128. Element Animation Engine
• Animate Pre-Fractured Objects with Element 3D!

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Jul 11, 2012
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130 Responses to "Element Animation Engine"
Dave Bowring
08/27/2014
This a great tutorial to understand some of the great features of this product. Is it possible to get hold of the project files for the 'Orange Ball' project from the tutorial.

Thanks
George Medlock
06/24/2014
How can we get ahold of that helicopter?
Rrraaaaajjjj
05/29/2014
will this work on AE Premiere Pro CS4? Because I only have a 32-bit WinOS.. :( thanks! :)
nayak
05/28/2014
this very use full for me

nayak
05/28/2014
this very use full for me

Addoe jonathan
05/02/2014
I need a tutorial on Chuck Norris Transformer please give it to me please do this tutorial for me am in GHANA an i need this for my project i have a died line please. If i don't get this tutorial i will fired from work. please help me out please Hi Andrew in case you have then a tutorial on Lynda com WordPress sand me the line please important please
addoe jonathan
04/23/2014
I need the project file please i need it
Bruno
03/21/2014
(04:50) I was not paying attention lol ! Awesome plugin and tutorial!
suresh
02/19/2014
Thanks for your great tutorial
Sean
02/10/2014
Love the E3D Plug-in. One thing I might suggest for future tutorials, is auto-tracing logos in a new layer for extrusion. Illustrator to create paths and importing into E3D and retaining the original look of the original logo.
sanjeevi
11/01/2013
this website is very useful me and many of animateion tutorial videos its helful for animated
InFaNsO
10/17/2013
This plug in is total value for money

I must buy it
luciano
10/08/2013
when he said pay attention i was slowly drifting off... proper creepy moment.
jeff
09/25/2013
Where does the sphere come from at 16:35. I see all the great ways to animate it but where did it come from? Was is a primitive and if so how did it get fractured?
BIlly
07/12/2014
I was wondering the same thing! I'm wondering if it could be done in Blender.
Lee
07/29/2013
Awesome tutorial! Do you have a link to where you got the helicopter OBJ model?
Jc
07/11/2013
Skip to 4:30 for animation engine
Karan
07/09/2013
I have never spent a single dollar on any software, but I am a proud owner of Element 3D.

You are amazing !!!!!
Thanks
Karan
Nick
09/26/2013
I didn't know there was a stand alone version!? ;)
iNemo
06/05/2013
First of all this is an Epic. The greatest plug-in of all time, I just have this one, And many things to ask? is there any online help or something more clear solution to my questions? Thanx from Mongolia
Zack
05/08/2013
Man, I'm the type of guy to just watch the video and leave no comments, but I have been looking everywhere for the shatter effect, and you made it happen in element 3D, witch I already have but did not know how to make, Well Done Andrew ! and All your tutorials are Amazing ! Good Job !
Luke Blackburn
05/02/2013
Thank you Andrew Kramer! I feel like Prometheus and you just gave me fire!
isobel
03/08/2013
i love this program, wish i had the dollar bills :( Found out about it through film riot,
Jesper Jee
03/08/2013
When I try do animate the watch how do I assign the different parts to groups in element?
Under scene I only have one group. I looks different in the example..
Stafo
03/08/2013
EPIC
Lidiya
02/19/2013
Hey, can anyone say how is this glow effect is applied to element?
Nick
01/20/2013
When I try to animate the amount of particles stays the same in group 2 even though i make it like 1 particle
John
02/05/2013
Did you make sure to up the scatter rate?
Help
01/10/2013
I have a problem. When I rotate the propeler blade from my helicopter model in element it rotates around the center of heli instead of the center of the blade. Any way to fix this?
mike
02/12/2013
in the scene set up set the rotor to a separate group. move your offsets so that they are in the center of your rotor. it is a pain in the butt to get centered but that is the only way i know to do it
jackzhou
01/04/2013
very nice,thank u
Danny
12/13/2012
The part where there is a black sphere turning into a orange one.
How can I make that cool glow effect?
a
11/17/2012
nice!
mohamedyasin.n
10/20/2012
ya its nice
deepak_mistry
10/18/2012
no one can help me for element 3d cast shadow and rotate helicopter blades because when i rotate blades that time its rotate offset not at the center

