TUTORIAL: Animating with Element 3D

UPDATE: Now Available

or Watch on Youtube

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!


July 9th, 2012 @ 7:46 am
Very nice!

I'll be glad to buy this tomorrow!
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:32 pm
    i buy yessssssssssssssssss
    Son Jung Jomong
    July 10th, 2012 @ 1:10 am
    WoW, amazing. I cant wait to download this! I think they must be at least 2 gb! It will be awesome, Thanks for sharing these for free. I'll share links with you guys for sure.
    September 5th, 2013 @ 3:47 am
    is not for you to buy 3d animation tutorial
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:49 am
First :)

I'm looking every hour at this page in order to find out, whether something new has been postet.

Successfull :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:51 am
can't wait for tommorow :)
Christian Micheal
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:51 am
24 hrs to go and this will be mine!!!!!!!! or is it going to good to buy at midnight tonight??? huh huh huh :0)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:43 am
    Element 3D will be available on 11 July 2012 :D xD
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 am
Where can i find this amazing helicopter model? Why didnt u put this one in one of your 3D-model-bundles?

What an amazing plug-in...
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 am
very superb andrew sir :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 am
OMG, it's gonna be awesome!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 am
Yeah me too i can't stop checking VC.
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:53 am
Roll on tomorrow>>>>>>
Avinash Yadram
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:54 am
hey, hope all goes well with the launch, amazing product and awesome idea using real time editing speed of game engines and fused it with the power of after effects. this opens up the editing world to new software and more creativity.

ps a slight correection its "one" instead of "sone" lol damn typos

have a great day tomorrow guys.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 12:42 pm
    LOL! You spelled correction wrong.
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:54 am
Definitely getting the whole package to safe those $350.
I know I'm gonna get them all anyway if I purchase it partially.
So it's a good deal!
Aidan Aguilera
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:56 am
what time does it become available on the 10th? Im not in America so I'd like to figure out when it will be available to me so I can download asap :P
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:58 am
Haha too awesome. I'm totally gonna make a skyrim video now where you cheat and duplicate hundreds of an item and they explode out of a single item as shown at the 4 minute mark. The hard part will be hand animating the ground collisions due to the lack of gravity simulation, but hey! Shouldn't be too hard haha!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:00 am
Hey AK please I can`t watch the video in Vimeo and YouTube... JW Player Please!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:01 am
Words can not describe how amazing this plugin is, this is more than just a plugin this will change how we see motion graphics from now on
    July 9th, 2012 @ 3:43 pm
    Totally agreed. There will be no more old 3D-tricks using 2D-stuff in AE.. Gosh.. Andrew is going to be a millionaire - I'm sure :D

    Congratulations in advance, Andrew!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:04 am
cant wait for this!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:05 am
cant wait to try it out
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:05 am
Will be an amazing day tomorrow!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:06 am
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:12 am
Can I Importing a animated objects to the After effects with element 3d ?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:18 am
    No,Andrew told us before that we can not import animations but we can animate the object inside Element
    July 9th, 2012 @ 12:43 pm
    He told it about 20 times!!!
Yotam Tanay
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:15 am
The emotional stress of releasing something as huge as this is probably killing the VC team :)
sunil thapa
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:18 am
Wow Another New Era OF After Effect.........Why don't u made A nice Software For Composition ...... I know U can do this Mr. Krammer.....
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:22 am
You sir have just violated my mind. This new video is bending my mind, makng me rethink everything and come to terms with it.
Truly mind blowing
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:22 am
H O L Y S H * T ! ! ! ! ! !
Christiaan – The Netherlands
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
Couldn't stop smiling while watching the new demo! :-)
This is soooo great.
Can't wait to use it in my productions.

Thanks Andrew and team!

Can you also make bundles with optical flares and element and so on?

July 9th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
after this video i change my pants
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
Simply amazing!!

Quick question!

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?

All the best!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:26 am
O M G ! ! !
I still can't believe it!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:28 am
Mind Officially Blown.
Christiaan – The Netherlands
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:29 am
Middle of the day - how does that compare to Greenwich Mean Time?
(Question of the whole rest of the world I think... ;-))

July 9th, 2012 @ 8:29 am
This is frickin' amazing!!!:D
Christian Michael
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:32 am
There is no more to say than TOTALLY breath taking!!!! The possibilities this brings us are going to be amazing and whats more, its going to step up the WHOLE game of the industry! Stevie Wonder could do good looking effects with this product:0)

So looking forward to getting my hands on it :0)
Praveen Juge
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:33 am
goo.gl/kkw0T Andrew At his best
Zachary O’Connor
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:34 am
*dies of excitement seizure*
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:34 am
The most beautiful news ever!
Chris Normal
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:34 am
Wow you just revolutionized vfx/motion gfx. Pretty big deal. BTW Im looking to spend hundreds of dollars on making a crappy looking city; were can I find such thing?
Liron Hay
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:37 am
changed the history of cg without a doubt!
swiss after effect
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:37 am
incredible! I am amazed ... Finally, a coherent integration 3d in after effects ...
and the price ...

Congratulations to everyone who made ​​it and think this plugin
thanks Andew

what time gmt plug in will be available on sale?
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:38 am
Very exciting! This would be THE Plug-Ins of the Plug-Ins! Hope to get the money together soon!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:38 am

really great Demo! But nothing about Typo effects as you say in the video :-(

But hey, we know its in there! Must be the best PlugIn for After Effects :) See you tomorrow!

Mitch Faircloth
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:38 am
Oh my god I cannot wait. And it comes out on my birthday!! :) I just wanna make jets!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:38 am
(MINDBLOWING!) Is there an easy way to fake shadows onto other non-element layers?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:42 am
    Good question. I'd like to know if this is possible as well?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:51 pm
    Should be able to just use a light, on element turn off accept lights, and on the other layer, turn on accept shadows
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:40 am
very very clever and practical you did guys a great job actually does it cast shadows like particular particles at least ?? shadows on each other?
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:41 am
WOW! Mind officially blown! I can already see the writing on the wall with this one.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:44 am
Can't wait !!! This is a crazy weapon for creation !!!
Bruno Silveira
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:46 am
Hello Andrew and crew!! i love your tutorials and... all of your products and the web page too, i live in Uruguay i dont know if you know this country bau is very nice here, (im sorry if i have errors in my grammar but here speak spanish), i have a question can i buy the products and you send for my country? i never buy anything by internet and i want this plugin is AWESOME

PD: thanks a lot for yuor tutorials, i learn to use AE here!!
    Bruno Silveira
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:48 am
    sorry i want to write PS, here in uruguay is PD
Dave – Scotland
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:47 am
The animation engine is brilliant. Can I interpolate between to custom objects, or is it just the inbuilt objects?
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:48 am
I just thinking about this plugin 3 years ago since i use Trapcode Particular..but this year all particles are Elements in Real 3D engine!!..but hey..Andrew Kramer!! you are AWESOME!!! The Revolution of Video Copilot!!

please come to Malaysia to launch this demo & workshop!! :D
Jason Soquet
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:50 am
Pretty sure this video made everyone's jaw drop. Congrats on this baby and your newborn.
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:50 am
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:27 pm
    Dude, love your site and the premise. I'd love to see what you're going to do with this new plug-in.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 am
This is really awesome, and i have to thank Andrew and the rest of Videocopilot for all the amazing stuff that you guys always do, thanks really appreciate it.
Nathan Willis
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 am
Seeing this example video makes a single tear come out of one eye.

