Future Tutorials?

Where should I go next? Should I create tutorials demonstrating integration with Flash or a 3D program? And which 3D program would you prefer. I am pretty good at 3D max, but I’m sure I could get up to speed on C4D.

I know the majority of my tutorials will continue to use the core function of After Effects but I would like to open the door to other effects not possible in AE.

Just wondering…

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222 Comments

Warr
1 month ago
Yes, go and do some of the 3ds max, I would like to see more of that. You are the best man and thanks for all of you tutorals.
1 year ago
You will save my life if you make tutorials with blender!
boss
2 years ago
am wondering if u could make tutorials like nuke or fusion thnx
sml1187
2 years ago
3 years ago
I would really like to say thanks very much for that job you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same effective work from you in the future also.
4 years ago
Have yo ever try to make something with the puppets tools?

I guess a morphing based tuts could good too.

motion capture for animating a puppet with after effects

stuffs like this should be great for stopmotionist and animation audiance.

thanks one more time ;-D
I would love some more 3D tutorials. Also, I prefer motion graphics to effects tutorials.
5 years ago
Yeah, great idea! I'm using Cinema4D for creating realistic looking objects. I don't know how to make cool FX in it, so that would definitely be great!
5 years ago
Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your posts.
Mishig
5 years ago
C4D has plugin for AE
Mishig
5 years ago
To my mind you should make things with C4D, because:
1.it works on Mac & PC
2. It's easier than 3ds max
Mitchell
5 years ago
Go for Flash! I don't have 3ds Max or C4D.
6 years ago
Thanks for everything, Andrew. You and your crew are a wonderful asset to the industry.

Our shop is Mac based and we're about to invest in Autodesk Maya 2009 Complete as our 3D solution. I would love to see some Maya/AE workflows.
steve
6 years ago
Hey,

I've always wanted to try and replicate some of the lighting and organic dust particle effects in this video http://devoidofyesterday.com/#video

I know it can easily be done in Fusion 5, but can it be done in AE? I've been struggling...
Sid
6 years ago
Hey, great tutorials, I've recently started using after effects and I looked around for a while searching for a good place to find tuts, your site is by far the best...
As for 3d integration, I'd love to see some C4D tuts here, 'cos I think that would be more on topic than Max or Maya would?
Igor
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
thank you! ..before any thing!

a just should agree with conner, some tutorials about 3D camera matching sounds perfect!
really nice!

thanks once again
7 years ago
and about houdini ? :)
conner
7 years ago
Hi Andrew, very nice tutorials you have made... :)

Think it would be great if you could add a tutorial about 3D camera matching...
How to use SynthEyes, Bonjou, Voodoo Camera Tracker, PFTrack, etc. for tracking camera, then how to import that data into 3dsmax, maya, cinema4d, etc. for adding some 3ds meshes and finally mixing the 3d render with the original video in AE...

cheers...
Yuri (Russia)
7 years ago
Maya, Maya and again Maya!!!!
It would be great!!!

PS: Thank you Andrew for your great work!!!!
7 years ago
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7 years ago
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7 years ago
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7 years ago
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ecneto
7 years ago
i would rather prefer Autodesk Maya 8.5 Unlimited

and yeah this would be great
7 years ago
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DonaldC203
7 years ago
Man this is my favorite site now. hey can you do anything with blending After Effects and Poser making it look real. I have no 3D skills but I can push buttons and buy pre-made models to move around and would like to know the best way to get them to look real in a live action shoot. Okay keep up the great inspiring work and jokes...I even laughed at a few of the new ones....

well not really but I want to be supportive so keep it up

Thanks
ben
7 years ago
hey andrew,
i think you should learn some maya 3d. 3d looks sweet when its done well and you are a great teacher ;)
7 years ago
Cinema 4D is the way to go in my opinion since it has the tightest integration with After Effects out of all the other 3D solutions out there. Max, Maya, Rhino or XSI can't even begin to rise to the level of Cinema 4D. And that is something we can all expect to stay the same since Cinema 4D is intended for (wouldn't you know it) CG Animation although it's not that bad at other things like architectural design or modeling or just 3D showcasing.

After all is said and done I stand by Cinema 4D. Plus, you would be braking new grounds with this since there are virtually no tutorials online as to how to fully take advantage of the Cinema 4D - After Effects pipeline. I have no idea how to take it to the new level. So far I've only used green screening and a composite render once but I'm sure there's more to the two software's friendship than meets my eye.

Anyway, just have to say that Andrew you are by far the best when it comes to After Effects tutorials. And Sam, let's not forget him, because, without Sam would we have demon faces? nope. Would we have someone running to the castles to deliver some important news? nope.

Good luck with everything and congratulations on the birth of your little girl. She's very beautiful. Hope she grows up to be just as talented as her daddy.
7 years ago
I would love to see you doing more tutorials with Vue 6. Asile FX has some nice tutorials, but very technical. Your skills are awesome because you mix special effetcs with design/motion graphics. I just wish I had heard of your tutorials earlier even so I am an After Effects user since Cosa, I must admit I am learning a lot from your tutorials.
7 years ago
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raw
7 years ago
c4d amigo ;)
Lachie1134
7 years ago
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MAKE A FLYING TUTORIAL!
7 years ago
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chris
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, I have two tutorial ideas for you.

