Sneak Preview of TWITCH

I’ve been working on a new tool for After Effects called Twitch.
Check out the demonstration here.

157 RESPONSES TO "SNEAK PREVIEW OF TWITCH"
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:04 am
Sweet plugin man, keep up the good work.
Fahd
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:04 am
Wow looks cool
Keep up the awesome work Kramer!
Cordova
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:13 am
Ingenious!!!
Felix
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:14 am
Will it be possible to add this Plugin to Premiere Pro? I know this plug in is not released, but a flash effect is something i miss a lot in Premiere.

To this preview: Awesome Andrew. Just Awesome. Good luck and i hope it will be released very soon. :)
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:20 am
Thanks,
Currently no plans to create it for premiere but I will certainly find out what it would take to create it for Video Editing applications such as premiere, vegas and Final Cut.

Also there a few things not shown in this demo that will surely interest you when it is released.
Josh Dunn
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:20 am
very cool effect, i'll be thinking of ways to use it.. always great work Mr. Kramer...
Marc.B
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:28 am
Looks really great !

Sounds like you to start teasing us again :D

I was looking to make a such effect a few month ago. Looking forward to the release.

Awsome work Andrew.
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:30 am
wow, that looks interesting. can´t wait to play around with it!
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:35 am
Wow, looks amazing. This would have been useful a few months ago. Like someone else said above, I'd love to see this for premier as well, as well as FMP.
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:35 am
looks hot; i've been researching similar effects, so i'm looking forward to playing with it. any thoughts on release date/price?

also, while i've got you, would you recommend any books or websites for those of us interested in developing our own plug-ins? i'm taking the baby steps to that level of AE functionality & would appreciate any insight.

keep up the good work!
David Bryan
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:37 am
Sweet. Looks like you've built in plenty of control over the variables.

What's on the "LA" timeline? I was waiting for you to click on the tab, but you never did.
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:38 am
That looks really interesting, I'd love to make some things with that tool! :)
Josh Carr
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:47 am
Looks amazing!!!! Can't wait!!!
Roel
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:48 am
Looks great:D Looking forward to use it in my projects
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:49 am
Awesome stuff. Will this be a free plugin or something included on a future DVD release? I'm a huge horror movie buff and I think I could totally put this to use with my work. Thanks again AK

Bones
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:55 am
Looks awesome Andrew. Is this for purchase or for download because I know I'd be more than willing to shell out some buckage for that plug-in.
Richard W.
September 12th, 2007 @ 10:56 am
Looks fantastic. Of course those kind of effects are possible without the plug-in, but as you say, it's aim is to make life a lot easier for the user. The bigger the ease of use, the more an artist can concentrate on the more important issues, like content, and on the how and when to implent such tools. So, I'll definitely be buying it when it's ready to be unleashed into the world. Can't, and frankly don't want to imagine how painstaking it was to design.

Great work, again.
James Wicks
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:05 am
Kramer,

I'm surprised that you have any spare time to create - what with being a new dad and all.
What's your secret?
High energy drinks?

Keep up the good work.
Helge Kallevik
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:05 am
Wow, Andrew! Awesome!
When will the plug-in be released? And will you post a link or tell us when we can download it?
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:07 am
No specific date or price set but I imagine a low price like $24.95 and well I am the boss of this company so what the hell.

I do a lot of this type of animation and I was fed up with manual labor. For every one thing you change, several things are happening at once so it will surely save you tons of time. I have a few testers using it now and they just love it. Specifically the ability to keyframe the effect and experiment easily.

They're will also be an auxiliary version that will allow you to twitch values of any parameter in After Effects... more on that later.
jorberg
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:11 am
Wow this sounds great to me!!! I'm really excited to purchase it! Clients love the grunge!! I'm also excited about Riot Gear 2!! Not to mention the new site.....man there are a lot of things to be excited about here on VC!!! :)
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:18 am
WOW! I've already thought of half a dozen things I could try with TWITCH.
rjf
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:21 am
Hey Andrew,

I'm stunned at how cool this is and how much time I know it will save. Reminds me of Grindhouse. I'd love to know what the "LA" and "title" tabs looked like in the demo.

