First Look at New Plug-in: ELEMENT 3D

UPDATE: Plug-in NOW AVAILABLE!

I want to thank everyone for their patience as we get closer to launching our new Plug-in Element. I know there are many questions about the plug-in and I expect many more after watching this video.

With this short demo, I want people to get a sense of the plug-in and what kind of speed and quality to expect since this was our primary goal from the beginning; To offer 3D quality at the speed you expect when using After Effects.

There is still tons of cool features to demonstrate so believe me when I say, “You haven’t seen anything yet!” The price and availability are still undetermined but it will definitively be competitively priced as well as offer unrivaled value and powerful 3D features.

Watch Element Demo

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3 years ago
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671 Comments

Lucas
5 months ago
where is the noise option today?
Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts
and I will be waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.
basa
2 years ago
Hello, Andrew,

Is there a way to animate a stroke with this plugin on 3d spline exported from 3ds max in similar way like generate stroke?
Paul Hebron
2 years ago
Wow! This is freaking awesome. Really awesome. I feel like a kid discovering a secret candy store!

Thanks guys!
2 years ago
Hi, Andrew,

This plugin looks like a serious game-changer for the industry. Is there a demo version so I could see how well this works on my hardware?

Thanks!
2 years ago
Got the plugin yesterday.

Fantastic plugin. It won't disappoint.

You can even use it with camera tracking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfg6-l4TTf4
Samus
2 years ago
First and foremost, Andrew you really changed the game and i must say thank you for contributing this to the world of visual effects artist, animators and creative minds alike.

Will i be able to even run it on these specs

Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz


Graphic Display
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0863
Revision ID: 0x00b1
ROM Revision: 3437
gMux Version: 1.7.3

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT:

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0647
Revision ID: 0x00a1
ROM Revision: 3437
gMux Version: 1.7.3
2 years ago
Thank you Videocopoilot for the great plugins and products

We use Videocopoilot Products in lots of project and we wait for the new product

Our showreel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLCA6EZVlz0&feature=plcp
Peter
3 years ago
I don't get this... I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing is happening! Andrew, there must be something wrong with your site, sadly... Get it fixed, my wallet really needs to lose some frickin' weight!:p
Weezer
3 years ago
That would be supremely disappointing if it's true. I doubt it would be a CS6-only plug-in, but this is really dragging on... it's over ten months since first reveal! I suspect they've either hit a really non-trivial coding issue, or something worse has happened (maybe the programmer has quit). Without an update how can we tell?
Tripledweb
3 years ago
When you Buy the upgrade to CS6
Dzxyan
3 years ago
Hi, AK.
When it will be release?
Robert
3 years ago
This pluggin looked ace from the get go.

However i am disappoointed that there have been no updates for yonks on the mater.

Normally Andrew is very efficent and organised, and this has totally botched that up.

I hope it comes out soon, and if not, an update.
Harsha Samaraweera
3 years ago
I cant wait for this.... Why its still not available? :D Please put it out....
3 years ago
can you guys make so that we can put video in the particals plz ans how do you make plugins any was
Dan
3 years ago
AH! This looks amazing! I seriously had a nerdgasm, and as a video production student who is VERY interested in After Effects, this will be such a great tool. I wish I had this plugin when I recreated the Fringe Intro, I can see a lot of similarities between this plugin and elements in there.

Looking forward to this release! :)
Stephan
3 years ago
When is the plugin going to be released ? I just can't wait :)
BINU
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, will this somewhere help to generate a 3d text and shapes??
3 years ago
you are just f***ing great!!!! LOVE U!
Zac
3 years ago
Wat a superb effect but tell in which AE support this preset.....
Isaac
3 years ago
OMFG. My jaw just dropped to the ground. It's been a looooong, and I mean loooong time since I felt this impressed during the presentation of a piece of software... And you just showed some features. Man, I was just speechless while watching... I can't wait to see the animation motor on this plugin, I hope it has some physics simulation like gravity, collisions and stuff like that, can't wait to see those drops of water with some gravity, man...
Andrew Kramer, you actually landed me my first real job a couple of years ago, I watched and followed all your AE tutorials for several months, once or twice a week and with what I learned made my first demo reel and presented it at a job interview, I got in, I was 21, renting my own apartment, doing what I loved for a living, 90% from what I learned from your tutorials, I've learned more from you than from most of my professors.
You have given a lot to a lot of people out there, bet I'm just one in several thousand stories.
..See? this preview of Element 3d got me all sentimental, haha. Just wanted you to know I appreciate a lot what you're doing. Hope you get to read this.
Congratulations, and thank you!
achmad riefa
3 years ago
very amazing, SUPERB, Wicked, Awesome, ''Crazy'', OUTSTANDING, Unbelievable Plugin'
Nura mj Prostyle Production
3 years ago
men i dont know how happy i am in rest of life,
you have done so much and we are trying our best
to learn from your experience.
thanks mr andrew
ragezool
3 years ago
Just WOW... breathtaking plugin. I was so amazed while watching it..I wonder how far will you go? :) everytime you come with a new amazing product..Thank you for these,really!
Austin Acacio
3 years ago
WHY ISN'T THIS RELEASED YET?!
Elfedelazik
3 years ago
Any information about the release date of Element 3D ?
FGreco
3 years ago
Man, this plugin is so awesome, 3D inside After Effects!
Yes, it's a really basic 3D, but still, awesome!!!
BTW, this was used to create the Fringe intro, right? I was going to use mate particles inside 3ds max, but this is so easier...
When's the release date?
bilal
3 years ago
you said it will be available around end of august or start of September.
but its gone too far. any plans sooner then expected?
3 years ago
When will this be Available ?????
Love your work :)
    3 years ago
    I Need this fantastic plug in for my new project!!!!!!! Help meeee :)
    Great Plug In!
Taca
3 years ago
If u continue like this there will be no graphic motion stuff left for 3D programs to do :) epic!
Graham
3 years ago
Looks cool.

How is the background set up in after-Effects the way it is similar to a textured dome in 3D program?

Thanks
Graham
Samuel
3 years ago
Damn,
this is awesome ..... .. i'm waiting for it :)
Pete
3 years ago
Omg... I really hate you Andrew! You keep emptying my wallet every time you release a new cool AE plug-in! SHAME ON YOU;P
    3 years ago
    lol Pete, i hate andrew too for emptying my wallet :D but i can say his plugins deserve every cent .. welcome to the club man ;)
3 years ago
Just seeing the globules change into wire frame cubes made my jaw drop. Then it got more and more impressive. Wow!
rob
3 years ago
paving the way of things to come for after effects this tools gonna open a wide variety of possibility,s hope this inspires loads more awsome plugins for the future
3 years ago
Hey VC
what do you guys think of this?

http://library.creativecow.net/jelescu_tudor/ShapeShifter-Review/1

competition?
    alex
    3 years ago
    we demand answers !! :) seriously, would be nice to know whats going on ..I think they took Andrews idea
Leonard
3 years ago
Why do all those big companies with all their resources not come out with tools as intuitive, fast, useful and cool as does VCP. You have companies out there that have waaaay above the means of VCP but are too lazy or constipated or rusted. Take for example Photoshop Ext 3D. It isn't even as responsive in 3D as Element though it's just static 3D geometry. Not to talk of integrating with their own AFX. In the best of worlds, artists would develop their own tools, not mathematicians, comp scientist and physicist all managed by people with business degrees. Do they even have artists on their Dev teams who have a tiny bit of influence as to how they create those tools to be used in art or it is the guys with the MBA who say how to develop stuff? VCP proves my point. Besides, all tools should have 2 buttons: "LOOK REAL" and "LOOK COOL" and you see which one people will use the most. VCP knows the answer(somewhere in the very middle maybe)So I hope the guys at VCP get consultancy contracts at Adobe and Autodesk for a better world for all of us.
Alan
3 years ago
"How did you solve the icing problem?"