The firts is how to create a neon light effect (i.e. like the ones found outside of night clubs)

& the second is how to create a realistic looking ghost/spirit effect like the ones at the end of Star Wars Return of the Jedi.

cheers
Seth
7 years ago
hey Andrew,
i have a request:
can you create a tutorial that looks like electrons spining around the atom heart, for example like in the movie superman (1st version) whene he spined around the world and turned time back and save lowis - that kind of thing. so it would have a 3d kind of look - i hope i explained my self right.
and btw , great tutorials so far, keep up the good job.
7 years ago
first of all i want to thank you for all the tutorials you've made allowing us starters to get one foot in fantasy,im an editor,filmmaker and flash designer myself, and recently ive started getting into visual effects since im working for some local tv stations that ask me for new looks and and feels for the shows, so there they have not only making me edit the footage, managing their website and making them cool effects and if it wasnt for those helpful tutorials you posted, i would have been lost.

thank you again... and it wouldnt be a bad idea if you make tutorials on cinema 4D, i have it but somewhat good at it.

keep it real...haha
Eliot
7 years ago
Hey Andrew. You know the movie casino royale where it's at the start and he shoots through the barrel of the gun and then blood comes down to fill the screen? (This is when the title credits open). I'd LOVE to be able to do that! I've been trying with a mask but i just can't get that drag that blood movement gets. Can you please help me?
Jose
7 years ago
Great job man!! Awesome tutorials! I'd like to see more tutorials with type effects, masking, maybe with the integration of some 3d program. Thanks!
7 years ago
I got a great idea, can you please make this tutorial

http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae44_e.html

it is really bugging me and I can't figure out how to do it because Ayato's tutorials are very confusing and I would really like to know how to make that wonderful effect, and probably so would alot of other people on this site.
Fuad Miftari
7 years ago
Hello Andrew


Well, if you want to start with a 3D software, i would prefer you Maya, because it is in the top of other 3D apps (see a review of Jeremy Birn for 3d apps http://www.3drender.com/jobs/proapps.htm). It also works well with AE, you can itergrate maya's cameras to AE for more advance effects. Also there are a lot of tutorials on the net or you can buy a lot of books or DVDs.


Bye from Kosova
Fuad Miftari
Roy
7 years ago
What about 3ds max c4d and flash :P
eddy
7 years ago
I think maya is a much easyer program and a lot more powerful than max. Yea maya will be cool. Keep up the googd work andrew. Thanks
geoff
7 years ago
here's another vote for c4d
azus
7 years ago
Hi Andrew!
How about you make tutorial about new puppet pin tool in after effect cs3?
7 years ago
'Cuz I know you gotz the chopz... I'd love to see some Neil Stubbings and Pierre Michel type stuff (2.5D; camera moves; random shake and blur with expressions - yada, yada, yada... Basically, you show us what to do, so we don't hafta figure it out on our own.. :)

JK - Love your work and thanks for all you do. [m]
Kristof
7 years ago
I would like to see some good photoshop 2d to after effects tutorials.
wob
7 years ago
Great tutorials! I was wondering if perhaps in a future tutorial you could expand on motion tracking, maybe to include 'changing track points' half way through a shot (if the two original ones get obscured) maybe just as an aside to a more involved tutorial on something related.
simon
7 years ago
maya:)
Abhishek Masih
7 years ago
Hi,Andrew
I know this could be stupid request.But can you create some tutorials on Masking. I mean I want to your an image as a mask over the other video so that the video can display under the shape of that Image mask.

Thanks
Abhishek Masih
Mail
7 years ago
Something that would be great, and something that can be used in a lots of scenarios is the effect found in Justin Timberlake's new video Lovestoned. This effect looks very nice, must be quite hard to pull of though.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x293a4_justin-timberlake-lovestoned-full
7 years ago
How about a glow coming out of a case as it's opened? Kinda like the mysterious object in the case in Pulp Fiction.
R. Jean-Louis
7 years ago
I use Maya & Digital Fusion. I am new to After Effects & Premiere Pro. I was using DPS Velocity. I am learning a lot from your tutorials. May be you should go next to Maya & after Effects, or how to link projects from After Effects to Premiere Pro.
Ben
7 years ago
Thx so much for the great tutorials,

On the suggestion part, a good video isnt complete without audio. I would really appreciate a good tutorial on 'how to combine AE with great audio'.

Showing the options inside AE or maybe a good 3th party program (that is correct use of AE lingo, right?)
Marc
7 years ago
3DSMax is the in my opinion the better solution. Max is easier to learn and very wide spread. The integration in AE is very easy and it must not be the alliance software c4d.

Greetings, Marc
guilherme
7 years ago
3D max would be great
Raúl
7 years ago
Hey, what's up!!!
I really learn and enjoy your tutorials... talking about the integration of a 3D app, maybe could be a good idea try with the Alias Maya software... thanks for the work, and keep it up!!!
Douglas Brazil
7 years ago
All designers from Brazil say:

3D MAX and AE!!
3D MAX and AE!!
3D MAX and AE!!
3D MAX and AE!!
3D MAX and AE!!

Yip Yip Uhaaaaa!!!!
Julio César
7 years ago
Hey Mr. Kramer!
I've been trying to get along well with Cinema 4D, and it's been very friendly so far. I'd like to join its power to AE's. Just a little off topic now, i'd also like to say that almost everything i know and do with AE i learnt from you. Altought it's enough to be a pro, it's quite a bit. Thank you Mr.!
Moca MX
7 years ago
I would like to see 3ds max and AE because i have in high school class for 3ds max, thats only reason.
I got to say you are the best Andrew, and i love every singe tutorial.
RemcoM
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

we are trying to get real nice explosion solutions for destroying things like buildings etc, but we are waiting for a good tutorial to integrate falling 3D blocks (Reactor + TARGA) from 3D max integration with after effects (camera position match) + things we can add to make it feel real e.a. smoke & fire in combination with 3D max elements in photorealistic environments / DV material.

greetings Remco & Raoul
The Netherlands
mordmckee
7 years ago
Hi

I'm a student of Multimedia Communication Technologies, and we learn a lot of adobe programs, the thing is that my school left after effects out of the pack of the programs we learn, so, i come in here to learn some things in AE, and now i realize how important it is to learn AE.

I thing that would be great, at least for me, if you combine AE with some 3D program , 3D Studio Max in my preference, and Flash , with the purpose of using the knowledge (of the 3 programs ) to something oriented to web!

