Free Final Cut Pro plugin: Tile a4d effect

This Final Cut Pro X tlie effect provides many more options than the built-in version.

You can use it to offset the centre of a clip using an on-screen control:

Here are the controls:

The built-in Tile effect can scale down the source to tile between 1 and 20 copies of clip horizontally and vertically, Tile a4d can scale clips up using values for Scale of less than 1:

L: Scale: 0.5 R: Scale: 2

Distort controls the aspect ratio of the tiled clip.

Angle controls the angle of the tiled clip

L: Scale: 1, Distort:R: Scale: 1, Angle: 10

Skew distorts the clip into a parallelogram.

L: Scale: 2, Skew: 2 R: Scale: 3, Distort: 2.2, Angle: 27, Skew: -0.5


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, try 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 Tile a4d 1.0.mtt’ file.

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

To apply the effect in Final Cut Pro X, go to the Tiling section of the effects browser:

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


  1. Ben said:

    You are linked Grow-Shrink, not Tile a4d. Please, change it. THX

    • Alex said:

      Thanks for pointing this out. Fixed.

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