Well, that's what they ask in the movies when someone makes a huge leap in technology!!!!
Aniekan
3 years ago
andrew this is great, am from Nigeria and i really appreciate your work. Hoping to buy the camera tracker
Blow
3 years ago
Hey Andrew you are a legend! You taking the After Effect world to a whole new level. Kudos.
3 years ago
Seriously WAY COOL! Having worked in 3D for many years now, but now also enjoying AE (thanks to you guys) this is really amazing!
RayJohn
3 years ago
I cried when he said it's gonna be for open GL only. TT
3 years ago
@Andrew Kramer
- Now in the video you mentioned "All" .obj files.
What about 3D models with fur, feathers, and organic data?
72mm production
3 years ago
@Andrew Kramer
A certain video effects company's evangelist says that the Element plugin only offers fast GPU interaction but no fast rendering (either GPU or not) for the final output.
What's the truth here? It seems as if Element is indeed using GPU for the final render.
Mostafa
3 years ago
hi
Thanks a lot for best tutorial.
i'm mostafa 26 From Iran
cindy
3 years ago
oh my god,i just rendered a 3D tear. thank you for your hard work VC team
Russell
3 years ago
I'm not much for sycophant comments, but this is truly ridiculous. Noise affecting actual 3d mesh! using HDRI as a reflection map with handy and powerful control.! As far as I'm aware this is truly unrivaled. Thanks for great products. I haven't spent much time lately in AE, but in 3DS max instead. You've piqued my AE interests again with this one. Great price. You're doing a service to the user and a disservice to the corporate giants. Thanks
AntoxaGray
3 years ago
Does it support normal/bump maps?
3 years ago
hey ! awesomous :D, where can i get it ? or suscribe to be warn when launch ? thanks again for the greaaaaat subject !
Mattynabib
3 years ago
Astonishing! You, sirs, are geniuses! I sure hope you plan to release it soon...
Vinza
3 years ago
After Effect should hire you,, its spectacular!!!!
darknos99
3 years ago
His name is Andrew Kramer....AK47 lol
Scott
3 years ago
This looks freaking amazing! Maybe I missed it but does this integrate in with Particular, CC Particle World, etc. or is it its own particle system itself allowing you to use 3d objects as the particle.

Can you use external texture maps based on UV layout? Does it/will it support animation sequences from an application such as Maya or 3d Max? If so that would be sweet! It would almost be like combining the post production and loosing an extra step in the pipeline.
3 years ago
Anynone can answer: question: 1.) does this effectively replace trapcode particular? Anything particular can do that this won't be able to do?
fxpat
3 years ago
year it's a particular killer, great news
The Heartist
3 years ago
This is a revolution... !
Mr_Mijagi
3 years ago
O!M!G! Obi Wan Kramer did it again! Man, you and your guys, you're from the future, right? That's so cool stuff! 3D in AE... Can't wait to get it!
3 years ago
* Dies of awesomeness *

<3
magiclantern
3 years ago
"So it doesn't look like it was rendered in the 80's"
Man that was funny stuff! Nice kick in the b...s of r.......t!
Go check their page if you don't get the joke!
Love the price. Congratz man you deserve it all.
Zictor
3 years ago
Wow... I'd love to see this and Optical Flares in action together. Placing a light inside the particles with optical flares on the lights could be interesting, especially seeing how the objects react to the light... Something you've thought of???
3 years ago
Will this plugin be developed for The Foundry: Nuke as well?
sonmanutd
3 years ago
LOL you cheated, Andrew. When you render the whole with motion blur you set Half and Adapted.

Just kidding, nice pluggin
3 years ago
Think I've just done a little wee wee......awesome stuff!!
D Vassell
3 years ago
That is pretty Effing awesome...I is be love it!
[...] Element 3D is well underway including some interesting new features but I need to save some surprises for the launch! So instead I thought I would throw out a few responses to some frequent questions from the Video Demonstration while trying to save some secrets for later. Our goal is to release at the end of August but it could be early September so this is just an estimate. [...]
3 years ago
Ladies and Gents,

I have informed the Code Monkey of the issue and i'm sure that he will do his best to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Please bear with him, as coders work to a different time dimension as us mere mortals.

Regards,

Dan
Justin
3 years ago
I can't see the video either. I get the same error as Jason. I hope you can get it fixed soon.

Thanks.
SAW
3 years ago
WE NEED A DATE!!! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT WAIT!
Jason
3 years ago
UHM I don't understand when i click on watch Element Demo it says "Video not found: http://video9.videocopilot.net/videos/element3Dv2.flv"
thank's
HDLover
3 years ago
Hey, video is not loading. Says that the flv is not found. Can you fix it?
Reza2kn
3 years ago
Hi Andrew
THE VIDEO LINK IS BROKEN IT CAN'T PLAY

Tnx:X
    John
    3 years ago
    Same Here.... I want to see it !
    Rob
    3 years ago
    Yeah I want to see! Im sure it amazing
madison
3 years ago
Hi Andrew let's quickly releasing this plugin! and then everybody got tired of waiting! all want to learn something new! and you yourself are a guy and be done well done!
Tom Ruzicka
3 years ago
How high is the Chance that this will be around the 100$ mark? Cause it looks just amazing and I can't wait to buy it.
jeremy tanuardy
3 years ago
This is really a great product, but after i read all the comment, i still not sure that my computer will work with this plugin, that i only have ati radeon his 4850 1GB, if that my VGA doesn't support, i'm out :'(
Trevor Gilchrist
3 years ago
Great product.

What rig are you demonstrating on? Which card etc?
I'm on an iMac and very unhappy with the sluggishness of its performance.

Many thanks
3 years ago
Hi there Andrew..

Would this plugin alone suffice for making a "marble" reflecting/mirroring elements in its surroundings? And will I be able to make the "marble" roll along a flat "ground" with realistic "physics"?

Kim K. B.
Dennis
3 years ago
I'm looking forward to this plugin. To be able to create real 3D quickly in AE will be awesome. It looks like a nice bridge between AE and a 3D program.

I'm on board.

One question though, is there bump mapping? That would great to add some texture to an object or text.
3 years ago
You didn't disappoint, as usual. This is so massive
Kami
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, my husband is jonesing for new plug-ins, so please release this as soon as possible. Ok? Thanks.
3 years ago
HOLY MCGUYVER!!
ED
3 years ago
Do you have a tentative release date?
3 years ago
just awesome plugin.
JamaOutaku
3 years ago
Cool plug-ins!
Thank you AK
satishkrr
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer Rocks Again
Eduardo Mollinedo
3 years ago
Excelente Plug-in muy muy chido!
Tiene poco mas o menos 1 año que visito tu pág y sigues sorprendiendome eres muy bueno!!

No te interesaría tener un aprendiz a cambio puedo ser tu ayudante o asistente en lo que requieras! Hasta podar el césped de tu casa!
3 years ago
Nice work Kramer, I can't wait for buy this.
Jhonnel Pica
3 years ago
Another Great Job, Mr.Andrew..
Greeting's from Philippines
Wardo
3 years ago
brilliant. I'm drooling.
Jeremy Sampson
3 years ago
WOW I can't wait to learn more of this plugin! 3D in After Effects with ease! You have really out done yourself this time Andrew!
3 years ago
Hey, Andrew, there is something I really hate from Particle Generators plugins in AE, and I'm looking forward that Element doesn't.

