Have you ever wanted to be an unlicensed building contractor? Today we are announcing the release date for our new 3D model pack METROPOLITAN. This collection features over 100 3D buildings and specialized reflection maps for creating incredible city shots with Element 3D! The pack will be available Tuesday, Jan 22 2013!

In addition to Element 3D, we have also taken the time to build each object for your favorite 3D program too. Including Cinema 4D, 3D Max and 3D Max with Vray, as well as OBJ and FBX with materials pre-setup. This model pack is our  most comprehensive and there may be a few surprises yet to come. Trailer and demo videos to follow. Have a safe new year!


December 31st, 2012 @ 11:54 am
I just can NOT wait to see some demos of this from Andrew.
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:57 am
How much is the pack going to be?
    December 31st, 2012 @ 10:59 am
    I would guess / hope the same price as the other object packs.
    December 31st, 2012 @ 11:01 am
    It may actually be a little bit more, but wait til you see what is included. It's not exactly like the other packs!
    December 31st, 2012 @ 11:06 am
    It would be nice to have bundles of just the object packs for those who already have Element 3D
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:22 pm
    I have to agree with Tyler. I own Element 3D and the Pro Shaders but I would be interested in buying just some model packs now that I have a better understanding of how I will use E3D but there is not an option to bundle just the models. Please consider adding some bundles for the model packs. thanks AK!
    Simon Webb
    January 4th, 2013 @ 4:12 am
    Aaron and Tyler the models ARE available separately.... click on Models at the top of this page. :-)
    Aaron Randerson
    January 4th, 2013 @ 10:21 am
    Hi Simon, Yes I realize you can purchase them separately. However, there are no BUNDLE deals. i.e. (buy any three model packs for $249.99) You must pay full price for each if you pass up the original massive bundle deal which includes E3D and Pro Shaders. In my case I bought the 3D design bundle but now I can't go back and bundle any of the models themselves.
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:57 am
Sweet!!! It looks like Metropolitan is one mother ship away from a good weekend. I knew I had to get past my homepage "Toys R' Us" today. Can't wait.
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:58 am
Awesome Andrew you always rock.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:01 pm
vauuuu super....:) i will wait :)
    December 31st, 2012 @ 11:07 am
    murad don't be have to sabun :D
    December 31st, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
    Woaw sir Murad you ares the best than Andrew cramer..I looked yours projects where can i get to this projects..Tell me this please :(
Tural Memmedzadeh
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:01 pm
Woaw thx mannn!!!you are the best i know that look at to this please i want be your comment
    Tural Memmedzadeh
    December 31st, 2012 @ 1:07 pm
    please look at to this and i want to yours ideas
    January 1st, 2013 @ 6:24 am
    Sorry but ugly. You seem to be discovering AE.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:02 pm
NOW this is an awesome start to a NEW year
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM INDIA. to you and your family..

if it wasn't you,there wouldn't be an amazing After Effects...
THANK YOU truly..
---> a fan
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:03 pm
hi andrew! this model free oslaydi zor olardi ;) :D
sad man
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:04 pm
we still waitnig element 3D new update intel's graphic
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:04 pm
Awesome! Can't wait :-). And Happy New Year, guys!
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
perfect new year gift, thnx andrew...........
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
Ave Haydar grandfather. from hacibala.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:06 pm
Will there be a tiny Sam Loya waving from the top of any of the buildings ?
    December 31st, 2012 @ 11:07 am
    There should be.
    December 31st, 2012 @ 11:19 am
    Better yet, Sam Loya swatting at airplanes from a ESB-type structure.
    January 1st, 2013 @ 2:45 am
    I totally think you should guys model Sam Loya and give the model for free to all us fans, maybe for next christmas?
    Gerald Sudduth
    January 2nd, 2013 @ 6:49 pm
    Hahahaha I see a few Sam's doing various things in various windows in various cities.....
Zikry Pradiva
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:08 pm
come on guys hurry up hahaha
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:09 pm
I just have one important question: but will it blend?!
    January 8th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm
    blender supports .obj, so yeah :D
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:11 pm
Are there going to be destroyed buildings in the pack? Really wish there was a model pack for destroyed buildings, something post apocalyptic and such.
    January 1st, 2013 @ 3:30 am
    yeah I was wondering about the same thing, will it gonna be animate-able so if I compose it with something such as action essentials 2. I can make it looks like building explode or something? =)
    January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:11 pm
    Destroying them yourself is probably best because otherwise you can't as much with broken buildings :P
    January 8th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
    of course you could simply use a simply fracture effect on any building in an external 3d software, but that wouldnt look realistic.
    For a realistic explosion you would need the interior modelled at least a bit, which would be somewhat overkill for a motion graphics pack and rise the polycount way up.
    There is though the way to just use an Action Essentials (for those who have it, i wish i was one of those guys :D) Explosion and put it somewhere, an explosion usually covers stuff in a bright fireball so with a few additional debris elements it should be fine for mid range shots, and for a detail shot of such an explosion there could be a little more 3d Software work done.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:11 pm



December 31st, 2012 @ 12:13 pm
Andrew, you just keep taking it to the next level man! I will make 1 request. more Element tutorials please, my results are pretty good but I known they could be better, and there is no better way than your in depth tutorial style... thank you!!!
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:14 pm
Andrew, will the buildings be customisable at all outside of changing the size and potition? I mean the design of the walls etc. I'll buy the pack anyway, it looks immensely helpful.

