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!

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2 years ago
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564 Comments

Nathan
2 years ago
So I'm guessing with all the graphic card stuff Element wouldn't work on a MacBook Air?
David
2 years ago
I have an AMD Radeon HD 6970 on my Imac, 2gb VRAM and 32 gb ram, AE it's unusable with Element, can anyone tell if this card is supported or better yet point me to a list of officially supported cards?
2 years ago
My name is Whitney Alexander and I recently purchased the ELement 3D Plugin. I have created an animation that is due on Friday for a projection job using an aspect ratio of 2048 x 2048 in After Effects.

Everything looks really great, the plugin is super fast and easy to use, I get great feedback from clients as a result of the plugin. But here's the catch, when I rendered it out last night (with alpha),it rendered nothing, as in when I hit play on the quicktime file, it just shows a video of black, no element 3d animation, nothing!
    2 years ago
    I'm running on a 2.5 gHz quad-core i5 with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics card. I am assuming that it is just my graphics card. But you should tell people what graphics card requirements are needed in order to buy your plugin. Rather than just leaving that bit out and allowing for thousands of your fellow industry pro's to shoot themselves in the foot. Would an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory be better? I ask so that I know what kind I should get so that I can render this out before Friday. There is an Apple store right down the street, and I can get one if I need it.
Rob R
2 years ago
Wow! You released this Awesomfness on my Birthday!; You shouldn't have, but I'm sure glad you did!!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!
Igor
2 years ago
Hi.
Probably already asked this question, but laziness to read 500 comments, excuse.
Whether I can use own models (created, for example, in Maya), or the program works only with models which contain in library?
Max
2 years ago
Hey you guys!

This plugin rocks! I'm running it on my brand-new Quadro FX 4000, BUT it crashes while preview rendering and while export rendering when using multi-processors. Don't know what the cause is. Single processor works fine. (Dell Precision T7800, 12 Cores, 8 GB Ram, All-new drivers and freshly installed Win 7)

Greez Max
marcelo
2 years ago
Hi Andrew. Congratulations for the plugin. I notice some anti aliasing problems...Can you help me to solve this? It is a extrude text.Thanks
alex
2 years ago
Hey,
I just bought Element 3D...
with "Twitch" and "Optical Flares" there were nice Covers that I could print out... but where's the Element 3D cover? :-(
gradeG
2 years ago
I just bought element 3d, but it keeps crashing. I have a black macbook with intel GMA x3100, snow leopard 10.6.7. Am I screwed?
    2 years ago
    I don't think that card is supported. But if you can't find a machine that you can use it on, just email us and we will refund your purchase! We did our best to allow as many cards in as possible but this was is not quite enough power.
Eduardo Hoffmann
2 years ago
Please someone could help me, I can not use the 3D-Element ... Every time I tried to open the After Effects plugin just hangs and closes, tried to use the CS4 - CS5 - and CS6 and the same happens in all versions ... Someone help me please! I posted a video of what actually happens ... I thank..

www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Lu7wOYfZc
WANNA BE ANDREW KRAMER
2 years ago
U R GOD!!! I wish i could hav a life like U......ALWAYS LOVE UR WORK:) MAY GOD GIVE ALL THAT U WANT IN YOUR LIFE......Take care
Jack Spencer
2 years ago
amazing plugin.... but i cant help think of the ramifications this will have on the 3D industry...now anyone can start producing quality 3D work, the price will go down and we will start having to work harder for less money
Eric Y Lin
2 years ago
again the plug-in is awesome
did a still shot of a model by my friend with optical flare
http://www.ttyi.net/images/RC_still_v2.jpg
I have to fake cast shadow and reflection, but turns out really believable I think.

I do have some questions about the plug-in and suggestion though, where do I send them to so they don't just get bury in the forum..?
2 years ago
Andrew, I can't thank you enough for this plug-in. You done changed the game!! That's what you did pimp:) So worth the money!!!
Eric Y Lin
2 years ago
One thing I'm not too crazy about the plug in is that whenever I do something that change the lighting or material, let it be moving the camera, turn off the light, it'll stuck for a while and after about 20 sec or so things still to pick up speed again.
are things loaded into cache or something? is that normal?
2 years ago
Great Plugin Andrew !! Possibly a tutorial how to export 3D model with textures to Element?
2 years ago
Hey Andrew... I was wondering if its possible to use the Plexus OBJ sequence importer, or something like it, to import animated .obj sequences into the plugin... If not, this would definitely be a great feature to add for a future update... Spent a few hours playing around yesterday...

Also, was wondering if there is a way to scale on certain axes? Like in the Grid Array, #6, the stacked cubes? I need to make the lines longer... Thanks again man... You have revolutionized our industry with another AMAZING product...
murb
2 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
Is it possible to to use a 3d layer to block off far away particles?
Sort of like the obscuration layer in particular.
It would be cool if you would do this without using multiple copies of element.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew
bought it yesterday and it's amaaaaazing.
Just playin around right now. SOOOOOOO maaaaany values that can be changed

I'm working with a MacPro (12 Core) and ATI HD 5870 with AECS6 and no issues.

