Cookies & Cream

As I slowly emerge from the intense world of development, exciting things happening across the board. Our upcoming plug-in Element 3D, continues to render impressive images from within After Effects, like the one above. Things are definitely getting sweeter everyday.

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3 years ago
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418 Comments

2 months ago
Andrew, I did not see the Rigging button in E3D v2. I'm assuming its there for supporting JetStrike and other rigged models.
Edwin
1 year ago
I can see a lot of potential work on this. Can't you see dollars flowing in with every effects you make? Thank you so much Andrew, will definitely buy it.
Brandon Toy
2 years ago
More like cookies and Krame.
Christian
2 years ago
Hey man! When would this exciting plugin will be able to be purchased? I can't wait for Christmas.
And I have a question: do this plugin allows to generate more than cookies and cream; I mean like meatball with soup or something alike you know.
David
3 years ago
Can we get a preview how things are going this new awesome plug? We're desperate for a preview.
commer
3 years ago
this was very nice but when is the plug in going 2 be out. i have been waiting for a long time man.
notorious
3 years ago
This is the best website ever found..
this guy is the best.
PeteS
3 years ago
...waiting....
...still waiting...
am I better off looking into "mettle"?

All things being even..if they are, who knows, I'd rather buy from you since you as so generous with all your free tuts.

That being said, any word??
tehri
3 years ago
this is America, Xakt !! :))
this year and specially Christmas time, broke records concerning weapon business in USA !! (official FBI report)

Wonderful world !
3 years ago
TRULY believe in it!
But WHEN??
3 years ago
LOST
all my respect for A.Kramer!
Only Bombs, Grenades, Explosions & Guns since month.

.....he's in the army now?!
Joe
3 years ago
I don't believe this actually exists - is perhaps a drawn-out April Fool's Day joke...
    Evan
    3 years ago
    All I would like as a loyal vcp fan is a new eta
aaron
3 years ago
PRE-sales???? I'd pay 500$ for that!!
nice looking stuff!
soheil_2034
3 years ago
Nice Body I love ur fans
Tomas
3 years ago
The first expected release was "august, maybe early september", not 1st Dec ...

If Andrew is not going to release Element soon, he will loose a lot of reputation, I think.
To make Element available on older graphic cards couldnt be the reason for the delay. Why all the others have to wait for this?
tehri
3 years ago
Displacement mapping magic world !!!! ; )
tehri
3 years ago
It's my turn to agree with you, Evan ;)
At first i didn't want to give David's post answer, precisely to "calm down" as he said, but i wasn't agreeing with his thought... nobody here is "being rude" etc, or "acting like..." etc !! we're all here complete respectful for Andrew and the staff !
And yes, VCP is a worldwide site for AE tuts... BUT also a full worldwide business company, and it's just our simple rights to ask just some news, words, about one MAJOR product which has been announced by that Company, and that's all... no more, no less.

Personnaly, now, i'm close to think just like D.Witherow, on 25th november's post... meaning that i'dn't be surprise to find Element3D coming inside next AE release !... Andrew said "no way"... we'll see... ; ))
    Evan
    3 years ago
    Agreed, once again. Just a heads up, I am still hoping for Element, but just a fyi in the meantime: I just picked up Mettle shapeshifter for Mac, which was just released!
    Evan
    3 years ago
    Actually it's called freeform, similar but not shapeshifter- it has no extrusion....thought it was a package deal, guess they are separate softwares..... The wait continues ;(
tehri
3 years ago
Hello Andrew

On 18th of November i was friendly joking about all those guys waiting for that plugin just like if they were waiting for The Grall... but, however, really i don't understand, as everybody here, this complete silence from VCP and you...

I said in a cool way, but it'd be a kind of respect for us, at least to give now even a short report about that unexpected delay in regard of what you announced...
We won't "blame" you, etc, but so many of your followers would at least to know what's happening, "what's up", with that plugin, instead of that silence !!!
Mainly here, we don't care so much to see Sam Loya with a gun, or bimbos with smoke effects !!...
Serioustly, Andrew, what we want, what we'd appreciate now, would be just some information about that plugin... could you do this, please... ; ))

I wish you a very happy new year, Andrew.

Best regards.
    Evan
    3 years ago
    I agree Tehri, any update would be greatly appreciated! I read that it was gonna be out before december 1st, and I was excited to use it for freelance projects over break. I am not upset, more curious and really hoping it is still coming. This website rules and the plugin looks great. I am just wondering what's with the silent treatment on element 3-D? Anyways, thanks for everything as always, I love your site and know that you work hard. Hope your holidays were great man.
    Mohammad Bilal
    3 years ago
    he would never reply and we will see again some sam loya video
    David
    3 years ago
    Okay, calm down. Yes, we're excited for the plug-in, but this is his website and his plug-in that he's releasing. Not ours. He'll do what he wants, and we just have to be patient. Meanwhile, we can enjoy any videos he does make with Sam Loya, as Element isn't the only thing that Video Copilot deals with. Stop being rude, and get on with your lives. Stop acting like it's your right to have Element.
    Evan
    3 years ago
    @David, quit being so defensive man. I don't think my comment was that rude, at all. if he wan't charging for the plug-in I would agree with what you're saying but this is a business, and customers have the right to be curious about a release date or update about a announced product. He said it would be released before dec 1st, so I think we are being patient, it's January 5th and there wasn't even a update saying it was not going to be out well after December. Don't be confused, this site is a business.
bilal
3 years ago
Andrew promised it will be before 2011.............
he lied :D
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    Get your facts right, Bilal - Andrew never promised anything (wise man), and certainly not 'before 2011'. Having said that, I share everyone's frustration at the major delay and lack of updates as to a launch time (subtle hint, Andrew?)... Happy New Year to the Video Copilot community :)
    bilal
    3 years ago
    Andrew Kramer October 7th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm
    I will have official next week. Definitely this year and before Dec.

    this is what he said
    its close to a promise :D
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    Like I said - not a promise.
    We're all just gonna have to be patient... but if it doesn't launch soon, very soon - I think Video Copilot may lose some of its loyal followers. We'll see...
    Daniel
    3 years ago
    Gary, come on, pretty lame way to try and get an update. Doubt anyone will fall for that. Whomever was looking forward to this plugin will buy it in 3 months time. Such nonsense :)
    Mikeof7
    3 years ago
    I will still hold off on buying the other plug-in seemingly similar to Element 3D. Andrew prices his products within reach of most and they're usually, if not always, better.
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    @Daniel
    No need for the 'such nonsense' mate. We're all entitled to our opinions on here. Go back through these comments and you will see that quite a few are fairly unhappy with the lack of information coming from Video Copilot on any release date for Element. So my comment was an observation, not 'a lame way to get an update' as you put it.
    Cheers.
3 years ago
this would be perfect for my website! any update on the plugin release?
3 years ago
being disappointed & sad..... :-(

Only one question left:
Hey, what's up?
3 years ago
we needs an update for our precioussss plugin, master Kramer... :)
3 years ago
Hello! Any news on on this? I need the heat!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
D-Day
3 years ago
I know, this is what I wanted my girl to get me for xmas. It's a sad day in Toy Land.
Lane
3 years ago
Andrew ... an update PLEASE! We're dying out here waiting! :-)

I need a place to spend my Christmas money before it burns an AE hole in my wallet!

BTW ... Merry Christmas/Happy New Year to you, your precious family and the entire VideoCopilot family!
Raja Pandian
3 years ago
I keep crackin my brain about the look and feel of Element 3D...It would be great if updates regardin the product are posted here...Andrew, we are very eager to hear from you...
3 years ago
very beautiful.
Steven
3 years ago
Hope this isn't in development until early april.. it already seems too good to be true!!!

