Video Copilot News

NEW SERIES ONE DVD:
Our Series One Tutorial DVD features 20 minutes of never before seen footage and free bonus features is now available and I have put together a free project file with similar particle effects as seen in the promo video.


Download AE Project File
Please note: The project file has been created with AE 7 Professional and uses the CC effects that come with After Effects, if you can’t find yours, please contact Adobe.

ADVANCED CAR HIT TUTORIAL:
The new free tutorial featuring Sam and Tahna experiencing a pretty bad day, will highlight many powerful compositing techniques as well as expand on some interesting new features in AE CS3. The final video will be out this week after it passes the MPAA. The free tutorial will be online Tuesday, June 3rd.

EXCITING NEW DVD:
Our exciting New Training DVD is available in our Online Store for only $49.95. This DVD features 21 tutorials and over 5 hours of Advanced Training that will show you how to integrate After Effects with 3D. This training covers all steps necessary for creating the Slow Motion Bullet in Cinema 4D, Blender and 3Ds Max.

Read Product Information

Watch Promo in Higher Resolution

SHATTER TEXT SHOT BREAKDOWN:
Once we completed “The Bullet” training DVD, we went to work on the promo video featuring a 3D shattering text effect. This promo has generated a lot of excitement and I wanted to explain the basics of what was needed. Let me just say, it wasn’t easy.

The text was created in 3Ds Max and fractured into pieces. These pieces were then linked to a particle system, where each piece was represented by one particle. The system was setup with gravity and a floor plane deflector. A collision event triggered the particles ‘explosion’ and the pieces went flying. I used Action Movie Essentials for the fiery explosion along with Trapcode’s Horizon for the Sky Background in AE.

The setup for this effect took many, many hours to complete as well as several unsuccessful tests. A tutorial specifically on this title is not currently planned but I will experiment with the possibility of a tutorial if it can fit our normal tutorial platform. In the mean time a more detailed breakdown will be released along with images and my experiences with this shot.

NEW MOTION GRAPHICS TUTORIAL:
I’ve been experimenting with this Fold-Out Animation where After Effects Layers are linked together to form a fluid animation as layers animate sequentially. As you can imagine some interesting expressions will be used to make it easy and robust.

THANKS:
I’m excited to be able to contribute more to the Blog and the tutorial section as we build up this amazing community. We encourage everyone to join in and take part in these blog discussions, we would love to hear from everyone. Finally, I want to thank everyone again for there support on this latest DVD release. You guys and gals make this place happen!

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173 Comments

3 years ago
am really greaful with yo work guy
thanks for everything
we are far in africa but atleast we can
get to know some cool that u do
and we learn from it
thanks for sure
Sharpe
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I'm just wondering...Could you please advise me on how to create that fold-out animation.(?) I've been wanting to do something with it but you never actually posted a tutorial on it.

Thanks
Did the foldout animation ever come out? Looks really cool.
Tahneet
4 years ago
Hi Andrew!
I've been working on your tutorial since the day i discover Videocopilot Accedently :D
i need a favour to ask can u plz add the Foldout animation Complete tutorial plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
4 years ago
Dude, I dug deep in the blog to see if this fold animation tutorial ever saw the light of day. Looks like it didn't. Would love to see some folding techniques using expressions or 3ds max! Great work AK as always.
5 years ago
Oh, the fold out was never made :( Such a shame, I'm looking for something like this!
blarknyabs
5 years ago
Kramer ya really amazing with ya designs and VFX.am one of ya very students online from Kenya and ya tutorials and ideas are really encouraging.just planning to buy ya action essential collection for my coming project.thank dude!
Navarro Parker
5 years ago
Just curious how the folding project is coming along. Did it fall through the cracks?
jack
5 years ago
This promo is awesome!

Whould you make tutorial on this? :)
stupper57
6 years ago
How soon will that fold out animation be available and will it be free or $$$?
Thanks man and keep 'em coming!
Will
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,

I just ordered the Series One Training and I am really excited about the ipod ready video files being included. I watch video podcasts on my lunch break and I have been itching to be able to view some VideoCopilot tutorials without being seated in front of my computer at home. I also have some of your other products like Twitch and Evolutions and Designer Sound FX. Are you considering making ipod ready versions of the other tutorials included with those? I would happily pay for them!!! Great job on everything! I am new to motion graphics and vfx and all of your tutorials are really inspiring!!!

