TUTORIAL: Demon Face Warp

In this frightening tutorial you will learn a powerful technique called “Reverse Motion Tracking” to perform demonic facial reconstruction.

This was going to be on a tutorial DVD but I’m a nice guy ; )

Here is another example of this same technique:

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7 years ago
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Abhinav Rajput
3 years ago
Pls checkout my vfx playlist, i am 15 year boy, and i have learnt everything from Videocopilot
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL301B01C5ECF9A53D&feature=plcp
3 years ago
you then speaking in inglish and I portuguese!! kkkkkkkkkkkkk eu sou o maximo kkkkkkkkkkk esse cara nem parece com o demom nada a ver com ele!!!!!
4 years ago
Hi Mr. Andrew Kramer and thank you a lot for your Demon Face Warp Tutorial. i want to say that im new on Adobe After Effect and i start learning it from your Basic Tutorials and that's my first attempt : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfyUoHahJy0

Keep the Good Work so we can keep it also ;)
chater
Omar Hauksson
4 years ago
Used this tutorial to mangle the face of a dead zombie in my first short film. Came out awesome.
dave
4 years ago
Can mocha for AE be used for this effect?
Haha these are all over Youtube
Aeu
5 years ago
what new tutorial method for “Reverse Motion Tracking” using after efect? Please let me
6 years ago
sorry (Tracking Reverse Tracking) ???? i have german AE
6 years ago
help me pls , what is track revers track ???? (liquify)
EXtremist
6 years ago
wooooow .. how they did it ??!?!?!?

did teh do it by program ro what ...?


any tell me plz
Eric
6 years ago
NICE but where can u take this proggram for trial month??????
6 years ago
pde ituro nyo s kin ang technique s demon face warp plz.............................................
David DiLeo
6 years ago
Excellent tutorials. Very helpful. Do you also have a method for "Reverse Motion Tracking" using Apple Motion 3? Please let me know if you can and keep 'em comin'. These are very helpful for my high school film class students.
mrdistortion
6 years ago
I love the site. I love the tutorial but I can't seem to get the liquify filter to 'stick' to my motion track. Any ideas? I'm using after FX CS3. Anyone know of any other liquify tutorials?
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7 years ago
thanks soO0 much i had to run the tuuorial about 3-4 times b4 i got it right lol but its geat thanks mate :) BTW congratulations on your baby !! got ayn more scary effects to add to indie movies ????
7 years ago
Here's my version :]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPGCWcA5JJk
Very fun tutorial! You rock dude!
Cheers
mark adams
7 years ago
Saw this tut a few weeks ago and thought it looked awesome, happened to be watching a recorded version of supernatural on ITV last night and i swear they used it too...
7 years ago
hahaha I know this thread is kind of old now, but I thought i'd finally join the fun and make one!

http://vimeo.com/297900

hope ya dig it!! Thanks for making the tutorial Andrew!
edwin
7 years ago
hello from singapore! Great tutorial Andrew!...need a few practices to get the whole concept of reverse tracking, is there any possible way to reverse track "scale", tried using *-1 after pickwip, but i know its totally wrong(its only happening on X and Y). i'm just experimenting.. still green in the field of expressions.

anyway keep the good work up!
Alex
7 years ago
wow that's reeeeally nice! sam can make really funny faces hahaha
Patrick
7 years ago
and here is my version, if anyone says that the effects improve my looks there will be trouble ;)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr_hhh5qPok

Cheers
P
Can
7 years ago
Hi this my first comment on site. I visit almost everyday. Looks like the bible of cgi lovers.

Andrew i wonder how i can make that zoom in effect when the demon face appears. I mean how can i fast zoom or larger scale without decreasing the quality of the movie.

thanks
Dal
7 years ago
Hi Andrew, ignore that email I sent with my project. re-filmed it with less camera shake at the end then it tracked ok!

Combined the face warp tutorial with the gun shot one to come up with this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_CDwJsFKqU
Nate the troggy
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, how would you do the same kind of effect of stretch the face at the mouth to make it longer like in the mummy movies?
7 years ago
What a great tutorial! The fact that you can change things and keep it all tracked is so invaluable and time saving. I am pretty much a newbie and just discovering the powerful tools in AE 7.0. This is a short experiment that I did using your techniques that is becoming fairly popular. Thanks for all your great tutorials! Hope you enjoy. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/790504/girl_scare_prank/
Frank M
7 years ago
Andrew I need help my AAF 7 Pro doesnt give me the motion tracking option and when i go into the window option on top its not there......Help me please
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Just to say thanx mate, I've had AE6.5 on my Mac for months and didn't even know how to open a new project up until I came across you and your free tutorials about two weeks ago I've been practicing the demon face warp all week and can now do it blind folded. Anyway, I'm onto "Time Freeze" now and I'll let you know how I get on.

PS: How about showing us how to change one thing into another eg; a man into a clock or a dog into a fish, I don't know let your imagination go wild but do something challenging and a bit weird. PPS: can you get CycoreFX for AE6.5 as I can't do the earth in space thing (got no, CC Sphere) I've only got the standard version. And where can I buy a copy of "Riot Gear"


all the best
Stocky
UK
7 years ago
I saw this tutorial, i was amazed to see what i could do with this, so i found a perfect commercial to spoof, and hope you like it as much as i do http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1375500857883224536
rasmus
7 years ago
how did you do that white the reflecktion in the sun glases
nice tutorial
D Piddy
7 years ago
REVERSE-STABILIZATION SCRIPT!!!

Hi Andrew, everyone...

I've just stumbled upon this link (at aenhancers.com) to an amazing script which automates the whole reverse-tracking process!

www.paul.tuersley.btinternet.co.uk/scripts/DestabilizeLayer_v1.jsx.zip

No further need for pickwhipping individual values or manually entering expressions... Just select your original, stabilized layer, run the script, and it will automatically create your reverse-tracked precomp in an instant!

BUT PLEASE NOTE: one action that the script automatically undertakes is toggling the 'collapse transformations' switch on the precomp layer. AND AS FAR AS I KNOW (see below)... you CANNOT have this option selected and still have the 'Liquifier' filter follow all of your tracking data, so you will want to toggle that switch back off.

BUT ANDREW... PLEASE TELL ME I'M WRONG ABOUT THAT LAST PART! I first made a comment about a week ago on the 'Reverse Scale Expression' blog, with respect to significant loss of resolution as a result of reverse scale-tracking, and I still haven't been able to figure it out since. Whilst 'collapsing transformations' will restore my original resolution, and will also keep masks, etc., locked to the tracking data, it -- alas -- just doesn't seem to work in conjunction with the liquifier... And whilst I'm grateful that this 'noggin-scratcher', as Ned Flanders might put it, has as sure as ding-dang-doodley quickened my understanding of a program to which I am new-brand-diddly-oo, I really feel now like my head is about to explo-diddly-ode... IS THERE ANY WAY AROUND THIS?

Cheers...

Danny
7 years ago
YEEEEES!! Cheers Andrew my vid just won £1000 from PEPSI cos of your technique .... check it out.

http://www.pepsi.co.uk/taste/Video.aspx?id=207
Dal
7 years ago
thats the problem im having with AE7.0??
Pellar
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I have followed the instructions completly, and I'm haveing some trouble. As soon as I loop the anchor to the position and the position to the anchor, my picture moves around 25 pixels or so to the left, leaving a line of blank space in my comp window, I can crop down to 720x480, but if I want to export wide screen I need to know what I am doing wrong.
Victorion
7 years ago
Hi! Ive got a problem. I click on windows and i dont see Tracking controls. Why?
TL Westgate
7 years ago
Just in time for Halloween! Well, actually, quite early. But I tried it out with my sons. They love this video.

http://www.westg8.com/tivo/demonboys-ws.wmv
chatensekz
7 years ago
this is my first try hope you guys like it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw93rQteEsQ

please add a comment and rate it!
tenks
Dal
7 years ago
Does anyone know which version of AE this is intended for?

