[UPDATED] Element 3D: V1.5 New Features Video!

UPDATED: Element v1.5 is released

As we await the release of our new Building & Skyscraper pack METROPOLITAN, I’m excited to show you what’s coming to Element 3D: V1.5.  This upgrade will be FREE to customers when it becomes available and we recommend everyone upgrade before using METROPOLITAN to take advantage of new speed improvements!

The new features offer something for everyone, from big features to small  productivity enhancements. Don’t take my word for it, check out the video now!

Watch on Vimeo in HD

And also, if I flew through a feature too fast or you want to know more about a certain feature, just ask!

January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:32 am
you are verry awesome guy. Thank you
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:33 am
    I'm just so exided! Now I need just re-render this commercial! YAHOOO!!!

    Absolutely cool features!

    Andrew, when we can download this update?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:06 am
    i have directed one short film named transformers annihilation..And uused optical flares plugin..Its very beauutiful plugin but in element 3d we cant rig any model :( http://www.youtube.com/user/MoNProduction?feature=mhee
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:09 am
    I used Element 3D to make the majority of this Justice League teaser trailer! :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faa_MpN1TAc
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:29 am
    nice commercial vlad =)

    check out my samsung commercial i did with element 3d :D
    Crys Clear
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:41 am
    So, Andrew are you posting the Metropolitan Pack Price and promo video soon?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:11 am
    Andrew and team should go work for after effects (ADOBE) and then challenge nuke for the top composting spot!!!!!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:14 am
    I know this is asking too much but is impossible for you to modify your plugin using position pass so we can do some post lighting. .......
    sai kalyan
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:20 am
    i have been working on some project and just took some examples and made a short test Reel....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTcYudLVjTs&feature;=youtu.be&a;But with this update the creativity to the next level ...
    Axel Del Cid
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:46 pm
    When is this actually coming out!?! I could really use the improvement to re-render some projects I have. Really awesome update! So excited for it!
    January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:46 pm
    Look at what's possible with animated OBJs. Robyn's art has come to life.
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 6:25 am
    I love these edits,simple and accurate and l got accepted the way you do
    March 25th, 2013 @ 9:17 am
    I just wanted to post this promo that I created using Element 3D. There is no way I would have even attempted doing this if it wasn't for this amazing plug-in. The depth of field function is incredible. Brian Rossney
klaus brandenburg
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:34 am
This sounds like it's not coming today as announced?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:35 am
Wow! Going to watch now!!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:38 am
Pauze!!! I can really use animated cinema 4d obj? Andrew sir you rock!!! That is just what I need for my new project!!! Thumbs up!!! ;-)
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:40 am
    Yep! They just have to be exported into a OBJ Sequence in order to use with Element 3D but it is quite handy.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:41 am
    quite handy? It's amazing! You are a timesaver!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:08 am
    Cinema 4D does not export animation to OBJ, so could you also add the functionality to import C4D animations as well?

    That would be really great, thanks!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:09 am
    This is awesome...wasnt expecting this one at all...
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:17 am
    Argh! you're right LP no OBJ Sequence for cinema 4d :-(
    David S.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:27 am
    Check this site for an obj sequence exported:


    It was originally made for Plexus but you can use it for other plugins. haven't tested it for Element, but it works for Trapcode stuff.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:33 am
    He thnx, I also found that one, haha. But I'm a little afraid that when I buy this plugin......Andrew makes it possible for element in a other way? Are you Andrew going to fix this? Or should I buy the plugin?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:29 am
    In Cinema 4D R14 maybe u can use the Alembic-Export Feature. Get the abc File in youre favorite 3D programm and export this for OBJ...
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:01 am
    I used the OBJ sequence plugin made for Plexus in Cinema 4D and it works just fine.

    Anyway, it's 10 bucks. Less than that it's a sandwich.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:10 am
    What? it's 10 bucks? Where did you look??? link please
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:43 am
In the future, are there any plans to incorporate animatable models (like a robot, or even soft-body elements, like a dinosaur) into Element 3D? It'll make the integration between the digital elements that much more amazing... Just saying. Keep up the awesome work guys.
    Jack Ebensteiner
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:58 am
    As amazing as that would be, you open a whole new (massive) can of worms with that one. Element would then have to essentially convert AE to a fully fledged 3D program - given it would need to calculate actual joint animation, geo weighting and deformation. If the incorporated hard surface, rigid bound rigs, that alone would be a phenomenal start though! And hey, they've impressed thus far, so here's hoping!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:19 am
    You can already do this using the different groups in Element. See the robot animation example here:
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:01 am
    thanks for this Link, i've been looking for something liek this for a bit!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:45 am
Here is what element can do ! this is from the first ever Egyptian webseries (subtitled in English) watch till the end!