But I do have one question: Why can't we use Shapes in addition to Masks and Text to extrude?
I imported my Logo from Illustrator and all I can do is to convert it to Shapes. Auto Trace doesn't do it very well when converting to a Mask.
    2 years ago
    They are not available as vector shapes to the plug-in. Basically it is not supported by After Effects.
    2 years ago
    However, in CS6 there is a function to convert shapes to masks etc.
2 years ago
Cool example. Having fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9mvaVaK_I
Charlie Knott
2 years ago
This plug-in is incredible and it gave us all immediate joy upon seeing what After Effects can finally do with 3D models.

I have but one question, though. Can you animate in Element3D with armatures from a 3D program (such as Maya or Max), and have those armatures affect the animation of your model?

I am asking whether or not you can animate a human in Elelement3D. Since Element3D has such great capabilities for 3D models, and you have already discussed through tutorials of how you could animate in the plug-in, I think taking it a step further and applying that same brilliance to CG humans would be incredible.
2 years ago
Will it work on After effects CS4?
2 years ago
I am always having crashes when loading certain materials or turning on Ambient Occlusion. Gives me a GPU error. Using a Intel HD Graphics 4000 in the latest 2012 MacBook Pro. Anyone else having this issue?
victor
2 years ago
When the update is up and working on ATI HDs let us know so I can buy it again!
2 years ago
This is amazing work Andrew. I'd like to convince my company to purchase this for our design team. Would it be acceptable to purchase 1 Broadcast Bundle for all the elements and then purchase 20+ licenses of the plugin for the computers and render farm?

Has Adobe approached you and your team yet to work for them? You're really developing a fantastic brand for VCP.
2 years ago
Incredible plugin!! Thx! Any chance there will be FBX file support?
Miguel
2 years ago
1st best way to convert .max files to use them in element 3D?
2nd Where can I get real high quality 3D models like your helicopter?
thanks
Bob
2 years ago
Anyone know what font was being used to extrude the text? It looks pretty awesome. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
R-CANE
2 years ago
I don't know bout you guys but I'm having so much fun creating stuff with Element 3D. Have a look. Ninja Banana

http://youtu.be/M6hy1HTcTM4
2 years ago
Hey, I’ve installed Element and any time I try to use it, After Effects keeps crashing, but I’ve updated my graphics card. I don’t know what the problem is.
2 years ago
Hey there! I know there are already a few having problems with the ATI HD 5770 so I'm on the fence of purchasing this amazing plugin. If I could update the card I would but there isn't an update for the card on the mac end.

I have an early 2009 MacPro with 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor with 16GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC memory.

Also use CS6 AE with OS Lion 10.7.4

....will this amazing plugin work? Man I wish there was a demo before I purchase it.

I don't care if there is a giant X through it I just want to make sure it works first. The card isn't on the recommended list. :(

Thoughts and recommendations? Should I wait for some updates first? Will there be any updates for this specific card or is it too old?
    2 years ago
    We are working on a Mac ATI bug that should be fixed next week and we'll have an update. This is some serious software, we are going to polish it out! And of course if the plug-in doesn't work for your configuration, full refund. No questions.
    2 years ago
    Sweet! Thanks for the quick response Andrew! I look forward to the update then. Tell the VCP crew I say thanks for all the hard work! :D
    2 years ago
    Got a Mac/ATI fix THIS MORNING! Works great. Nice work VC, you guy are on it.
Matt
2 years ago
If I have a multicolor Illustrator/vector logo that I want to convert....how do I do that?
    JJ
    2 years ago
    Yes! I need to know this as well.
    2 years ago
    If you have CS6, there's a new option to convert Illustrator files to shape objects. Here's the details from Adobe:
    Vector Art Footage-to-Shape Conversion (CS6)
    In previous versions of After Effects you could import an Illustrator (.ai), EPS (.eps), or PDF (.pdf) file, however you could not modify the file. In After Effects CS6, you can create a shape layer from a vector art footage layer, and then modify it.
    With the ability to bevel and extrude objects in After Effects CS6, you can extrude the artwork (for example, extruded logos), as well. See Extruding text and shape layers.
    To convert a vector art footage layer to shape layer:
    Choose Layer > Create Shapes from Vector Layer. A matching shape layer will appear above the footage layer, and the footage layer will be muted.
    The following issues are known:
    Not all features of Illustrator files are currently preserved. Examples include: opacity, images, and gradients.
    Converted shapes ignore PAR overrides specified in the Interpret Footage dialog box.
    Gradients and unsupported types may show as 50% gray shapes.
    Files with thousands of paths may import very slowly without feedback.
    The menu command works on a single selected layer at a time.
    If you import an Illustrator file as a composition (i.e., several layers), you cannot convert all of those layers in one pass. However, you can import the file as footage, and then use the command to convert the single footage layer to shapes.
    2 years ago
    Choose Layer > Create Shapes from Vector Layer. A matching shape layer will appear above the footage layer, and the footage layer will be muted.
    The following issues are known:
    Not all features of Illustrator files are currently preserved. Examples include: opacity, images, and gradients.
    Converted shapes ignore PAR overrides specified in the Interpret Footage dialog box.
    Gradients and unsupported types may show as 50% gray shapes.
    Files with thousands of paths may import very slowly without feedback.
    The menu command works on a single selected layer at a time.
    If you import an Illustrator file as a composition (i.e., several layers), you cannot convert all of those layers in one pass. However, you can import the file as footage, and then use the command to convert the single footage layer to shapes.
    JJ
    2 years ago
    Dave, are you saying that once the vector file is converted to shape objects that Element can use them?
    2 years ago
    Matt & JJ - I spoke (or posted) too soon. After I got Element 3D installed last night, I tried this out. Element can only render text and mask paths. The ray-trace engine within AE can render the shape layer. I ended up auto-tracing the Illustrator layer and got some decent results - I'll play around with it a little more tonight. Another option I might look into is getting a font creator program and build a font with my vector logos (I've done this in the past with an older text-only 3D program). Unfortunately, none of the options retain the original color settings.
    Matt
    2 years ago
    For this particular instance, I want to take a 3 color athletic logo and bring it in. I've noticed it doesn't retain color and that's fine. What I would like to easily to in element is to selected the different colored sections, recolor them and extrude/bevel/apply effects as need to each section separate from the others. In theory, super simple. But I want to do it in Element.
2 years ago
It appears that After Effects crashes with my imported 3D .obj files only... I can see and manipulate the object while I am in After Effects. But as soon as I save, close and try to re-open the file it crashes... So weird... It works fine with all of the Studio Bundle packs... I am able to open those fine after saving.

