New Tutorial: 3D Shadows

In this new tutorial you’ll learn a quick way to cast 3D shadows onto live action footage. This method is sometimes referred to as: Matte Shadow, which will be a subject in the future as it also pertains to 3D animation composting. Free tutorials can also be discussed in our new online forum.

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August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:09 pm
big up !
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:16 pm
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:18 pm
I have been waiting a long time for this one!
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:26 pm
Thank you Andrew for another great Tutorial)

I would love to buy some more products from you, but there are none I don't have already.

Don't forget the imagineer systems contents ;-)



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Josh Johnson
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:31 pm
First tutorial for the new site, awesome! Looks like a nice encore before any tracking tutorials.

August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:39 pm
If you guys want some tips on crating 3D text, check out my tips in the forum while you wait for this tut.
Monroe E.
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:41 pm
nice way to bring the new site to use! congrats on everything, and keep up with the great work!

August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:42 pm
Gunnerson street almost killed me, and my hamster made some strange noises in his cage, so he enjoyed it as well.

Another great job Andrew, thanks!
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:43 pm
When you back from China Hut and enjoyed your Sweet & Sour meal you could share the first 3D tracking tutorials)



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John Paite
August 2nd, 2008 @ 11:45 pm
Though I already know how to do this I always love watching your tuts saying that let me watch it!!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 12:13 am
I've been waiting for this one. Thanks for it. And great new site!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 12:20 am
gr8 update, thnx Andrew. U Rock!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 1:40 am

Just anooootthhherr one to obsess over... :P

Thanks Andrew!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 2:19 am
I now have a deeply serious craving for sweet and sour pork.
August 3rd, 2008 @ 4:41 am
very nice
Some Guy
August 3rd, 2008 @ 4:54 am
That's cool! Thanks.
But if you do it in 3ds Max it looks better. ;-)
CraZy DonKey
August 3rd, 2008 @ 5:14 am
Kung Pao Chicken makes me cast a shadow ;)
August 3rd, 2008 @ 5:43 am
thanx again \o/
Joe Avino
August 3rd, 2008 @ 6:23 am
Looks great, and so does the new website!
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
August 3rd, 2008 @ 7:08 am
@joe Avino: Yep!

I´ve been waiting for this a long time and even forget it!But now I´ll watch it! awesome
August 3rd, 2008 @ 8:33 am
Andrew, please tell us where to get the "Intrepid" font.
August 3rd, 2008 @ 8:54 am
new site looks fantastic Andrew!!! Thanks again for all the tutorials!!! Best AE resource in the WORLD!!!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 10:15 am
sweet. thx for this tut
August 3rd, 2008 @ 10:55 am
August 3rd, 2008 @ 11:26 am
Thakns Andrew, u are the best.
I thinks in this tutorial for better result can be posible with a bit of depth of field in camera.
August 3rd, 2008 @ 11:33 am
Hi guys,

Great site.This version actually loads faster than the old one this side of the world.
Otherwise,great content as usual and better eye candy.

Congs for continous improvemet!
August 3rd, 2008 @ 2:09 pm
Makes me think about Fringe, even if the texts are more "real" 3D. I can't wait till I find text layers everywhere on the streets :P of course, I think we ALL need to go to VP street :)
August 3rd, 2008 @ 2:54 pm
Yes...Yes..Yes!!! Cant Wait for the 3D stuff!
i remember u created the same project with text imported from 3Ds Max!! ...wanna see it along with a camera wiggle, to make it more believeable! :P
Rob T
August 3rd, 2008 @ 6:43 pm
Fantastic tutorial! very useful
August 3rd, 2008 @ 8:15 pm
Hi Andrew
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!
After A Long Time Waiting ... !
Here is another magic tutorial
Thanks A Alot.

August 4th, 2008 @ 1:31 am
Thank you Andrew, very cool effect. Waiting for 3D compositing ;) upgrade! %)
August 4th, 2008 @ 4:25 am
Hi andrew, your moive effect is really cool and you are my model already. I learned AE from your basic training at first. IBut recently I have a problem when I try to do some effect. I try to make a text effect like this one( But that one cant support tranditional chinese word, do you know any other way can make the same effect and also can support chinese word.thank you! and sorry about my english not well(maybe grammer havs some problems ><")
August 4th, 2008 @ 5:32 am
Very cool.
Pablo Diaz
August 4th, 2008 @ 9:08 am
como puedo simular un texto 3d con volumen con esta misma sonbra?
Pablo Diaz
August 4th, 2008 @ 9:14 am
hi, how can I make a 3D text in after with volume?
August 4th, 2008 @ 5:48 pm
Hmmm...Whenever I turn ACCEPT LIGHTS OFF on my BG LAYER, my Shadows disappear. Anyone know how to make this work?

August 4th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm
Check the Free tutorial forum some people have a similar problem and solution.
August 5th, 2008 @ 10:34 am
Very cool, also made me feel hungry

August 5th, 2008 @ 12:30 pm
Thanks for constantly improving and adding to what has become a great resource! And thanks for the coupon! Just picked up "Twitch." :-)
August 6th, 2008 @ 1:14 pm
New site looks great! It's so crazy that I was just messing around with some floating 3D text and trying to figure out shadows when I came back to check up on the site! Total coincidence...Andrew I think you have telepathic powers on top of your amazing computer skills
August 6th, 2008 @ 6:02 pm
Great Website! Great Work!
August 7th, 2008 @ 7:34 am
Thanks you so much for all your free tutorials!
August 28th, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

great stuff!!!
however I cannot find anymore your tutorial on Twister making a star.... the flourishes are on 2 planes...making a great sort of star.... where is this tutorial?would love to see it again
thanks again

December 14th, 2010 @ 8:23 am
I really need to come back and watch some of these tutorials I missed.
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