Well i can say that i'm addicted in your site, usually i check you site 2 in 2 day, to see if you post few more tuts :P


Keep on the absolutely great work


PS: Love your videotuts and the jokes too :)

Thank you

Porto, Portugal
7 years ago
I've got to say, I love every single tutorial you post. They help me out so much with my movies and all my friends want me to do all the effects on their movies because of it.

I would love to see some tutorials with Cinema 4d integration with After Effects. Even something basic like how you were able to import the boulder into your Indiana jones-type video. I'm very new at Cinema 4d and I can't find anything on that.

However, Flash integration would be phenomenal too. The new CS3 programs are super easy to work with. I'd still like to know exactly what can be done.

I love all of the "over-the-top" effects. I want to make a short effects test movie based on Dragonball Z, which is why I need the 3d sphere.

You're great, man!
vfxman
7 years ago
hey what about doing some other particle system type fx, maybe in something like houdini or xsi, even maya would be great. there aren't many things like that out there.
7 years ago
i would prefer c4d. They say it's easier to get started in it and faster. :)
7 years ago
I would prefer a tutorial about the integration of 3ds max and After Effects. I've been looking for tutorials about this subject all over the internet but just couldn't find any.
I'm only looking for the basics of integration between 3ds and AE so I can figure the rest out myself.
TeeSav
7 years ago
I recon 3ds max would be the way to go as there is way to many c4d to AE tutorials out there (see http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/3d__and__animation/fake_3d_in_after_effects)
and nothing for max. also you already have a knowledge on max.

Also could you please do a tutorial on boujou 4 and After effects it would be really sweet
maybe something on how to do this of something like it (http://www.computerarts.co.uk/tutorials/3d__and__animation/fake_3d_in_after_effects)
Keep up the great work
jport
7 years ago
yea,

i'm not a heavy 3D animator and most of my 3D just involves text and logos so zaxwerks proanimator would be the ticket.
Russ
7 years ago
As a former 3D Max user I can say that after I made the switch to Cinema 4D I haven't looked back. It's After Effects integration is top notch. And it's arguably the easiest 3D program to use. I still give 3D Max top props for really high end work but for day to day motion graphics, I have yet to encounter a problem I couldn't conquer with C4D.

Another option I don't see many votes for is the awesome Zaxwerks plugins.
Stromberg
7 years ago
I have to say c4d.. i think that is easyer to learn than 3dmax. And i think c4d is undereistimated.
Mr T
7 years ago
C4d!! Mac users dont have 3dmax, c4d both!Fear deal?
Ben
7 years ago
3d max or maxon 4d
JT
7 years ago
3ds Max please! .........
Diego
7 years ago
3D MAX!!! Please!!!
mac
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

what about digital set extension?
This is what i´m looking for!

Greetings from Germany
mac
KimOhNo
7 years ago
Integrating 3D Would be nice. But i am Mac User...so.. there is not much to say. But i think there are a lot Mac Users in the Streets OUt There
G
7 years ago
I would say flash because I am very good at flash and if i can intergrate flash and AE then it would be sweet.
Mattmatt
7 years ago
Andrew

Thanks so much, not only your teachings but your enthusiastic approach, your humour and your inspiration :)

3DS max - I'll help :)
Jim
7 years ago
color correction similar to that in 300
flash would also be awesome
7 years ago
I'd like to see a good rain tutorial. How to add extra rain to a shot in AE to make it look like it's really coming down.
Warti
7 years ago
Hey, plz go for C4D! Cinema4D is the best and most integrated third party application for AE. So plz show us some improvement ;)
7 years ago
Is this blog powered by Wordpress, and one more thing, Cinema 4D freaks me right the heck out. So you should do some a training DVD on it like you did with AE, which was awesome.
7 years ago
Flash integration would be my first choice!
But if it's about maya that would still be really interesting.
Cheers.
Leerlaufprozess
7 years ago
Doesn't actually belong here but since this seems to be quite a big community you should consider making a forum on this page;)
7 years ago
man go for 3d max pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeej
stevie
7 years ago
I think it should be Maya

thanx
7 years ago
Hi, I see everybody is asking for tutorials of integrating AE to 3DMAX o C4D. Maybe you can make a tutorial of how to export the camera of 3D MAX to AE via RPF sequence (by the way, bloomerlabs' MAX2AE is an excellent plugin for doing this), or how to import the camera from a 3d tracking software, like SYNTHEYES, BOUJOU, MATCHMOVER etc. Maybe you can make a tutorial about render passes (diffuse, reflection, specular, occlusion, etc) in any 3D and how to composite in AE.

I would like to see more tutorials on VFX (the camera projection tutorials are excellent!) like lightwrap, paint out things from a footage, maybe a tutorial about the Zborntoy plugin, advanced keying...

And THANX, Andrew, for sharing all that knowledge with the community, I always respect that kind of people and I am willing to help in whatever I can, I'm a vfx artist and a AE user for about 3 years...so whatever you need there's my mail and in my space theres my reel.

And again, THANK YOU.
Bo
7 years ago
Personally I would request C4D because It seems a tad easier to me than 3D Max but by all means anything you could do for either of them would be awesome! Shoot man, thanks a million for the stuff you post. You're a huge help!
Migha CG
7 years ago
Hey man that's a REALLY gr8 idea there. I've been looking for some tuts about 3d stuff. So why not make both? :D like one with flash and then something cool with 3ds Max maybe? :D ;)
What ever u decide to do, I'm sure everyone will love to watch it.
fred
7 years ago
Maya tutorials and integrating them into AE paleeez

thanx
Will
7 years ago
Hey,

Loving The tutorials, Cant get enough of them!

Would love to see some 3ds max stuff. Such as putting into live video well.

But keep the After effects tutorials going! They are the main things that got me good at after effects! Keep it up!

