Custom After Effects

Element 3D is a third-party After Effects plugin established by Video Copilot. It is a 64-bit plugin that runs in both Windows and MacOS. It is used for importing/creating 3d objects and for particle rendering. It is mostly used for motion design and visual impacts. Element can animating and rendering. It uses OpenGL to generate images more rapidly than CPU rendering is currently efficient in. The plugin includes physically based shaders, texture mapping, lighting, animating and 3D compositing tools. Although there are limitations to rendering in OpenGL compared to raytraced making, many workarounds are possible to help yield highly photorealistic outcomes, especially if the workstation is equipped with a luxury video card. Element 3d is more minimal in its capability to produce scenes from scratch than a complete highlighted 3d program such as Cinema 4d. Expert results, especially with simple scenes such as logo fly-ins and animated typography can be achieved in a relatively brief time. As with any 3d program, Element 3d has a discovering curve. While basic concepts are easy to attain, photorealism requires persistence, practice, experimentation, and a suitable OpenGL video card with a minimum of 2 GB of VRAM.


The plugin includes physically based shaders, texture mapping, lighting, stimulating and 3D compositing tools. Element 3d is more limited in its capability to produce scenes from scratch than a complete featured 3d program such as Cinema 4d. As with any 3d program, Element 3d has a finding out curve.

Custom Element 3d Example

Element 3D is a third-party After Effects plugin established by Video Copilot. It is a 64-bit plugin that runs in both Windows and MacOS. It is used for importing/creating 3d objects and for particle rendering. It is mostly used for motion design and visual impacts. Element can animating and rendering. It use...