Technical Details about E3D V2

Now that we have released the first look at Element 3D V2, you can see that this is not a small update to our plug-in. It is a massive overhaul with many big features. So, I thought I would take a little time to answer a few technical questions.

NOTE: Pricing information and upgrade paths will be announced soon!

With all the amazing new features in Element 3D V2 (why, thank you!), do I need an insane Graphics Card?
Not at all.

Our render engine is actually more efficient than V1 but we also added many new features  so we recommend having at least 512MBs of video memory and 1GB is even better. Certain features just use up memory, so you want to have enough memory to keep things running smoothly and allow more complex scenes. Plus if you are creating 4K stuff, you need to be able to have enough memory for large renders.

What graphics card should I get?
Nvidia and AMD cards have shown very nice performance with E3D V2. Even the mid-range GeForce graphics cards have plenty of power to run V2 with great speed. If your card is more than 4 years old, you can REALLY speed things up with a new graphics card! A decent $150-250 graphics card will go a long way.

Intel cards are not officially supported, sorry. It’s hard enough to get the AMD and Nvidia dialed in!

Of course the Titan cards will give you a nice boost, but we get plenty of speed with the high-end AMD and GeForce cards at half the price.


What graphics card do I need for the GPU Accelerated Ray Trace Shadows and Ambient Occlusion?

Both Nvidia and AMD (ATI) Graphics cards that supports OpenCL will allow you to use the Ray Traced features in Element 3D V2. Most cards from the last 4 years support OpenCL and you can take a look at this page for more information.

Of course, the Ray Trace features are not required to use Element 3D since you can always use Shadow Maps and Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion for most cases. Shadow maps will always be faster than Ray-Tracing but when you need that extra accuracy, it’s available!

What about Dual Graphics Cards with SLI?
Since Element 3D renders with OpenGL, it is not possible to use more than 1 GPU for rendering. Only Video Games that render full screen can use multiple graphics cards.

However: Cards with 2 GPU’s cores (Like the GeForce 690) will speed up OpenCL stuff like the Ray-Trace Shadows and Ambient Occlusion.

What Version of After Effects do I need?

Element 3D V2 will run on every version of After Effects from CS5 to the latest CC 2014.  Basically all 64-bit versions of AE.
Mac users need to be running at least OSX 10.7 to use V2.

Will my older projects made with V1.6 open inside of V2?
Yes for the most part but…

Element 3D V2 will replace V1.6 when you install. Projects created in V2 will not open in V1. (Of course, we will always make older versions of plug-ins available if you need them.)

We worked hard to get projects to convert properly but our goal was to modernize the internal system.  So the new coordinate system and anchor points work better but if you changed the anchor point in a previous project, you may need to adjust it again. Same for SSAO, we improved the algorithm (and got rid of some nasty banding) but some cases might look a touch different than before.

Of course, be sure to back up your V1.6 projects before opening them in V2, that way you can at least install the older version if something doesn’t look right.

With that said, be careful. If you don’t need to convert the project, why risk it.  Just finish it in V1 and then move on to the glorious V2!

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320 Comments

4 weeks ago
hey andrew i have a doubt on Nvidia tesla support to element 3d V2 Info on tesla cards?
Selu
1 month ago
Pls support for intel graphics a lot of people are using intintel graphics but not support pls?
Selu
1 month ago
Can you make it for intel graphics pls pls pls?
Victor
2 months ago
I aswell was very disappointed to buy this only to realize Intel is not supported... I'm not sure what to do now because it was not cheep..
Yoru
3 months ago
IM very upset for the fact that I bought E3D only to find out intel is not supported. I believe intel is the most common graphics card out there (correct me if I'm wrong) so this should very well be supported on it. Hopefully you fix this soon, I'd like to not waste money.
    3 months ago
    Hey there,
    We can offer you a full refund. We are working to support it in the future if it is possible!

    Thanks!!
Abd-L-Azeez
3 months ago
I have Dual GTX 1080 GPU setup. Should I enable or disable SLI?
karan
4 months ago
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
Total Memory - 1696 MB
Please tell me this graphic card support Element3d
Joshua
4 months ago
Hi,I am using intel hd family graphics what can i do to make Element 3D work on it? please help me
Jonathan
4 months ago
Hi, I know E3D doesn't support intel cards, but will element 3D work with an intel HD Built in and a NVidia GT 650M PCIe?

thank you
5 months ago
What ram do you need?
I have a 8gb ram Laptop, it cannot render the most simple things like 3d text, but i also don't have a graphics card.
What is the problem? the ram isn't high enough or i need a graphics card?
Kavindu
5 months ago
Hi Andrew.. I have a pc with gtx 650 1GB edition..Will E3d work in this graphics card since it was not there in the list.. Please help me..
Aneesh
6 months ago
Hi Andrew.. I have a laptop with 4gb Nvidia 940M graphics card. Will E3d work in this graphics card since it was not there in the list. Pls suggest.
Willy Ng
10 months ago
most of the Mac ( macbook , iMac , Mac mini ) are using intel HD Graphics card.... so mac user are out of luck.... my macbook air unable to E3d unable to accept lights....
Kevin
1 year ago
Great program and update, but if you're stuck with an intel graphics card, you're not gonna get to enjoy it to it's fullest. Too bad!
divakar
1 year ago
i have radeon r5 series 2gb ddr3 card is support or not
1 year ago
Hi Andrew,
oh no! I bought a GTX 970, but the card seems to hav issues... Will you update Element 1.6 or do I have to order an update, will V2 work witg GTX 970?? Andreeeew;)) Help!!
Mo
2 years ago
Hi

I see 0MB Video RAM on E3D V2 on my GTX 660tI and can't load models in. On E3D V1.62 its shows 2047MB and all works fine. Is this card compatible with E3D V2
    MM
    2 years ago
    happends the same with me i have a ATI/ASUS EAH6450 Series and with V1 everything works fine, but with V2 nothing works... Help me, please.
Ranjith
2 years ago
Hello Every one. I am Using INTEL HD GRAPHICS card on my laptop. Is it possible to use element 3d with that graphic card? Please reply me
2 years ago
250! it's expensive for me :) i nedd it...
2 years ago
The helicopter from the picture is very real.
2 years ago
This update it's a must have :)
Craig
2 years ago
Just installed a new graphics card, and the scene setup for Element 3D V2 stopped working for me. I installed an EVGA GeForce 970 GTX. The card itself is working wonders for other applications; it's just not playing nice with Elements. Any suggestions?
bassey
2 years ago
Hi Andrew Bassey from Nigeria here. are u planing to put together models of planes and cars and other goodies.
2 years ago
very realistic Andrew.
Valon
2 years ago
cant wait....wat is the relese date?????
Steven (Danegraphics)
2 years ago
Oops, somehow the second link got messed up. Here: http://sunandblackcat.com/tipFullView.php?topicid=28
Steven (Danegraphics)
2 years ago
Andrew, I have a question. Have you guys yet tried to add parallax mapping? Can we expect to see that feature in the future? Along with that, can we expect relief mapping (also known as parallax occlusion mapping or self-shadow mapping)? Both of these are used a great deal in video game render engines, and can be done quite efficiently. They can also be done using the same map, just add an occlusion check-box and self-shadow check-box to the parallax tab (if you make one).

You'll have to write the code specifically for Element (and by you I mean whoever writes the code), but below are some examples that demonstrate the principles.

Here's an example of a simple parallax openGL shader (starting on page 16): https://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/tutorials/TyphoonLabs/Chapter_4.pdf

An example of relief/occlusion/self-shadow mapping can be found here:
https://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/tutorials/TyphoonLabs/Chapter_4.pdf

Please add them one day! Pretty please! They would be fantastic additions to the Element 3D tool kit, and I would absolutely love it even more than I already do! :D
Emmanuel Michael
2 years ago
men...you are so good that sometimes i think you came,from outer space,an alien or something more......cant wait bro,...thanks andrew
2 years ago
F++k i need another gpu!
2 years ago
I have everithing i need for new update , but price is... how much?
wild
2 years ago
Sorry for this annoying question. What is meant by Intel Iris Pro not officially supported. Does it mean Element V2 doesn't work at all, or there are some limitations or possible unstability.

