Element 3D is Now!

Our new plug-in Element 3D is now available! Be sure to watch the new video about the rendering engine and the 3D text!
Most importantly. Thank you all for the amazing support, you have no idea what it means to our team and myself after putting so much work into this project. Alright, no more talking…

Just Check it out!

July 10th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
YES, I can’t believe its out!! I have been waiting since the first day this amazing plugin it was announced!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
    oops! Spelling error, " I have been waiting since the first day this amazing plugin was announced!".
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:38 pm
    Me too!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
    Does Element have HDR capabilities?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm
OMG.. finally... now I can never sleep again!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
Let the revolution begin!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
Thank you so much forever!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
Shucks! Wife just rang the dinner bell at this last 'refresh'...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
    I missed it eating tacos myself...
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
So, is CFx/SLI supported?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
OMG YAY! This is such an amazing plugin. Congrats on all the hard work!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:13 pm
I can finally breathe.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:13 pm
Great work to you and your team!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm
Greatest After effects plugin known to mankind!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm
Super, thank you :D! Awesome
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm
Yes!! This will be the best plugin ever!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:14 pm
Finally it is released
The best plug-in ever
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
oh yeah!! lets go for that server overload lol
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
cool. thank you andrew for the amazing work
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
Oh that's hilarious. The "view now" button takes you to an image file.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
I've been waiting for this for almost a year now. Thanks! Also you said it would be out before Jan. 2012, but I am glad you delayed to add all the fancy stuff!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm
just bough it. congrats andrew and team!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:17 pm
where is the promo, or is there one?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
    There is but we're doing a post product launch trailer, cause that's how we roll!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
    Cool way to roll! That sounds neat. This is actually the first product iv'e got to see be released like others have with Optical Flares and previous! Looking forward to the promo, it's gonna have to be super!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm
allready loaded :D now let's play the kramer way!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm
Congrats to all the team for this amazing job !
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm
just purchased full Studio version.
Waiting for Download section to update?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
    Let us know if it doesn't show up and we'll get it all sorted.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:18 pm
waooooooooooooowwwwww Finallyyyyyyyyyy u hit my requirement actually u hit the 3d world into simple and excitement plugin ... love uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu andrew sir
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
Finally!!! Thank you Andrew and your team.
All the best to little Joshua from my wife and me!!! Sooooo sweet ;-)
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:20 pm
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Mexican Birthday Face 4 U!!! ~<]:{D
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:20 pm
Sweeet....I'll watch the new videos soon as I get home from work. Congrats guys!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:21 pm
Element Studio Bundle (elementstudiobundle) - 1 - $495.5

Tax: $0.00
Total: $495.50

Shake n bake baby!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:04 pm
    Thanks man!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:05 pm
    Show us what you can do R-Cane! I have to get a new computer before I can us it. Thank you for supporting Video Copilot.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
    You're welcome Andrew.
    I'm thinking of tons of possibilities right now I can do with Element 3D. There are some questions I have about using it with the Optical Flares foreground layers but let's not worry about that right now...it's time to celebrate this historic event, another milestone and I'm glad I can be part of this moment!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm
    http://youtu.be/V4J0wCoWxbc Here's my first animation, just getting to know the possibilities, will improve more once I get the hang of it. This is the best plugin ever!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
    Yes, I am definitely going to have to get a new comp and start taking after effects more seriously. I have CS5 and I am in chapter 4 of a book, but I focused on video for the last year, so, AE took a backseat. But from the first few things that I have seen from people using Element 3D I broke out the book again and I am going to put the camera down for a while and spend my free time learning AE. Thank you for showing us your work. All the free blender models will disappear off the net in 3 days, lol.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:22 pm
This is the best day of my VFx life !
Siavosh Mehraein
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:22 pm
Finally,guys welcome to new era of Adobe After Effects and Video Copilot.
I'm so happy...L0VE VCP :)
What the hell
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm
Where is the promo video??????
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm
Top image of blog does not link to product page. Only links to image. Thank you for everything.
Carter. R
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
Just Got Mines :P

Woo Hoo!!!

Thank You Andrew And the Wonderful Team at Video Copilot, You Have Changed The Game.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:25 pm
well done guys bring it on !!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm
wow andrew i thought this day would never come
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:33 pm
<--- Downloaded and installing!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
Ohhhhhh !!!! the revolution starts now !!!!!!!!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
I just want to say a massive well done dude! You and your team must be so excited and you deserve every damn bit of enjoyment you get out of this :) I don't even have any money but sod it - overdraft charges here I bloody come! Purchasing! Oh and Ps. Can you use your own environments or HDRI's?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
wow andrew i thought this day would never come
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
Just saw the text extrude demo. Very easy to use. Really great.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:39 pm
Ok so i bought Studio Bundle and with automatic licence generator not working i tried manual but first time after effects crashed but now !!


Christian Michael
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm
Posts gone all quite huh? your site as never crashed so much lmao.....I'm down loading while you guys watch the money roll in.....congratulations boys, congratulations.....crack open the chambubbly if you havent already!
you ALL have had a day!
    Christian Michael
    July 10th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm
    The atmosphere in the VC offices MUST be electric right now :0)
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm
Rule the world with element 3d
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm
Already made 3D TEXT! Ah, so awesome!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm
Incredible. I just can't wait to use this for my productions. It will really be a creative workflow changer for me. Looking forward to more tutorials with it too as no doubt you will be showing off its advanced capabilities in further tuts!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm
The Birth Of New Revolutionary PLugin

July 10th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm
WOOOHOOO! Good work Andrew!

Hey, will Element (if not now, perhaps one day) include a feature to effectivly grow, or mask, like a flourish, the 3D particles? I think it would come in super handy. even like transition effect such as "radial, linea, spherical... and a feather to it, so when it grows, it actually animates the thickness or size prgressively. Just thinking in terms of making flourishes, and animate arrows and liquid. Not sure if this function is possible with this engine.

Sorry about typos, hands still shaking from this release.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm
Crashed AE on my MacBook Pro :(

Not really surprised, it has a nvidia 9400m graphics chip. Good thing i'm going shopping tomorrow for hackintosh parts. Gonna be using a GTX 570 then!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm
    Ya.. that cart is right at the edge. Tell you what, if you don't get up and running with a new system just let us know anytime and we'll refund the order no problem! Thanks.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
    Thanks Andrew. A refund would be a last ditch scenario. Been looking forward to this plugin for a long time, and I knew it would have issues. Hopefully I can get my system built quickly and get her going. I think you mentioned the GTX 570 would be a good option.

    I can use the scene setup just fine. At the very least I can go through and familiarize myself with the interface. Thanks!
    July 20th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm
    So excited to get the plug-in only to have it crash AE. Can't afford to get a new system at the moment...so it's back to using drop shadows.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:49 pm
<— Downloaded and installing!

Thank you. You guys are amazing!
Paul Gale
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
Bought on toolfarm for a small discount - not an automatic download though, so more waiting :(
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
Thanks so much! Rendering the first scene in Full-HD and blazing fast...
even with almost 180 samples DOF, FOG, Motion Blur, FXAA 8x
Thanks VC-Team for this amazing tool...
I think we'll see the name Andrew Kramer in the After Effects Credits soon...
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
so, finally welcome to new age of AE and VFX...
it`s a great time in history, isn`t it ???
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
Installed...the licensing process killed CS5.5 for me. CS6 launched with no issues...was getting crashes, but now it appears to be stable. Looking good. Really good. Can't wait to do some renders tomorrow.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm
youhouhou in 15 min of download it will be on my desk
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
I'm really excited about this plugin :D tooo much to experiment ! ! ! !
John Stanowski
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
How the heck to do you reset the cart? I accidentally added 2 Elements and I can't clear one of them. So I'm stuck, can't order.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
    We'll check it out. Try going to the cart and pushing the X's next to the product you want to delete. If you have any suggestions for making it easier tell us!! thanks man.
    John Stanowski
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
    There are no X's in the cart. I'm looking at it in Firefox. Anyhow, I wound up ordering it from Toolfarm.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
Now go get some sleep, VC.
RED Marc
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:56 pm
waited...downloaded...installed...crashed...tried again...it worked fine! :)

Using a MacBook Pro early 2011 (AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB) with CS6 AE. Just been playing with the inbuilt primitives and rendering test movies... this thing is FAST!

Love it!
    July 18th, 2012 @ 11:29 pm
    Just wondering what OS X version do you have? As I have the same specs on my imac.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:57 pm
this is the most use full and the best plugin that ever made by man....evening adobe impress with this plugin of video copilot they like why we didn't think of that....we as fans say you guys are not Andrew Kramer lol..........hey Andrew the fans from Guyana (south America )are saying thank for the new start
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:57 pm
this is the most use full and the best plugin that ever made by man....evening adobe impress with this plugin of video copilot they like why we didn't think of that....we as fans say you guys are not Andrew Kramer :)..........hey Andrew the fans from Guyana (south America )are saying thank for the new start
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:58 pm
Does anyone know if the text extruder will work with eps or ai shapes/outlines?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
    Not directly. You have to copy and paste them onto a solid as a mask and then it should work.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm
    Andrew, thank you for the prompt reply. I look forward to using your product. I wish you guys the best. Congratulations.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:59 pm
Bundle DL and Install, zero problem, BIG THANKS VC Team
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
After watching this the question is no longer "I wonder when Element is being released" but now "How did they get this produced in less than 10 years?"

Unbelievable amount of detail and features.

There's a hockey rink in the sports models and a boomerang amongst the projectile models for crying out loud.

