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!

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288 Comments

2 years ago
hey guys ca u help me to composite helicopter tutoriol
2 years ago
i thing it will be better for me because it will help me to produce or to make good film
2 years ago
iwill buy it after using demo
BBOYGAMEMULTIMEDIA
2 years ago
HEY ANDREW YOU CAN MAKE A TUTORIAL,HOW TO FLY THE AIRPLAIN AS IN THIS VIDEO??? PLEASE!!!!!!!
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, I love your works <3
deepak mistry
2 years ago
hi

andrew

can i create real shadow of element 3d objects
Kevin
2 years ago
I wish Andrew could make the helicopter tutorial. How to composit, how to make it look real into the scene.
Marcel
2 years ago
Hi MR. Kramer
When comes the Kramerican Airlines Airplane and the jet as a 3d mdoel
Bob
2 years ago
I tried to purge all and i changed my resolution of the preview to auto. I still cant see my model in AAE. As soon as i apply Element 3d to the solid layer the preview screen turns black.. Need help.
2 years ago
In the interest of "posting more thoughtful comments" I have this;
I have been working in 3D since 94' with Alias/Wavefront Power Animator and After Effects. I have seen a lot of plugins come and go, and the introduction of 4 1/2 D, but this is truly a marriage of 3D production and Composting polish and speed. I don't want to jinx it but I think this application is going to help bring the VFX industry out of its economic peril giving artist the tools and SPEED they need to keep up with tight studio deadlines without having to sacrifice every last bit of there time thus freeing us to create new and interesting stories. Ok yea I think its the Luke Skywalker of plugins :)
Thanks to all on team Element 3D, sincerely.
2 years ago
This is amazing I cant wait to get my hands on it and start creating Thanks so much for your love of the game! Keep it up bro!
2 years ago
Great work! Element 3D is amazing. I made this test video with our logo.

http://vimeo.com/50086910

Hug!
Marel-Kyra@web.de
2 years ago
I´ve seen the F18 and the Black Hawk in the demo reel and in the render engine tutorial! Comes the models in new pack or not!
I´ve send you a E-Mail
Nathan
2 years ago
Will Element work on the MacBook Air?
Frederic
2 years ago
Amazing Work man.
Hey Andrew i want buy the All Packages but i want ask for you the weapons pack have Bow? Thanks.
    Frederic
    2 years ago
    Detail, and if dont have can i put in the element 3d more 3d objects? example 1 eye? thx.
christian apaza
2 years ago
thanks kramer by your work . We are fan your from latinoamerica ,arequipa peru , we live waiting for every tuto from videocopilot and love the edition digital . Here in peru not sell your products but any day we travel there. Our problem be supr at every amazing tutorial yours . Tha ks to you. Gracias kramer los peruanls tambien somos admiradores de videocopilot .eres nuestro gran maestro. Algun dia ven ha hacer turismo por aca
christian apaza
2 years ago
amazing plugin . Kramer is master in afterefect . This plugin is the most advanced . Hi from arequipa peru. We are fan you
jason
2 years ago
what is the best way to make rocket fire in jets, or space ships?
    2 years ago
    Trapcode Particular is one option.I believe Andrew has a tutorial on creating smoke trails with it.
Josh
2 years ago
So cool seeing all the examples that we have seen before, but now we can know that they were made with Element 3D. So cool i want it so bad.
Bruno
2 years ago
Hey andrew plis create tutorial for airplane scene!
Tobias
2 years ago
could you make a free version of Element 3d ?????? make it with watermarks or something else :D but can you please make a demo or free version ???????
i like that plugin and would buy it, but i'm just a student and have no money ^^
2 years ago
hey Andrew,know your busy,was wondering if you worked on the titles in Total recall.saw the trailer on TV and immediately thought "wow, that really looks like AK's work" just wondered?
steve
2 years ago
@Mackenzie Criswell

Doesnt look like this is a demo of Element 3d at all. Why would you post in the wrong place while taking other peoples templates and claiming it as your own. Not Cool and Not Original
Mackenzie Criswell
2 years ago
    2 years ago
    Mackenzie,

    You are in the right place to learn a little more my friend. We all have to start somewhere.

    View some of the work people have created recently and see how it flows and maybe you will get some fresh ideas. A lot of members of this site have created some truly spectacular stuff in Element. Check out the work of my youtube friend Burnius who has created this http://youtu.be/EXGUA5WfJV8 unusual way of using Element. he also has a tutorial on how to build something like this from scratch.

    Others have used element in real world footage to create real looking billboards.

    Keeping plugging away Mackenzie, you will get there.
Rick
2 years ago
I'm scrolling through the comments and what is truly amazing to me is, aside from the plug-in itself, is the fact that Andrew takes the time to reply to a large amount of what's posted. Then again, since he somehow kept Element a secret throughout "Grenade Throw!" and "Mid-Air Emergency", maybe he has, in his spare time, built a true AI that answers forum posts for him. Be looking for the tutorial. :P
ken c
2 years ago
great job; amazing gfx work as always -- thanks for showing how it's done
eddie
2 years ago
Here is a demo of me messing around with element and tracking in After Effects, I really love this plugin, The possibilities are endless, oh and by the way I used the same song that was in kramers demo, sorry for not being original but the song is pretty catchy lol.

http://youtu.be/O5jEWvWnNXU
Kyle
2 years ago
Love your work Andrew! I have almost all of the VC products and I can't thank you enough for your tutorials!