Any ideas?
    2 years ago
    I sent this report and your email to our team and we'll check it out!
    25thPixel
    2 years ago
    Ok this is a weird development in this issue... I moved the file that housed the after effects file and moved it from my CLIENTS folder to my Desktop and opened it... works fine!!!!!

    Whuuuuuuutttt 0.o

    I know something tweaked out so I'm sure you guys will get to the bottom of that... but in case anyone has this same issue... just give the desktop trick a go. *shrug* it works. lol Thanks so much for responding Andrew, you made an AMAZING AMAZING plugin, you guys are Incredible over there... I will share work in the forum when I get some utilization down. :)
Jim Gravina
2 years ago
For those with issues via PayPal payment....Althought I did not receive an officail download link email...I requested a new password and was able to login with that. I then saw that Element 3D was ready to download. Downloaded and installed with 0 issues!
bnkpro
2 years ago
Incredible work VCP!
Just had to spend an hour applying all the materials to a model so my wife could judge their prettyness. If any one asks......they are all pretty.
2 years ago
Just to report that after a small day-long glitch in the payment processing/downloading dept., this plugin installed fine on my 'early 2011' MacBook Pro, which uses the ATI AMD Radeon HD 6490M GPU. Adobe's GPU-raytrace support for this card for AE CS6 is nonexistant, but guess what? Element 3D FLIES. Screams. Built-in RAM is 4Gigs (which is about to be bumped to 8, but I don't see any problem with the 4 I've got now). Most (if not all) of what I'll need to do for an upcoming job using 3D text will be easy and fast using Element; The new CS6 ray-tracing renderer will be off for probably all of my renders. Thanks for offering this wonderful software, and at a great price.
    2 years ago
    (*nonexistent)
    JJ
    2 years ago
    Good to know, Chris! I've also got an early '11 Macbook Pro with 16GB of RAM. Looking forward to trying out Element on it.
2 years ago
Hey, I've installed Element and any time I try to use it, After Effects keeps crashing, but I've updated my graphics card. I don't know what the problem is.
John
2 years ago
Was so excited to purchase that I ignored to look up my nvidia card, to see if it was capable of running this awesome plugin!... It's an Nvidia FX 5200 so the answer was no. 195.50, in the hole:)
    2 years ago
    No problem! Just contact support for a full refund, no questions. We make returns easy.
asART. 3D & motion graphics
2 years ago
Hi Andrew ... Would you give me a tip how to export OBJ as group from 3DS-MAX ? .. so that ELEMENT 3D can handle it ? Like the Gun and the Watch .. many thanks :)
2 years ago
For everyone who paid with PayPal and are having download link issues:

I also paid with PayPal and didn't receive a download link. Wait awhile and then log into Video Copilot's download system, there you should be able to download Element 3D along with any bundles you purchased.

That's what I did and now I'm fully up and running with Element on my machine. For those of you who don't have an account prior to the purchase, try requesting a reset password, it may send it to your PayPal email. Other than that, continue waiting for support.
Joao
2 years ago
Simply the best plugin ever done for AE.
Joao
2 years ago
Simply the plugin for AE.
Thanks Andrew.
Andrew
2 years ago
I'm trying it on my new 2012 Macbook Air, the highest model just released
and unfortunately it crashes when the model is more complex and uses
a more complicated pro shader :(
2 years ago
Amazing opportunities in this project. Can you use animated 3D scenes from C4D or any other 3D app? I didn't see if this was an option. I also wanted to know if I get two licenses for both my desktops if I have to get 2 licenses for pro materials or any of the model packs as well. Thinkin' if I get two licenses for element I don't need to spend double on the added features.

