Element 3D Release Date!

UPDATE: Now Available

Our 3D object based plug-in for Adobe After effects known as Element 3D has an official release date! You know that little plug-in we’ve been working on that let’s you use real 3D objects as particles… well it’s finally ready for release!

Available here: JULY 10, 2012

I’ll be showing you everything there is to know about this plug-in and we hope you’ll see why it has taken so much hard work and more importantly, we hope you can see the amazing possibilities!

Some Technical Features: (tutorials and demonstrations coming soon)

  • Supports 3D Objects in 2 formats (OBJ and native C4D files)
  • Powerful particle based animation system.
  • Easily Extrude and Bevel Text and Mask shapes! Wait til you see how it works!
  • Powerful Custom User Interface. Surprise!
  • Compatible with After Effects CS3 and above (we built our own Open GL Render Engine!)

Creative Features list in the works! Thank you for your patience, we are truly excited!!

Price you ask? It will be announced soon!

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324 Comments

Andrew jhon
2 years ago
Hi Andrew your tutorials are really help full but i wanna request you that plz add some action tutorials like movies(matrix reloded etc).
Thank you.
ali
2 years ago
hi andrew.im ali,i adore you...really i dont know how to tell you how much i like you
Jhonnel Pica
2 years ago
Make it Free for me Andrew since I am still a student and I use your plug-ins on my school project. Im not rich, Im just one out there, amazed of your works.
Aldy
2 years ago
Does anyone knows how to use a simple shape (png) or vector shape into the element 3D? I've tried to add it into the Custome layers or Custom Textures then extrude it, but the result is zero.
Falcon
2 years ago
Hi,it is compatible in xp 32 bit (direct X9)
    2 years ago
    Hola, es compatible en Windows XP de 32 bits (Direct X9)
bj
2 years ago
please add support for softimage scenes!!!!

this is frickin awesome man!! been waiting for years for something like this to come out!
Shalom
2 years ago
Yes, I too would also like to know if 3dmax files (as well as fbx) can be imported as well, and if their would are any extended features for "Elements 3d" in relation to c4d, can you for example bake an animated scene in c4d and import it and things like that?
thank you
Elias
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I've a question:
Is there a way in "Element 3d" to import 3dsmax files?
Thank you!
Elias
Hari
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Can we import animated objects? I use realflow fluids simulated animation though they are inform of bin files between Realflow and maya. Looks like Element3d will only support objs at this point. Are you thinking of adding fbx format to include animation.

Thanks,
Hari
2 years ago
ohhh ohh.. cant wait any longer andrew.. all other products were awesome... this should blow the mind away.. for the long wait!!!
Govind
2 years ago
All the very best sir . . . you are blowing very bodies mind, keep blowing :)
Ryan
2 years ago
Outstanding!!!!! July 10th can't come soon enough!!!
Stephan
2 years ago
OH! Andrew I can't wait to get my hands on it :)
I hope its so worth it as it looks :)
2 years ago
shut up Andrew Kramer!!! Just take my money!!!
2 years ago
Wooooooooooooooooooooooow, can’t wait
DeviousBeats
2 years ago
No word on how UV's are handled? Unwrap-style like 3DS? Automatic unfolding? Bueller? :)
glutenfree4u
2 years ago
Hey Andrew. been following your Ae tuts for as long as i've had Ae... what are the plans for student pricing? i'm home schooled and a youtube partner and really want to do a overview of this plug-in when it comes out!
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer is well-known in the AE plugins community I beleive..
So its really big news when he would release a new plugin , and this time its not any plugin .. its ELEMENTS 3D, I didnt try it yet but I think this is a new leap for AE in general because it seems like this plugin wont let us to buy another 3D software (that's what i guess)
I am more than excited to have my own copy of elements 3D ..
n thx a lot Andrew .. u r the best when its about AE
my warmth greetings to u from the origin of Arabia - Yemen :)
Amal
2 years ago
Is july 10th going to be your son's birthday?
ShahabG
2 years ago
Hey Andrew Kramer, great work man this is probably your far best work. I was hoping that this plugin package would have a lot of tutorials in it, as your previous package action essentials didn't have much tuts. Thank you.
Jeremy Neville
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, I was just wondering, I'm working with my Dad this summer and I should have around $300-$400 by the time this comes out, plus I SERIOUSLY need it for one of my upcoming videos (I'm hopeless with 3DS Max). Is my budget near the price this is being released for?
testerman
2 years ago

Tu navegador no soporta iframes.
Shadow Dancer
2 years ago
Nice, can't w8 to check it out, I also have some questions
1: Does Element support multiple frame? So we can import our animations sequences into the After Effects.
2: Does Element have render passes such as reflection pass, ambient occ pass, diffuse, etc ?
Regards.
Zack Seagraves
2 years ago
I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing's happening!
    glutenfree4u
    2 years ago
    keep throwing! i'm doing the same! hopefully soon it will work! maybe in 8 days...
Chris Carroll
2 years ago
I guess you had to call it "Element 3D" since "Totally Bitchin' 3D Stuff for AE" wouldn't fit on the case...
2 years ago
I have been trying to shove 100$ bills into my monitor every time I end up on this page since last September. Then I started throwing the money at the screen thinking I wasnt trying hard enough.

Hope its under $500. Im going to guess $349.98

You guys deserve to charge $1000 a copy how much time you have given out of your MARRIED with CHILDREN life to teach the people that can take your job. YOU TEACH YOUR COMPETITION FOR FREE!!!!! And then 90% of them complain when you arent donating your time once a week. I say the less we see Andrew the better because that means hes making money or making the old lady happy. Congrats dude, im sure 10 years ago you would have never saw this coming.....oh and thanks for stealing Alexander Alexandrov.
    Nikolaus
    2 years ago
    @Timothy What did that mean: and thanks for stealing Alexander Alexandrov ?
2 years ago
Looks brillliant. Ive just upgraded to cs6, very disapointed with lack ATI card support for the new features like ray tracing.