I see your F18 and Blackhawk models in a few places on the VC website. do they come in one of the packs? or are they your own personal models?
Jeremy
2 years ago
Wow, that makes what I did with it look horrible, doesn't it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESZGRqY_yAU
I wish my computer wouldn't yell at me whenever I did anti-aliasing and other cool render settings.
2 years ago
This is awesome. Man i wish you were in Ghana
Iyke
2 years ago
A Thing of Random Beauty and Creativity
2 years ago
iv been checking the page for updates like a hobo checking the trash can for a donut. ill go collect some free military models.
Travis Wade
2 years ago
Anyone else checking here more than once a day for updates, new tutorials, etc. on Element.. Or is it just me..? Kinda quiet around here all of a sudden..
    2 years ago
    Its just you......lol I think its the quiet before the storm.....
2 years ago
awesome guys! looks like hollywood!
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, can you tell us your hardware configuration? im buying a new pc and i want to optimize for cuda/element 3d/cs6... i know that you have a gtx 580, which mark? any motherboard recommended? thanks, you´re the sensei of vfx.
Sorry for my english,
I have updates my last clip I created with ELEMENT 3D and some real Footage. This update is for a better understanding of what actually goes on in this clip. Hope you will like it. Cheers !

Watch it in 720-HD here:
http://youtu.be/hzOdKSnmvgY
2 years ago
This plugin is awesome and has cut my production time in half! It's so nice to be able to just use Blender to model, and then do the materials and lighting in AE now. Awesome job and great work guys!!
Hi folks .. Element 3D It's just a kind of magic .. watch it here:

http://youtu.be/Vkx4qBCJvw8
2 years ago
Looks incredible! Good work as always.
Washington
2 years ago
I was Watching the Payment Plan so the window shattering will be easier in Element 3D?
Tyler
2 years ago
Andrew, What microphone do you use on all of your videos?
Jason
2 years ago
I'm very new to AE. I got PS CS5 and Premiere Pro in a package with some others including AE. I was hoping to create a slideshow that is a little different and I was wondering if there is any way that an image in jpeg/tiff or even raw can be displayed on any of the objects or even on the side of an extrusion and then animated? Is this possible with Elements? I was hoping to do an array or objects/particles with a different image on each and then rotate the images like a carosel. As each image come to the front it will pass out of the DOF area and in to focus. I'm not looking for a tutorial (yet!) but I just want to know if this is a reasonable project to expect Elements to do.
Cheers.
    2 years ago
    Jason, its more than possible. Scroll up to the post by Steve39 (posted on this page above). it will save me typing it. lol
    Jason
    2 years ago
    Thanks Christian.
Tim Creed
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! I know that you're a very busy man, so I'm sure there is a good reason....but what happened to the matte-painting contest you held back in May and June? I'm real curious to see who won. (and I'm sure some others are too) Keep up the awesome work!
    I hate to admit I second this. This isnt the first time I have seen this question asked either.
    2 years ago
    Not forgotten! Much to do, stay tuned.
    Tim Creed
    2 years ago
    Thanks for the reply!
Stupidest Comment
2 years ago
Did anyone hear Taylor Swifts latest song: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” ??? [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcMn_Eu-XTE]
Since VideoCoPilot is not havaing any posts for a couple of days I decided to be a little stupid…;p
sebastian
2 years ago
every one there is a way to cast shadows perfectly in element
a user called Maxweel created it its so simple
it comes in script form but you can make it in AE easily
check it out
an im sure it could even be implemented into element easily

PS as far as i can tell right now it only works in cs6
Garfoo
2 years ago
Love the plug in but have a noob questions - how do I put a logo on to one of the objects (like the puck from the sports pack?)
Ed
2 years ago
How to scale a 3D Model in Element?
Let me know if I should be asking somewhere else. Hoping a detailed manual gets published.
I import an OBJ model and it fills the window in Element. In AE I have a 1,000px wide composition and I want the model to fill the width completely.
However the model comes across into AE about 300px wide. Element "Normalize Size" is ON. What does that option do? I turn it off and adjust Element Transform Scale to 150%, yet the model looks the same. The only way I found to scale the model is on the AE side under Elements Effects > World Transform > Scale. So, what is the purpose and relationship between the three scale controls mentioned above? Thanks!
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    Go to the group of the object, particle look, size. Usually is set to 10.
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Thanks! Gotta remember the terminology, particle = model.
    Still would like to know what the purpose/relationship is with the other controls I mentioned :)
    2 years ago
    Ed,

    Element can have 5 groups per AE/Element layer and
    each "group" has its own scaling and other adjustments. World Transform changes EVERYTHING in EVERY GROUP in that layer, depending on what you change. So scaling world transform scales all groups. Scaling only in group 1, scales only objects in that group. For more details go here. http://www.videocopilot.net/help/element/
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    I would add that you can exclude a group from the world transform.
2 years ago
ITS REALLY SAD TO SEE THE PRICE FOR THIS IS ONLY 149.99..WHEN THIS SHOULD BE WORTH MILLIONS ...ANDREW WHEN YOU GIVE BACK TO THE GRAPHIC ARTIST , YOU FGIVE BACK TO A FAMILY OF GRAPHIC ARTIST...YOUR WORTH EVERY PENNY OF ALL YOUR PRODYCTS AND MOST OF THEM I OWN..(OPTFLARES, TWITCH, AE2, RIOTGEAR)NOW I WILL DEFINATLY PURCHASE THIS MOFO..LOL

GLITCH.
Christian Michael
2 years ago
Maybe the video post by Steve39 (posted above) is what you are looking for.
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    Sorry John that was to you
    John
    2 years ago
    BINGO! Now... my video layer is an alpha mov, how do I apply just the alpha? (Thanks, by the way)
    2 years ago
    John, Glad I could help a little and you are half way there, although without seeing the project file its hard to help more. We would like to see to finished project when done though :0)
    John
    2 years ago
    I'd gladly send you the project... this is frustrating, I'm sure there is a way to do it, I'm just not getting it.
    2 years ago
    Ok follow the link below and email me on youtube. I will send you my email address (if you want to) and you can send the project file and I'll take a look for you. IF...you would like. I understand if you want to keep plugging away to work it out.

