Element 3D V1.6: Top Features!

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I was not expecting to make such a in-depth feature video but please check out what is possible with the new World Position Mattes and the fantastic 3D Position Utility. Complete feature list and changes will be posted soon, some features didn’t make in this video and will be posted soon!

The theme of this update is better integration with After Effects, better compositing and better control!

Element 3D V1.6 will be available as a FREE update to customers.
To purchase Element 3D please visit our products page!

Jake The Muss
March 26th, 2013 @ 6:56 am

Just gets better and better :)
    Yaxshi oglan
    March 26th, 2013 @ 8:36 am
    Andrew Crameri tanimiyan ozunu tanimir bileeettt!!!
    March 26th, 2013 @ 9:44 am
    Heey A while ago I created this in Element 3D I was trying the Displacement of objects and tried it with the eath. I know the sun is maybe a bit to small. But you can watch it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_wfT5XD8vs
    Andrew Cramerin Ezraili
    March 26th, 2013 @ 9:46 am
    yaxci oglan bele yaxci oglansan get sen tani
    Mon Producion
    March 26th, 2013 @ 11:01 am
    Andrew please come to Sheki :)) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfibq83Q2pQ
March 26th, 2013 @ 6:58 am
So Nice Andrew I'm A Huge Fan By The Way!!
    March 26th, 2013 @ 10:28 am
    I was Going To Upload A Video Which Was Full Of Element 1.5 Test But Since This Is Going To Be Released Soon I Will Put More Tests And of course More Fun!!!! This Is A MetroPolitan(Pack)Test Using Element 1.5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcc5qrnWqVo I Hope You Enjoy It
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:02 am
u rocks once again Mr. Kremer
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:02 am
element just awesome software
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:10 am
Hey Andrew,
Looks awesome. What's the release date for 1.6?
Luis Martin
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:12 am
Great!!!! when is released????????
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:25 am
This plugin is getting so crazy powerful Andrew!!! You are changing vfx!
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:28 am
Love Element , Wish I had cs6 for a 3d tracker though
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:28 am
Hey Andrew!
I would be very exited if the next Version of Element would come up with a real Particel System that is really imitting Particels (so 3d Obejcts) and not just creating them in the First Frame.Something like Particular just with 3d Obejcts!
That would be SO AWSOME!
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:31 am
Heey A while ago I created this in Element 3D I know the sun is maybe a bit to small but you can watch the core of the earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_wfT5XD8vs
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:41 am
Pure Genious. Really.
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:49 am
Ouaw. This is big. Only one question asked : Landscapes pack to come ? Or Landscapes creation/export tutorial ? Or... nothing ?
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:59 am
Where i can find the model of the jet
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:00 am
cool!I just can‘t wait!
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:00 am
even though this is a free update, I'd like to pay for it anyway...so many cool new features
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:04 am
You guys are so awesome!
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:05 am
Will be there shadows in future? (like in elementary script or so)
March 26th, 2013 @ 7:15 am
Wow! It's an interesting day ! Element is the best plug in ever!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:15 am
Still no release date?
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:25 am
jeez a LOT of thought went into the world position pass...crazy cool
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:38 am
hi Andrew,

Noticed very nice env map on the red "blocks" (also on the dominoes).
On top of that what reflection is in the editor it's also in the AE viewport after....
So, that new ENV map is a part of the version 1.6 ?

BTW. CANT WAIT FOR THE UPDATE !!!!, checking vcp website 3 times a day :)
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:48 am
Everyone thanks Andrew because he is the front man, but I want to thank the programmers who made these cool things possible. And thank you Andrew for hiring them.
    Klaus Brandenburg
    March 26th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm
    Yeah, thanks to Sergio!!!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 8:58 am
Any chance we're getting a Create World Null option? I'm unbelieveably excited for the null tools in this, saves me from writing lots of code.

