High Performance After Effects™ Plug-in for
creating Motion Design & Visual FX!
REAL 3D OBJECTS!
  • Import 3D Objects & Textures
  • OBJ & C4D Formats
  • Animation OBJ Sequences
  • Textures: PNG, JPG, HDR, EXR
NEW: Automatic Texture Importing
  • OBJ with MTL
  • C4D Files
SELECT A BUNDLE & SAVE!
SAVE WITH OUR ELEMENT 3D V2 BUNDLES!
3D SHADOWS
SOFT SHADOWS AND AMBIENT OCCLUSION
OPENGL Shadows: (Faster)
• Supports Spot Lights & Parralel Lights
• Soft Shadows for Spot Lights
• Up to 8K Map Resolution & Sample Quality
• Shadow range based on map size
IMPROVED SSAO: (Faster)
• New SSAO includes quality presets
• Tighter contact & SSAO Color Tint
Ray Trace Shadows & AO (slower)
• Supports All Light types
• Accurate Soft Shadows
• Renders slower & Requires more memory
• Ray Trace features require OpenCL GPU
Ray Traced AO: (Slower)
• Accurate contact edges
• Slower that SSAO
Cast Shadows In your Scene!
• Cast shadows using special Matte Shadow Material
• Supports Shadows and Ambient Occlusion Shading
• Options for shadow color tint and opacity
3D NOISE & DEFORM
DISTORT YOUR 3D OBJECTS
• Multiple Distortion Noise Modes
• Advanced fractal settings
• Combine with transfer modes!
LOW POLY
DISTORTION
PARTICLE NOISE
WITH SUB-SURFACE SCATTERING
3D BEND & TWIST
DYNAMIC REFLECTION MAPS!
SIMULATE OBJECT REFLECTIONS!
DYNAMIC SPHERICAL MAP
• Ideal for complex objects
• Simulate near by reflections
• Aproximates reflections
(non-ray traced)
MIRROR SURFACE
• Works on any flat surfaces
• Supports blurry reflections
TURN IT ON!
For best performance use dynamic reflections on essential objects to preserve GPU memory
REDESIGNED INTERFACE
PRODUCTIVITY STARTS HERE
FEATURES:
• New Group Folders
• Combine 3D Models in groups
• Transform objects inside
• High Quality preview with reflection
• New Texture Levels control
NEW PARAMETRIC OBJECTS
• Create Primitives objects
• Edit segments and size
• Use as Particle Replicator shape
BEVEL & EXTRUDE
CREATE INCREDIBLE 3D TEXT
FEATURES
• Extrude Text & Mask Shapes
• Built-in Bevel Presets
• Animate Individual characters
• Multiple Bevels per Object
NEW BEVEL OUTLINE
EXTRUDE FROM SHAPE EDGES
TRANSFER MODES &
WIREFRAME MATERIALS
WIREFRAME
• Control wireframe settings per material
• Great for UI design or HUD graphics
MATERIAL TRANSFER MODE
• Set materials to ADD or SCREEN
• Composite Smoke and fire with ease
• Objects blend in 3D Space
SUB-SURFACE SCATTERING
SIMULATE TRANSLUCENT MATERIALS
COMPATIBILITY
COMPATIBLE SYSTEMS:
• After Effects CS5, CS6, CC, CC 2014 - CC 2017
• Windows 7 SP1 & up
• Mac 10.8.5 & up
IMAGE FORMATS
• HDR
• EXR
• DDS
• JPEG 8-bit
• PNG 8-bit 16-bit
• After Effects layers can be used up to 32bpc
3D FILE FORMATS
• OBJ
• C4D R12 & up
SPECIFICATIONS
ELEMENT CAPABILITIES:
• 3D Rendering in After Effects
• Create Complex Animations
• Physically Based Materials
• 3D VFX and Motion Graphics
• 3D Particle Shapes
• Wireframe
• Sub Surface Scattering
• Shadows and AO
PRODUCT LICENSING
LICENSE INSTALLATION:
Element requires a hardware license to be generated. We have built this into the plugin so it can be done faster!
SINGLE LICENSE:
A single license of element can be installed on one workstation computer and one personal laptop.
MULTI-LICENSE PURCHASE:
If you need to purchase more than 5 Licenses, please contact us for volume pricing.