Category Archive for: ‘After Effects’

Announcement: Low Poly Scenery Pack for Element 3D

This is the Pixel Lab “Low Poly Scenery Pack” for Element 3D. I’ve teamed up with Remco and we have created over 75 low poly 3D models that will hopefully save you tons of time on your projects. This product is prepared exclusively for Videocopilot Element 3D in After Effects. Here are all of the included models:

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Announcement: Earth and Globes Pack for AE Element3D



Earth and Globes Pack for AE Element3D

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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Tutorial: C4D to AE Null Problems


Have you ever wanted to bring something from Cinema 4D into After Effects with some compositing tags but the nulls don’t come over correctly or are acting strangely? This “hack” of baking your animation might save your bacon and a lot of frustration. Hope it helps!

After Effects Quick Tip: A Fix for Flickering .AI and .EPS Files


Have you ever had a .eps or Adobe Illustrator file flicker when you render it? It’s super annoying and frustrating! Thankfully there is a quick fix hidden deep in the After Effects menus (like all good fixes). I hope this helps save you some frustration at some point. Cheers!

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C4D Depth Pass Tips and Free Preset Rig


Cinema 4D Depth passes are incredibly useful for compositing in After Effects. Setting them up, however, is a bit annoying. I found a really cool free preset rig by Mike Udin that lets you visualize your depth pass directly in C4D so you can set them up quickly and accurately. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

The Alley model used in the tutorial is from our City Pack.

Go here to download the free C4D Depth preset rig by Mike Udin

C4D and AE Tutorial: Tips for Realistic Compositing

Just a beginners quick tip for setting up your C4D scene so you can have a more realistic composite in AE. Hope it helps some of you out!

C4D & AE Quick Tip: Auto Orient To Camera & Look At Camera Tag


Sell 2D items in 3D space with this hack job. Quick tip on the After Effects Auto-Orient option as well as the how to achieve that effect in Cinema4D with the Look At Camera Tag.

C4D and AE Tutorial: Cappucino and Motion Sketch for Automated Animation


This is a really simple, yet incredibly useful tutorial. If you don’t know about C4D Cappucino and AE Motion Sketch these tools will really improve your workflow. They both help you automate your keyframing and animation which will save you a ton of time. I’ll also go over the Cinema4D Key Reducer function and After Effects Smoother function to dive deeper into tweaking your animation and keyframes. Enjoy!

The robot model used in this tutorial is free, you can get it here:

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Material Pack for AE Element 3D 2.0 Update!

Update: The Material Pack is now compatible with Element V2! Updates include taking advantage of the new Physical Shader properties for more realistic reflections and textures.

I’m extremely excited to introduce The Pixel Lab “Material Pack” has been converted to Videocopilot Element3D for After Effects! Over 500 C4D materials/textures to help you speed up your workflow and focus on being creative!

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Ouroboros: Free After Effects Preset for Infographics

I just found this crazy free After Effects preset called Ouroboros. It’s incredibly useful for infographics, which I’ve been doing a lot of lately. It’s based on shape layers and has a ton of sliders you can modify to come up with really creative and easy animations. Just do yourself a favor and watch their demo video, then go grab this tool for your arsenal.  Get Ouroborus here:

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