How to Download and Install Element 3D in After Effects CC(2018/2019/2020) For Windows & Mac OS for Free:

Video Copilot’s Element 3D is basically the most popular plugin of After Effects that allows you to create and render real 3D geometry all within After Effects. You can even import 3D models of famous apps such as 3Dmax. But the only problem of Element 3D is that it is very slow and it only supports a small selection of NVIDIA GPUs, So overall it was a good start but still needs way more tweaking for much better performance. After Effects plugin Element 3D is worth every penny, it's a definite game-changer and most likely the best plug-in you'll find for After Effects.

Video Copilot Element 3D has it's very own OpenGL based render engine that not only offers great performance but also pushes out great quality renders for users.

Element 3D has its very own custom user interface that is sleek and is very easy to use. It also consists of a wide range of built-in presets from materials to lighting setups environments and even some great high-quality models

Video Copilot Element 3D is a high performance After Effects plug-in for creating Motion Design and 3D Visual Effects.
For the best performance of Element 3D use dynamic reflections on essential objects to preserve GPU memory.

Element’s 3D Core Features:

Here are some core features of Element 3D plugin for After Effects….


• New Group Folders
• Combine 3D Models in groups
• Transform objects inside
• High-Quality preview with reflection
• New Texture Levels control

• Create Primitives objects
• Edit segments and size
• Use as Particle Replicator shape


• Extrude Text & Mask Shapes
• Built-in Bevel Presets
• Animate Individual characters
• Multiple Bevels per Object


• Control wireframe settings per material
• Great for UI design or HUD graphics


• Set materials to ADD or SCREEN
• Composite Smoke and fire with ease
• Objects blend in 3D Space


• JPEG 8-bit
• PNG 8-bit 16-bit
• After Effects, layers can be used up to 32bpc


Video Copilot Element 3D for After Effects CC in After Effects CC(2018/2019/2020) For Windows & Mac OS for Free:

Video Copilot Element 3D plugin is available to download for free from the below link. Where you can get the most famous Element 3D plugin for After Effects for absolutely free.

Download After Effects Plugin from below link and you can install this Element 3D plugin in After Effects.

Specifications and Requirements of Element 3D Plugin:


Element 3D plugin is Compatible with After Effects CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC, CC 2014, CC 2015, CC 2017, CC 2018, CC 2020.

Operating System:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
Mac OS 10.6 – High Sierra

 Element 3D supports Nvidia and AMD GPU

Image Formats:

JPG - 8 bit
PNG - 8 and 16 bit.
After Effects layers can be used up to 32bpc.

3D File Formats:

C4D R12 &  above.

Downloading and Installation of Video Copilot Element 3D for After Effects CC 2018/2019/2020:

Step 1: First of All download Video Copilot Element 3D Plugin from the below link.


Step 2: Now Extract .rar file using Winrar software or windows file extractor.

Step 3: After Extracting open Video Copilot Element 3D folder and open ElementInstaller.exe file.

Step 4: Now follow the steps in the installer as below images.

Step 5: After Installing the Element 3D plugin click on Finish.

Here, you installed Video Copilot Element 3D plugin Successfully.

Step 6: Now copy the Element.aex file from the folder and paste it in After Effects Plugins > Effects folder.

The location of Plugins folders is at C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects 2020\Support Files\Plug-ins\ Effects (It will be different for some pc’s)

Step 7: After Pasting close windows explorer…

Now, you have to insert license key to Element 3D from After Effects…

To do that open After Effects.

Step 8: Create a new composition and an empty solid layer.

Step 9: Now select the Element effect from the Effects tab.

Here you will ask for a License. Now, select the Install License File.

Step 10:  Now select the Elementlicense.license file from the Video Copilot Element 3D folder.

That’s it…..

Here you can enjoy Video Copilot Element 3D plugin for After Effects CC(2018/2019/2020) For Windows & Mac OS for Free

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