    http://youtu.be/tGWijdc_16A
John
2 years ago
Hey guys... I have a 3d model of a car in Element, I want to put a keyed out driver sitting in the car, so the layer is obscured by the 3d models doors, windows, etc... any suggestions how to do this?
    2 years ago
    Is it a model driver or live footage of a driver? if its a model it can be added to another Element group and scaled to fit. If its live footage you will need to keyframe the mask to the camera move of the car obscuring the door etc.
    John
    2 years ago
    It is live footage... is there any way to add a plane to the Element group and add a material to it that is my keyed footage? I tried doing this, but haven't been successful.
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    Precompose your keyed out driver, choose it inside Element in the Custom layer options, custom texture maps, then go to scene setup, create a new material and choose your comp as diffuse. Assign material to a plane. Should do.
    John
    2 years ago
    Tried that, not giving me alpha channel only.
Ed
2 years ago
A suggestion: Include the basic Materials in the Pro-Shaders pack. For example, Pro-Shaders does not have chrome metal shader - have to open the basic Materials folder to find it. Or am I missing how to move shaders between folders?
    Almost Darkslide
    2 years ago
    Duplicate material, rename it and save it as preset (right clic) inside the metal folder. Easy and fast.

    Regards
    AD
Dan
2 years ago
Nice sound design to go with it. I like!
speculator
2 years ago
hi, andrew:

when i fracture an object in 3dsmax and exmport it, i get the fractured object AND an unfractured original in element. a search of the original file doesn't show an extra unfractured original--nor do i see an ufractured original in the element 3D GUI. it just appears when i scatter. any thoughts? Thanks.
Jack
2 years ago
are you lying thats not all made from element 3d -__ FAKER
Caio Paifer
2 years ago
I bought Element few days ago and after all those tutorials that i watched here, even before i had the tool in hands, i almost felt like i already know to use it! the learning curve is really fast. I did few motion graphics works before and after two days and few renders i was able to do this test!

https://vimeo.com/47236471/

im really happy with the results, and very curious to see how far can we go with this tool!
James
2 years ago
This is interesting. This guy is running a pc nvidia card under osx mountain lion with no hack and ALMOST no problems. Says there are a few issues, but I'm going to keep my eye on his blog...
http://nrsotw.blogspot.com/2012/05/pc-nvidia-graphics-cards-in-mac-pro.html
2 years ago
Some ideas for element, would be good if we can save the model after linking all the model parts and animation inside of the AE comp then some how to be able to save the whole thing in element. Now some models don't require that, but things like helis with rotors and rare blades are pain in the butt to alligne and animate on the correct axis.
shawn
2 years ago
man, cool animation - you said you are going to post a project file for that earth. When do you release it? dont get me wrong - if you dont its not an issue but i am very pry to see how you did that!
2 years ago
hmmmm, just wondering. Is there going to be a trial version soon? Don't get me wrong, I bet I would love it but just to be sure. But I love to trie before I buy ;-)
Jace
2 years ago
How long did you guys work on building element 3d?? Must have been a lot of work!!!
Awesome job guys!!!
b.
2 years ago
Hi, thanks for the great plug-in. Can I ask, how many computers may I install E3D on ?
2 years ago
so much to play with and learn .here is a screen on what am worjing on.
http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/u456/sammaghawiri/Comp10000000jet.jpg
2 years ago
So, I decided to put Element 3D to the Test with layer masks. Read the description of the video for more details. NOW my eyes are more open than they were before.

https://vimeo.com/47393097

ps. If anyone knows the Jeff Wayne's version of WOTW, you will understand the relevance of uploading on today's date. if you don't know the relevance, read the description of the video. Hope you all like.
nicholas
2 years ago
Was the first fringe intro made with Element 3D?
Ever since you teased us with the first element 3D video i thought it was done with it.
    2 years ago
    The first one was made in 3D max years ago, the new recent one was created in Element 3D.
2 years ago
Well...Dang it you got me again Andrew!!! Awesome job man, just picked up my copy of the Pro 3D Bundle :D !!!
Hi everyone .. here is another short clip which I have done with ELEMENT 3D, VC SOUND FX and some ACTION ESSINCIALS 2 footages .. 720 HD, hope you will like it. Cheers !

