Upcoming FX

Sam Loya is back and this time it’s temporary! Recently we took to the streets with our 2-man crew of myself and Sam Loya to shoot a fun scene where bad things happen. Shot everything handheld with a small shoulder rig, 5D and 2 lenses. (16-35 and 85mm) More updates coming soon.

POSTED:
2 years ago
Free Earth Project for Element 3D

Here is a free Earth project with 4K maps to use with Element 3D. You can also use the maps with CC sphere to recreate the project without Element 3D, we even have a very old tutorial to show you how. Watch the Blue Planet.

To customize the Earth, you can open the Element 3D layer and turn down the illumination map to shut the lights off.

Download Project

NOTE: Please place the Earth folder inside “My_Models” folder

Documents\VideoCopilot\Models\My_Models

POSTED:
2 years ago
Element 3D Demo Reel!

I know we’re a little late with our trailer/promo video for Element 3D but there was so much to do at the end we held on to it so we could add a few more examples. It’s basically collection of shots created with Element 3D to show off the various capabilities. Think of it like a movie trailer that comes out after the movie is released so it doesn’t spoil the surprises!

And yes, all of these examples were rendered inside After Effects using Element 3D and hopefully these ideas will inspire you to discover new capabilities!

Watch in HD on Youtube

Watch Product Tutorials & Feature Videos

POSTED:
2 years ago
Siggraph Presentation at Maxon Booth

Tomorrow morning at 10:30 am (pacific time), I’ll be presenting at the Maxon booth to talk about cinema 4D integration with Element and if you are around LA, you should stop by. It’s free! I’ll try to hang around afterwards for a little while and I would love to meet everyone personally.

Visit the Siggraph page to register using the Code: C4D2012

The presentation will also be streamed LIVE at c4dlive.com to see all the exciting action! Follow me on twitter to stay up to date with the day. @videocopilot

POSTED:
2 years ago
The Sound of 3D Space!

Here is another fun example using Element 3D in space! I’ll try to post a project file for the Earth later this week. Plus Element comes with a dead planet and high-resolution rock models that can be used as Meteors too. Time to finish that epic space adventure film!

Watch in HD on Youtube

Plug-in UPDATE: The Element 1.0.345 update is now available to new and existing customers.
Log-in & Download now! (Please contact support if you need help. We’re standing by)

Includes: Super-Sampling, Extrusion improvements: new “Fix Holes” option & more!

IN OTHER NEWS: I’ll be presenting at Siggraph in LA on Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Maxon Cinema 4D booth! Come say hi, I’ll be talking about integrating Element with Cinema 4D.
Use registration Code: C4D2012 for free exhibit pass!

POSTED:
2 years ago
Tutorials
146. Fancy Bevels
Create detailed bevels with Element 3D
150. Color Vibrance Plug-in
Free Plug-in to create intense hot colorization in AE
Plugins
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