This is when I want a 3D layer to be in the middle of a group of particles, I can't achieve that with (lets say) Particular, and I always duplicate the particle layer and use one particle system in front of that layer and another in the back.

I was wandering... can Element achieve this kind of thing? maybe if you add an option to render like a "foreground" pass, of the same particle system to use just the particles that are closer to the camara as a luma mate for the 3D layer.

i know that the fog option could help to do that, but maybe you can have an extra option to get that thing done, more like "automatically".

THANKS FOR ALL!
Tom
3 years ago
Forgive me if this has already been written, but when is the release date/window?

I need this thing 2 years ago lol, that is an amazing piece of code and if the GUI is half as elegant and robust as Optical Flares, I will be one happy camper.

I do believe a great many of us owe you a great debt for our own success Andrew, I hope that is made clear to you often and loudly. Thank you.
Rafael
3 years ago
Andrew, you guys are genius!!! This is the best plugin ever, and if Adobe doesn't offer you a good amount to buy it they are pretty stupid! This should be incorporated to all After Effects in the next versions!!! Until it doesn't, I'm very excited to buy it from you!!!
Thank you!!!
3 years ago
Really looking forward to this. I wish I could get the deadline of my current project pushed back. I think this plugin would fit in nicely with it.

Question: Is the depth of field a built in property of Element? Or is it using the standard AE DoF?
3 years ago
OBJ Files into AfterEffects...makes my fingers twitch! Ha!!
Simon Webb
3 years ago
I must say this is the most exciting thing so far from Video Copilot, as a 3d artist and an After effects user and fan, to combine the two in such a beautiful way has made my day, week, month and year!!! any idea on cost yet so I can tell my boss to start saving?

Simon, London
3 years ago
that is just purely amazing. time to invest in a newer computer!
3 years ago
What is remarkable with your job on plug-in Andrew, is that you building them as a designer, as someone who use it and who know what really matter in terms of features and specificity (quick render preview, functions, etc). It's like for Optical Flare.

By your philosophy, You are making a huge difference with standard in the AE Plug-in industry, and that's priceless.

Congrats and thanks for being you.
Cheers from Belgium.
    isaac
    3 years ago
    I second you on that, he makes the tools that we need, because they're the tools he wishes existed
3 years ago
So its to my understanding ( i could totally be wrong) that this plugin works with 3d elements but you can't actually create (model) anything using this .....
Am i right ?
hossiam
3 years ago
Just kicked my design partner in the n@ts. That,s how good it is. Its not kenny powers kswiss good but it s close....ok its that good. Thanks for the stuff.
Buwaneka Saranga
3 years ago
Looks like, people will be creating versions of the Fringe intro when this plug-in gets released...of course just in after effects!
3 years ago
Awesome plug-in
Gijs Roest
3 years ago
I half expect an implementation of GLSL or CG style shading technique. An export of the 'baked' shaders for the final render would really connect it to the 'graphic (game) engine' paradigm and back into 3D model/rendering programs.

Your developers must have performed magic to pull this off in AE. The term 'plugin' hardly applies to this truely inspiring piece of tools-programming.

Regards
Sigvart
3 years ago
Omg! Cant whait for this awesome plug-in!
Matt
3 years ago
Wow… you are like an After Effects God. This is something new, and it is revolutionizing and of course highly useful. I can barely wait!
Greetings from Norway!
Curtis
3 years ago
Couple of questions
With the ability to render 3D inside After Effects, and use it with AE lighting, will you be releasing a plug-in at any point which achieves using 3D, OTHER than just being emitted as particles? For example, 3D text and solitary objects?
Secondly, can Element cast shadows and light projection from AE lights?
Thanks :)
Umar
3 years ago
Man!!!

you are someone who is Adobe and other company should pay for you.... your products, presentations and skill are forcing us to respect you and salute you.

Well done AK.
Iolo
3 years ago
I love how he is never sure of his surname:
"I'm Andrew ... Kramer, and i will see you next time!"
3 years ago
you are great !!

very nice work

...
i love it soo much ..

have agood time :)
3 years ago
Mind bending! Andrew you're changing the game.
Naren
3 years ago
Sir Now only i saw you Element 3d video...
Just Super as all the comment's above...
I am eager to get it...
When you going to Release it....
Then all the best to you team...
jakeZ100
3 years ago
This looks amazing. Any word on pricing yet?
3 years ago
I just watched the 'advanced time freeze' tutorial en found it rather cumbersome especially when it gets to 3D max. But it seems this 'Element' plugin is the real deal when it comes to that effect. Thanx Dre!
JackFlynn
3 years ago
That's so cool ,bro !!
jams
3 years ago
Wow . Oh dead good
Good for you for anything ,you just created the future!
Martin
3 years ago
It looks great! Andres. I just wonder how Elements compare to
Shape Shifter plug-in by Mettle.com
are they like complimentary or going to be a rivals ?

thank you and good work!
3 years ago
Wow. Been a few months since ive posted anything here, but wow, this is looking insane! Good on you AK!
Iaenic
3 years ago
Looks sweet, I'm looking forward to trying out the demo. I do hope you consider obj sequence support, this would work great with realflow. =)
Joseph
3 years ago
Great work, im barely catching up with your work and now I have to deal with this :)
tuba
3 years ago
wooow thats amazing.
Ryan
3 years ago
Will I be able to import a simple 2D image like say a star, and then be able to take that image and extrude it to a usable 3D Object?
    Phil
    3 years ago
    Well... do that in your 3d software... don't you?
ateeq
3 years ago
KOOL!! YOU rockkkkkkkkkkkkk Andrew :D
3 years ago
Hey Andrew. You doing an amazing job. Industry should take some inspiration of your philosophy on how to build plug-in.

Keep it on!
Maciej Wit
3 years ago
Brilliant!!! It will be in every lowbudget commercial soon :D
Metaballs support is on my wishlist ;)
doel
3 years ago
Oh dead god,you just created the future!
3 years ago
Looks pretty sweet!
Hardy Pike
3 years ago
:jawdrop: whee... that's way beyond what I thought was possible within AE :o sold.
Jimm
3 years ago
I just sent you an envelope of cash! I hope it's enough to buy that plugin, if not let me know how much more i need.

Can't wait to see this in action
3 years ago
Great plugin!
Thankfully im into 3d as well if not most, so I can pass.
But really great plugin.
Ethan
3 years ago
OMG!! you are my GOD
3 years ago
Hi . Andrew .

I love your works and i want learn more of you

can i work with you ...
apple boy
3 years ago
Uh oh! Honey! It's after effects time once again! Thank you AK! Your the best!:))
Joeri
3 years ago
I think you should chill a bit with the aww.

All i've seen in this demo is camera normal based blending of the environment texture. The CG card can do that nicely with HDR images. So?
Maya viewport2.0 shows me the same thing, but adds real bouncing of other objects and will render the refraction of the other objects as well...

On the other hand. This does look like it can add debri to footage very fast. And stuff like blood edited into footage looks easy with this plugin ( make sure to snap a hdri on the set ). Also looks promising to add dust to steps.

So mixed feelings, but think the tone of the demo does not cover the normalness of the visual. Silly games today have all this and self shadowing and multilayer textures and ambient occlusion and... you get my drift.
Matis
3 years ago
Amazing like always :O
3 years ago
When will this hit the market. Please, HURRY UP!
3 years ago
Are you kidding me?
Man, this is mind blowing!!!
Hide77Fx
3 years ago
Amazing plug in !!!
very kool!!
Seth
3 years ago
Let me just say WOW!
No doubt, you guys did it again.
The plug-in looks very exciting. Sure you can do all those stuff with a 3d program and maybe with the help of a third plug-in such as particular, but the fact that you can control all off it inside AE is innovative.
So it comes down to one simple question, price tag?
cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
Quamtum Computers and Element, Wowo

http://youtu.be/oLHd2_KXFcM
Sushant
3 years ago
Great work! Congratulations to you and your team. One question though: Do the particles understand volume or there motion is pivotal?