Please Advise

Thanks!
James
2 years ago
When I try for some shallow depth of field, the AE camera won't focus perfectly, no matter where I put the focus plane. Comes close but never there 100%. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong...
    Mike
    2 years ago
    Do you have the comp preview set to FULL resolution? or "half", or even "auto", in which case if you have zoomed out 50% it will render at Half resolution. When the resolution is lowered below "Full", pixels can appear blurry even when in focus.
    If you have it on Full, perhaps you have zoomed in 200%? Zoom out to 100% and Full res. If it's still blurry, try adjusting the camera aperture, lower aperture creates a deeper focal range which means more of the object will be in focus.
    If that doesn't work, you may have a blur filter applied, check the effect settings on the element layer or any adjustment layers you have.
    I THAT all fails and it's still blurry, perhaps you need glasses?
Mike
2 years ago
seeing some examples on YouTube already, but they are pretty average, just using default models duplicated in a circle rotating..
I would love to see someone push the limis and possibilities of this plug-in, maybe even use their brain to produce something inspirational.
I will be buying this plugin next week, and it looks very exciting.
well done team.
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Yeah - a lot of tornado's out there. Like watching the Wizard of Oz. Like you, I'm waiting for something inspirational. Elements is clearly up to the task, just waiting for the right demo to come along.
Sebastian
2 years ago
I'm just really disappointment/
i have problem with this 3d elements plugin, all time i get another error

few of them :
http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu
http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu
http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu
http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu
http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu


i have windows 7 64bit , 16gb memory ram, gts 450 geforce

i updated my drivers to lastlest : http://screenshooter.net/4238258/uxskvhu


still everything crashing down

need help
sebastian
2 years ago
you sir, are a god. i bow before you.
Richard oakes
2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BweLhaa5PWo
my first attempt at element to make my new company logo.
    Steven J
    2 years ago
    Nice dude!
Daniel
2 years ago
Can you extrude shapes made in illustrator like you can with you text?
Craig Paup
2 years ago
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.

Thanks-
Justin
2 years ago
Is there a manual or user guide?
Jeffrey Robert
2 years ago
Does anyone know if there is an easy way to use camera tracking data with this? o_O
2 years ago
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.
http://youtu.be/9JkpM74jkr8?hd=1

Thanks VCP Team!
Ralf
2 years ago
Hallo, what can I do. My AE6 crash when I open an model (sorry german) Please help me!
Oliver
2 years ago
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?
Best!
Oliver
Alessandro
2 years ago
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!
Joe
2 years ago
Could you put together a video showing how to best setup up C4d projects to import into Elements?
Keith
2 years ago
CS6 compatible right?
    aBSy
    2 years ago
    no i mean for elemant-3d
aBSy
2 years ago
hey Andrew will add ray-trace render feature? even if a render option
Tobi0688
2 years ago
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?
2 years ago
Where can we find the cover arts for each pack ?
michael
2 years ago
Hey sry to bother you again, but I still cant use the manual license generator. the browse button doesnt work.
    2 years ago
    Please send us an email and we can do it manually for you or try to help!
victor
2 years ago
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.
    Steve
    2 years ago
    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.
Alex
2 years ago
I'll get it right when i got my new GPU. It kinda died of overheating by Battlefield :3
2 years ago
Anyone using an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700? Can't seem to get the right driver to make everyone speak together happily...
Semih
2 years ago
I want Element 3D but I haven't got any money :(
But in one time I will buy every think in VC... :D
Andy
2 years ago
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
    2 years ago
    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!
Navigas
2 years ago
I actually did a commercial job with this plug-in today and earned back the $500 :)

Thank you VC!
    2 years ago
    sweet man!
Paolo
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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!.
Sean Cusson
2 years ago
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.
ChrisBohn
2 years ago
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?
2 years ago
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/
Mathan
2 years ago
Can U release This Plugin For Other Softwares Like = Nuke, Fusion Etc?
2 years ago
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?
Erik
2 years ago
Studio Bundle, check!
Thanks for such an awsome package :D
Good job!
2 years ago
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. :-)
Dhaval
2 years ago
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 :)
michael
2 years ago
the manual license isnt working. i cant click the button 'browse' to upload the file
JDV
2 years ago
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.
    2 years ago
    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?
    JDV
    2 years ago
    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.

    JDV
    JDV
    2 years ago
    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?
Matt
2 years ago
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.
Derek Frenzo
2 years ago
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?
Steven J
2 years ago
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.
Ron Weaver
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
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 :)

THANKS VCP!
Ênnio
2 years ago
That's a real revolution!
Really the most wonderful plugin ever!
Congratulations VC Team!
Christian Michael
2 years ago
And a tumble weed now blows through the post.........lol
2 years ago
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!
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Cool. Let's see it!
    2 years ago
    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.
2 years ago
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
marc
2 years ago
Still waiting to receive an answer. After purchasing, can't enter my account, so I can't download Element. Help!!!
Matt
2 years ago
Nevermind....I'm dumb.
Matt
2 years ago
Purchased the bundle lastnight but never received the download link. Am I missing something?
Marek
2 years ago
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!!!
Richard oakes
2 years ago
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.
Leo
2 years ago
I stayed up alllll night messing around with Element.... literally.

MIND. BLOWN.