http://youtu.be/Vdv56U3V1fk
Hijazi
2 years ago
I love using After Effects for creating Logos more than Photoshop and Illustrator.. Is this wrong or something ?
    2 years ago
    Why Wrong Hijazi? if it works for you knock ya'self out. There is NO right or wrong way to do anything. if you get the desired look you wanted in the format you needed, you used the right program.
    James
    2 years ago
    I use AE for a lot of my photoshop work...like having access to optical flares (and now element)
    Hijazi
    2 years ago
    Thanks All !
    Ed
    2 years ago
    I agree Hijazi. One of the lesser known "secrets" of AE is that it's also great for still images.
Alex
2 years ago
Some of this elements was created in 3d program.
    2 years ago
    3D objects created in a 3D program. RENDERED with movement in Elements.
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    no all the 3d was created in element even kramerican airlines
    Sebatian, I WISH it was all from Element BUT, he does show in the Truck Tutorial, the Truck was created in a 3D program. However this is as close to a 3D programs as programs get.
    2 years ago
    (Excuse the typo, I meant Sebastian)
    2 years ago
    Element is explicitly NOT a 3d modelling program - models need to be created in Blender, 3DSMax, Cinema4D, etc...
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    no i know that
    i meant it was all rendered in element 3d
2 years ago
Man, it seems like the possibilities with this are endless. I can't wait until payday so I can buy it.
Devin
2 years ago
Andrew, could you possibly create a tutorial on animating the propellers on a helicopter? I have been having trouble with my animations as the propeller doesn't stick to where it should when i animate it.
Doug
2 years ago
Loving element, I bought the fresh food, and have the .obj and the texture map, but can't get it to show up in C4D? I'm trying to use the pineapple. How do you get the textures on the models? The UV mesh of the Pineapple doesn't match the UV map of the texture
Jace
2 years ago
How long did you guys work on building element 3d?? Must have been a lot of work!!!
Awesome job guys!!!
Richard oakes
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, someone helped me out with that flickering on export, if anyone else has the same trouble tell them to turn off multiframe rendering. works a treat now!!
abilo mordrick
2 years ago
andrew , i hope you fixe the plug to work with ATI mobility hd radeon 5470
El Fuerte
2 years ago
Andrew, I'd be happy to download from your site some .aep project that you made with element3D. Would be interesting to open in after effects and study the techniques used.
Michael Kramer
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, I really need element 3D...how do I get it in London? All directions are welcome.
Tyler
2 years ago
Andrew, I'm saving up for element 3d but I just want to know, will you ever create a tutorial for the Kramerican Airlines? That would be amazing.
Michael Zouzoukov
2 years ago
Very impressive plugin.just want to know if we have the possibility to invert the normals of a 3d object to see its texture from the inside.it could be very usefull to create a "true" spherical environnment. I know U see what i mean. ;)
    Ljubomir
    2 years ago
    Yes it have a option In Scene setup click on the name of object and down in Model Surface & Mapping there is a option Invert Normals It is amazing how much freedom you have with 3d object in elements
salah
2 years ago
can we see a tutorial for the airplane shot (not kramerican airline)
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    I want to see a tutorial for kramerican airlines
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    and there already is a tutorial for the engine explosion it doesn't use element
2 years ago
This plug-in is ground breaking...and this reel was put together so fast! Awesome
amrsrour
2 years ago
hi andrew ,
mazing worch ,
i wanna ask u Which has a better future c4d or 3ds max
iam working in 3ds max
2 years ago
Hello! :) love your tutorials and plug-ins.

What is the best video card to render faster the Element 3D objects?
KNau
2 years ago
Just curious - can you map video to an Element object?
    2 years ago
    Yes, you can use a custom layer imported to AE and it can be used as a texture. Video or still.
    Ed Ferguson
    2 years ago
    I would love to see a demo of that.
    Ed
    2 years ago
    I didn't see in the tutorial what I think the OP was asking. I saw static textures applied. I think he is asking if you can model perhaps a TV set, and map a video playing on the model's screen while the camera moves around the TV.
    2 years ago
    Quick tutorial on how to do it here... www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYRuTz21iDY
    2 years ago
    Quick tutorial on how to do it here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYRuTz21iDY
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Thanks for putting that youtube demo together Steve - Perfect!
    2 years ago
    No problem Ed. Glad you found it useful.
Jose
2 years ago
Andrew what ever happened to the release of Optical Flares for Nuke?
John
2 years ago
I have a trackball 3 button mouse, how do I zoom in Element? Is it even possible?
    2 years ago
    You can use the + and - on the keyboard, I'm not familiar with that mouse.
    James
    2 years ago
    I use the Kensington pro mouse trackball and I zoom in by using the scroll ring around the ball...not sure how similar yours is to this model
    2 years ago
    I cannot get - and + to work, system just pings when I do that and nothing changes. I am using a Wacom tablet and wish, above all else, to be able to zoom in easily with a keyboard shortcut or click/key combination. I tried - and + initially, as that's the AE default zoom I would have expected, but Nada. Help...? Thanks all :)
    HRob
    2 years ago
    If you have a tablet, set your touch strip to 'auto scroll/zoom' and you will be able to zoom.
    1 year ago
    Need to add a modifier key that behaves like cmd+/cmd- in after effects so we can zoom into the preview of the Element model. Middle mouse for some reason isn't working for me.
Drawx
2 years ago
Andrew asked how many hours sitting on the computer
    2 years ago
    Not as many as I spend sitting in front of it.
    2 years ago
    Boom Ba-da-Bing from the Kramster. He will be here all week ladies & gentleman
    Constantine
    2 years ago
    :D I see what you've done here
Chunks
2 years ago
That is so freakin amazing!!!!!!!!!!
Bill
2 years ago
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plug-in!!! There are some many things you can do with it plus I'm surprised at how well it works even on an iMac w/ an ATI Radeon HD 4850 w/ 512mb of vram. Highly recommended!
    Bill
    2 years ago
    Doh! 'There are SO many things...'
2 years ago
Emailed support a few times about some issues i'm having with the plugin but no response :(

Is there a better way to get a hold of you guys?
hunter812
2 years ago
Hi, you are amazing, but i have a question:
Can I use this plug-in wth a nvidia gtx670 and an AMD FX-8150 processor???
Christian
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! Really great and varied use of Element 3D!
Please, please tell us about the mountain shot!!! How did you do it?
Is the sky an environment map or did you use trapcode horizon?
What about the mountains structure and texture? Is this just a .Obj out of Max or C4D or is there something special we should know!?? :)))
Please share how this shot was done! It`s epic!
Peter
2 years ago
Awesome product indeed!!

