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April 13, 2015

By Caleb Ward, Premiumbeat

Turbocharge your next project with this free After Effects template! It’s fully-loaded with automotive HUD elements, sound effects, and icons.

If you’ve ever created HUD elements in After Effects, then you probably know how much effort it takes to create a well-designed animation with good timing. Well, we’ve found a quick template that can help you reach the finish line faster on your next project.

Sports Car Gauge After Effects

This free After Effects template from RocketStock (appropriately titled ‘Engaged’) features sixteen unique elements designed to simulate various gauges found on cars and motorcycles. There are three different looks, all of which can all be animated, colored, and renamed to your liking. In addition to the individual elements, there are nine high-octane sound effects and five dashboard icons.

RocketStock has also designed an awesome demo video to showcase the many ways it’s possible to use the elements. An interesting takeaway from the video is how well lens flares seem to blend with the car elements. Check it out:

 

Pretty cool, huh? Some of the slickest parts of the demo video are the macro shots of each individual gauge. Luckily for us, the template actually includes two compositions with details about how they were able to simulate realism with 2D elements. (Hint: It’s a combination of depth of field and reflections)

How to Download

If you want to download this free After Effects template, simply navigate to the corresponding blog post over at RocketStock and click the ‘download’ button.

Want even more free After Effects templates? Check out a few of the following resources:

  1. 10 Free After Effects Templates: Typography – PremiumBeat
  2. Free After Effects Template: Circle Bursts – RocketStock
  3. Free After Effects Templates: Title and Logo Effects – PremiumBeat

Did this free After Effects template crank your engines? How are you going to use it in your next project? Let us know in the comments.

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