And another tear comes out of the other eye when I realize I will be $495.50 poorer tomorrow...
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:52 am
OMG! Andrew I long so much for tomorrow when I will buy Element 3D!! and one more thing you're my biggest fan!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:54 am
Wow! Amazing work Andrew, thanks for this awesome plugin :D
Harry Smith
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:55 am
WOW! Congratulations Andrew, this is going to change the industry! It was well worth the wait! I'm sure you and your team are exhausted -- you all deserve a big vacation! I can't thank you enough for creating this. I can't wait to buy it!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:55 am
wow i wasn't expecting this...you guys made an awesome walk-around to save all of us time in 3d software for most cases. thumbs up man! FAST, SMOOTH, SEXY and EASY way to animate 3d and instantly compose with that.
I'm excited!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:56 am
Andrew, I will make a website where I will advertise all Your Products!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:58 am
nothing to say, amazing, fascinating, wonderful. congratulation Mr.Kramer and your team!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!
Miguel Costa
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:02 am
This might bem a revolutionary plugin for all of us motion graphic designers.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:03 am
Right, so 48hrs ago I'd justified spending 150 bucks on this amazing software.
24 hrs later I'd seen the Pro Design Bundle so then managed to justify spending 250 bucks (it's saving me money right?) Now, I'm checking my CC balance to see if 500 bucks is do'able!

I may not eat this month but I'll be smiling from ear to ear experimenting with all this stuff...

God damn you Kramer [shakes fist]... But I still love you and your team. ;-)
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:26 pm
    AMEN!! Although the $250 bundle is my limit for now haha
Gabriel Woodson
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:03 am
Wow! I am super excited! I was a little apprehensive as a 3D animator, this makes it look like anyone can do what it took me time to learn. But I love it because it makes my job much easier and faster. This is a great program!

I would like to know does the animation engine work with audio wavelengths? Can the 3D particles react to music, or will this require an expression?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:31 am
    Ah, don't be afraid about that. Regular 3D animation and modelling is far from replaced with this plugin. There are so many things that this plugin does not do that regular 3D programs are still very valuable.

    Thats not to say that this plugin is just awesome!
    Gabriel Woodson
    July 9th, 2012 @ 4:15 pm
    This plugin is awesome!
    July 9th, 2012 @ 4:35 pm
    At least you would still need a 3d program to make your models ;)
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:07 am
Holy.. You've just.. Oh my God!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:08 am
Fascinating, awesome, amazing and SUPER FAST! can't wait till tomorrow, checking the site every minute it seems like to see if there are any updates! You guys have done such a great job I can't say enough, just plain AWESOME! Thanks so much...
    July 9th, 2012 @ 9:09 am
    Okay well I still can't say enough, but I can say one more thing; IMPRESSIVE! But seriously, you guys really did a fantastic job.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Can you make a tornado using this ? or some kind of tornado looking rotation of object?
Michael Giggs
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:10 am
Can you animate characters with the plug in or do they have to be pre animated?
George Laird
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:11 am
Hi Andrew

Watched your demo video and I must say you have really got something superb here with Element 3D. I think it is going to make an awful lot of people very happy indeed. Well done to you and your team on creating what will be a must have product.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:14 am
will this plug-in be able to create a chain link that can be animated?
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:14 am
I can't stop checking VCP...
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:15 am
Superb work Andrew, just brilliant
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:19 am
You and your team have really outdone yourselves this time AK. I keep wondering if you guys will ever run out of ideas, LOL! I like the whole branching into the 3D model stuff too. This is a great plugin for those that want to start getting into 3D more...like myself. Great work!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:21 am
Going to love this plug-in. Are you able to map quicktimes or comps to the 3D objects or sometime in the future?
Nick C
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:21 am
Absolutely incredible stuff Andrew! You are the man!
Also, I have a quick question about the additional 3d model packs - will we be able to see a list of all the models included before we purchase?
Amazed guy
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:23 am
Man, I hope you know that you're promoting a revolution in CG world, that is awesome, I'm having brainboners since the first video.
I'm really expecting this plugin, and I'm curious about one thing:
How UVW cordinates are contained in .obj files? How does the plugin manages them??
Will you cover Mapping in an tutorial?
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:25 am
Oh my .....
1) mind - blown => done
2) jaw - dropped => done
3) day - made => done

CONGRATULATIONS Andrew and VC team!! This is revolutionary!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:31 am
I'll be buying for sure, I want the whole bundle. So I may have to wait a week or so but it will happen. Great work Andrew and crew.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:32 am
Plugin looks amazing, price is amazing.
Respect for the video copilot team!
Mr. Kramer, you're going to make a lot of money off this!
Buy for sure!
Daniel R
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:34 am
Simply amazing, I am in line (by that I mean glued to my computer) for tomorrow! Can't wait. Keep up the GREAT work, I love your products.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:42 am
You are going to be a rich man, Andrew.
And I can't think of one single man who deserve it more then you!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:42 am
If you were a doctor, you would have cured cancer!
Amazing job! Thanks!
Darko Subotin
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:46 am
Hi Andrew,

First I want to say that this plugin is awesome! Very good job! :)
I was wondering if there is a possibility to render real time shadows and self shadowing on models?
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:48 am
Wow! Awesome possibilities.

What time will the plugin be available tomorrow?
Travis Wade
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:48 am
Ugh, middle of the day..? what time zone... lol My wallet is open.. *wink*
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:49 am
Hey Andrew, You are making a history and you guys are bringing this industry moving 1 HUGE step forward!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:50 am
Hi, Andrew.

Can you use the animation engine of Element to create liquefied animated effects?

I look forward to hearing from you. Great work
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:51 am

You should create your own app from the ground up. Your dream vfx/motion graphics/real time 3d/composting etc..... everything you ever wanted in a app.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:51 am
Looks sweet! Quick question... I notice the layer that you've got the Element plug in added to isn't 3D, but the layer/models still seem to interact with the comp camera. Using helicopters as an example, is it possible to use 3D Camera Tracker to track your footage, create a 3D scene and then have your helicopter model in that scene? If that makes sense?!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:53 am
You are Andrew, and You are God !!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:54 am
That will change our future... the best plugin I've seen in ae......
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:57 am
What exactly do you mean when you say "All feature videos will be online tomorrow with in-depth plug-in info"? Does this mean that the product tuts that you typically get the VC programs will be accessible to all or do the tutorials get packaged with the program? (I'm assuming feature videos are Element tutorials).