Will.
Morten
7 years ago
If i know u right Andrew, u rather want to do something that a big crowd follows, and not letting anybody out of it. So maybe you could consider some C4D tutorials y'know:D
Just dont stop making AE tutorials! They're awesome!
Eliot
7 years ago
Also, someone mentioned particles and Movie Special Effects. That would be sooooo cool!
Eliot
7 years ago
3D integration with video is pretty much essential when you get to those HUGE tasks when making a video and I think it would be an excellent idea to, sometime in the future, gradually advance to 3D integration with After Effects to make the ultimate movie experience! So, yeah. C4D or 3DS Max would be awesome!
johnny
7 years ago
I think you should do Maya tutorials
Fotis
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, thanks for all the great tutorials! I think you should have some more tutorials about bluescreening. Maybe you could show us some tricks with motion trackers on the bluescreen or show us how we can have some realistic backgrounds when the camera is moving or rotating. Perhaps you could show us how to do the "invisible effect" just like the movie "Hollow Man" or "LXG". I want to ask you as well, if someone has to learn a 3d program, which program should that be? I'm always looking forward to seeing your new tutorials so keep them coming! Greetings from Greece...
Daniel Reynolds
7 years ago
A lot of your audience uses a free program called Blender 3d. A little tricky, but once you got it, it is powerful. Just saying, it would be nice to see that intergrated in after effects.
Thanks
Daniel Reynolds
7 years ago
I'd prefer 3dsmax, 'cause I think there are more possibility's..

I think a really good idea would be a tutorial on 3d tracking, with a program like boujou or pftrack. I've been trying to do that for quite some time now, but I'm nog getting any results.. Maybe you are better at it ;) (you sure have a better camera for it :P)
DaveB
7 years ago
I will Suggest to go with more, Movies Special FXs, probably do some tutorials on particle Ilusion.

Thanks

Dave
7 years ago
I prefer C4D because there isn't 3DsMax on a mac.
7 years ago
well this might be asking a lot but can you do a boujou with C4D tut. Theres is absolutely 0, or at least 3 but can not understand. I really need help putting 3d in real life.
Damien
7 years ago
I have nothing against 3DSMAX tutorials. But, as I said earlier, it is Windows only. Mac users would be left out.
Morten
7 years ago
1. 3dsmax
2. Listen to the crowd ;)
7 years ago
I would love to see some C4D Tutorials
Jacob
7 years ago
Hi.
I think you could combine 3D studi max and AE.
For example. You could do that cool matrix effects, you know when you see the bullet commin towards neo in slowmotion and so on.
THat would be great.
BrianG
7 years ago
3ds Max integration would the best.
Forrest
7 years ago
Yeah, flash is great, and so is C4D also. Too much is never too good, couse 3d max sure go a loot of buttons. Thinking of them makes my head feel kinda weird. :(
Aymane
7 years ago
Hi, Andrew

If you choose the first option(Flash) uncurbed lessons aesthetic wonderful, but if you choose the second option(3DSMax) would be given the more powerful in performance.
In my opinion you should be selected together, because each program has over the other in several respects.

As for the second idea in terms of expanding lessons and introduce some new effects by other plugin, and that is what I am waiting for.

On the other hand I would like to thank you for making this web site for this huge program, which can not only be used by a ordinary person, but if this person wits and the intelligence of a large, in terms of selecting the lessons they want any person, and also the way dumping is a very important lesson for anyone to understand, these points I have not found in most sites allocated for this purpose, only in this website. Again, thank you very much.

Sorry for my English.
I wish the best.

Aymane from Morocco
JonL
7 years ago
1.Flash
2.C4D
Alif
7 years ago
3Ds Max and moving camera in AE
wayne
7 years ago
FLASH & AE INTEGRATION Please!!!!!!!thx
RevV
7 years ago
Just watched a few of your tutorials and thought I'd check out your blog. Just wanted to say, thanks for making them.

I would love to see some with MAX!

Later B,

RevV
7 years ago
I would love to see some flash intergration!!!!!
mcj809s
7 years ago
Sinc becoming more in-depth with After-Effects and all it can do now (thanks Andrew) especially with its AE 3d funcions and expressions I have really changed my workflow. I am a 3d animator by trade but the power of AE has really opened a lot of doors and time saving if you know what is possible.

For instance before I would have a desired look in mind for my final output and try to achive that as close as possible in my render from my 3d app (Lightwave 9). However if you have the forthought to plan your post process for a certain look first you can save a ton of time in your rendering in your 3d app and working there all together. A great example of this would be depth of field. You know you want d.o.f. in your 3d comp but it takes forever to render and still never looks exactly like it would in a camera or such. Well, AE can do the d.o.f. for you in post if you know how. This is a very basic example of what pre-planning with A.E. in mind can save you in a 3d comp.

Anyhow my idea is that you could do a tutorial showing how you can now make a minimal 3d scene really pop with the magic of using A.E. in post. It saves tiime and work to use A.E. for all you can and not have as much entailed in your 3d app. Thanks for reading and the great video Tutorials@!
7 years ago
Really good idea this 3D tutorials. I would say Cinema 4D.

Great job with your tutorials and DVDs Andrew!


Thanks
Minl
7 years ago
definitely 4D.
7 years ago
Cinema4D And AE, the better integration...
Thanks...
Rolando Ortiz
7 years ago
Hi, Andrew, all the tutorials are great, but since you know pretty well 3ds Max, it would be nice if you show us (if it´s possible) how to import a camera from 3ds Max to AE.

I mean how to use de animation of a camera in max, and used it in AE.

Thanks!.

Guatemala, Central America.

sorry for my english!.
Freddy turry
7 years ago
I'm not sure but I don't think C4D is made on Mac. That being said I think Maya is more popular than 3ds, so I think you should do Maya ones. Oh, and I love the Flash and Photoshop as well

Thanx andrew, your tutorials are a huge help.
John
7 years ago
MAYA
I think Maya integration with AE would be great!!

thanx
Kevin Campbell
7 years ago
It would be amazing if you could do something on maya and also i would like to thank you. It's because of people like you who spark the imagination of others.
7 years ago
Can you please make C4D tuts because after 6 months of searching for tuts I found 3DS has WAY more tuts out there than C4D. So can you make C4D tus cause

1. theres not many
2. I'm not begginer but a little better and NEED good tuts like yours.
3. Im sure others think the same.
7 years ago
You could try Flash, I'm good at Flash but I think many others need more experience with it.