please
esteban
11/08/2012
i have the same problem how do i solve it?
Warr
09/27/2012
Hey Andrew this is real nice, but what happen with us being able to download the tutorials, i would like to keep practising on this stuff.
Deepak Mistry
09/21/2012
hi
andrew

please make small tutorial of your sphere (from square)and animation of that convert in orange sphere

Please
i try but i cant make it properly

Thanks
Ujjwal
09/18/2012
hey the light of AE doesnot effect to the element 3d. pls give solution. :) Thanks
Tolga
09/18/2012
Andrew, It would be great if you could just show how to use element 3d environments in the actual composition. Thanks!
Vic
09/17/2012
Can you apply an avi as a texture map like in 3dsMax. I want to use it for medical 3d models and need to fit animated screens on the models. Doesn't seem so to me
Benzinin
09/04/2012
Oh, man! This is new era of motion design! Finally powerful 3D in AE. Thanks, from Russia Andrew!
theo
09/02/2012
This is the best plugin
CK22
08/16/2012
AS ALWAYS MAN SLICK SLICK SLICK :)
Nabil
08/02/2012
This is one of the most creative thing I've seen your tutorials! You always creative, always the best, andrew! :)
Arpith Aravind
08/01/2012
hi andru.... i am ur big fan.....i am in kerala(india)....
dean
07/31/2012
awesome Andrew, big favor if you can throw in a tip on how to get models from BLENDER project to ELEMENT, i would realllllyyyy apreciate it.
thank you so much for everything.
010 Film
08/10/2012
in the file menu go to export then export it as a .obj
qaiserkhan
07/31/2012
nice
Barry
07/31/2012
Hmm this didnt seem like a tutorial. More a promo.
Upsilon
08/10/2012
Well he wants people to know how to use it.
And like you said is a promo, but has good uses!
Still a tut though!
cutman
07/31/2012
A good job. Thank You
Tobi
07/31/2012
Part: Black/Orange Ball

Hey Guys, how i can change the Changing-Colour between the Orange and the Black boxes when it change from Group one to two. In Andrews Example the Color goes from Orange to Red to Black. When I Built this Ball its Orange to White to Black. I Wanne change the White Colour to Red.


Sorry for my really Bad english I am from germany
Cokytek
08/10/2012
Hi, go to material set for black ball, and set "ilumination" color from white to black.
Ali Sadati
07/30/2012
Hi Andrew.very cool tutorial & awesome plugin.you create a huge revolution for special visual effects in After Effects.I wanna thanks for video copilot .you are helping us with great tutorial.But there is one problem , how do I provide your plugin.Its hard to get in my country.Could you please guide me?Thanks
Jeff Shrin
07/30/2012
Hi,
I own several of your products (Flares, Production Essentials, Presets, Element, Camera Tracker, etc.) Element is a great tool for motion graphic production and I am working the program daily, however, I am seeing drop-outs on renders involving the animation engine (I assume that is the issue). The bevels are disappearing for 1 frame at a time and portions of the text are disappearing for 1 frame intermittently on several renders. I tried only rendering the Element tracks with the same result. I am working on a I Mac with 8 processors and 16 gig of ram with the memory cache setup on the sys drive with 2 processors reserved for the system and 6 for AE. Thanks for the great, continuing work on this. Jeff
Joseph Yanfag
07/29/2012
Thanks to Andrew for his time to make the tutorial so understandable. This site make me step up my project AE CS5 in a different level. I very glad to see more new tutorial and plugins. I gave a two thumbs up to Andrew and the crew for this site.
Dony T.
07/28/2012
(iam french sorry for bad english)Well I think this plugin will revolutionize motion design, and 3D ... VideoCopilot, Andew Kramer thank you, you understand the needs of artists ... For years I dreamed of a plugin like this ... I bought it yesterday afternoon .. My god! what a wonder! I made an animation of typography absolutely sublime in a very short time ... And when I did my preview ... I can not believe it! in HD with motion blurr, depth of field, ... Within minutes I had a professional motiondesign worthy, and very easy to edit ... It's just sick! I see the videos that are emerging on the web at full speed ... You guys have created a breach in the Workflow that's true !! ... The breach that we all expected!!! thanks a lot !!
lowlow
07/23/2012
OUUUUAH !! AWESOME !!!
Ryan
07/19/2012
Great tutorial! I would really like to see the CG side of this plugin because it seems to have some great potential.
Maurice
07/19/2012
I personally would like to see a more in-depth from start-to-finish of that disco-ball-like animation. 16 minutes on a adding a texture, & a quick 3 minutes on doing that animation? I find the animation engine to be the most complex part of this plugin.
mbiendi
07/19/2012
Andrew Is't the one
CerebusB
07/18/2012
This maybe easily your best creatION muahaha muahahahahahaha!
dynamikhero
07/18/2012
HOLY MOTHER OF HOLIES!

