Experimental 3D Extrusions

Even though I usually use 3Ds max for modelling, I decided to spend some time playing around with Element 3D and the extrusion tool. This entire scene was built directly inside of Element 3D with simple extrusions.

I was actually pretty surprised by how much you can do with it in combination with the particle replicators. Originally we designed the extrusion feature for making 3D text and extruding logo’s but with a little bit of work I created some interesting designs.

I created a velociraptor-nail shaped mask and extruded it for the aperture blade and the same for the ring and star. For the star I used the ring replicator mode to distribute around the outside edge. I’m going to clean up the project a bit and release along with my final animation so you guys and gals can dig through.

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1 year ago
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88 Comments

Julian Eschbaumer
1 year ago
how can i do this cool prism effect or rgb split thing on the lens. do you know what i mean?
dHoward
1 year ago
Tutorial | Element 3D : Curved Biomechanical Hallway with Bonus

In this tutorial Josh Burns uses Element 3D's 3d Grid projector and Animation engine to create a curved hallway much like the Prometheus inspired video seen here:

http://youtu.be/vvoly5SKJzk

His tutorial here:

http://youtu.be/vvoly5SKJzk

(This is part 1 of a 3 part series. Check his comments for links to parts 2 and 3.)

This was new to me and very interesting! Lots of possibilities. I looked around and didn't see it mentioned anywhere else on this site.

Sorry if it's a duplicate.

He also has a tutorial on how to model a weapon using
dhaneesh chandran
1 year ago
http://youtu.be/Y_tSM5Mhomo


"This is my work.using Autodesk Maya & Adobe After Effects CS5(Video Copilot Element3D)This vedio download and watch it pls leave your comments"
1 year ago
My Motion Design Test with Element : https://vimeo.com/68398726
1 year ago
Béla
1 year ago
cs6 only, really? What about cs5.5 users? Andrew man thought we were friends...
Henri
1 year ago
Element 3D is such a powerful tool, a big thanks to Andrew and Videocopilot team for creating such an amazing plugin, animating using AE has never been so good!

shows how Element 3D most likely can have even more possibilities and improvements/tweaks.
1 year ago
New Animation with Element 3D !!!!
[Element 3D Motion Pack Scene + Projectfile [HD]]

http://youtu.be/4Re4BavBQ-w

NativeVFX
1 year ago
great result as always...
prathamesh
1 year ago
how much we wait Anderw sir .... teach us somthing pleassse
prathamesh
1 year ago
upload element 3d v2 :-) its good day today SUNDAY .
all your fans are at home today :-)
1 year ago
this was rendered with the new titan
1 year ago
Wow, this is pretty incredible. I've been wanting to learn 3dsMax or C4D for a long long time, but the learning curve has been too much for me. I'm not sure I need to anymore with results like this. Great job Andrew and everybody at VideoCopilot
Vinnie K
1 year ago
I do have to say that I am using E3D from the very start for modelling by using masks so this is not really new to me.

However, Andrew couldn't be right more cause the possibilities are endless en pretty much every logo, symbol, shape can be animated in the most spectacular way.

I would be suprised if you AE junkies did not tried it before cause otherwise you miss a s**tload of fun!

Vinnie K.
1 year ago
You guys may consider take a look at this guy tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/user/burnsius?feature=watch

He has been playing around with extrusions way before anyone.

Peace!
1 year ago
Leave Andrew Kramer alone.
samy harford
1 year ago
slamming! innovator of the highest highest caliber, sir! will be toying with this one!
Mike
1 year ago
This is one reason I love Andrew Kramer so much. He experiments and finds cool new ideas that he didn't even realize, with his own products. It really shows that he believes his products and isn't just trying to take our money.
1 year ago
Incredible how you create my next step in a current project just as I need it. I will always support and praise/ recommend VC. Great work Andrew
1 year ago
Wow! This looks great
pato
1 year ago
Nice one Andrew,but how do you make the sound ? is there a specific software to design sounds instead of downloading them ? i hope you can make a tutorial for that.
Cameron Frank
1 year ago
"velociraptor-nail shaped mask" haha perfect description. Well played, sir.
1 year ago
Incredible how you create my next step in a current project just as I need it. I will always support and praise/ recommend VC. Great work Mathew!!!
akkouche
1 year ago
nice we are waiting for the tutorial
Kobina
1 year ago
Please do a tutorial for this... I BEG YOU!!!
    Dipo
    1 year ago
    I concur...
netanel
1 year ago
cool
surprise as always
shaswata indra
1 year ago
It will be great if we can create models in element 3d as similar to in MAYA and MAX. This plugin has the potential and sure Sir Andrew is working on it. By the way love to c a tutorial on this.
1 year ago
I have been playing around with masks and element as well, some great tip through from this post, with have to have a mess around :)
Hector Montalvo
1 year ago
I build this 2 virtual set's inside Element
what you guys think about them.
Any suggestion to improve them.
They are for a local market
in South Texas.

