Video Copilot's Element 3D V2 Plugin features a redesigned interface and an updated
GPU accelerated processing back end to improve render times and allows many
operations to be viewed in near real-time. OBJ and C4D files can be imported along with
their textures and manipulated inside Adobe After Effects. Within the plugin, complex
3D objects can be broken down into their core components and are able to be adjusted
or animated individually.
To make the workflow as efficient as possible, Video Copilot has simulated reflections
and shadows that don't require ray-tracing. Without ray-tracing, rendering detailed 3D
models is less processor intensive, and near real-time renders can be achieved
without an expensive GPU.
Element 3D v2 is designed for use in Adobe After Effects CS5 or newer on either PC or
Mac and is compatible with 3D models created in OBJ and C4D file formats.
Physical Shader System
Easily create more realistic materials based on real-world object properties. Modeled
materials can be dragged and dropped onto objects to model realistic surfaces. A new
"glossiness" adjustment allows for a consistent change in the model's reflectivity between
its specular highlights and the reflected background environment.
Dynamic Reflection Maps
Element 3D can cleverly create reflections in 3D objects without processor-intensive ray-tracing.
It does this by creating a spherical map from the center of the object outward, and anything
captured in that map is reflected on the surface of that object. This feature enables near
real-time rendering of reflections.
Ambient Occlusion Light Influence
Creates realistic lighting gradients in shadows by reducing ambient occlusion in relation to
the luminance values of an area.
Ray-Traced Shadows and Ambient Occlusion
For more accuracy and realism, you can use ray-traced shadows and ambient occlusion instead
of the standard real-time settings. The ray-tracing is GPU accelerated through OpenCL in
order to speed up render times.
Animate specific components of your 3D models by assigning those parts to one of ten
available animation channels. You can use this to create simple moving rigs within After
Effects. You can assign multiple parts to a single channel to have the parts move in unison.
Allows light to penetrate the surface of your object to have it exit at different, irregular points.
This creates a look that's ideal for rendering translucent materials such as skin, leaves, and marble.
Automatically Import MTL Files
If an OBJ file that you want to load into Element 3D has an MTL (material) file associated with it,
you can choose to import that file to retain relevant textures throughout your workflow.
Video Copilot's Pro Shaders 2 adds a library of over 300 physical textures to Elements 3D V2.
The physical textures in Pro Shaders 2 are modeled after 12 real material categories like metal,
concrete, wood, glass, stone, and plaster. Textures are fully tiled to seamlessly integrate into
Upgrade your Video Copilot Element 3D Plugin with Backlight 8K Light Maps.
Backlight adds 50 environment maps and 35 photographic light maps and arrays
to the existing environments and maps within Element 3D V2, giving you more
versatility when creating 3D content.
Add 500 high-tech and industrial themed 3D models to your Elements 3D V2 workflow with Video Copilot's
Motion Design 2. The assets contained within this package are ready to build and integrate into your
production with all of the processing efficiency provided by Element 3D V2.
Shockwave Advanced Particle Animation MotionPulse Blackbox
Shockwave is a digital stock footage collection of advanced particle animations - or shockwaves. Each elements
was simulated with real world physics and comes pre-matted for easy overlaying and coloring. Shockwaves
comes in 1080p resolution as 24fps and are available in QuickTime PhotoJPG, H.264, and ProRes 422 HQ formats.
Add sound to your shockwaves with MotionPulse. Designed to complement motion graphics design, the BlackBox
collection features five libraries made up of 35 categories, providing a total of 2000 unique sound effects. The five effects
libraries are: Machine, Velocity, Organic, Impact, and Signal. Each sound effect is fully mastered and can be used by itself,
or layered together to create new sounds. The effects are available in WAV and MP3 files at 24-bit, 96 kHz quality, and
ready for use in most audio/video applications.
Video Copilot's Metropolitan Pack: 3D Skyscrapers and Buildings is a collection of 3D Models
that are ready to use inside your favorite 3D program including the Element 3D plug-in.
- Over 100 high definition 3D models
- Antenna arrays and satellites
- Grime and worns edges
- Day and night textures included
- Multiple 3D formats: OBJ, C4D, FBX, 3DS Max, Vray
- Use with Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, and Element 3D plug-in
The Video Copilot JetStrike 3D HD Models (Electronic Download) is a collection of 3D
military and commercial aircraft models for customizable use in After Effects and
other 3D programs. For After Effects, JetStrike requires Video Copilot's Element 3D
After Effects plug-in, sold separately, as it functions within the plug-in. Outside of After
Effects, JetStrike can be used in any 3D program that supports any of the following 3D
formats: OBJ Quads, C4D (R12+), FBX Quads, 3ds Max, 3ds+ Max (Vray 1.5+). Compatible
programs include Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and Blender.
JetStrike includes 10+ highly detailed, high-resolution models, multiple 4K texture skins,
and a large selection of decals. The 4K skins cover both the exterior and interior of the
planes. In After Effects, you can animate complex formations and movements, create
epic establishing shots, and launch rockets. You'll have access to the movement of the
landing gear, turbines, propellers, exhaust intake nozzles, flaps, slats, elevators, rudders,
ailerons, weapons bays, and more. In a feature called "Mesh Visibility," you'll be able to hide
and solo any part of a plane. Using this feature, you can, for example, make the plane skin
see-through to show how a missile is lining up for launch.
JetStrike is compatible with both Macs and PCs and is supported by After Effects CS4 and
higher. In order to license properly with Element 3D, JetStrike must be purchased using the
same account used to purchase Element 3D.