Hopefully your 3d engine is more card friendly ;)
dario benzini
2 years ago
I downoaded a pre release of Elements: awesome!! I made a short test render, you can watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5seU-5U0ms
Farhad.M
2 years ago
U R Great!

U Know??

thanks VC!
Vinay
2 years ago
Great Andrew

Finally We get elements soon

&

Can You Release Your The Bullet Promo Effect Tutorials
2 years ago
http://www.mettle.com/

watch this plugin like element
DMPD
2 years ago
Work you have done is amazing. Its gonna be one of most needed plug-ins on the market. And greatest thing is the speed it can be modified-Realtime.
Gustavo
2 years ago
I have only one question …. this product is sent to Latin America or Uruguay will only be downloading online?
Kai
2 years ago
Just tell me who to make the check out to.
xandercorp
2 years ago
Element 3D - 10th of July
Batman 3 - 20th of July

IT'S A SIGN! :|
Joe
2 years ago
I'm curious if this will require a CUDA compatible graphics card to make use of it?
    They say they have made a new OpenGL renderer...by the sounds of that, it should work fine on both ATI & NVidia cards.
    dmpd
    2 years ago
    no its not gonna require CUDA. As i watched his promo 11 month ago He explained that even 2 years old Video card vil be capable of handling this plug in.
    ten
    2 years ago
    Hoping it uses ATI cards also...cuda only software is beginning to be a right PITA !

    Could we have confirmation on this MR Kramer please?
Joe
2 years ago
Will this also require a CUDA compaible card to work? One of the biggest letdowns in CS6, the rendering engine requires a CUDA compatible (nVida) card which I do not have, and have no budget to get anytime soon)...
Mansooryan
2 years ago
Great Great .. 10th of July ... mark the calander boys .. this day we will ride :D
mktnet
2 years ago
Well ... ok I ll say the truth, in fact it`s me who uses the above trick hehehheh
mktnet
2 years ago
Andrew.K uses Ctrl+f to check where his name was typed in this page and according to this he decides to answer or not answer the provided question ;)
mktnet
2 years ago
Why not in July the 4th ?
2 years ago
Hurry it up, already. I'm getting blisters on my fingers from constantly rechecking the page for more deets on Element...
2 years ago
I want buy it in the X - day)
Jhonatan Queiroz
2 years ago
Hello, I'm from Brazil and I love the site of you
Jhonatan Queiroz
2 years ago
Hello,I'm from Brazil and I love the site of you
Diptanu Paul
2 years ago
I hope this might be the greatest product VCP has ever released. In-fact the promo poster gave lots of idea how it is gonna be. depth of field, 3d render, inbuilt graphics renderer, extrude and that glowing object in the promo poster giving away the light. It is really 3D. Is there anything You did not include in this product?
Elena
2 years ago
https://vimeo.com/43915983 see our video! we use the Videocopilot's tutorial for a homework of degree.
2 years ago
Andrew,

I have purchased nearly all of your products, and I always receive compliments and comments on the quality and content of what I make. I very much appreciate the amount of time and effort you both put into your free tutorials and the absolute professional avenue you have presented me with to be able to exploit this, and other, types of media. It seems likes magic at first (kind of like when you first get an Ipod), but after a few weeks you help all of us understand that with attention to detail, patience, and a lot of coffee we all can make little realities of our own. My video and motion graphics productions have taken me farther than I could have fathomed starting out with a laptop, a cheap (99$) digital vid camera, and my friends who started to hate the phrase "man...can you do that again?"

But, even with all that I most of all appreciate the clever and well placed levity you include in your tutorials and product descriptions. This latest link to Mr...I mean Dr. evil's ransom demand is hysterical, and it almost makes me forgive Mike Myers for "The GURU"...almost ;)

Thank You Very Much for doing what you do, and I wish you all the best thoughts with your career. I hope JJ hands the reigns off to you for Star Trek 2.

Rick Kimmel
stumblingtowardsgreatness
romain
2 years ago
Hooo yesss!
I already love the packaging! Will it make cofee?
haniel
2 years ago
great, but can we do the launch on the 11th? it's my birthday ..;-)
Mukhtarmahdee
2 years ago
Andrew ...when the PROMOTIONAL video come on the screens?
2 years ago
Hi there, can you also generate a z-depth pass with the plugin, by adding a AE camera?
ionica
2 years ago
this have the potential to be a truly industry changing plugin. if it will support obj seq. it will be THE tool for Ae. I wonder if there are some Physics included, since there are particles anyway, so a simple bounce/deflect/spawn on coll. are in order...from the ui i can see u can choose texturing so the next thing in mind is it will keep uvwmaping data from obj. goooooood bye silly 20 hours renders in max for 3 seconds of footage. I'm so gonna buy this, 10x AK.
haniel
2 years ago
great, but can we do the launch on the 11th? it's my birthday ..;-)
Tory
2 years ago
Prepare to become a very Rich Man
Shuva
2 years ago
OH that's great i am eagerly waiting for this plug in.YAHOOOOOOOOOO.
Rich
2 years ago
Got my cash ready and waiting!
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    I think you'll need internet money for this one Rich.
Conrad
2 years ago
Im super excited to get this news ... can't wait AK. Cheers and good luck in everything u do!!!
Will
2 years ago
J10 is my birthday! Excellent choice.
Austin
2 years ago
I love the price hyperlink. Hahaha that was great. I'm a HUGE fan of VC and I've bought a few of the programs and i can't wait for this one.
Bob
2 years ago
Are you all still planning on porting Optical Flares to Nuke? I coulda sworn that something was mentioned about it at one point...
Just wondering...will Element support OBJ sequences? Guess i'll find out when the promo videos come out!
Cannot wait...seriously...Hoping this plugin will be much better than Ae CS6's new 3D renderer...so many limitations and only support for nVidia Cards. Element looks just unbelievably awesome!
2 years ago
Will it be compatible with CS3? 'Cause that's all I have for now :(
    2 years ago
    Ugh, nevermind... I'm a dumbkopf LOL! Thanks for making it compatible with CS3. I really appreciate it. Working with camera tracker in CS3 have been a royal pain in the rectum because of the incompatibilities, I am glad Element 3D is compatible with CS3.
2 years ago
TI IS A NEW DAWN IT'S A NEW LEAF
Matt
2 years ago
Awesome! Can't wait until this comes out. You guys have been working hard, and I've got a feeling we're all going to be seing some wicked new tutorials..... Just shattered the piggy bank, and dropped a duece in my pants.
Tidjani
2 years ago
I predict that, in about a month, all media will be flooded by crazy new particles :)
Jovica
2 years ago
Really great, but I don't have money to buy it.... :(
Mr.Andrew how much time do you work on these programs?
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    I mean, my parents wont give me... :)
Kubrixbeard
2 years ago
Are there any plans to make it available for Nuke? I think I read in one of your blog posts you'd been using Nuke.
Victor Frerichs
2 years ago
So actually we can use AE as C4D a bit? Import models and start exploding things?
Focus Studio
2 years ago
Siiiii, compatibilidad con archivos de cinema 4d!!!!

