NEW TUTORIAL: Sort of…

In this mini-tutorial I’ll show you how I created the Riot Gear Promo Title and a few cool colorize tips.

This week really has turned out to a busy one, luckily I found a little time to put together this mini-tutorial. It doesn’t really count towards the 50, but I sure had fun making it. I’ll keep you updated on new things.

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POSTED:
7 years ago
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62 Comments

Whatever happened to Riot Gear 2?
JC
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, What is the sound you used in riot gear? The chanting noise that goes HA HA every so often sounds like gregorian.

Could you tell me where i could find those sounds?
thx bud
Chris
7 years ago
We used Riot Gear in a Swedish Commercial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Re_b4HTPZU
Casper
7 years ago
Have you noticed, while watching the CSI New York promo, they've used your ink bleeds at some parts?

Kinda cool, right?
knakrz
7 years ago
@ Marc & Some Guy, yes, sorry, my bad... I will think back harder... must have been the dr ugs of that time in my life?

@ Bob, yes I do teach multimedia s/w. I'm here to buy products NOT watch tutorials
Rodney
7 years ago
Since this was a lil fill in tutorial I thought I'd post this tigerdirect copied one of your tutorials rather poorly though ^_^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3bkeQu2G60&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Etigerdirect%2Ecom%2Fapplications%2FSearchTools%2Fitem%2Ddetails%2Easp%3FEdpNo%3D3335390%26Sku%3DP450%2D8806
Connor
7 years ago
Nicely done Andrew. Here's a quick suggestion.

Perhaps if you made the text flash and then scale up so that it is more engaging and fast, that might have looked good. Other than that though, very nice indeed.
7 years ago
This do remember me of those days I started off with a Tandy, then a Dragon followed by a Commodore... those where the days.
Thanks Andrew, and by the way, sundaynight I am going to see Mister Indiana Jones Ford in Blade Runner, the final cut (my favorite cultfilm, next to the Indiana series). Greetz.
bwoogie
7 years ago
Sorry to be off topic, but what do you guys use to make the dvd case images? (the ones on the site)
7 years ago
I can't wait until the new product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.et-films.net
7 years ago
I bought the "Serious FX & composing" DVD, and I haven't found anything like that in the market. It'd be great to see a 2nd part with new VFX tutorials such as those found on the Video Copilot Demo Reel (ei: Car hit -walking & driving, more motion tracking, etc).

Greetings from Puerto Rico,
the land of the "Chupa Cabras".
7 years ago
Here's a news promo I put together using everything I learned here and at CreativeCow. The sound effects are from the DESIGNER SOUND FX dvd.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Bpx2b7cgCbQ

Thank you Andrew.
The Comment God
7 years ago
1. Great Tutorial! I’m going to use this right now.

2. Here is a link to a video I created using this tutorial specifically.

3. I saw this technique used in a video and I’m glad you posted a video.

4. Couldn’t you do it this way instead of that way?

5. @ Brian, Nice job on the video, I think if you made it a little darker it would looker more realistic.

6. @ Jon, I think it looks pretty good the way it is, but we all have our own tastes

7. Andrew, another good idea would be to add some grain to the background.

8. Thanks for the tutorial. I just bought Riot Gear and it is great.
7 years ago
I can't wait for the new tutorial, but this one reminded me that I used a little bit of you, a little bit of Dan Ebbert, and a little bit of me to create the new intro to our website.

You can check it out here:

http://www.factor3.net

Thanks for all the great ideas and for putting up with some of the not-so-gracious people who can be a little rude. You have a great attitude!
Andre Prior
7 years ago
Week soon done. Where are the news? ^^
Drobins
7 years ago
@Stuvis - there is a morph tutorial at creative cow that may help you out.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/zwar_chris/morph.php
Stuvis
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,
very nice tutorial. Thank you very much for your great work.
I have an idea for a new tutorial an dont know where to write it down so i do it here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaY1WEcjlmg

i think this is a very nice effect and i would find it very intresting how to do things like this.
eddie
7 years ago
I remember the good old days Andrew i worked at dicksmith electronics and the first 286dx arrived ha ha ha good times....
bwoogie
7 years ago
Andrew, what are the chances of a bundle with the new product, action essentials, and film magic?
lifetype
7 years ago
andrew do you do any commercial work ? because ive seen some stuff that looked simliar to the style of your tuts ..
Helge Kallevik
7 years ago
Andrew, you should put a lot of cool stock footage on a dvd and sell it as a product on your site ;) I love stock footage!
7 years ago
Certainly could be a coincidence, although remember Trailers do not only include images from the film, it doesn't seem like that was part of the film but rather a graphic. Movie trailers often contain stock footage and additional FX and many movie trailers absolutely use After Effects.
7 years ago
tutorial riot gear promo complet....
P3M
7 years ago
It's not very likely that they ripped off the Earth Zoom project for the Jumper trailer. They probably used similar techniques, however. That effect has been around for a while.

Generally speaking, most feature films are not composited in AE. They are usually done in Inferno, Combustion, Fusion or Shake and others like that. Feature compositing tends to lean toward node-based compositing programs. Not that AE couldn't do it, it's just the way things are.

AE is found more commonly in television projects than features, although it's definitely been used in features here and there.

Kind regards,
R
7 years ago
@Capricorn8

That guy who did the tutorial for AE 3.1 only had 18 meg of RAM. Now THAT'S funny.



Thanks for the quickie tutorial Andrew.

