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.

October 31st, 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Hey Andrew, do you have a release date scheduled for this plugin or is it still a fair way off?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
    Same Question!!
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:47 am
    same same!!!!
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:19 am
    He promised this:
    "Definitely this year and before Dec."
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
    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?
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 9:02 pm
    This plugin would be helpful not only for after effects users but also for photoshop users. I'll keep posted about this.
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:19 am
    Yes Manuel, It would be useful for every kind of users.
    November 4th, 2011 @ 1:43 am
    Is this AE not 3D??
    November 6th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
    Same Question!!
    November 6th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
    Same Question!!
    November 6th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
    Same Question!!
    November 6th, 2011 @ 5:38 pm
    Is there a time of year we can look forward too?
    November 7th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm
    AMAZING!!! Looks like REALFLOW + 3D Max with mental ray render + AE Composition. Really great. Congrats
    November 14th, 2011 @ 9:35 am's still this year and before December. I won't mind if you release it now and release patches later!!!
    Karan Maisheri
    November 16th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm
    Same here When is the Plugin gonna b Released ???
    February 10th, 2012 @ 6:42 am
    Hey Andrew, do you have a release date scheduled for this plugin or is it still a fair way off?
    March 13th, 2012 @ 1:12 pm
    yummy im hungry now
    March 16th, 2012 @ 1:21 pm
    Yep, we all hungry now, and we still want this plug-in!
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:00 pm
Yes, Would LOVE to get a release date. Heck, I'd settle for a guestimate. Thanks!
    November 1st, 2011 @ 11:37 am
    Means Autodesk should now plan to close their company.. :) lolz..
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:53 pm
    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
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:33 am
    dont touch my autodesk i lile it =)))
    November 7th, 2011 @ 6:41 am
    @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.
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:39 am
    @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.
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:01 pm
Andrew thank you so much for the lessons, they helped me a lot.I from in Russia and you are super
    November 19th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm
    me too from russia hi, also like allmost all lessons with 3-d staff
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:02 pm
You gotta be shipping me! that liquid stuff is from AE?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:06 am
    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.
    November 1st, 2011 @ 1:24 pm
    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?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 9:37 pm
    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
    November 4th, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
    This is another reason I could never be a programmer
    November 4th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
    @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 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.....
    November 6th, 2011 @ 10:47 am
    @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
    November 7th, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
    Maybe Andrew has some ideas? Maybe even a tutorial?
saurabh kumar
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
hi i want to know release very great blog
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
Wow, with this thing you can do pretty much everything!
Hope it would render as fast as you describe it though.
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:10 am
    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.
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:04 pm
very cool! But what happend to demoncam? Will you continue the tutorials when you got the time?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:07 am
    Of course! Just been busy bud. You should start to see some of these tutorials this week and next.
    November 1st, 2011 @ 6:05 am
    Lucien, don't remind him about demoncam tutorials until Element is out!
    November 4th, 2011 @ 7:19 am
    so is there a set date fore when element is going to be realeased yet?
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:04 pm
wow, This looks so real! can you post a video sample?
Thanks ;)
Saeid KamKar
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:09 pm
tnx anderw this is plugin?!! for sale?!
    November 1st, 2011 @ 3:06 pm
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    is thise a plugin.
    baadesh ham bale.this is a plugin.
    Saeid KamKar
    November 1st, 2011 @ 11:33 pm
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October 31st, 2011 @ 11:11 pm
Crazy! So you just bring the mesh from Realflow and texture it in AE?
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:25 am
    Exactly! No actual modeling done in AE, just the rending. You pull in an .obj.

