Anouncing New Plug-in: Element

Hey what’s up! It may be Wednesday but I’m excited to share some details about a new Video Copilot plug-in called Element. Formally Code-named Atom, like a secret agent, the new plug-in Element is a 3D geometry-based particle style plug-in for After Effects with many powerful features. I’m working on a demonstration soon that should answer a lot of questions and explain how the plug-in works in detail. Be sure to check out the mini-poster for a list of features that will be available.

All four images were created with Element inside of After Effects.

Mini-Poster with Features

June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
Holy crackers! How do you come up with this stuff!?
    June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:50 pm
    He is kind of smart. How much will it cost???
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:27 am
    Impressive, can't wait to see more and play with it myself!
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:04 pm
    Greetings from Tunisia ! ! can't wait to see it in action !
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:27 pm
    By keeping his nose to the grindstone, working long hours and taking his frustrations out on Sam.
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
    LOL! Excellent!
    June 25th, 2011 @ 6:32 am
    @OlympiaLogger LOL xD !!
    Ron Carlson
    June 27th, 2011 @ 4:15 pm
    I'm guessing this is going to be quite expensive, I would have to say it will be worth every penny if I can afford it. I'm guessing the 600.00 to 800.00 US dollar range. Yikes!!!
    June 28th, 2011 @ 6:36 am
    i'm waiting from tunisia
    June 28th, 2011 @ 11:09 am
    Andrew Kramer rules! XD
    July 2nd, 2011 @ 11:51 am
    looks better than my 3D
    July 11th, 2011 @ 7:58 am
    is it just me or there is a melting snake head in the picture banner? i added an eye so you guys can notice it too lol

    July 12th, 2011 @ 11:06 am
    ??? ??
    for this plugin
    I love this...
    March 26th, 2012 @ 6:39 am
    Amazing plugin. Draftcopy, did you know how much it would cost?
    vamsi pratap
    May 4th, 2012 @ 2:45 am
    super brother great thing
    May 7th, 2012 @ 10:21 am
    is this product released i'm ready with my cash to buy it right now
June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
OMG!!! WANT! :)
    July 5th, 2011 @ 11:26 am
    Hey! I think i've just figured out, what those pictures show to us from the features:
    1.Full Depth of Field support
    2. 3D Particle Falloff
    3. Cutom emitter styles, particle stances
    And from all of them: reflections, glow.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:59 pm
mmmmmmmmm yummy
June 22nd, 2011 @ 5:59 pm
Uh, holy crap! This looks pretty amazing :) Looks like it might be time to throw away C4D for crazy 3D goodness :)
    June 26th, 2011 @ 10:29 am
    Olio wow didn't think about that. I was thinking about throwing away Particular.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
This looks epic!
    Todd VanSlyck
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:32 am
    I though it was epic AND sexy, or Sexpic as I call it
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:28 pm
    well, sexpic sounds like you know: picture of sexual actions and stuff...
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Hello. I am from Bangladesh. Your tutorials are great. Please tell me how can I get your product. I badly need those product.
    June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:53 pm
    Hej Akash click here to find all VCPs products.
    June 25th, 2011 @ 1:28 am
    Hey, I am from Bangladesh too....but you can't get this 'Element' plug-in yet, because he(A. Kramer) wrote that it'll be available later...
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
This is incredible! I'm so stoked!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Whoa, nice. How is this different than particular? Will we be able to use accutal geometry instead of just sprites?
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:01 pm
Mr. Kramer,
As a young media producer/motionographer you are certainly a great role model. The level of excellence you operate at is something I will always strive to surpass. Looking forward to learning about this new plug-in!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:01 pm
Wow this looks exciting! I can't wait to see more information on this, I doubt I will be disappointed as all of the prior plug-ins and products are phenomenal. :)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
You're awesome Andrew Kramer & your website is amazing...

I love u man.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
What a exciting thing
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
A must have for motion design! good one VC!! can´t wait!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:03 pm
totally awesome!

everything vc does is incredible!
Andre EXX
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:05 pm
WOWZA! I cant wait!
Sam E
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
Look's like the greatest thing since Jesus created sliced bread with Albert einsein!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:15 pm
What the what?! I KNEW Atom was gonna be some particle system. Pretty sweet stuff. I need to start making money with all the plugins I already bought.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:20 pm
This is purely incredible. 'Nuff said.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:25 pm
u r the man andrew , awesome stuff...
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

This looks amazing!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:28 pm


what do you mean my comment is too short? I can't say "Amazing" if I want to?

Well, I guess the comment is long enough now...
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
Good andrew!
I dont have money to Buy :(
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
This is so awesome! :D
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
"WHOA! COOLNESS!" That's what my daughter said when I showed her this post. Couldn't have said it any better.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:30 pm
Oooo, The green one..!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:33 pm
If it's anything like Optical Flares this will be another "go to" plug-in for me :) - The example shots look AMAZING!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
this is actually impressive. i'm curious about this plugin's "shader" possibility and its "capacity" of solving reflections / refractions. anyways, it would be awesome not to have to switch to a 3d package for a more complex particle animation. (like something particular can't handle)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
Wow.... Just amazing.
The cubes one is my Blackberry background :)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:43 pm
freaking awesome.(period)

just cant wait!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:44 pm
Is God like whispering in your ear or something? I have hard enough time creating templates...

This element is so awesome & seems to be very versatile. Thanks Andrew (AGAIN!)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
dude this looks so freakin' sexy I almost... get out of there!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:53 pm
Awesome! It's like particular's big brother... on steroids. Very excited (what's the pricing going to look like?)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 6:59 pm
Totally sick nasty. I will be getting this
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:02 pm
I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:07 pm
thats impressive ,, really looks hot
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:14 pm
this is cool i love it thanks Andrew gd work vc
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:16 pm
I love how we are advancing in VFX. AWESOME!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:17 pm
Never. Doubt. Andrew's. Work.
He will always surprise you.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
So how does this differ from Particular?
    June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
    Hey Tom, actually it is quite unlike Particular, it generates particles yes but in a very different way. When I post the demonstration video, it should help illustrate what it does and how the system works. Best!
    Michael Boza
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:37 pm
    Think about this:
    Do you remember Knoll Light Factory?... Andrew Kramer erase it from my Effects and Preset Palette. I can't wait for the next uninstall process.. hope you know what I mean.
    Thanks AK-47
    June 26th, 2011 @ 4:17 pm
    @Micheal Boza
    Knoll Light , Mr Knoll got too busy
    They did patch some 3D ness into it but Optical Flares is better on many levels , it will be pointless to continue with knoll light. I bet ILM has even switched to Optical Flares by now. LOL :)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:21 pm
That is sick. Awesome. I want it. I'm glad to see you're back Andrew. This stuff is ridiculous!
Ed Poe
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
must buy now...
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
Heck yes!!! This is awesome. Put me down for 1 please Mr Kramer.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:49 pm
I love you.

