CG Shadows

Here is a sample of what’s coming up on Video Copilot. The idea is to make your CG objects cast shadows in the real world. The first image shows a Text Layer in AE casting a shadow on the street using a transparent solid layer. The second example is a 3D object with a matte/shadow material on a floor plane. This material allows only the shadow to render on the object so you are able composite in a live action scene.

March 23rd, 2008 @ 10:53 pm
March 23rd, 2008 @ 10:54 pm
wow nice dude dam...

Andrew i did this by using 3d max and after effects see this
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:06 pm
Wow, that looks cool... great work
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:10 pm
this is really very useful stuff Mr.Kramer..Thx in advance
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:19 pm
This is great. I can't wait for this tutorial. This is something I've thought about figuring out but haven't tried yet. Too busy with stupid things like school.
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:31 pm
SICK! can't wait, and I'm with Mike school, and just haven't gotten around to compositing and stuff like that but Andrew you have inspired me. :)
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:37 pm
Gosh! Ive been waiting for something like this for a LONG TIME, Andrew!
This looks so professional, and i REALLY Dig your latest Style with integrating 3Ds Max work!! its more challanging, and fun!

Guess youre gonna go through motion tracking, compositing using Alpha Matte, and Rendering.
Good rendering is needed. and its critical. i hope Vray is not a must in order to render in a convincing way. maybe its just a matter of finding the right material?

Anyways...THANK U!
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:40 pm
This was done with the standard 3D max renderer. I think almost everything can be achieved in Max without VRAY but it is nice to have when you're not doing tutorials :)
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:49 pm
hehe...Thanx for the Reply Andrew! :]
...Go To Sleep! :] lol :]

Well...i just gotta say one more thing to you.
I REALLY Appreciate Everything you do here....
I gotta just say, that tutorials like that are So much more useful to people like me, and to more, because i cant tell you how many times i wanted to incorporate some of your tutorials, but i just didnt have the chance. I mean...its not that like, every day you have an action film to edit, or a science fiction of some sort to do.
Therefore, the more casual tutorials....i think thats what im looking for, and i believe alot of people think like me, and would like to see that.
So...just see this as a suggestion...u know. :]
Anyways.. in the aint matter, cause whatever you do turns out Great, and its so much fun to try out..... :]

So... Thanks again for this upcoming tutorial!
We all really appreciate it! :]
March 23rd, 2008 @ 11:57 pm
Hey Andrew,

thank you.
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:02 am
Wow, seems like a cool tut coming. thnx. in advance.

Andrew, I always use the standard renderer but never get a good result on Lighting.

Light goes unrealistic and makes the total scene unrealistic.
Any TIP can be very useful.

Thnx n keep rockin
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:22 am
nice can't wait liked to last tutorial by the way when will Video Copilot sires one be out im going to buy it for sure
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:49 am
This is going to be really cool!! "It will be better than any Tutorial before" ^^
Are you going to show us 3D-Motion Tracking (with a third programm and importing the data in 3DS Max) and doing the perfect lightning?
I think this 2 parts are the hardest in a project like this
Greetings from Schneebergland (Loweraustria)^^
March 24th, 2008 @ 1:40 am
hey guys im not into 3d but would like to be able to do basic things like the vine and shadows. but i am confused on a few things

1. which program is easier and better to use. 4d, max, or maya
2. which ever i choose to purchase which is a good bundle to get. design, non design, etc. there are a few different options for each and i just couldnt get my head around it.
3. lastly, i am a non profit church and where would be the cheapest i could get it from. even an older version that would give me the capabilities to do what i explained.
March 24th, 2008 @ 2:07 am
Thats exactly what I need! Can`t wait for this!
Thank you Andrew!