I've been waiting a long time for this. You guys really knocked it out of the park.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:49 am
    ...never mind. I watched the video again and you answered my question near the end.
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:58 am
I just can't wait ... is it DOWNLOADABLE ? .. I hope so :o)
    July 9th, 2012 @ 12:04 pm
    Yes , it's just available for download .
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:59 am
Better than I expected! Bravo! Will purchase just after the 10th when the servers cool off!
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:00 am
damn this is so amazing i really hope you get loaded with gold - you have definitely deserved it, counting all the years of free quality tuts - telling my boss we need this for shure - can you make a video where you demo it in action with letters just to cap the excitement, im pretty shure it will handle sub object letters perfect :D
aniekan etuhube
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:01 am
yippie!!!! cant wait
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:05 am
Excellent work to the entire VC team. Our wallets salute you.
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:07 am
I`m blown away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:11 am
Speechless! Still not believe we can do these things, inside the After Effects using Element 3D! Andrew, you are the God!
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
waiting waiting waiting!! [23 hours later] is it released ?
no u have to wait one more !! :D:D
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
Hi Andrew, what your next PLAN for your NEXT product ?
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:13 am
Is it possible that the speed of the falling particles is increasing quadratic?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:42 am
    I'm sure you can do that using some expressions on the Y-position.
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:13 am
Is there an easy way to do a shadow on the ground in Element?
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:15 am
Andrew, This is AMAZING!! I can't believe how far this plugin pushes! All the things i've wanted to do compositing 3d has been insanely hard not coming from a 3d background. I know enough to make this plugin everything I've ever wanted! You and your team amaze me dude! This is going to change the game forever!
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:17 am
    July 9th, 2012 @ 11:10 am
    "Great, this should be the best plugin ever!"
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:45 am
    lOl.. Thanks for the translation :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:17 am
Oh, too, can you recommend any 3d modeling site that would work well with this plugin? Like one that sells models?
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:20 am
very nice !!! good fun to come !!!
AE was already intoxicating stuff, but now it taste just like strong weed !!

; )
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:23 am
This looks amazing! I'm still a little dissapointed in not having the ability to play with OBJ sequences though. Realflow meshes would have been killer to render in Element. I'm curious to what degree a performance hit you would expect from such a feature? As it is, Element works pretty much real-time. I would gladly take a 20x render time increase if it meant the extra flexibility.
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:24 am
Hi Andrew!
I want to purchase this plugin but I am having a little trouble pinpointing all the advantages I will have using this plugin as a 3D artist using cinema 4D.
Could you please briefly list them for all of us 3D artist?
Thank you!
Amazing job!
    July 9th, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
    I was also thinking about... 3D users since sometimes now import easily from C4D OBJ. and sequence inside AE, etc.
    But the price is low, so it could be useful and fun to have on specific work and simple animation, with fast and smooth render time.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 11:02 pm
    speed is the biggest one. render times on some scenes in c4d can get pretty wild. with this seconds (of course not with the same quality but pretty good)
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:26 am
Anyone set a countdown timer or something like that...
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:27 am
amazing! =) fair price for such powerful plugin to save time and
make some creative vfx work ! Cant wait till tomorrow! =)
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:31 am
GTX 580 3GB arrives today,
Element arrives tomorrow,
The world of motion graphics is being revolutionized by you andrew, I'm not sure if I should thank you or get mad at you because some of the stuff I would spend lots of time on and be special with, is not so special anymore :).... I think I'll just be happy I get more time with my family :).

Are there going to be any packs of models for those that buy the $249 bundle now and want to buy the rest later? Maybe at like $70/bundle or a total of $350?

    July 9th, 2012 @ 11:42 am
    I was also wondering the same thing in regards to a discounted bundle if we only purchase the $249 bundle tomorrow. I actually just want Elements, PRO Shaders and the Projectiles pack.. Is there any way to create our own custom bundles? ie: Elements & PRO Shaders + for $249? I know this would be the deciding factor for me.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:46 pm
    oops, didnt realize comments probably dont read plain text. I meant to say:
    ie: Elements & PRO Shaders + pick_your_pack for $249?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 3:23 pm
    Yes, I second these ideas! Element + Pro Shaders + Pick your Pack for $249.
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:32 am
Awesome! Andrew, i always love the pictures of your products you use in the blog, such as these element ad. And i was wondering; do you create these in AE or another program like PS or illustrator?
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:36 am
Please tell me there will be a spaceship pack coming next!!
Ahmed Rashed
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:42 am
oh quistion please ?
Take my MONY !
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:43 am
Hello Andrew, great plugin, I think it is a gamechanger! However, I watched this animating with Element 3D video and I want to ask if is it possible to set Polygon mode for each group? It would be nice to easily animate from one group in normal mode to second group in wireframe... If there is not this option at this time, take it as a feature request please. BTW: Really amazing plugin, great job!
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
hey i just like ask adobe,,, what u think about this??? hehehe
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
hey Andrew, I got 2 questions:
1 - So, what happens if I have 2 different objects in each group and keyframe the Animation Engine? Will it Morph one into another???
2 - Can I link objects to Nulls and do some shenanigans with the Newton plugin??
(The amount of "yes" in your answer will be the amount of billions of dollars in your account this week.)
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:56 am
Great demonstration! After seeing the animation sneak-peak it got me thinking about a few of your more complex tutorials. How you would compare the work flow and complexity to your new plug-in if you were to recreate tutorials such as “109. Advanced Time Freeze” or “122. Epic Shatter”? These tutorials have great multifaceted detail, generally created using a 3D program. Does Element 3D cover this type of detail?
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:57 am
excuse me andrew but the gun shoot in slow motion in your video was fake because you have smoke from fumefx so its not made in element3d but in 3dsmax ! :/ but after this element was amazing !
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:01 am
I am pretty amazed at how much you have packed into this plugin! The Helicoper looked awesome!
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:06 am
This is tooooo much! Pleasure overload!!!

I think that Andrew and VC team are some kind of space aliens because this is just not possible but here it is... so strange :)

Terry Pounds
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:10 am
I do most of my work on a MacBook Pro (2011 model) and the ray traced 3D renderer in CS6 is so slow that I try not to use it much. Will Element also require a desktop with a Cuda enabled GPU to be useful?

I know my MacBook will always be slower than a desktop option but how well will Element perform on it?
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:10 am
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
Wow! Amezing! Never seen anything like this! Best VFX now!
Rohit Tyagi
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:14 am
Awesome:) I m big Fan of..........yours....:) Excellent work to the entire VC team not only u but i salute you Krammer…..........
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:20 am
Absolutely incredible.

After each Mini-Tutorial I thought "okay, that's great and he can't top this". And every time I'm very much mistaken.

Beautiful Plugin.
David J
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:23 am
You are about to make a LOT of money...
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:24 am
This is insane!!!!
Best of luck in its commercial life Andrew!
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:24 am
I can think of nothing better to do tomorrow than lose myself in this plug-in. I just wish I had the extra money to get all the packs, but I'll have to wait on those.

