Here are some screens of the stuff I’m working on. Some of it is abstract futuristic and the other is part of an action sequence. Wish I could show more…

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August 24th, 2008 @ 1:46 am
really nice, andy. hope I'll get there sometime in the future :D
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:46 am
Cool! can´t wait
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:48 am
Looks good AK!
This is my first post on the blog.
What renderer are you using in max?
You should try to blur your reflections a little because you're getting aliasing on your reflections. In V-ray it's really easy, with the default scanline, I'm not sure what you'd do.

Looks good :)

I'd just like to thank you for all you've put into this website, you've helped a lot of people.

Thank you
Cameron Sinfield
Bye Tom
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:51 am
Wow, that's really cool!
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:51 am
wow that is really good

and yes just like hampus i want to be there

One DAy lol
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:51 am
Andrew, ask someone to free new images, heheheeheh
Great job, as always.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:52 am
very nice stuff.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:52 am
Andrew can you show us some stuff (other then VCP ;)) u did in the past.
This looks really hot.

Josh Johnson
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:53 am
Everything looks great nice job! Were those smoke trails made in Max or AE? Love the composting and CC work on the helicopter scene.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:56 am
we wanna newwwww tutorialllsssss :D Andrew
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:57 am
The Smoke trails in that scene are AE trails with Particular. Close up ones are created with MAX and Aftreburn.

The aliasing sharpness is from exporting half resolution out of AE, full resolution takes time. That BG alone is a complete 360 degrees, almost 10K!
Josh Johnson
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:04 am
That is awesome thanks for the info Andrew. The only thing lacking in cinema 4d is the lack of something like afterburn. Nice job.

You say 360 degrees so are you using some camera projection and large matte paintings?

I just ordered C4D R11 which now comes with Projection Man!
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:08 am
Trapcode Horizon.
Josh Johnson
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:13 am
That was my next guess. That plug looks great. Red Giant has been on fire lately. Hope to see some more of your work and maybe even some videos :).

thanks for the info and keep up all the inspirational work.

That futuristic looking tunnel is nice too.
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:22 am
Excellent i've been waiting for a blog post! this is awesome Andrew! They must of taking a while to do!

Andrew your help and tutorials are the best not only on the interenet but anywhere thank you so much for what you have given us since 2005!
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:25 am
Mind if I critique?

There seems to be a lot of things in focus on the Apache Helicopter shot. The choppers are clearly in focus and so is the front of city. I could be wrong but if you could find some shots of choppers or air crafts flyings near a city might serve a good reference for how out of focus things should be. Maybe a little more noise but that is a minor thing. You seem to have a good amount in there already.

Very cool graphics though. Take care-
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:26 am
Ah, interesting.
Just noticed it because the star that used to be on the banner on the top of the page used to have some aliasing too.

Sounds/looks like fun! :)
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:32 am
very nice stuff.
ömer tatlisoz
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:36 am
waovv super....
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:40 am
I wish you could show more, too. Looks cool!
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:50 am
You just keep impressing me AK. That helicopter screen looks so awsome. Mind telling us what movie that is for? (if it now is for a movie) =)
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:55 am
holy hell that looks sexy. I am really lookin' forward to this
August 24th, 2008 @ 3:08 am
wow...I cant wait to see this...
Jack R
August 24th, 2008 @ 3:11 am
Anybody else get the feeling there may be a new VC release on the way which will have us reaching for our wallets?

I do...just a hunch...

It'll make "The Bullet" look like "The Popgun".

August 24th, 2008 @ 3:14 am
Really love it, especially the action sequence.
August 24th, 2008 @ 3:30 am
Wow - reminds me of Armageddon ;)

Have you ever thought of doing a tut on afterburn :D .
August 24th, 2008 @ 3:31 am
trapcode is great but unfortentely it wont woek on 64bit yet.. so i still use both 64bit and 32 to make it all work. but the screeny is a great job andrew classy stuff ;) . thanks for the info you share with all of us.
Ben Wotton
August 24th, 2008 @ 3:34 am
sweet work! that looks really nice!
The second one is kinda death star-ish isn't it?

I love trapcode horizon! it is so intuitive with AE's features. especially particular. Keep up the great work and I'm hoping for a cool tutorial on stuff like this!
Glowing Amraam
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:08 am
Andrew, that looks fantastic!! And smoke trails, i've been dying to get a tutorial on how to make those look right!
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:33 am
That is freaking amazing Andrew!!!!!I love those 3D Titels and this 3D tunnel is looking really amazing i hope you gonna make a tut of those in future.
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:46 am
Looking good
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:47 am
Man I like it a lot... the coloring of the city is great...