Thanks is advance.
3 years ago
You guys are my idols, when is the release?!?
Jordan Carney
3 years ago
So, what this is (If i listened correctly), is a 3D particular effect? If this is so, i will use Element more than particular. Since it accepts OBJ files, i can create a 3D text in 3DS Max and export it to OBJ and put it into after effects, use Camera Tracker, and then lock it to a Null created on it, instead of going through the long process in The Bullet?
Karmafx
3 years ago
Looks great!
I think this tool has many creative uses.
I think this could achieve similar results to some of these pieces of motion graphics bypassing any 3d application.
http://vimeo.com/25186640
And you can experiment with the result in a more intuitive and interactive way, oriented at how the things look.
Joel
3 years ago
Looks epic! Hope its available for both PC and Mac or i am gonna get sad
    Simon Webb
    3 years ago
    as with all VC products, its an after effects product... cross platform plugin...
3 years ago
Hi, Andrew, freelancer from Israel. First of all, great plugin, really amazing. I'm waiting for smth like that for years. I thought in the beginning that Plexus would bring us that freedom, though to my opnion, it's too slow and obj import works reaaaally slow. Your implementation of objs looks amazing, BUT(!!!!) I really urge you to bring an implementation of obj sequences, like in Plexus, but better. Just like in Particular you sample an image from current time.This would be whole game changer. Just think of that. That's what people like me really need.
Once again, even without that feature, it still looks severely awesome. Cudos!!
3 years ago
Can Textures be imported into AE aswell???
3 years ago
Andrew - Very impressive looking plug-in. A big kudos to you and your staff for all of the hard work. I really look forward to utilizing this in our future productions.

If you're every free, I'd love to do a story on you.

Cheers,
Drew Geraci

The Washington Times
Karim Omran
3 years ago
I JUST LOVE IT :)) GREAT LOOK BRO !!
yello
3 years ago
Amazing it looks like the same style that's on the "Fringe" title sequence.
Keep doing your thing!!!
shadrach mensah
3 years ago
Just cant wait. just gets better and better
Chris
3 years ago
Opens so many dooors!
JoVaN
3 years ago
Keep-it up Andrew and we wont have to use 3Ds Max and Cinema4D
anymore :)...
Cant wait for this plugin!!!
    cheekylilbasterd
    3 years ago
    I wish dats was true, when was the last time you tried rigging a character in AE, a full blown character,no puppets. But I'm Sure it wont be long

Jaysun
3 years ago
No questions! Just want to say "Awesome"
Simon Thurman (UK)
3 years ago
Hi,

Looks very promising, two things I'm waiting to hear about,
1) can you apply a texture map to the particle.....say if you wanted to use it for debris etc... and for the animation part will you be including deflectors. All the best VC, your work is truley inspiring.
Tim Creed
3 years ago
Red Matter from 'Star Trek' is what I have in mind. Amazing stuff as always Andrew!
mktnet
3 years ago
This time Andrew Kramer did it for Real !!
Popov
3 years ago
slap..slap!..slap!

still slapping myself, seems i cannot wake up!
Popov
3 years ago
OMG

Real 3D in AE ?!?!?!



this is a dream... i mean, it has to be..
arm@g3ddon
3 years ago
WOW!!! i never seen anything like that. it simply the best :D
Nicolas
3 years ago
Just WOAW...
You're amazing
3 years ago
hi Andrew, just few questions about Element 3D :
1. is it different than the normality plugin and its tone mapping ?
2. can you consider the release of a demo version for Element 3D ?
Waysh
3 years ago
Andrew please, answer me at least with yes/no.

Are physics like the ones on RayFire or Reactor going to be possible? Collision?
    Spencer
    3 years ago
    In the video you can see that the meshes do not have collisions, and I didn't see any physics properties in the menu, but that would sure be nice!
    Waysh
    3 years ago
    Yes, this plug-in has so much potential! :X
3 years ago
Nice! You are a genius!! I am eager to see this working on my hands!
3 years ago
Hey, Andrew, and other VideoCopilot guys, will Element be available for Nuke, and also when will optical flares plugin be released for nuke ?
Bruce McLaren
3 years ago
Andrew this is absolutely brilliant, i have been waitng for a plugin to get 3D objects into AE without PS. Will there be any restrictions on the type, size and polycount of the objects. Will you also be able to apply UV mapping textures from say, Cinema 4D
3 years ago
THIS IS REALLY WICKED!!!
Mathieu Mauve
3 years ago
WOW ! Really awesome ! When I saw the first videos of the plug-in I thought "These guys at VC are crazy !" and now with that demo I think that I'm going crazy myself thinking of all the capabilities it will offer...
BTW, I have a simple question : How many polygons/triangles will be supported per object ?
syaf
3 years ago
i hope they will be morph options...from keyed out green screen vid to particles...thatd be awesome..
William
3 years ago
This is the coolest plug-in ever. When will it be out?
REYO
3 years ago
This Plugin is somewhat same as Normality Plugin and it is for FREE.
evan
3 years ago
hey andrew. first of all i love your tutorials, they're extremely helpful. i wouldnt even know what an expression is without your help, so thank you. also, element looks amazing, especially the concept of custom particles. i would absolutely love to have this plugin when it comes out, and i was wondering if you know what the price range will be, because im only 14 and my budget is a little tight, so i need to save up. thanks again.
-evan
Joe
3 years ago
Spectacular demo Andrew, as always. I'm wondering if the GPU can create / handle more particles as the onboard memory increases. I guess the question is, will you see significant performance gains with a bad mamma jamma card?
Deepak
3 years ago
(GURU G) It's a Hindi word for a Teacher,Master etc. So Guru G we are waiting for this plugin. will you plz tell me when will u release it. plz GURU G reply. And u know what sir, my institute teacher taught me how to use after effects, but u taught us how to play with after effects thanx a lot. Sir or (GURU G) plz tell me when will u release this plugin..m waiting for this plugin.
3 years ago
This is Revolution of AE. You did again since Optical Flare.
Congratulations! And Thank you for make this Plug-in.
Joash
3 years ago
This really inspire me to practice more in AE. Your a great inspiration. Continue sharing your talents. I hope sometime you have free tshirt of Video Copilot. haha

-Joash
Philippines
Jeff
3 years ago
Excited that this has both 3d geometry and image based particles, fresnel settings, real fog instead of BS work arounds, wireframe toggle, clean motion blur, noise is able to be keyframed, AE light integration, and independent reflections. Love your other products, but I don't have Particular because of cost, don't have 3d programs because of cost, except fiddling with Blender. I use AE every day and this will add some interest to any project. Keep up the good work.
3 years ago
Wow! That's more amazing than I initially thought it'd be!
It's going to bring lots of traffic to Video Copilot!

Andrew, you never cease to amaze me, I'm actually pretty jealous, haha...

