Recreating Complex Bevels

After seeing the impressive Lionsgate title treatment I thought I would try to recreate the intricate bevel in Element 3D. While it is not exactly the same, I was able to use a single extrude object with 5 bevels layers. Here is the previous text tutorial that examines the extrude tool in Element 3D.

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76 Comments

lagu Stephen
9 months ago
Hi I love your site. I learnt great things with your tutorials
1 year ago
These tutorials that bring us back to focusing on detail and technique for getting things looking better is good stuff.

Please keep bringing us more like this.
1 year ago
Very cool Andrew...!
1 year ago
Element 3D is an amazing plugin for after effects. I cannot wait to see what people can do with it next. For what it's worth here was my Jetstrike test with Element 3D.
www.vimeo.com/81006855
    nshanker
    11 months ago
    realy cool man.good job.i want to ask u someething.1st time i am going to buy 3D element.can u explain more about it.bez i am new
Tom
1 year ago
Great work, you are the best as usual.
Tutorial please.
1 year ago
Footnote: there are other great tutorial gurus such as Rabinowitz et al at Red Giant and Zaxwerks. These sites were found by me as a result of recommendation by Kramer. I'll miss him when he makes it big and will always remember what he selflessly passes on to me on a regular and frequent basis. Merry Xmas VC crew!!!!!
Shadow:-)
1 year ago
Hi Andrew :-), on your last post on element 3D v2 you wrote "we will come to this later this year..." Are we going to get some information about that soon? :-)
Pharm
1 year ago
Andrew has given us all the key to his ability and here it is. Notice what he said in his opening: "... I thought I would try to recreate the intricate bevel in Element 3D". He sees something that he likes and then he tries to recreate it. He thinks about the process and tries different things until he gets it like he wants it. That's what one has to do. Tutorials are great but he's already given us all the tutorials we need (not that I want him to stop) but it's simply a matter of learning techniques, then applying what you've learned. While I certainly appreciate his tutorials, I prefer to try it on my own first, using what Andrew's already taught us and what I've learned from other tutorials. If I get stuck, I scour his previous tutorials and/or the "interweb" for others. What Andrew does is what we all need to do. Find a title/intro/whatever that you like, then think about it. How did they do that? What steps were taken to achieve that result? How can I do it myself? Then start on your journey. You'll learn a lot more trying to do it yourself than simply doing everything by tutorial. It's like the difference between learning how to spell by memorizing every word in the dictionary vs. learning how to spell by learning phonics. Learn the "phonics" of using After Effects and Element, and then you can create whatever you want. Andrew seems to be one of those people who is very inquisitive and creative but he doesn't refuse to do something because no one's taught him how to do it. Instead, he sees what he wants to do (either in photo/video or in his own mind), then he sets out, step by step, trying to recreate and/or modify it. Everyone here can do the same thing. Experiment!!! You may create something even better than you imagined! Don't wait for a specific tutorial, just do it!
1 year ago
One thing you guys should also try is combining Element 3D with Sure Target 2. It gives you more control over the 3D Movement and a more natural camera motion feel. Here's a simple test I did http://youtu.be/45UA1RKQxQI
1 year ago
Great stuff, Andrew. As it always is! Cheers,
wilson
1 year ago
Hi Mr Andrew
Can you help me teach how to create animated Lionsgate 2013 Theatrical Intro HD : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96u73KDn5_w

Please..
Jeff
1 year ago
Thanks for showing what can be done, but why not include the project file??
prathamesh
1 year ago
sorry for asking but andrew sir when you will reaslise futuristic buildings model pack ???
Mondo18
1 year ago
Here's another ELEMENT 3D test using JETSTRIKE, METROPOLITAN and ACTION ESSENTIALS 2. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFgQFeFDT3M
    1 year ago
    I just watched this on my girlfriends laptop (small screen, low video playback) I must say the beginning was pretty good,
    good colour balance. The dragon and flames however could seriously do with some colour correction to match the rest of the scene. Good work though :0)
Donnell
1 year ago
Nice!!! I'm going to try it recreate this myself.
Also I'll like to let everyone here at video copilot Know that I'm currently directing my first film,which would have a lot of effects based on nearly every tutorial Andrew has taught us.Please Follow seal of the gods for info on my new movie VESUVIUS at www.twitter.com/sealofthegods
Thanks guys.
Leo B
1 year ago
Nice one, but it gets me wondering how these titles were created b4 now, (y)
Misael Torres
1 year ago
hey boys
my last title with Bevels