you say you that the full BG is around 10k... how did u get AE to handle such high resolution?
August 24th, 2008 @ 5:00 am
It looks great. Awesome.
August 24th, 2008 @ 5:17 am
I like the 'abstract futuristic' stuff very much!!
August 24th, 2008 @ 5:35 am
World War 5 ^^
August 24th, 2008 @ 5:43 am
Thanks Andrew much Sci-Fi
August 24th, 2008 @ 6:09 am
While you're hard at work, maybe Sam could do a shortcuts episode or something ;)
August 24th, 2008 @ 6:38 am
waiting for more vids :D
August 24th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
Andrew you have a good life ;)
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
Wow... the helicopter screens shot so totally baller.
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:01 am
hey! looks great^^
I would be glad to see this "helicopter-war-scene-image" in motion^^
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:21 am
looks sweet. any connection between your helicopter / call of duty 4 work? :)
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:22 am
Pretty cool man. You should make smoke trails a tutorial one day ;)
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:24 am
By the power of Greyskull!!! thats awesome.
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:27 am
pshhhh thats not really cool or anything.
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:38 am
Tutorial pleeeaaaseee? :P
Nebary (RUS)
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:08 am
That’s really cool!
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:14 am
Man, I wanna be Andrew when I grow up. ;)
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:17 am
Shouldn't the smoke near helicopter be "blown" off ...? or something similar?

anyways, nice job, would be nice to see more :)

thanks for sharing :D
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:18 am
wow, that is...that is...incredible! I want to know what is that movie, let us know.
By the way, what was the FOX series you worked on?
Ori Lahav
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:27 am
I think the most far explosion needs some work, maybe be partially behind a building or something. Doesn't completely fits.

Good luck!
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:35 am
That is very nice looking. Would love more information on the tunnel is you are ever able to do so.
August 24th, 2008 @ 9:22 am
August 24th, 2008 @ 9:24 am
Nice compositing and nice elements .
Is There any tutorials or movies for these pics?

August 24th, 2008 @ 9:41 am
Awesome, that looks sweet. Can you give us any info about the project itself, the crew involved maybe or what it's about?
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
August 24th, 2008 @ 9:51 am
just wooooaaaawwwwhhhhooaaaa great (Im lazy these days)
August 24th, 2008 @ 10:14 am
wow andrew you are amazing...are you making a should totaly do a long tutorial on how to make the helicopter
August 24th, 2008 @ 10:34 am
am looking to buy some red gaint product dvd ,which one you think i should get ? for a cool looks that works with this kind of work please advise.
August 24th, 2008 @ 10:52 am
Those look sweet. In the one with the helicopters are those both 3d cause last time you showed 2 and i really couldn't tell the difference.

and when your done you are definitely going to give us a link for where we can watch the final product
Peter Wong
August 24th, 2008 @ 11:42 am
Is this for a featured film? Is it Hollywood?
August 24th, 2008 @ 12:04 pm
Nice job sir!
abhay from India
August 24th, 2008 @ 12:44 pm
Hey Adnrew,
Awesome stuff!
I like the screen with the helicopters :D
looks great! :]
i tried to do a picture with the same idea
and heres what i made:
what do you think? :]
August 24th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
Looks sweet, cant wait for the tut, LOL.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
That helicopter shot might be the coolest thing ever.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
I could be wrong, but I don't think a hollywood feature film would say "Custom Features" and "It's All Here" in the graphics.
August 24th, 2008 @ 1:45 pm
I just can't understand how you're doing all this awesome stuff! You're a genius man! (sorry if I make mistakes, I'm for Quebec, my english is not excellent:P)
August 24th, 2008 @ 2:27 pm
where i get trapcode horizon!!??
and u have to teach how to use!!!
please!!!and create a meteor!!
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:36 pm
amazing stuff dudes!!! respect :)
August 24th, 2008 @ 4:57 pm
lol, Easy Green has sure worked a lot in the scene with the helicopters, after all its ur favourite..:P
August 24th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
Still Rox ! Don't work too much this week , u have to go buy a present ;)
August 24th, 2008 @ 7:46 pm
Awesome! ! ! !
August 24th, 2008 @ 8:15 pm
Andrew that looks fantastic, i'd love to see a tutorial that helps us out with rockets/fireballs like that bottom picture.
August 24th, 2008 @ 9:39 pm
It is very nice,,....
August 24th, 2008 @ 9:55 pm
Do I smell a new product on the horizon???
August 24th, 2008 @ 10:17 pm
yipee!...its getting better everyday!..more tutorial please..i'll send a camel for you Andrew and Sam. would that be possible thru USPS?..:)

I am just happy for you guys!..

August 24th, 2008 @ 10:19 pm
Trapcode Horizon, cool
Greetings from Sweden!
August 24th, 2008 @ 10:21 pm
I really hope that ur gonna make a tutorial about this cuz it looks awesome ;).
August 24th, 2008 @ 11:31 pm
It is a very good thing for someone to see an artists work and instantly know who made the piece, most artists struggle their whole life to develop a style that sets them aside from everyone else

that being said, Andrew i really love your stuff, but what Ive started to notice is that the more people try to emulate your style the more cliche it becomes.
August 24th, 2008 @ 11:55 pm
Andrew - if we're talking about great links you should check this one!

