New Tutorial & Free iPhone 5 Model!

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.

Watch Tutorial
Download iPhone 5 Model

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2 years ago
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128 Comments

Ejian
2 months ago
Hi, i purchase an iPhone 6 3D model from a website, but i cant import correctly to element 3D... if someone want to help me export (bake) the model to element i will give you the 3d model of the iPhone 6 for free... ejianworld@gmail.com
Paul
10 months ago
Thank you so much for this tutorial and free download. Sincerely.
ChinChilla
1 year ago
I agree with you, eikon. But plugins and freebies have peaked open the curiosity of a ton of people who never were interested in or capable of 3D and motion graphics prior. So yes, they expect everyone to provide them with everything because they can't make anything. And some see no reason to even try since they can grab models. I personally do not like using models, but have to on occasion at my boss' request. However, I know 3D, studied in in college and study it daily. I am not as good as Andrew Kramer at anything and appreciate his work, but I also aim to be a master of it myself one day. That should be the goal. People using this stuff who don't know what they are doing come to me all the time with questions that could be answered if they studied the craft.
Dima
2 years ago
Hi there! If somebody still need a file for white iphone please check the link. I have done for myself it in few minutes, so it is not so perfect and might want to fix some details, but it will give the idea.
http://imageshack.us/download/811/misplacewhite.png
khuphe fanuel
2 years ago
man i was watching the series Revolution,what u did with intro was tight man
Mark
2 years ago
Really really nice!

Any plans for an iPad model too (paid or unpaid)? :D
Eben Sowaety
2 years ago
wow...Kramer u really making it easy for the creative industry....awsome
2 years ago
Just wanted to say a quick thanks, E3D and this model helped me meet a rush deadline that was sub 24hr turnaround quickly and easily for a short 15 sec commercial.

http://youtu.be/ahgtjeBUQGA?hd=1

VCP = WIN
Edison Junior
2 years ago
I actually enjoyed using elemen 3D and find it usefull hope ya find this animation useful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCIWYAUJ6Ss&feature=relmfu
Thanks to Andrew Kramer
saurav
2 years ago
i have followed your tutorial but still i have a problem.
i cant insert the mode into after effects cs6 after doing the screen setup..!!! after clicking ok...nothing comes in the after effect screen
    2 years ago
    ************_________________

    i have followed your tutorial but still i have a problem.
    i cant insert the mode into after effects cs6 after doing the screen setup..!!! after clicking oknothing comes in the after effect screen_______________________*********



    DUDE SAME PROBLEM .... ANY SOLUTIONSS???
Luis Min
2 years ago
Is there any way to make material for 3d Element?
Stephano
2 years ago
Hi Amdrew.
Tried loading the .obj into photoshop. the diffuce and screen textures load, but not the specular. have i done something wrong, or shall i add the specular manualy and how...

Stephano
jatilford
2 years ago
Hi ANdrew,

I really enjoy your tutorials and humor. I an curious if it is possible with Element 3D when showing multiple instances if the iphone to have different screen images of movie files on each. If so, please provide an explanation or point me to information already posted.

jeff
Domenico
2 years ago
Andrew, check this ad:

http://youtu.be/BnhXSRZvAMc
pedro67
2 years ago
talking about objects and logos... I did not find a way to import my Illustrator Logo into Elements 3D and extrude it. Does this just work with fonts?
I even tried to create an obj in Photoshop CS6 and import to Element 3D, but it looks wrong. Any tutorials on that how to create a 3D Logo from a 2D logo in Illustrator CS6 as we use this all the time?

thanks for any response....
toto
2 years ago
Could anyone post the white version of the diffuse png ? I can't make it look right.
pete
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, no front, but you should add some scratches on the corners to the Iphone. You know i mean? :) Greets.
2 years ago
Ah dude thanks so much! Used it here already!

https://vimeo.com/49660712
ollie
2 years ago
i'm trying to get this model into C4d but can't seem to get the textures to work properly.

