Element 3D Weekend Experiments!

Just playing around with Element 3D and the replicator options. Most objects are from the Motion Graphic model pack which makes it easy to swap out various abstract shapes to achieve various looks. I don’t know what it all means but it’s definitely shiny.

June 30th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm
looks awesome. with everything so far, plus this and the new city pack, the future of element 3d looks bright.
    June 30th, 2013 @ 9:50 pm
    All the effects done with after effects , modelling by cinema 4d : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnuGhuwyNY
    June 30th, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
    Nice try Monproduction


    June 30th, 2013 @ 11:33 pm
    Wow Great! Reminds me a little bit at Chris Cunningham`s - Monkey Drummer:

    July 1st, 2013 @ 12:07 am
    OMG!!!!...Have can do that??? :D
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:30 am
    ok..Sorry..I just deleted this , i am not professional :(
    July 1st, 2013 @ 9:27 am
    Wow, Nikko and Daniel, those look really cool! Not sure where you're from, but if you're ever trekking across Central WI and have a day to burn, check out the mechanical orchestras at "House on the Rock". There's a few youTube vids, but they really don't do them justice.
    July 2nd, 2013 @ 10:38 am
    ok..well this is my latest job , i not thiefed :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4fqlsHwBc&feature;=youtu.be
June 30th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm
These are great!

Check out my own experiment with Element 3d:

david lombard
June 30th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm
watery and shiny. maybe a car crash?
June 30th, 2013 @ 8:57 pm
We love DOF. have you used some of the defaults primitives for this ?
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:02 pm
excelente yo también e estado experimentando con sketchup y 3dmax y exportando en .obj, espero miren lo que e experimentado


June 30th, 2013 @ 9:04 pm
How do u make ur lighting like that :( .. it's pretty awesome :( .. it's look like HDR in 3d programs or like V-ray or something .. Please Mr Andrew Explain how to get that result :\
    haris khan
    September 14th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm
    Yeah sir andrew pls tell us how u make that cool lighting setup pls ?? :/
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:16 pm
How did you create the Planets and Sun/Star systems in Star Trek Into Darkness credits? I really loved the Sun and the plasma effects.
Omar Hussien
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:19 pm
WOW !! damn it andrew , you kick ass always at this stuff :D

so what about element new version , is there guna be a new option with it .. ?!?
    Hussein Mohy
    June 30th, 2013 @ 10:36 pm
    Sure Version 2 i think it will have lot of new option
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

please upload new model pack please
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
How about that Aircraft Pack that you've promised vaguely for 'summer'. It's summer now. :)
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:25 pm
wooow very good like
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:25 pm
Hey Andrew. It's always amazing to me how people so easily lose appreciation for things. I keep reading people wanting things from you, for free as well, and while that's a great place to be in for you, I want you to also know that there are many of us that are just plain appreciative for all you've done. I try to remember that and not let myself create undue expectations. Thanks to your tutorials I've been able to learn the concepts and use them to solve problems I run across. It's starting to get fun now. Cracks me up how many people have "film companies" using your Ring as their animated logo, heheh. Anyway, just a genuine Thank You from everyone you've helped.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:32 am
    I am going to second that Tom. What is even worse is that every new technique Andrew shows us ends up on Videohive.net or another site as a project for sale. AC is the source for hacks, nubes and posers all over the community.

    Thank you Andrew and I am happy with whatever you decide to share with us. No demands or strings attached.
    July 2nd, 2013 @ 10:00 am
    I'm in total agreement. Seems whenever there is a new VC product announcement people start dictating the price, like it's up to them. I've learned heaps from this place, I own most of the products. I check in everyday, have done since I first found the site, and will continue to. I don't yet own element 3D, but because of that I have begun researching how to shoot miniatures, it's all about learning and figuring things out and Mr. Kramer, you have played a large part in that process!
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:28 pm
these would make cool wallpaper. very nice
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:40 am
    I agree! C'mon Andrew, my desktop is craving to look like one of these!
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:32 pm
This plug-in is truly awesome, it shaves hours and even days or rendering in 3ds max the compositing in AE. But there is only one thing missing. It would be so great if we could import files with animations already done. Something like a shape being fractured, or some liquids simulated with real flow.

