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Here are some high quality still images from the Evolution Promo that should give you a closer look at the quality of the design elements.

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I’ve also uploaded a high resolution QuickTime video as well. (35mb)

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Evolution is a collection of high-quality decorative design elements for motion graphics work. This product is going on sale November 12th, 2007.

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7 years ago
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56 Comments

Tokyo
5 years ago
Do you know how I can make MY OWN animated flourishes? I don't want to use other flourishes that are already made. Do you have anything for that?
7 years ago
I suspect if you search for "jayse" and "make things grow tutorial, you may find a tutorial on how to create these elements.
[VBM]
7 years ago
Hello,
Thanks for the great work! I was a little disappointed in that you didn't include how to make the animated flourishes and arrows. Other than that it was well worth the money. Would you consider making a tutorial in the future showing us how you made them?
Thanks.
Franco
7 years ago
Hi, Andrew
I have a project whit folders whit Riot Gear, and sub folders etc. How can I make this project as a default project every time I open AE?
Keep up the good work.
Franco
Aftab
7 years ago
Dear Andrew,

Hi, Thanks for all the tutorials you did, i have a REQUEST from you, is it possible for you to do a tutorial on "HOW TO USE CAMERA THROUGH NULL OBJECT".
I know you have a heart of gold.
Thanks
Aftab
India
Aftab
7 years ago
Dear Andrew,

Hi, Thanks for all the tutorials you did, i have a REQUEST from you, is it possible for you to a tutorial on HOW TO USE CAMERA THROUGH NULL OBJECT.
I know you have a heart of gold.
Thanks
Aftab
India
Aftab
7 years ago
Dear Andrew,

Hi, Thnaks for all the tutorials you did, i have a REQUEST from you, is it possible for you to a tutorial on HOW TO USE CAMERA THROUGH NULL OBJECT.
I know you have a heart of gold.
Thanks
Aftab
India
Doogie Howser MD
7 years ago
You, my friend, are a prolific genius and true inspiration! I hope the world is prepared for a deluge of evolution inspired VFX, it's gonna be EVERYWHERE! Ive seen riot gear used at least a dozen times on TV since its release (and there was me thinking this site was my own dirty little secret!) Check this out for some very nice use of your Riot Gear ink http://www.dstrukt.com/_docs/reading_nature.html P.S where can we see some of your short films??? Keep it up, amazing stuff.
Dennis
7 years ago
WILL THERE BE A DOWNLOADABLE VERSION OF THE PROMO???
;)
Greetz from germany
VFX-Anomaly
7 years ago
Andrew Please let the cat out!

These people think Animating this stuff was easy!

I can tell you it is not easy!

Please search Google for....
Growing Design Elements in After Effects, Then come here and Praise Your GOD!
Andrew Kramer, for making Evolution for us all!

WOW this is some hard to make effects, and I bow to my god at the temple of
VideoCopilot.net :)
7 years ago
@Lthrboots - Tommorrow???? It comes out Nov. 12th.
7 years ago
@judd - lots of rotoscoping (3 weeks worth) plus the reshape effect!
7 years ago
@realm pictures - liked the numb video. what effect did you use to blend the two people when the camera was circling them? great job!
7 years ago
I can't wait until tomorrow gets here so I can buy this puppy. Looks wicked, especially using the Twister utility.
7 years ago
Andrew,
How come you cant just sell Evolution now? Are they still making copies and packaging it, or is it ready to ship and you are just trying to build some more hype around the product? I have always wondered that when it comes to product release dates. Anyway cant wait.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JtX9lx4_8
7 years ago
http://www.videocopilot.net/evolution_twister.html

The twister works with virtually every language of AE.
7 years ago
Andrew what happen if i have a spanish version of affter effets the evolution twister preset works well in this version, and one more thing i wanna say thank you for all the tutorials, they really help.
Marc Biorklund
7 years ago
Where's that pre-order button ? ;)

@Todd: Thanks for the link. That contest look's really cool. At least, it could be intresting to give it a try :)
That would be really cool if someone from VC win that contest
Todd
7 years ago
hey there,

just wanred to say , that i was on creativecow bllog and seen there was a contest put on by sonymusic for a tori amos music video... lots of green screen looks like it would be fun to try out here is the site :

http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/ToriAmos/bouncingoffclouds/
Freakshow
7 years ago
AK-47,

I'm a FC editor fairly new to AE. A friend recommended your website and i've become freakishly hooked. I've purchased many of your products and have already used them to "wow" my clients. Your tutorials are not only entertaining but actually useful for real world applications unlike some AE tuts. Very cool to download the Evolution trailer and go frame by frame.
I've tried to make my own animated flourishes, it became very tediousy. Looking forward to creating with your product.

I like your style Kramer...
Matt in MO.
7 years ago
I think I am dreaming..... this is too cool to be true...
rick
7 years ago
@Conor

Wow.. thanks dude.. apparently i'm blind
7 years ago
@ rick

http://www.videocopilot.net/evolution.html
It says it'll be $95. A bargain if you ask me!
Juan
7 years ago
The higher quality video promo for evolution is much better that the flash version
it contains all the details and it demonstrates the high quality of the product.
=D

Evolution is definitely worth buying.
Juan
7 years ago
the images have a really good high quality they have a lot of details
that i didn't notice in the promo
DSW1975
7 years ago
one last thing!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE include the tutorial on how you did the trailer for evolution!!!! I know it utilizes techniques you have taught us earlier but it is still fricken aweome in its own right!
DSW1975
7 years ago
Andrew,

Can we pre-order? Like now! You guys really produce outstanding creative elements in all your products and the quality of your products have definitely shown to be in constant evolution - even if Sam sometimes acts like a monkey. (Just kidding Sam-we all love you.)