Thanks, AK! You're officially responsible for my sleeping schedule disorder.
JonasBecsan
2 years ago
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!
levi
2 years ago
how big is the download file?
Joe
2 years ago
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 ;)
Tamas
2 years ago
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 :-)
2 years ago
Stunning. Plug in as ground breaker. Thank you so much.
Duncan
2 years ago
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! : )
sonorafilms
2 years ago
Hi Andrew! does it have some obscuration layer feature like particular?
Keep up awesome work!!
2 years ago
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!
Daniel
2 years ago
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!!!
2 years ago
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!)
2 years ago
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....
    2 years ago
    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...
light_thunder
2 years ago
hi Andrew, I have a question. Can we import Illustrator file or logo to Element 3D instead of text to create 3D logo?
    Fromer
    2 years ago
    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
    2 years ago
    If you copy the paths right in Illustrator then paste them on a mask on a solid you will have the masks you desire..
R-CANE
2 years ago
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.

http://youtu.be/rUrS_d80maA
    Tobi
    2 years ago
    1% ;)
bezoetdebie
2 years ago
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!!!
mr deadly
2 years ago
could be good ;) a 3rd action essentials
mr deadly
2 years ago
great work Andrew. off topic, "action essentials 3 ? " think about it.
William Mease
2 years ago
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.
VINCE
2 years ago
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.
florian
2 years ago
can you use animated masks??
Tobi0688
2 years ago
the weight of the whole set? GB?
2 years ago
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 ?
Darren
2 years ago
Will there be a package in the future containing the cool Black Hawk Helicopter?

You teased us with it, and it is not available.........
Sam
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
Andrew, I was wondering how many models you get in each pack>?
Tim
2 years ago
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.
steve
2 years ago
Andrew could you please tell us how much you earned for the first day of announcement? just curious:D
KaraTe
2 years ago
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.
djart
2 years ago
Hi,

any chance or a way or even a "crazy workaround" to import a obj. sequence?
Mono
2 years ago
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 :-)
Tamas
2 years ago
Are there any advantages of the models from the studio bundle on free models from the web?
Pingo
2 years ago
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.

Thanks

btw fantastic work!
SynX
2 years ago
Son of God.......this is *****SPEECHLESS****
Oliver
2 years ago
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...
Fra
2 years ago
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?
R-CANE
2 years ago
My second animation done within Element 3D.

Soccer ball vs. window.

http://youtu.be/4GEIWZpmCx0
bastian
2 years ago
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

bastian
Dean
2 years ago
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
Renato
2 years ago
Works great on the Macbook Pro Retina
Seth
2 years ago
just wondering how many got this already :) ?
Sylvain R.
2 years ago
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 ?

Thanks
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
Redo
2 years ago
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 ?
pravin
2 years ago
hey Andrew its amazing....
oras
2 years ago
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.
oras
2 years ago
Tell your wife its time for aftereffect... nice work Andrew.... no more rendering upon rendering hrs.
2 years ago
Wohoooo!!!! Excellent! Congratulations!! you guys are doing an excellent job!
Addisu
2 years ago
z cool staff ever!
good job andrew
Dimitri
2 years ago
Guys, if I purchase Element 3D, can it be installed on two laptops? (so no workstation, just two laptops)

Can somebody please answer this?
Guy Thompson
2 years ago
Wow, this is amazing! Great work guys.
Bams
2 years ago
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 !
Max
2 years ago
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?

Thanks
Hinkik
2 years ago
Make a cool demo with the AE CS6 3D tracker and element!
    Farshad
    2 years ago
    It's a good idea !
    Daniel
    2 years ago
    Yes, please.
2 years ago
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.
Syncman
2 years ago
problem here too paying with Paypal! the payment is still pendent.
I got order confirmation, but no link yet....
DanS
2 years ago
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.
Fateh
2 years ago
hi andrew,

can u tell me what is your computer properties?
(ram,graphic card,processor)
Mahdi
2 years ago
This is Masterpiece... :)
sophia
2 years ago
download 3D object here!
http://3docean.net/?ref=isacfabian
Stephan Rüb
2 years ago
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
MrKnowItAll
2 years ago
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?
iacere
2 years ago
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!
anyx
2 years ago
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 ?

Thx
2 years ago
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!!
Dave – Scotland
2 years ago
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?
    poop
    2 years ago
    I would like to know this as well. Seems like much ado about nothing if this is not possible:(
2 years ago
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
Martin
2 years ago
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
Adrian
2 years ago
Is there any chance to give us a demo version to see how it works on our machines?
2 years ago
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!!
Luc
2 years ago
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? :(
2 years ago
Just bought the mega bundle! Excellent - can't wait to put it to good use - thank you to all involved!
Steve Green
2 years ago
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.
Kareem
2 years ago
Coooooooool

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

Thanks Andrew u r good man really
2 years ago
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.
hari
2 years ago
I bet you Andrew you are not sleeping today because of the purchases.
Yotam Tanay
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
andrew you are the best but today i have a question: what is the difference between atomkraft 4 ae and element 3d?
    Martin
    2 years ago
    Atomkraft doesn't sport fast GPU/OpenGL rendering. Instead it uses CPU-driven raytracing through Delight rendering engine.
2 years ago
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.
    2 years ago
    I got it to work, yet I think my process might be more complicated than necessary. Would still love to see your process.
    zhou
    2 years ago
    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...)
André
2 years ago
Can i trade my wife for Elements 3D..!!