January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:45 am
it's a wonderful day!!! Really Thanks for your great job!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:48 am
Holy Smokes! Thank you SO much for animated 3D objects Andrew!
That was my #1 item on my wish list as I can now do many, many VFX I love doing without going through 3dsMax!
Btw, I basically learnt After Effects from your website - it was confusing at first, but so much fun that I just had to keep watching and eventually picked it all up :D
Jack Ebensteiner
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:49 am
Andrew... Jesus man, with the obj sequence feature, you have forever changed the world. You realize that right? Primarily as an animator, since I picked up Element, I always wondered if you guys would do it. We're witnessing a paradigm shift right here, right now. Great work guys, thank you so much - keep it up.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:50 am
Andrew, you has always brought awesome things to me. You has been changing the way that I work. Thank you so much
Martin Beaulieu
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:54 am
As always... TWO THUMBS UP for your work.
Jack Ebensteiner
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:01 am
I commented already, but DUDE. 4am and time to make a pot of coffee to review this further. AK, high five your team for me. You guys are badasses.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:03 am
watch,watch,watch ^^
thank you man
you are rock SiR!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:03 am
Wooow... thats some awesome updates like for a free update. Thanks for those. CVan wait to test it and share with our community.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:04 am
v exciting! hopefully you'll be releasing some new packs that feature looped animation for us non-3d-animators?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:07 am
    "storm troopers from the clone wars".... oh boy, its going to be a nerd uprising over this one, haa haa! :-)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:06 am
You have packed Element with so many features! It is quite literally ground breaking!
figuratively speaking.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:09 am
i like how you have a folder called BACON, which is full of vehicles, i suspect it may be an upcoming 3D Pack
    Another Andrew
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:24 am
    Did anyone else put it together that the "Bacon" pack was full of police vehicles?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:13 am
Ok! just watched it. Are you sure this update is free? Man if you update your projects like this......can't wait what you're updating in version 2! Nice job! This opens up a whole new after effects level.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:13 am
Hey,Andrew,you are the best!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:16 am
You help people making moneywith your plugins. Congrats.
klaus brandenburg
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:17 am
Just watched the presentation and I'm impressed. Obj sequences are awesome, glow is a nice addition and you really listened to the community with a lot of the smaller changes and fixes. The only thing I find subpar is the custom anchor feature. Matching this with a free camera is quite sketchy and you really should consider moving this feature in the group settings of the plugin since here we have multiview and see all the other objects. I guess that's for Element 2.0 thought. Anyway, awesome update and I'm looking forward downloading it asap :)
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:21 am
    Thanks Klaus. Here is the issue with putting the anchor point at the group level. The anchor point will affect ALL of the objects on the group, which can be infinite. So if I have a hockey-stick and a baseball, the anchor point may work for one but not the other. Sure it works well if you only use a single particle but we have to keep all use cases in mind. We agree about the view issue, it is limited but our hope is Orthographic Presets in the future.
    Klaus Brandenburg
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:21 am
    Thanks for the feedback Andrew. Since I rarely use more than 1 particle per group, I haven't thought of this so you are right. Orthographic view or a toggle views would be fine by me too. Maybe in 2.0? Anyway, now let's celebrate 1.5!!!
    Kevin Schires
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:47 am
    Good point for not showing the anchor point in the group settings.
    However placing the anchor point only by the eye is not always easy, even with orthographic views.
    Would it be possible to have at some point the possibility to display both the model and a transparent version rotated by 180 in order to see accurately the effect of the anchor point? Like this (in the video thumbnail and around 4:30): https://vimeo.com/51353002 but inside the scene setup?

    Anyway, great job on the animation feature. Too bad we've been left without news for so long since dealing with all the little bugs made me forget how easy (and enjoyable) using Element is.
Momcilo Stojkovic
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:18 am
From Videohive Author THANK you for Spike Filter! :)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:18 am
I can't wait!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:27 am
Excellent now with OBJ animated sequence! =)
Thnks Andrew =)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:29 am
Andrew, you are amazing. Great work.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:29 am
Nooooooooo!!!! OBJ Sequences!!!!
Thank you so much...
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:31 am
Wooooww animation !!! But its not release today????
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:32 am
'Animated OBJ sequences', thank you very VERY much! Humongously much, to be more precise. And as a FREE update no less; dudes, you guys are the b- no wait, starlings are the best, actually, I'm sorry. I love those little birds, they're awesome.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:34 am
Hey Andrew, I see you are replying to comments right now. Let me take this opportunity and thank you (and the team of course) for all the great stuff you've made for us :) I wish all the best for you!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:35 am
Andrew, you are amazing. Great work.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:35 am
waw nice i love it ...... i m waiting for it
thanks andrew
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:36 am
Andrew, you are amazing. Great work.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:39 am
God Bless the entire Video Copilot team! Loved all the new features. My personal favourites... The Animated OBJ seq, The Layer grid option and the Spike filter. Awesome!!!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:42 am
One more thing though.... Is it possible to assign the "AE Shape Layer" as custom paths?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:57 am
    Not possible, this is a limitation of the AE API.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:08 pm
    There is a free script called "Shapes to Masks" which creates masks from any shape-layer...It takes a second and works perfectly with any object.
    January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:51 am
    Thanks guys! :)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:45 am
This is so ridiculous it makes me feel stupid. And this is 1.5? What’s going on for 2.0?? This is as much of a game changer as optical flares (which is everywhere).
IT Technician
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:46 am
Andrew, as a school we have an Adobe site license, would you consider offering an educational site-license for Element 3D? It breaks my heart seeing the kids create in AE knowing element would take their work to a whole new level, it's just as a school we couldn't afford individual licenses.

Thank you for your continued commitment to educating others.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:53 am
Can't wait to see this update. however i am Concerned that the release of Metropolitan may cause a ripple in the time space continuum, since its listing will unbalance the available model packs to to an odd number, which could EASILY be mistaken for an intergalatic warning to some beings. Solient Green is people!!!! AAAAHHHHH!! :P
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:55 am
    If ONLY there were a TRANSPORTATION back to Balance out our Universe, OH THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL :P
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:57 am
    If ONLY there were a TRANSPORTATION pack to Balance out our Universe, OH THE HUMANITY OF IT ALL :P
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:54 am
Hahaha I feel like I'm dreaming this is very very very nice I love it!!!!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:55 am
Animated meshes: just the feature I was hoping for! I thank you sir.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:55 am
Very nice update -and faster you say? And free? Don't mind if I do... Thanks and congrats to Andrew and his dev team. Should be an exciting week!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:57 am
Andrew Kramer ... Thank you so much to take world to the best ... From Alhayah Sattlite Channel - Egypt

waiting for it ...
Ruben Monteiro
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:57 am
Thank you so much for the AO new feature, Andrew! It would be very helpful in this project that i have to deliver by the 31 January. Do you think that this upgrade will be available before that? Thank you again and again, VC Crew!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:01 am
Waaa a massive thank to you and your team Andrew !!! That sounds awesome !
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:02 am
Hi Andrew,

thanks for the enhacements. I realy like the glow and the ambient occlusion tips.