Did you go to University? If so, what did you study?
I'm almost finished my last year at school, so next year I'll be at Uni. :)
Axel
3 years ago
I predict this will be VC's most successful product.
    Spencer
    3 years ago
    I agree with you on that!
Fern
3 years ago
Blurry Reflections would be an amazing addition to this plugin
    3 years ago
    You can achieve this look.
    @Fern Based on what I'm seeing at 11:07 in the video, I think all you have to do to get blurry reflections, is to add a blur effect directly to the Environment Layer.
    dr chaparre
    3 years ago
    what about blurring the environment?
    3 years ago
    can you use a precomp as the environment map? if so, you can even add Element in that comp and blur it so you can also fake the particles reflecting each other.
3 years ago
AMAZING. I am so impressed and excited by this. You and the VideoCopilot team have outdone your selves. Thank you. I will definitely be an early adopter. Thank you for bringing 3d to AE. We've actually had a video project on the self for a few years waiting for a way to make animated water droplets. All the Best.

Wen
Muhamed Isein
3 years ago
Can't wait to explore this plug-in. I just tried to recreate this: http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6159/comp10000001.jpg
but the plug-ig makes it soo easy and look goood :)
Kevin
3 years ago
I am ready to buy let me know when available, I see a lot of uses for this plugin. I have several other videocopilot plugs and stuff and use them a lot, the tutorials help also.
Waiting with credit card in hand,,,,lol
john
3 years ago
Hi Andrew sir...
how to make a TRANSFORMER MOVIE ROBOTS in 3D i know it's very tuf but sir u give me this information please...i am waiting for your answer ...
3 years ago
Man you done a very good job keep it up.

- would like to know if I can export the animated objects that created by Element back to 3D app ..

- Optical Flares and Element, will work together(Mean in 3d space).

- and Finally if I do matchmove and Take my HDR image, will be possible to use Element animation inside it to match the video

Sorry for My English I hope that my question clear enough

Best,
Anwar
3 years ago
WOW!!!!! I want it now :) ...or tomorrow...
Andrew: you and your team are just perfect...
Manny
3 years ago
Pretty Cool Andrew! I´m really looking forward to get my hands working on this...
TURAN
3 years ago
A super plug-in...
Merlin
3 years ago
This is fantastic speed for 3D rendering a great attribute for designers. Does element render at 1080p well and can you use texture maps?

Paul
Merlin Animation
Eric
3 years ago
A lot of talk about this product and we are all curious of course about the price but I am especially curious about the release date.

Andrew Kramer - The Man, the Myth, the Legend......do you have an estimated date of release?

Thanks,
Eric
Kirk Productions
Dishel
3 years ago
Andrew i love youuu!!!
thank you so much for all these tutorials, they had helped me a lot
Robert Thalheim
3 years ago
VCP Team! Awesome!
There came also more lightning options in CS 5.5 and I would not wonder if AE is getting much deeper in to 3D in the future. I will 100% sure buy this.

I imagine animating explosions with this, meaning blowing away walls etc. (with AE only crazy)
Fire is not really a 'particle', but is there something in development?
Eru
3 years ago
That looks so awsome guys, great work =D Where can i get it xD
TRKO
3 years ago
O_O This is God's plug-in !
Drew Pientka
3 years ago
Looks Amazing!!!
3 years ago
insane !!!

If something does not exsist, call Andrew Kramer.
3 years ago
Christ, this has blown me away, and will be purchased as soon as available. Great work by all the team, pushing the AE boundaries again, and making everyone raise their game. Can't wait!

Cheers!
Byrnee
Dave
3 years ago
This looks amazing and I have a lot of respect for the people who come up with these sort of products, but I'm not entirely sure what I would actually use it for. Looking forward to see some more useful real-world applications for this product.
3 years ago
I was wondering, that when u made the water particles, there was no transparency, or see through the behind particles through the Foreground Particles, as it happens in real 3D water particles. Is that level of Transparency or Refractivity possible in the plugin?
arry
3 years ago
WOW... this might not a videocopilot but videopilot..
Awzem..
Michael W
3 years ago
Oh my...halfway through I was grinning like a little kid! This is brilliant! You guys do fantastic work, I have nothing but confidence that this will blow everyone's mind.
brigimon
3 years ago
wow!!
this plugin is revolutionary!
this is really particular in 3d! amazing i can't wait to have it
    brigimon
    3 years ago
    actually it is more like trapcode form
3 years ago
This is the most exciting news I have received since I discovered recently that a guy in Perth (Australia) can make a driveable replica of the Batmobile Tumbler!!!

In all seriousness, if I understand this plug-in correctly, I will be able to easily incorporate 3D models I create in Maya into a scene in After Effects (which is MUCH easier to use!)

I am crap at Maya and find the animation side of it very difficult. I think this will help and I look forward to buying it SOON!!!

Thanks Andrew and team! This promises to be your best yet!

CS :)

PS: If this will do what I think it will, I will kiss you - and Sam too!!! (Despite REALLY not wanting to :)
urosh
3 years ago
If there is no "Best plugin award ever" somebody will have to invent it - for ELEMENTS. We all know what 3d rendering takes, so what you showed us is just beyond the boundaries of the "normal" particle rendering. My deepest respect guys.
holy
3 years ago
HOLY S*IT OMG, MOTHER ****** CANT WAIT FOR IT, OMG DUDE, HOLY
I WILL GET IT !!!!!!, THAT IS ONE OF MY MUST GET PLUGINS,YOU ARE MY GOD ANDREW KRAMER!! ;))
Dom S.
3 years ago
WOW...I almost cry !!
Fawaz
3 years ago
Plugins like this are going to bring new possibilities to the world of motion graphics. The way this plugin was designed will hopefully trigger other plugin manufactures to utilize some of the same methods to improving our speed by not slowing down our workflows.

This is very innovative and I am extremely thankful for Video Copilot actually creating plugins that are so desperately needed in AE.

I greatly appreciate this.
thom
3 years ago
i'll pay for this with my first child if i have do. amazed.
3 years ago
dear, Andrew Kramer

i got a couple of question like do your gpu have to be nivida or ati can this plugin work with intel based gpu like intel HD and will this plugin be like the acctual 3d program like im doing water in 3dsmax and if i save it as an obj file can i move it like in 3dsmax
Dayill
3 years ago
Looks really cool. I would love to see how you can incorporate this into a scene (i.e. these 3d objects floating all around a person). Not sure if that's possible, but if I see some sort of example/demo like that, I will buy it :)
andi
3 years ago
look slike a lot of fun
3 years ago
Amazing - i just ordered 2x gtx560(2gb) silent edition -

Andrew my bet is that you will be able to include raytracing in the materials for the next gen graphics cards
JollyIMU
3 years ago
Andrew, no words for the plugin to explain. Its the best to count with.

Thanks.
Cava
3 years ago
A powerful contribution to motion graphics's world. Congratulations to you and your team, Andrew. THANKS A LOT!!!
Riffy86
3 years ago
Oh man! Andrew, you have my creative juices flowing. Apple, orange and grape flavors. Can't wait for this plugin to drop!
Thanx so much for your involvement and innovative ideas!
Arley
3 years ago
SO GREAT!!!.. I'm crazy!!!... congratulations for all news alternatives that you show in your blog... many thanks!.. many many thanks!
Leon
3 years ago
looks awesome. will there be a option to import 3d models from other programs into the plugin? i cant even imagine the possibilities somthing like that would create ^^
3 years ago
I'm really looking forward to diving into this fantastic new plug-in. You are a very smart man Andrew. Keep up the good work. I will be buying the plugin soon.

Cheers
Theodor L
3 years ago
Wow - i'm blown away. This is just awesome.