Gracias.
Luke
2 years ago
Oh man, Thank you Andrew so much, i will drink 2 days straight and when July's 10th hard after party morning will come i'll be first in line for this golden baby. :) Thank you for this.
Throck
2 years ago
Imports C4D files, that is awesome!
Jason
2 years ago
I appreciate all the hard work you guys put into this! Great design for the advertizement! I noticed it says "Supports OBJ & C4D files" on the blog but on the image Ad it says "Supports OBJ & FXB files" i have never even heard of .FXB lol
scott
2 years ago
Will it be available for mac as well or just windows like free form pro.
    2 years ago
    I believe Andrew said it's available for both PC and Mac, AE versions CS3-CS6
2 years ago
*pulls out wallet and drools*

This will easily win best new plugin for this year (and maybe the next five years)!
vinza
2 years ago
is it for a million dollar as it sez in youtube??? :))
hahahaaaa..way to go AK
cant wait for it
Chris Carroll
2 years ago
I truly hope you can still find some way to torture some Sam Loya footage in the new tutorials. Might be difficult to find a way to work it in, but you guys are pretty creative... I believe you can do it!

You should be very proud of yourself and your team Andrew, you've really become an crucial part of the motion graphics universe and we all depend on you and appreciate your efforts.
    tantvideo
    2 years ago
    ...what he said!
Mourad Ifrane
2 years ago
vous étes toujours le meilleur ...c'est grace à tes tutos et ta créativité eblouissante que After effect survive à présent.Adobe a tout pensé mais il a oublié de programmer un logiciel 3d....mais videocopilot et son pilote Andrew est heureusement là.Bravo.
Sean
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, in the last year I moved to NukeX because I felt AE doesn't give me enough tools for complex 3D & VFX integration, does Elements will release for Nuke in the future?
In NukeX 6.3.1 they release their own particle system that can read OBJ, FBX, etc. does Elements does it better?

Thank you & Good luck
robb
2 years ago
Do you know how it will work with the up coming render engine "Atomkraft" from jupiter jazz is it usefull to have both?
Karthik
2 years ago
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Waiting for the release date :) !!
Mike
2 years ago
Words cannot express my excitement for this plugin! Thank you so much for all your time and effort VC. Cannot wait!!!
2 years ago
Great, cant wait to see it.
Finaly !!!!!
this will be the the best of VCP i'm sure
2 years ago
Shut up and take my money!!
Anil sa
2 years ago
finally it is out... can't wait ...thnxx a.k & v.c
2 years ago
Will I be able to use the plugin for stereoscopic ae work?
Marcelo
2 years ago
You are making history !
2 years ago
Waiting til July 10th is now gonna be like waiting for Christmas when I was 5...Looking forward to what you guys put together sir.
Bart
2 years ago
Yeeeeeees!!!!!! Finaly!!!
cj
2 years ago
oh men!! the release date, its my birthday. hahaha. yayy!
eljauzaa
2 years ago
when u release the trailer for this awesome plugin mr kramer?
2 years ago
Looks like we'll barely have a 3d software "insisde" AE !
bravo!
i'm so desperate to have to start learning that f... Nuke, for get a job.
it's powerful but so prehistoric...

(nobody, in the post area, take seriously AE.)
    Ryan
    2 years ago
    AE is a lot older than nuke.
2 years ago
Really great news :)
I'm very happy that VideoCopilot now is a very powerful source for every motion graphic designer and visual effects artists .. really so much hard work you do here Andrew .. Good luck with your future projects .. you did a lot for the world of motion.
Niclas
2 years ago
That looks so awsome! On my birthday as well :D :D
listowel adewale
2 years ago
cant wait to see it sir
listowel adewale
2 years ago
wow it going to be awesome
2 years ago
This is the event of the year. Congrats, guys, and best of luck with the release. Can't wait!
ahmed
2 years ago
I can't wait to get it please hurry up
Weezer
2 years ago
Hi Andrew. Few questions: who was responsible for coding Element? And which car are you going to buy on the profits - a Ferrari, Aston Martin, or some gaudy muscle car with flames down the side?

Congrats on the release - looks very clever indeed!
Ben
2 years ago
Does it interact with the raytracing engine in cs6?

Definitely grabbing this one. :D
    ozgun
    2 years ago
    I'd like to know that too.
Dylan
2 years ago
MY LIFE I COMPLETE!!!!!!! Or at least it will be on July 10th!
One question though, do we have to have a 3D program to make the particles or will it come with some preset particles that we can use?
    Steve Green
    2 years ago
    There is a pic on Andrew's twitter feed which shows a bunch of preset models, grenades/shell casings/missiles etc.