Way to go!
The Netherlands - Europe
Dustin K
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:03 am
Did I see a "Bacon" 3D transportation models pack there? :)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:04 am
Animated objects in element!? Andrew, please can you kiss your programers for me?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:11 am
I'm thanking you Andrew (and your team) for taking so huge steps in this update.
So many useful features in a single version. I wish all softwares could evolve the way Element 3D does.

Yet I have question : what about motion blur on animated OBJ Sequences?
As Motion blur is generated on moving objets, I guess Animated OBJ are not actually "moving" but switching from one step to the next one. Motion blur is crucial to achieve realistic VFX. (on the flock of birds for example) I guess we can simulate Motion Blur using Reel Smart Motion blur. Will you consider to add kind of "forced 3D motion blur" feature in the futur ? Tell me if I'm wrong.
    January 23rd, 2013 @ 9:54 am
    Motion Blur is on 3d element....in the render section of the plug in
Erel Herzog
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:14 am
A few suggestions/questions:
1. Do "Subtract" masks work? In the current public version they don't, and that's been a big bummer for me.
2. If you can release the Glow filter as an individual effect, meaning as a plug-in, I'd use it a lot. I'm a stock Glow user that is not happy with it.
3. How about Particle Simulations? Do they work?
4. I'd really like .3ds and .max support.
5. Something I REALLY need - transcluency! To have light pass through objects is great for plants, liquid, cloth, paper, skin, and more, and I actually have a few projects in which I'm sorry I didn't have it.
6. Last but not least: The AO is quite grainy. Not sure if this has been fixed?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:14 am
Final, Preview and Draft Function! Awesome! This will help me next time I am working with 1-5 3D Element Layers :D Thank you, Andrew!

As a sidenote I know that the VC Team cannot stand this comment anymore but for me 3D Shadows and real reflections (world,objects) would have topped it up!

But i guess you cheeky developers save that for 3D Element 2.0 right?
If you do please give us 1.0 Users at least a discount like you will do with Optical Flares 2.0 okay ;)?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:15 am
Great job mate !... looking foward to use it :)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:16 am
Looks amazing! Any chance of a reactor type of engine in the future so if we have multiple groups or even elements in the scene, set to varying random arrays, the models will not intersect?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:17 am
Is it possible to use NURBS objects in Element?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:51 pm
    Good luck with that one. I can pretty much guarantee you will never see support for Nurbs.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:18 am
Awesome! Andrew,you helped save us time again.But I hope ,maybe in Element v2.0,I can move the 3d objects using my arrow,not the parameter,which can help me locate the objects more accurately.Thanks!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:19 am
This looks amazing, that powerful glow effect is quite unexpected, and it nicely shows off the unique selling point of all Video Copilot effects - everything is there because a motion graphics expert decided it would be useful, not put in because a programmer knew it would be easy or left out because a programmer knew it would be hard.

I think there may be a lot of demand for this glow as a stand-alone effect that we can use outside Element, have you thought about offering that someday?
    Ruben Monteiro
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:23 am
    Thumbs up!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:02 am
    For sure! We have some stuff brewing...
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:09 am
    Double thumbs up then!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:26 am
Hi, Andrew how about creating a zlayer script that you can drop on a solid that will reference your element layer but access different render outputs. Then you wouldnt have to make a full copy of element for depth masks, and it would update without having to change settings on multiple element copies. Food for thought. Love your vids and products.
Thanks for all the edutainment.
robert armour
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:29 am
Good gravy! And cookie crumbs! Amazing update! Needed that spike filter...thanx!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:35 am
that's so great Andrew...keep it coming
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:41 am
With this new Anchor point system, I hope you can do a demo on say a spinning tire or a helicopter blade..
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:54 am
Andrew I have a BIG Question. I am an AE VFX editor and I use #d Elements a lot! but I don't know nothing about 3D Software. I love though the MENTAL RAY and VRAY Looks. So now that I can do so much in AE with 3D Elements, is there gonna be a future way to export final composite of 3d Elements done in AE back into a 3D software for FULL Realistic Rendering like V RAY or MENTAL RAY after I am done with my camera and composite in AE?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:33 am
    Alain, I don't think ELEMENT will actually compete with hyper realistic renders such as VRAY. ELEMENT is based on Open GL Engine whereas VRAY is using Raytracing. ELEMENT is really is good a "faking" it. Having real raytracing in Element would mean to lose what is great about it : it's fast, snappy. Did you tried AE raytraced extrusion? It renders awfully slow !
Bob K
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:56 am
Superb Work and Updates!
Can multiple OBJ sequences be assigned to an individual group?
David Antonio Verona
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:07 am
Hey Andrew and team! Thank you for all of your hard work on creating the updates and keeping us users apprised of future add ons. I just finished a spec commercial using Element and quite a few items from your other packs. I have gotten great feedback from friends and others that are purchasing the many items you offer. I really like the new update options and can't wait to put them and the new packs to use. Thank you again for helping to make us filmmakers realize our dreams and to bring them to fruition. I wish everyone all the best in your projects.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2yGiW7v98I (I'd appreciate the feedback to improve on my projects.)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:11 am
Hi Andrew,
i was wondering..

1. How does Element react with mutli obj-sequence particule system ? (As a crowd with several animated character models)
2. Is there a way to give several object the same anchor point within Element ?

I can't wait to get my hands on this. Thank you
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:16 am
Incredible features VideoCopilot Team... Just so awesome like every news you put on this.
May be puting a control to use the new glow feature like an add or overlay layer or something like that could be usefull...
I miss a more complete viewport where you can see all the whole composition both "2,5Dlayers" and "3dlayers" in a real 3D space ... I know that this is directly a 3D program but a helper or master camera would be very very good...

