Element 3D V2.2 Now Available!


Element 3D V2.2 Now Available!
Element 3D V2.2 is now available and free to V2 users!

Top Features:

  • Group Symmetry Creation Mode
  • Dynamic Group Folder Reflections
  • Matte Reflection Mode
  • Updated UI with speed improvements
  • Matte Shadow with Alpha Channel
  • Improved material visibility options
  • Save Group Folder as E3D file
  • Export OBJ Utility
  • Improved C4D support file support with animation
  • Randomized Raytrace samples for multi-pass motion blur

Video Copilot Plug-ins updated for Adobe CC 2015
Element 3D V2.2 (V2.2 required for CC 2015)
Optical Flares
Heat Distortion
Element 3D V1.6

DOWNLOAD UPDATES: (Licensing requires log-in)

UPGRADE Notice: Adobe recommends keeping your older version of After Effects installed. Read More.

 

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436 Comments

Gonzalo Manriquez
2 months ago
Hello, What are the system requirements for using Element 3D? Thank you in advance.
Deepanshu
3 months ago
Hello Sir
from the third minute I do not understand how you have superimposed the doors created in element 3d on the road? Plzz make a tutorial on it..!!
denno
3 months ago
Does video copilot plugins work with davinci resolve 15 ?
2 years ago
I want ask which vision can be used Macbookpro2015? Please tell me,thank you very much
2 years ago
tank you.
gooooood.
very nice.
ep
2 years ago
Does this work with the latest AE, namely CC 2017?
2 years ago
happy to hear
Mike78
2 years ago
Same problem with my MSI GTX 980 - ray-traced shadows not work (black screen)(((( waits for a update....
2 years ago
I've error with my new GTX 1070... all is good, but when i use the shadow with ray traced, i've a crash... but not on an other pc with the same config, and a GTX 650...
i've disabled all shadow on Element3d to work, and all is good, when i want to render, i must render on the gtx 650 only... why ? need a update... all other cuda render in AE or Mocha is good, cinema4d is good, only Element 3D and only with shadow enable and ray traced option... someone have the same problem ?
tequila
2 years ago
my quadro fx 2800M can run element 3D ???
2 years ago
that's realy a great plugin
Scott Winchester Esq
2 years ago
Andrew, or One of his Minions,

Please could you tell me why Element 3D doesn't support Intel Graphics cards? i am sure there is an answer below but to be fair life it too short to be scrolling through loads of messages asking you to look at their videos (which by the way, some are pretty cool)... i look forward to your reply soon :) happy holidays VCP :)

Scott
2 years ago
Video Copilot exist for best we life!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IENAmT3MevE
2 years ago
Does element support Maya character rigs? I need to overlay pieces of 3D clothing on
Live action characters that move.
Paolo
2 years ago
Hello I have a problem with ELEMENT 3D, when I do I enable the Raytrace option in AMBIENT OCCLUSION after effects crashes with error (element has encountered an unrecoverable error). I've already ADDED my gpu (980Ti) in the list of supported GPU, but the problem persists. I have tried various versions of after effects and I have updated all of the GPU drivers, I have also tried to use different version of the driver, without success.

Can you help me please?
asuquo daniel
2 years ago
pls what app was use to make this element 3d
Hi. Awesome plugin. Thumbs up.
3 years ago
thx alot
Hello, are this plugin can be install on after effect cs4 in Windows 10 ?
Xuan truong
3 years ago
Hi
I use computers Quadro 6000,
I can install element 3d version 2? Thank You!
Cal Curran
3 years ago
Where could I find the 3D models used in this video?

Thanks!

Cal
Jon
3 years ago
Sweet Lord give that 1080 support...also this plugin is great thankyou!
3 years ago
Hi Andrew and crew,
What more: Good music, good story and good software … Thanks a lot for the great tools!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkxo0dZKhI
Sunny regards from Berlin, Hendrik

After Effects: E3D, ProScore, Action Essentials, Motion Design, Optical flares, Saber, Head distortion
Andy
3 years ago
Which plug-in´s do i need to use element V2 2?
john
3 years ago
Mesh visibilty cant be found
    3 years ago
    There is a object and material switch located below the scene window. This will allow you to see materials or Meshes.
aref
3 years ago
Hello anyone Square when the new updates coming to gtx1080
3 years ago
j'adore ce travail de montage vidéo , je suis toujours deriere vos tutos
David Chandler
3 years ago
I'm haveing problem with 3d plugin for cc 2015, it isn't allowing me to use the metropolitan tools it keeps reading out error 25:3 why is this
amit
3 years ago
Does element 3d v1.6 woks in windows 10 in after effect cs5
Massimo Abeni
3 years ago
Some news about GTX1080?
Steffen
3 years ago
Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3 13.8.0 New Version
is Element3D v2.2-2147 compatible with this new version of AE
or need Element3D a new update
I have not the update installed on Adobe After Effects CC 2015.3 13.8.0
so I ask whether we need a new update for Element3D
madhuri
3 years ago
im using cs4 can i use its for 32 bit
Dwayne
3 years ago
works only in aae CC 2015? Still using cs4 out there.
SkuBeeDoo
3 years ago
In the title shot still, with the sci-fi room with the bright orange light in the round hall, how did Andrew create the light in the scene? Thanks in advance...
JT
3 years ago
My latest animation of E3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-ocD4vifXs
Steffen
3 years ago
the update Element 3D 2.2.2 Update - build 2145 is compatible with the new GPU Nvidia GTX 1080 yes or no.....?
or there will be a new update for Nvidia GTX 1080
Currently there is no support for Nvidia GTX 1080
    Jack Helliquinn
    3 years ago
    sadly not yet hopefully there will be an update
    It may have something to do with OpenGL
    golan
    3 years ago
    GTX 1080 update soon. PLEAZE :)
Steffen
3 years ago
New Update

Element 3D 2.2.2 Update - build 2145 - May 24th, 2016

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/update/
jonnytracker tracker
3 years ago
why not make the 3d element into full features 3D application like 3Dsmax
3 years ago
Hi everybod,
I have a license for Element 3d v2. Since I installed on my new workstation the element 3d plugin, I have never managed to make it work. I can just run the 1.6 version. My only fear is that element 2.2.2 or 2.2.0 are not compatible with my graphics card Nvidia K2200 Quadro.
I wrote the assistance Video Copilot but for now I have not received any suggestion. Plus I installed on my laptotp the same version of Windows 10 and on that laptop element v 2.2.2 works correctly.
If anyone had any suggestions, it would be really appreciated.
Thank you and Andrew Kramer for President!
3 years ago
Hi All, I am looking for a professional editor who knows After Effect very well to help out on my upcoming indie film. If you are interested or want to know more about the project please email me some links to your works and info on how I can get in contact with you. I apologize for the randomness of this message. I had to post it here I feel most of you guys here might fit what I am looking for. Thanks.
3 years ago
非常感谢 thanks
John
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Really love this plugin - it's an essential part of our workflow and is something we use more than any other plugin / 3D application.

Just a suggestion for the next version - would it be possible to integrate a timeline into the viewport, so that OBJ animated sequences may be viewed within the element scene setup, instead of having to either offset the objects frames or return to the composition view to preview the animation?

Keep up the amazing work and all the best for NAB later this week.
wooow very good
Subrata Majumdar
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew,for your plugins. Its simply greatest and boost my work Technics.
Ashik
3 years ago
Hey
What is the requirements like ram,graphic card for smooth working on elament 3D and v2
3 years ago
Thank you Andrew, for the incredible upgrade. This plug-in simply blows me away. I almost feel guilty for getting a paycheck to play with this software. Almost.

Here's an open for our newscast:

https://vimeo.com/159277633
Jay Tee
3 years ago
I am always grateful to your awesome plug-ins and tutorials!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0BT8DYYn6Q
3 years ago
Is there a demo we can try for a bit?
3 years ago
my e3d v1.6 test one year ago.
what do you think?

https://www.facebook.com/XyStudioCreative/videos
Arvind
3 years ago
I just got the element V2 but when I install it as an administrator nothing happens. I am unable to install it. I am having windows 10 i5 nvidia geforce
plz help
3 years ago
thank you for share this article...
Joe
3 years ago
Hey VC team,
it will be really cool and a very big feature if we get for the next E3D update the possibility to do some respectively offset frame parameter in replicator menu for backed animation, in different axes (y,x,z) linear, radial.. in the style of C4D MoGraph Spline Effect.

