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 to see all the exciting action! Follow me on twitter to stay up to date with the day. @videocopilot

August 7th, 2012 @ 11:52 am
Too bad it's early in the morning, i would love to be there but I'll be at work.
    August 7th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
    Who needs work when you have ANDREW KRAMER!!!
    August 7th, 2012 @ 6:29 pm
    Who needs ANDREW KRAMER when you have SWAG!!!
    August 7th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm
    Who needs Corn Dogs when you have Lasagna?
    August 8th, 2012 @ 3:26 am
    Who needs SWAG,Lasagna and Work when you have ANDREW KRAMER!! :p
    August 8th, 2012 @ 4:34 am
    Who need Cinema 4D, Blender, 3D Max when you have Element 3D! :P
    August 8th, 2012 @ 6:15 am
    who need any of this, when you have a circus monkey in star track spaceship with a bunch of doughnut boxes?
    August 8th, 2012 @ 6:18 am
    Who need any of this when you have a circus monkey in a Star track spaceship with a bunch of doughnut boxes! Because really, its AWESOME!
    August 8th, 2012 @ 7:45 am
    Who need me when you have AK! :D
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:11 am
    Who needs a bunch of lame, pointless comments when you could have a life?
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:57 am
    Great presentation today and great plug in cant wait to get it keep up the great work and of course the amazing tuts cheers.
    Christian Michael Presentations
    August 8th, 2012 @ 12:44 pm
    You bunch of sad
    Chuck Norris
    August 8th, 2012 @ 2:04 pm
    You need nothing when you. Are chuck norris
    August 10th, 2012 @ 11:12 pm
    @Jovica - u cant make 3D model if u dont hav 3D application! Element 3D only can import 3D models, CANT MAKE
    August 14th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm
    who need life when we are all after effect addicts
August 7th, 2012 @ 11:56 am
Awesome! I'll watch it live since I can't travel all the way over to LA right now... :) Oh, and i'll follow you on Twitter like always, since I check for new tweets every minute, it seems like!
    August 7th, 2012 @ 11:57 am
    But, i'd love to go there and meet you, I want to really bad :)
    Alessandro Leoni
    August 7th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm
    Is it possible to watch it live? Can you give me a link?
    August 7th, 2012 @ 4:53 pm
    here is the link
    either way A.K. has it in this post just below the Screenshot.
Juan A. Aciego
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Great to bad im in venezuela so ill have to wacht the live stream god luck Andrew.
Christian Michael
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
Shame Lubbock TX is so far would be great to go
    August 7th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
    I don't think that you can get a flight straight to L.A. from Lubbock anyway, or I might consider going...
    August 8th, 2012 @ 1:26 pm
    Hi Ross, A Fellow Lubbockian on the VC site. We should grab a beer :0) Nice website btw
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
I'll be there! I hope you will be able to hang around for some time after the presentation..
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:22 pm
wow another great event for tomorrow, but why this can wait 'till next :( [next week i'll be traveling to L.A. :P ] best luck to you A.K. cheerz
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
Okey man we're waiting
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm
Oh... unlucky :(
I'll be in California for a work trip next week... missed for few days.. ouch!
I love your works, Andrew, and the way you make it sound simple in the tutorials.
Greetings from Italy!
August 7th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
Toooooo Far from Pakistan. :(
August 7th, 2012 @ 1:05 pm
yes, i'm waiting too ;)) thx andrew!
August 7th, 2012 @ 1:09 pm
Just purchased the 3d element $249 combo pack and have been checking it out - what an impressive and deep featured plugin (worth every penny and more) - the demo booth should be packed tomorrow - congrats!
August 7th, 2012 @ 2:03 pm
will defintly watch you live
August 7th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm
Man! I wish I could be there, but i live in Florida. I would do anything to meet Kramer.
L A Webley
August 7th, 2012 @ 2:43 pm
I'm in the UK but I'll definitely watch the stream. Break a leg.
August 7th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Very Cool Andrew ......
August 7th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
Things are getting better and better...while most talk about not being able to be there..I am looking at the pic you posted and I am absorbing the numerous possibilities of the integration like a dry sponge!
    August 7th, 2012 @ 4:48 pm
    same here as soon i saw that Screenshot, a lot of ideas came to my mind....with a great composition and some actors in green screen you can great a lot of great stuff with it..
    sample :
    - create the Keyout Comp with the actor and everything.
    - add the Keyout comp to a new layer
    - create a solid for elemend 3d and add a custom layer (the keyout layer it is)
    - load the 3D Model Scene in Group (1) and the Custom layer in Group (2) (this way both will interact better (you know Floor, Ceiling, Walls better alignment and such)
    - Align everything so it can work great
    - some color correction and render this thing out.