I have AE7.0 and don't seem to be able to do motion tracking???

Help! falling at the first hurdle!
Shahid Gill
7 years ago
That's really AMAZING you are really good.
Colin
7 years ago
when i playback my video the effect just stays in the one place. the effect is not locked on the face.
7 years ago
You probably forgot to make the PreCompFace bigger itself. So that when it rotates and moves and stuff, is will stay in frame. In the PreComp, go to composition settings and change the width and height to big values so that everything stays in frame. Then you should see the footage right in place after reverse tracking it.
squardis
7 years ago
hi andrew... well i try it by a selfmade movie... but after i stabilize the motion and reverse it on the way you told. it stil shakes and the footage is a bit to low.... ( out of screen)
on 1 third on the upper side its black...

does any one knows this problem?
br0ken
7 years ago
Why I dont have Motin tracker in "window". And on motion tracking workspace no too :( PLS HELP
BrotherlyProductions
7 years ago
WOW AMAZING GOOD JOB CYA LATER.

Watch my videos on youtube. Just search my name.
7 years ago
thank you!! this tutorial rocks! and believe it or not this is even my very first project i have ever done in after effects!

here is my monster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDlW-FDLRJs
7 years ago
The tutorial is great, but i never get to complete it. It stops just before the middle and doesn't go on anymore. May be it's your new server.
7 years ago
Well, I've decided that I also had to make one, so here's mine :):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQQnlxi0DUs

I'm happy with the result, it turned out pretty well, what do you think?
chatensekz
7 years ago
youre amazing.. superb. thanks for this great tutorial hope you wont stop putting astonishing tutorial. Great job
onur paÅŸa
7 years ago
good job andrew along time i watching your tutorials so amazing we wait your new tutorials and special dvd go ahead! you are the best after user
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
Todd
7 years ago
OK, I just watched the "expressions" version of the demon tutorial and it actually seems easier then the "easy" one. Haha. I have only a MiniDV camera, so I hope I can get as good a track as yours.
7 years ago
Very nice Andrew!

Keep making tutorials man there real good.
Dan
7 years ago
Hey, man. Just wanted to say thanks for all your great tutorials!
7 years ago
hey andrew can you make a tutorial, where knock down a person

thx

bye
tamer
7 years ago
Dear Andrew.. i love ur work and ur artdirection and keeping stuff simple.. this tutorial is just perfect and i learned alot form it really. the question would be if i worked on a project same like this but i was thinking when the transfromation starts, i wanna to distort the background also and add some shaking effects to the demon also then every thing back again to normal.. would that work or i have to work with cameras?
7 years ago
My Daemon:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=vPF1wYgHiw0

I noticed that the credits are as long as the entire film ;-) Sorry.
Todd
7 years ago
Killer tutorial, Andrew. You've shown me more "magic" in After Effects then any other tutorial source I've seen. You can pretty much rest assured I'll be a regular customer for your training DVD's. I got your Action Movie Essentials and have had fun with it. Can't wait to use it in a real world VFX situation; which I know will happen. This "demon face" tutorial is one I can have fun with for my own movies in the meantime.

Thanks again.

Cheers,
Todd
dazza
7 years ago
i cannot track i any more. i place the trackinf points to the exact spots as u Andrew and its all over the place. why would this be????? can u next time place tracking dots on your subject?????

besides that 10/10 love your work

cheers
daz
7 years ago
This tut is awesome can't believe how powerful it is please check out my result Andy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCPd5V5Twyc

Cheers for the tutorials.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

You are the very best! You make complicated stuff look SO easy. You are a GENIUS! I watch lynda's and total training's.. but your's is better than anything found on the net.. I love your style of explaining stuff.. Here's what I have done by watching your tutorial.

http://www.saunivideo.com/samples/Face.wmv

Ash from WVP
7 years ago
hey andrew, i wondering if it is possible to use Track Motion on footage which has no movement at all (recorded by using a stative) but the face is moving around. Should i work with keyframes then right? Or will the trackmotion help me as well?

great tutorial, thanks
7 years ago
i saw that today and decided to try something with it ... really good tutorial actually

my video isn't that good but what i wanted to do was just testing possibilities ...

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=VjDIpk2Gg08

i'm waiting now for other tutorials !!!
Ahmed
7 years ago
Great job, but can I download the .FLV File plz :)
7 years ago
i got the some problems as frank: kant revers the scale-tracking. is there any way you can help me?

i had another idea, less to do with the demonface, but with the tracking (including scale-tracking ^-^°).

you've two tuts on the lightsaber, where you rotoscope every frame. ain't it possible to track a the motion of the lightsaber? use some stick and paint it with some good (self)illuminating color and use a very high shutter... than it shouldn't be so hard to track that one, does it?
Brian Williams
7 years ago
Andrew man you are just amazing, I've been watching your tutorials for about 3-4 months now but this is my first time leaving feed back because I'm currently in training to go over to Iraq and every chance I get I come here and try to check out your tutorials and since I only get a brief time on the net I let the tutorials load fully but I don't watch I just place my laptop on standby so that when I get back to my room and I'm off duty I can just turn it back on and still watch the tutorial but should I close it or restart r something I'm screwed until the next time I get net lol but all your tutorials are awesome man and I really love this one. Went through hell just to watch it tho lol, you should really think about putting your tutorials up for download and if they already are sorry for the dumb question just point me to the right direction but again man your tutorials are great and they are helping me alot with my project that I'm working on. Again if you don't have these up for download you should consider it, it would help me out alot thanks and please keep these rollin for as long as you can or are willing.
7 years ago
Is it possible to have the texture file to complete the tutorial?
Josh in CZ REP
7 years ago
Well done andrew, bravo!!!
Paul
7 years ago
I decided to have a go at this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDw1TqQsZR8 .. Love this tutorial!
Prakash
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,
You are really great.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
Al-ee
7 years ago
i posted my work after a while on youtube; this was my 2nd attempt ; my older brother in the video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq33YOXrUl8#GU5U2spHI_4
Christophe
7 years ago
very nice tutorial, so funny to see all those demon faces on youtube
7 years ago
Man, do i love this tutorial!

Here is my video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emfl_ul5BkY

P.S. Andrew, i am a 15 year old inspiring filmmaker and you are my idol. I hope one day i can be a VFX artist as good as you!
Kamisama
7 years ago
Here is mine : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTJd1HxcD4

I know it took a while before I got into it, but hey, there's never enough time in a single day. Took me about 1h30 to set this as I wanted, and to make sure the reverse tracking method was deep in my brain.

I'd love to hear some comments of course.
7 years ago
really really nice andrew, u are a good guy ;)
I like your tutorials so much and i learn it so fast, i look only ure tutorials, ok....

aaahhhh where found it, the liquify plugin`?

Sorry for my english...i come from germany :D
7 years ago
Wow Boy,
there are tons of unusefull tutorials on the net, but THIS IS AMAZING !!!!!!!!!! Realy stuff this world was waiting for! Thanks a lot
A.M from Germany
Mike Hayes
7 years ago
All of your tutorials are SICK!!!!! In my opinion the best on the web I just ordered Riot Gear and I love it. I tried the face warp and about half way thru when I make his face warp it trips out like the effect is not sticking it does this for about 1 or 2 frames then its fine,any suggestions? Im thinking maybe a bad track but I don't know.


Thanks,

Mike Hayes
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

that reverse tracking tip really is a great time- (and nerve) saver. Possibilitys seem to be endless...
Thanks and greetings from Munich

Axel
Griffin
7 years ago
heres the one i did http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyZ4bxTixCE i made michael myers smile lol
chris callow
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I want to make a transformation sequence in one of my films of a dude changing into some kind of monster. I'm gonna shoot and edit it with close ups of the eyes and brow and also the base of the nose and mouth to show the transformation bit by bit before revealing the whole face with a shot like in the tutorial. Will this throw up any probs do you think? Can i still use the eyes in the cu to motion track and maybe the edges of the mouth or nostrils in the other shot to make the data stick?

