TUTORIAL: Animating with Element 3D

UPDATE: Now Available

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We are only one day away from launching our new plug-in Element 3D and a new demonstration video is online to show you creative ways to animate 3D objects with the plug-in. Think of other creative uses while you watch!

All feature videos will be online tomorrow with in-depth plug-in info. This is crazy!

Here are the bundles that will be available tomorrow plus the new Studio Bundle!

NOTE: Products will be on sale in the middle of the day on Tuesday not at midnight. We got to get some sleep too!

 

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2 years ago
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800 Comments

Nick Digital
2 years ago
Helo Andrew,

First of all, congratulations for this amazing plugin, i use it all the time.

I have a problem with the multi-object option of the Element 3D plugin, it works perfectly with text layers but if i work with a layer that has 2 or more masks (In the same layer) the plugin don´t recognize each mask as a individual object, like you did in the Biohazard Logo´s tutorial , when i turn on the multi-object option. I started from the beginning 4 times, and i cheked that all the options were well.

I appreciate your help
Nick Digital
2 years ago
hi
I have a problem with the multi-object option of the Element 3D plugin, it works perfectly with text layers but if i work with a layer with 2 or more masks (In the same layer) the plugin don´t recognize each mask as a individual object when i turn on the multi-object option, can somebody helps me?
deepak mistry
2 years ago
hi

Can you use the animation engine between more than 2 groups? So let’s say that we morph from group 1 to group 2, but now we want to take it further and go to group 3. Is this possible?
    Aviram
    2 years ago
    Hey, have you solved this issue?
Paco
2 years ago
Hi, I've got some problem with the pivots. I have a free 3d model of a butterfly rigged. But when I import the three elements left wings, right wings and body, the pivots I set in C4D are not useful and I can't animate the wings movement.
Thanks for any kind of help!

Paco
nils
2 years ago
Hope you will release a vehicle pack!
victor
2 years ago
About to buy this for a project, real excited to try it out!

I'm curious if there's a fairly simple way to have the 3D objects have reflections (like on a shiny table top) with multiple objects in the scene. For now I'm planning on my workflow to be me duplicating and flipping the object upside down for the reflection and blurring that off. The main issue is having multiple objects have the reflections, at low opacity (40% or so) and not have them appear through each others reflections.

The one way I'd do this is to get my animation down and do multiple render passes and composite them together. Perhaps render a track matte to block some of the reflections from bleeding over each other.

Is there a simpler way of doing this, so that everything is in the same comp and easily update-able?
Bruno Monteiro
2 years ago
I swear if I had the cash I would buy all of these...
(Me and a hundred XD)
Elfedelazik
2 years ago
To pythex:
is this, in very simple, a bit of what you are thinking of ?
http://youtu.be/fbiCemleML8
Elfedelazik
2 years ago
Hello Andrew,

Could you tell me if there is a way to extrude 2 different text layers in element to use them as objects in Groups for the animation engine ? So that one blends in to the other ? Couldn't find how.

I also wonder if there is a way to set anchor point/ rotation of a group in element:
I imported a case and its parts from c4d to assign the parts to element groups and animate them. Everything works perfect (and so fast) but when it comes to open the case it looks like I can't set the rotation so that the top case rotate on its back side.

Thank you for your fantastic incredible plugin !
    2 years ago
    You can't animate between 2 separate objects or separate text layers. If you click on the object in the scene setup, there are some preset anchor point options.
    elfedelazik
    2 years ago
    Ooops !! Path layers answered my first question.
    Elfedelazik
    2 years ago
    Thank you a lot for your answer.

    I want to add a few words as an happy owner of element full bundle:

    I never felt how much someone liked what he did and how much he wished to share all what he could more than with this fantastic work of yours.

    I still don't understand how your engine can render so good and so fast while, at the same time, on the same planet, it would take me hours in any 3D program to do what I can do in minutes with Element/AE....
    I don't understand but it's an impressive fact. Both for visualization and rendering. (early 2008 mac pro/ nvidia geforce GTX 285)

    We have a huge control on almost everything.
    3D models and shaders are top quality. everything can be customised. Imports from c4d and .obj work great.
    Ambient occlusion, fog, motion blur animation engine etc etc..
    Great interactivity with other plugins and more ! :)

    I had planed this purchase since the first announcement months ago. (not the 3D models however :) but...the price is so fair that I didn't hesitate long) and now this money is yours (and element mine :) )

    I could not feel honest if I wouldn't thank you again for this deal , your work and its quality.
    I now feel concerned about the success of element and look forward seeing the effects of your fantastic work on "industry" standards and behavior and user's creativity and work.
    I hope this little thx will help a bit.





    pythex
    2 years ago
    Like andrew suggested here - i tried using one of the anchor presets but still non of them worked for me.
    i'm trying to get 2 front and 2 rear wheels (seperated by material ofcourse) to rotate along their own axis yet no solution.
    my axis inside the C4D is just fine.
    an "active object/material" axis preset could have been helpful here.
John Hayse
2 years ago
Need tut on helicopter prop animating in element, can't get it to spin on the correct access.
Tincho de la Fuente
2 years ago
Andrew! Thats amazing!!! Just to know, you teach us how fast it render in your computer, but how is your computer? How many memory, video card and cpu? Again, that´s incredible!!! Hugs from Argentina!
Mike
2 years ago
PATIENCE.
Noe Chilel
2 years ago
Hey Andrew.... why not support for Lightwave 3D?
Special K
2 years ago
Amazing Plugin!!! But I have one question... How do you change the color of a different group that is part of the same object without affecting the first group? Also, how were you able to animate the liquids in the two liquid animations that you showed?
2 years ago
Just took it for a test drive. Pretty amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9mvaVaK_I
Funny Alias
2 years ago
I'm sitting in front of my PC shaking my head. I still can't believe it. You guys built a close-to-realtime 3D engine inside After Effects...
I can't believe how fast it renders. I can't believe how awesome it looks and I can't believe what you can achieve with the animation engine with so little tweaking.

There is a downside though. This plugin makes me a little concerned about becoming obsolete as a 3D artist in the near future... but on the other hand I can't wait to work with the plugin myself. Despite being concerned and - I'll admit - a little envious I just realised that I'm already counting money to get my copy as soon as possible :D

Great Job, Andrew and VC-Team. I'm sure all your hard work will pay off. You deserve it.
    2 years ago
    Just bought the basic bundle myself. Don't feel that you will be out of a job as a 3D artist. Remember, people still need good models. I would say that this only brings more jobs to the field.
Sylvian ROPERT
2 years ago
Hey Andrew/VideoCopilot,

This is awsome but I'd like to know : what was the computer you made that video on ?
TVFilms, INC Productions
2 years ago
that moment scrolling down all the posts looking for the red name. lol
    Jim Gravina
    2 years ago
    So true! :)
Chris
2 years ago
I am in the middle of this...
I can't stop jumping
Wes
2 years ago
Is this compatible with lightwave?
Pedro Santos
2 years ago
I have five questions... I hope someone can help me out...
1 - Is it possible to use real footage with element 3D ? Like there is that gun that is shooting, but it is all done like the gun has life and is shooting by itself.. Can we use someone to make it look like that person is shooting ?
Or maybe like someone is walking, and he is like a super hero, and he gets mad and he hits the ground and then I use that concrete object and animate it somewhat like Andrew did to make it look like the guy is really strong... Is it going to be possible ? If it is not, even though this is an AMAZING plugin, I pretty much wont be able to use it, cause I'm not into doing a lot of commercials and stuff, I really need real footage in my scenes...
2 - Is that concrete available with any bundle ? If yes, what is it ?
3 - Andrew said that you can pair the object with a null object, so I'm guessing you can pair it with a null object that have been tracked from real footage.. I'm not sure though... Is it possible ?
4 - He didn't make any tutorials on 3D text, will he make any ? (I'm pretty sure he will)
5 - (This is one is just curiosity) Will Andrew ever put for sale those amazing objects like the jet, and the chopper - maybe a vehicle bundle - ?