....Anyone?
    stefan
    2 years ago
    picture?
    but chances are, i will not do it --> E-3D is cool!
    can she cook?
    xD

Elfedelazik
2 years ago
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.
Christiaan
2 years ago
PLUGIN WORKS FINE HERE:
INTEL 3790k (6core / 12 thread)
32GB mem
GTX570
2 years ago
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.
    stefan
    2 years ago
    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!
    (almost..)

    greetings from your "neigbor" from germany
    xD
2 years ago
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!!"
John Paite
2 years ago
Just bought the entire bundle AWESOME!!
2 years ago
Looks like there will be no rest for Andrew and his team for a few days :D
amin
2 years ago
thanks a lot,i love you
Eric Lin
2 years ago
Great plug-in, my hats off to Video Copilot
http://www.ttyi.net/images/element_dyna_test.jpg
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!
    bruscwillis
    2 years ago
    Hi Eric,
    Nice render! What graphic card do you have?
Stephan Rüb
2 years ago
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.
    CRAMprod
    2 years ago
    Yeah same for me, Waiting for the download link is killing me!
Tony
2 years ago
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 !
Alex
2 years ago
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!

Alex
    Simon
    2 years ago
    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.
    Alex
    2 years ago
    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.
    2 years ago
    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!!!
    bezoetdebie
    2 years ago
    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

    2 years ago
    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.
    2 years ago
    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.
    Patrick
    2 years ago
    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.
2 years ago
Very Very Nice....I cant get over how impressive this is and I dont need to use Cinema as much now
Alex
2 years ago
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.
    2 years ago
    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?
    Thanks,
    AK
2 years ago
You are gods amongst men!
2 years ago
I wish there was a trial Version Andrew... :( I can afford only after 2 months as I need to save up :(
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer,
You've just killed big studio and changed the film industry

respect
nicolas (from Chile)
2 years ago
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
Bye.

PD:I don´t speak English at all well
I apologize for any grammatical errors.
John
2 years ago
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?
Eli
2 years ago
The revolution will not be televised!
Kudos to Andrew and the whole Element 3D team - keep pushing the envelope!
2 years ago
Bad request or missing tags.

Boo, anyone know what I'm doing wrong here?
    2 years ago
    Got it. Paypal saved the day :) Congratulations on getting over that (high!) hill guys \^^/
    Jim Gravina
    2 years ago
    How did Paypal save the day? I ordered with Paypal HOURS ago and still nothing...
    2 years ago
    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.
Nikhil
2 years ago
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.
AWESOME JOB DUDE.
Pablo
2 years ago
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
Pablo
Ljstuff
2 years ago
Finally ~ I really look forward what can I do in this ~~

Thanks Andrew Kramer
John Stanowski
2 years ago
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?
Jay Vyas
2 years ago
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 :)
"RESPECT"
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,
you might wanna read the comments from your last blog-post (start from somewhere in the middle till the end)

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2012/07/tutorial-animating-with-element-3d/#comment-295644

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS HAPPENING while we were waiting for the launch of Element 3D!!!
Joseph Tran
2 years ago
Briliant !

You're should release a tutorial about how to create a model then textures, import it into element 3D :)
ed
2 years ago
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!
    ed
    2 years ago
    ah! disregard this! i figured out i simply incorrectly switched models in the scene setup! no worries =)
Izmir
2 years ago
VIDEOCOPILOT vs CINEMA4D
ELEMENT 3D vs MOGRAPH

Epic Work Guys ! You're Prozzz ;)
Wish you success
2 years ago
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
    2 years ago
    nice thought.... :) I'd buy it! :P What do you reckon Andrew?
2 years ago
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??
    2 years ago
    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
    2 years ago
    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
Daniel
2 years ago
did iI waste money ? I have CS5 and a macbook pro and it just crashes
Hugo Strange
2 years ago
is there Anti-aliasing in ELEMENT 3D.. or no problems with aliasing ?
2 years ago
this is just to sick....just to good, i think i got some tears of joy in my eyes
Leonard
2 years ago
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 ?
Reptile
2 years ago
Can we have a trial version?
2 years ago
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.
Daniel
2 years ago
well F mine keeps crashing CS5 WTF???
    Hugo Strange
    2 years ago
    go online update your video card driver, few people had this issue, they updated video card driver and it stopped crashing !
Mitch
2 years ago
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?
Lucas
2 years ago
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
sevena57
2 years ago
This is really a good product!!!!!!
ed
2 years ago
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:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/element3dproblem.png/
    lt airborne
    2 years ago
    add some lights to your scene
Ron in Calgary
2 years ago
Can I import a logo and extrude it like the 3D text?
sebastian
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
Any of you guys had any problem getting the download link? I bought element 3d 4 hours ago, but still no download link email. =(
    2 years ago
    I sent support@videocopilot.com an email a few hours ago about my problem, but no response.
    2 years ago
    No email yet, but I got the account working bye requesting a new password. Peace!
    Jim Gravina
    2 years ago
    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!
JeanP
2 years ago
I have a Macbook Pro 8(bought last year 2011) with intel Core i7. Will Element 3D work well in it?
Daniel
2 years ago
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!
JDH
2 years ago
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.
Washington
2 years ago
Yah, its times like these i hate being broke... I will buy it.. i will buy it..
Farshad
2 years ago
Open Your Wallets !!!
Derek
2 years ago
Bur what about transparency and refraction you whowed us in a video quite dome time ago? (Water drops, remember?)
2 years ago
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!
    2 years ago
    I am also using After Effects CS5.5 if that helps any
    Stefan
    2 years ago
    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
2 years ago
@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.
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
PLEASE HELP!!!