    - Spencer
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:14 pm
Thanks for the update Andrew. :) It's great to see your still alive and kicking. Hehe.
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:17 pm
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
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:20 pm
Time for a late night snack. I hope you keep releasing teasers until the promo is ready. um num num num.
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:31 pm
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.
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:34 pm
and I am getting worry about the price !!!!
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:35 pm
Sry, dont understand... Element render this real flow model? Or just the Cookies?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 12:50 am
    Element Renders both. The liquid simulation model has been imported as an OBJ into Element inside of AE.
    November 1st, 2011 @ 4:26 am
    WOW! thats very impressive, it does a great job rendering the OBJ from RF, and thats not considering that its in AE.
    November 1st, 2011 @ 1:22 pm
    W O W :) Ok, no other questions! Great job. Cant wait to see the final result!
    November 8th, 2011 @ 3:47 pm
    wha? liquid simulation as an object? im definitely not a 3d artist..
    December 1st, 2011 @ 4:00 pm
    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
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:56 pm
wow.. that's great, i m very exciting
October 31st, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Andrew, you mean RF meshes bin files can be imported?
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 7:14 am
    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
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 8:38 am
    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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:05 am
complicated.... waiting for the final release.
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:05 am
Awesome, like always. Andrew, maybe some blog show for this? :)
Martin Andersson
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:23 am
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:23 am
Cookies and cream never looked so gooood! So want to eat it!
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:31 am
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?
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:33 am
Hi Andrew, just wanted to thank you for everything you do! I'll definitely be buying this when it comes out!
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:01 am
(Andrew Kramer). Would LOVE to get a release date and please you still have to help with tutorial, i use 3dsmax .
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:12 am
I hope it will come out this year yet!
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:19 am
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 ;)
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:25 am
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:26 am
I reeeeeally like this
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:54 am
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:15 am
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
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:28 am
I can't believe that this from way !!!
it's like real flow, Damn I can't wait for this plug-in

time, time, time ?!
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:58 am
    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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:33 am
Let's just say the title of this post isn't solely about Element.. I may have had the same reaction elsewhere *shifty eyes*
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:33 am
Can we expect to see it avaible november?
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:54 am
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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:07 am
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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:08 am
Hi Andrew, Does this 3d plug-in have any matcmoving capabilities?
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:43 am
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:46 am
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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:59 am
Thank you Andrew we looking forward to all that's sweet and wonderful
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:12 am
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?
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:37 am
Oh. My. Goodness.
So hungry for cookies and cream now.
Can't wait.
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:49 am
Wow nice! Andrew..... could this be used for stuff like "the bullet?"
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:00 am
So this is just a Render engine based on AfrerEffect?
    November 1st, 2011 @ 6:03 am
    If i use for example Particular will the particles be seen in the reflections?
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:01 am
hey Andrew is it true the guy from is working with video copilot ??
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:03 am
Any chance we can pre-order?
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:23 am
Looks delicious! :]
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:41 am
Wow most Amazing...Very nice looks.
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:47 am
nice very nice you or the best i real love your site
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:49 am
That is impressive!

How fast did that render?

Also, will HDRI files be compatible with ELment?
Jody Black
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:51 am
Always a tease Mr Kramer.... c'mon and give us an estimated release..... on the edge of my seat here! :)
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:53 am
Please could you say the release date?
November 1st, 2011 @ 10:59 am
Hi Andrew,

May I ask if you dont mind, Do you write some of the code yourself , what's exactly your role in development
Ehsan Farokhi
November 1st, 2011 @ 11:03 am
November 1st, 2011 @ 11:19 am
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!!
    November 1st, 2011 @ 2:07 pm
    Digital Tutors has some great tuts on Real Flow. I learned it in a couple of days.
November 1st, 2011 @ 11:41 am
Wait, a bit confused ...
With element, you can import an obj format model into AE and manipulate in full 3d?
November 1st, 2011 @ 11:44 am
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.
Danny Drabb
November 1st, 2011 @ 11:48 am
Please let it be out before xmas, I showed this to my girlfriend for what i want for xmas.
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
I can't wait to get this one....very cool.....makes me want some milk and Oreos....;)
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:18 pm
Veerryyy TOP''
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:26 pm
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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 12:45 pm
SWEET! Cant wait to try this out!!!
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
Oh that cream looks sooooo good
amin najafi
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

