BioHazard Logo with Element 3D!

Here’s another dramatic logo I created with our new plug-in Element 3D using extruded masks. I used the Pro Shaders for the surface and I’m currently working on a short tutorial for this project right now! For those who saw an early version of it, I updated this one with some additional moving parts. Watch it in full screen baby!

The plug-in just came out last week but be sure to check it out!

This project with DOF took less than 7 minutes to render with my Geforce 580 at 720p.
Not too shabby.

Lloyd Ambrose
July 15th, 2012 @ 3:59 pm
How did you make that? element is tooo awesome!

What is "Video Copilot DRAGON?"
    Christian Michael
    July 15th, 2012 @ 6:36 pm
    Andrew didnt make it....his son who is less than a month old did.....just to let us know Element is childs play :0)
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm
can we get project files?
    Hugo Strange
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
    1.Texture on LOGO is a Shader.Found in Shader pro (u need to buy separately)
    2.LOGO is in Projectile weapons (u need to buy separably)

    So unless you have these purchased you wont be able to get a project file with them.

    ........Unless Andrew decides to include the .obj logo with the shader as a saved preset.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm
    The Shader is from the Pro Shaders collection but the OBJ is included with the Plug-in actually not part of a pack. Plus simple shapes can be created using the extrude feature.
    Hugo Strange
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:31 pm
    yep..I see it now !! I never bothered the icons... Used my own Obj files. So Don Mupasi even without shader you can then follow along very easily.

July 15th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm
Great insight into this totally awesome Software Plug-In .cheers...
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm
7 minutes? I have trouble believing that.

But where are the sound effects from? Those add so much to it.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 4:36 pm
    I do too sometimes! But this one has higher sample motion blur, the original one took less than 6.5 minutes.
    Lee Watson
    July 15th, 2012 @ 4:57 pm
    Definitely fake screenshot.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 6:17 pm
    Are you kidding Lee Watson, right?? When Andrew ever lied to us?
    July 15th, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
    Too good to be real
    July 15th, 2012 @ 7:56 pm
    That's awesome Andrew!
    Thats a real screenshot. Why would he lie about that since anyone who has the plug in and the pro shaders pack can make the exact same thing. Looks sweet.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
    @Samuel - Please tell us you're kidding...
    July 16th, 2012 @ 4:04 am
    Hey Lee Watson, You better shut your mouth! Think Before Your Speak!Am Pissed Reading How You Said Its A Fake Screenshot.
    July 16th, 2012 @ 4:09 am
    Look for the anmatiuon. Half is a 3d animation and half is a tex animation. Text renders fast so 3d aniamtion took about 6 mins. Its more than 1 frame per second so its possible!
    Lee Watson
    July 16th, 2012 @ 6:06 am
    It seems no one here has a sense of humour...
    July 16th, 2012 @ 7:08 am
    Nah Lee.. You're just not funny xD
    January 18th, 2013 @ 11:02 am
    what about sound effects?
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
Nice effect :). Awesome quality!
Hugo Strange
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
Hey Andrew ! That looks really Good. After watching the video a second time ...Towards the end after all the close-up shots and right before the last piece of the Biohazard logo comes together... it needs a little dust dropping off of it...really light dust nothing extreme.

The Logo has weight to it (I noticed how it was spinning ;-)) because of the decay look (shader) applied ..small dust element falling off (when the last piece comes together) would be the cherry on top. Not taking anything away from it ... just my Happy opinion.
    Hugo Strange
    July 15th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm
    Never mind I wasn't watching it in full screen ...I saw the dust element !!!! Good stuff.
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:40 pm
Great! I saw the original version, but this is much better! It's pretty amazing how something of this quality can be rendered in only 7 minutes using Element 3D! And it was all done from within After Effects. Tremendous.
Hugo Strange
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:43 pm
Are these full 1080p screen shots?
    July 15th, 2012 @ 10:17 pm
    "This project with DOF took less than 7 minutes to render with my Geforce 580 at 720p." -bottom of the blog post.
Hugo Strange
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:47 pm
This is my 4th time watching this ...My favorite part of this whole clip when the Logo spins !!! Freaking you gave it that weighted feel....most people might have just rotated it around like a tornado... Nice touch.
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:49 pm
Which Depth of Field option did you use for the final render? Multipass?
    July 15th, 2012 @ 4:57 pm
    July 27th, 2013 @ 10:06 pm
    But pixel go crazy with DOF when project gets huge, DOF doesn't work properly. So I had to use Multi pass but it take so much time.
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:54 pm
Is there any way to use/simulate real lens blur effect with iris options, not just plain blur for DOF ? It looks great, but DOF loses highlights in intense blurring.
    Element ROX
    July 16th, 2012 @ 3:10 am
    Could simply do the DOF in post and add all the nice Bokeh as you want with lens blur effect introduced in CS5.5... or buy one of them awesome plugins e.g. Boris or Frischluft
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:58 pm
This would look awesome at the beginning of a video game. Great Job. Beautiful!
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
Is this 100% Element only as far as plugins go?
    Hugo Strange
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm
    "Hereís another dramatic logo I created with our new plug-in Element 3D using extruded masks. I used the Pro Shaders for the surface and Iím currently working on a short tutorial for this project right now!"