Thanks for everything you do, as always, and happy new year.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:16 pm
Looks amazing cant wait for the tutorials that follow :)
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
There was Buddah, Jesus, Ghandi and then Andrew Kramer! Thanx for making visual arts being availible for humankind! and a wonderful 2013 for all the team!!!
Badhan Ganesh
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:30 am
Well, you showed the way to make buildings, but where are the detonators?
I mean, destroyed buildings! I hope sam loya helps me to do so, since he is a HERO!
L A Webley
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:36 pm
This looks, as ever, phenomenal. Happy New Year Everyone.
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:39 pm
Ah, yeah, it would be nice to have a few pre-broken buildings for our disaster movies! But I'm pretty much sold on this already (assuming the price is okay).
    January 1st, 2013 @ 6:11 am
    Pre fractured buildings will feature in this product... Surely!? ;)
    January 1st, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
    pre-fractured, please!
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 7:02 am
    Being that the pack is going to come with models usable in other 3D programs, fracturing them yourselves should be pretty straight forward =)
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
Quite amazing! I am looking forward to using this when it is released :D
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:50 pm
Hopefully under $500, do not want to spend past my budget for this. Thank Andrew K.!
December 31st, 2012 @ 12:50 pm
Andrew Cramer must be a jenious Guy,i've learn alot from him and always he come up with amazing ideas(owesome),videocopilot team you the best brothers hapy new year to U All. keep it up
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:00 pm
Can you run this package in Motion 5? or FCPX? or you need advanced composition software such as Nuke, cinema 4D etc...?
    January 1st, 2013 @ 10:05 am
    No, this is a model pack intended for use with the pluggin Element 3D which runs in Adobe After Effects. In addition you can run it in 3D programs such as Cinema 4d, 3DS Max, and other programs that can load an OBJ such as Maya. All listed in the second paragraph above.
reza irani
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:12 pm
best gift for new year!!!!!!!!!!
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:16 pm
Hey Andrew, will it work with blender?
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
Andrew, this looks amazing, i am really looking forward to this :)
Just a small idea for element 3d...
Veihicle pack That would be like a dream come true.
Thanks for all the things you do,
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:18 pm
Very nice! Thank you for you and your team's hard work!
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:19 pm
The day after my birthday. Nice...I will have to look into your gift certificate program (I believe you have one)
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:27 pm
Tanx Mr Andrew Kramer!
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:27 pm
I knew you wouldn't let us down...AK for Prez
    January 7th, 2013 @ 8:45 am
    I think AK is too young to be President, but it's a good thought ;-)
John Stanowski
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:33 pm
Is there a way to generate some sort of buffer-matte-thingy that would allow us to place a layer behind close buildings and in front of further buildings? So we can have aircraft, Godzilla or whatever look like it's in the scene?
    December 31st, 2012 @ 2:03 pm
    Yes... One way is to use the depth compositing trick. Or create a plane on Group 5 and make it big, then set the material to Matte Shadow, This will cut anything out behind it. Then if you use a copy of the Element 3D layer, you can make this a matte.
    Sam McLennan
    January 6th, 2013 @ 10:15 pm
    Digital Hermit
    January 15th, 2013 @ 3:31 pm
    Have to say that the depth compositing trick is genious.
    iysDigital Hermit
    January 15th, 2013 @ 3:39 pm
    er.. ahem.. genius :)
    January 20th, 2013 @ 4:36 am
    AHAA! Two weeks ago I tried this but couldn't get it to work. Just now I'm rereading, and it's the plane, not airplane... ahem... time to have at it again. and have to agree, love the depth compositing. z pass is wonderful.
    Hussein Mohamed
    January 21st, 2013 @ 8:02 am
    is there a tutorial or link that shows your way Andrew?? not the Depth COmpositing the plane way .. Thanks
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:34 pm
People... i can't wait for an introduction from our dear Mr. Kramer & Co.
Julian Abreu
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:38 pm
wow that amazing! i cant wait to see your demo,i hope this pack can be used also in VFX and not only Motion Graphics!, thank you andrew for every tutotial you've made! i've been practicing for a long time, you guys can check this little vid i made! iron man briefcase suit from the movie.!
    January 1st, 2013 @ 10:29 am
    Nice work man
    Andries AGMediaNL
    January 2nd, 2013 @ 3:10 am
    This is insane! :D Keep up the good work man!!!!
    January 2nd, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
    lol i actually made the same kind of video using the same scene from iron man 2 movie as a roto test like a year ago :D;=UUOGwXjjwS65N4qht9gX9zoQ&index;=14

    but yours is like an extended version of mine,good job bro=)
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:41 pm
*drool* Andrew, you have a way of making us want everything you create. My wallet will thank you to stop it already! No, keep going. The world needs your visual goodness. No homo.
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:50 pm
Hello, Andrew and all.