Put me down for 1 order.

rjf
Josh
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:24 am
does it have an option to add video trails/time remaping? it reminds me of the effect in Thir13en Ghosts when each ghost would be seen minus the video stuttering. i know most people are thinking horror movies with this plugin so that might be a good option to add if its not in there.
Sebastian Tangen de la Nuez
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:25 am
This looks really awesome. I seriously can't wait. This will save me, and many others much time, and will probably get the job done better too. Looking really forward to release.
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:26 am
this is exactly what i was talking about in my tutorial request...i can't wait till this plug-in is available!
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:28 am
You never cease to amaze me.

-Sonny
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:28 am
Looks like a very useful and time saving program
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:33 am
Is there a release date planned?
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:43 am
That's awesome. You are the man. I can definitely put that to use. I'm definitely buying it!

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Paul Del Vecchio
www.triple-e-productions.net
Jason
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:50 am
that looks sick! reminds me of man on fire. i can't wait until it comes out!
Gary
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:53 am
That looks great man, a real time saver.
when is the backstage tour dvd coming out?
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm
Andrew, this plugin truly is unbelievable! I can't wait for it's release.

You're definitely a great inspiration to us all!
robert
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
Looks great! Will there be a version available for Mac or is it just for PC?
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:26 pm
Awsome job....Cant wait.
Jack jeffrey
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:29 pm
Reminds me of the Quake plugin that is for free .
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:32 pm
Very interesting PlugIn. To be honest, I don't think that it is "unbelievable", but it seems to be very good!

Greetings from Germany,

PhilLab

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http://www.phillab.de.vu
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:35 pm
Andrew,

How does one actually make plugins? I looked at the possibility about a year ago. Something you can actually get from Adobe, but the language was way out of my league, using code and all.

Pete
dgx
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:39 pm
Please make AVID version
Jordan
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:43 pm
That is very cool. Definitely adds a very stylized effect. I fear that the ease you are bringing into it will make it much more prevalent and it will burn the effect out.

Two questions:
1. What were the little white dots in each line next to the various parameters? They look kind of like key frame toggles but I didn't think they were.
2. Is there more you aren't showing us? The effects window had a scroll bar so it looked like there was more below...
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:53 pm
Jordan, the dots are because the window had to be resized for recording. Yes, there is more that I'm not showing you. I have to have some surprises.

As for the prevalence, that is one of the reason this plug in is not free.
Philip
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm
Interesting plugin... plan on bundling a few presets with it as starting points? An "earthquake" preset, maybe? I know you already did a standalone tutorial on that effect, but I'm sure you can think of a few others.

Looking forward to playing around with it, presets or not. :-)
Craig T
September 12th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm
Great Plugin so far man but is there any way to make it create this kind of distortion? . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00cCViJcLWw

I do hope so!
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:04 pm
I'm trying to save some surprises for the new site... but I can tell you that creating earthquakes will be very easy and very free.

As for TWITCH, it does not use the WIGGLE expression like the earthquake tutorial.

The wiggle expression is a constant modifier. Which means the value is constantly changing over time. Instead, Twitch uses a random algorithm that allows random values at individual points in time based on a frequency you set.

So in simple terms, if you set the frequency to 3 the video will Twitch 1/3 of the time randomly. So not just every third frame but accumulatively one third of the time. The higher the value the less likely your video will twitch.
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:06 pm
Question:

1. Will this plugin work with AE6.5
Brian M
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
Very cool plug in. I think we could all make use of that one in some way. I can imagine a lot of amateur horror film makers licking their lips now as well.
Where do you find the time?
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
Craig, This will very much be possible but not using TWITCH by itself. But using the Twitch engine I'm SURE a tutorial can be made to demonstrate this.

But that is precisely what the Auxiliary engine is for, making any effect Twitch. So as you can see from that example the logo is intact and randomly breaks up and returns back to the intact position. Using the wiggle expression would not work very well for this type of effect...
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm
Most likely it will work with AE 7 & CS3 only.
Kyle
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:11 pm
Looks awesome, I've been trying to achieve a very similar effect, but it doesn't look near as good as your plug-in !
Craig T
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:17 pm
I look forward toying with the Twitch Engine, i'm sure you will keep us posted of a release date. Any chance of a demo version for evaluation the engine to see what is possible? or is this too much work at your end?
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm
Great new plugin, Andrew!

so will this be an easy way to create a lightning effect?

