Metropolitan: 3D City & Skyscraper Pack!

Our new 3D model Pack Metropolitan is now Available!
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Metropolitan features over 100 buildings and skyscrapers for creating stunning 3D Cities and Virtual skylines. This pack is optimized to work with the new Element 3D V1.5 so please update before using the new Pack!

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98 Comments

12 months ago
How can I order this product a great product, I'll be grateful if you send to points all over the country?
1 year ago
Great product:)
Is there any way to add more lanes to the streets
e.g. 4 lanes (2 on both sides)
1 year ago
Ditto to the request for a cars pack. I am thinking of getting Metropolitan, and would love to be able to drop some cars down on those streets...
1 year ago
As wonderful pack as this is, i would really appreciate a cars pack from AK. Thank you for your hard working.
2 years ago
Hi ,
I just wanted to thank AK et al. for developing Element 3D and the Metropolitan City pack which were vital in the completion of my short which integrates live chroma key footage.

The ability to composite the live action with 3D objects directly in AE greatly improved the work flow.

the final result can be viewed:
https://vimeo.com/58455763

Thank you again AK and VC.
ShahabG
2 years ago
As wonderful pack as this is, i would really appreciate a cars pack from AK. Thank you for your hard working.
NorBor
2 years ago
Hey!

why i dont see any difference between day and night 3d model???
BaumBay
2 years ago
Hey I am definitely going to buy this pack but what I was wonder is if there are any street textures to make a more seamless transition from the CG city to a real life set or environment.
Mehdi
2 years ago
I can't install the metropolitan please learn me
kutty tamil
2 years ago
andrew kramer is great........... my role model is andrew kramer.... then the metropolitan city packs i see the promos ... really fentastic
Tomas
2 years ago
Hey guys... I cant find 4k skyline enviroment maps...where can i find them? thx
    Joel
    2 years ago
    I have the same question
    Joel
    2 years ago
    Found it: Documents\VideoCopilot\Materials\Metropolitan_Skies
Christian
2 years ago
This render would not have been possible without the new Element 3d.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ8trnKGDow&feature=youtu.be

The half life model is thanks to "thefree3d", animated using 3dsmax and OBJ sequence exporter.
Stephen Emunah
2 years ago
Powerful..but I'm really waiting for element 3d camera and animation import.. that would be great.
Seth
2 years ago
Looks stellar! Any chance of releasing some sci-fi looking buildings in an add-on pack?
Ubiq
2 years ago
Extraordinary pack!

Any future projects planned to produce a City Streets pack, with taxis, road signs, traffic lights, and such? That way I could take the camera down to street level in Metropolitan.

Also, a Suburb and Rural Town pack to put in front of the Metropolitan pack would be really great, to enter and leave a town. (Or would packs like these perhaps require too much detail, making the pack too expensive..?)

Anyway, congratulations with the Metropolitan pack, in itself a huge accomplishment.
    Alexey Solin
    2 years ago
    +100

    We need it too! Absolutely agree!
Rafael Rodriguez
2 years ago
Andrew, this pack is grate! I thing you make lot of efford and work doing this and the Element 3D 1.5 with the bug fixes. I will ask you if you could do one of this 3D packs but insted of buildings, of cars... like a ferrari, porche, bugatti,etc. This would be grate for recording our oun movies crashing expensive cars with out having to buy them (because we don't have to much money hahaha). Thank you for your time. Sorry for the speling mistakes. They are because i'm from Uruguay and I speak Spanish. See you!
Daluz
2 years ago
Just amazing, but...I miss one thing:
No jokes abou the song "We Built This City" by "Starship"?
I'll buy it soon! Looking foward an Vehicles Pack too!
2 years ago
This pack looks even better then I thought! This will look amazing on my showreel..so I'm definitely gonna buy it!
2 years ago
Stunning work... absolutely the best plugin ever!
Serge
2 years ago
Hi Andrew... Great model pack mate. You guys are really setting an awesome standard. Just a quick question... In your tutorial, it shows 156 models in the Metropolitan folder and 115 in the No Antenna folder. I only have 104 in each folder.... am I missing something?
billy g
2 years ago
I JUST WOKE UP NYC TIME 543AM JUST TONGET THE UPDATES AND METROPOLITON PACK...LIFE IS GOOD...LOL
Elfedelazik
2 years ago
Congratulations and thank you for your impressive, smart, powerfull, creative and inspiring work.
You have "conquered" lots of people and it's good to see them (us) wriggling because of what you put in what you do.
Jmarcus
2 years ago
I'm really looking forward to my birthday!
Pixelito
2 years ago
Hello, where are the 10 city template project files that where announced in the metropolitan trailer?
Dominique84Tube
2 years ago
Hey Guys, Free Unique Element 3d “Interior” Pack made by me, for everyone! Have fun! Huge Respect for every VC member!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOviZcf5t3U
2 years ago
Hi Andrew