(I mean that in a totally non-creepy manner)
    June 30th, 2011 @ 7:47 pm
    I love you too Andrew
    (and I mean that in the creepiest way possible)
    July 6th, 2011 @ 2:10 am
    muahahhahaah and i love you Wyan... (same way!)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
That is hot. nuff said.
Yusuf Halal
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:05 pm
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Ayb from the Philippines
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:10 pm
Holy Crap! Amazing....
ah shang
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:16 pm
wa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so excited to know more!!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:17 pm
Im already thinking about this plugins price..Really hope that not so expensive like trapcode plugins..
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
Mr. Kramer you have done it again. This looks like a must buy and I cannot wait to give you my moneys!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
So does this mean I wont need to use cinema 4d for these type of effects? YESH!!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:26 pm
Wow, really awesome... sir :D
ill buy it soon
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:41 pm
when i saw this... i came
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:50 pm
Hmmm...based on particle system?!, i guess it will be hard to render for machine, and I hope not so hard as it is in 3D programs. And my i7 2600k will be enough. )))
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:55 pm
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:59 pm
is that for CS4/CS5, andrew!?
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:02 pm
pls make this free...
    June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:25 pm
    Hey sahis, Andrew and his team worked hard and spent a lot of time in making this plugin. Let's not make them stupid, okay.

    A day's work is worth a day's pay. They deserve something in return of the hard works they've made.

    Let's support them buy buying their works and using them wisely in our projects. It's good to share something for free, but this one consumes a lot of time and effort (I'm sure) to just give away as a gift. And besides, it's already a gift of having the chance to have your own copy of the plugin.
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
    Optical Flares jumpfrogged the industry leader in its class for less than a third the price, Element will probably be affordable.
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:58 pm
    Folks, I know a lot of you guys (and gals) are asking for the freebies still, and I can appreciate that, but Daniel is right. A day's work is worth a day's pay.

    I lot of you guys out there learning this are still really young and I know you cannot afford the pricey stuff, but as far as industry goes, this is really cheap. And as most of the tutorials don't require any money already other than AE and the 'puter you're on, it is a great chance to learn the software and build up a fairly decent portfolio - provided of course, you put your own spin on the skills learned. That alone is worth more than you can imagine! If I had that chance 25 years ago when I was starting out, I would be in a very different place. But the one thing that the whole crew at VC has that makes them good is, again, just as Daniel said, they work HARD.
    1% talent ladies and gentlemen. 1% talent. 99% hard work.
    June 24th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
    Hey sahis, nobody gives good After Effects content for free this days, look around and will end up here
    "A days work is worth a days pay" The Big Truth.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:24 pm
very cool
THX Andrew!!!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:26 pm
I wish you could also create OFX versions of your plugins.
Those that can be used by Fusion and Nuke.
رضا بصيرت reza
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:32 pm
Hi andrew. it's looking awesome stuff…
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:45 pm
I just hope it's not like WAY to expensive for us independent filmmakers. The lens flare was a bit of a let down and I had to make my own preset animation to get good lens flares. It's actually not bad...
    June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:48 pm
    Well, now that I think about it, all of those pictures are possible to reproduce, even as video, in blender 3d. I'll have to experiment...
    June 27th, 2011 @ 5:15 pm
    Nick if a plug-in in the $100-$200 range is something you as an independent filmmaker considers "way too expensive", then perhaps you might want to consider another line of work in which you can actually make a living?
Brady Bluhm
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:46 pm
Loved the presentation in LA. Great stuff man! Keep it up.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:54 pm
I like the balls...they look amazing...I wish mine looked like that..I mean in after effects of course.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 9:59 pm
Hi Andrew,
I love all your tuts and plug-ins and most of all the Optical Flares Bundle and today i saw this YouTube video on Geeks Are Sexy blog and i think was so funny, they used your Optical Flares there, maybe it'll make you laugh too.

June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:01 pm
k daniel , i knw that ..i said bcuz i dont have a credit card yet !!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:10 pm
it's very good NEWS Thanks Andrew.
I can't wait to use it in my VFX work ,it's cool!!!
Paul S
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:24 pm
I'm awestruck... again you seem to have turned some of the most complex effects into a procedural and self contained plugin. Your prolonged absences from the tutorial scene are completely justified and forgiven.
Edge of my seat for price and release date!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
that's so cool! thank u man..
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:45 pm
i really hope this comes out soon! i cant wait to see more
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:58 pm
Andrew, YOU SUCK!!

Since I know this site I've got allmost NO SPARE TIME left and my wife says we became strangers for eachother...

Yup, I threw a bad joke bad at you ;-)

Thanks for all the wonderfull tutorials and great ideas you share with us! Really can't wait for this new plugin.

Love and respect from the Netherlands.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 10:58 pm
WOW!!!~~What a COOOL Plug-in !!~~~I can't wait!~

when we can see the trailer of the new plug-in?
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
Wow!! this is gonna be so awesome i cant wait for the Tuts!!
Love VC
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:20 pm
WOW,,, It's Cooolllll
thx master Andrew
i love u Andrew
i love VC and anyone working in the VC :)
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:25 pm
When is the release date? I can't wait!!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
all i can say is holy cow, literally I just shot my cow when I read this post! This looks like a break thorough,but can Element use HRD maps?
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:41 pm
Looks amazing very nice Andrew and like to if this particle system take consideration of 3d layers
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:49 pm
HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!!! I've been waiting for this for a long time!!!! And it's finally out!!!
That's going to be totally A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!!
Buying it as soon as it's released!!
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
I have my doubts on it but still if this isn't a way of faking particle systems or elements than it has the potential to compete with Cinema 4D and After Effects compositing.

I wonder when it's the release date...
    June 25th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
    Video Copilot isn't exactly a company to doubt. I mean think about it, they've revolutionized the industry over and over. First with absolutely free, world-class tutorials, that are arguably better than anything you could learn at a design school. I've got a friend who graduated in the very top of his class from SCAD for Motion Graphics, and he's told me he's learned a ton from VC. Then there's their line of stock footage, once again revolutionizing the design and compositing industries with amazing stock-footage for cheaper than you'll find anywhere else. Finally you factor in plugins like Twitch and Optical Flares that once again, revolutionize the industry with amazing results at a small fraction of the price of the other guys. I'm sure this will be no different, and I guarantee it'll be worth every penny. I know I'll be buying it.
June 22nd, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Oh My God!!
It's Great Job Andrew .It's Nice And I Think That This Plugin Can Become A Next Generation OF Motion Graphics.
one Question : When This Plugin Will Be Release ?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:01 am
Wow!! Just 1 question! Free or paid? ;)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:07 am
This is a great message. As I had said many months ago. Andrew will bring a new Particular to the start. And it looks like he has determined a better plug-in an instant. I'm excited about the fat part. Thank you Andrew and thank you to the entire team VideoCopilot! You are the best!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:10 am
BOOM !!!