    well this is just and idea that pop-up when i saw this :P
    August 8th, 2012 @ 3:12 pm
    Yeah that's what I mean...are you a mind reader or something Isaac?
August 7th, 2012 @ 3:26 pm
sorry if my English do not understand, but I am Spanish and the translation is from google

Andrew Kramer, following you for several years and I never dared to write because there are no English. But this new plugin deserves my appreciation to your work. Just say you've revolutionized the world of film and your work and dedication are excellent. you have made my dream come true and have guided me all these years in my big hobby.
Thanks and a hug from Spain.
August 7th, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
It´s too far away from Honduras!
We'll be watching... and don´t forget to say "... and I´ll see you next time"

Try and do a movie sacarstic joke... yeah like the guy who discovers a new past and is in the distant future... what was the name of that movie again...? Oh that´s right, Back to the Future. XD (I know, it´s sucked)
God Bless!!
    August 7th, 2012 @ 4:50 pm
    Glad to see a fellow Honduran around here.... cheerz man
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:30 am
    Thanks Mr. Isaac. Cheers to you too man.
    Mi pas de 5 estrellas te saluda. :)
August 7th, 2012 @ 4:17 pm
I am from Serbia, and I will watch the stream, that's for sure.
You are popular here,I hope you will one day come. Say HI for Sam and company.
August 7th, 2012 @ 4:24 pm
it's a pity.... It would be very nice to meet you ... but I'm from Greece. Good Job , 're a man of offer. Thanks!!!
August 7th, 2012 @ 4:50 pm
Wish you were doing more in NY or maybe even DC! I'd be there for that fo sho..
Abdul Waris
August 7th, 2012 @ 5:18 pm
Hi andrew your beast in the teaching and you work is the beast.
August 7th, 2012 @ 5:27 pm
Wish I could attend Siggraph! Hope the presentation is recorded!
August 7th, 2012 @ 5:37 pm
August 7th, 2012 @ 5:38 pm
Nick Campbell at 9.30 AM and AlmightyAK at 10.30AM?! I'll try figure out which time is in italy and set the alarm :D
August 7th, 2012 @ 5:39 pm
Cheers from Argentina!!! ... Maybe a video of the presentation??... Good job!!!!
August 7th, 2012 @ 6:29 pm
Was CC Sphere Effect used to create the Earth?
And Where would someone get Photos like the moon Photo in the Optical Flares Plug-in, And the Earth in this example ?
August 7th, 2012 @ 6:34 pm
Aww nuts, we were just there today and saying how it was a little odd that there was no Copilot presence. Sorry we'll miss you tomorrow.
Bob K
August 7th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm
Just as I thought that Element might have saved me from my desire to buy and use C4D, Andrew appears to be making this a very difficult party to stay away from.
I'm ready though - if this is where the best solution lies ....
Travis Wade
August 7th, 2012 @ 7:41 pm
Good Luck.. See ya Online in the AM!
August 7th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
This is making laugh ;-) .What did people think when ANDREW said think outside the box with element 3d ?

Now people are seeing this screen then light bulbs are going off !!
ELEMENT 3D kicks butt with 3d text in AE.But it's more then that!