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
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
Hey Andrew ! Do you know exaclty when will "Elements " will be on the market ?
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:29 pm
Is This Liquid Made in AE....??
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 7:37 pm
    No, it's made inside a program called Real Flow ( but rendered with Elements. That is pretty cool in itself!
November 1st, 2011 @ 1:33 pm
Hi Andrew ...I have chance to learn 3ds max and ae in that more useful than learning online?
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:52 pm
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 2:53 pm
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!
Leon D
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:07 pm
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!
Daniel Boye
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:09 pm
does it share any identities with CCform cause am having de feeling its gonna be like all the CC stuff combined :D
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:31 pm
when are you going to sell this awesome plug-in???
Bob Orlic
November 1st, 2011 @ 3:35 pm
This Element 3D you speak of, I must possess it!
When Andrew-san, when shall you release this behemoth to the world?!?
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:02 pm
awesome...element is a revolution in plugins world
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:07 pm
If you find some time you should also do some plug ins for 3ds max.
That would be AWESOME.
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:23 pm
Is there going to be support for voxels or will there be for possible smoke systems or other items in the future ?
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:28 pm
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
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:36 pm
wow Andrew! that looks awesomely sick! good job!!
ah shang
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:38 pm
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!
November 1st, 2011 @ 4:43 pm
Looks awesome! I hope it's here in time for Christmas!

Dipo Dipe
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
This is's gonna revolutionise the world of after effects.
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
Is it safe to eat?
Jules Kelly
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:20 pm
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!!!
November 1st, 2011 @ 5:26 pm
mmmm :) andrew you made me to be hungry, now I make a cup of milk with coco pops ;) anyway GOOD JOB like always ;)
Adam A
November 1st, 2011 @ 6:28 pm
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?))
Adam Edwards
November 1st, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
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.
November 1st, 2011 @ 7:06 pm
might we be seeing a bundle with the foundry camera tracker?
    February 4th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
    I don't know about a bundle, but I will use them!
November 1st, 2011 @ 7:26 pm
How about an update about optical flares for Nuke? we havent heard anything in a while ... what is the status? thank You.
November 1st, 2011 @ 8:45 pm
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...
November 1st, 2011 @ 9:06 pm
man man man this plugin will change everything...
November 1st, 2011 @ 9:11 pm
look owsmmmmm..... nice work :)
November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:21 am
Miammm! Very impressive Andrew!
Congrats... I can't wait for using this plugin...
"Encore bravo pour ton travail !" as we can say in french...
November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:45 am
WOW! I can't wait
Abhishek Alate
November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:38 am
Does this support particle system as in 3D Studio max?
Or Obj is the way to import?
November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:47 am
November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:15 am
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.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:26 am
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.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:39 am
Santa said you should release Element soon, so he can give this to me for x-mas ;)
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:03 am
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:04 am
Uhmmm! Getting hungry!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:18 am
sucha tease mr kramer ;)
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:20 am
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.........
Jin Kazama
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:24 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 4:44 am
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
November 2nd, 2011 @ 4:51 am
This has to be a tutorial!! real flow as an obj to work inside ellements on after effects wowwww, great job Andrew.
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:54 am
    I agree, I would like to see a tutorial about RealFlow and your awsome new plugin Element!
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 9:46 pm
    YES YES YES!!!! Tutorial please!!! I always have small troubles with RealFlow..... :) please consider it Andrew.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 4:55 am
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November 2nd, 2011 @ 4:55 am
stop teasing man :(
November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:08 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:46 am
I can't sleep now ((( the stuff element is brings to AE is so amazing? I can hardly wait!!!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:29 am
Hi, can this plugin be used to create clouds, I mean similar to particular but better.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 7:31 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 8:06 am
Hey work on CS 4?
November 2nd, 2011 @ 8:42 am
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.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 8:52 am
its a nice news ever i heard from you!!
pls break our anxiety soon..
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:09 am
This is definitely going to cost more than $200.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:20 am
Same Question!!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:29 am
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.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:34 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:39 am
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.
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:50 am
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...
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:15 pm
    It's that feeling of unwrapping a xmas pressent and finding another layer of paper...and another..and another..hehe
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:03 am
Hi Master Andrew :)
WOW. It's Coooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllll :D
Alex Beemer
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:05 am
Know any good resources on creating plugins?
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:36 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:40 am
I just want the Cookies and Cream.
It looks delicious :D
James Ng
November 2nd, 2011 @ 12:24 pm
Is this a 3d program but built into after effects?
Haggai Nwokolo
November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:46 pm
Everything my mentor Andrew does is always cool... keep it up sir...
Buda Romero
November 2nd, 2011 @ 1:49 pm