Hope this makes sense.

Much love from the UK!!
Lucas
7 years ago
I'm having a bit of a problem pre-composing. When the pre-compose menu shows up I select "Move all atributes into the new composition", but the "Leave all atributes into new composition" option keeps selected, an I can´t turn it of. Never happened before. I just switched cs3. Anyone can help?
Thanks!!
CoCaiNo
7 years ago
Here's my video...I made myself vampire, not a deamon...Please comment :)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ngiLCSi4bp4
7 years ago
Here's my shot with the footage of Sam, tried adding some teeth, but youtube's compression makes them hard to see.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=38o3pGqSnKQ
Paul
7 years ago
Yet another quality tute - simply awsome Andrew. Thanks for sharing the techniques.
7 years ago
Dude! This is what I have been waiting for!!!!
You are, in no doubt; an AE GOD!!!!!

THanx Sooooooo Much!!!!
Emanuele
7 years ago
Awesome, Andrew you'll never close this site, because it's too much important for us. Let's continue
kcb
7 years ago
As there is no open forum.. I'm hoping someone would be kind enough to spend a few moments to point me in the right direction of Cameras.

I've seen what a Panasonic p2 is capable of, and with some simple colour correction, im watching quality similar of a Nelly Furtardo Music Video, some what of a Film look.. its amazing.

Peers often bring up the Sony Z1P, but i havent seen any footage that it shoots. Can some one please tell me their professional opinion as to what camera is best for Music video / Film style shooting?

Thanks
anonymous
7 years ago
hey andrew, was still wondering, if we use this or any of your other tutorials (as in, the technique, without using any of your materials or etc.) in our own paid projects for individuals etc. would you sue us if you found out about it and we were getting paid?
manilo
7 years ago
Just a question: it work with the clone stamp tool?
Dan S
7 years ago
This effect is bad ass.. Keep it up Drewwww.. Luv ur tutorials.. Very helpfull for the student looking gto learn some cool stuff.
ninesea
7 years ago
best tutorial!!! thankyou
SG
7 years ago
dude that was wackin cool..but in ma first try i couldnt make the whole thing..i was stuck at the place where we are trackin..ive done everything till it turns normal u know black edges go off..but in ma project it didnt is it bout comp. setting u know maybe i just need to resize it better and btw the video i used is 16:9 widescreen and it already had black borders on in bottom one on top lol..??
idan
7 years ago
love the tutorial! utter genious! o the opportunities!
7 years ago
HAHA i like the snacks INTRO
Thanks for all the tutorials, you're my AE hero LOL!
7 years ago
This is hella cool. Hella hella hella.

here is mine.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=2deCkminf3Q
Larry in LV
7 years ago
Well since everyone is sharing their demonfaces... Here's mine.
With a little bit more added



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jcHD0zaxxU
7 years ago
You can use the stabelize track motion also for objects, so why didn't anybody trie that? well i dit, and this is the final picture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyYtOYV4dBg

enjoy me as wolverine =D (and yes i have sideburns but you cant see them on this movie)

-Maarten
Darren
7 years ago
Heyyyy Andrew... I just wanna say your opening new doors for me lol.. I cant tell you how much I (and all of us) appreciate you doing these tutorials.. we will continue to buy your great products! God Bless You
7 years ago
Hey Andrew! This demon face is amazing. I am trying to create a similar effect but i just can not do it:) I would like to color someones eyes as in this video: http://www.indavideo.hu/video/Fantastic_4_figura_reklam when the newsagents guy's eyes turn green and shines. Please could you show us how to do it?
7 years ago
Amigo, muito legal você ter colocado esses tutoriais free, pena que seja em inglês , porém eu não domino muito bem seu idioma. Estou començando a entrar no mundo do adobe after effects e achei sensacional seus trabalhos.
joaquin
7 years ago
Impresionante.Excelente efecto..
Gracias por enseñar.
7 years ago
Wusup Andrew?

I really enjoy your tutorials. Here is my attempt at the demon one... I know it's kinda sloppy but I tried... LOL!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kgY1MR9qXQ
Ben
7 years ago
Loving these tutorials. Thanks Andrew

Here's my attempt. Compression kills.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=23PzR9-Oh_4
7 years ago
nice effect... i thnk this is how bilbo changed into a demonic face in LOTR.


thanks andrew!
5 stars for yah!
Johan
7 years ago
I tryed something else... I really love this reverse tracking technique :D
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3zcgrgMj_Ag
colin
7 years ago
OMG ive been like trying for like four hours still no suggestions and i cant do this! it doesnt work for me:(
colin
7 years ago
This doesnt work anymore:( i tryed your instructions againa nd again but it wasnt working it wasnt beging locked onto the face. even though i tracked it? any suggestions?
Lucas
7 years ago
SUPER COOL and very very useful
i really enjoy it
HENCER
7 years ago
HOLA..!! TODOS TUS TUTORIALES ESTAN EXELENTES, Y ESO QUE NO SE INGLES, PERO LA VERDAD TE ADMIRO MUCHO DESDE AQUI EN GUATEMALA, HE APRENDIDO MUCHO Y PONGO EN PRACTICA TODO... LE AGRADESCO A VIDEO COPILOT. SIGAN ADELANTE.
SUERTE.
.......
.
marcin
7 years ago
Andrew, You R GREAT, just MASTER OF VFX :)

Best Regards
ian T hammer
7 years ago
hey andrew,

once again thx for the blog help. here my first atempt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUzuCEBSdMI
Arnie
7 years ago
Dude its just getting better keep brining us the stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoNGmDOgHC8
Joris Strickx
7 years ago
like this one. Saw ghostrider and those demon effects of the face look exactly like this. Only cheaper and home made. Nice tutorial again.
7 years ago
wow

awesome awesome awesome

thank you thank you thank you

here's mine:

http://www.dhphut.com/movies/sc.wmv
Larry in LV
7 years ago
Andrew,

first, kudos to you. This is the best one yet. I can go on and on but you already know you are a god. Or at least a demi-god.

Anyways, I noticed that the Sam footage is in 720 (1280X720). What editing program did you use to make it? or is it straight from your camera?

The reason I am asking is because we are using PPro2.0 and we can't seem to get anything out of it besides 480 (720X480), Even though we can capture at 1080 or 720.

If you are using PPro2.0, I sure would like to know your secret?
What are we doing wrong?
7 years ago
i like,, all that stuff u've been doing
thank for all
you helped me a lot ...
well i'm trying to get some plugins (cinema style)
how can i get them or where?
do you have any store ?
Dynesh
7 years ago
I gave it a shot. Its a little out of sync, but I got tired of messing with it. I think the scary face I got out of it looks really good anyway, even if the effect is not perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZxmGjY-M0I
undo
7 years ago
yep u r nice guy man
Frank
7 years ago
Hey man, this is the best tutorial so far ( anyway the one i have the most fun playing with). I just have a question: I wondered if the Reverse Motion Tracking technique could be applied if i do a scale tracking... I guess there should be a way but, despite all my math skills, i just can't seem to find an expression reverse the scale... Help me, I have this shot where the demon warp effects would be awesome, but it's a zoom in!!! Is there anyway it could work?
Craig
7 years ago
thats a whole lot of AWESOME
Jay P
7 years ago
hmm... did this at a friends house w/ your tut that has the cs3 30 trial on his pc and worked great, however i have 6.5 pro and i cant seem to get a good track.. tracks well untill sams face starts to 'scrunch up' around what would be the first frame of the morph and then both tracking poitns go all over the place... i have them placed prettymuch exactly where you do on your tut, and have tried both analyze forward frrom middle of footage to analyze backward and just analyze forward, and just analyze backward... all of which seem to send the tracking points all over the place... any ideas?

