Doctor Who – TARDIS Animation in After Effects

     We’re going to see the Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Special in theaters tonight.  So why not celebrate with a few Doctor Who TARDIS graphics?  I created the initial 3D Model using Blender and brought it into Element 3D to create the scenes.  It’s a great plug-in to use with After Effects.  I got creative and tried out a few different animations using my TARDIS model.   This project took over 15 hours to complete.  A lot of time was spent modeling in Blender.  Below is a compilation of some of the renders.  After using Element 3D for about a year and a half, I’ve been very impressing with what it can do.  Most of the renders on average took about 15 mintues.

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Here are a few images within Blender of the TARDIS in progress:

iPhone 5 Animation in Element 3D – After Effects

     I did some more experimenting with Element 3D for After Effects.  I used a pre-existing iPhone 5 model provided by  The main purpose of this project was to use the texture mapping in Element 3D to create a Custom Layer over an object.  In other words, getting actual video to overlay and match the movement of an object layer.  When the iPhone rotates, so does the video layer.  This project was also good for animating a 3D particle emitter and “evolving” the movement of each individual particle.  Plus, I enjoyed this project for creating a 3D room, or replicating a single tile to create a wall or floor.  It’s a great After Effects plug-in, and I highly recommend it!  The footage on the iPhone screen is from the final performance of ‘The Graduate.’  Check out there performance at TheGraduateTube YouTube Channel.

‘Coad’ Cola – Animation Using Element 3D

     Try out ‘Coad Cola!’  It’s new, and it’s delicious!  Just kidding.  I did some experimenting with Element 3D, a plug-in for After Effects.  It’s a 3D Object Based Particle Engine.  It’s good for quick renders of animations, and importing models made in C4D, ProAnimator, Blender, etc.  I recreated the logo on a preexisting ‘ Soda Can’ model in Element.  My primary goal of this project was to develop my animating using Element 3D.  I plan on developing some logo examples soon.  I am still getting used to it.  Enjoy!  Visit for more information on the plug-in.