Gearing Up with Element 3D!

Gear Up! #aperture #Element3D

A video posted by Video Copilot (@andrewkramer) on

Maybe I just love apertures but this was a fun project to make! Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one group and distributed them using a ring array and then animated the properties!

Sometimes simply projects create amazing results!

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7 months ago
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78 Comments

2 months ago
Those blue and red lights are spotlights?
Awesome as always Andrew!!!
2 months ago
Super creative!!!

Thanks to you and VCP ;)

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Carl
4 months ago
Here's my attempt.

https://vimeo.com/209124344

I also used the Motion Design Pack2. Lots of cool pieces of geo in there. I had to use two groups and the animation engine to get the animation offset. I couldn't figure out out how to use just 1 group as Andrew mentioned.
Fun excercise.
Robert Grogan
5 months ago
How do you get the timing to change on the return to cause the domino effect?
5 months ago
nice.
tank you
Dahab
5 months ago
hey Androw actually i look around every where for " After Effect " course by you but i can't find can you please help me if you had ever done with a complete course for beginners to know what is " After Effect " and skills and tools each tool what can make .
abdallah
5 months ago
Waw, So Great
6 months ago
very nice effect
TJ
6 months ago
Hey Andrew,
The gear effect looks a lot like the latest Transformer robots morphing routine. Future blog post maybe?
aj
6 months ago
DUDE!
استاد کت نخستین سایت ویدئوهای آموزش موسیقی با دوبله فارسی و کیفیتی متفاوت
    JimmyTwo
    6 months ago
    Exactly...
MasterKoala
7 months ago
I do not know why but FXConsole not work on AE 2017 CC .... please can I fix this?
    6 months ago
    I had the same issue. If I remember right, I was able to get it working by manually placing the files in my plugin folder. There is a workaround
Hung Nguyen
7 months ago
This was a triumph.
Eddie Gomez
7 months ago
Hey Andrew why does your folder structure say 1-3?
    6 months ago
    Because he chose for that folder to be on two groups. In the group folder in E3D click the drop down for the group. Click group 1 then ALT click group 3 to get the same as Andrew. it was a feature added a few years ago.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/198103166
vipin
7 months ago
I TRIED TO REPLICATE IT BUT JUST THE SHADOW PART IS NOT GETTING RIGHT CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THE SHADOW ???
ardhy
7 months ago
when the intercept coming? a really wait that stuff
    EliotZ
    6 months ago
    I think he kinda forgot about it lol :D... too bad the fan's quite didn't
Jan
7 months ago
Those blue and red lights are spotlights?
Awesome as always Andrew!!!
PARFAIT
7 months ago
***PLEASE ANDREW WHEN WILL INTERCEPT GET AIRED!!!
lieyan
7 months ago
cool Andrew!
7 months ago
Steam Punk DSLR - nice!
manan
7 months ago
make a tutorial on this
john
7 months ago
7 months ago
This looks great. could you do a tutorial on this, but also one just on lighting. Your E3D pieces always have a great feel to them.
    dylan
    7 months ago
    yes please!
    Drake
    7 months ago
    Yeah, That would be super helpful!
    Martijn
    7 months ago
    Yes please!!
    Michael
    7 months ago
    PLEASE YES!!!!!!!!!!!
    7 months ago
    I've learned lighting in Element can be a challenge but over time, there are workarounds. If you create a 3D position Null where you want the object to be lit, then past that position to the light, then move the light away from the object you have a better chance of getting the effect you want.

    Then just remove the null and repeat in other areas if necessary.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/198103166
    6 months ago
    Holy crap man. THis is Hollywood and I need a tut on this as well as everybody on this Earth planet. And especially on the another one video with destruction and saber.. Andrew, call me please. I want to be in your team.
7 months ago
How do you get that lighting inside Element 3D on that bottom image?
OlegSolodiannikov
7 months ago
this is cool idea)) please show how your mind is thinking !)
Brian
7 months ago
Any black magic in the sound design Andrew, or just layering/trial and error?
Justin
7 months ago
Great Job!!!
Bill
7 months ago
Ok look. Andrew is on top. There is no doubt or question. His tutorials are really pretty damn good. Now for the other shoe. I need to SPEAK to someone, like over the phone. Maybe share a screen. Are there any pro's out there that do this for money?
Jason
7 months ago
Excellent idea as always Andrew! :D
7 months ago
All good fun! Looks like it's part of the Transformers movies!