Amazing job Video copilot, We hope to see alot more!
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:08 am
    Animation Sequence stuff is capable by this plugin if you dont know pal :)
    But fluid stuff cannot be imported in Element cause those canot rendered as obj sequence in my experience.
    If it somehow can - then you can use diferent shaders here and crate amazing stuffs :)
June 30th, 2013 @ 9:53 pm
Best plugin of all time. Here's an E3D experiment of my own, for anyone who has three minutes to spare :) http://vimeo.com/67538130
June 30th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm
Can you have more than five groups in Element?
June 30th, 2013 @ 10:12 pm
A project file would be awesome :)
June 30th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm
Yeah right! I bet you're playing around with E3D v2 instead of just E3D ;-)
    June 30th, 2013 @ 11:16 pm
    Nope. Just regular version :) Oh but the V2 features.... whew baby.
    June 30th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm
    please upload some preview of element 3d v2 .
    and you new model pack also please
    July 1st, 2013 @ 12:31 am
    Sure, if you say so ;-) Soooo.....V2 features? Wich one are you talking about?
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:24 am
    Well I guess here the Feature Is : Object Collision. :p ;)
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:33 am
    And my be fragment / fracture a object freature :p ;)
June 30th, 2013 @ 10:25 pm
Great Great Great...!
It will be really wonderful if we have power to animate the models themselves, something beyond positioning or rotating or scaling.
Real animating I mean, full control to change the models!
Element can be a real Animating factory!
June 30th, 2013 @ 10:34 pm
i will wait the touts for thaaat
June 30th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm
And ain't that just shiny!
June 30th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm
Awesome stuff as always. I have noticed one thing about Element 3d. Sam is safe from it. He hasn't been killed or injured with it yet
    July 1st, 2013 @ 9:20 am
    Hahaha! So true.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 9:25 am
    Let's not get excited... no one is safe.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:25 am
June 30th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm
Tutorial would be fantastic. A lot of motion designers would thank you!
    Adam No.2
    July 1st, 2013 @ 12:12 am
    I agree, I never comment but I reallly want a tutorial on how to set up wallpapers and lights like this! Seriously looks amazing and I really want to be able to get a look like this but I don't even know where to start!!!
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:32 am
    Checkout my protfolio on click on my name here :)
    And you can see amazing stuffs like those :)
July 1st, 2013 @ 12:11 am
Andrew i know you got AE CC so tell us what you think of the cinema4d lite i still think element 3D is better
Michael Bowley
July 1st, 2013 @ 12:34 am
"Shiny" ;) very nice.
I'll be in my bunk.
July 1st, 2013 @ 1:07 am
We're waiting the V2 ;D
btw, this is an experiment made with Element 3D ! Check it out ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W1pyoXpTZA
    July 1st, 2013 @ 1:52 am
    Hi ..
    Nice work & well done .. Congrats!
    July 1st, 2013 @ 2:49 am
    Hi asART , thanks a lot :D
July 1st, 2013 @ 1:44 am
Would be cool if you developpe a easy diffraction effect (red/blue), easy to use as your great easy to use "reflect" is.
think about that...
Thanks anyway for your team work !
Amir Noorani
July 1st, 2013 @ 2:00 am
the 4rth screen shot is a fragmented object??
July 1st, 2013 @ 2:11 am
This is a short film we completely rendered using After Effects and Element 3D and so we was able to do it in one and a half month.


The best plugin ever Andrew! Thank you!
July 1st, 2013 @ 2:28 am
For the V2 it would be great if the particles could bounce or stick on a floor like in particular :)
This plugin is so amazing ! Thanks Andrew !
    July 1st, 2013 @ 11:05 am
    This can be done, not with Element 3D only, but by adding anmother after effects plugin. It is called "Newton". It is a physics engine, quite amazing. Newton+Element equals even more awesome.
July 1st, 2013 @ 3:24 am
Heeeeeey check up my remake of the Knife Teaser with downloadable projectfiles !!!! At my channel you can find more after effects and cinema 4D projects with free files to download !!! Dont forget to subscribe


