3D Helicopter

UPDATE 2: For no reason here is a snow version. The actual scene takes place on a busy freeway…

Watch Snow Version

UPDATE: I can’t publish anything from the actual project but here is a quick animated version. The turn is a little hard but the comp is at 30fps instead of 24.

Watch Video.

I’ve been pretty consumed lately with a fun project for a client and thought I would share a still frame. Basically it is an action sequence with this attack helicopter, millions of particles and debris.

I actually remember my first helicopter sequence that I made for a personal project at least 7 years ago… Basically there was a missile fired at a car and to avoid impact the driver (myself) rolled down the 2 back windows and the missile passed right through as destruction was averted. I should look for that video and see how it compares today :) It’s Probably way better.

Goes to show you that experiments and testing can be a great way to grow your understanding and skills. So, when that big project comes along you will have SOME actual experience. You never know what things you may learn along the way.

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191 Comments

Aditya
1 year ago
Hey i like your tuts but the problem is i can't get helicopter animation realistic so can you make a tut on helicopter
koen
1 year ago
were can you download this helicopter so i can use it for my one movie
pauliepopoff
3 years ago
How did you make this Helicopter? Do you offer tutorials on how to create these kinds of CG things?
Dimitri
3 years ago
Hey, I made that kind of video using AE, optical flares, 3ds max and check out!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g6s4h6zGrM
Dimitri
3 years ago
No difference between real footage and that!

I wonder, if someone knows a link of helicopter animation, because, when I try to animate my apache in 3ds max, i get some problems at rotor rotation
if you know, please answer this question :)
    Dimitri
    3 years ago
    Problem Solved
Man, that looks absolutely incredible!
Random
4 years ago
Awesome!! I'm getting Maya as I post this comment so I can do my own Apache Helicopter in After Effects that I will use in a lame looking "Special Ops Satalite Feed" rip-off from Google Earth in After Effects to blow up my house =D

Or I'll just try to duplicate your snow scene...

btw, ive got the Helicopter.ma but when I import it into AE its just an invisible comp... :(
any suggestions? (im getting Maya for this reason...)
4 years ago
Andrew, can you please explain how to texture this, how did you create the image?
Dave Coster
4 years ago
Nice work. It would have been nice if you posted your first helicopter movie thing, or some other old things that you have done so we can se the different from now and then.
ayoub
5 years ago
How to fighter mistakenly bombed Video
5 years ago
Imagine this you do with snow effect ... somewhere in Moscow ... Hard winter 1999 ...
I start the project right away , Andrew i hope you do this stuff for further , regards from Bulgaria.
John
6 years ago
Heloo everyone
Is any chance that Mr Andrew can make a tutorial for the free Chopper that one can find in this site
If u add bullet fireing to it as will we know that u are the best
Regards


http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/200104
JustAnotherNoob
6 years ago
Andrew, great work.

I think snow would move a "bit" faster near such machine... more like with tornado, and when camera moves under the wing, there would propably be less snow there.

You are Our Hero.:)
greetings
mrk
6 years ago
hey andrew!

great work like everything you do ;-)

but, in the snow-edition theres something strange; the snow allways flighs in same direction - no reaction to the flying-chopper... great work anyway ;-)


thanx for all the tuts!
Faisal Amin
6 years ago
Dear Sir Andrew, You Reall Have A Big Heart.That's Why You Are Shearing Awsome Things With Us.Thank You.Thanks A Lot.I Am Waiting For The "3D Tracking" Tutorial.I Work In 3D Studio Max And I Am Good At "Interior Design" & Max Lighting.I Wanna Be Like You.
sparrow
6 years ago
Hii Andrew
I have come to know ur work form a friend of mine, and ur works are ausome, can u show me a tutorial how to make a figure in 3Ds max and how to animate
sparrow
Mr. Goodspeed
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I just wondered : how much time does it take for a trained guy like you to achieve the desert shot (from A to Z) ? I mean : a hole day ? 2 hours ? more/less ?
Keep on sharing stuff the way you do, tha'ts perfect for me.

Stan.
Scott
6 years ago
Andrew you always do great work. This one borders on something that I think takes the viewer out of the experience though -the camera move ought to be believable also. It's not likely that a real-world camera would be able to fly past the spinning blades and through the weapons mounts. Hollywood does this all the time, thinking that they've done some great filmmaking. Other than that, great work!
Robert
6 years ago
Very nice model!