Thanks a lot for all the answers everyone!!!
Andrew and team, congratz on such an AMAZING plugin!
Dan
2 years ago
Wow, this seems like a definite game changer.
auwal
2 years ago
how will i used 3d text
haniel
2 years ago
this is amazing..., but I would like to ask for some support guys.
I tried to import a car model out of C4D r13. It doesn't appear right in element... textures are all white an some parts of the car are missing..
Are there any special configuration needed to be done in C4D? Thanks...
Luis
2 years ago
I hate you so much!! :')
2 years ago
Nuff said. If I say "I'm dumbfounded", what's the etymology? Does it mean I just found out I'm stupid, or that I find myself lost for words? And what's with the weirded out past participle? Let's just say I'm flabbergasted.

But congrats Andrew on little Joshua! Man, I just saw the picture. You must be so freaking proud, psyched and stupifyingly tired.
Wayne Hewitt
2 years ago
Hi Andrew I have just been looking at the pro shadier video, are we able to create our own bit maps and textures, like we pull in space craft model but we want to a design we made.
Elohim Tampus
2 years ago
Need to withdraw to buys this one NOW!
Pablo
2 years ago
This is RIDDICULOUSLY COOL.
VCisGenerous
2 years ago
This product would sell easily at other companies for over $500 w/ no 3d models. If you can afford it, be smart and get the whole bundle! :)
William B.
2 years ago
Excellent work, as always. But this time it is really game changing for all After Effects users. It's even scary considering the amount of possibilities it brings! Fortunately, the price is very reassuring, and I'm looking forward to buying it! :)
Jorge
2 years ago
OMG!!! Dude, you are really a Genius!!! I mean... I knew that but now it's just... Dammit! I Could... or maybe if we just... You know what? You are Amazing, not so much like Spider-Man but you know what I mean... Right?

Saludos desde Panama!!!
DecodaX
2 years ago
It's HEREEEEE!! Let's go!
WM
2 years ago
Any one else love video but doesn't have a day job doing video and still refreshing at work knowing it will be akward to explain to their boss...but doing it anyway?
2 years ago
I'm loosing it guys !

And Welcome to the VC Family Joshua !
2 years ago
Are we there yet?
Tater_tot
2 years ago
IT IS HERE!!! just go to the products page!
Jens
2 years ago
Element 4D You should finish your smoothie!
2 years ago
Anyone saw this?
It's Joshua Kramer!!!

http://twitter.com/videocopilot/status/219612856247783424/photo/1


Welcome to the VideoCopilot Team DUDE!
    2 years ago
    well thats a legitimate reason for a delay! ha ha!
Jens
2 years ago
THERE IT IS!

...............
    VJIX
    2 years ago
    You made it! :)
ZenMicroClock
2 years ago
JUST BOUGHT IT. It's under the bundles page right now lkdsjalksdjsa So excited. Thank you everyone!
GamerzDigital
2 years ago
Its finally out! Check the product page!:D
    2 years ago
    He is right!!!
Grendal
2 years ago
Im running out of sex wee to release :P
Joe
2 years ago
That's pretty crazy here, guys ;) I believe Andrew is bathing in his own sweat at the moment and shaking like a dog shitting razor blades.

I could imagine that Element 3D sells a thousand times in the next 2 hours ;) Not bad, not bad at all. Well done Mr Kramer - you got what it takes. Respect =)
Mike
2 years ago
Yoda would just use the force in this situation. There's no way he would wait.
James
2 years ago
If anyones looking for a 3d program to create models for element, hexagon is easier than blender..and its free...
Daniel
2 years ago
As Yoda would say... Patient you must be :)
    Alex
    2 years ago
    Yoda's a jerk.
    Eric Z
    2 years ago
    As I would say... NO!
Lee
2 years ago
Do you think there'll be some tutorials to download like the Optical Flares release??
2 years ago
I don't think I'm asking too much here, but since I'm giving you about $500, wouldn't it be nice to at least give us a better update? An estimated time? Something more than "getting the blog post ready"? I have things to do.
2 years ago
can't quite take in this is $150/£80, so modest and so brilliant!
    Jens
    2 years ago
    unfortunately the Euro exchange is currently not the best. But it's worth anyway.
Alex18
2 years ago
Wednesday, 11th July, at 0:06 in Spain...
Andrew, no pressure over here....
Mike
2 years ago
8:05am 11th July in Australia...
Probably should get back to work before I get fired.... meh, its worth it.
Dan
2 years ago
I'll keep practicing entering my credit card number as quickly as possible
    James
    2 years ago
    Good one...
Darren Evans
2 years ago
All this suspense and he excitement it's creating on here is giving us added value at least. Going to be too late to download it tonight in England now. Just hoping the announcement's up before bedtime so I can see some more details before getting up like an excited kid tomorrow morning. Gonna be dreaming about circling headphones and transforming marbles as it is.
2 years ago
I am gonna go make me a smoothie and when I come back SOMETHING must happen here...SOMETHING I SAY!!!!!
    Eric Z
    2 years ago
    Hopefully not a website crash!
Eric Z
2 years ago
Maybe he forgot to save changes to his website and has to do the whole thing over again! Sigh.
2 years ago
I broke my record.
19 comments on one blog, including this one...!
How many did you guys do???
    Mike
    2 years ago
    8, and I never post comments.
2 years ago
Come on , pack it up, pack it in, let me begin!
Jens
2 years ago
Welcome to Midday in LA. I will go to sleep. Have fun here :)
    VJIX
    2 years ago
    Come on you can make it!
    Jens
    2 years ago
    for sure but the toothpicks in my eyes are hurting me :)
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Try putting them between your eyelids, not in your eyes...and maybe you should use matches instead of toothpicks!
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Dangerous as a smoker :)
Diane
2 years ago
I hope his wife didn't go into labor and he left the house with the only key to the office. We hope all is well, Andrew!
Mike
2 years ago
This is to the VFX world, what the second comming of Christ is to chrstians
Jens
2 years ago
I will keep the F5-Key with me while sleeping. I feel so alone without it....
Steve
2 years ago
Right, I've gone to bed. But I've taken my iPad with me so I'm ready to buy once it's released. I'll then use Splashtop remote to connect to my PC downstairs and start the downloads off... Omg, what have I become... Kkkrrraaammmeeerrr!!! [shakes fist]
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Hehehe shaking your fist while laying in bed...you must be in your element!
    Steve
    2 years ago
    R-Cane: Two hands. One to hold the iPad, the other to click refresh ;)
James
2 years ago
I think I'm having a heart attack...I should probably go to the hospital...ah...it can wait until after the release...
Jens
2 years ago
5 Minutes to midnight in germany... let's wait and see. Otherwise tomorrow.
khuber
2 years ago
wow, how long does it take to write a blog post that says "Buy Element Now." ha ha ha
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    ahumufhmufff
    where is elemet ahuumhumufhumuf
DecodaX
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer ‏@videocopilot Tweeted
"Getting the blog post ready..."