G'day, eh?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Walter Hernandez
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
Felicidades andrew ahora el after cambia las cosas a mejor
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
I am bummed to see the Nvidia GeForce 120 Gt on my 2.5 year old 8 core Mac Pro is on the limited card list. Does anybody have any recommendation for Mac video cards? Seems like their might be some compatibility issues with certain era Mac Pros. ...
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:02 pm
And tomorrow we'll see thousands of movies showing "how to make animated text in element" on YouTube:)
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm
Andrew and VCP:

You create feelings in me that I myself don't understand.

César Andrade
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm
Saudações brasileiras Andrew, você e seu time revolucionaram a EDIÇÃO TRIDIMENSIONAL no mundo inteiro. Parabéns, sucesso.
Brazilian Greetings Andrew, you and your team have revolutionized EDITION THREE-DIMENSIONAL in worldwide. Congratulations, success.
Hugo Strange
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:07 pm
Andre Allow me to stand up and applaud you and your team at Video Copilot.

Looking at ELEMENT 3D product page,Really shows the Years of work and preparation that lead all of us here (including you and your Team)

I can definitely see a full blown Software package from you in the next few years. You have a good eye for what the Motion graphics/visual FX industry is going to need or needs.

Great job,great vision. ELEMENTS 3D product page is an Awesome looking software product page. Best I seen on your site and anywhere else on the web, your heart was definitely in it as always.
Focus Studio
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:07 pm
Can i pay with AMEX?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:07 pm
does anyone know if the shaders work in a 3D application like Cinema 4D?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm
Sad not to have any money right now :/ But oh well, guess I'll have to wait :p
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm
Fricking Amazing!!! Cant wait to upgrade my mac so I can buy!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm
Andrew Kramer

July 10th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

Ya.. that cart is right at the edge. Tell you what, if you don’t get up and running with a new system just let us know anytime and we’ll refund the order no problem! Thanks.

Now thats what i call service,also you seem a little excited Andrew :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm
    Yep. That's customer service for real right there!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm
Weird: The system set up a new account for me although I was logged in with my initial account. Any chance to merge accounts? :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:13 pm
Can I import materials from C4D?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm
Hello Andrew, is it possible to place an Element Projects tab under the Showcase section on the forum? It would be cool to see what everyone does with this new plugin and be able to go to one tab to see them. Thanks
    Mike Nielsen
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:26 am
    Great idea - my vote is in
Dr. Virus
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
Finally creativity is improved. Unlimited skills. Greatest software ever witnessed in my lifetime...
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:19 pm
Andrew just been having a play and i got to tell you I am very impressed at how easy it is to use. You guys have done a great job and if you could say a big thanks to everyone who worked on this for us all that would be great. Once again, thanks
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm
I can use the plugin as long as quality is not set to "full". Anything under that and I seem to be able to use it.
Christian Michael
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm
why oh why do my comments always sit awaiting "moderation" lol its too late now......the moment is gone......sob! :0)
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
You know, I came along knowing VC would shape the way I learn about After Effects, but I never expected it to actually shape After Effects, literally. Andrew, are you some sort of Demi-God? Please, don't hide your secrets anymore. :o
Alexy Papazian
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:22 pm
Andrew Kramer,
Can you track a scene in 3D and import any type of files that are included in 3D Element in that scene, so that it fits?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
wooohoo, finally!!!!!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:06 pm
    They are drinking beers and watching VCs bank account:)
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
Thanks Andrew for all your hard work for you and your team.
My order is with you tonight.
I look forward to blowing a few minds with this one!
Now go take a vacation, you deserve it!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:21 pm
    I'm going to vacation the *((^% out of this weekend!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 9:49 am
    @AndrewKramer is that a "King of Miami" Reference?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
Amazing, can't wait to start using it.

typo/grammar on the product page:
"Seemless Spherical BG"
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:27 pm
So i played with it for a while just to get a touch and must say that this is the most powerfull plugin i have ever seen and probably my smartest and best spend 500 dollars ever ! it acts like full breed 3d programme only in after FX.. i don´t think i have to explain what it means to After FX community.. we all know that !!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:21 pm
    Glad to hear that from someone who had a chance to play with it too. Thanks.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:30 pm
Hey Andrew,
Think you can get 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D mouse to talk to Adobe After Effects since they allowed it to work with 3D Max and Adobe Photoshop? See link below... A mouse that moves all objects in 3D by tilting.. many people are waiting for this mouse to work with AE?
As if you didn't have enough on your plate. Just curious.

Thanks Again For Elements!

July 10th, 2012 @ 4:31 pm
All hail the boss!! A new era starts here.Thanks andrew for all these new possibilities. Just purchasing the whole bunch...

ready to go! now I can say i already have it all from VCP!
I'll send you a link of my first job. Soon. It's probably be shown on HBO. not jocking!!

July 10th, 2012 @ 4:34 pm
Installed the full Studio suite, excellent.

After Affects CS6 kept crashing every time I double clicked on an element.

With 4 physical Duo Quad Cores and 24 GB's Ram, I was a bit worried.

Updated the Graphics card drivers, running smooth.

Thanks Andrew and team, great work.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 4:49 pm
    Great to hear, yes we do some serious stuff with Open GL and we recommend updating your graphics drivers. Thanks for the update.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
    Same problem. Same resolution but I had to update on the ATI site. The auto update didn't work at all. Great product. Much joy !
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:09 pm
    Well I also updated my NvidiaFX5500 drivers yesterday and the plug won't load just hangs there thinking! Then crashes if I click on the screen.... CS5.5 Boxx 8400 Quad core
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm
    We're emailing you Wayne to see what we can figure out. Thanks.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
    ATI RADEON HD 4850
    6gig ram
    still crashing... why?????????? I paid almost 500 dollars for the bundle... please help me........
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
    Be sure to email support so we can look into your problem. If we can't figure it out we can get you a full refund of course! We are jamming on helping everyone!
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:34 pm
Since installing element AE has crashed twice before being able to use it! Problem??
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:37 pm
Only Andrew Kramer and his team can create a product like this. Andrew Kramer , king of the After Effects world.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
I don't know what to say...but, AMAZING! Great Job Everybody! I can only imagine what it's like for everyone there right now. I hope you're all having a HUGE PARTY!! YOU DESERVE IT!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
Bought the 3d design bundle. Already downloaded and tried it out. Amazing stuff Mr Kramer & team. Unfortunately it's 12.30am here in the UK now and I've got to be back in the office at 7. Will play more tomorrow. Thanks once again for all your hard work.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:40 pm
Bought through toolfarm...but no download...that's what I get for tring to save a buck or two....
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
Can't wait to use this in every single one of my projects from now on!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
I just got love it sooo much thank you
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:46 pm
When I set the quality to "Full" everything disappears, but I can view the models in comp no problem if I set quality to Half or below. Did I miss something?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
    What was the issue?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
    Hey Andrew. I figured out what the problem is - though I haven't found a solution yet.

    Info from AE Preview Settings --
    Fast Draft: Available
    Texture Memory: 200.00 MB
    Ray-tracing: CPU
    (GPU not available - incompatible device or CUDA driver) - OpenGL
    Device: ATI Radeon HD 4670 OpenGL Engine
    Version: 2.1 ATI-7.18.18
    Total Memory: 256.00 MB

    So GPU is unavailable. Unfortunately, I have absolutely NO idea how to update this. I went to the AMD website and there's tons of things for Windows or Linux, but absolutely nothing I could find for Mac. Which, sucks. So, my solution is to attempt crowd-sourcing for a new Mac Pro. Hopefully it works. (heh)

    Though, if anyone else has a more practical solution, please do share!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:43 pm
    Sent an email your way, Andrew.
    Jance Allen
    July 11th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
    I'm having the same issue - all good in "Half' but everything disappears in "Full." CS5.5, OSX 10.6.8, ATI Radeon HD 2600 2.1 ATI-1.6.36, Texture Memory 1024.
    Jance Allen
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
    Oh I see - changing the comp settings to "OpenGL Always On" fixes this, so that the geometry shows up at "Full."
    September 22nd, 2013 @ 9:19 am
    Have you found a solution KevinM? I have the same problem.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:48 pm
is it possible to view and edit the material maps?

How would I map onto the Direction signs for example?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:49 pm
the element videos are slow and I have hi speed internet conection!!!! how many people are conected at the same time
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:52 pm
Been reading the manual, but I don't see a possible way for bringing in textures that have alpha?

Amazed at the speed I am getting with the models, and I was wondering at any point will it be possible to use an AE export from c4d to link it to your model in AE using elements? so having solids mounted to the right spots on the model?

Awesome job VC!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:54 pm
Video Copilot: defining technological disruption, one revolution at a time.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:55 pm
Sadly, i adddded the Pro 3D Bundle to cart but it reject my VISA card every time i click Order. maybe not all countries are supported, though i could find it from list, i thought the problem is with my card but i did test and bought from Amazon and worked, but didn't work here.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:56 pm
This is a revolutionary step forward
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:56 pm
sup andrew, thanks for the amaizing product.. i know its easy to talk after saying what you guys put togather,my question is for people who dont want download why we cant have discs like action E2. is that something you guys can do or we stuck with the download option?
and i realy do want to thank you for everything and the hard work you guys put in to this candy store.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:57 pm
the whole bundle rocks!only tried a few things, but i'm already blown away!! can't tell you how much i waited for great sh** like this!! germany loves you :-D
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:59 pm
Absolutely revolutionary Mr.Kramer!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
whouuu 2am(fr), have to go to bed... but how ? I'm playing with element3d, it is very very great. I've got CS6 with 'medium' workstation I7,24gb,560Ti and all are very fast. I'm very happy about this plug ! fantastikkk !
Zakariya Maroukisse
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:04 pm
I'm am on holiday right now so i can't get it but I want to go home right now!!!
Chris M
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:08 pm
Andrew - looks awesome, and really simple to use. The animation engine is amazing, getting those sorts of results with just the two keyframes is simply outstanding! Really great work, cannot wait to use this in some (all!) of my pieces.