Is that like plexus
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:13 am
You should present this on a new Blog Show instead. Or at least make a new Blog Show soon... :)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:16 am
just started using your products and this one looks great.
i wonder if it'll play well with "N#wten"?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:17 am
I don't even know what it does and I want to buy it.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:18 am
Intriguing stuff, can't wait to see what you guys have in store this time. I quite like the name Atom though!
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:27 am
    The plug-in is just way more than Atoms!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:35 am
Wow! I can imagine how i would use it even i didnt see the demonstration video yet! It looks cool like whole VideoCopilot :).
Tim Creed
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:36 am
Reminds me of the 'Red Matter' from Star Trek. Awesome stuff. I see myself making some slow-motion rain. Andrew, you've successfully got me excited once more.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:46 am
Is the introducing photo kinda flying drops of water or is it just my overinterpretation? :)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:51 am
Looks good, But what ever happened to that other plug in you where meant to bring out...I think it was called E-matte or something along those lines?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:02 am
Ultimate !!! no words to explain ur work..
The J Mark Films ®
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:43 am
Hey Andrew I wish you could give this out for free..haha
Ville R.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:04 am
Waiting for it... (saving money for it)
Jin kazama
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:18 am
Andrew I dont mind if you take an year more, but if thats what you are waiting for I think this tech can wait, maybe an year, its too friggin early for this
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:36 am
Wow!, i wasnt expecting this at all. I cant wait to see some demo videos. Great work :D
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:37 am
Andrew,please tell me it has an option for a layer emitter.
Jack McDonald
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:47 am
Looks absolutely amazing Andrew!! I can't wait until it comes out!!
    Jack McDonald
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:48 am
    ...why the reply? Lol jks I know. This comment is stupid. GO VC.NET!!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:47 am
This is great! The images are quite promising. Well done!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:57 am
Hi Andrew

could you tell us when do you plan to publish your new plugin?

nel johnson
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:59 am
Brilliant. Now I can make my very own 'Fringe' titles just like yours ;)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:00 am
Wow, its really interesting that you can create that in AAE. I thought its possible only in some 3D program :O
Sebastian Llimos
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:16 am
the idea is amazing. I can´t wait!!!... Thanks Andrew.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:36 am
I am blinded from over exposure of pure awesomeness! this will be an instant purchase, no doubt.
Keep up the awesome work dude!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 4:06 am
Hey Andrew, I just love your tutorials and products :P Optical Flares is pretty amazing but this one will rule on top of all products :P Hope it'll be cheap so I can buy it :P
June 23rd, 2011 @ 4:19 am
Oh this is amazing stuff!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 4:30 am
WIll this allow some of the same effects as TrapCode particular?
Shan Ali Shah From Pakistan
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Wow....Just amazing?????can't wait for first look
Ashfaque Shaikh
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:10 am
Cant wait to see demo video.... great work VC team.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:37 am
Nice examples! Right now it seems I could recreate all those (stills) examples with Particular. I wonder how they differ from each other. This could be really exciting - can´t wait to see it...
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:37 am
queeeeeee.......buenisimo vivo en bolivia como puedo conseguirlo
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:39 am
Awesome! :) Will this plug-in be bundled/available with any other products soon... (ie. Optical Flares, Action Essentials 2?)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:58 am
I wonder how much this is going to cost. But wow! Video Copilot will always be exciting!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:58 am
I know this isn't the right place to show you this .. But you must see this !!! VERY GOOD NEWS .. You must know
Assassins Creed: Revelations .. In their Trailer they used your action essentials ! CHEERS ! :D :D I'm very happy for you man. You really deserve it .. Here's the shot where they used it:
GOOD LUCK ! I hope I get Atom for free for this discovery xD Kidding :P
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:29 am
    Now that you mention it, I've noticed more and more recently that the blood bursts and many other effects of Andrews are being used for a number of british commercials and TV spots. And people are being very creative with them. Using them for water, mud, paint etc.. They are a fantastic collection and we can all expect there to be many more examples as time rolls on. Well done for spotting that and well done Andrew for becoming a world wide phenomenon.
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
    good eye Hijazi!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:59 am
like the pictures but will it cost something ?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:03 am
I also wonder why we should be asking questions before the demo. Andrew will always say more about something when his tutoring. Lets wait!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:10 am
Can't wait to see what this plug-in can do!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:21 am
wow really nice ....
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:21 am
Andrew, I just like your works, help, and kindness.
They say, thers's 7 ancient wonders in the world. Now I call Adobe Systems the 7th Wonder of our time, and Andrew Kramer the 8th Wonder of our time. Also my wife asked me who's Andrew Kramer, I said to her, he's my Man of the Century, because,... it's After effects time, !!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:22 am
WOW! There are so many companies out there who would develop something like this specifically to further their own productions. And the VFX community would NEVER get their hands on it at ANY price... The fact that the Video Copilot team bring things like this to the masses is remarkable. Regardless of the price that it will retail at, one thing is for certain... This, just like OF, is going to be another 'essential' tool for tomorrows visual studios. Hats off to you YET AGAIN AK!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:38 am
Blown. My mind. Just now.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:49 am
Hey Andrew,
I really enjoyed your presentation of Elements at DMA/LA! It was incredible. You are even funnier in person! In answer to your question about Elements, I would go for speed and compatibility. I think it is amazing and I'll buy it when it comes out.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:50 am
It's amazing!!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:50 am
Looks like a game changer alright.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:52 am
i hate going to 3D. this might be my ticket to controlling water surface +position in AE??
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:58 am
Wow Andrew! Can't wait. Keep up the good work man.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:02 am
And the hits just keep coming! This looks unbelievable! You've been a busy, busy boy, Mr. Kramer.

-Simon Box
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:05 am
wow, how mush are you going to push the limit? this one is rated as: AWESOME
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:12 am
the next best plug in for sure!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:34 am
I'll admit, I don't understand what this is for, so I'll reserve judgment for after AK's demo. The samples look beautiful, though!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:43 am
Wow Andrew!
Anil Sa
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:55 am
Hey ANDREW finally the plug-in called "ATOM" reached,,,,,I'm getting excited to see the tutorials with it's features.....& By the way good job as always is & post the tutorials as soon as possible.................thanxxxxxx
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:05 am
wow, really awesome
i can'tw wait
Mike Nielsen
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:13 am
Andrew,- congrats on the new plugin. When the miniposter says "3D geometry" - does that actually mean deriving objects and/or vertices from 3D models?