BTW, since we are talking about old days....been using 3DS Max since DOS days...3d Studio 2 (pre "MAX").

peace
Hedley
7 years ago
Soz for the double post, but i went back and checked out the earth zoom tutorial and it they have used it they have not ripped off the project file as the zoom comes from a different part of the globe...but hey, may have used the technique, anythings possible
Hedley
7 years ago
@max

Yeah man looks like it doesnt it. Dunno, hard to be sure, after all its not a new effect.
wayne
7 years ago
awesome!
Max
7 years ago
Hey Andrew! Great tutorial as always. =) Oh by the way, I could swear your earth-zoom tutorial was used to create the end of the trailer for Jumper. Here's the YouTube link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rz5NekSUTM
bwoogie
7 years ago
I outlined where to look for the face.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/bwoogie/48_P4_large.jpg
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
that's really good .

Awaiting for More great things
7 years ago
Yeah, I actually got the Medical Zoom finished:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=sFIJ9xjeuFE
7 years ago
yep....
great stuff! keep it up!!
Some Guy
7 years ago
Yepp, Marc is right. AE was created by Company of Science and Art. So, knakrz, "if you wanna think back, think harder…" ;-)
BobH
7 years ago
Hmmmm... while you some of you extremely well rounded folks are bumping chests (and god knows what other unmentionables) over who has been the longest standing AE user, one can't help but wonder why aren't you aren't out there teaching AE rather than hanging around here demanding more free tutorials?
Marc Biorklund
7 years ago
@knakrz:
As far as I know After Effects was originally created by the Company of Science and Art before Aldus aquired it in 1993 ;)

Actually you right, I didn't knew AE at the time of Aldus, I started playing with it in 1996. I used *OLD DAYS* because I was a young kid and that period... nothing else.

I will try to not make you sick next time I post a comment :)
Scott Bishop
7 years ago
I cant believe you still have that version anyway!! Do you have every version since, running on your computer???
Scott Bishop
7 years ago
HAHA awesome stuff andrew
7 years ago
For the latest and greatest in After Effects 3.1 click here... http://www.vtc.com/products/Adobe-After-Effects-3.1-tutorials.htm
Jay G
7 years ago
i dont see a face... is it a girl? is she hot? is it hot girl?
Tiger
7 years ago
Awesome!

I'm thinking of buying the package but I was wondering how I could use those movie clips to masks in objects?

ie, using the smoke effect in this tutorial to build a logo or reveal objects.

Awesome tutorial, these have been really helpful!
bwoogie
7 years ago
if you look to the top right of the R (in gear) you can see a face in the background. I noticed that last night while messing around with the riot gear textures.. it kinda freaked me out and I'll never look at that texture the same way again.
7 years ago
Are you going to sell your first 50 on dvd???
OnFireProductions
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew, Like another poster stated..."You are a Machine"
or a clone of the "Energizer Bunny" :)
Daniel Watts
7 years ago
Man, I like this one! I have all the VCP Products appart fro this mystery DVD and DSFX came with the promo project file - riot gear didn't but Im happy now! Here it is!

I love ur stuff
Helge Kallevik
7 years ago
Pretty cool! Is this the tut of the week?
7 years ago
Whoo, thanks Andrew, I was wondering how you did some of those effects.

Keep up the good work, and can't wait for the Golden 50th Tutorial...
7 years ago
Awsome. I was hoping for some more tutorials using your products.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukxDoukBgo
7 years ago
Awsome. I was hoping for some more tutorials using your products.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vukxDoukBgo
Dustin James
7 years ago
I like the mouse pointer in the screenshot... I assume it is there to show the difference between the product and tutorial.
knakrz
7 years ago
Back in the old days? c'mon ppl, you have NO idea what the old days are... Adobe NEVER built AE you know??? Aldus did! as most of Adobe's cool products were bought from Aldus... except PS, but it never got really cool until they bought PhotoStyler...

I've been using AE since before you guys knew who Adobe were, let alone Aldus... If you wanna think back, think harder...

Oh, and Andrew, give me more free stuff now, I'm sick of this stuff, I want a new tute or FORUM or else I'm gonna screem.... [ sarcastic BS from me ; ) ]

Love your work AK, I just feel you're being sucked dry from some of these freeloading, software stealing "fans" you have...??? Some kids around here need to be GRATEFUL & GROW UP!
Marc Biorklund
7 years ago
Haha, back in the old days :)
I remember I asked you about that nice flame you made in the Riot Gear promo. The blur make all the difference :) Thanks for the tips :)

ps: Why purchase AE CS3 when 4.1 is that great :D
Hedley
7 years ago
What the hell were you smoking? But yeah, fun to do this, recently put the side scrolling duke nukem on a P133...haha, good stuff.

Take care,

Hedley
jorberg
7 years ago
Can't wait for Riot Gear 2!!!!
Rick
7 years ago
Turbo button! Haha thats awesome, I had forgotten about that. Great job!
7 years ago
Nice work Andrew. I'm always impressed. Anxious for your new DVD that will soon be unveiled!

Bones
7 years ago
Nice work Andrew. I'm always impressed. Anxious for your new DVD that will soon be unveiled!

Bones
Some Guy
7 years ago
The tutorial from the past millennium. :-)
Thanks a bunch.
Jacob Dyer
7 years ago
After Effects 4.1. Wow, I feel privileged that the first version I used was 7! And it also makes me feel so young....
Kim A. Strandli
7 years ago
Did you use AE 4 just because the loading time is less? :P since you had little time ^^
Salmon Sandwich
7 years ago
Go After Effects 4.1!
I really enjoy using old programs, I installed Windows 3.1 on an spare PC just to be able to see it, the start-up time is almost instant.
7 years ago
Man, i remember the good old days. I started in 5.5 i think. Thanks :)
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