@ daveyg: I think Cinema4D is much easyer to use und to learn. Im sure you can make the same stuff in all 3 Apps. But 3DS Max is more popular in the USA, in europe people uses Cinema4D much more than in the States. I think the price is okay for it but with Andrews great max Tutorials coming up i think its time for me to get a trial version of max and play around with that.
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:05 am
Is this going on the advanced training or is it going to be a regular web tutorial?
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:19 am
wickid i hope this is posted asap, its just what i need!
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:23 am

I can do my shadows on MS Paint and import them to windows movie maker, thank you very much.

jk jk XD

Can't wait Andrew!
Morten Enoksen
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:54 am
Been there, done that! Check out my youtube channel for some vids using this tecnique;)
Matt Dunwoodie
March 24th, 2008 @ 4:10 am
Can't wait for new tut.
It looks like a ad out in aus for some insurance company
I think we need a page dedicated to 3d stuff.
My 3D Vines:
March 24th, 2008 @ 4:27 am
It sucks that I'm not really that familiar with any 3D programs like Maya or Max or I'd use it like this often.

The really sad thing is, I took a one month 3D animation course in NYC a couple years ago and we learned Maya. I haven't used it since. Errrrrrrr...damn I suck
March 24th, 2008 @ 4:59 am
Where can I find this 3D compositing program?
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:12 am
Well, any 3d software is quite expensive and buying one... well start saving now. Unless.... you know of other ways...

Thanks Andrew
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:23 am for 3Ds max and Maya

I think for C4D...
Kim A. Strandli
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:39 am
very nice, looking forward to it :)
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:59 am
looks nice. Is there a way to get better results in after effects?
Some Guy
March 24th, 2008 @ 7:04 am
A great idea for a tutorial. I already used that technique when I made some Match Moving tests with Icarus and 3ds Max. I hope your tutorial will be more advanced than just creating a shadow layer for a CG text and you will bring it to the next level.
March 24th, 2008 @ 7:21 am
Hey maybe you could make a tutorial on how to make a digital stunt double^^
Joe Avino
March 24th, 2008 @ 7:44 am
Thats cool
March 24th, 2008 @ 8:50 am
thats really cool! :-D Like it!
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:01 am
Hi there Andrew,

can't wait for this tutorial to come out, been expecting something like this by the pro.

i wanted to contact you about something, but i don't know if your contact page links can be used for something i want to ask; as it's only for certain things.

can you help please.

From the United Kingdom
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:04 am
I've noticed you've been using 3D Max for many of your tutorials. Would that be the best CG program out on the market? Or would you recommend another CG Program?
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:13 am
Andrew, I have a question that may be totally off subject, but I respect you and your work. I was just wondering if you could point me to toward a book that would be good to start from with 3D Studio Max. I understand and can easily find my way around After Effects, but I want to start incorporating 3D into my projects. Thanks for your time and you are definitely an inspiration.
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:19 am
I love that you are starting to do tutes on integrating 3d and live action. Awesome awesome awesome... I hope you continue to do more tutes about this subject!
March 24th, 2008 @ 11:08 am

Hey, will you be importing an RPF sequence with the Z Depth channel?

Also, will you be doing a 3DS Max camera move around the text?

I have been trying to understand how to use the extracted RPF camera information. After the extraction, everything is out of position. I think it has to do with the different coordinate systems but I have no idea how to make it work. Hopefully you can shed a little light on this.
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:00 pm
Once again u done it, i don't know where i would be without your tutoriials.
thx Jeppe
Seth Johnson
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:18 pm
Ah cool,
Are you going for the HBO preview?
I'm assuming you've seen it, where the show characters are walking around and they have big 3D show titles sitting in the streets and wherever else.

I was wondering how you owuld go about doing that.
Riddick Media
March 24th, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
If strongly to want that something it will turn out..........
March 24th, 2008 @ 1:57 pm
Hello! Fantastic work you made it... I will stay waiting for the tutorial! Can you make a tutorial using motion tracking... for example BOUJOU or another program... Keep you good work!

from Portugal
Scott McIntosh
March 24th, 2008 @ 1:59 pm
The tutorials intergrating 3ds with AE are going to be the biggest selling point of your next tutorial DVD and I, along with many other of my friends over here in the UK, will be purchasing it as soon as you release it!