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.

Ben.
    nebnella
    2 years ago
    Well it just started working! Let the fun begin!!!
2 years ago
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!
lary
2 years ago
does a single liscense purchase get you both MAC and PC versions
redinou
2 years ago
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
    mc01
    2 years ago
    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.
    Redinou
    2 years ago
    My bad, thanks for the answer!
Justin
2 years ago
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!
    Justin
    2 years ago
    Check your email...
    2 years ago
    replied. Working on it!
    Hugo Strange
    2 years ago
    Firewall maybe ? Do you have one ? disable it !
    DecodaX
    2 years ago
    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.
    simon
    2 years ago
    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! :)
    Darren
    2 years ago
    Dude, it only released a few hours ago, so how is that waiting all night? Chill out, man.
    redinou
    2 years ago
    wow... chill out....
    Howie
    2 years ago
    Wow, at first I could only imagine how awesome your relationships must be:

    "WOMAN! I TOLD YOU, I LIKE MY TOAST WITH ONLY A LIGHT COATING OF BUTTER! YOU CALL THIS ORANGE JUICE!?! WHAT'S THIS PULP STUFF, HUH??? I"VE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT WAITING FOR MY BREAKFAST AND YOU COME HOME FROM YOUR DOUBLE-SHIFT AND MESS IT ALL UP BECAUSE YOU JUST DON'T CARE!!!"

    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...
    2 years ago
    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!
    Dan
    2 years ago
    Dude, there was 3 comments in a row starting with dude! Duuuuude
    Darren
    2 years ago
    Dude, now we've got two...
    Eric
    2 years ago
    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.
    Skean
    2 years ago
    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.
Jeff Lange
2 years ago
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
Multi-Installs ?
2 years ago
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 ?
    Jim
    2 years ago
    Clarification: I mean can I run Element in both AE CS5 and CS6 at the SAME time on the same machine ?
Ben
2 years ago
epic ... now you have given me a delema of which bundle to buy... decisions, decisions.
2 years ago
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!!
Sebec
2 years ago
Are you going to produce a trailer video for the Element 3D? I was looking forward seeing it rather than the demonstration video..
    lakekover
    2 years ago
    Yes they are. They're doing a post-launch trailer. So it will be coming soon some time! :)
2 years ago
@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.
Wasin
2 years ago
that's great plug-in
Daluz
2 years ago
Hey is anybody know if it comes with some tutorial?
    Darren
    2 years ago
    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.
    2 years ago
    No, but I'm making a bumch.
    Darren
    2 years ago
    Whoops! My bad :-P
Mauro Neaus
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
Is there any way we can test this out to see if it will crash our computer?
2 years ago
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...

"DOES ELEMENT USE THE RAYTRACE RENDERER FROM AE CS6?
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
Mayowa
2 years ago
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?
    Mayowa
    2 years ago
    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?"
    iiCaptain
    2 years ago
    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.
Eugene
2 years ago
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.
    2 years ago
    Oh wait, perhaps I should try to think a bit more before speaking. The Alpha Threshold setting does the trick.
Bob K
2 years ago
Same here .... I'm anxious to get started but no download link ....
2 years ago
AE lights not effecting the model. Am I missing something here?
Travis Wade
2 years ago
This is crazy.... I want my download link... ARRGGGH!!!!
    Jim Gravina
    2 years ago
    Same thing here...I paid with Paypal and still waiting for a download link. I got order confirmation, but no link. Must be patient!
    DanS
    2 years ago
    Good Im not the only one. Chewing my fingers...
    Travis Wade
    2 years ago
    Same here... This is worse than waiting for the actual release.. They are trying to kill me for sure..
    mc01
    2 years ago
    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.
    DanS
    2 years ago
    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.
Darren
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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?
BJ Smith
2 years ago
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)
Mike
2 years ago
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..
Andrew Robinson
2 years ago
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.
Humberto
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer, YOU ARE A GOD...
Paralax
2 years ago
You are the best Andrew I'm new to this but hey you always seem to have speechless God speed
SBakush
2 years ago
Are you able to animate each letter in 3D text?
    Mike
    2 years ago
    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...
Johnny U
2 years ago
Can we make our own environment maps if we have our own equirectangulars?
How about video as texture maps?
    2 years ago
    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
    2 years ago
    Skydome :)
redboss
2 years ago
As a company that does lyric videos for bands and small promo clips, this plugin is a game-changer.