Before I get lost in the funness to come tomorrow let me thank you all at VC for putting this together. I'm sure it was a real challenge but your hard work paid off. It's brilliant. I can't wait to see what folks create with this! <3
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:25 am
Alarms will go off tomorrow at the Dept. of Homeland Security as huge amounts of cash get transferred into AK's bank account. Drug cartel money laundering? Nope - VC Element got released today.
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

Is it possible to have an automated alpha channel of only one part /material of 3d object?

Or we should do it manually, like take it solo in white and then put in front everything else in black.

That would be very useful for faster changing colors and adding some special effects to it (like rays and shining)
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
I’m buying Element 3D for sure tomorrow!!!!
Being a CG artist and compositor, this is the best thing I’ve seen for AE.
I have been following you since you started Andrew, you are an amazing artist and business man!
Don’t stop! Rock and roll!
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
HOW?!?!?! JUST HOW!?!?!?
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:38 am
can't really believe how good this looks..
Anton Drebot
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:44 am
Looks just perfect!

Andrew, one question:
Are you going to add bone animation? Element 3D engine would fit perfectly to create 3d animated cartoons.
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:44 am
Have you done anything to try to emulate liquid animating?
William Mease
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:49 am
The 3D market is about to change.

Suggestion: I think it would be a great marketing tool to include VC gear in the bundle. Yeah, I'd like a t-shirt via digital download.
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
Truely amazing, really :) This baby is so feature-packed that it will be fun to discover all the features! Congrats, Andrew. This is a big hit!

One question however and I think there was no hint of a feature so far that I would really love to see... So here it comes:

Is it possible to animate the MATERIAL'S TEXTURES by using frames from other After Effects layers? This would be very cool for all sorts of effects, including cartoon style animations with different eye and mouth shape textures :)

So is this feasible?
    July 14th, 2012 @ 9:02 pm
    I am also curious about this. Or can you edit a material's options and settings?
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
it's funny how pathetic the 3D text feature in CS6 is compared to this :D
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:56 am
Can you still distort objects like you showed in the very first Element preview video like 1 year ago?
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:56 am
This is soooo awesome! There are incredible possibilities with this plug-in! I hope to turn this into stereoscopic 3D.
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:57 am
This is amazing. Seriously though, if you could give us some amazing ideas in how to use this with text... we could rule the tri-state area!
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:57 am
Hi Andrew
Very cool , it's very AMAZING !!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Jaw dropping. Great job developing this 'plug-in' gang. Can't wait until tomorrow to start doing my own stuff.

I know it will pay for itself within a month. Clients are going to love this stuff :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
It's so dang fast.

Regardless of all of the other amazing things it can do, it's the speed it can do it. Those exploding balls (youch!) are just incredible to look at being developed and rendered.

'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic'
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:22 pm
Mind = Blown. Seriously Andrew this is one of the most revolutionary things I've seen in years.
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
Congratulations Mr Kramer and all the Video Copilot team! This is going to change my workflow completely and I cannot wait to get started!
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm
Can you customize the environment background image and use your own, or do you have to use the included presets? For example could I replace the background environment with a star pattern so that models are floating or moving through outer space?
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:42 pm
Just to clarify, can the 3D objects from the 3D pack be imported in C4D also?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:27 pm
    Yes. They can be used with any 3d application.
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
So much for Transform.
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm
Can you animate text like a "per-character 3d" option would do. What I mean is, could you have each character of a word with nice 3D bevel and extrusion rotating on at a random speed or something like that.
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm
When the world wakes up tomorrow morning, their world will be forever changed, After Effects will never be the same. Some will take this program and make grate things, others will just fallow the tutorials and never improve. BUT! It will shake the world of graphics forever.

Long live VC! Long live the After Effects!

I can wait for the sun to rise!
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:59 pm
I can't tell you guys enough how great your tools are. I will definitely be purchasing tomorrow.
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:03 pm
Countdown with me peeps.
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
Can't wait for this plugin! There is so many possibilities anyone can create with this easy and amazing plugin.

Will this be released at 12 or midday tomorrow?
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:14 pm
Ohhh cant wait to return from my vacation to buy it. I have to wait 3 dass Linzer than everyone else. Life is unfair :-P
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:21 pm
Sir Andrew,
buy the Adobe After Effects application!
call it "Andrew Effects VCP 7"
The world is yours!!!

Great release cant wait to order it! is there any waiting time or are orders going to dispatched same day?
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:22 pm
Eyes & mind - blowed out.

Seriously, this is revolution.
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:25 pm
I'm Dying to here Hey what's up Andrew Kramer here.
ron weaver
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
How does precomposing work? Will i still have access to the 3d when i collapse transitions? You know the little sun button :-) ?? Im buying this, but we neeeed more info, and tons and tons of your gifted guidance. Thanks for replying
Hugo Strange
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:36 pm
sweet .. I guess some of us could stop worrying about 10 year old kids,flooding the web with cheap ELEMENT 3D stuff..... this is pretty involved to make use of it.You'll need to be very creative !!!! very,very creative to stand out using this... Great Job Video copilot.
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

I realize there are tons of questions here. Fantastic tutorials and I have just one question. I didn't notice in your tutorial any mention of deformation capability. Can you deform, such as bend or twist on the objects?

Thanks, Eric Kirk Productions
    July 9th, 2012 @ 1:48 pm
    Right now, there are no deform options, only static options. There are a few reasons for this but it is doable just not in the time we had to do everything else.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 2:48 pm
    So can we expect an update for that somewhere in the future? Not that Element isn't amazing already...just curious :)
    July 9th, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    Thanks for the quick response. Understand the time constraints and appreciate all the great work. Looking forward to tomorrow!
    Kirk Productions
ron weaver
July 9th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm
How does precomposing work? Will i still have access to the 3d when i collapse transitions? You know the little sun button :-) ?? Im buying this, but we neeeed more info, and tons and tons of your gifted guidance. Thanks for replying
    July 9th, 2012 @ 2:52 pm
    Element does not retain 3D space when pre-composed. This is typical with 3D-aware plug-ins in After Effects.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm
    You can actually link the camera inside the precomp to the camera inside the main comp, and after that just lock it. It's basic expressions, nothing 2 fancy, just pick-whip those values.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:39 am
    What about if you turn on the collapse transformations switch. Would it work then??
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
Really really really freaking amazing. You guys are making me a thief tomorrow for buying this at only a 150 bucks.
Tim Creed
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:52 pm
This might have been answered before, but Is there a polygon limit to the 3D-models it can handle? Or does it depend on how much of a beast your PC is?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm
    I thought he mentioned, that the texture size and polygon count is limited by the mightyness of your GPU.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm
    Awesome. I guess I missed that. Thanks!
July 9th, 2012 @ 1:55 pm
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better.. Oh, I never thought that :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
in 30 min. its the 10th here! BUt I guess I need to wait like app. 10 hours more....CANT WAIT!!! ;)
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm
Out-of-body experience:
My CyberPower Zeus, 3930K OC'd beast is due to be delivered tomorrow, 10 Jul. My CS6 Production Premium box is due tomorrow. I'll be having a "bundle" of 3D fun with this plug-in tomorrow!
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm
Hay Andrew I From Baku. Just No words
Drew Beekler
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:38 pm
Hey there Andrew,
a bunch of my best friends and my self were watching this tutorials and we discussing the part of the helocoptor with the propellor. We were trying to figure out how the AE motion blur works with the 3D elements. Didn't know if thats something you could discuss or not?

