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So I relaxed a little too much this past weekend and now I’m catching up on things. I wasn’t able to record the tutorial I wanted but I promise 2 new tutorials next week. WOW! I’d buy that for a dollar.

We will be covering some fun expressions and create some cool stuff too. See you then.

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 […]

9 years ago
how can I create a login?

by the way, everytime I login to something, I always enter my password before entering my login ID, heheheh, that is because my frontal brain is in the back of my head, lol
9 years ago
Hey Andrew,

i see you kill my comment :-( Why?

9 years ago
Is it possible that one of these has to do with fire?
9 years ago
hah, he throws like 8 people through glass windows
9 years ago
Can't wait! yay

cool stuff.
9 years ago
Is Andrew getting lazy? I bet he's been goofing off at some extravagant hollywood party..... yeah, thats it! I'de buy that picture for 2 dollars.
9 years ago
Your not allowed to relax! no, take a break and eat a kit kat bar, ( never see those commercails any more)
9 years ago
9 years ago
WOW! I’d buy that for a Robocop

hmm how about a tutorial on animating robots like the ed 209 using the puppet tool?or robotics that protude from people like robocops pistol or data needle. Anyway thowing some stuff due to the flashback. Also i agree with cc 3d camera match moving / tracking….that's the stuff.
9 years ago
I hope it's something about 3D, but since there will be two tutorials, I'm guessing it's something a little bit easier. Anyhow, Andrew - you da man!
9 years ago
Hi ppl, Andrew!:D Just wanted to share with u my recent "project". Animation is based upon Adrew's tutorials and techniques on 3d. here's a sample:

and here are raw images used in a comp:

Hope u like it! Greets
9 years ago
can't wait for the tutorials. I wonder if its on 3d camera match moving / tracking....
Kevin Lee
9 years ago
Love the "I'd buy that for a dollar" comment. Epic movie hehe
9 years ago
highdefw, lord kramer was referring to a tv show that everyone watches in the movie "robocop." the main character keeps getting into food fights with busty women and yelling "i'll buy that for a dollar!!!"
lord kramer, are you familiar with a band called "mr bungle?" they have a song titled "the girls of porn" and they use that sound bite towards the end. it's awesome!
9 years ago
cool, maybe its time to explain to some how you did that folding out animation?

i believe i smelled a tutorial there

9 years ago
Wow, Andrew, I think I got it ; you must have crazy render times, so you surf on Youtube during those :P

But I'm still wondering how you find some things... He he...

As everyone, can't wait till next week.

Cheers from France
Anthartic Rain
9 years ago

See the comment by ozman006:

"Robocop 2010?!? I’ll buy that for a dollar!"
Drei Anthony
9 years ago
Andrew, every post you make gives me a lot of information. Thanks a lot man!
9 years ago
Great new, Andrew!! Thanks!!
9 years ago
I'm eager to see what we get this week. The tutorials are always great. They always have something new and exciting to add to the knowledge base in them.
Jason Baker
9 years ago
Awesome. Can't wait.

soooo when do we find out the winners of the t-shirt contest?
9 years ago
9 years ago
Sad that they didn't actually have the "I'll buy that for a dollar!" quote in the trailer. Man I haven't seen that movie in forever... I think I might go buy the Robocop 3-pack for $13 at Wal-Mart.
Some Guy
9 years ago
@ Jack Daniel Jenkins: I just LOL'd :D

PS: I can't believe they used The Terminator Theme for that Trailer...
9 years ago
reckon i love your movie references... dude :)
9 years ago
So we've seen 'Sam the Terminator' in previous tutorials.... I think we need a "ROBO-SAM" tutorial!!!! sweet!
9 years ago
Highdefw --- You have to look deeper. Here's what he meant:

You see, during the 80's....inflation was at one of its highest rates, although we still were able to maintain our growth in the world as a Super Power while still being in a stand off with Mikhail Gorbachev behind the iron curtain of the Soviet Union. The dollar....well it represents how much we've changed in our society since that time. Because a lot of Americans need change when they need to buy a paper...or to put quarters into a laundry machine.

That or its just a quote from the movie.
9 years ago
Robocop - the most underrated film of the 80's. Iv'e got my Criterion copy (shame it's NTSC :p) mind you Blu-Ray conversion is good & it includes deleted scenes! Buy that for a dollar.....................or two
Pirate Dog
9 years ago
Video Copilot is like CBB NEWS and CNN NEWS... lol
I`m here every day to see what Andrew put and say for us.

