I was trying to create a Billing Block a few months ago and it was quite tricky to find the right font. Let alone a free font that was available. Just about every movie trailer has one of these strange looking blocks of text and why shouldn’t everyone! So in classic Video Copilot fashion, we have created a Free Font called “Credit Block” and a template just for you!
The perfect addition to your fake trailer!
Installation: Put the font thingie in your font folder thingie.
Here are a few renders for an upcoming 3D model pack. These images were rendered inside After Effects using our very own Element 3D plug-in and populated the city by using the advanced array options inside the plug-in. And of course you can take advantage of the same amazing speed and performance of our OpenGL render engine.
These shots only use a 5 or 6 unique buildings but you can use as many as you want since the collection contains over 30 high quality buildings and skyscrapers. Another cool feature is that we are including day and night textures ready to go! This model pack will be ready to go next month with some more advanced tutorials.
Another cool thing about this upcoming pack is that we are including the 3D max files setup with VRay, the C4D files as well as OBJ and FBX with textures setup. So you can bring these models into your favorite 3D program and do even more advanced renderings.
If you wanted to get your hands on the new iPhone 5, “Congratulations”, we have a free 3D model just for you! Along with this free model I also recorded a short tutorial that focuses on animating the screen and preparing the model for Element 3d.
The iPhone model is in the OBJ format so you can use it with any 3D program such as 3D max or Cinema 4D.
In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel.
The stock footage are from Action Essentials 2!
Here is the example of using Depth Compositing from a while ago, I know the sound FX are bad, but hey, I mixed them in After Effects!
In this tutorial we will create a realistic set extension for the surface of a far away alien planet. With the help of the Matte Painting challenge we will be compositing the background along with adding 3D rocks with Element 3D and pulling out the Roto Brush tool. Big thanks to everyone that submitted a matte painting I had fun looking through all of them and I’ll to post some of my favorites soon!