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In this tutorial we are going to create a 3D futuristic terrain scanner. Step-by-step, we will create monochromatic displacement maps and use them to extrude the 3D mountain like shapes. We will explore the difference between the old version of FreeForm (the DigiEffects version, bundled with AE CS5) and the new FreeForm v2, which is considerably faster after having some excellent optimizations to the source code.