Element 3D: First Impressions | The Motion League
  •   Element 3D: First Impressions | The Motion League Element 3D: First Impressions | The Motion League
    http://motionleague.com/2012/07/element-3d-first-impressions/

    Earlier this week, Video Copilot released their highly anticipated Element 3D plugin. I had a bit of time to play with the plugin since this week’s MoChat, and thought I would share my first impressions. This isn’t a full review or tutorial. I haven’t had enough time to invest into learning the plugin quite yet. Rather, I am just recording my initial thoughts while working through the interface. …

  • Element 3D uses composition cameras and lighting, just like Trapcode Form & Particular. So yes, you could animate lights & camera in C4D and bring those in through an AEC file.
    There are some workarounds to animating in Element, which Andrew goes over in one of the linked videos. Basically, it involves separating a model into the separate elements you'd want to animate, then brining them in individually, animating them within the groups. I didn't really explain that too thoroughly in the write-up.

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