Im sorry to report another bug but Im sure the feed back will help make this already awesome program even better. Theres always going to be small bugs with new things and its all good! That said, the issue is I am unable to render out my shot. I've created a project 1280X720, followed your tutorial to build my city, created a simple camera animation but when I send to render Que and hit render nothing happens. It just remains frozen in time without any progress. Im not sure if there are settings I should be aware of on my machine in order to make it work more smoothly? I have CS4 on a MAC PRO with GTX 285 card. My specs are below. Once again thanks for any help.

Cheers

Thomas

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 10 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    AlmostDarkslide
    2 years ago
    Have you updated your graphic card drivers?

    Is the option in after effects set to use the gpu or cpu?

    If that doesn't work it could be a bug, then only Andrew can help you.

    I just trying to help.
    Regards
    2 years ago
    Hi

    Thanks for the help. Yes all my gear and software is up to date. I have sent a help email to support and am awaiting further info.

    Cheers
2 years ago
how can i get it how can i get it i want it i want it ...how can i get it ...beep beep ...low income low income ..i want it i want it..beep beep...:D
mostafa
2 years ago
I LOVE Andrew Kramer
Jon
2 years ago
Element 1.5 & the new Metropolitan pack have are some of the most revolutionary products to come out in 5 plus years. I've been working in this field since 86 & the tools we have to create with today are nothing short of magic. Now if only more people could learn to write good scripts. LOL!
abusamra
2 years ago
Excellent vc ,Thanks Andrew really awesome
2 years ago
Ahhh yes! Thanks Andrew, sorry I should've been more thorough. Im back at it thanks for this wonderful invention:)

Cheers

Thomas
Sarah Mocke
2 years ago
No thought required, I just bought it straight away. It is unbelievable value! Thanks Andrew!
fip
2 years ago
congrats andrew! nice job. I have one question after watching the prelim videos, after setting up a randomized city street as per your vid, is there a way to duplicate all randomized settings with the identical city using the nightime textures so we can can toggled between them?
2 years ago
Hi Andrew.

So I installed the update then I installed the Metro Pack and immediately went to your first tutorial. You were explaining the different buildings and then mentioned that you have included new 4K texture maps and by example loaded "blue_skyline_4k". I tried to follow along and did the same however I don't have any new 4K maps in my library after installing. Is this a glitch and am I perhaps missing those maps? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

PS

LOVE THE PACK!

Cheers!


Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 10 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz

Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
Type: GPU
Bus: PCIe
Slot: Slot-1
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 1024 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
    2 years ago
    Sorry, I should have mentioned... check your materials folder... Documents\VideoCopilot\Materials\Metropolitan_Skies
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Just purchased the pack and I can't tell you how exited I am to start with my planned building project.
I'ts really bizar that the pack came out today, sind's I've sold my actual real house today!!!
So my day can't go wrong anymore! I'm looking foreword to see the upcoming tutorials!
By the way, the speed of Element is just….. Amazing!
I just quickly went trough some of the building and it looks just awesome.
Thanx for bringing this to the AFX community!
Ciao Aldo,
AFX compositor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
david
2 years ago
does previous owners of element get a special discounted price?
DaveA
2 years ago
Amazing!!

