Video Copilot Element 3D has come in extremely handy over the past few weeks for some quick packshots and full frame supers. All of these are text-based looks and I’m yet to play with the in-depth particle settings, but so far am impressed with Element 3D.
While Element 3D isn’t as fully featured for 3D text creation as dedicated 3D applications such as Cinema 4D or plug-ins such as 3D Invigorator and ProAnimator, it’s fast, easy to use and didn’t crash once which is quite amazing for a 1.0 release.
For Act Of Valour I used Zaxwerks ProAnimator to animate the letters at the start.
The Guns, Girls & Gambling logo is a custom design, created in Illustrator and imported as paths into After Effects for use with Element 3D. The particle hits and smoke are from Action Essentials 2.
For Street Dance 2, Trapcode MIR was used to create the evolving background shapes.
Check out a breakdown of the Time Travellers look here.
The sparks were created using Trapcode Particular.
You can grab Element 3D or one of the bundles (I suggest getting the Pro Shader and Motion Design packs) for a 5% discount from Toolfarm. You can grab Trapcode Particular, MIR and any other Red Giant Software product for a 10% discount using the code “motionworks10″. You can also get 20% off ProAnimator or any Zaxwerks product using the code “motionworks”.