Also, would I be able to make an expression of some of the parameters and pick whip it to, or from, a light to do 3D lightning effects?

And would it be controllable enough to simulate a flicking light from a candle or fire?

Can't wait for it to come out.

-ryan
Scott bishop
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:21 pm
Really nice Andrew, would save alot of time for anyone editing to fast paced music.
Titso
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:25 pm
Very nice Kramer. Good plug-in for f.e.a.r movies and such zombie movies
Franky
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:31 pm
Looks great, easy to use... and a funny Name :)
Another Timesaving nice work from A.K.
I would use it for Musikvideos a lot.

Does it work with soundexpressions? i mean its not like a "standard" Plugin...
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:34 pm
nice plugin, very cool, can't wait
Philip
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:36 pm
Craig- that distortion effect can be created with in AE without any additional plugins. "Twitch" could probably be used to enhance it and add extra flavor. Try this out:

http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=34773

It's an older tutorial, but should do most of what you want.
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:39 pm
COOL whit a Tut whit it ....
Angel
September 12th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm
Very cool plugin! I am getting this as soon as it is released. My second thought is, How are plugins made?
Fonzie
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm
the AE community has been waiting for a plugin like this. seems like it will be extremely useful to many including myself.

You can tell Andrew means business when he doesn't throw in a single joke in his videos.
DOYLE
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm
hey andrew, cool stuff, any idea about when the site will be launched? *congrats on the baby girl* i forgot to say
MovieMonk
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:22 pm
cool!
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm
AK, I would have responded sooner but while I was watching the demo I had a seizure.

Anyway, the plug looks great. My feeedback is about the global frequency parameter. The values seem counter intuative. Zero is all on. If you want the frequency to go Down, you turn the value Up. I think you could fix this by making the values go negative, so when you change the value. Lower = less.

It would just make more sense to me, but hey, I'm recovering from a, a, Whoa I'm having a flashback!

c
Helge Kallevik
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:29 pm
I can't wait for this plug in, it's just what I need :)
Orc Master
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:36 pm
Man, great job there! I ALWAYS wanted to make that effect without all the manual keyframing and wiggle parenting! So far I think it'll be a great tool, a very creative and practical concept.

Only thing that's not so cool is the $24.95... Oh, well, at least the tuts are still free, aren't they? :P
Nick S.
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:46 pm
great :)
Now i need that null object a lot less ;) :P
Very nice work !
bwoogie
September 12th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm
great effect for music videos ;)
Randy
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:08 pm
Great plug-in Ill def. get it when it comes out Andrew. I am curious about what your next project is. Im really excited to buy something new and cool from you again. Congrats on your baby. When will the new site be up and running you think? Oh and when this plug-in comes out will you then release all the other cool stuff you can do with it? And When will you think we can download it?
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm
looks pretty neat, would have to play around with it to see how much it can actually be used. the light flicker seemed to produce a pretty good lightning effect, and I agree w/ bwoogie, could def. be used for artistic styles such as music vids... anyways, good work - lookin forward to the new, as always
Johannes
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm
wow, what a hell of a plug - i've allways been looking for a very cool "old 8 /16 mm" -styled effect - (like theese in the new version of "amity ville horror" (they also did this demon-face-warp-thing - I can't wait to recreat it at home^^) - thank you so much, can't wait for to come out.
greetz from germany
Joe
Richard W.
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:14 pm
Maybe I should whisper this quietly, but if the Kramer ends up sticking near to the $24.95 price tag, that would be a disgustingly big bargain. You would have the pay hundreds, if not thousands to a decently-sized production company to achieve that kind of aesthetic. Alternatively, you could spend hundreds, if not thousands of hours trying to achieve it yourself manually. Anybody who knows anything about AE and VX knows $24 and change would be a great deal.
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm
Looks great. I look forward to seeing more from the Kramer Factory. New plug-ins, new FX, new kid... Keep it going!

Jason
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:31 pm
Can't wait! Always fun to give my audience a seizer. Or however it's spelled.

Thanks!
Daniel
September 12th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm
GREAT! I think I'm going to buy this one.



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ET Entertainment
http://www.et-films.net
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:11 pm
Just found your page a few months ago. Already bought some of your stuff and its very very useful for my work. Looking forward to the plug. Appreciate your work.