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

November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:10 pm
O_O I don't believe it O_O

High-poly models AND Ambient Occlusion?! LIES!!!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 2:58 pm
Andrew, could you do an ice cream for us ??
November 2nd, 2011 @ 3:02 pm
Could we do the same with 3D MAX (I talk about the milk) ?
November 2nd, 2011 @ 4:46 pm
Does it import OBJ sequences?

November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:12 pm
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?
November 2nd, 2011 @ 5:36 pm
So this is RealFlow inside of after effects?
    November 2nd, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
    RealFlow x 9000
Dream maker
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:03 pm
Thanks for your all lesson,i'm from west africa
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:12 pm
So we make 3D element in After Effect?
Raahul Saxena
November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:53 pm
hey does Element 3D gonna works as REAL FLOW?
i it like In-built Real Flow in After Effect!
    November 3rd, 2011 @ 1:59 pm
    No. It renders 3D objects inside of After Effects.
The real smithy
November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:57 am
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.
November 3rd, 2011 @ 4:12 am
I can't wait for this plugin to be released! :)
November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:41 am
Very exciting, I can't wait either.
November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:31 am
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?
November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:34 am
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!
November 3rd, 2011 @ 7:51 am
waw!Andrew you're the only I know and you're my symbol.I wanna be like you what I suppose to do?
November 3rd, 2011 @ 8:01 am
F me!
realflow could be a thign of the past (well for floating liquid it seems from the visuals you have)


when ?
November 3rd, 2011 @ 11:40 am
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!
November 3rd, 2011 @ 2:03 pm
Is it possible to mix a 3D program with Element 3D ???
November 3rd, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
Would like to see some higher resolution renders from the plugin. Would that be possible?
November 3rd, 2011 @ 3:18 pm
hey if import fire from 3ds max from fumefx to element 3D can i move it like i was in 3ds max
November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:45 pm
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!
November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:29 pm
i bet that's done in real flow app and after effects....cuz i was workin' on project like this before...
November 3rd, 2011 @ 7:31 pm
Cant wait!!!!!!!!
November 3rd, 2011 @ 10:12 pm
Waiting for Element. so i can import my hulk into the project
November 4th, 2011 @ 12:44 am
Nice Teaser-Pic Dude! Got a mouth full of water, while waiting for sweets.

Ride On.

//plug me in//
November 4th, 2011 @ 3:33 am
can't wait!!!!
Franz M. Vorenkamp
November 4th, 2011 @ 6:59 am
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.
November 4th, 2011 @ 7:27 am
When you guys going to release it ..

We all waiting for it ..
November 4th, 2011 @ 10:42 am
I see a cookie that has milk on it, does this mean that the RealFlow(OBJ) milk interacts with the cookies?
November 4th, 2011 @ 12:28 pm
can Elements generate 3d passes like a zdepth or a normal map? how will it works with other AE 3d layers?
    November 4th, 2011 @ 3:16 pm
    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?
Peter Heynen
November 4th, 2011 @ 4:29 pm
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. :)
November 4th, 2011 @ 4:52 pm
Is this similar to FreeForm Pro? If it is or ain't, can you explain the difference
November 4th, 2011 @ 6:03 pm
no realflow??
    November 5th, 2011 @ 11:35 am
    NO the mesh was made in paint and brought to AE!

    Read more careful!
    supath ray
    November 6th, 2011 @ 11:00 pm
    @ Nio55- I like ur comment. :)
November 4th, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
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.
November 5th, 2011 @ 7:19 am
Hey, ANDREW....... Watsup,
thx 4 ur great support in AE. jst wana know any tuts for Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects from you.

