New Tutorial: Animated Polygon!

Welcome back everyone! 2015 is upon us and we are getting busy!

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!

Watch on Youtube in HD

Watch on Video Copilot

All Sound FX Created with Video Copilot’s MotionPulse!

Download Project File AE 2014!  (Sorry, I don’t have an earlier version for this project!)

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4 years ago
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140 Comments

2 years ago
Wow, Thanks a lot
deluxe
3 years ago
how do I make the title I had a look at the project file but cant work it out
Honey
3 years ago
how did you put the letters?
nana-1ba
3 years ago
how can I buy any product whiles I'm in Africa?
Amit
3 years ago
Hey,
Andrew,
Thanks man for this awesome effect....!
iko
3 years ago
Hallo ...

I watch ur video is very amazing ... but may I ask

Why there is no pre-compose when I edit the radian in ur tutorial

Please help me ..thank u
thank you for article
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew for the tutorial . thank you
Paul Pratt
4 years ago
Andrew,
Thanks for all the goodies, updates for Elelment 3D V2 and all your excellent tutorials. You and your crew deserve a well rested vacation after all the "comments" from all the hords of people. Andrew, can't wait for the years to come to see the greatest products in the pixel kingdome of yours. tanks again.
4 years ago
thank you nice job. its very good
zidni
4 years ago
what sound in your polygon?
    joe
    4 years ago
    Its from the motion pulse sound pack. He said it at the end of the video.
4 years ago
haven't did the tutorial yet.
Rob
4 years ago
haven't did the tutorial yet, but I will be
mufi
4 years ago
excuse me , may I have this project in after effect cs6 ?
thanks before
4 years ago
Holy crap. Radio waves + Time Displacement. So genius!
Quentin Caldway
4 years ago
Eh Correction: Andrew Kramer! As I re-read my comment I notice the most simple mistake I made, misspelling your name! Regardless, its been corrected. Many thinks Andrew Kramer!
    Joe
    4 years ago
    Did you re-read this comment? XD
Quentin Caldway
4 years ago
Andrew Cramer! I have greatly, enjoyed your tutorials. I am fairly new to After Effects and VfX, motion graphics. Its been about a year that I have discovered After effects and began working with it. Discovering video copilot and you has opened sooo many opportunities for me. I must say, you definitely are the reason why I fell in love with After Effects and VFX. You've inspired and expanded my mind to the limitless possibilities that are not as impossible as I once thought. Though this may be a lengthy comment, I wanted to show my gratitude. Your time, efforts, humor, and knowledge is GREATLY Appreciated. Your step by step tutorials are truly a blessing! Once again, Team Video Copilot and Andrew Cramer, Thank you! I am definitely looking forward to seeing your career prosper to even greater heights!Keep up the phenomenal work!
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, can i do the tutorial and customise it and use it on my portfolio and or for professional use for clients???
4 years ago
How can i download your video
N
4 years ago
You are just so cool man.
Really Nice Tutorial. Thanks Guy..
4 years ago
Thanks for a super cool tutorial.
Tomas Cimma
4 years ago
Could you please save the project in CS6 format? I'd really love to take a look at the project you made. Thank you.
    Kevin
    4 years ago
    I worked through the tutorial and saved the project in CS6 format. If you still need it give me a shout!
    Taylor
    4 years ago
    how do you get to cs6 format it would be greatly appreacted
    Mufi
    4 years ago
    yosh I need the project in CS6 format,someone help me
    4 years ago
    Hey Kevin can you share the cs6 version please?
4 years ago
Gave it go! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=874257935959554&permPage=1

Thanks for a great tutorial!
Joseph
4 years ago
Nice, Andrew. Speaking of Motion Pulse, check out some of the work I did using your product. Thanks again. http://youtu.be/Oo7e6wykurg
kudouyuzi
4 years ago
I like your AE theme, how to get this?
David
4 years ago
I think VCP-team is working on a "Element 3D School" like the "Flight School."?!