I'm gonna buy element v2 anyway and use it on my Desktop computer, but i'm deciding for a laptop and 15'' rMBP with iris pro & 16gb ram seems to be perfect, except for Element. It would be OK if some features would be disabled or not working properly for times when i'm on laptop!

thankyou Guys for making such an amazing product for that little price and inspiring me all these years! :)
pidjy
2 years ago
Hello Sir.

Will this new version include a blending mode( screen, add, etc ) for the models?.. I think you talked about that option in the blog entry about the "StarTreck" Ending title you made last year. Thank you in advance for your answer.
Pedro
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, I am planning to buy a new laptop. I'm always on the run and with some works with me. Your specs seems to be for desktop users only. I want to know specifically what laptop and memory and vram, etc. I want to avail that runs well in element 3d. I do hope you can give me some advice for this before buying.
Thanks.
Ahmed Rashed
2 years ago
Liam using 2014 macbook pro with iris graphic pro and 8 gigs of ram . can i use it ? ELEMENT 3D 2 ?
    Dan
    2 years ago
    Integrated graphics aren't officially supported. Maybe you can still use Element, but not to its full potential
netanel
2 years ago
I want to ask if going to be a slot for opacity map in element 2?
mahdi
2 years ago
hi andrew and video copilot
ur picture show a object in e3d cast shadow
is this right or nat yet ???
Rohullah kabir
2 years ago
hey whats up!!
waiting for release date of E3D v2 please uploead some more videos or reviews for E3D v2....

thanks
Rohullah kabir
shay
2 years ago
great stuff mate ,

we're in nov, approximately date for release ? :) ...

can't wait...
2 years ago
2 Quick questions.

-Will there be mutli-tile material support? This was the key feature I was looking for to use Element in the workflow for animal swarms in my current feature (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3524346/) as all our Max models are set up to take advantage of multiple 4k tiles.

-Is the SSS able to use a texture to determine intensity, or is it an all-or-nothing approach? Also, is it just using the old falloff map trick, or is actually using a raytraced approach?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for helping push AE toward being a proper full compositing suite!
2 years ago
What about a stand alone version?
jasmeet
2 years ago
sir is this version free from the bound of 50 - 100 frames if yes then its too good although i am excited about v2 as i have seen its release trailer
2 years ago
tnx a lot. it was very useful for me
Ahmed joo
2 years ago
Can't wait.. But what about performance with the laptop graphic card? I have Lenovo y50 gaming laptop with graphic card nVidia GeForce GTX 860M (4GB DDR5).. Is that enough to have a nice performance?
    tobi
    1 year ago
    Yes ! Vram is very important , more important than speed ! So you should be very fine with 4gb and 860m
2 years ago
I keep checking back for more details but alas I find non....

I cry

But I know how hard your working and I appreciate everything you guys do.

I'm making my first feature film because the things you teach have given me the confidence over the years to do it.

I can't wait for this new plug in and thank you for all you've done for us so far.
Bill
2 years ago
Pretty sure this one makes the cut, but didn't see it on the list: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB ?
Matheus Hornstein
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! I've a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013), the processor is the 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and the graphics is the Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB. I know it's not officially supported but if I buy Element 3D V2, will it work fine or should I get a new computer? Thanks and you're AWESOME!
2 years ago
If I use a mask to extract a 3D mesh in E3D. I can make animate the mask properties but E3D doesn't follow these changes. Is there a way to make that work?
    Video
    2 years ago
    You must change the Camera position.
    .1 is enought, than it works
    2 years ago
    Unfortunately this is a limitation of AE. The mask paths do not let plug-ins know if they have been changed without excess rendering.
Harlem
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

When do you plan to introduce the compatibility with some 3D mouses like 3D Connexion? (wich is very usefull in C4D for example).

It would be a great feature to put it in After-Effects and Element 3D.
    sezil
    2 years ago
    it has nothing to do with Element 3d or Andrew.Actually this is something that the product itself should introduce if this ever happens...This is like asking him to introduce how to use Element 3d while driving in a BMW i8 with his laptop on his lap ... -___-
Aman
2 years ago
Hi andrew,
Buddy i have a gtx980 card. Is it officially supported???
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

What flavor of Starburts do you prefer... I like strawberry... also Element is awesome!
    2 years ago
    That's a good joke for Andrew's next keynote presentation... Love ya buddy ;-)
2 years ago
Thanks for the heads up about finishing a project in V1 and backing it up if the project was already started in V1. I get excited with every release that I would want to upgrade almost right away and make a costly mistake. Been working on VFX for a feature film and Element has been a massive time/$ saver for render times and keeping a quick 3d fx compositing workflow. Look forward to sharing what we were able to accomplish with it and getting the new upgrade.
Buster
2 years ago
I have full confidence that E3D v2 will be worth the wait as everything the VC team has released thus far is of the highest quality. Let's all enjoy the anticipation!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSs6DcA6dFI

Video Copilot will sell no wine before it's time.
Dan
2 years ago
Release date and pricing info?
    2 years ago
    You should read some of the responses to the previous questions above to get your answer.
Ed
2 years ago
Hey Andrew

is there any new info about release date and special offer for upgrades?

I am new to E3D but need to buy and work with it in the next days. Project has to be finished by end of november.

My point is wait and loose time or buy the "old" version and loose money?

Thanks
Ed
    LordEdington
    2 years ago
    Probably best to go with V1 if you're on a deadline. They've said November, so it could be the 1st... but it'll be just your luck if it's the 30th!

    And although I'd never recommend buying something if you have no intention of keeping it... there is always the 14 day money back guarantee.
    Alex
    2 years ago
    There's always an upgrade price to v2 if you already have v1. It's not like you're buying v1 and then you pay v2 full-priced!
    Of course, it will be probably a little more expensive than purchasing v2 directly, but considering you have a project and a deadline, I pretty much guess you're not working for $10.

    Hey, just an idea thrown out here. Maybe you could sell Element V2 as a pre-purchase, and get Element 1.6 until the official release? I'm not sure if it's against their policy, certainly it would make their (VC team) life a little more complicated, but they would solve your problem this way and maybe get the benefit of impulse purchase from other users hyped about the new release :)
Viktor
2 years ago
Crowd waiting for some new info, guys
MrAurora
2 years ago
Any eta on pricing/release date guys ??
Carlo
2 years ago
Hi Andrew
Is V2 Going to be bug free I'm getting a lot of crashing on 1.6.2 not when running it only when i finish working in after Effects 1.6.2 works super fast on my k4000 but when i close AE down i get a crash report saying prob is with Elements 3d I'm def going to buy V2 but hopefully it well fix this problem , this is on a hp z820 by the way.

Thanks
2 years ago
For all those wondering.. The mystery feature is the PHYSICS engine :D.. No? Oh.. It was worth a try
dany
2 years ago
wat is the relese date?????
sezil
2 years ago
seems like community is never satisfied with the progress of this great plugin no matter how much and great you guys developed it since the first release of it lol everyone is like " will this plugin do this??? will i be able to do this? please make it do this!" it should be hard for you to start a day with so much expectations from the community everyday Andrew.i wouldn't be surprised if anyone asked like " will it getfind me a girlfriend??? :O " hahahha.

Guys seriously.CMOOONN!!! i gotta remind you all that this awesome 3d plug in started as an idea of " a 3d particle system that uses 3d objects as particles " ! and now it is maybe even the best plug in After Effects ever! Just be patient and wait for the release.uhhhh -_-
2 years ago
Andrew,
Will we see any benefit in performance if we are using the dual GPUs that are in the latest Mac Pro?
How about the latest Mac Mini with the Intel Iris Graphics? (I know this is not an ideal workstation but these little machines come in handy during on-site projects!!)