:S
Toby
3 years ago
I have literally got Element 3D Ants, all up inside my pants....

I hope we can get our little hands on it soon!!!

Thanks Andrew!!
Thomas
3 years ago
@Rusty

Ohh me too - the daily clickrate on VCP must be through the roof these days :)
Rusty Shackleford
3 years ago
I've literally been checking VCP everyday twice a day(who am I kidding, more like 10 times...) since this post to see if there's an update for Element.

Dear Santa,

For Christmas this year, I'd like to see Element 3D released so I can buy it with my Christmas money.

Sincerely, Rusty.
3 years ago
Hello
Your work is very good and I began working with the Aftr
effects And work with you and watch your site, I found more interest
Christoffer
3 years ago
Will you be able to change the texture of obj files, opacity and so on, like with the "water drop" demo a while ago?
If so, can you edit the "milk" in this to "water" if you like, within AE?
Karl
3 years ago
3D displacement on translucent fluids with dof n carp would be ausum
Lester
3 years ago
Also wondering about it's sequenced mesh files compatibility. Like a(n) .OBJ sequence, as mentioned already. If not through it in the mix! I figure that your silence on this subject means you are adding it to the long list of features, since you always seem to think of everything for your finished products.
3 years ago
Oh, BTW, really curious if that Realflow object in the shot is a sequence or just a single obj file? Maybe it was discussed somewhere in the comments already but will Element have the ability to import obj sequences?
3 years ago
I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am for Element!!!
Christoffer
3 years ago
Will the GeForce GTX580 3Gb work alright to render out this stuff? I'm super excited, but what about release date? Next year?
Jordi Beijen from Venlo the Netherlands!
3 years ago
Hello Andrew.

I was thinking the other day,
About the possibilities of Element 3D.
It gave me a headache so to speak.
But one thing is confusing me.
Is it possible to adjust your 3D objects in after effects,
after rending it?

Kind regards.
Jordi Beijen

PS.

I really respect you motivation in the A.E community.
I have learnt allot sins watching Video-co pilot,
and many subjects that i have learnt here has been coming back in my school objects.
(I am at a school of audio and visual.)
3 years ago
Thanks very much for the response, Andrew. I'll bet Adobe are working on something similar, but then again, they know you're doing it and with you and your team's record for hitting the (sure) target when it comes to quality products that are easy to use, why would they bother? I doubt a specific plug-in has ever had the anticipation for it that Element has and I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.

Thanks so much for all the products, presets and tutorials (oh my, etc.)!
Darren Evans
3 years ago
Thanks for clearing that up Andrew. And thanks for the update for that matter. Been happy to wait for this but the number of jobs I've been doing thinking how much greater and easier they'd be with this is starting to eat me up a bit now:) One things for sure, we're really going to appreciate this more after all this teasing!
TripleD
3 years ago
I too am thinking it got bought up maybe by Adobe or someone else. Totally bummed because I can't afford more than $150 this year. And if we have to buy CS6 upgrade could be $400 instead. Man dude you had us going.
Aamir
3 years ago
It's going to be December in 2 days , WHERE"S ELEMENT!!!!!
Bhang
3 years ago
Nice !!! Like everyone else here. Release date and $$ PLEASE ! This plugin looks incredible ! I take it you know how many people have been wanting this ability inside of AE ! very very cool !
3 years ago
I wonder if this is taking so long because Adobe are buying it from Andrew to put in CS6? They do seem to like finding the latest cool plugin for a built-in headliner in a new version; Toon in CS4, Rotobrush in CS5, Warp Stabalizer in CS5.5, maybe Element 3D in CS6 - it's the thing that everyone wants. With Trapcode Form 2 recently out and ShapeShifter too (probably a couple of others also), it seems to be that integration of true 3D into AE is what the game is currently about. Seems to me that Andrew's offering is the best of the bunch, so I would be surprised if Adobe haven't been taking notice too. CS6 isn't far off ...
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    Yeah Dominic, I think you're spot on, mate - it's great for Andrew and VCP, but would mean yet more wait time for us. It would put lots of loyal VCP fans offside. So, I hope VCP releases it as planned, first - then Adobe can grab it if it wants. Time (which is running out, judging from reactions here) will tell... :)
    3 years ago
    We are not licensing our tech to Adobe. We are charging through some features for our render engine that have to be hand-coded to work with older hardware so that people can use some older cards like the 8000 series.
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    Hey Andrew - thank heaps for that clear-up. It's so good to know it'll be a VCP product, and we all know it'll blast our socks off and be worth the wait :) The weight of the wait is killing us, though. No pressure, then! ;)
piyush
3 years ago
m so eagrly waiting for dis tut. :)
great vfx andrew :)
Luke
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

This looks to be a great plug-in, something that AE has needed in a long time. Any ideas on what price estimates are for this plug-in. So I can tell Santa Claus how far his bank balance has to stretch this year. Would it be around the same region for Optical Flares?
omma
3 years ago
Very exciting indeed, you guys are genius, pure genius!!
Denny
3 years ago
is this an plugin for after effect that u can model en make 3d object? and rendering?? dont really understand but it sound awesome!
Gary Bird
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

You say: '...So, can you use Element 3D to render 3D text and logos? You better FREAKING BELIEVE IT! And its pretty sweet too...', but (and this is the million dollar question): Can it CREATE 3D text, logos, objects, from 2D artwork, shapes, masks or AE's own text, like ShapeShifter can?? You've already sold me & thousands of others, but this would be the icing on the cake!
    simon
    3 years ago
    not sure if this answers ur question, but he said it does "extrude things". I'm pretty sure that's what it would mean...
    Gary Bird
    3 years ago
    Thanks Simon. If it does, then I'd be very happy :) As per my post above @eshep12 and @Eric: Ive been using ShapeShifter since its release, and though excellent it doesnt integrate too well with AEs 3d objects, cameras and lights, and cannot cast shadows on objects other than itself major downside. Heres some stuff Ive done in it:
    http://vimeo.com/user8751382/videos
    E3D, WHEN released (!) should hopefully do lots more than this :) Cheers.
Zack
3 years ago
Andrew, I know you are working hard on the plug in (which is awesome!), but man, it's been 3 weeks since we last heard from you. Dude, the anticipation is eating me alive. Please, update soon!!!
    Waited Long
    3 years ago
    The anticipation already ate me alive! All that's left are my hands to be able to write this comment in honor of the fact that Andrew is making us wait long enough to be able to learn intermediate 'Taekwondo' being a beginner! I know it doesn't make sense but that's what happens when people like me losses their sense of senses waiting for Video CoPilot updates......STILL WAITING!
3 years ago
This means that we can use 3D Camera Tracking and use Element to put 3D objects using After Effects? Can Element support real time shadows using AE lights?
Lyndon Alaverz
3 years ago
It's quite around here... a little too quite :)
Corey
3 years ago
So you can't CREATE 3D objects in Element? You can only import from outside programs such as 3D Max? Just not quite understanding what this plug in does, but I'm still quite excited for it.
    john
    3 years ago
    Corey, it seems that actually you can only use 3D objets from outside programs BUT Andrew said the final version will include many objects ready to use in element
    Shadow Dancer
    3 years ago
    4 example instead of importing a liquid simulation from RF to a expensive program like Maya, Max, etc. And take a hell of time to render (specially Mental Ray) and then export it to AE, you directly export that in AE and render it with element. It is awesome. It saves MUCH time 4 3D designers like me.
Andres Ayala
3 years ago
Andrew you should at least keep in touch with all your fans and the VC community. it's been more than a month since your last tweet and i'm not even talking about your last post/tutorial/comment... You became a god for all of us, we AE lovers, but now it seems like you don't care'bout this blog...you know for sure, how many visitors the website has per day, and you could take only 1min to post a "Hi". Shame on you. Ok, just kidding, but we miss you.
Jay Rod
3 years ago
OMG I know imma get this.
But I wanna see more tutorials.
Come on Andrew. I know you're busy.
But you've always had something amazing that we could all do with after effects :D
Bart
3 years ago
Andrew Kremer - Wanted by VC community:)))))))
nyrlok
3 years ago
hey andrew!
you are simply great! can you please make a tutorial of real flow. it would be great if you manage to do that
tehri
3 years ago
But, Friends... BE PATIENT !!!!!!!!!!
Computer is not all life... go and walk among forest, river, mountain... enjoy women and love... etc etc ! why being so in a hurry... it'll come, for sure, and then it'll be big fun for us... and Andrew...