-will
Pittsburgh, PA
Dallas DC
6 years ago
Andrew,
Just watched my Bullet DVD and not only does it help with the After Effects stuff. It explained some of the things I had yet to understand in Blender. Even better than some of the strictly Blender tutorials out there.
jules
6 years ago
realy good , i will try to do the same thing .i need the project files of the promo can u update please.
thanks
Eugene Opperman
7 years ago
Hi everyone,

Here's my 2cents on one or two topics:

THE BULLET DVD
For those of you who have not ordered or received your copy of the Bullet DVD, I strongly urge you to hurry up and do it. In the Bullet, Andrew Kramer delivers world class training (as always) as he guides you through the process of compositing 3D with After Effects to achieve an amazing and realistic bullet emerging from a gun, flying past your eyes. The amount of short cuts in the various programmes are endless and poor work flow should be a thing of the past for all users after watching the DVD.

The level of detail that Andrew goes into to achieve this, is spectacular and anyone seriously looking to advance their career should purchase this DVD.

SERIES ONE DVD
As said, "this one's for the fans!"
An awesome collection of tutorials over two years in the making. It's the stuff legends are made of and as we all know, Andrew and the Video Copilot Team (that's everyone, including Sam) are legends.

The 65 tutorials combined with the Basic Training and extras make this DVD truly one of a kind and the greatest value for money currently online.

Interesting to note: In the tutorials, some of them are done as early as 04:16 am (tutorial 2 - Deinterlace in AE) so anyone who ever thought the road to the top is an easy one...


VIDEO COPILOT.NET
I started After Effects about a year ago, Googled training and found Video Copilot.net It has made all the difference and taken me to the next plateau of video effects. I wish more enthusiasts who are starting find this site quickly and leap in bounds as their knowledge grows and they become familiar with the most current and high-end training available to-date.

Its amazing to think that someone can get training on After Effects thats currently better than most of the world's tuition facilities FOR FREE. The amount of time and effort invested in truly noticed and I think everyone that has the opportunity to meet Andrew and the Team, whether in person or through the screen should count their blessings and use that time to grow.


So that's it, I hope that everyone reading this comment/blog entry is at fully behind me. Let's grow this community and share knowledge.

Thanks for reading

Eugene Opperman
South Africa
7 years ago
Someone can teach me to make this animation. I could write, criacaoi7@gmail.com
Thank you.
VFX-Anomaly
7 years ago
Andrew did you use Trapcode Echospace for this?
we are waiting for the tutorial on this, and as usual we are gleaming with joy at the
prospect of another great tutorial.

Thanks
7 years ago
I recently ran across this site and thought it was a great resource, and ive been watching tutorials non stop then I decided to get proactive and use some things, so I created my logo in 3D in the blender program and now Id like to import the 3D logo into AE.... any help with doing that?

No idea how to export from blender in the right format or import to AE afterwards... any help would be appreciated.

P.S. are the sounds and SFX in your sound DVD royalty free???
Paul
7 years ago
Hey Andrew!
i just started using your products,Igot the 10 pack!!!:D
ill be uploading my first attempt to youtube soon,i hope you'l take a look! ill send you the link!:D
Love your site! i check it every day to see if theres anything new!..the only thing that this site needs is a forum to make it easier to help eachother out!...........and mabey a newsletter! it would be cool to get an email every once and awhile......just what i think:L

Thanks for all your help through your tutorials! i probably wouldnt use after effects anymore if it wasnt for you!
Moshiur Rahman
7 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
Thanks for your all tutorials. i have videocopilot Evolution copy and i find over 2 font but u use 3 fonts, but Avalonbolditalic this font r missing how can i find this font please tell me where i find this font or give me this font
f1a5h84ck
7 years ago
Hey, Andrew!
Thanks for the Bullet tutuorial. It was just in time... :)
Take a look at this..
http://vertigo-records.com/flashback/motion/live.da.mov
Micah Braase
7 years ago
I just finished with the Bullet tutorials. All I can say is Wow! Each and every tutorial that I watch from your sites and especially from the products that I have bought have opened my eyes. Even tutorials dealing with something I didn't think I would be interested in, when I watched them, my mind started churning and I begin to see how I can adapt it to other projects.
Thank you very much Andrew for doing what you do. You have literally taught me everything that I know about After Effects and I appreciate it a lot!
7 years ago
Hi, Andrew Kramer,

This promo is awesome!
Whould you make tutorial on this? (like Growing 3D wires from "Twitch")
7 years ago
The "Bullet" DVD and the "Video Copilot Series one" just came in the mail and WOW, I was blown away, excellent job to everyone who made this possible! Plus, awesome autograph from Sam!
timo8793
7 years ago
So no more short-cuts episode ?
Rob
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Mailed you just now.

