JetStrike Video Tour!

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Check out the new JetStrike demo video and see the new advanced Model Pack! You may be surprised at some unique capabilities.

UPDATE: Now Available!

Extra Video:
Heat Distortion Plug-in Demonstration



Jeremy Abbott
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:33 am
Gaaahhh cannot wait to throw my money at this.
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:33 am
Great stuff! Finally! :)
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:35 am
$200 for both!?! You guys are awesome!
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:37 am
it's just too GROOOOOOVY!!!!!!!!!!

October 7th, 2013 @ 9:37 am
really nice andrew sir i like that clip jet on street .

please make tutorial for jet distroy on near ground and spred into parts .

thanks andrew sir !!!!!!
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:39 am
Yes, The name final make sense (lol)
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:40 am
Awesome! Do you know if the jetstrike pack will be made into a super bundle with the other 3d packs and software, and then we buy the flight kit separately?

Jeremy Abbott
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:41 am
Can't even wrap my mind around this. Are you going to set it up so people can make their own models with built in rigging too or this going to be an exclusive feature of VC packs??
    October 7th, 2013 @ 9:50 am
    This is an added feature we painfully built into each model to make this pack more useful. The rigs are all hand-coded inside the product so there is no way to open this up in the current version. Every aircraft has different parts and anchor points and it's not something that would be easy to do inside of Element without a major overhaul.
    Jeremy Abbott
    October 7th, 2013 @ 9:57 am
    Absolutely amazes me what you guys are doing with AE. You're almost making VFX too easy! Seriously though as someone who just can't get into the modelling side of VFX, products like this are invaluable, this totally exceeded my very high expectations. Can't wait to see what you have in store on future packs/plugins/versions.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:35 am
    @Andrew Kramer:
    This is kind of a "maybe" answer :-)
    So, can I do the setup for my own aircrafts inside a 3D-modelling software and edit a kind of "VC setup"-Textfile to get the controls inside of element? Would be great, since the civilian aircraft-models seem to be pretty vintage :-). I need a modern airliner (with winglets) for a personal/commercial project and would love to have all the fancy controls inside of Element...
    Kudos and greeting
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:58 am
    Not likely. This is just one way I envision it working. I don't know if it is even possible. I just know that we are not close to implementing bones and inverse kinematics and joints into Element 3D in order to support what is needed.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 11:10 am
    Andrew- in theory, I think you could do it in a similar manner as the "Custom Anchor Point Control" added in v1.5.

    Allow the designer to selectively point on the aircraft where the anchor point for the rudder, aileron, etc should be. Just my thought.
    Jeremy Abbott
    October 7th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
    Side note - I'm guessing since it says "Fully rigged 3D jet models" on the splash image that the rigging is included in the additional model formats as well?
    October 7th, 2013 @ 12:41 pm
    Actually The rigs are not setup with slider but the anchor points are set for most objects to be animated like canopy and flaps. The problem is not all rigging translates to other 3D programs so it is not possible to recreate our rigs exactly.
    October 9th, 2013 @ 10:33 am
    Can you give us some pointers on how to set up the rig inside individual models at least? I know that for my work in the automotive industry, I'm going to try to figure this out on my own anyway. It's just too handy of a feature not to try and hack together. Just some pointers. We're smart. We can figure it out from there. ;) :) (in other words, if I open up an E3D object, is this something I can figure out on my own? I'd rather have an SDK tho.... Yes, I'm spoiled... You spoil us and now we want more... ;)
    David C
    October 12th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm
    @Andrew Kramer
    I heard you mention OBJ sequence. Is it possible to import an "animated" obj into Element 3D? Could you please elaborate on this? Thank you and I just have to say that I can't wait to get my hands on this pack it looks A W E S O M E. Thank you!
    October 12th, 2013 @ 2:42 pm
    Yes Animated OBJ sequences are supported inside Element 3D! Since Version 1.5 and you should also check out the features for V1.6 lots of cool new features.
    October 19th, 2013 @ 1:44 am
    Hey andrew kramer
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:43 am
good work sir andrew!! ..........
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:49 am
wooooooooooooooooow...... i like.. it ..THANK YOU ANDREW YOUR AMAZING MAN
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:49 am
Looks like I'm getting $200 poorer tomorrow :D
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:55 am
If we have our own aircraft that we specifically setup for Element, let's say- a WWII British Submarine Spitfire and I want to animate the rudder/ailerons, is there a way the new aircraft rig would allow me to do so?
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:06 am
    Sorry mate, he said the rigging was hard coded into the models. I presume that, from a designers point of view, the answer is no.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:25 am
    Thanks bud.
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:56 am
They need to update element 3D To get ring controls?
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:57 am
The Sky pack looks like such a masterpiece!! Greatest model pack so far! And at such a good price...
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:59 am
Is there a way for others to create similar rigs for other 3D models?
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:59 am
I see you are working on a bacon pack!
Ianh Moll
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:01 am
EPIIIIIIIIC! You made After Effects a revolution! You may need one statue inside Adobe Enterprise.
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:02 am
Aircraft Rig? brilliant and thanks for the thoughtfulness!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:03 am
Does it come with tutorials as well, or will these be released here in the website?
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:03 am
Tell me is there any shipping for this product ?
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:03 am
Well after watching that... I now have my own small selection of sound clips. Mainly vocal and adult in nature, but peppered with the odd gasp and fart... I'm beginning to realise, there is no 'next level' with you guys is there!? You just set the bar and everyone else fails to measure up!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:05 am
philippine money 7,999 pesos? ='(
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:09 am
Not that we need very many but I'm curious how many explosions come with the flight kit?
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:11 am
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:14 am
    Oh cool! I was thinking 2 or 3...
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:09 am
How the eff can you sell this for so little? The rigging on the jets is an amazing feature. I actually created a whole f14 sequence using element last year, this would have made my life so much easier. I paid $160 for just one F14 model with lower res textures and none of the rigging and cool features you guys have included here.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 10:23 am
    Using the model below (not-rigged BTW) as a baseline, jetstrike -$124-should cost around $10,000. Think about that for a minute.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 11:20 am
    Cheaper model packs means more people can afford them. The more people that buy them, the more money they make. If they sold the pack for $600 then only the serious film makers would buy them and everyone else would pirate. Keeping the price point low enough for an impulse buy, means higher volume sales, lower piracy and more money at the end of the day. That and Video Copilot really loves us, they give us so many free things already. Having a low price is just icing on our cake.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 11:39 am
    And the crazy thing is the insanely low prices aren't even the main selling point. If I was given a $1000 budget to find a rigged f-22, I would choose VCP's jetstrike pack NOT to save $, but because of the quality of the models/textures and ease of use regarding the rigging. VCP is the only example I've ever come across where the less you pay, the better the quality. It's like some bizzaro alternate reality.
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Shut up and take my money!!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:11 am
Little Disappointed that it doesnt come with a Sam Loya Pilot, i mean if we're gonna blow up aircraft, it feels unfair not to have sam as the pilot in that aircraft :P i cant wait to get my hands on this!! thank you VCP team!!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 6:56 am
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:13 am
I will to buy it now!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:16 am
Quite the VCP Ecosystem developing around E3D. Each pack takes it to a new level. Impressive.
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:23 am
Wow... Totally blown away; need to go change my diaper.
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:27 am
Unbelievable! You guys are gods!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:31 am
As of what time is the plug-in online in Germany? Although I must work tomorrow, however, that identical is to me. Have you a time Andi for me? :D :D
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:32 am
Hey you guys are really crazy!!! just look how that jet go from the city to the sky.... ohhhh please!!! awesome Andrew!!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:33 am
Hey Andrew Kramer!!

