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I’ve been thinking a lot about mediocrity lately. I read Seth Godin’s Purple Cow, where he says that having a remarkable product is a shortcut to success.

Well, I think that’s understating it. I think the ONLY way to success is to have a remarkable product.

Especially these days, and in our industry, where there is so much competition. A time where computers and software are accessible to anybody, whether a 14 year old playing with special effects or a motion graphics legend. The amount of technology at our fingertips for such a low price means that all of a sudden just knowing the trade is not good enough.

What matters is that you say NO to mediocrity and NO to doing the same thing you did on the last video, regardless of when the deadline is. What matters is that you keep learning, trying new things, and keep pushing yourself to the bleeding edge.

Seriously, guys, I’ve seen a lot of people in a lot of jobs, and you can always tell who will succeed. There is one type of person who looks at a job in front of them and immediately says, “I cannot make this remarkable because…” Fill in the blank. Because the client is boring, because the client wants the same old thing, because the content of the video sucks, because the quality of the footage given to us is SD. You name it, I’ve heard it.

The point is this, you HAVE to look at every project you take on, and decide not to make ANY excuses. Not a single one. Period. Every video should be a chance to try something new, to make an amazing product, to step out on a limb and WOW the client. You can do it, you just have to suck it up, stop making excuses, and GET IT DONE.

I hope you guys know that this is the only way you will succeed. Light that fire under you and get to work! Be remarkable.

‎”Beware the lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck
forever.” –Peter Skillman

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to replicate the wiggle expression in Cinema 4D using the Vibrate Tag.

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Please make sure to keep checking back to this site. I have big plans for the future, including giving away freebies, free training, tutorials, showing how I deal with clients and projects, talking about current industry trends, and giving advice for your motion graphics career. I want this to become a community where we can all learn from each other and enjoy hanging out. Looking forward to it!

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Earth and Globes Pack for AE Element 3D

We have finally done it! The Pixel Lab “Earth and Globes Pack” is now available for After Effects Element3D! We’ve created over 40 earth, globe and solar models. We have everything from realistic and high poly to stylized and low poly and everything in between. Artistic, stylized, lego, minecraft, cloud scenes, solar systems: we have a bit of everything for everybody! These are prepared specifically for After Effects Videocopilot Element3D and will work in the latest version, V2.2. If you’re looking for the Cinema4D version, you can find that here.

 

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I’m extremely excited to introduce The Pixel Lab “Financial Pack!” I’ve collaborated on this project with David Biederbeck of beckmotion.com and Remco over at remmac3d.blogspot.com. We’ve created a huge pack with 20 financial themed models created for Videocopilot Element 3D. They are textured and prepped for Element so you can use them instantly in After Effects. I really hope this pack will be helpful to you!

Please note: we have excluded the 1 bank interior scene from this pack. Because of the high poly count they were not able to be prepared in Element 3D.

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20 Financial Themed Models for only $40

The models are Element 3D ready. All you have to do is unzip the file, drag the folder into your documents/videocopilot/models/My_Models folder and they will be ready to use. Many of these models are worth well over $30 individually so we have again provided a great deal in the hopes of making this affordable for everyone! If you have any questions about the pack, please e-mail me at: [email protected]

CLICK HERE TO BUY FOR ONLY $40

This pack includes:

  • American dollar bills with 3 different arrangements
  • A money suitcase filled with cash. Easily opened and closed.
  • Euro coins
  • Euro bills
  • Bar code scanner
  • Credit card machine
  • Credit card with easily customized .PSD included
  • Dollar sign shaped vault safe
  • Dollar signs raining down through skyscrapers animation
  • Bank vault safe
  • Small vault safe
  • Piggy bank in multiple colors
  • Gold bullion bars
  • Checkbook and pen, easy to animate open
  • Pirate chest
  • American coins
  • ATM machines
  • Calculator
  • Cash register

We tried to match the C4D lighting/texturing as best we could, but because of the different texture and render engines they are not exactly the same. Here are screengrabs from Element to show you the models in the interface before they are lit.

CLICK HERE TO BUY FOR ONLY $40

 


 

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I’m extremely excited to introduce The Pixel Lab “Music Pack” in Videocopilot Element 3D format! I’ve collaborated on this project with my buddy Remco, Rob Redman and David Biederbeck. We’ve created a great pack with over 20 musical themed models that are textured and prepped to be used in Videocopilot Element 3D!

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Over 20 Music Themed Models for only $40

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I’m extremely excited to introduce The Pixel Lab “Video Production Pack” in Videocopilot Element 3D format! I’ve collaborated on this project with my buddy Remco and David Biederbeck. We’ve created a great pack with 16 video production themed models that are textured and prepped to be used in Videocopilot Element 3D! I really hope this pack will be helpful to you!

Please note: we have excluded the 4 interior scenes from this pack. Because of the high poly count they were not able to be prepared in Element 3D. Because of this, the Element version is only $40 instead of $50.

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16 Video Production Themed Models for only $40

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I’m excited to share our Technology Pack for Videocopilot Element 3D with you! This product was created by Remco van der Meer and converted to Element 3D by Vic Garcia. The pack has 49 technology themed models prepared for Element. Below are all of the included models. These renders were done straight out of After Effects:

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