SHORT-CUTS Episode 01: Bump Maps

Our first Short-Cuts episode is online. Now there is an outlet for all the little things that would otherwise get buried in my backyard.

In this new Short-Cut tutorial, I’ll cover a cool tip for generating bump mapping with 3D light as well as utilizing 3D position with 2D effects.

This one ran a little long but in the future expect 1-5 minute videos with short tips and tricks.

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Kim A. Strandli
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:11 am
Nice! How frequently will these episodes come?
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:12 am
At least one today for sure :)
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:19 am
Wooohooo! :)
Going to watch it now. Thanks!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:26 am
Andrew, your wife can be pretty happy to have you - nive work! :-)
Ben Wotton
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:26 am
bump maps sweet! going to watch and enjoy! ;)
Do you ever sleep, Oh Andrew, lord of VFX?
Florian Zeitler
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:33 am

Thanks again to Mr. Kramer...

you rock
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:38 am
Hey Andrew thanks a bunch. I'm a parent as well so I understand busy in just that aspect alone. Thanks for taking the time man.

May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:43 am
Excellent. That expression will come in handy.

Happy halloween!
Matt in MO.
May 2nd, 2008 @ 5:52 am
Hey Andrew. Love the tut and also love the graphic.
Joe W
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:13 am
thanks so much, great stuff!!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:33 am
Michael K.
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:35 am
Hi Andrew,

Very helpful tutorial, thanks!

May I suggest that you create a new section on the website for Short-Cuts? Just like you have a page for Basic Training, you should have a link to short-cuts under MORE STUFF. This way it will be more organized, and visitors will know which tuts are short and which are full length.
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:54 am
Great! Thanks alot man.

Also, you can make them shorts as looong as you want. :D
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:56 am
very cool...
May 2nd, 2008 @ 7:48 am
Thanks Kramer

Never cease to amaze..

The only thing missing is medium-cuts...
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:20 am
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:24 am
ah again again, AK is gonna Boom the whole VFX World.

Wat a Genius! No words to say.

Awesome, Keep them going. Thnx. ----- Sandy
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:38 am
These will be quite helpful. Thanks!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:54 am
Thanks for this great Tutorial,
can't wait for more short-cuts
May 2nd, 2008 @ 10:39 am
i love it :X . when is the next one?
May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:18 am
20th comment!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:57 am
Nice tut
thanks again ;)
May 2nd, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
oh by the way
i'm sure U are not lazy 2 make long tuts
we can't wait for your next tutorial ( specially long one ) ;)
آموزش هاي فارسي و محصولات افتر افکت
May 2nd, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

So Cool

May 2nd, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
Great! I do have a suggestion though, Andrew! You should give the short cuts their own page or at least identify them on the tutorial's page (Short-Cut: Bump Maps)

Anyways love the idea!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
Hello Andrew, great stuff! thanks for sharing the tutorials and resources, is very great know that you are using blender! Regards!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 6:25 pm
Excellent excellent. this is simple stuff but makes operating in the A.E. world very effective.
Once again I totally appreciate the insights you give and the work you create. You have continued to turn the mograph world upside down. Keep up the good work.
May 2nd, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
this is great. I am very excited for your blender ones. Im a blendey and use it all the time (especially since im too poor to get anything ese) It is an awesome program and gets better by the minute as newer and newer experimental builds come out each day
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:56 pm
Catchy name - [ SHORT-CUTS!] niceee.
May 2nd, 2008 @ 8:59 pm
I want to see someone use this bump mapping on the "Demon Face" tutorial. Give the demon a wet and slimy skin texture. Any ideas?
May 2nd, 2008 @ 9:25 pm
Simply amazing! I made a Promo for my next DVD with this, just testing it out and it turned out great! I've never used the 'light' effect in Adobe After Effects before and will definitely be using it more! I added the DVD title as a 3D layer and didn't put in the Lens Flare. Great stuff! Thanks Andrew! I'm really interested in the bullet tutorial, but have no experience with any 3D software [Have Cinema 4D], hopefully you'll show step by step for the newbie users how to work them, cause chances are, I'll just be doing exactly what you do throughout the tutorial!
May 2nd, 2008 @ 11:19 pm
May 3rd, 2008 @ 1:26 am
ASANTE SANA...........(Thank alot in swahili)

Very humble, amazing creativity, humorous while teaching, God sent!!!!!!!
The kramers must be very proud of you.

ASANTE TENA ( Thanks again in swa) NA TENA ( and again) NA TENA.........AN TENA.....NA TENA.
May 3rd, 2008 @ 3:31 am
I love this tutorial...I learn a lot from all your videos....Thanks heaps!!!
Travis O’Donnell
May 3rd, 2008 @ 9:52 am
I get the tutorial, but I don't get what this would be used for... It looks like a bubble with indents.

May 3rd, 2008 @ 12:51 pm
Thanks for the question Travis, I've posted some new info that should help answer your question.
May 3rd, 2008 @ 4:54 pm
I can see the error has been corrected.
I've tried generating a texture in photoshop and then apply it like a planet skin. It worked out well after some tweaking.
May 3rd, 2008 @ 4:54 pm
"I can see the *misspell* was corrected."
DÃ¥ Spence
May 3rd, 2008 @ 8:24 pm
last to post!!!!! yay...

wait, how lame is that!
May 4th, 2008 @ 9:42 am
You guys are awesome. Really.
May 6th, 2008 @ 5:57 am
Professional looking stuff!
Thank you Andrew.
May 9th, 2008 @ 6:42 pm
Hey Andrew, I've been trying to figure out how to get an effect where like the arrows in evolution grow in a 3D space, while the camera follows it along as it grows, at a different speed.... I'm trying to think of an example of where I've seen this done, but I can't think of one. Do you think you could do a tutorial on it possibly? That would be an AWESOME short-cut..... :)
May 24th, 2008 @ 7:54 am
hi Andrew, I want to be like you. I am practicing with your tutorial. How can I thinking like your. sorry my english is bad.
May 25th, 2008 @ 9:28 am
Are you never going to do a full length tutorial again? I mean yeah the 1-5 minute things are ok, but I was really diggin the longer ones!
June 28th, 2008 @ 4:45 am
thank you very good it s ok
July 10th, 2008 @ 5:38 am
Hello ...
I´m represent the Brazilian´s guys !

Thank´s very much man !!!
We loves your tutos ....

Paulo Cauca
December 2nd, 2010 @ 8:19 am
Whatever happened to your Short Cuts series? I liked them...
Frank Carlos Huamán Cartagena
July 30th, 2014 @ 6:06 am
I would like to make a splash with liquid tutorial, it would be very interesting. I have seen all the tutorials but I have not found. thank you very much
October 6th, 2014 @ 12:06 pm
Real helicopter... i don's see the different.
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