Expand the 3D Effects in After Effects CS6 with Mettle's Plug-in

The folks at Mettle recently posted this nice tutorial from Nancy Eperjesy, president of Mettle's Software and Creative Services divisions, on how to use Mettle's ShapeShifter AE plug-in to create the animated 3D skull and knife logo appearing at the end of the new The Expendables 2 trailer. Beginning with several Photoshop displacement maps, she shows you how to build the sequence (renamed The Expandables in the tutorial) inside After Effects CS6.

The free corresponding project file can be downloaded here.