Contains Element 3D v2 + BackLight + Motion Design 2 + Pro Shaders 2! Save $100 (Pre-TF Discount)
Element 3D is lightning-fast and easy to use, allowing motion design and visual effects artists to import native Cinema 4D or OBJ files into Adobe After Effects and clone, manipulate, and distribute them with it’s unique particle array system. BackLight allows artists to create gorgeous reflections inside Element 3D, with 50 8K Environment maps. Create unique shapes and animations with the Video Copilot Motion Design Pack, which includes 500 abstract 3D design objects and HD models. Finally, Pro Shaders 2 comes with more than 300 tiled materials, including metal, fabric, plastic, concrete and more, for creative and realistic textures in Element 3D.
For ideal performance we reccomend at least a GeForce 285 or ATI 3870 with 1GB of VRAM.
C4D FILE SUPPORT:
Requires CINEMA 4D R12 and newer to import inside Element.
RENDER FARM SUPPORT?
It is possible to use Element on a network render farm but we do not reccomend or support it because inconsistencies of GPU rendering. Since Element renders with impressive speed on a single GPU it is ideal to pre-render any 3D elements before pushing to the render farm.
Film Riot has created a clever short film entitled U.F.Oh Yeah, Directed and written by Ryan Connolly and starring Josh Connolly, the film is about a U.F.O. enthusiast and conspiracy theorist who has an encounter with extraterrestrials that doesn’t go quite as one might expect. After the film, learn about how some of the effects were made. There are a whole series of videos here and they’re fantastic!!
Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot has a new tutorial on a technique he didscovered for generating Imaged Based Lighting Effects with Video Copilot Element 3D! Use an environment map to illuminate a 3D scene with Element 3D. Andrew explains.
Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: "In this tutorial we’ll use a technique called Depth Compositing to combine stock footage with 3D rendering and the use a Z-Depth pass. This method allows you to place 2D elements like stock footage into the depth of a 3D render. I also demonstrate how to export a Z-pass from 3D max, Cinema 4D and even use Element 3D to output a depth channel."
Post by Joren Kandel at The Pixel Lab: "David Biederbeck, from beckmotion.com, has been helping me out with converting The Pixel Lab model packs into Videocopilot Element 3D ready packs.""In this extensive tutorial he’ll go through the entire process of exporting a model from C4D to Element 3D. This includes how to bring in the geometry and also the textures. It’s a bit tricky, but this tutorial should give you a good picture of the workflow."