Finally, is the ANCIENT render engine in AE affecting Element at all? I'm amazed how fast some of these plugins are only to be consistently reminded how painfully slow AE is when I leave the plugin interface.

Lou ...
Chris
2 years ago
Can we bend extruded text/shapes? And animate the bending? Would be so nice?
If not, would you please put it on the wishlist?

Thanks!
Chris
John
2 years ago
i have amd radeon hd 8730m can i use it ???
sato
2 years ago
This music video is using the shock wave http://youtu.be/LcP7D-Ao-os
wild
2 years ago
I'd love to see easy to use toon shading, something similar to Sketch & toon in C4D or Freestyle in Blender. Especially interested in geometry strokes and outlines. I have no idea how hard it's to implement, just dreaming!
Sam
2 years ago
Will I be able to have 1.6 and 2.0 installed concurrently?
joy
2 years ago
will it handle 10kk (10 milions) trys in a scene?
Martin Hatfield
2 years ago
I'm sorry Andrew, but I did kinda need an answer on this before the statute of limitation runs out on a return to Micro Center.

I just had to replace my power supply and graphics card. I got a Geforce GT 610. I cannot find it on that page, but it is supposed to be a great card for those of us who don't do gaming, but want the power for things like Element.

Is this going to be a good card for me, or did I make a bad purchase?
    Alex
    2 years ago
    Better card for gaming = better card for Element. You have to understand element is running OpenGL, like so many games do. In that regard, Element runs like a game inside AE, it just renders better quality stuff in lower FPS.

    Also, lots of things in the industry start being GPU accelerated, so there's no reason into getting a shitty card. Something in the range of 300$ should be nice to start off, but I don't think 610 will cut it. I'd say GTX 760 or higher is a goto card for Element.
dinolex99
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, I upgraded to the new version of after effects, (the one that changed the UI highlight colors to blue), and whenever I apply element to a layer, or render an element layer i already had, AE crashes. Help!
    dustin
    2 years ago
    I had the same problem. Try downloading the newest version of Element and installing it. Fixed it for me.
2 years ago
Great stuff! Fingers-crossed, just a quick thought though, I wish we could generate or bring in environments (e.g. Vue) and randomize them with single clicks (I know its a lot to ask for, but hey, we believe in you Andrew, maybe some day!), also, can we expect to have some forces e.g. gravity, turbulence, air, etc in the coming E3D versions?
cfs
2 years ago
Hi VC,
it would be cool to have...
opacity maps, double sided in material
bevel profile :)
noise option in fog :)

is it possible to 'raytrace' illuminated object so that the glow radius is visible even when the mesh is occluded?

cant wait for the release date~ all the best VC team !~
    Alex
    2 years ago
    Are you for real? "Raytrace illuminated objects" is not working that way. You can see the glow radius on occluded objects because of the atmosphere, so that basically that's volumetric rendering, not "raytrace" bla bla. If you try rendering the glow on a PBR (physically based renderer) you won't get that glow unless you have some kind of volumetric atmosphere.
    Second of all, Element provides you with the tools to fake that glow, it only depends on you how much you desire to work for its realism and dive deep into stuff.

    Bevel profile? It would be cool, maybe a little difficult to implement, but doable. Does it worth the time spent on programming such a small thing? Andrew is the only one to tell.

    Opacity maps? As much as I think it would be cool, I'm not sure there's a decent way to make it look really nice in OpenGL.

    Double sided materials? I'm starting to believe you're just lazy. Yes, this really is doable and it's not that hard, but you can make your models have a thickness when modelling. Also the opacity map thing - it's actually better to rely on solid geometry rather than tricking opacity! So guys, don't get lazy just to pull it off easier, be professional and model those leaves / grills / etc.

    Now .... noise in fog. We're going back to volumes. While implementing a fractal / noise and a 3D voxel-based density field isn't that hard ... rendering it in OpenGL - impossible. Rendering it in anything time-efficient - impossible. That's really intense maths and physics behind light scattering. That's why Elements V2's SSS (sub surface scattering) isn't physically accurate but rather workaround (similar to SSAO vs raytraced AO). I'm not saying is screen-spaced, because I didn't have time to observe it and I don't know how it was implemented, I'm just saying it's quite impossible to calculate light scattering through volumes that fast!
    cfs
    2 years ago
    @ Alex,

    Andrew always have his genius ways of making cool, expensive looking effects simple and quick.
    GI indirect glow doesn't requires volumetric atmosphere.

    However currently in Element1.6 the glow is a post effect onto the illumination pass, pretty cool but limited. Just wondering if the new Raytrace option in V2 opens some door of possibility for fake GI bounce, :)
    Opacity maps / Alpha texture looks cool in games, i'm sure openGL can handle them well, but it will be a problem for shadow maps.

    Laziness is a great motivation for tool designer :p, trees in Element is a super cool thing, but geometric leafs are resource expensive. things like flipping books, butterflies, and many VFX depends on opacity maps and double sided material to have quick result and wont clog up the system.

    little dust in the atmosphere will bring great realism, i agree light scattering is too much to ask for in ElementV2, however just a simple noise option with evolution settings would do just nice.

    Alex
    2 years ago
    @cfs:
    Hey man,

    Excuse me if my previous comment sounded rude. I did not intend to make it that way. I have to tell you that some terms seem confusing to you. GI (global illumination) is about light bouncing out of surfaces and getting contaminated with the surface's color. Glow is a different thing. Glow occurs in two scenarios:
    1. the atmosphere is never perfectly clear so the dust/smoke/mist (etc) just gets illuminated by the light source.
    2. the light shines directly into the camera's lenses causing an optical effect

    (Please, before posting on how I'm wrong or I didn't understand what you are saying, take a moment and read carefully what I'm writing underneath, and try to understand it.)

    Neither of these two are covered by GI. GI isn't about residual light, it's about light bouncing ONTO other surfaces not exposed to light. For instance, if your scene only contains a light bulb and a cube placed perfectly between the point light and the camera, GI will never occur. You will have one face of the cube (the one towards the light) illuminated 100%, and that light will bounce away from the camera AND will not hit any other surface, so 0 GI.
    If, you also have a white plane to the left of the cube, that plane will also get light from your source, and rays will bounce onto the cube's left side, causing it to be illuminated by GI. BUT, that is not GLOW.
    Glow ONLY refers to light shining through open space (atmo), GI means SURFACES get indirect illumination. One is in dead space, the other is on geo. Two completely different things that don't ever mix.

    Note that I am a professional artist, working in this industry for 6 years, mostly doing motion graphics and some small VFX for commercials. I work in AE, Maya, Houdini and Nuke and I also use some other software like ZBrush, Marvelous Designer, PFTrack, etc. I'm writing this text by the same means Andrew is making tutorials, so people can UNDERSTAND and LEARN, because there are lots of misconceptions and there are lots of things not thoroughly explained. I am not trying to start a quarrel. That's not my goal and I have no reasons to waste my time writing this much for that.
    If something that I said is not clear and you want further explanation on the difference between GI and glow, please tell me and I will try to explain more thoroughly.
    Brent
    2 years ago
    Alex, who are you arguing with and who are you trying to convince how professional you are? Maybe some context is lost in translation but really...
    Alex
    2 years ago
    I'm just saying that Global Illumination and Glow have nothing in common, that's all! I'm not showing off, I'm not trying to convince anyone about "how professional" I am, I don't need to. I have been working in the industry, I'm hired and payed for it, I've been doing several hundred TV ads in my country (Romania). I don't need anyone's approval, trust me. The fact that all the clients I've done projects for keep coming back to work with us is enough.
    I'm just saying that cause I'm not some 16yo kid who thinks I am the best in VFX artist after 3 tutorials of AE. I actively work with two 3D packages (Maya and Houdini, after I started my CG "exploration" with 3dsmax), I've been through several renderers like mental ray, Vray, Mantra and Octane, I know what GI is!
2 years ago
On release will the help file be ready?
Waheed Akhtar
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
I am anxiously waiting for E3D 2. You guys are incredible.