Thanks - kind regards,
VFX Geek
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:24 am
Looks awesome. I think AE needed something like this for a long time. Think this one is going to leave alot of 3rd party plugins in the shade.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:28 am
wow that is cool. Can't wait to see more details.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:41 am
wow!!!!!Andrew,that's amazing!!!can't wait to use it!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:46 am
your like gods of AE andrew and crew
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:53 am
Though you always make some tutorial about explosions but seems this time you have done this in real..!
Congrats and wish you a really great sale of your all outstanding stuff.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 8:55 am
This looks like another great particle plugin cant wait to buy it and use it. Nice Kramer Keep up the good job! :)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:19 am
Cant wait :D
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:20 am
This is cool seems like VC is compensating the previous absence. It's great to see that a lot of interesting things are coming on. Andrew , you kept your promise from the new year video saying that this year is gonna be a different new level =)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:34 am
OMG Sweet! When can we have this?! :D
Darren Case
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:37 am
Hey! This is BEAST!
Did your three year old daughter create this plug-in? She's a genius!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:58 am
Hi Andrew

I admire the work you have done and do.
I like the quality of it all.

Cant stand the hero worship BS ie ' Gota have this now...OMG its so fabulous ...' etc etc

I feel sick and I am sure you do too if you told the truth.

Constructively, its hard to tell what the end product will really be like till it out.....but judging by history, you dont do shit.

June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:04 am
That looks incredible. I want it!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:14 am
waiting fof this to come....
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:15 am
WOOOOOOWWWW can't wait to have it too!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:15 am
WOOOOOOOW! can't wait to have it too!
Aykut Bozkurt
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:26 am
very excellent screenshots,especially the geometry of the first picture,lens and focus,made me excited about whats coming,it should be very special to create effects like ''spawn'' movie.i don't know it can cover that effect,but seems very organic to me.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:39 am
Release date???!!! :)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:53 am
Cuando estara listo... y es para cs3
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:55 am
awesome..............u r great...
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:57 am
We want to see more dumps! - can you import your own mesh ? or is it only based on primitives ? - and does the particles cast shadow and reflection on each other?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:58 am
Amazing this looks very promising...but my question is how well the ae render will handle all the calculations required for reflections, lights and shadows on both global and individual 3D elements, along with the animation and particule generation too? how long are the expected render times?
Badhan Ganesh
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:12 am
Man, this stuff is really going to pack up one hell of a sale in Video Copilot history!!

Awesome, the poster made me go MAD!!!

Can't wait! Show us some demos please, soon! :-D
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:21 am
Hmm… Well, if past is any precedent, then the elements in this new plug-in have probably already been used in some prior TV or film work that Andrew did with JJ Abrams… Now to find out which one used a 3D reflective particle system, I wonder… Hmmmmmmm….. Could be anything!
William Fong
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:46 am
Will we be able to import 3D models from applications such as Blender or 3DS Max and use them as particles?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:58 am
Who needs CERN when we can create sub-atomic particles with this plugin :)
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:31 pm
Can we animate or generate particles based on Sound? This would be great for one of the shots i am concepting.

thank you,
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:43 pm
Hello to access my channel on youtube

and look at various tutorials

Cinema 4D and After Effects.

new tutorials

every week!

June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
Will it be Free?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:47 pm
Amazing,,,,, Andrew Kramer you are the best ^_^
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:48 pm
A products success depends on a good training for users to adopt it. Andrew you are the best example for it. There are $8k compositing systems out there but you can achieve the same tasks with good training using AE. This is amazing. Kudos to you.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
This is great, I can't wait
June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
Looks Awesome!!!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:02 pm
Even though it is also a great plugin:
Oh pleaseee make this cheaper than trapcode!!
I want it!
Mike H
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:12 pm
the pic with the cubes is pretty bad ass!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:19 pm
veerrrrrry usefull I'm waiting to see the result
Michael W
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:34 pm never cease to impress!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:34 pm
Man, I could hug you VideoCopilot guys for making really awesome stuff!
Hope you guys sleep enough! (:
Haggai Okwuchukwu Nwokolo
June 23rd, 2011 @ 1:38 pm
You're always the GENIUS...
June 23rd, 2011 @ 2:11 pm
This looks f-ing insane! Amazing work, can't wait to check it out. I wish I could do what you do :D
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:26 pm
Cant wait for this...great work again Andrew.

Also....I looked for something before and couldnt find I need it again and still cant find how to do it...

3D Fire text. I know the text itself is made in like studio max or maya etc, Im suspecting the fire is done with FlumeFX...but im not bringing it all over to AE....this is something I'm Sure alot of people would love to see explained.

Thanx for all your great work Andrew...Id never have gotten into AE if it wasnt for you!
Jimmy Haines
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:36 pm
The image with the radial burst of cubes is awesome. The reflections are sick. I gotta get this plug-in.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:43 pm
This looks amazing. It looks like we will be able to generate realistic looking fluids inside of AE. That would be awesome.

Nice work VC team!
June 23rd, 2011 @ 3:44 pm
Has Kramer released this already then? because the majority of these comments are ridiculous considering he hasn't shown a demo of what it can or can't do. However, it should be intresting since After Effects is only 2.5D and not a complete full-blown 3D applications such as Max or Maya etc.
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:06 pm
    A lot of the folks learning this stuff and trying to build up skilz here cannot afford a 3D program - and the learning additions of those have either Xs on the renders or don't render at all. So, this is a great step into the realm of visuals that may not otherwise be available to a great number of people. I'm esp happy to see that so many people are actually asking for free stuff and plug-ins: it means they aren't stealing unlicensed software but are trying to learn and use honestly. That is VERY encouraging.

    Besides, practically everything Kramer has ever put out is worth it's weight in gold (or at least Sam's weight in gold - that boy needs an OSCAR!) so, yeah, I can see why everyone is happy, albeit a bit prematurely.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:09 pm
Will this be available on cs4?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
Cooooooool Andrew !

Big up from Morocco !
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:02 pm
Andrew and VC team: please make this available for purchase asap. My wife said I could buy it and her generousity is surely to only last so long. Call me whipped but I know a good product when I see it and I want it.