    I this I'm saying yes with that quote ;-)
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:54 pm
    Yes, this way you can create your own logos from Mask shapes.
    Hugo Strange
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm
    "Hereís another dramatic logo I created with our new plug-in Element 3D using extruded masks. I used the Pro Shaders for the surface and Iím currently working on a short tutorial for this project right now!"

    I this I'm saying yes with that quote ;-)
Daryl – Papua New Guinea
July 15th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm
You've just returned from your weekend vacation and you're straight back into it....what a legend.
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm
great !!! awesome !!!
btw, i wonder, when can we see the product trailer, coz we love the style that ur put in all ur trailer man, can't wait.
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:14 pm
Hmm, (I know you did this in pixel DoF, but) whenever I try and apply multipass (even at lowest settings), my composition, and Cs5.5 totally freak out and sometimes die. I'm using Nividea GeForce 670...

Is this a problem?
    July 15th, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
    Maybe... but multi-pass DOF with Motion blur on will make things go crazy. Because Multi-pass DOF render the frame 300 times then multiply that by 6 passes of motion blur. We added the various modes so you can find the optimal settings for each project.
    July 16th, 2012 @ 6:01 pm
    I did something abstract recently and I added 10 passes of motion blur and depth of field - multi-pass just to see what would happen. The ten second video took 43 minutes to render...but it looked great!!
    July 16th, 2012 @ 6:37 pm
    Is there a reason you are using Multi-pass instead of Pixel?

    Multi-pass is ideas for really small or thin objects when the other modes have trouble. I use Pixel blur for most things including this tutorial.

    The problem is that when you turn multi-pass dof you are basically rendering the frame 300 times for a single frame. Then when you turn on motion blur, it is 300 X 6 for each frame. Things can get tricky but it is a nice thing to have when you need some fine detail motion blur.
    July 20th, 2012 @ 3:22 pm
    Is the pixel DoF a separate plugin or part of AE? I can't seem to find it.
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm
I'm about to buy the plugin really soon, but can't afford all of the add-ons just yet. I know you have the full package at $500, but will there be a package to get all of the 3d Model Packs at once without purchasing the plugin?

I can start out with the Pro 3d Bundle for now and want to get everything else on a different check. Any promos coming up for that?
hugo strange
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
How many levels of undo .. is there in the scene setup ?
July 15th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
That looks impressive. FAST render time too! Can't wait for the Trailer, that's how you roll! - -- 50 seconds in! [haha] :)
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm
Amazing. Simply Amazing. just one thing. I know this doesn't have to do with the video shown here but, That Tutorial thing you showed us a couple of posts back, there was a comp with a bunch of CG helicopters in it. Are there aircraft models in any of your 3D Model Packs? If there isn't I bet A Whole bunch of people would be Even more happy with this plug-in.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 10:23 pm
    Taylor, just do a Google search for 'free 3d model' and you'll find tons of sites offering .OBJ's for free. Even Turbosquid has quality free .OBJ's available.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm
    Oh. Thanks.
    July 16th, 2012 @ 3:12 am
    Haven't people ever heard of a little something called search engines?? They've only been around for decades already.
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
Sorry I meant if there isn't you should make an 3D aircraft model pack THEN a whole bunch of people would be happy =)
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
Chapeau 2 all members of VC, with this plugins we count in more very exciting new tutorials, Don't you ?
Unfortunately I can not get these plugins at this time. but to follow and enjoy watching.
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
Do i get credit for watching this a hundred times, and drooling, jaw on the floor?... I am getting the plugin next week, I asked for a raise at work.. and my boss said he is praying about it.
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
It reminds me of a studio logo animation at the beginning of a movie.
Video Copilot is gonna be the next Bad Robot.
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
Where are you getting these sound effects? In my opinion, it really makes the video stand out.