November 5th, 2011 @ 7:52 am
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??
November 5th, 2011 @ 8:15 am
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?
November 5th, 2011 @ 9:18 am
we need an image sequence or .mov! :)
November 5th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
You are the best
Jordan Canrey
November 5th, 2011 @ 8:18 pm
Can you release a Demo? XD
November 6th, 2011 @ 4:52 am
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?

November 6th, 2011 @ 6:23 am
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 ...!
November 6th, 2011 @ 9:07 am
Impresionante, francamente. Estoy ansioso por verlo :)
November 6th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
After effects must lag hell alot when its realtime and this thing going on whit 100000000000000 particles, but great render, like holy cow!
November 6th, 2011 @ 3:36 pm
Shadow Dancer
November 6th, 2011 @ 5:11 pm
Hey Andrew, what's up?!
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?
November 6th, 2011 @ 5:37 pm
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.
November 6th, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

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.
November 7th, 2011 @ 5:36 am
when will element 3d be released & what about the pricing
    November 7th, 2011 @ 7:18 am
    @Alan - It will be out this year & cost about $150
November 7th, 2011 @ 8:08 am
Is project "OF for nuke" alive? Or we should forget it?
November 7th, 2011 @ 8:17 am
Another thing for my "Must buy"-list!
November 7th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
and here I was hoping elements could do metaballs. Elements really SHOULD do metaballs, ya know ;)
    November 8th, 2011 @ 4:00 am
    what are metaballs? I know about metalballs and even meatballs
    November 10th, 2011 @ 9:50 am
    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"
November 7th, 2011 @ 1:36 pm
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!
Akiim Reid Ado
November 8th, 2011 @ 5:59 am
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!!!!!
November 8th, 2011 @ 8:36 am
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.
November 8th, 2011 @ 8:53 am
hola maestro kramer me gusta su creatividad sigue adelante
November 8th, 2011 @ 10:57 am
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 ;-)
November 8th, 2011 @ 11:00 am
its great thanks (:
November 8th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm
Wow, so beautiful picture!
I want to drink one now!
November 8th, 2011 @ 2:56 pm
I would be great to see some bigger pics when you click on them
November 8th, 2011 @ 6:10 pm
I look forward to its appearance
November 8th, 2011 @ 11:52 pm
VC is the best, once again you got us all anxious to see whats coming up...
Alessandro Leoni
November 9th, 2011 @ 2:40 am
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!

AL from Switzerland
November 9th, 2011 @ 2:20 pm
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)
November 9th, 2011 @ 5:25 pm
Will Element 3D be released with AK announcing it live with black turtle neck, jeans, and tennis shoes...complete with giant screen/green screen?
November 9th, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

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...
November 9th, 2011 @ 10:15 pm
Those look sweet enough to eat... Nom nom nom.
November 9th, 2011 @ 11:02 pm
Very beautiful picture!
November 9th, 2011 @ 11:26 pm
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)?
November 10th, 2011 @ 12:44 am
Looks very nice!!

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

Damnnn can't wait for it!

November 10th, 2011 @ 5:45 am
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?
Pixel Gobbler
November 10th, 2011 @ 8:58 am
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.
November 10th, 2011 @ 9:25 am
A tutorial,tutorial,tutorial...; )
November 10th, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
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.
November 10th, 2011 @ 5:49 pm
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!
November 10th, 2011 @ 5:50 pm
Ok. If you didnt get it just check it out:
November 10th, 2011 @ 7:33 pm
I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!! I look at this every single day, and dream of the day of the release of Element3D every night.
November 10th, 2011 @ 11:38 pm
Long time no update!
November 11th, 2011 @ 8:49 am
November 11th, 2011 @ 9:33 am
This looks more like Maltesers and Cream!
November 11th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
My girlfriend wants to know what I want for Christmas. I want THIS but it's not out yet. Get on it!
    November 16th, 2011 @ 4:34 pm
    +1 ;)
November 11th, 2011 @ 4:42 pm
dear andrew,please tell me it is coming up soon ,i cant wait! =/
the russian
November 11th, 2011 @ 6:08 pm
wake up from your asleep! plugin have must I, will trade soviet for missile.

