New Dedicated Servers

Well our plan was to transition to new dedicated servers over the next few months but I’ve noticed more down time lately and we are now going to be aggressively transitioning to them over the next couple of weeks.

Things used to slow down towards the end of the week but I guess things are changing rapidly. *sniffle* I love you guys.

July 26th, 2007 @ 9:01 am
we all love you Andrew :)
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:07 am
Good stuff Andrew, any hints to what new tutorials you'll be putting up? :P
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:11 am
Your the best on TeH net in tutorials:) We all love you Cosmo Kramer:P
naim alwan
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:13 am

more SFX...more SFX...more SFX.
naim alwan
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:16 am
a lot of people do not count AE as a compositing program... so please prove them to be wrong...

any idea how you could make a tattoo animate on to someones face realisticaly in a moving image? is it possible to use some sort off mesh to mimic the contours of thier face, track and manipulate it acording to the footage, and then mask the tattoo on???...
can AE do it or does it need a £d app?
please help i need this effect for a music video im doing...

you... and your tutorials rule...
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:24 am
reply to: naim alwan

Wouldn't you just use the demon face tutorial mixed with a displacement map so it contours?

July 26th, 2007 @ 9:34 am
hey andrew, does that mean the sites going to be down for a while? I hope not, I literally check this site 10x plus a day for updates. I dont know if you got my tut request but I was wondering if you could do a tut on realistic shell ejection for guns.
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:41 am
Great man!! i love you to andrew, i'm working for a tutorial about a 3d composition. i hope can finish before i leave for the holidays.


July 26th, 2007 @ 9:41 am
The site won't be "down" and I'll still release new tutorials, it will be the same as it is now until one day it will be better.
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:41 am
Can you try to make a tutorial of a burning human?

Youre the best Andrew
Morten Enoksen
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:44 am
puh, thanks!

BTW andrew. Here's my demon face:D
Migha CG
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:48 am
Andrew we all love you! You're just making this site greater and greater. And this FREE tuts! Man I mean you are a veeeeeery nice guy andrew!! :D:P
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:49 am
Morten Enoksen
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:49 am
well not a demon face actually. My sister wanted a scary but not creepy face:D

Srry for double-post
Morten Enoksen
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:52 am
# naim alwan Says:
July 26th, 2007 at 9:16 am

a lot of people do not count AE as a compositing program… so please prove them to be wrong…

any idea how you could make a tattoo animate on to someones face realisticaly in a moving image? is it possible to use some sort off mesh to mimic the contours of thier face, track and manipulate it acording to the footage, and then mask the tattoo on???…
can AE do it or does it need a £d app?
please help i need this effect for a music video im doing…

you… and your tutorials rule…


I think its possible if you use tracking on the face, then maybe distort the tattoo over time with displacement or corner pin or liquify.. I u use liquify you can maybe mimic the contours of the face..

Search for tattoo tutorial on photoshop, to learn about which blending mode to use and so on.
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:52 am
I love videocopilot.
July 26th, 2007 @ 9:56 am
Nah, things don't slow down... it's just the quiet before the storm. In reality everyone's just more pumped at the end of the week because we're excited for the new tut to come out ;-)

I think everyones F5 button takes a big hit throughout the weekend... am I alone here?
July 26th, 2007 @ 10:00 am
naim alwan:

Here is the tutorial for how to get the tattoo to grow.

Past that you are going to have to be really creative with the deformation and liquify tools in AE to match it to the face.

To get the tattoo to look like it's on the skin, double up the original footage & play with the blending modes using a double of the tattoo as a matte. Basically use the orig footage to texture the tattoo itself.
July 26th, 2007 @ 10:06 am

Please use the Tutorial Requests post to add ideas.
I read them all. You don't have to, just post your idea.
July 26th, 2007 @ 10:24 am
I love you to buddy, and my F5 button.
Orc Master
July 26th, 2007 @ 10:38 am
Videocopilot can be BETTER? Hard to believe, yet interesting to see ;)

Take your time to do your stuff man. You rock and the last thing we want is to consume your time. Well, not ALL of it ;) :P
July 26th, 2007 @ 11:08 am
Nice work... MAC respect... ^^
July 26th, 2007 @ 11:56 am
Don't worry AK. We are here to stay!!!!
July 26th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
add a forum section!!!
Kris Sandin
July 26th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm
Respect AK!
I will sacrifice 1000 goats in your honor!
July 26th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm
we love you too, Andrew
July 26th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm
@ russ, thanks that tutorial is really helpful i've been looking for a good way to make an effect like that
July 26th, 2007 @ 1:40 pm
This sounds so gay :-) great job

Dustin James
July 26th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm
"till one day it will be better..."