(v)
    mookie
    3 years ago
    I'm also interested in the ShapeShifter AE differences. And to Shadow Dancer...please watch the offensive potty-mouth.
    "Thoughtful commenting" is encouraged. The After Effects community doesn't talk like that.
    Shadow Dancer
    3 years ago
    WoW! How Beautiful! Forest! Play with bears and lions, even racing with tigers! Swimming with sharks, falling from mountains. Yea. It's nice!
    mookie
    3 years ago
    See Shadow...doesn't that feel better?
    Now when in the heck is this awesome plug-in going to be released!
    I can't wait :^)
    Bart
    3 years ago
    Shadow Dancer, thank you)))))))))) good post, funny))) I laughed a lot))))) the way how you describe how one could spend its time in the forest in the company of "wild friends" is original))))))
    But Where is Andrew anyway?)))
eshep12
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,
What's the difference between Element and Mettles ShapeShifter AE? Besides Element possibly being less expensive.
    Eric
    3 years ago
    Well, I sure hope Element is different because I already purchase Shapeshifter. I'm hoping for more capability. In Andrews first look at E3D, seems it has a substantially different capability than Shapeshifter providing yet another fantastic tool for the kit.
    Gazbaz
    3 years ago
    @eshep12 and @Eric: I've been using ShapeShifter since its release, and though excellent it doesn't integrate too well with AE's 3d objects, cameras and lights, and cannot cast shadows on objects other than itself - major downside. Here's some stuff I've done in it:
    http://vimeo.com/user8751382/videos
    E3D, WHEN released (!) should hopefully do lots more than this :)
    Eric
    3 years ago
    Gazbaz, thanks for the feedback. Just came back to check and saw your note. I looked at a couple of your vidoes, love the Plug It In video. Would like to know how to do that with the fill. I am very much looking for E3D for sure as well! Eric
    eshep12
    3 years ago
    @Gazbaz thanks for the info. I'll wait for Element 3D. Checked out your link...well done sir.
shibin
3 years ago
andrew i cant wait pls................
Gem
3 years ago
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooored now :( ... I miss my CoPilot :) ...
Dmitriy
3 years ago
videocopilot is dieing?
    Darren
    3 years ago
    It ain't dying.....just taking a break :)
omer
3 years ago
Do all of the plug-ins ny video copilot work on cs5.5?
(opticle flares)
    Eric
    3 years ago
    I have been using CS5.5 since it came out with no problems from any of the plugins. I have Optical Flares among the many VC plugins. Works fine. Buy CS5.5 :) Eric
    Ryan
    3 years ago
    We have optical flares on a brand new, maxed out mac pro with CS5.5 - and it crashes AE on occasion...
3 years ago
Nothing wrong with cookies and cream guys! let's have some more!
walter
3 years ago
Andrew should be preparing a big surprise.
And making us crazy for waiting 3D Element.
At least do smoke signal ... lol
Django
3 years ago
Why does it take so long for the New Tutorials :(
i can't wait any longer...
Darren
3 years ago
All is quiet......Andrew must be busy.....
    WAITING
    3 years ago
    I think something huge, humongous, unbelievably enormous and mind-blowing, tongue-rolling, eye-popping and heart-bursting SURPRISE is waiting for us! The more we wait the more surprising the surprise will be! Right guys??? ;p
    AE crazy
    3 years ago
    I agree with you Django!!!.... or... that is what i HOPE! I CAN'T WAIT!! :D
The real smithy
3 years ago
People learn patience, writing programs takes time. Even at final stages. Plus he might be doing other work like for jj Abraham's or something.
Nitin
3 years ago
*300
i am Eagerly waiting for that
Karan Maisheri
3 years ago
Same here When is the plugin going to b released any fix dates ???
    Defense
    3 years ago
    I am SURE he will will us know ALL as soon as he can :D I think he is as excited as we are about this :D Just give the poor guy time
andrew sipes
3 years ago
come on kramer. its been 16 days! just post something! i don't care if you its a video of you with a kitten dropping by to say hi, just post!
As always another great tutorial for this great site, thank you very much again
bairav
3 years ago
hi andrew,

when is it releasing...???
    asdsad
    3 years ago
    Andrew is on vocation because this gave him a nervous breakdown haven't you heard
3 years ago
amazing video/effects!
Thanks!
Darren
3 years ago
There's so many features this is starting to look quite daunting to get to grips with, there looks to be so much to it. I'd be more than happy to have it released it as it stands, as long as it works, and then have you release an update with any new features you're trying to incorporate.
We'd have plenty to be going on with!
Alessandro Leoni
3 years ago
The waiting is killing me... we wait for weeks new material and after a couple hours of enjoiment we must wait for many more weeks... it's like having sex only on 29th october....

Hope nothing bad happened to you or your family

Peace and love
Alex
    redinou
    3 years ago
    Hope nothing bad happened to you or your family
    sorry but this is the most stupid thing i read here... Just because have no update?...
    Guys, he have family, he have work also. if you want update check his twitter or Facebook. Or just go out and try out something by yourself...
    Alessandro Leoni
    3 years ago
    redinou, no comment

    1 your comment is offensive.

    2 I only want to know how the work progress.

    3 I didn't say anything bad about him or his family.

    4 Who are you? Andrew Kramer's bodyguard? "I will always love you", like Kevin Bacon in that movie of the nineties...

    Peace
    3 years ago
    I'm at that weird part of the internet again...
    Chris Francis
    3 years ago
    hey Alessandro you over excited get a life dude! if you want more tutorial go to youtube there's more tutorial there... your whining like a freakin baby!..
Jay Vyas
3 years ago
jst tell us wen d new tutorial will com.....
bcz v all r jst waiting waiting waiting n waiting......
nw jst tell me d date.....com on m missiinnggg ur "jokes"
Jadeon
3 years ago
SWEET! Can't wait, man.

One question, will we be able to animate models in this? Keyframe bones and such?
    simon
    3 years ago
    I doubt it very much
Isac Newton
3 years ago
Yes ?
    Gottfried Leibniz
    3 years ago
    You're not so smart Newton, I invented Calculus first! And my notation is better!
Andrew
3 years ago
I'm starting to think Element is some sort of elaborate hoax designed to drive people mad with anticipation.