Showing us how to intergrate these two powerful applications was a real master stroke as you can probably tell - there is a real 'buzz' on your website at the moment and it is gathering momentum with each new tutorial you publish.

You deserve a damn knighthood for all your hard work!

Best wishes to you and your crew from everyone over here in Blighty.
Theodor Tomander Skippervold
March 24th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
Hi Andrew!
Will this tutorial include 3D motion tracking? Or just the regular tracking in Adobe After Effects?

March 24th, 2008 @ 2:25 pm
In regards to...
"Well, any 3d software is quite expensive and buying one… well start saving now. Unless…. you know of other ways…"
blender is free and it kicks ass!
March 24th, 2008 @ 3:28 pm
Andrew, like everyone else I am exctied about the new 3d tutorials. Keep up the great work!
Richar Brink
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm
I'm a new comer to this site and I absolutely love it!! You guys have some really great tutorials and I have been able to learn the basics and much more of AE in just a few days. Thanks alot.

I've actually been messing around with matte/shadow and it really helps when your putting 3D objects into live action footage.
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:32 pm
Andrew are you using the background image as an HDRI in Max. I don't think so. Something about the lighting looks off. Using a HDRI for lighting will make it blend in better in the final composite. Otherwise, keep them coming. You've taught me a thing or two.
March 24th, 2008 @ 5:56 pm
Thanks this one is going to come in so handy iv learnt how to do 3D tracking. But I still haven’t figured out how to do shadows. If you have any other pointers on how to make 3D objects look real in live action sequences please don’t hesitate to explain.
March 24th, 2008 @ 6:12 pm
WOW nice stuff mate..i m really looking forward to this one :)
March 24th, 2008 @ 6:15 pm
man u rock..
I have watched all ur tuts and have learned so much from them.. I can't wait for this tutorial. I really enjoyed making ur last one on 3d vines. In hope u make more tutorials involving 3ds max and after effects. They so much more interesting.

Thanks a lot for all ur tuts.. they are amazing
March 24th, 2008 @ 6:35 pm
uju!! yess!!! more AE AND 3DS MAX!!THANKS ANDREWWW....
March 24th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm
ive noticed blender. is there a way to to the vines and ribbons in blender. it seems like a very very very new learning curve and i just dont know if i have the time
March 24th, 2008 @ 8:03 pm
wow looks nice, i cant wait for a tutorial
March 24th, 2008 @ 9:14 pm
What is all this talk about Max, 4D, and Maya? Lightwave is the way to go! No, but I'm learning LW now that we spent the money and it's just sitting there. We did this 3D robot jump for a client's screenplay presentation:

Of course, not all of this fun project was 3D, BUT ALL WAS AFTER EFFECTS! Who cares about Nuke when you can have force lightning like this:

But really, where are the Lightwave tutorials?
March 24th, 2008 @ 10:15 pm
You are Fantastic.

I want some tu2 about mixin 3d max and after effects like that. I havent found nothing at the web. Please release a DVD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

thanks a lot
March 25th, 2008 @ 1:29 am
Well Andrew your timing for giving us tutorials we need is better than Indiana Jones' ability to pull the right vine as he escapes from a falling sand pit. In other words you have Indy Jones timing.
Once again I have been experimenting with this technique but its been a slow roll, as I practice in between projects.
Keep up the excellent work.
I hope to see you thursday, but I am also attending the C4D integration tour. So we'll see if I make it.
Andre Prior
March 25th, 2008 @ 1:51 am
Rob van der Spank
March 25th, 2008 @ 1:58 am

Wil the new dvd be available for download or just for shipping?