Heh, what you said about experience reminded me of a speech I did on how videogames better prepare you for real life experiences...
Maystro
6 years ago
This work can all be done in max with firing and explosions i made one , very attractive, good job Andrew!! u r the best
paul2
6 years ago
Nice work, Andrew!! I'm doing something similar, only I got stuck when animating the helicopter blades. Do you mind telling me how you did that?
Mike
6 years ago
This is inspiring... this is what makes me work harder. wish we could see the final result.

By the way it would be nice to see some tutorials regarding 3DS MAX integration with AE.
dead
6 years ago
Yeahhhh!!!!...good job guys!!!
Armin
6 years ago
Andrew, your crazy!! That's insane! May I ask what kind of car you drive?
oscar
6 years ago
really sweet. But, shouldm't the rotor blades point upwards as they are carrying the choppers weight? (Like in the reference pic)
Flubber
6 years ago
great job Sir! keep up the good work, I hope the ... client (to say like that) will be very very happy of your work which i am sure he will

good luck on future projects :)
6 years ago
That is so awesome =D I know there won't be a tutorial for it, so could you at least say which program you used? Cinema 4D? 3Ds Max? I must know!
LXunder
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, nice vids, however lets think about physics for a moment... the speed of the chopper is around 100mph right? or even faster...
now at that speed you shouldn't really see the snowflakes
moving so slowly, they should move very fast towards the chopper, all motion blurred, almost invisible. What do you think?
Pascal
6 years ago
Nice vid, anim, integration, sound.

But I feel a tiny lack of realism. The copter is too clean, ready for the parade. And the paint too shiny.

http://www.guncopter.com/images/gallery/longbow-iraq.jpg

In the snow version copter should be wet and should have water stain on the wind shield caused by the wipers (missing actually)

Dont take it wrong, it's supposed to be constuctive criticism. I love what you do and can't do better anyway.
pena
6 years ago
not impressed... just kidding :D looks great!
6 years ago
Will I ever be as good as you?
Damn, im thrilled. Looks realy realistic :)
6 years ago
very cool A K dont worry about what people say.
I also had a go at this but with a jet fighter check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX9wxNw6v5Q
Thanks dude......
Stian
6 years ago
Hey, nice job. Actually liked the desert one better, probably because of the bg. I'm missing a litte speed though, the chopper feels a bit slow and heavy, unlike a real fighter helicopter, youknwwhatimean?
Ravi
6 years ago
Good rendering... nice work... waiting for tut.. :)
elhora
6 years ago
i'm really impressed with the way the picture in the backgroung moves with a really nice simulated parallax effect. I always tried to make such effect to have less flat bg, i even tried to use similar technics like the you did in the 3D cam projection tut, but it never came out nice.
CROiga73
6 years ago
Great work Andrew,...
one suggestion though,...
Heli should have the wheels closed in when flying LOL...
but never the less, great job
6 years ago
HOHOOOOO :d
Very Nice compositing
Specially the snow Version. ;)
We're waiting for your new 3D tracking Tutorial . :))
Thanks
Good Luck ;)
http://After-Effects.Blogfa.Com
Ori Lahav
6 years ago
Hello Andrew, great job (I know you already know :P )
Where do you get the sound? This is one of the biggest problems of "indie film makers". For example, Almost no one would be able to record an helicopter sound...

Ori Lahav.
sergeiFX
6 years ago
That looks great!! Specially the snow version!! I'm wondering how did you create the snow? Did you use Particular or something else?
6 years ago
I like the snow shot, how did u make it?
Trapcode Particular or 3DMax?

regards from Germany
Oliver

I would pay 200$ for a tutorial DVD too ;)
6 years ago
Holy monkey nuggets,

Make a dvd of this and I would buy it for $200 for the disc! Great job man, you inspire me daily (or weekly depending upon posts :) )
6 years ago
i love this kind of work and i wish that one day you find the time to show us how we can do somthing like that. its very intresting cuase i cant find a good resourse on this kind of animation. very impressive. is the snow trapcode sir andrew?
Peter Wong
6 years ago
How long does it take to actually model the helicopter? I know you purchased the model, but if you were to actually model it yourself to that detail, how long would it take?
6 years ago
I think we should all hold hands and eat cupcakes immediately! Oh my gosh.. okay which one of you stole my care bear mug?!.. I want an answer!
6 years ago
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Discussions can be continued in the forum please.
aNgelo G
6 years ago
The first scene looks better then the snow scene.