AK: any update? Even if its just a note to say if the release time frame is still the same.
WAITING
3 years ago
>FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION<
Some one very intelligent once said that.
ANDREW, when you post stuff(do the 'action') the equal reaction for us is we get excited and happy and get to learn a lot of new stuff and.......
So PLEASE hurry up before my (our) brain gets reacted with iron and get rusty! ;D
    TJ
    3 years ago
    Isaac Newton, smartass
    WAITING
    3 years ago
    Dude,I am not that stupid, OK? Even my cat knows that it's Newton! Otherwise how on earth would I even know that? See, people are going crazy due to Video CoPilots silence!!!
3 years ago
wow i just love these elements ;)
Shadow Dancer
3 years ago
Is Andrew OK?! I'm worried about him! I mean ... I'm confused! Holy Carp! Where the heck are you Andrew!?
vitalis
3 years ago
O man...that this mean that we can now just model things in 3d software then do the lights and posts in AE? T.H.A.T...I.S...A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Daniel
3 years ago
Andrew is becoming a business man.. he is posting 1 time in 3 weeks time!!
guest
3 years ago
holy ship, its amazing,its as realistic as fryrender,cant wait to see more
sing
3 years ago
it is so boring!!!!!
    Anonymous
    3 years ago
    I disagree.
element
3 years ago
Andrew is dead ??? xhere is the tutorial of the week hummm
    simon
    3 years ago
    apparently so.... but let's hope they can resuscitate him very VERY quickly.... :)
Paul
3 years ago
Does it support .obj sequences or .bin sequences (natice Realflow) so I could use my Realflow simulations in After Effects or can I only use single frames?
simon
3 years ago
well, we're in a new week, and still nothing new at all on this website.... :( please hurry Andrew... :)
Shadow Dancer
3 years ago
Sleep! Zzzzz! No updates .....
3 years ago
That is so marvelous, thinking to have one for mine ~
Abhishek Kundu
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, I am really waiting for Elements....
I request Andrew if you can put up some more 3D tutorials....
Like growing plant or flower, formation of buildings or 3D city, liquid simulation... which you can mostly see in commercials...

these are some quite complicated examples.... and tips and tricks about this are tough to get...

I request if you can give us some overview....
3 years ago
We can't really wait for this , this is the most awesome plugin next to optical flare you never stop to amaze us more power to videocopilot :)
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, will Element eventually be able to import a OBJ sequence.
So you could import a real flow sim in to AE for quick render.
Jay
3 years ago
Hej Andrew

Is it possible to sign up for an email for product release?

Cheers

Jay
Austin
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, I think you have wet our appetite enough. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaase when is it coming out? so we can start doing things. Design concepts are already floodin the minds of people.

Thank you man!!
the russian
3 years ago
wake up from your asleep! plugin have must I, will trade soviet for missile.

no but seriously, when A?
nazmi
3 years ago
dear andrew,please tell me it is coming up soon ,i cant wait! =/
William
3 years ago
My girlfriend wants to know what I want for Christmas. I want THIS but it's not out yet. Get on it!
    3 years ago
    +1 ;)
AACJenius
3 years ago
This looks more like Maltesers and Cream!
JAKESS
3 years ago
APART FROM REAL FLOW, CAN ELEMENTS RENDER 3D OBJECTS FROM MAYA OR 3DS MAX AS WELL?
sing
3 years ago
Long time no update!
3 years ago
I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!! I look at this every single day, and dream of the day of the release of Element3D every night.
Daluz
3 years ago
Ok. If you didnt get it just check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElY30rzEeig
Daluz
3 years ago
From 90' MTV..Queensryche..IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?
Hey Andrew can we still wait for some update or the 2012 came earlier for ya? rsrsrsrsrs.
I just cant wait!
Ferret73
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, Hope you're doing well! I can't imagine how busy you must be. You've been off line for a while, hope you are getting some family time in, you deserve it. Thanks for producing these awesome products & tuts. All the best for you and your family. Love your work.
Mehmet
3 years ago
A tutorial,tutorial,tutorial...; )
Pixel Gobbler
3 years ago
Can we please have a release date, price and info on how long renders take on your system specs. A short clip showing workflow would be cool. I have a BIG project coming up and I am just creaming large to get my hand on this.
Buca
3 years ago
Would this plug-in also have physics and could I import textured models, and if I can, is it possible to add "bumping" and other things to the texture?
Steven
3 years ago
Looks very nice!!

But im wondering, will the fluid simulation work (self) Collisions ?

Damnnn can't wait for it!

cheers,
3 years ago
Hey, will Elements 3D be acctually in the 3D space or will the objects together with light information be projected on to the 2D plane (as for example cc Sphere)?
mild
3 years ago
Very nice.so beautiful picture!
xandercorp
3 years ago
Those look sweet enough to eat... Nom nom nom.
Ivander
3 years ago
Andrew,

About the DOF in the image; Does Element 3D generate a z-depth pass and you blur the image using an external effect? Or does Element 3D has it's own built-in Bokeh filter?
cuz that would be amazing...
Mike
3 years ago
Will Element 3D be released with AK announcing it live with black turtle neck, jeans, and tennis shoes...complete with giant screen/green screen?
Dave
3 years ago
I think we'll all cookies 'n cream ourselves once this plugin is released... Any way we could get a hold of a beta version soon? (would pay full price)
Alessandro Leoni
3 years ago
It's time for some news, your site keep giving me a script error, I mailed your service but nothing happened, it still makes my firefox freeze. I have to keep your site closed, I keep coming here to see if there's news and it's frustrating.

Do you have a newsletter? I wish you could warn us when there's new material on the site.

Can't wait to use elements. Can't wait to see your new tutorials.

Thank you AK for everything you do, you are a sorta of a model (not a fashion model! lol) for me. Keep it on!

Regards
AL from Switzerland
Joseph
3 years ago
VC is the best, once again you got us all anxious to see whats coming up...
teresa
3 years ago
I look forward to its appearance
Barry
3 years ago
I would be great to see some bigger pics when you click on them
romain
3 years ago
Wow, so beautiful picture!
I want to drink one now!
3 years ago
its great thanks (:
3 years ago
Everybody chant AN-DREW!! AN-DREW!! AN-DREW!! AN-DREW!! This is exactly what I've been waiting for to take things to the next level and its right on time. I've put in some serious hours with C4D after Andrew became very busy and this is the answer to all of my shortcomings.

Im talking 3D objects from particles that reflect! Some serious HDR usage in AE with a bit of AMBIENT OCCLUSION going on... Andrew your the guy ;-)
3 years ago
hola maestro kramer me gusta su creatividad sigue adelante
3 years ago
I seriously need to know when this is coming out. There are so many things i can use this for especially helping me make my marketing videos for the company I work for. We have purchased all of you products... (Optical Flares, Action Essentials 1 & 2, Twitch, ect.) This one is leaps and bound of something I have been waiting for for a long time. It's going to change so many things I can do with my videos and really help putting my .OBJ Diamond models and seeing real time render instead of waiting for VRay to finish it's thing before I see my final piece... On top of that, it makes animating a scene that much easier and less time consuming.
Akiim Reid Ado
3 years ago
Andrew u got da world in a total lock down with this.
when will the tuts of this cool flow and element drop precisely?. I can't wait it's end of the year already. CHEERS!!!!!
DoctorX
3 years ago
Andrew, you're the funniest, most successful guy I've ever seen in this field. I'm buying all the video-copilot plug-ins (one by one) and I hope this one gets out soon.
Best of luck from Egypt!
3 years ago
and here I was hoping elements could do metaballs. Elements really SHOULD do metaballs, ya know ;)
    3 years ago
    what are metaballs? I know about metalballs and even meatballs
    3 years ago
    metaballs are pretty awesome. basically they are like balls that morph together when they get close to each other, much like liquid. Think about the t-1000 in terminator 2 morphing back together when it gets shattered.

    If this plug in could do meta-balls, it could fake liquid interactions and make an image much like this without requiring real flow to generate an OBJ. there are some examples on the 'google' and yooToob.

    Seriously though Andrew, think about it. you could turn the awesomeness of Element form 11 up to 12!!