(I could help :D)
marco
7 years ago
Of course anyone on a Mac won't be able to find a use for 3DSMax tutorials. Not to mention there are already plenty of 3d animation tutorials out there.

If you want your tutorials to be accessible to a wider audience I would say stick with After Effects + Flash.
Khaled Dostzada
7 years ago
Please do a Cinema 4d tutorial because even though 3ds max is used alot its not great for motion graphics
you can make sexier things if you use Cinema 4d with the mograph module

and plus u sould have really just made a poll instead of making poeple post in some article thread
Alexander Jansen
7 years ago
Take some commercials, and teach us their technicques.

ROTOSCOPING would be GREAT also!
Reyer
7 years ago
I would like if you put more on composing 3ds max footage and video maybe even Matchmoving stuff.

Thanks
7 years ago
Pretty much everything I could come up with is already covered above, just wanted to say that I use 3DS Max, and so does most of my pals

Cheers!
Nate Strong
7 years ago
FLASH
PHOTOSHOP
+ MAYA

THANX
steve
7 years ago
Hey Andrew - CD4!! Much easier to learn and the Adobe AE/MAXON workflow is without a doubt the best intergration around.
Oscarh
7 years ago
Since i'm going to study 3d animation, i'd vote for the 3d program path.. and since this website is primarly focused on After Effects, i'd vote for C4D, since i've heard it integrates amazingly with AE.. Moreover, i own C4D, and i think your tutorials would be a great to learn as much about how to use it as i've learnt about how to use AE..

Anyway, that's just me.. keep on with the hard work, and congrats for your website!
7 years ago
Since i am a Maya and Modo user i would prefer some tutorial for this 2 software, but anyway i'm very interested in Cinema4d too.

So no problem with any of your future choices Andrew, just go ahed with the same passion and simpathy you always melt inside your tutorial. You are probably the best insipiring resource for After Effects users on the web!

Go ahead like this! Thumbs up ;)

Cya!

Lorenzo from Italy
edd
7 years ago
O ya another thing is I'm not sure were u live but according to my times the times that people post is completely off but I think you live in California or some place anyways just thought I would say that.
edd
7 years ago
Andrew all I have to say is... YOU PWN!!!!!
MOD
7 years ago
i cant wait > i hope it would be ~ cool and simple ~ like your (great tutorials ) :)

mohammed
kuwait ;)
Sean
7 years ago
Andrew I love your tutorials. I would love to see a Cinema 4D AE tutorial. It would make my year.
John Ahmed
7 years ago
It'd be beyond awesome if you focused in the realm of C4D integration tutorials;

That way, you yourself would also benefit from learning the ins-and-outs of C4D and have skills in 3Ds Max + C4D :D.

However, I'll gladly accept any tutorial :D

Hell, I'm even going to order the Serious-FX product!
Mr.eXtrime
7 years ago
I think that, people like bouth 3Dmax and C4D, i like too :) Thanks the BIGone
edd
7 years ago
Hey Andrew you really inspire me and some day I wouldn't mind being a producer for some big films. I love that you create this tutorials you are the man. I think that you should work with some sort of 3d program I really don't care but it would be cool to like create a gun in 3ds max and edit it into after effects and you could show us how the professionals like yourself do it. http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=eddberkel
there are some of my videos.

-Flim by Tim Productions.
Arnar
7 years ago
Alias Maya! :)
Harry McHugh
7 years ago
3ds Max tutorials would be awesome. i really want to learn it but there is no one who does tutorials like you.....until now.
7 years ago
Great List Guys,
Comments that are from new posters come through moderation. Basically until I can get to t checking it. There were like 80 in moderation today, I just approved them. Please email me if there is anything questionable. I wouldn't expect so from this fine group ;)
7 years ago
Integration with flash and 3ds max sounds pretty cool and also Illustrator. I never used MAYA or C4D...
Sebastian Vázquez
7 years ago
I would say wonder a little bit more in depth with AE, then combine with C4D, C4D is very commonly used, 3DSM isn't.. Very glad that you took the descision to wonder off to new plains man, good job.
Jaime
7 years ago
You should definetly intergrate other apps. I think you should do both 3ds max and c4d because some people have one or the other. And like Conor Maher said, compositing 3d elements into after effects would be really great.
7 years ago
3ds Max and compositing 3d elements into After Effects would be awesome
Mitch (UK)
7 years ago
Andrew, I would be interested in learning how to intergrate flash - AE and Encore.
I have been asked if i could make a flash movie and put it into a DVD intro- but as im not that good i just say "Dont know, you want to speak to Andrew Kramer.
Flash, Encore, AE and Prem Pro. Although i see above that most of the guys want a 3D prgm, ill follow you where you go... Lead on mate, lead on.

Mitch
m.abulazm
7 years ago
Hi Andrew :)
i sent comment but i can't see it now .... i don't know why !
anyway ...

i think all people here appreciate your effort and your great tutorials.
i hope you can show us how the integration between 3ds Max and After Effect.
of course tracking will be very nice.

thanks a lot
Christian Le Freak
7 years ago
This one well to do things in 3D. But my I like the effect of " impossible mission ". The effect of the masks, of changing the face. For it(he,she) you has to be easy.

A greeting.