Jack Daniel
March 25th, 2008 @ 3:43 am
can't wait for the full tutorial on this one.. and every other one.

Matt Dunwoodie
March 25th, 2008 @ 3:55 am
using that technique matte/shadow i created thisbut replaced the text with boxes
Morten Enoksen
March 25th, 2008 @ 4:21 am
@ David
"What is all this talk about Max, 4D, and Maya? Lightwave is the way to go! No, but I’m learning LW now that we spent the money and it’s just sitting there. We did this 3D robot jump for a client’s screenplay presentation:

Of course, not all of this fun project was 3D, BUT ALL WAS AFTER EFFECTS! Who cares about Nuke when you can have force lightning like this:

But really, where are the Lightwave tutorials?"

Dude. both of your vids was really cool. But the force lightning vid, how did you manage the lights? All CG lights or?
March 25th, 2008 @ 4:39 am
Hey Andrew, gracias por tus inspirationes!

Watch the short action movie partyreport we have made ;) at

Thanks for inspire me and thanks for the cool plugin twich.
Greets from switzerland. Sergio
March 25th, 2008 @ 6:30 am
That would be a great totorial, I want to see more of your 3d max after effects tutorials, great combination Andrew. Are you going to show us the examples with a camera moving a long ? keep up with the good work and spirit! You have lots of fans in south america.

March 25th, 2008 @ 8:10 am
......................................................oops sorry I was stuck drooling at the image of the shadows. Man I cant wait. All I have to do now is get me 3D Studio Max.
March 25th, 2008 @ 10:06 am
For those of you with no knowledge of any 3d program

here is a good trick and starting point. Only yesternight after installing my twitch plugin
and trying to figure out how Andrew did the twitch promo (the part where the camera reveals the text behind the vines (control the chaos) I'm on my way to mastering 3Ds max. though I have learnt a lot in maya before I haven't used the knowleadge and the most important thing is to constantly use the little that you already know esp in real projects.

1. you must have 3ds max (the beauty of 3ds max is in it's non destructivity)
2. goto and follow the creation of the 3d text in max (try c4d if you have time later)
3.after this visit the making of the 3d vines
4. now combine both lessons and try and create something like the twitch plugin promo
(get your text to look like andrew's)
5. export now to AE and twitch it out
6. if you own trapcode particular add the little stars
7. For more 3ds max join

Believe me it's a good starting point (hands on training, get the books later)
March 25th, 2008 @ 10:08 am
hey Andrew , you rock

kindly bring the Advanced Dvd's soon , please I dont want to spend my money
Pixelito Design
March 25th, 2008 @ 10:41 am
ANDREW any news about the tutorial DVD with the BULLET SLOMO you teased a few months ago?
tryx italy
March 25th, 2008 @ 11:07 am
this is my work whit color correction FILM PRO and EYE replace tutorial and my maind :D

See u and comment
March 25th, 2008 @ 11:11 am
Ok here is my rant... i am really tired of reading blogs on topics when people just keep asking for tutorials... the whole idea of a blog is to post an opinion or ask for help on creating an effect that you are working on...or at least that is my take on it...
Learning a program like after effects or 3ds takes time.. there is a great tool called the internet.. we should all know how to use it.... try searching for how to use certain effects within the program.. once you figure out how a certain effects works within a composition then creating those effects you want in your film will come a little easier... like i said instead of asking for tutorials try to create what you want and then when you are stuck try asking on some ideas on how to work thru the problem....

I think that make sense if not can some one correct me thxs
March 25th, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
3dmax and AE tutorial together rules

please keep this way :)

March 25th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm
Looks sweet! Andrew you should do a tutorial on using the puppet pin tool and it's features.
Jim Andrews
March 25th, 2008 @ 12:46 pm
@ Conna,

A "Blog" should truly only be about or a continuance of the Administrators original post/subject matter, nothing more, Andrew has a section for tutorials requests and thats where people should be asking for them.