Wow, that is very exciting news!! I can't wait!!

How about the price???

That would be the same price of the other 3D packs($99.00)? Or,... more.

Happy New Year!!
    January 1st, 2013 @ 5:51 am
    He has already answered!
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

If you're going to make this available in a bundle pack that let's you purchase ALL objects. I'm sold, I know I'm going to want everything for Element 3D anyway.
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:03 pm
What is the estimated cost?
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
December 31st, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

I'm really looking forward to this and your future packages. Many thanks for all you guys did for us in 2012 and have a fun and sucessful new year. Gott nytt r!
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:39 pm
andrew you are amazing man seriously good work brow i'm brasilian and i hate the americans but you are fuck amazing man good work and bye
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:53 pm
Thank You! Can't wait
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:56 pm
Happy New YEAR! Many Many new products from Video Copilot!
December 31st, 2012 @ 3:13 pm
Sweet can wait to get this pack working on my rig....
- Are they using Different Textures for Day and Night Scenes?
- How many Textures per Buildings? (bricks,glass,metal, etc?

by he way this was done using E3D.
Rogue Robot
December 31st, 2012 @ 2:26 pm
2 hours til midnight. Plenty of Absolut. Baby asleep. Metropolitan release date announced. 2012 couldn't end any better!
December 31st, 2012 @ 3:27 pm
I'm really interested to see whether/how we'll be able to design the street layout and backgrounds. Someone asked me about a video project that incorporated a city street fly-through, and I thought of this plug in. But then one wonders about cars on the street... I'm looking forward to your demos. :)
December 31st, 2012 @ 3:37 pm
If that blue title was made in ae, which it appears was, I think I will die of awesomeness
December 31st, 2012 @ 3:43 pm
YESSS!!! It's coming!!
Thanks andrew!!!
December 31st, 2012 @ 4:24 pm
awesome... Perfect, great andrew you are a professional.Big pack
December 31st, 2012 @ 4:29 pm
SIR... make it free,, happy new year!
December 31st, 2012 @ 5:39 pm
Really great news to bring in the new year. Fiscal Cliff on one hand, Element updates in the other. Nice!
    Tony Armatrading
    December 31st, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
    I could not have put it better! We all know the tutorials are coming! Thank you Andrew and all the team for your incredible (suspiciously Alien technology) and generosity!!!!! ps Sam Loya for VP!
December 31st, 2012 @ 6:25 pm
andrew,,,, just go have tutorials with element 3d now??
December 31st, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
Happy New Year Andrew. :)
December 31st, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
Happy New Year everyone. This is the first best new of this year and it's come from Video Copilot =))
December 31st, 2012 @ 7:48 pm
Happy New Year Mr Kramer and the rest of the VC team, can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us this year :)
December 31st, 2012 @ 8:22 pm
Andrew, I need to know when the other paks will be released, i need to spend some money.
December 31st, 2012 @ 9:12 pm
Hans Gruber
December 31st, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
"TALK to meWhere are my detonators?!! Where ARE they SAM LOYA?!!"

Happy New Year everyone.
December 31st, 2012 @ 10:28 pm
Happy new year!!! can't wait to see the pack.
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:20 pm
Dear Andrew:

I need to sue you. Since I saw the metro pack I've developed a condition that will cause me to drool until January 22nd 2013. Who can accept service?
December 31st, 2012 @ 11:45 pm
Happy new year Mr. And Mrs. Kramer and all the little Kramers too! And to the team! Met pack looks cool!
January 1st, 2013 @ 1:00 am
Great Andrew!
I Hope there 'll be more achievements about Plans, flowers and Trees, about Common Animals (bird, dogs, cats...) about Universal Common Transport (as civil Airplane style Airbus, Mc Donald, Boing, Tupolev... or Common civil Helicopter).
Go, go go!

January 1st, 2013 @ 1:12 am
wow ur amazing andrew
January 1st, 2013 @ 12:19 am
Thiss is truly amazing. I thank you Andrew, and the the entire ViseoCopilot team for this great Work. Thank you and all the best in 2013!
January 1st, 2013 @ 1:45 am
Wow! Awesome Looking! Its Really Super! And you Rocked.
Please Say It is high Mesh, It slow Down The System?