Seeking your help if you can do a complete tutorial for using VUE terrain models along with E3D. That would be awesome.

Regards,
Waheed
2 years ago
Hi there

Just to be completely clear (I'm a little slow), whilst my Intel Iris Pro is not officially supported, is it worth pushing for the upgrade (this card works OK in 1.6.2)?
tom
2 years ago
I hope on the future update on element 3D they include fume effects on element 3d.
2 years ago
Can't wait to try E3D 2 on my new 5k Retina iMac!

4.4 ghz i7, 4GB AMD Raedeon R9 M295X and 32GB of Ram!
    Yannick
    2 years ago
    I ENVY YOU.
    Omg congratulations. I so want to get my fingers on one of those babies
    GEEZUS CHRIST I'M JEALOUS
2 years ago
I have very important question Andrew! When :) Wheeen ? :-)
2 years ago
Andrew,
as a digital artist myself I got to say you made some amazing plug-ins and you definitely understand the workflow for visual effect and such. I really appreciate your effort and how you always try your best to make it affordable for all of us!
I have one feature suggestion, maybe you have it on your road map for element but here you go. Just two big words: CAMERA PROJECTION!
as a matte painter, what if I can just skip render in 3d package all together and project my matte painting from photoshop right inside AE? and composite there?? And using AE's 3d space render with element 3d's real 3d object.. if we can do that it'll be truly amazing tool for digital matte painter. (Yes I know many fx house use Nuke.. but I'm a AE lover!) or.. we redner a complex scene with element 3d and project it back to low res geo and such..
anyways it's just a suggestion, but couldn't hurt to ask ;)
    Lars Richter
    2 years ago
    Yes on this one! We AE matte painters would love it.
    Alex
    2 years ago
    Hey dude ...
    Camera Projection is available for Element. Camera Projection is nothing but a way to map UVs on surfaces. Of course, you have to make the UV mapping before bringing your model into Element, but I can assure you it's working. Of course it would be nice to make the projection through Element, but it's not that useful since you can't model moving the vertices and stuff without heading back to the 3d software.
    So, you still have to use a 3D package because you still need a place to model your low-res geometry. Before exporting the OBJ, just make sure to project through camera. That will map the UVs on your model. You don't have to render it in that 3D software, you can bring it back to element and just assign your matte painting to the illumination map.
    2 years ago
    Hey Alex, yeah I understand. Just that my workflow has always been project and render different layer in 3ds max, export camera to AE so the camera movement match. Sometime I need to create object to export so I can use AE effect such as particles and lens flare. If I can project it in AE, I can tweak the camera and work everything direct there. And sometime we don't need complicated model for projection, basic primitive that element 3d came with is enough ;)
    Alex
    2 years ago
    Hey Eric,

    Projection Camera and render camera don't need to be the same. Usually the projection camera is static and it's the angle from which you do you matte painting. What I'm trying to say is that once you're projecting the camera inside 3ds max you have UVs baked on your model so you can just load into element and have a moving camera through the shot. Try it! Trust me, the workflow is seamless and there's nothing short of nuke's projections!
Joel T
2 years ago
I'm running an NVIDIA Quadro K5000 4096MB card on a 2 x 2.4GHZ 6-Core Intel Xeon processor with 28GB 1333MHz DDR3 ECC memory. You mentioned Intel is not supported, will my setup work?

Thanks Andrew!
    W(ill)
    2 years ago
    Intel Graphics cards are not supported, your graphics card is an NVIDIA, so you are fine.
    Krokotak
    2 years ago
    I don't think it will run on your computer. Man you NEED an upgrade with this ...low end computer...by the way we can switch, I have AMD Athlon x2 and NVIDIA card, so element will work fine!
MrK
2 years ago
great work on E3d v2, really looking forward to this.

Just curious, will V2 be able to import iclone animated meshes via the 3Dxchange node from iclone.
sezil
2 years ago
hey Andrew ,just an idea tho, would that be possible if there can be a cubic map for reflections aswell? i mean covering the object like a bounding box so like for example , a desk or anything shaped like a box could be more realistic while reflecting? love the V 2.0 btw!
Mostafa Essam
2 years ago
i got amd radeon hd 8730m can i use E3D V2 ?
costas
2 years ago
Will the c4d import feature be improved at all? Specifically the obj sequence/pro shaders bug where the textures don't react correctly.
Can't wait to upgrade in November!
John
2 years ago
Everything you've shown so far has been pretty amazing. Is there any possibility of adding different render options or the ability to use/make cel shaders to achieve a flattened, semi-cartoony look?

This can already sort of be done with the luminance channel, but it would be sweet to have control over how the shading is applied to those textures.
Aman
2 years ago
AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series did this card works fine with element 3d v2,1GB card i5 processer and Open Gl version 6.14.10.13084
Firoze Melsyte
2 years ago
Hey Andrew
i just wanted to tell that E3D looks good
but the main thing is that in the video
after effect appears really cool and i just want to know
how you did it. is that a new update to it or just customisation.
and how to do that?????????
Al T
2 years ago
Okay, now my GFX card has been OK so far, lets hope its good for v2, it's a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450.
Duca
2 years ago
Hi Andy,
what about IBL improvement in 3D ELEMENT V 2.0?
MANY THANKS FOR a REPLY!
भोबिन्द्र पौडेल
2 years ago
I hate After Effect CS3 CS4 CS5.(My Best CS6 CC)
Alan Boyd
2 years ago
The ability to give Groups names would be a big plus in managing workflow. This would make working in the AE timeline much easier. Relatively trivial to code too.
Luis Campos
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, i want to know if new Macbook pro 15" with Intel Pro Iris Graphics card will be supported???
    LordEdington
    2 years ago
    Intel cards are not officially supported, sorry.
Mike
2 years ago
I'm trying this question again: is the SSS a "global render effect", or a per-material component? Thanks...
    2 years ago
    per material. Global multiplier settings to tweak the overall look.
    MDMotion
    2 years ago
    Wow! Nice one! Thanks Andrew, best of luck with sales of v2 etc., Mike
Jesus Villanueva
2 years ago
hdri illumination for the 3d models is supporterd ???
Kane
2 years ago
Do you fixed quadro issues? Sometimes E3D mess with me so hard! It won't even recognize my cards!
PS. X2 K2000
2 years ago
Damn i really need to ask a question too!

Is it possible to give us a release date because iam on a tight schedule with a project and i might be able to make it if you release it in about 1-5 nov.

thank you in advance.


Technical2Support
    wes
    2 years ago
    I asked this question also a few posts earlier. Didn't get an answer either :(. They seem to be pulling an Apple and not revealing much other than the cool video.
    W(ill)
    2 years ago
    They're not 'pulling an Apple', if they had a hard release date they were 100% certain was achievable, they's let us know. At this point, everyone involved with the project is running around like mad men trying to squash last minute bugs, and bring the feature set up to release-ready levels. If they committed to a specific date, and then missed it, the string of criticism would be endless. If they ended up ready to ship before that date (unlikely), then they have to just sit on their hands and miss out on sales leading up to the official date. By giving a window as broad as they have, they have a target to work toward without inducing too much stress. So, just relax, and hope they get dialed in sooner rather than later. Christos - if you have a big project coming up, I wouldn't recommend putting yourself in a situation to have to acquaint yourself with the ends and outs of a major new release. It would be smarter to stick to what you know, and go into exploratory mode between projects until you're fully up to speed.
    2 years ago
    Exactly this...
    david
    2 years ago
    Oh snap!
    2 years ago
    I know you are right, i knew all along.. but those shadows are calling me you know ? it's just one of these times when you know how this will go but still you just have to ask!
    Torsten Maekler
    2 years ago
    Maybe this might help you in the last days without V2-Shadows?

    http://aescripts.com/elementary/
Harlem
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Release date and pricing please !
We can't wait no more :( !!!!!