Excuse for my english XDD
Marc.B
7 years ago
I would be happy to see how you work in 3DS even if I haven't use it for years now... maybe time to start pratice again :)

If you teach 3DS Max as you teach AE, just tell me where I have to signup :)

Marc
Paris, France
Chris Cruise
7 years ago
I use C4D and am looking to integrate AE and C4D along with live action. So far, the 3d camera/projection tutorials are a big help as with the keying/compositing tute. I'd like to see more tutorials on tracking live action in a 3d environment with shadows. EX. tracking a "keyed" person as he walks across a 3d bridge with the camera moving. Maybe color matching the two plates, dirtying it up a bit etc. I'm still learning C4D but I know there's a "Compositing Project File" option in the render settings. I'd like to know more about this option and it's usefulness with AE.

thanks man
Ryan
7 years ago
FLash!!! Im pretty good, but not with action script
Patolinx
7 years ago
It would be great!
Anything you decide it will be ok
But please, stay focus on video HD finish and workflow.
7 years ago
Flash?
Don't think so, compositing with 3D Studio Max as we see in the Action Movie Essentials promo (the big "indy like" rock) looks just amazing.
I realy don't think integration with Flash is as powerfull as 3D compositing.

Play hard, go Pro.
Greetings from Argentina!
Fernando.
Sebastian de la Nuez
7 years ago
3D Studio Max : )
You should make a poll with different alternatives to see what people would've liked best =)
You should seriously change your middle name to "After Effects". Andrew "After Effects" Kramer...
You're the best ;)
Rodrigo Paredes
7 years ago
First of all congrat Andrew, really nice and usefull advises, grate web page. awesome tutorials.

I vote for compositing 3d stuff with live action... (specular materials, depth of field, fancy heat waves near hot surface, tracking, mattes anything.. ) a how does it works tutorial... like the main skelleton would be great (and easy to do) just to get started (AE and technique)... 3d max, C4d, Maya, Modo.... I don`t care...

It seems to be like all our wishes to Santa... so ALL knowledge of VFX, 3D, and compositing posted, or in a tutorial would be really well recibed

Andrew, thanks for all the knowledge, you are the light for all those who can't afford going abroad to study vfx to fancy schools.. The underground suports you!!!!!!!

Un abrazo desde México carnal!!!!!
hamtheman
7 years ago
I really think that you should do a tutorial of intrageneration of C4d and AE. I know for a fact that c4d has a awesome intrageneration with AE. Also i know that c4d is pretty simaler to c4d (i know i have tried both of them)
Sammiep
7 years ago
3DSmax is bether Because It mutch easyer and then You don't have to learn something New And me neither =) But When you Combine it whit AE or something That wil be Nice
Ezequiel
7 years ago
What is all this nonsense???
it's out of the question, it's gonna be 3ds max and that's it
you don't like it go complain somewhere else
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
hi the Greatest Andrew ! !

You became the God Of motion Graphics in revealing the secrets of AE.

Anyway, We need tutorial on 3d tracking with SYNTHEYES. and 3ds max with after efx

we looking forward our response to our requests pleeeeeeeeese !

thanks
Orc Master
7 years ago
Wow, I think the best option would be 3DS Max and integrating 3d with live footage!

This is, specially, because Master Kramer (:p) already knows 3DS Max, and also because we have to be honest: we all want to blend CG stuff with live footage. What a better way than from an AE genious who also knows 3DS Max?

I don't know about C4D, and Maya I would like to learn, but what I say is that since these tuts are free we shouldn't tell Master Kramer (gotta love that nickname :p) to learn new stuff just for us. Also. I bet most of his AE talent comes from experience, which he already has on 3DS Max.

Conclusion: Andrew, YOU ROCK!!! :p

Also, did you know Maya was conceived by VENEZUELANS :d
7 years ago
Andrew Kramer!

I must just say, I really love all of your tutorials. I don't know where you've gotten all the ideas from 'cause they're so brilliant!

As future tutorials, I would love to see more of the texts you can make such as animations, 3D-texts with 3D Invigorator (Plug-In) and so on. I really love 3D in After-Effects, but it seems like you're already heading that path when you look at the new tutorials, so...

Thanks for everything, and keep on doing your thing!

/Per Riekkola,
Chillside Production AB, www.chillside.org
Max
7 years ago
Hey Andrew!

Flash integration seems pretty interesting, but 3D seems more intricate. lol. Anyways, as for 3D Max, its pretty close to Maya (not too close, so don't jump on me people), but if you did a 3D Max tut or a Maya tut, I'm sure both communities could learn from it. Do whatever you feel comfortable with most!
Henry_B
7 years ago
yea! 3d tracking would be great, some integration between max an afterFX.. maybe boujou?? or some 3d tracking aplication
Aaron
7 years ago
Your AE tutorials are a gold mine. Personally, I would rather see you do a lot more AE focused material. In fact, what would be incredibly useful is if you could focus more on things that can be done within AE without plug-ins or other software applications.
7 years ago
C4D works really well with AE! And if you haven't checked it out yet be sure to take a glance at Strata Foto. That might be a good option for those who just want to dabble in 3D. I think your viewers would love some match-moving tutorials so they can learn how to add a building or UFO to footage with a lot of motion.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew I hope you still focus alot on AE but I would think C4D would great because I hear it has the best integration with AE.
mark
7 years ago
Andrew

I would love to see a tut of a projected video on video of (you pick the scene) where in the back ground there is a blank wall and to enhance the image you see a projected video on the wall as the people in the forground (main video) are doing their thing. I sent you the link a while back showing you this. I tjhink it was the Incubis video. There is also a a shot of a light flaring through window blinds that look pretty cool. here is the link. http://www.studiorb.com/incubus/incubusdig_final.mov

Another tut request of mine would be on your own demo reel (i could not locate it anymore on your site) where the baseball player walks back to pits and you added a logo on the wall. Sord of the same concept of the video on the wall. Would like to know how you achieved that. Oh, you also changed a logo or added a new logo on a soda can. That would be cool to see how you did that.
DT
7 years ago
C4D, C4D, C4D 100%, 100%, 100%
Some Guy
7 years ago
3ds Max or Maya are better for me, because I have access to it. I don't think, that I would buy C4D.
But on the other hand, there are many people who want 3ds Max and there are many people who want C4D. So why not doing both programs? I am sure there are things, which are easier to realize either on 3ds Max or on C4D. And here on the blog people could share their experience how to create the same effect, which was done in C4D, in 3ds Max and vice versa.
On your question "Where should I go next?": how about doing some filming tutorials? I mean filming techniques or how to prepare and execute an effects shot or things about better lightning of a scene and stuff. In other words: how to create a good shot, which is worth to be enhanced in After Effects?
m.abulazm
7 years ago
Max & AE is my dream so please if you can show us how the integration between Max and after effect.

thanks a lot
Neeraj
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I think it would be nice to see some tutorials showing integration og CG elements from max into after effects.i havent been finding any such tutorials on the net and books can only tell so much. would very much appreciate such tutorials =) thanks..