Happy New Year
Andrew & Video Copilot
January 1st, 2013 @ 2:08 am
New Year + New Pack

Thanks Andrew .
January 1st, 2013 @ 1:11 am
will it render fastly?
can we build a buildings
Leo B
January 1st, 2013 @ 3:02 am
Happy New Year Andrew, and happy new discoveries
Basher Rehsab
January 1st, 2013 @ 3:04 am
Happy new year Andrew
Andrew could you please tell me why loading setup scene of element 3D brings debug error please help me
January 1st, 2013 @ 3:15 am
I would hope £300 - $500.. I don't want to ruin my University budget on this. Even though I know that is exactly what will happen.

Good job VCP team :) Much love x
January 1st, 2013 @ 3:18 am
Also, I think judging by Kramer's hints, this may include some preset designs that we can alter for our own desires, as he said the pack isn't going to be like the others, and "wait to see what it includes"...

Exciting stuff!
January 1st, 2013 @ 4:36 am
IS there going to be a Trailer for this pack soon, Andrew?
January 1st, 2013 @ 4:40 am
Wow, im checking your website since you started, like 5 years.. and i dont even learning :) .Just checking whats up.
January 1st, 2013 @ 5:37 am
Hey Andrew and Other artist, Please check out this awesome video created in Italy, this is a commercial for a watch,, its so Amazing, Please check it out, and let me know what you think of it.. Real piece of Art.
January 1st, 2013 @ 6:31 am
i guess that elusive Vehicle Packs will follow this pack? not like we need helicopters or planes to fly thru these cities? i'm excited for this pack but a nice vehicle pack as a bundle would also be lovely :) no pressure :P
January 1st, 2013 @ 7:00 am
Can't await! Great stuff! :)
January 1st, 2013 @ 7:15 am
Happy New Year VC xxx
January 1st, 2013 @ 7:16 am
Hi anrew i have the one question for this element 3d..So why you are dont attached one littlle a beat biped system?..If you will can do that this is will be awesome!!..

look for this what i meaning :
January 1st, 2013 @ 7:25 am
Hi Andrew,

What are the buildings like at ground level, this pack might be what I am after, I have a street view shot set in New York and I need to do a set replacement.

Thank you,

January 1st, 2013 @ 7:32 am
Really looking forward to metropolitan, very, very useful.
Happy New Year everyone! :)
January 1st, 2013 @ 7:35 am
I hope this can blow up the way like the SUV tut did?! Carnage will turn it up a notch!
January 1st, 2013 @ 10:39 am
No !
I can't believe this !!
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:22 am
    Kas sa oled eestlane??
January 1st, 2013 @ 10:44 am
Love to buy this for cinema 4D, but what is the difference between this product and the city kit from greyscalegorilla?

is this worth buying if you already own that one...
    January 1st, 2013 @ 3:06 pm
    Most likely same price, less options and restricting license agreements.
January 1st, 2013 @ 10:46 am
Amazing work again!
So awesome that you can see inside the buildings at night (or is it just fake-reflection?)
The illumination looks great and very nice roof details!!

Go VC!
January 1st, 2013 @ 11:57 am
January 1st, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
could have needed this a year ago. but i'm still excited about it!
Raul M. Rivera
January 1st, 2013 @ 4:09 pm
January 1st, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
Too good. Especially awesome is the inclusion of Materials/textures for other software, particularly 3DS Max with Vray!
January 1st, 2013 @ 8:48 pm
Please have famous landmarks, please have famous landmarks,
January 1st, 2013 @ 9:31 pm
This is the kind of urban sprawl I can get behind. Will there be more than one demo? as I see it, it could be a pretty deep pack, ref materials, lighting inside and out, atmospheres...
Also, will the demo focus on implementation into Element?
Will there be any bodies of water? as many major urban areas are coastal.

As always.. Kickin Butt. thanks for the excitement.
January 1st, 2013 @ 9:58 pm
Are there roads in this pack so we can go gound level with the camera? I smell an "I am legend" set extension!
January 1st, 2013 @ 10:30 pm
Cant wait for this pack!
VC you guys rock.
Keep it up!!!!
January 1st, 2013 @ 10:56 pm
I just drooled on my keyboard -
January 2nd, 2013 @ 3:37 am
So kinda like GSGs citykit then huh? hmm...
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:20 am
    Not really - considering that GSGs citykit can't be used to create cities in After Effects.
Ahamed Abdullah
January 2nd, 2013 @ 3:55 am
I'm from India you're so awesome your tricks and techniques are really awesome and iwant how to composite like this video please copy the link and paste it on mozilla and watch the news opening
Antonio Sequeira
January 2nd, 2013 @ 7:50 am
I'm a Portuguese seventeen year old filmmaker and I really appreciate everything Mr. Andrew Kramer does. I wouldn't have this knowledge about SFX without his help. He is one of the most altruist people in the entire world. Please, check out the short film I made at Universal Studios:
January 2nd, 2013 @ 10:04 am
What's the font used for the "Metropolitan" type in the image below?

