Element 3D is a Fast Open GL 3D object based particle Rendering Engine for After Effects, it is a third-party plugin created by Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot.
With Element 3D, you can import real 3d models to After Effects, and change all materials and other properties of model directly in After Effect. You can use shapes from a program such as Adobe Photoshop to create 3D shapes in Element 3D.
Element 3D is a program that boasts extremely high quality and fast rendering. It has many features, including object transformation, materials applications, and scene lighting. You can also create text and shapes and apply special effects, such as translucency or motion blur. Not only can you create countless 3D shapes, you can also animate them due to Element 3D’s powerful animation engine. There are several very good 3D rendering programs available, such asParticular, AutoCAD, Blender, and many other programs. These are all good programs with various strengths and Element 3D stacks up well against any of them.
For more information about plugin visit Video Copilot’s website: http://www.videocopilot.net
As I think this plugin is really cool and easy to use, more and more after effect users will start use it. I will update most of my 3d models and provide .e3d file format. With every model I will include Free Bonus Adobe After Effect Setup file with imported model and basic setup. Below you can see list of currently updated models, and if you purchase any of this models before you can download this updated one.
UPDATED Element 3D Models