Grtz
Rob
7 years ago
Hey Rob,
Please send me an email at andrew videocopilot.net The trick is setting up the shot level in order to get the pan correct.
Rob
7 years ago
Hi all,

As you can see above I had and still have difficulties making the Bullet go beyond AK's path which dissapears out of view. I want to make a movie with the bullet realy hitting somebody in the body!
I asked Thomas from Efex in Switserland and he was so kind to help :)

Please find below that it is actualy quite simpel but one has to know of course!

Grtz to all and Thomas, thanks!!!

As you know the camera needs to be animated in Cinema 4D, which can be
done with setting two keyframes in the timeline. Than you need to go
in to the timeline (window-timeline), where you will fine those two keyframes. From here on can you play with those keyframes that the cam makes the turn in the right time?.

An other option is to set a tracking tag for the bullet to the camera
(right click-cinema 4d tags). In this way the camera will always point
towards the bullet and you don?t have to worry about the keyframes :)
Øystein
7 years ago
Just bought The Bullet, and I can confirm that it ROCKS!! :D
Just bought a HDcam, and I'm going to test several things this summer, thanks again, Andrew ;)

A little quicktip for the shatter effect would be to use 3DSMAX's built in physics tool; Reactor to shatter the text. Add some operator that will act as an explosion, and use the Fracture modifier to let the letters' individual fracture-part stick to each other till they come in contact with a 'Force" or another object :)
I've seen this video so many times, and it always reminds me of Sam Loya.
The guy on the zither looks just like him.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=PIIvdbHm0j0



Omar Faruk is awesome!!!!!
Hope you have a laugh when you see the video, at least
I think it looks like him, but see for yourself. Fun stuff.
7 years ago
Hi Daniel,

most of all this X is there when you are using unregistered Plugins (like Trapcode Plugins). They will disappear if you buy and register them.

Regards,
Lucas
7 years ago
Andrew - thanks for your great work, your Bullet DVD and tuts are super as always -- you're one of the best things to happen on the motion gfx scene, so thanks for all your hard work - you rock!

-ken c
Daniel R.
7 years ago
Hi there im having a bit of a problem with AE. On almost all my comps at some point i get this big X in the middle of the screen that stays even after i export. Wondering why it's there and how i can get rid of it.


videocopilot.net = ark of the covenant?
7 years ago
Yeah, it's about 7:54 am here - on a sunday :-/
In fact I have some issues coming to sleep - no matter when I wake up or go to bed, I'm not sleeping till at least 4 am, often it's 5 or 6 am. I hear the birds, sun is rising. Or, like today, I just can not sleep (of course I could go to bed now, but then I get up at 4 pm ... ).
On this way I can watch movies, read books, look on VCP and fell asleep 7 am.

It sucks, but I hate to go to the doctor.

Regards,
Lucas
Rob
7 years ago
Uh... quite early here Lucas! (07:44) not awake yet :)

Rob
!#@$%
7 years ago
hey gentle84
nice post...
7 years ago
Hi Rob,

what should I answer to? O.o
If you get informations - I would appreciate to get them too :-)

Regards,
Lucas
7 years ago
I'm really looking forward to the unfolding animation. I'd love to know how to do that stuff.
Rob
7 years ago
Thx Lucas,

Did send him a privat mail and hoping for answers, if somebody has the same question just let me know by mail and when Lucas answers I will forward it.

When AK allows to discuss it here I hope he lets us know.

Grtz
R
ps Working with C4D (no experience till now)
7 years ago
Hi Rob,

EFEX' "Bullet" looks like the shot you want to create.
You should ask him.