Rob Callicotte
January 2nd, 2013 @ 10:14 am
Looks AWESOME. I'm interested to see what comes next (on 1/22/2013). :)
January 2nd, 2013 @ 10:42 am
Perfect for cheap aerial shots
January 2nd, 2013 @ 12:36 pm
a Sam Loya array generator. That's is what this industry needs.
    January 8th, 2013 @ 1:19 pm
    +1 lol
January 2nd, 2013 @ 12:58 pm
Can you tell us when an update for the Element motion blur "Open GL" error will be addressed on Mac? Every system in our company is having issues. Thank you for all your hard work and look forward to updates!

    January 12th, 2013 @ 7:42 pm
    yes bump on this!!
January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
Hi, I'm from Argentina. I admire you Andrew and I follow all your tutorials! METROPOLITAN looks AWESOME.. i want to know if you sell your packs in my country, all of them!
January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
The guys who made the intro for MIRAMAX FILMS must be turning over in their graves, ashamed for the amount of work they invested.
January 2nd, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
You win again Mr. Kramer.
January 2nd, 2013 @ 6:02 pm
When will wing sale ... Or is it free?
January 2nd, 2013 @ 7:57 pm
Andrew and Team(s) Yes you to Sam,

Thank you for all you build, design and create. For the new year I shall ask one favor, HID THE COFFEE FROM ANDREW! Sometimes I'm refreshing my chops and have to rewind a tut once or twice... Other than that, I will be expecting all the torrent sites to blow up when this hits, for me I BUY my software and don't STEAL it. I hope you can safeguard your amazing work better, I'm tired of seeing all your cracked products here and there . When you type in Blah Blah tutorial, all I see is STEAL ANDREWS STUFF HERE!!
Thank you for making my life a bit easier and Have AN Amazing 2013..
Mr.G a unemployed Pepsi employee..
    February 24th, 2013 @ 4:36 am
    I use torrents because there is not shipping or e-banking system in our country not because I don't want to pay. Sorry for my mis use of knowledge. I left with no other option.
January 2nd, 2013 @ 9:31 pm
Yes, some destroyed building models PLEASE! Especially if they're versions of the complete buildings so we could create before & after animations. This would make the set so much better. (I'm betting you already thought of this...)
January 2nd, 2013 @ 9:41 pm
Amazing... can't wait!
thanks, happy new YEAR!!! guys!!!
mr steele
January 2nd, 2013 @ 9:51 pm
I was so excited when I first saw this the other day I didn't even comment and tell you guys thanks again for all the hard work! I can't wait to build some great scenes. I've been doing buildings in Maya and it takes me forever!!!!!
January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:32 am
what makes these model packs different from the rest?
January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:37 am
After watching the T-mobile commercial it made me wonder if we can use some sort of effector to reveal window lights like shown. It would be cool to have control over this. I realize we are asking a lot from an already amazing product but now that you opened pandora's box..... :)
January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:53 am
After reading all the GSG City Pack related questions, I gotta say this.

The difference will become clear when you make a fully textured city in C4D with City Pack, animate it, render it, export the camera in AE ... blah blah blah... Then boot up Element 3D and knock 50 cities while C4D renders one...
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:54 am
    THEN... Import your C4D render and realise the lighting was off a bit and needs adjusting.. :D
    January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:31 am
    Lightning is no issue, you export some buffers and you can fix this also inside AE
January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:48 am
Which format will be?
January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:41 am
Wow Video Copilot METRO City Plugin, just smashed CityKit C4d plugin.

Like Godzilla Versus Tokyo

Nice job guys looking forward to it!
January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:37 am
What's cool is you could integrate this in Cinema 4D using the GSG City Pack. You could use these buildings as custom buildings,and then use the City pack to control them.
January 3rd, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
Andrew thank you so much for all this incredible things. Really there is no words to express how easy you make our lives.
Got a question for you. Why don't you like Maya 3D!?
Thanks a lot!!!
January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:03 pm
Can't wait for this. Been workin' on a future city version I'd like to integrate this into. I suppose if we know what we are doing (hah!) we could do that easily enough by replacing some assets?
January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:20 pm
I can't take it anymore! Arrrggghh!

