Another new tutorial in the same week! Holy Carp!

In this tutorial we’re going to create a flexible 3D eyeball that can look around a room and even read your mind. This makes it even easier to create more advanced eye effects.

Now, if you want to show your appreciation for all these free tutorials… check out our great DVDs including Evolution and Riot Gear.

9 years ago
I'm Sorry Shape Layers! I love you!
I must confess… I was never a big fan of shape layers…  we just didn’t get along.  I was used to using masks but suddenly (around AE CS3) the same mask tool began creating Red vector shapes. At first, they seemed cool enough but after accidentally adding shape layers to my comps, instead of masks, I lashed […]
Visualization Experiment and new Renders
Just playing around with a new After Effects experiment without using any 3rd Party plug-ins! I need to refine some parts of the effect but I really want to make a tutorial for it ASAP! Here are some other projects you may have missed! Using Element 3D bump mapping to create some Gold coins and […]
New Tutorial: Realistic Rain Drop FX!
In this tutorial we’ll use After Effects to create a realistic water effect without any 3rd party plug-ins! Great for adding atmosphere to a rainy scene or title. This effect is fully customization and can be used to create many cool FX! In this tutorial: Create a dripping water displacement map Simulate realistic camera DOF […]
Destruction Experiment!
What is this thing! I’ve basically combined a bunch of stuff into one experiment! I might have been inspired by the amazing planet explosions from The Force Awakens but wanted to see if I could get a cool version inside Element 3D. Few Notes on this experiment; I added smoke elements, shockwaves using CC Sphere, and even […]

That's kinda creepy.
9 years ago
Youre the best Andrew
9 years ago
Here is a link to a video I created using this tutorial specifically.
Steve Hulkgren
9 years ago
See you in New York
Have you seen that Paula Abdul dance like no tomorrow video? I've been hunting around for that slow motion shimmering depth of field glitter- on the video it's obvious just a overlay, you would do it so much better... love to see a tutorial of how to create that effect. I've already looked in the wondertouch product line for a pre created emitor - no dice. humph
Craig T
9 years ago
my version here, notice how ive used riot gear on the face also ...
Claudio Rodino
9 years ago
Great job Andrew.
Just a suggestion.
Do you remember Professor Moody in Harry Potter films ?
What do you think about a variation in 3D eyeball tutorial replicating Professor Moody eye ?
9 years ago
wow i just got done watching it, it was great but i noticed it was kinda hard for you to match the eyes what you could have done it the with the real iris there was lines going toward th pupil, you could have replacated that on the fake one, or you could have made the real one fake like the other one but that would not have worked because you were trying to make it look like the real one, anyway i loved it prolly one of my favs. keep it up. i have purchased all of your products. i am always happy when you announce a new product. and daniel challan who posted on the indiance jones line just make the line and use stroke. pshhht ameutures (or however you spell that)
9 years ago
Andrew, you're amazing. You're a great and generous teacher.
Love the Holy Carp Link!

Keep up the good work!!!

daniel challans
9 years ago
hi andrew,

firstly cool tutorial as always.

now to my shameless request, is it possible you could do a tutorial on the indiana jones red line on the map thing? you know what i mean?

i think it would be cool, and as i know your a bit of an Indy fan yourself i'm sure you could bring yourself to do it....:)

James Price
9 years ago
Not sure if this topic has been dealt with would one import .mv2 files into AE? or do you recommend quicktime conversion within a non-linear edit package first? (I'm thinking about importing bluescreen footage directly from a firestore, without loss in quality)
9 years ago
hi i watched ur new tutorial its good
thanks andrew
Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go to get information on working with footage taken with an XL2 at 60i? Having issues but can't find a good reference with google that makes much sense. Thanks!
9 years ago
Just wanted to say thanks andrew having alot of fun with this program now
9 years ago
Nice one andrew, I really like it. Thanks for giving us some extra tip on these effects.
9 years ago
@stefan: that 'dj take me away' video was pretty nonstop with evolution (i suspect they used the lightsaber preset for the light keyboard thing), but still, it was pretty well done. just goes to show you how some badass stock elements can jazz things up.

the 3d eyeball tutorial blows me away for a number of reasons. honestly, i learned a hell of a lot from this one (match grain & growing veins = awesome, plus a great subtle use for the roughen edges effect). really impressive stuff. i just watched '28 weeks later' the other night, and i'm going to run a test using this technique to duplicate the growing veins that appear with the rage virus.

andrew: when the writer's strike ends i'll be moving to CA. i seriously owe you a beer for pumping out all these killer videos. keep up the inspiring work.
9 years ago
Alex Joyce
9 years ago
great tutorial andrew taught me some new things =] and the part where you make the veins is my favorite.. how do you even know how to get that look?! lol XD keep up the good work man thank yous!
9 years ago
9 years ago
Seriously, that is hilarious...I was watching the first "eye" tutorial on Monday, and I was thinking to myself...wouldn't it be cool if you could move the eyeball and retain some semblance of realism....and look at that...

I ask (at least in my head, I asked), and therefore, I shall receive!!

Thanks for the double dose of tutorials!