To save me struggling over the legalese of the license agreement, are there any restrictions in place preventing me from using some of these models in the Unreal Dev Kit? I totally want to make an FPGAOLGF (First Person Giant Gorilla And/Or Lizard Fighter).
2 years ago
Element 3D 1.5 is released, how exciting. Such power.

Please check out my latest Goosh artwork created with the Power of Element 3D 1.5:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1q3wX9gcZY
Tamas
2 years ago
Too bad there isn'nt any discount given to owners of e3d studio bundleand pro flares bundle. But`m gonna buy it anyway :-)
2 years ago
Excellent so far. Are there any samples to show how much detail is available for closeups? Wide shots look spectacular, but I've got a few different uses on the current agenda that would involve being tighter on windows, etc.
2 years ago
Woohoo! Just stumbled out of bed to give the little girl a bottle while my wife and suns are sleeping. Fired up the mac, checked videocopilot..............You made my day already! Thnx
shorey
2 years ago
thank you very much Andrew you great of the world one more thanks!!!
2 years ago
Sorry, sorry. Got 'em.
2 years ago
So, where are the backgrounds you were talking about? Can't find them in the folders.
    tino
    2 years ago
    You can access the Metropolitan Enviornments here: \Documents\VideoCopilot\Materials\Metropolitan_Skies
bijo
2 years ago
really awesome....:)
reza irani
2 years ago
can we take a part the buildings and devastate them by explosions like the avengers?
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer, I have tested this pack and I gotta admit, it is truly amazing! Now I can make scenes of New York in the Avengers! Thanks again VC for all of your hard work put into this.
2 years ago
There is a link to download the ELEMENT patch to v1.5 - which is necessary for the METROPOLITAN pack.

You should also see it in your order history.
Brett Pearce
2 years ago
Sorry,plus I cant find the relection maps. Could they be why my building count is off?
Jorge
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

This pack looks awesome and I will definitely buy...but it's just really a shame that I didn't wait a month before buying the Element 3D + Pro Shaders pack - I could have gotten Metropolitan for just another $50 bucks :-((

The other graphic design bundle just was not going to be useful for me - I would have bought it with the weapons pack though... :-(

Just a thought but maybe you could give people the choice in the future - like plus any one model pack or something? Just a thought...it's something I would like to see when you launch Element 3D 2.0...

Thanks for all the hard work,
    2 years ago
    You could first email the support team and could ask them for what you gonna buy and what the price will be for which of those you gonna brought.. . Aww
Brett Pearce
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Just wondering how many buildings are suppost to be in each folder. I don't seem to have quite as many as you do in the demo.
2 years ago
Yes! It's here! Oh man, this looks gorgeous. I've just got one question Andrew, it's a bit off topic, but that is some catchy music there. Where is that from? Anyways, congrats on what's sure to be another hit.

Gotta start saving up for this! :)
Aki
2 years ago
Awesome!! =D
2 years ago
Just Installed Element3D, imported an OBJ Sequence from DAZ3D studio 4.5 using mcjTeleBlender Script, and my Rok troll Is Moving Flawlessly!! this is better than a harem full of naked women. wait priorities man, priorities. ok, its a really really really close 2nd :P thanks VCP team!
Chris
2 years ago
Looks great, but where are the AE project file templates? thx.
Bob K
2 years ago
Hey Andrew and VC - both the Metropolitan product and the E3D Update are both awesome --- BRAVO!
I just played around a little, and can't wait to play more tomorrow.
kleezyclay
2 years ago
For the people who have downloaded the update------since it says use full installer does that mean after updating I will have to reinstall and retexture all models in my models folder?
James
2 years ago
I'm the mayor now b*tches....
2 years ago
Had no idea you guys were releasing this today. So excited.

Can't wait to get the E3D update and most of all the Buildings I've been waiting for.

WORKD HARD, PLAY HARD IS THE MOTTO @ The CoPilot Warehouse.