Andrew, please, for the love of God... it is called "3ds Max", not "3D Max".
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
    I'm old school I guess. The program used to be called "3D Studio Max", for short we called it 3D Max.
    January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:55 pm
    Yeah, I hear you. I've been using it since the beginning too. I just hate to see poor "Studio" getting the short end of the stick. ;)
    January 5th, 2013 @ 4:00 am
    A rose by any other name... or in this case, a 3d whatever rose... with a grunge metal pro shader on it...
    January 11th, 2013 @ 1:57 pm
    SEE. when sombody asked friendly, you get answers, Tumbs up for VC
The Real Deal
January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:51 pm
Can't wait but I'm really waiting on the vehicle pack. Like cars, trucks, helicopters, tanks, airplanes, ect...
Haggai Nwokolo
January 4th, 2013 @ 4:15 am
Nice work Sire Kramer... Will the lights on the building (night scene) be a material texture, or will it be a glow or light presets etc...
Anna Haas
January 4th, 2013 @ 5:39 am
No wonder it is taking so long to get the product out to us. It isn't even in our impatient hands yet and everyone is trying to make improvements before we even know what needs to be improved upon. How can Andrew possibly get this to our hot little hands and in time for the release date if we are giving him sleepless nights? I can only picture him tossing and turning and wondering why we are being so hyper critical on something we have not had the opportunity or right to be making critical statements about. Yet.
Good Grief! Calm down and wait to see this thing of beauty and then we can rip it to shreds with either love or why didn’t you do this or that. I have never been disappointed from any product I have gotten from Andrew and crew ever! But I do think a miniature of Sam Loya is a good idea. I want to throw him off a tall building!
January 4th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm
Hi Andrew, do you plan to release your great plugins for nuke?
January 4th, 2013 @ 7:58 pm
Andrew Kramer is EVIL! He takes my money... but it sure is fun! Ok... maybe he is not evil... but hey... he still takes my money and somehow makes me happy doing so. Wait... maybe that is sinister instead of evil!!! Or... brilliant.
January 4th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm
Hey Andrew, i was wondering if these buildings can be destroyed like the pre-fractured ball model that came with element 3d?

Btw hope the models not too high in poly's cause it might crash my computer LOL

You Rock :D,
January 5th, 2013 @ 1:48 am
i just can say its amazing . thank you
January 5th, 2013 @ 5:04 am
Ah yeah!!!!!! Just what I neeed!!!! I will be the mayor of my own city!! I love how we all want to blow up buildings. My friend sees my clips and says, Warren, you're so aggressive! Something about bangs and booms, ya'll! Thanks AK! Is nobody asking for the interiors, too? I mean, let's have interiors, and superintendants! Will there be alley cats and hobos? I already have a cardboard box model ready and waiting. Very excited, could go on and on, but shutting up now.
January 5th, 2013 @ 6:24 am
I just wanted to wish you all a happy and healthy new year. Thanks so much for getting me into VFX!
January 5th, 2013 @ 8:28 am
January 5th, 2013 @ 12:46 pm
Hi Andrew and VC! You made a wonderful and great job with Element :) Can't wait to see Metropolitan. This is a promo that I made with Element and other products from you :) thx.
January 5th, 2013 @ 4:42 pm
Will these models be quads or tris? If they’re quads I’m definitely in. If they're tris then their use will be limited.

Also... any plans to support Modo in the future?
    January 6th, 2013 @ 7:56 pm
    All of our packs come with Quad versions and Tris.
    January 6th, 2013 @ 7:52 pm
    It would be nice if it is in a specialize app like Modo or Vue or others then One can control its replication more fluidly without having going through the entire process yourself.
January 5th, 2013 @ 6:15 pm
Will this pack work with Blender?
    January 9th, 2013 @ 5:17 am
    Yes! blender supports both .obj and .fbx
    You will probably need to reasign the materials/textures, but it says pre-setup so even that might be unnecesary.
    But if you are going to use cycles instead of blender internal i guess you will have to reasign the textures. (Shouldnt be a problem though, as these models most likely will include UV-Coordinates
January 6th, 2013 @ 8:40 am
wow... i cant wait this... sir can i request please make a tutorial a tsunami effects on adobe after effects like this video
    January 9th, 2013 @ 5:20 am
    Seems to be just a bit of masking (rotoing if source footage was not static) and finding the right source material of waves, then just put that in??
    Doesn't seem to special to me :P
January 6th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm
I think I'll have to go back and redo an old credits sequence I made with these.
January 6th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm
Will this work in a similar kind of way to the citykit plugin found on Greyscale Gorilla? I don't think it will be as customisable, but I still have high hopes it can do so much instead in AE!
January 7th, 2013 @ 3:12 am
Will the building be destructable, as in, can they shatter or crumble due to an earthquake or tornado afffect?
January 7th, 2013 @ 9:16 am
you are awsome you are my great teacher ....... thank you for all these model packs ..... plz make more VFX tutorials useing element 3d .

i am waiting for this model pack .... upload preview fast..

thank you again .. H@pPy NeW Ye@r for all videocopilot team . :-)
January 7th, 2013 @ 10:47 am
Nice a must buy, but please make it available in more formats. Using Modo here!
January 7th, 2013 @ 11:00 am
Andrew, did you ever watched CHARMED Show , if you did , can you at least try to make some effects from that show , they are great specialy fireball and fire transport.
January 7th, 2013 @ 11:32 am
Some video example? :D Please!
Phil Stopford
January 7th, 2013 @ 7:22 pm
How are the buildings structured? Are window panes modelled or just textured? I'm thinking about the possibility of using shaders to create virtual room geometry, but that would generally require window panes to be modelled.
January 7th, 2013 @ 11:10 pm
waitNg for demo show reels;)
January 8th, 2013 @ 12:41 am
Found a good use for the sports pack's basketball

Also here with Optical Flares and other fun stuff:
January 8th, 2013 @ 5:46 am
That's a heck of a lot of buildings lol but can't wait to see demos of this :)
January 8th, 2013 @ 7:26 am
Hi Andrew ! I'm really anxious !! Can't wait for the release ! This is really the kind of package I need.