Greetz from Austria
Sebastian
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:25 pm
Another awesome tool from the copilot... Keep it up!
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm
Wow! You are truly inspiring my man!

I wish I had all this stuff 2 years ago while working on my Supernatural Thriller!

Great work as always!
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm
How about making the x and y sliders in order to be able to shake it on the X only a little bit and a lot on the Y?
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:53 pm
thank you boss for making this its one of the things i was looking for how to do it in editing specialy when you have to deal with radioactive footage with alot of flash backs , so you realase it we get put in AE and use it right away right.
September 12th, 2007 @ 4:55 pm
You know what Andrew!?

This ROCKS! U ROCK! :]

Just a suggestion....
I think u should come up with this seiries of useful plugins that can save so much time for people....to create transitions like this...

im looking ESPECIALLY for an easier\shorter way to create these kinda "filmy" transitions...:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hME7uyoNseo


...........
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What do u say, people?
:]
Just Amit
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
Wow, super cool. this is definitely a must have, especially at such a low price of 25 bucks. You don't even know how bad i wanted something like this for simulating weather (which i do a lot), and i swear to see it come from you made my week (which hasn't been going so good for the record). can't wait to get my hands on it and see it integrated into some tutorials: ). The possibilities are flowing. also, hope all is going awesome with the baby!! there really isn't anything u don't do huh?

P.S, only issue now is i have to add a seizure warning to all my videos... nintendo will like that
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:07 pm
C Light, I agree, the frequency should be reveresed but I tried to get it to work correctly but it was pretty difficult. So I explained to myself the whatever the number... Say 4 it would happen 1/4th of the time or 2 1/2 of the time.

But good news, I went back in to take a look and figured it out. Now, 100 is 100 percent of the time and 50 is half of the time. Thanks for bringing this up. It was much easier with a fresh mind.

As for shake on the x and y uniquely... perhaps in a future release but right now you can add twitch to a null object and have multiple Twitches working together to achieve that movement...

Don't forget about Motion Graphics, I didn't have time to demo this but it is pretty helpful for them too.
steve
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm
will this run on an Intel-MAC? (universal)
Conor
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm
It's things like Twitch that make me understand what a background in programming can do in tandem with AE. I spent roughly 5 years being educated in Computer Science and it's becoming clear what I can potentially achieve using these sensibilities applied to an app such as this. I just gotta get deeper into AE and figure out the links between the attributes and the algorithms!!!

Twitch looks great Andrew! I like it a lot.
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm
Yes Intel-Mac, XP Vista all that. Any platform that runs AE7 and AECS3
Noedig
September 12th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm
Great plugin... it would really rock the world if it could include time-remapping as well. Any chance that might happen in the future?

Thanks so very much for all of your great products and tutorials.
September 12th, 2007 @ 6:18 pm
Do you know if there's a chance you'd make it work with After Effects 6.5? I wouldn't mind beta-testing.... (mildly serious, but also kind of joking in order to get my hands on it. :-D)
Jay
September 12th, 2007 @ 6:26 pm
Really cool stuff - I'll use it in all my Japanamation... hehe, anyways, it's plain to see how this could be beneficial in so many different ways. I look forward to seeing it with some motion graphics (and maybe some weather simulation???). The artistic value it adds with just a couple clicks makes it worth it in itself.

Just a side note - I've got to say, this site is on my daily world-wide-web browse list. Even if there's not something new I watch the old to make sure it sticks. Rock on Prof. Kramer!
September 12th, 2007 @ 6:39 pm
Hey Andrew!

I recently discovered your site and have watched every single one of your tutorials and am absolutely in love with your work. You are amazing.

When I saw the beginning of this preview, the little precursor....my jaw literally dropped because I've been planning to do this little music video for a song in which I needed an effect like this and this is exactly what I need! I thought it was going to require me to do hours of work with keyframes and all that jazz, but yeah, this will save me tons of work. You totally rock.

Keep up the AMAZING work, I look forward to seeing more of your tutorials and effects in the future!

Ron Farber
Marco
September 12th, 2007 @ 7:11 pm
Just what I needed for my actual production...
You're my hero Andrew, keep it up!
September 12th, 2007 @ 7:13 pm
Any way of linking the Twitch effect to say the audio?
September 12th, 2007 @ 7:43 pm
Really cool idea coming up with this Andrew. I will buy this when it comes out. I have a few ideas already with using it for different styles of video. I can see this coming in really handy.