Imagine recreating Andrews jungle text tutorial .. but with 3d leaves this time and real text and vines etc.... ;-0

People mostly focus on what it can not do.Let me ask this. How many people could import/manipulate/Fast render a "real" 3D object in AE prior to July 10th ? is there a script for that somewhere ? ;-)

Cool beans Video Copilot, can't wait for real shadows !!
August 7th, 2012 @ 11:24 pm
Just in time from Switzertland man ! good luck !
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:30 am
i wish i could join but so far!!!(Afghanistan)
August 8th, 2012 @ 4:32 am
Please, make a video! I really want to see what is happening!
August 8th, 2012 @ 8:32 am
August 8th, 2012 @ 8:59 am
Please video of your presentation!
Christian Michael
August 8th, 2012 @ 10:26 am
5 minutes boys and girls and he goes live!
L A Webley
August 8th, 2012 @ 10:33 am
It seems that all the Videocopilot community have crashed the stream.
L A Webley
August 8th, 2012 @ 10:34 am
Yep. The viewer count has doubled for Kramer.
    August 8th, 2012 @ 10:56 am
    Yeah, I watched Nick Campbell before Andrew and the live streaming worked fine. Right before Andrew came on the Live streaming stopped and I couldn't get back on. I noticed there was an Archives tab on the c4dlive web site so I hope we can just watch a recording.
    L A Webley
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:34 am
    Hey Dman, I got on after a couple of minutes. The girl on the stream said that there will be the option to watch the presentations after broadcast.
    August 8th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm
    Cool, thanks L A.
    August 9th, 2012 @ 3:36 am
    I watched the stream from Hungary, and there wasn't any problem with it! :) There was a lag, right before he started the presentation! and that's all :D
August 8th, 2012 @ 10:39 am
my comment again........awaiting moderation
L A Webley
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:08 am
"One guy read the manual.

...And now he's dead."

Hugo strange
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:20 am
That was funny...but it's time we see all those other works he showed ... in the video promo
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:26 am
*I tried posting this question earlier but it got stuck pending*

I’m having trouble putting custom textures on my models:

What I did was auto-traced my jpg.. extruded it in element.. and then attempted to take that same jpg to create the texture with no luck. It came out distorted and was not correct. I’m unsure how to do this properly. PLEASE HELP

Also, is it possible to update my AMD graphics card? Because I am not seeing driver updates on it’s website. My current card is AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048MB

Any help is much appreciated.
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:27 am
Very entertaining.. you should do your tutorials live too :P
Time to bake some brownies :)
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:27 am
Does this essentially turn After Effects into Nuke? Great work, thanks for making such innovative products.
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:27 am
awesome presentation Andrew, one question, can you drop a tip on how exactly to stitch those 4K environment pictures. thanks a lot i enjoyed the presentation i wish i was there.
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:27 am
What got you started in After Effects? or Visual Effects in general?
    Christian Michael
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:34 am
    this (I Think) is answered in a questions and answers video with Sam Loya on yutube
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
Can you export lights to elements from a C4d scene, that will affect all the groups? Or do you have to do all the lighting in AE?
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:28 am
Hi Andrew,

very cool and straight presentation.-

I have to question:
1. IN the promo video the F18 Scene - Will you show us a tutorial for that?
2. What was the guy "terrible" asking you? :-)
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:29 am
Congrats on the presentation.
You guys rock and keep up the good work. And we'll see you next time!
Later! Saludos desde Honduras...! :)
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:29 am
Andrew, I had a question after your presentation at Siggraph... So is it possible to export high poly terrain models and textures from programs like vue or terragen and then import to element 3d to render fast and without flickers? (i think i
saw a snowy mountain render in you demo)
L A Webley
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
Bravo, bravo. A triumph. I hope those in attendance don't keep asking about raytraced reflections in Element. How many times can a person be expected to answer a question that is covered not only in the Element tutorials but during the actual presentation itself? Enjoyed it a lot. Even though we all knew he was hating the Mac and yearning for 3DSMax.
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
Hey Andrew,

In the live session @ Siggraph you answered a question about how to make fractured objects and animations look more realistic by re-fracturing parts of the fractured model.