http://youtu.be/m3WztHrcT-s

http://youtu.be/m3WztHrcT-s
    Hector Montalvo
    1 year ago
    Is there something wrong on my post that is not showing to everybody?
Ottoniel
1 year ago
LakeKover
1 year ago
Very cool. What do you use to achieve the grain and subtle chromatic aberration look?
    nynex
    1 year ago
    good question. I would like to know as well
    Vinnie K.
    1 year ago
    Hi there LakeKover,

    Dont know if you found out yet but i searched a lot for this topic and got tipped on the BREAK DOWN (Tutorial) of The Knife from Stephan Walch. At the end he covers different approaches on creating grain and this did it for me.

    Look it up.

    Vinnie K
3dnk
1 year ago
Element 3D is one of the best plugin

LaLiga Teaser
https://vimeo.com/67132114
Matin
1 year ago
Andrew I wanted to ask you, is it possible to make a second ambient occlusion in E3D so we can have one SSAO with more radios and one SSAO with a little amount of radios, for more realistic results?
Also, if you can make screen space ambient occlusion in E3D why can't you make Screen Space Reflections? And in the next version of E3D and optical flares can you make a connection between these two so the models with illumination maps can be flared up with OF?
Thanks. For all your hard work, I checkout video copilot EVERY day to see if something new came out! Like the glass tut. :)
rawFrenzy
1 year ago
Any chance we can peep a project file? I love the post effects!
1 year ago
This reminds me of that guy that makes rings out of old coins.
Warren
1 year ago
Very cool, nice experiments. Love to do that!! Never know what I will find from day to day. When my film comes out you will see what I mean!!! Thanks for all the great info. Regards to Sam, hope he's recovered from PSD in the last boom tut.
Sam
1 year ago
Awesome work Andrew!
Paul
1 year ago
KEEP GOING!bUT I still prefer to use max
darnitimstuck
1 year ago
Maybe try recreating the credits of the Avengers with all their gear up close.
1 year ago
Great Andrew!!! Element 3D has no limits with many possibilities!!!!
miked
1 year ago
Wow... Are those stock pro shader materials??
{jc}
1 year ago
Andrew...Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us. You continue to amaze. We are so fortunate to have access to your creative genius. Thanks again
Aidan
1 year ago
Andrew, it's great that even you are learning new ways to use Element. Every time I fire up Element I find something new and then it's like Christmas all over again. Element is like Lego; a new toy every day!!
Pilot
1 year ago
Awesome ^_^
Pilot
1 year ago
Awesome ^_^
1 year ago
Like a http://vimeo.com/53590121 Lumbre for the Premier League
" 2012. Fox International Channels Latin America – “Premier League”
Program packaging and promo toolkit.

We love football and we love English heraldry, so we made this gfx package based on the concept of “The Football Cathedral” for Fox Sports LatAm’s Premier League championship."
    1 year ago
    Hey Michal, amazing work! Would you by chance be able to post a project file for this? We're really curious to see how you did this. :)
    vipin
    1 year ago
    fantastic stuff pal u should start tut's keep it up :-)
Aragon
1 year ago
where is ur new model pack ? :)
kunqu
1 year ago
Waiting the awesome video!
1 year ago
We wait The Glass tutorial Andrew, and also new information about new plug-in :)

-----------------------
Here is the Sunset Flying with boeing model made by me with Element 3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgj1VQiMqh8
Lj
1 year ago
When I'm stuck in project or don't know how to create something i ask my self one and only question "What will Andrew do ?"
1 year ago
Absolutely awesome! Game Of Thrones style :)
Sumudu
1 year ago
I was wondering where is that upcoming tutorial..
channy
1 year ago
following and loving... thumbs up !
1 year ago
Element 3D Tutorial now online with Projectfiles to download ;)

http://youtu.be/SDoDc-lYLAc

MfG NativeVFX

ps: Andrew work faster :D
ibrahim
1 year ago
realy realy realy amazing
Rick Janssen
1 year ago
Awesome!