#Thanx4All #VeryGoodJobAsUsual
jin
2 years ago
actually, i have a question - why did you guys decide to go with replacement animation over reading a vertex animation format like from .mdd or the autodesk implementations or even from collada?
Rocky
2 years ago
So sad, it doesn't sopport in ae cs4. Im a 32 bit user. Is there any way I can use it?
eddie
2 years ago
Andrew
will this make rigging easier with car models?
....oooh and any car model packs? say "something" if u can't say yes.
Shawn Rainey
2 years ago
Do we have an idea for what the price is going to be.. and what the discount will be for people who have v1.6 already?
Tom
2 years ago
FINALLY! Hahahaha... I have been resorting to Lightwave 3D renders because shadows are a must and it has connectivity to AE for camera, lights, and null data. unfortunately, you don't have that real time feedback that Element 3D provides. This is a big time game changer! I am so looking forward to this. Okay Andrew, HOW MUCH AND WHEN?
Christian H
2 years ago
Will the Raytrace shadows/oclusion feature work with Airstrike models or only raytraced specific models that are premade for raytrace?
    2 years ago
    Works with any 3D models. And of course Jetstrike!
David
2 years ago
Will v2 include support for per-material transfer modes, as demonstrated in your Star Trek title sequence? I've had a number of situations where I really could have used that feature.
Joshua
2 years ago
So will this update fix the type issues for production? Like say I have a card that says "COLD WINTER" now I need it to say "CHILLING". By reducing the letter count the particles get bigger instead of staying the same size. So I have to take time to resize the particles and bounding box to match the previous card. This introduces potential problems during production. Has something been implemented to address it?
    2 years ago
    I think this is already addressed in V1.6 As long as the "normalize" size option is off, the height of the text should not change.
wes
2 years ago
I might have read over it - but when is the release date?
2 years ago
I have nvidia gt650 card. Can it run smoothly if I am working in a 1080i video with a complex 3d scene with raytrace?
dudley
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! it would be really great if you could make tutorials about the V 2.0 to demonstrate a little more detail about it and help us get used to the new UI before the release of Element 3d v 2.0!
G-M
2 years ago
Hi,
I am planning to build a new pc. My current system has i7 3770K and gtx680 4GB.

I am waiting for purchasing element v2. And i want my new system to be ready for it.

The question for new system is, what should i prefer below?

*CPU: i7 4960x or Xeon e5 series?
*GPU: nvidia gtx series or a maximus system which includes quadro + nvidia tesla? Will maximus give me a very high performance about render time?
I will have about 5K budget but because of the taxes in my country creates a big difference it may be about 3.5 or 4K.
Thanks for all advices.
Cheers,
    corey harding
    2 years ago
    I would not buy a 4960x... I would purchase a 4930k or go with a 5960x on the new 2011-3 platform. The 4960x and 4930k are to close in performance and the price tag of the 4960x is not justifiable. However, the 5960x has 8 cores and performance beats a 4930k by far and has basically the same price as the 4960x. As far as using xeon, unless u are going to be running a dual cpu setup and using ECC RAM, then u are pretty much wasting extra money for a Xeon and not utilizing it's core features that the processor is designed for over its desktop counterparts like the 4960x. But, at the end of the day, it's your money. But I strongly feel the 4960x is wasting a lot of money for no reason when there are clearly better options.
    G-M
    2 years ago
    Hey Corey,
    thanks for the advices. I didn't now that there is 5960x, maybe it's not yet avaliable in my country or where i searched. I will totally take your advices about that. By the way, actually it is not my money. The company will buy the new system, so i don't want to waste money in fact. But of course i want the performance that we could get. What is your opinion about the graphic card? And i would love to listen if you suggest a system for me.
Sthu
2 years ago
In your response on October 9th, 2014 @ 10:58 pm, you forgot to type the word "use".
Could you perhaps correct this? Because I want you to be perfect.
2 years ago
More model packs are of course welcome, but I would like to also throw out there my sincere desire for expanded texture packs too!
2 years ago
I can't wait till Element 3D v2 is available for purchase. I believe that every After Effects, Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya or Blender user should have Element 3D in their arsenal. It is an amazing plug-in and I'm looking forward to diving into using version 2.

G-Phi

http://youtube.com/gphiproductions
2 years ago
This is a test done with Element 3D, it was not very good, but I hope their opinions and recommendations. Thank you !!!!

Greetings from Venezuela !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hte0VbYfH20&list=UU2Zr25KoblL42IjRP8IkX7Q
RTHIRION
2 years ago
Awesome, as usual. Today, our motion design teacher in Supinfocom France called you "the Elvis Presley of visual effects". I've been inspired by you for about seven years now, I would love to meet you one day.

Cheers, romain
Tony
2 years ago
So looking forward to V2...!!! KUDOS Andrew & team VC :)
2 years ago
Will obj sequences allow for cubic/spherical texture mapping in E3D V2? Thanks for all the hard work you are putting in. Love the plugin.
Adham Yassen
2 years ago
Is the Nvidia Geforce 840M Supported ? :D .. Iam buying a laptop so please answer me ?
Lj
2 years ago
I see that many people asking tehnical question about computer settings and Im wondering same by my self what is best configuration. Maybe Andrew can make one tutorial to show us his computer configuration. I would love to know what worksation are pro using for 4k rendering :)
LordEdington
2 years ago
Enough of this V2 nonsense... when is V3 out?!
Franck
2 years ago
Hi Andrew and all video copilot team.
Thanks for the great job you always do for all the community. It's really a revolution for all AE artists.
I just saw that intel cards may have a problem with E3D V2 ? I often use my macbook pro to work with AE and E3D and have great results but I'm a little afraid for the amazing V2. Do you know if it will work with a Intel Iris Pro 1536 Mo ?
Thanks
    Marcin
    2 years ago
    Somebody please answear... I wanted to buy Macbook Pro with Iris Pro, and still I'm not sure if 3D Element V2 will work??????
Jim
2 years ago
How about compatibility with the Nvidia Quadro K5000 for Mac, I don't see it on that list. Thanks Andrew and VCP team for what looks like an amazing upgrade.
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I'm also glad about the materials being imorted. Does it mean that if a model has a tga texture it will work? I have since learned you can open those in photoshop and resave as png/jpg... Anyway, that'll be a huge time saver whatever it brings in. The animation channels kick major hindquarters. Thanks!
Patrick
2 years ago
WIth all of these tech questions, and lightning fast responses, I think we need to be asking the following question:
Is my keyboard compatible with a "Thanks, Andrew (and your team) for all of the wonderful products and support you give to this community!" ?
Look at that… My keyboard is compatible with gratitude.

Thanks Andrew, you're amazing!
brum
2 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
I've been mailing your support with minor feature suggestions, such as adding the option to see .dds (and a few other) texture file types in the file browser. Any idea if that was implemented?

My main gripe was that you can actually open and work with these file formats by manually typing in their names into the file browser, but they are not visible in the list of files under any circumstances.
Dude
2 years ago
Would there be a "make me smart" button, so i can one click and make amazing 3d arch. visualization within a sec.? :)
Farshad
2 years ago
I have an iMac, how can I download a free version of Element 3D?
Is it free or not?
If yes, please describe how to download it.
Evgeny
2 years ago
in this version will be available Blend Mode (in settings of the material)?
salah boubes
2 years ago
Does geforce 7200se display card compatible element 3d v2 ... Thanks
2 years ago
Even Optical Flare is good in this moment. Very good stuf i made whit this plugin.
saurabh
2 years ago
hi,if i m not getting wrong,its new Render engine also support ATi card(Open CL) for Raytraced shadow or Nativly nVidia CUDA ?
Jesus Villanueva
2 years ago
hdri illumination for the 3d models is supporterd ?
Teng Who
2 years ago
A HUGE leap indeed! Great work!

