Element 3D Version 2 is Now Available!
Video Copilot has released their much anticipated 3D object and particle render engine: Element 3D V2. New features and improvements include Shadows, Dynamic Reflection maps, Physically Based Shaders, 3D Distortion & Deform, New Material types, Transfer Modes and enhanced bevel tool
For almost two years, Video Copilot has been perfecting the high performance Element 3D V2 Plug-in for After EffectsTM. Used for Motion Design and Visual FX, it allows artists to import 3D objects directly into Adobe After Effects, and from there bring them to life.
Version 2 is packed with new features and improvements. It has real-time shadow mapping and greatly improved Ambient Occlusion. Also, those familiar with the first version will instantly notice the brand new interface, which has dozens of improvements. Video Copilot has also reworked the entire render engine to be faster and more efficient, giving artists not only better performance inside After Effects, but also better render speeds.
These elements are only a part of the massive overhaul. Some more of the many features include: Dynamic Reflection Maps; 3D Noise and Deform tools: Bend, Twist and Taper; Aux Animations for controlling animation inside of AE: Per-Material Transfer Modes: Per-Material Wireframe; Sub Surface Scattering Materials, and New Bevel tool for bevelling edges.
There are also three new products that are specially designed to take advantage of Version 2’s capabilities: Backlight, Pro Shaders 2 and 3D Motion Design 2.
Check out www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/ to get a better idea of why Video Copilot’s Element 3D V2 should be an essential part of your pipeline.
If you can imagine it, Element 3D V2 can bring it to life!