Please say you'll make a whole bunch of tutorials .... This video and model pack just blow my mind right now.
Madara Uchiha
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:36 am
Awesome work , but will there be an update for element 3d so that the options like rigging etc... for this pack is made available or will the functions be added to element once we install that pack?
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:38 am
Very amazing man..!!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:39 am
Will there be an Element 3D / Jet Pack bundle offer for those of us who also need to purchase the plug in? Similar to some of the other 3D bundles? Thank you.
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:51 am
Awesome stuff! Just out of curiosity, will there ever be a version of Metropolitan with destroyed or mostly destroyed buildings? I think it would be awesome for making a post apocalyptic city.
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:01 am
Best $200 I`ll spend this year .....
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:02 am
Seriously...I'm weeping in my cereal.the rigging looks so ultra smooth inside element.this plug-in and your vision never seizes to amaze me.
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:11 am
I'm always amazed by the work you guys do ! Good job !
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:18 am
Ha ha, the only bad part is that you're making me wait one more day!
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:36 am
Is there an "old" aircraft pack in sight? From the early 1900s through the 1960s perhaps? Great stuff!
amgd gocha
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:36 am
great work.....but we need Aircraft carrier model :D :D
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:36 am
Hey upload a tutorial on jetstrike pack model..we need more tutorial..luv u andrew...ur d best..
amgd gocha
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:37 am
great work....but we need Aircraft carrier model :D :D
Eduardo Santos
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:41 am
Andrew Kramer you are the bests.... I would like that to your tutorials have Spanish subtitles place
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:43 am
Any plans now on a metropolitan, Jetstrike, flight kit pack? :-) :P
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:54 am
Really Awesome Andrew Kramer!!! I noticed "Clouds" in Model Browser, How You Make a Clouds as a 3d Model? The lightning looks Great, How to do Realistic lightning to any scene in E3D
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:55 am
200$ is best price andrew...pheww i can buy it..was expecting 150 to 200 $..great...i hope i wil get freebies too...
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:59 am
I'm just going to sit here and refresh this site until its available.
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:59 am
Ah look great, is locked to one specific pc ?
I might be changing cpu soon so it would be more things to have changed to new computer address.
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:02 am
BTW u did an awesome job with the rigging and the quality if those models is insane! :)
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:05 am
This model pack is insane! Is there going to be an update for element to work with this pack or is it good to go? $200 for this pack beats any product out there, and this pack could easily cost $2000 or more...
Thank you VIDEOCOPILOT! Getting both tomorrow!
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
SoundFX looks great. Hope the heat distorision plugin will be available Nuke in the future. Tks
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm
The price is right! thank you guys for all your hard work.

Andrew, I have a request if you could use this jet pack and make a detail tutorial using some of the features like customizing the aircrafts animating different parts, it will be be very helpful to those of us who don't use 3D software, it will also promote your product :)

Once again thanks Andrew
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
i saw you use element 3d v 1.6.2 ... so please tell us is it require for this model pack ?
or when we install jet pack that rig option is automatically avalable in element 3d setup .
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:31 pm
Tomorrow, Video Copilot team will certainly made at lest 1.000.000$ :)
199,95$*5000 users (min) = 1.000.0000$

Waiting for the choppers pack, vehicle pack and plants pack!
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:38 pm
Hey its 8th already in india..plz upload it asap..
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
Genius, I was expecting static models, those moving parts make it worth much more then the cost. Nice work folks.
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:45 pm
Awesome work Mr.Kramer looking forward to get this models pack.