    "brace you self for 12, all hands on deck"
Alex
3 years ago
Another thing for my "Must buy"-list!
To
3 years ago
Is project "OF for nuke" alive? Or we should forget it?
Alan
3 years ago
when will element 3d be released & what about the pricing
    OddWord
    3 years ago
    @Alan - It will be out this year & cost about $150
3 years ago
Kramer,

About how much is this new thing for my computer, that I must have to make money for the house, gonna cost? I hate to start hiding money from the wife; but I will.
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, You should be very proud of the work you are doing. There are many visual effects artists including myself who wouldn't have a clue without the great team who built Video Copilot. The site really lives up to the name and I'm really on the edge of my seat for Element 3D. - Kurt R.
Shadow Dancer
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, what's up?!
QuestionS!!!
In video i saw Element just emit 1 object, so what should we do when we want to emit multiple objects with element?
The answer is easy, Make 2 Elements!! But what about collision?! Does element support it?
jack7685
3 years ago
cool...
LetsDRAWCow
3 years ago
After effects must lag hell alot when its realtime and this thing going on whit 100000000000000 particles, but great render, like holy cow!
Fernando
3 years ago
Impresionante, francamente. Estoy ansioso por verlo :)
Aditya
3 years ago
Great work Andrew!
I had a question though,

Can we set the lights and shadows up for the 3D rendering using the plugin and will the plugin feature a 3D viewer to examine the scene etc. !?

BTW's i hope you remember about the SWAT tutorial which you were going to do a long time ago ...!
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

so, for my better understanding: I have to work within a 3D Program and animate Real Flow. Then i import the data in After Effects to continue work with it inside of AE via Element? Or is it just to render the data in AE?

Thx!
Jordan Canrey
3 years ago
Can you release a Demo? XD
Raf777
3 years ago
#200
You are the best
daha
3 years ago
we need an image sequence or .mov! :)
Adriano
3 years ago
Hey I have a question about Element, when you say that Element renders 3D objects in AE but say you have a 3DS MAX scene with some animation would Element render the animation made inside of AE?
3 years ago
Wow, This is going to expand AE capabilities beyond belief. I can't wait till is comes out. How much do you expect the cost to be??
supath
3 years ago
Hey, ANDREW....... Watsup,
thx 4 ur great support in AE. jst wana know any tuts for Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects from you.

thx,
REGARDS.
selvarajan
3 years ago
This plugin could work very well with Realflow. The liquid could be rendered and use along with 3D elements to co0njure up so many advt which now rely on 3d packages. Hope it can give some kind of interactivity with liquid elements. Would help if plugin features are released.
lombardi
3 years ago
no realflow??
Amazing!
    Nio555
    3 years ago
    NO the mesh was made in paint and brought to AE!

    Read more careful!
    supath ray
    3 years ago
    @ Nio55- I like ur comment. :)
SmoovArt
3 years ago
Is this similar to FreeForm Pro? If it is or ain't, can you explain the difference
Peter Heynen
3 years ago
I can't wait to put my hands on this plug! It will fill a big gap in my daily work!
Together with AE-Linker, Cameratracker and LightWave After Effects will become a nearly realtime 2.5D simulation/compositing system. :)
robb
3 years ago
can Elements generate 3d passes like a zdepth or a normal map? how will it works with other AE 3d layers?
    robb
    3 years ago
    sorry silly questions, the normal map wold be useless as you seem to be able to quickly light it inside Ae, and if we need a zdepth of it we can play with a light fallof or by tweaking the fog.
    But how about 3d distribution? will it be obscured by the nearest 3d layer ?
    will it cast the other layers'shadows?
Waysh
3 years ago
I see a cookie that has milk on it, does this mean that the RealFlow(OBJ) milk interacts with the cookies?
Naren
3 years ago
When you guys going to release it ..

We all waiting for it ..
Franz M. Vorenkamp
3 years ago
Will it be possible to export an .OBJ sequence from RealFlow, import the sequence into AE and get a decent rendered fluid sim in After Effects... without a major CG app?

That would be almost unbelievable.
Saran
3 years ago
can't wait!!!!
3 years ago
Nice Teaser-Pic Dude! Got a mouth full of water, while waiting for sweets.

Ride On.

//plug me in//
Champ
3 years ago
Waiting for Element. so i can import my hulk into the project
3 years ago
Cant wait!!!!!!!!
grscfide
3 years ago
i bet that's done in real flow app and after effects....cuz i was workin' on project like this before...
3 years ago
WOW!! how were you capable of doing this?!?!?!? personal experience? this is powerful and it must have a million different ways to use this! amazing!
chris
3 years ago
hey if import fire from 3ds max from fumefx to element 3D can i move it like i was in 3ds max
3 years ago
Would like to see some higher resolution renders from the plugin. Would that be possible?
3 years ago
Is it possible to mix a 3D program with Element 3D ???
Iaenic
3 years ago
It seems like a lot of people are getting the impression that this is being generated out of Element3D from scratch. To clarify for everyone; Andrew was using a mesh exported from RealFlow and imported to Element3D for rendering. =) It sadly won't be a replacement for realflow. It WILL however be an awesome tool to use in conjunction with realflow!
3 years ago
F me!
realflow could be a thign of the past (well for floating liquid it seems from the visuals you have)

BIG BIG WWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

when ?
Emmanuel
3 years ago
waw!Andrew you're the only I know and you're my symbol.I wanna be like you what I suppose to do?
OlympiaLogger
3 years ago
That's some high powered coding!

There's a problem looming here though.

You're at the point of being so good that Adobe is going to start coveting or even fearing what you can do.

That's where Mark Randall and Serious Magic were when Adoughbe bought them out with the PROMISE of continuing the development of the products...

...but they KILLED just about everything. OnLocation is in the production suite, but it's like an after-thouth.

ULTRA made an okay transition into Premiere Pro and is a strong keyer but it's only half there. We'll never see ULTRA with match move virtual sets again.

When Adoughbe makes an offer you can't refuse.....REFUSE!
Alan
3 years ago
Can't remember the name of the property but will this plugin have a z plane cutoff like Particular so that we can render the same image in halves either side of another after effects layer so the contents of the layer look in the middle of the all the particles/elements in z-space?
3 years ago
Very exciting, I can't wait either.
Erkott
3 years ago
I can't wait for this plugin to be released! :)
The real smithy
3 years ago
You never know mr Kramer if this works and is successful adobe might try to buy it off you one day, abit like key light. Nice work btw.
Raahul Saxena
3 years ago
hey does Element 3D gonna works as REAL FLOW?
i meant...is it like In-built Real Flow in After Effect!
    3 years ago
    No. It renders 3D objects inside of After Effects.
3 years ago
So we make 3D element in After Effect?
Dream maker
3 years ago
Thanks for your all lesson,i'm from west africa
Axel
3 years ago
So this is RealFlow inside of after effects?
    ismael
    3 years ago
    RealFlow x 9000
Evan
3 years ago
I am really impressed and more than excited about this. Thanks a lot man, way to push the envelope. Really appreciated, thanks man. Was wondering if it will be out before December?
Maneco
3 years ago
Does it import OBJ sequences?