E3D is awesome. Love the textures on this.
July 15th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
It looks amazing! I bought 5 video copilot product, one is better than other and i will buy this new element plugin too as soon as i can! This logo animation...Andrew is a real genius...and it is just the beginning... what will the "end" of this? An own software company? Or will he direct a high cost sci-fi movie? :) (Actually, i want that movie!! :D)
July 15th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm
Just watched it. Right before bed. Now I'm sure to have some sweet dreams! Coolness!
    Christian Michael
    July 15th, 2012 @ 9:50 pm
    You need a woman Shawn lol
    July 16th, 2012 @ 8:16 am
July 15th, 2012 @ 7:26 pm
I'm having trouble animating two different 3D objects in a scene. And it seems like having two solids each with the element plugins bugs out in 3D space. Anyone have any tips on how to get a look like Andrew did here?:
JJ Abromowitz
July 15th, 2012 @ 8:30 pm
Wow- a lot going on! Must feel like a whirlwind. So I gotta ask...How's that Matte Painting Challenge ? I'm sure everyone who entered would really dig knowing who won. We know you have a ton going on now...maybe just an update ?
July 15th, 2012 @ 8:59 pm
Hey andrew,
I got a 3D model for a 120$ A UH-1 Huey OBJ FILE BUT WHEN I IMPORT IT TO ELEMENT EVEN WITH A gtx 570 card it looks like the model wont load correctly. here is a snapshot so you can tell me what you think. and if you want i can send you the file with the textures and if you can fix it for us and iam willing to shar it with all your fans, i dont mind.
    July 15th, 2012 @ 10:02 pm
    I think sharing a purchased model MIGHT violate your purchase license....just a little....
    July 16th, 2012 @ 8:50 am
    this is a normal problem, next time buy good models or don't use two different 3D application (corrupt)
July 15th, 2012 @ 9:33 pm
Andrew has to watch out with his plugin... he has some serious composition heading his way with the "Edit Button"...
    Christian Michael
    July 15th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm
    I think VC is safe with this
July 15th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm
Here is the model in C4D, its a very nice model and already been done all you nned to do just get it ready for element.
and it would be a free gift for everyone to play with it.
July 15th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm
I haven't been able to create anything so far, adding 2 elements in the scene seems a bit confusing.
July 15th, 2012 @ 10:13 pm
Very Cool thanks you VC
July 15th, 2012 @ 10:59 pm
Very cool animation AND great sound effects!

July 15th, 2012 @ 11:43 pm
I hate asking, but I'm having the dickens of a time getting the shadows to work (Such as cast onto the ground by a model). I try loading a plane and assigning the Shadow Matte Shadow onto the plane then position it under the model. But no lights seem to cast a shadow??!! I'm a Maya guy, so maybe I'm coming at this wrong. Is there a way you or someone who knows how could explain it ?
    July 16th, 2012 @ 12:32 am
    Element doesn't currently cast shadows but you can use Ambient Occlusion and create a fake shadow with another solid.
July 16th, 2012 @ 12:28 am
Hi Andrew,
is the plugin running on an old Mac Book Pro 3.1 with 2,4 GHz Intel Dual Core & Nvidea Geforce 8600M GT graphic card? Great plugin & work! Thanks for sharing your experience!
July 16th, 2012 @ 12:31 am
How/where do you get all the sound effects for all your promo videos? Tutorial?
July 16th, 2012 @ 12:55 am
Hi ..

Here my firts real project for a customer of mine. All done with this new amazing plug-in in full HD resolution(1920x1080). I already have my invested money for Element 3D back ... It's worth it every single penny ;) .. Wath the project here:

Thanks a lot VCP !
July 16th, 2012 @ 1:42 am
Hi Master Andrew :)
Your amazing... I wish I could be like you :)
I wish I could be your student :)
I wish I could be like you professional :)
I love you Master :)
God Bless You And your Family And All VC Crew :)

    July 16th, 2012 @ 4:13 am
    LOL, stalker?;)
July 16th, 2012 @ 3:02 am
Element in use!!