Thanks it looks awesome
Tim Litostansky
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:41 pm
This looks so great. I have my credit card ready. One question though, when you make 1 object "morph" into the other, does it need to be the same object? Or can it be 2 different objects and it somehow interpolates between them? What if they have the same poly count?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 2:51 pm
    They need to be the same object. But it will work with separate objects but they do not morph they only "Cross-Scale" into each.
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

please try to give me some answer to this question:

I had this crazy idea, because you've started it all :)

Is it possible to develop out of ELEMENT 3D's render engine a new 3DS MAX render engine?

That would be something I was waiting for years! I was always confused with this fact that After Effect's render engine was so much faster then any other 3DS MAX render engine and it looked better then scanline. So now we have a very very good looking Element 3D and it's TURBO FAST :) so is there a chance for this crazy idea... at least 1:1000000 ;)

Could you please try to answer me at least in theory?

Thanks a lot for doing everything that you do!
July 9th, 2012 @ 2:54 pm
hey andrew, I would buy one of this right now! I need it to run in two pcs at the same time. do we need to buy two different licenses to do this? or its there any fixed amount of pcs per Element copy?

July 9th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Can you set up/add a "System Time" gadget or something like that on top of every page so that it is easier to find out the time for your place?
July 9th, 2012 @ 3:38 pm
Will it be possible to create multiple instances of Element and have them combine/integrate with each other in a way?

Do Optical Flares and Element interact?
July 9th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm
Incredible. Element will do for motion designers what the Canon 5D did for filmmakers.
July 9th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm
I'm sure that this plugin will remain used for years !
July 9th, 2012 @ 3:54 pm
Hey Andrew, does it also have Subsurface Scattering Shader? If not, are you guys going to add stuff like that to this remarkable plugin ,in the future? And what are your plans - any updates?
    July 9th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
    I'm not sure you can obtain SSS without ray-tracing, but taking a moment and thinking about it, it might actually be possible (at least a fake one). BUT, do you really need SSS??! Can't you really just fake something for the sake of motion-graphics?
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm
O.M.G...!!! Excelent, Mr Kramer...
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:12 pm
This is a game changer!! Andrew and team, bravo, simply bravo!
Grant S.
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:18 pm
Hello and thanks for these wonderful tutorials, one quick question though... How many gigabytes is this going to be...??? (saying we bought all of the products?)
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:26 pm
Simply amazing. Amazingly simple. Jaw on the floor through most of that. You've just created a category.
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:27 pm
Andrew,is possible to make organic animations (liquids) in ELEMENT 3D?
Eric Z
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:43 pm
When you say “will be on sale midday" do you mean midday for PST or for all?
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:59 pm
I was beginning to wonder if this was ever going to show up. Now I know why the wait was worth it! You blew me away with Optical Flares. I don't even know what to say about this - it's genius!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 4:59 pm
Great Stuff VC!!!!!
Will the downloads come with tutorials
like your other products?
Get some rest!
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm
If I export a 3d model from C4D into elements, It conserve the materials as well?
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm
Does one of the packs have a Camera obj? Film or Digital I don't mind.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 6:07 pm
    Camera obj. is very easy to find on the web as free ressource for download... TurboSquid for exemple get some, and many other sites.
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
I bet the next VC 3d objects pack will be about vehicles....
    July 9th, 2012 @ 5:52 pm
    True, and tech stuff like iPads, TVs, computers etc..
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm
Hey nice plugin! Looks great, but i have one question. Does it interact with other 3D plugins? AKA can i use the shatter effect and still have the full 3D model?
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
Hey andrew, this is so amazing.
I know you only scratched the surface of the capabilities of this plugin, but I have just 1 question,
Can you do a masking effect on the models? similar to how you can Boole an object in a 3d program to effectively mask it. Im just thinking of things like flourishes, with 3d objects!
again, great work.
July 9th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm
Andrew, you just bring in a whole new different ball-game into After Effect, you are one insane fella (it is a compliment). The wait is worth it, the wait is definitely worth it...
July 9th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm
The wait is worth it, the wait is definitely worth it. Andrew, you just bring in a whole new ball-game into After Effect... again...
July 9th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm
Can't wait to get my hands on this! And the packs looks so cool! Any chance you guys will make a pack for vehicles? Like that helicopter? Or planes, cars, etc? I guess those could be some pretty time-consuming models...
July 9th, 2012 @ 5:35 pm
Hey Andrew, I'm sure you plan on introducing Additional 3D packs in the future, any chance if we commit to buying your complete Element 3D bundle ($495.50) we can plan to purchase future packs at the bundle discount rate ($50/pack)?

Thanks to you and your team all the work and information you all share with us.
July 9th, 2012 @ 6:57 pm
this is so sick i can`t even wait to get my hands on it, andrew you did it AGAIN :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:03 pm
Looks fantastic. One quick question: Will you have a list of the objects that come in each model package? I know this might sound basic (as the packages look like a great deal) but often times I have to justify purchasing kits like this for work.


Boss: "Why do you need the package"
ME: "I need a 3D football for client x,y,z"
Boss: "Does it come with a decent 3D football"
Me: "....?"

Thanks for the help, and the fab tutorials!
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:07 pm
This is so epic, I wanna cry!
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
Gosh, this is Awesome! Wow!
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:23 pm
Hey Andrew, just a quick question, if I track the scene with the 3d camera tracker (cs6), will the element objects move with the tracked 3d scene? Thanks
July 9th, 2012 @ 6:23 pm
Andrew you are the god of design
Christian Michael
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:51 pm
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
    I am just making random comments to keep track of the time!!!
Christian Michael
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:52 pm
Hugo Strange
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:53 pm
oh Andrew by the way ... this is not related to ELEMENT 3D but I really think that you should invest in a dehisser, Past couple of videos are rally sharp to the ear with it those SSsss. Yeah I produce Music/videos so I was tuned to those Frequency.
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:58 pm
LOL !! hey!! hey!! pay attention...pay attention..funny guy
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:58 pm
Andrew, do Element plugin have a shadow catching material? because I saw your demo tutorial and the part where there is a box shattered, and i'm wondering if I could use that with the live action clip and use the shadow catching material with it, just to save time compositing bec. rendering in 3D program takes forever!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:09 pm
see you next time vc
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm
Ideas for more HD Models Packs:
- Assorted
- Wedding
- Religious
- Pre-Fractured Buildings
- Military Vehicles/Weaponry
- Household Items
- Medical and Scientific
- Educational
- Letters and Numbers
I'd like these by Thursday, please.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
I am just making random comments to keep track of the time!!!
    Christian Michael
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
    yOU AND ME BOTH KID......will he release after midnight????
    July 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
    July 10th, 2012 @ 12:30 am
    When is he really going to release it, after 11:59:59 seconds
    of July 9th or sometime in the morning of July 10???
    This patience is killing me...!!!
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
I can't wait to buy it.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:35 pm
i tried to tweet you but i never get this twitter thing so i came here.
are these going to be on a dvd cus i realy dont like the download option.
always have to update and restore my machine so i hate to lose activation and logging. let me know cuz if i can get the whole bunddle on dvds then am ready to order tomorrow. good job man and i love the whole concept.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:38 pm
somone mentioned andrew as God father of AE... I am so proud
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:43 pm
I could not be more excited about this, it really does change possibilities in a massive way for motion design in an efficient way. I am glad you guys took your time, I am impressed. I feel that this will change things in the same way as Optical Flares influenced the industry, but this is the product we've been waiting to see. Great job.
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm
Andrew, I know this may be too late to ask but... does Element have any sort of extrusion capabilities, or is there a way to create 3D text by using the ready-made 3d elements that come with the packs? Like say... masking out shapes in that block of concrete in the forms of letters?

