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Poll: Element 3D (26 member(s) have cast votes)

First impression of Element 3D plugin?

  1. F**k Video CoPilot! (1 votes [3.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  2. How much? (4 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. Very interesting, but I'm gonna need a light kit. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Whatever helps get the job done. (21 votes [80.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 80.77%

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#1 hamax1

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:48 AM

I know i'm gonna get flamed for even linking anything related to Kramer, but here we go:


WARNING this is a Video Copilot link !!!!!
http://www.videocopi...-in-element-3d/


For those who refuse to listen to him speak, or you are at work and don't want to be mocked for clicking the link, the preview includes:

a little more than particular 3D in After Effects, phaux-mentalray render, primitives, displacement, importable .OBJ's, fairly-simple lighting

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:07 AM

Already out of style and included in every 13 year old's Modern Warfare 2 kill streak youtube intro..."let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the...floooooooor"

EDIT:
NEW FOR 2011 EVERYTHING IS CHROME BALLS!!11
"let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the...floooooooor"

Edited by supaidaaman, 06 July 2011 - 05:13 AM.


#3 Marc Z

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

Looks like a cool tool. And hey, I'm not anti-VCP. I use Andrew's plug-ins a lot (just finished a spot with a ton of Optical Flare use), it's the kids copying his stuff without any further skill of their own that annoy me. Andrew himself certainly has the chops.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:22 AM

So the question here is, can you take a single hi-res model and use Element as a 3D importer? The placing of a 3D object via embedded PSD sucks, if Element respects AE cameras we might have a winner here.
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Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:32 AM

Yeah it looks great... It's funny i used to have that opinion of VCP when I was a student, I used to make my animations from carefully tweaked still designs and storyboards and get annoyed when somebody else in the class would simply take a VCP tutorial and change the text, that's all I thought it was for - templates. But since then I have found that you can learn so much from the techniques he uses and it's quite innovative sometimes. So thumbs up to VCP as a good resource and learning tool, surely effective motion graphics need to be a mixture of great design AND plugins/effects?

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

In the end it's all about what you do with it. It's a tool, not a style.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:16 PM

Looks like fun, thanks for the link. You can tell he's serious, there's barely a single 'witty aside' :P

He's quite guarded about the features shown though, nothing about birth options, movement, emitters etc - that could be due to wanting to a gradual tease, or perhaps it's not overly stable... Much as I love and (over)use Optical Flares, it's a bit of a crash-fest.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:53 PM

What platform/version of AE do you use with optical flares? I don't have any problems with it... it's particular that is a real ballache for me, especially switching from CS3 to CS5 I have so many unopenable projects

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:56 PM

Well it seems good for small stuff but I want to put it to a real test. I wonder how fast it will explode if you use a model with a decent amount of geometry.

Then again its always easier to do that kind of work in 3d and comp in AE.

But then again it could be cool

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

This looks like an awesome tool. Can't wait to try it out.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:25 PM

Agreed, this looks fantastic so far. I'm looking forward to seeing how it functions beyond creating cool-looking particle systems though - (ie, how the particles themselves can animate).

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:16 PM

I'm excited as well, interested in seeing the rest of this tool's features.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

This looks very powerful. I like that you can import your own 3D elements.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 05:02 PM

What platform/version of AE do you use with optical flares? I don't have any problems with it... it's particular that is a real ballache for me, especially switching from CS3 to CS5 I have so many unopenable projects


It's the Mac interface I think that's the source of my woes - first the custom dialog starts getting twitchy, then it won't open, then AE crashes a few moments later - luckily I can easily spot it coming. Might just be my setup of course but the VC support forum has a few similar stories. Luckily the product is decent so you forgive a few rough edges B)

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:43 AM

Looks interesting.

There is nothing wrong with what Video Co-pilot does. Lots of very well produced tutorials and mostly they are free.

If some kids want to fiddle with the Video Co-pilot AE projects and put them on their reel, that's not Kramers fault.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 07:37 PM

Element 3D is finally taking advantage of what videogames do since ages. In fact I am surprised no other plugins ever worked this way before, I always hoped for this to become true... I believe also Optical Flares uses the same technology. (Is that open GL?)
I believe this is going to set a new standard and will make motion graphics even easier to work with.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

Hopefully someone will discover a crash-free implementation.

Element 3D is finally taking advantage of what videogames do since ages. In fact I am surprised no other plugins ever worked this way before, I always hoped for this to become true... I believe also Optical Flares uses the same technology. (Is that open GL?)
I believe this is going to set a new standard and will make motion graphics even easier to work with.


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 08:27 AM

Already out of style and included in every 13 year old's Modern Warfare 2 kill streak youtube intro..."let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the...floooooooor"

EDIT:
NEW FOR 2011 EVERYTHING IS CHROME BALLS!!11
"let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the...floooooooor"


I dont have chrome balls in my MW2 kill streak intro.. maybe I should add them? 8 )




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