Is the aircraft rig option need to update our element 3D? or it just shown when i apply any jet model?!

good job good luck ;)
    October 7th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm
    There is a minor E3D update 1.6.2 that enables the rigging. It is a free update and can be downloaded with the product.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm
    Sounds good.

    Come on it's october 8th now release the baby :D
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm
Hey element 3d update???? How to do dat???
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
Hey andrew on 8th october we wil get a new tutorial????
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:24 pm
Now we start understanding why it takes a while to achieve such quality packs and why you started with Jets before heading for other vehicles
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm
love love love you VC
Nick C
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:43 pm
I'm in the Air Force and I work on a 747 that is not AF1 (do the math). I hope it will be easy enough to make a custom skin so I can replicate the aircraft. I am so excited for this. Thank you Mr. Kramer. You and your crew are god sent.
    October 7th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
    Absolutely. You can modify and recreate your own maps. I'll be making tutorials to show this process.
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm
Just watched your new vid on Jet Strike! WOW!!!!!!!!
I can't wait. I'm just getting a top of the line iMac for home, as soon as it arrives, I'm getting this latest pack!
I have to say Andrew, you and your team have brought so much fun back into animation! I am so blown away with the rigging of the models, I'm just speechless. For many many year, I kept saying to the guys around me, "why doesn't someone come out with a high end 3D solution for AE." The day I first saw ELEMENT 3D, I've been bouncing off the walls. Its amazing the things you and your team have come up with over the past 8 years. You should be very proud of yourselves. THANK YOU, and please never stop coming up with these wonderful Packs and Tutorials! You guys ROCK!
October 7th, 2013 @ 12:49 pm
Hey Andrew you will make a toturial to learn how to set up a new animation with jet and the sky ?
Its will be great !
    October 7th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
    Yep! I have a few planned for launch day and going to make a few more in the following week.
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:53 pm
thank you Andrew and the crew for an amazing product. I am very excited for this product since I love fighter jets. it will be a pleasure spending $200 for this bundle. also going to get me a GTX 760 while I am at it. T-minus twenty hours for my shopping spree. would have liked to see a F14 tomcat with scull squadron logo on it but hey a mig 29 fulcrum it aint bad with f35 no arguments here.
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm
So great!!

Will there come a 3D blood-pack? That would be awesome (300-style) :D
October 7th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm
Any price tag for Sky pack bundle + metropolitan pack ?
L A Webley
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
The 'Aircraft Rig' option is going to be such a time saver. What an inspired touch to an already unbelievably great product.
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
Can the model animations be set to autopilot?
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
Insane! And what a great price!
Jetstrike, Flight kit, I see you in a view hours! :D rarrr!
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm
Any chance of implementing Group "Aircraft Rig Noise" to avoid perfectly synchronised retractions/extensions?
October 7th, 2013 @ 2:36 pm
So Andrew... When will you guys be adding native rig support via C4D models through Element 3D?
October 7th, 2013 @ 3:14 pm
I use to buy all your products...I been trying not to buy every single stuff you got for sale... but MAN you just keep coming up with overpowering Materials!! so this 2 packs are going to be mine!

Great work...keep schooling the whole industry!! ( in products and presentation you are the best!)
October 7th, 2013 @ 4:18 pm
What time would the website be updated?
October 7th, 2013 @ 4:28 pm
Hey Andrew!btw , you tell about transport pack 2 or 3 month ago , is it will happen or? :\ ( sory for bad englis )
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:24 pm
Will the other 3d model versions included be able to use the landing gear, cockpits, etc? Will we be able to animate these sequences if we use them in another 3d program? Thanks
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:25 pm
Hey in the video, i saw a part where a jet flies by a city (i think new york) are you going to do a tutorial on that?
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm
The explosions of this pack are coming as videos or as editable RayFire stuff?
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm
You guys did it again. Fantastic work. So excited to get my hands on this. Thanks for keeping the price point so low for such high quality work. Unbelievable.
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:52 pm
What kind of control do we have with the pilot characters?
Fabiano Peres
October 7th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm
Now I can use them on my projects like these:
    October 8th, 2013 @ 5:07 am
    The link to get the Heli model is on the video discription.
    DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE. I know JetStrike won't have choppers.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 5:08 am
    Please, also take a look at this other Element 3d work.
Kenneth B.H.
October 7th, 2013 @ 7:29 pm
Mr. Kramer, VC Staff, love your work and I can't wait. I'm a student and I've been teaching myself After Effects for the past year. Like anyone here I would like to work with you one day. If you can, can you please take a look at a Commercial I made for a competition?