http://youtu.be/m5hM3mDBY20
Guo Chao
1 year ago
Has been to physical dynamics, rigid body, cloth, etc., you can not do everything E3D, although you use is quite good, but I can not put it to good use, perhaps a very simple thing that I can get in the 3Ds, E3D I need physical dynamics
Bayu Rahmawan
1 year ago
Better opening digital flight school than lionsgate...
John
1 year ago
Andrew, I know you made the new Universal logo sequence with Element, there's no getting around it! You are and will continue to be a huge influence in my life. All Hail Kramer!
Redo
1 year ago
We are fortunate that we've got Element 3D. I couldn't realize my projects efficiently without it. It could even take years to build a project, considering the complexity I want. I am confident you guys will boost the revolution with the V2. May be fewer but I can see some non-element 3d tutorials too, they're not over. Andrew tries to do his best for it. Good luck and wish you people the best!
Ítalo
1 year ago
Hi, Andrew. Look at this brazilian soap opera opening. Can that logo reflection be done on Element? I mean, those bevel highlights. Thank you :D
Mustafa ISILDAK
1 year ago
Congratulations. Your work seems better then lions'.
I think we'll see Kramer Studios soon. It'd be nice, too.
Brendan
1 year ago
Can you do a tutorial for this?
mk
1 year ago
must watch rsvfx1 channel.
mayank goswami
1 year ago
awesome work andrew kramer sir.please watch youtube channel RSVFX1 i am big fan of you.please give me suggestion.you guys most watch RSVFX1. Thank you for suggestion in advance.
1 year ago
Great technic. Looks impressiv. I have to try this after work.
Z.P
1 year ago
Hey there Andrew!

Do you have a release date yet for Optical Flares 2.0? Will it cost to upgrade from the previous version to 2.0?

Thank you Andrew!
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Jules
1 year ago
Are you guys for real? There's almost 150 video tutorials alone (the most recent one a mere 6 weeks old), plus a wealth of tips and tricks on the blog, plus the beginners' training, plus an abundance of awesome products, plus an amazing forum where you'll get all the help you could possibly need... "RIP"? "We want"? The man's got a family and a job and needs to earn a living somehow, why not give him some rest?

Sorry for venting; ungrateful, ignorant comments like these really get my blood boiling.
    Jonny
    1 year ago
    So true!
    Where is the like button?

    LJ
    1 year ago
    Jules I'm wit you on all this ignorant selfish comment "I want" "We want" "RIP" "Give me for free" It remind me of spoiled little kid in shopping center screaming "I WANT THIS " Just be happy that he teaching us all new skills for free and that we share all same thing.. love for video efects. But you must understand that for us old Videocopilots followers who follow VideoCopilot from Jan 2005 that 150 video tutorial in this 8 years we already see them all. It use to be 1 tutorial minimum per months and if we lucky sometime even 4. Andrew is for us a part of family nearly 8 years and if we don't see him or hear from him many of us wonder if he is Ok ? What He is up to ? There is many tutorials around on internet but for us is only one Andrew. Also I didn't see Sam injured for loooooong time :) For me only problem with Videocopilot is deciding which is the funniest tutorial i think maybe number 13 Assisted Suicide or number 43 Demon Face Warp or any with Sam ? Until than for all Video Copilot fans check this... Andrew Kramer and Sam Loya singing 'California Dreaming' and 'Holiday Road'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2cARKWwuXY
    Jules
    1 year ago
    I get you, LJ. It's an easy thought to have, like "Man, these used to come out so much more often...". I'm just wondering, what more do people want? Tom/Ibrahim says "a real human pilot in one of your airplanes". Well, that tutorial is already there. It has the numbers 10, 21, 45, 49, 57, 63, 72, 84, 87, 93, 102, 106, 118, 121, 126, 131, 133, 136, 137, 138, 144 and 145. Just because it's not called "A real human pilot in one of my airplanes (which I'm sure you'll find for free somewhere, please don't bother buying my model pack!)" doesn't mean that the necessary techniques haven't been covered. It's a bit like getting the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection for Christmas, throwing it in the trash without even looking at it, slamming the door shut behind you and screaming at your parents that, what you really wanted was the movie "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". It's unjust, it's ungrateful, and it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

    And see what it has done to me. I'm hijacking another person's blog to vent my anger at the internet's populace. That feels a bit rude because, it should probably rather be about his blog. :-) Good job there with that extrusion magic, by the way. :-)
    LJ
    1 year ago
    So true and for Tom and Ibrahim "a real human pilot in one of your airplanes" Just need to have look at tutorial 126. Mid-Air Emergency!
    Composite footage into Airplane interior and he can put a copilot as a second person or just use one person and use tutorial 49 Magic Glass to create the illusion of camera passing through glass and zoom in on pilots and than use tutorial 84 Futuristic HUD and just modify for fighter jet. This is why I love video effects because only limit is imagination.
    Tob
    1 year ago
    You are so right jules! That kind of Comments i cant take seriously. Sorry thats kids for me. The same who write on Jetstrike release: "Andrew when does the Future City Pack Release i wait so long" or better "please please sir andrew give us a new model Pack, best for free"

    Now i need a beer! :-)
    1 year ago
    Jules,

    Im going to try to make this reply as short as I can I 100% agree and I had the same argument about 14 months ago or so. The I want, show me how, teach me EVERY step people on here were driving me nuts! All the knowledge is here why do they need their hands holding?