Ref:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg5ptVX15GI

I really appreciate your work guys!! you`re bring After effect to life concern 3D Motion design.
mansyur
3 years ago
Hello, are this plugin can be install on after effect cs4 in Windows 10 ?
3 years ago
Hi, We are looking to buy this how ever my pc has 1xGTX 750TI (primary Card) and 2x GTX Titan X, I have done a test with this and it only seems to use my 750ti and not the 2 titan's, can you tell me if multi GPU support will be added?

The main reason i ask is i only have 2GB ram with the 750TI but 12GB on each titan
Fatmir
3 years ago
Adobe Fuse,Mixamo,Element 3D V2.2 Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBFHruXTANI
Wahyu
3 years ago
I like Element 3D V 2.2
3 years ago
Thanks for a super cool tutorial.
Hey guys!

I was wondering if you think Element 3D will ever support SLI graphics.
Johnny Blaze
3 years ago
I am a bit confused. In order to operate the jet strike, aerial, and metropolitan packs is element v2.2 a requirement or recommended? I'm losing something in translation. I am currently working on a project with a limited budget. Any way i could save some money would be great. Also any help would be greatly appreciated. THank you!
    Lytheim
    3 years ago
    Yes, in order to operate the packs that you states you need element 3D v1 or v2. Hope this helps :)
3 years ago
Hi Videocopilot's team. This is my compose showreel, thanks you


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUy8uR6lWYo
Lie Yan
3 years ago
Hi!Andrew Kramer!You are amazing!I am Chinese and my English is not very well.I am your fan!I love your tutorials! It was help me a lot!
I am sorry that I used some your products without money,but I promise:If I earn the money,I will pay back the money in time! Come on!AK god!
Kenny
3 years ago
Hi guys,
Can anyone tell me if Element 3d V2 supports PNG sequence with alpha or an MOV with alpha as a texture?
I have V1 and it won't support animated png sequence or mov with alpha.
    Lie Yan
    3 years ago
    Matte Alpha
Jeferson Arantes
3 years ago
Some could help me , please?
I'll explain what's going on !
When I open the plugin element 3d objects are all black I can not change anything or put color on them.
What I do help me .
Thank you!
3 years ago
Hi Andrew, this is my video. Thanks you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOjSVtldTi8
3 years ago
great and intersting article news
Alshan
3 years ago
What about Intel he graphics users. Is there any solutions?
Beaver
3 years ago
For those taking pops on here at Andrew and VC, I'm willing to bet if an opportunity like this came your way you would all up and leave what you were doing and give 100% even more. As a family man also, I can understand the commit and constraints working in this line of work can cause. Didn't JJ just quote that he didn't want to do the second film partly because he didn't want his family to hate him.

Nothing last forever and I wish them all the best. If anything I'm so thankful for what knowledge I've received from these guys.

If I got a job working on something like this, I would need to give all my energy after all isn't this what we are all working towards in our own ways! He's worked hard, got talent and to be honest, for those people having a moan here, I wouldn't think twice about dedicating my energy somewhere else as opposed to an audience as fickle as some of these comments I'm reading.

Go for it chaps, well deserved and thanks for everthing so far!
Fatmir
3 years ago
Human | Render&Compositing Test with ELEMENT 3D v2.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0R-4ENphkQ
Hope you like it :)
3 years ago
Great plugin!

It is really useful plugin for after effects users!
Thanks for your products!
Sam Jackson
3 years ago
Hey guys!

I was wondering if you think Element 3D will ever support SLI graphics.
very good content is useful and you use very nice images thanks
3 years ago
Thanks for your plugins.You are the best Andrew!I Love you
Fatmir
3 years ago
Please
Share and Support Kosovo :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSGH84cv7aI
jack
3 years ago
andrew i want ask question! how to get license
Fatmir
3 years ago
TREE of LOVE
Hope you like it :D
MAde with Element 3D 2.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmg-KzzjKJY
khalid
3 years ago
my dears! when i render in Ae 3d elements v2 the rendering has stoped and lose 3d elements plugin then Ae be closed. what should i do?
    3 years ago
    Buy a legit version of after effects and element 3D mate for sure
3 years ago
I really like all this plugins more and more
3 years ago
very useful plugin for me!thanks for alot
Yes!!! Now all Adobe has to do is fix those bugs on AE 2015 and we're good! Can't wait to try it out! ....Right after I get off the toilet...
Thanks for a super cool tutorial.
Thank you , it's really useful to me

Element 3D is great
sgceeee
4 years ago
hey guys am a student who wish to know more about the software called 3D element. please help me to improve my skills since I am introduced to 3D MAX
4 years ago
Great plugin!

It is really useful plugin for after effects users!
Thanks for your products!

Digiphic
http://www.digiphic.com
4 years ago
This is too cool to be true. Thanks for this tutorial.
Mahdi Salehi
4 years ago
Hi. It's me again. Please, I want to be your student.
    Mohammed Amri
    4 years ago
    Just follow the tutorials and learn in that way!
Mahdi Salehi
4 years ago
Hi. I want to be your student. I know you are thinking that oh man he is crazy. but I am a person that love VFX with all part of my body.
Mahdi Salehi
4 years ago
Hi. Do you think can I be your student? I mean in reality.
4 years ago
Thanks for a super cool tutorial.
Fatmir
4 years ago
Life Of Pi - Remake wtih Element 3D 2.2
Hope you like it :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNbjeCgDxrg
Dr_Stef
4 years ago
Finding new ways to use Element every day since V1 came out, and V2 is pretty fantastic.
Use this plugin! It will change your life. Works great for 360 VR projects too!
My latest project :) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRqitE3dxeo

Made in After Effects with: Element3D V2 - Optical Flares - Twitch
4 years ago
Thanks for a super cool tutorial.
4 years ago
hi this is very good
4 years ago
Hey Andrew! I loved using the first version of Element 3D, it made my work enjoyable in an otherwise miserable job. At a great new place now, and looking into getting a copy. Does Element 3D V2 include the spinning phones models from V1? Thanks a mil!
Steffen
4 years ago
Bruno
4 years ago
Hi guys
This is my new project "Actemium" realized with Element 3D V2.2.
https://vimeo.com/141586361

Follow me on Twitter: https://vimeo.com/141586361

Thanks.
Bruno
4 years ago
I wanted to say "Actemium" and Twitter is https://twitter.com/WyfilmsBruno
Bruno
4 years ago
刘永飞
4 years ago
我安装Element 3Dv2.2完成以后,打开AE,新建一个固态层,然后将E3D添加到固态层上,为什么没有出现注册对话框,而连续出现这种对话框
第一次出现After Effects错误,无法加载增效工具“Element 3D aex”
第二次出现滤镜无效
我显卡驱动是无需更新的
以前用过1.6的,没这个问题
Steve
4 years ago
Everyday we are checking your blog for update
Joseph Hollins
4 years ago
I wonder. Does this mean we could be getting a "Destruction" model pack sometime in the future? I would dig that
4 years ago
je suis très eurreux de vous suivre
Mustafa
4 years ago
Podium Circle
ELEMENT 3D V2.2
https://youtu.be/nlDFfd3lumo


COMING SOON LOGO : JARNAN ROSE
https://youtu.be/nlDFfd3lumo
Jonathan
4 years ago
Are all of these objects made within Elements or are these objects from preset packages we can purchase? Or are they made within Cinema 4D then brought over to elements?
    silvano
    4 years ago
    its good
Randall
4 years ago
Any idea of what components Andrew used to make the "trap door" mechanism?
    scshaw
    4 years ago
    Randall,
    Go to my vimeo upload to see my version https://vimeo.com/134205573
    On the vimeo page you'll see a zippyshare link to download the C4D scene. You do need to have Motion Design 2 to assemble the trapdoor.
Steffen
4 years ago
@Christian Michael

current version is 2.2.0
and not v2.2.1

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/updates2015/
4 years ago
I just had an issue with Element and went to attach my system info to the email to support. While in Element getting the system info I noticed there is an update to Version 2.2.1. This was released back on August the 20th Silently it seems..... This silence is becoming old.