I'm also going to teach myself 3d Modeling, because I want to be able to say, "yeah...I made that spaceship."
October 7th, 2013 @ 6:38 pm
Its almost 8th in Sri lanka!!!
October 7th, 2013 @ 8:02 pm
this is totally amazing...!!
Hey Andrew, is it possible to make ours own Aircraft and Rig it the way you did so it has compatibility with the Aircraft's Menu in Element?
October 7th, 2013 @ 8:30 pm
Amazing as always.
Will the wheels have separate controls to allow them to spin? If not through the rig, at least through the mesh visibility?
October 7th, 2013 @ 8:59 pm
WAKE UP! it's 6 in the morning on the 8 of october here in the Netherlands!!!!!!! Where is it? ;-)
    October 8th, 2013 @ 2:04 am
    And now its 11.00!
    I woke up with the money in my hand! :P
Brian Cullen
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:29 pm
Dude its 9:28 am in my country still waiting in line for this cool plugin
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:44 pm
"Both packs available Tomorrow! (Tuesday Oct 8 2013)"

Hey, it's 12:08a.m. (just turned midnight) Tuesday Oct 8th 2013, and I can't buy the above mentioned pack!!!!!!!! :-)

I've been saving up by eating Ramen Noodles morning, noon and night (insert drama here: "and not getting a lick of sleep") since you posted the release date so I can buy this, and its NOT HERE!!!! :-)

Somebody in your organisation lied to me (I'm joking)... OK, prolly didn't think somebody like me would be crazy enough to be up at this hour to buy it..., but you see, I GOT's TO HAVE IT!!!

WARNING... Even though it may appear as such, this really IS NOT a life or death situation. I will probably survive until your normal business hours here is the USA.

And I promise, that when I do download the files, no buildings in the Metropolitan Pack will be (um...) damaged or destroyed via the use of this pack. Disclaimer: I'm lying. Truth be told, can't wait! :-)

Waiting Patently.... Steve

Andrew, You awake? You awake now? How about now?
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:45 pm
Awesome!Will we be able to create such exquisitely built models in element 3d and will the matrerial system support more complex material in the future? Hope to see more features in element 2.0 .BTW,how about the futuristic model pack? When will that come out?
October 7th, 2013 @ 9:57 pm
So we don't have to update element 3d ,then we can enjoy the rig feature of the plane? Wow!How did you do it? Can we do a similar thing according to your tutorial?
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm
Hey its 9th in india...wers d pack??
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:07 pm
Its morning 11 am in india
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm
Hihi, I think youtube and vimeo video's are going to be dominated by air combat!
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:57 pm
Andrew Kramer does we can rig any model like this for e3d ?
Like any Mechanical Model, car tire, car doors, Truck, tank wheels, Iron Man Suit ?
October 7th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm
Wer is the Model packkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk??
October 7th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm
Have been refreshing the site for three hours now! :S
    October 7th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm
    you should be refreshing the products page ;-) at least that's what I'm doing. Lucky for me I have a film job today so I'm on the road today. Otherwise my fingers would hurt by hitting the refresh button ;-)
    October 7th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm
    I wonder if VCP web servers will be able to handle the load once JetStrike becomes available.... I think this pack will be one of the most downloaded packs of 2013!! you honestly cannot beat the quality and price of this pack... its absolutely amazing... VCP great job!!!! you guys ROCK!!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:01 am
Would it be right to expect exclusive rigs like this one, for the next planned Model Packs? Like the Vehicle Pack? I'm surprised when I see the sliders in Element GUI. Compact solution for sure. But now I know that I can never achieve these animations with my models inside E3D :) I can do it in Cinema and then export though. Thanks for the inspiration, Andrew.
frank dux
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:11 am
Man my finger is hurting from the all the refreshing waiting for this pack
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:30 am
    Lol, just realized the time and log on to find a bunch of people thinking the same thing. Goodtimes~! This pack is gonna be fun.
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:35 am
Hey Guys! Our plan is to release around the morning on California Time. Sorry for the wait, final touches!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:01 am
    "final touches" well take your time I know you wanna make it perfect, but don't change the price! I love it!
    Brian Cullen
    October 8th, 2013 @ 2:30 am
    Can't wait to get this cool pack..
frank dux
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:37 am
We are just a bunch of anxious element nerds!!! Cant wait
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:56 am
Hey Andrew u stay in California??????
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:58 am
Video Copilot is unbeatable. I love u guys. I hope this Team lives forever :D
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:02 am
Ehh in Murrieta is 01:00am
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:08 am
OMG! What a deal! I thought it was going to be about $500 for the package deal. That leaves me money left over to eat for the next two weeks... Na food can wait I will purchase the weapons pack I've been wanting. Who needs food? I can buy the food models too! Amazing package, insane price!!! Thank you so much you guys!
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:16 am
This is perfect actually but, I was expecting at least 2-3 helicopters and 5-6 ordinary cars like the jets.. ;)
October 8th, 2013 @ 3:11 am
is 3:12 am in California
Andrew Kang
October 8th, 2013 @ 3:36 am
Just a random question for Element 3D (cuz of quite attention here)
Does Element 3D illustrate (calculate? or cache?) shadows of 3d models reflected by AE lights onto Matte plane? It seems to only have AO setting .
October 8th, 2013 @ 3:49 am
I find myself being somewhat ambivalent towards this release.
Mainly by the fact that from this preview i can tell that there are around what, 9 3D aircraft models (F22, F16, F18, F35, 737, 747, ac130, F117, MIG29 ), all presented as if they're the new golden iphone.
Thing is, while presenting all 3d models out there as insanely expensive (and people should realise that those who are most of the time deserve their price tag) you are ignoring the plethora of free high quality models offered by nice dudes all over the world on various sites, from turbosquid to tf3dm. I guess I was hoping on some form of alliance between you and the community on this, a la future city pack, with some of the creators even having some benefits from the sale of the pack. Or, since you seem to push element3d towards being a wider ecosystem, some alternative solution like developing a marketplace where people might be able to sell their 3D models in e3d format.
I may be the only ungrateful bast*** who's slightly disappointed about this. I realize my expectations were unreasonably high, but in the end it's your fault for setting the bar there :).
October 8th, 2013 @ 3:56 am
Hi Andrew,
With the level of detail now being offered in the packs, would be possible for a future release of Elements to add more groups to increase the flexibility?
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:01 am
new update