Can't wait!!
Tater_tot
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer ‏Twitter

Getting the blog post ready...
Jens
2 years ago
Hey, any news on twitter? ;-)
    Tater-tot
    2 years ago
    lol :lol:
David
2 years ago
I am going to demonstrate what is known as 'Sod's Law' in the UK. I'm off to bed now, so let's see how many micro-seconds later Element is released. I'll download it in the morning :)
khuber
2 years ago
Tweet from AC:
Andrew Kramer ‏@videocopilot
Getting the blog post ready...
Dan
2 years ago
Getting the blog post ready...-AK
lakekover
2 years ago
HEY HE JUST POSTED ON TWITTER-GETTING THE BLOG POST READY!!!!!! IT'S SOOO CLOSE!
Mike
2 years ago
He is "getting the Blog post ready"...

Its happening.. ITS HAPPENING!!!
Christian Michael
2 years ago
Andrew,

I MUST go out for an hour and run some jobs I’ve been putting off. Take your time, no rush, just don’t get it done in the next hr then leave me trying to down load with the rest of the riff raff! Lol

Elements release
*****PAUSE*****
    Jens
    2 years ago
    HE SAID JEHOVA! Stone him!
Jim Gravina
2 years ago
Just finished studying the "Andrew Kramer Table of Elements!" I'm ready!
Timewaster
2 years ago
Lets waste some time....
Someone make a quick animation and upload it, i'll do the sounddesign
topic : waiting.........
2 years ago
i called sick to my job
2 years ago
seems like sleeping is off the schedule... else I will oversleep :|
lurv10
2 years ago
every single element of my body is blowing up of anticipation of element!
lurv10
2 years ago
What do we want? ELEMENT! When do we want it? NOW!!! :OOOOOO
    Carter .R
    2 years ago
    lol,
Alex
2 years ago
I've given up on refreshing the Product page, and now refreshing this page! lol
Love these comments..
khuber
2 years ago
I think AC should have captured these moments on video for a future blog post.
2 years ago
I hope you are wearing cargo pants, because you pockets are about to be stuffed with cash! :)
    2 years ago
    your - oopsy daisy
James
2 years ago
this is better than the iPhone 5 release...
vinay
2 years ago
In India 3:07 AM, Stil I Am Here--Where Are You Andrew
2 years ago
That moment when Andrew realize that they should open up the last-minute Switzerland bank account juuuust in case people goes nuts about Element.. we’re almost there.. lol.. :D
Ashcam
2 years ago
I've bought Optical Flares 13 times now thinking it was Element!
Mike
2 years ago
Let's start a communal song while we wait, I'll start off....

A long time we have waited, and the day has now arrived,
Credit card in my hand, yet we are still deprived...

We all called in sick today, to take the day off work,
My girlfriend has broken up with me coz she thinks i'm quite the Jerk..

I haven't slept in days, waiting in anticipation,
My body slowly shutting down from diahrrea and dehydration...
    Dan
    2 years ago
    (out of tune)
    Give us element, and eat a healthy breakfast!!
    James
    2 years ago
    Refreshing the page
    Can't take time to pee
    So I go in my pants
    As I wait for 3D
2 years ago
Wow - Andrew's son was born on the 1st and 15 days later he's releasing what will arguably be one of the biggest plug-in add-on's to AE to hit the market in a couple of years, and certainly the biggest plug-in to be released by Video CoPilot.

Kudo's, but take some time after this with the fam!
steve
2 years ago
check out this pic just taken from andrew :D
http://postimage.org/image/p2szyhq3l/
    2 years ago
    Well played, sir.
Mark
2 years ago
That moment when Andrew realize that they should open up the last-minute Switzerland bank account juuuust in case people goes nuts about Element.. we're almost there.. lol.. :D
Pete
2 years ago
Yeah, we all know that tweet now ..
khuber
2 years ago
Tweet from AC:
Andrew Kramer ‏@videocopilot
I wonder if anyone appreciates the amount of pressure that is ON! I'm nervous.
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    Scroll up KHuber.......lol
    Mikeof7
    2 years ago
    It's been building for a year.
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Also from twitter, same minute:
    "Almost there. Thank you for your patience, lots to do!"
    khuber
    2 years ago
    Christian, saw that. ha ha
Jens
2 years ago
Sitting here with 5 Headphones in hand, manually rotating. While squinting my Eyes, I'm trying to simulate depth of field.

IT'S NOT THE SAME!
    David J
    2 years ago
    Well played.
Bocki
2 years ago
30 minutes to Midnight... UTC+1 :(((
Christian Michael
2 years ago
Just posted on twitter!!!!!!!

Andrew Kramer‏@videocopilot

I wonder if anyone appreciates the amount of pressure that is ON! I'm nervous.
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    I would be too you have a lot riding on this....it will be worth it though brother! oh.....Congrats on the birth of young Joshua.....the shoes he has to fill........
alex
2 years ago
"Big Bang Element" on TV...
DonZottel
2 years ago
Maybe Milla Jovovich is missing to complete the series as the Fifth Element.
bichinl
2 years ago
People, this is what is called marketing to its fullest!

Come now Andrew!
lakekover
2 years ago
just got feedback on twitter. andrew said they are almost there!
Plättler Germany
2 years ago
I remember a song i learned at grundschool in germany. the refrain go:

He´s got the Hole(AE)-World in his Hand, he´s got the Hole(AE)-World in his Hand!
Albert DeLancey
2 years ago
VC is making us wait on purpose. This is very funny indeed. Video Copilot could have already given out this plug-in, but the wait is more than worth the anticipation. I think that this is hilarious to say the least. Thank you Andrew Kramer.
Mikeof7
2 years ago
Julian Assange has taken over the website.
You will now worship WikiElements
    Albert Delancey
    2 years ago
    Funny!!
JJ
2 years ago
In Germany now it's Midnight - got to sleep - wanted to buy it ...................
Jens
2 years ago
Just checking when "element before christmas" from Tim Kramer will come across the cinemas.
Danny kamhaji
2 years ago
Brainfart!
Thank you for taking AE way out there for us all again!
Kelly
2 years ago
I came back. Threw $500 at the screen. Nothing happened. Shut up and take my money.
David J
2 years ago
So I finally got around to seeing the new Karate Kid movie and was really pleased to find out that it was the story all about how Jaden Smith’s life got flipped turned upside down. You see, he was chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, shooting some b-ball outside of his school, when a couple of guys (who were up to no good) started making trouble in his neighbourhood. He got in one little fight and his mom got scared! Then Jaden said he wanted to learn kung fu from the maintenance man downstairs.
Mike
2 years ago
My heart Yearns for element 3d, YEARNS
alex
2 years ago
btw:
how long does it take to restart the server after it crashed when everybody wants the download at the same time?
2 years ago
I am re-posting my last comment so that many others can see it!->


