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.

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1 year ago
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111 Comments

8 months ago
Fantastic piece of Artwork! All of the five are good, but #2 is excellenet!
Bill
11 months ago
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!
1 year ago
Can you please give a downloadlink for the images in full resolution? My desktop would like those desperately!
Al-Aziz
1 year ago
plz make a version of 3DE compatible with intel graphic card
1 year ago
Fantastic Art,,,really appreciated.. (y)
Emanuel
1 year ago
Here I put in practice plenty of videcopilot tutorials.... my first attempt.

https://vimeo.com/66881415
1 year ago
Almost reminds me of the beginning of Prometheus when the DNA breaks apart and reforms. In the film
Matt
1 year ago
Will the new version of Element 3d have it's own particle engine?
That would definitely blow the competition out of the water.
Yaman
1 year ago
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!
Ke9
1 year ago
It looks awesome. Nice work Mr. Andrew K. ELEMENT 1.6 here I come.
Philippe
1 year ago
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?
    1 year ago
    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.
1 year ago
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?
Sumudu
1 year ago
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 ?
1 year ago
nice work , free projects file???!!!
prathamesh
1 year ago
nice preview of new models in Optical flare for nuke .

please upload vehical model pack first pleeeassseeeeeeee
ali
1 year ago
wow ,Very good These models Jdydand?

Or previous models!

How did the do the elements?
Nikolaus
1 year ago
I love the way you light up your work. Great. Thx 4 sharing.
Amit kumar
1 year ago
Really want this as wallpaper ...
Can You please give the download link for this ...
prathamesh
1 year ago
Its summer Andrew sir please launch new model pack please
DL
1 year ago
AK, I wanna be like you when I grow up.
Grant
1 year ago
Shoot!.. thats some really fancy renders!
Oliver Holmes
1 year ago
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.
Matin
1 year ago
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.
1 year ago
Wood textures? I'd really love to build a fence or shed in Element 3D;)
Mathias
1 year ago
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.
    1 year ago
    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....
    Tobi
    1 year ago
    I also second that. A finale polish Tut would be great!
    Vinnie K
    1 year ago
    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.

    http://vimeo.com/67849645

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

    Vinnie K.
1 year ago
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
1 year ago
Underwater Energy Particle http://tinyurl.com/ow5u678
thunderossa
1 year ago
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.
Ninsei
1 year ago
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!!
James
1 year ago
Great looking stuff!...the motion design pack is the one I've gotten the most use out of so far...
1 year ago
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. :(
Daluz
1 year ago
Hey Andrew its kinda odd, you dont say anything about the new AE (CC) and the fact it doesnt support ELEMENT 3D? What happened?
    1 year ago
    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.
    JEremy
    1 year ago
    David,
    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.
    Eric
    1 year ago
    Dude, really. Did you even try to copy the folders over? I was up and runing in 3 seconds.
    Luciano Daluz
    1 year ago
    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)!
    toby
    1 year ago
    I use it in AE CC and it works pretty well! Look hat Twitter, Andrew comment it.
    1 year ago
    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 :)
    1 year ago
    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
    1 year ago
    *Sorry
    OF update version 1.3.134 on MAC
1 year ago
'Shiny' - you make me miss Firefly again.
    1 year ago
    LOL thats Hilarious.
anddy
1 year ago
Man, give us videos!!!!!!! Still images r too obvius
    SND
    1 year ago
    Second that :)
    Video with your sound feel amazing And make us feel good and excitement . hEHE
colin
1 year ago
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 :)
Bishoy Nader
1 year ago
waiting for E3D V2 , and waitng for a tut in this project .
Evren
1 year ago
Rayfire for some stuffs? Or only E3D?
    1 year ago
    He said Element 3d v2 featuers He used. So May be Fragment / fracturize optoin he used of next version feature :p
    OR MAY BE RAYFIRE SED ON THOSE :)
1 year ago
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

http://youtu.be/fmoWc-59BEA

NativeVFX
1 year ago
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 !
    Rock
    1 year ago
    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.
1 year ago
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.