But what do I know. I want to be most average designer there is. :-)
David Vizurant
4 years ago
Crossguard Lightsaber Tutorial, inspired by Star Wars VII

would be great
    Conner
    4 years ago
    must be amazing
4 years ago
Mr. Andrew Kramer, this is just wow!!!! Thanks for inspiring me. Here is what I came up with base on your technique.
https://vimeo.com/116436859
4 years ago
Mr. AK.You specialties, all xxxx.aep file after effect, it is not possible to create a program of study?
4 years ago
Janob AK. Siz Mutaxasis, xxxx.aep faylni hamma after effect dasturiga o'qiydigan yaratishni iloji yo'qmi?
    bahodir
    4 years ago
    Mr. AK.You specialties, all xxxx.aep file after effect, it is not possible to create a program of study?
4 years ago
Mr. Andrew Kramer.the course of the project, Adobe After Effct CS6 fit.If so, After Effcet about the new version.please
SALMAN
4 years ago
Awesome Great Jobb Andrew LuV u ...
Zhiye Yang
4 years ago
Great job Andrew! I love each of tutorial as part of very high quality case study. Thank you Andrew!
mkb
4 years ago
Another great experience! i like!
Polygons are amazing thanks
Tom Dooley
4 years ago
How about real tutorials?
4 years ago
Hi Andrew and thanks once more for creating an ace tutorial!

Now down to business.

We were playing with your tutorial and it got us thinking of how this technique or a version of it could be used with element

Could element be modified to take varying mask paths, this would then allow us to create this style of animation in wait for it... 3d!

Pretty please, if indeed it is possible could this be an update for your fantastic plugin?

Signing off

Craig
Michael
4 years ago
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=778342065553058&set=vb.100001318158016&type=2&theater

Tell me what you think, mission was to get the model to look as real as possible and part of the show...
    ZG
    4 years ago
    Nice man!
OlympiaLogger
4 years ago
Was just watching a VCP clip on Ryan's Film Riot channel
and something crossed my mind... where's Sam?
    ZG
    4 years ago
    on vacation with Andrew ;)
David Preisner
4 years ago
Your animation has inspired a new logo for myself. THANK YOU!! Thank you for working so hard to make my job easier.
4 years ago
VERY amazing tutorial and techniques and plugins I would never think to use. This is why I keep coming back here.
Question: can you import a polygon animation into Element3D somehow? Would love a quick tip tutorial on this since I'm not sure what to do with this.
Hi @all ... We've created the final customer work "Event Opener Clip" animation for "ZARKANA" event in Hong Kong. The entire animation was created in Adobe After Effects CC 2014 using Trapcode Particular and VC Element 3D plug-in. The "Simple Camera Rig" script for AE from Maltaannon was used for all camera movements .. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/116168822
Enrique
4 years ago
Very good man you are e genius
4 years ago
This is so cool! Thanks Andrew
Alon
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew for the tutorial, Best one !
KC
4 years ago
Great job as usual! how did you create the grid with the plus sign in them?? (where it says video in the polygons)
Anthony
4 years ago
Andrew,

Thanks for the tutorial. Im going to be honest with you but this is the first time I haven't been really excited to try out a tutorial of yours.

There was something about this one that really put me off it as I was watching - Im really sorry if that hurts but I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't say it!

I suspect that the style of this tutorial is quite far away from your last 10 or so (I'm thinking solar flares/shockwaves,planets etc) and its just that its different not bad....

As well I don't want to seem ungrateful for all the free stuff you give so I'm really not!

Hope you had a great holiday...