This has got to be the funniest comment page in the world!!!
SOME OF THE COMMENTS FROM ABOVE:
“I’m about to explode with anticipation!”-Joseph
“I will relax and watch “Two and a half Element” or “How I met your Element” now…..”-Jens
“What if the whole thing was one of andrew’s jokes?”-Praveen Juge
“Or maybe 10th July 2013?!?”-Brian
“Is Andrew on Hawaii-Vacation?”-alex
“Did he mention the year?”-alex
“Why isn’t there anything like the “We’ll be back soon” sticker when Apple is updating their shop…”-alex
“I bet people are raping the Refresh button by this time. If I’d get a penny for every page view videocopilot has these days, I’d be filthy rich by now!”-Alex
I don’t know who “alex” and “R-CANE” are but their comments are super hilarious…:)
Carter. R
2 years ago
    eric
    2 years ago
    ahahah amazing return to the futur !!!! gooo butters
Jens
2 years ago
It think nobody would argue against letting the product page for the next 24 hours empty and just open the shop.
cossttelo
2 years ago
22:11 pm in the UK .... no element yet , killing time watching YO MTV RAPS 1994
2 years ago
....... WAITING.......
alex
2 years ago
50 minutes to July 11th over here...
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Welcome to GMT +1 :)
trey e
2 years ago
I feel like we are in a live Fringe episode and just found out elements never existed. Or we are just in the alternate universe where elements has been outlawed. Cue music and outro. lol.
Pawel
2 years ago
If you weren't so preoccupied with refreshing this blog page every second you'd see that the main page has been...
Justin Kuhn
2 years ago
You're killing me Smalls.
2 years ago
It`s 7.11.2012 - 1:06AM am in Georgia :(
I Can`t Waitttttttttttttttttttttt
Joseph
2 years ago
You don't want to make me die do you Andrew? As the time bomb inside me is ticking...
Mike
2 years ago
PATIENCE.
Daniel Walter
2 years ago
Andrew, you are taking us all for a ride again, arent you?
You have delayed and stalled this product for so long and
no one seems to realize this, this is truly unprofessional
behaviour Andrew and team.
R-CANE
2 years ago
*newsflash*

I just made an app suitable for iPhone and Android. It's the Element 3D sales alert app.

All you have to do is install it on your phone and it will set off a sound to let you know right away when Element 3D is for sale. The best news is...it's for free!

PS: if you don't see it in the store yet click F5 to refresh the page every 5 minutes.
    Travis
    2 years ago
    LMAO!!!!
    2 years ago
    I WANT IT NOW.....WAIT...
    There is no direct link......
    I WANT TO HIT REFRESH EVERY 5 MINUTES...HURRY UP CAUSE I AIN'T GOT MUCH TIME...
    I have to hit refresh every 1 minutes in another website...!!!
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Go to the Apple store now and download my Element 3D alert sales app for free. If you don't see it, keep hitting F5 till you do.
2 years ago
I just use Check 4 Change addon to Firefox and go about my business.
    matti butenhof
    2 years ago
    nice one 2 xD
    GamerzDigital
    2 years ago
    GamerzDigital
    2 years ago
    oh and I forgot, you need to change the interval settings to make it check every minute. :b
    Travis
    2 years ago
    Yeah, I use the page monitor from Chrome as well.. its fantastic..
sima
2 years ago
BREAKING NEWS:
Andrew Kramer, the owner of VideoCopilot.net website, survived a terrorist attack on Tuesday. It is said that this attack is related to his latest work on a plugin called Element 3D. 'Al-three D' group consist of 3D animator extremists has claimed responsibility of the attack saying 'he is a danger to 3D animators'.
Grant s.
2 years ago
Andrew is sitting at his pc and laughing his head of saying, "haha look at them cry haha"


im on to you andrew!!!
Dan
2 years ago
Kim Il SUNG is probably pissed cus it's July 11 and no Element for him!!
PureMotionHD
2 years ago
Guys relax.. the world's not gonna end. Just think of it as it was scheduled to launch tomorrow. :P
Petike
2 years ago
Just relax dudes, just relax
2 years ago
Here u go...
This autoupdates in background checking 4 updates on the product page..
if detected soundbeeps 3 times followed by msgbox then opens up the product page....

Saves the tempfile to the desktop called "file" u can delete it after alert!

http://www.nexart.de/elements.exe (an ahk script)
2 years ago
This has got to be the funniest comment page in the world!!!
SOME OF THE COMMENTS FROM ABOVE:

"I’m about to explode with anticipation!"-Joseph

"I will relax and watch “Two and a half Element” or “How I met your Element” now….."-Jens

"What if the whole thing was one of andrew’s jokes?"-Praveen Juge

"Or maybe 10th July 2013?!?"-Brian

"Is Andrew on Hawaii-Vacation?"-alex

"Did he mention the year?"-alex

"Why isn’t there anything like the “We’ll be back soon” sticker when Apple is updating their shop…"-alex

"I bet people are raping the Refresh button by this time. If I’d get a penny for every page view videocopilot has these days, I’d be filthy rich by now!"-Alex

I don't know who "alex" and "R-CANE" are but their comments are super hilarious...:)
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Why thank you... I made something you'd like for sure then. See my new post.
Travis Wade
2 years ago
why do I feel like I hear this music every time I check the site..
http://www.televisiontunes.com/Jeopardy_-_Thinking_Music.html
Ben
2 years ago
It is funny how Andrew can manipulate all of you (and me) to sit at the computer for 3 hours refreshing the page every minute.
    2 years ago
    The power this man has...
    alex
    2 years ago
    what is the world record for that?
2 years ago
I'm losing my mind, My Refresh button is getting hotter ! (Get it, refresh -> hot...well...I'll stick with waiting.)
Odd Oregano
2 years ago
Wonder what might happen if it all was just a fake and Andrew screwed with us...
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    THAT Odd, is a ridiculous thought. it will be here shortly. I'm sure all these comments are making the team sweat as it is. Have they let us down before with below par products? They wont start now my friend :0)
    Mark Gamble
    2 years ago
    Andrew, you continually take us for a bunch of dumb asses dont you? Product will be available on the 10th, but not until about midday and all now (4pm)it is nowhere in sight.
    This is after months ago where you informed everyone that Element will be available soon and one whole damn year past before anyone heard something tangible from you about its release, and now again this.....you are screwing over your customers Andrew.
William Mease
2 years ago
This is ridiculous. I wish I could just get a text or email when it posts. I need to continue on with my life...or, I'll just wait longer.
PablO
2 years ago
It's 9:30 pm here in Spain. Mr Kramer, I want my Element! And I want it now!
Tater_tot
2 years ago
This is just driving me crazy!!!!!
alex
2 years ago
2 years ago
Command-R is broken on my keyboard. :)
PablO
2 years ago
It's 9:30 pm here in Spain. Mr Kramer, I want my Element! And I want it now!
partelo
2 years ago
Shut up and take my money!!!
Hugo Strange
2 years ago
RELAX GUYS !! IT'S 1:18pm Tuesday (PDT) - Time in California.Where Video Copilot is .

I would say wait Another 2-3 hours tops from right now. Since all of you guys are online now...just do a Google search,type :"what time is it in California"... the very first result will be the current time in California.

Or use this page ... http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl

***Pacific time*** is what you need to watch for.
Alex
2 years ago
Fantastic Andrew. So excited!
Joseph
2 years ago
I only want to give you $450!
2 years ago
Hey guys. We appreciate your patience, but there are a couple more issues that came up and we need to work out. Expect launch in 2-3 months.