The first scene: really great work. Everything looks realistic, nice camera shake, but as soon as the camera goes toward the gun of the helicopter and the flare hits the screen, we can see it's 3D. I would something out on that. Seems it's missing some reflection on the gun.

The snow shot: The snow is really nice. I like the details, especially when the camera moves and we see the snow going in the same direction. But, again the gun is missing some detail and the mountains in the back look fake

This is what I have to say... I could say plenty of good stuff and we all know you rock AK, but I prefer giving constructive criticism.
Ariel
6 years ago
can you show us the final product of your project after is done? im pretty sure everyone would like to see it :)
thanks!
highdefw
6 years ago
Jacob Czepluch, I'm not being negative. But have you even looked at the animation AK posted? We all know how good AK is. I'm just saying I expect an even better render in the end. You can't always expect 100% positive constructive criticism. Otherwise noone would get anywhere in this world. I think many can agree with me.
Eduardo Torres
6 years ago
This is like watching a scene from "Transformers". Beautiful job!
kippyjoe
6 years ago
very awesome inspiring I learned from just watching it,
glad your into 3d max too. if you dont mind me asking
how many ketframes for one 360 rotation of the rotor?

cheers from MN USA
Pat
6 years ago
yessss.
6 years ago
Love. Lets share a bit more of it.
6 years ago
jacob.. relax.. do you think if we didn't love andrew kramer we would be wasting our time on his site?!
I think that you are the smartest person in the world right now.. and my reverse psychology is not working.
Jacob Czepluch
6 years ago
OMG.

All you "haters" please stop writing stuff like: "Please dont make 3D tracing tut" and "I would expect a much more photorealistic render. I am disappointed".

Seriously, AK is making all these tutorials for free, and this negative responding is all you got left for him? COME ON GUYS. Try apreciate what he's doing. Dont think that many of you would make FREE tutorials even if you had the same skills as AK.

- Jacob Czepluch
6 years ago
ctrl+z.. I think you are not right about my reverse psychology.
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, nice footage u got there. one thing left me curious though... How did you texturize the model? what program you used? if it was photoshop, could tell us how?
You could tell us by means of a tutorial, a post or a thread on the forum of our beloved (new) site that we know and love.

Best wishes, for all of VC team and especially your familly :)
highdefw
6 years ago
Nice project Andrew. I would expect a much more photorealistic render. I am disappointed :(

Did you try rendering with Mental Ray?
6 years ago
Hassbundu is crazy, bring on the 3D tracking! :D
6 years ago
That one at Turbosquid that Jayen is referring to -

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/200104

in my opinion is probably the BEST free Longbow you can get your hands on. :)
6 years ago
Ohhhhhh, VERY VERY nice!
d-tox
6 years ago
What textures did you use for the model? You used 3D STUDIO to texture it?
AE/ShakeUser
6 years ago
I think your turbulate is a little strong. I'd tone it down a bit or add another and lower their frequencies. I usually get a nice effect using two low freq. that criss-cross; although, it kills at render time; and add just a bit more refl as soon as the real environment kicks in. Nice.

-Will.
Leonardo Gulli
6 years ago
You could put some color on it
the rest i loved.
Anyway
was that a AH 1Z or some other that looks like?
storm8105
6 years ago
the snow one looks like a coors light commercial, with the frozen train
VCPfan
6 years ago
I like the show version, way better than the other one
6 years ago
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Hassbundu says: Andrew, please don’t come out with a 3D tracking tutorial. We don’t need it. Thanks though.

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I'm checking vc all the time i cant wait for the 3d tracking tutorial!
3CardMonte
6 years ago
The snow version looks SO good.
The atmospheric elements really all come together to sell it.
Some Guy
6 years ago
OMG! You're my hero Andrew! I gonna tattoo your name on my arm. Joking.

I love the snow version. And that interesting technique for BG is indeed very interesting...
Tim
6 years ago
Vue can make your real desert like more real.