Ant
ERICK
4 years ago
Great job as always, Congratulations and thank you
4 years ago
Any new audio packs coming out? Like the sfx you used here?? Sounds awesome! Nice job AK!

http://youtu.be/jBDIMaKJZkU
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew for the tutorial I hope you enjoyed new year well with your family :)
illd
4 years ago
Beautiful stuff! -THX VCP
4 years ago
Wowww.! Thank you so much dear Andrew.! This is Ace.! <3
amin
4 years ago
perfect tutorial
thanks so much andrew
Brian
4 years ago
I tried alot but i failed in one thing andrew,the text in your after effects layout is in blue color the seek bar and stuff in very cool blue color and i can't find any option to do in my AE CC 2014 Win 8.1 Pro x64,can you tell me how it's possible???many thanks.
    4 years ago
    There should be an update available in your CC app. Update AE and you'll have the new interface.
    Brian
    4 years ago
    @Noah Shreve Really??Thanks.
    Brian
    4 years ago
    @Noah Shreve I have updated version and still i can't change the color of text to Blue
Gustavo
4 years ago
De donde sacas estas increíbles ideas
HB
4 years ago
Damn! Shame there isn't an earlier version :'( been looking forward to getting this all day :/ Making my own just doesn't cut it. Fantastic Tutorial Though! :)
4 years ago
HOW DOES YOUR BRAIN EVEN WORK SERIOUSLY
4 years ago
Great stuff...thanks.
4 years ago
Always inspiring, your tuts are the best pick-me-up when I'm feeling a bit creatively jaded. Superb!
Simon
4 years ago
Shockwave + Time Displace Effects = AWESOME
vipin
4 years ago
wow simply superb job sir hatts off
Raffaele
4 years ago
Great tutorial,ty
By the way,waiting for some tuts on E3DV2 !!
    Luciano Daluz
    4 years ago
    Second to that!
4 years ago
This makes a good start of the day! Thx Andrew :)
zafar
4 years ago
could you please make a tutorial about VFX long time you did't made a tut about vfx .by the way this tutorial is amazing
4 years ago
Thank you, very nice post Khvahsha of this model More Posts ever saw
alwadhani
4 years ago
"I would watch this loading bar even if i don't have to wait for something"
LOL
loved it, AE looks different? is that a theme or that's how AF 2014 looks like
    4 years ago
    That is just how it looks in the newest updates of CC 2014.
ShahabG
4 years ago
I was really hoping your next tutorials to be on E3Dv2. Please look into that Ak. Thanks very much and great tut btw.
Sean
4 years ago
Great Tutorial Andrew, but could you find a few free minutes to post up an E3D v2 Tutorial..pretty, pretty please ????
dahu
4 years ago
Just have one question:

Is the camera mapping or camera projection technique working now with element 3d v2?
Buster
4 years ago
Excellent tutorial! Thank you!

Question on radio waves: when using the reflection option, is it possible to configure it such that the wave reflects off of other shapes in the scene rather than the edges of the comp? Or even dynamically reflect off a secondary instance of a radio waves effect? The reflection option is great, but reflections appear limited in that all comps are rectangular.

I would love to see a radio waves style effect (with reflections) where the wave type includes 3D objects incorporated via Element 3D.
David
4 years ago
Yes I found it!

I think this is the first time Andrew uses the "levels-effect"?!

Tutorial nr 115, Galactic orb:

Andrew Kramer: "I knew this one guy, he didn´t like curves, he liked levels. And now he works at Starbucks. So, you know that´s justice I guess... He is now dead".

08.05-09.15
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/galactic_orb/
    4 years ago
    My god, I didnt like curves, I liked levels. Save me!
    Richard
    4 years ago
    Good point. That is really surprising. He must be recovering form the flu. Im a levels man myself. More precise.
Emil Alvarez
4 years ago
From Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, We love you and Video Copilot Family.
4 years ago
i love you andrew, i really love you, if i were not married and with a daughter i would have gone to meet you wherever you live, :===( I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS!
4 years ago
Thanck you Andrew for that awsome motion graphic tuts.