E3D V3 = RIGGING + ANIMATION perhaps? ;-)
Parallax
2 years ago
Master Andrew you just made life a whole lot easier and faster. You give us great power! We will use this power responsibly. Can't wait for this upgrade and btw that's an upgrade! Also your keynote was great. Blessings to you, your family and team. Shout out to Sam ????
Alex
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
really, no support for intel? That means you lock out almost all Mac users as only the very top models of MacBooks and iMacs have the option to select Other than Intel graphics and MacMini doesn't have this option at all... only Users of overpriced MacPros have AMD cards... You don't get a mac with anything else than Intel graphic for less than 2500€!!!
    W(ill)
    2 years ago
    Not true, the 21.5" iMac has the GeForce 750m for $1,499
    alex
    2 years ago
    strange thing... my last research some weeks ago, as I need also a mac with real GPU for another program gave the only possibility the 27" midrage version as smallest with real GPU, also my colleague had a look and suggested better to buy a windows machine...
    Anyway: still the 1GB Version might be a little too small, as my old 2010 iMac wirh 512MB Vram was to small to work propperly with anything higher than 720p and also my 2012 MacBook Pro with also 1GB caused some problems on Elements V1... And for my other problem (using it with DaVinci Reolve) would make at least 2GB, better 4GB necessary...
Martin Hatfield
2 years ago
I just had to replace my power supply and graphics card. I got a Geforce GT 610. I cannot find it on that page, but it is supposed to be a great card for those of us who don't do gaming, but want the power for things like Element.

Is this going to be a good card for me, or did I make a bad purchase?
2 years ago
Hi, I want to know is Nvidia GTX 760 with 2GB supported?
Also what about iMac late 2012 with Nvidia GT640m (512mb) is supported?
2 years ago
I got Nvidia Gtx660 Ti & 16 Gb of ram in Xeon Workstation, Will it give me Good performance when all settings are fully Ultra high with 4K resolution or will it be on your list?
Any Discounted Price For your Routine Fan who open you Website and see updates very Time He On his computer or Other's Computer ;)
2 years ago
I'm in love with this one. Shadows and shaders sold it for me.

any chance c4d files are supported without hassle?
Thane
2 years ago
Andrew,

Will the the dynamic spherical reflection maps only gather 3-D scene information from other element 3-D objects, or is there some way to have it capture native after effects 3-D layers too. I feel like this would be really helpful for 3-D compositing work?

Thanks man!
2 years ago
I'm in love with this one. Shadows and shaders sold it for me.

any chance c4d files are supported without hassle?
Parallax
2 years ago
Master Andrew you just made life a whole lot easier and faster. You give us great power! We will use this power responsibly. Can't wait for this upgrade and btw that's an upgrade! Also your keynote was great. Blessings to you, your family and team. Shout out to Sam ????
sukovf
2 years ago
Good to see V2 supports shadows, but what about variable shadow penumbra? Ray traced shadows look ugly...
Parallax
2 years ago
Master Andrew you just made life a whole lot easier and faster. You give us great power! We will use this power responsibly. Can't wait for this upgrade and btw that's an upgrade! Also your keynote was great. Blessings to you, your family and team. Shout out to Sam ????
Rylan
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

What computer specs are you currently running with? The fluidity of V2 looks fantastic. I have a higher end PC and was just wondering out of my own curiosity as to what you're running.
2 years ago
Super... HD, i loved.
Dan
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Just to be clear, Element 3D V2 will only work on CS5 or later, it will not work on older versions such as CS4, CS3? If it works on CS4 I'll buy it otherwise I want to buy V1 before it's gone.
    2 years ago
    We had to drop Cs4 support because of the new architecture... crazy but it is over 5 years old.
KRADY
2 years ago
Hey i got the Nvidia Geforce GT 630 4GB is that compatible with this version of element ?
Mario
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I have first E3D, and I'm very interested to upgrade to version 2. I have Adobe CS4 production premium. I found that info in some Adobe PDF:
- After Effects® CS4 software is architected and optimized for 64-bit operating systems.
I hope V2 will be working. There will be any chance try it? I WANT TAHT ONE TWO:)
vinoth Raja
2 years ago
i was so happy about element 3d v2 till i heard that it is for cs5 and above version.. im having that stupid x32 bit pc...
Viki
2 years ago
Hi andrew you are the Coolest guy on the planet (except for the NAruto Uzumaki)
Ok i have a AMD HD 7670 graphic card will it work with V2?
bobomet
2 years ago
Hey Andrew .... please tell us if the "Vehicles" pack is forthcoming! The tease is unbearable!
TopsiidEr
2 years ago
Nice release Mr. AK, I really love it

One question plz, I have 2 cards (quadro k4000 and GTX 760). Some people said I can use these card together. but I have not try yet, just now i'm using only the Quadro k4000. the question is, Can I use these cards together?

- If yes, will they both increase the performance of my work?
- If NO, which one is better to use with Element3D ?
    Jon Ford
    2 years ago
    Mixing quadro and gtx on the same machine is a big hassle. I have the K5000 and from what I gather the drivers are the big issue for mixing the two. The K4000 has more vram than the 760 so I would test that out first with the proper drivers, and if the performance is slow I would switch out with the gtx. Hope that helps!
    2 years ago
    Nope You can Not Sli Bridge quadro and Gtx
Ken
2 years ago
Miika
2 years ago
When can we expect this to be released? I'm ready to throw my money! Just take it! Please!
Elthetaco
2 years ago
Anything new with 3d Text in Version 2? Fracturing?
Sami
2 years ago
Hello, the new plug in looks amazing, can not wait to buy my copy in November. Do we need to re-download all our packs after upgrading to the V2 version? Thanks.
albi
2 years ago
I think andrew should try to answer all the comments even if he is too busy. It will make them happy and you got a customer.
Valentino Conte
2 years ago
So, I have a macPro with Nvidia k5000 with 4 GB of Vram...but no OpenCl support. So cannot use GPU Accelerated Ray Trace Shadows and Ambient Occlusion?
Satyam Anand
2 years ago
Will " geforce GT 610 [2 gb]" work with this???
Rob Callicotte
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew. This is amazing and I'm very excited!
Ashish
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew! :D M going to buy GTX980 :)
2 years ago
Thanks, Videocopilot! http://bit.do/ThanksVideocopilot
Bams
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Can you give me (us!) your opinion about the new Nvidia Quadro series?

I'm trying to decide between a :
- K4200 : http://www.pny.com/nvidia_quadro_k4200
and a GTX Titan Black : http://www.pny.com/nvidia_quadro_k4200

I've been told the Quadro is well optimized for OpenCL..

Can't wait for V2, obviously ;-)
reza irani
2 years ago
do you want to update ELEMENT for each of the future model packs?
how many model packs are on way ?
i'm so excited about this..!
Hamid
2 years ago
My card graphic is Geforce GTX 550 Ti, is that good for E3D ?
    Paul
    2 years ago
    Version 1 worked on it. (That's what i have in my rig)
2 years ago
A request can you add like reset button to individaul groups and Sub Groups.

This morning i was working on V 1.6 and made some error the only reset button is back at the interface and I had to start all over. simply coz i had messed around with the groups setting>
Andy
2 years ago
how about "Intel Iris Pro 1536mb" ? I'm use Mac retina OS X 10.9.5! V2 work on that? please tell me?
    2 years ago
    Yes please elaborate on this question?
JonasBecsan
2 years ago
I have a laptop with 8gb Vram. How will V2 run on mobile cards like my Nvidia GTX 880M?
2 years ago
Andrew.... this Version will make you a rich guy... i mean it... you will change the whole AfterEffects Market AGAIN.... Adobe must be so happy to have you... you made a totally new experience out of AE with your Products... GREAT WORK!!!!
chris lavelle
2 years ago
Hello, will the new version will support transparency/alpha maps in the textures?
BP
2 years ago
please 1 questions...jetstrike Support E-3D V2 ?? Thank you
Dorijan
2 years ago
Hi, I have a few questions for the VC:

1. Which graphics card is best suited for use with e3D? Relation between price, quality and performance?
2. How much is really important memory on the graphics card?
3. When the e3d load 3d model, what is loaded into memory of graphics card?
4. How much is important RAM memory of computer?
5. What determines the amount of 3D objects that can be loaded? Computer RAM or Graphics RAM?
6. For me, the rendering speed is not essential. I have plenty of time. For me the only important thing is that I can load a huge number of 3D objects in my scene. If you look at it from that perspective, which graphics card you recommend, how much memory on it and how much RAM you recommend on computer?