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/194198303
7 months ago
Very cool Andrew! You've got me wanting to try that! One thing if I may be so bold - it needs some your awesome Motion Pulse Black Box sound effects!
Daluz
7 months ago
Please a tuto about it. Maybe is really easy for you but ...
    7 months ago
    "Using a few motion design 2 objects I built this animating gear. I just created a collection of models on one group and distributed them using a ring array and then animated the properties!" He said it all here. :)
    Matt
    7 months ago
    redinou - you should do the tutorial!
    eddie
    7 months ago
    dude these are simple things just figure it out instead of asking all the time
biere
7 months ago
Andrew, do you think you could post the project file?
Having the chance to analyse it would be greatly informative.

by the way, thanks for EVERYTHING! Keep up!
7 months ago
Amazing, Andrew. As always!
solai
7 months ago
Pls do a tutorial for this one
Steffen
7 months ago
This project was not created with Element 3D v2.2.2147
Which version of Element3D is that
In the picture at the bottom left is a new icon to the right outside this new icon is not in Element3D v2.2.2147
It looks like a new version of Element3D v.2.5
    KC
    7 months ago
    damn good eye Steffen!
    7 months ago
    The way that new icon looks - I wonder if it's an alignment button. That would be a welcome feature.
    R-CANE
    7 months ago
    That's what I said earlier..a new E3D!
Goldorach
7 months ago
Where we can found your
Seminar in japan (2016) ?
+_+ sorry for asking twice
I want some pun.
illd
7 months ago
looks great - this could be a terminators pupil
R-CANE
7 months ago
I'm so excited about this new version of E3D !!!! Am I the only one noticing it or what??!!!
Michel
7 months ago
Very cool !
7 months ago
I'm a little bit mesmerised by this. Beautiful work and lighting.
Hudayi
7 months ago
Hello Andrew ! Can you make a tutorial for this project please , i still have to learn some realistic renderings and animations like this... please we need more tutorials :)
Davideos
7 months ago
Wow! Awesome!! Video Copilot makes a lot of success here in Brazil!
Lj
7 months ago
Just wondering if is possible once when I finish assembly in element 3d to export 3d model from element 3d as OBJ so I can reduce polygon and do retopology. Example I made my bash kit of wires and electrical conduit, switches etc. once when I assemble them in element 3d and save them I would like to export them as OBJ and paint them with substance painter or remodel them to fit better. Also if is possible to lock scale x and y for texture size so it can scale proportional. So far I need to adjust first on x than on y axis.
karan
7 months ago
Amazing Kramer
bijo
7 months ago
Looking awesome!!
Lendon
7 months ago
I know you get weary when people ask you about Intercept and I completely understand but how is that going?
    7 months ago
    Hit it hard in these past two weeks! Big progress, working on it still along with many things! Which makes it a bit more challenging...
    7 months ago
    Awesome to hear you are still working hard on it! Those VFX shots take forever to complete and render out.
    7 months ago
    I was just thinking to my self the number of visual effects shot is not a total. 1 shot can take a day or weeks/months! I definitely put a little too much on my plate at once... but what's new!!
    7 months ago
    Hah, like a kid who's eyes are bigger than his stomach. I like that.

    Thanks for replying by the way, I really appreciate that.
    deeq
    7 months ago
    Star wars was not built in a day.....
    7 months ago
    i'm jealous ANDREW you make all this cool short animations and have people like me killing my self to finger out what the heck you did
7 months ago
It's really awesome one! Any news about new action essentials? cant wait to use for my new feature film :)
Federico
7 months ago
That's impressive Andrew, but I was still wondering about the rain drops.. :)

Cheers from Italy
    7 months ago
    That will be dropping soon!
    Shades
    7 months ago
    Very punny! :D
    7 months ago
    You don't always need a dry sense of humor!
    James
    7 months ago
    Awesome, can't wait to get my feet wet.