TUTORIALS
28:10
The theme of this update is better integration with After Effects, better compositing and better control!
  • Group Nulls
  • Scene Relinking
  • World Position Pass
  • Replace Model Option
  • Planar and Polygon Mapping Types
12:14
The theme of this update is better integration with After Effects, better compositing and better control!
  • Group Nulls
  • Scene Relinking
  • World Position Pass
  • Replace Model Option
  • Planar and Polygon Mapping Types
10:12
The new features offer something for everyone, from big features to small productivity enhancements
  • Overview of the Metropolitian template project
  • Learn how to manage the render modes in Element 1.5
  • Learn how smooth out jagged edges
  • Tips for fine tuning Ambient Occlusion
29:57
The new features offer something for everyone, from big features to small productivity enhancements
  • Animated OBJ Sequences
  • Custom Anchor Point Control
  • Ambient Occlusion Per Material
  • Real Time Glow with Chromatic Diffraction
26:42
Learn about our 3D City & Skyscraper Pack
  • Learn features of the Metropolitan pack
  • General tips and tricks
  • See what's included
  • Graphic Buildings overview
13:14
Simulate the lighting in a 3D scene with environment map
  • Use HDRI to simulate lighting
  • No need for AE lights in your scene
  • Use multiple copies of Element 3D
  • Specular and illumination generated environment
11:01
Use Element 3D to animate an iPhone 5 screen
  • Animate the iPhone 5 screen
  • Prepare the model for Element 3D
  • Work with multi-object materials
  • Use Element's powerful Custom Texture Maps
  • Element Render and Output setting tips
14:13
Control 3D backgrounds inside Element 3D
  • Create custom Environments maps
  • Learn how to separate the environment map
  • Learn places to find your own and make maps
  • Blur the environment map separately
33:42
Composite a 3D truck into live action with 3D camera track
  • Use 3D Camera tracking in AE CS6 and Camera Tracker
  • Setup and align ground plane and adjust 3D coordinates
  • Build Matte Shadow object (ambient occlusion)
  • Generate a realistic hard shadow from 3D objects
  • Match AE lighting and color correct Truck to match scene
  • Breakdown footage from AE2 and make 3D debris
24:30
Learn how to setup complex arrays with Element 3D
  • Using position noise
  • Use 3D object as replicator shape
  • Use Layer alpha as replicator shape
  • Assign multiple objects to a single group
  • Create particles on the surface of a 3D object
  • Auto-Orientation and rotation options
35:42
Everything you need to know to get started!
  • Customizing UI
  • Adding textures
  • Basic texture mapping options
  • Using animated custom texture maps
  • Material settings overview
  • Force Opacity
17:04
C4D tips, OBJ exporting and more!
  • Exporting 3D objects for Element 3D
  • Exporting from Blender & 3D Max (and other software)
  • Tips for working with C4D files in Element
  • Exporting multiple materials to view in Element
  • Rebuilding materials with texture images
  • Illumination maps and Occlusion maps
30:57
Extrude masks and animate objects.
  • Create an impressive 3D logo right inside of After Effects
  • Create masks of the logo and use Element to extrude
  • Light the scene to create a dramatic look
  • Add animation and realistic Depth of Field
  • Learn about Element's custom layers
  • Get familiar with the bevel adjustments
11:13
Take a look at what you can do!
  • Overview of features (particle arrays, multi objects, etc)
  • Use for visual effects
  • Take a look at fully textured models
  • Using pre-fractured models for animation
  • Overview of model packs and pro-shaders
  • Using for multi-pass compositing for visual effects
9:43
Adjust bevels and create detailed titles.
  • Create 3D Text using Element
  • Rotate and Animate text and letters
  • Learn how to use Element to Extrude 3D Text
  • Texture 3D extruded text with Pro Shaders
  • Learn Element's 3D extrusion tools
  • Learn the relationship between materials and Bevel
27:40
Learn How to Animate Pre-Fractured Objects
  • Particle replicator vs particle look options
  • Animating in a single group
  • Using multiple groups to animate a single object
  • Setup gun firing, helicopter rotors and more
  • Learn to use pre-fractured objects
  • Using Animation type to get different looks
6:26
See how easy it is to use professional materials
  • Overview of the 9 different categories in Pro Shaders
  • Using Pro Shaders on 3D objects
  • Using the UV Repeat to tile the material
  • How to customize the materials to your own look
  • Using the evironment map change your look drastically
  • Navigating the Scene Interface while setting up materials
6:38
Take a look at the advanced capabilities.
  • Learn Motion Blur, Fog and Ambient Occlusion
  • Lighting techniques and additional lighting presets
  • Depth of Field modes and camera settings
  • Wireframe and point cloud modes
  • Using Output modes for compositing
  • Using the Muli-Pass Mixer for fine tuning
ELEMENT v1.6 UPDATE AVAILABLE
Element v1.6 is now out. New Features include:
• Group Nulls
• Scene Relinking
• World Position Pass
• Replace Model Option
• Planar and Polygon Mapping Types

Click the button below to view a full list of features and watch the New Features video!

MORE INFO!  
FAQ
How do I license Element?
By entering your Video Copilot account login details into the license prompt (requires internet)

Element keeps crashing, what should I do?
Update your graphics drivers. Links are here

Does Element Cast Shadows from lights?
Not yet but we have this on our road map!

I need further help, where should I look?
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