Thanks for playing,

VC Team
alex
2 years ago
Can Element 3D import Cinema 4D files?
What will happens with the missing dimension???
    lakekover
    2 years ago
    lol
    JJ
    2 years ago
    Time is the 4th dimension, but Element 3D is so fast that not much time is needed.
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Actually "TIME" ist the dimension everyone here want's to get rid of.
Travis Wade
2 years ago
Any guesses on how many comments will be on this post before the official release.. I say 752
    Tater-tot
    2 years ago
    1000 ;) yep, unless it comes soon :)
    Hugo Strange
    2 years ago
    no way. I say 560 More or less.
    Miquel
    2 years ago
    I say 650 post XD
    Adnan
    2 years ago
    less than 700 before the official release :)
Jovica
2 years ago
Ohhhh.... I was eating....sleeping....playing... STILL NO PLUGIN!!! :O
2 years ago
I've got my money on sometime around 5pm EST (2pm PDT). He said "after lunch PDT". Lunch at my job is 1-2pm. Fingers crossed. Either way, VCP's site is gonna be a tad overwhelmed...
2 years ago
I have to agree with kleezyclay, the comments on here are hilarious. I have to admit though, the anticipation is lethal. O,O
lakekover
2 years ago
I'm reloading the blog more than anything....
2 years ago
I'm getting serious brain damage at the moment :)
kleezyclay
2 years ago
The comments on this post are just hilarious----especially the one where the guy says "did he mention the year"
2 years ago
How many people are now sick of seeing the "Jungle" tutorial image on the front page now? ;)
Bocki
2 years ago
WTF?!
OMG, 10pm... UTC+1.
Andrew, give us the plugin!
Praveen Juge
2 years ago
I'm Gonna Sleep..................
2 years ago
credit card in hand, where is this thing that I need!
Adnan
2 years ago
It is Wednesday here and 12:04 am
alex
2 years ago
oh shit!
after all this work Andrew has ordered some special Lunch

http://craigfuhr.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Huge-Burger.jpg
R-CANE
2 years ago
I'm working on a short film of a DJ with magic headphones that just robbed a jewelry store with a gun and a special watch that can be taken apart, While he was running the floor gave in underneath his feet, then the cops chase him with a helicopter and they use a new weapon that consists out of color changing shapshifting balls that rotate...
    Mike
    2 years ago
    Insure you will see 100 of these films on youtube after this is released lol
    2 years ago
    You should cal the short: The Element 3D everybody wants but only one guy has it! :)
Eric
2 years ago
I watching the Element's Anatomy show. xd
2 years ago
Totally awesome!!! Looks great and can't wait to get it!
Alessandro Leoni
2 years ago
it's already July 11th in several places of the world... Argh! :-)
Joseph
2 years ago
COME ON ANDREW!!! PLEAAAASSSEEEEE!!! I'm about to explode with anticipation!
Steve
2 years ago
I'm off to the Pub:( Tomorrow's another day.
2 years ago
VC twitter: we will release it after lunch time PST.

this is just a thought: whats wrong eating behind your desk ?????

sorry for this Andrew just tripping over here can't feel my left thumb en right middle finger any more :) ill ST.
TGlinskas
2 years ago
The inevitable server crash as soon as it goes live will be an added layer of fun. :|

2 years ago
seriously I can't take it anymore :(
2 years ago
I have been hitting the refresh button every five minutes for the last few hours >.<

Can't wait!
2 years ago
Okay. We Have him! We will be releasing Mr Kramer to the highest bidder. Bidding starts NOW! If we do not get any money by the end of today we will cut off his hair and send it to you as proof.
Alex18
2 years ago
21.39 in Spain. No news from Andrew, bad news...
Anyway, kudos to all the VideoCopilot team for this superb plugin!!
Gurjote Sansoa
2 years ago
It's 8:45 in the UK now When what time is it coming out, cos I cant wait! lol
    Gurjote sansoa
    2 years ago
    PM*
2 years ago
just wanted to check the time :p
R-CANE
2 years ago
I'm watching the movie 5th Element to kill some time Jens.
    2 years ago
    I'm doing Chapter 4 of the book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. I have a long way to go.
    David J
    2 years ago
    A case with four stones in it! Not one or two or three but four! Four stones!
Jens
2 years ago
I will relax and watch "Two and a half Element" or "How I met your Element" now.....
2 years ago
Maybe my grandma hitting refresh...
2 years ago
Release Spoof Image!

We need one of you 3D animators to make up a quick image of a 3D character waiting at his computer hitting he refresh button. Any other ideas?
FINALLY
2 years ago
ITS OUT!! ITS OUT!!! GET IT NOW!
2 years ago
lol this reminds of adobe CS6 launch...
eric
2 years ago
ok........... i'm waiting and...... nothing WTF its time to release its crush my balls
    eric
    2 years ago
    WITH A SPOON ! again and again !!!!!!!!
    Jens
    2 years ago
    There is no spoon!
2 years ago
Can this make my grandmother turn from a graphic designer into a motion graphics designer and saturate our market more? :)
    2 years ago
    Ya I was thinking the same thing. Just how optical flares was abused by 100,000 "designers" in the last 2 years. The same thing will happen with this, I guess we need to start working a lot harder so we dont drown in the great looking 3d thats about to come out. I feel pretty confident this will just make me look better
    Hugo Strange
    2 years ago
    This has been Argued a billion times past 2-3 days. Short answer was "NO" your grand-Ma wont make a dent, unless she has some serious skills.

    Optical Flares stands out because everybody is only using the Anomorphic lens flare look.The plugin could do more then that! but people use what they think is in fashion now.It's not OF fault.
2 years ago
#painfulwaitmiddleofthedayonwestcoast
Tater_tot
2 years ago
patients. patients. the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!! Yep. It will be here soon!
R-CANE
2 years ago
YESSSS I got it! whoohooo *doing a happy dance*
    alex
    2 years ago
    you also bought it on videosoftwareshop.com?
    they're advertising since days to have it first... ;-)
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    No, what are you talking about? I got a valentines card, it's a little late but that doesn't mean I should be less joyful about it!
2 years ago
So, will this make Andrew a Millionaire? :)
2 years ago
I wonder how many downloads Element will get within 24 hours.
I have no idea what the market is for this product. 100....1,000....10,000?

My (totally random based on the amount of likes his facebook posts get) is 1324.

<----- Passing the time before the big launch.
    Andrew
    2 years ago
    I've wondered the same thing myself. Not that it's any of my business but I would be interested to know.
Alex
2 years ago
People, lunch time IS NOT mid-day. It's not 12 o'clock. It usually means after 2-3 PM and could mean as late as 5-6 PM. So please be patient!!
And yes, press F5 every 10 minutes :))
2 years ago
Take it easy guys, give Andrew some time... we are all waiting for this huge step for AfterEffects =)
    lakekover
    2 years ago
    Ya, i think we need to just be patient; it's a huge step and has more that just a 1 minute "post the product" type thing. Im sure it is fairly complicated making sure everything is working fine and the entire launch is a big project.
Bryan
2 years ago
18 new video's have just been enabled on the video copilot Vimeo & YouTube account!!
Alex
2 years ago
I bet people are raping the Refresh button by this time. If I'd get a penny for every page view videocopilot has these days, I'd be filthy rich by now! :)
Zachary O’Connor
2 years ago
From Videocopilot twitter:

"Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs..."
    Eric
    2 years ago
    He post this 2 hours ago. >.<
    alex
    2 years ago
    give him some time...
    creating animated GIFs with Win98 Paint is not so easy!
Jovica
2 years ago
Be PATIENT Guys!!! Be PATIENT!!! :O
alex
2 years ago
OK... last Bugfixes are running...
Element 3D will be available as soon as we're finished...
    Eric
    2 years ago
    You're from videocopilot team?
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    I think he isn't...
    alex
    2 years ago
    no, just cardiologist, trying to get some patients ;-)
    Mark
    2 years ago
    No, he is not. Think..... ;)
Jens
2 years ago
Just saw a twitter post:

Due to technical problem, bying will be limited to alphabetical order.
We will start at J.