I just have one question regarding one of the demonstrations - how do you make the background-layer? It's not just static but seems like a "3D room" if you get my point.

kind regards,

Theo
    Darrik
    3 years ago
    ya ive been looking around on how to find that. I hope AK shows us how in the first element tutorial
    Oliver
    3 years ago
    As he says, it's an HDRI image (light probe I think?) used for reflections. You can create your own with a nice camera and a chrome ball, or via softwares like HDRI-Studio, or even photoshop and most 3D programs.
    There are a few different kinds and stuff, but you can start by giving it a search, there's many free HDRI packs out there you can download and play with.
Blake S
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer is a genius! This the craziest and coolest thing I have ever seen! Please publish more!
Jason W.
3 years ago
Wait, I'm a little confused. Is this a stand alone plug-in where the particles are generated in AE with the help of Elements? Or do you need a 3D software program in conjunction with Elements in order for particles to be generated? Other than that, this looks like a fascinating and useful program.
Adrian
3 years ago
Hi.
Is there any chance to use more advanced material settings (or light settings) like DISPERSION or CAUSTICS? That would be awesome feature looking awesome:) Now i'am waiting for a presentation about animation in element, i'am very interested how it works. And one thing... did trapcode offerred you some ferrari's or bentley's for that plugin?;)
Cheers, and sorry for my eng.
Nana
3 years ago
Woooooo. Can't wait to torrent this.
ramesh rao
3 years ago
wow! u r awesome man, cool plugin!!
3 years ago
Andrew, that looks so good. It amazes me so much to see how you make tools that actually expand what we can do with After effects. So I'm grateful to you for that.

One QUESTION I have, since the plug-in cannot import sequences, would it be possible to import a lot of single objs of each "frame" of animation and generate the particles in sequence in the same XYZ position, thus generating an animation?
3 years ago
*Jaw on floor!!* this is looking sweeeeeeeet guys. Can't wait to see more
DAMIAN
3 years ago
WOW!! awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dante
3 years ago
OMG!!!!!!!!!!

awesome
3 years ago
So having said there's the ability to import your own obj. Could you use this plug in to simply modify and animate one particle like for instance a piece of text or logo?
Joe
3 years ago
A cool thing you should do, would be to allow bounce on a floor layer, and then be able to export the dynamic creation data or objects and place them back in a 3d package as baked anim or make it a rigid body. Then use that as a FX tool for both applications. I hear $$$ in the air. lol Awesome stuff and very revolutionary. Game Changer!
3 years ago
You people are gods.
Crush
3 years ago
Andrew,

Couldnt read through all the posts but what is your time table for release?
Head
3 years ago
YES! Yes I will marry you! You had me at ".obj"!
Crush
3 years ago
I see new titling for FRINGE coming with this plug-in. Way to show your value, Andrew!!!! Rock On, Dude!!!
Anish T Mohan
3 years ago
Guru Andrew Kramer
3 years ago
...

DUMBSTRUCK!
mac
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,
this looks awesome. I´m wondering how you can use Element in special effect shots!?!
Is there a physic-engine for creating chunks and debris with correct enviroment interaction or things like that??

Congrats! Keep it on AK!!
Greeting from germany!
    mac
    3 years ago
    PS: with element it is shurely possible to add 3D-texts and titles for compositing in AE or am I wrong?
3 years ago
This looks awesome!! And to do real time Reflections and Refractions is crazy!!
Great work!
Mohamad Ridhwan
3 years ago
Hey Andrew Kramer, I wonder if you could make tutorial on zbrush
Naz
3 years ago
This Looks Great.
3 years ago
My mouth is agape with awe and wonder!

1 - real 3D OBJ particles! OMG, so much potential (even without raytraced reflections (I'd be willing to bet we will see true 3D in After Effects soon)

2 - the Fog is a great feature. Similar to DigiEffects "Atmosphere". A great thing to use. Will this work with regular 3D layers or only those inside of Element?

3 - lighting effects and reflections will definitely come in handy for that natural look. Especially the Refraction effect!

Can't wait for this release and more tutorials!
    Oliver
    3 years ago
    AAND, will it be more than 150$?
    how much can you mess with the meshes and the 3D point data?
    will it have modular capabilities like mograph or will it be more for bigger amounts of particles like in particular?
    do they ever beta-test their products and if so, am I up to that?
    will it auto-update if I make any changes to the particle mesh in my 3D package or do you have to re-import it?
    will he be able of incorporating Sam loya into the tutorials for this?

    Aah.. I guess we've only seen 20% of what has to be seen to figure how powerfull can it really be. Specially regarding the animation which is the key of the plugin. I can sense this is gonna be much huge than just real-time-water-drop/debris-fly-throughs.

    Keep it up VC people!
3 years ago
hi!

looking good!

But i have a question:

Is that the 3D elements are reflected or refracted themselves?

Thanks for all !
nick
3 years ago
am i right in saying the better the graphics the better the performance? or is there a limit as to performance?

this could be great for 3d text. i think alot of people forget about team work. i dont use 3d programs but the cgi guys i work with do
Eric
3 years ago
I certainly am excited about this even with just that little demo! I wonder what this little baby will cost? Any estimates floating around?

I think we should start the "Let's make Andrew Kramer a millionaire overnight" campaign by getting After Effects folks from around the world buying this up the moment it is released. :)

I'm in.

Eric Kirk
Kirk Productions
Anthony H
3 years ago
Andrew- Will there be a glass preset?
Maxime Proulx
3 years ago
My mind had just been blown away! :O

Can't wait to try this plugin at work! :D

Thanks a lot Andrew for helping us with your amazing tools! :)
Steve
3 years ago
Is there any chance for a kind of inter-particle interaction? meaning can the particles bump into each other as they float around? looks amazing, btw....looking forward to more demos!
MARS
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Can I just add my two cents worth here.

YOU ROCK, MAN.

You showed the world and turned heads at how it should be done in terms of lens flares...
You showed the world how it should be done in terms of Tutorials...

and

Now you have done it again...with ELEMENT.

I hope that you will be remebered long after you have died...

Alex roman...does his name ring a bell...u know the guy that created the third and the seventh...his work has changed the Archviz scene forever...

Bright Photon has changed the world with his mystical and magical approach to motion graphics...

The list goes on and on...Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Cridiuck( i think thats his name ), you know the linux guy...

With Optical Flares and now Element, you have now joined the elite, purely for the one reason...and that is INNOVATION...

I wish you well with your plug in and i hope to buy it very soon and of coarse use it...

Yours Truly,
MARS
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for coming out with this. I hope your final release will include some tutorials for incorporating with Maya.
Thanks
Adamlewen
3 years ago
This looks amazing! Keep rocckin VideoCoPilot!
3 years ago
Such power! Such awesome power!
1428
3 years ago
shock and awe! and I fell on my knees
John
3 years ago
I SAW 'TEXT' :) I hate going into 3d apps just to render out a text animation...

Congrats to VCP team, I can see so many possibilities its making me go nuts.. Camera projection capabilities, Element morphing,.. better I don't get started. This is a real breakthrough in AE technology...

PS: Fresnal reflectiona and refraction in real-time... ORGASMIC!!!
3 years ago
If i had to imagine the plug in for AE that i would want above all others, this is it!

you always seam to have an uncanny ability of giveing AE uses exactly what they realy need.

fantastic work as ever by the VP team. cant wait to get my hands on element.

BTW is there any news on a release date?
3 years ago
So is it at all possible to make the 3d particles intersect with other 3d elements in the comp? That is one of the biggest gripes I've got with particular, having to cut up your layer to get particles in front and behind of an object.

That would be a very cool feature.
3 years ago
This looks sooooo AMAZING!!!!

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE PLUGIN FOR BOTH MOTIONGRAPHICS AND VFX!!