This is not a "Forum" and if it was... Same rules apply, Post in the correct
Sub Forum / Section and keep with the subject matter.
March 25th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
March 25th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
BTW make sure your toothpaste says on the label 3.4oz otherwise it will not matter that you squeezed out some of it. Security goes by what is on the label not the actual amount in the tube. Have a safe trip. See you at the show
March 25th, 2008 @ 2:32 pm
yay! more 3d/compositing tutorials :)
March 25th, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
daveyg, the vines are very easy to do in blender. Create a new bezier curve. Then create a bezier circle. Under the Curve and Surface Tab in the BevOb field type the name of the bezier circle(by default CurveCircle) you can then add to the bezier curve and continue to shape your vine as you'd like. I can put together a tutorial when I get back from vacation on Monday if there is interest. I hope this helps.
March 25th, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

see what VC-Team is teaching
March 25th, 2008 @ 5:22 pm
@ Morten Enoksen

For the scene lighting (flicker), we had a welding torch down below frame sparking on/off. Mixed with the fog machine, it lit the scene fairly well. A lot of the color correction was adjusted in AE as well. All of those cool tips that Andrew gives away at random in a tutorial video were used throughout the project.


More random tips, please! Rock on!
Mr Higgs
March 25th, 2008 @ 5:47 pm
Where is the Maya love?

Honestly I think a tutorial on how to get camera information out of C4d, 3Ds Max, and Maya would be a great tutorial. Gonna submit it in the tutorial section now.
March 25th, 2008 @ 6:10 pm
March 25th, 2008 @ 7:55 pm
David, u can find very much LW tutorial, on the newtek site...
Dustin James
March 25th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm

How would you create the 3D text to have the same perspective as the shot does? (I'm completely new to the 3D CG stuff)

The words in the picture don't seem to have the same perspective as the street line.. that is why I was wondering.
March 25th, 2008 @ 10:59 pm
I've been lookin for something like this... :)
March 26th, 2008 @ 1:16 am
yes a tutorial in blender would be great. much intertedst.

March 26th, 2008 @ 2:32 am
so do these guys need to go buy a copy of 3dsmax now? why are you using maz in your latest tutorials now.. i can think of a way to do all this purely in after effects... the idea of using a 3d program seems kinda silly to me. but hey its your tutorial
Matt Dunwoodie
March 26th, 2008 @ 3:17 am
Just an update, i tried this effect (matte/shadow) with tracked footage. it turned out ok just because it was a bad track.
Morten Enoksen
March 26th, 2008 @ 5:06 am
@ David

Thank you:)

Now, would you all like to see some real matchmovign? How about a WW2 tank behind our car?
If U reply I will BUY!
March 26th, 2008 @ 5:07 am
Hey, if you reply I will buy some products! (Twtch and Riot Gear)
Blender is a FREE 3D program. Alot of peeps could use a free 3D prgrm Right.
How about looking into a tutorial using Blender & AE?
Sample work: Elephants Dream (google it)

Hope to be buyin from ya!
March 26th, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
ok... this is kinda strange O.o I was working on a 3D-model for one of my shortmovies and I had some problems making a shadown on the model, then 10 sec later I check videocopilot and poof...
March 26th, 2008 @ 2:38 pm
Yeah compositing is my next step towards VFX. I'll get there, one day....

P.S. When will that Advanced DVD be ready?????? I NEED THAT BULLET TUTORIAL BADLY!!!!

March 26th, 2008 @ 6:55 pm
A great man on earth with ultimate abilities...... blessings all the in whole life :)
March 26th, 2008 @ 10:10 pm
I see some of you asking for the slomo bullet tut but if you look up here at Sergio"s message, he already has exactly the same in his vanity movie!

I realy wonder how this is done in Andrew"s next tut because it looks so dificult!