pass: elco2
I'm already enjoying it!!
    July 16th, 2012 @ 8:44 am
    Nice! Finally a good Element video showcasing the refraction ability of clear objects. Good work, thx for posting!
July 16th, 2012 @ 3:02 am
Hey Andrew in 2000 years people are gonna think that you are the God of the videos, don't make any bible or stuff like that if not people are gonna kill each other.
July 16th, 2012 @ 3:47 am
I Cant Sleep AnyMore Since This Plug-In Was First Announced... Not Ripping My Hair Of My Head While Figuring Out A Way To Save Money To Buy This Innovative And KRAZY After Effects Plug-In. That Andrew Will Continue Making Plug-Ins That Will Change How The World Like Like Element 3D Had In Just A Week After Its Was Released. I Hope That Andrew Knows That His Work And Effort On Video Copilot Has A Big Impact On Us Young FilmMakerz.
    Kenny Chase
    July 16th, 2012 @ 3:51 am
    Sorry For The Typing Mistakes Guyz. Typed Too Fast. This Is The Corrected Version Of This Comment:

    I Couldn't Sleep Since This Plug-In Was First AnnouncedÖ Now Ripping My Hair Of My Head While Figuring Out A Way To Save Money To Buy This Innovative And KRAZY After Effects Plug-In. I Hope That Andrew Will Continue Making Plug-Ins That Will Change The World Like How Element 3D Had In Just A Week After Its Was Released. I Hope That Andrew Knows That His Work And Effort On Video Copilot Has A Big Impact On Us Young FilmMakerz.

    Respect To Andrew Kramer.

July 16th, 2012 @ 4:13 am
Love your work Andrew :)
July 16th, 2012 @ 3:36 am
Andrew will the chopper showed in the element videos ever be available for the community. I assumed it would be in the 3d action models pack.
Simon Webb
July 16th, 2012 @ 4:43 am
I've had Element since launch, and I must say its the most powerful tool I've ever had, my 3d programs have already started gathering dust... I have only just scratched the surface of this immense plug in and can't wait for a project in which to apply its power.

Simon Webb
Stephen Martin
July 16th, 2012 @ 4:48 am
AK, Do you make your own sound effects as well or do you have a particular site you get them from?
July 16th, 2012 @ 5:13 am
Is Element 3D For Both 32 bit and 64 bit?
No Named
July 16th, 2012 @ 5:15 am
Where can I find such sound effects???
July 16th, 2012 @ 5:19 am
There is no limit to creativity!!! NOW WE HAVE NO MORE EXCUSES to create great stuff!! I'm doing some experiments about put myself in 3d world using a plane with my animate textures on it!! i have to say that's great results. I'm creating 3d virtual world.. when i got it i will post it!! thank you Andrew! Element is a Missing brick for a complete (or almost) production with just After effect. ;)
July 16th, 2012 @ 5:27 am
Hi there,
works your plugin ith an old MacBookPro3.1, Duo Core 2.4 and GeForce 8600M GT or do I have to order an iMac firat... ;-) Great work and inspiration - thanks for sharing your experience.
July 16th, 2012 @ 5:53 am
hey Andrew can this plugin extruded illustrator file Q:
July 16th, 2012 @ 7:30 am
I'm going to ask because I'm curious but was an early version of Element used on the Star Trek film logo in 09? or was that B.E.? (Before Element)
July 16th, 2012 @ 7:40 am
Can I cast shadows with Element on walls ? But Thats great work as usual!! Big Andrew, Your name has become part of my house hold.
July 16th, 2012 @ 8:44 am
Dear Andrew, I'm a 3D artist (I should say I'm a froggy french 3D artist) and also in love with VFX and film making... Actually I was wondering if you needed some 3D stuff for your wonderfull new Product ELEMENT 3D? I will be so glad to help and share things with other cool guys...
Please let me know if you're interested or not !

July 16th, 2012 @ 8:57 am
would be really great to see a tutorial using element and CS6 new 3d camera tracking feature to incorporate geometry into live action footage. just a thought :)
July 16th, 2012 @ 8:57 am
Just bought Element 3d. Man, i have no words, what it can do is just incredible. Really, i don't know what to say. Thank you mate, your product is just a jewel, something that will really change the production pipeline for a good 70% of the most common every-day tasks. Never spent my money in a better way. I'd like to spend more word about it, but i have to push back the crowd trying to get hands on MY tablet just to play around with Element.
Thanks again.
Sincerely, Adam
July 16th, 2012 @ 9:04 am
Hi Andrew, thats very cool stuff... please upgrade the 3D packs with an normal objects pack like zigaretts, glasswindows, glasses, bottles... things that i can find in everyones house, so that i can do things like... that very cool and amazing videos and stuff... that we all need so much!!! -->

Thanks for ur upgrade, perhaps you will generate a videocopilot bullet time Intro to, that would be great...