Thanks so much VC!
Graham
2 years ago
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)???????
    Darren
    2 years ago
    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.
    2 years ago
    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???
    Graham
    2 years ago
    Is anyone running Element 3D successfully with the GeForce 8600M GT Graphics card?
    2 years ago
    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.
Mark Boardman
2 years ago
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.
Travis Wade
2 years ago
Purchased.. now just waiting patiently.. (AGAIN) for the download link..
Marshal
2 years ago
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!
    2 years ago
    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.
speculator
2 years ago
bought mine!
VC you changed my life. for real. thank you!!!!!
2 years ago
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.
David J
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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!
Jeffrey Robert
2 years ago
HOLY SHIT!

I sure hope this plays well when my rMBP (finally) comes in.
Dan M
2 years ago
Do you have a demo/tryout version available?
2 years ago
as we say in Scotland,"Noo yer shaggin me!" got to wait a few days before i can purchase.:(
2 years ago
son of biscuit,where are the heli balck hawk and the f15. why they are not included?
2 years ago
Andrew, you and your friends are FANTASTIC!
I LOVE YOUR WORK!
Element 3D will be "The after Effects Revolution"
Congratulations!
Jim Gravina
2 years ago
Anyone have problems paying with PAYPAL?
Luis
2 years ago
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

Cheers

P.D: Sorry for my bad English lol :)
Dan
2 years ago
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
    2 years ago
    I appreciate the comments more so today after a long year of work, I feel like we got to the end. Finally.
    Dan
    2 years ago
    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
Lucas Rios
2 years ago
I THINK THAT THIS AND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES WILL SERIOUSLY BE THE BEST THINGS THIS YEAR.
Hugo Strange
2 years ago
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.
djames04
2 years ago
Andrew, this is by far the most genius plugin to hit AE.

Hands down Top plugin of the Year/Century.
2 years ago
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.
    Steve
    2 years ago
    I have the same card and same issue. Upgrade the driver directly at the ATI website and it should resolve the issue. Fixed mine.

    Cheers
    2 years ago
    I downloaded the latest from the asus website. I'll try the ati site directly. Thanks for the update.
    2 years ago
    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.
    2 years ago
    I forgot to say that the drivers from the ati/amd website work so much better than the ones from the manufacturer.
eljauzaa
2 years ago
i want to see the product trailer...trailer please...coz we love ur style in making trailer.cant wait mr kramer
tehri
2 years ago
Champagne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
enjoy full vacation soon, Andrew !!!!!!!!!!
Bill
2 years ago
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?
cesar
2 years ago
I cant watch the new videos, they are slow as hell, maybe too many watching it?
Yuri2017
2 years ago
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!
LINGDUM
2 years ago
JUST PURCHASED THE BUNDLE!!! THANK YOU ANDREW (FROM THAILAND)
2 years ago
Studio bundle... pure awesomeness! Thanks Andrew.
2 years ago
and... let us know what it feels like to be instantly rich, yeah?
shadetree
2 years ago
This looks awesome. Love your products. Before I even consider buying, is C4D required???

Thanks!
2 years ago
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?
2 years ago
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)

Thanks
Justin
2 years ago
Will definitely buy it when someone on the team fixes my email/username problem. :) :) :)
    Justin
    2 years ago
    Andrew or Video Copilot team that is.
Tater-tot
2 years ago
This is epic.... no... This is the most amazing plugin ever.

Thanks to all of you.

I only wish I could download it tonight :(
    khuber
    2 years ago
    me too.
    Jack
    2 years ago
    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.
Will
2 years ago
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.

=D
Andrew Bowser
2 years ago
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!
    2 years ago
    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.
Chris M
2 years ago
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!

Chris.
Zakariya Maroukisse
2 years ago
I'm am on holiday right now so i can't get it but I want to go home right now!!!
anyx
2 years ago
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 !
++Xav
Luke
2 years ago
INCREDIBLE!!!
Absolutely revolutionary Mr.Kramer!!
ChrisX
2 years ago
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
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
This is a revolutionary step forward
Mohamed
2 years ago
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.
SDive
2 years ago
Video Copilot: defining technological disruption, one revolution at a time.
Arnold
2 years ago
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!
Pedro
2 years ago
the element videos are slow and I have hi speed internet conection!!!! how many people are conected at the same time
Darren
2 years ago
is it possible to view and edit the material maps?

How would I map onto the Direction signs for example?
KevinM
2 years ago
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?
    KevinM
    2 years ago
    Solved.
    2 years ago
    What was the issue?
    KevinM
    2 years ago
    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!
    KevinM
    2 years ago
    Sent an email your way, Andrew.
    Jance Allen
    2 years ago
    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
    2 years ago
    Oh I see - changing the comp settings to "OpenGL Always On" fixes this, so that the geometry shows up at "Full."
    1 year ago
    Have you found a solution KevinM? I have the same problem.
sebastian
2 years ago
I just got love it sooo much thank you
2 years ago
Can't wait to use this in every single one of my projects from now on!
khuber
2 years ago
Bought through toolfarm...but no download...that's what I get for tring to save a buck or two....
Steve
2 years ago
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.
Nathan
2 years ago
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!!!
shams
2 years ago
Only Andrew Kramer and his team can create a product like this. Andrew Kramer , king of the After Effects world.
Rich