thanks AK! you da man!
JP
AZ,USA
colin
7 years ago
I love this tutrorial and stuff. i can finally do it really fast:)
Diogo Coelho
7 years ago
sorry guys, i wrote a wrong thing, i am from brazil, just forget the "de" on my question up there
Diogo Coelho
7 years ago
I was looking for the option pre compose, and i dont have it here!
it is strange, i have de AE 7 professional version
do anyone know why ?
Matt
7 years ago
Just saying thanks for the cool stuff from one Murrietan.... Murrietite?... to another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fFnMYsOBOY
Daniel gomez
7 years ago
i notice when you play the first video in the tutorial you do a nifty zoom effect.
how would i go about doing that?
anonymous
7 years ago
wondering, if we use the techniques in your tutorials on jobs we're paid for, and you find out, would you sue us or?
lasic
7 years ago
Ooh by the way, Mike (The actor) Probably looks better as a demon ^^
lasic
7 years ago
WHAO! THIS IS AWESOME!!! Here someone taka look at mine ^^, not amazing but good for a second attepmt
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SbVt9qUZ40I
7 years ago
Here is my first attempt...I kinda messed it up filming, I shook my head a little tensing up not realizing it would make tracking it a little hard. This trick really comes down to getting the proper shot...and using your facial to make the demon...for example, I have pointy ears so I used that when I change.

http://www.youtube.com/user/JLCsyr
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=P1RO6BzuNew

THats my first try! Got another one to. Ull find it on my youtube account
Joe Avino
7 years ago
Here is a link to my demon warp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeM5KJ7g0_0
7 years ago
Yeah next time I won't forget my girlfriends birthday present....

my attempt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl5Y7qUP8Tw&mode=user&search=

no vfx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl5Y7qUP8Tw&mode=user&search=
zector
7 years ago
ErRoR
7 years ago
Wow again a cool tutorial!!!
Since when you work with Adobe After Effects?

This is my deamon_friend Andre^^.
http://www.clipfish.de/player.php?videoid=NzE2ODE1fDk5MDQ5Nw%3D%3D
7 years ago
Here is another facewarp I did with my son!! Thanks again Andrew for such a cool tutorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKmBlrQMRnc
Stef
7 years ago
actually, I have nothing useful to say, except...
AK...you're a true hero...the downside...now I'm totally determined to turn all my friends into zombies and vampires :)

Thanks for all great tutorials!
oran
7 years ago
i love yout tutorials andrew you are the best ! =]
edu@rdo
7 years ago
iI´ve been looking for some help. Now i found.....Thanks...You´re the best....thanks.
7 years ago
I think this would have to be your most successful tutorial to date AK.
Paddy
7 years ago
PLS help me, i have AE 7.0 (not the pro version)
but i cant use the motion tracker, how can i fix the problem??
Brent
7 years ago
i havent got motion track plugin what can i do to get it?
Horacio Valdivia
7 years ago
Sam Moya ..... You rock man!! What an awesome characater.

Andrew thanks for maintaining the inspiration open for all of us. You are making us all do our jobs better. Thanks heaps for that.

All the best man.
Pete Gell
7 years ago
Never mind the Liquify stuff. As soon as you finished the reverse tracking part I was like, "Holy Shit!". DV cameras are too damn light and too damn portable. Set up the tripod? Nah, too much trouble. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID. Great tutorial. Now, back to those pesky hand held shots...
chief_1a11
7 years ago
Hey Andrew Great tutorial, following along is very easy however i would like to know. In your tutorial you track the position and rotation and stabalize the movement but how would you do this shot if you didn't want to stabalize the footage? How would you track this shot and what properties would you pic wip together. Please help!!!!
Filthtux
7 years ago
Regards from Santiago of Chile!! very very very nice tutorial!
7 years ago
Hay dudes and....girls if there are any video co pilot girls Here’s my 2nd try i like this one better, hope u guys do to.
Comment and tell me what u think thanks from Ell

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zQiOwe4guog
7 years ago
its ameing but i wanna know how to remove rig wire from video
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
Here's mine. PS. Thats my sister there:D

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iCFOdrpau7c
Pac-San
7 years ago
Andrew, you've done it again! Nice tuts. After a long wait, i finally got an approval for the DVDs. Can't wait to place an order for them. Keep it coming!
chief_1a11
7 years ago
Great lesson, but i'm a little confused, I know you tracked the rotation and position to stabalize the footage. What i'd like to know is did you track the rotation and position to set reverse tracking. what is reverse tracking and how would you of done this shot if you the footage was already stable?
Randy
7 years ago
Andrew, U da man! GREAT tutorial
7 years ago
Hi andrew, im follow you since 18 months im from Argentina, buenos aires your web is great, you help me to much about to use A.E 7 , thanks , thanks , and again thanks you, keeps like this , you and sam are great people....
Zony
7 years ago
well i dont see the problem in age, when using AE? arent the young ones the future? - atleast i just think its cool, that atleast some kids arent just running arounf playing gangsta all day long, am i right?

And ofc young ppl can afford AE , i mean seriously? come on i have a job and i work 120 hours a month, ofc i can afford AE and all AK's products.. just work for it.. and the best part of this is... im 17 I DONT PAY TAX ! pwned :D

aah okay, just kidding .. me and "Le Homies" robbed a Computer store to get AE 7.0.... ahh well.. jk again ;)

peace
RJmedia
7 years ago
Declan
7 years ago
whos demon face test is this because i need to ask you something ?
and it wont let me send u a mail over youtube ?
p.s its so good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-GlkhQJN8
eric
7 years ago
i love all of your videos but in my opinion this one is the best ever.
Paddy
7 years ago
is the motion tracker only available in the pro version?
Dennis
7 years ago
Great Andrew.....Great...
And in the end this doesn´t take much time to render...
I just can say great
dennis
7 years ago
this as AWESOME! GREAT!
you rock
jim M
7 years ago
i made mine. i recorded myself doing multiple sounds and then layered them and added some effects.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UEmZYZU9Zyk
7 years ago
That's exactly what I was asking for, Thanks!!! Which one is the real Sam though?
RJmedia
7 years ago
This is what i made of it!!

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=tNLP6yV1uhQ
Ezequiel
7 years ago
Heeeyyy Man I from Argentina and this is amaizing.!!!!!!

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!


THKS THKS THKS!!!!
Jason
7 years ago
Where is everybody getting that Demon sound from????
Jason
7 years ago
Probably got it from someone who got it from someone.
a2e
7 years ago
Here is a much higher quality version of the video I posted above. Be sure to click on the 'full-screen' link to get full resolution!

http://blip.tv/file/315979/
7 years ago
Nice tutorial, but I'm still interesting in day into night tutorial, because it will be very usefull for the film that I want to make with my friends ^^;
Mark
7 years ago
Maybe they can't, but can, and did...
JonL
7 years ago
@Andre, They can't afford AE...
Alejandra
7 years ago
que padre, pues ya te agregue a mi msg, soy alesa

seguimos en contacto
Mark
7 years ago
BTW, I'm 16. :D and i got a job.. :-P :)
Mark
7 years ago
Andre, I know what you mean. It took me forever to save up for it, I've been saving for 3 years, my friend's dad got me a copy of 7 standard a while ago, but i had still been saving up, so i just picked up cs3. :D I got it at the academic price...349 baby!! and it's full version, not student, just academic price.. WHOO HOO!!
7 years ago
Killer tutorial Andrew!! Click on my username or the link below to check out my versions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryVm8lvCTJQ
Henry_B
7 years ago
hola Ale, yo soy del estado de mexico pero vivo ahora en Queretaro. mi mail es enboza@hotmail.com para que me agreges a tu messenger. es bueno saber de mas gente con los mismos intereses.

saludos
Jonny
7 years ago
Check out the version i made!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQxHH5YddL0
Johan
7 years ago
This is my and my friend niklas attempt to do this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1mfH7vwgXI

Very nice tutorial!
7 years ago
Is it just me or are most ppl here are very young? How can you afford AE? ^^
Nico
7 years ago
wow this tutorial was very useful!!


very short videoclip I made:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yixXOb24c2g

yeeha, red eyes =D
Mark
7 years ago
Finished mine yesterday.