It would be nice if there was a layer selector to link a group to an existing Null.
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:06 am
Will 3D position select work with an animated obj. sequence?
    March 26th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm
    I think this is a very good question. Ideas anyone?
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:11 am
woooaw 2 year ago AfterEffects and this time...
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:16 am
Element 1.6 version will run on MAC osX???
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:27 am
Really fantastic update. With the world position pass the list of Element's pain points shrinks dramatically smaller. Any ETA on the release date? Thanks VC team!
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:29 am
Release Date would be so nice. I could use this in a current project very well today.
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:42 am
Awesome work! :D Element v1.6 will be able to generate a null object with the position from a specific part of an object inside a 3D sequence?
March 26th, 2013 @ 9:58 am
wow... next version element 3d
March 26th, 2013 @ 10:26 am
OH my god!!!! I could use this so much right now!!!! Any idea when it's coming out? Any change next week? I need to know so I can put my client on a hold ;-)
March 26th, 2013 @ 11:06 am
Still no word on the vehicles model pack? Some of us are dying for it!
    March 26th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
    Same here. Vehicles and the Landscapes.
    March 26th, 2013 @ 12:52 pm
    yes I'd love me some veeehicles too...
March 26th, 2013 @ 11:22 am
Fantastic update! Really helping me out in all my projects!
March 26th, 2013 @ 11:59 am
Can not even begin to tell you how excited I am with the new utility, "Generate 3D Position". I HAVE spent hours trying to find that 3D point in many projects. Now back to the video and see what else is going to blow me away!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
You are the best brother
We love you so much !!
Best of the best <3
March 26th, 2013 @ 12:25 pm
Every update is something unbelievably good. AK I think it is time, time for You and VC to make your own video editing stand alone programs and show the big sharks ( Nuke, Adobe and the rest of them ) how is done.
March 26th, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
That's great !
I hope you will add more groups in the next update, it will be perfect !
March 26th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm
from 0:13 to 0:17 I can hear ghosts voices in the background
do you live in a haunted house Andrew?
March 26th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm
I would have commented earlier but while watching the video I got so excited I craped my pants. All better now…awesome!
March 26th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm
Wowww!!I am sooooo excited!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm
I would like to see a tutorial on how you create the moving backgrounds for the Jet planes and other fast moving objects.
    March 26th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm
March 26th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm
andrew you should create a 3d max tutorial to learn how to create a robot transformers from the face, body create a model of the vehicle and robot and robot animation in humanoidesobre body movements and animation of transformation of the vehicle to robot humanoid, the transformers robot is created by more than 300 pieces in Senar hope you can create it in 3d max and not have to buy it
March 26th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm
When will this come out
March 26th, 2013 @ 2:43 pm
Wow, once again a great improvement for something that was already very awesome. Nice work team, you guys work hard!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 1:47 pm
hey andrew,
congrats,element 3D has made the benchmark in aftereffects history.well,can the element 3D lovers know the release date of this update?? :) :)
March 26th, 2013 @ 3:12 pm
Element 3D is advancing smartly ! It's an unrivaled software !
Hector Montalvo
March 26th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm
I just installed and the Mac patch did not work, the plug-in is not in the folder. I use the full installer with no problem. Great work.
March 26th, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
Thanks AK and team. Patch installed successfully. Hopefully this will also fix some minor bugs I had on the last project. I have to say that support for this product has been fantastic. You have really helped me get some jobs done quickly and easily!
March 26th, 2013 @ 3:52 pm
Loving the new features. Loving Element 3D. Loving VCP. Looks like my evening plans have just been made! :-)
Cameron Frank
March 26th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm
Three things:

1. Everything looks amazing, but I think my favorite addition is putting the group number in front of the animation property! So now when I punch 'U' I can tell which group's effect I am fiddling with.

2. I would pay cash money for the landscape folder you have in your model bin.

3. There was that mysterious "Live Camera" effect again that we've seen in passing on other videos. Will that ever be a public preset, or is it just a Kramer workflow upgrade? I just want to know what it does! Maybe an instant camera shake preset? Who knows...