no but seriously, when A?
November 11th, 2011 @ 7:50 pm
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!!
November 11th, 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Hej Andrew

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


November 12th, 2011 @ 1:56 am
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.
November 12th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
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 :)
Abhishek Kundu
November 12th, 2011 @ 11:08 am
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....
November 12th, 2011 @ 12:02 pm
That is so marvelous, thinking to have one for mine ~
Shadow Dancer
November 12th, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
Sleep! Zzzzz! No updates .....
November 12th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
well, we're in a new week, and still nothing new at all on this website.... :( please hurry Andrew... :)
November 12th, 2011 @ 4:19 pm
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?
November 13th, 2011 @ 6:10 am
Andrew is dead ??? xhere is the tutorial of the week hummm
    November 14th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm
    apparently so.... but let's hope they can resuscitate him very VERY quickly.... :)
November 13th, 2011 @ 6:16 am
it is so boring!!!!!
    November 13th, 2011 @ 5:25 pm
    I disagree.
November 14th, 2011 @ 10:02 am
holy ship, its amazing,its as realistic as fryrender,cant wait to see more
November 15th, 2011 @ 12:56 am
Andrew is becoming a business man.. he is posting 1 time in 3 weeks time!!
November 15th, 2011 @ 2:15 am
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.
Shadow Dancer
November 15th, 2011 @ 3:17 am
Is Andrew OK?! I'm worried about him! I mean ... I'm confused! Holy Carp! Where the heck are you Andrew!?
November 15th, 2011 @ 6:58 am
wow i just love these elements ;)
November 15th, 2011 @ 8:32 am
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
    November 15th, 2011 @ 10:50 am
    Isaac Newton, smartass
    November 15th, 2011 @ 12:04 pm
    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!!!
November 15th, 2011 @ 9:15 am
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.
Isac Newton
November 15th, 2011 @ 11:33 am
Yes ?
    Gottfried Leibniz
    November 15th, 2011 @ 12:28 pm
    You're not so smart Newton, I invented Calculus first! And my notation is better!
November 15th, 2011 @ 9:22 pm
SWEET! Can't wait, man.

One question, will we be able to animate models in this? Keyframe bones and such?
    November 16th, 2011 @ 2:35 am
    I doubt it very much
Jay Vyas
November 15th, 2011 @ 10:39 pm
jst tell us wen d new tutorial will com.....
bcz v all r jst waiting waiting waiting n waiting......
nw jst tell me d on m missiinnggg ur "jokes"
Alessandro Leoni
November 16th, 2011 @ 4:47 am
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
    November 16th, 2011 @ 7:12 am
    “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
    November 17th, 2011 @ 1:36 am
    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...

    November 17th, 2011 @ 6:01 am
    I'm at that weird part of the internet again...
    Chris Francis
    November 17th, 2011 @ 7:06 am
    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!..
November 16th, 2011 @ 5:00 am
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!
November 16th, 2011 @ 6:30 am
amazing video/effects!
November 16th, 2011 @ 8:07 am
hi andrew,