;-)
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Wow. 2 Typing-Errors in one sentence. I should have some sleep.
    Mark
    2 years ago
    :D LOL... you should get some sleep dude...
Zachary O’Connor
2 years ago
He said lunchtime, that doesn't mean right on 12:00
    Jens
    2 years ago
    I take my lunch at 10:00
alex
2 years ago
Is Andrew on Hawaii-Vacation?
Eric
2 years ago
And 12:01. o.o Where is element 3d? we want element 3d.. please..
    Mark
    2 years ago
    LOL! Come on guys... it takes some time to get things running on the web... we can wait couple more minutes... ;-)
    JJ
    2 years ago
    The "middle of the day" does not mean 12pm. It could be late this afternoon.
    Zack
    2 years ago
    Element 3d, maybe 3 o'clock....or 3 more days.
Eric
2 years ago
30 SECONDSSS!!!! YEAAAH!
alex
2 years ago
Did he mention the year?
    Praveen Juge
    2 years ago
    What if the whole thing was one of andrew's jokes?
    Tim
    2 years ago
    Nooooooooooooo!
Eric
2 years ago
Only 3 minutes, people! We can't wait!
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    Only 2!!! :O
2 years ago
6 minutes left to middle of the day Pacific time.
Miika
2 years ago
Would be great to know when its actually released US time.
Mara
2 years ago
I hope that andrew will be punctual and upload stuff at 12:00. I can't wait, I just can't. This is terrible.
alex
2 years ago
Why isn't there anything like the "We'll be back soon" sticker when Apple is updating their shop... Then we would know something's going on... ;-)
    JJ
    2 years ago
    Or how about a progress bar with a countdown timer that keeps jumping around randomly.
JJ
2 years ago
He said "the middle of the day". That could be 3pm Pacific Time.
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    If there will be at 3 pm here will be on 11 pm (23:00) or 23:59
alex
2 years ago
it's 8:45 pm (20:46) over here...
i think the 23:59 (11:59 pm) Adrian mentioned could become a sad truth... :-(
ed
2 years ago
roughly 25 minutes (if i am correct that its release is 12 o'clock) until it is released! i' buying this the utter moment it goes on sale.
Jovica
2 years ago
Oh man... here is 8:45 pm but on VC is 11:30 am ?????????? oh No! I must be awake to 2 am
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    45 Sorry :D
    Mara
    2 years ago
    Same here bro, you must be in czech republic :D.
Jens
2 years ago
Let us hope that they really have a Plugin, not just hundreds of animated gifs :)
    lakekover
    2 years ago
    Hmm....im thinking that the release is probably according to a particular time zone. So 12pm in our locations may be different from 12pm in VC's location...
Praveen Juge
2 years ago
How many times do i have to refresh this Blog?
    Eric
    2 years ago
    Hmm... about 3995839305853289573295 times. (as I)
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    I have refreshed over 50 times.... and what ? :( Nothing.
    2 years ago
    I have probably refreshed the page more than 30 times and I am seriously not lying...also, I kept my pc turned on for the last 11 hours...SADNESS!
    Luis
    2 years ago
    I've refreshed this page like 50 times and nothing also i'm following twitter and checking out Facebook but it seems that Andrew is still working on the release. So i can wait a little bit more but please i want this baby now lol

    Cheers
Eric
2 years ago
Okay Andrew, we wait, but WE CAN'T WAIT. WE WANT ELEMENT 3D. YOUR THE BEST PLUGIN IN THE WORLD. I WANT ELEMENT 3D, WE WANT ELEMENT 3D, WE WANT YOUR PLUGIN. We like you, we love you. Just give it(plugin) us.
Mara
2 years ago
Time zone differences sucks :(
Izmir
2 years ago
Mmmm ... so ELEMENT 3D for ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS is kinda the same as MOGRAPH for CINEMA 4D ?
    kevin
    2 years ago
    not exactly. Mograph makes it easier to manipulate/animate objects inside C4D. Currently, After Effects does not have the ability to even use 3D models natively (well, there is that feature allowing obj's to imported via photoshop. and true, CS6 now has the ray traced renderer which a step closer. and there have been other 3d plugins like boris 3d objects and invigorator, etc). however, none of the plugins have given you as much control over animation as we are seeing in Element 3D....not to mention the render times (what I'm most excited about). so...i guess you could compare it to mograph. but i feel that element is a much bigger asset to AE than mograph is to c4d.
    Andrew
    2 years ago
    I agree with Kevin. Render time is a hugh deal. As I see it things that have taken me hours and even days to render in my program (3ds Max) will take a lot less time. This will be a big time saver.
    Izmir
    2 years ago
    Thank you for the feedback ;)
vinay
2 years ago
Any Alarm Features In Desktop/Laptop...
Coz
I Want Sleep For 1 Hour
&
I Can't Turnoff my PC
Ralf
2 years ago
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
Carter. R
2 years ago
i hate time zone differences. they suck.

i woke up early this morning and rushed to my pc only to realize it was only 1am California time.

i was so SAD :(
    2 years ago
    Same here! Its (11:27 AM) over there so they should be releasing soon :)
2 years ago
I've literally been checking every half hour since 11:00am on the East Coast. ANOTHER HOUR TO WAIT FOR MID DAY YOUURR TIIMMEEE AAAAHHHHH!!!!!
vinay
2 years ago
Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs....

Twitter Updates..

https://twitter.com/videocopilot
    2 years ago
    That was pretty encouraging to hear...:)
Adrian
2 years ago
When Andrew said "Available 10th July" he means 23:59 10th july:)
    carter r
    2 years ago
    hahaha, i hope not :(
    Brian
    2 years ago
    Or maybe 10th July 2013?!?
vinay
2 years ago
we never wait more for new year like element 3d..:)
Steve
2 years ago
Posted 50mins ago... @videocopilot: Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs.... :-)
Mike Nielsen
2 years ago
Sorry to disappoint everyone, but just got off the phone with Andrew. I'm buying Element in an exclusive deal for 750 billion dollars. No one else gets it. I will however, be uploading clips to youtube where I'm navigating the interface!
    Dan
    2 years ago
    How CRUEL!!!!
    2 years ago
    Sorry to hear that...But Andrew already gave me the product and I am already learning the "in a nut-shell" of it!!!
    He told me also that no one else will get it...
    HOW SWEET IS THAT?
2 years ago
and still waiting.....................
2 years ago
waiting.....................................
vp
2 years ago
Andrew only 50 mints for the completion of the day and i had plan to go through plugin tonight but i think so i won't be able to do so....


so pls update I cant wait.
2 years ago
what, you guys haven't been able to purchase yet??? that's weird! this plug-in is awesome!
    2 years ago
    ok ok, i was kidding. still waiting with the rest of you.
Richard oakes
2 years ago
does anyone know if my imac ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB GL 2.1 will work with this. i dont want to buy a dud.
    2 years ago
    I've got the same, I'm sure it'll be fine. It's only two years old so it's all good. Although, I was thinking of upgrading mine :)
    2 years ago
    Based on what he stated on the vid, you should be fine.
haniel1107
2 years ago
ok I am ready... can we start selling?
2 years ago
Hey its 10:30:00 It Suppose To Be Up Now!!!!
2 years ago
--->I AM BORED>>>>>>>>>
    Element 5D
    2 years ago
    >ME 2>>>>>>>>>
    Gollum
    2 years ago
    patients. patients the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!!
    Gollum
    2 years ago
    patients. patients the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!!
    SERGEY
    2 years ago
    about My God, at us already now there will come the environment as it long :) Me to dream this plugin and ideas which can be embodied. all city of Surgut doesn't sleep waiting for release.
    2 years ago
    Huh...nice one!
    Haven't heard of this ("The Precious" sentence) for a long time...
    "LORD OF THE AFTER EFFECTS"
    :)
2 years ago
Thank you VC for all the hard work that you do to help people like me learn and perform motion graphics with Adobe After Effects. Your tutorials have helped me to create title sequences at no charge for worthy non profits like The Save America Foundation and even a free video sequence for St. Petersburg College Engineering Technology Department (video finished yet). The things that you do help others to help others too. Thank you again. I hope that your new product brings you new success and opportunities.
Tater_tot
2 years ago
patients.... patients... the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!! :D We have waited over a year for this, a few more hours will not hurt... i hope... lol ;)
Jovica
2 years ago
Where is Andrew from ... San Francisco or Los Angeles ... or ?
    Tobi0688
    2 years ago
    See the time zone, not the city, in which it is 10:30 am
2 years ago
Hey everyone, take a chill pill, Andrew just got a baby, give him some break!!