So, is this like the start of modeling inside of after effects? :|
If only someday we wouldn't need the use an external 3D program anymore to do all that...
1 year ago
Cool stuff.. Wheres the free police truck model which you have to give?
IMRAN KHAN
1 year ago
Really Awesome Tips Andrew Kramer Element 3D have Many Features.
prathamesh
1 year ago
finaly something uploaded i thought you forgot your fans :-)
now please upload tutorial i want lots of things to learn from you :-)
    IMRAN KHAN
    1 year ago
    Andrew Kramer Makes 138 Free Tutorials from Basic to Advance In AE For His Fans, There Are Many Things to do With this Tutorials, In Future the tutorials will be Advance So it takes long Time. Andrew Shares Everything For Us To Know that, So Don't Say Like That.
    prathamesh
    1 year ago
    i just say i thought ... i m not surely say to he was forgot us. i know its take too long time but what i do man i not feel well without VC tutorials :-) Anderw sir teach me lot of new things thats why i cnt wait for learning new things .
    Remington
    1 year ago
    VideoCopilot should be a tool, not a crutch. If Andrew gets hit by a bus tomorrow, is your After Effects career over?
    prathamesh
    1 year ago
    Andrew sir is my teacher and i deadlt respect him.
    and i know dude he is not cruth but he is my teacher also my vfx legend .... and without teacher we both are nothing .. so respect him .
1 year ago
OPPAM GANGNAM STYLE :D
Andrew Kramer
1 year ago
Never thought of this O.o

Hi Andrew, you are a true genius :D
1 year ago
i really don,t like Element 3D because Andrew Kramer Can,t update it on (Intel R HD) Processors

so i can,t change my laptop for it they are thousands of Plug ins like Element 3D

Don,t mind Andrew i thought you are genius but you can,t update this simple processor
    DB1 aka Desmond Holt
    1 year ago
    Andrew Doesn't do everything by himself #1 and #2 I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft didn't do something with the chip to save money that makes it hard to make compatible #3 Upgrade My friend.
    -DB1
    Gardener
    1 year ago
    Ooohhh, well...Andrew will show you!..He'll go do that now you've said that...yeah....idiot.
    Strobe
    1 year ago
    Can't tell if Basher is simply trolling...
1 year ago
Nice Andrew - Experimenting is key of finding new things :-)
lunga shezi
1 year ago
The replicator is amazing in element 3D especially using 3D objects, i've been spending time experimenting with it too. **if only they had it in real life, then we could call it the "Food Replicator"**
1 year ago
hello guys , i just want to ask what type or kinds of videocard i should use so that i can use the element 3d? =) im using a 32 bit windows 7 computer.. thanks in advace =))
    Anon
    1 year ago
    32-bit can't handle enough RAM for proper video editing. :/
    Xhekkhar
    1 year ago
    Nvidia or AMD r best in business. I use Nvidia 1GB & it works pretty good, there r plenty of Ver available there, I also recommend turn 32 bit to 64 bit it will also use all RAM you have in your system, good for speed.

    I hope you find the information useful, my system config

    Core2Deo with Gigabyte g41m-combo
    (for DDr 2 & DDr 3 RAM support) but just using DDR 2 4GB

    1GB Nvidia Graphic Card

    Work perfect with After effect & smooth Element 3D
    (better C drive hv max space)
    take care Bro!
    Vinnie K
    1 year ago
    Hi Henrol,

    Sucks when you hear you need to buy a new computer first.

    I recently bought a
    - Intel i7-3770 3.5Ghz
    - 16 Gb RAM
    - Win7 64 Bit

    Then i just needed to have this baby for my Graphics:

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 Memory

    http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/7000/7970/Pages/radeon-7970.aspx#3

    This is one powerfull mofo. Check the specs, start saving and make that investment that gives a smile on your face 24/7


    1 year ago
    @ Vinnie K -

    I have that same set up and I can confirm it, it's impressively fast.
    Isaac Jeevan
    1 year ago
    Hey henrol jeo, this Graphic Card would be good,
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 610M with CUDA GPU Acceleration.!
amrull182
1 year ago
GAGAl PERTAMAX GAN :P
blazraidr
1 year ago
Wow! This looks great. Is the noise in the third sample image just regular AE noise, or another plugin?
1 year ago
Motion graphics designer
Hijazi
1 year ago
Great Work, A great start for something quite big :P
IF you know what I mean :P
JOHN RONALD
1 year ago
Great Tips Mr. Andrew
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