Presenting in LA tomorrow! Come say Hi!

If you are near LA tomorrow night please drop by my presentation for After Effects and whatever else is going through my mind!  Last year it was great to meet so many of you and see your real faces!

We’re going to talk about some recent title work and some new features of Element 3D V1.6 that will be out soon.  One new feature includes the above image for creating an elevation map. Lots of possibilities! Plus I’ll take questions and answers from the audience, always risky!!


Currently there are less than 90 tickets left and it usually sells out pretty fast. This month especially because they have really great prizes and food  We’re even giving away several Element 3D bundles too!

DMALA: Tuesday 3-12-2013 At 6:30pm to 10PM

Get your tickets now and save a few bucks!


mj onur
March 11th, 2013 @ 3:51 pm
so good :)) thank you andrew
    March 12th, 2013 @ 6:16 am
    in new feature will a new tip of rendering hva to skyliht?(in 3ds max)..because for the perfect ao rendering want high videocard and almost people have not this videocards
    March 12th, 2013 @ 6:18 am
    in new feature will a new tip of rendering have to be skyliht?(in 3ds max)..because for the perfect ao rendering want high videocard and almost people have not this videocards..we can do shodows with just "handdrawing" but i cant do in scenes with camera movement
    March 14th, 2013 @ 9:11 am
    if i want to have to this animation : can i do this with element 3d??
    March 14th, 2013 @ 9:36 am
    i dont know you can do the realistic shadows have to your video but element 3d is cool for fast rendering
    amit srivastava
    March 18th, 2013 @ 2:21 pm
    I was seeing your metropolitan city tutorial & saw the option of import 3D Sequnece. how do you do that, i don't think there is an option to do that in Elements. Only it imports 3D i right ?
    amit srivastava
    March 18th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm
    I was seeing your metropolitan city tutorial & saw the option of import 3D Sequnece. how do you do that, i don't think there is an option to do that in Elements. Only it imports 3D i right ? It appears at 1:59 secs in the timeline of ur video tutorial
March 11th, 2013 @ 3:54 pm
I feel orghasm when I see updates ELEMENT 3D like this...
March 11th, 2013 @ 3:58 pm
You should know about the people around the world. Some of us are trapped in our countries...
    March 11th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
    Indeed my friend Matin, I wish I could be there, if it's not to much to ask please record the presentation for those of us that won't be able to be there.

    PD: that render looks stunning looking forward to the 1.6 update, wish you a nice trip Andrew.
    March 12th, 2013 @ 1:12 am
    Any online direct link Andrew? :O
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:05 pm
I would have come if I wasn't living in France ...
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm
This is very exciting!
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
And when will you present in NYC? :-/
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

Why can't we do

and Air Presentation on the Internet???
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm
I just reserved my ticket
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm
No livestream this time? Anyway have a special day !
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:36 pm
thank you videocopilot Team !!
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:43 pm
Amazing render, looking forward to the update, world position pass; very clever :-)
Don Wahl
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:45 pm
So hoping the update isn't spendy - I really need what I'm seeing here but have over purchased on a few VP bundles recently!
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:46 pm
Just bought my ticket. See you there!
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:47 pm
Hi Andrew,
Will you only present your abilities etc in America or do you think about visiting Europe (Germany), too?
Greetings :)
March 11th, 2013 @ 4:49 pm
¿andrew's going to happen to those who can not go ala presentation?
for those who cannot go to
could be transmitted live and direct
to rise a video of the presentation on youtube
    dan neri
    March 11th, 2013 @ 5:13 pm
    show demais
March 11th, 2013 @ 5:23 pm
.:asART. Update:.

Hi @all ..
Here is somthing I am working on. It is rendered in "Draft Mode" so you cant see the motion blur and/or the "Depth of field" effect yet. But it shows more or less what is gonna be like at the end. It's completly done in AE CS6 using VC Element 3D. The latest version supports OBJ Sequences. That's how the running soldier is done. I've also used the "Metropolitan" package to create the buildings. There are 4 camera-sets in the scene. The first camera is rigged using the great "CAM RIG Script V2.0" from Maltaannon .. Feel free to comment and let us know how you like it .. Cheers!