I knew you were working on something big, but i had no idea how huge it really was. andrew this is going to be a great investment for everyone!
joe3d
07/17/2012
NO FBX support Will fbx be supoorted in future.. this would be a wonderful addition esp if it reads the animation of the fbx file too!!! could import things like walking people in scen for example;

PLEASE i guess i would even pay for a FBX plugin to element!!
michelle
07/16/2012
wow your products really make animating cosmic and mind expanding :)
aadi khan
07/16/2012
your tutorial such a nice tutorial i like too much
Ifeoluwatunde Anifowoshe
07/16/2012
What a great work, invisible you are brother. keep it up am feeling you
karthik chennai
07/15/2012
hey andrew, i like particle morphing. u rocks always
karthik chennai
07/15/2012
hey andrew, u always rock. i expect some motion capture tutorials from you
mino
07/15/2012
element 3d will change the world of after effect because now it open new things to do for the firs time but i hope and i hope that in the next element 3d we can load import animations especially for liquid , www.youvfx.iwebs.ws
jamie
07/15/2012
Where's the Black Hawk?
Trym
07/15/2012
I'm dying! I love you Andrew!
alex@finstagram.de
07/15/2012
do you guys remember the movie called,

Fight Club

i guess Andrew is now possible to create the Intro, with the brain & the sweat & the gun that ends in his mouth..
#using a camera trip with technical effects.

just show us some kind of that stuff.
It coould be a good copyed Intro of VideoCopilot.

Fight Club Intro -convert to VideoCoPilot
...in progress

but iam not able
are you?
i pay 50 Bugz!