Quick question - does the animation engine work with extruded text? i.e If I have group one saying 'Video Copilot', and another group which says 'Rules' - can the animation engine interpolate between the two as it does do with actual 3D models?

Thanks again for the hard work done by you and your team - I bet Adobe are kicking themselves for not trying to bring something as revolutionary to CS6 themselves!

Andrew Bowser
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
Just bought the plugin and have been playing around a bit, pretty amazing stuff!

Andrew, last year you made an inside look video where you were able to distort the model with a "Model Noise" drop down... is this in version 1, and I'm just missing it, or is it a version 2 thing?
It would be helpful to have model distortion with liquid objects!

Your whole team did some really great work, thanks!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
    He stated in a previous blog that the noise distort feature had to be removed and hoped it would be added back in a later release. Or that was what I got from the post.
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
I'm curious if this would work with the Newton: plugin for After Effects. It is a physics simulator that simulates layers in 2d space. It could really create some amazing results with the 3d models being animated.

July 10th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm
This is epic.... no... This is the most amazing plugin ever.

Thanks to all of you.

I only wish I could download it tonight :(
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
    me too.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm
    I think so. Just like Optical Flares and Trapcode Particular and Form and many great plug-ins, it's amazing and extremely useful all the time for AE.
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm
Will definitely buy it when someone on the team fixes my email/username problem. :) :) :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm
    Andrew or Video Copilot team that is.
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
Andrew, can you add images to 3d objects?

Like say a 3d box/cube? Like an image each side? Or like a 'plane' an image on either side so I can rotate it and reveal 2 seperate images?

I've already purchased so would love to know.

I want to add my own logo as such ok the poker table. How is this done? (without tracking it)

July 10th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm
Like the other plugins, I can stick this on two machines right? I need both for work, but they are both mine.
And... being as there is no transparency, you said, how do we make glass again? Or can I just steal the material from an object somewhere?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:20 pm
This looks awesome. Love your products. Before I even consider buying, is C4D required???

July 10th, 2012 @ 5:21 pm
and... let us know what it feels like to be instantly rich, yeah?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
Studio bundle... pure awesomeness! Thanks Andrew.
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:26 pm
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:31 pm
Hey Andrew...I bought the whole suite from Toolfarm.com ... but they have not yet sent me the download link.
They say that there are some troubles with the fulfillment server Video Copilot has set up for them.
Is this true? Or I have to get angry and ask for a refund?? I'm trembling!
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm
I cant watch the new videos, they are slow as hell, maybe too many watching it?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm
Purchased the design bundle via Paypal. Got email receipt from paypal. Got order confirmation from Yahoo. Got nothing else that tells me how to download. Is there anything else I need to do?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
Champagne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
enjoy full vacation soon, Andrew !!!!!!!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
i want to see the product trailer...trailer please...coz we love ur style in making trailer.cant wait mr kramer
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm
Darn it. Element keeps crashing AE. I have a 5770 so I thought I would be fine. Probably just unlucky to encounter one of the first bugs.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:29 pm
    I have the same card and same issue. Upgrade the driver directly at the ATI website and it should resolve the issue. Fixed mine.

    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:42 pm
    I downloaded the latest from the asus website. I'll try the ati site directly. Thanks for the update.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm
    Ok it works a heap better now. Things like the bump map seem to crash ae but I have successfully created a 3d earth with a clouds layer and it has been so extremely easy to do. Fantastic plugin.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:48 pm
    I forgot to say that the drivers from the ati/amd website work so much better than the ones from the manufacturer.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:36 pm
Andrew, this is by far the most genius plugin to hit AE.

Hands down Top plugin of the Year/Century.
Hugo Strange
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
3D extrude is Awesome Andrew. I thought that you could only do it 3D from imported text obj... But now .. Holly crap... that feature Alone makes this a killer Plugin.
Lucas Rios
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm
Andrew is going to need to wash all these kisses off his backside lol.
I know the release is exciting and whatnot, but some people seem to be pretty obsessed... or maybe they are just hoping to get a personalised response from "Lord Andrew Himself" lol ;)

Well done VC team
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:43 pm
    I appreciate the comments more so today after a long year of work, I feel like we got to the end. Finally.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:52 pm
    Yeah well you guys have clearly worked hard. Wouldn't say that this is the kind of thing that has evolved man-kind. But you've obviously made life easier for a lot of people, and also unlocked a new creative outlet for those who haven't done any intense training.
    Not often people want to help others like this, one could forgive you for holding onto this little chestnut and only using it yourself :P
    But then you'd miss out on some quick $$. Well played haha
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:45 pm
OMG Video Copilot Guys you are the best, i screwed up my pants when i saw that Element was released, really guys you deserve our respect and some vacations after almost 2 crazy years. Just wanted to say thanks for all the effort that you put on this Products and a Product Reel or a Promo video of "Element 3d" showing us some examples or Some Animations would be very nice you know just to see more cool animations of this Plugin

Greetings From Mexico to all the World and let's celebrate all night long guys


P.D: Sorry for my bad English lol :)
Jim Gravina
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm
Anyone have problems paying with PAYPAL?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
Andrew, you and your friends are FANTASTIC!
Element 3D will be "The after Effects Revolution"
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:50 pm
son of biscuit,where are the heli balck hawk and the f15. why they are not included?
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:53 pm
as we say in Scotland,"Noo yer shaggin me!" got to wait a few days before i can purchase.:(
Dan M
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:58 pm
Do you have a demo/tryout version available?
Jeffrey Robert
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

I sure hope this plays well when my rMBP (finally) comes in.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm
As an animator, I'm beyond excited to dive into this program. Great work VCP. Just from the demo videos I can see how much work you put into it. As soon as I get paid, I'm buying entire pack. Thanks!
David J
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:09 pm
I seem to be getting a small issue with some of the materials ... I can shoot you over a screen shot to better demonstrate what I am talking about.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:12 pm
Ok,downloaded everything the whole bundle, no problem, updated my nvidia gtx460, everything runing smooth as a baby bottom:). tutorials not included i assume, as well the black hawk model and that sweet looking f-15 tomcat jet fighter. now lets see what can you do to get me those 2 .other than that,future pack must be military vehicles so we can make big budget movies and send mr BAY HOME.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:12 pm
bought mine!
VC you changed my life. for real. thank you!!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:19 pm
Hi Andrew,

Great job on Element 3D but have only one question for now. As I import models from C4D, I notice that the textures do not follow along. Am I missing something?

Thanks again and cheers to an amazing product launch!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:23 pm
    No texture paths yet but we hope to do this in the future. You can however drag and drop maps into the texture slots for each material. Be sure to turn on the melange library in your file preference inside C4D before saving files to be used in Element. You only have to turn it on once.
Travis Wade
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm
Purchased.. now just waiting patiently.. (AGAIN) for the download link..
Mark Boardman
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:20 pm
My first impressions are "Fast & Zippy" & "Taste Great/Less Filling"

What I like most is that this software was written by people that actually use AE for a living.

Adobe should be taking notes and should re-think about their latest ray-tracing offering.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:21 pm
I can't wait to buy this... it seems like a lot of computers with low graphics cards are crashing. I have one of the low ones and plan on upgrading asap, but it seems like my Macbook pro's graphics card can not be upgraded. My mac is a late 2008 model, does anyone know if its possible to upgrade its graphics card (GeForce 8600M GT)???????
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
    Anything is possible with the right sized hammer.

    I hope you can upgrade though, dude. I've got a 550ti in my workstation, and although Element runs pretty well with it (rendering with Motion Blur and Depth of Field both on doesn't take a long time at all), you definitely get the impression that if you had some more grunt on the card the plugin would literally sing for you, so it looks like I'll be going to a GTX670 in the next month or so.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:30 am
    Think, I got the same mystery inside my MacBookPro 4.1 with that GeForce 8600M GT card. Still running 10.5.8 (Leopard) and AE CS4 on that and erverythink runs quite well and do not have the eggs to update.

    Heard that the grafics driver will be updated when you install snow leopard, but dont know if it is correct and finally enough to run element.

    Does someone got the same card and a running element???
    July 12th, 2012 @ 5:15 am
    Is anyone running Element 3D successfully with the GeForce 8600M GT Graphics card?
    July 16th, 2012 @ 5:25 am
    I made an update to snow Leopard (dont know if I had to) and had successfully installed the plug-in.

    It works and renders and do the job.
    Slowly, but do the job.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:22 pm
As a company that does lyric videos for bands and small promo clips, this plugin is a game-changer.