I applied the diffuse.png to the Diffusion texture and the Specular.png to the specular colour texute. but its nt right. can some one point me in the right direction?

many thanks!!
Tobias
2 years ago
Hey Guys, i have a problem when i render the Iphone Comp.

http://youtu.be/Ge1BHcVjcCI

Output settings are:
Multisampling 0
Supersampling 0

I also render it in
Multisampling 1
Supersampling 0
the problem is the same. I also try Supersampling 2, the same bad result.

My System is weak, but i render the Biohazardlogo and other projekts without problems. Could it be the Reflaction?

Thank you for any help
    Tobias
    2 years ago
    For all who has the same problem. The Support give me the Tipp to try disabling Multiprocessor Rendering in AE. I done it and now it works pretty well.
Daluz
2 years ago
Hi guys! Just one question, is there any "opacity option" for each group?
It would be great. Im doing some text any they come in and disapear in distance, and dont want to use a lot of copies of Element, so I set each word in a diferent group, the problem is there is no opacity option for each group!
Alzemir
2 years ago
Hi Andrew and VC Group. I created a puzzle in C4D, but when I use shatter the Element not only unravels the puzzle, each piece is individually dismounts. How can I solve this problem in C4D for the element?
Sandie
2 years ago
In this tutorial AK Sir you using Element version 1.0.351
When you giving us update on that :D And whats new on this update please classify :]
2 years ago
Very great work! Keep it up :)
2 years ago
I'm sure this question may have been asked before, but is there a way to add more than "5 groups" to element 3D? if not is there a work around way to be able to manipulate more than 5 groups in the same layer?
Thank you for any and all help
Palmer
2 years ago
God Bless you richly Andrew Kramer! You are a BIG blessing to VFX and Motion graphics guys. Thank you for this wonderful iPhone 5 model. I've seen lots of them offered for sale, but here it is, FREE! I'm looking up to purchasing element 3d soon. Its awesome. Great thanks for the tutorials and many more tutorials you've been offering in the past. My VFX and motion Graphics career had its teenage from your basic tutorials online. Now my career is in it adulthood. Great thanks to you Andrew Kramer. Great Thanks to VideoCopilot. Greetings to Sam Loya, and the others. I love you all so dearly. Im Palmer Noah
2 years ago
iamxombee
2 years ago
Hi Guys, can someone knows how to do the UV Mapping in C4D with all texture save as a jpeg then add that material into 3D element, just like that iphone texture wrapped around in just one click. Any tutorial link? thanks in advance. God Bless
kenan sönmez
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
I really wonder if element could be used with object tracking,i mean like replacing a cardboard sword with a 3d lightsaber or such.not for static objects but moving ones.i watched your tutorials about the use of camera tracing with E3D and it would be so great if you could make a tutorial about using element with object tracking(if possible) love the work and effort you put it in this plug in,it is really a genius invention for AE :) best wishes for now...
Eric Y Lin
2 years ago
So I did it, I render out an image of iPhone 5 with element and bunch of post work, posted on fb, everyone thought I bought the phone lol, simply awesome, thanks Andrew!!
http://www.ttyi.net/images/iphone_element.jpg
Marco
2 years ago
What do you guys think about this model? http://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/3d-c4d-m1-abrams/692846
Elementisdabestest
2 years ago
Andrew,
Why not 3d track it to sams hand and have payment plan guy facetime sam? I would love that haha.
2 years ago
Andrew! You probably will not read this, but hey, here's to trying.

I use a lot of your stuff to teach my students. You don't maybe offer like educational packages or something like that? Would really love to get Element 3D for the lab!

Keep up the fantastic work, from your South African fans.
2 years ago
hey i made this :D sorry for bad quality and w/o sounds but still its ok ok..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uRg7pV6gKI&feature=youtu.be
2 years ago
HEY ANDREW I WANT white one too can you please tell me textures to be used there ?
    Rock Point
    2 years ago
    Drop the Diffuse png into Photoshop & replace the black textures with white & reassign the drop down- worked for me.
Jay
2 years ago
Hej Andrew. I need to recreate a bottle and add a label on it, then whack it through element. Have you got any tutorials planned for something like this?