So interisting to look at you manipulating flat design !!
Kevin
4 years ago
Flight of the Navigator Drone Ship Rendered with V2

http://www.4kstockpack.com/drone.html

Heres some project setup/high resolution rendering tips.

http://www.4kstockpack.com/drone.html
    Kevin
    4 years ago
    Andi
    4 years ago
    Hi,

    thanks for the Projectdemos / Basedemos, but i can not open them with CS6..
    Kevin
    4 years ago
    No problem Andy. I'll check on that. They are easy to recreate with the grid, backgound and aspect matte assets. If I can't get em to open in cs6 I'll post a video on setting them up.
4 years ago
Thanks for the Tutorial! Its very stylish and the Animation ist very smooth and short. Thing we all like to see!!
Robert
4 years ago
forgot "happy new year" best wishes to the vcp crew
Robert
4 years ago
It is absolutely nice to see still native AE Projects on vcp.net. *thumbs up*
Maybe as an idea/option: for the next tutorial some extra 10 minutes based on E3Dv2 as product placement for a little bit more extra mega awesomeness ;)
4 years ago
Nice, but...

Really would appreciate you getting us up to speed on V2. Been having to John-Wayne all my E3D V2 projects since you brought it out over a month ago.

We need V2 Tutes!

Please and Thank You!
    Christian Michael
    4 years ago
    I agree with Paceworks

    King of the hill in the motion graphics industry of not, the timing of this video sucks! Ill be the bad guy and say what everyone else is thinking including the ones who already posted their concerns below.

    Last month VC released their biggest product to date with next to zero tutorials. Yes other VC followers want to jump all over me for saying this but Im only saying what they are thinking. E3D V2 tuts are long past due. The product has been out over a month and the new tools that dedicated followers have paid a small fortune for deserve to be shown its hidden tricks.

    Those who want to jump all over me about my hand being held can back off. V2 is supposed to be a massive upgrade from V1 and knowing V1 shouldnt make a blind bit of difference. VC themselves acknowledge V1 projects probably wont work in V2 which means V2 is a whole new Pandoras box.
    This tut is a slap in the face to all the dedicated followers around the world who purchased V2 on December 2nd 2014. Christmas is over, new year is over. Its 2015..from one of your biggest fans you are slipping and your followers feel jaded.

    90% of us feel it. I'm the bad guy to bring it up.
    fa
    4 years ago
    It's V2. How hard is it to figure out the few new functions? Do you have the same problem when After Effects releases an update?
    Lasse Bauer
    4 years ago
    I have to say Im with Christian Michael on this one. So I guess we are now two "bad guys" in that regard.
    Im starting to think there are serious issues with V2 since youre not jumping all over it with enthusiasm and spewing out tuts on all its many new features, but spend time on spinning polygons instead.
    Like Christian I am also a huge VCP fan - and even I dont get why you seem to be avoiding V2 like the plague.
    At least COMMUNICATE.
    Phil
    4 years ago
    Andrew is no doubt working on new tutorials for E3D2, but let's not forget there's already the 30 minute walk-through video which briefly demonstrates the new features (enough that a V1 user could easily see how to use them), plus the online help file which explains how every feature in V2 works, so all the information is already out there.

    Personally, I've upgraded to V2 and found the new features very intuitive to figure out. (And the V1 projects I've opened so far have been fine in V2)

    For all we know, this polygon tutorial could have been recorded a couple of months ago and is just being put online now to bridge the gap while E3D2 tutorials are recorded.

    Would you have rather they delayed the release by a couple of months in order to get loads of tutorials recorded?

    As for 'spending a small fortune' - E3D is exceptionally cheap for what it does. (3D Invigorator Pro is the only viable alternative and costs twice as much).

    I really don't see the point in moaning/nagging about new tutorials, just dive in and experiment and you'll have it figured out in no time.
    4 years ago
    Ack! Didn't mean to start a dust-up, sorry. I think I need to jump to the defense of VC by alerting those who may not know that there are extensive Help Files for V2 on the VC forum. Though not tutorials, they certainly will answer many questions you might have.

    Klaus Brandenburg
    4 years ago
    C'mon guys. It's not that hard to get Element V2 up and running. There's already some 3rd party tutorials around (quality might vary) and what's wrong with playing around and finding out stuff. It's the same with V1. There were always more possibilities than what was coverered in the tutorials. You got the help files and a comminity forum so that should go a long way to find your ways in Element V2.
    JosephG
    4 years ago
    To be honest, at first I thought it was a joke. Then I watched the video and realized it wasn't a joke. Now I just don't know what to think. Color me confused...but it seems inconceivable that the intention was open disdain...right?
    4 years ago
    As I was expecting, a few jumped all over this and instantly got defensive. What they are failing to see is Video Copilot set their own standard, raise their own bar which for several years they have been doing extremely well and continuously improving, BUT on this massive release of their biggest product yet, they drop their own ball. We didnt set the VC standard, they did.