June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:19 pm
so cool
I am so glad
Anthony Bellissimo
June 23rd, 2011 @ 6:59 pm
[throws up everywhere]
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:10 pm
Cool looks like it's gonna be awesome. And probably cheaper and easier to use than and trapcode stuff. From the shots of it it looks pretty freakin' powerful. Videocopilot rocks.
June 23rd, 2011 @ 7:34 pm
One question though, in your description you say "All three pictures were created with Element inside AE." But there are four pictures, including the main promo pic. That first one is the sickest of them all, and looks a lot more complex than the other three. Is THAT going to be possible with Element as well? I assume yes... I hope yes... Please Andrew, say yes.

And as for free... I actually hope it's not free. I can only imagine what this took to make. You DESERVE to be paid. Bottom Line. Besides, the more money you raise, the more tutorials and stuff we can get (until JJ steals you away for good). Remember folks, we're competing with JJ Abrams here. We need to keep paying Andrew! :)
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:20 pm
    Hey Byron, Yes all four were created, the last green one was added after the post was made and I forgot to update. Thanks!!
    June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:39 pm
    1. Awesome! I figured you wouldn't be that cruel to tease us with a poster of something from another program, but wanted to be sure.

    2. I've watched virtually every tutorial, and I bought your ultimate bundle. Love your stuff! So do all the people I make things for. I point them all in this direction, so they can learn how to do it themselves if they want to. I won't share the products (not fair to you), but I'll absolutely share where I got the free tutorials!

    3. A.K. replied to MY POST! I feel famous or something! *screenshot* This is like an internet autograph
    June 26th, 2011 @ 1:38 am
    I agree with you Byron
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:28 pm
Hey it's very very interesting and congrats on pushing After Effect's limits. But got one question. The effects are quite photo-realistic and I'm wondering how will it effect the render time? I know Particular can be quite intensive on that subject. How does your plugin deals with the render and render time?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 9:57 pm
Sold! When can we expect a release (roughly - July/Aug)?
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
Hello. I must say this one has me the most excited, even more than Optical Flares. I am in the military and do photo/video work, and have spent so much time learning video graphics (typically reserved for the graphic artist MOS) and have used Optical Flares and many tutorials on this site for some of the video works I have done while in the military. I have to say I LOVE this place. After Effects is so much fun to do, and to see Commanders' eyes light up when they look at some text or lighting effects I have done is just awesome.

I. Cannot. Wait. To. Buy. This.

I have over the last couple years bought almost every product for my PC at home, and adding this to the mix will definitely keep me ABOVE my peers (with a big smile).

I have always made sure to spread the word on these products, on other Soldier who got on board with After Effects has also purchased things like Optical Flares. I love hearing people say "wow SGT how did you do that?" and telling them ", check it out."

I can't wait to see what I can come up with, with this thing...
June 23rd, 2011 @ 10:53 pm
This is why VideoCopilot is sort of my religion..
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:21 pm watch grow old with you tagalog version!
    November 5th, 2011 @ 8:25 am
    Woh?teh? why did you post that here? anyway... :D
Aung Ko Ko
June 23rd, 2011 @ 11:48 pm
I' m so exciting! It can create things like as Cinema 4D I think. So great. U beat me again!
    Aung Ko Ko
    June 24th, 2011 @ 12:50 am
    PS. Congratulation from Myanmar!!
Jamiel Banda
June 24th, 2011 @ 12:00 am
Wow!!!!! looking forward to this without a doubt
June 24th, 2011 @ 12:39 am
Now i bet videohive will be flooded with atom projects when this is released - its already optical flared to death so this is going to be a nice change!
Admire your creativity - good luck with it
June 24th, 2011 @ 12:50 am
I am willing to pay stupid amounts of cash for this plug in !!!!!!

looks amazing
June 24th, 2011 @ 1:00 am
One of those images puts me in mind of the Fringe title sequence. Was that the genesis of this plugin?
Juuso Niemelä
June 24th, 2011 @ 2:29 am
Holy banana! I want this!! :)
Stephen Kennedy
June 24th, 2011 @ 4:26 am
This looks great guys. I can tell you've all been hard at work. This doesn't look at all like any particle system I've worked with.
However, with the name "element" and use of "sub-atomic" particles. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you've found a way to effectively "nest" particles within other particle systems. ...much like pre-composing, but with particles? This looks awful good for a particle system in AE, however.

Andrew Kramer seems to have found a way to reverse-engineer 3DSMax and pack it as an AE plugin *chuckle*
Well done. Can't wait to see how much cpu/time something that looks this good takes to render.
June 24th, 2011 @ 4:39 am
cant wait to see this one ... its gonna be legend........ daryyyyyy
David S.
June 24th, 2011 @ 5:57 am
Andrew Kramer is about to be able to buy an new car... or two or three... or one really cool one like the Bat Mobile or something. Cant wait to see this. Looks outstanding.
June 24th, 2011 @ 6:00 am
wow that's fantastic it looks so 3d max-ish.i can;t wait for the demonstration
June 24th, 2011 @ 6:16 am
OMG This is great, hope it can be much better than trapcode particular
June 24th, 2011 @ 7:46 am
I'm sure they're all swearing and cursing over by Red Giant Software :P You're stealing all the customers of them! xD

Pro plugin, looking forward to it! :D
apple boy
June 24th, 2011 @ 7:58 am
particular on steroids! AK your the best! :)
June 24th, 2011 @ 7:59 am
Geeking out right now. Can't wait to see it in action!
Lee Tae-woo
June 24th, 2011 @ 8:47 am
Hello. I am from South Korea. Your tutorials are great. Please tell me how can I get this plug-in?
June 24th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
awesome VCP, just love the stuff you guys come up with, it rocks!! :D
June 24th, 2011 @ 11:36 am
wow.. this looks really amazing. I'm not EVEN mentioning to the wife that you're releasing another product, she'll ground me. Really really looking forward to this plug-in, hands down, money involved or not, you're a good egg Andrew!
June 24th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
Any word on price point yet? Are we talking like a $100-$200 range, or more like $500+ range? Ballpark?
Bib Fortuna
June 24th, 2011 @ 1:10 pm
My birthday is in the middle of July. On July 16th 1982, the day I turned six, I got to see E.T. on the big screen, followed by my first (and regrettably only) McDonald's birthday party. Please Andrew Kramer, do what is in your power to make this year's remembrance of my birth reach those same hallowed, far-flung heights where emotional ecstasy rides strong and unbridled!
June 24th, 2011 @ 8:35 pm
Take my money VC. Please. Looks sick.
June 24th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm
This plugin can import 3d element for particle element!?