Many thanks

Jay
Simon
2 years ago
It was just yesterday that I bought this iphone 5 model for 30 bucks. This one looks better than what I have. Cheers Andrew!
Bharat
2 years ago
Great. It's good. We can change color to make white. It's simple. If you can't do please buy white option. It's only for stuff.
Farshad
2 years ago
Where we can get other phone models ?
Onkar H
2 years ago
just 1 question
If i made animation in 3ds max with camera set up and animating body and export in element 3d would it get that animation?
Means can i use element 3d as a render engine?
    2 years ago
    sorry, no. Element doesn't support animated files of any sort. It's too hard on the GPU memory or something like that... Read the help guides to find out more.
moldava
2 years ago
Please Andrew, next tutorial on the wonderful city sce posted yesterday in twitter
Oladipo
2 years ago
You definitely have a great wife...greetings to her.
Dylan
2 years ago
This makes me want to bash my head against a wall. I just finished a job for an iPhone case company where I spent hours making one myself because I couldn't find a pre-made one...Guess I should check VCP more often.
Gurjote Sansoa
2 years ago
!HELP! For some reason, its coming up as plain black, the screen shows up and the camera but nothing else. the specular map doesn't show up. I tried adding it on the specular tab on the material editor as a bitmap and clicked on the image but nothing happened HELP!
2 years ago
nice, and I see I have a lot to learn.
christian
2 years ago
cool tutorial , i think thats is the best plugin for after effect, greetings from arequipa peru.
Ben Faingold
2 years ago
Greetings Andrew!

Your work is unparalleled and you have amazed me again. My small inquiry showed me that you have made some mistakes with the materials and colours of the iPhone 5. You can check it on Apple's site : http://www.apple.com/iphone/design/
I tried to fix it myself with Photoshop but I'm lacking of skill in that program, although it is quiet similar to After Effects.
Is there any chance you post an updated version of the model or just tell me how to fix it myself? It is kind of odd that I am the only one who has noticed on that mistake. Anyway, please respond.

Thanks in advance.
Thomas McDonald
2 years ago
Do I have to sign a two year contract before downloading?
Hussein
2 years ago
Hey Andrew till now Element is a powerful plugin to import 3d obj files but i wondering could the plugin import a 3D model with its own animation .. for Example i have a running 3d character model can i import it with element to AE ?!
    Hussein Mostafa
    2 years ago
    Thanks .. i will check it
2 years ago
Thanks for the 3d model! and I create this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeNeWM6CFgk
    2 years ago
    Thanks!
    sebastian556911
    2 years ago
    Very Clever
Antonio
2 years ago
thank you very much for everything, especially for the plugin Element and here's a little test I did with the iPhone 5 https://vimeo.com/49686838
Jed
2 years ago
How about a Suretarget update...
onkar
2 years ago
awesome!
2 years ago
Element 3d just made 3d renders on my machine literally 1000% faster. LITERALLY!

Check out what I made with this model already:

https://vimeo.com/49660712

The possibilities are ENDLESS!

https://vimeo.com/49660712
Alzemir
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew and Video Copilot for downloading of the 3D file. I've edited a project and insert small test videos and family photo. Extremely interesting layers with the integration of the Element. This gives us more options to create new ideas and possibilities. Great done!! Congratulations!!
2 years ago
Beautifully done...all the way down to the high detailed text on the back of the phone! su-bloody-purb!
Jeremy Abbott
2 years ago
Couple of interesting models in his my models folder there..apache and 50k liquid mesh test. Surprised no one's mentioned this yet..
Rusty Shackleford
2 years ago
I still want to know what LiveCam is!!
Markus
2 years ago
I know it is off topic, but while i was searching tutorials i found proshader on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNiHup-rbqc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNiHup-rbqc
But i´m still not able to bring it into AE ^^
Turker Metingul
2 years ago
My comment must have been 5th.Is this very important?Yes it is!Why?Because this is obsessive community,not joy.So how we can love Andrew so much unless being some maniac :) Shining tutorial?What could be else?
Adrian
2 years ago
any other phones???? why it's only iPhone?
    Ed
    2 years ago
    Because it's free.
Nick
2 years ago
Thank you Andrew, this model is really well made, It's great of you to put it out for free when you could've charge like $70 on turbosquid or something. You rock dude
2 years ago
Slick Tutorial!!