Anyways. Pre-order pretty please!!!

DSW
rick
7 years ago
Wow, this looks great. Can't wait for the release date.

Also, someone may have already asked, and I didn't see this anywhere -- but Andrew, have you stated how much this product will cost?
7 years ago
Hi Andrew, Nice product! I which you had this ready before I made my order in October. I would like to order this soon, but I want to get up to speed with deisgner sound fx & riot gear. When will you have riot gear 2 ready. I think I'll just order both the Evolution & Riot gear 2 once ready.

Thanks :)
Bernie_Canberra_AUS
7 years ago
Hi Guys, another great product on the way!
Where do you get the background music?
I like the idea of this background music for future projects. How and where can it be sourced from?
Thanks
Bernie
7 years ago
yeah! fantastic!!!
now we anly need the "evolution of Action movie Essentials...."
jo jo jo
nah... but seriously this is for far the greatest product of VC.
congrats Andrew u did a great amazing job.
god bless ya.
7 years ago
I don't know what i want the most, Evolution or Twitch. Both look so awesome! Guess I'll get 'em both.
Chuck
7 years ago
I agree with Conor, Andrew has saved many headaches for me and Evolution is just another asset that will make my production stand out. The product looks amazing! I have a quick question though. I have only been using VCP for about 6 months. When the holidays roll around are there holiday bundles or anything like that. The fam is asking and I am directing them to this site. Just curious. Great job to the whole VCP team!
7 years ago
@ naim

I can see what you're getting at, but I don't think it's necessary. If you really wanted the designs at their source then I'd suggest starting from scratch yourself as it would result in an even more unique style. Evolution is here so you don't have to start from the very beginning, and there's enough leeway to make individual looking comps (from what I've seen).

As for the style screaming videocopilot, I saw an advert on TV last night for gum that displayed a very similar design aesthetic. The Evolution design is everywhere, but I guess it'll be up to the Evolution user to make it look unique.
Paul
7 years ago
wow wow wow wow wow wow wow.... seriously - 12th november is ages away!! whats the chances of an earlier pre release?? Kramer - your a legend within my media team. We train up our guys using your tutorials. U rock our worlds!

Keep it up mate.

Paul

P.S- mac or pc? I'm a mac man... how about you?
7 years ago
p.s Andrew, did you spot the now famous alleyway from Serious FX? that will be on cable TV in the UK this month - little homage to the man who taught me AE in under a year.
7 years ago
If only I could have held off another couple of weeks before I had to deliver this to the record label!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYTEcNFb_3A
jerry
7 years ago
The actual moving flowers, flourishes, arrow moving templates etc... In the dvd do u explain also how to create those animation movements or jst provid them?
7 years ago
Can't Wait :)
Tim
7 years ago
FUNK YEYEE! THIS WILL ROX!
PUNKMORTHERFUNKER YEA!

Meh, i looked vids and stills, this looks SO SO SO NICE!
7 years ago
Love the idea here! Can't wait to add it to my collection. So how do you know what we are going to like anyway? You have some kind of mind reader or something?

Although, I would really like to have a monkey shipped with my order. Next time include the monkey!

Thanks for the inspiration, Drew...
Jeff
7 years ago
Looks great man, can't wait !
Andre Prior
7 years ago
Andrew, a question regardin your promo, how do you make the camera movement when the background changes like you entering a second area? Is all set in 3d and you animated the camera like it fits? Like the Transition from "170 Design" to "Pre-Keyed" and later the circle movement from "Arrows" to "Bonus".???
7 years ago
This is going to be fantastic.

Can't wait to buy the DVD! :D

..The Money is still ready
naim alwan
7 years ago
@ Andrew Kramer

I asume that each design is made of 80 or a 100 ( maybe more) individual layers that are masked, or trackmatted on.

I also asume that many of these layers are duplicates of one original that have been scaled, rotated, and positioned in to another place, with a time remap adjusting when they start to apear.

now what i am saying is we could use our creativity more if you gave us a simplified version of the each of the designs in an AE project so we can rearrange the layers and design our own…

it seems that if you release this product as it is, and people use it… it will scream videocopilot…

maybe it can even be an opsional download… but please consider it as i think this is a serious flaw in your product…

does any one agree???

thanks for listening…
James Price
7 years ago
Sweet...I'm excited then :)
7 years ago
That's right super-advanced robot-monkeys in fact...
James Price
7 years ago
Monkeys on the next level?
7 years ago
Twitch is still in the testing phase and yes it was used in this promo but because of the different ways the Twitch can now be used it is important to make sure it works very well.

Just another example of us at Video Copilot taking it to the next level :)

We want to release only HIGH quality products... like Evolution.
James Price
7 years ago
Very cool AK...but I wish there was something about monkeys in it (I like monkeys)
Hee hee :)
Christian Filippone
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, love the new promo and new product you have outdone yourself again!! 5 days to go!! ye haaa!
Kim A. Strandli
7 years ago
Really cool promo, looks like "the twitch" there... is it? Any news about The Twitch btw?
S. Gilbert
7 years ago
WOW!!! TOTALLY EVOLUTIONARY!!! I CAN'T WAIT!
Jacob Dyer
7 years ago
*wipes drool off keyboard*

There's something about motion graphics that I just find...fun! I love your assets, they give me so much more to work with!
Mr Aponso
7 years ago
Hello,

Sounds great will definatly buy this
7 years ago
mos def.

amazing.

makes me want to cry.
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