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/137131509
4 years ago
Unfortunately, there isn't anything new on Twitter either. We are waiting for the glorious return!
pablo
4 years ago
I remember those happy days when I woke up, went to vc website and found a new tutorial/product... I just opened a twitter account to get the news from you... please don't break up with us!!!
Soldier Alpha
4 years ago
What's the latest guys? It's been a few months. Thanks.
Hein
4 years ago
Hey Andrew.
Huge fan and thank you for your amazing products.
I'm having trouble rendering some element stuff where element V2 renders jumpy frames or previously used masks that have since been removed.
Cleared caches it still does it?
Extremely unproductive if I have to re-render a 2hour render because of a single frame!
    Kevin
    4 years ago
    For long render times, it can be worth it render as an image sequence just in case of bad frames.
George Laird
4 years ago
I am a big fan of video copilot site, I hope that Andrew can drop an update of what's in the pipeline. Obviously he is doing a lot of big projects, and we can expect a return. just a bit of feedback would help get everyone back in the know.
Fatmir
4 years ago
Godzilla Remake with Element 3D v2.2
Hope you like it :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRZxZAswF04
a
4 years ago
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4 years ago
Lukas
4 years ago
Hi! My short movie with some Element 3D animations:
https://vimeo.com/137421965

Hopy you like it! :)
Rafa
4 years ago
Hi VCP! haven't seen any updates to the site in a few months. Hope that means JJ has you working on Episode VII!!!!!!! Hope everything is well.
    MrKez
    4 years ago
    Ha! I made the same assumption! He better be working on Episode VII! Else there is no excuse for not updating for months!
Darren
4 years ago
I think the reason was let slip by Ryan on Film Riot the other week. Seems we've finally lost Andrew to Hollywood :( Ryan said Andrew had to fit in finishing Intercept around his full time job at Bad Robot. This explains why the tutorials and site updates have been so few and far between, mostly consisting of overviews of the new versions of Element 3d which are coded I presume by the people who get the jobs advertised on the site. Congratulations in order for Andrew in that case and thanks for all the unparalleled help you've given the motion graphics community over the last 15 years or so. Hope you find time to keep the site's quality up. A quick hello would be a good start!
Labs Castle
4 years ago
This is what i made using Element 3D v2.2, check it out guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_1u4TI0U4
Dwaine
4 years ago
The Truth
4 years ago
I'm starting to think Andrew is seeing someone else, but hasn't got the heart to tell us..

I swear I saw him the other day at the mall with new, younger, website. But they ducked into Victoria's Secrets before I could confront them.

I guess it's time to move on , we're all Video Ex-Copilots now.
wieslaw
4 years ago
It's a shame that VC is history. And it was my mandatory side .
Labs Castle
4 years ago
Check out what i made with Element 3D v2.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at_1u4TI0U4
4 years ago
all 3d render in Element 3d V2
https://vimeo.com/137164259
Steffen
4 years ago
this could someone confirm Element3D v2.2 is incompatible with Windows 10

or there is a new update so give it under Windows 10 works.
    Lj
    4 years ago
    Yes it works. Just make sure to update video card drivers.
    Chris
    4 years ago
    It works I got w 10 and it's good
Aaron Stephen
4 years ago
Please how i download some of this tutorials?
Tim
4 years ago
Using after Effects CC 2015 and it is crashing when I try to add AO Raytrace.

I have installed both AE and E3D v2 with update more then once and still happens.

Please help!
    Tim
    4 years ago
    Forgot to mention I have changed sampling settings and checked compress textures as suggested in your help docs.
    john
    3 years ago
    Did this ever get solved for you? I'm having exact same issue, but with some scenes and not others...
chris
4 years ago
does anyone know where i can get that 3d destruction model andrew uses on here with the alpha channels?
4 years ago
Hi,
I learn to much with the help your tutorial. You are amazing man head off you really :)
you are my great great teacher (y) (y)
Issuan
4 years ago
Where is the mesh visibility?
4 years ago
Is there an updated GPU compatibility list? The newer iMacs have Nvidia GeForce GT 750M and 755M..

I can't go back to PC, man. I can't do it.
    Koz
    4 years ago
    I can...
    4 years ago
    Really? Why not? This seems like a situation that it would have benefited you.
    John
    4 years ago
    I have an iMac with the 755M and E3D worked better than my Mac Pro with K4000.
    Normy
    4 years ago
    Macs are crap anyway, so going back to a Windows PC is the only option nowadays. Most professionals have gone back to PC long ago due to Apples new policy to screw all professional graphic and design artists.

    So, what are you waiting for - sell your overpriced piece of hardware crap and get yourself a nice PC.
    Tobi
    4 years ago
    Just wait for Imac 4k that comes later this year. latest intel i7 6700k, probatly r9 380m 4gb and stuffs
Mário
4 years ago
I need a help please. If I use replicator shape "Plane" e.g. 200 particle count and turn on "shadows-shadow maping" I cannot set up parallel lights correctly because shadows are out of plane? How can I do it right? Only in ray-traced mode all shadows are displayed correctly.
    4 years ago
    Have you tried to increase the shadow size?:
    Render settings > Shadows > Shadow maps > Parallel light > Shadow size.
Christopher Sisney
4 years ago
Here's a show open I did using Element 3Dv2. The client was very impressed. Hope you like it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpzDC1497I
Jasper
4 years ago
Hey! Does anyone know how to create those 3d-holes/facewounds? Is it possible in element?

Thanks!
bhishm
4 years ago
working awesome but si i faceing to much frezzing & slow i that v2.2 i have 4gb dd3 ram 1gb grphy card i3 pross please sir help how to fix it
Fatmir
4 years ago
360°Video: "We Choose" - (Element 3D v2.2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3luUTpSoMk
Hope you like it :D
Tony
4 years ago
Hey Andrew

Been busy lately? Last tutorial was almost 5 months ago...any new ones in the pipeline?
felipe
4 years ago
Hello
I love the extrusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWADObYR7W0
    4 years ago
    Me too!
    4 years ago
    And me! :-)
    4 years ago
    Pretty awsome
4 years ago
Hello Andrew. How have you been!?
I have a question. Can we have a simple "Sticker effect" inside Element 2?.
I mean, a have a scene with a table, and I just want to have plane over the table, with a PNG texture, with alpha channel.

The only thing that seems to working, is when I use the "alpha threshold" option.
But that give me jagged border to my sticker...like a 1 bit alpha. GIF style.
I tried the new "matte alpha" option...but it only cuts hole with the shape of the plane, over my scene.
I even tried using 2 element 3d plugins unified..but with no luck.

So, Am I missing something?
Or is this a limitation of the plugin.

Thank you very much for everything!
Marcos
    4 years ago
    Marcos,

    There are many ways to do this, the first I would use would create a 3D NULL on your table with Element. Turn your sticker into a 3D layer and copy and paste the position of the null to your sticker then parent sticker to the null. That way IF you want to move the null, the sticker will follow. You could also past the sticker in its own comp with a texture of the table underneath as another layer, Then use that comp as a texture map for the table.... There is always more than one way to skin a rabbit and I'm sure other fans will give you other ways to achieve the look you need.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your project

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/134264384
    Sean
    4 years ago
    Make your table scene then 3D Camera track it and paste a 3d Null to the table track and replace it with your logo, gis, whatever...
    4 years ago
    Thanks Christian and Sean for your help.
    The thing is, I tried those.
    The first thing I did was having the sticker in the right 3d position "outside" element.
    That works...If you dont have stuff above it in the shot... (i have) and if you have any shadow from models from inside element casting on top (also, I have).

    Now, Christian, the workaround you mentioned of having the sticker as a texture of the table, is valid. But then again, is not a separated object with an alpha texture on it (witch is what I would like to have).
    I ended up using the alpha threshold" with its jagged border.
    I wasn't perfect...but it was okish.


    Another possible workaround ( I just found out by chance) is having 2 copies of element in 2 different layers.
    and in the top one, having just the sticker in a plane, using the matte alpha option.
    It will cut a hole in the fist element layer (with smooth alpha borders) and we will see the bottom element layer...and them both will composite ok.

    But I wish this could be accomplished with just one element layer.
    Thanks again guys,
    Marcos
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    Why not use a custom shape that has the same shape (minus a few pixels) as the sticker texture and then apply your texture to the extrusion from this shape?
    4 years ago
    klaus brandenburg, That could help, if you have a well defined shape (let's say, a book).But if you have a spray stain as a sticker (with semi-transparent borders) yo cannot do it.
    So my point is not actually find a workaround to this issue...but to know if there something I missed...and you can actually have pngs with alpha channel applied to a plane (and see other 3d-element geometry through it...or if we cannot do that...and we need to wait for the next update.