ANDREW!, WEHERE IS OUR PLUGIN MAN??????? :)
Mark
2 years ago
new twitter post by AK:

Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs....
Tobi0688
2 years ago
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

clock

look on Los Angeles
    Tobi
    2 years ago
    NOTE: Products will be on sale in the middle of the day on Tuesday not at midnight. We got to get some sleep too!
aBSy
2 years ago
hey guys ware is it?? today is 10th,, what u waiting for???
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    Have you see the clock ? ? ? -------------------------->
Jovica
2 years ago
Too bad... I can't buy this AMAZING plugin... :(
Luis
2 years ago
Hey Guys I guess that this Plugin will be available like in 2-3 hours so lets be patient, just go ahead and watch the tutorials that Andrew has made for us, really cool features and Nice Plugin

Cheers my friends
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    I guess Andrew it's now online and he is uploading the plugin :D
Jovica
2 years ago
Oh man here is 19:12 or 7:12 pm I can't wait!!! Greeting from Macedonia :D
anyx
2 years ago
Hi from france-swiss,
Miam ! few hours for my gift !
Thanks VC team for your work.
ChrisX
2 years ago
I NEED IT NOW!!! It's already 7pm in Germany!!!
Hurry ;-)
David J
2 years ago
Cool out cub scouts...
    Set In Stone
    2 years ago
    This is like Christmas...I feel like I'm 10 again
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    And how old are you 'Set in Stone' if you aren't 10 ? :D
    Set In Stone
    2 years ago
    27 but for the past couple of days I'm not so sure :)
Peter
2 years ago
For all those people crying...Andrew lives on the US west-coast, so it's 10:00 am in the morning...just wait a little...
Tobi0688
2 years ago
USA - Los Angeles 09:57am
    Tobi
    2 years ago
    2-3 hours minimum
    Jens
    2 years ago
    Update please :)
    2 years ago
    Central Europe - 07:00pm :D
Set In Stone
2 years ago
Sitting at work, looking up time zones, heart beating faster...WAIT!! What time does Andrew eat lunch? Uh oh! ; )
2 years ago
it's 10:23 pm right here in India!!! probably gonna get it tommorow
Ivan
2 years ago
Andrew WAKE UP!! its time to take my money!!
Jay
2 years ago
aaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggg,

しちぬつなゆみちすぬるりまはちすきすねゆみち!
vinay
2 years ago
After Effect & Andrew Kramer Are Made For Each Other
rob
2 years ago
ffs, we have waited this long and he still releases it in the evening of the release date! NOT COOL Andrew, NOT COOL! HAHA!!!
Bocki
2 years ago
Andrew... Give us the plugin...
We can't wait anymore!
2 years ago
You never realize how little patience you have until you end up waiting for something epic to be released. *Jackie Chan's Uncle "Aiyahh"*.. It's 12:39PM here!! Oh the wait.. is killin ma!
ST
2 years ago
Hi
check Twitter and faceBook page:

"Getting ready to launch tomorrow after lunch PST. Here is a missile from the Projectile Weapons Pack!"
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151111396487228&set=o.106337146331&type=3&theater

more 4 Hours to go
2 years ago
Come ON!!! I cant Wait anymore lol!!
Jens
2 years ago
Hm..... 06:31 pm
Electronic cash is never sleeping :)

I worry about another power blackout of the amazon cloud, immediately after Andrew awakes.....
2 years ago
OHHHHHH BROOOOTHHHEERRRRRR.......
Release the kraken already...or at least make some post...
Ahhh, I see, you are probably reading all these comments and laughing to yourself!
Or since it's probably around 9:00am (according to the 'comments' time) you are probably finishing your breakfast...right???
Desmond
2 years ago
cnt wait to c more feature on it XD
CJ
2 years ago
Anyone know if you can import tracking data and video files into element and composite the 3d objects into the footage? Didnt see it mentioned in the videos so I'm guessing you can't.
2 years ago
I hope you're happy Andrew, keeping us all waiting like this! WE NEED TO RENDER SOMETHING!!! FAST....Real time in fact :) C'mon break it out!!!
2 years ago
Andrew's comment on twitter is stating that Element will release sometime after lunch time PST. Looks like a side dish of Element for dinner!
Jovica
2 years ago
OmG... 9 am here is 6 pm ... Greeting from Macedonia..
    Bocki
    2 years ago
    Right...
    Here is 6 pm from Poland... Omg.!
    Probably it will be tomorrow...
    Tobi
    2 years ago
    Polska czeka :D
Harry
2 years ago
Midday (EST or PST)????
Shahzaib
2 years ago
Sir, How much time for Releasing?
hedanni
2 years ago
哈哈 ,我这里2012.07.11凌晨了,等了好久啊
    Joseph Tran
    2 years ago
    English !! you f*cking china bastard !
Tobi0688
2 years ago
patience, wait, I have no patience !!!!
Ron Weaver
2 years ago
WE (me, myself and I) would like an .obj sequence option please! I will take a big hit to the GPU speed to have this option! Maybe in V2? PLEASE!!
Thanks for everything you have done for the community VC team, you have changed the game!
bmartin
2 years ago
Ok, I'm ready... Where is it?
2 years ago
Studio Bundle.... getting that right away! This plugin is going to change my workflow and output quality dramatically. Thank you Mr. Kramer and crew.
    Serpin
    2 years ago
    My thoughts exactly!

    What Kramer does is incredible. While software giants cough up new pathetic features for their own apps (i.e. Autodesk), Adobe and Kramer are the ones to watch.

    Someday we'll see Andrew as lead artistic developer on Adobe AE team or some other kind of big shot, 'couse G~d is my withess he deserves it.
Kabir
2 years ago
Hey, that transition between the two circles looks like the part in Super Mario Galaxy 2 where you have to hit those stone thingies on to bowser!
kim harper
2 years ago
can't wait. looks amazing!
Mike
2 years ago
Refresh, refresh, refresh.

(15 minutes later)

Refresh, refresh, refresh.

