Video Copilot Element 3D is a high performance After Effects™ Plug-in for creating Motion Design & Visual FX!
Element 3D allows users to import OBJ file or 3D objects created in Cinema 4D into Adobe After Effects. Users can then clone, manipulate, and distribute them with it’s unique particle array system.
Element 3D’s user interface is well-designed and easy to use. The Open GL rendering allows users to quickly create beautiful 3D text and complex particle arrays with dynamic reflections, shadows, and texture mapping, And it’s all inside After Effects! Element 3D is great for new users, as it’s easy to jump right in and it’s a lot of fun to explore. But it also has deep and complex features that will allow artists to create never-ending variations. VC Element 3D is a lot speed and power for a modest price!
WHATS NEW IN VERSION 2.2:
Updated for Adobe CC 2015
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
ELEMENT 3D V2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
After Effects CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2020
Mac 10.8.5 & up
Windows Vista, 7 (service pack 1) and up
PNG 8-bit and 16-bit
After Effects layers can be used up to 32bpc
3D File Formats
C4D R12 & Up
GRAPHICS CARD REQUIREMENTS:
Nvidia & ATI Minimum 512MBs VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 200, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 Series (Some restrictions apply)
Nvidia Quadro and Quadro FX Series (Some restrictions apply Check supported GPU list below)
ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series and Later for Windows and Mac
Supported GPU list
For ideal performance we recommend at least a GeForce GRX 285 or ATI Radeon HD 4600 with 1GB of VRAM.
RENDER FARM SUPPORT?
It is possible to use Element on a network render farm but we do not recommend 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.