:)
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
Very cool the bg image is done in AE sounds interesting.
ctrl+z
6 years ago
Andrew, Hassbundu must be using reverse psychology, because we (my mouse and I) most definitely want a 3D tracking tutorial.
James Green
6 years ago
hey Andrew. just watched the desert movie clip... i was watching it slow and right near the end the helicopter guns and etc look like they have heat haze around them. Was this intentional or is it coz' of the camera shake?? if i was intentional how did u add it? was it some kind of wave warp?
cheers,
James
6 years ago
Good things come to those who wait
6 years ago
We? Is there a mouse in your shirt pocket?
6 years ago
Andrew, please don't come out with a 3D tracking tutorial. We don't need it. Thanks though.
6 years ago
OK!!! WE DONT WANT A TUTORIAL....WE WANT A VIDEO COPILOT PRODUCUT CALLED "THE HELICOPTER" WITH THE AE7 and 3D TUTORIALS!!!!
6 years ago
The BGs are images and they are done in AE with an interesting technique I'll talk about soon.
6 years ago
thanx for sharing, its really eeeuh /me is finding words eeuh its hot... not the snow cause that's cold, im trying to say... awesome work.
Grim
6 years ago
Love the snow version. The BG in the snow version looks 3D, Yes or No?
6 years ago
Helicopter is good...I would of put a 2D plane in front of the helicopter for a reflection in the cockpit window, that was the only thing that stood out to me...

and BTW some of those posts mentioned above are spot on...if you don't know the basics of compositing (EG. FG/BG) then what have you been learning on this site?

I bet the copy cats don't even create new project files...they shoot their own plates then take the project files provided by the VCP team and slot it in. Shame.

Also, as gifted as andrew is, there are a team of artists behind him. Where are their kudos? all I read is andrew this andrew that...

the biggest amateur mistake you could think is that VFX is a one man show. Shame
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
Snow version is awesome! Did you do all the snow effects to the bg photo in PS?
zStudio
6 years ago
You are the man! As simple as that.
6 years ago
Nice detail. I like the snow version when the helicopter turns in, how the snow also changes direction along with the vibration.
6 years ago
There's snow way you could have done that without serious effort. Looks good!

*I'll understand if you delete this lame attempt at a joke*
kyofga
6 years ago
Andrew you are the man. The things I have learned from you have propelled my future into a direction I never thought it could go. Thank you so much for everything!
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

really cool. I can't wait to watch your new 3D Tracking tutorial.

Cheers,

Thorsten

www.StrongMocha.com
Derrick van Niekerk
6 years ago
That was uber cool! he he

- Derrick
Gregory
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, did you model the helicopter as well?
VFX-Anomaly
6 years ago
@Alec,
if it bothers you, don't read them!
kamal98
6 years ago
Hey i been working on something like that. With a BlackHawk helicopter like yours not as great and detail but i am getting there, Very nice work indeed.
6 years ago
Hey Andrew
Sweet job! I just finished a similar job for a client but used a developmental aircraft he designed and is marketing to the military. I modeled in Maya with post in AE. Keep up the great service your doing. I finished my degree about a year ago and I can appreciate the traing that you are providing FOR FREE...so everyone be patient and grateful!
Jack Ebensteiner
6 years ago
This is looking awesome. I don't think you did, but did you do anything to make the mountains are move slower than the foreground elements to create some depth? I think I'm imagining things, but it looks as if there is some nice depth to the background.

And I agree with a few of the others here. People aren't reading previous posts so they're asking questions that have been asked already and many people here aren't acting very grateful for what we have.

@ the comments made about those who just copy the tutorials exactly: I agree but at the same time I don't. I do think that people need to be creative and come up with their own ideas, but I don't think that people can be completely creative when they aren't completely fluent in the use of their tools. So, it's smart for people to learn what they can first (that's what this place is for) so that that when they go to create something that is truly their own, they can really get into the zone and don't have to think about what they're doing - they can just do it. Obviously it's still really important to experiment so I'm not advocating people do nothing but VC tutorials, simply emphasizing the importance of learning first.
6 years ago
Good grief, you guys pine for a tutorial on everything. I bet if he posted a video of a poo he took in a toilet flushing, there'd be a load of people saying, "TUTORIAL!!11!1!" It's getting a bit old.

