Video Copilot's Element 3D V2 Plugin features a redesigned interface and an updated GPU accelerated processing back end to improve render times and allows many operations to be viewed in near real-time. OBJ and C4D files can be imported along with their textures and manipulated inside Adobe After Effects. Within the plugin, complex 3D objects can be broken down into their core components and are able to be adjusted or animated individually.
To make the workflow as efficient as possible, Video Copilot has simulated reflections and shadows that don't require ray-tracing. Without ray-tracing, rendering detailed 3D models is less processor intensive, and near real-time renders can be achieved without an expensive GPU.
Element 3D v2 is designed for use in Adobe After Effects CS5 or newer on either PC or Mac and is compatible with 3D models created in OBJ and C4D file formats.