I have E3D 1.6 and Metropolitan pack and have problems with freezing my system when loading huge number of object. So...thank you in advance...
    Chris Brearley
    2 years ago
    1. nVidia 970
    2. Pretty important
    3. Textures mainly I think
    4. If you want long RAM previews, pretty important.
    5. GPU
    6. nvidia 970

    Ps Buy an nVidia 970
2 years ago
OK Guys I am Ready To Buy New Computer What You Guys recommend To Graphic Cards I Use It To 3D Rendering And Video Editing.....
Charly
2 years ago
Hi Andrew - it´s good to know that older scenes doesn´t work for different reasons. But neither adapting all those fine tuned changes of anchor points nor installing and deinstalling plugin-Versions is the way to go.

Why can´t we have 1.6 and 2.0 Versions of element installed side by side? At least only some addition in Plugin name should solve the problem - wouldn´t it?
2 years ago
Andrew! 8k texture size is limit as in Element V1.6?
2 years ago
Real excited about this release. Cant believe all these features will now be inside AE. Shadows, Animation, Subsurface,... just wow. I guess as a motion designer, the only thing i ll use Max will be for modelling and UV. All the rest, is possible in AE with V2. Cant express how excited I am. Many many thanks to your team, really mean it. Love you guys for all your effort !!
2 years ago
Hi andrew kramer sir,

i am just a fan of you and i do have a few doubts........
i have amde an attempt in making many of the videos using element 3d.......but i fail in a very few and silly matters like lighting, camera and other details.......infact i tried flight school.....it came out well.......so to overcome these errors which of your tutorial would be useful to me.....please let me know.....

And i have nvidia gtx-660-DC2 series graphic card......is that sufficient to manage your new pack of element 3d V2??
2 years ago
It shall definitely be a worthy investment. BRING ON V2!!
Benjamin Popescu
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, will the "old" model pack ( like the one with gun, the one with plane, etc... ) work with Element 3D V2?

Thanks in advance! :)
Hey Andrew,
Plese Tell Me How Is My Jetstrike Plane Crash...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmBT8BXrqDs

If You Think its Not too Good Then Plese Make A New Tutorial....
2 years ago
Do I need to reïnstall the previous model packs like metropolian, jet strike, fresh food etc...

I am supet excited tho
2 years ago
What kind of rig are you running nowadays? I imagine this will work pretty darn well on a GTX780?
Gary
2 years ago
Andrew,

what about Nvidia 660 Ti, compatible ?

-Gary
2 years ago
any news whit character animation?, a really dont like obj sequnce
abhay sharma
2 years ago
"Only Video Games that render full screen can use multiple graphics cards."
I don't know much about rendering stuffs but many render engines uses multiGpu. you can take a look at "Cycles" Render Engine of Blender. and it's open source.
    2 years ago
    I should clarify, you can't use multiple graphics cards for OpenGL which is what our primary rendering system is based off. But as I mention in the post, Raytracing with OpenCL can multiple GPU's.
2 years ago
I'd pay $60 to upgrade
Asri
2 years ago
How about "Blending Mode" feature in Star Trek Titles. It is available in v2?
aman
2 years ago
Hay Andrew I got AMD redon 750,1 gb graphic card is it ok for v2 and for raytraced feature.
    2 years ago
    750? Is that a typo? I can't seem to find any AMD Radeon card "750."
    aman
    2 years ago
    sorry its 8750m can you say about that
Tise
2 years ago
Am planning to get a new system,Hp Laptop core i7,graphics card 2gb ati radeon 1t hard drive,8gb ram.Is E3D V2 going to work fine on this pls?
    2 years ago
    Looks good to me.
    _Terry
    2 years ago
    You could get another brand with better graphics and cheaper price.
Ivan
2 years ago
I am glad there is a real "shadow" simulation in E3D V2.
2 years ago
Just checked and my GTX 550 Ti has OpenCL 1.1 support.

Which is great, so if I decide to purchase E3D V2, I can use Raytrace shadows.
don
2 years ago
Hey will E3D V2 work with intel HD 4600?
E3D 1.6 works with HD 4400 (support opencl 1.2 opengl 4) well without any problems.
I think you should check that out.
    2 years ago
    Oh YES THIS CAN BE EXTREMELY USEFUL. I can only hope
Drake Maroc
2 years ago
Does anybody know where the 3d models used in the demonstration and samples came from? Or where you can get models like that? Love E3D!!!!
eddie
2 years ago
any new model packs out this year?
2 years ago
please also helicopter n car new model update free...
jules
2 years ago
which graphic card you advice? i got nvidia geforce gt 440 and I guess I'll buy a new one. true???
2 years ago
I'm looking to get a new PC as I'm starting to do more 3D stuff (Macs don't seem to be great for 3D). I just wish I knew anything about graphics cards :/

Anyone have any advice for buying a machine for 3D animation/modelling? Compatibility with Element v2 is a must, of course!
Will
2 years ago
Will my graphics card be supported? NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit)
Drake Maroc
2 years ago
Does anybody know where the 3d models used in the demonstration and samples came from? Or where you can get models like that? Love E3D!!!!
    coraM ekarD
    2 years ago
    I think they are made by Andrew Kramer or someone on videocopilot
sa
2 years ago
Could we import cinema 4d files with the animation and material ?
Eduardo Fossá
2 years ago
Hello! I'm from northern Brazil, and I follow your work a long time, and I am the glaze and tutorials mainly by Element3D plugin would like to congratulate and thank you for the work they do providing inspiration for all Motion Design and VFX !! (Sorry if the English is bad, but I used google translate !! hehehe).
2 years ago
Very very exciting news, reading between the lines.....what you aren't saying is just as impressive and exciting :0)

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/104794820
david
2 years ago
how about a stand alone version?
2 years ago
ok just 2 questions!

the first part is only for Andrew, well if you find time, but would you say yes or no to physics in element 3D ?

and the second question goes pretty much to everyone but is there a way to learn if there is a decent laptop out there not costing a fortune that can deal a good render time? iam up for desktops but it seems that most of my work is done on the go...
    Jose M. Arrebola
    2 years ago
    Well, A decent laptop with a lot of power and portability, I think this is a good choice for Element 3d v2, gigabyte p34-v2, gtx 860M
    2 years ago
    Thanks man iam already looking for laptops with gtx860m they are a bit expensive though!
KittyKat
2 years ago
I bought V1.6 fairly recently. Would be nice to see free upgrade for customers who bought within a certain timeframe, like maybe a month. (When I look I'll probably find out I bought it 5 weeks ago)
    2 years ago
    We will have pricing and upgrade info soon! We are still figuring it all out!
2 years ago
I have AMD Radeon HD6670 that's 1GB and GDDR5 but, I've kinda had slow performance because the card is kinda old and not too strong.
I'll be getting a GTX770 or 970 soon, because as you know, GeForce cars are pretty kicka- uhm, they're pretty awesome.
Donnell
2 years ago
Hi Andrew..if you had to animate a helicopter rotor that had multiple separate parts which makes up the rotor, are you able to select all the parts of that rotor at once like you did in the demo, essentially grouping them into one for animation?
Patrick S
2 years ago
Are we going to see mapped opacity this time round?
    Sergusster
    2 years ago
    Opacity works just fine right now, when alpha channel is a part of diffuse map.
2 years ago
I have a 2009 dual quad core Mac Pro with the original graphics card in it. (NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB). I wouldnt mind upgrading the graphics card. Will E3D run on my old card very well and what card would you suggest for the 2009 MacPro to work well with E3D V2?
2 years ago
Awesome, Will my OLD BEAST GTX590 with 3gb hold up to the GLORY OF ELEMENT 3D V2? :)
So Excited!
Abd -L- Azeez
2 years ago
i live in iraq, can i buy it online ? and what's the approximate price again ?
LOL, just kidding, but will it be less than 200$ or more ?
thanks :)
Jon Ford
2 years ago
Looks amazing Andrew, can't wait! My only question is how will you top version 2?
Kruder
2 years ago
Any idea for when alembic will be supported supported?
That would be really great
    2 years ago
    We will probably tackle FBX in V2.5 and possibly Alembic but it is a lot more work so we need to consider where this feature fits into our work schedule. But C4D artists can look forward to a few nice additional features in V2.
    Charly3
    2 years ago
    Yes do Alembic pls. !!!!!!!
Brad L
2 years ago
Auto sizing in vs 1.6 was problematic. Simple things like text layers came in all different sizes according to length of text line. Is that now fixed?