Regards,
Lucas
Rob
7 years ago
Hi all,

I tried to extend the camera/bullet path so it can hit somebody in the chest looking at the backside of the bullet but somehow it does not work for me.. Can somebody help me out?

j.spank@upcmail.nl

Grtz R
jenzung
7 years ago
thanks andrew! what a great product!

in case you like soccer: only noobs play with orange trikots :-P
but we will see in european championship right
7 years ago
Hi there,

I added you to MSN, I think it's better to talk about it instantly.
I'm from Germany (we're Neighboors! :-) ) and in case you like football/soccer: I like the Netherlands :-D

Regards,
Lucas
7 years ago
Lucas: please contact me on florisporro @ hotmail.com (MSN)
or Floris @ spipartners.nl for email
7 years ago
For all you C4D users here's a link to some video tutorials on how to integrate C4D and AE.

http://www.cineversity.com/tutorials/index.asp?cid=2

Enjoy
bwoogie
7 years ago
Nice work EFEX. Looked pretty good.

Andrew, this week is basically over. you had better get that video up asap! :P
7 years ago
I received my packed with the two products / DVD's today.
Great job,

Thorsten
7 years ago
Just Finished an animated Gun Shot.... http://www.efex.ch/content/view/41/54/
Thanx VC for the great products.
Eric
7 years ago
Hey man!
Awsome dvd,
if you have a chance, pls make a tutorial on this shatter text!
Infaas
7 years ago
nice video jeff
7 years ago
That's a really cool video Jeff!
7 years ago
Yes, that MUTO video is very cool. Looks to be all stop motion - one hell of a lot of work went into that, I'd say...
Speedbreaker
7 years ago
@Jeff

realy cool video! But i don't think it's motion tracked.
I think the whole video is made from pictures, like stop motion.
here is the tutorial:
Paint something on a wall, take a picture.
Overpaint the old picture and paint a new one. take a picture!
Man i guess that was alot of work!

:-)
7 years ago
http://www.blublu.org/sito/video/muto.htm

WOW gotta teach us how to do this Andrew......

This will be a awesome tutorial I know its Motion tracked but man this is kew
Paul
7 years ago
Hey Andrew!!! great site....ive been using it since around christmas and has helped alot!!!......i just bought all your products!!!!!!!!
Infaas
7 years ago
hey andrew the T Shirt design contest ,,,its not over yet RIGHT!?
Simon
7 years ago
Thanks for the new file. Now the clip works
7 years ago
I recall a while back there you were discussing a possible customer demo reel. Is this something that's still in the works? After the series one release (which my buddy just got today and he's stoked), I figure something like that would definitely complement your website. Just an idea :P

Geez I can't believe it's almost 2 years after Action Movie Essentials came out.

Yer ol pal,
Ben
7 years ago
See if the new file works. Thanks.
Babibamba
7 years ago
Hi 3D-World,

yes, at my system (Vista 64bit, 4gb ram, 4x3,2 ghz extrem) it plays at the beginning slow to. I think it might the big problem from quicktime and vista at my site. dont know why but it sucks.

Babibambam
7 years ago
Hi Guyz,

I downloaded the promo of "The Bullet" but it plays slow at starting,

is it also playing slow at starting on you system?
7 years ago
Love to promo to All Friend Around asia to have all Andrew masterpiece....

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn23/gentle84/fai2copy.jpg
7 years ago
What it mean, is, If you want to see what it looks like, you can visit the site tomorrow. However there is no guarantee that you will see it. Just a bad joke, I guess.
Saya
7 years ago
--------If you “want” to. JK, it’s coming soon.------

Sorry Andrew I did't understand this one =(
7 years ago
If you "want" to. JK, it's coming soon.
PE
7 years ago
# Andrew Kramer Says:
May 27th, 2008 at 1:05 pm

If you want to see what it will look like, check the site tomorrow sometime…


curious ;)
Jon
7 years ago
Definitely will pay for a tutorial that explains the " SHATTER TEXT SHOT"!!!!!!
7 years ago
Good idea Floris,

but then someone of us had to pay - :-D
But wait a minute - I would have an domain and Webspace for use, but I'm too stupid to make a forum.

If Andrew would say "yes" and anyone of you could make a forum (with my webspace - I got a lot, and unlimited traffic of course), I would give the chance.

Regards,
Lucas
BaeRRa
7 years ago
I like your idea Floris :D

Anyways, cant wait for the tutorial xD
7 years ago
Hey guys, maybe we should make a Videocopilot fanforum if they're not gonna do it... :P
7 years ago
Check this out Andrew, pretty good.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0XFwkc9GleQ&feature=related

You might have seen it, or you might have not, i'd tell you what it's about, but then where's the fun in that? :P

Thank you so much for your website and tutorials, and products and everything.