You can like the thing you showed for MG and you can import rocks for when you break stuff in with VFX!

amazing plugin andrew! Ill defo get this ASAP!!
islamoNET
3 years ago
MASTER ANDREW!
Plz what the minimum CPU config(duelCore or core2due or high )
and the RAM

plz MASTER ANDREW.
marcus
3 years ago
really cool
maybe in definitive version a graduated ramp in fog with 2 colors, as option will appear ?
islamoNET
3 years ago
AWESOME!
This is a real 3D ... o my GOD!
Realy the best.
Do not worry, because introduction is a great.
And my impression, of course, wonderful.
3 years ago
Can not wait for a play with this!! Now for the awkward questions... Can it do caustics?, Can it do real 3d smoke??
/\ Awesome /\ /\ Amazing /\

Gonna buy it anyway tho me thinks.
    Sampsomonium
    3 years ago
    I agree with this question...I doubt caustics will be enabled in this version but do you think caustics might be coming down the road?

    Also, I know you said only a set mesh(no animations) can be imported. Do you think in the future you might have a Morph feature similar to that or morph from 3ds Max? Allowing single meshes to morph into others or open doors for doing speech or something similar in after effects?

    Just curious...
RW
3 years ago
This looks amazing! It will change my work flow. I look forward to seeing how to integrate obj's into the plugin. Any chance of having transparancy on the 3d elements?
Also, what's the cost of the plugin :)
Garlock
3 years ago
Will element have any environmental interaction options? Similar to the wall or floor impact features in Trapcode Particular.

Will I be able to make things bounce?
3 years ago
Dope.

Definitely gonna buy.
zero_be
3 years ago
This is unhumanly AWESOME!!!!!
Magic
3 years ago
This is great Andrew, After Effects becoming heavier and heavier hehe ALL in ONE.
Marcello
3 years ago
wow this just blew after effects out the water!!!!!!! Adobe will soon want the services of the Video copilot team!!
Tobza
3 years ago
I have a ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series Graphics card with a Intel(R)Core(TM)2Duo CPU 3.10 GHZ Processor......Will my Computer run Element Smoothly?......Please Reply....I am thinking about buying it but i need to know if it will work
Enzo Lima
3 years ago
This is really cool! But the raytracing and reflection doesnt allow for other particles to show up? E.g. the particles dont reflect eachother?
Austin Omoria
3 years ago
Awesome!! I cant wait for the lauch!! Great work Andrew
poison
3 years ago
Adrew,
IT IS AWESOME !!!

Will the particles be able to have collision detection or smthng like that.
It would rock if some penetration prevention is implemented in it.

Anyways burning to see the rest of the explanation videos.
And the release date is ..... ?
Michiel
3 years ago
You're very excited when you'd create this in a 3D program, but it's pretty interesting when created in AE? Andrew... that's got to be the understatement of the year!!! This plugin is unbelievable!
Anthony
3 years ago
Sorry if I missed it, but what was the supported 3D model import formats?
3 years ago
Esta excelente,
saludos desde Lima- Perú
3 years ago
I hope this will be out soon, I will buy it.
3 years ago
wicked. can't wait!
3 years ago
I have never seen better tutorials!
Thank you Andrew and team. You have such an inspiring way of presenting your work. I hope I can afford "Elements". Genious solution...beyond words!
3 years ago
Andrew... really excited to see how this pushes everything forward. congrats man!
3 years ago
WOW simply unbelieveable...
3 years ago
Wow.. without a doubt one of the most creative people I have ever come across. I'm curious if this will have a 3d text function that can be manipulated? Really impressed..
Peter
3 years ago
You and your team just single-handedly changed the way we play the game. Mind Blown.
3 years ago
Andrew, you are Siiiiiiiick ! ! ! Did you say the ".obj" can be imported directly in?
3 years ago
Please, please, please make this for Nuke.
Mario
3 years ago
So amazing .... any idea of how much it will be ?
pepe
3 years ago
Can I do extruded texts in element?
titopte
3 years ago
i am interest if this would be released for nuke too in some near future?
congrats man.
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer sir ...

Can we preorder this bad boy or what :P

Looks SLICKTASTIC.

Looking forward to it, you're a wild boar.

Thanks.
zuza
3 years ago
this is going to be very useful plugin!
I'm a 3D generalist and ae/nuke compositor,
and I can tell you my friend this is going to be really good,
especially in today's demands of commercial industry when everything is needed to be done in a very short time and impossible deadlines, great work!
Jithin.k.s
3 years ago
Awesome,.......... you are the best...........
TASSAWII
3 years ago
great plugin.
but i think there is a problem that everyone knows in AE.i mean 3D text.so when i want to create a motion graphics animation using ELEMENT i can't includ extruded text.so 3D objects + non extruded text. i think ELEMENT better will be able to create 3D extruded text with all its featues (reflections,lighting,motion blur) .thanks andrew.
ForcePowerStudios
3 years ago
HO....LY.....CRAP.....
bravo
3 years ago
muy bueno todos sus totoriales; pero no entiendo el ingles
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, would this have been a more simpler way of achieving your 3d glass window smashing effect? Can't wait to buy it. You have a guaranteed first sail.
markee
3 years ago
wow... i like it dude....!!! very very great job....!!!
3 years ago
This is so awesome! I can't wait to get it! You all are the best at Videocopilot. Ok.. Its After Effects time with Andrew. Got to go.
3 years ago
As a 3D-artist myself for over 15 years now i have to say, this is awesome to be able to do a lot of stuff from inside the plugin inside AE, looking forward to more! :)
Jay H
3 years ago
this is
the Single most impressive product
from video-copilot .

GAME CHANGER !!!!
andrew just made multi million companies go

ruh rohh ( in scooby do voice)


your are by far the most innovative and game changing after effects artist ever !
John
3 years ago
THIS IS WHY I LOVE VC!!!!! Andrew if you need someone to wipe your desk i'll quit my job and go there :D
Anik
3 years ago
WOW WOW WOW!!! Very awesome. Can't wait to see more.
3 years ago
Andrew, this is utterly exceptional mate. Really.

With a development like this, I wonder if it's time to go inside at Adobe and help them FINALLY develop their own native, full feature set 3D app, which they desperately need to do at some stage to complete Creative Suite. Or, just buy C4D !

I was just wondering a couple of things:

- Will you be able to create individual particle geo by 'shattering' one, larger poly geo ?
- Are particle 'collisions' possible ?
- Will there be any faux physics sim features ?

Again Andrew, this really is an exceptional development for AE and possibly even represents a new paradigm for the program overall.

Take note Adobe - THIS is the kind of dev you should be doing.
3 years ago
Crazy awesome. This is a complete gamechanger.
Gabriel
3 years ago
Amazing AK! It looks so freaking good!
I second MadMike's question: will it be able to use maps?
3 years ago
Breathtaking. This is what happens when an excellent artist partners with some good folk to create the means of production.

Any hints on what month or day we should be looking for this to be available?

Whenever it is I hope your servers will be prepared for all the DL orders. LOL.
Dr_Stef
3 years ago
So u can do like normal 2d particles in this too right?
I mean.. who wants to now, but rlly haha.
Amazing. Just amazing!
kami
3 years ago
Wow,Perfect. Tanx a lot man ;-)
3 years ago
I wonder if there will be a way to use text as particles and be able to control them for actual 3D Text in AE...

The would be cool!
lucas
3 years ago
it will have a browser interface like optical flares?
MadMike
3 years ago
This tool looks mind blowing! As a 3d guy I was most impressed especially with the mesh noise. And it even has evolution slider!

Just one question though. Will it be possible to use maps for diferent material values such as bump, specular, color map?