As I was saying in a previous comment, I've taken my first 3D baby steps just a few days ago and it would be a real bummer if to make 3D text we'd have to first generate an obj and then import it(rather than just doing it in AE directly). The reason for that being that clients always seem to find something to change to the text...

The plug in so far is amazing, congratulations to you and your team. It's brilliant.
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm
    Text can indeed be extruded. If I remember correctly, masks can as well
July 9th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm
This plug-in sucks . ..

my money . . LOL . .
The real smithy
July 9th, 2012 @ 7:55 pm
Seriously Andrew, do know how much time this is going to save me. I really could've used this 2 months ago. This is opening up so many possiblities and without all the fuss of jumping back and forth between 3d progs and AE. Woohoo excited yes ????????????
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm
That is a massive save!!!! Videocopilot, why are you so awesome?
July 9th, 2012 @ 9:29 pm
My cohorts and I have decided that you need to include a dry cleaning gift certificate with the software, because we're all pooping our drawers.

Looking forward to this....

July 9th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
Wake up Andrew Andrew :)

Good Morning...

Where is our plugin
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:09 pm
    Says that it will be mid day tomorrow (assuming that's based on California Pacific Time).
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:24 pm
    Right, wake up!!! In germany it's already 7.24am - can't wait to download the sh** :-)
    July 9th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm
    wonder the same, is pass midnight and no see nothing yet
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:25 pm
Holy ¡!#$%$“. I´ve worked with AE since 2001 and this totally changes the way I see it... I´ll definitely get your product. Congratulations guys!!! keep up the great work
Hugo Strange
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm
HEY GUYS ANDREW SAYS ...That "THEY (Video Copilot) NEED TO SLEEP" like regular people, so plug in will be released Midday.... According to the state/time "he" lives in. So everybody go Home..Come back when the store is opens. ;-)

Someone from video Copilot needs to be there(Awake)when download starts in case of Any problems ..I could bet you anything there will be some kinks (Always is with Technology) Good night !
July 9th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm
very nice! I have one question that may not be related, how did you do the slow motion muzzle flash? because it looks so realistic, I hope you can make a tutorial for that :)
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:04 pm
Can't wait till tomorrow make it today..
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:06 pm
very nice man. I have one question that may not be related
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:15 pm
All I can say is: I'd love to know what bar the VC guys will celebrate their EOD tomorrow. ;) Might have to send Jack Bauer after them. In Jack's eyes, something this good could only be a terrorist.
July 9th, 2012 @ 11:59 pm
This is a:

July 10th, 2012 @ 12:02 am
i am waiting..... countdown begins...
Travis Wade
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:03 am
It's gotta be mid-day somewhere.. release it already.. lol
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:04 am
Call me a total freak, but just letting you know that I checked for the Element release at 12:00 midnight July 10, and it was still not released. Release it dammit. :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:06 am
I think I'm speaking for everyone if I say that this is innovation. Nobody thought about making this possible when watching the presentation of CS6 by Adobe. Thanks VC Team for pushing creativity far beyond. You give the community so much. Go on! Best regards from Germany
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:45 am
it's 7:10! wheres my product!
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:47 am
NOTE: Products will be on sale in the middle of the day on Tuesday not at midnight. We got to get some sleep too!

So Frnds Got to Get Some Sleep Too!
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:08 am
Then Germany unlucky we have to stay awake until night to buy from you :-). Wish the whole team a good night. Sleep well all. :-)
Mike Nielsen
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:23 am
Super demo, congrats! I have 2 requests/questions related to the texturing of 3D models:

1. Can you outline the features and limitations on the obj format? Does it carry over the sometimes complicated uv-setup from 3dsmax?

2. I'm hoping, that choosing texturemaps from within the scene setup includes an option to use AE layers or comps. Is that possible? If not, I'm sure you'd agree this would be cool feature.

Thanks - kind regards,
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:34 am
can i precomp it, and time remap it ?
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:42 am
UK...10th July... 09:40hrs..... waiting patiently.
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:51 am
Well Andrew, you have developed an engine that makes 3ds Max's nitrous look bad in some aspects. This product of yours not only raises the bar to what 3D is in compositing software but also in 3D applications. Maybe its time for the game engines to take over the cinema and television industry, with all that feedback from the open source community. It's time for a revolution!.
Christiaan – The Netherlands
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:54 am
Hello Video Copilot,

When we are going to buy something, we would like to know in advance what it can do. So I honestly think you should talk about the posible shadows, 3d text extrusion, shape extrusion and other posibilities that we have not seen.
What is gone since the demo of june 2011? Deforming and...

Further I would like to know what designs are in the 3d design packs exactly. I am wiling to spend money, but I would like to know what I get in advance.

Hope you can give that info.

July 10th, 2012 @ 1:55 am
Is it possible to use this Plugin also with eyeon Fusion ?
Because Fusion can also import AE Plugins.
This would be great.
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:00 am
Extremely Awesome,Element 3d will charmed AE much more then before.
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:19 am
if no one else ask for the future:

1_A show/hide button, beside each group.
2_I guess if i load a different obj on each group, and hide/show them successively, i can recreate a animated obj.
so multiply the number of group, or add "illimited" Element layers will be interesting.
3_Can apply any transform effet on the Element layer (turbul, mesh warp, etc...)?
4_is it realy impossible to manipulate each object via a munipulator circle/arrow, near the pivot, like in 3d apps?

thanks a lot for your work.
you make the thing move on!
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:23 am
tick tock tick tock tick tock

The first thing I am going to do today is download Elements 3D......
No...wait... The first thing I am going to do today is have sex, then download Elements 3D...no wait, the first thing I am going to do today is....wake up my wife....then have sex......then download Elements 3D!

my day is sorted..............
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:30 am
Shut up and take my money ;)

Can't wait anymore... :)
Gurjote Sansoa
July 10th, 2012 @ 1:46 am
What is an OBJ file. It that file which is from 3Ds max where you can import your models you made in there
    July 10th, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    Already mentionend in several Postings and Announcements of Element 3D. Google is your Friend.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 2:14 am
    You can Export OBJ Files from 3D Programs like max or cinema...
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:51 am
Aaaaahhhh I can't wait any longer!!!!!
The real smithy
July 10th, 2012 @ 2:01 am
For the people who don't know what OBJ is, I suggest to try and google search the answer. I think Andrew has enough question to answer.