Thanks
3 years ago
Could we do the same with 3D MAX (I talk about the milk) ?
3 years ago
Andrew, could you do an ice cream for us ??
3 years ago
O_O I don't believe it O_O

High-poly models AND Ambient Occlusion?! LIES!!!
Buda Romero
3 years ago
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

WHEN? WHEN? HOW MUCH $$$$?

esta demasiado chingon!!! ya lo quiero! cuanto costar?!!!! para ir haciendo mi cochinito jajajjaja

greetings/saludos.
Haggai Nwokolo
3 years ago
Everything my mentor Andrew does is always cool... keep it up sir...
James Ng
3 years ago
Is this a 3d program but built into after effects?
3 years ago
Heck!
I just want the Cookies and Cream.
It looks delicious :D
Jeffh3962
3 years ago
I'm interested in seeing how this can be incorporated with other 3D elements such as Pflow, Thinking Particles, and other voxel based simulation plugins like Real Flow (FumeFX being a big one). Can't wait to get my hands on this product!
Alex Beemer
3 years ago
Awesome!
Know any good resources on creating plugins?
LoveVC
3 years ago
Hi Master Andrew :)
WOW. It's Coooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllll :D
3 years ago
Fell for it again... I looked. And it's got me jonesing once again to try this new plugin.

Admit it Andrew - this plugin is never coming out - you are a closest sadist that just likes tauwnting and teasing us with really cool - oh look what it can do... and now you have fat people - who you know can't resist cookies and cream of any kind - chomping at the bit for a plugin that doesn't exist...

Please Master Andrew - may i have another lash
This time with cookies and cream on top...

Sssswaaack! it hurts so good.

it's coming out... oooohhh sure it is
but like others - i'm masicistic enough to look
take the lashing
and like it...
    3 years ago
    It's that feeling of unwrapping a xmas pressent and finding another layer of paper...and another..and another..hehe
Ryan
3 years ago
So that means this plugin has built-in OBJ importer and we can import OBJ models thats exported from a 3d appication like Maya or XSI or Max.
3 years ago
I wanna get Element 3D on the day it gets out.
I don't think I've ever been as pumped about an AE plugin since..umm..Optical Flares!!

PS, does Element3D get along with Optical Flares for instance does the light wrap around the 3D object or alter its reflection? What's it like combining both plugins?

Thank you so much Andrew!
Duduk
3 years ago
M really excited for this plugin.....Andrew you are great,you Work Hard and God also bless you,GOD BLESS THE PERSON WHO WORK HARD.Keep it up.
espada
3 years ago
Same Question!!
InfiniteFire
3 years ago
This is definitely going to cost more than $200.
3 years ago
Hi......andrew!!!!!!!!!!!!
its a nice news ever i heard from you!!
pls break our anxiety soon..
Iaenic
3 years ago
Could this mean support for .OBJ sequences? I could easily see working this into my realflow workflow even if just to check the motion before importing into Maya for raytracing.
Rusty
3 years ago
Hey work on CS 4?
illd
3 years ago
This Plugin looks very promising. Although I am confused it only will use OpenGL - and still look awsome. Imagine it could all the Cuda cores inside the new Nvidia Cards...

This could be really a Gamechanger!
si
3 years ago
Hi, can this plugin be used to create clouds, I mean similar to particular but better.
Dmitriy
3 years ago
I can't sleep now ((( the stuff element is brings to AE is so amazing? I can hardly wait!!!
Evan
3 years ago
Oh wow, that is amazing! Any word on the price yet, Andrew? Whatever it is, this looks to be a plug-in that will be worth every single penny!
3 years ago
stop teasing man :(
3 years ago
(We're trying to encourage more thoughtful commenting. Please take a moment to write a meaningful response to this post.)

Hmm... OK...

Droooooooooool!!!
pepe
3 years ago
This has to be a tutorial!! real flow as an obj to work inside ellements on after effects wowwww, great job Andrew.
    Eden
    3 years ago
    I agree, I would like to see a tutorial about RealFlow and your awsome new plugin Element!
    Simon
    3 years ago
    YES YES YES!!!! Tutorial please!!! I always have small troubles with RealFlow..... :) please consider it Andrew.
Paul
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,i've tried to recreate the breaking up text effect from demon cam but can't seem to get it as good as yours could you show me some of the tricks
Thanks Bro
Jin Kazama
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, I saw the image and my first thought was 'nice render' but when I read that Element rendered the whole thing my jaw fell to the floor!

I remember you creating a water-like shader for an Element Preview video,
I wonder how it would look if you apply the same to this realflow obj.

How would it look, given the BG you have is an aftereffects 2d solid ?

This is really impressive,
Yesterday I actually thought you sold the plugin rights to some studio for 3 million or so, since it has been a little too quiet here lately, but this post just breaks the ice, Again!
jamshed
3 years ago
hey! Andrew thanx once again but can you be able to guide us through that real flow element if not then can you be able to put a link of how to learn doing so.........
qwerty
3 years ago
sucha tease mr kramer ;)
Splino
3 years ago
Uhmmm! Getting hungry!
MBM
3 years ago
Awe...................Lot
Edwin
3 years ago
Santa said you should release Element soon, so he can give this to me for x-mas ;)
3 years ago
This Is Plugin Will Save Great Deal Of Time Creating A Project C4D & Exporting It To AFX. Thanks For The Innovative Works Andrew. Big Ups From Wizzaygrafix.
3 years ago
Andrew, i'm a french student. My english is very bad. But i want to say you, that you're amazing, et i have much respect for you. You are my teacher thx you for everything.
Wk
3 years ago
Yummeeeeee
Abhishek Alate
3 years ago
Does this support particle system as in 3D Studio max?
Or Obj is the way to import?
3 years ago
WOW! I can't wait
3 years ago
Miammm! Very impressive Andrew!
Congrats... I can't wait for using this plugin...
"Encore bravo pour ton travail !" as we can say in french...
3 years ago
look owsmmmmm..... nice work :)
FloVC
3 years ago
man man man this plugin will change everything...
Nathan
3 years ago
Damn! I thought for moment there was going to be liquid simulation and I was floored! However, just being able import .obj files is going to very, very useful in itself!

I do hope the release isn't too far away, Christmas is creeping up and that means it's time to start saving the pennies...
Hernan
3 years ago
How about an update about optical flares for Nuke? we havent heard anything in a while ... what is the status? thank You.
Greyson
3 years ago
might we be seeing a bundle with the foundry camera tracker?
    Owen
    3 years ago
    I don't know about a bundle, but I will use them!
Adam Edwards
3 years ago
Will you have a tutorial that dives deeper into whatever it is that you did to create the liquid? It may be common knowledge to some, but I am new to the 3D thing and think that it would be great if a simple yet in-depth tutorial was created.
Adam A
3 years ago
AE the new nuke thanks to Andrew Kramer! (well not quite but still Amazing work!(and speaking of NUKE whens OF coming out for nuke?))
3 years ago
mmmm :) andrew you made me to be hungry, now I make a cup of milk with coco pops ;) anyway GOOD JOB like always ;)
Jules Kelly
3 years ago
Andrew, I hope this plug-in also works on AE CS4 because right now I'm using AE CS4 and not CS5 because I'm on a 32-bit PC... By the way I am from the Philippines, and I learn a lot because of your free tutorials. You're the best!!!
3 years ago
Is it safe to eat?
Dipo Dipe
3 years ago
This is dope...it's gonna revolutionise the world of after effects.
3 years ago
Looks awesome! I hope it's here in time for Christmas!