    I'm guessing it will be like Optical Flares, in that there is content with it, and according to this news item extra presets will be sold.
Tom
2 years ago
Real 3d particles! Does it means that now will be possible insert keyed plate or layers inside particle system?
Farshad
2 years ago
Does Element 3D support all VGA models ??
mickey
2 years ago
Andrew, you're like the coolest guy on the planet, but with this release you'll be the coolest guy in the UNIVERSE, even cooler than Chuck Norris...
Mehmet
2 years ago
I think that is an excellent plug-in
thewalkingneo
2 years ago
say again,thanks a lot ,vc
Nick555
2 years ago
This is great, because I don't like the new After Effects CS6 and the raytrace stuff, I have to buy other video card.

For me this looks more cool and useful, without investing too much into video card!!!
MohamaD
2 years ago
Thank Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
reza
2 years ago
and now...
...we are nearer to the Nuke.
It's so great for VFX artists.
Thanks a lot Andrew.
viyat
2 years ago
Why ? 10th July its some thing special on that day..
pls we want soon.....
we cant wait.
Manuel
2 years ago
Can we link Optical Flares to different positions of the 3D Objekt?
Without tracking or expressions?

Really excited to that stuff^^
Dipen
2 years ago
Really eager for that......
mohamamd
2 years ago
WOW!!!!
Sounds Great >> can't wait till see the the results
:)
Gustavo
2 years ago
Hello! I'm Latin and not English! I am using a translator to express these words! I learned to use After effects with you, watching your tutorials ... following the cursor. trying to understand the concept from the optical time ago ... use the demo plugins Mettle_ "ShapeShifter" ... the delusion was complete ... I devour the resources of the PC and only for use in text extrusion ... had come to the conclusion that after effects was not designed for 3D integration ... but you are here to launch a new 3D plug-ins to market! I'll be dreaming ... I am in another dimensions!! They are the world's largest GUYS! Keep it up .... I have only one question .... this product is sent to Latin America or Uruguay will only be downloading online?
2 years ago
hola mi nombre es robert un saludo y un gusto comunicarnos manejo after hace 8 años y siempre fuiste de gran ayuda gracias por los buenos consejos para usar el programa bueno me gustaria saber cual seria el modo de envio yo soy de perù espero puedas contestarme y asi saber mas sobre el modo de envio a mi pais gracias de antemano y estamos ablando.
Josh Troester
2 years ago
For those of you asking about price, it was mentioned at an event he went to a month and a half ago that it would be $150. I'm sure that the 3D models package cost additional. Hopefully it cost around the same as the Pro Presets for Optical Flares.

I am stoked about this plugin.
2 years ago
Oh yea, and pricing... I know you know that we are all excited to see and get pricing. The sooner the better in the event I need to sell my dog.
2 years ago
yea, really great news! I'll be here day one for sure.
2 years ago
Andrew, this seriously made my day! All of us here will be continuing to check back here daily for any updates...
2 years ago
Oh Andrew Kramer, you are my biggest inspiration and hero!
What would idiots like me do without your great stuff?! Seriously? I visit your site every day since 4 or 5 years just to learn new things!
You Sir, are a genius!
Greets from Germany, looking forward to meet you at some Adobe Event as soon as I can afford a flight to the US! HA! :P
Dan
2 years ago
I feel guilty for losing a little faith now haha. Can't wait to see what you and the crew have come up with Andrew.
Do you have any idea when the promo will be ready to view?
Austin
2 years ago
How much will this be?
mompremier
2 years ago
Great! but we need more 3d tutorial, hey! Andrew why u don't work in Maya? this is a powerful software, so after 3d max u can use it too, we wanna make thing real, so show us ur skill in 3 powerful 3d tutorial, like 3d legde, so do it plz,
ozbum
2 years ago
Will it be able to extrude Illustrator files?
    Johan
    2 years ago
    of course not, just check the older posts/videos about E3D....
    CS6 does support that though....
Alzemir
2 years ago
Dear Andrew, I follow the excellent tutorials, tips, and I always try to search on how to add videos from creation, filming, watching movies, big productions, watching everything that relates to this. I live in Brazil and would like to know if you can get this plugin 3D element purchasing via credit card? Thank you for everything you and the entire team at Video Copilot has given me to learn more and more.
2 years ago
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
i know you get alot of messages so im am going to make this short and sweet do Element 3D allows you to move objects around like in a real 3d program like if i imported fire would it be a trail
R-CANE
2 years ago
I been looking forward to the day Element 3D will be realeased, had sleepless night from imagining what it would be like working with it. Now I'm having more sleepless nights creating all the good stuff I am not able to without Element 3D. Videocopilot making history July 10th!
eric
2 years ago
Hello Andrew can you giive me a date for the release promo video of element 3d please
fugmedia
2 years ago
waoooooo can't wait
Mike
2 years ago
I must admit, when I saw the title of this post appear, a little bit of wee came out.
Very exciting.
Jeff Almquist
2 years ago
Piggy bank broken... awaiting dollar amount to load into Payment Cannon.
Jeff B.
2 years ago
I currently have AE 5.5, and my company is about to upgrade to CS6, so the burning question for me is will it be compatible?
Ashraf
2 years ago
Hey Andrew...i have just left this place 1 month ago and started With C4d and i have learned a lot and the worst thing i am not good at AE as i was and then u came up with this and AE is calling back and i have wasted 1 month of my life..i am really SAD
2 years ago
Can't wait this is so awesome!!! In other news, you haven't forgotten about the matte painting contest amidst all this excitement have you? ;)
illd
2 years ago
Is it a benefit to have cuda graphic cards, and does Element support multiple Cards?
caxum
2 years ago
Andrew is this plugin a competitive answer to Trapcode Form? It seems as if the functionality is very similar. What is Element offering that Trapcode Form does not?
    eric
    2 years ago
    euhhh its not like trapcode form form importe just obj into point particle element 3d import all the object and the texture you can't texture with trapcode form
AARON
2 years ago
Sweet sweet! There we go. Now I have to justify buying it! Ohh, I've got the 48 Hour Film Project coming up!
Justin
2 years ago
the dark knight rises comes out ten days after.... I'm gonna explode!
Dave
2 years ago
Yes,it's looks very cool,but it's bad that i can't buy any of yours plugins((((((There are very expencive or me.
Samuel
2 years ago
I can't wait, my birthday is July 11, so I guess I will be buying myself a present!!
Ashton
2 years ago
WIll this include some kind of Physics simulator, like RayFire?
Jovica
2 years ago
Finally.... something new!!! :D
Goldfinger
2 years ago
Will it include a 3D model of Sam?
2 years ago
wow!
Armageddon day is coming :)
we are so exciting.
thanks Andrew
2 years ago
I'm always shifting between 3D (max, unity3D) and After Effects. This product looks great to me :-) promote videocopilot where I can.