cya shAkez
Jamie
07/14/2012
How would i composite onto my own footage? Is this possible! I've only just downloaded this software and its s bit over my head right now!
Bilal
07/14/2012
This is a great achivement Andrew... Congratulation!!!....
Steven F
07/14/2012
THIS MEANS I CAN DO THAT EFFECT FROM INCEPTION WITH THE STUFF EXPLODING AND SLOWING DOWN
Twixtor
07/14/2012
This is so Awesome, so easy to use for beginners, and still so Pro! Thanks for this Andrew ;D
Alex
07/14/2012
Please include the helicopter model in the project files.
Alaa
07/14/2012
Hi Andrew, I don't know what to say but really you are the best, thank you for your great job
Thomas Newman
07/14/2012
Ive been playing with my entire Elements pack for couple days now and I am still speechless! VCP...you guys have revolutionized Vis FX and made it so accessible to Indie filmmakers such as myself. I cant believe how many TV commercials, Movies etc are using your tools! I see VCP everywhere and its well deserved. The other day on So you think you can Dance they used your Pro Scores "Unstoppable" track for a dance that blew away the audience. Fan for life and student for life! THANKS ANDREW!
Ariana
07/13/2012
Hey, Thanks Dear Andrew
Your Tutorials Helps me to learning in the best way
Keep your Working
Ariana From Kabul-Afghanistan
baiou
07/13/2012
Hello everyone.I'm a Chinese boy.I like computer very much.But i love AE now.I'm very exciting.
Caleb
07/13/2012
I can't wait to buy it!
mayar Al-nouri
07/13/2012
How can we use this in a movie or in an actual video ?
fv8
07/13/2012
Andrew kramer I love! you!! so much!!!!please more videos for 3Ds MAX!
ScottKane
07/13/2012
I'm so glad you created a plugin like this, you are the revolution of future, i m very glad for you Andrew you are the best inpiration
Indya
02/02/2013
Well Said!!
And I can never get enough of the possibilities his plugins offer...
AJ
07/12/2012
Simply AWESOME!
Nickbenkhoo
07/12/2012
HA! I love your dad jokes Andrew. And thanks again for such an amazing product. Seriously going to change the way we work with 3D models in AE!
saeidkhoorani
07/14/2012
yeah.its very amazing and proffesional.tnx andrew for everything.
Brandon R.
07/12/2012
So how would you do such animations with text?
Kavin
07/12/2012
The Scene Setup interface looks awesome.
donnell
07/12/2012
hi mr kramer,before i pull the trigger on my purchase, i would like to know if the black hawk model is included in the total package for 495.50.Also being a novice and following your tutorials i would like to know if after i create something in 3-d element how can i integrate it into live footage..if you can comment or point me to one of your tutorials that explain how to do this would be greatly appreciated.Thank you.
Samwelito
07/12/2012
Splendid Andy!
Sheep
07/12/2012
Just a quick question: This beautiful Sphere of blocks fading from Black to orange....would this be included in the Motion Design Pack?

I already looked for fracture in Blender, but the fracture-Plugin is not able to split in such elegant blocks. And I'm a bloody 3D beginner :)
Sheep
07/12/2012
Forget it.
I looked again at the video and found out, that there are 280 iterations of one object, which is clearly just one simple cube.

In-Cre-Di-Ble
Matt
07/12/2012
I don't think he used a fractured layer. It looks like he started with a standard cube as the particle type, and set the "replicator shape" to Sphere, to make them arrange in a ball like that.
Mauricio Alzate
07/12/2012
it is a wonderfull
Miguel
07/12/2012
Holy smokes Batman! This is awesome!!

You have just bridged a gap between 3D and 2D, you've invented 2.5 KramerD, I love it.

Game changer for sure.
Tanmay
07/12/2012
This tutorial has taken vfx onto next level !!..

It just changes the capablities of After Effects
This is the Best PLUGIN till date...

Really Salute to Andrew Kramer.. Hats off to you... :)
ronni
07/12/2012
gracias adrewwww
Tifa
07/12/2012
I Salute u man, this is Crazy.....
Skii
07/12/2012
Ok, if there was a nobel prize for VFX it would go to Andrew Kramer. My mind is blown. This my friend will change VFX forever.
Darren
07/12/2012
Can we have a tutorial on creating a fractured item in 3D max and then bringing it into Elements
wayne
07/12/2012
Love your work always gives me inspiration as a Designer
Shyam Kishore Singh
07/12/2012
That's good, thnx Andrew , we are always waiting for your new tutorial.
Joe
07/12/2012
Wow, that is the most amazing plugin I've ever seen.
It literally change the AE software capabilities.
icrew
07/12/2012
That is absolutely dope
Aun
07/12/2012
After Effects go to a Next Generation Way Thanks for
VIDEOCOPILOT TEAM.
Zafar Sahel
07/12/2012
Waooooooooooooooooo u know i was looking for this kind of tutorial
thanks i was really really great tutorial
mariano
07/12/2012
bought it yesterday, it was the first time ever I did this without thinking about it - in one word: PERFECT!
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