TKS GOD for All.
9 years ago
Talking about this n that
check this out Andrew (but check it!, don't just ignore it)
9 years ago
eh I'm really not getting the whole Robocop dollar thing...
9 years ago
Relax all you want Andrew we will still be here when your ready :)
9 years ago
I hoped for the 3d text color tutorial thing that you teased a few week ago^^

Oh, and may you can use tahna a littlebit more ? :D
9 years ago
You the man Kramer....Looking forward to them!
9 years ago
Nice! Can wait fot the new tuts :P
Andy Castro
9 years ago
Its like Christmas times 2!!
9 years ago
Awesome!! Can't wait!!
Alex Burrows
9 years ago
Awesome!! this site just keeps getting better and better!
Keep up the good work Andrew!

p.s will we be seeing any more of tahna?
Craig D.
9 years ago
Detroit kicks donkey! What up VCP!

thanks for all the great info guys. Video Copilot has helped me to utilize all of AE's tools more effectively and also to develop my ideas into a more tangible experience. Thanks to the whole VCP Crew for contributing such a great effort. I know those you tube videos dont find themselves. Thanks again!

looking forward to the new site. keep on keepin' on to all you players, pimps and hustlers.
9 years ago
You have time to release two new tutorials for next? That's crazy... my mind can barely function anything except 'Dark Knight next week... Dark Knight next week' as I rock back and forward craddling myself.
9 years ago

Thanks for the RoboCop trailer.

I give you a complete pass on not getting tutorials done. I've been creating my own Photoshop tuts and I can say from experience that they are hard work if you want them to be world class. Yours are world class. I have no problem waiting for your top quality stuff.

9 years ago
Hola andrew soy arnaldo diaz de argentina como no se bien ingles no quize escribir en su idioma .
quiero agradecerte infinitamente por la enorme ayuda que nos brindas a travez de esta web tan util tambien quiero felicitarte y pedirte si en el futuro puedes enseñarnos un tutorial sobre atravezar ventanas de vidrio desde ya muchas gracias!
Jonathan ( Brazil )
9 years ago
I've a dream with you ANDREW,
in my dream i`ve meet you.
Was so fun....

must be a day
9 years ago
Any new products on the horizon to quench our summer's thirst?
9 years ago
I'm french, so please excuse my english...
I'm a big fan of your work! you're one of my source of inspiration (mostly The source)...but since last week end, I can't open the tutorials 60 to 68. Am I the only one ? Do you know the problem ?
9 years ago
It's OK just take your time Andrew, it's better if you take a break when you need one, so that you can be more creative all the time. :)
9 years ago
hey andrew!! thanks from the philippines..i got all your products and they are great!!! thank you for your hardwork...
9 years ago
Can't you people take the hints he's dropping? Kramer's a Cyborg you idiots, a Mortal Kombat Cyborg!!! That's why he understands expressions so well.
9 years ago
oh thx you man ))
9 years ago
Bring on the good stuff.

You're in the credits of my feature because without this site it would not look so badass cool :-)
9 years ago
Yeah~!2 Tutorials~~!!!

Thanks!Andrew!I like it!
Daryl Booth
9 years ago
Relax Kramer... If the king of VCP and his loved ones can`t enjoy a weekend without us "mere mortals" then you may as well shut up shop...

We can and will always wait, family and life come first..
Bharath Urs
9 years ago
wow 2 tutorials this week ...!! great...
9 years ago
Only two tutorials? Hihi just kidding you are the king Andrew, it's unbelievable how much I have learn from your tutorial. Can't wait for for the Matchmoving one cause all the tutorial I saw on the web does'nt worth much, but I know yours will be great.
9 years ago
It will include 2 tutorials. Not sure which but I don't think the glass one just yet.
9 years ago
Sooo ... does that include the glass thing you showed us?
9 years ago
Omgsh!! slacking!?!? how dare you! after all the free tutorials ive watched!! this is how you repay us???

9 years ago
Nice to hear something like that :) LOL 2 tutorials for one week that sounds great! :)
9 years ago
Expressions and cool stuff is highly appreciated! Always intrigue what I see next time on videocopilot.
9 years ago
Kramer you are getting a good wine :)
9 years ago
thank you very much because of everything
9 years ago