Who doesn’t like free After Effects templates? 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:

There are free 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 template used for?

Free After Effects templates are awesome for people who desire to learn more about the software for example. Some people prefer this way of learning rather than watching a long boring 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 After Effects templates below are organized by category.

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

Download the free After Effects template Vertical bars here


Multiple After effects Background template available on

motionwork

Download the free After Effects background template here.

After effects background templates

Background of beautiful snowflakes falling from motionwork

Download the free snowflakes background After Effects template here.

After effects background templates

Starfield background where the camera move in travelling between stars.Animation from motionwork

Download the free starry background After Effects template here.

Space background After effects templates

Smokey Rays Background Animation from motionwork

Download the free starry background After Effects template here.


Smokey Rays Background Animation from motionwork

Download the free starry background After Effects template here.

Space background After effects templates

 

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.

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