when is it releasing...???
    November 17th, 2011 @ 5:59 am
    Andrew is on vocation because this gave him a nervous breakdown haven't you heard
November 16th, 2011 @ 5:16 pm
As always another great tutorial for this great site, thank you very much again
andrew sipes
November 16th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
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!
Karan Maisheri
November 16th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
Same here When is the plugin going to b released any fix dates ???
    November 17th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
    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
November 17th, 2011 @ 1:50 am
i am Eagerly waiting for that
The real smithy
November 17th, 2011 @ 3:12 am
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.
November 17th, 2011 @ 5:58 am
All is quiet......Andrew must be busy.....
    November 17th, 2011 @ 8:03 am
    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
    November 17th, 2011 @ 2:12 pm
    I agree with you Django!!!.... or... that is what i HOPE! I CAN'T WAIT!! :D
November 17th, 2011 @ 8:05 am
Why does it take so long for the New Tutorials :(
i can't wait any longer...
November 17th, 2011 @ 8:59 am
Andrew should be preparing a big surprise.
And making us crazy for waiting 3D Element.
At least do smoke signal ... lol
November 17th, 2011 @ 9:38 am
Nothing wrong with cookies and cream guys! let's have some more!
November 17th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm
Do all of the plug-ins ny video copilot work on cs5.5?
(opticle flares)
    November 19th, 2011 @ 9:40 am
    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
    November 21st, 2011 @ 10:28 am
    We have optical flares on a brand new, maxed out mac pro with CS5.5 - and it crashes AE on occasion...
November 18th, 2011 @ 1:23 am
videocopilot is dieing?
    November 18th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
    It ain't dying.....just taking a break :)
November 18th, 2011 @ 6:19 am
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooored now :( ... I miss my CoPilot :) ...
November 18th, 2011 @ 8:08 am
andrew i cant wait pls................
November 18th, 2011 @ 8:49 am
Hey Andrew,
What's the difference between Element and Mettles ShapeShifter AE? Besides Element possibly being less expensive.
    November 19th, 2011 @ 9:43 am
    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.
    November 20th, 2011 @ 12:08 am
    @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:
    E3D, WHEN released (!) should hopefully do lots more than this :)
    November 24th, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
    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
    December 9th, 2011 @ 8:05 am
    @Gazbaz thanks for the info. I'll wait for Element 3D. Checked out your link...well done sir.
November 18th, 2011 @ 9:43 am
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...

    November 18th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm
    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
    November 19th, 2011 @ 6:43 am
    WoW! How Beautiful! Forest! Play with bears and lions, even racing with tigers! Swimming with sharks, falling from mountains. Yea. It's nice!
    November 19th, 2011 @ 9:30 am
    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 :^)
    November 19th, 2011 @ 9:30 am
    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?)))
November 19th, 2011 @ 3:18 am
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
November 19th, 2011 @ 9:36 am
Andrew Kremer - Wanted by VC community:)))))))
Jay Rod
November 19th, 2011 @ 4:31 pm
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
Andres Ayala
November 19th, 2011 @ 5:18 pm
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 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.
November 19th, 2011 @ 6:36 pm
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.
    November 20th, 2011 @ 10:25 am
    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
    November 21st, 2011 @ 3:03 pm
    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.
Lyndon Alaverz
November 19th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm
It's quite around here... a little too quite :)
November 20th, 2011 @ 8:26 am
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?
November 20th, 2011 @ 11:36 am
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
    November 20th, 2011 @ 12:19 pm
    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!
Gary Bird
November 20th, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
Hi Andrew,

You say: '...So, can you use Element 3D to render 3D text and logos? You better FREAKING BELIEVE IT! And it’s 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!
    November 20th, 2011 @ 5:10 pm
    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
    November 20th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm
    Thanks Simon. If it does, then I'd be very happy :) As per my post above @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:
    E3D, WHEN released (!) should hopefully do lots more than this :) Cheers.
November 21st, 2011 @ 2:57 am
is this an plugin for after effect that u can model en make 3d object? and rendering?? dont really understand but it sound awesome!
November 22nd, 2011 @ 2:04 am
Very exciting indeed, you guys are genius, pure genius!!
November 22nd, 2011 @ 6:17 am
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?
November 24th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
m so eagrly waiting for dis tut. :)
great vfx andrew :)
November 25th, 2011 @ 3:00 am
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
    November 25th, 2011 @ 4:32 pm
    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... :)
    November 30th, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
    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
    November 30th, 2011 @ 4:53 pm
    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! ;)
November 26th, 2011 @ 5:31 am
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 !
November 28th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm
It's going to be December in 2 days , WHERE"S ELEMENT!!!!!
November 30th, 2011 @ 11:57 am
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.
Darren Evans
November 30th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm
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!
November 30th, 2011 @ 4:52 pm
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.)!
Jordi Beijen from Venlo the Netherlands!
December 1st, 2011 @ 6:49 am
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