-Simon
ah shang
3 years ago
the whole world is waiting for this PLUGIN! and i believe we can see a lot of element plugin effects in the future hollywood MOVIE!just wanna say oh yeah!
Rydea
3 years ago
wow Andrew! that looks awesomely sick! good job!!
3 years ago
Andrew, you seriously don't sleep; and your results are always a miracle. God bless you and may your hand work pay you good keep it on! All the Best... this is what modeling and composting in other apps will prove difficult that you simple made easier... I wish you more breakthroughs. Kudos
platedfx
3 years ago
Is there going to be support for voxels or will there be for possible smoke systems or other items in the future ?
Thomas
3 years ago
If you find some time you should also do some plug ins for 3ds max.
That would be AWESOME.
indy
3 years ago
awesome...element is a revolution in plugins world
Bob Orlic
3 years ago
This Element 3D you speak of, I must possess it!
When Andrew-san, when shall you release this behemoth to the world?!?
3 years ago
when are you going to sell this awesome plug-in???
Daniel Boye
3 years ago
does it share any identities with CCform cause am having de feeling its gonna be like all the CC stuff combined :D
Leon D
3 years ago
Wow, that is pretty awesome. But I am really disappointed that you didn't blow something up or do something really scary in AE for Halloween. Always next year Andrew. Very nice work indeed!
zaras
3 years ago
All this looks pretty tricky.I cant wait till it comes out.Im looking forward to be my No1 time saver!Im guessing that is its purpose!
Anwar
3 years ago
cool! mister Andrew Kramer is what you can do a tutorial to teach us to be a liquid or water with RealFlow ! or give us a tutorial with FumeFX for us to learn to do a montage of uneffondrement of building for exemple ! please!
James
3 years ago
Hi Andrew ...I have chance to learn 3ds max and ae in academy.....is that more useful than learning online?
grscfide
3 years ago
Is This Liquid Made in AE....??
    Nathan
    3 years ago
    No, it's made inside a program called Real Flow (www.realflow.com) but rendered with Elements. That is pretty cool in itself!
3 years ago
Hey Andrew ! Do you know exaclty when will "Elements " will be on the market ?
amin najafi
3 years ago
hi

wow....... Andrew thanks a lot.
You best. You did a great help to the world of animation and special effects.

I love you

so we are waiting
tomtom
3 years ago
Oh that cream looks sooooo good
3 years ago
SWEET! Cant wait to try this out!!!
3 years ago
I really want it but:
1st I know it would deserve an over the top price.
2nd I hope it doesn't get an over the top price.
^^;
RAFAEL”BR”
3 years ago
Veerryyy TOP''
Jerry
3 years ago
I can't wait to get this one....very cool.....makes me want some milk and Oreos....;)
Danny Drabb
3 years ago
Please let it be out before xmas, I showed this to my girlfriend for what i want for xmas.
3 years ago
Andrew, please say that this incredible plug-in will work with AE CS3! How about a best-guess release date. I remember when it was supposed to be early September.
Craig
3 years ago
Wait, a bit confused ...
With element, you can import an obj format model into AE and manipulate in full 3d?
Rob
3 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Could you ever do a tutorial using realflow? I tried to teach it to myself but damn is it hard!

Looking forward to element!!
    Dave
    3 years ago
    Digital Tutors has some great tuts on Real Flow. I learned it in a couple of days.
Ehsan Farokhi
3 years ago
cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

May I ask if you dont mind, Do you write some of the code yourself , what's exactly your role in development
3 years ago
Please could you say the release date?
Jody Black
3 years ago
Always a tease Mr Kramer.... c'mon and give us an estimated release..... on the edge of my seat here! :)
dwaine
3 years ago
That is impressive!

How fast did that render?

Also, will HDRI files be compatible with ELment?
3 years ago
nice very nice you or the best i real love your site
Mehmet
3 years ago
Wow most Amazing...Very nice looks.
joe
3 years ago
Looks delicious! :]
3 years ago
Any chance we can pre-order?
roger
3 years ago
hey Andrew is it true the guy from amateurmedia.net is working with video copilot ??
Kac
3 years ago
So this is just a Render engine based on AfrerEffect?
    Kac
    3 years ago
    If i use for example Particular will the particles be seen in the reflections?
edward
3 years ago
Wow nice! Andrew..... could this be used for stuff like "the bullet?"
3 years ago
Oh. My. Goodness.
So hungry for cookies and cream now.
Can't wait.
Omen
3 years ago
I'm going to hold my breath until you release this! 3...2...1...inhale....



I'll bet you thought that was it, but I can still type when I'm not breathing.....still, you probably should release it soon....within the next few minutes?
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew we looking forward to all that's sweet and wonderful
3 years ago
Can I be a beta tester?
I have a music video I'm finishing up that needs a lot of nacho cheese. This would make some lovely nacho cheese.
Henrik
3 years ago
Are you going to be able to import 3D models like spaceship and other stuff that I created and animate and render it in AE? That would be awesome!
Arnold
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, Does this 3d plug-in have any matcmoving capabilities?
Tomas
3 years ago
I got a better name for the plugin:

RED Element - the next level of proclamation :).

Serious: It would be better not to have informed the whole world about a release in "august, maybe early september", I think.
yousri
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, that's exciting.You used other 3d softwares to creat this image? or only after effects and ELEMENT 3D?
thank you for your free tutorials.
Daluz
3 years ago
Can we expect to see it avaible november?
3 years ago
Let's just say the title of this post isn't solely about Element.. I may have had the same reaction elsewhere *shifty eyes*
islamoNET
3 years ago
I can't believe that this from AE...no way !!!
it's like real flow, Damn I can't wait for this plug-in

time, time, time ?!
    Eden
    3 years ago
    Actually it's really from RealFlow, Andrew said "The liquid simulation is actually a real flow model. But in this example you can see Element handling over 500k polygons with reflections and ambient occlusion."
    it's not that element is simulating the liquid, but still having to deal with 500k polygons thes plugin worth the money!
JohnCobalt
3 years ago
My goodness, I almost liked the screen.... I defenetly can smell vanilla and chocolate though !

Looking forward... What other flavours will be available ?

kidding... it looks great I defenetly will be one of your furst customer ont his product...
I mean the software not the icecream
Eden
3 years ago
WOW! so this is a mesh from real flow, and you can take the mesh and put that in after effects with your plugin and render in after effects without using any 3rd party 3d programes! that is amazing! can't wait to see more! and you gotta make a tutorial about real flow! this is freaking Awsome!
JaronMurray
3 years ago
I reeeeeally like this
3 years ago
Beautiful, sir!

Too bad that is only works for freeze frame effect.
Would be great if we can import objects sequence, has we can import image sequence....
(could be very slow i guess.)

impressive, thanks!
Jason
3 years ago
Can you import object animations or more like a sequence in to element? (example, the complete animation of the falling milk and brown dots that look nothing like cookies ;)
3 years ago
I hope it will come out this year yet!
Fxstudio
3 years ago
(Andrew Kramer). Would LOVE to get a release date and please you still have to help with tutorial, i use 3dsmax .
Thanks
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, just wanted to thank you for everything you do! I'll definitely be buying this when it comes out!
3 years ago
Really starting to come together nicely. How are render time so far? Obviously each machine is diff but overall Cuda handling all the polys nicely. Mercury playback engine support?
Roo
3 years ago
Cookies and cream never looked so gooood! So want to eat it!
Martin Andersson
3 years ago
Ohhh my god! Your are fricking insane Andrew. This is increddible. I wonder what the folks over at adobe are thinking. Where have they been the last two years? :P Funny how the best software ALWAYS is developed through others than software companies. Or is adobe so awsome as to assist you? I mean this plug in will up the attractiveness of after effects by a hundred!
Tomislav
3 years ago
Awesome, like always. Andrew, maybe some blog show for this? :)
badhon
3 years ago
complicated.... waiting for the final release.
chris
3 years ago
Andrew, you mean RF meshes bin files can be imported?
    sergio
    3 years ago
    i was thinking the same thing but i dont think its gonna be able to import bin files. i think it is an obj from one frame
    Andrius
    3 years ago
    How about importing a sequence of objs? I mean, you could always write a maxscript to export obj at every frame, if it doesn't exist already.
kashaf
3 years ago
wow.. that's great, i m very exciting
3 years ago
Sry, dont understand... Element render this real flow model? Or just the Cookies?
    3 years ago
    Element Renders both. The liquid simulation model has been imported as an OBJ into Element inside of AE.
    3 years ago
    WOW! thats very impressive, it does a great job rendering the OBJ from RF, and thats not considering that its in AE.
    3 years ago
    W O W :) Ok, no other questions! Great job. Cant wait to see the final result!
    syaf
    3 years ago
    wha? liquid simulation as an object? im definitely not a 3d artist..
    3 years ago
    He's saying Liquid Geo Created in Real FLow--converted to poly, exported as OBJ and imported for element. Trapcode form V2 you can't import obj as well. Man, the things to come...We should all be excited. Andrew, I would love to work with you some day. I'm already your protege haha
Rashed
3 years ago
and I am getting worry about the price !!!!
sing
3 years ago
Very happy to see you back man.
I'm glad you bring us another cool plug-in.
By the way,you can make a blog show,and tell us something about this plug-in,something about your extra work.
I really miss you man,I amost forget what you look like.
3 years ago
Time for a late night snack. I hope you keep releasing teasers until the promo is ready. um num num num.
Zarathustra
3 years ago
sick! this could be used for splatter blood in time freeze combat, hey bud could you make a tuts with realflow and how to integrate it inside AE? many thanks man
Stephan
3 years ago
Thanks for the update Andrew. :) It's great to see your still alive and kicking. Hehe.
Nio
3 years ago
Crazy! So you just bring the mesh from Realflow and texture it in AE?
    Spencer
    3 years ago
    Exactly! No actual modeling done in AE, just the rending. You pull in an .obj.