Watch it here (Facebook page):
March 11th, 2013 @ 5:26 pm
Excited for tomorrow! Will finally see the guy who taught me how to use trapcode particular and how to key...
March 11th, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
Andrew see you tomorrow!:)
Bishoy Nader naguib
March 11th, 2013 @ 5:35 pm
Andrew Nice Work :D Can u come and Make apresentation in Egypt
March 11th, 2013 @ 6:37 pm
I was trying to create the same cloud effect not long ago and had to use Vue 9. But seriously, if you did this on AAE, pleaaaaaase consider a tutorial. Looking also forward for Element Update. Greetings from Tokyo !
March 11th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm
I feel guilty not going since I only live 15 min from there. I'm gonna try to make it.
    March 16th, 2013 @ 12:01 am
    Those of us who live far off (like me in Tanzania, or pals in France, Germany, Egypt, etc. oh, Japan!) hope that you managed to go!
March 11th, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
I'm sure someone has already asked, but... When do you think this next version of element will be available?
Willmer Wonsang
March 11th, 2013 @ 7:55 pm
I love this.

Congratulations on presenting at DMALA! I wish that I could be there to cheer you on. Good luck. I know that you will do great as always.
March 11th, 2013 @ 9:50 pm
nice! wish i had known a bit earlier, though.
March 11th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm
Oh no! I can't make it this time Andrew, you told me that I always have to be at these things... Next time for sure.

- Spencer
March 11th, 2013 @ 10:05 pm
Next time come to SXSW!
March 11th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm
Element 3D V1.6 Its Free Update...?
March 11th, 2013 @ 11:25 pm
hey andrew, you have so many funs in Africa and other continents did u know this?. i think its better if you think of peoples who always likes your work and supports you, we are so many around the world not only chicago. its better if you do an air presentation. we like you copilots,we like after effect, keep it up
young brother from tanzania
Elia Shao
    March 16th, 2013 @ 12:04 am
March 11th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm
Those clouds are not a mere .jpeg or a .png file, are they?
If they really are a static image file.. oh god.
Yet if you want to rotate 3d the camera, volumetric particles may turn out to be the primary usage.
I can only guess, just so excited :)
March 11th, 2013 @ 11:51 pm
I wanna know about Andrew's work for any mainstream film. He is such amazing person and have great ability to teach in detail. He might have bunch of offers all over the world for film making.
March 12th, 2013 @ 12:35 am
Is a bit far from Germany :-(
March 12th, 2013 @ 12:54 am
Is there any Chance to See the pres via webcast?
Tanks Andrew for all of your Great work and the Great Knowledge you Share with us.
Syfy US and Syfy Germany use a Lot of your PlugIns. I think, I have em all! ;-)
Greets from Germany,
March 12th, 2013 @ 2:47 am
Every week I seemed to be amazed by a new image created by Element 3D. Who would have thought we would be rendering 3D images like that in After Effects, even just a year ago?
March 12th, 2013 @ 3:13 am
Bonjour Andrew, Bonjour tout le monde.
L.A , c'est un peu loin depuis la France mais il me tarde également de voir ton intervention sur le net et impatient de voir E3D v1.6.
March 12th, 2013 @ 3:34 am
Hi Andrew,
Will be any video records later?
I would even paid for it...
March 12th, 2013 @ 4:05 am
Love It Andrew Kremer
March 12th, 2013 @ 4:05 am
your product is good its just wrong!!
March 12th, 2013 @ 4:18 am
When are you going to do a presentation in Sweden? There would be more than enough people to say hi to you.
March 12th, 2013 @ 3:36 am
andrew I lovvvvvvveeeee you veeeeeeeerrrrrryyyyyy from iran
Jan jaap Geel
March 12th, 2013 @ 4:47 am
No the cloud shot is just a jpg I think. It doesn't need to be anything else for this image.
    March 12th, 2013 @ 7:19 am
    I agree! :D
March 12th, 2013 @ 7:01 am
dose anyone know where i can get some of this promo sfx ????
March 12th, 2013 @ 7:34 am
:( can't be there :( i live in Germany ;)
March 12th, 2013 @ 9:49 am
Andrew, I so wish I could make it! If you ever come to India (Anywhere in India) Please let us know. I'd certainly come to say Hi.
March 12th, 2013 @ 10:04 am
hey Andrew can you record it for us ???
March 12th, 2013 @ 10:05 am
Hi Andrew!

Have you any video from your presentations? workshops?
Almost Darkslide
March 12th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm
When/if you come to Europe you can come visit me in Switzerland, when you want just send me an sms before landing... I would do thousands kilometers while smiling just to meet you!

Have a nice presentations, I'm looking forward for a video or a streaming.

BTW thanks for everything!
March 12th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm
Too bad I'm in Iran.but i love you!
March 12th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm
Me too.I am in Iran.How bad!!
March 12th, 2013 @ 2:58 pm
Hi @All
Something that I am working on. It's rendered in "Draft Mode" with out DOF and motion blur. All done in AE CS6 using Element 3D and the new feature "Supporting OBJ Sequence" .. Let me know how you think about it .. Cheers!