    Thanks!
    4 years ago
    marcus,

    Some of the suggestions above I wouldn't exactly call them a "workaround". They are all respectable suggestions to the "first" obstacle you came across and asked for help with. Once it was explained the ways you could get the "sticker effect" to stick to the table, you then explained, there were other 3D elements on the table which were obscuring. This wasnt mentioned before.
    Then when another member gave another example of how to overcome the challenge with a custom shape mask and add a custom texture, you then mention the PNG has spray paint transparency..again, good information to know at the beginning of your reach out as this is a challenge in itself. But Im sure not impossible to work out.
    II know you already know, so I want you to understand so you dont think Im trying to insult you, there is no such thing as a one button fix for anything. Even the simple task of extruding text, takes a single click to extrude, but you THEN must tell element how many copies you want, add the bevel, a material, lights, mood etc and as simple as that task is.its not a one button fix. Thats what makes this all fun for some, and allows others to earn a living, so I guess a sticker effect such as you mention is wrapped more around Alpha channel adjustments rather than a single button one click effect.
    There are Tutorials to help with transparency in E3D for fire, smoke, particles etc and using another instance of Element to create a world position mask. Im sure if the good people who visit this site would have known ALL the details to start off with, we could have been more accurate in sending you in the right direction.
    In the meantime, I think if you look up the following VC releases, you should find the help you need and adjust it to your needs. Good luck with your project.
    Element 3D V1.6: Top Features! March 26th, 2013 Mentions 3D obscure with fire.
    The Day Before Element 3D V2! (Now Available!) December 1st, 2014 Transparency modes such as Screen & Add.
    This site only allows one link at a time so cut and paste the titles into the VC search bar at the top right of the site.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/134264384
    Marcos
    4 years ago
    Christian Michael, thank you again.
    Of course I'm taking in consideration every you guys told me.
    And maybe "workaround" wasn't the best world to use.

    so, bottom line, I think everything you and the other guys says works, and helps.
    And please believe me, I don't want a one button fix.

    I'm just suggesting that would be nice to have an texture with alpha channel, that you can apply to a plane, just like you have in any 3d software.

    But then again, maybe there's a limitation for that.
    Thank you
    Marcos
Firat
4 years ago
Did you stop producing tutorials site and start focusing only on products?
hasmet
4 years ago
Would that be possible if you could add a "box" kind of reflection map in the next update ? Spherical and mirror surface are already really usefull but in box kind of geometries both dont work pretty well.I believe lots of people would appreciate it.Best regards Andrew and VCP tem! Love you all!
asART. EDMo - Glossy Desert
----------------------------
- Adobe After Effects
- Trapcode MIR
- Element 3D

https://vimeo.com/135170303
sanjay
4 years ago
How to make element 3d work with intel hd graphics.....i often get ''unrecoverable error'' msg...help pls
Tobi
4 years ago
Will Element 3D work wiith Intel i7 Skylake, so the integrated graphics ? It is suppose to be 30% more powerful in Graphics
Pawel
4 years ago
Chill the f*** out people! Andrew will give an update whenever he feels like doing so, stop with the stupid nagging and speculations.
Jehu
4 years ago
In E3D V2 not displayed custom materials,what's wrong? need help
Jason
4 years ago
Hi,
Just extruded some text in the UI panel and I wanted to rotate it.
the X and Z axis are the same rotation properties, is this an issue for anyone else?
I'm running v2.2
Fatmir
4 years ago
Whatch this made in Element 3D v2.2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByeoUUIYJ7Y
    Kevin
    4 years ago
    Finally, something original with Element...Nice
    Brent
    4 years ago
    What a polite, back-handed comment.
    Fatmir
    4 years ago
    Thanks Kevin :D
franmar
4 years ago
como conseguir en daño en la cara en E3D
matt
4 years ago
I wonder if they lost their developer.
Juan Obregon
4 years ago
Anyone seen or heard anything, Where is Kramer?
Darren M
4 years ago
Last one out, please turn off the lights....
Michael
4 years ago
June 17 to July 17
No Post, No comment, No Tutorial ...
Has there been any update or change to the site since June 17 ?
Saidiks
4 years ago
when will E3D integrate the 3D Caustic Light Effect?
Steffen
4 years ago
@Parth

"if you are a Buyer of these Products , you can write to the Support of VCP and can solve the Problem there.
Parth
4 years ago
Hey,
Can anyone tell me that why there was a copyright notice on youtube when I used designer sound fx for my video? (as Mr.Andrew said that we can use them anywhere)
Would really appreciate the help :)
    4 years ago
    Parth, Did you use another piece of music that is more well known, OR footage from a well known film along WITH DSFX? This is likely the issue, NOT DSFX. One of Youtubes algorithms detects commercial music or footage to protect the artists and throws up the copyright notice.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/131484921
    4 years ago
    Hey Parth, if you are 100% certain that there is no other copyright material on your video you can dispute it. VCP's Pro scores (I know you said designer SFX, but just letting you know it's not uncommon) has been used by many other people, and some have (quite immorally) claimed the copyright as their own.
    4 years ago
    Thank you Christian Michael and Wayne Heywood for your answers.
    As Mr.Wayne (nice name!!! :-0 ) said that some people claim others work as their own and get the rights, that is what happened with me.
    My video featured me and my friends with some powers and all that, but it still gave me a notice.
    Then i found a website where we can paste the link and inform what is wrong (that website is a partner of youtube) and then within 24-48 hours the problem will be resolved. It actually did!!!
    Thank you for your answers. I really appreciate it :-)

    Check out my channel...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVnmUgFiE-pFDSiOMTiG9w
    I'm new to it and I'm still learning things.
    Would be nice if you can tell me if I'm doing something wrong...
    Thank YOU
scshaw
4 years ago
My attempt at recreating the Secret Entrance.

https://vimeo.com/134205573
    4 years ago
    Looks quite good. I noticed you used a mask to hide the entrance. Just what I was thinking to do. But watching the tutorial for 2.2 I get the sense that AK did not use a mask. Somehow, he used an alpha matte from within E3D to mask out the entrance. Quite the challenge to figure out! The man definitely has some tricks up his sleeve.
    Darren
    4 years ago
    good start, you may need to adjust the perspective as it looks off.
    scshaw
    4 years ago
    Steven J.-Yes, couldn't figure out how he masked it. The first clue if you look at my composition is that I have the background image above the E3D layer where as AK has it below. So there is definitely some trick he pulled off.
    scshaw
    4 years ago
    Steven J.-Yes, couldn't figure out how he masked it. The first clue if you look at my composition is that I have the background image above the E3D layer where as AK has it below. So there is definitely some trick he pulled off.
    scshaw
    4 years ago
    Darren-You are correct..need to adjust the perspective a bit. My main goal in creating the scene was to figure out all the Motion Design 2 parts AK used. Still left a few out that AK used that you don't ever see in the animation.
asART.EDMo - DERELICT

- Adobe After Effects | 3D Studio Max | Element 3D .. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/134151373
bobomet
4 years ago
Hey AK .... how about a TUT to help us figure out how you did the trapdoor scene.
I can get most of the "door" movements but can't figure out how you composited it all with the "industrial site" image.
Thanks in advance .....
xanathon
4 years ago
Just updated AFX to CC2015 and get lot sofg errors when using Element 3D, latest version. Will there be an update soon?

Example error: "After Effects error: effect cannot use “check out/in parameter” callback when called with “unknown” command.

( 25 :: 84 )"
    liski
    4 years ago
    How did you fix this issue? I am having the same problem.
    4 years ago
    Hello Xanathon,

    did you find the solution for the error you got 2 months ago on 3D Element for AE from Videocopilot ??

    After effects error: effect cannot use check out/in parameter callback when called with unknow command. ( 25 :: 83 )

    Many thanks for your help !
    Regards

    Mathias
    tulley
    2 years ago
    Element 3D V2.2 (V2.2 required for CC 2015)

    Do you have CC 2015? If so maybe you need to upgrade?
asART. EDMo - THE SYSTEM
-------------------------
- Adobe After Effects
- 3D Studio Max
- Element 3D

Watch it on vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/133959562
Nguyễn Văn Sup
4 years ago
I only can make the "dynamics reflection" work with the plane , but I can't make reflection with a mirror ( modelling from C4D ) . Can you help me ?
Crewzer5
4 years ago
This is really awesome stuff, need to learn - where to start?
what

1.software and
2.spec Win/mac system do i need to get started?

if someone could direct me on where to start

i have access to maya 2015/2016 mac, after effects cc 2015 mac.