March 26th, 2008 @ 11:17 pm
Duuuuuuuuuuudeeeeeeeeeeeee!! muchas gracias!!! thx a lot :D


love your works!! i hope soon i can reach a power computer to make those awesome tricks like u do :D

cheeeeeeers from MEXICO :D :D :D
March 27th, 2008 @ 3:09 am
Hey A.K
Just wanted to show you something I've just done using Evolution in Max, its pretty tight, didn't know it would work that great, but it did. You'd also see a bit of Twitch, done in AE so no new surprises there.

Kindes regards
March 27th, 2008 @ 5:28 am
You don't need to use expensive software. I rendered and composited this entirely in Blender ( ), which is open-source and totally free.

It has really powerful compositing nodes.

`ChaRLeS x
March 27th, 2008 @ 9:51 am

Nice work with twitch, looks aswome, and the party looks like have a lot of good music, i like the bullet time scene, nice.
March 27th, 2008 @ 9:11 pm
So when is the tutorial dvd coming out? Still need Sam to sign it in gold ink!
Jim Andrews
March 27th, 2008 @ 9:38 pm
WOW Sergio,
Nice work using VC products, Best I have seen, keep up the great work!
Rob van der Spank
March 28th, 2008 @ 4:01 am
Sergio has got the bullet!!

I'm jalous... :)

Morten Enoksen
March 28th, 2008 @ 5:18 am
Are you going to release the tut before, or after the weekend? School starts at monday, so I will not have the time to see it then:(
March 28th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
Wow, exactly the kind of tutorial I was waiting for. I'm just getting started with 3D Studio Max and I think animating and 3D Stuff is realy frustrating. Everytime I come up with something that I like, I find a video like this:

And after that I frustrated. For 3D you have to know 1000 of things. How to model, how to render, how to light your scene, how do you make cool materials, how to track a camera. It's easy to loose the fun, For example in that Video the lights look SOO real (even when the camera comes close you can see this little caustics around the lights) and the camera movement is incredible!
I would like to see a tutorial of creating a scene like this from scratch! Amazing!
Some Guy
March 28th, 2008 @ 9:21 am
Wow! Amazing video. Now I'm frustrated too.
Micah Wilson
March 28th, 2008 @ 10:43 am
I was wondering if you could do a post in your blog regarding the system you use for effects/editing. I notice you use a windows based machine, and that would be my preference as well.

If this is not your bag, perhaps you could suggest a site for such information.
March 28th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm
@ Speedbreaker: This looks really real^^

@ Andrew: PLEASE show us how to do realistic lightning!!
March 28th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm
hey really cool seeing you in NYC, it was pretty damn packed (thanks to you i'm betting) so i had to stand in the back but i got a great view. you showed some pretty cool stuff with the camera matching.
March 29th, 2008 @ 12:43 am
Can't wait for this new tutorial! When I see such screenshots in my head born to many ideas %)
March 29th, 2008 @ 2:04 am
Nice! how about one there goes the other way around - Life footage (greenscreen) in a 3d world?
March 29th, 2008 @ 2:57 am
@meyer: pretty cool idea, but what i'd really like to see is the 3dsmax reactor tutorial with the bridge...
@andrew: you should do much more 3dsmax tutorials=)
March 29th, 2008 @ 7:50 am
That is very cool! But why you don't use Cinema 4D? I'ts much better than max
March 29th, 2008 @ 8:55 am
of course it is, that's why every big Fx-house uses Maya or Max. :-)
But in the end it doesn't matter which software you use, the result counts.
March 29th, 2008 @ 9:22 am