Anyway all the new things are just awesome. Congratulations.
Rubi Rambot.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:17 am
Andrew and the team, clearly you are pioneers.. Awesome developers! Fantastic tutorials! Amazing stuff! We are blessed!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:25 am
Hey guys, I think you 'broke' the Internet with this much anticipated clip...spinning stream of doom:0)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:28 am
When will the update 1.5 be ready for download?
Thought it zould be today...

January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:29 am
Great news! Thanks for the update!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:32 am
Any support for multi-GPU? thanks.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:33 am
I have to say that I am impressed with the update. A lot of these features could have easily been put into a new version and resold. Thank you for making this update free, Video Copilot really has a great understanding how to take care of their customers! Cheers!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:42 am
Awesome! Check out some of my Element 3D-test videos!

Greetings from Norway! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU75nD_BfeuzspzEv82-RgOHdM80E6Cu3
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:48 am
Hi Andrew

Do you have plans to create a 3D package with animated OBJ Sequence, and a tutorial on how to save an OBJ Sequence (for us who are not so good in 3D programs)?

Anyway Element 3D is the best plugin and IT WILL ALWAYS BE!!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:51 am
This has generated tons of frantic mousing and clicks to check the blog, enough to power a small city. Can't wait. It is 6pm in Tanzania, I've been frantic all day. I'm holding my breath until this is avail. Ok, you win.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:08 am
Christmas is here early..er..late..uh..again!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:11 am
All of these improvements are amazing.

Import obj sequence - unbelievable - my idea for your update was to better integrate the use of animated masks, guess I need to think bigger in future.

Control the repeat order - excellent - I was working around this by using the 3d grid option, and then tweaking the numbers (einstein style) so that things replicated in the order I wanted. I was thinking that the only way to solve this was to add more groups - no longer necessary. This makes it easier to make buildings, vehicles, weapons etc in AE and ELEMENT using masks alone.

Glow - fantastic - obviously.

Ambient occlusion enhanced options - fantastic. Control the extent to which each group will be affected.

Spike fix - great solve for the expand extrusion problem.

Fog taper - this is incredible also - been dying to do the wire-frame scanning effect then have the objects solidify and appear in a scene. I am gonna do that particular effect to death, and then bring it back to life, and then do it to the death again.

January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:15 am
Hopefully future expansion packs will take advantage of the animation feature...debris, basic crowd sim...
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:16 am
Great job ! I'm really ssatisfied with this. Thank you. I'm looking forward to Element 2.0 !
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:17 am
which I was waiting for, especially obj seq.. all here.. thanks a lot..
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:17 am
Thanks ghostlayer....I understand and agree with you... but who knows...maybe there will be a way around in the near future...I hope so....at least until I can handle 3d software, cuz it's so expensive to deal with cgi artists that it's not possible on low budget projects...I have to try to keep it one man show on this department, at least for now!!! like the same way you can export camera and lights and clips from AE to cinema 4d with a script, it would be great to be able to export ELEMENT 3D animated in AE, back to cinema 4d or 3dmax or maya to do final render in VRAY or MENTAL RAY after done with the scene.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:35 am
    My question is how do you render an OBJ sequence? I use Lightwave 3D and I've rendered an OBJ but never saw any option for an OBJ sequence to get that animation.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
    Why would you want to create something in Element 3D and then export it to a 3D package for rendering? Why go through that hassle when it would be easier to create it in the 3D package to begin with. I think you're missing the point of Element 3D.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:33 am
After reviewing the video i now feel like the Little imp that stood next to Neptune when he Screamed "RELEASE THE CRACKEN!!" Yeah, its that AWESOME! :)
Osteed Grenn
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:36 am
Hey Andrew,

Since Cinema 4D can't export animated OBJ sequences, is there a workaround (using 3rd party plugins)? I read somewhere that riptide pro can do it. Since I already bought Cinema 4D especially to use with Elements 3D, I can't afford a second 3D application only to have access to this groundbreaking new feature. Thanks :)
    Osteed Grenn
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:15 am
    I downloaded the Riptide Pro demo and exported an obj sequence rather easily. Now, I can't be sure it was properly exported and will be compatible with the 1.5 update, but it's looking good for now
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:39 am
Thanks Andrew!

@Eric, I have asked at the Newtek forum about the LW3D options for object sequence exports as well as at the Luxology forum. No answer...yet.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:20 am
    I have no clue how to export OBJ Sequences in LW3D. Yet I remember that in 3DS Max (years ago) you had an option menu called "Snapshot" that give us the ability to collapse your 3D mesh at the very current frame whether it has physic simulation or animation. I guess there's now an easier process to export the timeline into OBJ per frame/step. I'm pretty sure Andrew will provide us with some nice export tutorials at least using C4D and Max.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:55 am
This is pretty awesome Andrew! You're very good at making something seem like it has a really cool new feature in the previews such as the glow, but then you throw in an even better, cooler new feature like animated obj sequences!

Question: Do you anticipate supporting bone structures in some way in the future?

January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:05 am
How to export a sequence of 3D Max in ELEMENT 3D? Tell me please!
    Brett Perace
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:32 pm
    I also need help with exporting OBJ sequence in 3ds Max. I have 2010 if that helps.
    Kind regards
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:06 am
Update super! I'm waiting!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:12 am
Any Idea what time today this will be available for download? The Update and Metropolitan pack?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:14 am
You and your stuff never disppt AK
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:15 am
nice work andrew!

have made a couple of trailers/commercials with the earlier version of the plug-in!

tell me what u think :D


    January 24th, 2013 @ 7:39 pm
    We saw this already. Is all you can do?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:16 am
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:22 am
Who says we cannot see GOD. GOD of After Effects is right here...LORD ANDREW.