Thanks so much VC!
Johnny U
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:28 pm
Can we make our own environment maps if we have our own equirectangulars?
How about video as texture maps?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
    You can import them as JPG or PNG files or load a video into AE and use as a custom map. Equirectangular... whens I say this no one knows what I'm talking about.
    Johnny U
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
    Skydome :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Are you able to animate each letter in 3D text?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:39 pm
    I wonder what happens if you put a mask on a layer, then put a subtracted mask on the same layer, and animate it.... will it animate with element on it? could be awesome for masking on flourishes and text...
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm
You are the best Andrew I'm new to this but hey you always seem to have speechless God speed
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
Andrew Kramer, YOU ARE A GOD...
Andrew Robinson
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:38 pm
This is crazy. Just bought the entire line up. Considering the size of each file the download was pretty fast but the best was in easy installer. And then I dove in...and it is better than advertised. I just rendered out 15 second 720p video in about one minute or so...it would have taken me hours in 3ds max. Amazing job VC team. Stunning.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:40 pm
I wonder what happens if you put a mask on a layer, then put a subtracted mask on the same layer, and animate it.... will it animate with element on it? could be awesome for masking on flourishes and text..
BJ Smith
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
How do I download? I paid and got my confirmation email and paypal receipt, but no download info. I wrote support. I was hoping to work with this tonight. (been waiting anxiously for this for weeks)
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:43 pm
First of all, AWESOME Plugin!!! I love it

However I'm having a bit of trouble with the animation engine. I can only animate one object (like the broken floor example). When I try to animate between two objects with different textures (like the black and orange cubes example) everything disappears and freezes. Any help?
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:45 pm
ok now am pretty confused, i open element right? select a model and i want to bring it to after effects for animation with a 2 d back ground what do i do? am lost.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:45 pm
Okay. So I've just woken up at 2:30 am and my wife asks WHERE ARE YOU GOING. Thank God it's finally here.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
I just wanted to say thank you to all of the folks at VCP. I've spent the last half hour simply looking through random shapes in the Motion Design pack, and also in the Starter Pack. Pretty soon I'll start flying a camera around, and I can't wait to do that.

The download was absolutely quick and easy, the install was very fast and painless (nice work on the installer by the way), and it took no time at all to get the plugin up and running.

Element is absolutely amazing. For so long we've dreamed of this sort of 3D functionality within the AE environment, and finally we're on our way. Thanks guys! Sincerely. This is awesome!
Travis Wade
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
This is crazy.... I want my download link... ARRGGGH!!!!
    Jim Gravina
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:51 pm
    Same thing here...I paid with Paypal and still waiting for a download link. I got order confirmation, but no link. Must be patient!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:59 pm
    Good Im not the only one. Chewing my fingers...
    Travis Wade
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:04 pm
    Same here... This is worse than waiting for the actual release.. They are trying to kill me for sure..
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm
    Ditto - maybe a Paypal issue?
    Sent an email to support, but no response yet.
    Almost as if they wanted to, like, eat or sleep or something today... :P Guess I'll be installing tomorrow.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm
    Guess not. For me at least. Almost 24hours later, payment status=complete, no email!!! If I knew this I wouldve just got my CC out and paid through VC not PP.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:51 pm
AE lights not effecting the model. Am I missing something here?
Bob K
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:01 pm
Same here .... I'm anxious to get started but no download link ....
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm
Pretty fantastic plugin so far. It's pretty much opening up a whole new world of options in terms of quick, dirty, and efficient compositing for me right now. I only have one potentially serious issue with element 3d. Is there anyway to use alpha transparencies? I wasn't able to find any option to do so. It would be hugely useful to have this feature implemented.
    July 12th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm
    Oh wait, perhaps I should try to think a bit more before speaking. The Alpha Threshold setting does the trick.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:13 pm
Congrats Man, this is amazing. just wished this stuff was out before my last project!
Please, I am in Nigeria and can't seem find a place to create an account to order. How do I go about this?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm
    ops! I meant "Please, I am in Nigeria and cant seem to find a place to create an account to order. How do I go about this?"
    July 11th, 2012 @ 3:15 am
    It took me a while to work out too. Put an item in your cart, go to Checkout and you can create a new account there.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:15 pm
Heya, I promise I'm not a grammar stickler (hey, I found a typo on my website too recently. It's been up for a year now...)

I just happened to chance seeing it while buying the bundle...

Nope. Element uses a custom built Open GL render engine that does not require AE CS6, in fact we even support After Effects CS3+.

Our render system is not related to the Open GL mode found insdie the comp window. In fact we reccomend you set this to Adaptive."

Last para "inside" is spelt "insdie" :S
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:16 pm
Is there any way we can test this out to see if it will crash our computer?
Mauro Neaus
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm
I want this so freaking badly! But $500? :( I don't got that kind of dough.. but I don't want to buy them separately as I would like to save the money the bundle provides. Hope this bundle lasts a few months, if not more, for me to save for this.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm
Hey is anybody know if it comes with some tutorial?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm
    Indeed it does, dude. When you apply the plugin, click on Scene Setup. Near the top of the Element Interface there is a "Help & Tips" button (to the left of the OK and cancel buttons). This will take you directly to the VCP page with the stuff you're after.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:07 pm
    No, but I'm making a bumch.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:29 pm
    Whoops! My bad :-P
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm
that's great plug-in
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
@Daluz no man i got the whole bundle and am looking stupid right now as far animating a model inside after effects. no tutorial on how to start from scratch,like after creating a comp then do you add a sold as a BG OR IMPORT ABG image then create a camers but if you select the 3dbox the animation model become 2D and stuff like that. i need to lay down and breath.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:32 pm
Are you going to produce a trailer video for the Element 3D? I was looking forward seeing it rather than the demonstration video..
    July 11th, 2012 @ 8:09 am
    Yes they are. They're doing a post-launch trailer. So it will be coming soon some time! :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm
Congratulations to you Andrew and the rest of the VCP family! I've been following this journey since it was first announced, and it seems like you've had quite the roller-coaster ride. I appreciate the fact that you guys made the tough decision to delay the product to make it ultra-fantastic rather than to release it before it was ready, believe me I know how difficult that is. This product really will be revolutionary for AE. To a job well done!

Beers on me! Cheers!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:39 pm
epic ... now you have given me a delema of which bundle to buy... decisions, decisions.
Multi-Installs ?
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:40 pm
I'm running AE CS5 AND CS6 on the same box, will Element be able to run in both ? They're on the same machine...Or is it locked to one install path ?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:08 pm
    Clarification: I mean can I run Element in both AE CS5 and CS6 at the SAME time on the same machine ?
Jeff Lange
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:44 pm
Is there a way we can test to make sure we can use Element 3D before we buy? Here's my specs: yfrog.com/ocvj4wp
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm
ANDREW OR VC TEAM!!!!!! Pay attention to your customers!!! I have been waiting all night for a response to a simple issue. I bought your plug in and it's trying to register but it can't log in to my account. So it's not validating! FIX IT!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:54 pm
    Check your email...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:06 pm
    replied. Working on it!
    Hugo Strange
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
    Firewall maybe ? Do you have one ? disable it !
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:16 pm
    Dude, have some patience. They will be doing the best they can. There are many customers as well, it's the first day, just have some patience.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
    DUDE!!! calm down... Andrew's been working his butt off all day... that last thing he needs is you complaining. make this a happy day for him, not the most stressful one ever! :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:29 pm
    Dude, it only released a few hours ago, so how is that waiting all night? Chill out, man.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:37 pm
    wow... chill out....
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:56 pm
    Wow, at first I could only imagine how awesome your relationships must be:


    Then I realised you probably live alone in your parents basement, and they most likely secretly try to poison you on a daily basis. Then I realised that you probably cry into your pillow every night about how sad your life is, and how you're so alone, and nobody likes you, so I decided it would be cruel to mock the lack of intimacy in your life.

    Oh wait...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:03 pm
    Man, AK, you got back to this guy today? The companies I worked for would have sent an automated response back to him saying, "3 to 5 day response time" and then 3 weeks later they would have sent a e-mail telling him that he needs to reinstall the plugin before contacting tech support again. This is proof that Video Copilot has excellent customer service! I hope you appreciate it Justin!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:04 pm
    Dude, there was 3 comments in a row starting with dude! Duuuuude
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm
    Dude, now we've got two...
    July 11th, 2012 @ 6:35 am
    Wow, how incredibly rude. By the way, my English professor in college always said that a single exclamation point has the same meaning as multiple exclamation points. It is/was probably some simple issue to resolve. Patience grasshopper.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 7:55 am
    Get some manners mate. This guy and his team have worked their b*****ks off here. You rude man. Andrew and his team have always listened to their customers.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:56 pm
Hi Andrew, i want purchased the plugin but before i need to know if that card AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 works ,because its not in the list of the mobile cards (its from the macbook pro 15inch late 2011)

thank you
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm
    AMD 6750M is on the list of cards under "pretty good!" support, and the specs say "AMD HD Series for Mac."
    Have the same model & hoping it's good...Haven't been able to download yet though.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:01 pm
    My bad, thanks for the answer!
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:57 pm
does a single liscense purchase get you both MAC and PC versions
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:03 pm
Finally someone ingeniously uses the power of GPU for something other than gaming! Freaking Brilliant! All of your products are an extremely good value by the way. God Bless Kramerica!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

AE crashes when applying Element to a solid? My card is an NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT. I've updated the driver and still crashes. I really want to use this product, it looks AWESOME!

Thanks in advanced.

    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm
    Well it just started working! Let the fun begin!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
If you ask me this would have been worth a whole year longer if that's what it took! This is truly amazing AK and I can't wait to get my hands on it. I won't be able to resist buying some of those model packs too ;)

Congrats on the entire VC team for making another AMAZING product that will change the way we make VFX.
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
@Darren ok as this guy said and after i layed down and took a breath, in element in the help section there are help and tips ,everything you need to start is there.we are just too excited to think. am having a blast.
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Hey Andrew! Great plugin I have been playing with it non stop since the second you released it. But now every time I open a file that I saved with Element After Effects crashes upon loading the scene....

Whhhuuuuuuutttt do you suggest is the problem?!

I have a Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz Intel Core i7 with 8 GB Memory and a AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB

Pleeeease respond if you could as this plugin was bought for a clients project that is do fairly soon :(

I sincerely hope to hear back soooooon!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm
    I am also using After Effects CS5.5 if that helps any
    July 11th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm
    had the same thing...
    i opend AE with CAPS LOCK, then deleted E-3D from the layer and started from there...