Great job guys always supporting you as you always provide for us.
    wow
    2 years ago
    Wow, this is gold. Seriously. I have always had the interest on getting into 3d modeling/animation but thought it was too hard to get into without any help / connections. A lot of people are very secretive on their software and methods of production. Not here, that is unique and amazing. I found this post and others are a wealth of information where I will read more. Thanks CoPilot!
2 years ago
OMG VC, had no idea you guys were releasing this today. So excited.

Can't wait to get the E3D update and most of all the Buildings I've been waiting for.

WORKD HARD, PLAY HARD IS THE MOTTO @ The CoPilot Warehouse.

Great job guys always supporting you as you always provide for us.
Ramzes
2 years ago
Andrew thank you! you the best. Now we need a good tutorial, how to create this city.
Johny5
2 years ago
Metropoliton looks awesome...when i have the money i will be getting Ellement 3d...i would love to see a medical model pack,,like anatomy models, heart,lung, inside of veins..etc, there's a interior body shot inside veins i'm trying to pull off.
    Andi
    2 years ago
    I second the desire for medical models. It would be amazingly useful and versatile!
2 years ago
I can't express the appreciation I have for you and your team. This (like all of your products) is incredible and once again you have outdone yourself.

From the words of Wayne Cambell and Garth Algar "We're not worthy!"

Thank you Andrew Kramer
2 years ago
Are you going to include a (Collect Files) feature for future versions of Element 3D?

Once I've changed the location of some C4D files and they became missing in Element.
2 years ago
Is the Metropolitan Pack included if you bought the ultimate bundle previously?
    2 years ago
    The ultimate 3D bundle is an all new bundle. We're running out of names...
    Stephen Martin
    2 years ago
    Any discounts for those of us who purchased the bundle prior to this release :)
Steve
2 years ago
I've been waiting for this my whole life. This and a girlfriend.
2 years ago
super este nuevo tuto
Ridzuan Vfx
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer I just bought the pack and try in Autodesk Maya and Element 3D using HDRI and it's very awesome, Will use this building pack for my live action movie

Thank you for your great efforts in making this package that can benefit VFX artist
mtkarimi
2 years ago
We love you andrew,
here many of motion designers and vfx artist are your follower and made them jobs and you are a way of life...
thanks a lot from iran-tehran
parchame bachehaye tehran balas
Caleb S
2 years ago
Oooooooh..... Awesome and I'm broke. Definitely will keep this in the back of my mind and hope theres a job I can plug the cost into soon. :-D
2 years ago
Wow! really cool! I gotta get this pack.
2 years ago
You're really changing up the ae game Andrew!
2 years ago
Thats really cool.
How did you have make the intro text in the promo video? Can you make a little tutorial? Would be very nice.
Angelo
2 years ago
Sir Andrew this is it! whoaahhahahhahahah
2 years ago
One word: FANTASTIC!!!
congratulations andrew
2 years ago
OHHHHH MY GOOOD!!! Leaving work now to get home and bye this!! THANK YOU VCP!
dordz
2 years ago
It's been so many years for something like this, now it's reality.
Jim Bob
2 years ago
Hey guys the update is available in your download session! Woo hooo!
2 years ago
Just bought it. Can't wait to get started. When is E1.5 due out? Today, right?
    2 years ago
    There is a link to download the ELEMENT patch to v1.5 which is necessary for the METROPOLITAN pack.

    You should also see it in your order history
    Nihar
    2 years ago
    Can someone please send me through upload it via mail
    Because i cannot login and download the update part
    And is important. please anyone help ?? I will really apriciate your help. My email adress is nihardevilroy@yahoo.com
Jay Boyd
2 years ago
Whoa! The new Metropolitan 3D City Pack is SICK!!!!!!!!! Love the 4k maps.
Jeremy Abbott
2 years ago
Fantastic. Been waiting all day on the edge of my seat for this!
Rich
2 years ago
The wait is finally over!...im really excited for the new Anchor point system!
Aidan
2 years ago
Great to see a new product! Can't wait to give it a try.
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