July 16th, 2012 @ 9:37 am
You just gave biohazards a major PR boost!
July 16th, 2012 @ 10:01 am
Hey Andrew, that is really cool, mixing with those sounds , your master piece is very impresive and stonish. Thanks for make those things man !...
Joshua Perlson
July 16th, 2012 @ 10:03 am
The most impressive thing about this project is not the render but the render time. 7 minutes?????
July 16th, 2012 @ 10:33 am
efflam July 16th, 2012 @ 8:50 am
this is a normal problem, next time buy good models or don’t use two different 3D application (corrupt)

It is a good model, it opens very nicely in c4d I just don't know how to set it up ready for element.
    July 16th, 2012 @ 10:46 am
    Ya, there are certain steps for exporting complex models that I will try to explain in the Element Help section.
July 16th, 2012 @ 10:39 am

Is there any chance you might post some of your comps for a few of these examples? I've been trying to replicate the look of a few of the examples I've seen and I'm having a heck of a time! There are just so many settings... almost too many...

Anyway, the plugin is fantastic. I got the Motion Design and Pro Shaders pack and I'm loving the experimentation aspect of it, but sometimes it just feels like there's too much to learn with very little explanation of what each setting does.

July 16th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
According to my experience in 3d programs this shap need unwarp uvwmap so how you unwarp it ?
July 16th, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
Thank you Andrew for your reply regarding the model I got. It feels good that u are there to help us. That's what makes you the best at what you do.
July 16th, 2012 @ 8:40 pm
Every time I think I can consider myself "good", you come out and put me back to shame :( . How are you so mean and awesome at the same time??
July 16th, 2012 @ 11:24 pm
i followed you step by step and the object looks great inside element, but in the comp it looks blury and crapy 2 pp or 1, i dont know anymore. i try to animate the camera like you the object does not rotate on its axis driving me nutts 2 tt or 1 i dont know any more.
    July 17th, 2012 @ 4:35 am
    Try looking in your GROUP pack, under 'particle look' and change the size to what suits, try 100% first.
July 17th, 2012 @ 12:17 am
is that the trailer?
July 17th, 2012 @ 12:49 am
when I first saw this example and the tutorial tied to it I thought of "The Avengers-credit sequence" in which the company hired an animation team and they put together fly-bys and close up shots of the various weapons and armor tied to each character. and seeing that you can take a mask layer into elements made me wonder would you do the same thing if you found a mask or masked out the shape of like a captain america shield or something like that,add the metal shader to it so you could get close up shots of the shield and really see the metal and stuff like that, If you could do a tutorial based on this idea it might be something fun and I think people will enjoy it,for some inspiration here is a link to the credit scene..
July 17th, 2012 @ 2:34 am
I predict that the next move for Element 3d Will be physics
July 17th, 2012 @ 2:39 am
I mean this is the stuff Gkaster has been doing in C4d that everybody wants to do , Element3D just made it easier
July 17th, 2012 @ 3:44 am
Andrew, I notice in your tutorial that your're using Element ver. 1.0.323 instead of ver.1.0.322. Is there another update? Thanks
July 17th, 2012 @ 4:28 am
Andrew and Team

From someone who runs a busy production house who spends all day rendering out c4d files for TV commercials, thank you so much for revolutionizing both my work flow and render times.

The most intelligent way to describe it is, "STUPID"!! 3 day renders in a matter of mins.

You have changed the industry.
July 17th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
Nice application! What typeface did you use for the end titles?
Mat silva
July 18th, 2012 @ 6:08 am
the video copilot crew rocks! This new plugin makes me jump for joy! Woohooo
Chakib Rabia
September 3rd, 2012 @ 2:33 am
I have a question :

Since it has the DOF, will it include in the future the Lens effects like Bokeh ?

Please work on this Mr Andrew it will be a big succeseful feature to add ;)

Also we really want to see Shadows from lights !

Thank you !
November 3rd, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
Any chance of the project files?.
December 19th, 2012 @ 10:26 am
Can I get the logo? That one BH_logo.jpg? Can't find the logo like that.
January 12th, 2013 @ 3:21 am
I love Video copilot, but why only AAE tuts??? Make some of Vegas ;))
September 1st, 2013 @ 6:31 am
how to make side of bioharard logo back side not good like front side
Dean P
September 27th, 2013 @ 4:17 pm
Doss! ! Almost finished the tutorial but I am just wondering what you used for the sound effects as they are sweet!!
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