    - Spencer
Saeid KamKar
3 years ago
tnx anderw this is plugin?!! for sale?!
    esi
    3 years ago
    haji joon!
    is thise a plugin.
    ok?
    baadesh ham bale.this is a plugin.
    Saeid KamKar
    3 years ago
    OK Yani Hamon Hale Dash Esi Koshte IN Englishetam ! Baw Kheyli Speakinget Okyey Dash I am Black Board :))
Johannus
3 years ago
wow, This looks so real! can you post a video sample?
Thanks ;)
lucien
3 years ago
very cool! But what happend to demoncam? Will you continue the tutorials when you got the time?
    3 years ago
    Of course! Just been busy bud. You should start to see some of these tutorials this week and next.
    3 years ago
    Lucien, don't remind him about demoncam tutorials until Element is out!
    Aamir
    3 years ago
    so is there a set date fore when element is going to be realeased yet?
J.Malisa
3 years ago
Wow, with this thing you can do pretty much everything!
Hope it would render as fast as you describe it though.
    3 years ago
    It certainly can't do everything but it bridges a gap between AE and 3D for some powerful capabilities. The only thing that is fairly slow compared to everything else is Depth of Field, but you can easily work with it off and turn it on for final render.
saurabh kumar
3 years ago
hi i want to know release date.........wow very great blog
Tony
3 years ago
You gotta be shipping me! that liquid stuff is from AE?
    3 years ago
    The liquid simulation is actually a real flow model. But in this example you can see Element handling over 500k polygons with reflections and ambient occlusion.
    VINCE
    3 years ago
    Nice work Bro Andrew, i knew by the first look that its a REAL FLOW render but those brown balls are from the 3d Element......and also, when are you going to have some tutorials for this and the REAL FLOW?
    Aamir
    3 years ago
    I've been looking around and i haven't found any real flow tutorials as helpful as youre usuall tutorials , so if you could make real flow tuts now i would be so thankful
    3 years ago
    This is another reason I could never be a programmer
    salientfilm
    3 years ago
    @Aamir. u r joking, right? well, i kinda get what u r saying, in terms of overall tutorial delivery--but have u heard of fxphd? hell, even digital tutors? if i'm not mistaken lynda.com may even have realflow tuts as well. granted, they won't have u laughing from time to time like a videocopilot tut, but there are tuts out there. just not for free. then again.....
    Aamir
    3 years ago
    @salientfilm , I did try digital tutors but they told me the basics which i fuigured out already but the more advanced stuff is what i couldn't find , also i need a tutorial on realflow 2012 cuz they have changed the whole constraints system , and also because of his tutorial's delivery
    Simon
    3 years ago
    Maybe Andrew has some ideas? Maybe even a tutorial?
    :)
Vitya
3 years ago
Andrew thank you so much for the lessons, they helped me a lot.I from in Russia and you are super
    3 years ago
    me too from russia hi, also like allmost all lessons with 3-d staff
3 years ago
Yes, Would LOVE to get a release date. Heck, I'd settle for a guestimate. Thanks!
    Goher
    3 years ago
    Means Autodesk should now plan to close their company.. :) lolz..
    mompremier
    3 years ago
    No! dont say that, Autodesk is one of the must important Publisher i ever see, dont ignore their skills. Dont u ever think bout Maya? 3ds Max? and Motion builder... Even Element 3d Plug in do actuality for this moment but Mental Ray render good too. lol... Andrew! we are waiting that Plug In
    3 years ago
    dont touch my autodesk i lile it =)))
    rbkngnaija
    3 years ago
    @mompremier: quite contrary Goher's right, autodesk should have done something about the evolution of the industry, we are not in 1995 anymore. Off the shelf laptops now perform even better than systems that were out there when their (now major) software were the "standard". Let's face it I use 3dsmax but with what Cinema4D does and for it's ease of use, if I were autodesk I would have a chat with my dev team. Look at what Kramer's doing here...I strongly believe that this is the path software dev teams should be looking at:[A merging of Photoshop(or an excellent 2D Soft ware, a modest 3D software, and a compositor]. Adobe's closest to this but with no SERIOUS 3D in the horizon, Kramer's plugin will tend to a lot of these needs.
    3 years ago
    @mompremier - you realise that none of those products were created by Autodesk? The only products I know of which they have created is AutoCAD and Sketchbook. The same goes for Adobe, the only product that I can name which they created is Illustrator, I believe that every other product has been purchased from other developers. It's all very well blaming Adobe, Autodesk or someone else for not developing products but they aren't developers, they are basically resellers. It is small developers, like Andrew's team, that create the tools we use and innovate. The large companies simply buy them and give them to the masses. Another example is Apple's SIRI, developed originally for Blackberry, IOS and Android, bought by Apple in 2010 and sold as their product.
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, do you have a release date scheduled for this plugin or is it still a fair way off?
    Johnny
    3 years ago
    Same Question!!
    gilad
    3 years ago
    same same!!!!
    Eric
    3 years ago
    He promised this:
    "Definitely this year and before Dec."
    Zack
    3 years ago
    Dude, this is the coolest plug-in I've ever seen. IT IS SO SICK!!! I WANT IT!!! Can I have it for Christmas, please?
    3 years ago
    This plugin would be helpful not only for after effects users but also for photoshop users. I'll keep posted about this.
    3 years ago
    Yes Manuel, It would be useful for every kind of users.
    3 years ago
    Is this AE not 3D??
    3 years ago
    Same Question!!
    3 years ago
    Same Question!!
    3 years ago
    Same Question!!
    3 years ago
    Is there a time of year we can look forward too?
    3 years ago
    AMAZING!!! Looks like REALFLOW + 3D Max with mental ray render + AE Composition. Really great. Congrats
    Dan
    3 years ago
    Andrew...it's still this year and before December. I won't mind if you release it now and release patches later!!!
    Karan Maisheri
    3 years ago
    Same here When is the Plugin gonna b Released ???
    3 years ago
    Hey Andrew, do you have a release date scheduled for this plugin or is it still a fair way off?
    dob
    3 years ago
    yummy im hungry now
    3 years ago
    Yep, we all hungry now, and we still want this plug-in!
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