I'm not GAY..but i'm in love with this Guy.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:29 am
New features look great and can't wait to try them. When will the update be available to download? Today?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:31 am
So how soon with the update become available? By the end of the day? Wishful thinking? Awesome work by the way. I'm a huge fan. I love your products and your teachings, looking forward to many more.
Bilal Marri FX
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:46 am
will it support the whole animation done in 3ds max like car chasing or crashing something like that?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:46 am
Andrew, I love Element, it has opened up a whole new world for me in my offerings to clients and has actually gotten me a ton of work, but there is one more thing that would take it to a new level for me, you have made reference to a vehicle model pack, is that still in the works? If not is there a way we could get some of the vehicle models you have used (cop car, jet etc)?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:57 am
Dang, bought trapcode particular yesterday, but now Element 3D is ready to roll too? Son of a gun! I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces. I currently have a 580GTX, should I consider upgrading my GPU for more video memory?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:42 am
    Hey Wilmar. The Gtx580 is still a very good card. It is even on the Most recommended portion of the supported GPU list.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Any plans on possibly expanding the types of files that can be imported - IE - the potential of importing a SolidWorks .igs or .iges files?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Does anyone know if Maya exports obj sequences?
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:34 am
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:03 am
I can't tell you how hard I'm geeking out right now. ANIMATED OBJs!!!!
Sai Kalyan
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:17 am
I m so excited Andrew.. Just cant wait to do more creative work . u r one of the best inspiration to the video world ..
I created this element 3D test reel,.. just learning from your tutorials......


Thanks again and i recommended this product to so many of my friends and clients ..
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:33 am
Anyone know how to pan the model in the preview window without having a mouse w/ a middle mouse button? I'm working on a laptop...

January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:35 am
The plugin is amazing, but sometimes I've seen with the limitation of the 5 groups, would be great as a suggestion to have a button something like "add group" would be really great. For the rest Element 3d is the best!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:42 am
OK... Once again, please host videos in a manner that those of us a work can view as well. YouTube is blocked at most professional workplaces.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:06 am
    Didnt see the Vimeo link?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:45 am
Hey Andrew! When should we download this upgrade?

A question!! If I want to generate a pistol from the weaponary pack, can I blend it with a 4D Cinema Animation? But Render it as one.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:53 am
Awesome! This update literally addresses EVERY single thing I wanted to change/adjust about a project I'm currently working on! OBJ sequence import, better control over object repetition, weighted AO & custom anchor points... Andrew Kramer has spies in my brain and my computer!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:01 am
Hey Andrew!
Your Element PlugIn is just awesome and I'm happy that your actually updating it all the time!

I used Element, Optical Flares and a few of your techniques for this Rapvideo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjcI7MK1Y3w

Greetings and good luck for the future from germany ;)
Howard Waddell
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:01 am
My mind is blown... Wow!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:12 am
Where can I download the update? I have E3D v 1.0, and I checked the downloads section of my account, but didn't see a link.
Curtis Dart
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:17 am
Hummm no link yet. Im guessing its a server load issue. Maybe Andrew could enlighten us as to the delay. I know i woke up this morning with my credit card in my hand. Fired up my computer and no links. No problem tho. I can be patient.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:20 am
this is powerful Andrew!
this my reel
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:27 pm
    Wow, nice reel dude, the only change I would suggest is to be a bit careful with the volume, some of the music was peaking and distorting. Other than that, great work!
Paul Gale
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:22 am
New features look good :)

How about the number of usable groups though - something I found very limiting with only 5 and I know others felt that limitation too.

So was there a decision not to increase the number of groups or was it too difficult etc? Or something coming in v2?

Such a shame there aren't more :(
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:27 am
The update looks ace, the glow should be interesting.

Was just happy I knew how to model a bit in C4D, thank you for forcing me into 3D animation!!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:34 am
my biggest feature request is per axis scaling. for example many of the broken glass screens are not 16x9 but if i could stretch a square along only the x-axis, I could fix this.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:41 am
So is anything actually being released today? It's nearly 7 o'clock in the UK.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
Just thinking........are you going to make animated model packs in the future like.... lets say dragons and choppers ??????
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:07 pm
Ok I'm getting scared now! I waited up till midnight with credit card in hand but nothing happened. Then I set alarm for 6 AM and checked but still no update or Metro pack! Any updates??

Thanks and can't wait:)
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:07 pm
Really looking forward to the update, too bad it didn't happen during EU work hours.

But rather than explaining new features in even more detail I'm wondering if there could be a condensed "trailer" as well (for future releases)? Maybe 3 minutes instead of 30? I just don't have the time to watch it at work and don't need it tutorial-style, when only trying to see what's to come.
Just a thought...
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
Hi Andrew And Crew. Thank you for the update, really amazing new features and can;t wait to play about with it.

Also thank you for the Text Issue Fix i kept facing over and over again.

You Guys RULE.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:57 pm
    I am also going to really appreciate the text fix. I deal with it often...
The real smithy
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:19 am
Wow. Well that's my request for crowd generator taken care of. Looks sooooo nice
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:24 pm
Thank you so much for all the work you and your team put into making a great plugin even greater!

I was not yet able to download V1.5 yet but from the video it seems two very important and I from my point of view basic functions still seem to be missing:

- Is there a chance that one day element 3D will be able to read .mtl files so all material maps are set up automatically?

The one thing I currently dislike very much is manually adding all the texture, spec, normal, bump, reflectivity etc. maps again. I can understand for a model with only 1-3 material zones it does not take much time. But as soon as you have 10+ material zones it becomes more time consuming.
There will still be some work left to adjust the values but at least one does not have to drag over 30+ maps manually for just one model.

- - -

- Is there any chance that an option to load opacity / Transparency maps can be added?

Many 3D models use transparency maps. For example clothing, eyelashes etc are often relying on transparency.