Thanks
H.M
4 years ago
It's already been 2 weeks. Do you guys have any updates? New plugin? New tutorial? New 3D Model Pack? Even say something on the blog!
4 years ago
When ever I extrude my text it just stays black. Even after adding materials and bevels and so on. Any help please?
Lakmal Fernando
4 years ago
We are already following this site, (my favorite site) Do you have any updates?
mmz.vfx
4 years ago
i've been waiting for openVDB support updat vesion ! it will be a great feature
4 years ago
We won't see anything coming from VC for at least till August/September. Andrew missed his deadline for Film Riot's Epic Summer and has pushed it back to August.
    JosephG
    4 years ago
    The whole thing looked like a complete nightmare! I have to wonder with all the effort of bringing the temporary AC in, if they wouldn't have been better off just working from home. Poor Andrew looked tore up from the floor up. I hope he takes some time off with the fam, and forgets the rest of it.
Jason
4 years ago
Any one having problems viewing a image in the Custom Layer, Texture channel UI.
I can load a png/jpeg and see it. As soon as I load from the custom channel it's blank but does pop in when I come out of scene set up..
I'm using AFX 2015 and have element 3d v2.2
Jase.
    4 years ago
    Yes, Jason - having the same exact problem - no preview of the texture in the E3D UI.
    Also E3D V2.2 doesn't play nicely with the new 2015 Adobe Media Encoder: error messages but it does render.
    Koz
    4 years ago
    I'm experiencing this issue as well...
    floor paterns
    4 years ago
    did you try "invert normals"?
    jason
    4 years ago
    Yes, tried flipping the normal, the problem is in the texture channel UI, it's blank when I load any image or layer.
    4 years ago
    ...same problem here too...
4 years ago
Sorry missed the decimal point, every 23 days, panic!!!
4 years ago
The average days between tutorials since VC began is approximately 230, so need to panic yet!
asART. EDMo - WATCH ME
-----------------------
- Adobe After Effects
- 3D Studio Max
- Element 3D

Watch it on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/133420599
Elliot Ritchey
4 years ago
Day 104:

It's been 104 days since a new tutorial was released. I'm shaking in fear. When will another tutorial be released? Will there ever be another one? The fight continues tomorrow, stay tuned.

-Sponsored by completely joking around - but I would love a new tutorial.
Berg
4 years ago
Element 3D + Character Animator! Have you considered the possibilities?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAcTtmn-pBc
Victor
4 years ago
Love the plug in. but...
when I load my obj that I created in blender it shows materials but with nothing on it. no texture image, defuse, no color, no normals,.
how do we load that right? or how do I save my file in bleder the righ way so Element will see all materials when I import them?
Adobe After Effects | ELEMENT 3D 2.2 | VC ACTION ESSENTIALS

Watch it on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/133163473
Art
4 years ago
Bug Fixes? V2.2.2 on updates tab and no updates yet
Arnold
4 years ago
Hi Andrew!, Thanks for your effort about this plugin.. I have a suggestion, it is possible on version 2.5 have a timeline or can we animate an object inside the UI? Thanks Man!
    Elliot Ritchey
    4 years ago
    I expect that this feature won't be included inside Element till at least version 3. Until then I'd recommend just learning a 3D modeling software such as Maya or Cinema 4D.
LalX
4 years ago
Hi,

Can e3d be dynamically linked in a premiere composition? I did not have too many issues in CC 2014, but am getting non stop crashes with CC 2015. I did not see anything in the documentation about dynamic linking.

Can anyone confirm?

Regards,
Lexx
Rafin
4 years ago
I wish it was possible to also import 3d camera and lights from c4d, I know that it is possible to import lights,camera,null and solid , but because of the camera setting in aftereffects the focus point is different, I think that importing camera and lights with element 3d really helps.Makes the work flow even better.
4 years ago
Hi guys,
This is my page about my tutorials with Element 3D... Enjoy.

http://fr.tuto.com/formateur/wyfilms.htm

Cheers.
    4 years ago
    Bruno, your videos looks great! It's a shame it's not in English as I would have gone through your tutorials. You really know your stuff! Well done!

    http://rockyent.co.uk
    Sanee Ahmed
    4 years ago
    They are amazing. Can you please convert them in English? I don't mind Urdu either :)
Brian Stevens
4 years ago
Hey i was wandering if you could add a project file option within element 3d UI and so when we get tired of making scene we can save as project file the whole scene and continue later still editable you know it's different from saving group folder as .e3d
Adobe After Effects | 3D Studio Max | ELEMENT 3D 2.2

Watch it on vimeo: https://vimeo.com/132726846
John Robins
4 years ago
Installed E3D update to 2.2, set up AE, went to Scene Setup, inserted basic model to check Group Symetry function, BUT no Group Symetry icon to use. Please any one offer thoughts/suggestions.
    lj
    4 years ago
    check this tutorials it explain almost all about element 3D it tells you also a shortcuts

    http://motionanddesign.net/lots-new-element-3d-v2-tutorials/
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    have you checked for the symbol when you select the group folder that is containing the objects?
    John
    4 years ago
    Same problem, turns out, the patch is not updating the plug in. Still says version 2.0.7 in "about". Ran patch twice, rebooted, the works. Tried with existing and new AE projects. Mac, AE CC 2014
ELEMENT 3D v2.2 | Watch "EDM - One Boogie":
http://vimeo.com/132633572
Parth
4 years ago
Hey Andrew,
Can you please explain how to create a 3d face track and apply things like robotic eye or some burned face kind of effect? I saw your NAB15 Presentation and was thrilled to learn more things from you :)
Big Fan of yours....

- I am 16yrs old and I'm proud to live in a world where you are there ...
Thank You.
Paul B
4 years ago
Hi everyone,

Is the "3D Object as a Replicator Shape" for particles removed?
If not, how is it setup now?
I'd really like to use it.

Thanks
8T3
4 years ago
I love how quick it is to create awesome 3D scenes. Check this render out - https://vimeo.com/130036787
Abel
4 years ago
Awesome release!....
Mister Kramer I thing that we need new 3d Model packs, Choppers??? Ground military vehicles?...just saying
Michael
4 years ago
Hi everybody,
Can anyone send me a link where I can learn to track a face/head and other body parts, then use C4d model to attach to that body part. Even better, if I can attach E3D model to the part. Example, replace head with robot head, or arm with robot arm or big gun.

Thank you in advance...
    Enzo
    4 years ago
    hi, i tried to track face, but geometry is very hard to fine exact where is head, but others parts of body, i think that is not possible for now, end head, is hard to, because, you should make 3d head exactly like the real head , the best is tracking in others soft end import sequence in element 3d , using the kinect of xbox, or other, it's just an opinion.
    Michael
    4 years ago
    Ok - PFTrack ...
    Brilliant tracking software that helps a great deal with my question.
Schmaise
4 years ago
hey andrew and everyone else in here..
can you guys recommend a good tutorial for a complex camera movement. i tried everything. it just won't look smooth. i have started from scratch about 20 times by now. played around with pinning the camera to a null object. either the keyframes are heavily visible or or the motion is smooth but the camera is turning in weird ways. tried to correct the bezier curves by hand but it just won't work.
kinda frustrated at this point.. sorry
if anyone has good link or idea it would be much appreciated. thx
Ben
4 years ago
Very cool as ever! I wonder if Element will support Apples new Metal Engine on el Capitan. And if yes will the speed increase?

Best Ben
    Cameron
    4 years ago
    I hadn't even thought of that! Metal support would be awesome. Put my firepros to work!
    Ben
    4 years ago
    Would be awesome!
Bertal FX
4 years ago
Hi !

Thanks for those grate update. I can't move from my computer.
I use shortcut a lot and I thnik it might be really usefull to have some in E3D. Changing tool with the mouse slowdown the workflow.
Thanks for reading.
Steven M
4 years ago
Have you guys yet tried to add parallax mapping? Can we expect to see that feature in the future? Along with that, can we expect relief mapping (also known as parallax occlusion mapping or self-shadow mapping)? Both of these are used a great deal in video game render engines, and can be done quite efficiently. They can also be done using the same map, just add an occlusion check-box and self-shadow check-box to the parallax tab (if you make one).

Here's an example of a simple parallax openGL shader (starting on page 16): https://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/tutorials/TyphoonLabs/Chapter_4.pdf

An example of relief/occlusion/self-shadow mapping can be found here:
https://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/tutorials/TyphoonLabs/Chapter_4.pdf

Please add them one day! Pretty please! They would be fantastic additions to the Element 3D tool kit, and I would absolutely love it even more than I already do! :D
Chrisitan
4 years ago
Will there be a VR version of Element in the near future? Looking forward to any AR/VR additions to AE and Element. 360 degree environments and rendering out stereo side by side and over under comps. Just curious.
    Koz
    4 years ago
    This would be awesome
john robins
4 years ago
Installed E3D update to 2.2, set up AE went to Scene Setup, inserted basic model to check Group Symetry function BUT no Group Symetry icon to use.
Michael
4 years ago
Hi Andrew !
Awesome software.
Would it be possible to include a way to import the animation of a character from C4D when it is rigged. AE kind of does it and I know E3D does include animation, but not if it's rigged. If it's at all already possible, can someone please tell me how or direct me to a tutorial

Thanx
    Tony Chau
    4 years ago
    Hey Michael,

    I haven't found another way to do it, but I use the plugin SteadyBAKE to make the files into .C4D sequences (kinda like .OBJ's) and then import them into Element 3D.