I watched the real tutorial a few times and got it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ZulKNXDfg

no sound tho....v2 coming soon.
Alejandra
7 years ago
Henry_B Says:

perdón de dónde eres tu?
Alejandra
7 years ago
Henry_B Says:

Hola soy de México, del D.F., gracias por el tip, pero dónde???
en que parte de la web, perdón pero no habló bien Inglés, solo hago el intento.

Hy, I from Mexico, City., thanks for your tip, but where?, sorry but I dont speak english, I try it.
Debashish
7 years ago
superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
andrew... u r one hell of a CG guy.. i mean u hav proved that AFter fx is much much better than we think.
slickis
7 years ago
this is so not better then day to night tutorial
Sean
7 years ago
wow!
so gross! :)
thiss awesome.
but i like sam so make him better next time :)
Brent
7 years ago
That was amazing
Massimiliano
7 years ago
I take a shot of my mom and sister. I said them to make a strange face like Sam's one, but i didn't tell the purpose. Then i applied the tut with a scaring audio and show them. They were scared and surprised :)
7 years ago
very very great tutorial... now we just need to know how to make the demon turn to dust after being stabbed in the heart!

Once again thank you Adrew for all that you do.
saki
7 years ago
Simply awfully awsome what more to say truly a gr8one
7 years ago
Hey guys! Heres my 1 hour attempt, many more trials ahead! Thanks Andrew!

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/735787/demon_mike/

Anyone know anywhere to get the sounds used in Andrews video?
Henry_B
7 years ago
@ Alejandra; Por cierto, de donde eres??
+=========
Translation:

BTW, where are you from?
Henry_B
7 years ago
Alejandra, you can find the cinema styles on this website just go to the product section and select Fil Magic Pro. ;)
Al-ee
7 years ago
i gotta say, [Joey] did a really good job from what i have seen so far...


Another one of your greatest tutorials A.Kramer.. Thanks a million
A2E
7 years ago
here is my go at it using the footage from the tutorial. It is to bad that youtube destroys the video quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grKfXA4wDTs
Rafael
7 years ago
I have After Effects pro 7 and can not find "Motion Tracking" I look for everywere in the software but not find it.

Please

Help

Thanks
Alejandra
7 years ago
Wow, this tut is amazing!, also you are a great teacher because I could make step by step, Thanks.

One question, ¿where o how I can search the Cinema Styles, (filters)?, because I could not fix the color like you, in the last step.

Thanks=Gracias

Alejandra
7 years ago
Awesome!
jim M
7 years ago
Here is my quick version. http://youtube.com/watch?v=UEmZYZU9Zyk" rel="nofollow">Demon Test
Kamisama
7 years ago
This is by far the more useful, coolest, sickiest, most amazing and well explained tutorial I've seen in my whole life !

I thank you thousands of times for the reverse tracking technic, I just can't stop thinking on how I can use it !!!
cooldudeloverboy
7 years ago
I freakin' love you! You have anwsered my prayers. I've been wanting to make a zombie movie but didn't want to bother with make-up so as soon as you said zombie things clicked like Crazy in my mind. THANK YOU*yourBody.(1>"imagination")
Joey
7 years ago
Sorry for my post above HTML dosent work here.Anyway heres the finished product
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z84/Bequinta/?action=view&current=8e17c586.flv
Joey
7 years ago
Hey andrew and people Mine is done and here it is

Gshiznit
7 years ago
Man this is why you are the master! I love this and I just recieved your sound effects DVD. I spent over $500 U.S on a sound effects DVD a couple years back and it has rubbish compared to the sounds on Yours. People get some products from here you will not be dissapointed. Thanks so much for helping us wannabe's as always love your skill and love your style. Big Ups!! =)
chiller
7 years ago
Awsome tut!
But i got one idea:
if we could,before filming,put two white dots on the head?
we can then capture motion much easier?wright?
But how to remove those dots from the movie?in aftereffect after we captured motion?

what you think? thats how they do it in holliwod :)

sorry for my english
7 years ago
Andrew! This time you did it. You made Photoshop out of AfterEffects but with moving pictures! I will try to say reverse tracking 100 times before I go to bed.

I know some film students, talented in their ideas but completly unaware of what after effects can do, last time I heard them saying, "Wohoo! Look! I changed the background!!" and they´re making a zombie film for their degree. I´m a good person, so I will show them your site I guess.

Thanks for your enabling tips!
Greetings from Berlin!
Patrick
7 years ago
im liking the tutorials, Andrew, kepp up the good work
dtcapener
7 years ago
I JUST FINISHED MINE!!!!

CHECK IT OUT! HERES THE LINK!!!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovxMbdreDG4

the only thing was that I forgot to add a SCREAMING
sound effect but the piano keys worked...
7 years ago
Your right Andrew, Deamons DO look best wearing sunglasses.....il go get some...
هاشم
7 years ago
that was so nice
thx for tut , ur the best :)
هــــــــــــاشم
7 years ago
that so nice
thx Andrew ur the best :)
JD
7 years ago
I've been waiting for this for a while, ever since I saw it in the NYC user group that one time... I could not quite remember your tracking method, it seems counterintuitive.
James
7 years ago
Johnny B Goode
7 years ago
NIROS YOU NEED TO CLICK THE STABLIZING BUTTON
Johnny B Goode
7 years ago
Heres mine youtube took off alot of resolution on my vid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIGjRohDV_s
Karl
7 years ago
The tracking reminds me video clips when people singing are walking and it's like they have a camera stick on the chest and just following their head with just the background moving , i'm certainly wrong ... whatever i'm not a pro :D

Still have all my respect young man !


Karl.fr

btw , if you don't think about an Andrew Kramer ArtWork forum , i'll be one of the first to open a new one as a Blog Fan ;)
Niros
7 years ago
Andrew please answer this :
I can't get to apply the tracking on the movie layer, please, I really want to try this one.
simon
7 years ago
heres my try www.youtube.com/watch?v=desV2-5w5uY
ps: i used your footage
tuskergeek
7 years ago
woow... pretty cool effect, wish i could morph like that instead of putting on a halloween costume...lol! talking 'bout morphs, can this be considered to be a morph if not can you post a simple morph tutorial... cheers...thanx!
Alex Hardiment
7 years ago
Totally Awesome Best AE Tutorial Ever Keep Up The Good Work I Loved It One Little Question On The Tutorial At The Start When You Play The Vid The Head Gets Bigger When He Mutates Could You Possibly Show How You Did That I Have Tried But Im Useless
7 years ago
Hello Andrew I send a little "coucou" of france .Your work 'll change the face of the world.....thanks again but where could I found the effect liquify?
rockemsocker
7 years ago
I got it to wrk in 6.5!!1 Woot Andrew! YOU ROCK1!!!
Conor
7 years ago
Chris, I think Andrew said something about putting all the tutorials on a DVD recently. $20 is what heard and he's waiting till there's 50 of them or something.
7 years ago
Hey andrew. Nice tutorial. You should definetly make some forums. I can if you want. Although I use ColdFusion which is probably not what your host allows. Contact me if you want me to make the forum.
Miguel Carrera
7 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkQyEGUUIyc Sorry it didnt show up last time, give it a look, leave a comment please ;-)
Sebastian
7 years ago
One of your best tutorials. Simply amazing!
Alan
7 years ago
Needless to say... Great tut as usual.

This tutorial though, for me, highlights the dangers of asking what effects we want to see in future tutorials.

I for one would never have conceived of this type of effect being as easy as this and without the need for prosphetics and make-up so it would never have occurred to me to ask.