- - -

In any way thanks for all the great work you allready did!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:41 pm
Andrew! My creative mind just exploded!
Are you planning on adding the ability to quickly attach nulls to groups like the elementary plugin allows?
    Klaus Brandenburg
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:49 pm
    Why waste time on something that's already fine. Also you'd still need Elementary for shadows, reflections and more good things to come.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:45 pm
HIII Andrew whats up :-) ... please watch this video i figure out new way to create shadow for element 3D MODELS ... i hop it help you to make shadow script for eelement 3D . it all about i learn from you .. watch and comment ... hop you understand what i am trying to say because my english is very bad ... thanks
video link :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWdQ2yXdTw&feature=youtu.be
    Klaus Brandenburg
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 12:47 pm
    Dude, this is the worst shadow concept I ever saw!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:32 pm
    Prath. Thats not actualy a shadow cos its not based in any light. But keep the searching and studying. Take care.
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:39 pm
    hye guys i know it is not perfect . but i just helping people like me . and it work with light also i am not gr8 vfx designer yet . you watch tutorial num.98.Reflection plug in form videocopilot . i know it not perfect but it work nice . it is easy way , i know in that some bugs but it work hevenly who realy need it . and thanks for response stay always with me and teach me so i can improve myself
    :-). and klaus i know it worst concept but it helpfull for those people who won't able to buy elementry script .
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
    hye frends watch this 2 videos
    1:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgIYnTNKcZY

    2:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgIYnTNKcZY

    this new techique only work with traipod or some time 2d camera . i recomend you to use tripod
January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:05 pm
For those wondering about exporting an obj sequence, Blender can do it, and it's free. Might be worth looking into.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:17 pm
Blow my mind baby! :D
January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:31 pm
Would love to see scale available on each axis for the particle.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
Thanks for the update! Some really cool new features I can't wait to play with.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
i love you, man. really.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:31 pm
What time is announcement ?? Cant wait to put my hands on it.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:34 pm
Hi Andrew is there a way to orient particles to null?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
Ohhhhh look forward to the upgrade and the Metropolitan pack..super thanks to videocopilot, you rock big time, you are the best, love your updates and all the free products. All of it in high quality and easy to involve in projects.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:17 pm
You've pretty much addressed everything I had asked for from the first release. Align clones along a shape/grid will go a long way towards filling text with things.
Now...to figure out how to export OBJ sequences from Cinema 4d.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:22 pm
Nice! Still looking forward to the time where you can allow extruded text to accept and cast shadows from lights before I make my purchase, though.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:48 pm
I thought Metropolitan was going to be released today? Any updates as to when that will happen? Thanks!
Sherif Mohammad
January 22nd, 2013 @ 3:55 pm
This is a huge update! Wow!
Should we expect future packs with pre-animated objects ? Or maybe just a few of them as extras in upcoming packs?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:03 pm
Andrew Kramer you sick virus graphic
Element 3D Plugin Number One in Earth
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
is it works with intel graphic card?
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:15 pm
hey andrew thnk's for this ELEMENT 3d v1.5 very vice thnk's my name is karim my from mrocco thnk's man <3
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:34 pm
Cool new features! In a future update do you think it would ever be possible to import smoke and liquid simulation? Thanks for all your awesome products!
Brett Pearce
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:35 pm
I would be more than happy to pay for this kind of update! Thanks Andrew and team!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 4:58 pm
it wont b long when element goes totally real physics simulations. I dont know whether AfterEffects evolving or mutating or both. scary and excitng. i started with cs2 now c s all gone wild. i love it. Andrew any word 4 aspiring coders.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:13 pm
Elements and the other great vcp product help me make this http://youtu.be/6uQqf47fX4c
January 22nd, 2013 @ 5:34 pm
Updated Element 3D, Will it support Sli? I currently am running 2 Asus GTX 680's. But I'm not sure if Element is picking them both up because when I see the memory in Element it does not show the 4gb's I have.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 6:43 pm
creative ELEMENT 3D V1.5 very beautiful
thank you
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:21 pm
Great and lengthy preview. I was quite impressed with what I saw. You weren't kidding; you're going to continually work on this to make it bigger and better!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 7:44 pm
HIII Andrew whats up … please watch this video i figure out new way to create shadow for element 3D MODELS … i hop it help you to make shadow script for eelement 3D .it not perfect but it help some people . it all about i learn from you .. watch and comment … hop you understand what i am trying to say because my english is very bad … thanks
video link :- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWdQ2yXdTw&feature=youtu.be
January 22nd, 2013 @ 8:01 pm
What you made possible tons of others have tried with so many heavy and slow plugins, but you guys made it and I can't even think about Element V2,3,4...because my mind will simply explode!(an animation you can easily make with Element 3D :).

The world of workflows thanks you.
Oh and me too!
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:08 pm
for c4d users you can use riptide obj exporter for animated obj sequences to import into element or plexus obj exporter.
January 22nd, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
updated to 1.5....one problem, my previous models (obj) i imported previously cannot be imported again in Element??????!!
    January 22nd, 2013 @ 9:46 pm
    i mean my own models i have imported and made into a preset. The models from videocopilot works fine. So i cannot import my own presets
Rohullah Kabir
January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:20 pm
hi Andrew sir my name is rohullah kabir iam living in Afghanistan element 3d is very useful thanks for updating those bugs and i have a request if you can ad a new option on element 3d when tow object would be in same project inside element we need to cast their reflection into one another
if we on ambient Occlusion on element 3d it well cast shadows there must be an option to cast reflection and retractions to one another because when we use an object and put a plane under it to cast ambient Occlusion we also might want them to cast reflection as well....thanks sir hope you get my question and solve it
January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:51 am
thanks for the amazing update!