    There are other plugins that do the same, but you have to pay for those, where as SteadyBAKE is free. I think there is a tutorial on Youtube that shows how to properly use the plugin with C4D.


    Here's a link: http://tcastudios.com/?page_id=6
    Michael
    4 years ago
    Thanx Tony, I will check it out, sound interesting.
    Arnold
    4 years ago
    Hi Michael, you can directly import C4D file in Element 3D v2, be sure all files are editale before you save it as C4D file..
Danilo
4 years ago
Hey Andrew...
E3DV2 is a amazing update with a bunch new features and so much more.
But... please man, If possible, release a update that makes E3DV2.2 compatible with Adobe AE CC 2015.
Same with optical flares.

Please man.
    Danilo Garcia Amancio
    4 years ago
    KKKKKKKKKKKK sorry, disregard this message kkkkk

    Just now I stopped 1 minute to read the release description kkkkkk
    Thanks man. And again... Sorry for this. I'm a idiot.
enzo
4 years ago
Good evening, we would like a tutorial, which shows the tracking of the face, as in the conference with adobe. you sir Andrew Kramer, one you have to apply it a few days ago that.
thank you in advance
Art
4 years ago
Subsurface Scattering's not working when shadow's activated, simple bug here
danny
4 years ago
need ur help pals. pls any1 to share me twich.zip complete version cos d 1 i hv jst corrupted. pls help me
Danilo
4 years ago
Hey Andrew.
Dude, HELP ME PLEASE!

Is there anyway to create animated 3D objects (inside E3DV2, of course) by adding a native AE mask that has animations on its path propriety and then extruding it?
I know.... E3D has a amazing tool to import OBJ sequence. But, for this I need create my animation 3D object inside a 3D software like 3DS MAX, exporting the sequence OBJ files and then import to E3D. But, I would like to know If is possible make the whole thing inside the AE, by just extruding a animated layer mask.

Sorry my bad english. I'm brazilian and I don't want using google translate for this.

Thanks bro.
    Danilo
    4 years ago
    ...by adding a native AE mask that has animations its path propriety *on Custon layer and mask* and then extruding it*
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    Animated masks are'n supported by Element but works quite nice (since V1) with the propper setup.
    Check out Josh Burns tutorials about the basics:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbRJUP-5pzc
    Luciano Daluz
    4 years ago
    Danilo, Use the same way you do to create 3d TEXT.

    Portuges brasil.entre no help do E3D ou veja os tutoriais. bem simples fazer isso. Cria o mask e depois use da mesma forma que usa para criar textos em 3d.
    Danilo
    4 years ago
    Luciano thanks for your reply.
    Dude, I know create logo with mask and then extrude it in E3D. But I realy don't know if is possible to create animated extrusions by just extruding a animated mask.
Cyrus
4 years ago
Everything i ever wanted is here, thank you Andrew.
we love you!!!!!!!!
4 years ago
intel graphic card work for me i dont kno why.
Curtis
4 years ago
Ive been hearing that AE 2015 is crashing due to bugs...anybody else hear differnt? Would love to install this update but I'm worried
    Valentin
    4 years ago
    Yes it does crash..
Tomas
4 years ago
Ok, good people, I have a little problem. I would want to know, how is possible to get best results for rendering in E3D V2. I mean, like photorealistic. Because I can´t get it. Maybe I don´t know some settings. I have i7 4770 and GTX 760. I need results like this one for example. How is this possible? https://vimeo.com/113717122
    Michael
    4 years ago
    Textures and light.....
    This is the best I can get it now..

    Element 3D Test
    https://youtu.be/jT5bXQyXTPI
    Dr_Stef
    4 years ago
    It's definitely got a lot to do with how you light the scene and the textures, what Michael already noted. Maybe you just need to up the multi and super sample rate a bit you might have it set on a lower setting, also there is a checkbox that says USE DRAFT TEXTURES, see if that is not accidentally on, and what happens when you bump the sample rate up to lets say 8x.
    Other than that yeah, it's a lot to do with modelling, textures, lighting and your camera movements. Like, it's not just the gfx card that makes your scene beautiful ;)
Bosko
4 years ago
Andrew, will you make a 3d hole pack and 3d head_stiches? If not where can I get it? Bosko.
Omer Saleem
4 years ago
Please suggest a solution
I am unable to obscure 3D object behind 3d layer of after effects
Its just rough video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfNMDF-LHzc&feature=youtu.be
JimmyNEMESIS
4 years ago
is anytime soon we would be able to import othe file then C4d,Obg,e3d ? i was wondering if we can export then to other then those , would be cool to be able to import .3ds and other
4 years ago
Hi.... thanks for this amazing plugin, but there is few bugs in Element 3d V2.2 and it would be great to fix this

1- Shadow and opacity of any object (shadow not fade with opacity). not working together as it was in AO in V2.0
2- After effects Comp as Custom Texture Maps... not working
3- Matte Alpha material it has matte issue as i want to use it above other objects.

As a suggestion if you can do layers in the material editor, so we can composite materials, this would be WOW.

My best regards
fernando
4 years ago
Thanks Videocopilot Team. I suggest a new feature few months ago.....and you make it!

Awesome, thanks thanks thanks

I know...my english...i know...
4 years ago
Sup dudes!

Okay, problem time (well, not a problem, just.. my problem)

When using a group symmetry, the reflections are only useful on the original item, while the instances glitch. So, I've been creating and positioning my geometry within a group folder at 0,0,0 which has symmetry turned on so as to 'see' my final idea take shape. Then once happy, turning the symmetry off, duplicating the group and rotating the folder 180 degrees.

So I guess, my question is, is this currently the only workaround? Or have I missed something?
Regis cardoso
4 years ago
Parabens pelo grande trabalho
Steven Jenkins
4 years ago
Just clicked in my little brain how you made the SOLO model. I had just been staring at it and ... Now to go try something!
albertt
4 years ago
this version is compatible with intel graphics HD?
Loïc Scutnaire
4 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I really love what you do. I get a question about the settings of your computer.
I imagine that the question has been already asked. But I'd like to work with Element 3D without any bug, any crash. I want that it works very fluid and fast.
Can you tell me de settings of your computer?

Thank you very much
Loïc Scutnaire
4 years ago
Amazing plugin, very good teacher.
Artem
4 years ago
Add cartoon shader plz.

(cartoon edges + light settings).
4 years ago
AMAZING UPDATE! for months now i've not even opened 3ds max lol
4 years ago
Another great tutorial...I second the call for a tutorial on Matt's Face.
Kawika
4 years ago
Amazing update. Thanks for all your hard work and buy your engineers a beer.
4 years ago
Great improvement! Love it! Specially the matte shadow with alpha and the symmetry option!
Zedul
4 years ago
Need tutorials about the VFX for Matt's face please... cool features and really worth for waiting...
Fatmir
4 years ago
Hi Andrew very nice job in update of Element 3D v2.2
I have a question can you explain how did you make this effect in Element 3D V2.
https://twitter.com/videocopilot/status/549698691645177857/photo/1
I have two months to try to do this but without success.
Thanks.:D
4 years ago
This is very cool update : symmetry feature !!
Thank You and Thank You
Serpin
4 years ago
Any plans to add Alembic Ogawa support?
It's opensource, compact, clean and supported by most 3D-apps nowadays.
FBX is nice and all, but proprietary and comes in all kinds of flavors, is clunky and can be bloated with lots of data E3D will never need to support.
4 years ago
i want to bulid a computer to run element 3D and daz 3d
i got 1000$ AUS
what should i buy!!?
4 years ago
Thank you very much for this update! It came just in time! The matte reflexions & matte shadows checkboxes just make my current project so much efficient and better looking.
Kevin
4 years ago
can you export an obj. sequence?
4 years ago
This update looks really good. How did you get the 3d model of Matt's face?
Sameer Khan
4 years ago
Hey i was wandering if you could add a project file option within element 3d UI and so when we get tired of making scene we can save as project file the whole scene and continue later still editable you know it's different from saving group folder as .e3d
4 years ago
That was meant as an answer for Jeremiah.
    Jeremiah
    4 years ago
    Thanks Steven,
    Do you know whether or not a single C4d file runs faster than an OBJ sequence? My GPU cant handle animations that are too big (understandably), but I dont know if that is just because it is a sequence and that Element has to buffer 24 models per second.
    Steven Jenkins
    4 years ago
    Jeremiah, I haven't compared speeds between the two formats. In one of Mr. Kramer's tutorials, I think the intro to E3D 1.5, he explains that with an obj sequence, all of the frames are loaded simultaneously into your VRAM. So it follows that too many obj frames in your sequence would cause your graphics card to crash, depending on how much VRAM you have. (more VRAM = more obj frames) I don't know if C4D animations work the same way. The number of polygons and texture size come into play as well.
4 years ago
As of 2.0.7, motion blur works with animated C4d files. Motion blur does not work on obj sequences.
Kris
4 years ago
This is very cool update with matte reflection and symmetry feature. However, I still find loading PNG is troublesome in the latest release. I am loading up PNG image on diffuse map and turning on matte alpha, the region i expect to be opaque becomes black and it doesn't go away until i tweak alpha threshold. Alpha threshold gives bad result with rough edges. I am not sure where it went wrong, please point me in right direction.
    4 years ago
    Remember the alpha feature works for matte shadow only.
    Joel
    4 years ago
    Why would they only add support for alpha on matte shadows?
    I would have rather seen an update with decent alpha channel support then the rest of these updates..