For version 1.5 of this tut though, I'd like to see the flesh peel away.

Must play with this type of effect though. I hope it's possible to keyframe the bulge position. I can then do the "bug crawling under the skin" effect I've always wanted to try. I also like the idea of eye colour change mentioned above. Thanks to whoever suggested it.

This tutorial gives me hope for things I've wanted to do for ages. :) Cheers.

Oh and before I go. Another big ask for a forum page please.
Chris L
7 years ago
This site rocks my face off.

Bought all the DVD's and they are worth every cent! Ever think they'll be a DVD of all tutorials from this site?
Henry_B
7 years ago
here is my try, i also aded red eyes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq8hcLGTzmE

what do you think?
Martijn
7 years ago
one second too late :)

I tried with the normal paint tools, but I never really figured that out either.. I have everything tracked and liquify working fine, but when applying paint, it doesnt stay on the face...

Maybe i should try some kind of adjustent layer
Martijn
7 years ago
ahh...

"Clone: Copies the distortions from around a source location to the current mouse"

so its only about the distortion.. I hoped it was just like Photoshop
7 years ago
The clone stamp, I think just clones the distortion if you Alt click an area. But with the footage reverse tracking you can paint using the AE tools just the same.
Martijn
7 years ago
Great tut.. trying to figure out how this clone stamp tool on the liquify effect works, but cán't figure it out... would be awesome for blemish removal
Shawn
7 years ago
Holy Crap these tutorials are freaking Awesome I am so glad I found this site!! I will be buying some of your DVDs for sure. As soon as I get some cash that is :(
Leerlaufprozess
7 years ago
Great Tutorial!

BTW: I'm looking for some "pixelate" effect for my Footage, but I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have an idea where there is an effect like this in AfterFX?
Jaydubs
7 years ago
Once again you've outdone yourself ... I've figured out a few things from this. Thanks Andrew you're a champ.

Jaz.
7 years ago
Ace demon work. A few months of following your tutorials with my own footage has increased my knowledge in AE tenfold. Thanks millions, and keep up the great work.
Chris
7 years ago
I´m amazed as always! Keep up the good work and I can´t even begin to express my gratitude towards you for caring about us, the common people who can´t afford to pay for expensive educations but still want to learn as much as possible in a proffessional way! So thanks once again, and keep it up!
SmiR POLAND
7 years ago
a love this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 years ago
hmm Andrew Kramer I have a little question if you don't mind. It has nothing to do with this most fantastic tutorials though. When I try to start the trial of AE cs3 it just won't go past "Initializing Media Core"does anybody have a idea?? would be great. ( oh and my pc should have no problems with running the programme.) love al your tuts and offcourse Sam AND Tino.

gr tesssam
Rich Wakefield
7 years ago
SOOO WEIRD, i was just thinking of this effect, and then logged on to see your tutorial on it!

great work as usual, seems complicated, but Andrew you're the perfect man for helping us climb the steep learning curve!

i'd LOVE to use this during one of my wedding shoots (esp. during the vows), but i'm not sure it'd go down very well :)
7 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcVOybuFP7w

Thats my version, thanks andrew, sorry for the bad quality but thats because of my webcam.

o by the way andrew,about your tutorial of making an tunnel in 3d space, i was watching tv yesterday and suddenly i saw it on a populair tv show in the Netherlands (Sbs 6) so they used you're tutorial, i will send you an link later if you like.

-Maarten
Andre
7 years ago
BTW where to find good zombie sound effects? Does anybody know such a library?
Andre
7 years ago
Now "Night and Day" ? Would perfectly fit to the demon face :D
Hampus
7 years ago
this one and "day to nigth" would be a perfect match before making a zombie movie :)
Hampus
7 years ago
what can I say??? just that it's awesome! I should make a zombie movie now, even if I don't like the genre. this one together with "day to night" would be a pefect match!
Andre
7 years ago
OMG! Serious, I mean OMFG!!!!

Andrew, thats really the BEST Tutorial I ever saw! You just rised you personal best tutorial level :-)

Thanks a million. Now I will recreate Resident Evil!
7 years ago
this is off topic. but i need help. when i go to load after effects. it reads all the plug ins.. and when it gets to OpenGL 3D it terminates

my video card is a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500

anyone know what could be the deal?
Marco
7 years ago
LOL C Light!
However... I thought I could get a more realistic effect by fusing the green mask and the scratchy texture with a bit of human flesh.
I add one more texture before the grungy one, overlaying three psd with organic themes, and put it to cover the entire face. Then I put the grungy one scaling it a bit less than the organic one, and at last played a bit with the colorize mask.
The result is ruined flesh and texturized demon face...
But you know, I'm not famous for my artistic eye...
(If the grammar is all correct can I have a prize??)
7 years ago
Marco, are you a KISS fan? Your demon looked like Gene Simmons.

BTW, I don't have a video camera handy so maybe someone else can try this... I'd morph into a Homer Simpson-like character and have wave-warp lips and a burp sound effect. Key in a can of Duff.

Somebody has to do one with a tin foil hat.
7 years ago
A very VERY cool tutorial Andrew!

I agree with you on Marco's. Well done, just the expansion.

Man, I really have to post some of my videos soon Andrew :(
7 years ago
Really good, I love seeing all the demons;) Everyone has a differn't unique eye for evil.

Marco, I really like yours the demon face is very well developed, just expand the colorize mask so that the entire face is green, we can see his human flesh.
AK
Zony
7 years ago
Heya guys :)
i just spent 2,5 hours last night trying this out :D
and heres my first try hehe http://youtube.com/watch?v=Uti2iuQrBi8

i used the worst camera u could ever imagine to use for this kinda thing, and yeah actually for any kind of AE animaton hehe , the little crappy Macbook WEBCAM lol.

im pretty new to this program, i only just had my 17 birthday, so havent had the change to use all these english programs before now hehe

but what do u think of my first try ?
Marco
7 years ago
You're simply awesome Andrew... All that I've learnt in the VFX world is thanks to your tutorials
(excuse me for my poor English, I'm Italian :) )

Here is my first attempt with the demon trick... When I'll reach a cool level of quality maybe I send you other works from my portfolio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXrh388Xr08

Thanks again, keep it on!
7 years ago
WOW that LOOKs amazing..it was alil bit confusing for me into expression parts but i know ill get over it..n yeah i m gona do this with my self... :D
keep up the great Work..
cheers
7 years ago
hmmmm

I've been trying this all night...


it doesn't work for me...

it's so hard..
Ben
7 years ago
Excellent work Andrew... By far the best tutorial ever! I feel sorry for Sam
Jacob Dyer
7 years ago
Oh my oh my. What a wonderful tutorial Andrew. I really want to use this for eye colour changing mid shot and things like that, just those subtle scary things!

Cant wait to try this!
Jason
7 years ago
Andrew any suggestions on what to use for Demon sounds from DSFX?
J
7 years ago
Haha, i love you man

that was a pretty good scary face from sam, even without the fx. j/k :)
7 years ago
wow this is why I watch your tutorials. They are fun and educational. Keep up the good work Andrew! Andew you need to do a tour of your studio, or have a camera pointing at you while you're doing a tutorial, that would be cool.
Joey Winchester
7 years ago
They actually just used Google Earth.
Johnny B Goode
7 years ago
So if i wanna have masks to move with the eyes i have to motion track on the corners of the eyes or what?
IngWAR
7 years ago
Cooooooooolllllll!!!! So keep!!!
7 years ago
check this out!!

AROUND THE WORLD IN 8 MINUTES!!!

the use ANDREW KRAMERS tutorial for the EARTH ZOOM
and the zoom in and out all over the world


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5K4k4p8wEY


it's crazy!!!
Marcelo
7 years ago
This tutorial is amazing!

I studied four long years Computer Graphics and 3D and I Never get a lecture like that.