File extension .obj is a 3D object file. Detailed information of file extension .obj on what is .obj File and how to open/play .obj file with no trouble.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:09 am
Wahooo ! Incredible ! Excellent !

I would like to know if it's possible to make cool page turns with this plug ?
I am in a company whose principal activity is advertising for musical artists. We also often need to animate boxes of cd and DVD. Can we easily load different coverages on a model of CD or DVD? And is there a model of CD and DVD 3D modeled already? Thank you for the answer. And excuse my English, I am French ...
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:10 am
Will it be possible to move the pivot point of the separate models i.e. the rotor of the helicopter, in element or does element use the pivot point assigned in the 3D program?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 3:33 am
    I haven't seen any Pivot Options from the videos we were provided, but maybe the built in Anchor Point feature would be the solution. Just using my intuitions however if Element 3D do has the Pivot Point Features, then I'm no longer focusing on any real 3D Package out there, not to mention the potential of how Element 3D versions would grow just in the near future.
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:12 am
And when watching the video I saw that at the gun model there is no anti aliasing going on even on full res. Is there an aliasing switch?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:18 am
That is awesome, i can't wait to see it
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:24 am
just want to learn time?
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:30 am
I cant wait Andrew!!!!
One question:

Do you think that if we had a lot of 3d objects imported from the element 3d could they slow down our project and if yes what are the limits of the great speed it has now?????
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:38 am
    Entirely depends on your computer specs
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:38 am

what are the advantages of Elements before Atomkraft for AE?
And why are you using the Ubuntu logo?

Greetz from Germany...
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:45 am
Hi Andrew

for existing 3D Models (Textures vray) is there any possibility to use them in Elements? Or do i have to convert Textures somehow?

kindest regards
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:49 am
Hey It's 10 July 2012 where is the plug-in??? :P xD
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:58 am
Hey It’s 10 July 2012 4:28 PM where is the plug-in??? xD
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:05 am
very very clever and practical you did guys a great job actually does it cast shadows like particular particles at least ?? shadows on each other?
or on any surface or object? precomp can i precomp it? is the gravity theories for this are available primary or secondary motion? HEY GUYS answer me
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:17 am
Could this be combined with a 3d camera tracking such as The Foundry one?
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:30 am
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?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:02 am
    I'm thinking of getting the same. Although I would like to know exactly what the other packs have. They could definitely be useful
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:05 am
    just the plug and shaders i think... got enough models of my own from c4d
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:07 am
    Im Going for Pro 3D Bundle.. i already have Models from 3dsMax
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:15 am
    $ 250 bundel for me too.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:20 am
    Same #pro design bundle. apart from obj does it allow other format? like iwo iws n so on?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:39 am
    $250 bundle for me as well. That's all I can afford atm haha
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:51 am
    I'll buy the whole bundle. But I'll wait until the download panic stops first...
July 10th, 2012 @ 3:34 am
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?
Plättler Germany
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:41 am
In Germany the Glock says 1.40 PM! Andrew wake up its time for 3-D Element Bundle. The Full one! Yeaaaaah!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:46 am
I guess its clearly the 10th anywhere on the World....AND I GET CRAZY!
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:51 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 4:55 am
I CAN"T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CAN"T SLEEEEEEEEEP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve Green
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:12 am
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.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:17 am
    I read from Andrew I think: Premping is possible, only you lose your 3d information. The layer is flat than.
    -I suppose -
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:13 am
Ok, I was pretending to be cool but...WHERE IS MY "TOY"?
I'm waiting!
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:28 am
finally we can have this plug-in
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:36 am
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...
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:47 am
I´ve just got an eyegasm at about 25:45min!
Christian Michael
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:48 am
It’s the 10th it’s the 10th it’s the 10th….wakey wakey Andrew, hand off snakey…..
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:49 am
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
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:51 am
Goooooooooooooooooooooodddddd Moooooooooooooooorninnnngggg !!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHA
July 10th, 2012 @ 5:51 am
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
    July 10th, 2012 @ 5:58 am
    Jovica, they are in California,.they are going by that time.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:04 am
    I know Christian :D Do you know what time zone is there? -9GMT? or...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:09 am
    There is a thing called time zones...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:11 am
    Yes J I know... ;)
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:05 am

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)
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:06 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:14 am
Andrew is from California (I thin so), but where is stream (Exactly)? (Sorry for bad English)
    C l a s h e r
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:22 am
    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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:18 am
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!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:22 am
    Here in Macedonia it is 3:21 pm... right now ;)
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:19 am
It's the final countdown... Tadada dam ...
Simon Webb
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:20 am
Credit Card Ready Andrew WAKE UP!!

S :-)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:24 am
    Haha like it!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:31 am
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:21 am
I feel like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for their mom and dad to say we can open our presents.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:30 am
    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?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 6:36 am
    That is pretty much exactly how I feel.. lol
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:27 am
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
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:28 am
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
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:32 am
How long will it take to crash the server I wonder..........
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:34 am
I didn't go to work. Told the boss I was sick ........ element .
Wayne Hewitt
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:38 am
When is it being releases
Christian Michael
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:40 am
anyone updated their download password in the last 24 hrs??????? without a NEW password, you aren't downloading anything :0) lmao!!!
Son Jung Jomong
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:41 am
Where is element?! released?
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:45 am
In Italy it's 16.00 now!!
I would seeeeeeeee XD
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:48 am
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!!!!!!
Sami Elaasar
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:50 am
Since Element works with .OBJs, would it be possible for it to be used in conjunction with Plexus?
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:17 am
You've crated a monster.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:19 am
I`m F... up its Craziness
I was waiting for it more than 1 year & it`s madness
Greaaaaaaaaaaaat work Andrew
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:23 am
    July 10th, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I can't wait too!:<
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:28 am
ug... i need it! im getting it as soon as it is released
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:31 am
Send a tweet when it's ready. I'll help crash the server.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:32 am
hey andrew, just thought of this question - will this work with the camera tracker (the one you sell here)?
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:37 am
When This Plugin will be aviable ???? I need THis
July 10th, 2012 @ 6:41 am
it's now 9:43pm
10,July in Singapore! and it's not release yet!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:44 am
Hopefully they have enough bandwidth and nothing breaks down..
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:48 am
Well as the clock next to these comments says its now around 7.45am you'll be waiting another 4hours at the earliest.
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:48 am
I cant wait, the time is ever closer. As the sun rises, so the dawn of a new age rises!
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:50 am
Midday in California is 8PM GMT so loads of time to wait yet.
Everyone back into the attic and wait............
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:56 am
Time to make the donuts...(photoreal donuts with ambient occlusion and global illumination...)
July 10th, 2012 @ 7:59 am
Refresh, refresh, refresh.

(15 minutes later)

Refresh, refresh, refresh.