Will there be a special price for those like me who purchased a bundled package ?

Thanks !
    January 10th, 2013 @ 1:27 am
    That would be nice 8)
January 8th, 2013 @ 7:28 am
Hey Man,

i miss your Blog-Show :) Any update in pipeline?
January 8th, 2013 @ 7:29 am
Andrew when will an update be coming to Element,, AEFX crashes when certain expressions are used to map nulls to help resolve Anchor point issues with the models, or will there be a way to fix the anchor point issue to move it without moving the model such as the expressions created by the plug in elementary even when you create them manually
    January 8th, 2013 @ 7:55 am
    Address your concerns to the support team under the support section !
January 8th, 2013 @ 9:52 am
Looks great as usual! How different will this be from the City Kit by grayscale?
January 8th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm
No tutorials for a long time. Maybe this pack should have it. Maybe 2 or 3? :)
Good job VC!
January 9th, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
Hi Andrew, would you appear at me next birthday party?!
January 9th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm
This looks amazing! Will you create a plugin for Element 3D that will allow us to use the Xbox Kinect to animate 3D characters in the future? For example: We import a 3D character into Element 3D, import environment reflection map. Once this is set, record two motion capture sessions (body and face capture) and connect the track points to the face and body skeleton.
January 10th, 2013 @ 9:56 am
Happy Birthday Andrew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 10th, 2013 @ 5:57 pm
Only Twelve (12) more days beeotches!
    January 11th, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
    (o yeah)
    January 11th, 2013 @ 7:12 pm
    Oh yeah! (chikchikaa)
January 11th, 2013 @ 12:38 am
What happened to this site? It doesn't have new tutorials anymore. Just products they advertise.
Shawn Miller
January 11th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm
Congratulations VCP team, it looks like you're about to hit another home run! I can't believe how fast you all get things like this done, especially considering how small your team is! It's hard to imagine that it's taken less than a year to pull this pack together! Eleven days and counting... I can't wait to see all of the features!

January 11th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm
Hey there Andrew! This is looking awesome as ever! I can hardly wait.
Will you be doing some video demos to show all of us how this new city pack can be used.
One of the guys here asked about compositing other 3D images in between the buildings.
Will you do examples like that?
January 11th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
im hyped. stoked. crunk. ready. antipating with active enthusiasm...
Dave Hirschberg
January 11th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm
Is there a price set yet? I want to prepare my boss. :)
January 11th, 2013 @ 5:01 pm
What is the name of the font used in the METROPOLITAN 3D text? THANKS!
January 11th, 2013 @ 7:26 pm
Can I just say, in the words of the immortal Pam from Archer... "sploosh"
January 12th, 2013 @ 12:01 am
Hello, i have a little question.
with that pack does we can make our town ? umm like making town and add some people with green screen talking, fighting, driving or whatever ??
January 12th, 2013 @ 3:27 am
I'm going into virtual real estate!
January 12th, 2013 @ 9:54 am
we'll need so much tutorial about this pack :D
January 12th, 2013 @ 8:46 pm
customizable city interface? like the old sim city? maybe?
all this would be even more awesome!!
in 10 days, im most likely buying this. thanks drew!
Willmer Wonsang
January 12th, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
I could finally make that famous scene with Spiderman swinging around New York or Batman swinging around Gothom!

