then extrude it to simulate a 3D effect.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

The advantage of combining these two effects over applying the rotate effect followed by the extrude effect is that if you want to use the checkerboard background of the rotate effect and then extrude it, the checkerboard will be extruded along with the clip.

Here are the controls:

For more on the Rotate section of the effect, visit my blog post on Alex4D Rotate XYZ. For more on the Extrude section of the effect, visit my blog post on Alex4D Extrude.


Download this disk image:

It includes an installation script for Spherico’s Motion Template Tool application, if you don’t have it on your Mac, download it. It is a freeware/donationware tool that simplifies effects installation for Final Cut Pro X users. MTT installs effects for Final Cut Pro X in the correct folders, creating them if need be. You don’t need to have Motion 5 or MTT installed for these effects to work.

Once you have MTT installed on your computer, double-click the ‘Install Alex4D Rotate + Extrude 1.0.mtt’ file.

If you don’t want to use MTT, install these effects in Home / Movies / Motion Templates / Effects / Alex4D:

If you find this free plugin useful, you might like my Alex4D Animation Transitions plugin pack:

Find out more about Alex4D Animation Transitions.

There are many more free plugins on my Final Cut Pro X page



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