Owais
ben
7 years ago
@Jusidalu

If you have a 3d program, you could check out the one at 3dtotal.com while you're waiting for Mr Kramer's. Looking forward to the AE version.
7 years ago
Hey I'm very interested in a tutorial that shows how to create that fold-out-animation. I had a few cool ideas what you could create with this.
And I look forward to view the tutorial about the advanced car hit.
Best wishes.
BBB
7 years ago
plus it supports HDRI. watch the video on trapcode.com.
plus it supports motion blur.
Malte
7 years ago
Yes, I noticed it :D

Nice Plugin...I want to have it. Trapcode is great (not as great as VCP)
BBB
7 years ago
then do an 3D environment in AE with the AE camera. do it.
Malte
7 years ago
Particular is great, but I didn't notice what is so great about Horizon yet...
BBB
7 years ago
watched the introduction video. i guess you were a beta tester. will this be under news? i think the plug-in is amazing. and it supports HDRI. plus if you dont have an 360 map you can change the settings.
the plug-in looks great. i think everyone should have at least trapcode particular and horizon.
BBB
7 years ago
trapcode horizon is realesed today.
7 years ago
Dear Andrew,

I just received my DVDs down here in Germany. What can I say - I'm so happy, and amated. An autograph from SAM LOYA!! I'll frame that to put it to a wall.

No I can die! :-D

Regards,
Lucas
Just Curious
7 years ago
From where did you get and how you created texture maps, bump map, specular map for the bullet?
I could not find any good tutorials on the internet.
Fernando Gomez
7 years ago
Wow! Just by looking at he pictures I wan to see some tutorials and ge working with After Effects - which I will be getting some time soon (a week...sigh) - I've learned so much and I haven't even been able to practice. These are the best tutorials I have ever seen because they don't bore me. I wish I could get some of your products but first comes After Effects, or else how would I use them...? Hehe - Well keep the great site going with the great tutorials, hope I will be able to get some of your products.

- Fernando
Saya
7 years ago
I love the advance stuffs
eric
7 years ago
Thanks so much for the title project,
I've been wondering what a good way to create that look of light rays and dust would be... bravo!
Chris
7 years ago
Dude, you are unba-freakin'-livable. Nuff' said
7 years ago
Hi! I'm looking forward to the carhit tutorial. when i saw it in your trailer, i was grabbing my camera and tried it, but thats about 1 year ago, so i'm hoping your effect will improve my version (which obviously will, because yours in the trailer is way better) but annyways: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzeFbfIMOUM check mine pleas.

-Maarten
7 years ago
Where is the music from the Series One promo from?
jeff
7 years ago
ANDREW WHAT FILE TYPE DO YOU MIX DOWN INTO FROM VEGAS??

MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE SOME POINTERS ON VEGAS .. IVE BEEN USING ACID FOR LAST 8 YRS ALSO COOL EDIT . WHICH HAS A NEW NAME NOW AUDITION .. BUT WHEN I MIX DOWN IN VEGAS SHIT GOES WACKED OUT .. I GET A SMALL SCREEN VIDEO AND IT SKIPS FRAMES .. ANY HELP WOULD BE WONDERFULLL
pietro
7 years ago
Hi all,
Can't wait ( but have to, as I am in the UK) for both DVDs
quick question what is "MPAA",
Also VIDEO COPILOT has helped me do more with AF then I ever thought I could (or wanted to, people now think I know what I'm doing ) Great site, and a great team of people, thanks for making me look good.
Guillaume
7 years ago
Hi Andrew,

First congratulations for the Bullet DVD, you keep pushing the limits. Speaking of Limits have you ever tried to run Adobe After effects on a VPC from an external Hard drive. Is there any sort of limitations ?

Let me know. Thanks.

Guillaume
Carlos
7 years ago
Nice! Thanks man for all of your hardwork with the tutorials.
p.s. your dvds are the sh*t!
YEAH
7 years ago
You're Funny Andrew

too sad i had throw my computer away...
Blake
7 years ago
Andrew, does that mean you went to Gudger college? ;-)
Speedbreaker
7 years ago
For everybody who wants to archive this 3D Shattering effect, check this out:

http://www.cebas.com/products/feature.php?UD=10-7888-33-788&PID=15&FID=620
Eugenio Fructuoso
7 years ago
Check this Andrew
;)
http://www.vimeo.com/1073713
7 years ago
andrew, I love the cinematography/cc of these frames from the car hit tutorial..man!
BBB
7 years ago
ohhhhh MR kramer has connections :)

so what do you think of horizon? i think AE should years ago have a plugin where you could make a 3D environment.
this would get handy in your bullet tutorial where you had to use a lo of pics.
7 years ago
I'm a major player down at the cracker factory.
BBB
7 years ago
how in gods name did you use trapcode horizon when it is not even realesed?
Dustin James
7 years ago
@Andrew