    Let me back up an inch. I stumbled across VC about 3 years ago on you tube where the earth zoom taught me what I was needing for that immediate project. A few short years later and after buying from, and learning from VC Im on my second full time motion graphics position. The knowledge I have learned along with the creativity to make it my own has earned my family and I a comfortable living. For that Im internally grateful to VC and the team and I show this, by implying everything I have learned and making it somewhat my own.

    All the information is here on this site, these kids need to grab a soda, dig a little, and spend time going through the older stuff and have their learning ears on. I actually enjoy being given a project that I didnt know how it was going to be put together than realizingwait.I saw something on this subject about 12 months ago and digging back in time to find the answer. Its like mini refresher courses.

    Nowforward an inche..lol As for the fact our boys used to churn out X amount of videos a month, the only reply I have to that is THAT is when they had the time. The reason the tutorials are getting few and far between is our boys are being noticed, creating work for the big boys and providing for their families and I personally dont think it could happen to a better set of guys. If they arent here with us, they are creating big titles for TV shows and movie titles.I guess some just dont get that. For me when they fall off the map for a while, Its because I KNOW something big is about to happen, and happen in style!


    Now like Tob said.....its grab a beer time for us adults in the room :0)
Jes
1 year ago
How do you get that shiny studio look to your text? Have tried a lot of different things in E3D, but can not find a solution to achieve that.

I feel like everything I make in E3D are so dull...

Studio look:
http://3.s3.envato.com/files/16528330/Main.jpg
    alaindeloc
    1 year ago
    Hi Jes,

    You will never achieve that look in this version of Element 3D. Maybe in E3D V2.. What you see there is a render of few shinny balls made with a ray-tracing engine. It has everything: reflections, global illumination, ambient occlusion (real AO, not SSAO)..

    So, you can achieve it in C4D or 3DS Max.

    Cheers,
    Vinnie K
    1 year ago
    @ Alaindeloc

    I am not that convinced that it isn't possible in this E3D. Yes, you do need to take a very good look at settings per bevel, like shininess, reflections (custom environment) and lighting.

    I don't doubt that E3D v2 will make it much easier to create but the current E3D should also do the trick.
    alaindeloc
    1 year ago
    @Vinnie

    A lot of us tried to achieve that. You can come somehow closer, but only if you can trick yourself and declare satisfied. But the look from the picture sent by Jes, can't be achieved.
    But if you can.. please share with us the settings.

    Cheeers
    slogan
    1 year ago
    I totally disagree. You can easily create this in 3D element. It all about using materials and altering specular and reflectivity. and how u set up the lights

Uzair
1 year ago
no more tutorials...
RIP VideoCopilot
ibrahim
1 year ago
Tutorials,Tutorials,Tutorials...We want Tutorials.And one tutorial with a real human pilot in one of your airplanes.And tutorials in new movies special effects.
Tom Dooley
1 year ago
Tutorials,Tutorials,Tutorials...We want Tutorials.And one tutorial with a real human pilot in one of your airplanes.And tutorials in new movies special effects.
osama sh.
1 year ago
This is amazing :) andrew u r awosem
Deepak Kumar
1 year ago
When this tutorial will release.
VIPINM
1 year ago
wow looking fantastic...nicely done
tomjhons
1 year ago
can you make tutorial please... because i don't know how to create a background like yours. :) thanks great man
rvnploid
1 year ago
It would be really nice if you could upload the Project file for this example :)
1 year ago
Will you ever add, physics simulation to e3d, someday?
LordEdington
1 year ago
Show off!
reza irani
1 year ago
i think your version is perfectly beater.
    Steve
    1 year ago
    Of course it is.. He's uses Lens Flares.. That makes everything Better :o)
1 year ago
Hey Andrew,

Is there a way to keyframe material options in element? Like beveling, extrusions, etc? If not do you plan on adding that feature? :D
    Kyle
    1 year ago
    As of right now you can create an extrusion on group 1. Duplicate it and change the settings. Then use the Animation Engine to animate between them. A good workaround!
Sammy
1 year ago
Why isnt "mesh visibility" available to all models????? Applying different texture tags to separate parts of a model makes E3D get crowded when working with multiple objects.
1 year ago
Element 3D is the best thing ever happened to me as a film maker! I love these tutorials, the more complex the better.
    1 year ago
    I completely agree. I find it a much easier and faster than what I have seen with c4d too.
agustin
1 year ago
Awesome!! if you can ,could you create the RELATIVITY MEDIA video?
bwoogie
1 year ago
You for got the ®... :p
Jake Jabbs
1 year ago
so much depth and texture. Look forward to next tutorial.
1 year ago
Great work, you are the best as usual.
Luke
1 year ago
Any way you could release this as a tutorial? I'd like to know how you made the background clouds/sky.
Nick
1 year ago
hey Andrew sorry for asking you again but when is the futuristic city pack going to be released???

Love your work!
Sorry if my english is bad...
MEET
1 year ago
andrew wen are you going to upload some tutorials...its been long time..
    Trevor
    1 year ago
    No it hasn't
    Corey
    1 year ago
    Where has this guy been...... He is joking, right.
Tudor COSMIN
1 year ago
Cool stuff, as always!
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