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.)
December 2nd, 2011 @ 6:59 am
Will the GeForce GTX580 3Gb work alright to render out this stuff? I'm super excited, but what about release date? Next year?
December 2nd, 2011 @ 9:13 am
I cannot even begin to describe how excited I am for Element!!!
December 2nd, 2011 @ 9:17 am
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?
December 4th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm
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.
December 5th, 2011 @ 5:17 am
3D displacement on translucent fluids with dof n carp would be ausum
December 5th, 2011 @ 10:52 am
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?
December 7th, 2011 @ 2:17 am
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
Rusty Shackleford
December 11th, 2011 @ 8:47 pm
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.
December 14th, 2011 @ 3:56 am

Ohh me too - the daily clickrate on VCP must be through the roof these days :)
December 14th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm
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!!
December 14th, 2011 @ 1:52 pm
Hope this isn't in development until early april.. it already seems too good to be true!!!

December 18th, 2011 @ 1:43 pm
very beautiful.
Raja Pandian
December 20th, 2011 @ 1:03 am
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...
December 20th, 2011 @ 9:29 am
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!
December 22nd, 2011 @ 7:32 am
I know, this is what I wanted my girl to get me for xmas. It's a sad day in Toy Land.
December 26th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm
Hello! Any news on on this? I need the heat!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 27th, 2011 @ 5:08 am
we needs an update for our precioussss plugin, master Kramer... :)
December 28th, 2011 @ 4:50 am
being disappointed & sad..... :-(

Only one question left:
Hey, what's up?
December 30th, 2011 @ 7:53 pm
this would be perfect for my website! any update on the plugin release?
January 1st, 2012 @ 12:12 am
Andrew promised it will be before 2011.............
he lied :D
    Gary Bird
    January 2nd, 2012 @ 12:33 am
    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 :)
    January 2nd, 2012 @ 9:41 am
    “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
    January 2nd, 2012 @ 6:58 pm
    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...
    January 4th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm
    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 :)
    January 5th, 2012 @ 12:27 am
    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
    January 5th, 2012 @ 7:47 pm
    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.
January 3rd, 2012 @ 10:21 am
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.
    January 3rd, 2012 @ 3:00 pm
    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
    January 4th, 2012 @ 6:53 am
    he would never reply and we will see again some sam loya video
    January 4th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
    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.
    January 5th, 2012 @ 6:27 pm
    @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.
January 6th, 2012 @ 11:13 am
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... ; ))
    January 7th, 2012 @ 11:29 am
    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!
    January 7th, 2012 @ 11:37 am
    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 ;(
January 8th, 2012 @ 10:22 am
Displacement mapping magic world !!!! ; )
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:50 am
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 couldn´t be the reason for the delay. Why all the others have to wait for this?
January 9th, 2012 @ 4:52 am
Nice Body I love ur fans
January 11th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm
PRE-sales???? I'd pay 500$ for that!!
nice looking stuff!
January 13th, 2012 @ 1:43 pm
I don't believe this actually exists - is perhaps a drawn-out April Fool's Day joke...
    January 16th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm
    All I would like as a loyal vcp fan is a new eta
January 17th, 2012 @ 1:22 am
all my respect for A.Kramer!
Only Bombs, Grenades, Explosions & Guns since month.

.....he's in the army now?!
January 17th, 2012 @ 4:26 am
TRULY believe in it!
But WHEN??
January 17th, 2012 @ 5:19 am
this is America, Xakt !! :))
this year and specially Christmas time, broke records concerning weapon business in USA !! (official FBI report)

Wonderful world !
January 18th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm
...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??
January 23rd, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
This is the best website ever found..
this guy is the best.
March 13th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm
this was very nice but when is the plug in going 2 be out. i have been waiting for a long time man.
March 13th, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
Can we get a preview how things are going this new awesome plug? We're desperate for a preview.
November 8th, 2012 @ 4:18 pm
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.
Brandon Toy
March 14th, 2013 @ 6:33 am
More like cookies and Krame.
December 17th, 2013 @ 12:59 am
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.
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