    Major dissapointment imho.
    4 years ago
    Am facing the same issue too, :(
    dean
    4 years ago
    E3D rules, things can only get better through trial and error, disappointment is not part of progress.
    4 years ago
    Totally agree with you Joel. really dissapointment
Ben Jones
4 years ago
Man, awesome work once again. Was wondering were you guys went, but now I know where!! Thanks :)
Jeremiah
4 years ago
Just out of curiosity, will an animated C4d file be superior to an OBJ sequence when it comes to performance and motion blur as it is only one file and not a bundled group?
Thanks
Steven Jenkins
4 years ago
Any idea what this means? "Randomized Raytrace samples for multi-pass motion blur"
Sounds like a ray-traced motion blur render of some sort, but I see no options which seem to pertain to this.
    4 years ago
    Basically you can use fewer samples if motion blur is on. Because the motion blur passes will have randomized samples. So 5 ray trace samples with 6 motion blur samples is like 30 Ray-Trace Samples.
    Steven Jenkins
    4 years ago
    Hey, thanks for the reply! Is there something I need to do to turn on the ray trace for motion blur? I see the motion blur samples but where is the ray trace samples for motion blur?
4 years ago
Thanks to you this could be achieved in ELEMENT V2 you will be proud

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvcZvM3_rUg

thanks for your hard work man, Thanks to you we designers pay the bills with this amazing plugin. If you want I would love to show some VC advertisment with my work. anyway thank you!
lionxq8
4 years ago
great job,

could you please upload the project file for download, so we can understand how did you make each composition ? especially the face part.

thanks,
4 years ago
Anyone else having problems with the flares or heat plugin installation? Do I need to install all E3D components from start or something? Thanks...
Noa
4 years ago
How is foggy glow made in the background in the first picture and the video thumbnail?
4 years ago
Can't wait to watch a in depth tutorial about how you joke around with Matt's face! :D
4 years ago
Is element 3D v2.2 compatible with adobe after effecr cs6
4 years ago
Is that Maserati in your favorites folder the one in the trailer for intercept. I'm really excited about the update and the upcoming short film thanks so much andrew.
Luciano Daluz
4 years ago
Alot of questions asked in here are answered here:http://www.videocopilot.net/docs/element2/
Soren
4 years ago
Hey Andrew and VC

I work with element 3d (and 3ds max) professionally in advertisement and I have to say I'm so greatfull for what you guys are creating. It makes my worklife simpler and more fun. The thoughts behind elements 3d is completely in sync with my workflow and so far, whatever i have been missing in the previous versions, have been implemented in the next. Amazing.

Thank you

Soren
4 years ago
I like feature for exporting OBJs. Just a quick question, during export (i've downloaded update yesterday, I did not test it yet) is it possible to collect custom materials for objects?
Darren M
4 years ago
more 3d packs please Andrew......
XinGeR
4 years ago
please put a direct link to download this video & better quality.
tnx.
Alaind
4 years ago
Alleluia !!!!!Alleluia !!!!!Alleluia !!!!!Alleluia !!!!!
bobomet
4 years ago
Hey ... what is the keyboard shortcut to moving my group folder components toward and away from each other like Andrew does in the tutorial?
I can't seem to figure it out ...
bobomet
4 years ago
Fabulously well done Andrew and VC. I needed some of the new features before I realized it.
KC
4 years ago
Is there a tutorial on importing vehicles and keeping there texture intact?
Ed
4 years ago
Nice features.

The plug-in is getting harder to learn, though. :B
    Darren
    4 years ago
    Agreed. It is starting to get a bit complex. I think features get added based on Andrews needs for effects on other projects. I actually tried to follow along with some of the options in the video and could not replicate what he was doing. Hopefully Andrew will go back to doing tutorials on real situation requirements.
    Another Darren
    4 years ago
    People will be able to do incredible things with this plugin but I rarely see anyone doing anything that's not in Andrew's tutorials. I think there's a real need for a series of comprehensive tutorials to handhold people a bit further so they can make the jump themselves into making more original works. Obviously Andrew is too busy to do this and his tutorials are a rare treat these days. I really wish he'd hire someone to make these under his guidance. People would be happy to pay for an advanced course I'm sure. Nothing to stop a third party doing this but maybe no one but Andrew considers themselves accomplished enough to teach the subject as nothing's appeared so far. Anyway I'm sure we'd rather have an official product. It would be another great money earner for Video Copilot;)
    4 years ago
    Agreed. It is like a giant swiss army knife. I love all the features but find it hard to sift through the past tutorials to find simple refreshers on key features. I would pay for a comprehensive advanced class or video course/reference.
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    I'd like to disagree. Yes, there are tons of new features but it got so much easier to do basic stuff and you don't need many of the workarounds required in V1.6. Also the plugin is out since 6 months and that's a lot of time to get your hands dirty on your own.

    @Another Darren: You posted nearly exactly the same one month ago. Last time I replied with a link to a quite extensive 5 part tutorial I did about group folders and aux channels. Have you watched those? If yes, you should have quite a better understanding of some of the new features of Element V2.
    JosephG
    4 years ago
    klaus,

    Your 5 part tutorial on group folders was amazing. It was really well done, and your english is flawless...I was really blown away.

    It would be helpful if we could download the tut video, some of us have metered bandwidth, but really an amazing job.

    Now I got nothing but love for you, but

    I would totally pay VCP for advance training.
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    @josephG: Thanks for the suggestion. Tuts are downloadable now :)
    Mike
    4 years ago
    @klaus brandenburg So...time passed since the last update makes up for the lack of proper ducumentation - not in my book!
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    @Mike: Without knowing where you're stuck it's hard to tell whether your complaints are legit or just lazyness. There is documentation, there are tutorials and inspirations what to get out of V2 and there are a bunch of 3rd party tutorials that should get you on track. I wonder if i.e. Trapcode users bother Peder Norrby the same way for not making enough tutorials himself :D
    JosephG
    4 years ago
    A lot of people want a lot of things, and most from differing directions. It's a diverse community here with diverse needs.

    I'm not a person of faith, but VCP does have a number of customers that use their products for religious productions. I often don't agree with their views, I think cussing is fine, but I can respect that they don't like it.

    Andrew has a talented team of people around him, I'm sure they are processing this. I don't think it helps them if we complain about complaining (like I'm doing :P).

    I feel confidant that if people have questions, they can get them answered here or on the forums.
    Pier
    4 years ago
    Hey Kalus,
    your 5 video tutorial sounds interesting...where can i find it?
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    Another Darren
    4 years ago
    Hi Klaus. Somehow I missed you posting that link. Not sure how. I will certainly check the videos out tomorrow and thanks for putting them together.

    I've realised one thing that would make the whole learning process simpler. The Element 3d training by VC so far has been piecemeal, to mark each new release. As a result, when I get stuck I'm constantly having to wrack my brain, or if I'm lucky the notes I made, to find in which video and where in it, it was explained. Just a simple all-in-one-place logical runthrough would be a big help and confidence builder.
    dean
    4 years ago
    i found it easy to treat E3D as tool at my disposal for case by case project, instead of getting lost in it, use it for specific project, each will come with its issues and use E3D to find a specific solution. it`s like a dictionary, you can sit around and read it, but when you come across a word you know how to look it up in the book.
4 years ago
WOW!! Matte Reflection Mode!! You read my mind... Awesome new feature. Keep up the good work. This product is game changer for us.
4 years ago
The last OBJ export announcement really sounded like the "just one more thing" in the Apple conferences! Great feature !!!
4 years ago
Thnx for the quick fix! as always.
Sean
4 years ago
Wow...VCP and Andrew have done it again....guess I won't be getting much sleep the next few nights... Great work AK !
Darren
4 years ago
Wooh! Here it is. And with impeccable timing.
William
4 years ago
Any one having issues with the update? My models that were built in Cinema and imported to Element are all skewed now.
    PO.IS.ON
    4 years ago
    I tested on a recent project where pieces of a model that were from MAX (as obj) and .c4d from cinema..
    No problems on my end. All super cool.