Quick question though, my edit pc isn't connected to the internet. If I buy this product, is it possible for me to save it on a usb disk and install it from there onto the edit pc or is it a direct install from the internet? Thanks in advance!
Sully
2 years ago
Very nice.but what are these?
2 years ago
okthis is awesome! Now go make 'Pro Scores 2' with this kind of music, haha!!!
    2 years ago
    Yes! Pro Scores 2 - i've been wanting to mention that, please... :D
Jay Vyas
2 years ago
i kno u hav been busy on lot f stuff, including making us fool by saying that m using some 3d software for dis and reality u r using element 3d ( long back before u released it ) :0 ;) but its fine that y v love u andrew sir but now i dont know about all bt ya m missin video blog,comon atlst one video blog.......... cheerssss... VCP fanss back me uppp
2 years ago
He Andrew did you know that Film Riot did an episode with your plugin? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiywTmsCAIg&feature=player_embedded#!
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    I watched this earlier. twas a good episode
Saad Syed
2 years ago
What export settings do you use with Elements? I just purchased it and played around with some tests. I exported using H264 (have no prior motion graphics experience, so used what I use for live footage projects). So, H264 mp4 files look horrible with Elements. The colors look faded and gradients are choppy. What do you suggest?
Daniel Villena
2 years ago
This is the product that our company will buy soon. Truly amazing. Thank you VC team
Wingnuts & Fireflies
2 years ago
Andrew and VC Team, CONGRATS!! You have just unlocked so much potential, I can't wait to see what I and all the other VC Family can create! (IF I can get back to work and stop watching this video over & over & over...)

Cheers!
2 years ago
I´m a complete fan of your job Andrew I even have told mama you are my new BFF !!! BUUUUTTT What I can´t beleve is that even that I have bought all of your products you don´t have a Kramer Frecuent Flyer Points System !!! I mean, all we know the product is already accesible to the public. But you MUST get a coupon system or something like that for all those who has already get all your libraries as I do :D !!! I hope we can get a reply from you
Sebastian Alvarez
2 years ago
Andrew, it would be great it you could post tutorials or projects for most of these things, especially the Earth and space station, the green elements that move to show the black spheres, the bubbles that form a square with a teal background, the exploding truck with the wheel flying, and most of all the sequence for Fringe, and while this one may be complicated because of the copyright issues since we wouldn't be able to use it commercially, but we Fringe fans would love to make something similar just for our amusement.
mookie
2 years ago
How did you get that glassy look at :28?
Is it from settings within Element or was it created in the style of your "Glass Orbs" tutorial?
Nice!
kowoaoo
2 years ago
Nice, you should have put some text one the bullet and slow down to see it, that would be awesome :D
2 years ago
Christian Michael, I agree.😃
Adrian
2 years ago
Everything is very impressive, but... to be honest... one thing sukcs...the MUSIC!!! and its not only in this demo reel but almost in every video/tutorial... AnNd one other completely different thing. As a graphic designer i think that your product need a logo. Like the other programs, plugins and software. Now, Element 3d is only a name without any recognizable sign, it looks like a name of amateur plugin. It should look more professional like a brand. If you don't understand what i want to tell - sorry, but my english isn't good enough:)
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    "Element 3d is only a name without any recognizable sign"
    I see your point. however will it sell...will anyone EVER hear about it?????

    I think its doing fine as it is
    James
    2 years ago
    Bryan wants you to meet him by the swings after school. Don't forget your nunchucks adrian...you're gonna need 'em...
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    Who's Bryan?:) And... Who needs a nunchucks when we have Andrew Kramer:)
    Christian Michael
    2 years ago
    Bryan Burkhardt, hes the VC music producer, James and I also have his back lol
    James
    2 years ago
    "It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don't like something, it is empirically not good"~Tina Fey
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    Sorry Bryan but that's my objective opinion...
    John
    2 years ago
    Adrian, saying something "sucks" is not objective, you are a moron.
    Adrian
    2 years ago
    John - saying "you are a moiron" is not objective too so you are a moron too!
John
2 years ago
Great job yesterday... will the livecast be archived somewhere? Your tips for prepping scenes in C4D were great.
Reynaldo Barrera
2 years ago
Andrew que decir, es simplemente maravilloso, no sabes como se sufre al vivir en un pais como el mio que solo gano 10usd al mes,soy casado y tengo una hija que mantener, y como se sufre uno al poder visitar tu paginas y ver tus productos y querer tener todos tus productos y todos tutoriales y no poder tener ni siquiera un dolar para poder ayudarte, por eso amigos que me lean, que no les pesen compar estos productos, y cada vez que compra algun productos de VIDEOCOPILOT piensen en los diseñadores que vivimos en paises como el mio que añoramos tenerlos algun dia, solo tengo a la mano la posiblidad de pedirle a Dios que te siga bendiciendo y que te cuide a ti, a tu esposa e hijas y a tus compañeros de trabajo. Saludos fraternales Reynaldo Barrera
    2 years ago
    Hola Reinaldo. Dudo mucho que le pongan atencin a tu respuesta si la pones en espaol. En qu pas vives. Yo soy de Colombia, vivo en mxico, entiendo el sentimiento, en lo que pueda ayudar djame saber, un saludo.
HUGO STRANGE
2 years ago
My favorite part is...the jet fighter !!!!! loved it !!
2 years ago
Check this out – Element 3d onboard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PQKfyYquZE&feature=youtu.be
2 years ago
Amazing demo, everytime I get to see the possibilities i get more excited.
Things I've seen many years ago and wonderd how it was done, now I understand.
It's amazing to be part of this community. Thanks for the dedication you gave us through the years boss.
Stephen
2 years ago
Andrew, aircraft (military and civilian), landscape terrain, and cities would be some amazing model packs!! I can't wait.

