The After Effects working file for this grunge countdown opener is extremely well organized, with 9 quick effects controls that allow you control the opacity of the smoke, color of the lighting, the level of camera shake as well as many other of the design elements. No plugins required!
There are 3 comps set up and ready to render in 3, 5 and 10 second timer blocks. Easily change the numbers to text without affecting the animation or look, and there is a video tutorial included on customizing the design.
The audio in the preview is not included.
The flashing transition at the end of the countdown in the video preview uses a third party plugin by VideoCopilot called ‘Twitch’ that is not included in the After Effects file. I wanted to build this with no plugin requirements, and did not want to limit how people would transition this in it’s use. Private message me if this is a dealbreaker.