Everytime you post a new tutorial it gets that much better...
July 26th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm
yay the blog is back up!
July 26th, 2007 @ 2:50 pm
andrew i've been bitching about this for a wile but can you please make a tutorial based on some things from the ayato@web tips
July 26th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm
Hey Boss i guess you didnt responed to my email so i think you dont want the painting i made for you .its cool ,i hope i didnt bother ya.
July 26th, 2007 @ 4:02 pm
Great news about the servers! Once in a while the site lags when I'm connecting to it. Hopefully that won't happen anymore!
July 26th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm
Ya, I've had a hard time accessing the site
i get all the pages fine, but i can't download any project files or access the blog until now.
July 26th, 2007 @ 6:16 pm
I don't think I'll be doing Ayato Tutorials, but once you get good enough at AE you can follow them yourself. Besided notbody want to see the same tutorials all over the net

Clancy, I replied to your email. I just wasn't in town. You gotta give me a little more than a single days notice ;)
Jacob Aaron
July 26th, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
Aww, well we want to put the same thanks back! You have been nothing but helpful with everything! Your tutorials are awesome, no more than awesome, wonderful. I will go to no one else for help on Adobe After effects. Your paid tutorials are so amazing I cant find the words for them. So worth the money I paid for them. And your free ones are so awesome also! I love watching them over and over just to learn and learn. Who ever thought learning can be fun? Well you dominate that question.

And now your getting a better server just for us, gosh that is so nice of you. Wow, the things you do for us Andrew. I am going to try to make sure that you know that I'll be here if you need anything at all.

Thank You So Much!
So much luck on your next tutorials, and filmmaking. Have fun, because I know I am.

A once again thanks,
Jacob Aaron
July 26th, 2007 @ 6:46 pm
What Jacob said, ditto for me.

July 26th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm
Hey Andrew,

gr8 going....... n ofcourse WE ALL LOVE U. ---thnx 4 everything---

Warm Regards
July 26th, 2007 @ 10:38 pm
eeeeuuhhh... eaaooooaaah.. ahaaarraaahhh..

that means thank you very much in zombie/demon language ;)
July 26th, 2007 @ 11:47 pm
thanx a lot Andrew!!
i love that demon tutorial~~
i've a lot of fun
waiting for next advance demon tutorial(3D tracking~)
Harry McHugh
July 27th, 2007 @ 12:07 am
A forum section would be great. That way people can post questions and more experienced people can try to help when the great AK isnt available
S. Gilbert
July 27th, 2007 @ 2:45 am
Hey Andrew,

I think Jacob Aaron summed it up pretty well. I first discovered videocopilot a little over a year ago. After Effects was this huge program I desprately wanted to learn, but I didn't know where to start. Your website has made learning so much fun, and has only increased my desire to learn more, and kind of like a bad drug the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn. I have spent many nights awake on my computer watching your tutorials over and over again making sure I hadn't missed a single step, so that by breakfast time, I could pretty much do the tutorial, word for word.

Thank You Andrew for spending so much time creating tutorials that are easy to follow, funny as hell, and most importantly informative. I have been and always will be a huge fan of you and the website you've spent so much time creating.

Sam Gilbert

p.s. I am working on a demo and will post a link soon
July 27th, 2007 @ 3:02 am
Forum Forum Forum!!!!!!
July 27th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

or be prepared to have my hired "goons" at your house this weekend, atleast that way i wont kill you cuz you say you love us lol
July 27th, 2007 @ 5:35 am
Looks like the blog is down like 50% of the time, can't access tuts all day long... no matter, still love the site and mr. Kramer. You changed my life Andrew, you should know that.

I wonder what it's like to know such stuff...

July 27th, 2007 @ 6:07 am
Ya, i remember when i first downloaded the trial of after effects. :sigh: so long ago. I didn't know anything. And most i know, it's from you!!

Thanks so much.
July 27th, 2007 @ 6:20 am
That's cool, I'm going on vacation so I be able to come here for a week anyway. But I'll miss it. *Sniffle* We love you too
July 27th, 2007 @ 6:36 am
Hey Andrew!
I know you love Indy..