    (be shure not to forget the CAPS LOCK ;) )
    hope this helps
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Bur what about transparency and refraction you whowed us in a video quite dome time ago? (Water drops, remember?)
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:29 pm
Open Your Wallets !!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
Yah, its times like these i hate being broke... I will buy it.. i will buy it..
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm
Andrew, I have to say, I purchased your full Element 3D bundle right when you went live. I was able to download all packs and install on my iMac with very little issues. The only snag I ran into was trying to license my plug-in. After a few attempts with the auto register button with time out issues, I was about to try a manual install. At that point I remembered I was behind my company firewall. I then reconfigured my iMac as a quest user outside our firewall and bingo that fixed my auto register snag. So from purchasing the bundle, downloading, installing all packs and figuring out the register snag. I'd say the entire process took me about 35 minutes total. Hats off to you and your team! Thank you very much to you and your entire team! You guys rock.
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm
I would just like to say, this is f***ing incredible. Aside from the sheer power, the animation options are so intelligent; how 3D animation should be. This makes me want to start animating again. Great work!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm
I have a Macbook Pro 8(bought last year 2011) with intel Core i7. Will Element 3D work well in it?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:08 pm
Any of you guys had any problem getting the download link? I bought element 3d 4 hours ago, but still no download link email. =(
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm
    I sent support@videocopilot.com an email a few hours ago about my problem, but no response.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm
    No email yet, but I got the account working bye requesting a new password. Peace!
    Jim Gravina
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:06 pm
    I purchased via PayPal hours ago and got order confirmation, but no download link. I logged onto the download section and only see optical flares. No Element as of yet...ill be patient!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm
hey guys i just got element and i am having trouble exporting my obj models from blender from what i can tell the have to be uv unwrapped wich i did but they are still looking wird some parts are shadless and some are not
Ron in Calgary
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm
Can I import a logo and extrude it like the 3D text?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm
hmm, im not sure if this is a problem, but when i load the scene setup (all good here), the object (textured) displayed looks better than the one i get after closing the setup. things like - its glossier/shiner in the setup.

dont know if it helps much, but heres a screenshot of the comparison:

    lt airborne
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:05 am
    add some lights to your scene
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm
This is really a good product!!!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:15 pm
Andrew, when you first introduce this plugin it looks more like a 3d particular creator, and i wold love to know if this is still possible to do, not only put 3d models on it but creates forms, I'm talking about this: http://i52.tinypic.com/vx2f15.jpg
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:16 pm
I'm on the fence to purchase this item, not because I have any doubts but because I am afraid of what the license authorization does and if it will destroy my after effects like a previous customer stated. How and what does this authenticate?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:22 pm
well F mine keeps crashing CS5 WTF???
    Hugo Strange
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
    go online update your video card driver, few people had this issue, they updated video card driver and it stopped crashing !
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:28 pm
Bought the Motion Graphics collection several hours ago - everything installed fine, although I had to install the motion graphics models a couple of times for them to show up in Element. Otherwise, very smooth. Running it in CS6 and it's pretty fast considering what it's doing. I've managed to extrude some text, shatter some of the pre-shattered models, and am starting to play with texture maps. Oh...it's after midnight. Guess I'll start up in the morning.
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:29 pm
Can we have a trial version?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:32 pm
Hatts Off to ANDREW and his team for such a amazing plug in...

I read the GPU support rtf file, but i can't find GTX 560 Ti.. it is missing from it, does Ti is good ?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:39 pm
this is just to sick....just to good, i think i got some tears of joy in my eyes
Hugo Strange
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm
is there Anti-aliasing in ELEMENT 3D.. or no problems with aliasing ?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm
did iI waste money ? I have CS5 and a macbook pro and it just crashes
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm
Hi Andrew

Great work on the plugin. Purchased the entire set. Messing around right now... Is there any easy way to generate shadows?? I did a text animation scattered to normal and want to have shadows on the 3d floor.

Would i copy the entire layer. And then adjust orientation and color to make them look like shadows in the new layer??

What would you do??
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:09 pm
    Yeah Me.. it worked!!!! Although I couldn't get the proper key-stoning distortion on the shadow. If there is an easier way I'd love to know
    Eric Y Lin
    July 12th, 2012 @ 5:03 am
    There is a way, the plug-in come with some basic model under Primitives you can choose a plane, apply Matte_Shadow Material(again come with the plug-in) to it, and assign it to an empty group along with the model you want to have the drop shadow. Now you can use it as a invisible plane that will have shadow of the model, besure you enable Ambient Occlusion.
    Now thats not real cast shadow, it is only Ambient Occlusion shadow, but its useful regardless =) Hope it helps
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
If you port this plugin to Adobe Photoshop I'm guessing it might sell even better, think about army of 3D typo junkies (like myself), most people won't even need 3D package anymore.
    Simon Glover
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
    nice thought.... :) I'd buy it! :P What do you reckon Andrew?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

Epic Work Guys ! You're Prozzz ;)
Wish you success
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:55 pm
glitch sighted - i create an object in the scene setup (in this case, a liquid preset from motion design, with Glass_cracks texture from pro shaders, with default (blurred)environment). i click "ok"... and in my comp appears an untextured, default wifi_logo...

any help would be appreciated!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:06 pm
    ah! disregard this! i figured out i simply incorrectly switched models in the scene setup! no worries =)
Joseph Tran
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:08 pm
Briliant !

You're should release a tutorial about how to create a model then textures, import it into element 3D :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:13 pm
Hey Andrew,
you might wanna read the comments from your last blog-post (start from somewhere in the middle till the end)


YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING while we were waiting for the launch of Element 3D!!!
Jay Vyas
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:21 pm
i m not so mch in to 3d bt still after watchin 3d text tutorial,i ws so shoked or upexpreesable happy tht i got guss bumps..lol..
bt seriously a big congrates to Andrew sir,u r awsum....actualy m from INDIA nd 1 USD = 56 INDIAN RUPPEES ,so tough to buy..bt ill buy it near future for sure....bt till tht cheerrsssss,bcz i kno u guyz r partying :)
John Stanowski
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:23 pm
I have a Quadro 4000 installed along Nvidia Geforce GT 120. Element seems to be using the 120 because it's listed in the upper left of the Element interface. Is there a way to tell it to use the Quadro?
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:32 pm
Finally ~ I really look forward what can I do in this ~~

Thanks Andrew Kramer
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 pm
just a little spelling error, in the https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element/ page, at the end in the 3D questions section in the second question it says: "differnce", BTW awesome product as some people said before it's a game changer in compositing inside AE. i'm a guy who knows nothing about using a 3D program like C4D o 3Dmax, but i found your plugin so intuitive and easy to use, keep going VC team

greetings from chile
Grammar nazi and concerned fan
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:54 pm
Congrats!!! Andrew for all the hard work you and your team has put in. I was like dying for this plugin to be released and here it is finally.
This is the best plugin till now.
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:15 pm
Bad request or missing tags.

Boo, anyone know what I'm doing wrong here?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:24 pm
    Got it. Paypal saved the day :) Congratulations on getting over that (high!) hill guys \^^/
    Jim Gravina
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:34 pm
    How did Paypal save the day? I ordered with Paypal HOURS ago and still nothing...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:38 pm
    I tried ordering direct through video copilot and got the error above, but then pressed the 'via paypal' button and got the payment confirmation emails through and everything is in my downloads section.
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:20 pm
The revolution will not be televised!
Kudos to Andrew and the whole Element 3D team - keep pushing the envelope!
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:32 pm
Hi! this is great! what if i have after effects cs3 and cs5.5 and eventually cs56, is Element will run in any of them?
nicolas (from Chile)
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:32 pm
I have a question
Does it work well in an integrated card model: Intel Hd Graphics 1435 Mb of vram?

procesador: Intel core i3 CPU M 370 2.40GHz (4 CPUs)
Ram: 6144 Mb
AE: Cs3,Cs4

I'm not sure if it works

thanks in advance

PD:I don´t speak English at all well
I apologize for any grammatical errors.
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:51 pm
Andrew Kramer,
You've just killed big studio and changed the film industry

July 11th, 2012 @ 12:00 am
I wish there was a trial Version Andrew... :( I can afford only after 2 months as I need to save up :(
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:05 pm
You are gods amongst men!
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:23 am
I just downloaded and installed element, but I've encountered a few problems. First, if i try and enable the animation engine, the plug in crashes. Also, when I create a particle system and turn on multi object, manipulating any of the settings does nothing. Scatter, Displace, and Rotation values all do nothing in the multi object mode. My biggest problem is the animation engine, because turning it on slows down my computer for about a minute, then the plugin crashes and turns into a totally unusable pile of video noise. I would really appreciate some trouble shooting here, as a reboot of both the computer and after affects accomplishes nothing.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:28 am
    Hey Alex,
    If you would like to send an email to support we can begin helping your out. Few questions, what GPU and OS are you on and what model are you using? Lastly have you gone to the developers website to update your graphics card?
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:34 am
Very Very Nice....I cant get over how impressive this is and I dont need to use Cinema as much now
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:39 am
Thank you for such a timely response!

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.4 with an AMD Radeon HD 6770M card on the late 2011/early 2012 macbook pro. I've checked that all my software and drivers are up to date. Element boots up perfectly and loads beautiful models without hesitation, but as soon as I check the animation engine box I get the infamous beach ball, then about a minute later a crash. After Effects remains open but Element turns to video noise and remains unresponsive unless I disable the animation engine.
Thank you, and excellent work nonetheless!