All the best,

9 years ago
9 years ago
Thank you very much Andrew! I love all your tutorials. Superb!
9 years ago
guhross!!!! more please!
9 years ago
lol holy carp xD
Daniel Watts
9 years ago
Awesome Man! I have figured out a cool effect to add to this... in the EYE COMP, insert a video clip, or pic or something and scale it down to fit the eye, and then in the MAIN COMP - you get an eye reflection looking thingy! and it all follows the null! But, of course - you rule! Thanks
9 years ago
@Mike Ward

The fog light effect from what i can tell, looks to be some particles with the DOF set to make them extrememly blurry and possibly the opacity taken down a bit.

just a guess though.
Morten Enoksen
9 years ago
hey. You should check this out

Its a funny commercial for Prince of Persia xD
My guess is that they've used a 3D model when he's climbing. What do you think?
9 years ago
Jeeeeeezus - kraaaaaaaaaaaamer rocks, oh oh man I'm going nuts here, so many great tutorials!
keep it up kramer!
9 years ago
hello Andrew,
my name is andrzej from Poland
I have a question.
what do you use the computer for after effect??
i would be grateful if you write to me as soon as it posible
9 years ago
I hope he dose open forums... it would make the site that much better. As for the tut, it just blew me away! Thank you!

9 years ago
Great tutorial, Andrew. Are you planning on opening forums for Video Copilot? ;-)
Walter Alvarado
9 years ago
Hi Andrew, great tut, i just have 1 question... is that Carp real? lol
9 years ago
wow, nice tutorial, again....
the specular makes it very realistic!!!
Mike Ward
9 years ago
Hello Andrew,

Great tutorials and great products (I own a few of them). I don’t surmise you take requests but I would very much like to know how you created the subtle lighting effects that are in the basic training opening video (its a blurry fog type light flare you have throughout the opening video).

I was very much hoping to find it when I recently purchased Evolution but was disappointed to find that it's not included (and they obviously aren't included in the free Boot Camp Training videos.

Id be happy to pay to learn it??

Keep up the great work.

Mike Ward
9 years ago
carp taste nasty...Great tutorial. I was just creating an I in C4d when you released this tutorial.
S. Gilbert
9 years ago
9 years ago
i know you dont want to hear the sandpaper joke, but in the picture it looks like you really tried it. But without a mirror.
Can carps fly?
Kramers Evil Twin
9 years ago
I thought you'd missed a trick by not using CCSphere in the last tutorial, How little faith do I have ;-). But of course you were just saving it for yet another triumphant tut.
9 years ago
grrreat !
i didn´t expect another tutorial THAT soon.

íll give it a try with a dollar sign and a slot-machine-like rolling eye ..
9 years ago
That hurts my eyes just looking at it
9 years ago
9 years ago
Awesome tutorial as usual excellent work Andrew! I wanna show you something that i saw 2 or 3 days ago. Look at this music clip they use Evolution product for making the background of their video. The first time i saw that i couldn't believe it! Here is the video [/url][url]
9 years ago
Interesting... Still waiting for the collection Dvd :D
9 years ago
Great tutorial! Amazing how far you took this effect, I really like it.

Have you tried 'Super?'
It's a conversion software which allows you to convert from many formats (like .mpg) to .avi, flv, and so on with minimal quality loss. Good luck!

Thanks Kramer!
9 years ago
HAHA The eyes didn;t match color, but other than that, I was blown away!!
9 years ago
Wow, 2 tutorials in a week? I think I just carped myself!
Awesome! Thanks Andrew!
9 years ago
Great tutorials Andrew, just great.. breathtaking so on and so forth (not kiddin).. But unfortunately i dont get to enjoy them as much as i would have hoped since i have to edit LQ videos :( Well... this was kind of an intro to my question. You see i have a Sony DCR SR-42 camera (i know this is by far not the best camera out there but is in my price range).. Anywho... It is recording videos in *.mpg format (i dont know if there is a way to change it) and AE CS3 does not import the kind of files it is recording (at least that i know of). And when i convert video using several different softs i end up losing quality (in noticable amount) :( So please if you can help me out. Either tell me if there is a way to import mpg file format to AE, or how can i convert video format without losing quality or in worst case scenario tell me if it is not possible at all. So that i dont waste my time and nerves and just go shoot myself.. Sry again for littering your blog, just was really desperate ;( Thanks in advance and thanks again for great tutorials
9 years ago
Damn, Andrew! 2 In one week... you're the man! See what happens when we're patient? We get 2 in one week!
Some Guy
9 years ago
Thank you, Andrew! Now it's perfect.
9 years ago
that's a huge carp!!
Just Amit
9 years ago
wow!!!! nice one, thanxs for this!!! love theses ones that i can use to make a horror movies cause i just started one with some friends for this year Halloween. thanks again :)
9 years ago
Thanks again Andrew. Certainly have used for these. While the effects in the tuts are cool, it's everything else we can do with this that rocks. Thanks.
9 years ago
9 years ago
Haha, looks awesome thanks Andrew
9 years ago
this guy needs to lay off whatever he's on, lol