    If you scroll through the comments of not just this post, but all the last posts since the release of V2 you will see there are a LOT of people asking the same thing..Where are the tuts? Andrew even commented himself by saying
    Andrew Kramer 3 weeks ago
    Just got my voice back, there will be tons of tutorials! Some this week and more to follow

    That was 3 weeks ago. THAT was 2 weeks AFTER the release. The first video released after a blog updates of V2 still shotsAnimated Polygons

    I actually find it very odd this is happening or even been left so long we are having this discussion. Defensive or not, those arguing about the case of run with it or search the community also know in the back of their own minds THEY want to see the tuts too, AND know its odd they arent already out whether they admit it or not.

    The standard we have all come to love about the boys at VC on this release has seriously been lost and no matter what side of the fence you feel you want to sit on. You cant tell me you dont see it too.

    As I said above, we didnt set the video copilot standard, the boys did it all on their merry own. This release of V2 and lack of what we have come to expect, just doesn't add up.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/114904777
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    @christian michael: you got all you need, an updated plugin with tons of new feature, a "what's new" video and an online documentation. Everything beyond that is goodwill. Goodwill that generates lots of work, if you ever planned and executed a tutorial. Since VC got a high standard they won't simply hook up a mike and dabble around with the plugin from top of the head. Besides VC Andrew is working for Bad Robot, has a family and whatnot. I think you should take this into account before you talk about dropping balls, right?
    Lasse Bauer
    4 years ago
    @Klaus @Phil
    I have huge respect and admiration for VCP, their products and innovations - and especially Andrews abilities as a communicator. I love the website and the community, and rarely a day goes by without me checking in on the site.
    I like to give praise where praise is due, and likewise venting my frustrations as clients when things arent run in a professional fashion.
    VCP claims to be "serious training" and "AE tuts, Plug-ins and Stock Footage for Post Production Professionals" - not "hobby software for people who dabble in AE". With that claim also comes responsibilities.
    And remember: This is NOT an open source or free hobby product. We actually PAID for it.

    I get that AK does high-profile work for JJ Abrams and works for Bad Robot etc. And I can empathize with people who like and admire AK and the VCP team for being part of the top tier of the CG community.
    Maybe Im too old or have had too many of my own hi-profile jobs and experiences to be in awe or feel "blessed" to "be allowed" to pay money for a product that didnt work from the get-go. And in my world theres really no difference if I paid money for a product made by George Lucas himself or Joe Schmoe.
    Hence I dont believe that AKs status as a CG innovator somehow should make me accept that I have to "figure things out myself" when I pay money for a product - especially when that product is said to be completely new, updated, different etc than its predecessor.
    A big part of creating a new product is telling people how to use it - otherwise its of less value IRL.

    Had this been e.g. Apple who launched a product in this way, most people would have been at their throat at this time.
    VCP is lucky and/or have done very well with their customers to avoid such a situation. But everything has its limits.
    And as Christian Michael correctly points out; VCP set their own standards and level of expectation. We didnt.

    My experience might be different from yours, since I couldnt even use my V2 the first 1-2 weeks after I purchased it (along with the add-ons). Several glitches and bugs had to be fixed for the product to even work.
    This made me waste a lot of time reinstalling the old version and having all sorts of technical issues from that - and on top of that a displeased client that I (naively, I admit) thought I could deliver a V2 generated video to. Not exactly a life and death scenario, but none the less something I rather would have avoided.
    VCP support truly did what they could to fix the issues and ended up succeeding eventually - but communication during that period was not exactly stellar. Instead we got a few post from Andrew plugging the many amazing features in the product - a product that some of us couldnt even open.
    I dont like to effectively pay money up front for a product that I cant even use OOTB, so when Phil asked me if wed rather have waited with the launch so everything was fixed and tuts were in place, my answer is an unequivocal YES!