Wish you best of luck and success with this tool
illd
3 years ago
Bazinga! The Waterdrops look excellent - this would take forever to render in a 3D app...
Jose Arrebola
3 years ago
It's an impressive work,

You make 3d rocks in After Effects, it's an impressive development for AE.

Keeps the good work !! and cheers to your family ..
Jorge Leal
3 years ago
EXCELLENT DUDE, JUST AWESOME!!!
Darrik
3 years ago
please someone tell me how he created the background so that it moves when the camera moves? cuz i dont think its a flat 2d layer...
Olivier-Mauritius
3 years ago
Wow...This is really cool..I just hope its as expensive as Red giant's plug in.. Will it be shipped or Download only like twitch?
3 years ago
I was wondering how long it would take before someone came out with an idea like this.
It's like Particular, Plexus, Invigorator, Youveelizer, and Normality all got it on and birthed Element.

Unfortunately my computer (laptop) has an integrated video chip card. I've got no open GL to speak of. I'm way overdue for an update, but I just don't want to spend the money on a new hardware when there is so much cool software out there.
dijiroro
3 years ago
Ouchhh ! it's not a plug in , it's a software. It looks so powerful.
During your video specially when you turn around the "rain" I'm remember another creation with Sam when he brokes the car glass. Maybe we could make that with this plug in now? ;)
please forgive my english
trick j
3 years ago
3d video copilot..

big mr kramer
well done m8.
3 years ago
Hi again, I have two questions.

Can I use Obj made by me?

You didn't say nothing about the depth of field, only the fog but not the Blur. What abaout that?

This Plug-in is gonna be HUGE-GREAT, etc
Facundo
3 years ago
I've already watched the demo and I'm kinda freezing crazy. This is so incredible and unespected to be real in 2011!!!
If I were Adobe people I've been ringing your bell to have a little chat about this plug in to include it in CS6!!!!
I deeply congratulate all VC staff for this amazing work. You are really out of this world!!
Djghost1133
3 years ago
This is just what i have been waiting for.
vicky
3 years ago
MIND BLOWING, ITS LIKE TRANSFORMERS,TRANSFORMING TO 3D
carolina
3 years ago
Awesome!! when do you say will be available?
Johnny
3 years ago
Hi Andrew!
This really looks awesome... Very revolutionary.
I have a couple of questions, hope you can answer them.
is reflection of other particles posible? I understand particles use a single 3D element but not pre-rendered...

And finaly, is posible shadows in other particles...

Hope you can answer this, im really exited about this plugin!
Peter
3 years ago
BAM ! this will rock AE.thats what i was allways looking for in AE. any information about the cost?
Esli Becerra
3 years ago
Ahhh! cant wait for it, all i have to say is jiz in my pants lol
Husse
3 years ago
Well that is looking pretty interesting. I manage to see the text option in the model pulldown. ;)
Can't wait to see what this pony can do when it comes to animation! It can seriously cut down time on certain projects instead of using Cinema like I do.
Good job Mr Magic Andrew sir.
emilio lpu
3 years ago
Sensacional man
3 years ago
nice i like it or should i say i love it,
3 years ago
Really cool...Thanks for the video Andrew
GOD
3 years ago
Andrew Kramer i salute you,

Ever since i created you i knew that you were going to revolutionize this program called "After Effect".
Amen.

~GOD (happyface)
if this is has good has it looks...it´s the greatest thing that has happened to after effects and its users.
Hyder Sheikh
3 years ago
Great job Andrew Thanks for the releasing new plug in
Shaun
3 years ago
Impressive. Always enjoy your products. You guys seem to outdo yourselves with every plug-in. Glad to hear it will be compatible with CS3.
Bijan
3 years ago
This is truly revolutionary Andrew. Great job man. Definitely look forward to purchasing this!
3 years ago
Nice work my boy
juliocorral
3 years ago
AWESOME!!! Really cool plugin again.
Michael J
3 years ago
Super cool plug-in Andrew
How do you make the sphere BG image for the envorinment???
    Erab
    3 years ago
    Holy crap michael jackson? your alive?!!!?!??!!! howwww???
an40us
3 years ago
awesome, can't wait!!!
3 years ago
I just thought of a feature that I think you might be able to implement fairly easily (if you haven’t already).You are already able to use noise to deform the mesh. What about some sort of image-based displacement modifier: letting users use an image’s luminance value to control the high/low points of the deform. It could even be animated and have the option to start it on a different frame.Even without this, the plugin still looks amazing.
Arijit Ghosh
3 years ago
Awesome stuff looking forward to its release…Hope its not as expensive as Plexus particle system which also have this option of importing .obj meshes
Arne
3 years ago
I will totaly buy it.
Can I do 3D text with it ?

nice work :)
Waysh
3 years ago
Hey AK,

I am wondering if element will have any physics like Reactor or RayFire, will collision effects be possible?
Stephen
3 years ago
Are you able to provide an approximate suggested retail price on this plug-in?
Hari
3 years ago
I am 3d generalist. This plugin will help for those who don't have 3d knowledge. It is much easier to use and straight forward. You don't have drop $4k to buy a 3d program. You can just use blender for free and create the necessary meshes for your project and export as obj and make use of this plugin.

I am not sure if this plugin can use .hdr or openexr files.
That would be great.

If this plugin can support obj sequence that would be fantastic. That a future feature to think about for Andrew and Team. That creates endless creative possibility and marketing capability for this plugin to be used industry wide.

Hari
    Oliver
    3 years ago
    As many have said here, obj sequence support would really take it to the next level, but I understand that is much more hardcore 3d than using only a static mesh.
    We still have to wait to see this baby in action (maybe the mesh can be distorted at will over time), but I already can think of ways of cheating to achieve the sequence thing (though also much slower).

    Anyway, I'm sure they've thought of this. Let's just hope the best from them, as always.
Arijit Ghosh
3 years ago
Awesome stuff looking forward to its release...Hope its not as expensive as Plexus particle system...
Timo
3 years ago
hmmm, my openGL has been turned off since september when i bought cs5, i thought it made AE crash...the adobe forums said to turn it off!!
    Hari
    3 years ago
    You have to have the right video card to support opengl. Probably you had a video card that was not supported by adobe.
    3 years ago
    OpenGL previewing in the AE comp view is completely different beast. The Element Plug-in accesses the OpenGL resources from within so you can turn AE comp openGL on or off.
3 years ago
THIS IS EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED IN A PLUG-IN. wow. Andrew Kramer, you are damned amazing! I can't wait!!!!! Thank you!!! :D
Eric
3 years ago
This is straight up beast, mad props to Andrew & the VC crew! This makes it so much easier to create an array of unique, full 3D effects, that were previously not achievable in AE.

One question, is there a way to add multiple "Element" plugins to one layer (or multiple layers) so that the geometry from the multiple plugins avoid collisions and cast reflections on to each other from all Element plugins enabled?

Also I assume that you could create 3D text in Maya, for example, and then stylize the text/ animate it through element?
Darrik
3 years ago
how do u make the background with that camera movement? cuz it doesnt look like a flat 2d layer
Basuru
3 years ago
what a plug in !!!
Thomas
3 years ago
OMG!!!
My socks blew off!!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Cris
3 years ago
I'm gonna use this plugin sooo much, looks VERY promising - amazing work, Andrew!

Question:
Will we only be able to render and animate (read: Particle World-ish animation) batch of 3D models, or will it be possible to fully animate a single 3D model?
Lawrence
3 years ago
This plugin looks AMAZING!
One thing that I don't understand is if you can have near realtime rendering on this product using the GPU, then why can't this be incorporated into 3ds max, C4d, blender?

Realtime GPU rendering is something that I would love to see in 3ds max!