New Tutorial: Advanced 3D Noise & Deform

In this tutorial we’ll create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist!

We’ll be using Element 3D V2 so check it out!

Watch Tutorial on Youtube in HD

Watch Tutorial on Video Copilot

NOTE:
If you are already an Element 3D V2 user, be sure you are running the
Latest Version 2.0.7

POSTED:
4 months ago
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POSTED:
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New Tutorial: Animated Polygon!

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In this exciting new tutorial we’ll be creating a fun cascading polygon using some sweet animation tricks! This technique is highly customizable so you can start experimenting now!

It’s 2015 let’s push things to the next level and learn everything we can!

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Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday from the Kramer family and everyone at Video Copilot!

Thank you guys for being part of this amazing community, we are beyond excited for next year since it will be the the 10 year anniversary of Video Copilot. I can’t even begin to express what that means to me, it’s so incredible!

Looking forward to an awesome New Year!

PS: I also want to thank my wife for all her love & support and apologize for using the Bank Gothic font on the holiday card!

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