And like you mentioned, motion graphics as well. A great timesaver from the looks of it.

Cant wait to see it, and the hidden features you have. :)

Good stuff bro.
September 12th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm
Also, not sure who mentioned it, but I found a way to save things you do in After Effects as a Preset. Not sure if that is the same thing you were mentioning, but it could be looked at like a plug-in type thing.

If you, everyone, my mother, already knew this, than fast forward past here. In fact, do not ever read this again. :)

In the Effects Controls panel, highlite the effects you want to save as a preset, go to ANIMATION> SAVE ANMATION PRESET

Save it out as whatever you want, in the presets folder under the AE directories would be ideal, and your all set. This can come in handy if you have a desired effect or look that you want to use a lot on different things.

Again, not really a plugin like Andrew is doing, but could be helpful to someone. If not, go back to line 5 & 6 of this post.
September 12th, 2007 @ 8:02 pm
James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence) loves this effect. Incidentally, I do too.

I could see coupling this with the fake HDR blur tutorial you've got here for some great stuff. I could actually use this for a music video I'm working on soon, fingers crossed it's ready in time.
Alex
September 12th, 2007 @ 8:30 pm
This looks awesome!. Can't wait!
`CharLeS x
September 12th, 2007 @ 9:10 pm
this plug-in look like the effects in the movie man on fire...looks great.

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=nIiV3adVLTs
Trevor
September 12th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm
I hate to sound like a total dork, but being a HUGE Tony Scott fan (director of Man on Fire, Domino, Deja Vu, etc.), I had to break the news. While Andrew's effect looks like Tony's films, Mr. Scott actuall shoots on reversal film, which gives the sometimes random double imaged effect and random popped frames. Granted he edits like that too, but reversal film has a huge part in the effects process of what he does. Just my "Dork Note" for the day. And scene...
September 12th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm
Very nice plugin Andrew.
This effect often appers in scary movies and "flashback scenes" etc.
Is there an option to make the movie twirl?

Thanx for the demonstration!
September 12th, 2007 @ 9:50 pm
Hi Andrew,

looks like a great new plugin, makes me think "Where is the order button?" ;-) not only for the plugin as well to support your effort and the great tutorials you share.

Thorsten
www.StrongMocha.com
SmiR POLAND
September 12th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm
is look great!!!!
Vers
September 13th, 2007 @ 1:33 am
Just Great. Youre the Guru for all these young Filmmakers! Why Study when there is a Andrew Kramer? :)
September 13th, 2007 @ 1:35 am
Great plugin revealing numerous possibilities for animating not only DV but Motion Graphics too.Just think about all the titles animated using Twich,flashing,jumping,bluring and so on.Just can't wait.
Hampus
September 13th, 2007 @ 2:15 am
andrew, you're the greatest! you spoil us all with your kickass stuff :)

Just don't forget your kid ;)
Hedley
September 13th, 2007 @ 3:23 am
Wikid man, i can already think of heaps of uses for this...

Release it and im buying it first chance i get.

Cheers,

Hedley
TL Westgate
September 13th, 2007 @ 6:59 am
Too many comments to see if this is addressed, but why is the frequency setting backwards from logical? More frequency is a lower number and less effect is a higher number?

Otherwise, this looks like a fantastic plugin. Of course, we all know why.
September 13th, 2007 @ 8:30 am
Andrew you should make a tutorial on how to make plugins... ;D
Alexander Jansen
September 13th, 2007 @ 8:34 am
Damn! That looks great!

But I got a question that I REALLY want your help with:
You probably know about the wellknown "burnt 8mm"-effect, with the orange/red/yellow colors fade-effect:
http://files-upload.com/files/500294/8mmburntAKVCP.mov (Probably not the most well-done, but you probably get the idea).
Is it possible to make anything similiar with this plugin or do you think you can fix a tutorial on that? I think it's a very hard thing to find a tutorial on, and I bet there's alot of youngpeople here that want to use that effect in their skatermovies and such. : )

Looking forward to trying this out! Keep on rocking Mr. Kramer .
Alexander Jansen
September 13th, 2007 @ 8:38 am
Ah, just noticed that someone posted a post about exactly the same (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hME7uyoNseo) - :)