come withe add
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:30 am
Hey upload d pack cant wait more...
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
    hi are from india...!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:55 am
Helloooo Andrew!!! This is your wake up call. Its upload-time. Come on it is October 8th for 13 hours my country. im so excited.
October 8th, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Cmon andrew upload it now...
October 8th, 2013 @ 5:06 am
I have purchased Element 3D and this packs going be awesome:) lot´s of ideas to make a short movie!
October 8th, 2013 @ 5:10 am
okay guys, its 5:09 am in California and here 14:09 pm (Germany). It's coming, slowly, but its coming :D :D
Fabiano Peres
October 8th, 2013 @ 5:12 am
Hey guys. do you like Mr. Bean?
Please take a look at tese funny face while you wait for JetStrike, just as I do.
The real smithy
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:28 am
Wow!! So much work goes in to this (and everything else you guys do). Plus $200 man!! That's such a great price. Awesome, thanks guys
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:54 am
Yep, after ONE MORE hour my finger'll be broken. ;( so much refresh clicking! :'(
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:03 am
You guy guy guy ....are the DIGITAL 3D PROPHET ....oh my 3D God ....let you KRAMERIZE ME !!!!

A Friend from France.
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:24 am
6:22 in gonna post the time every minute until release
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:28 am
Still waiting... Gonna be awesome!
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:37 am
California is 8 hours behind GMT. So even if the 10 AM time was met, that is still 6 PM GMT, so relax, there is a while to wait anyway.
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:39 am
Stupid question, how did you do the cloud twisting when the missile shot through it?
    October 8th, 2013 @ 6:51 am
    Probably in Particular. I actually made a similar effect a while ago. The trick is to simply rotate the World Transform, and to make sure you have some turbulence... If you want to see it you can go here:
    October 8th, 2013 @ 7:17 am
    It's done with fumefx.
    Michael e Day
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm
    So not done in aftereffects, fumefx is a 3d plugin right.
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:52 am

For those of you that don't know the sky pack bundle + an additional free bonus models pack is available for purchase now on Awesome job on the models pack guys. Amazing work :) You guys rock!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:52 am
Back from filming corporate video and still no jetstrike? what's wrong?
    October 8th, 2013 @ 6:55 am
    Andrew is still asleep I think.
    Its 7 in the morning there I believe.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 6:59 am
    Oh ok, that's early, haha. I'll take my 1 year old daughter for a walk to the supermarket to buy some food. Cook a meal kick the kids to bed and maybe then....... :-)
    October 8th, 2013 @ 7:02 am
    Guys, he's just woken up. I think he deserves to have a good breakfast before he goes to work, do the final touches on it before the release. Until 11:59 am is morning.
    So, let's wait.

    While it happens, why don't you take a look at my work here:
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:53 am
Shut up and take my money already!!! :)
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:58 am
Dude! Give them a break! You see Kramer's last post was at 12:35am! It will be ready when its ready, they are obviously cranking hard to get to us today. Besides they probably went home for a few to wash the jet fuel off :)
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:59 am
time check. what time is it now in USA
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:08 am
Still waiting............ :|
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:12 am
screw this, I'm gonna go model my own jets...just kidding! I'm way too lazy for that....
Gay James (Jama-tech)
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:42 am
Wow Andrew! its amazing pack, very cool for movies etc. Félicitations....
October 8th, 2013 @ 6:49 am
I WANT IT NOW!!! Take my Money!
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:50 am
Your jobs are really awesome! Congrats buddy!
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:54 am
This is pure VFX porn.
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:58 am
Ow btw,

if anyone needs some FREE MUSIC for non-profit/ small-profit productions :

I'm planning to make a free "soundtrack pack" with short action cues for jetstrike, etc movies also. (if there are enough people who would like that).
    bob k
    October 8th, 2013 @ 8:12 am
    I'm a very small shop .... and I'm supremely interested!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
    Would love that Andries!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm
    Andries, Your music is phenomenal. I'd love to use some of it on a piece I'm working on. How can I get ahold of you?
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm
    Please send me some tracks we are a two man team that makes movies, would love to get a hold of this. my email is

    October 8th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
    Yes, me too. Please e-mail me,
Ingo Smitt
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:12 am
Good morning Andrew.
I hope you slept well ... :-)

Will there be a documentation on how to rig own models imported as OBJ in E3D ?