Not every big FX house. But it's true, dosen't matter which one you use, it's the result.
March 29th, 2008 @ 11:24 am
Sorry to be off topic on the blog Andrew, But C4D better than Max?...... I am reminiscent of the Mac vs. Pc battles. As stated above, it doesn't matter what program you use, it matters what you do with it. Also different packages are better for somethings than others. For example, I love 3DS Max, but if you are making non-organic models (planes, buildings etc.) Lightwave has the best results I have seen. The cool thing about 3D packages is: they are all very similar, and it is very easy to transfer skills from one program to the other with a very small learning curve.
March 29th, 2008 @ 4:51 pm
Andrew this is asome it will be great if you can give us a complete basic training of 3D studio max......
That will be asome...
Another question do you know how to create the bullet trace effect like in small ville or in matrix.
March 29th, 2008 @ 6:05 pm
Well, Golden Compass was done on C4D, so...
March 29th, 2008 @ 8:02 pm
Let's stop comparing software please. If you prefer one program over another that is fine.
March 30th, 2008 @ 9:10 pm
March 31st, 2008 @ 6:20 am
@ gojirataskforce hope you had a good vacation a tutorial would be great in blender now. thanks
March 31st, 2008 @ 4:02 pm
Looking forward to the tutorial

By the way, are you coming out with a new Training DVD?
April 1st, 2008 @ 1:23 pm
Bigceef I was wondering how did you get the match move so good, i'm using boujou and I can't get the 3d objects to stay tied to the action plate once in 3dsmax. I think i'm having trouble setting up the geometry of the camera. Any help on this would be appreciated. thanks
April 2nd, 2008 @ 3:02 am
I've been using all kind of 3D programs and i can tell you one thing: They all can do renderpasses for compositing, and if you just want to have fun making boxes or text in a 3D envirment, then it really doesn't care what program you use! All professional 3D programs have been used in loads of movie projects. Because what comes out of the program depends only upon the creativity of the user.

that's my two cents...
April 3rd, 2008 @ 8:22 am

Hey man. When is this tutorial going to be up? Are you teaching about shadows in AE as well?

oh and by the way....Your a Rockstar! I know you know this already but its always good to hear it again.

lupul comunist?
April 3rd, 2008 @ 8:50 am
the best tut evaaaaaaa! can't wait! :)
Joshua Carey
April 3rd, 2008 @ 1:33 pm
Hey, I actually was hoping to use this very concept in a school project I'm working on, and I was looking for a way how, but I see that your going to show us. My question is when might that be? it's in one of the first shots, and I hope to learn it soon. The scene is a car turning a corner and as it turns the corner it's time remapped to slow down and it will show the 3D text of my logo on the corner. My project is a movie trailer, so I'm really looking forward to this tutorial so I can encorporate the effect. I have you listed as a major resources, and I give you many thanks in my written reports and such. Can't wait.
April 4th, 2008 @ 3:09 am
Sorry, can't really help. I had more unsuccessful match moving experiments than I did successful ones.
April 7th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm
April 9th, 2008 @ 12:23 am
I was really looking forward to this one aswell.. ah well maybe another day
April 10th, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
Hey Andy. Was wondering how it's possible to intergrate the same kind of effect as in the linked video with the text sinking into and out of ground.

cheers love tutorials
May 5th, 2008 @ 6:00 pm
This looks like an awesome effect, and i realise that the video copilot crew are working extremely hard to get their new "Matrix" style bullet effect DVD out this month, but was just wondering if this tutorial was still on the cards to be released? I'm sure a lot of people out there are hanging on this tutorial, as i am, and it would be good to know at least if it was still planned to be released, and if so, an approximate date.

June 1st, 2008 @ 10:46 am
Is this actually going to be released as a tutorial if so when?
June 26th, 2008 @ 4:20 pm
Andrew termina éste tutorial por favor que se ve muy bueno!!!!

Andrew please finish this tutorial! :D
August 12th, 2008 @ 3:49 pm
I can not see why Argentina is tutorial
Navarro Parker
September 30th, 2009 @ 3:50 pm
This tutorial still on the schedule to be completed?
November 28th, 2010 @ 4:36 pm
Looks like it'll be interesting.
February 7th, 2011 @ 5:46 pm
There is the tutorial? i`ve installed ae for this(
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