Also, please stop asking where the pilot is. Andrew already told you exactly what happened.
6 years ago
Check this out! Indy Mogul congratulates VC for the lightsaber tuts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHSVjIUml50
ctrl+z
6 years ago
@lebandit600

"wow awesome work and perfect colors for me… do you need a pilot? cause you have lots of co-pilots!!!"

Actually I'm pretty sure we are the pilots and Andrew is our copilot.
Suvir
6 years ago
wouldnt depth of field solve the problem of your flat desert bg?
nas3
6 years ago
Would really love to see a Tutorial on sumthing similar to that!! Looks AwSoMe dude!!
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
The animation looked great Andrew!
Monroe E. “tequilaman2006″
6 years ago
wow that is pretty cool... we forgive you for not having any tutorials out lately hahahaha

not only is that cool but inspiring to see what is possible with these programs... good work Andrew!

Forum SN: tequilaman2006
VFX-Anomaly
6 years ago
Very cool Andrew.
I was thinking about getting Craft Animation plug-in
have you any advise or know about it?

Can you delete my post above, I miss spelled my name.
Lorenz of the Philippines
6 years ago
will you do tutorials for that andrew?.. great job! astig!
VFX-Anomly
6 years ago
Very cool Andrew!
6 years ago
Andrew, i love ure interaction on the forums and comments. besides the products and tutorials of course.
Jim Jimenson
6 years ago
Hey, I think several of you are acting very rude towards Andrew Kramer. Don't bite the hand that feeds you. If I was Andrew Kramer I would postpone the tutorial simply because of morons demanding it as if it was a guaranteed service(please don't though lol). As for all of you who only have the imaginative power to copy Kramer's tutorials, you're all pretty dull and should quit any ventures in this field because there are thousands of uncreative minds floating around and quite frankly we don't need anymore. They are there to extract information so you can use it in your own creative ways. In other words, don't complain about tutorials that Andrew works hard to complete for FREE.
Justin
6 years ago
@Roger and everyone else asking for a tutorial or how this was done.

Did you bother reading the comments? Its a 3D model he downloaded/purchased and the desert is a still image. Animate the 3D model (in the appropriate 3D program) to make a turn towards the camera then export it. Put it in AE and add a displacement/heat effect when/where needed, animate the still image background to move from right to left. Done (or at least one basic way of doing it).

Anyone who has watched most of AKs tutorials should be able to break this down on his/her own. It amazes me how little some of you learn from these tutorials and actually rely on having absolutely everything spelled out for you. No wonder we see mostly exact copies of these tuts on youtube with little variation or innovation.

You've got one of the greatest FREE compositing and visual effects "schools" in front of you, pay attention in "class," for the love of Sam!
Garrison
6 years ago
Looks like a copter CG cut scene that could fit right into the Battlefield games
6 years ago
Wow is that cool! I posted a request about a year ago asking for a helicopter tutorial on how to make something like I saw in Transformers. I know you said no tut on this but I'd really like to get a general idea how something like this is pulled off.
6 years ago
Great clip, now i gotta get back to juicing.-Brucie GTA 4
6 years ago
is there going to be a tutorial on how we can do that for some war footage.
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
6 years ago
looks nice like always. But I think the background looks so flat because it is a real photo

I hope Im not shocking you but photos are 2D not 3D
Francisco
6 years ago
Hey Andrew that's pretty cool stuff, did you use Max scaline to render right?
I really like the general tone of the video
6 years ago
Damn you hay Mgoot Andrew Kramer
Chris Pass
6 years ago
Actually, this can be done with a simple expression... : D
6 years ago
WOW!!!
Ethan
6 years ago
Andrew...Wat if Sam Loya grabs and smashes the helicopter like the hulk ? lol...Great...i luv it.
6 years ago
Looks really great.
Rafael Guerra
6 years ago
unbeliaveble...
that inspired me
6 years ago
I mean myself.
6 years ago
I think 3D Tracking training coming very soon. And this is very cool Andrew! Thank's! Waiting for pro tips!Experiments is very good, but you can loose time for nothing.
Noddy
6 years ago
I love the audio!... well, I like the lot, but subtle things like audio get ignored sometimes.