    October 8th, 2013 @ 8:17 am
    Andrew said in a previous comment that rigging in E3D was not possible without a major overhaul of the software. The rigging for these model are actually hard coded into the model themselves.
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:29 am
Hey Andrew! Here's a song for you: Good morning, good morning, good morning to you. Good morning to you, and WHERE IS JETSTRIKE! Nah just kidding take your time... We still love you!
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:29 am
why it is not yet released for sale today is the 8th October and I want to buy it but it is not to be purchased
if one says 8.October for sale why is not for sale
find it very unfortunate that a promise not to keep
when it became apparent on 9.October
    October 8th, 2013 @ 8:38 am
    Because it's the 8. October 08:38 am, in California where Videocopilot is located!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 8:39 am
    Its still the 8th in USA patient...Mr Kramer said it would be late morning for release...Its only 840 am there..
    October 8th, 2013 @ 8:52 am
    Andrew is typically pretty good about releasing when he says he will. It's not like he works for Blackmagic Design. It was only 8:30 a.m. when you posted that. Cut him a little slack. He is giving you a product that is worth upwards of $3000+ for only $200, after all.
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:45 am
Im just sitting on the site waiting haha
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:46 am
thanks a lot for the A W E S O M E work Pal :-)
i can't wait to blast my AE cc with this pack...
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:46 am
There is a "line out the door" already. Just hope the server doesn't crash when everyone tries to down load it at the same time.
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:00 am
Final preparations... it's only 9am right now in CA. We're working fast!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am
    Touches! Final touches ! ! !
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:14 am
    Haha, take it easy Andrew. Crap a cup of coffee and take another look at the pack. When you think it's ok then release it. Better late and an pefect pack then a pack and you thinking that you should have done it better. I know it's worth waiting because of your teasers.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:21 am
    Only? I've been waiting since 12:01am cali time. I need to get out more...
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:23 am
    Don't listen to Lucien. Crapping in your coffee will only leave a bad taste in your mouth. I know from experience.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:27 am
    Haha, I mean Grap! Damn autocorrection :-D Let's al sing together while waiting! Lalala.......
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:29 am
    Take it easy Andrew, all good ;)
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm
    So many folks excited about this awesome product. Andrew, you and your team have put such meticulous refinements and "love and care" details into your past products that we are all chomping at the bit to see how amazing this new one is! Massive congrats in advance dude!!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:06 am

It is 18.00 clock time by German
and still nothing there
and I am very impatient waiting a long time I do not think more of it

greetings from Germany
Shadow-JetStrike is coming! :)
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:07 am
Habe been refreshing the Produkt page now the whole Day ;) and i live in Germany here's 6 pm :D
Shadow-JetStrike is coming! :)
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am
have* product* fuck the auto correction on iPhone :D
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:13 am
Ok now it is final.
I will change the religion in my Passport ... believer of Andrew Kramer.

You are just awesomer.

Oh well... TAKE MA MONEY

Greatings form Germany
Sanyam Goel
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:21 am
This pack will be a great hit!! Will my Nvidia Geforce 610 support it??
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:21 am
Well then I'll make my own model pack!
With Blackjack! And Hookers!
Scott T
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:29 am
Any plans in the future to be able to import our own rigged models and set controllers for them? I know right,... give an inch and expect Oprah.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 9:38 am
    We can't in this version of Element.....only the packs Copilot produces... but who knows in future versions of Element
    October 8th, 2013 @ 10:03 am
    Andrew said that it "would not be possible without giving Element a major overhaul". I believe he said that deliberately, to tease a future version, maybe not v2 but v2.5 or v3!
    Scott T
    October 8th, 2013 @ 10:53 am
    As long as there is a update price,.. POP POW!
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:29 am
Have some of you never heard of timezones? Cut the guys some slack. It is early AM down there. And October 8 ends at midnight THEIR time, not ours...

That being said, looking forward to it with bathed breath. Great package!
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:36 am
just got to prey the servers dont crash.....
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:36 am
I feel like Im waiting in line for an iPhone
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:41 am
Wow! Once again, my mind is blown! If you guys can create fully rigged jets to be animated using E3D, I can't wait to see what's next!
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:46 am
I'm going for a hike..(right after I refresh this page 1 more time)
Paulo Mendes
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:53 am
Hi everyone. I'm proud to say that I'm the first one to get JetStrike.
Take a look at my first video with it.
Two Jets landing together.
October 8th, 2013 @ 9:09 am
Sweet....although missed 1 thing... The F22 has thrust the exhaust nozzle should should tilt up or down....together, bottom and top in unison
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:14 am
Cmonnnn andrewwwwww upload it fasttt....its tuesdayyyyyy and its going to b 10 am npw
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:36 am
There is cash all over my desk! I keep throwing money at the website but it won't take it!
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:45 am
:-( time is running out andrew sir .
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:52 am
I imagine just how thousands sit before her computer and wait for the Upload :D :D
    Luis Martin
    October 8th, 2013 @ 11:33 am
    You are not wrong, I've been waiting since i got up at 5:00 am to work this morning, since then i've been checking up the site almost every half an hour, I'm pretty anxious, as thousand of others.
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:55 am
Same procedure as last time...
Paul Rogers
October 8th, 2013 @ 10:59 am
Andrew, my money is crazy for you.
I'm just waiting...

PLEASE... Get my money.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:56 pm
    AT LAST.