    March 16th, 2013 @ 12:20 am
    That is cool, I love esp the initial camera move thru the trees. Thanks for sharing! I'm itching to try the baked animation but I... don't... know how to bake yet!
    March 17th, 2013 @ 9:48 am
    Hi .. Thanks for you comment. This scene is entirely done in AE. The running soldier is an OBJ seq. which is rigged in 3D Studio Max .. There is a script for 3Ds MAX which allows you to export your animated objects as an OBJ Sec. And the trees are just exported as single OBJ models. Imported and textured in VC Element 3D.

    You are talking about "Bake" .. This is actually something you will have to do if you are using some particle systems (in my case in 3Ds MAX) .. Because generated particles cant be exported as OBJ files or sequences. Here are some links which can be useful to you in order to bake an animation or export geometries as OBJ Sequences:

    Bake >>
    Export OBJ Seq. >>

    I hope this informations are helpful to you .. Let me know .. Cheers!
March 12th, 2013 @ 7:04 pm
Wish you would visit Australia! You'd fill stadiums in every state, Mr. Kramer!
March 12th, 2013 @ 11:26 pm
Met with AK tonight at DMALA, I know all about Element 3D 2.0. It's going to have so many friggin Helicopters it's going to block out the sun!

Great tutorial and demo tonight AK! Thank you and your team for all the hard work!

March 13th, 2013 @ 1:42 am
Please come to INDIA Mr. Andrew Kramer!!! :)
March 13th, 2013 @ 1:57 am
When video of the meeting will be available for other people?
March 13th, 2013 @ 2:12 am
Hi Mr Andrew, I'm a student and about to buy a good PC whichs running the programms like ur running everyday, so could u please tell me what is your Computer specs, Sorry im a noob to VFX and a big fan of u
March 13th, 2013 @ 4:58 am
I Live In Georgia and i can`t .. I love your new features and all your tutorials .. succses Andrew Kramer and Thank you for everything.
March 13th, 2013 @ 6:20 am
come to UZBEKISTAN Mr.Andrew Kramer
March 13th, 2013 @ 6:21 am
Please!!!) Please!!!) Please!!!)
March 13th, 2013 @ 7:14 am
is that fully 3D? Looks great!
March 13th, 2013 @ 10:38 am
Andrew I would love to see an updated/new blog post on the film equipment you use now since so much has changed since your last post.
March 13th, 2013 @ 1:26 pm
Any chance you presentation will be posted on vimeo or youtube?
March 13th, 2013 @ 8:30 pm
This presentation was great! Won a raffle of Mocha Pro and got to meet Andrew. Hopefully Andrew could read this Hint to remem me: I was the youngest kid there and I told you that I came from far far away.
    March 13th, 2013 @ 10:31 pm
    hye dude please upload that presentation video on youtube . i want to watch it
March 13th, 2013 @ 9:24 pm
Wish you would come to Phoenix. I would totally be there.
March 14th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm
please make a tutorial on 3d integration througt cinema 4d
March 14th, 2013 @ 10:43 pm
Agree with phileas. Need tutorial.
March 15th, 2013 @ 4:16 am
I guess "this week" has changed? lol Any news on release of v1.6?
    March 15th, 2013 @ 9:35 am
    Was planned to release this week but we found some important bugs we are fixing first! Should be good soon.
patrick van kessel
March 15th, 2013 @ 8:55 am
Hi Andrew , Sergio , Sam .. en the rest of the team.
can you please make a recording of this presentation ?
The last live presentation was great and helpfull , and hilarius cause you were making the audience go crazy with your jokes .... Always cracking up here watching you do that. Thx Mater Andrew one kenobi . Greetings from Holland. Patrick
March 15th, 2013 @ 9:51 am
Thanks Andrew. Glad you found the bugs and look forward to the drop.
March 15th, 2013 @ 8:49 pm
You Know I'm honestly glued to my screen now since I bought Elements. I love popping by VCP daily just to see what you and VCP are coming out with next. Andrew, You guys have so generously and brilliantly revolutionized the world of digital compositing through AE and therfore have revolutionized my experience with it as well! Elements is pure genius. Thanks for the great products and updates!