As always, tops stuf Mr.K.
Kael
6 years ago
BTW, AfterEffectsJUnkie, that heat effect is just a displacement map, probably using a simple fractal noise for reference. It's an effect you can likely piece together yourself from previous tutorials. :)
heidi klum
6 years ago
A tutorial on how to buy 3D models please..
Jayen
6 years ago
ya there are a few cool free ones at turbosquid

i liked this one

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/200104
Jared R
6 years ago
Wow, Andrew. Awesome work. Do I dare ask where you bought this model?

Turbosquid?
Gregory
6 years ago
Good stuff. I like how the heat is coming from the helicopter's engine.
Kael
6 years ago
Looks real nice, Andrew. If I might suggest, if you wanted to get the helicopter looking just that touch better, you could give it the good ol' dust n' scratches in ZBrush. All things considered, it's one of the cheaper tools out there, and it'd work right in with your 3DS Max workflow.
Right now the heli looks a bit to polished to me, if it's supposed to be ominous and antagonistic. Just a thought. :)
6 years ago
Btw what is the name of the heat effect, when the chopper is flying towards the camera?
6 years ago
Holy Malony what the hell?This looks fantastic i want to see the final project!!!!
ben
6 years ago
The vid is awesome!!
Bondoman
6 years ago
Andrew Kramer:
I killed him.


ahahahahaahhaahah! coolest comment i ever :D
6 years ago
This is very nice. Will you ever be able to tell us what it is for so we can watch for it?
bigdoggie
6 years ago
Looks fantastic. Although the background looks a little flat, I'm sure it isn't noticed while in motion ;).
krentistthedentist
6 years ago
Cool, were you going to use Horizon for the background? Or is the helicopter doing the turning and not the camera?
6 years ago
I killed him.
kecie
6 years ago
Looks good... but where is the pilot?
6 years ago
OMG, NICEEEEEEE Make a tutorial for this =d.
6 years ago
great shot!
3CardMonte
6 years ago
Love the subtle sun reflection in the window.

And I love these regular non-tutorial blog posts to keep something new on the page in between projects.

Keep up the great work :)
Flo
6 years ago
this is sooo amazing!
adrew, could you post the first helicopter clip you made 7 years ago? :)
Nicolas
6 years ago
that looks really great!
I wait for your selfmade action movie :D
This would be amazing :P
6 years ago
Wow....that looks too sweet to be true.
6 years ago
Looks beautiful. I hope to learn 3D in the future.
Matt
6 years ago
Excellent stuff.
Would love to watch them, especially that old video. Sounds hilariously awesome!
georgetom
6 years ago
i want the animation
Speedbreaker
6 years ago
Hey please post stuff like this in the Showcase Forum only! OH it's the blog! Sorry, the force of habit. :)

Great work Andrew,I think the background looks more fake than the helicopter. :)
mitch
6 years ago
I think all the people who are saying the background looks flat are hilarious. They're the same people that wished their sunglasses came with built in color correction. Jens from denmark: a good place to download 3d models is www.turbosquid.com they have models for all the major 3d programs and there's a lot of free ones on there to play with. I actually just downloaded a free helicoptet model, it's not the best but it's perfect for experimenting with
thecheesemoon
6 years ago
to jens from denmark and everyone who wants to do something similar :)

http://www.3dexport.com/img-apache-heli-with-missles-6675.htm
Ramzes
6 years ago
It looks realistic in still frame but what about animation?
6 years ago
This point is great...!!!
I really want to test my skills in projects.
even free projects but i can't find
could you tell me where can i test my skills in AE ......?
or how ......?
thanks for sharing.....
Peter
6 years ago
Love the look of that shot, especially the grain.
Jens from denmark
6 years ago
Cool.

Do you have any sites where the 3D models can be downloaded ? :P :D:D:D
6 years ago
The bg is a photo of a real desert, I'm not sure I can get it to look more real :)

http://www.videocopilot.net/blogstuff/desert.jpg
Ramzes
6 years ago
BG looking so flat. If you use 3d Max try experimenting with displace modifier and , noise%smoke maps.
6 years ago
Spectacular !

Your client must be very proud of you
Zvi
6 years ago
@Brad
"Nice, just don’t tell us your client is Michael Bay..."