    I thouhgt I'd never come.
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:06 am
I got $20 on 11:59 am, technically still morning. Klassic Kramer!
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:12 am
Simply stunning. Andrew, on one hand you inspire me and your tutorials teach us so much, but on the other hand you are so good that I just want to cry. Your team deserve congratulated on this, it is beyond brilliant.
Shadow-JetStrike is coming! :)
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:21 am
Release it! ;)))))))
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:27 am
Release it i have been waiting since sooo long...Its 9th october here in India...
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:28 am
Everytime vcp releases a product, its like christmas..Kramer Kristmas!
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:31 am
not yet :-(
here are 12.01 AM of 9 oct in my city .
please upload it .
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:33 am
Why does this feel like Red?
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:42 am
Common Kramer! Were waiting!
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:45 am
People, calm down. Don't be rude. You seriously have a project going on where you need this product so badly that you can't wait for a couple of hours?
Jeremy Abbott
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:45 am
I hope it releases at 12:00 just to spite everyone. Oh how I would laugh and laugh and laugh!
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:50 am
That's it. I've had it. I'm going to......refresh the page?
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:52 am
You guys need to cool your jets. Huh~!? Ahhh~! haha...

Seriously though, patience.
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:53 am
Somewhere in Southern California, six guys are sitting around a monitor watching the VCP site hit counter.

Should we flip the switch?

Naw - let's watch the excitement build a little longer. Then we'll go grab a beer.
frank dux
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:53 am
Pleeeeeeaaaassssseeee for the love of god!!!! Give us an estimate!!!
    Christian Michael
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm
    $ tax :0)
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:56 am
I'm in England so it's nearly 8pm, but I'm hoping... i'm hoping it releases in the next four minutes
October 8th, 2013 @ 11:57 am
I do fear we will all crash the site...
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm
Seriously dis site will crash due to loads and loads of servers downloading....plz give us some FREEBIESS also...
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm
Coool Finally its released......downloading
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:07 pm
    is it? not for me... I'm still refreshing violently...
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:05 pm
sorry could resist.......doh
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm
is it Soup Yet? NO NO SOUP FER U!! :P
frank dux
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm
and the drum roll continues!!!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:07 pm
how long ? ??????????????????????????
Luis Martin
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm
Downloading!!!!!!! yeahhhh!!!!!
    Clayton Knapp
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm
    its not up yet, how did you get it?
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:33 pm
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
    Yeahhh!!!! Already made my first video with it, and it is awesome!!!
    Sorry, Luis, I had to "one up" you, LOL
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:19 pm
Patience is a virtue. I, unfortunately don't have it... at all... Refresh refresh refresh!!!
frank dux
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:21 pm
I am having withdrawals before I even get the product, that is bad.
Scott T
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:34 pm
How does one sign up for beta testing of such goodies from Video Copilot,..... HuMMMMMMM? I work for software ;)
    October 8th, 2013 @ 12:46 pm
    So do I.
Element Fanatic
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:39 pm
If it wasn't for video copilot and Andrew with sharing his wisdom, this film we are working on could not be created. Special thanks to the Video Copilot Crew and looking forward to this new pack. It is definately what we needed to polish up the film.
jason w
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm
Sweet finally released
October 8th, 2013 @ 12:57 pm
Sorry... it's not for the 8th?
Fabiano Peres
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:05 pm
Enough of waiting.
I've got a lot of things to do.

I'll come back tomorrow to see if it's online.

Bye everyone.
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm
hurry its My birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Steve Inman
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
    Haha! In that case, its my Birthday too!!!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm
    happy birthday daniel.....and your gift is comming sooooooooon........
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
bye bye guys good night . i have to go sleep ciz in here time is 1.45 Am of 9 oct 2013 so ... good night . good night andrew sir .
hop you will upload futuristic city model pack also :-)
Joseph J. Lawson
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:19 pm
Though I love the idea of having it right now... I'd rather have it right than now. Take the time you need, Andrew and team. I can already tell it'll be worth the wait and thanks for the work, it's genuinely appreciated. :-) JJL
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:24 pm
So today I am very disappointed
what is going on at VCP
such a great pack and nothing is still nothing to see no release
Germany time 22:25
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:39 pm
    Why complain? So what if it'll be released tomorrow. Now you got something to look out to ;-) And by the way: take a look on the right sight of your post the time at the VCP office is 1:24 pm on October 8th. I'm from holland and have the same time as you. I'm editing right now. 2 screens: 1 with premiere and one with the VCP website. Be patient if he did't announce the pack you didn't know ;-)
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
    Germany is not LA time bro!
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm
I am also waiting from the Netherlands. It's 22.29 now!
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:35 pm
The time in England is 9:35pm and counting ......
    October 8th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
    Much of England (including Ackers and I) are waiting Andrew... but no stress, no matter when it comes out, It'll still be awesome. In fact the wait is sorta going to make it more awesome!
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:57 pm
you and your crew are the best
October 8th, 2013 @ 1:58 pm
Very Nice!!!

You rocks guys!

Please, Never stop doing this stuff!
Christian Michael
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm
Psssst!.............Its released suka's!!!!!!
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:03 pm
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:07 pm
There are literally thousands of us VCP addicts around the globe waiting for this release with more anticipation than if it were a new and improved VIAGRA®.
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:09 pm
I wish I understood lighting as well as Mr Kramer!!! That stuff with Tino is so awesome.
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:25 pm
Thank you Andi :) The Download is running ;) Lets going on :D
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:29 pm
vido copilot needs to go public. it would be a great stock to own!!
    October 8th, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
    sorry, Video.
October 8th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm
Does the Ultra 3d bundle come with Metropolitan? Metropolitan is shown in the picture however it's not included in the description.
    October 8th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm
    Yes. Fixed the graphic.
Kenneth B.H.
October 8th, 2013 @ 4:33 pm
Mr. Kramer and staff, in the video above, when the jet goes in the sky and the clouds spiral, I was so impressed by that shot that I had to remake it.