Regards,
Neeraj
from Singapore
millansky
7 years ago
Integration with 3dsMax would be better idea!
7 years ago
Maya! So much more powerful than 3ds Max, although Max is nice too. Flash is cool. I think it comes down to what you feel most like doing. Plus, I'm sure everyone here would be more than willing to do one first, and patiently wait for the other. Afterall, you haven't let us down on anything yet. My vote is for some 3D Effects with Maya, but whatever you decide on I'm up for!
Philipp Boeing
7 years ago
3d integration, sweet (c4d, please)
7 years ago
Integration with flash would be great but I vote for C4D, mainly because it has MoGraph and obviously Motion Graphics is the interesting part here. Even though Maya is more powerful, etc and 3ds Max is coming up close I think that for the sake of motion graphics we shouldn't try to do anything really demanding for the 3D program (meaning anything C4D can't do), besides there are tons of Maya and 3ds Max tutorials out there. C4D is easier, people can catch up and AE and C4D are made for each other.

C4D (MoGraph)+AE+Flash= Super Motion Graphics!
Johnny Handsome
7 years ago
Im still for C4D :D , its the only 3d program i own and would like to learn how to animate some things, thank you in advance andrew.
Andrei
7 years ago
I am comfortable with 3dMax,Maya and C4d... yeah..it would be nice to see some 3d integration with AFX...
Ali
7 years ago
hey andrew,
we've learnt so much from u. thanx a zillion!! u da man.

ok first of all, flash integration would be awesome, but 3D is just as good, so its too tuff to pick between the two! (would luv it if u did both)

if you do 3D program, then i would prefer 3DStudioMax. but if you go for cinema4d, then we would follow you into it. i dont know much about either, so gona learn from u (like we did on AE).

if u do flash, then it would be good too coz the posibilities would be endless!! and i think most of us have/do use flash.

whatever you do, please dont leave us on AE! we r huge 'fans' of your work. hope evrything good with u. sorry for the long msg.

Ali
UK
Alan
7 years ago
tesssam, above, mentioned cloning. How about extending the idea having to AK's in a scene and one passes the other a drink or maybe the two of them shake hands?

As for these 3D progs. Sadly I fit into the category of not having any of them. visit them by all means but I vote not to step away from AE tutorials completely.

I do use particlIllusion (3) though so there is a subject I don't mind touching on. I know there are some specific AE integration issues so covering some of those would be good.
Alexandre
7 years ago
It would be great some tutorials demonstrating the integration with 3dMax.
Robert
7 years ago
Flash integration would be sweet
Iliès S.
7 years ago
Flash integration would kick a.. (all those cool effects that you've learned us have to be in flash to integrate to a website), for the 3d integration as said above the particle system in 3dsmax is pretty good.

Wathever you'll chose to do man i'm sure it'll be top.

Iliès, cg student,
Belgium
Daniel
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

maybe a few tutorials for making specific color corrections in AE or for making explosions in a 3d programm.


Daniel // Germany
CD4!CD4!!CD4!!!
alot people want CD4 cuss its easy, i dont see it easy, maybe its because of my 3D background, well whatever 3DS, its all gud...

3D integration with 2D live footage, camera tracking and plate integration... set extension...

i doubt if this kind of tut. can be achieved max 20 mins. it may be easier for andrew to record, anything going complex and beyond 40mins to achieve, andrew aint got option than to sell on DVD

Michi! sorry, i can give you my Max installing for you to use, or you can download http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7639525, its free, we dont like you to feel left out
7 years ago
INFINITE ZOOM after that flash and c4d :D
j0b0
7 years ago
hi,

i think it would be great if you made some tutorials on adobe flash.
i have always wanted to know how to make those cool 3D websites, i bet there are more people who want to know.
7 years ago
hee andrew maybe you could give us some more advanced tuts. like how to get yourself multiple times in a scene but then where the scene moves. like in pirates of the carrebean 3. where there a like 5 jacks in the scene. i would love to just learn some more advanced techniques.

hope you argee.
Gianni (ITALY)
7 years ago
oHoh...it's the end for me. I only use AE for my project...How I'll do??
Please Andrew don't leave me now!!!
Damien
7 years ago
Well, Cinema 4D is the most easy to use (in comparison to 3DS or Maya). Your tutorials are great because you give excellent explanations for very cool techniques, but they are also great because After Effects is quite user-friendly (more than Combustion for example) and it's easy to follow the steps thanks to its clean user interface.

I own Cinema 4D, and played a bit with the 3DS Max demo and Maya too (through the PLE). Yes, Maya and 3DS are very popular names in the CG industry, but Cinema 4D is a lot easier to use, and in my opinion is as powerful for most tasks.

