MarkBrodhuber saidMark thanks for clarifying, I’m sure a lot of people are not aware of this, while here on Videohive they may get their items removed and a warning (I guess this is the way it works) they might also get some more serious legal troubles with Videocopilot, so everyone should be well informed about this risk (maybe somewhere in the upload page). I understand that pre-renders are not allowed in AE templates, otherwise no one would buy Element 3D anymore, but I find the motion graphics limitation pretty aggressive… however this is the way their license works
Rendered elements cannot be uploaded as motion graphics animations, nor can rendered E3D elements be provided in projects.
It was something we discussed in pretty great depth when Element 3D was first announced. At one point Andrew Kramer joined in on the conversation. The full thread is here: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/important-information-regarding-video-copilots-element-3d/69149?page=1
It’s also mentioned in this guidelines page as one of the first points: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/435/0/element-3d-submission-requirements
As far as the motion graphics limitation, its only due to Video Copilot’s licensing. We have to comply with the license they put out.
NeuronFX saidI build the scene in Cinema 4D, and export to Octane. In Octane you build the materials & lighting…it’s the most amazing render program out there (with Arnold at the top as well), not expensive, and render amazing results in a very high speed.
How does octane render works out for you? I heard some things about it, but never head the chance to work with it…
And it works well? When I looked at their site a while ago I saw it say the C4D version was “coming soon” so I just assumed this could not be used for any C4D work. Didn’t realize you could still utilize the standalone render app.
If you don’t mind me asking, what exactly is the difference between using this (or any other) rendering tool rather than just using the one built into C4D or any other 3D program? I’m a bit dense when it comes to detailed 3D knowledge, so I’ve always been curious to know why someone would pay extra to use a different rendering tool.
Hey guys, just wanted to hop in here to restate that prerendering from E3D is not permitted in any form. Rendered elements cannot be uploaded as motion graphics animations, nor can rendered E3D elements be provided in projects. The only way to sell anything involving E3D on VH would be to upload the actual E3D project file.
If others are selling E3D renders, it’s possible that they are not aware of this limitation, and it slipped past review. In this case, files should be reported so that we can remove anything that’s being sold when it shouldn’t.
We adjusted the pricing a bit since the ranges were originally listed. Initially the higher price points took into account extra value that was brought in with the addition of models and textures (that have to be included). But quickly realized that there are still many times when a project will come in that contains little more than extruded text. And since achieving extruded text using E3D is easier than the older methods, it doesn’t really make sense to charge a lot more for it.
The higher pricing is still available and you should see a few projects that have higher pricing. It’s just a matter of projects needing to include enough to justify the higher price point.