Was it particular? If so-what I did was used a Motion Path, spin it around by linking it to a null object and rotating it-made the emitter a box so I can increase the Z emitter size, and set the particle type to cloudlet, and increase the size a bit. Then I added a vector blur to give it that smoky cloud look. I'm also guessing that you used multiple layers of spiraling clouds/particular.

Am I on the right track? So far I think my attempt is looking pretty good. Because of you guys I've taught myself After Effects for the past year.

Here's a video I made for a competition:
October 8th, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
Oh Andrew, such a tease... It would have been awesome if Element would support morph targets for custom models (using FBX), I guess a man can dream... a man can dream.
October 8th, 2013 @ 7:20 pm
Here's my first attempt at using this pack only after an hour playing around with it.
October 8th, 2013 @ 8:44 pm
This are some observation questions... I'm trying to learn and take notes.

1) in the wire frame of the air plane it shows a lot of triangulated faces,also this tri faces in the wings are very long and not subdivided.
usually, I would thing any face needs to be subdivided to display the texture,bump and displacement maps better...?

2) the quad faces are machine perfect and similar one big and one small in a perfect grid.

3) what 3d application was used?

will you make a video tutorial showing this techniques? it will be very beneficial... if the tri faces not necessarily need to be subdivided as much it will safe a lot of faces and make the model less heavy... thank you... I am not an advanced modeler, that's why I, may be asking this stupid questions..

October 9th, 2013 @ 5:15 am
great update! nice models and great price. Your stuff is amazing!!! I do gently throw my voice behind the request to open source ability to add animation points like your landing gear and flaps sliders for user models. I understand that these models are hard-coded and understand the issues involved in opening that side of the models up in the context of the amazing ease of use E3D provides to users - so it's falling outside of the target main stream users baslcally and would create headaches in tech support and just be hard to ensure no errors... but maybe you could open source that part of element anyway -- 95% of people could then ignore it.. but the hardcore might have some major break throughs????

Anyway a work-around I thought of is that you create a model in C4D that's your main version of the model and then if you want to animate a flap or landing gear of your own model... create an identical version of the model with the animation baked in and swap it out at the keyframe you need - bake in animations are awesome basically

great product sorry for the ramble and well done again!!!
October 9th, 2013 @ 5:48 am
This is amazing work. I was very impressed with the plug-in and the 3D model work, but the release of JetStrike is something else. After completing so commercial work for FOX Sports I'll defiantly be buying the JetStrike pack.

Just one questions... is the Space Shuttle coming soon? Rigging that would be an insane project for your crew.
October 9th, 2013 @ 6:56 am
Awesome Andrew! You and your Team did a really great job (once more)… I wonder if the mesh visibility works only with your own models or with others ? (Cause this would be very helpful to animate ours as well)
October 9th, 2013 @ 8:03 am
Andrew, did you use fume FX for cloud twisting when the missile shot through it. Is there a way to do that in aftereffects without using fume.
October 9th, 2013 @ 5:56 pm
Unzip everything but have a lot of folders and don t know where to put them - i bought the jetstrike and the flight kit !!!!

so far bought lots of your stuff and i am very impress !!!!!!
October 10th, 2013 @ 7:49 am
This is great. It would be cool to have classic WWII planes. My father flew with the Flying Tigers in WWII. P40's and P-50;s.
October 15th, 2013 @ 3:44 am
HI Can u give a little info about heat distortion please ?
October 15th, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
I bought the Jet strike bundle that included metropolitan. LOVE IT! OMG you could sell 3D models every week and I will keep buying them. I'm sure some ships and subs are coming in the future. Great stuff! I can't wait for more. Element is a game changer you are going to be busy with this.
October 16th, 2013 @ 9:57 am
What clouds do you use in for example the minute 2:27??
October 18th, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Hi Andrew Kramer , great work ... can you tell me please what softwares do you used for these amazing aircrafts ? and i`m reffering at modelling , texturing etc , amazing details ... Thank you !
October 23rd, 2013 @ 5:46 am
okay , i will say it , you guys are geniuses !!
October 26th, 2013 @ 5:42 pm
Hey Mr.Kramer! :) When do you planning to release landscape and industrial pack? :) We can see those staff long time in your tutorials when you open up Element 3D. Is that a chance to release 2013 xmas? A Happy new year pack? XD This is a good title for the new upcoming pack "Happy new year pack" :D:D
John Omar
November 18th, 2013 @ 10:20 am
Hey if we got a model and want to define rig controls for it to work under element .. can it be done ??
November 24th, 2013 @ 11:09 am
I do not bother
Where can I find this demo songe
December 11th, 2013 @ 5:55 am
Hey Videocopilot-Team!

Could you please tell us some links to understand how we could hardcode our own rigs into 3D-objects? I guess we got a bunch of dudes that would be very thankful for this information.

Greetings and thank you for everything!
December 28th, 2013 @ 6:53 pm
you've reached an amzing level ! keep it up and we keep buying !!
May 22nd, 2014 @ 1:00 am
i bought the jet strike pack but i don't how to install it manual because i have a problem with my internet provider he will fix my problem in 2 next month and my clients are stressing me please help me and save me thanks
May 23rd, 2014 @ 10:43 am
Sir , have installed the jetstrike product, But I can see only models without the material, and also i cant see the rig controls please help
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