More on Evolution

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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November 6th, 2007 @ 10:12 pm
mos def.


makes me want to cry.
Mr Aponso
November 6th, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

Sounds great will definatly buy this
Jacob Dyer
November 6th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm
*wipes drool off keyboard*

There's something about motion graphics that I just! I love your assets, they give me so much more to work with!
S. Gilbert
November 6th, 2007 @ 10:45 pm
Kim A. Strandli
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm
Really cool promo, looks like "the twitch" there... is it? Any news about The Twitch btw?
Christian Filippone
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm
Hey Andrew, love the new promo and new product you have outdone yourself again!! 5 days to go!! ye haaa!
James Price
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm
Very cool AK...but I wish there was something about monkeys in it (I like monkeys)
Hee hee :)
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:28 pm
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
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm
Monkeys on the next level?
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:31 pm
That's right super-advanced robot-monkeys in fact...
James Price
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:31 pm
Sweet...I'm excited then :)
naim alwan
November 6th, 2007 @ 11:53 pm
@ 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…
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:21 am
This is going to be fantastic.

Can't wait to buy the DVD! :D

..The Money is still ready
Andre Prior
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:23 am
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".???
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:32 am
Looks great man, can't wait !
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:43 am
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...
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:46 am

Meh, i looked vids and stills, this looks SO SO SO NICE!
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:54 am
Can't Wait :)
November 7th, 2007 @ 1:02 am
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?
November 7th, 2007 @ 1:22 am
If only I could have held off another couple of weeks before I had to deliver this to the record label!
November 7th, 2007 @ 1:25 am
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.
November 7th, 2007 @ 1:31 am
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.


P.S- mac or pc? I'm a mac man... how about you?
November 7th, 2007 @ 2:31 am
@ 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.
November 7th, 2007 @ 4:39 am
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!
November 7th, 2007 @ 5:52 am
I don't know what i want the most, Evolution or Twitch. Both look so awesome! Guess I'll get 'em both.
November 7th, 2007 @ 5:57 am
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.
November 7th, 2007 @ 6:22 am
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?
November 7th, 2007 @ 6:36 am
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 :)
November 7th, 2007 @ 6:56 am
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?
November 7th, 2007 @ 7:01 am

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!!!

November 7th, 2007 @ 7:02 am
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!
November 7th, 2007 @ 7:16 am
the images have a really good high quality they have a lot of details
that i didn't notice in the promo
November 7th, 2007 @ 7:25 am
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.

Evolution is definitely worth buying.
November 7th, 2007 @ 7:42 am
@ rick
It says it'll be $95. A bargain if you ask me!
November 7th, 2007 @ 7:56 am

Wow.. thanks dude.. apparently i'm blind
Matt in MO.
November 7th, 2007 @ 8:58 am
I think I am dreaming..... this is too cool to be true...
November 7th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

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...
November 7th, 2007 @ 9:37 am
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 :
Marc Biorklund
November 7th, 2007 @ 9:56 am
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
November 7th, 2007 @ 11:00 am
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.
November 7th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

The twister works with virtually every language of AE.
November 7th, 2007 @ 11:26 am
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.
November 7th, 2007 @ 11:51 am
I can't wait until tomorrow gets here so I can buy this puppy. Looks wicked, especially using the Twister utility.
November 7th, 2007 @ 12:57 pm
@realm pictures - liked the numb video. what effect did you use to blend the two people when the camera was circling them? great job!
November 7th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm
@judd - lots of rotoscoping (3 weeks worth) plus the reshape effect!
November 7th, 2007 @ 2:41 pm
@Lthrboots - Tommorrow???? It comes out Nov. 12th.
November 7th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm
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 :)
November 8th, 2007 @ 5:17 am
Greetz from germany
Doogie Howser MD
November 8th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm
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 P.S where can we see some of your short films??? Keep it up, amazing stuff.
November 21st, 2007 @ 8:16 am
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.
November 21st, 2007 @ 8:16 am
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.
November 21st, 2007 @ 8:17 am
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.
November 23rd, 2007 @ 10:48 am
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.
November 26th, 2007 @ 4:43 pm
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?
November 26th, 2007 @ 4:46 pm
I suspect if you search for "jayse" and "make things grow tutorial, you may find a tutorial on how to create these elements.
April 9th, 2010 @ 8:34 am
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?
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