    VCP rulez
4 years ago
Thank a lot
Great Features
Jeremy Abbott
4 years ago
Dammit Kramer...always hinting at this vehicle pack. Armoured car, SUV, helicopter, city bus...WHEN WILL WE GET IT!!!??? Gah it's going to be the most useful model pack ever when it finally arrives....
Peta
4 years ago
Hi Andrew,
great work, I wish you would make Elements available for Motion and Final Cut Pro.
regards
KC
4 years ago
Question: I have Element 3d plus additional VC plug-ins for After Effects CS6. I plan on updating to CC 2014-15. will the plug-in still work for CC? will I have to pay any additional charges?
kkehoe5
4 years ago
Did you put any restrictions on exporting the VCP models, or will I see them for free on Blendswap in the future?
Buster
4 years ago
Wow! Thank you. Very useful new features that will certainly save tons of time. Any details regarding the C4D animation integration? Can you import a C4D file with it's key frames?
Ali Rezaei
4 years ago
Thank You Andrew. Element 3D is the best forever.
Cameron
4 years ago
Also, I REALLY want to know what's in the "Secret" model folder in your Element window...
    lj
    4 years ago
    hmm maybe is 3rd modelso for destruction and explosions something like corners of destroyed buildings ? or even better animate obj sequence of explosions so you can stop the time and camera can go through and around explosion.
Cameron
4 years ago
I would pay cash money for a destruction model pack with these 3D holes, and I-beams and stuff like that. Those are legit.
XinGeR
4 years ago
Wow i don't have any words to say O _o
John
4 years ago
Really loving the group symmetry option, and I am currently working on a project where I'll sure be able to use the dynamic group folder reflections. You guys just saved me a ton of time, and I can't thank you enough!

Keep up the great work, Andrew. You have a customer for life!

John
4 years ago
Amazing update! And so glad it works with AE CC 2015! Great job! Well done guys!! :)

It's a great tool for really fast turnaround high quality stuff. If anyone has a sec check this example below of something we had to do in 2 days for a TV pilot. The drone model was based on a CAD drawing we cleaned up in C4D and then rigged and animated entirely within Element 3D V2. Everything else was all done in Element too. Certainly couldn't of done it in a different 3D package or using AE & C4D's Cineware in such a short space of time.

https://vimeo.com/129826530
    4 years ago
    VERY COOL! Would love to see a tutorial step-by-step of the process for this finished piece.
4 years ago
Such awesome !
I just tested a few new features, based on your own "light streaks" idea, seen in one of your example :

https://vimeo.com/131091306

Your plugin reaaaally rocks !!
muhamed eldesoky
4 years ago
hey Andrew , please make some tutorials for using E3D and how to bulid a space ship on it and many thing and how to use motion design 2
4 years ago
Wow!!!! I am so impressed. So that also means I can export E3D scene to OBJ and have it 3D printed?!!
Mário
4 years ago
Super features! Hats off! I would like to ask you. Is there possibility to create function "invisible objects but objects shadows visible"? It will help to render independent objects and shadows layers and make detachedly colour corrections or another editing e.g
Thank you for all! Mario
    4 years ago
    You can turn off object visibility, but leave cast shadows on. Around 21 minutes in the video above Andrew talks about it. :)
Daniel
4 years ago
Wow! Does it export OBJ before or after the deformers from E3D are applied?
4 years ago
New features look awesome, especially the matte reflection and symmetry, and the obj export is genius!

Question: Any possibility of adding collisions in the future?
Redo
4 years ago
Brilliant New Features
math
4 years ago
you are the best Andrew.I Love you
francis
4 years ago
you touch my heart in first seconds of this tutorial ... but i know you ... a man ... You never disappointed ... you done it.
4 years ago
Yes!!!
Save Group Folder as E3D file - that feature I have needed!
Thank you and Best regards!
Alex

P.S. Looking forward for more model packs!
shay
4 years ago
hey guys, whats the difference between the E3D v2.2 patch or the full installation ?

thanks
Michael
4 years ago
Hi!
Can you tell us a bit more about the "Improved C4D support file support with animation"
Lj
4 years ago
Hi Andrew
Is it anny chance for next patch to have option in UV Mapping next to UV Repeat to lock scale ?
Example i would adjust x and than need to input same number from x to y. It is more easy to see material on the fly than first input x than copy that number to y. It would be great if is possible to constrain proportions option which controls whether the width and height are linked to scale together, maybe something like lock switch next to it ?
    Koz
    4 years ago
    I'd like too see this eventually as well...
4 years ago
Superb! Love the group save feature especially! Great work as always Andrew and the team!
Omegu
4 years ago
Hey! I created this Light Saber using Element 3D & Cinema 4D. Also I used the world position pass for the beam. What do you think? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNhjD6lqiU
    JAbm
    4 years ago
    Cool
jakdaniel
4 years ago
with v2.2 you have solved the problem of the environment with the geforce gtx 980?
    John
    4 years ago
    I upgraded to v2.2 today and it fixed the environment issues with my gtx980! Back in business.
Denis
4 years ago
Please add selection multiple objects in scene with "Shift" by clicking only on first and last objects. :)
    Koz
    4 years ago
    Yes PLEASSSSE :)
    klaus brandenburg
    4 years ago
    do you mean in object view? what you can do now is hiding multiple meshes and then alt-click on the visibility checkbox to invert your selection. pretty handy new feature!
    3 years ago
    best this site for plugine download :varnaweb.ir
John
4 years ago
what method did you use for face tracking?
    Dimitar
    4 years ago
    I was wondering that too. It would be really cool if Element had support for any of the matchmoving software :(
4 years ago
Hey Andrew! Love Element 3D. Will you guys ever have dynamics features or the ability to bring in cached simulations? I've been working on some stuff and having the ability to work in 3D space without the sims being 2D would be excellent!

https://vimeo.com/131022609

Looking forward to Intercept!
Daron Sneed
4 years ago
Wow! You guys have done it again. Thanks for your devotion to our world.
BlurMotion
4 years ago
please update Optical Flares for Nuke9
Artemus
4 years ago
First you got us all pumped up with your up coming short-film and without any warning..THIS! Thank you Brotha Andrew. Thank you.
Joe
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew, it works perfect in PC CC 2015.
Your plug-in is the BEST.

Here is a quick experiment importing sequential OBJ files https://youtu.be/CVLzLWDLjJY
Martyn Tranter
4 years ago
I thought that FBX was going to be in this update? is this still planned?
    4 years ago
    Probably 2.5
    Martyn Tranter
    4 years ago
    Thanks for the reply! at least you guys have not forgot about it. Loving the OBJ export though really happy about that.
VF
4 years ago
Will replicated particles able to reflect each other and the scene in this version?
4 years ago
How on earth do you have time to do this update release and a film at the same time? That's very god-like.
4 years ago
Well worth the wait!! Perfect timing
Brian
4 years ago
YESSSSS! FINALLY! Thank you so much Andrew!
Koz
4 years ago
Very cool..love the new symmetry option. My custom layer environment isn't showing up in the Element viewport...it's just black. Any ideas?
Seun
4 years ago
You're beautiful. Thank you
Brick Productions
4 years ago
Hey Andrew! I was able to recreate the Avengers title sequence ENTIRELY in After Effects! While this isn't a replacement for C4D but it is awesome if you want to animate a small thing!

Avengers Titles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhTQaHW7Xg
4 years ago
Now we know why you had to wait. For the CC 2015 launch.
wayne satterlee
4 years ago
Thank you Team VC as always you take it up a notch!
parsec3d
4 years ago
awwww...
some...

thanx for the .obj export feature. highly appreciated :)

...and of course for AE CC 2015 compatibility

HOOOORAY!!!
Júlio César
4 years ago
Amazing plugin, very good teacher.
Echelon Red Studios
4 years ago
Yes!!! Now all Adobe has to do is fix those bugs on AE 2015 and we're good! Can't wait to try it out! ....Right after I get off the toilet...
Kevin
4 years ago
Nice!!

Here's a short I worked on and used E3D for the fx. Even used the animating a still tut for one shot. Hope you don't mind :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6fCTVQ3fW8
4 years ago
Amazing! Just Amazing!
Chris Siegfried
4 years ago
OBJ EXPORT!!! YES!! SUPER EXCITED! ( as you can tell from my caps haha) Thanks man! your the best!
    Chris Siegfried
    4 years ago