The Jetpack Bundle from Video Copilot provides you with a 3D particle based animation and rendering engine plug-in for Adobe After Effects, a collection of military and commercial aircraft 3D models, and a library of sky and aerial effects. The Bundle features Element 3D, JetSrike 3D HD Models, and Flight Kit.
Element 3D works natively inside of After Effects and includes its own Open GL rendering engine. With Element 3D, you can import objects as particles, as well as composite 3D images together using adjustable matte controls. The software also provides tools for anchoring 3D shapes and effects on another 3D object. The world position control allows you to utilize objects and matte effects in 3D space, for a realistic looking effect from any camera angle.
JetStrike features pre-made 3D HD models of military and commercial aircraft for importing into Element 3D. JetStrike includes 10+ highly detailed, high-resolution models, multiple 4K texture skins, and a large selection of decals. The 4K skins cover both the exterior and interior of the planes. You'll have access to the movement of the landing gear, turbines, propellers, exhaust intake nozzles, flaps, slats, elevators, rudders, ailerons, weapons bays, and more.
Flight Kit is designed to accompany JetStrike by providing a collection of sky and aerial tools. It features a Heat Distortion plug-in for Adobe After Effects, for creating realistic distortion for the jet engines and missiles found in JetStrike, as well as providing over 200 aircraft sounds effects, 25 HDR sky maps, and 12 HD aerial explosion clips.
Please see the links below for more information on the various components of this bundle.
Video Copilot Element 3D
Video Copilot's Element 3D is designed to be used whenever it will save you time or make your job easier. By working natively inside After Effects, you can make serious changes to your scene like change materials, add lights and even animate the camera without the intense re-rendering of traditional 3D.
Element works at compositing speed, which means you can see the final look of your scene while you make changes with virtually no interruptions.
Element uses fast Open GL rendering instead of the per-pixel Raytracing found in traditional 3D programs. The main difference with Open GL rendering is that objects do not reflect other objects in your scene. However, Element does use Reflection Mapping to generate the appearance of reflectivity without compromising speed.
Element provides artists with 3D solution right out of the box and with our various 3D Model Packs, it is easy to find great models to use right away.
Users with 3D experience will be able take advantage of Element's streamlined workflow to create impressive renderings in less time.
Element uses a custom built Open GL render engine that does not require AE CS6, in fact it even supports After Effects CS3+.
Element's render system is not related to the Open GL mode found inside the comp window. In fact it is recommended you set this to Adaptive.
Video Copilot JetStrike 3D HD Models (Electronic Download)
The Video Copilot JetStrike 3D HD Models (Electronic Download) is a collection of 3D military and commercial aircraft models for customizable use in After Effects and other 3D programs. For After Effects, JetStrike requires Video Copilot's Element 3D After Effects plug-in, sold separately, as it functions within the plug-in. Outside of After Effects, JetStrike can be used in any 3D program that supports any of the following 3D formats: OBJ Quads, C4D (R12+), FBX Quads, 3ds Max, 3ds+ Max (Vray 1.5+). Compatible programs include Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, Maya, and Blender.
JetStrike includes 10+ highly detailed, high-resolution models, multiple 4K texture skins, and a large selection of decals. The 4K skins cover both the exterior and interior of the planes. In After Effects, you can animate complex formations and movements, create epic establishing shots, and launch rockets. You'll have access to the movement of the landing gear, turbines, propellers, exhaust intake nozzles, flaps, slats, elevators, rudders, ailerons, weapons bays, and more. In a feature called "Mesh Visibility," you'll be able to hide and solo any part of a plane. Using this feature, you can, for example, make the plane skin see-through to show how a missile is lining up for launch.
JetStrike is compatible with both Macs and PCs and is supported by After Effects CS4 and higher. In order to license properly with Element 3D, JetStrike must be purchased using the same account used to purchase Element 3D.
- 10+ highly detailed, high-resolution, 3D military and commercial aircraft models
- Customizable in After Effects (Element 3D required) and other 3D programs
- 4K exterior/interior texture skins
- Large selection of decals
- Animates complex formations and movements
- Creates epic establishing shots
- Launches rockets
- Mesh Visibility hide/solo feature
- Mac and PC compatible
Video Copilot Flight Kit
Flight Kit from Video Copilot is collection of sky and aerial post-production tools. It features a Heat Distortion plug-in for Adobe After Effects, over 200 aircraft sounds effects, 25 HDR sky maps, and 12 HD aerial explosions clips. The collection is designed to go perfectly with Video Copilot's JetStrike 3D HD Models, but the tools can also be used independently with any project.