Kris Sandin
July 27th, 2007 @ 8:15 am
Wow! slaughtering all these goats in your honor sure is hard work!
almost done now.
July 27th, 2007 @ 8:22 am
i really like this blog
we should be ble to be members and sign in
and then you should be able to be a guest if you are new
what do you think?
Dustin James
July 27th, 2007 @ 9:53 am
that would be a forum...
July 27th, 2007 @ 10:42 am
Another really short teaser for our "Mr. Berringer" flick is up on my blog. Just posted it today. We finish filming in a couple of weeks. You can bet your butts that it'll be jam packed with Action Movie Essentials, Riot Gear, and Designer Sound Effects. I'm trying to figure out a way to get that demon face in there too! haha! kidding....not for this project.
Just Amit
July 27th, 2007 @ 10:56 am
not very surprising to me, your not only the best tutorials on the net, your a great guys who has a a way to really get us engaged with stuff and really cares, you can tell by the quality of the site, tutorials, and products. saving up to buy riot gear and hopefully soon after designer sound effects. You r craazy awesome, we love you too.
July 27th, 2007 @ 11:20 am
we all love you Andrew ..

hope all the best for ..

btw : could u make a tutorial about to do the time-slice effect (freeze and then the camera go around the object in freeze world) -> like matrix ?

i heared that it's required more than 10 cameras recording at least in same time to do it .. but maybe you have another idea ?

thanks again Andrew
July 27th, 2007 @ 3:09 pm
@ m7md0o

That tutorial your asking for , i mean the one with the Matrix freeze effect, i must say is completly to do in AE, to get this u need more than just 10 cameras, u need more like 100 cameras ( and this is not camcorders, they make it with stills) and it requires pro work to set these cameras in a perfect circle. and these cameras each take 1 or maybe 2 ( i dont remember ) picture. so this freeze effect is made kinda like u make a cartoon movie, where u draw 1 drawing and then do another one another one etc. and they make a small movement each in each drawing.

BUT - if are trying to make this effect without the cameras and stuff, the only way to achieve this , is to use a 3D program and model your character to look like the person u want to freeze.

there is no way to make this like matrix , with 1 camcorder. sorry to say so.. ;)

u could ofc make all your actors stand still and the run around and film a frozen world if u want :D

Actually you should buy the Matrix on DVD and just watch behind the scenes, u learn alot mate ;)

July 27th, 2007 @ 4:23 pm
Ah just what i thought, they use many cameras, well then i better start working like hell with 3D modelling:P
July 27th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm
the dudes right... There's no way to make the matrix freeze effect with only one camera... BUT it is possible to do bullet time in After Effects!!
Or when the helicopter smashs into the glass building in the first movie, i guess you could do that with a green screen, a ripple, shatter and a few different layers!
ian T hammer
July 27th, 2007 @ 6:00 pm
I seam to have solved the prob andrew,, thx goodness...:)

sorry aboot the test,,

July 27th, 2007 @ 6:58 pm
DEAD SILENCE IN HERE . WHERE IS every body. wakee wakee eggs and bakee.
July 27th, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

Kill Bill Vol 2

July 27th, 2007 @ 8:16 pm
Andrew, have you seen the new simpsons movie???
July 27th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm
Here is how Bullet Time is done:

100 camera for about 3 secondes video :)

July 27th, 2007 @ 8:29 pm
Okay, I'm Jone'sn it. Gimmee Andrew! I'm sick. I need my medicine.
Hit Me! Uh, Not like you hit Sam… you know what I mean!
I Need My VCP Fix!
July 27th, 2007 @ 9:08 pm
Andrew, I know I've mentioned this before but I thought you might enjoy this added bit…

Seriously, Kai taught me Photoshop and you are teaching me AE. Thanks bro, or as FSJ says "Namaste"

(sniffle) I love you too man....
July 28th, 2007 @ 12:58 am
lol OR u could make it like this

rofl... best thing ever xD
July 28th, 2007 @ 2:17 am
Actually there is a way to do that Matrix effect with one Camera. Look here:
Also you can look at this vid, someone did it that way:
He didnt Jump like the guy in the tutorial, but its almost the same.
July 28th, 2007 @ 2:53 am
You run a quality site here with the best free tutorials on the net. But I think it would be less strain on your servers and more convenient for people if you provided an offline version people could download to their computers. I know everytime I come back here to view a tutorial again, for some reason it isn't cached and it has to be downloaded all over again. Anyway keep it up man, your work is really appreciated.
July 28th, 2007 @ 5:14 am
New work from me:

Its like what happens when your so bored and you like harry potter movies, that youcant think of anything better lol
July 28th, 2007 @ 5:33 am
Ok... since we're all transitioning here... I found out there's another Damon on the BLOG so I'm changing my handle to "Nomad"... Thanks-0-Bunch!
July 28th, 2007 @ 9:33 am
Nothing would be more awesome than a tutorials on this incredibly awesome fire effect:
I've tried, but I can't duplicate it on my own. :(
Distin James
July 28th, 2007 @ 10:20 am
@ Steveolee

The tutorials will be available for your portable devices (most likely via iTunes), the tutorials will be on youtube, and Andrew is planning on making them availabe on DVD for a small price of $20.

I assume that the tutorials are not Cached because the videos are streamed from a server (but i could be wrong).
July 28th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm
Distin James,

AIR, Silverlight or Quicktime? Just curious.
July 28th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm
Nothing new this weekend AK? ^^
Some Guy
July 28th, 2007 @ 2:37 pm
I think Andrew just want to spare the blog's database by not announcing a new tutorial. Remember the last time, when people got a little bit off topic and talked about what countries they are from and how Andrew Kramer is written in their language and when Andrew sleeps and stuff (that actually showed how significant it is for us to have a forum *hint*). Maybe I'm wrong and Andrew will post a new blog entry right after I click on "Submit Comment". Or maybe he has an even better tutorial than the last one and he just want to make an impact on Monday surprising the whole world with his superhuman skills. Or maybe he's just busy...
Morten Enoksen
July 28th, 2007 @ 2:56 pm
When are u going to launch a new tutorial? Its been four days!(I know its not long, but u use to keep the line at 1-3 days)
July 28th, 2007 @ 3:26 pm
ye, probably also just taking a break, i mean.. it IS summer, and time for vacation n stuff :)
July 28th, 2007 @ 6:30 pm
Hey Andrew! Can you give us a little hint of what to
expect from VCP this weekend??????

HAH I thought today was Friday...I went out
and bought a bunch of props for my commercial
tomorrow and just been thinking about it all day..
July 28th, 2007 @ 7:48 pm
ET Entertainment, once i get my site back up ill affiliate to you hey? you will get some more traffic that way hey
July 28th, 2007 @ 9:10 pm
July 28th, 2007 @ 9:11 pm
Do yourself a favor and NEVER, EVER tell us when a new tut is coming out... We'll all be waiting and refreshing (F5) and you'll never get to take a well needed break. I hope you are in fact on vacation.
July 28th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm
maybe filming some where or chasing demons. or some family time.!whos knows we just have to keep messing around with the old stuff.
July 28th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm
Piotr, your site got hacked right? well I hope when I clicked on your
site, they didn't track my IP or something, and they will hack my site next...I should go back it up...cause I'm hosting many sites on that server, for myself and my father....I don't think I want to be affiliated with any sites that are/ been hacked lol...

Hey Andrew! (HEY ARRRRRNOLD!) check out
how much your domain name is worth!

alot more than my site!
July 28th, 2007 @ 11:38 pm
Hi, first post ever although I've been following this site for the last months or so... Maybe Andrew hasn't updated anything because his wife gave birth or something? If so, let me be the first on to congratulate him. Congrats!
July 29th, 2007 @ 1:19 am
Hey ET Entertainment, interesting Link. I checked my dedicated veteran website and scored about 50.000 USD ^^

How can I see the domain???? hrhr
July 29th, 2007 @ 2:55 am
ET Entertainment, i contacted the guy who hacked it, ive sorted everything out, hes not gonna hack it again and no he didnt track your IP
Morten Enoksen
July 29th, 2007 @ 5:21 am
C'mon Andrew! Its been 5 days now! I can't live without your tuts for a week! To help me stay alive, plz make a new tut:D It can be a simple one to! Like: How to insert a cd into your computer! As long as I know you're alive mate!
Morten Enoksen
July 29th, 2007 @ 5:25 am
..Okay. You DESERVE a vacation. But if you could post it on the blog so we all know that we can check back with u in 2 weeks or so, that would be great!

Good summer AK:D
July 29th, 2007 @ 5:58 am
I think his wife is delivering a baby!
October 10th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

Tell please where it is possible to find articles or news on the given theme.
good by
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