Who doesn’t like free After Effects files? With an increasing demand for video content, there is a need for motion graphics and visual effects at a lower cost. Time is also a big factor. Sometimes you don’t have the luxury of time to create personalized After Effects animations with the time allocated for each project you’re working on. So, to facilitate the motion graphic designer’s task, I have regrouped a lots of free After Effects templates on this page. I will start with the basics:

What are After Effects templates ?

For the newbies, After Effects templates are basically the open source of visual effects where you can open the After Effect project and see how the visual effects or animation was built. In addition, the free templates are usually royalty / copyright free so you can use them anywhere you want ( just make sure you read the legal fine-print before you use the templates on big projects).

What are free After Effects files used for?

Free AE templates are awesome for people who desire to learn more on how after effects works. Some people prefer this way of learning rather than watching a long boring video tutorial.

After effects Templates also allow people to see how professional motion graphic designers and video editors make their animations and apply the methods to your own after effects project. Personally I think even if you are an experienced animator, there are always new motion graphic techniques to learn or improve your way of animating and increase your workflow.

To facilitate your search, this page regroups a large amount of free After Effects templates from different websites and individual motion designers. The page will be updated regularly so make sure you bookmark it.

If you’d like to add and remove the free After Effects templates from this page message me here.

The free AE templates below are organized by category.

Blue Vertical Bars background after effects template at 4K, preview the template on youtube

Download the free After Effects template Vertical bars here


9 Free After effects Background template

Download the 9 free animated background AE project file.

After Effects Animated Background

Background of beautiful snowflakes falling

Download the free snowflakes background After Effects template here.

After Effects Falling Animated Snowflakes

Starfield background where the camera move in travelling between stars.

FREE After Effects Animated Starfield Background Project file.


Smokey Rays Background Animation from motionwork

Download the smokey Rays After Effects template here.


Sparkles Rays Animated Background from motionwork

Download the Sparkles Rays After Effects Animation here 

Make your motion graphics more dynamic with circle bursts. Download this free After Effects template! from Rocketstock

Download the Free After Effects Template Circle Bursts here.


Another sets of Free Circle Burst Template for Adobe After Effects with customization and animation controls

Adobe After Effects Project File (cs6+) from motionstacks

Download the Free After Effects Template Circle Bursts here.


Start your (render) engines! This free After Effects template comes with multiple automotive HUD elements, icons and sound effects – everything you need to supercharge your next project from rocketstock

Download the Free After Effects Template: Dynamic Car Gauges here.


90 free Animated Icons made in After Effects! Huge thanks to Nishanth Kunder please subscribe to his youtube channel!

Download the free after effects icons here. 

2D logo Introduction animation from motion &design.

Download the 2d logo introduction Free After Effects Template here.


A very well animated intro logo with circle burst from motion & design

Download the after effects template here.


A logo intro flip and reveal, very smooth and professional from amigo production

Download this logo animation template here.


This is simple and universal photo logo AE template. It is very easy to use and is fully customizable in just a few simple steps. Use it for your next modern and professional logo animation. No plugins are required and it renders fast.

Free Simple Photo and Logo After effects template download here.


The Camera Lens Logo project is a free After Effects template that’s perfect for any photographer or video creators portfolio intro. This project is easy to use, even for beginners. Just drag and drop your logo, and render. Create a stunning logo reveal for your next reel with the free Camera Lens Logo AE template.

Download camera lens logo free after effects template here.


And rounding out your next perfect video presentation is this great reveal. This 3d looking After Effects project is perfect for that special intro to your videos. It’s flashy and modern. Just replace the generic logo with yours.

Download Logo disc After effects template here.

Logo disc After effects template

A template that shatters expectations without breaking the bank. Well, that is clever. This FREE After Effects template is perfect for your next logo animation. All particles and flares are per-rendered. There is one placeholder for your logo, and one text placeholder at the end for your tagline.

Download the shattered logo free after effects template here.

shattered logo free after effects template

Finally, the best of both worlds come together. We’re talking about rainbows and lasers here. This beautiful After Effects template is perfect for your next logo animation. All particles and flares are per-rendered, and best of all it’s FREE! To customize it, simply drop in your logo, change the color to your liking, and render!

Download the light streak logo free after effects template here.

light streak logo free after effects template

Free balls, that is free After Effects projects featuring spherical logo balls are the best. This cool logo project features 1 logo placeholder and 2 editable text lines. It’s bright and dynamic, great for your video intros and product presentations.

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In the immortal words of Beavis…fire, fire, fire. This After Effects template is perfect for lighting up your next logo or text animation. It’s super easy to use. Even for beginners. Simply drop your logo into the timeline, and render.

Download the logo slice pie free after effects template here.


What’s better than a slice of pie? A whole pie of course. This cool After Effects logo template is fresh and ready to intro your next video. Just add your logo and render.

Download the logo ball free after effects template here.


In a galaxy far, far away, your logo shot into space. This beautiful After Effects logo template is perfect for your next logo animation. Simply drop your logo into the timeline, tweak the colors to your liking, and render. It couldn’t be any easier. All particles and flares are per-rendered, so you do not need any third-party plug-ins.

Download the galaxy logo free after effects template here.

Galaxy logo after effects template

Simple and slick 2d logo animation intro on rocketstock

Download the logo reveals after effects template here.


Simple, yet powerful. Make a statement with Ironclad, a FREE animated logo reveal for After Effects. From rocketstock.com

Download the Ironclad Free Logo Reveal after effects template here.


Manga Style logo animation, unleash the beast and power up to your final form with this anime-inspired logo reveal for After Effects. From rocketstock.com

Download the Manga Style logo animation Logo after effects template here.


3 Animation Logos opener intro

Download the 3 Logos opener animations after effects template here.

3 Logos opener animations after effects template

Get 24 FREE customizable lower thirds in one easy-to-use pack! These assets are slick, professional, and ready to download from RocketStock!

Download the free After Effects lower thirds here


After Effects – Lower Third Pack #1. Many thanks to Jakub Hroch
Download the After Effects lower thirds pack 1 here

33 Clean Lower Thirds made in After Effects. Many thanks to Jakub Hroch

Download the free 33 Lower thirds template here. 


After Effects – Lower Third Pack #3. Many thanks to Jakub Hroch.

Download the After Effects lower thirds pack 3 here


15 Minimalistic free After Effects Lower Thirds. Many thanks to Jakub Hroch

Download 15 Minimalistic free After Effects Lower Thirds here.


Free Social Media Lower Thirds Pack #1. Many thanks to Jakub Hroch

Download the free Social Media L