    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:37 am
    I'm too still refreshing the site...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:57 am
    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...!!!!
kim harper
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:18 am
can't wait. looks amazing!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:19 am
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!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:22 am
Studio Bundle.... getting that right away! This plugin is going to change my workflow and output quality dramatically. Thank you Mr. Kramer and crew.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 8:35 am
    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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
Ok, I'm ready... Where is it?
Ron Weaver
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:25 am
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!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:36 am
patience, wait, I have no patience !!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:44 am
哈哈 ,我这里2012.07.11凌晨了,等了好久啊
    Joseph Tran
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:50 am
    English !! you f*cking china bastard !
July 10th, 2012 @ 8:45 am
Sir, How much time for Releasing?
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:02 am
Midday (EST or PST)????
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:03 am
OmG... 9 am here is 6 pm ... Greeting from Macedonia..
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:05 am
    Here is 6 pm from Poland... Omg.!
    Probably it will be tomorrow...
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:43 am
    Polska czeka :D
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:07 am
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!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:15 am
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!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:24 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:30 am
cnt wait to c more feature on it XD
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:31 am
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???
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:33 am
Hm..... 06:31 pm
Electronic cash is never sleeping :)

I worry about another power blackout of the amazon cloud, immediately after Andrew awakes.....
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:38 am
Come ON!!! I cant Wait anymore lol!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:39 am
check Twitter and faceBook page:

"Getting ready to launch tomorrow after lunch PST. Here is a missile from the Projectile Weapons Pack!"

more 4 Hours to go
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:40 am
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!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:41 am
Andrew... Give us the plugin...
We can't wait anymore!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:43 am
ffs, we have waited this long and he still releases it in the evening of the release date! NOT COOL Andrew, NOT COOL! HAHA!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:43 am
After Effect & Andrew Kramer Are Made For Each Other
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:51 am

July 10th, 2012 @ 9:52 am
Andrew WAKE UP!! its time to take my money!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:53 am
it's 10:23 pm right here in India!!! probably gonna get it tommorow
Set In Stone
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:55 am
Sitting at work, looking up time zones, heart beating faster...WAIT!! What time does Andrew eat lunch? Uh oh! ; )
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:57 am
USA - Los Angeles 09:57am
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:58 am
    2-3 hours minimum
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:59 am
    Update please :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:00 am
    Central Europe - 07:00pm :D
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:59 am
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...
David J
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:04 am
Cool out cub scouts...
    Set In Stone
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:06 am
    This is like Christmas...I feel like I'm 10 again
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:11 am
    And how old are you 'Set in Stone' if you aren't 10 ? :D
    Set In Stone
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
    27 but for the past couple of days I'm not so sure :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:05 am
I NEED IT NOW!!! It's already 7pm in Germany!!!
Hurry ;-)
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:09 am
Hi from france-swiss,
Miam ! few hours for my gift !
Thanks VC team for your work.
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
Oh man here is 19:12 or 7:12 pm I can't wait!!! Greeting from Macedonia :D
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:12 am
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
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:15 am
    I guess Andrew it's now online and he is uploading the plugin :D
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:14 am
Too bad... I can't buy this AMAZING plugin... :(
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:15 am
hey guys ware is it?? today is 10th,, what u waiting for???
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:18 am
    Have you see the clock ? ? ? -------------------------->
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:15 am


look on Los Angeles
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:18 am
    NOTE: Products will be on sale in the middle of the day on Tuesday not at midnight. We got to get some sleep too!
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:16 am
new twitter post by AK:

Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs....
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:16 am
Hey everyone, take a chill pill, Andrew just got a baby, give him some break!!

July 10th, 2012 @ 10:21 am
Where is Andrew from ... San Francisco or Los Angeles ... or ?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:29 am
    See the time zone, not the city, in which it is 10:30 am
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:27 am
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 ;)
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:29 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:29 am
--->I AM BORED>>>>>>>>>
    Element 5D
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:37 am
    >ME 2>>>>>>>>>
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 am
    patients. patients the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 am
    patients. patients the precious will be with us sooooooonnnn!!!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:43 am
    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.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:39 am
    Huh...nice one!
    Haven't heard of this ("The Precious" sentence) for a long time...
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:31 am
Hey its 10:30:00 It Suppose To Be Up Now!!!!
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:36 am
ok I am ready... can we start selling?
Richard oakes
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:38 am
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.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:40 am
    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 :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:45 am
    Based on what he stated on the vid, you should be fine.
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:41 am
what, you guys haven't been able to purchase yet??? that's weird! this plug-in is awesome!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 am
    ok ok, i was kidding. still waiting with the rest of you.
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:41 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:49 am
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
and still waiting.....................
Mike Nielsen
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
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!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:05 am
    How CRUEL!!!!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:41 am
    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...
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:52 am
Posted 50mins ago... @videocopilot: Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs.... :-)
July 10th, 2012 @ 10:59 am
we never wait more for new year like element 3d..:)
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:00 am
When Andrew said "Available 10th July" he means 23:59 10th july:)
    carter r
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:09 am
    hahaha, i hope not :(
    July 10th, 2012 @ 12:37 pm
    Or maybe 10th July 2013?!?
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:01 am
Just finishing up the product pages... lots of animated GIFs....

Twitter Updates..

    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:43 am
    That was pretty encouraging to hear...:)
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:08 am
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!!!!!
Carter. R
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:08 am
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 :(
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:29 am
    Same here! Its (11:27 AM) over there so they should be releasing soon :)
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:16 am
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
waiting f0r ELEMENT 3D
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:19 am
Any Alarm Features In Desktop/Laptop...
I Want Sleep For 1 Hour
I Can't Turnoff my PC
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:21 am
Mmmm ... so ELEMENT 3D for ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS is kinda the same as MOGRAPH for CINEMA 4D ?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:38 am
    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.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 12:40 pm
    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.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm
    Thank you for the feedback ;)
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:25 am
Time zone differences sucks :(
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
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.
Praveen Juge
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
How many times do i have to refresh this Blog?
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:34 am
    Hmm... about 3995839305853289573295 times. (as I)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:39 am
    I have refreshed over 50 times.... and what ? :( Nothing.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:45 am
    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!
    July 10th, 2012 @ 12:10 pm
    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

July 10th, 2012 @ 11:40 am
Let us hope that they really have a Plugin, not just hundreds of animated gifs :)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:44 am
    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...
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:43 am
Oh man... here is 8:45 pm but on VC is 11:30 am ?????????? oh No! I must be awake to 2 am
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:45 am
    45 Sorry :D
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:49 am
    Same here bro, you must be in czech republic :D.
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:47 am
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.
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:47 am
it's 8:45 pm (20:46) over here...
i think the 23:59 (11:59 pm) Adrian mentioned could become a sad truth... :-(
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:48 am
He said "the middle of the day". That could be 3pm Pacific Time.
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:51 am
    If there will be at 3 pm here will be on 11 pm (23:00) or 23:59
July 10th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
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... ;-)
    July 10th, 2012 @ 11:54 am
    Or how about a progress bar with a countdown timer that keeps jumping around randomly.