In Real world thats all you need trick from experience artists like you guys.

Thanks again for such amazing knodwlege that you are given to the Web Community.

MCM
Alexey Pekarin
7 years ago
Andrew!
I am going to join guys who asking for the forum on the site.
I've seen that many times the questions that you get in forum can be answered by other people (including myself) which will make their, yours and everyone's life easier. Plus we can then have youpublish tuts based on our findings. I don't mind if you make money on my knowledge (otherwise I wouldnt share it ;) ) Plus you get to see people with abilities so we can get together under your leadership to make a feature to explode the VFX world. Isn't that your attention?

Alex
7 years ago
alex thats one ugly dorky zombie ,but you did good.
7 years ago
I cant lock the footage back .what if my footage not shacky do i still have to do the rotation.and do i track at any point .thnx.andrew did you get my email.
Miguel Carrera
7 years ago
Here's my try at this, Haha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkQyEGUUIyc" rel="nofollow">
7 years ago
very nice tutorial. I dont really have any use for a zombie type face, but the info on how to set up the track there will prove very helpful in the future!
7 years ago
Everyone was posting their attempts, so I thought i'd post mine.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=qEENiAc7LkM

Some of the face changes using the liquify tool apparently too dark to see in the video. Sorry about that.
7 years ago
Wow!!! That was intense! really bad ASS!!! I am about to shoot an adaptation of an Edgar Allen Poe story, and I seriously cannot wait to use that technique! you are the man!!!!

-ryan
7 years ago
What? How....? Andrew, do you have a little elf in your pocket that helps you figure this stuff out and if so, can I borrow him? I promise I'll feed him.
7 years ago
Okay, time for me to sound stupid. I'm trying to get a grip on how the reverse thing works. I understand the *-1 for the roation. I think I understand that the pickwhip of position to anchor reverses the effect of the picture moving around. Is it the pickwhip of anchor to position that makes the liquify stick? I'm so close to getting it I can taste it. It tastes like cheez-its.

help?
unfiltered
7 years ago
Great stuff as always, Andrew!
7 years ago
Haha, that is really cleaver Andrew. Great tutorial. I must try this.
Ben
7 years ago
This tutorial has endless limits! it kinda reminds me of the scean in the rundown, but anyways you can do
a pirates of the carrabieon or dr hyde mr jeckle or what ever! very awsome tutorial (and yes im a bad speller)
Anson
7 years ago
coolest tut ever!
7 years ago
LAWL dat scared me
Elliott.G.Montello
7 years ago
here u go guys and girls my first try at it

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-GlkhQJN8

comment me and tell me what you think :)! thanks
7 years ago
Elswarro great stuff man. I think u need to work on that texture though. looks like it moves slightly. still, awesome job. love the fangs
Daniel Reynoldsd
7 years ago
Jeez...Thats crazy. How did you figure that out?
7 years ago
best tutorial ever!!!

P.S. I don't understand everyone's fascination with being the first to post a comment on the blog. Now being the last to post, that's the real accomplishment. So nobody post any more so I can bask in the glory of being last. :)
John Paite
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I have a rather cool concept for videocopilot, Im working on it I will send you once its done..I have an exam tomorrow, suxed so I cant work on it tonight..but Im sure to send you by within this week!!
Ara
7 years ago
Still can't watch the tutorial. Can anyone explain?
7 years ago
NICE!
7 years ago
this took me 13 minutes from start to finish.......wow....i would have never thought it was that easy!

(of course i could have taken more time and cleaned things up....but....well.....i have no excuse, i'm lazy)

check out the fangs!
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7 years ago
who is that guy in the bottom picture .and i want to say that i got my wish in this tut cause in the vfxwhen it started few weeks ago when andrew asked guys you want vfx or gfx my comment was do somthing like from Xmen 3 where that girl changed her face to dark the one huge jackman likes .so i think i got my wish.
7 years ago
Awesome tutorial man! :D

The "This is raw footage"-part, that one was for me right? ; )

Love this tutorial. Can use the morph effect such a huge amount of things!
Orhan
7 years ago
I just wanted to ask, who's the guy in the second picture?
vman
7 years ago
I had some unstable track points which created a flickering effect which actually added more intensity to the expression.. almost like a Camera Shake Effect.. but just for the face..

This is great stuff.. I love the relationship between Anchor Point and Position.. it sort of plays of that cool rotoscope tutorial on duplicating Vans on Creative Cow

Keep up the awesome work.
7 years ago
Your are right, I stole that one...
Orc Master
7 years ago
Oh, come on, you should have released it EARLIER - Now I'm all covered in graveyard dirt, candle wax AND cheese! Also, the demon ate all my snacks. And I couldn't film it!

Well, anyways, great tutorial, man. Keep them coming! Oh, and you REALLY read our comments! You made a joke on the tinfoil hat comment from the "New Tutorial" entry! Next time, make a joke with one of mine, pleaseeee :P

Thanks for the AWESOME tutorial!
7 years ago
Trust me you need to track, even the slightest movement will ruin the effect. In theory it is possible but, unlikely difficult.
Alex Joyce
7 years ago
Andrew im making an angel and demon movie... youve just taken it to a whole other level man thank you so much for this tut dude this is SO PERFECT!!!! thanks man keep up the goodwork
Badweather Baka
7 years ago
thanks a lot for the great free tutorial best one yet no doubt dog
Fabio
7 years ago
# Morten Enoksen Says:
July 23rd, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Hey Andrew! I got one question for you.

If your footage is steady(with a tripod) what part can i skip of this?
I want the effect. But i dont need to steady it. So please explain!

Thanks!

BTW. Sam, ur looking cool as a fashion demon with black sunglasses xD

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Yeah. what if we got a shot of the actor making a face on a tripod? What can i NOT do to ombtain this?
7 years ago
What the ----
Omg.. Awesome..
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
Conor. Nice man. BTW. Im stokmarkes, commenting your video:)
7 years ago
Try tracking from the middel out like I mention at one point in the tutorial for a possible better track. You can use other parts of the eye to track but the further the points the better.

If you parent a null, the effect won't work properly, because the adjustment layer will still use the comp size as the reference and the liquify will just stay where it was put and not follow the face.

Tracking can be tricky, try increasing the size, and the search area...

Nice Videos guys!
John Paite
7 years ago
holy shit...love the vfx tuts..keep them coming andrew!!! great job ...
Shirel
7 years ago
Hey andrew,
if our goal is to track the face, won't it be a good idea to set some tracking points like white dots on the face so it will be easy to track it?
Niros
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,
I have a question, more of a problem actually.
I can't get to apply the tracking on the movie layer.
How did you apply it?
Morten Enoksen
7 years ago
Hey Andrew! I got one question for you.

If your footage is steady(with a tripod) what part can i skip of this?
I want the effect. But i dont need to steady it. So please explain!

Thanks!

BTW. Sam, ur looking cool as a fashion demon with black sunglasses xD
    chris
    3 years ago
    Can anyone answer this question Morten has? I have a tripod shot and want to have this effect, but obviously there are steps that are different. I don't need to stabilize.
7 years ago
amazing!
7 years ago
great tut, but i was wondering...can this tut be combined with the tutorial #07. Advanced Blemish Removal?

think that would help to color corect only the face, dont know, have to try, it is late... =P

grat video once more, cant wait day to night tough =P
7 years ago
YOU ARE A GENIOUS
7 years ago
wow, just brilliant, watching now
Brian
7 years ago
hah, Very cool. I'll definitely use tracking/reverse tracking now for other projects.
Zumez
7 years ago
This is awesome, but I have to wait till I get home untill I can give it a shot.
Orhan
7 years ago
Also, You could add some fractal to get that boiling skin effect instead of a grunge graphic!
Orhan
7 years ago
It will work if the face rotates, you just gotta do some precomposing in a few places.
Conor
7 years ago
Soroush
7 years ago
Hello Mr. Kramer,

It was about time I dropped you a line and thank you for all of these amazing tutorials. Im a frequent visitor to your site and I just cant thank you enough for all this free knowledge that you are sharing with us.