Tell your wife I'll be the house maid in exchange for you to provide me with one on one AE Training!! Its a win win win situation - I get personal training - your wife gets more free time - and you get....um... well.... I guess it's a just a win win - ha! Thanks for the quick yet awesome tutorial!
2 years ago
Always awesome to get a free iPhone
Diego
2 years ago
U are the King !! Nice Job.
trev
2 years ago
Just on time!!! Thank you so much!
Vorp
2 years ago
Awesome stuff Andrew.. but what the heck is LiveCam ? :D :D
Ed
2 years ago
Excellent - loving Element more each day.

Making tutorials gets you out of housework? Guess we can expect more :)
Rodolfo
2 years ago
Thank you Andrew, I hope all is well with you, wife and the kids. Cheers from Portugal/Singapore
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew and the Video Copilot team! BTW, just saw Revolution last night and several of the effects looks like your handiwork.
2 years ago
Hey, thx to you and the Video Copilot Crew for this really awesome and free iPhone 5 model. It's much fun to watch you tutorials and i really love your jokes.

With you and your wife... all ok so far? ;-)
Anu
2 years ago
Awesome Tut! Anderw....
Thanks for the Tut & iphone Model...

VC the BEST !
Javokhir Khasanov
2 years ago
Thank you Andrew for this free 3D Model.
Farshad
2 years ago
I can't have real iPhone 5 in my hands , but with Element i can have iPhone 5 in my PC :D , thanks Andrew
LoveVC
2 years ago
I Love U Master Andrew :)
Thanks For Everything :)
Eric Y Lin
2 years ago
this is awesome!
I think I'm gonna use this model and render with real photo as background, and see if I can trick my friend that I already get iPhone 5! lol!
2 years ago
you are great man, thnx for the model......
Farshad
2 years ago
Very Good as always !
2 years ago
Hey, this is another great tutorial for the best plugin of the century.

Thanks,
Thorsten
http://www.PhotoMocha.com
Mark K.
2 years ago
Andrew,

I tried using your technique of using video or footage as the texture map, but I can't get it to work.

I'm using the Sphere HD model from the primitives pack and I made a precomp with Particular and some different effects to use as my map, but it won't work! I followed all the directions in the vid, but it's not working. Any suggestions? I want to create a sphere with some cool effects inside without using CC Sphere like you did in your other tuts.

Thanks!
ola
2 years ago
Great, ‎​†h♌kڪ for carrying us along
2 years ago
how awesome! freebie plus a tutorial :)
2 years ago
I Love Andrew Kramer.. Im a married man, but she'll just have to get over it!! :)
2 years ago
nice, i loved the jokes. you sounded scared when you said ill take the trash later:)
Timm
2 years ago
Thank you Andrew for this free 3D Model. Really usefull :D
Joey Morelli
2 years ago
Andrew & crew,

I am semi-knowledgeable in C4D...I want to know how I can create these multi-texture files like "Iphone5_specular.png" and "Iphone5_diffuse.png". Any chance of a tutorial or a link to one online?

You are the best - Thanks.

~ Joey
    Joey Morelli
    2 years ago
    ...to be more specific...I want to be able to create multi textures that are EASILY RELINKED IN ELEMENT like you did here for the iPhone5 and the other assets / models I purchased with the plug-in package. I try bringing in C4D project files with the shaders on the pieces & parts and Element strips everything off - making it extremely difficult to relink everything successfully. Please help. Thanks so much.

