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Element 3D Free Update

Posted 3 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in Plug-ins

element 3d update for adobe cc

Video Copilot have reacted to the release of the new Adobe Creative Cloud and updated their fantastic particle based 3D plugin after much testing.

They advise all users of Element 3D to go ahead and download the update, whether you are running the latest Adobe software or still using a previous version.

The main change was of course to allow full compatibilty with CC 2014, but they also fixed various other bugs, in particular one that was sometimes causing startup crashes.

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Download the free update to version 1.6.2 here.

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: After Effects , Video Copilot , Element 3D , Creative Cloud ,

AV3's Guide to Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Compatible Plugins

Posted 4 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in General

With the release of the new version of Creative Cloud, it's possible that a small number of plugins will not fully function within After Effects. In most cases you'll be fine, but we've put together a list that we'll keep updated to inform you of any issues.

Check out our post on what's new in CC 2014

In a recent blog post from Adobe, they state that if your plugins worked for CS 5 and above, it's likely that they will be fine for the latest version. If you aren't sure feel free to contact us or the respective manufacturer for any technical support.

We'll go through each major manufacturer and give you all the details you need to know.

Boomer Labs:

While it hasn't received an official update in light of the new Adobe release, Max2AE is working as normal. 

Boris FX:

As one of the larger plugin manufacturers, Boris FX was quick to ensure the compatibility of their established tools with the new CC

Boris Continuum Complete 9 will work; though make sure to be running the latest version (v9.0.1)

Boris RED 5.5 has had a new updated installer released, current users that have yet to use this will need to uninstall their copy of RED and then download the new installer and run it. Get it here.


Currently, it has been confirmed that the Digieffects After Effects plugins Damage, Delirium and Phenomena are all working with CC 2014.

Digital Film Tools:

On the 19th of this month, they announced that all their products are compatible Adobe's new cloud. 


Both Sapphire and Monsters are officially reported as working.


The manufacturer has stated that their plugins should all work with the latest After Effects, although they are telling customers that are running CC 2014 that they will need to reinstall the plugins.

Noise Industries / FxFactory:

The recent version of FxFactory (4.1.7) will provide full compatibility with their plugins and CC 2014.

Red Giant (Including Trapcode): 

Red Giant have been speedy in getting their products up to date and fully working with the new Adobe Creative Cloud and proudly announced last week all their Adobe related plugins are ready to go.

All you need to do is download the latest updates from here and install them. 

RE: Vision Effects: 

Their entire line of products is working for both AE and Premiere Pro

The Foundry:

Unfortunately The Foundry's Camera Tracker is currently not compatible with Creative Cloud 2014, however they are working hard on rectifying this and state that it should be updated by the end of this month.

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Updating to the new version will ensure full functionality with CC 2014. 

Video Copilot: 

All products are reported as working, although Element 3D is currently being tested by the team to ensure there are no issues. 


All plugins by Zaxwerks are good to go with the new Adobe Creative Cloud.


That rounds up our list of what is and isn't compatibile at the moment. If you have issues with any other plugins not mentioned here do not hestitate to get in touch.

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 , Adobe CC ,

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 Update

Posted 4 months ago by Simon Day - Posted in Software

In case you missed it, on June 18th Adobe released an update for all of the products in their Creative Cloud Suite.

So what's new? 

Mobile Apps New to Adobe CC 

For the first time tablets can now be seen as serious creative tools thanks to CC's addition of three new apps. Adobe Sketch for free-form drawing on the iPad, Adobe Line for accurate drawing and drafting. Lastly, Adobe Photoshop Mix, which brings a number of the processes from the desktop version of Photoshop to the iPad. The new Creative Cloud 2014 allows users to manage their files directly from their phones.

Main Updates to Desktop Apps

- Photoshop received some new features, including blur gallery motion effects that work to portray a sense of motion in your work. Another addition is the ability to alter the perspective of a certain selection of an image, without tampering with the near-by areas.

- Also new, portrait shots with shallow depth of field can be more distinct using Focus Mask, a much love feature further improved by the way of new Content-Aware abilities.

- As well as Lightroom now being available on the iPhone, extra camera support for version 5.5 has been implemented.

- A new feature to Adobe Illustrator is the addition of Live Shapes, these can be modified quickly and fully edited after you’ve drawn them. Along with this there are a number of significant changes to the pen tool to make work more efficient and provide greater control.

- Now with InDesign, digital books can be created with much more ease as a result of the new EPUB fixed layout. Furthermore, another practical change to increase speed of use is the ability to drag and drop to change the positions of rows and columns.

- Adobe Muse CC has been reconstructed to now be a native 64-bit app, high resolution display support has also been incorporated for overall better quality images, objects, and text.

- In Dreamweaver CC thanks to the added Element Quick View,  it’s now possible to see your markup in an interactive tree, which you can promptly manoeuvre through and edit the structure of pages via the HTML.

- Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro have had work done on them to add new features, as well as improving their compatibility with each other and to improve your workflow. Watch the video below for more on this, and continue to read on about the other changes and new features. 

After Effects CC

Keying effects - Protect small details when keying lower quality or compressed chromakey clips. The level of green spill remaining in a sequence can be modified by utilising the Advanced Spill Supressor.

Premiere Pro Live Text Templates - Compositions within After Effects can now be saved as Live Text templates which allow for modification of text within Premiere Pro, without tampering with the text color, motion or lower-third background.

Flexible Masking Options - Without the necessity for added adjustment layers or track mattes, effects can be placed on specific areas using masks, which can then each be blended one at a time into the original layer. Also using Dynamic Link, masks can be taken from Premiere Pro for more refinement.

Kuler Integration - Your compositions can now make use of any color themes made on your iPhone using the Kuler app by simply syncing yout swatches to make them available in After Effects.

Mercury Transmit - Now no extra hardware is needed to achieve full screen previews on a separate monitor to display your composites. Send them directly over interfaces such as your graphics card via HDMI.

Enhancements to Media Browser - Using Adobe Anywhere you can view and access all your media either locally or across a network, support for viewing complex media like P2 and XDCAM rather than nested folders has also been added.

Typekit Integration - Easily use fonts from Typekit in your AE projects.

Support for Panel Integration - Benefit from the developer community by using their created After Effects panels, to search for and install plug-ins, extensions and various other content.

For more information and details about new pricing, head over to the Adobe blog

Posted by Simon Day
Tags: After Effects , Adobe , Photoshop , Premiere Pro , Adobe CC 2014 ,

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