It looks quite similar to another template on VH, but it’s not quite as polished. Yours wasn’t out when I bought the other one, but if it was then I’d still go with the other one. There’s nothing exactly wrong with yours, I think it’s very good, it’s just the other one is better in my opinion. Not allowed to link to it unfortunately.
If it was me, I’d try and find a better music track and I;d invest in some better resolution images for the preview. I’d also cut some of the scenes in half to make the whole thing a bit more dynamic… like the timeline and the circle with the triangles and text etc… they get a bit long, and as I’m guessing your template is modular, there’s no need to show everything ‘as is’ in the preview… you can just give an indication of what’s achievable, while keeping the pace up.
I’m not sure! Try using Adobe Media Encoder, 2 pass, maximum quality etc. Might help.
I do mine at 3Mb/s and they come out at around 5 to 10Mb for a 20 second video and still pretty good quality. I’d say 300Mb/s is overkill slightly, but they;re your preview videos, so I guess that’s up to you!
You have to uninstall V2 and use the V1 installer again unfortunately. You can have both versions on one system, if you have more than one version of AE though.
I have CS6, CC and CC14… and you get the option to choose which version you install on. I went for CC and CC14 so I still have E3D V1 on CS6, just in case.
They’re looking good, thanks for that!
I make stock motion graphics for VideoHive and I thought it would be nice to have a website where I can display image sand videos that link to my VH items.
Want something that’s easy to setup, preferably WordPress, that’s easy to customize and update, can host Youtube videos on the site, stills form my clips etc.
Had a quick look, but nothing was really grabbing me. Anybody got anything they can recommend? Preferably something dark, quite minimal, focusing more on imagery rather than text, must be able to upload my preview videos to YouTube and then embed them on the site relatively easily.
I’ve set up a couple of WordPress sites from templates before, but I’m no expert, needs to be pretty straightforward!
Creattive is right. Nobody is really to blame, although VideoHive could make things a bit clearer by changing the dropdown when uploading to Element 3D V1 and Element 3D V2… rather than just Element 3D and Element 3D V2.
I’ve also just noticed a project that says Element 3D V2 in the description, But just Element 3D in the required plugins box, so things like that should be updated/fixed. Maybe I was a bit harsh to the OP. Sorry!
Nobody said the customer was always wrong. I don’t have any Element 3D projects for sale, I only buy them, so I’m in the same boat as you.
I’ve bought two E3D templates in the last couple of weeks and I made sure to check they were the right version.
Sorry, but if it says Element 3D and nothing else, then that’s a bit of an assumption for you to think it might work in V2, especially since it’s only been out a couple of months and VideoHive have only been accepting V2 templates for a couple of weeks. There’s no guessing involved…
You’re running into an issue because you’re using templates that were designed for Element V1 and you’re using Element V2. If it says the template is for Element then it’s for Element V1, if it’s says it’s for Element V2 then it’s for Element V2.
I’m sure authors will update as and when they feel the need to do so, taking into account how many sales they’ve had so far, how many sales they’re likely to have and how much work is involved.
The other option would be for you to contact the author directly and agree a fair price for updating the template.