You are one of a kind and I wish you the best in life!

Keep up the great, no, superb work and PLEASE keep them coming! =)

Regards
Soroush
Ernesto
7 years ago
nice effect Andrew thanx for the tutorials and mm i going to get some dvd's but a lil later iam saving money for this

what type of camara did you use to get high quality videos?

or how did you get it into your pc ?

i got the Sony handycam DCR-TRV280 but i only records them into the pc by using movee autoproducer 4.5 and it kinda little resolution ;(

any body got another method ill appreciated thanx in advance

and thanx again Adrew
7 years ago
loved it, i so know my friends are gonna ask "how the hell did you do that" if i make a vid like that. I guess thats how they did that scene in lord of the rings 1 with bilbo baggins, when he gets tempted by frodos ring at the beginning and his face goes demonic for a second.

However I always admire how you know how to type in all the expressions and stuff, I do hope to learn how they work and how to understand them, but you said they are easy, yet they do look confusing to know when to use them and with what effects.
7 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Im still a bit confused with all this tracking info and all. I was just wondering, would there be an easier way if i kept the camera still?


Kind Regardss
-Dave

P.S. You are my idol. Haha.
M20
7 years ago
Andrew, one word awesome!
Again so insightfull!


If you were a girl i would marry you!
Darth Italy
7 years ago
so if i understand correctly this wont work if the face rotates?
Dennis
7 years ago
Ahh...and Andrew....Great Tutorial!!!
You were right...better than Day to Night.
Dennis
7 years ago
I just downloaded the project, then After FX said, it couldn´t find the Liquid Filter.
I have the German After Effects Version and in German, the Liquid Filter is called "Verflüssigen". Now...how do i add the effect again, without adding all of the keyframes etc.??
And, does anyone know where to get the deamon-sound??:P
Well, i´ll have to go to bed...here in Germany it´s already 00:33 am
Good night@all^^
minilem
7 years ago
Elhora
7 years ago
Wow ! Impressive ! i didn't even know it was possible to do this in AE !

Just add a bloody body desintegration and Buffy won't have anymore secret for us ! :)
You rock Guy !
7 years ago
This effect opens up so many doors! Thanks for teaching!
7 years ago
I found after trying the tutorial twice that the liquify still moves around slightly - so it doesn't stay on the nose.
It is parented and the data is tracked, but maybe it is the way I shot the original footage because it does move slightly and does not stay centered on the nose completely. Any ideas?
giri
7 years ago
your tutorials very helpfull to me thanq andrew
Tom
7 years ago
Andrew you are a genius :) thx a lott!!
Docteur Maboul
7 years ago
What an amazing tutorials ! Fantastic !
7 years ago
This is my first reply here, so first things first:
Andrew, you're the man! Your tutorials are a big step in learning After Effects. It's like you've read my mind, only 2 days ago i thought of a crazy plan to show my "evil side" in a small movie, using the Liquify effect. This tutorial is a great help to me, thanks for putting this and all the other tutorials online for free!
7 years ago
VERY VERY NICE. This is by FAR the best tut you have ever done. Still waiting on that Zat tut tho :P For all of us stargate fans, bug AK for a zat tut. But any who, very well done, love the face you made Sam.
7 years ago
I would mess around with your tracking points. Try the eyebrow maybe, or mess around with the bounds of the tracking point. Also his footage was HD, so he was tracking high quality footage, which makes for a better track.
Orhan
7 years ago
Although this is awesome, I don't think it's really one of your best.
I guess it's a taste thing.

I'll go watch now :)
Mikael Toxen Worm
7 years ago
The tutorials "crashes" on both my laptop, and my normal PC... after a couple of minutes it just stops!

I've never had such a problem with any of the other tutorials.
Oh why is this such a cruel world :(
peter
7 years ago
really good ideas about how to realize this kind of effects. tonight i came back home from work late and switched on tv and my pc but your totorials are a lot more entertaining (+a lot more interesting) than any tv-show oder dvd.
great stuff !!!
Ara Hollisian
7 years ago
Can't seem to get passed 4:10. It freezes. Tried refresh and nothing. All other tutorials work fine.
Riko FX
7 years ago
I am happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Titso
7 years ago
Hahahaha you have done it again Andrew, you are brilliant and i love sam, he is the best:)
7 years ago
Sweet tutorial, I even blowed my head off
http://www.kmsolution.net/blood.mov
Love this Andrew keep going.., and going with new tutorial.
7 years ago
Lol, wow very creative AK can't wait to try it out...now where did I put those sun glasses beacuse I think we all know the sun never sets on a zombie from hell ;-)
Mehrad
7 years ago
woooooooooooow , awsome!! that's tutorial man ,
i love u andrew , i mean love love not love love :D
u r great .
thanks , i think tutorials r going to the next level .
and thanks again for making cool tutorials andrew .
Daniel Gomez
7 years ago
quick question, for the first track can you track the inside of the eyes other than the outside?
i cant seem to track the outside
Chris
7 years ago
Absolutely amazing, this will definately put to use in our Zombie/Monster feature! Thx so much...

And yes, a forum would be so cool!
7 years ago
THIS IS STHE BESTT ONE EFFER !!!!!!!!
Jacob Behunin
7 years ago
Awesome tutorial.
More stuff like this!
It's going to be a sad day if VCP ever goes down....
Ben
7 years ago
AWESOME NEW is right!
Greg Hooker
7 years ago
Chip Says:

July 23rd, 2007 at 1:25 pm
Now for Part 2 to this tutorial….Dusting FX.


I agree big time
Chip
7 years ago
Now for Part 2 to this tutorial....Dusting FX.
Patryk Duk
7 years ago
wow! this is my favourite tutorial! i luv this
Daniel Gomez
7 years ago
for some reason i cant get a good track for the life of me
rjf
7 years ago
if Andrew was a math teacher...
"Hi Andrew Kramer here and today I'm going to show you how to divide by zero..."

if Andrew was a mechanic...

"Hi Andrew Kramer here and today I have a fun one for you... we're going to take this '71 Gremlin and soup it up so that it outruns this '03 Dodge Viper SRT-10..."

Awesome job as always Andrew!
7 years ago
Love this tutorial Andrew, keep up the great work. You've got a great site!
7 years ago
This has to be one of the best AfterFX tutorials I have ever seen! I was totally amazed by this one. How the heck do you figure out where too start??? Excellent stuff, would love to see more like this

Wayne from the UK
Craig Woolhouse
7 years ago
WOW! This is by far the coolest AE tutorial online right now!

SAM; you are a great sport! But, I do think the 'boss' owes you a big fat bonus in this weeks pay cheque for this comment and I quote "or you could just use the regular face, that's pretty scary alone!" haha. ok I know I'm taking it out of context but it did make me chuckle :)

Hay AK, did I read a comment from your good self above this one stating that you don't like roto-scoping? Because I was hoping you would one day teach us how to create this effect: http://youtube.com/watch?v=VTSbcdhBHuA

I know it all depeds on the footage and how it has been shot, but I'm thinking a mixture of your previous lesson on creating a matte from the colorarma effect and a maybe some motion tracking it could be made easier than just painting and keyframing it all by hand, frame by frame?

Any suggestions Andrew?

Thanks again for the eye-opening insight into After Effects often overseen yet powerful tools!

Peace.
7 years ago
lol this looks great, as soon as I get this video uploaded i'm going to watch it

editing can wait ;-)
Charles P
7 years ago
Hey do you know if it's able to be done on After Effects 6.5? Andrew? Anyone?
7 years ago
YES!!! Thanks for the horror tutorial! Halloween is coming......I WANT MORE!!
Chef Tony
7 years ago
Well... you got lucky... this really is the best tutorial ever!