July 1st, 2013 @ 3:29 am
Rayfire for some stuffs? Or only E3D?
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:40 am
    He said Element 3d v2 featuers He used. So May be Fragment / fracturize optoin he used of next version feature :p
Bishoy Nader
July 1st, 2013 @ 3:40 am
waiting for E3D V2 , and waitng for a tut in this project .
July 1st, 2013 @ 4:12 am
I'm glad you still have a bit of time to just PLAY.
Sometimes I make just stuff, it's for nothing and does nothing but I like it. I think that what art is :)
July 1st, 2013 @ 4:22 am
Man, give us videos!!!!!!! Still images r too obvius
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:41 am
    Second that :)
    Video with your sound feel amazing And make us feel good and excitement . hEHE
July 1st, 2013 @ 4:59 am
'Shiny' - you make me miss Firefly again.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:41 am
    LOL thats Hilarious.
July 1st, 2013 @ 6:48 am
Hey Andrew its kinda odd, you dont say anything about the new AE (CC) and the fact it doesnt support ELEMENT 3D? What happened?
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:00 am
    He said on Twitter that all VC plugins are supported by Adobe After Effects CC, did you run the installer? or just drag the folders to CC? I am going to try installing this afternoon for some comparison videos between E3D and C4D.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:14 am
    Andrew did make mention of this. I was able to get Element, twitch, OF to all work with CC.
    Not sure why it won't work for you.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:27 am
    Dude, really. Did you even try to copy the folders over? I was up and runing in 3 seconds.
    Luciano Daluz
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:42 am
    Sorry I mean OPTICAL FLARES. But I also means that he didnt said anything about this "Rent" model...But,maybe, he just doesnt have to pay $50 every month. I wish he releases an VIDEOCOPILOT FX (an alternative to AE)!
    July 1st, 2013 @ 7:47 am
    I use it in AE CC and it works pretty well! Look hat Twitter, Andrew comment it.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:43 am
    Well Ae CC is suported on Element 3D
    On OS 7 & 8 both
    Cause i am using It :)
    May be you have some other issue Buddy :)
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:50 am
    Optical flare works on AE CC. Cuase i am now using it.
    Make sure you have update version 1.2.132 on WINDOWS Or MAC
    July 1st, 2013 @ 10:50 am
    OF update version 1.3.134 on MAC
July 1st, 2013 @ 8:38 am
any tutorials coming up that will show us how to use Element 3D in Cinema 4D Lite (how they would be used together?). i'd like to take advantage of the lighting in C4D, since i really cant use it for much else with out python support. :(
July 1st, 2013 @ 8:58 am
Great looking stuff!...the motion design pack is the one I've gotten the most use out of so far...
July 1st, 2013 @ 9:07 am
Hopefully, I'll have replaced my MacPro(HD 5770, oh no...) with the MainGear workstation I have my eye on (GTX 780..oh yeah!!!) by the time Element V2 is released...for now I'll settle for an aircraft model pack!!
July 1st, 2013 @ 9:47 am
I particularly like the second one. Very organic, like at the sub-cellular level. Almost reminds me of the beginning of Prometheus when the DNA breaks apart and reforms. In the film, however, they shot it practically using silicon in water, but E3D seems to be quicker, easier, and better looking.
July 1st, 2013 @ 9:56 am
Underwater Energy Particle http://tinyurl.com/ow5u678
July 1st, 2013 @ 10:07 am
Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-mub8lB4dU Text created in Element 3d this is a good example of what element can do. And check out my other videos of what Element is capable with! :p
July 1st, 2013 @ 10:14 am
It would be great if you could show us a tutorial on how to achieve the lighting and final polish techniques on these renders. It's all well and good showing us how to build the models etc - but I think many people want to see how to get the renders looking really good and giving them that final polish. Otherwise a lot of the time the renders end up looking too CGI and 1980's style. Thank you sir.
    July 1st, 2013 @ 12:27 pm
    I second that. I learn a lot from VC's tutorials (proper use of "curves" and tint/colour correction. But still I'm a few steps away from that final "Kramer" look at the end. I'll get there in the end but seeing as how Video Copilot are in the busness of fast-tracking people....
    July 2nd, 2013 @ 8:07 am
    I also second that. A finale polish Tut would be great!
    Vinnie K
    July 3rd, 2013 @ 1:29 pm
    I recently put a lot of time on different settings and search for some in depth tutorials on this subject.