    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:51 am
    I have a 2011 iMac with the AMD HD6970M and have the latest updates installed and I'm experiencing the exact same thing. I can load models fine but as soon as I enable the animation engine I get the spinning ball and then the screen updates with a load of video noise. I hope this is just a minor glitch with a workaround.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:40 am
    Thank god I'm not alone. I have a feeling it's just a minor bug that the VC team is going to iron out in a few days. I can't blame them really, they built their own 3D render engine. In After Effects.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 3:28 am
    Go to http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/343858-33-best-video-card-graphic-design-modeling Adobe needs slightly different cards than you would expect for great 3d. Element is by no means a gentle giant. It wants to eat your computer alive, but if you wait long enough and be patient the giant will poop out fantastic 3d renders IN AFTER EFFECTS!!!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:21 pm
    i have the same problem, macpro 2007, quad core, 14 GB ram and ATI HD RADEON 5770 1 GB, everything works fine but when i turn on animation engine also white screen with video noise, like my grpahics card can't handle the engine. Also updated to latest version. Turning the animation engine off and all is well. So i cannot use animation engine

    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm
    Be sure to send us an email to support@videocopilot.net and we can help sort this out. If there is a specific bug we will try to fix this with an update soon.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:33 pm
    Ditto.I am running MacPro Dual Quad Core Xeon 2 x 2.26ghz, 32 gb ram, mac os 10.6.8, ATI Radeon HD 5770. Emailed support. Thanks guys.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 5:23 pm
    Same video noise here. Mac OSX 10.7.4. ATI HD 5770. Support said to update graphics card drivers, but I'm running the latest OS which the only way to get card updates that I'm aware of. Might have to take them up on the 14 day guarantee.
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:42 am
Hi AK and VC, I'm a french guy and I've purchased THIS amazing plugin because of all the works you've done. I'm not a pro and I take as much fun with after effects as playing world of warcraft. I thank VC and AK for all his tutorials with this purchase.

Thanks a lot, keep have fun on tutorials !
Stephan Rüb
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:43 am
Hey Andrew, I just placed my rder and payed using Paypal. But I didn't get a download link yet. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:55 am
    Yeah same for me, Waiting for the download link is killing me!
Eric Lin
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:43 am
Great plug-in, my hats off to Video Copilot
did a test render of a product model I have, works great, in v-ray it renders 2 minutes without any effect (optical flare, background..etc)
with Element I get to render it for 11 sec with DOF!!

can't wait to play for some more and use it for future projects!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 4:35 am
    Hi Eric,
    Nice render! What graphic card do you have?
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:46 am
thanks a lot,i love you
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:52 am
Looks like there will be no rest for Andrew and his team for a few days :D
John Paite
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:58 am
Just bought the entire bundle AWESOME!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:59 am
You guys are just crazily awesome ... Awesomely crazy?! Yeah anyway, what you acheived with this plugin is unbelievable!!
A huge thanks and thumbs up to all the people involved in this project!! I just installed the plugin, can't wait to play with it!!
Now please go take some rest, we will need you back soon for more awesomeness!!

... As we say in France: "Félicitations, Bravo!! Chapeaux bas!!"
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:10 am
I stayed up late night (GMT+1) to see the premiere and features of the new product...& it was worth it ;)
Thank you VCP crew 4 your great work. Keep it real!
Big hands from Poland, Europe.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 5:21 pm
    same here!
    clicked the whole evening and half of the night ;)
    had the laptop with me, at my friends place, as i was already drunk, the releas was there!
    run over to my place, ordered... still awake!

    greetings from your "neigbor" from germany
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:20 am
INTEL 3790k (6core / 12 thread)
32GB mem
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:21 am
Hello Andrew,

Lots of things have already been written but I still want to say a big fat thank you to you and your team.
Thank you for your huge work and all what you put in.
I installed the full bundle, its fantastic from A to Z. Easy to buy, easy to dl, easy to install and fantastic inside.
What you do and the way you do it are great. The visible things are great, not less are those we can't see but only feel through your work. You are inspiring.
So today, I really hope your day is great and that all what you deserve is coming to you.
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:23 am
Can i trade my wife for Elements 3D..!!

    July 11th, 2012 @ 5:24 pm
    but chances are, i will not do it --> E-3D is cool!
    can she cook?

July 11th, 2012 @ 1:29 am
I would love to see a tutorial on how to apply this new plugin with 3D camera tracking capabilities. I was exciting about this for the sole purpose of applying 3D material to a complex camera track and yet the process so far, to me, has been quite complicated...or maybe I'm just an idiot. For now, I'll go with me being an idiot until I see a response. Thank you nonetheless for creating such a great and powerful plugin for all us creative types to use and to look super cool for our clients.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:38 am
    I got it to work, yet I think my process might be more complicated than necessary. Would still love to see your process.
    July 12th, 2012 @ 9:46 pm
    how did you process? im trying and without success to place a 3D object in my tracked scene.. (i was testing a phone on the table...)
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:31 am
andrew you are the best but today i have a question: what is the difference between atomkraft 4 ae and element 3d?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 2:31 am
    Atomkraft doesn't sport fast GPU/OpenGL rendering. Instead it uses CPU-driven raytracing through Delight rendering engine.
Yotam Tanay
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:36 am
Now that Element has raised the bar for plugins so high, I don't think I will ever be able to look at another plugin the same way.

Thanks for all of your contributions to the world of VFX and Motion Graphics, VideoCopilot!
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:38 am
I bet you Andrew you are not sleeping today because of the purchases.
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:40 am
from Myanmar,
Great plugin launched. This plugin denied e to learn on Nuke. Thankss Andrew. I like u & ur creations more than AE. ha ha.
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:43 am

I'm wait to grow my mony and I will buye studio bundle

Thanks Andrew u r good man really
Steve Green
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:51 am
Great stuff - all downloaded, installed and authorised smoothly - hope you get some time to rest after all the work you guys have put in.

Thank you.
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:54 am
Just bought the mega bundle! Excellent - can't wait to put it to good use - thank you to all involved!
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:00 am
Ordered a Element 3D via Paypal... still no download link coming..
Sent an email to the support and still nothing :(

I do not own a videocopilot account but I can't find a way to register..? why that? :(
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:01 am
Just took a moment break to comment. Everything from order to download to install went without a hitch! (Mac Pro 2010, 32 Gigs, ATI 5770) works FANTASTIC! Even tried loading a model about 60,000 polys just for fun - was expecting a crash, but it loaded fine (was slow, but that's expected) Everything else was very FAST! - May not get any sleep tonight! Can't wait to dive into this more.

Lovin' this Andrew!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:12 am
Is there any chance to give us a demo version to see how it works on our machines?
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:20 am
Downloaded and installing! WOW This is amazing!!!
How can I create a material? Wen I try to import new material .emf from Cinema 4D the plugin not found! Pls Help
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:22 am
I've been a follower for many, many years now! Thank you Andrew, and everyone at VideoCopilot. Your work is very much appreciated! I now know what I want for Christmas :D.
- Guy H
Dave – Scotland
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:26 am
Hi VCP,Have just bought the Plugin and was wondering if the 3d objects project shadows onto other objects in ae when using ae lights?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm
    I would like to know this as well. Seems like much ado about nothing if this is not possible:(
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:30 am
Andrew!! Just bought Element BUT seems that my password is incorrect, so I cannot download it. And the server doesn't send me the new password when introducing my email.. HELP!!! Been months waiting for this!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:45 am
Hi Andrew,

Short night for playing again lol very easy and powerfull...

One little question please, i use mac and pc with one CS6 Cloud licence for both. Can i make the same with your plugin if i don't use in same time ?

July 11th, 2012 @ 2:56 am
Argh, you did'nt put arrows and bolts to your weapon pack? :(

Well, then I create them on my own and enjoy this beautiful plugin!!!!

Thanks Andrew and VC team for all the hard work!
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:11 am
Hey, Andrew, I have a quick question - what about normal maps on 3d objects - can Element 3d render those? What about a separate normal pass?
Stephan Rüb
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:12 am
Hey, I bought the Optical Flares Bundle and the Pro 3D Element Bundle and payed with Paypal but I didn't recieve a download link yet. I also wrote to support@videocopilot.net but no answer. Is there another way I can do this? Did I do something wrong?
I know the Videocopilot team has probably much to do right now, but I already paid, so I just wanted to make sure, it gets noticed.
Thank you
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:12 am
download 3D object here!
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:12 am
This is Masterpiece... :)
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:14 am
hi andrew,

can u tell me what is your computer properties?
(ram,graphic card,processor)
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:17 am
Damn I was hoping the email would be there this morning for the DL info. I dont know if its paypal or what. Ordered at 7 last night.
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:17 am
problem here too paying with Paypal! the payment is still pendent.
I got order confirmation, but no link yet....
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:21 am
can I shatter polygons specifically or have any way to interact with them on the modeling side in element? I ask because it would add more to my personal work ie : https://vimeo.com/45498644 instead of having to constantly find new tricks in cinema4d.
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:24 am
Make a cool demo with the AE CS6 3D tracker and element!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 6:40 am
    It's a good idea !
    July 11th, 2012 @ 10:15 am
    Yes, please.
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:26 am
Hey Andrew,

I reckon you were porting optical flares for Nuke.
Is element going to receive the same treatment? it could really be a huge thing for vfx, seeing the speed it has. I was especially impressed with the helicopter demo.

Also, do you plan on using the stencil buffer to simulate shadows?

July 11th, 2012 @ 3:32 am
Hi Andrew and VCP team!

Thanks for this amazing plugin..
Gonna spend my whole day (week? month?..) on it.