"If you want to see what it will look like, check the site tomorrow sometime…"

does this mean you will post the tutorial tomorrow? mmm.. MMM??? jk! Thanks for all of this amazingly spectacular stuff Mr. Andrew sir. I enjoy the information over load!
Sandy
7 years ago
wow so many good stuffs, thnx Andrew
7 years ago
Awesome, Andrew! I can't wait to see it tomorrow! I'm sure you'll take it to the next level and have Sam explode or something awesome like that. Hahaha Can't wait!

@Haydn - Thanks man. We didn't stop because there was more story to tell. =)
bwoogie
7 years ago
*throws computer away*

oh... you mean I just forgot to download it first?
:p
GastónL
7 years ago
Oh "yeah"... It does work ... XD
7 years ago
The project files works with AE 7 and CS3, if it doesn't work than you have to throw your computer away.
Blake
7 years ago
As the villian from a rather flat action adventure movie would say...


"I WANT TO KNOW, I WANT TO KNOW, I'M READY TELL ME!!!"
YEAH
7 years ago
please andrew upload the project file for after effects CS3
PE
7 years ago
nice, plz take note you can do it also with the build in plugs
but curious to see how its being done in expressions ;)
Lee Auter
7 years ago
Please, oh please do a tutorial on the shatter text effect!!!!!!!! That was so slick how the shatter slowed down and the camera passed through the effect please give us a tutorial on how you did that (in 3ds Max flavor please) I'm glad to see some thought was at least given to doing a tutorial on this, but please don't hesitate, teach us oh wise one!!!!!!!!
7 years ago
Your bullet tutorial was the shiz. I was havin so much trouble integrating C4D with AE for the longest time but now I'm a pro! haha
BobH
7 years ago
I don't know what I would do without this site. I personally have no use for Bullet type graphics or effects, but I bought your Bullet tutorial and I have already learned a lot from it that I will no doubt use in other areas. That seems to be the theme for me every time I visit here. I do mostly documentary style projects - yet the concepts I learn from your products & tuts always manage to come into play one way or another.

Thank you.
benny
7 years ago
i sure will
Haydn
7 years ago
@Paul Del Vecchio: Dude that's awesome. i thought it was brilliant that you film yourself after the car hit. Usually everyone stops the movie right after the accident happens. I think that showing what happened after gives it a bit more realism, whether the actor dies or stands up and laugh like in yours :D
mcphlen
7 years ago
thats a lot of news and cool stuff .. so coooool,
AK and VCP team rock !!!!!
7 years ago
thanks again for the hardwork from all the VCP team members!

- Derrick
7 years ago
If you want to see what it will look like, check the site tomorrow sometime...
Mohamad
7 years ago
Thanks for the Title Project AK!!!!!!
bwoogie
7 years ago
Dude! I knew it was going to be the car hit! Thanks so much! That tutorial is worth buying all your products all over again!!!
benny
7 years ago
if you all want to see how the car hit is going to look you should checkout andrew's 2006 showreel www.videocopilot.net/reel.html
7 years ago
This is great! I can't wait for all the new stuff! As far as the car hit tutorial, I actually did a commercial that has a car hit in it. It's really funny. Check it out here:

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23632076

Let me know what you think!


Paul Del Vecchio
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23632076
7 years ago
Man...this site is cookin up some ill flavours
(I heard that somwhere)
studiormc
7 years ago
is possible in our AF :) that is more just dicficil consguir the result so as prefect Tull :S incredible details are very good.