I understand this conceptually, but practically, I am new to the whole fracturing 3D objects in your favorite 3D modeling package thing. That is, I haven't yet found a quick and effective way to fracture a 3D object.

So hence my question on whether you could provide tips and/or good references to learn how to do this. I am currently working with 3DS max 2012, but I am willing to try out other software if that would make it easier.

Thanks in advance and great live session by the way!

Greetz from Belgium,
    August 9th, 2012 @ 3:33 pm
    Just google for fracture script for max 2012 or you could use rayfire plugin it's very simple :)
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:33 am
HI MUM!............ no, she's not watching.

August 8th, 2012 @ 11:33 am
First off, great presentation! I had a question: What's in store for Element in the future, and will it be able to do real physics simulations.

On a side note the online viewers went down by about 1500 when you left.
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:34 am
Hey, very interesting live presentation Andrew! :)
I've got a situation right here.
I have problems viewing Elements in other camera views (like Front or Top view). The overall scene that I've setup like lights etc. work in other views but the object from elements stays in it's position from the active camera view. Any solution for this? or am I just doing something wrong?
Thats 2.5 Dahlas
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:36 am
Woohoo! Nice, and loved how people in the chat was going "Andrew! Andrew!" in anticipation of your entry.
Sir, you are no copilot, you are a friggin Rockstar pilot! Ace!
Jeremy Abbott
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:41 am
Hey Andrew, in the demo video you revealed that A) you've sneakily been using Element in videos/tutorials for quite some time, and B) you made the Fringe opening titles using Element. Are there any other TV/film works you've used it/are using it on that you can tell us about?
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:41 am
Cool presentation! Missed the beginning w/the room & lights coming in through a window..? The discussion of custom/animated reflections was interesting, and integrating 3D terrain is a neat area to explore.

...The Q&A girl was cute, but I don't know what she was supposed to be helping you with, other than pushing you off camera. Maybe that was their goal? "Stick to narrating, Kramer! Here's a female to look at instead, you nerds!" :P
Tim C
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:46 am
Great presentation Andrew!
August 8th, 2012 @ 11:58 am
Presentation is very good, but very slow stream, i hope that will video presentation come out very soon. Upload video please or put the link on youtube or vimeo. Thanks.
    August 8th, 2012 @ 12:02 pm
    at one time on the internet has been around 2100 visitors, C4Dlive almost crashed.
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:04 pm
Where i can see Andrew's presentation??
    L A Webley
    August 9th, 2012 @ 2:40 am, archives.
Travis Wade
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm
Great Job Today! I had a small idea for a change with Element.. Is there any way to get an eyedropper to capture screen color in the color pickers? I know its not relevant here but was just using Element and thought how nice it would be to have it to match colors from the screen.. Anyways, Great Job Today!
Mike k
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:46 pm
"one guy read the manual, and now he's dead." Lol.

Nice presentation!
    August 8th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm
    took me the word of mouth
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
Dear Andrew ,

i just submit a comment to tell you that i am very happy for you :)
August 8th, 2012 @ 12:01 pm
Hi Jef-aram, you should try blender to fracture some objects, it works with element unless you bought object pak with prefractured objects.
    August 9th, 2012 @ 12:00 am
    Hey Dean, thanks for the tip. I have used Blender some years back, but I didn't know they had a way of fracturing objects. Is it a a standard feature or do you need to install a plugin?

