Past and Present

It’s always my intention to post on the blog more frequently and then things get busy and I forget… I’m just going to start posting more often and see what kind of “slow news days” I can come up with!

Upcoming Tutorial
Today we do have some exciting news! This tuesday we will be releasing a new tutorial for creating sub-surface illumination based on the Iron Man villains! This tutorial has many great tips and trick you don’t want to miss.

Future City Pack (Free community-built model pack)
The deadline for the Future City Pack submission is JULY 20th and we are getting ready to launch the submission page for you to upload.  See Future City Pack Information.

Element 3D Update V1.6.1
Also last week we released Element 3D V1.6.1 that tackles several bugs and performance enhancements. Plus a sweet desktop background made with Element 3D!

Download the update Here

Optical Flares for Nuke Released
We also released Optical Flares for Nuke to bring our professional Lens Flare plug-in to even more feature film compositors!

Check that out Now!

POSTED:
11 years ago
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City of Tomorrow: Future City Update!

Update: Our team at Video Copilot has created 2 high quality future buildings for the community-built future city pack. The image above was created with just 2 buildings so imagine what is possible with a few great submissions from you. I’ll bet we could combine the futuristic buildings with some more modern buildings from Metropolitan for an amazing hybrid metropolis!

We’re going to do our part and make a few more buildings but we’d love for you to be part of this project.
For a few more details check out the previous post to get started!

3D Specifications:

  • Medium to High resolution models
  • Maximum polygon count of 100K (Metropolitan buildings are around 20K Polys)
  • 3D Max, Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender, OBJ (quads)
  • Square texture maps 1k, 2k or up to 4k
  • Diffuse Map, Specular
  • Optional Maps:  Illumination (The future is bright!)
  • JPG, PNG textures maps

Project Details
So recap, I had this idea was to make a free model pack of futuristic buildings and our team will package them all up together and host the download. Crazy idea, but so far we have got a ton of great interest and I’m ready to set a deadline!

Submission Deadline:
JULY 20th 2013

We’ll create a little webpage for...

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11 years ago
PLUG-INS
Futuristic City Pack?

I had this Crazy Idea last night… A Futuristic City Pack created by the collective, err I mean community for the community, that would be 100% FREE!

I know your time is precious but if we could each spare a little bit of time to make one futuristic skyscraper or tower, we could have enough buildings to create amazing sci-fi worlds!

I’ll even create a few buildings myself so there can be a little Kramer in the skyline of the future! For my kids of course. Plus I’ve never created a futuristic building and it kinda seems like a fun challenge.

We can’t do it without you!
If you have some 3D modelling skills and some free time over the next few weeks , we’d love for you to be part of this! The future is in your hands.

Our team will through the submissions and get the files organized and structured into an easy to use download that is 100% Free!

Building Ideas:

  • Unique Futuristic Skyscrapers
  • Power Plants
  • Futuristic Apartments
  • Towers
  • Future Police Station

Be Creative and Original:

Get inspired with a Google search for futuristic cities but remember to make your buildings original and unique! The sky’s the limit!

3D Specifications:

  • Medium to High resolution models
  • Maximum polygon...
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11 years ago
New After Effects is going to be Amazing!

The next version of AE will include a Free version Cinema 4D Lite!
-Import 3D Models into Cinema 4D Lite & Render inside AE!
-Wow dude, that’s great!

Here are the specs of what is included in the lite version.

Render Cinema 4D Scenes inside of After Effects with Cineware!
-Import & Render C4D Files directly inside your composition like a footage item
-Access to Multi-Pass outputs
-Import Cameras  and Lights from C4D Files or use Comp Camera

Currently the lite version doesn’t include some things like polygon modelling or physics engine, but if you already have the full version of Cinema 4D, you can still use the Cineware plug-in!

Other AWESOME new Features in After Effects Next:
-Improved Camera tracker
-Insane Roto-scoping tool!
-Better Resizing with Bicubic Resampling
-Pixel Motion Blur & more!

This is a major upgrade and we’ll let you know about pricing and release date when we find out!

“But Andrew, how does this compare with Element 3D?”
We’re excited! And this will surely keep us focused on making V2 better than ever!

Having Cinema 4D Lite available for free in the next After Effects is awesome for everyone! Plus the cineware plug-in streamlines the workflow between...

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11 years ago
Metropolitan City Templates!

The 10 Free city After Effects templates included with our new model pack METROPOLITAN are now available on the product download page along with a tutorial for customizing them and optimizing render quality. Just log-in above to your account if you already purchased the pack!

(Sorry for the delay!)

The templates are setup in AE CS5 and will work with CS5.5 and CS6.

Tutorial for Optimizing Element 3D Renders: (Good tips for all Element 3D Users)

Customizing & Optimizing Renders

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11 years ago