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=YhPn2UHIIZ0
studiormc
7 years ago
I think this is a great dvd I would like to learn the explosion 3d q beams in the text my doubt is whether to get some progrma 3d or any integration into After Effects
greetings congratulations on the new dvd
David
7 years ago
Thanks fpr the great DVD and I am sure I am not the only one that would pay for promo "Bullet" on DVD something you should think of Andrew.
5ive&2wo
7 years ago
Holy crap!!! i nearly soiled my nice clean clothes! wait.. pants are still dirty... DOESNT MATTER hehe. That is a lot of new content! :)
cameron
7 years ago
I would have given up using After Effects if it wasn't for you. You are amazing can't wait for this tutorial.
kirk
7 years ago
Andrew thanks explaining the promo text explosion. Its looks wonderful. I understand it was not easy to do. I hope one day you can add it as a tutorial. Thank you.
7 years ago
I already read about Trapcode Horizon in the blog http://www.motionworks.com.au/index.php on the 17. May. After seeing all does great stuff that this Plugin can create I am asking myself how is it possible that some people already working with it….
Migha CG
7 years ago
Wow Andrew this siet has just grown alot in the past months! Great job... Looking forward to all of the new stuff.
Gr8 DVDs BTW... Got an autographed "videocopilot card"! real nice;)
NebMaster
7 years ago
Andrew,

Thank you for great DVD's and tutorials your team and you are putting together to AE community. Love your work, learned a lot, and no money would ever stop me to by more and more stuff that is coming out of your very creative little enterprise.
Thanks - NEB
Eric
7 years ago
Andrew, thanks for this community you have created! It would be great to have a forum... Greetings from Guayaquil-Ecuador.
Khaled Dostzada
7 years ago
Tahna is hot!!
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
7 years ago
So much new in one post! Great! I did the car hit effect before but it didnt look real!
I just jumped and in post i masked me out and animated the position to fit the motion of the car that actually was a bike
I hope i´ll learn how to make this a mind blowing effect!
GastónL
7 years ago
Andrew gracias por todo el aprendizaje e inspiración que nos das con tus tutoriales, comprobé que sos el mejor de la web! Un abrazo desde Argentina..
Need translation? XD
copilot fan
7 years ago
you can find "hit by car" tutorials on youtube. only andrew's tutorials are more realistic and spectacular!
Malte
7 years ago
Very cool, I'd like to read news like this every day :P

Thanks to everyone who made this stuff possible :)
Speedbreaker
7 years ago
Amazing! I wonder where you took the time for all that stuff!

BTW if it comes to exploding things in 3D Max there is nothing better than Cebas Thinking Particles, they use it in most BigScreen productions to blow things up.
There is a free demo out there. You can set up exploding text in no time.
7 years ago
Wow, that all looks really great!
I've always been a fan of your tutorial, but I'm really excited to see what way you've came up with for the car accident. I've tried this effect a few times, and my last attempt was pretty good(I've found my own way that incorporates stabilizing, tracking, and really knowing what you want when you're filming :P). Here it is, if you want to take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES9NGUHTNdA

Exciting stuff coming up :).
rev_65
7 years ago
What the F***! You've got Trapcode Horizion already! We can't even get a demo yet. Man! Guess it pays to be "somebody" in the VFX world.

BTW, I doubled-over and laughed when I saw your fold-out animations. I've been playing with that very idea over the last month. Trumped by Kramer...again!!!
NicO
7 years ago
ANDREW! watch the car crash I already made!
For the second crash I used the puppet tool!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p_UQoBlCKyg

can't wait for the next tutorial btw, that fold-out-thing looks very good
Flubber
7 years ago
great post, keep up the good work and it wasn't this great community without a great team like Video Copilot

thanks
VFXfan
7 years ago
this is the LONGESTTTT article in blog ever, i bet.

and Andrew, is there a chance to have your beautiful wife in one of the tutorials?
7 years ago
The stars and flip book-like motion graphic is pretty cool. I'd love to learn a little more about this.
7 years ago
The minute I saw the first pictures of Sam and Tahna in a neighbourhood, I knew Sam was going to get hit by a car :D Really can't wait for this one!
7 years ago
Hey Andrew what you think of the new INDY JONES movie.
I myself thought it was cool but the ending was a bit open ended and anti-climactic. Sort of the new Speliberg montra ala War of the Worlds. No real answer for a long digital jouney.
7 years ago
GReat stuff. Just the type of real world application of After Effects Ideas that mack VCP second to none. Continue to turn the Motion Graphics world upside down.
Many of you don't know, to gain this type of knowledge in the past required interning and doing laborious grunt work at a post house or a small design studio. But now the knowledge is for you to practice at will. ENJOY.
AllOutAnime
7 years ago
How do you create that amazing background music with the choir and that stuff?

Greetings
AoA
Thomas Krupers
7 years ago
Hi Andrew&video copilot team!