To me it looks like Donald Trump's helicopter :)
Infaas
6 years ago
Wow boujou is really cool, you have to teach us the UI rite? lots of commands in it...
Materaz
6 years ago
Pity theres no pilot inside Andrew ;)
6 years ago
Nice, just don't tell us your client is Michael Bay.
mohammed mistry
6 years ago
hey andrew nice work and thanks for every tutorial out there.
and do u make AE tutorials only or do u have other software tuts ?? :)
frank
6 years ago
It`s too late,
u like stay up at night?
Ori Lahav
6 years ago
That looks insane... At least you have a copilot ;)
What did you use After Effects for (except for color correcting)? Or its just Maya?

Good job and good luck!
Ori Lahav
6 years ago
The BG is a real photo actually :)
Earlack
6 years ago
Picture looks really great (and I'm jealous, lighting in 3D is still hard for me), but... the BG looks a little flat... Is that a texture on a plane ?
ben
6 years ago
@ sam
"you purchased the model,mmmmhh.
that’s weak,mate"

You dont have to grow oranges to make orange juice

Ben
6 years ago
This one is going to be a little more serious and intense.
6 years ago
im really waiting for your new 3D tutorials Andrew. i have been experimenting myself with Boujou/3DSmax/AE and i cant wait to see your workflow.
Hans Marius
6 years ago
It looks really cool :D great job! Are you going to make the same video as 7 years ago, only better?
frank
6 years ago
Hey! I am frank,your little fan from China!I like your works very much!

when i first look at it ,i thought it was a photograph...amazing work Andrew!

BTW,welcome to China for the Olympics!
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
Hey Andrew is it a match move then comp on live footage?
sam
6 years ago
you purchased the model,mmmmhh.
that's weak,mate
6 years ago
I purchased the model, there are some good free ones online as well. I textured and lit the scene in Max. I was going to add a Pilot but I'll probably just tint the windows. Problem Solved.
    claude quinson
    10 months ago
    a quant les hlicoptre en telechargement payant je vous et acheter jetstrike du bon boulot crdialement
Infaas
6 years ago
you don’t need a tutorial to start experimenting,, well said. But i needed your tutorials to experiment with AEx.
That Heli looks Cool, did you model it or was it the 3d dept.?
PatrikTG
6 years ago
Did you do the modeling of the helicopter or are you "just" compositing the scene? Anyway looks good. Reminds me of transformers.
Minilem
6 years ago
Hey andrew. Not tutorial. But did you make the helicopter AND your doing all the other things? or are you compositing it onto the frame and adding debris.
Programs to make the heli?
Any way AK. Looking good man your getting bigger and bigger as the days go on. i remember when you only had about 4 tutorials up here... peace man
6 years ago
Hmm, am I the only one that is interested in seeing your old helicopter footage? I would like to see it :)
6 years ago
where is the PILOT in the cockpit? xD
And the vCo-Pilot? xD or is controled by remote control?
Unnecessary
6 years ago
Wow that looks pretty impressive, it would be great to see your old helicopter video.
Josh Johnson
6 years ago
Looks beautiful nice job! I would like to see your old helicopter video too and would love to see that still image in motion.

So crazy I just got finished rendering a shadow of a helicopter flying in Cinema 4D :). Love the new site and looking forward to more tutorials!
Anson
6 years ago
I'm gonna pay for this tut!
6 years ago
Wow, nice. I like the blur, looks very realistic.
keep up the good work!
6 years ago
No tutorial guys... there will be others. 3D tracking still on the way. Remember you don't need a tutorial to start experimenting.
Lázaro Blanc
6 years ago
seriously
where is the tutorial...
Great work
looks real
but....
TUTORIAL
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
Awesome stuff Kramer... Awesome
Yunus Akaltan
6 years ago
That looks cool, so realistic.

Could we able to see it when it is all done?
Florian Zeitler
6 years ago
Looks very nice.

Would love to see it moving, but i don't think that it's possible ^^

greets
6 years ago
wow awesome work and perfect colors for me... do you need a pilot? cause you have lots of co-pilots!!!
bobthenob
6 years ago
That was lucky for us that you had the quick thinking to open the window or you would have been blow away and no vcp for us .
it must have been from watching road runner or some other cartoons . lol
6 years ago
that is funny :)
    jimi
    3 years ago
    hi andrew i was wondering if you could make a helicopter tutorial, teaching everyone how to make it look realistic and cool. or i was wondering if you could make a template for everyone to use. thanks
William Townsend
6 years ago
Hi, Looks great!

Wheres the tut? hahaha...
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