André
2 years ago
Calendar marked for 7/10. Can't wait!
Will this be available as a downloadable purchase or CD/DVD only?
    2 years ago
    I posted my question too soon. I see in an earlier post that it will be available for download. May just wait a day for the server to "cool off" as 7/10 it will be over-heating!
Siavosh Mehraein
2 years ago
oh God.finally
i can't wait until the day that ELEMENT plug-in is installed on my workstation.
krisq
2 years ago
That is some sick stuff guys!! Can't wait!
2 years ago
Please, Please a Videomertial with features and capabilities, Can't wait for the release !!!!
ted
2 years ago
Element is good I like man like element is good for me. I like andrew tutorial please make no money for me so I can make good video like man. element = woooooooo.
eric
2 years ago
yes cool element release the 10 july BUT WHAT ABOUT YOU PROMISE OF TUTORIAL EVERY WEEK no tutorial for now :( i'm happy for element but no for the tutorial :(
ten
2 years ago
Finally! One question for you, Andrew...

Does the open GL renderer you've coded also work with ATI cards (open cl) or is it Nvidia only (cuda) ?

Regards.
Jermageddon
2 years ago
I have been waiting to throw my money at you and your team. All the hard work is inspiring to us all!! Element is your dream, we dream about..
2 years ago
...........................................and July 10.
2 years ago
Ready to pull the trigger....waiting for knock me out example and feature videos!!!
Ahmed Rashed
2 years ago
What the the>>>>>>>> I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to try it !
Trent
2 years ago
You're going to make mucho $$$ on this plugin set... We've all been waiting for something like this for a longtime and Adobe simply didn't deliver. Well done!
Biolynk
2 years ago
OMG !! it's AMAZING.

but the C4d files can be animated ??
JJ
2 years ago
Just great. How am I supposed to concentrate on my work now?!
Iron man
2 years ago
$1,000,000!!! totally worth it... XD
Joe
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Does the render engine take advantage of Cuda rendering? For example like the Nvidia Maximus setup. Also will this possibly include a Baked Key Animation/Simulations option from the .obj when imported? So you can bring in Full 3d Dynamic baked down animation then run it in Element 3D?

No Matter what, this looks Fantastic!
Jenson
2 years ago
Damnit everytime I think I have everything I need, you come out of nowhere and beat me to it :D
Ryan Griffin
2 years ago
Can't wait to check this out! I'm hoping the 3D extrusion will perform a little better than the new 3D extrusion in CS6 for all of us with Macbook Pros and CS6-incompatible AMD video cards.
2 years ago
Yay, Well done Andrew this is an essential purchase for me :)

Talking of essentials, I just happened to have spent some of the day doing a project that involved a load of Action Essentials II stuff.

I hope I'll find Element as useful as I do Action Essentials.
2 years ago
Can't wait Andrew! I've been waiting too long for this!
Gamesharked
2 years ago
Hey, In facct very impressive , and will the plugin be able to import high-poly OBJ? because I'm trying to do for month a 100 (rotors animated) helicopters squadron with Vue (I'll try in 3DS) , do you think it's possible with the plugin?
Jason
2 years ago
Exciting stuff... I hope it's going to be as good as the element of hype it holds!
Firas
2 years ago
Dear Andrew, it's an amazing product congratulation :-)
2 years ago
wow gr8..................................
Daniel
2 years ago
Awwwwwwwwwwwww and then there was Element :)
2 years ago
Can't wait. Let the fun begin. :)
2 years ago
Saw a DEMO of this at DMALA. Blew my mind!!
MTP
2 years ago
Wow!!! Amazing Plugin :O
Adam Edwards
2 years ago
Incredible Andrew! Do you think that you will make a short promo video that shows off a few capabilities of what all this can do. That would help me pitch it to my boss if we were to buy this for our company. Without visuals he may not understand why this tool will be useful :/

I'm sure this would help a number of people if you had a short video to help sell it.
2 years ago
Oh my goodness. All of my wildest dreams... Yes!!!
2 years ago
This looks absolutely amazing! You guys are the best!

-Simon
Cameron
2 years ago
What level of graphics card is the minimum for running this and what do you recommend??
Wheezy
2 years ago
OMG OMG OMG... SO EXCITED.

C4D models inside AE! Life is going to be so much better!