Love your work. Keep it up! You're inspiring my creativity every day. A forum would be nice, for example the community could post their own videotutorials with their own tips or tricks on the stuff you did.

Looking forward to your next tutorial/product!
7 years ago
tu es vrément trés cool wow
Paul Siola
7 years ago
Pretty good!...

Heaps of great stuff to get our hands on...

I can't wait...to hit Sam Loya with a car...hehehe...i mean in AFX of course...tihee =)
7 years ago
Oh God...
Waking up and seeing 3 meters of new blog entry :-)

Hi Andrew,
I think we have to thank you, Sam, Tino, Thana and all the other guys from VCP for making this possible to us.

Anyhow I think a forum would be brilliant, so we could help each other easier :-)

Regards,
Lucas
Loay
7 years ago
Thanks alot andrew
This folding tut will be so awesome
I love EXPRESSIONS
it enables you to do cool FX.


and about the promo
i got the idea but we need a TUT to make!!!!!
finally, the decision is yours.

waiting the TUT.
Thanks Again :)
yours,
7 years ago
Why not?
7 years ago
as for that fold effect.
A new tv station in NZ is using something smiler, http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/488124/1605330 view TVNZ 7 showreel
there is a more 3d version of the fold near the end somewhere. its very good tho.

Thanks
7 years ago
Good work although i am having trouble opening title project file.
Im working with CS3.
Suvir
7 years ago
Do we need cs3 for the next tutorial...
7 years ago
Yeah Floris, that would be great but Andrew doesn't want us to beg for forums ;)

I'll be dying to see that car crash tutorial :D
Bajistapro
7 years ago
Trapcode’s Horizon is not yet release isn´t it??? I would love to see a tutorial about it!! thank the video copilot crew for all this inspirational work !!
Mike
7 years ago
Looking Forward to ur next work....!!
SinSee
7 years ago
Hello Andrew -

about the shattering text - I think most people should just check out 3DS Max built-in tutorial on how to make the asteroid explode. Instead of using the asteroid you just have to create a text, choose modifiers -> mesh editing -> extrude -> choose the depth you want, set a metallic material to your text, and then just follow the tut on how to make the asteroid explode. Now add some gravity and floor plane and you are all set...

Oh - and thx for everything I've learned from your tutorials so far! :D
7 years ago
Maaaaaan, you really need to make a forum around here somewhere. That would definitely give your 'community' a massive boost.
7 years ago
hey, I am a new user of Mac. I want to know how to add plug-in in mac .
Rmax
7 years ago
Youahh Is Tahna free? I can marry her?
Raoul
7 years ago
Maby make an new advanced training DVD about titles. Im sure everyone will buy it if the promo from the bullet is in it!! Its so super elite sweet. Thanks for this long blog I most of the time mis regular updates on this website for the rest perfect company perfect products. Keep up the good work
Ben Wotton
7 years ago
Hey Ben, It's Tuesday JUNE third, not tomorrow. sorry to burst your bubble ;)

Andrew I am waiting with bated breath for the car tutorial! It sucks having to wait up to two weeks for The Bullet and Training DVD which I ordered...I live in Australia.

Cheers.
Vilnis
7 years ago
NICE,NICE,NICE!
Nina
7 years ago
One more thing...is that T-shirt you and Sam are wearing a winning one? ;)
Zony
7 years ago
Hey Andrew!

Would be nice with a short-cut tutorial on how to create a material like u used in the promo for Bullet , i mean the text material. And i know u did a tut on creating 3D text before - but could u make a shortcut of creating ur OWN materials that looks good from scratch? in the 3D text tut u got atm, u use a basic mat called Chrome or something, but i dont have that or any other. So would be cool with a deeper explaination of materials :)


Thx for everything!
Noddy
7 years ago
lovin' the flip stuff!
Nina
7 years ago
Great!!!
ben
7 years ago
Nice! Love all the new blog stuff!! :D
Cant wait for tomorow, the car tutorial :P
Edgar Voit
7 years ago
Really great post, i think the promo breakdown might be some help but its still quite complicated. Im not into animating in 3DS Max, i enjoy lighting and texturing ;D
really looking forward to the new tutorial. I bought the training DVD, i think im going to buy the Series 1 also
really trying to help keep this place up and running.
keep it up Copilot Team ;)
VdU
7 years ago
If we were in prison, we all would protect you in the shower, Andrew!
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