Seems like I found a bug (not very important though..) :
When I try to import an .obj from a server drive, the preview is empty and top left infos are : vertices : 0 ; faces : 0 ;..)

If I just copy the .obj on my desktop, it works!

Just wanted to let you know !
Guy Thompson
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:35 am
Wow, this is amazing! Great work guys.
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:45 am
Guys, if I purchase Element 3D, can it be installed on two laptops? (so no workstation, just two laptops)

Can somebody please answer this?
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:46 am
z cool staff ever!
good job andrew
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:50 am
Wohoooo!!!! Excellent! Congratulations!! you guys are doing an excellent job!
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:50 am
Tell your wife its time for aftereffect... nice work Andrew.... no more rendering upon rendering hrs.
July 11th, 2012 @ 3:54 am
i appreciate the Programmers its not an easy task... i hope adobe will compensate videocopilot for bring life into aftereffect.. more money for videocopilot, more money for adobe, and more money and creative work from and for us. GRAPHICS ROCKS. THIS will pin Nuke down.
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:01 am
hey Andrew its amazing....
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:07 am
Video RAM is important. But Quadro Cards or Geforce Cards? There I can't decide. Element gives me the impression of a game engine. But OpenGL features are also the key on the other side. Will Quadro Cards do any more good than the Geforce Cards ? Much significant difference ?
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:12 am
Hi Andrew .. Great job and great plugin .. thanks.
I have now the FULL BUNDLE and happy .. ;o)

I have a little problem with it. It crashes as soon as i try to Preview-Render. OpenGL has detected a problem. I think there will be more crashes if i would try to create something more complex.
I use "nVidia Quadro FX 4600" with the newest drivers. I just updated them yesterday. By using some elements like gras and trying to make a grasfield, it crashes again .. and everything is gone :o( .. I need your help please !

My System:
- Intel i7-975 Extreme CPU
- nVidia Quadro FX 4600
- 12 GB RAM
- Win Vista 64bit
- Adobe After Effects CS 5.0
Sylvain R.
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:25 am
Just bought the studio bundle via Paypal, but no download link ? Too much orders guys ? :D

I suppose we just have to wait ? Can you confirm ?

July 11th, 2012 @ 4:30 am
just wondering how many got this already :) ?
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:37 am
Works great on the Macbook Pro Retina
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:40 am
Incredible guys. The plugin looks amazing, but with all the models packs bundled in for $495.50 (£320 to me)I'm blown away. Now...to get a client project that justifies me buying it... :P
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:43 am
Andrew+VCP-Team, THANK YOU All SO MUCH for this Plugin!

i´m about to order the "element 3d studio bundle".

One quick Question... about the licensing.

if i oder 1" studio bundle" and 2 additional licenses for "element 3d" only...
am i allowed/able to use the 3d-models and the pro shaders with those 2 additional versions of "element 3d" ?
in other words... are the pro shaders and 3d models locked to only one license/copy of "element 3d"?

thank you in advance.
kind regards from berlin

July 11th, 2012 @ 4:52 am
My second animation done within Element 3D.

Soccer ball vs. window.

July 11th, 2012 @ 4:54 am
Impressive job, and thanks for having turned Ae into such a powerful tool!
It seems quite like a particular plug in for 3d stuff, love it!
my little question is: can element goes up only to 5 group or even more?
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:55 am
As someone with no knowledge of 3D programs - I need some help on how to retexture 3D models. All the models I want to use are pretty much useless for they don't import with their textures.
Above you say: "You can however drag and drop maps into the texture slots for each material. Be sure to turn on the melange library in your file preference inside C4D before saving files to be used in Element." That info is nothing I can work with. I am a little deflated right now...
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:04 am
Son of God.......this is *****SPEECHLESS****
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:14 am
Hi Andrew,
is there a possibility to get a real user manual (pdf) for element? The help page is ok but i don`t want to use the internet whenever i have a question concerning the plugin. Especially when I'm working with my laptop.


btw fantastic work!
July 11th, 2012 @ 4:30 am
Are there any advantages of the models from the studio bundle on free models from the web?
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:31 am
Hey there, I´m wondering: Can you track a video with a 3d-tracker and place an element-objekt in 3d-space? That woud be really interesting! and an other question: could you bulid all these materials on you own (like importing a metal-texture for example) or do we have to buy the addon for more materials? Greets from Germany :-)
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:33 am

any chance or a way or even a "crazy workaround" to import a obj. sequence?
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:34 am
Hi Andrew,

nice work, congratulations to your newest release!

Will there be a runtime version of the plugin that can render (not edit) the scenes?
Would be very helpful for render machines (without the need of a full license for all of them) or projects you give to clients.
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:36 am
Andrew could you please tell us how much you earned for the first day of announcement? just curious:D
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:46 am
Absolutely incredible! Been playing with this all morning and it runs like a dream. Render times are lightning quick and the end result is simply stunning. Many many thanks for all your hard work on this.
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:53 am
Andrew, I was wondering how many models you get in each pack>?
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:59 am
This has genuinely blown the roof right off my head! Incredible. Couple questions before I purchase; Does the import of "pre-shattered" models extend to models that are shattered in Maya? Do we lose any functionality with .obj files exported from maya versus files modelled in Cinema 4d? Thanks!
July 11th, 2012 @ 5:59 am
Will there be a package in the future containing the cool Black Hawk Helicopter?

You teased us with it, and it is not available.........
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:03 am
Hi Andrew,

Just bought it !

A question : I'm working with extruded text layers. The scale and extrusion of the text changes automatically depending on the length of the text. Is there a way to keep the same size of text and extrusion even if the word contains more letters ?
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:04 am
the weight of the whole set? GB?
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:13 am
can you use animated masks??
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:24 am
Andrew, I was wondering if the element have a shadow catching material to make it easier for compositor to do it in AE rather than in any 3D program which takes you forever to render.
William Mease
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:39 am
Can someone please answer this?

My old account won't let me login. If I create a new with the same email how does that effect things? Can I still get to my old downloads? Will it integrate the two together? I'd like to use the same email and find all my downloads in one place.
mr deadly
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:41 am
great work Andrew. off topic, "action essentials 3 ? " think about it.
mr deadly
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:44 am
could be good ;) a 3rd action essentials
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:53 am
ordered the pro bundle and paid via paypall, but not received any downloadlink....seems everybody else got their link immediately......
Just impatient, because the product rocks!!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 6:56 am
My third animation trying out Element 3D, I'm just discovering 10% of what it can do! Can you imagine what I can create if I know my way around the entire plugin!

I call this one...Earth.

    July 11th, 2012 @ 7:48 am
    1% ;)
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:05 am
hi Andrew, I have a question. Can we import Illustrator file or logo to Element 3D instead of text to create 3D logo?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 8:21 am
    I saw a post earlier that said you have to import the illustrator file and then copy the paths on to a mask, then you will be able to extrude.
    Travis Wade
    July 11th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm
    If you copy the paths right in Illustrator then paste them on a mask on a solid you will have the masks you desire..
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:14 am
I was bummed to see that the Nvidia GE Force 120 GT on my $5000 8 core mac from 2.5 years ago was on the limited list. After contacting Mac, they told me that I can't even update to a faster card because of the Mac architecture! F'd.....What exactly does limited mean? So bummed....
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:36 pm
    I talked to a very high ranking Apple Certified repair guy and he said for legal issues, Mac cannot support a graphics card that did not exist at the time the machine was manufactured. That being said, people are running the ATI Radeon HD 5770 on first generation mac pros without problem. Just installed it in my 2009. Works like a charm, minus the general Animation Engine glitch a lot of Mac folks are having...
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:29 am
I placed my order and got a receipt but haven't received a download link. We've already sent an email to support but figured I'd try all options (so desperate to play with this thing!)
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:36 am
Honest, I feel I wouldn't use this plugin as much as others..while I do more Photoshop work.
But I'm still going to buy this package to support Video Copilot's team... I think it's rare to see this kind of quality and passion in their work. And I love the fact that they make it so financially possible for everyone to take advantage!
Nicely Done!!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:37 am
I noticed on Twitter last night (from @AdobeAE) that Toolfarm.com has an additional 5% discount on the Element 3D family of products. Does this discount impact what the VC team gets from the purchase. If so, I'll buy directly from Video Copilot so the team can get the well deserved maximum benefit. Can't wait to give it a spin!
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:40 am
Hi Andrew! does it have some obscuration layer feature like particular?
Keep up awesome work!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:44 am
We set it up to download before leaving work yesterday. Just beginning to play around with it this morning. Found the axe model, my first thought, "We AXE the competition!" Way to go VC! : )
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:58 am
Stunning. Plug in as ground breaker. Thank you so much.
July 11th, 2012 @ 7:09 am
Are there any advantages of the models from the studio bundle on free models from the web? And by free, I mean legal and free :-)
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:14 am
Great plugin. Now that I have it - it really rocks! Lots of useful features and great overall performance make this one of the best plugins out there.

Yet, there are wishes to be fulfilled :) The top features that should be added IMO are:

(1) True displacement mapping textures! That would be AWESOME!
(2) Import of OBJ sequences and automatable OBJ index control. For dedicated 3D object animation!
(3) Support for NVidia PhysX or some similar physics simulation for gravity, wind and turbulence influence on each piece.

With these features Element 3D would be PERFECT. Meanwhile ist just very very good ;)
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:20 am
how big is the download file?
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:22 am
I want this plugin so badly! Pity I'm a poor student and cannot afford it at the moment. Will purchase it once I can though. Looks mindblowing!
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:26 am
I stayed up alllll night messing around with Element.... literally.