..is it possible to use an animated obj-sequence for the replicator array? it seams not to work for me

best regards!
January 23rd, 2013 @ 5:24 am
Could someone help me understand how to export obj sequence files from 3ds max. There is no option for it. I'm assuming maybe there is a script but I the ones I've tried don't work.
January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:30 am
Hello Andraw,

I use Riptide pro to export .obj sequences files from c4d R14 and import them in to Element.
It loads very quickly in to Element but nothing appears on the screen unless I make the environment visible. Then I can visualize the whole sequence of an animated....black object, remaining black whatever is the material applied to it.
Working with AE cs6, mac pro early 2008, nividia gtx 285, osx 10.6.8,ram 32 go.
Is there something wrong using Riptide or with the configuration ?
Thanks a lot.
January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:54 am
Great mix of new features and refining previous features, awesome works guys!
January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:17 am
Playing with glow engine in new v 1.5. Looking forward to using this in a project right now.
Christian Michael
January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:38 am
I cant say more than Absolutely stunning!
January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:49 am
Render Mode option is extremely helpful, thanks!
Chris Carroll
January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:37 pm
Has there been any thought to compatibility with quads? I use Lightwave 3D and most of my objects are built using quads instead of tris, which Element doesn't seem to like.
    January 23rd, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
    Unfortunately it is Not possible with OpenGL. Only triangles but there should be easy ways to triangulate in most 3D programs.
January 23rd, 2013 @ 6:41 pm
Andrew and everyone in your team! Thank you all so much...
January 23rd, 2013 @ 7:34 pm
May have been asked and answered somewhere along the line but..
will Element ever have the capability of... *gasp*...physics?! Just a "floor bounce" feature alone would be incredible
January 23rd, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
Andrew, please take a look at Alembic: http://code.google.com/p/alembic/
It's open source, very compact and portable, random-access ready format. The perfect choice for any animation.
Please see http://code.google.com/p/alembic/ for an impressive demonstration.
All major 3D packages import and export it.
January 24th, 2013 @ 12:53 am
+1 for Alembic support. OBJ Sequence is not available on every 3D package (C4D for exemple) and 3rd party plugins are not always efficient.
It would be nice to implement it in Element3D 1.7 or 2.0 ;-)
Thank you Andrew (and all your team)
January 24th, 2013 @ 7:38 am
Andrew this update is amazing,
but I am having a little bit of a problem.
when I try to do the layer grid it doesn't work.
thanks for all the work you do,
January 24th, 2013 @ 7:56 am
This is awesome! Element just gets more and more impressing!

Just one question, when I'm loading a .obj sequence in Element, i only get one shader, even though my animated objects in maya consists of 5 shaders. Is there a way to get all the shaders to show up inside element (like with loaded static obj files), or is a .obj sequence limited to only one shader/material?
January 24th, 2013 @ 8:35 am
Thank you!!

Keep on with this Genius work
January 24th, 2013 @ 10:46 am
I am trying to export an OBJ sequence out of 3DS Max using the only script I can find on the internet that does this, However it is outdated and does not seem to work. It would be nice if you could share your method for exporting OBJ sequences out of 3DS MAX. Thanks, any help would be much appreciated.
January 24th, 2013 @ 11:23 am
You had me at anchor point control... Only you guys would unleash something this good as a free update to an already awesome program. Elemenrt 3d has completely changed my workflow. You guys rock! Now I have to avoid playing with all these new features and get back to the GFX at hand. Patch installed fast and flawlessly.
Jay Waller
January 24th, 2013 @ 11:30 am
I already own Element 3D. When will the free update file be available? Or am I missing something? Can' find it on the plug-ins update page.
January 24th, 2013 @ 11:56 am
Congratulations, Looks Amazing keep up the great work.
January 24th, 2013 @ 11:59 am

Thank you for the animated OBJ feature. I first purchased Element 3D when it first came out, and groaned when I couldn't import animated meshes. Hadn't touched it since. (Although this week I had started exploring 3D set extensions.). And right when I am getting serious about how to incorporate what it can do into my workflow, you address my biggest gripe. Thank you!!!!
January 24th, 2013 @ 12:03 pm
Just watched the new features reel. You've hit one out of the park again!
One question, though - I did the v1.5 install, opened AE, and both of the collections I purchased, Motion Design, and Pro Shaders, are gone! Do I have to reinstall these every time there's an update, or am I missing something painfully obvious. Thanks.
    January 24th, 2013 @ 11:19 am
    By the way...I looked in the folder where the shaders and motion graphics packs were installed, and they are where they were originally installed. They're just not showing up in Element 3D. Thanks.
January 24th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
OK - much bigger problem here! I just tried to re-install my Motion Graphic Pack and my Pro Shaders, and nothing at all shows up in Element! Any suggestions? Thanks.
January 24th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm
So any idea when this great update will be released or is it already available
    January 25th, 2013 @ 11:55 am
    Where is the download link?
Ron Weaver
January 24th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm
Andrew and VC Team, you just made a product, I already bought, better, and for free! Thank you. Greetings from Germany!
January 24th, 2013 @ 5:01 pm
I love this update.
Thanks VC team
January 24th, 2013 @ 9:53 pm
This render would not have been possible without the new Element 3d.


The half life model is thanks to “thefree3d”, animated using 3dsmax and OBJ sequence exporter.
January 25th, 2013 @ 8:52 am
All i have to say is you dont know what you have dun for the street musicvideobuffs MR.Kramer ,but you will thanks,this in 20 min
http://t.co/R7q1ywl via @YouTube have a look
    January 25th, 2013 @ 7:57 am
    You got love in phila
January 25th, 2013 @ 10:45 am
Quick shout out to Matt - great tech support on my problem a few posts up. Ended up figuring out the issue. I had installed AE on my D: drive - I have a C: drive for OS, and D: is for apps. So I installed with the "custom" setting pointing to the AE install on the D: drive. Of course the files were in the "documents" folder. I had to move the Element 3D content files to Support Files/VideoCopilot, and everything showed up - Pro Shaders, Motion Graphics pack, and custom stuff I had exported from 3DS Max as .obj files. Just in case anyone has the same problem...thanks again Matt!
January 25th, 2013 @ 11:39 am
i have problems help me help me .
the element 3d saying errro debug ,how can i resolved it .
help me ......
January 26th, 2013 @ 5:56 am
is there anyway to separate/randomize XYZ scale for particles? possible for animate text extrusion. will this break the 3D object?

i'm pretty sure that the Element3D team has taken this into consideration.