Thanks for making my dreams come true again Andrew!
    January 13th, 2013 @ 7:41 am
    That sounds great! Imagine Anton Furst's Gotham City or Batman Beyond future city.
    I think I saw a cool idea from EsriCityEngine where we could import a 2D city floor map or a photoshopped file with different custom shapes representing objects such as trees, grass, different road types etc and have the Metropolitan plug-in recognize the shapes and colors, press a button and have these shapes extrude(adjustable). It would be incredible.
Tisa Clark
January 13th, 2013 @ 12:29 am
Can we pre-order the pack? If not this would be a nice capability for future endeavors. I know that I personally like to know that I have already paid for something when I have the funds available before s@#! hits the fan and I have to use my funds. I prefer to use the excuse that I don't have the money because I used it for something that is freakin awesome. Thanks and I love your work.
January 13th, 2013 @ 10:38 am
very good andrew so keep)
January 13th, 2013 @ 11:25 am
Hey Guys, Free Unique Element 3d "Interior" Pack made by me, for everyone! :) Have fun! Huge Respect for every VC member! :)
    January 15th, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
    Thank you!!
January 13th, 2013 @ 11:07 am
another awesome product.more power VCP
January 13th, 2013 @ 12:10 pm
Hello. What's up
why not put new training in your site
January 13th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
Thank you for all your training :)
January 13th, 2013 @ 1:51 pm
Hi, I’m from Argentina. I admire you Andrew and I follow all your tutorials! METROPOLITAN looks AWESOME.. i want to know if you sell your packs in my country, all of them!
    January 13th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
    As far as I know their available everywhere Cristian. Although Andrew would be able to verify this. By the way, it might help to actually include your country ;)
January 16th, 2013 @ 4:14 am
I think I'm in love with you. Great work guys, keep shaking the universe.
January 16th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm
I just peed my pants!!! Finally I thought you forgot about this pack
January 17th, 2013 @ 8:52 pm
thank's andrew

that will be very helpfull
January 18th, 2013 @ 6:23 am
I Can't Wait to use this in My Cinema 4D!
January 18th, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Counting down the days until Jan 22! And this will be just in time for a very important project I've gotta get out the door! THANKS AGAIN ANDREW!!
William R. Cousert
January 18th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Will this be capable of doing procedural modeling - like City Engine?
John Jones
January 20th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
one more day! one more!
January 20th, 2013 @ 9:15 pm
January 21st, 2013 @ 11:05 am
It is Tuesday, Jan 22 2013 here in Australia .... I'm ready...
January 21st, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
Release it now i am waiting ....... its 22 jan 2013 :-)

i am very excited to watch this new model pack ..... thanks again
January 21st, 2013 @ 12:33 pm
It is Tuesday, Jan 22 2013 here in Russia …. We are ready too! :)
January 21st, 2013 @ 3:56 pm
Its Januar 22, Germany is ready for Take Off too....
ah shang
January 21st, 2013 @ 5:50 pm
waiting for release~~~
January 21st, 2013 @ 6:44 pm
Were are m'y buildings ? It's 22 hre IN Shanghai ! Loool
January 21st, 2013 @ 10:24 pm
I haven't been this excited since Super Nintedo's release of
Street Fighter II
January 21st, 2013 @ 10:33 pm
Just posting this msg to check what time is in america... here is 16:32 January 22 2013 waiting from 5 am
    January 21st, 2013 @ 10:23 pm
    it is 1:22 A.M on The east coast and on The west coast time is 10:22 P.M. I am assuming videocopilot is on the west coast
January 21st, 2013 @ 11:56 pm
In UK and its January 22nd......bring it on...
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:37 am
It is 22 january morning in France....
And it is not yet available...
I wait.... I wait
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:16 am
It is normally late evening in Europe when Andrew releases products
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:26 am
    Yeah Darren its 2.26am there...they need to sleep
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:03 am
    There is no such thing as sleep in video editing
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:27 am
Still waiting for the Release of this :)
Andrew a.k.a Gorilla
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:57 am
Where is it, man!!?? i want to be the first to buy it.i'm in east Africa!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:03 am
My Tuesday has finished, into Wednesday, sooo keeen!!
Wille R.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:32 am
Waiting.... 1.30 pm here in Finland. You in U.S. had just got up in beds and making some coffee.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:12 am
Hello it is 13h11 in French. What is your state for the time ? Cordially
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:31 am
Right now it is 12:02am 23/01/2013 here in Australia waiting from 5am yesterday ........
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:37 am
I'm excited to see Metropolitan released too. But right now it's only 8:35am in California so...
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:21 am
    Just checking the time...
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:54 pm
waiting... and where can i see the video sample ?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:20 pm
    I'm sure it's coming soon. It's only about noon in California right now. I can't wait myself!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:45 pm
It's the 22nd already
January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
I have been doing extra push up's to burn off pent up energy in excitement for the arrival of Metropolitan. My Kramer when are you next in the UK?, I would like to introduce you to our production team.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:33 pm
Still waiting from South Korea, Mr. Kramer. Cheers!!
January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:14 am
For those look to save a couple bucks, there are some VC sponsors selling the Metro pack for $118. Not much but hey, savings. Tubetape and ToolFarm.
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:14 am
Were are m'y buildings ? It's 22 hre IN Shanghai ! Loool
April 4th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm
What if there is a specific building that is not included in the pack, is there a way to create it? ( Corning Tower , Empire State Plaza, Albany NY)
October 6th, 2013 @ 7:31 am
oooooh yes good very nic full grapic
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:59 am
hi very good tnx tnx
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:50 am
very very tnx for you
October 9th, 2013 @ 2:56 am
wooooow wonder building hohohoo
October 27th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm
tnx very good pictuer It looks like the helicopter Preview
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