Thanks, AK! You're officially responsible for my sleeping schedule disorder.
Richard oakes
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:26 am
Does anyone know where I can get an update for my card? ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB on an imac with OSX 10.7.4 my system hasn't stopped crashing since i got element up and running.
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:36 am
Oh dear! It's unbelievable!
Can I do the whole 3D animation using Element, really? I will not need the Cinema 4D??? Or at least in a lot of cases?
Or... did I missed something?
Great work!!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 am
Purchased the bundle lastnight but never received the download link. Am I missing something?
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:42 am
Nevermind....I'm dumb.
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:45 am
Still waiting to receive an answer. After purchasing, can't enter my account, so I can't download Element. Help!!!
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:47 am
I downloaded Element 3D last night. It rocks!! It's going to revolutionize the way my company works in After Effects. Thanks!!

This is my first little "kick the tires" test video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vysg8G9T_A
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:49 am
Been playing around with this all night! Lovin it! Andrew Kramer do you know(of course you do) that you can actually import an animated mask to element using the custom layers? Just made your Evolution™ swirls move in 3D... WOOHOO!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 9:34 am
    Cool. Let's see it!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 11:24 am
    Ya... the only problem is that AE won't always refresh it so you have to make sure to clear your cache before rendering. But it can be cool.
Christian Michael
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:02 am
And a tumble weed now blows through the post.........lol
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:04 am
That's a real revolution!
Really the most wonderful plugin ever!
Congratulations VC Team!
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:14 am
I am a die hard VCP fan and have been blown away with the quality, expertise and generosity of Andrew Kramer and his team. I love all that is VCP! Just bought elements and cant wait to jump in! Finally here :)

Ron Weaver
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:18 am
CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS! Amazing Work VC Team! Just bought and installed the complete bundle and it works perfect! Models are great, Pro shaders are very very nice, UI easy, fast and problem-free >> 100% awesomeness!

A HUGE Thankyou on all of you at VC and Mr. Kramer for your hardwork and dedication!! You have changed the game. Enjoy the success, you've more then earned it!
Steven J
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:27 am
I've seen a couple of questions regarding the helicopter model in the demo, but haven't found an answer. It doesn't appear in any of the packages but will it be available in a new package? Perhaps a transportation bundle? I could use some kick ass UFO models for my invasion shorts. And don't make any jokes about my shorts being invaded.
Derek Frenzo
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:46 am
Amazing plug-in! I really like the pro texture materials, too. Two questions: Can you load in your own custom textures as well? Will all the filters in AE also work on these 3D objects?
July 11th, 2012 @ 9:49 am
Hi Andrew and Team,
This question might have already been answered, but will the Element 3d plugin work on a laptop?
I have a toshiba satellite, core i3, 6gb of ram, intel(r) hd graphics 3000, directx 10.1, min graphics memory 64mb/max 1696mb,
processor intel 64 family 6 model42 stepping7.
Hopefully that's all the info you need to determine if this Awesome plugin will work on my laptop.
Thank you, and keep up the great work.
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:04 am
Got it last night -- AWESOME!

One thing I noticed was that if I have motion blur enabled, the 3D object remains static as I try to rotate it with the camera tool. I can see the lights in the scene move in relation to the camera; but the 3D object remains still. If I turn off motion blur, I am able to rotate the object again.

Anyone else experiencing the same thing? One thing I didn't do was update my video card driver; but will do so later today.

Video Card is GTX 570.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 11:23 am
    This is actually most an AE bug with camera aware 3D plug-ins. Try to purge the cache and it should update. Does it only happen on the first frame?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
    Thanks for the reply Andrew!

    I'll try purging the cache when I get home this evening and let you know. I'm not 100% sure but I don't believe I was on the first frame -- I'll have to test this later as well.

    July 11th, 2012 @ 11:53 pm
    Update: Without updating the video driver or clearing the cache, I was not able to use the camera tool to rotate the 3D object with motion blur enabled (on any frame). After updating my graphics driver, I can now rotate the 3D object on any frame except the first one like you mentioned. =)

    Purging the cache file didn't help the first frame though. Does purging work for you, or do you get the same results?
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:24 am
the manual license isnt working. i cant click the button 'browse' to upload the file
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:29 am
Hi Andrew,

U've created a great product, though i cant buy it now as m not fully into this fiels of VFX but would love to buy this the day i will find my career in this field, i regret now that i choose IT over animation after my school :( But still i want to make career in this area so will buy this one day for sure :)
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:35 am
Can someone answer this question? It appears to me the ability to manipulate up to five objects in an instance of Element 3D requires the object to have been saved with layers. To my knowledge, OBJs don't save layer information. So this is really a feature available only to C4D users then, correct? I would like to be wrong about this. :-)
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:40 am
Studio Bundle, check!
Thanks for such an awsome package :D
Good job!
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:45 am
I have a problem to pay this product with VISA card.
It sais "state needs to be specified in correct format".

But im not from US, im from Sweden. zipcode, adress, country and everything is correct but no matter what I write in "sate" it needs to be correct eventhough im not from the united states? Anyone?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
    nvm problem solved =)
July 11th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
Can U release This Plugin For Other Softwares Like = Nuke, Fusion Etc?
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:03 am
Hey Andrew, there were a lot of really cool effects for element mentioned in a blog post that I haven't seen in the plugin. Will you be adding some of these features in the future? Blog Post: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2011/07/first-look-at-new-plug-in-element-3d/
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:26 am
ANDREW, do I need 2 licenses to put Element on my work desktop and home desktop? I really want to buy, I just need to know. Can anyone answer this question please?
Sean Cusson
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:37 am
I'm am running in to some of the same issues that have already been mentioned. The screen turns black when I enable animation while using 2 fractured floor objects (1 in each channel). The problem is that my card is an ATI Radeon HD 3870 and the drivers aren't on the ATI site so there is no way for me to update them. I'm running 10.6.8

I've also emailed support.
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:40 am
Congratulations Andrew!
What you did with this plugin has no precedents.
Nevertheless, you talk to us, as equals. Just like another simple guy of the community. You share your work, your expertise, and even your love for your family with us.
For all this, and everything else,
Thank you!.
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:43 am
Hey Andrew, in the future will you be releasing other types of bundle shapes? for example: Buildings or architecture (bridges, houses, skyscrapers) or do you think you will create a separate forum where people can upload their own 3d shapes to share amongst themselves.
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:44 am
I actually did a commercial job with this plug-in today and earned back the $500 :)

Thank you VC!
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
    sweet man!
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:46 am
Hahah, funny thing. The net here an there already started brabbling about Element 3D and it's "Limitations".
I belive they just can't believe what they are getting to see here.

Hands down: VCP is THE software company of the month and of the past 10 years!

VCP E3D for 150 Bucks compared to 399 Bucks for another commercial 3rd party plugin plugin that only creates particles, is way more than just a bargain!!

Go for it!
    Fred Castro
    July 13th, 2012 @ 2:59 am
    No doubt Andrew and his crew, been delivering nothing but top notch products that make the best use of hardware resources and are completely user friendly! Amazed by this! Congrats Video copilot!
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:50 am
I want Element 3D but I haven't got any money :(
But in one time I will buy every think in VC... :D
July 11th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
Anyone using an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700? Can't seem to get the right driver to make everyone speak together happily...
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
I'll get it right when i got my new GPU. It kinda died of overheating by Battlefield :3
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:14 pm
I'm sorry guys. But I try to use the plugin over 10 times and every time crashes after effects. I use Win7 64b, 6GB RAM, Ati Radeon HD5830. I send a support for refund, I'm far away from happiness ;-( This plugin seems to be very promising, but... Also I email you with some screenshots of every crash.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
    Victor have you gone to the ATI website and upgraded your drivers? Not just auto update. I had the same issue and that resolved it.
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Hey sry to bother you again, but I still cant use the manual license generator. the browse button doesnt work.
    July 11th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
    Please send us an email and we can do it manually for you or try to help!
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Where can we find the cover arts for each pack ?
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm
Andrew, I have a question, when buy a plug-in, and I have two computers at home, I use the plug on two computers, or just one?
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm
hey Andrew will add ray-trace render feature? even if a render option
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:46 pm
CS6 compatible right?
    July 11th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
    no i mean for elemant-3d
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
Could you put together a video showing how to best setup up C4d projects to import into Elements?
July 11th, 2012 @ 12:54 pm
Andrew, we know that you and your staff worked very hard to finish this amazing plugin, but before you go to your well-deserved vacation, be sure to post DEMO PROMO WITH AN ELEMENT 3D REALLY IN ACTION!
Congratulations and thank you!
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:10 pm
hey Ho Andrew!
Amazing Plug In!
Is there a chance to get a walk through on how to prep textures for 3D models in C4D so the model can be used in Element?
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Hallo, what can I do. My AE6 crash when I open an model (sorry german) Please help me!
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm
I tinkered for about an hour or so last night, and came up with this little test video. Model wasn't mine, I think I got it off blend swap.

Thanks VCP Team!
Jeffrey Robert
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:29 pm
Does anyone know if there is an easy way to use camera tracking data with this? o_O
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
Is there a manual or user guide?
Craig Paup
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
I primarily work at 4K...occasionally 6K.
Does Element 3D render at that those resolutions?

I understand if "scrub-through" performance is slow. That's not a issue.

July 11th, 2012 @ 1:59 pm
Can you extrude shapes made in illustrator like you can with you text?
Richard oakes
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm
my first attempt at element to make my new company logo.
    Steven J
    July 11th, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
    Nice dude!
July 11th, 2012 @ 2:07 pm
you sir, are a god. i bow before you.