    ~ Joey
    2 years ago
    Perhaps you would find this useful: https://vimeo.com/49391176

    cheers
.. just in case you missed it .. here is another short clip done with Element 3D .. feel free to comment & share .. cheers !

http://youtu.be/KRBPdYgDVZQ
Ron Carlson
2 years ago
hmmmm. Did anyone notice in the video when he was applying the element effect there was another plugin named "LiveCam"? Is there perhaps another product coming in the near future?
    Sonu
    2 years ago
    I did... and I'm still searching for that one...
Bob K
2 years ago
Too amazing Andrew .... you're spoiling us rotten!
2 years ago
andrew you need to check this out? this a creative way to use element, i know that doesnt replace any 3d program but what if with some time you can make your own models inside AE only with mask? like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi012Ls_rHo&feature=g-user-u or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi012Ls_rHo&feature=g-user-u
pls check it out its an awsome job and tell me what do you think
    2 years ago
    amazing work.............
    Mr:Mijagi
    2 years ago
    Good job, man! Keep on working!
    2 years ago
    Thanks for plugging my videos! I've actually created a few tutorials on how I create things in AE using Element. You are right, it's not a replacement for an actual 3d program, but you can get some pretty nice results. They are available here if anyone is interested http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD17DA67601F2BF9F&feature;=plcp
2 years ago
YEAH! Thanks for this one! ;)
2 years ago
Thanks so much for the model. I haven't found a good, free iPhone model since element 3D has come out, thanks for giving us one, and the new one at that!
7Ss92
2 years ago
How did you design your iPhone model ?
3D program or AF ?
cause I've seen a tutorial before on how to make it using AF and i would love if you showed us how =) Thnx
    7Ss92
    2 years ago
    Sorry I mean AE
    Isaac
    2 years ago
    Tutorial show 3DS Max so i bet he did it in 3DS Max...
    hinkik
    2 years ago
    Modeling in AE with 2D pictures or by drawings masks and extrude them with element?
    sebastian556911
    2 years ago
    it was in made in a 3d program
    i know this because its an obj model and you cant export from element

    PS
    could you please add a feature to export from element
2 years ago
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAhoooooo number 6, or 7 - shoo by the time is stop typing number 10! Nice job anDrew!
2 years ago
woooooow amazing,
good job Andrew =)
Damian
2 years ago
SH!T HOT! This will be a huge selling point for element!
2 years ago
Excellent as always!
Great .. thanks a lot !
Jakob
2 years ago
This is amazing, it will be great for many people that are going to create these fake apple ads
Davlet Linares
2 years ago
Just black color? Is there any possibility you're gonna make a white one? =)
    Isaac
    2 years ago
    Well i haven't see it but i know is a 3D Model and Pretty sure the Texture/Shader Can be change to a different color.
    MGT
    2 years ago
    i will download this file, edit the textures a little and make it white and put it up somewhere. I'll link the download if that's ok with VCP ofcourse :)
    steve
    2 years ago
    Uhhh! Its free! why dont you go buy a white one geese the guy gives us free stuff and you complain about it.
    Darren
    2 years ago
    Open the Defuse png file in an image editor and change the dark grey sections to White. I did this and changed it in Photoshop CS6 until it looked right. I know have a white and black defuse png file which I can swop out as I need.
    sebastian
    2 years ago
    he wasn't complaining at all he was just curios if they color could be edited in element at all
    ionut
    2 years ago
    Hi,i have a problem,when i import the iphone in cinema4d,cinema 4d import the iphone without textures.
    Jovica
    2 years ago
    ionut, then apply it by yourself!
    Digitalsoju
    2 years ago
    MGT You still planning to upload the white one?
    eikon
    2 years ago
    holy shat guys... if you cant change black to white, you should not be doing motion graphics. i cant believe how much hand-holding people expect on this site... especially on stuff that is being given to you for free! god knows you probably wouldnt be able to place vert 1 if you had to build the model yourself.
    1 year ago
    Hi guys! I've made a white diffuse pass for this model. Check it out and leave me a comment and I'll share it with you! :)
    http://www.joakimulseth.com/blogwhiteiphone5model/
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