3DS Max is Windows only, but Cinema 4D runs on the Mac. Your tutorials will have better audience with C4D.
Bader
7 years ago
hi,

i suggest to have tutorials addressing 3ds Max integration.

how to incorporate life action with cgi in 3ds max.

i also suggested to have tutorials on Matrix Bullet time fx .

please think of it

cheers
P.G.
7 years ago
I'm creating 3D models in 3D studio max 8 so I want a tutorial abuot:How to make 3D models look more realistic in AdobeAfterFx or something like that;) (I'm talking about blurs,lights and odher things...).Sorry for bad english.
Gary
7 years ago
I think any opening on a 3d soft would be great. Knowing that everyone here wants to enlarge their skills, and 3d is the way to go. I sent andrew an email a month ago asking him this very question. I'm glad he is considering doing that.
Ted
7 years ago
How about staying in the same realm but satisfying AE users who are switching over to Apple's Motion?
M20
7 years ago
I vote for Cinema 4D! Cinema 4D has the best integration with Adobe After Effects and c4d is the number one 3d program for motion graphics!
hey guys! why not let's have tutorials on 3D integration with 2 footage, or compostion 3D animation with after effects, i think that can be intresting and quick,

i do camera tracking alot, match mover and CGI integration with 2d footage, cuss its make illusion2reality
michi
7 years ago
hm... since i can't afford these 3d-programs, there's a bad time coming for me now, i guess... :-(
Riko FX
7 years ago
I would like a tutorial which show us how to make a http://www.cube-creative.fr/index.php?t=m&fid=34&l=fr&lf=34,93," rel="nofollow">storm...an an other in order to show us how to make a music clip
Scott bishop
7 years ago
hi Andrew,

im a big AE and Maya user, but have played around with 3DS Max, C4D, Lightwave. I think that no matter what 3D app you use, the tutorials you do can be appiled to any 3D app that people use. Flash tutorials would be great too.

With the 3D tutorials, you could do stuff on render passes, lighting for compositing with live plates etc.. maybe a tutorial based on how you did the Indiana Jones flick, with the ball falling onto your actor.

Cheers,

Scott Bishop
John Paite
7 years ago
@ Andrew - I always wanted to learn cinema4D but I never know how to start or anything..I couldnt think of a better teacher than you..3D applications would be awesome..taking it a step futher for sure!
Mel76
7 years ago
Thanks for all your marvelous and fantastic work. For an economic reason, I had like you to develop your idea about the links with C4D. I have not yet explore the opportunity to render an afx project in C4D, I'm not sure to understand the interactivity between the two programs. Please, help.
Thanks Andrew for trying to make the community a open ground. remember that this is a world wide community site, different people with weird stuffs, so i think the suggestion is >

user ratio rate on 3DS max, maya and CD4 is 4:4:3, which i believe in percentage will be 40%,40%,20% sequencially, and you are only gud on max and CD4, the truth is every body wants what is convinent and easy for them.

and this tut. are goodies from this community, basically i think we should make 70% Max tutorials 30% CD4 base on the rate of user and technically the one you are most used with.

my suggestion is not based on personal instrest, is just a open help out idea. the truth is i used 3D max 9, i like it, CD4 for more advance radiorosity and ligthing effects, maya for more complex CGI creation, motionbuilder for complex character animations and riggings, thats mii !!!


i think this will help, just consider


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Sandy
7 years ago
Well Andrew!!!!

I think, It will b gud to integrate 3dsmax with AE, in this way we will have more power to make 3D stuffs with no limitations. Also we will come to know the complete procedure of production techniques used for the final output.

Anyway, Thanx Andrew for all the Tuts.

Warm Regards
Sandy
7 years ago
Integration with other programs is a great idea. 3D Studio Max has some really nice particle systems that I've messed around with in the past. If you did do tutorials using programs outside the Adobe collection though I would consider splitting up your tutorials pages, that way if someone didn't have C4D for example, they wouldn't get excited for a project they couldn't do.

If anything I'd want you to stay with Adobe products. I think it's really cool that you find all these really ways of doing things with in after effects without touching 3D max, Maya, Combustion, etc... That's my fav. part when I go to visit your site. Knowing I can makes these all in After Effects.

3d Max tutorials would be amazing as well.
michi
7 years ago
hey, i'm for flash too!
7 years ago
I would defently like to see some flash and after effects intigration tips. Best exporting/compresion options, transparent video, and so on, and so on...
MORE flash please ;)
Jelle
7 years ago
It's really cool that you want to use a 3d app for your future tutorials. I used 3dmax..but currently using Maya. Maybe Maya is an option?

And what Jaydubs says max is only for windows..
7 years ago
I would like to know how you do some of the flash stuff on your website products page, that stuff is really cool. But overall, I'd like to see mainly the AE stuff, because not everyone has all that 3D software and AE is pretty standard amongst compositor wannabe's, like me.
Jaydubs
7 years ago
Andrew,

The fact is ... 3DS Max is Windows only, and C4D has a smaller user base than Maya.
Now although there are tons of Maya tutes out there, they wouldn't stack up to the way you could present one and I'm sure you could get your head around Maya if I can!

Love your work,

J.
7 years ago
open your doors to maya, it is more powerful than 3dsmax
Johnny Handsome
7 years ago
I waited for this moment a long time, i have Cinema4D and cant find any good tutorials arround the net, please Andrew im begging, make future c4d tutorials, thank you, youre the man! ;)
7 years ago
Considering the push with the Maxon tour, it would be nice to do some C4D and After Effects, mainly because C4D is cheaper for me as a student :D. Though as soon as you commit to one app, people will complain and want you to do x or y app. And as soon as you do x and y, the quality will go down. I think 3D is the way to go, and if I had to choose an app (because your tutorials give me a great understanding of AE), I would say C4D.
Ben
7 years ago
Yes do something with 3ds max! Also maybe try some magic sorta things (e.g. harry potter movies etc.)
7 years ago
yea, you're right i used both 3dsmax and c4d and i prefer c4d for speed but after effects is precedence for us and you not A.McKay ahaha ;) waiting tutorials and congra..
from Istanbul / TURKEY
Blair
7 years ago
Flash integration would be sweet. I'd say more users would have access to Flash as well being part of the Adobe suite...
Will
7 years ago
This opening can be interesting (for me) for something very simple... but i have not achieve my goal... Just creating (real) 3D text that flying around with nice texture, and import that in a footage. 3DMax looks nice but i'm open to other 3D programs. That can be a good start.. or not. Thx u.

Will - Bordeaux, Fr.
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