But I love all the additions to Element, keep up the good work, gentlemen!
    March 26th, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
    Ya! That is very handy for me too!
    March 27th, 2013 @ 10:34 am
    "There was that mysterious Live Camera effect !" thats waht I m looking for too! HEY ANDREW PLEASE!
March 26th, 2013 @ 4:37 pm
Andrew you are the best, there is no words or actions I can do to thank you enough for this amazing product, Element is a VFX god.
March 26th, 2013 @ 6:05 pm
Thanks again Andrew and team! Love Element 3D!!
March 26th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm
Thank you Andrew and crew More tools for my creativity.
March 27th, 2013 @ 12:40 pm
This is exactly what I needed, thanks so much!!
March 28th, 2013 @ 4:42 am
The new compositing options couldn't have came at a better time Andrew, thanks for your teams continued work and support.
March 28th, 2013 @ 4:45 am
All of a sudden I'm in love with Nulls
If I have any fear of nulls it's just been nullified

What you gonna do when you turn on AE
I'm gonna make some nulls
What do you consider nulls
Nulls Element3D Nulls
March 28th, 2013 @ 9:24 am
Hello Andrew as I look at you training and all that you are doing I can't help but to think wow you have made such a positive impact on the world that your children can grow up being very proud of who and what their father has done for so many! This does not relate to the post but I just wanted to say thank you very much for taking the stand that you have.
lunga shezi
March 28th, 2013 @ 3:32 pm
Wouldn't it best to just duplicate a 3D model change the orientation of Y axis and use one as reflection. Instead of duplicating the element 3D layer.
March 29th, 2013 @ 12:20 pm
hello, where I find this gradient texture ?
April 3rd, 2013 @ 2:09 pm
I love Element 3D.. we need more..
Trevor Van Vleck
April 3rd, 2013 @ 4:01 pm
How did you get the Jet fighter to look so real!! Also the plane, all of your 3d models look so good from the 3d model packs. I download or creat mine and they look fine in c4d but than can't compare to yours in element. Should I be adding more packs or textures? Please Direct me to a tutorial or something, thanks sorry if I sound whiny
April 9th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm
can anyone help me..i tried to apply a 3d generated null in element v1.6 to an obj and parent my optical flare layer to that null but it doesn't work..what i'm i doing wrong? also how can i make a particular stream like what coming off the wing of air force one like in andrew's video ..i'm new to element and after effects
April 11th, 2013 @ 9:49 am
Hey , this New Update is amazing.
and the Track Works fine.
But how can i generate shadows of a 2d text on a 3d Element with Spotlights ?
is there a Easy Way to Track Text with shadows ?
April 29th, 2013 @ 6:27 pm
Its just keep getting better and better, but if you get to put FBX into the element OMG!!! to the infinite and Beyond!!!!
May 11th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm
I just purchase element 3D 1.6. the new features pushed me more to buying it. It's all good so far except the problem with the new generating NULL for which I bought it seem to have a little problem. It does not stick on the object. It only seem to stay on the object when you are using the camera. However, when you rotate the object inside element 3D, the NULL does not rotate with it. Are you guys thinking off working on that or is it something that I'm missing.
    April 13th, 2014 @ 11:36 am
    i have the same problem ... did u get a solution to this problem ?
August 18th, 2013 @ 7:24 am
No, it seems that generated 3D Null doesn't follow specific part of an object in a object sequence. It just stays on position initially generated. When object moves it just lingers there. Any solution for this?
December 4th, 2013 @ 10:47 am
Can anyone explain how to achieve the terrain flyovers such as the "zooming over the water" look seen in the video? Are these stock cg flyovers done out of Vue, composited terrain elements made with displacement maps and rendered out of Max, or are swiftly moving ground elements something that can be done natively in AE?

I would LOVE to learn a workflow on how to do this effectively and make it look realistic! Thanks!
April 13th, 2014 @ 10:33 am
when i create a null object in for my plane its not getting null object linked i get a error too.. my aeroplane is still and the null object alone roration
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