    Thanks again,
    August 9th, 2012 @ 1:37 am
    Jef-Aram you can enable fracture in the "user preferences/Add ons" section of Blender.
    August 9th, 2012 @ 4:33 am
    Thanks Steve, will try that tonight.
August 8th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm
Great presentation! I was watching you on C4D Website
    August 8th, 2012 @ 1:58 pm
    I see your name on CHAT c4dlive.Maybe I'm wrong.
August 8th, 2012 @ 2:02 pm
can you help me? i had to leave home for work in the middle of streaming presentation. now i can't find it... :(
Hugo strange
August 8th, 2012 @ 5:44 pm
Wait didn't ANDREW said he was going to answer questions posted on his blog ?
    August 8th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
    Yes he did, BUT remember he has his life, wife and kids and other projects too. let the guy grab a breath lol
August 8th, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
Guh, I wish I could be there.
August 8th, 2012 @ 7:38 pm
Nice presentation, what was the app you used to get the panorama?
    August 8th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm
    He used the Photosynth app from Microsoft. The only thing Microsoft did right. :)
    August 9th, 2012 @ 12:09 am
    its micorosoft photosynt.
    August 9th, 2012 @ 12:33 am
    'Photosynth' for iOS by Microsoft.
August 8th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm
I believe my dad met you at the presentation. His name was Sam conlogue??? I doubt you would remember with all the people you met but I'm gage his son, just wanted to say hello I'm a huge fan of your stuff and it's really inspiring! Hoping to be a VFX director for film one day and I I think you've given me a great start! Thanks a million!!!
August 8th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm
Geez Andrew... what's it feel like to be in the 2% now? :)

Great presentation today as usual.
Multi-passes - do I have to bake out all of those passes in C4D and then plug them in individually, or is it like a multi-layer PSD? How did you do it for all the model packs?
August 8th, 2012 @ 10:27 pm
What happened yesterday on the LiveStreaming? I could see the guy before Andrew then closed the window, reopened it a moment later and the website could load.. Server crash?
Richard oakes
August 9th, 2012 @ 2:30 am
can anyone help me out? i have a project file i have built using Element 3D but my graphics card is rubbish. would anyone with a good graphics card be willing to render off a file for me please? I would love you forever!
August 9th, 2012 @ 3:52 am
I couldn't watch the livestream, any chance you can upload a video of the presentation?
    August 9th, 2012 @ 5:24 am said they will have archives of all the livestreams (including Andrew) on the site next week.
August 9th, 2012 @ 10:30 am
I missed it! With 15 minutes to go we had a problem at work that I had to fix so I had to log off and do my job. :(

I'm looking forward to seeing the archive version next week.
August 9th, 2012 @ 10:51 am
Cool. I found it on The plaid shirted Mr Kramer \^^/
    August 9th, 2012 @ 10:57 am
    'Has anybody ever seen anything?' LMAO. They're a tough crowd Andrew, but you are the man :D
August 9th, 2012 @ 11:44 am
can you share link to presentation??
    August 9th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
    Go to > Click the Videos Tab (behind the Chat tab on the right hand side) Scroll down to the 9th Video (left hand side called Live Show [livestream] Wed, Andrew start about 60 minutes into that video file. In a brown plaid shirt.
August 9th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

I think Andrew will be proud of this :) Andrew I will steel 18 secs of your life. All done IN ELEMENT 3D ! :)
August 9th, 2012 @ 12:29 pm
Found a direct link to it. 60 minutes in:
    August 12th, 2012 @ 10:54 am
    like button need here :D thanks man...
August 9th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm
August 9th, 2012 @ 2:47 pm
August 9th, 2012 @ 5:42 pm
Very enjoyable presentation for us fans, I just wonder what Maxon felt lol, it's all good I guess :D

Thanks for all of your work Andrew, keep it coming
Chuck Norris
August 9th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
I have to admit i failed, andrew is my master
August 10th, 2012 @ 9:19 am
Can use and import 3D Models from other libraries and/or your own created in different 3D packages?
Or you can only use what VCP offers?
    August 13th, 2012 @ 4:18 am
    Yes, you can import your own 3D models into Element.
August 13th, 2012 @ 8:57 pm
hi! everyone ! Can use and import 3D Models from other libraries and/or your own created in different 3D packages?
Or you can only use what VCP offers?
August 15th, 2012 @ 1:23 am
Terrible. Plastic looking 3D in a 2.5d application. Great going.
August 15th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Really nice presentation AK and next time videocopilot gang will be there!
September 18th, 2012 @ 4:31 am
people like me from Ethiopia,........when are we going to meet u? cause i am a big big fun of your work.............keep it up
Onkar H
September 19th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm
awesome presentation in future can we rig and animate in element 3d???
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