    When AK uploads a spinning polygon tut, it sends a very bad signal to me, and those with similar experience:
    "Well, we promised relevant tuts for our flagship product a few weeks back, but lets ignore that and make another unrelated tut. No need to give our clients any update on the tuts or tell them whats going on".
    I dont understand the reasons for the radio silence we get from VCP right now: Does V2 have serious issues?
    Has VCP done the math and decided not to care about a few clients who make a little noise? Or have they suddenly become inept at communicating openly, honestly and directly? Surely the 30 seconds it takes to make a post telling us whats going on is not the issue here.
    A bit of transparency - and all of this could have been easily avoided.

    It baffles my mind why some people in here feel OK with paying money for a product, get promised follow-up tuts to help make use of said product, hear no update on these tuts - and then thankfully clap their hands when they get handed an unrelated tut on polygons.
    If I did something similar to one of my clients, they definitely wouldnt be my client for much longer - and they certainly wouldnt suck my kneecaps.
    And I also get sick, have friends, family, duties and things to do besides work - and in the world I live in, this matters precious little to my clients. I have a hard time comprehending why this wouldnt apply to VCP, too.
    4 years ago
    Lasse,

    It appears most people here are here as hobbyist. Not here because they are doing it for a living like you and I. I have to be honest I got 5 minutes into the polygon tutorial and turned it off. I had zero interest in it and as I said before. Felt jaded and cheated. And I dont know about you but at this point, I wont be running clapping when the tut does role outif it ever does.

    @ klaus, phil and fa,
    WE didnt put VC in this arena. They did. The second you create a product and expect the world to buy it you have a moral obligation never to go backwards. Only forwards with your communication and professionalism. Having a family and working for bad robot, Spielberg and being a spokesperson for Adobe is more of a reason to not drop the ball. You wanna run with the big guys..you gotta do the work to stay there. Its now even more important to them to follow through with what they said they were going to do. Remember we didnt ask, VC said they were doing tuts THEN 5 weeks on all the community hears is crickets.

    Heck even with the Death of Fast and the Furious biggest stars (god rest his soul) the show goes on and they STILL had to finish the movie. Business is business. VC are in deed in business and providing products and services family or not. Every business person in the world has family and you use the excuse of having family for too long, thats all you will be looking at as clients go elsewhere.

    Now..Im going to work, and you bet your arse I give the client what I said I would give, and what they requested. I wont be delivering a video that is completely irrelevant to what they paid for and say well it still looks cool although your branding is red with flames, I thought blue and ice would work just as well If I did that, I would do it only once with that client.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/114904777
    Jeremy Abbott
    4 years ago
    The thing that's funny to me about people complaining about the lateness of the tuts and saying that VC set their own standard....is that VC being late with tuts is kind of the standard they set! In the last 3-4 years the frequency and timeliness of tuts has taken a huge hit as AK's gotten busier with industry work, which he's come online to point out himself.

    I definitely get dissatisfaction with a product being buggy on launch, but I also think that's inevitable with products because their are INFINITE configurations for hardware out there. For a small company especially, bug testing must be a never-ending grind. It's a pretty widely accepted general rule - never rely on a new product launch to pull of a job. E1 doesn't take up a whole lot of space, there's really no excuse to uninstall in then complain that the brand new version had bugs and made you upset a client. That's like complaining you lost a job to a hard drive failure cause you didn't have a backup. It's the same reason Adobe doesn't replace old iterations with the new - always have a backup plan in the world of computers.

    I admit I am surprised by no new tuts for E2, but at the same time I'm really not. Bug fixes aside, it's a perfectly capable product OOTB and honestly you shouldn't need tuts to be able to use any of its features right now. Much of the basics are already covered in E1 tuts and the new stuff is pretty thoroughly explored in the two demo videos.