I recently purchased Element and am blown away with the plugin. Here's my first render (inspired by NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars and your Earth render), "The Red Planet": https://vimeo.com/47144989

BTW, the above was rendered on my trusty old MacBook Pro with 4 GB of ram and only 256 MB of VRAM on a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT. Element still performed beautifully! Thanks again.
James
2 years ago
A city generator expansion pack would be awesome (well the generator is already build into element..I guess I mean a handful of good lookin', low to medium poly buildings pack?
2 years ago
when sam drope a grenade...is this grenade with Element 3D ?
2 years ago
I knew it, I bloody well knew.. Back when you were making demoncam.. I said things in the posts... You saw them.. Yes YOU! And you never batted an eyelid. I can trust you with my secrets Mr Kramer. Well played
    2 years ago
    ...people thought I was crazy... Some even laughed.. Babble babble... But.. I knew... I always knew...
2 years ago
Thank you AK and the whole VC Team. Just... thank you :)
will
2 years ago
So, when will the model pack with the F18 and helo be available?
2 years ago
Amazing. I knew all that had to be done in some clever way you weren't telling us about at the time but didn't really think of Element - sneaky Andrew! The mountain shot was super! I wanted that shot to last longer... :)
KD426
2 years ago
The snow covered mountains look photo realistic. How the hell?
    2 years ago
    I know right, extremely nice modeling there!
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    actually thst would be texturing not modelling
Brian Jaynes
2 years ago
Any news on the release of more object packs? Perhaps the one that will include the airplane?
Jeremy Abbott
2 years ago
So was the entire fringe intro done completely inside After Effects then aside from the 3D modeling? And that mountain shot..truly incredible stuff.
    2 years ago
    Yep! The crowd of people was done using Trapcode Particular too.
    Jeremy Abbott
    2 years ago
    That's so awesome, I love how legitimately you're making AE a professional tool for any level of production.

    I know I keep asking this but can you tell us about other TV/film work you've used Element on? I'm trying to sell my supervisor on why it would be a smart investment at work, real-world indusyry proof would be a big help!
    Jeremy Abbott
    2 years ago
    Industry, even..
    2 years ago
    @Jeremy -- it depends on your needs and if it's applicable for your end product.

    But After Effects has been used for YEARS in the film and TV industry, e.g. Chris and Trish Meyer. Although Andrew seems like the only one using it, he's not (probably one of the best, but not the only user).

    Check out the work from other well-known names e.g. Chris and Trish Meyer, Stu Maschewitz (sp?), Aaron Raboniwitz (sp? again...), John Dickinson and more. The Adobe website may have several showreels or resource links. You could probably even ask Todd Kopriva directly (he creates documentation and training for Adobe AE).

    Hope that helps.
    Jeremy Abbott
    2 years ago
    @Mike -- sorry, I should've been more specific. I meant specifically that he's making it legitimate for 3D work in the industry. I use AE extensively both at home and work for broadcast productions, I'm just trying to sell my boss on the potential of Element now.
    AdminSmithee
    2 years ago
    I also noticed on Fringe the Location shots (the shots with text telling the location composed into the footage) was also made with elements. is this right?
    Are you also using it on bigger projects in the future?
2 years ago
I remember when the teaser for the Grenade project came out I was hoping that Element was used on it, and pretty convinced that it was. But once the tutorial came out I was a little bummed it wasn't! Guess I was right all along ;)

What about the grenades hitting the ground? How was that done? Because there seemed to be a little dynamics/physics in that shot.
    2 years ago
    Those falling grenades were 3D max since I needed the bounce physics.
    James
    2 years ago
    I haven't tried this yet, but it seems to me motion tracking footage with the physics movement you need and linking your object to it would go a long way towards overcoming the lack of physics. Andrew, you could create a library of stock motion tracks. Bounces, rolls, cars falling to the ground etc...save me from having to do it..Then I could go to the beach...
    James
    2 years ago
    ...or even have the assignable motion paths built right into the plug-in. With a handful of common ones available as presets and the option to bring in your own tracks, like the custom layers for textures but for motion.
    AdminSmithee
    2 years ago
    That's a great idea James, you could easily track a i.e. tennis bal and assign to it. you would lose rotation but you could easily fake that. The problem would be by fracturing objects or complicater motions but for the more basic stuff this would work. Very nice idea!
Cesar
2 years ago
Amazing!! Hard to believe its all After Effects, but i know it is.
Ray
2 years ago
Can you do a tutorial on how to fracture 3d models using C4D and/or Blender like the C++ and Fringe examples? Also, is it possible to bend or wrap a 3d model around an object in Element? Like wrapping text around a sphere?
    Rob
    2 years ago
    Yeah I'd love to see how to do this. I'm trying to wrap text around a shield and can't find a way to do it.
Jake
2 years ago
I'd love to see a how-to on the space scenes - had a client approach me wanting to have a spaceship fly to Earth and land in his parking lot.

My response? "Well, it just so happens that I bought some software that could make that happen..."
    2 years ago
    Ya, me too, I think that would be a nice tutorial... please :)
vers
2 years ago
love the plug in!!! i am playing around with it every day but i still have some problems with the textures of obj models! none of them is in the right place...??? does anyone know why? is there a trick?
but so far...great work andrew! you are my master!!! ;)
Duostudio
2 years ago
Great! A wonderful plugin! I admire! I will buy this plugin for my work!
cheekylilbasterd
2 years ago
@ Andrew Kramer
I've been noticing some very nice sound effects on these recently post, I'm tempted to think you might be releasing a SoundFX product when Element3D has conquered to field. LOL
2 years ago
I've been holding off on getting too excited about Element, but now I really hope that my university gets a copy.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew. Amazing stuff. When will we start to see more of the 3d element bundles? I know the jet was talked about, is there a time table? A new pack every six months? I love the models I own right now, but I am always wanting more. Thanks and again, amazing.
I
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! Can you make F-18 fly-by tutorial please?
Mohammed
2 years ago
Andrew you are ( KOE ) king of effects...
    Farshad
    2 years ago
    Like
2 years ago
ooohhhhhh..wow.....haaaa....really amazing.....:)
Dimitar
2 years ago
I think you should make a tutorial or at least a brief explanation on how you did the mountain shot.