Andrew, you're the man. I realize this could sell for thousands and thousands of dollars. I'm hoping you keep with your business model and put it in the hands of everybody.
2 years ago
This is the coolest thing to come out this spring/summer -- it beats the 5D MkIII in terms of awesomeness by a long way!
amin
2 years ago
wow. great!!! thanks a lot andrew
2 years ago
Congratulations Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot! This plugin will be very useful! :)
2 years ago
YEAH!!! I've checked the site every day waiting for Element 3D official release date!!! TAKE MY MONEY NOW PLEASE!!
2 years ago
Sweet Mother Of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Kramer,you rock.
Chiso
2 years ago
i saw an extrude button. will you be able to creat 3d objects in it too?
2 years ago
YES!!!!!! SOOO AWESOME, the wait is over!!! Promo video? The features sound really awesome, I think this will be the best product released by VC so far, I really cannot wait to use it!!! Thank you so much! FANTASTIC
Mike
2 years ago
Yeah, but when is Element being released???!!

Oh, wait...nevermind, I'm just used to seeing comments like that. Old habits die hard.
2 years ago
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Paul
2 years ago
Awesome cant wait!! ...I had a feeling it was taking so long because you were designing a UI... and I cant wait to find out if every parameter has the "over life" feature.
2 years ago
Hi
This is A Great revolution
Thank You VC
eric
2 years ago
its over 9000 !!!!!! finally a release date !!! i call austin power !
Carter. R
2 years ago
oh Andrew You Son Of A Gun.

I CAN'T WAIT, I'M ALREADY CRACKING OPEN MY PIGGY BANK :)

SO EXCITED.
Raghavan Fx
2 years ago
Great to hear,Andrew.I am from India and your tutorials are really a great source of knowledge.
Praveenjuge
2 years ago
Wow!!! U have a preorder Date??
James
2 years ago
I forsee crashing servers on July 10th
René
2 years ago
What if I don't have one hundred billion dollars!?
2 years ago
Thank God.............................
Dan
2 years ago
http://www.myremoteradio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/shut-up-and-take-my-money1.jpg

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

Seriously though, very excited.
2 years ago
WOW! The interface looks absolutely amazing!! Thanks Twitter for the "secret" update. There is so much goodness crammed in to one screen. This is definitely going to be a smash hit, just like optical flares.
James
2 years ago
How do the renders look coming out of your open gl custom renderer? (i've never gotten great results rendering using open gl in after effects...)
    2 years ago
    They are 2 totally different things. The results are very good and we will have a promo video to show soon.
James
2 years ago
The wait is finally over...let the moving of my after AE camera around photoreal rendered objects BEGIN!! (on the 10th...)
Maui
2 years ago
Does Element 3d work in the AtomKraft renderer for AFX which will also be available in the near future?

Do you work with Dr. Evil?
henrymark
2 years ago
Fiiiiiinally!!! So glad it's coming out! Congratz
2 years ago
I'm gonna change ma b'day to 10th July...
Bryan Benitez
2 years ago
Woooo!!!!! Christmas in July!!!!!! Can't wait!
2 years ago
Finally! Fantastic. Can we pre-order?
Brion Mario
2 years ago
Any chance of trailer before releasing,Andrew?...btw can't wait.....
Chiso
2 years ago
I just want to know. Will you be making a video to promote it?
    2 years ago
    Of course!
    sam
    2 years ago
    I can't wait for that!!!
    VC Union
    2 years ago
    I Sam going to get hurt?

    We are concerned about his working enviroment.
2 years ago
I just bought a new graphics card, GFX 570 to work with AE6's ray tracing feature... I hope that it will also help speed up this system.

Either way, excited about the release, looks really slick!
Ubiq
2 years ago
Will I be able to download Element3D July 10th from your server(s) right away, or will I run into a server overload when demand is high, and cry all night?
    2 years ago
    We will do our best. We have a very robust server system now and hope it will be smooth sailing... saling?
2 years ago
Great, looking forward to it!
I like that it can handle native c4d files.
    Chiso
    2 years ago
    thats very beautiful. can't wait!
Steve Green
2 years ago
Another peek at the UI/Object browser here

https://twitter.com/videocopilot/status/217553964349128704/photo/1
reza
2 years ago
wow. Great!
Is it Support 3Ds max (max)files?
    Steve Green
    2 years ago
    I doubt it, Andrew states obj and c4d only, native max files are hardly ever supported outside of max itself.
    2 years ago
    Max has an excellent OBJ exporter and we take full advantage of normals and polygons.
2 years ago
Opens wallet... You can take my money...
Jay
2 years ago
That was such a small ad I almost missed it!

Looking forward to getting my grubby hands on it!

Thanks for all your hard work, guys.
    Jay
    2 years ago
    By the way. Love the packaging!
    2 years ago
    VCP always has cool packaging(;
2 years ago
Cant Wait! its my birthday on the 13th,wow, what a present!
Awsm
2 years ago
One question: Does it support OBJ-sequences or only single files? Either way it looks absolutely fantastic. :)
Alan
2 years ago
Will download be an option or will it be disk purchases only?

Also, the hint in the image of a seperate 'shapes and elements' disk of objects is a nice touch.
Bob K
2 years ago
Bravo Andrew! VC, in my opinion, has been a leader in producing quality visual products, regardless of company size; and this release pushes the envelope beyond expectations I ever had.
Are you thinking about a bundle price for the plug-in and the Motion Design Pack?
The real smithy
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, have you decided which movie star you'll be building your mansion next to when this plu in is released? Lol. I think all the pain and suffering that has gone into this will be paid back to you in fields of glory. In more ways than one. Congrats on new plug in , looks beautiful already
Martin
2 years ago
i cant wait !! will it be too hardcore for Pcs?? how long one easy object will be render ??
    Darren
    2 years ago
    "Will it be too hardcore for PCs?" - I would imagine that depends on your PC. If it's severely underpowered and struggling to run Calculator and Windows Explorer at the same time, then yes, it is most likely too hardcore.