https://vimeo.com/67337404

The best plugin ever Andrew! Thank you!
Amir Noorani
1 year ago
the 4rth screen shot is a fragmented object??
1 year ago
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 !
Flower
1 year ago
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
Michael Bowley
1 year ago
"Shiny" ;) very nice.
I'll be in my bunk.
chris
1 year ago
Andrew i know you got AE CC so tell us what you think of the cinema4d lite i still think element 3D is better
Adam
1 year ago
Tutorial would be fantastic. A lot of motion designers would thank you!
    Adam No.2
    1 year ago
    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!!!
    1 year ago
    Checkout my protfolio on click on my name here :)
    And you can see amazing stuffs like those :)
Legoman
1 year ago
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
    Redo
    1 year ago
    Hahaha! So true.
    1 year ago
    Let's not get excited... no one is safe.
    1 year ago
    LOL
1 year ago
And ain't that just shiny!
1 year ago
i will wait the touts for thaaat
number1
1 year ago
Wowwww!
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!
Thanks!
1 year ago
Yeah right! I bet you're playing around with E3D v2 instead of just E3D ;-)
    1 year ago
    Nope. Just regular version :) Oh but the V2 features.... whew baby.
    prathamesh
    1 year ago
    please upload some preview of element 3d v2 .
    and you new model pack also please
    1 year ago
    Sure, if you say so ;-) Soooo.....V2 features? Wich one are you talking about?
    Sandie
    1 year ago
    Well I guess here the Feature Is : Object Collision. :p ;)
    1 year ago
    And my be fragment / fracture a object freature :p ;)
Alan
1 year ago
A project file would be awesome :)
Quinn
1 year ago
Can you have more than five groups in Element?
Dan
1 year ago
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
Dominique
1 year ago
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!
    1 year ago
    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 :)
1 year ago
these would make cool wallpaper. very nice
    Rick
    1 year ago
    I agree! C'mon Andrew, my desktop is craving to look like one of these!
1 year ago
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.
    Eric
    1 year ago
    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.
    Tim
    1 year ago
    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!
hadipour
1 year ago
wooow very good like
ashleyashles
1 year ago
How about that Aircraft Pack that you've promised vaguely for 'summer'. It's summer now. :)
prathamesh
1 year ago
nice

please upload new model pack please
Omar Hussien
1 year ago
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
    1 year ago
    Sure Version 2 i think it will have lot of new option
Dwaine
1 year ago
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.
Aragon
1 year ago
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
    2 months ago
    Yeah sir andrew pls tell us how u make that cool lighting setup pls ?? :/
16hairo1990
1 year ago
excelente yo también e estado experimentando con sketchup y 3dmax y exportando en .obj, espero miren lo que e experimentado

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfRnIxYIbyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfRnIxYIbyQ
1 year ago
We love DOF. have you used some of the defaults primitives for this ?
david lombard
1 year ago
watery and shiny. maybe a car crash?
1 year ago
These are great!

Check out my own experiment with Element 3d:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpvIacBgFnk

:))
Brady
1 year ago
looks awesome. with everything so far, plus this and the new city pack, the future of element 3d looks bright.
    Monproduction
    1 year ago
    All the effects done with after effects , modelling by cinema 4d : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnuGhuwyNY
    Nikko
    1 year ago
    Nice try Monproduction

    https://vimeo.com/9800754

    Thief!
    1 year ago
    Wow Great! Reminds me a little bit at Chris Cunningham`s - Monkey Drummer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YL4HiiwZjg
    Monproduction
    1 year ago
    OMG!!!!...Have can do that??? :D
    monproduction
    1 year ago
    ok..Sorry..I just deleted this , i am not professional :(
    thunderossa
    1 year ago
    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.
    monproduction
    1 year ago
    ok..well this is my latest job , i not thiefed :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4fqlsHwBc&feature;=youtu.be
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