    Tuts at this point will be more to show creative ways to take advantage of new features, not explain the basics. Those kind of tuts are a fan service, not a right. I don't think anyone has legitimate reason to complain about E2.
    Lasse Bauer
    4 years ago
    @ Jeremy;
    People seem to be in one of two groups on this:
    Either "VCP is a small boutique and we dontset the same standards for them as we would the big players - besides, we like and admire Andrew and the products, and so we are tolerant and just smile when and if we get something from VCP".
    Or "VCP is a professional company charging money for their products, and even though we like and admire AK and VCP, we expect them to deliver as promised like we would any other company".

    The interesting thing is, that VCP have put themselves in the latter group - and THEY (not me, not anyone else who are complaining now) have come up with the idea of follow-up tuts. Andrew himself did that.
    Nor did WE demand tuts within X amount of time after the launch. Andrew himself came up with a promise on that.

    I get the psychological effect of cutting people you find sympathetic much more slack than you would someone you dont know or dont like.
    And perhaps I am not VCP knowledgable enough to know that they have previously been less than dependable (according to you).
    So maybe I have simply bought a professional product from a hobby company.
    And yes - you are right. I should never have depended on the first version of a piece of software. That was dumb, regardless of where it came from.
    THB I expected bugs, but not that the product didnt work at all.

    OK; enough of this. Im spending more time on this thread than VCP is on making tuts (or even replying to any of this).
    Oh, the irony :)
    Klaus Brandenburg
    4 years ago
    @Lasse: I guess you're on a mac and refer to the FirePro bug. According to the changelog this was fixed with v2.0.1 on December 3rd, 2014 (yes, one day after release) with many updates and fixes following tightly.
    Knowing that this would be a massive update and that there could be bugs it was quite blue-eyed to think you could or should use it for some just-in-time job and makes you look less professional that you claim to be.

    Now read the product page of Element V2. I can't find "comes with 100 hours of training videos" in the features list. Do you? Yes, Andrew said there will be tutorials and I'm sure there will be tutorials. Will it be the step by step training you seem to need to bad? We can't know. Might be some highly specific stuff or some general advice like "monitor your GPU's RAM in order not to be surprised by a crash ;)". So there's no way of telling if this will be good enough for you or even Christian.

    So far you purchased an excellent product including a "what's new" roundup with online and offline (PDF) documentation at a price that is quite hillarious. Compare this to other plugins and we can end this discussion right there. I don't know what big players you are refering to but I know of more expensive plugins with less support and I value updates and patches more than tutorials.

    Do you flame Peder Norrby for not making enough Particular tutorials or do you just youtube for the stuff you need? Guess what, there's lots of stuff out there already. Well, it's not from the man himself but is it less helpfull? Yeah they might be not official but let me tell you something about official. Maybe you know Josh Burns who did awesome stuff in Element V1 with stationary and animated masks and was one of the first to provide tutorials on how to overcome the autoscaling so you can do a propper layout. I'm sure Andrew could come up with awesome animated mask stuf too but he probably wouldn't since animated masks are not supported in Element and require great portions of TLC not to produce unwanted artefacts. Maybe you don't know that there have been one-button shadow and reflection solutions for Element V1 and several ways to make it interact with other 3d plugins. Wasn't official either but made a lot of peoples life a lot of easier.

    So what I'm trying to say is that neither you should ride on principles like "but Andrew said he will make tutorials and he still didn't" nor should you rely on them because you might miss some unofficial diamonds.

    P.S. Why not ask in the forum. A lot of issues got solved there.
    Lasse Bauer
    4 years ago
    @ Klaus,
    Thanks for the tips :) I HAVE looked or other tuts and not found any useful ones yet. Particularly ones on shadows, reflections and using the backlight pack would be more than welcome. If there was a Phlearn for VCP products Id definitely sign up for that.