January 26th, 2013 @ 10:19 am
i bought element 3d in its first release and now when i updated it to 1.5 just to try the new feature of importing an obj sequence, it tells me that element has encountered an unrecoverable problem plz contact the team support, besides i import my obj´s by 3ds max and autodesk maya! what could be the problem and all my drivers are up to date, its really frustrating this issue, plz help, i would appreciate it very much
January 26th, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
Does this mean if you have a physics shatter you can bring the animation to element 3d?
January 27th, 2013 @ 5:52 am
I have the plugin(Plexus OBJ Exporter) for Cinema 4D, but the generated OBJ have no information. There is no animation and the OBJ looks very simpel. Which settings are required? I would be very happy if someone could help!!! Thank you!
    February 1st, 2013 @ 2:28 am
    Hey Ralf.
    That happens when you import the obj seq as an object and not as a sequence.
    When in the element scene interface, go to:

    February 2nd, 2013 @ 12:11 am
    I have a bird in Cinema 4D animated. The animation consists of 50 frames. If these export now with PLEXUS OBJ EXPORTER 50 obj files are created. But these are all the same and have no animation. The files are also a lot less than if I export file via the standard alden create an OBJ! When imported into ELEMENT while a scene is recognized, but without animation. The problem is that generated by Plexus OBJ EXPORTER no usable OBJ! Sorry i'am german!
January 28th, 2013 @ 5:22 am
hey guys sup, i have a problem with create vc account,so can any one can help me, thanks
January 30th, 2013 @ 8:47 am
1.5 is great !
I have noticed a Fantastic Change on 1.5 update on Mac OS version : objects 3D manipulations now have 100% realtime response in AE ! All positon, orbit changes used to be seen "on mouse release" so far. (due to Open GL I think) It changes everything in my opinion. Does anyone made the same observations ? (Among Mac Users)
Thanks again to your awesome team and keep up the good work.
January 30th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
Hello Andrew's community !

I've made my first use of element 3d and my first afterist motion design, using Only element 3d
Can you give me some opinion ?


i'm not so proud of it but i think it could uphold that E3D is a huge monster which give you the right to create anything you imagine!
Thank you Andrew
Thank you all ;)
January 31st, 2013 @ 8:14 am
Element 3D helped me to make an exaggerated Michael Jackson glove parodying a Black Ops Zombies powerup. I imported a glove obj from Carrara and then added multiple "studs" to the glove in Element 3D using 3D replicator and choosing the glove as the replicator shape (quick and easy!). I used Optical Flares to make the glove glow. I also used Andrew's tips on creating an exploding body also (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4JuX-ITB0Y). Your products and tutorials have been highly valuable in my workflow! Many many thanks!
February 1st, 2013 @ 3:50 am

Hey guys.
Heads up - bought PLEXUS OBJ EXPORTER plugin to export obj sequences. It doesn't export normals.
If you want to texture your stuffs(which I'm assuming you do), then it's not really of any use to you.
February 10th, 2013 @ 10:09 am
Andrew, many thanks for this plugin and the update 1.5.

I finally got it to animated a flock of birds!

Look here:


I'am so happy!
February 13th, 2013 @ 11:47 am
hi guys. i find problem (im not know ask anyone about this before me) with multi-object. it dosnt work with russian texts..help!!! …sorry for bad english.tnx!
    February 13th, 2013 @ 11:59 am
    Try the option to separate by mesh under the extrude settings.
February 13th, 2013 @ 4:10 pm
In Element: is there a simple way to copy all the changes and settings of one Group and apply to another one? (Just how I would do with animators). As of now I can't click on group and Copy or Paste. That would make my life so much easier.
    February 26th, 2013 @ 3:14 pm
    I got it. It's right there - 3rd option in the group setting!
February 27th, 2013 @ 12:57 pm
Check it out. Tracked VCP footage’s Garage scene with my SUV. http://on.fb.me/SR6636
Messge for SUV (E3D) Model .
March 1st, 2013 @ 12:36 am
We use Lightwave3D, model LWO export to obj, when import to 3D element
the object have many holes, why?
March 13th, 2013 @ 9:01 am
Hey there,

This is exactly what i'm looking for, just wondering now how to generate an animated obj sequence from Cinema 4D in the first place?

Please help.


    April 24th, 2013 @ 1:56 am
    For C4D R13 and later with AE CS6 / Element 3D V1.6 Riptide Pro Plugin (http://skinprops.com/riptidepro.php) is working well. Even if you bake down your animation in C4D, Riptide Pro can handle this. The import over the import 3D sequenz works well. just tested it ( http://skinprops.com/riptidepro.php) ). Plexus Plugin by the way is not working together with element 3D, cause it is produced to export obj without texture coordinates and normals. Plexus only exports vertices and triangles / Faces.
March 14th, 2013 @ 9:18 pm
I keep getting a crash error when importing obj sequence!
September 19th, 2014 @ 3:32 am
Hey guys, my obj sequence is very slow when scrubbing the timeline (3sec load per frame) any tips for optimising playback (in E3D viewer or draft mode in comp the results is the same)

I have 153 meshes with 267762 vertices and 89254 faces (size 0.9,2.0,0.9) its a game ready model with texture sizes from 500 to 1000 pixels square png's.

Im on an Imac with :

Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB
Software OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)

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