Repeat...
    Bocki
    2 years ago
    I'm too still refreshing the site...
    2 years ago
    MMMMMEEEEEEEE TTTTTOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
    This patience is killing me!!!!!
    AhhHHHHHHhhhhh................the pain of waiting....
    Even waiting to go to the lavatory in a supermarket in case of emergency feels more happier...!!!!
James
2 years ago
Time to make the donuts...(photoreal donuts with ambient occlusion and global illumination...)
Darren
2 years ago
Midday in California is 8PM GMT so loads of time to wait yet.
Everyone back into the attic and wait............
Tater_tot
2 years ago
I cant wait, the time is ever closer. As the sun rises, so the dawn of a new age rises!
Steve
2 years ago
Well as the clock next to these comments says its now around 7.45am you'll be waiting another 4hours at the earliest.
AaronProduction
2 years ago
Hopefully they have enough bandwidth and nothing breaks down..
TravelerX
2 years ago
it's now 9:43pm
10,July in Singapore! and it's not release yet!!
Rezi
2 years ago
When This Plugin will be aviable ???? I need THis
ed
2 years ago
hey andrew, just thought of this question - will this work with the camera tracker (the one you sell here)?
AARON
2 years ago
Send a tweet when it's ready. I'll help crash the server.
ed
2 years ago
ug... i need it! im getting it as soon as it is released
2 years ago
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG???????????????
    Bocki
    2 years ago
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
    LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG???????????????

    I can't wait too!:<
2 years ago
I`m F... up its Craziness
I was waiting for it more than 1 year & it`s madness
Greaaaaaaaaaaaat work Andrew
Huh
2 years ago
You've crated a monster.
Sami Elaasar
2 years ago
Since Element works with .OBJs, would it be possible for it to be used in conjunction with Plexus?
Dan
2 years ago
I'm gonna be making 1 purchase today. It's between Element 3D and Mavis Beacon teaches typing, but no see Element 3D...


...So Mavis may be getting my money!!!!!!
Oscar
2 years ago
In Italy it's 16.00 now!!
I would seeeeeeeee XD
Son Jung Jomong
2 years ago
Where is element?! released?
Christian Michael
2 years ago
anyone updated their download password in the last 24 hrs??????? without a NEW password, you aren't downloading anything :0) lmao!!!
Wayne Hewitt
2 years ago
When is it being releases
cossttelo
2 years ago
I didn't go to work. Told the boss I was sick ........ element .
Darren
2 years ago
How long will it take to crash the server I wonder..........
2 years ago
Living in EST sucks!! I want this NOW!!!

I have been stoked for this plugin every day for the past week.. does anybody else find themselves with a VC website tab open at all times to glance over at and hit refresh? ;-P
torat
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I was wondering: is it possible to assign movies to textures? I know that it influence rendering time but I would really find it useful.

Greetings Arjen
2 years ago
I feel like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for their mom and dad to say we can open our presents.
    R-CANE
    2 years ago
    Yeah, and here is dad saying you have to wait another 6 hours at least... but you can stare at your present...you like the ribbon?
    2 years ago
    That is pretty much exactly how I feel.. lol
Simon Webb
2 years ago
Credit Card Ready Andrew WAKE UP!!

S :-)
    Tobi
    2 years ago
    Haha like it!
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    hehehe
Robert
2 years ago
It's the final countdown... Tadada dam ...
R-CANE
2 years ago
California around lunchtime is around 10pm here in Holland, I know this, it's only 3:20 pm here ....then why am I refreshing the website every 15 minutes? Cos I am excited! DUH!
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    Here in Macedonia it is 3:21 pm... right now ;)
Jovica
2 years ago
Andrew is from California (I thin so), but where is stream (Exactly)? (Sorry for bad English)
    C l a s h e r
    2 years ago
    The time in California is the time you see in the comments
    I posted at 6:22 am so it is 6:22 in California.
2 years ago
Come on guys, just because its the middle of the day where you are doesn't mean it is for him. I am currently writing this and in California it is 6:05am, he has probably just woken up.
2 years ago
WHO IS YOUR DADDY? ANDREW IS YOUR DADDY! :)

why not listen to my tracks while we wait for Andrew to wake up? ehh? :)

www (dot) orhanproject (dot) com

(shameless selfish selfpromotion I know)
Jovica
2 years ago
What the hell...!? The date and time are : July 10th, 2012 @ 5:49 am
....AM???? Here is 14:49 pm not 5:49 am
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    Jovica, they are in California,.they are going by that time.
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    I know Christian :D Do you know what time zone is there? -9GMT? or...
    j
    2 years ago
    There is a thing called time zones...
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    Yes J I know... ;)
2 years ago
Goooooooooooooooooooooodddddd Moooooooooooooooorninnnngggg !!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHA
Jovica
2 years ago
You guys can't wait! :D Andrew It's 10 July 2012 Where is the Plug-In?
xD hehehe Greeting from M.A.C.E.D.O.N.I.A
Christian Michael
2 years ago
It’s the 10th it’s the 10th it’s the 10th….wakey wakey Andrew, hand off snakey…..
2 years ago
I´ve just got an eyegasm at about 25:45min!
xav
2 years ago
Tic Tac I'm waiting, very good buzz, very good plugin, very good all ! tic tac, i become crazy to wait, tic tac... 2:31pm in france so waiting... tic taccccc, and maybe at the very good moment, bug server ! or maybe not... tic tac...
zoro
2 years ago
finally we can have this plug-in
Daluz
2 years ago
Ok, I was pretending to be cool but...WHERE IS MY "TOY"?
I'm waiting!
Steve Green
2 years ago
For all those 'Are we there yet' people - it's already been stated that it's going to be the afternoon PST - in the UK that is sometime during the evening.

You can work out what time that equals to your timezone.

A lot of the other questions have already been answered - e.g. shadows - it has SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion) but it doesn't cast shadows on itself, and presumably you'd have to fake it on a surface layer.

As for other questions - I'd presume precomping is OK - don't know of any situations where you can't - the gravity is just a fake so I would think that any secondary motion is out - really it focuses on a tight way of doing things and it does it very well.
    Christiaan
    2 years ago
    Precomping
    I read from Andrew I think: Premping is possible, only you lose your 3d information. The layer is flat than.
    -I suppose -
2 years ago
I CAN"T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CAN"T SLEEEEEEEEEP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POISON
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, appart from notorious wait for element to become available i remembered that you are about to get a SON.

is he born yet ?

Element sales (in billions) will be a good economical foundation for your family.

take care.
SAW
2 years ago
I guess its clearly the 10th anywhere on the World....AND I GET CRAZY!
Plättler Germany
2 years ago
In Germany the Glock says 1.40 PM! Andrew wake up its time for 3-D Element Bundle. The Full one! Yeaaaaah!
:-)
TravelerX
2 years ago
Ive convinced my boss to purchase 3 copies!

I wonder if there's a possibility to make a 3D walk through in Elements, not as good as Vray in max but should be pretty good! I understand that it my not have the actual ray-traced or reflection but fake one already looked awesome in there!


I believe things could enhance or improve in the version 2. for example gravity, or a simple rigging tool to make character animation. sorry I'm nt too greedy am I?
Steve
2 years ago
Ok, lets kill some time while we count down the last few hours (it's 12:30pm here in the UK)...

At the moment (and although I'd love the full bundle) I think i'm going to go with the $250 Pro Design Bundle. What package is everyone going for?
    Ty
    2 years ago
    I'm thinking of getting the same. Although I would like to know exactly what the other packs have. They could definitely be useful
    ten
    2 years ago
    just the plug and shaders i think... got enough models of my own from c4d
    Dennis
    2 years ago
    Im Going for Pro 3D Bundle.. i already have Models from 3dsMax
    Christiaan
    2 years ago
    $ 250 bundel for me too.
    Manuel
    2 years ago
    Same #pro design bundle. apart from obj does it allow other format? like iwo iws n so on?
    Dan
    2 years ago
    $250 bundle for me as well. That's all I can afford atm haha
    Darren
    2 years ago
    I'll buy the whole bundle. But I'll wait until the download panic stops first...
Ismael
2 years ago
Could this be combined with a 3d camera tracking such as The Foundry one?