P.S. Can't wait for my paycheck so I can finally buy the plugin
2 years ago
WOW! :D Absolutely AMAZINGLY cool... sooooooo much capability and possibilities, ohhh I want to get Element soo bad! Thanks so much for making this plugin and continually making it better! :)
2 years ago
Outstanding outstanding outstandiiiiiing !
Can't wait to buy and try it !!
2 years ago
Just bought the studio bundle a couple minutes ago. Installed and ready to go. This plugin right here is amazing.

Great Job Andrew!!!
Landon
2 years ago
Hey, Andrew, how did you create the shadows on the mountain..?
Was this posted in a tutorial? It looks like it's rendered with Element.

??
Adrien
2 years ago
Yes it's really awesome and before this, I didn't touch 3D. It's the release to begin 3D for those who doesn't involve in 3D before that. You can make all that you want in C4D or other 3D programs and import them to fracture them or to make your dreams possible in the virtual world. I love it. And the price is very well dosed.
Thank you Videocopilot.
2 years ago
Andrew. You are our jedi master!
Howard Waddell
2 years ago
How did you do the mountains?
Very cool video!
2 years ago
I can see Element 3D Object tools to where we can pinch, bend, pull, push, polygons as if it was clay in version 5 of Element 3D in 2014. Am I far off with my prediction?
Joshua Perlson
2 years ago
Dude, your Fringe titling used Element??? You guys must have been working on this plug-in for like three years now. Sound right? Incredible. Just purchased it, can't wait to dig in.
Shahab
2 years ago
After Grenade lunching , we see the scene that Sam getting cover. which part of it is one of the Element 3d features?
Maurice Powers
2 years ago
Please...for the love of God....I beg you...do a tutorial where you start from scratch (empty, blank composition) and show how you did the 0:38 effect with the letters exploding into pieces.
    2 years ago
    Maurice ,the text is a pre-fractured object (using something like Cinema4D) and then just animated as multiple objects in Element. You can't fracture text within Element itself unfortunately.
Jason
2 years ago
Ok, you've made your point. Can you stop showing off now? :-)
James
2 years ago
That fighter jet shot was badass...
Timber_Wolf_2
2 years ago
I’m just going to keep posting this request until I get some kind of response.

Mr. Kramer, I have a request: if you post a video, could you make it available on VideoCopilot’s site as well instead of on Vimeo or YouTube exclusively? For many of us users, these other sites are blocked on our workplace internet, where we access your site much of the time. This is the third one in the last couple of weeks, and I’m having to miss out on a lot of great tutorials!

Just a humble request/suggestion from a raving loyal fan who would love to see everything you post! :)
    2 years ago
    Shame you cant view it, its a great video. btw your boss is behiiiind yooou lol
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    HAHA! not likely, Christian. He's a big guy, he wears heel taps, and he's usually singing. That man couldn't sneak if he wanted to. :)
    John Dillinger
    2 years ago
    Doubt it, that would require him to upload all the videos taking up way to much space... i guess
    Timber_Wolf_2
    2 years ago
    @John D. He's been uploading videos for years, and continues to do so with his tutorials. He should be just fine with a few minute demo reel, specially if it's low rez. At least the rest of us would be able to see it.

    And frankly, it's not hard to expand the available space. Especially if it means extending to all us consumers what he actually intends for us to see.
Bob
2 years ago
Hey u always use good soundtrack what is your references please??? thank
Josh T.
2 years ago
I love your sound design! I hope you have more sound products in your near future.
Daluz
2 years ago
Im saving my money, and will buy soon. The jet fighter scene isthe best!
Maui
2 years ago
I've also tested Element by creating a space scene http://sdrv.ms/QlvD3P
It's still really crude and I could add a lot more as well as spent even more work on the animation to make it more beleaveable but it's ok for a first test I think.
I tried to add fire to the exhausts of the spaceship but as soon as the spaceship rotates the nulls I used to drive the position of the particular Emitter were off. I tried different Expressions to link the values but couldn't figure out a way to make it work.