Looking forward to all the new features. Thanks Andrew and Video CoPilot team!!
    2 years ago
    Normalize size can be disabled to fix this.
2 years ago
Amazing new features! I am truly impressed by the SSS and the spherical reflections! I wanted to ask about refraction, is the something like spherical reflections for it?
    2 years ago
    The refraction will use the same Cube map for reflection so yes it is dynamic too.
eddie
2 years ago
Here is my limits of Element V1.6 cant wait to play w V2
https://rhythmanddesigns.squarespace.com/demo-reel/
    Pretty well done .. congrats!
    2 years ago
    Really nice reel Eddie, like what you are doing with Element.
    seth
    2 years ago
    only constructive feedback I can give would be to pay the price for the track used. Hearing audio jungle over and over lessons the product and your brand. Just my opinion tho. I work with so much stock music hearing that just tears my heart out.
2 years ago
Are you planning on updating the Element 3D demo reel?
jason
2 years ago
just to clarify. Dual GPU cards or SLI will be used to speed up my real time animations for OpenCL stuff like the Ray-Trace Shadows and Ambient Occlusion. but not when rendering?
    2 years ago
    The ray-trace stuff renders differently from the standard OpenGL stuff. That portion of the render will be accelerated by a Dual-Core GPU since OpenCL can use both cores.
Navarro Parker
2 years ago
Any changes to wireframe shader? Did Curvature Shader make it into this release?
2 years ago
I'm so excited to wait for this new amazing release. I'm like a kid who's waiting for christmas ;)
Next Step in v3 : Rigged body or simulated fluids maybe... We can dream isn't it ?

Thank you so much to all the team and specialy Andrew and his amazing tutorials :)
2 years ago
Why is nobody buzzing about this Mystery Feature in the Group section? Seems a pretty high-level feature which may be a game changer. Anyone any (educatec) guesses?
    2 years ago
    I'm guessing either displacements or blending modes, since the motion pulse trailer hinted at displacements, and the Star Trek BTS showed blending modes in action. I'd be disappointed if these features wouldn't make it.
    John
    2 years ago
    I agree. Blending modes have definitely been implemented in the past (Star Trek End Credits). So it would make absolute sense for this to be a part of the final version. (The question was asked about but ignored too, which leads me to believe that it's alive and kicking). Not so sure about displacement though. I didn't see any additional menus or drop downs that would betray this feature. You would need an additional material slot. It's possible that the version of E3D 2.0 just omitted this for the demo, but my guess is that there's some problems with implementing this into the engine at the moment (produces clipping, or really messes with the way normals interact...) But I can't believe that Kramer or the VCP team haven't thought about this and haven't tried implementing it. I would just LOVE to have myself some moving water, oceans, etc in Element! (Please, Mr. Kramer! Pretty please! You're the bestest!)
Lasse Bauer
2 years ago
• What are the system requirements? Same as for v 1.6 (I hope)?
• CS6 (Mac) still supported, right?

• What about shadows - like the cube reflection on the car in the demo video. Will that be possible?

And this is crucial: Will V2.0 be able to make a good latte? The 1.6 didn´t give enough foam...kinda bummer ;)


PS: Repost from other thread - but an answer would be great :)
    2 years ago
    Updated with info About mac and AE Version.
Vojkan
2 years ago
Nice, really i am waiting for this upgrade. Hope you guys fixed licensing problem where in some rare cases E3D ask for license even if it is already licensed.
Aykut Bozkurt
2 years ago
I am using gtx 690 and that sli info came in handy which i was going to ask in facebook but you already answered.great plugin.ty vc team and Andrew for hard work.
    peter gomersall
    2 years ago
    yes it will he used that card as an example if you read everything.
2 years ago
So I'm hoping... Now that you've got v2 out of your system... Is there going to be a flurry of model pack releases (animated and all the good stuff)? And a fortnight later a 'black' edition, cars, helicopters, guns, soldiers running :D etc?
    2 years ago
    We have several model packs planned but we are probably not going to release all of them at the same Time as V2.
    E3D V2 has been a lot of work to finalize all the details and we want time to focus on each model pack that we release.
Steve H
2 years ago
Will the glow function work behind a 3D transparency layer.
Example: Flashing light behind glass window which is part of the entire OBJ model.
I couldn't get this effect to work on v1.6

Cheers
roger
2 years ago
anything new in V2 for the cinema 4d?
danny
2 years ago
Just confirming the gtx 660 will work with this as well? Sadly, this card doesn't support RayTrace in CS6 but that was slow to begin with, hopefully it does with E3D V2?
    Vendo
    2 years ago
    That's what I'm wondering too...
    _Terry
    2 years ago
    In cs6 I believe you can hack the program to read the card and make available the CUDA accelerated ray-tracing but E3D it's a different history, it uses OpenCL to do the ray-tracing so it will work in more cards and depending on the implementation it could be faster, but you need to notice that ray-tracing in general it's expensive to calculate and that is a feature and Andrew himself said was for people willing to wait.
    danny
    2 years ago
    Didn't know about the hack, just recently bought the card because my Quadro card crashed after a few years of use. I used RayTrace in CS6 with that card but didn't realize that the gtx660 didn't allow RayTrace despite it having CUDA, I was puzzled. I like the reflections that RayTrace produces. That said, I am also a Day1 user of E3D and love this plugin, I use it extensively so using the RayTrace shadows on top of the fast OpenGL would be great, so just wondering..
    Stephen Kennedy
    2 years ago
    Raytracing does work with the 660. I use it all the time. In order for Premiere Pro and AE to use the CUDA capabilities of a GeForce card you have to add the card to the list of compatible cards. You can find a very nice instructional how-to guide here:
    http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/AfterEffects.htm

    The nice thing is that it's insanely faster to do Raytracing on a good GeForce card than the Quadros. You can see my benchmarks of the 660 vs. Quadro here:http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/AfterEffects.htm
    danny
    2 years ago
    @Stephen

    Thanks for that, followed the directions and the GPU is being picked up by A.E. Did a test run and so far, no problems, hope it keeps up well. The card is a lot faster than the Quadro in this respect as well.
Max Pinton
2 years ago
Looks amazing.

I can't find my graphics card on that list. Is the "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB" compatible? It's in the 2013 iMac.
    2 years ago
    Yes this card is supported! I will try to get an official list soon.
    danny
    2 years ago
    Great, I look forward to the official list.
chris
2 years ago
i got nvidia gtx 760 it has cuda cores so can i use GPU Accelerated Ray Trace Shadows and Ambient Occlusion
    2 years ago
    Yep, that is a nice card.
    peter gomersall
    2 years ago
    I am on an asus rog with an 880m (the laptop card) is that going to be supported for better usage or will it read as a desktop card but run a little slower like some older 3d programs..
    Nick
    2 years ago
    Wait... because it happens to own one as well does this mean that it will be able to support all the features of element v2? As you said ray traced shadows and AO aren`t accessible to everyone... will it with the gtx 760 though?
2 years ago
This good to go on mac as well as pc?
    2 years ago
    Yep.
    Steve
    2 years ago
    Great stuff. Looks amazing :-)
plan9
2 years ago
Sounds good! Looking forward to trying it out soon!
Njo
2 years ago
wow

im so excited

cant wait....