Next plugin "Full 3d Import" F3I !
June 24th, 2011 @ 11:02 pm
kudos AK! you come out with groundbreaking stuff !!!!
June 25th, 2011 @ 12:38 am
HOLY CARP! can you imagine what's going to happen when people like maltaannon and harry frank get their hands on this?
Ahmed Marawan
June 25th, 2011 @ 2:21 am
Awesome stuff Andrew.
Alex HoyoS
June 25th, 2011 @ 7:59 am

Andrew Vida
June 25th, 2011 @ 10:30 am
So whit it you can create totally custom and realistic water splashes?

Maybe Fire?

That would be the best plug-in ever created for AE :)
June 25th, 2011 @ 12:25 pm
Oh,This Is Great.One Day You Will e Able To Bring Maya 3D Integration To AE.Well Done Andrew.
We are Sri-Lankans
June 25th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
awesome!! can't wait to buy!!!
June 25th, 2011 @ 3:11 pm
So it's Past Midnight and I'm about goin to bed and something just is screaming at the back of my mind to go to VideoCopilot's Site before I go to bed and BOOOOOOOOOM, there it is.
June 25th, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
I bet your 3 year Old Daughter wrote a bit of the code for this plugin , HUH ?

Tell me the truth Kramer
June 25th, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

You did well to post pictures, in you had posted a video straight off , you would have killed somebody.
June 25th, 2011 @ 4:38 pm
Holy molly!
Thats so amazing!

Cant wait!
June 25th, 2011 @ 8:34 pm
it should be named "magic" ^^
June 26th, 2011 @ 6:19 am
Will this work for 32bit systems and AE CS4?
June 26th, 2011 @ 8:43 am
soo how is this gonna work ? like particular or something different ?
June 26th, 2011 @ 11:45 am
hmm... I wonder... why just stop with atomic particles and particle systems? I think you guys could create a great plugin for actually working with 3d primitives within ae itself. Or at the very least, release a Nuke plugin. :)
    June 26th, 2011 @ 4:07 pm
    3D primitives in AE , wouldn't dat be something, I think Optical Flare went Nuke though
June 26th, 2011 @ 10:20 pm
ohhhhhhh andrew i want it i........wana ...have must be expensive
June 27th, 2011 @ 12:30 am
hi andrew
it seems to be a very cool plug in (as every plug in from VC is..), just a question: will it render extremely slow or there's a chance for it to be not so heavy?
June 27th, 2011 @ 12:38 am
I want it, i want it
June 27th, 2011 @ 1:14 am

June 27th, 2011 @ 3:37 am
very expensive! TRUST ME
June 27th, 2011 @ 4:06 am
Simply wonderful, is it the brother of the monster in Abyss ?
June 27th, 2011 @ 4:14 am
Awesome.... awesome... Andrew Kramer is building up a After effects Plug-in Empire. Thank-you Andrew
June 27th, 2011 @ 5:22 am
This looks awesome, you're always putting something new and incredibly inspiring up like this. The one thing I hope though, is that people don't use this as an excuse not to use 3D programs like C4D. I already see people posting about stuff like that, and it just seems stupid to give up learning a 3D program for a plugin, even if it's an amazing plugin.

On a side note: I see your action movie essentials EVERYWHERE, I think I even saw them in Battle: LA when they drop the grenade in the pool...
June 27th, 2011 @ 7:02 am
Just wondering what will be the minimum configuration to have this running .
June 27th, 2011 @ 7:18 am
Heey andrew,
isn't this going to be very VERY CPU-intensive?
June 27th, 2011 @ 7:30 am
need tuto for this
john leigh, London UK
June 27th, 2011 @ 8:42 am
i had been holding off going for optical flares but may have to open the wallet for this one. Alas I am on after effects CS4 32bit on xp so hope that this plugin will be compatible as I cant yet justify that upgrade of O/S and AE :(
June 27th, 2011 @ 10:01 am
Looks awesome! I'm impressed by the quality of the image elements!
June 27th, 2011 @ 11:10 am
Oooooooohhhhhh my God!!!!!!
Somnath Mandal
June 27th, 2011 @ 11:58 am
GURU.............Jay Ho.
    July 1st, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
    shi kha hay bhai
June 27th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm
OMG! This is fantastic, where do I get this? I just love it.
June 27th, 2011 @ 1:39 pm
The Game (you just lost it)
June 27th, 2011 @ 2:37 pm
Does anyone know when this will be available for purchase?
June 27th, 2011 @ 4:33 pm
Yo!Who do I make he check out to? Andrew you're the man!!!
June 27th, 2011 @ 6:17 pm
OMG!!!..i love it!
June 27th, 2011 @ 9:13 pm
really all done in afterFX... !?
nice job ...
Skeptical Minds
June 27th, 2011 @ 9:18 pm
awesome..this will absolutely become the next hit on after effects.
and hu's name will be on top?


looking forward for this..
June 27th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
HOLY DONK! Totally buyin that! You guys are pure amazingness and originality
June 28th, 2011 @ 1:09 am
This looks delicious already...i almost wish i wanted to do vfx as much as i want to do animation. But its cool. Andrew you're the bomb, but i guess you know that already
June 28th, 2011 @ 2:47 am
all 3delement creat in afterFx or use 3d software!?
if it all creat in afterfx, it's cool...
June 28th, 2011 @ 3:56 am
Andrew have you an estimate of the price of this plug-in yet? Maybe even a price range we can ponder ...???
June 28th, 2011 @ 4:57 am
Truly amazing ^_^ it's from video copilot, what do we have to expect? Hehe
June 28th, 2011 @ 7:54 am
Looking forward to this plugin .
June 28th, 2011 @ 8:29 am
looks great!
What about the render time ?
In a regular 3D program i think it would take a while ;)
June 28th, 2011 @ 8:29 am
Wow... interesting how more 3D plug-ins is coming to After FX, thank you for the news!
Ripon Haque
June 28th, 2011 @ 9:20 am
hope it should users friendly like others product. Please keep going ......... see u next time
June 28th, 2011 @ 10:26 am
It looks interesting, but my question would be if we can actually get results like on the poster with it - because those look 3D and AE does a great job of faking 3D sometimes but isn't completely 3D capable. So how about you give us a little more info about it's limitation, maybe even it's price... :D
Dan Beekman
June 28th, 2011 @ 10:39 am
My sponge worthy brain and Credit card are standing by ! Cant wait to soak up the knowledge and buy the plug in !
June 28th, 2011 @ 11:05 am
Slam Andrew...
I am from Oman
I have 1 question...Can we do something similar to the particles in the FRINGE intro by using The Element or we have to use 3dmax or cinema4d ?
thanx :)
June 28th, 2011 @ 11:13 am
maybe why not?
plus we hope it won't be heavy
June 28th, 2011 @ 11:54 am
Looks super, Hope will not be expensive, the economy is drowning us.
June 28th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
First, I want to thank you for all I have learned, and for all you have provided to the community. You are a rock-star.