I have to give credit to Chris Kuhn & Greg Zaal for the amazing 3d model (http://sdrv.ms/QlvD3P But I've used the Materials that are included in Element as well as the Pro Shaders to texture the spaceship.
2 years ago
Really great. I've bought the Studio Bundle yesterday and i can't belive what i see in my AE preview...with my GTX480 hacked for CS6 this plug-in is really super fast.Easy to learn but with infinite possibility.
Thank you so much Videocopilot's team for this amazing tool,ready to rock!
I'm only waiting for real shadows :)
Bests from Italy and sorry for my bad english!
Bests to all,
Roberto
2 years ago
Great work! Element 3D is amazing. I made this test video only to find out that everyone and their mom have produced short little Element 3D videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab23OFsx2S4&sns=em
working with real 3D is a dream come true. "A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view."
;)
2 years ago
A few amazing things that seem to have gone unnoticed! The kramerican airlines was element? He come you never told us!? WOW! And the grenades and barbed wire on the fringe intro! Awesome! Sneaky, but awesome! How did you manage to conceal that the airplane was rendered in element?
Great, truly amazing :)
    2 years ago
    I wanted to tell you! But the product wasn't ready and I didn't want to reveal the texturing capabilities of the plug-in until we got closer to launch.
    2 years ago
    ahhhh :) I spose you didn't really need a riot outside your home when everybody got absolutely gobsmacked by the idea... :P Thank for replying man :)
    2 years ago
    Andrew, ok if that is so, then why did You render the airplane in VRAY when you were creating that tutorial? I remember 8 cores :)
    P.s. why can't I 'reply to this comment' on vc mobile version
    2 years ago
    I used 3D max so people could create the effect with tools that were currently available. Element was not out yet but if you look at the tutorial and final video, you'll notice there are no shadows on the airplane because I rendered it with Element.
    2 years ago
    How was the smoke from the engine created inside element, as it looked very effective?
    Josh Edel
    2 years ago
    He probably used a different plugin for the smoke, like particular or something.
Andrew
2 years ago
WOW! I am always amazed by your work Andrew (and team). this demo reel was amazing and you did a fantastic job presenting yesterday at the SIGGRAPH! Woud you ever consider having your own "in house" training? You could become even more rich and famous training all of us that wished we could be more like you (except funnier :) )!
Steve39
2 years ago
Andrew, I worked out everything I know about Element from your videos. I was going to read the documentation but I heard about the last guy that did that, so decided against it... Amazing work as always.
lu403
2 years ago
The Earth Looks epic. How did you do that? I mean the iris and the nightly atmosphere? I have tried to paste some night shoots of the earth into a Sphere as a texture in Element. But i am losing control with the mapping and things do not look good.

btw. your presentation @ siggraph was very cool.
lu403
2 years ago
The Earth Looks epic. How did you do that? I mean the iris and the nightly atmosphere? I have tried to paste some night shoots of the earth into a Sphere as a texture in Element. But i am losing control with the mapping and things do not look good.

btw. your presentation @ siggraph was very cool.

cheers
sing
2 years ago
3:43 am, i think you like to work at night, AK, becareful your health.But i can't get to sleep until like 2:00 am.
Element 3D Water Simulation Test

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCsxZMVTiI&feature=plcp

Render contains:

1. 3D rocks
2. Animated Water Shader
3. Diet Soda

I have 9 hours of rendering this scene in 1080p with DOF on Multi Pass mode (High). No motion blur on, because rendering time will be a MUCH LONGER.
    Justin
    2 years ago
    Hi Vlad. You might want to upgrade your GPU and probably the rest of your pc... There is no reason that clip should have taken 9 hours of render time. Build one on Newegg.com if you can. What GPU do you have? The reason why I bring this up is that you are not receiving the full benefits of Element 3D mostly being the it's blazing fast to render. :) My machine was about $908.00 and it render a 22 second clip of 4 scenes using 5 groups of high quality models with the works in about 10 minutes including the use of Optical Flares, DoF, Motion Blur, Ambient Occlusion, Fog, etc.

    Bottom line is, upgrade your machine if you can. At least your GPU.

    Take Care. :)
Jeff
2 years ago
Are more tutorials regarding Element 3D coming up? I dont understand it yet. I need a 0 - 100 Tutorial. And are planing to sell vehicle 3d models soon? I need them :D
Bryan Cobo
2 years ago
A W S O M E!
it blew me away
Mario San Emeterio
2 years ago
Awesome demo, Andrew. Last week I bought your plugin, and after a small problems now is working great. I've been using 3Ds MAX and Cinema 4D for some years. And what you have gotten with this plugin is absolutely amazing.
Thank you for your work!
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer has serious problems. Anyone know what planet he came from?
Zachary O’Connor
2 years ago
Not a question, just want to say that Andrew, you are handsome.
2 years ago
Great! Element is truly an amazing plug-in that I hope to add to my repertoire!
Matthew Trumble
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Loving Element.
Is there a way to get Optical Flares to obscure with Element?
Plicha
2 years ago
Would like to see the fighter project file :)
    Farshad
    2 years ago
    Me too !
Derecho
2 years ago
mmmm..terrain modelling...
Farshad
2 years ago
Andrew , are mountains and rocks in this clip real ?
minkook kim
2 years ago
WOW... it so Amazing
very impressive~ your genius Andrew!!!!~~
vaurilex
2 years ago
impresive! And to think that everything has been done on after effects it's just incredible. But I have a question, can we integrate 2 3d elements on the same solid? ;)) Or We Have to create two solid?
    2 years ago
    Element has 5 groups for using separate 3D objects on a single layer...
    Isaac
    2 years ago
    Hi Andrew,
    Will you add more Groups in future releases? or a bottom to click to just add as many needed ( of course Max value have to be implemented )
    vaurilex
    2 years ago
    ah okey, great, thx for your answer :)
Dylan
2 years ago
Amazing Stuff Andrew! So is the soundtrack. Who does your sound design anyway?
    2 years ago
    Bryan here does most of the music and I do the sound design using various source material and recordings.
    Farshad
    2 years ago
    Such as ?
Farshad
2 years ago
Woooooow Very nice , Element 3D is most powerful plugin in world , thanks Andrew
2 years ago
Awesome, really awesome!
Visshous
2 years ago
It's awesome! :) Nice job!
bnkpro
2 years ago
Great reel! Wish your presentation was a couple of weeks later as I will be on holliday in LA from Australia! Thanks to VCP for all their hard work!
2 years ago
WOW!! Tou're the best!! Do you find the internal brain with sinapsys?
2 years ago
Great work Andrew
I loved this reel so much, a lot of work
the scene of buildings and F16 I think, you should make a preview about them
they're so cool :)
Tobi
2 years ago
Simply amazing - will buy it soon
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