March 16th, 2013 @ 6:28 am
plz plz plz Andrew upload 3d car models B/c I find difficulty to download it from other sites.plz plz i love u.
March 16th, 2013 @ 10:49 am
Good luck in you work for thee bugs...I did not regret buying this plugin.... Now, all my work is progressing rapidly and perfectly also. But just need to be creative....
March 17th, 2013 @ 4:03 am
Sir please do not forget to update INTEL R HD Graphics Cards
so many thanks to you
March 17th, 2013 @ 7:28 am
So this screenshot (stunning by the way)... Are the clouds a particle system in 3D space with Element utilising this new world pass to matte the buildings below and in front of the clouds or are the clouds just a 2D image with the world pass just creating an opacity gradient towards the bottom of each building? It looks like the former but still curious :) Nice work as always Andrew and team.
March 17th, 2013 @ 7:30 am
In fact, just looked again with my glasses on and my brain engaged... It's the former :) Was it Particular though is my next question?
March 17th, 2013 @ 7:33 am
In fact DAAAAMN SON ;) If those clouds are a particle system then it's bloody good man! I'm so confused...
shaswata indra
March 17th, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
Sir want to know if ATI RADEON 7670M be a good graphic card to run element 3d v1.5 with metropolitan pack. Please reply as im planning to buy the software.
March 17th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm
Your world position matte is my new favorite thing. Keep making more awesome!
Luis Martin
March 18th, 2013 @ 4:35 am
To whom interest: Thank to Video Copilot I've learn so much in After Effects that I find it better for processing a still image than Photoshop; Is that bad? thanks to whoever answers.
    March 18th, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
    you are not alone, friend. since vc I have also used ae to create some of the awesomest photoshop layouts of my career, though video is my main thing.
March 18th, 2013 @ 11:34 am
You should let us pitch ideas for new features of element 3d v2.0.
March 18th, 2013 @ 10:49 pm
Y u no come to miami ??
March 19th, 2013 @ 7:09 am
Stuck in South Africa.....
Cant wait for 1.6....should be good!
March 19th, 2013 @ 7:38 am
Sammy Wrote:
You should let us pitch ideas for new features of element 3d v2.0.

My first idea:
Possibility to bend objects and extruded text. Should be do-able for Sergio.
- Definitely More Slots for objects
- See changes in editor immediately in after effects monitor window, without closing the editor
- Clearer to see in effect window where group 1,2,3,4,5 settings start. BOLD? SMALL PICTURE? There are so many options, maybe make more clear by putting bold names for some things like ANIMATOR, WORLD TRANSFORM, RENDER, and so on.
March 19th, 2013 @ 10:20 am
Does the Announcement from Adobe & Cinema4D affect what may come in Element3D or will that be an enhancement to what Element3D does now? Just Wondering?
    March 20th, 2013 @ 11:47 am
    If they'd just said "what may come" maybe even I could tell you. But, anyway not everybody uses C4D, some use MODO, MAX, MAYA and so on.
    May 31st, 2013 @ 9:06 am
    I'm guessing that when that 'marriage' happens, it's a ways doew the road. And if it's anything like other features that Adobe gives out, it will be slightly disappointing and lack certain features to make it perfectly integrated. I'd love to see it happen, but for me, you'd have to just make a native 3d application more like After Effects than the other way around to make me really excited. meh.
March 20th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm
There is a lot of integration between AE and other 3D programs in the process. But, they still don't offer the direct simplicity that Element does and those other integrations will be RAM and CPU hungry. I'm sure the VCP team have some goodies for E3D version 2.0 which will blow our socks off.. again! :)
March 20th, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
How'd this go, Andrew??!
March 21st, 2013 @ 2:38 pm
Can someone just help me out, please?
I'm talking about the blog where Andrew showed us a VFX/Motion Graphics breakdown of 'Revolution'.
Now what I wanna know is; At the end of the video the 'Revolution' gets revealed, but you can also see some flickering of the screen as if the video kind of crashes. Can someone please help me out with this effect? What's the name for this effect or is there a tutorial on the internet? Please help, thanks
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 3:12 am
    Hi there,
    Bad TV and Time Offset Effects. Google them and there you will come up with lots of tutorials and variations of the effects that you were searching for. I don't know the exact effect workflow on the Revolution Title but I think you can manage to do it with your own style learning from those tutorials. Good luck.
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 6:48 am
    Almost sure, you can easily use TWITCH plugin to do it.
Andrew Tuner
March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:04 am
Is the presentation gonna be posted on YOUTUBE? I just wanna see the chicks that stand next to Andrew (and Andrew's flirtatious comments and cheesey grin).
March 23rd, 2013 @ 11:07 pm
Hello My Name Is Nozim
March 24th, 2013 @ 3:28 am
.:asART. Update :: The running soldier :: Final Render:.

Hi @all
Here is the final render of "The Running Soldier" .. Entiorely done in AE CS6 using VC ELEMENT 3D plugin .. Now in FULL RENDER MODE with DOF, motion blur and some sound effects .. I Hope you'll like it!

Watch it in HD here:
March 24th, 2013 @ 7:23 am
Mr.Kramer, don't you want to make a vehicle and airplanes 3D model pack for element?! I keep seeing airplanes and cars you using in element and say to myself "where I can find those HQ 3D models for element?"
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