    All along VCP have said the plugin is fast to render, even on some older systems, so if you have a system that can run AE well, then you shouldn't struggle with this. Just as long as you don't have Calculator open at the same time.
    2 years ago
    You might have to do some research. I'm working on a project this summer that uses a lot of 3D objects, particles and effects. With the upgrade of CS6, I realized I needed to get a better video card specifically for this type of work. I currently have a gaming rig, which folks know won't give me the best performance for real-time and overall rendering. Hence, my husband and I are building me another rig, based on information from Adobe's website about optimizing performance, along with other sites that recommend tools for this type of work. I run a Radeon HD 6800, again great for gaming, not so much for AE. I've had problems rendering effect/particle-heavy files with this card--it takes forever. So, we're getting the recommended Nvidia Quadro 4000 (cuz my husband just loves me). It's pricey, but it's a vast improvement and the biggest bang for your buck. The next one is priced way out of range for an old fart like me, but there are other recommended cards that are less. Like I said, so some research. I'm totally a dufus on this stuff, but even I was able to learn quite a bit from Adobe's site and just Googling around.

    Best of luck, friend.
    Darren
    2 years ago
    @rm brand - To be honest, you're probably better off saving your money and going for a good Geforce card over the Quadro 4000. Remember, AE isn't 3ds Max, or any other full featured 3D program. Rather AE benefits from a lot of RAM and a good CPU. When I say a lot of RAM, I don't mean 12GBs or anything, I mean "a lot of RAM". Currently I have an I7 quad-core with Hyperthreading (effectively giving me 8 threads), which means that my 32GBs are just enough to run AE pretty well, but more would be better. Adobe recommends reserving a lot of RAM for the OS and other background processes (the more RAM you have, the more you should reserve - see http://forums.adobe.com/thread/734343 for the post. It's quite an interesting read).

    In all honesty, increase your RAM. If possible, throw in a better processor, and I'd also recommend something like the new Kepler class Geforce GTX 670 over the Quadro 4000. Initially CS6 didn't support the Kepler cards, but thank goodness for updates, right? :-P

    Anyway, the card has the same amount of memory (2GB) vastly more CUDA cores (1334 vs 256 - which is very helpful if you use Premiere Pro - you'll need to hack it, but seriously, running a batch file isn't particularly difficult), much newer tech (the card only released a couple of months back) and costs a heck of a lot less (around $700 here in New Zealand, vs the Quadro 4000's $1300 price tag).

    Yes, Adobe recommend the Quadro, but the performance benefits from the 4000 in AE just aren't there when you compare it to a cheaper good quality Geforce.
2 years ago
This is fantastic. I'll be buying this as soon as it is released. I might also be interested in the motion design pack depending on the cost. Keep up the great work!
    2 years ago
    The plug-in comes with a few models and basic primitives but we created the motion design pack to offer people more creative objects to use right away. Of course you can import objects from any 3D program and even the free Blender program for people not invested in 3D.
jay
2 years ago
finaly.thnk god
bt nw agn countdown strts 4 10th july,
element 3d u mst b more dan awsum bcz thousands f ppl waitin for ur born.
all d best
Patrick
2 years ago
Great! I'll order one immediately when released!
Johan
2 years ago
Congratulations to everyone at Video Copilot for this epic release!
Your work are truly inspiring. Last night I landed my second paid job as a visual artist and compositor. I wouldn't be anywhere near that if it wasn't for you. Thank you and keep the insanity up!
efx
2 years ago
Hey, is your own 3D engine rendering ? it didn't use the slow CS6 Raytracing engine right ?
2 years ago
Quite excited about this. I am buying a cappuccino in celebration. (AND a caramel waffle)
2 years ago
OH!! DIOS MIO!!! SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
sabini1
2 years ago
Is ELEMENT a physics engine also, or only a particle engine?
I mean, can I import 3d models and use ELEMENT as Reactor (3ds max) works?

Thanks that looks amazing :)
tobybear
2 years ago
Cooooooooooooool! Is there any pre-order page yet or a special discount planned for the first week after release or so? Already saving money for it!
PureMotion
2 years ago
Outstanding!
GJ once again to you guys!
btw ... what happened to the "running sam" tutorial ? =)
2 years ago
WE are waiting Andrew!
But Andrew you designed it or team of yours?

Do tell!






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTqm0YsnqrM
2 years ago
Wooooow ouuuuh >>> at last !
One of the most thrillin' epic eagerly awaited tool of all times ;)
No doubt that plug is gonna be SOME_thing
The fifth AElement i bet
;)
2 years ago
looks amazing, cant wait for this......................
2 years ago
I have four questions:
1. Will the E3D support reflections from other layers?
2. Will it support textures that are built-in to the model?
3. Will you be able to composite them into live action shots, with lighting and shadows?
4. Will they be compatible with a CameraTracker or AE CS6 Camera Solver Composition Camera?

Thanks, I've been waiting for a long time for this!
Youssef
2 years ago
Are the tutorials released before the release date of the plugin or within the release date of the plugin. And are they gonna be included for free so every one can watch them or included with the plugin pack so only the buyers see those tutorials
    2 years ago
    Tutorials... we have created an entire online learning section for Element that will feature tutorials and help files, these will be accessible to anyone and we will try to update it often!
2 years ago
AMMMMMMMAZING!

Lokman
BigHackingRussianFan
2 years ago
Coooooooolll!!!!! Will there be a trial version?
2 years ago
wow,. thanx for the head up,. maybe I should cancel my holidays,...
Rutger
2 years ago
If the plugin is compatible with AE CS3 is it also compatible with my Ati Radeon 2400??
Just wondering and otherwize I'll be just stubborn to see what it does anyways :P.
Lookin forward to it Andrew!
    2 years ago
    I'm not sure about that specific card, I will look it up but the plug-in works on an old Nvidia 8800 from about 5 years ago... I'm no sure when that card came out but if it is less than 3-4 years old, you should be good.
    Rutger
    2 years ago
    If it works with an old Nvidia 8800 I do not really doubt it will work with a computer bought 3 years ago. Thanks for the quick reply!
    2 years ago
    Along this vein, has there been any testing with AE CS6 using Adobe's recommended Nvidia Quadro card? I'm curious if there was a boost in performance using Element.
    2 years ago
    You're probably going to have performance issues with a card that old, mostly in the time to render scenes. Sure, you could organize and pre-render comps throughout a project. Adobe has made a lot of changes to make CS6 affordable to just about everyone. If you can, definitely upgrade.
angga
2 years ago
WOWWWW!!!...I can't wait to use it!!...:D
Ville
2 years ago
Dope ! Can't wait to see it . What Will the pricing be ?