And in that video it was alot better done, so.
September 13th, 2007 @ 9:38 am
TLwestgate, read some of the comments by me, I've already fixed that : )
Brian
September 13th, 2007 @ 11:08 am
genius, truly, I remember all the just plain tedious work I had to go through before to get such an effect, this is gonna be so useful in so many ways
TL Westgate
September 13th, 2007 @ 11:40 am
Sweet! You really need a forum, Andrew. :)
Devon
September 13th, 2007 @ 12:24 pm
Great Plug, Andrew. will this plug be avail. by the end of the month. Just so happen Im shooting a music video. That has lots off BASS, and at certain times I would like to enhance the bass with the shake. And this would make my work that much faster.

Also will there be a pre order, before the actual release date. If so I want in.
September 13th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm
Nice AK! Looks like you can do a lot of the grindhouse effect with the twitch! Looking forward to it.

MM.
Dogar
September 13th, 2007 @ 2:31 pm
i had to do that stuff millions of time , n every time its like u r doing something new n i always wondered y isnt there any good plugin for that. once again u scored 11 out of 10. n that extra point is for the low price .
September 13th, 2007 @ 2:35 pm
I WANT THIS NOW!!!!!!

...ok maybe that came off a bit harsh, but this looks AMAZING!!! Can't wait for this!!
Bontempo (from Brazil)
September 13th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm
Its realy a great effect. I loved it.

I got a sugestion/request: Do you know that effect of the burning film used in many films like Tarantino's Grindhouse?

You can see it at the end of this trailer:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=I6l-InqDHmA

Can you make a tutorial or plugin to do this effect? I think the use of this two effects together cam be awesome.
September 13th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm
Very nice looking plugin. It's ironic really, because I was thinking of manually creating a very similar effect for a short film I'll be directing in October... This plugin, if it comes out in time, would def make a great addition to the effect I already had put together:

http://www.doodlesofamadman.com/AE/Deadwalk.mov

Thanks to FMP and the SFX library for that... can't wait to twitch it up ;)
Jack Ebs
September 13th, 2007 @ 10:08 pm
That reminds me a lot of the visual style and effects used in Man On Fire. Very cool stuff, I'm excited. Good work as always.
Jamsta
September 13th, 2007 @ 10:49 pm
I love this effect, and use a similar style often... but now you go and out-do yaself bloke and make a plugin??? booyeah, put me down for one for sure.

thanks AK, you da man!
Dustin James
September 13th, 2007 @ 11:01 pm
"Brilliant! Exuberant! Astounding!"

- New York Times

(Well that's what she said, am I right? or am I right?)
jolle
September 14th, 2007 @ 1:09 am
aaah damn u are insane andrew all u do looks fantastic, keep up
Paul
September 14th, 2007 @ 1:21 am
I have to admit that I scrubbed through the demo and missed most of the audio, but does anyone else think Sam makes a great Bigfoot? :)

Lots of "twitch" this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu86AC92ElU

I'm really interested to hear more about adding Twitch to other AE effects/parameters! This is going to be good!
September 14th, 2007 @ 1:39 am
for the burn-out film effect...watch out for "Artbeats Film Clutter"

get a bunch of pre-matted clutter-effects for transitions and stuff like that!

http://www.artbeats.com
Fuddam
September 14th, 2007 @ 3:17 am
$24.95? cheap stuff!
and remember, AK now has THREE mouths to feed, all you whingers!!! You want to take food from the mouthes of his nearest and dearest? SHAME!