    On the VC forum I was shown directions and eventually came up at the Knife Tutorial from Stefan Walch.


    U want pro settings to give your comp that fine polish?..... then this is a MUST WATCH!

    Vinnie K.
July 1st, 2013 @ 1:08 pm
Wood textures? I'd really love to build a fence or shed in Element 3D;)
July 1st, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
Don't forget the Screen Space Reflections and the Illumination maps for environment maps andrew! :D
You can also add more options to the DOF, or else we're gonna have to use another plug-in for advanced DOF.
Oliver Holmes
July 1st, 2013 @ 2:36 pm
Remind me again why I'm bothering learning rendering in 3D programs, when Element 3D exists. Lol. Ridiculously nice results, Andrew.
I remember the hype for Element before it came out, and the long delay for its release. Let's just say, it was well worth it, seeing how far it's come since then.
July 1st, 2013 @ 4:44 pm
Shoot!.. thats some really fancy renders!
July 1st, 2013 @ 7:55 pm
AK, I wanna be like you when I grow up.
July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:07 am
Its summer Andrew sir please launch new model pack please
Amit kumar
July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:21 am
Really want this as wallpaper ...
Can You please give the download link for this ...
July 2nd, 2013 @ 3:08 am
I love the way you light up your work. Great. Thx 4 sharing.
July 2nd, 2013 @ 9:41 am
wow ,Very good These models Jdydand?

Or previous models!

How did the do the elements?
July 2nd, 2013 @ 12:03 pm
nice preview of new models in Optical flare for nuke .

please upload vehical model pack first pleeeassseeeeeeee
July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
nice work , free projects file???!!!
July 3rd, 2013 @ 1:52 am
Hey andrew, is there anyway to use those models with 3rd party 3D programmes ? I have Motion design pack, but I can't find the .obj files.when I go to My documents>Video copilot>models folder, there's just .epack file and maps folder.how can I find .obj files ?
July 3rd, 2013 @ 12:00 pm
So far I am dealing with some aliasing issues. I've even cranked up the sampling in render setting. Is there a tutorial those shows how to get really high quality renders?
July 3rd, 2013 @ 4:03 pm
Andrew, please please Element 3D needs to support SLI... We have Element3D at work and i've got an NVidia Quadro 6000 + one Tesla C2075.. and the latter is useless since it's purpose is computing only and is not being used... Now with After Effects CS6 not supporting SLI, could Element 3D support that?
    July 3rd, 2013 @ 4:17 pm
    I wish we could. This is currently not possible due to the way graphics card work. Only video games or full-screen outputs can use SLI rendering. OpenGL software cannot.
July 3rd, 2013 @ 10:53 pm
It looks awesome. Nice work Mr. Andrew K. ELEMENT 1.6 here I come.
July 4th, 2013 @ 4:39 am
Can you please tell how you made this, i really need some help with the use of camera and depth of field , especially with element 3d.
You Are Awesome!
July 16th, 2013 @ 11:18 am
Will the new version of Element 3d have it's own particle engine?
That would definitely blow the competition out of the water.
July 18th, 2013 @ 1:05 am
Almost reminds me of the beginning of Prometheus when the DNA breaks apart and reforms. In the film
July 19th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm
Here I put in practice plenty of videcopilot tutorials.... my first attempt.

July 25th, 2013 @ 6:03 pm
Fantastic Art,,,really appreciated.. (y)
July 27th, 2013 @ 4:05 am
plz make a version of 3DE compatible with intel graphic card
August 1st, 2013 @ 3:17 am
Can you please give a downloadlink for the images in full resolution? My desktop would like those desperately!
December 19th, 2013 @ 1:23 pm
How do you get good darks in E3D?? I've tried reproducing something similar to the top image here, but never can get the darkness you've been able to achieve. I'm guessing you used one light and Optical Flares, but clueless on the E3D darks. A tut on dramatic lighting with E3D would be awesome!
April 1st, 2014 @ 1:39 pm
Fantastic piece of Artwork! All of the five are good, but #2 is excellenet!
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