And the release date is in July ^^
    Jordan
    2 years ago
    $149.95 (minus presets if any)
    Byron
    2 years ago
    $149.95 would be a steal. Don't get me wrong... I'd be happy to buy it at that price. But I wouldn't be surprised if something this powerful cost more than that. Having said that, Video Copilot sure doesn't seem to be too greedy so I guess that price may be right.
    Jordan
    2 years ago
    I believe VCP quoted $149.95 on the original announcement of the product..... Hopefully is still the case....
    2 years ago
    I'm pretty sure he said it would be competitively priced with similar plugins. (ie. Particular which is $399) Although it sounds like this plugin is going to be in a category of it's own!
Storm
2 years ago
Considering Nick Campbell pricing 200 dollars for that rip off of a "plug-in" transform for cinema4d , anything Andrew Kramer and his team price this plugin at would be awesome, much better guy to support in the long run too!
    2 years ago
    How is it a ripoff?
2 years ago
Jiz in my pants!, cant wait to play around with it.
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    Your jiz?
    Edgy Tom
    2 years ago
    LOL! Nice one Timber!
speculator
2 years ago
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!
got my money ready...
    Zvi
    2 years ago
    You already got 1 gzillion biliibilion Dollars?
Renzo
2 years ago
Congratulations! This must be the biggest release of VCP, looking at the time it took to develope. So, where is the release party? ;)

Two questions; did the release of CS6 with it's new opengl rendering of 3D text and shapes beat you to the punch, or could the features save you a lot of work, have you known in advance?
Second question; will the tutorials finaly be viewable on the ipad (and other tablets)? Since tutorials are the best example of why to use a 'second screen' when your monitor(s) are displaying the program (in my opinion the biggest downside to this site).
    2 years ago
    Honestly, we made a GREAT 3D text system in Element, there are things you can do with our system that are not possible anywhere else, even in CS6. However, we didn't build this plug-in to make 3D text, it was a bonus. We thought, "Well we have this 3D render engine, I guess we could add text." I would say it is maybe 5% of the plug-in capability.
    Jonesy
    2 years ago
    +1 for the support of the videos on iPad. Pretty please! :)
2 years ago
You ROCK AK! Could you do a pre-order/early bird discount? VFX blogs are gonna go ape when this releases, already - WELL DONE VCP!
2 years ago
cool waiting。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。
hari
2 years ago
f**k man I can't wait for it.
2 years ago
Great, I can not wait to order it!

Good choice that you support both OBJ and native C4D.

Thanks!

Thorsten
http://dreamridiculous.com/
Matthieu
2 years ago
Whooooooohoooooo finally!!

b0neralert! ;) ;)
thewalkingneo
2 years ago
Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo~~
2 years ago
this is going to be another turning point for u mr.andrew..keep enjoying your life...
Jayden
2 years ago
Man this looks GRATE. I love all of the TUT's and products that you guys put out. Keep up the good work!
Farshad
2 years ago
wooooooooooooow
Andrew , i can't waite
Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
Stoked - and tomorrows my birthday!
2 years ago
So freaking excited about this one! Do you have an idea of prices yet? I need to make sure I have enough in my saving-up-for-Element-3D fund.
2 years ago
Yep! July 10th... not too far away!
    oliver
    2 years ago
    Hi andrew! can the element 3d create along the lines of this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-11dtG7aK4&list=PL196C0077CA9AE008&index=1&feature=plcp like space nebula and galaxy?
    Rom256
    2 years ago
    Kramer,and what would be the cost of plug-in? or free of charge :)
    Chiso
    2 years ago
    Promotional video?
    Rob Neal
    2 years ago
    Judging by the comments on here, any chance you can include a spell checker? ;)
    Mitch Faircloth
    2 years ago
    That's my birthday! Andrew, I know you don't really know me but..... Can I have a birthday gift? ;)
    Darren
    2 years ago
    @Rom256 - Dude, he already said the price will be announced soon...
    2 years ago
    A release date on my birthday? Perhaps I shall treat myself!
    2 years ago
    I can see the destination...
    Jonathan Dawson
    2 years ago
    Fantastic Andrew - Other than my new son being born health, this is the best news I have heard this year! Can't wait for the 10th July!
    usfom
    2 years ago
    hey andrew you do good work
    here`s one add on if you and your fellows like it this is kind of the followers track all over world

    http://www.revolvermaps.com/?target=setup

    just thought to give you guys this link.
    its kind of cool thing.
    god bless you.
    Alec Kennedy
    2 years ago
    Thats my Birthday! My 18th! I know what Im asking for...
    Joe Riccobono
    2 years ago
    Wow! Can't Wait! My Twin and I share our Birthday that day as well, go figure!
    Ryan
    2 years ago
    Now i know i do not need to upgrade to cs6 between camera tracker and now element, all the new goodies are covered. Thanks Videocopilot team!
2 years ago
Great, cant wait to see it.
2 years ago
Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
2 years ago
Cannot bleepin' wait!...
2 years ago
Wow, can't wait. Looks good, sounds good. If it's anywhere neat Optical Flow Quality it'll rock!
    TheMysteriousMrM
    2 years ago
    AWESOME!!!

    This will be my favorite plugin by far!
    2 years ago
    can this plugin works on aftereffects cs4 32 bit?
    Father
    2 years ago
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