Second.....I gotta have this plug-in! Any idea on when a release date for it will be? I imagine you will sell quite a few when it hits.

Keep up the work, I always look forward to something you contribute.
June 28th, 2011 @ 1:08 pm
Holy crap! You are so OWSOME! ;)
June 28th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm
i hope this wont be too expensive :]
June 28th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
Hey Andrew will this be expensive and will it havealot more features that particular does not?
June 28th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm
i want tutorial on After Effect and the new usage of the plug-in. please i need it. it urgent
June 28th, 2011 @ 2:50 pm
Looks tasty Andrew, ETA?
Jimmy M
June 28th, 2011 @ 4:40 pm
"Sniffle", "phwattttt", "sniffle", I can't believe this man, "sniffle" you make me so happy. Andrew you are the greatest!
June 28th, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
This would be a very helpful plug-in. Congratulations VC team!
June 28th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
You’re awesome Andrew Kramer & your website is amazing…
I love u man.
June 29th, 2011 @ 1:27 am
hey andrew,

well i hope this is more powerful than particular, geometry based,, well it means it will use some 3d particles meshes. what i mean to say that it wont be like particular that generates particles into 3d space, though the particles its self are not 3d.....
any how, i am hoping that this also have some powerful engines like physics, air, and off course depth of field....... it will be much fun if it goes beyond the particular..... finger crossed... anyway thanks andrew for everything.
June 29th, 2011 @ 3:50 am
When and how much?
That damn plugin is AMAZING!
June 29th, 2011 @ 8:17 am
Wow, this looks VERY good!
Good 3D-generating plug-ins for After Effects is really something the VFX community needs, because apart from Particular, there aren't really that many other quality plug-ins.
June 29th, 2011 @ 10:55 am
What is the price Kramer?!?!? I am good for 3 seats....
And I will buy 3 Flare seats also.
June 29th, 2011 @ 12:43 pm
This could be the particle system I have been looking for! Great work! Can't wait to try it!
June 29th, 2011 @ 3:13 pm
I have a feeling that i wont be able to afford this :(
June 29th, 2011 @ 8:44 pm
It's so amazing.looking forward to the demo in Hong Kong
June 29th, 2011 @ 8:55 pm
Dear lord, when is this going to be available? Days, weeks, months?!?! I will be as happy as a pig in slop with this in my toolbox.
June 29th, 2011 @ 10:51 pm
auuua man you rock man
June 30th, 2011 @ 9:23 am
Would love to spend my 4th discovering Element :)
June 30th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm
awsome stuff! can't wait!
June 30th, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
Andrew, your killing us...ok your not killing us, but we are all very excited to see this new product. P.S. Tanks for all the incredible inspiration you and your team has brought to us all!
June 30th, 2011 @ 9:55 pm
I hope I doesn't take a 3d rendering program, cause it looks amazing, especially if its just after effects.
June 30th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm
Nice one , thnx 4 da staff. antonio from RWANDA( Africa )!
June 30th, 2011 @ 11:46 pm
Way to go VC! keep up the good work. you can't even imagine how much you help people across the world.
July 1st, 2011 @ 3:10 am
Gees when is the video coming out.I'm been coming here for the last 5 days continuously. I bet I'm not the only one. don't mean to pressure anybody but I'm dying here.
    July 1st, 2011 @ 8:32 am
    Nope you're not the only one. Twice a day for me - if not more. Once in the morning and once at night.
    July 1st, 2011 @ 4:43 pm
    @A, Once in the Morning , Once at night !
    I gonna have to do it dat a way
July 1st, 2011 @ 7:13 am
Global illumination, dynamic reflections, caustics, ambient occlusion? O.M.G! AE is fast becoming a 3D program (cue *thud* sound effect)
July 1st, 2011 @ 11:11 am
BOSS, you rockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

July 1st, 2011 @ 12:04 pm
When is the plugin going to be released?
July 1st, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
its looks Camplicated...
thats it?!
    That’Z iT
    July 3rd, 2011 @ 2:57 am
    Nope!... 3D software can build that... ^^, Bleeeh!
July 1st, 2011 @ 4:35 pm
Hey. I need just one thing cleared up.

Can we get an ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL on this incredible new plug-in, as well as an ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL for the demonstration video of this incredible new plug-in??

Thanks, awesomeness.
July 2nd, 2011 @ 12:27 am
ooops !! he did it again !!
July 2nd, 2011 @ 10:35 am
I'm a jobless high-scool student. Please tell me this is free. I absolutely need this!
July 2nd, 2011 @ 3:46 pm
This is going to be amazing; I can't wait until it's released.
July 2nd, 2011 @ 8:32 pm
looks amazing! I've gotten to the point with particle systems where I no longer look at snow and go "ooh! snow!" I go, "Look! Its like I'm IN a particle system!" ..that may be kind of sad.. but also awesome, and I can't wait to play around with it. Love all your products!
July 3rd, 2011 @ 9:03 am
What's the release date?!?!?!??! Dude.....c'mon!!!!! Give us your release date :) Can't wait to buy!!!!!!
khris rowlee
July 3rd, 2011 @ 12:38 pm
can you say ripe off trapcode? really i have bought everything you have made, everything. this looks so much like trapcode its not funny, but i think it will be ez for ppl who dont what to take the time to write there oun pass through trapcode so i gest you made it ez for jackass ppl to make there own dumb ass videos to take up more youtube space thanks v.c now ill get more pointless video to popup on my youtube page
July 3rd, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
I think i just got an eyegasm.
July 3rd, 2011 @ 3:11 pm
MUST HAVE THIS!!! I love you guys so much
July 3rd, 2011 @ 5:00 pm
Ok, Seriously ?
July 3rd, 2011 @ 9:35 pm
Andrew Kramer = Awesome!
When will it come out and how much will it cost?
July 3rd, 2011 @ 10:35 pm
Man this looks amazing, Kramer=Awesomeness
July 3rd, 2011 @ 11:18 pm
Hey, Andrew!
A one week you keep silence...
Any news ? :)
    July 4th, 2011 @ 12:24 am
    I think that this plugin will work just like a ProAnimator...
    Create particles inside it's own UI, not the AE's one...
    And the main feature will be camera sync. :)
    If I'm wrong, then I'll buy it :)
July 4th, 2011 @ 6:39 am
Hey Andrew,

Great work there, it seems awesome, and I'm super hyped for it! Seems like a sort of 3D version of CC Ball Action or like Particular on steroids. :P

Also, can the particles be animated? Can the 3D geometry move and "flow" smoothly and independently? That would just be phenomenal.