;)
Helge Kallevik
September 14th, 2007 @ 7:57 am
I don't think there has been an answer to this:
when can we get it?? :D I need it so bad!
September 14th, 2007 @ 11:17 am
Interesting plug-in. This will come in handy. Keep pimpin out the good stuff!!
WhiteB!rd
September 14th, 2007 @ 11:23 am
Wooooow
looks very cool!!
nice work!
September 17th, 2007 @ 12:44 pm
That is awesome. I'm buying it for 24.95, before you jack up the price. Always a bargain at the copilot!
Katie
September 17th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm
Hi Andrew, just wondering...where is the standard About button, I can't see it on your video. As far as I know by default all plugs have such button.
Twitch looks like a collection of controls driving some transform properties or some built-in effects already applied on the layer ?
Am I wrong or is it similar to "Custom Effects" created by editing the PresetEffects.xml file ?
Regards, Katie
September 17th, 2007 @ 8:06 pm
Your correct Katie,
It uses the custom Effects hack. Once we finish developing the functions we will decide to upgrade it to plugin status or opt for compatibility for AE6.5, 7 & CS3 and keep it as an FX preset.
September 18th, 2007 @ 1:11 am
good stuff man... cant u do the same thing in editing programs using exposure(levels) and lenear blur?
Jimmy Woodard
September 18th, 2007 @ 10:22 pm
Great plugin! Lots, and lots of possibilities!
Helge Kallevik
September 19th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm
So, when is it coming out? I really need it :D
هــــــــــاشم
September 20th, 2007 @ 5:57 am
cool effect , can´t wait
Malek
September 20th, 2007 @ 8:01 am
it would be great if the color can be picked randomly from a gradient, like in trapcode particular....to do something that looks like shot in a night club :)
finalrender
September 20th, 2007 @ 8:20 pm
looks great! too bad i'm broke lol..but i think i'll shell out for this.
September 21st, 2007 @ 8:26 am
You are my favorite After Effects guru and to now know you're working on a new plugin (or preset if you go that way) pretty much blew my mind and made my day! btw, LOVE the upgrade to your website!
September 22nd, 2007 @ 9:39 am
Just curious if you have any other plugins in the works, to release some sort of package of some sort.
Mark
September 23rd, 2007 @ 12:16 pm
wow, this looks amazing!! you're pheonomenal andrew!! any idea of when it will be released?
Tom
September 27th, 2007 @ 9:39 am
Carn't wait for this... ^_^
Otis Driftwood
September 28th, 2007 @ 10:58 am
hi Andrew

i can´t wait for this plug.... do you any estimated realease date?
September 29th, 2007 @ 11:25 am
hi Andrew ... can u send it to me pleas ?
Tartaros
September 29th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm
so sweet, i almost cried...
.gp
October 10th, 2007 @ 7:56 am
ohh, simply cant believe it! i m just planning a musicvideo, andhow to achieve random movements and flashes, and here you come with this gem... :)

just an idea: if there would be a part (such as you have flash, that color thingie and blur parts) for opacity would be nice for adding more randomness.

thanks a lot dude! :)
Josh
October 14th, 2007 @ 10:16 am
Any news on when this is being released Andrew? Any chance it will be released in the next month?
Fermin R.
October 17th, 2007 @ 3:43 pm
Can you give us an update on a projected launch date? I am super excited about this product and I can hardly wait to tell my boss buy it for my department so I can add it to my collection of all the other GREAT videocopilot products!
Dobby
October 24th, 2007 @ 7:22 am
Please help!
If I click on the picture, or the here text, the page say this:

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Apache/1.3.37 Server at videocopilot7.net Port 80

I tried a lots of time but it is always say this. Thanks for help.
Jay G
November 11th, 2007 @ 10:15 am
Hey, what's the progress on twitch?!?!?
Martijn
November 28th, 2007 @ 12:22 am
Yeah whats the progress?
December 14th, 2007 @ 9:13 pm
wow awesome Andrew
thanks alot bro
your the best
Ayas
December 24th, 2007 @ 1:16 am
When is this awesome plugin releasing??? looking fwd to that...
Willie T
January 30th, 2008 @ 10:06 am
So when is the date for this Product I see everyone asking for the last 3 to 4 months and still waiting.. Or am I looking in the wrong locations..?
Rik
February 8th, 2008 @ 12:21 pm
Good question, I've been waiting for it aswell, but no one seems to answer. It should have for sale since December. Perhaps it wasn't good :(
Jerome B
February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:17 pm
it's cooking and will be released soon Im sure! hold on tight, this is dazzling.
Danny
March 12th, 2008 @ 10:18 am
Kinda cool that this has been in the works for so long and it's finally released!
troysa
May 14th, 2010 @ 4:54 am
is there a demo version for premiere cs3 available?
November 28th, 2010 @ 10:08 am
Twitch is still a fantastic tool.
Dips Heartilly
May 2nd, 2012 @ 12:05 pm
where can i download a trial version of Twitch ?
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