    My issue was not the Firepro. Im on a Hackintosh with a GTX780. Not really sure what the problem was, but I was not alone with it. Got fixed later in the process/timeline.
    And again: Yes, as I said it was stupid of me to rely on a new product/update.
    I still think its sad if we as clients of software (and the like) have to accept paying for half-baked products and not really rely on what the companies we buy from tell us or promise us. Imagine buying an advanced car, an espresso machine or a new furnace for the house and having to wait for it to work properly - and then having to rely on OTHER companies than the one we purchased from to give us in-depth info on how to use the product.
    Makes little sense to me.
    OTOH It seems to be how things work with many virtual products and services. Sadly.
    4 years ago
    I have to say that you kids needs to pick up your books and start learning yourself and working out how to do thinks in after effects. YES you have bought a great plugin for after effects, does that mean he need to come over and hold your hand and teach it you? Andrew and his team have made some great tutorials for Elements 3D which have a lot of tips and ideas for you to be able to create whatever you want. They have done a lot of work already by creating V2 Element 3d and if you cant wait for his tutorials to come out then im afraid you will struggle in the future. When they bring out a new update for MAYA or C4D do they bring out straight away new tutorials on how to build things? NOO other people sit and work it out. I think all of the people who are crying above need to take a break and cool off! Or maybe create a tutorial yourself and see how easy it is!
    Tony
    4 years ago
    This tut is a slap in the face? A small fortune? Here's an idea, go buy C4D for 4K. Have a little respect man, does someone cut your steak into little cubes too or did you figure that one out all by yourself?
    4 years ago
    Who cuts my Steak I here you ask Tony? Your Momma! Now before you get all defensive and rude, close your mouth and open your eyes and mind. Scroll up through the rest of the conversation to see what the adults are talking about and what's really going on. Or is joined up reading to mature for you?
    Tony
    4 years ago
    and an angry little troll you are...Have a nice day Christian Michael.
A short 3d logo reveal created in AE using Element 3D .. Enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/116055353
    Shaun
    4 years ago
    Do YOU make tutorials? This video was well done and I'd like to see how you did some of that! :)
omgVanellope
4 years ago
omg omg omg likeit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bhobindra Poudel
4 years ago
Thank you very much AK
javad
4 years ago
A good tutorials
After a good rest
4 years ago
Awesome tutorial, Andrew! Liking you going back to the flat 2D stuff in this one! The easy long shadow technique, brilliant!
Salman Ghafoor
4 years ago
It is going to be fun....
Luciano Daluz
4 years ago
Great, but any date for ELEMENT 2V TUTORIALS?
baxtos
4 years ago
Great ! It's nice to see some graphic design animation. Very inspiring !
vivek
4 years ago
just amazing only one word can be define suitable value
mehmet
4 years ago
Thank you very much for nice tutorial
4 years ago
Vector style Motion graphics are hotter than ever. I would love some more of these!

Still need a tutorial on how to properly rig Motion design 2 mech assortments in mesh view. Trying to make a mech arm articulate and pick up something.
Idris Akbar
4 years ago
That's very cool, i love how it's looks
Badhan Ganesh
4 years ago
Great technique! BTW, We miss the old intro music for your tutorials and just wanna hear that BGM playing when you say, "Hey, whatsup! Andrew Kramer here for VideoCopilot!"

Can you just include that in the next tutorial?? Just once.. ;) :)
tippu
4 years ago
I Love it This tutorial thank you

ANDREW KRAMER

I LOVE U
4 years ago
HAHA! Just the other day I was watching a tutorial that said "Hexagons are really trendy right now" I thought that was the silliest thing I'd ever heard. I guess they were right!

PS- More E3D 2.0 tuts please!!!!!
CHAABANE ABDELKARIM
4 years ago
cool technique & it will be perfect in E3D, but its good for an 2d abstract designe it very usefull my new logo is a hexagon shape 'Hexa2fx'it will be nice on it hhhh,you are an AE genius man
DaDaLiu
4 years ago
very cool tutorial and thanks for sharing us the way you make motion graphics, keep on rocking!
4 years ago
Nice work, going to see how many people comment on this, for fun, happy new year, oh if you use the 3d extruder on this well you will see.
4 years ago
Polygons are amazing, even bees make them!