I know this question has been asked a lot, and I am sincerely reluctant to ask this, but I'm just so ridiculously hyped for this, that I cannot help but ask: When will the demonstration of this plug-in come out, and the plug-in itself released?

Lastly, you said that those images were created purely in AE, but does it work together, and can you create the 3D geometry in an external programme, such as 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, and then import it into AE then use the plug-in to animate? If it is possible, I'll be amazed, but even if it can't, it'll still be awesome!

You work magic, and I salute you, Mr Kramer.
July 4th, 2011 @ 7:52 am

This is looking amazing and also with 3D...
Can't wait sir
skinny santa
July 4th, 2011 @ 7:45 pm
omg what did i just watched that green one is epic

HO HO HO from santa ( the skinny one )
July 4th, 2011 @ 9:22 pm
OMG! I was thinking about buying 3DS Max but this...just wow...ima speechless just thinking about it. You'd need some pretty good PC specs for that though
July 5th, 2011 @ 12:44 am
i think this plugin propably based on normal maps.
it look like hdr light.

i think this wil be totaly hit.
Jhonnel Pica
July 5th, 2011 @ 5:52 am
Its awesome andrew!!!! ;D I cant wait to see this
July 5th, 2011 @ 11:32 am
So now we know the date of release! Same time and Nuke 3 going to be released :) . What a coincidence!
July 6th, 2011 @ 5:46 am
Does this new plugins can creates shadows specially when you put "drop shadows" plugins to it??
July 6th, 2011 @ 11:32 am
I buy and recommend if it costs less than 50 dollars :D
July 6th, 2011 @ 11:33 am
I buy and recommend if it costs less than 50 dollars: D
July 9th, 2011 @ 4:50 pm
Hi Andrew and VC staffs.

These are my thoughts, I don't know anything about this plug-in.

Trapcode Particular is 400$ so I maybe Element will be in that range. Andrew Kramer's stuff is usually less expensive than it should IMHO, and these 100 free tutorials saved more lives than the New York fire departement this year, kidding....

As someone from VC said, it's not expensive for a customizable particle system, Max and Maya cost 3000-6000$ and they don't necessarly give perfect results, I'm starting to do more and more of particle things in AE.

For us waiting to see a fbx or obj option in AE (import real 3D models) I would speculate that we'll have to wait a little longer. Element will probably offer built-in 3D geometry, but no import option... This would be such a breakthrough for AE, it's like to good to be true. Nuke has the FBX option I think. The option of importing a 3D model would go way beyond the single purpose of a particle system (i.e. some people would use the plugin just to import the model, would shoot 1 particle and freeze it in AE just to have it in the 2.5d space....)

I would like too a ETA on that plugin!!!! Can't wait!

My greatest wish (except my dream for 3D import in AE) would be that this particle system would allow for blobs. I have trouble reading the first image but it kinda looks like a blob... does it? does it??? does it Andrew? Cheers
August 13th, 2011 @ 6:19 am
Very cool stuff! I love your tutorials! Any idea when it will be avail and how much?
Miguel Abreu
September 20th, 2011 @ 10:49 am
Andrew you are awesome!
i have learned a lot with your basic training tutorials, they are amazing!
and well... thanks a lot!
    September 22nd, 2011 @ 8:55 pm
    I say the same.. that`s amazing.
October 25th, 2011 @ 8:45 am
October 30th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
Looking great. Will Element help in creating 3d sets for green screen applications without using 3ds Max or Cinema 4d as well as being a next level particle generating plugin? It looks great.
October 30th, 2011 @ 10:25 am
Sorry. Not a reply to this post but more of a general question about Element.
November 5th, 2011 @ 7:29 am
Wow that Great... I hope that there will be a release for cs4? any update on the system requirement required to use that plugin? coz I have a x86 or 32 bit system to use CS4. More Power God Bless :D
    November 5th, 2011 @ 8:32 am
February 2nd, 2012 @ 10:10 am
just genius! darn tricky to get good result from most 3d app, this plugin should cut down render time and the guessing part, yes?
February 3rd, 2012 @ 8:10 pm
ELEMENTS 3d!!! PLease, tell me how much is it going to cost? Can you point me in a good direction of the release date (like, what week or even month)
March 5th, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
is the plug-in for free?
March 16th, 2012 @ 11:08 am
i can't wait to mesh with this plug in.....

it's gonna be revolution for after effect

thanks andrew

thanks andrew
May 8th, 2012 @ 3:29 am
OMG very nice i like it :)
Daniel Gray
May 16th, 2012 @ 1:37 pm
Just saw the demo at DMALA last night and it looks AMAZING!!! A single license is only going to be $150.00
paul van der molen
May 30th, 2012 @ 6:38 am
its awesome. i wanna use it big time.
June 8th, 2012 @ 3:32 am
When will this be out?
Chris Carroll
June 22nd, 2012 @ 12:34 pm
I wonder if all of the pictures were rendered using the same base 3D model?
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
Great plugin Andrew ,time to unleash creativity and let it 3d clashes with the real world (naaah ,i don't really mean it ,but it's what they say on tv).
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
This just made After Effects up in the ranks of Nuke. Would be great to use point clouds with camera projection for cool morphs and such like how they did the MUMMY. Imagine this plus 3D Tracking in AE CS6...our whole office got nerd b0n∑πz after we purchased.

This just changes everything. Motion blur is almost real time with a GPU setup. What normally took us about 4-6hrs of render time in C4D cut down to 30-1hr. Shading is WAY much faster and have INSTANT GRATIFICATION!

My only problem is that textures...C4D Native format when importing....materials dont really import. Textures lost and relinking is a bit of a pain. We did heed to what is mentioned about Melange...not sure if Texture Paths need to be specific directory?

Nevertheless...I'd recommend all to just give your money to homage to such a release!
Martin Eriksen
July 13th, 2012 @ 5:26 am
I think this will be awesome
Roman Loken
July 21st, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

will the webmoney service add to pay settings or it gonna be just paypal and visa?

P.S. Really cool plugin,good work!
July 26th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
I'm from future.

Plugin is out and it's very cool!
April 29th, 2013 @ 12:10 am
Incredible plugin! I just looked through it, and can't really put my finger on anything. Just amazing.

Hope to see more updates later! :)
April 29th, 2013 @ 3:42 am
I love this plugin! We're going to use it on a few niche sites next week. Thank you!
June 17th, 2013 @ 3:12 am
Will there be an update to this?
November 25th, 2013 @ 1:01 pm
I want to element 3d Helicopter model.........
June 27th, 2011 @ 2:24 am
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