January 29, 2013

Element 3D After Effects Plug-In: Free 1.5 Update Released, Plus a Tutorial for Metropolitan Model Pack

If you thought Video Copilot's Adobe After Effects plug-in Element 3D couldn't get any better, then check out the new features the free 1.5 update is sporting: support for importing animated 3D sequences, real-time glow, new particle ordering and repeating options, ambient occlusion improvements, layer grid mode, and more. Feast your eyes on Andrew Kramer's video below for a complete tour of what's new in Element 3D:

In my opinion, the best improvement by far is the ability to import animated 3D sequences, as it makes the creation of basic crowds and flocks a fairly quick and simple task. The additional features for glow effects, fog, and organizing particles are also welcome improvements; granting the user a more precise level of control over particle arrays and the image as a whole. I can only imagine what Kramer has in mind for version 2.0.

Video Copilot also recently released the Metropolitan model pack. In the following tutorial, Kramer shows you how to use Element 3D and the model pack to set up realistic cityscapes:

What do you think of the Metropolitan model pack and the new features in Element 3D's 1.5 update? What sort of features would you like to see in future updates to Element 3D?

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The update is awesome, but the Metropolitan pack is amazing. So easy to use after watching the tutorial. And with so many options, the potential for some great video using city backgrounds is high. Here is the first video I made with Metropolitan, a short branding intro for the filmmaking group I am in.
http://youtu.be/ybZeJLT2VPk

January 29, 2013

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Nice job, Tobin!

January 29, 2013

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Cool job, Tobin !

What was it rendered on and how long did it take to render ?

January 30, 2013

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FabDex

Whoa.

January 29, 2013

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alex

What I would like to see with future updates is more animation controls. Like a extrusion slider control that can be key framed.

January 30, 2013

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bert

Tobin, great work!

January 30, 2013

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I rendered out of AE. Took a few minutes. I have a 6 core i7, 24gb RAM, and separate SSDs for programs and scratch, so rendering usually is quick. That said, I find element compositions always render fast.

January 31, 2013

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it rely help me

June 24, 2013

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kirubel hailu

Hi i have heard and read alot about element 3D, it's really great. But i dont even know how to used it. Please i need links on how to get the tutorials. Thanks

June 29, 2013

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