Unwrap Mosaics: A new representation for video editing

A new representation for video which facilitates a number of common editing tasks. The representation has some of the power of a full reconstruction of 3D surface models from video, but is designed to be easy to recover from a priori unseen and uncalibrated footage. By modelling the image-formation process as a 2D-to-2D transformation from an object’s texture map to the image, modulated by an object-space occlusion mask, we can recover a representation which we term the “unwrap mosaic”. Many editing operations can be performed on the unwrap mosaic, and then re-composited into the original sequence, for example resizing objects, repainting textures, copying/cutting/pasting objects, and attaching effects layers to deforming objects.
August 25th, 2008 @ 12:03 am

cant wait for more stuff. Nice pictures!
August 25th, 2008 @ 12:36 am
Man thanks awesome..i wanna try do it before you launch the challenging..i wanna see if i can do it
August 25th, 2008 @ 2:50 am
sweet. Very Tron.
D4 Manager
August 25th, 2008 @ 2:59 am
Your city looks kind of my opinion
August 25th, 2008 @ 4:47 am
very cool stuff :)
August 25th, 2008 @ 6:22 am
That city looks great man, the colors, the composition is very beatiful. What do you mean about "flat"? It doesn't look flat in my opinion, I like the camera angle, the contrast, and the part of the city that's far away... It looks like a mattepainting.
Matt in MO.
August 25th, 2008 @ 7:04 am
I don't know Andrew. The bottom picture looks weird. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it just seems out of place and it "looks" composited. I don't know how to make it more realistic and after all, its your project.

But I love the two upper images. Will I learn how to create my own Digital Juice Jumpbacks for use in our church worship times? haha.

Great work as always though. You did ten times more than I can do, on the level of Hollywood.
August 25th, 2008 @ 7:20 am
Felicitaciones desde Chile. . . thanks
August 25th, 2008 @ 9:17 am
Say, this helicopter shot could be inserted perfectly into a Dr Pepper ad I recently comped in AE, with the world being blown apart by Trapcode Particular meteor bombs. (see it at

Looking great Andrew!
August 25th, 2008 @ 11:07 am
man that looks slick AK, keep it steady man. i look forward to seeing the completed version of what you're working on.

the explosions on the bottom do look pretty matted on though. maybe you need some debris via particular? idk, im only going off a still pic :)
August 25th, 2008 @ 1:29 pm
I want to see more helicopter action!!

product product product!!!
August 25th, 2008 @ 3:09 pm
gut stuff trapcode horizon and Cinema 4d ?

how make this snake?
August 25th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
Andrew's working on Tron 2...and this proves it :D
August 25th, 2008 @ 7:57 pm
Andrew your a pimp.
Daryl Booth
August 26th, 2008 @ 2:04 am
It looks good Mr Kramer, but it just needs a little more cowbell....
August 26th, 2008 @ 2:23 am
kewll..... my turn...

check this guys... do send ur comments...
August 26th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm
Great screens!
But ok I was wondering how do you match the Real World camera focal distance with the 3D one? Can bojou do that or do you have to that manually. Or do you have to capture the footage set to one focal distance?
Kevin N
August 27th, 2008 @ 5:47 pm
Love those space ship tunnels. Here my lame shot.
August 28th, 2008 @ 12:28 am
Looks like someone's working on the new Tron film with that tunnel type shot!
August 28th, 2008 @ 12:04 pm
I can`t wait for this tutorial Andrew!!!! looks awesome... Super Thanks from Buenos Aires to all
the Team... hey... where is tino???? vacations???
I love Video Copilot!!! you are my Hero.
August 28th, 2008 @ 10:01 pm
Screen liks a lot like a game i used to play couple of years ago.
It`s called Ballistics;img;2
August 29th, 2008 @ 12:49 pm
Hi all, i´m new here, this site is´t amazing! Andrew you bring me to adobe AE, i love your tutorials. You the best! 1000 000x THX! You so cool p.s. sry for my bad language i´m from slovakia.
August 29th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm
Very nice work.
The "blue tunnel" look likes the intro title sequence of xmen 2 at 1'37.
September 1st, 2008 @ 2:22 am
That helis are 3D models? :)
September 1st, 2008 @ 7:25 am
Hmmm.. I'm thinking TRON
September 1st, 2008 @ 5:28 pm
what about show reel tutorial
September 2nd, 2008 @ 6:23 am
you didn't make those helicopters for the new frank miller movie (the spirit) or did you? in the trailer I saw some helicopters that looked just the same.. if you did, I would never come to this site again of jalousie
September 2nd, 2008 @ 1:24 pm
gwwaaaab, Heeheeeliicoooopteeeeeeeersssssss - can't wait, for helicopters!
Wayne Cutajar
September 2nd, 2008 @ 2:06 pm
Will that project of 2 Helicopters and some firing will be on video copilot???
September 3rd, 2008 @ 12:15 pm
dude, i just saw a preview for Fringe on fox and there was a helecopter in a city, much like your stills. it looked good. anyway i can't wait till sept 10 when you can finally talk about it. haha.
September 22nd, 2008 @ 6:56 am
owesome project andrew...i'll be wait for the tutorial :P
aaron sweden
February 28th, 2009 @ 11:07 am
i want the project or a tutorial of this
March 12th, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
Hmmm.... Looks like a thing I saw in the Dead Space movie (Dead Space: Deadend, something with a second line of title). Looks like what I say there but I could've seen it wrong.
December 14th, 2010 @ 10:04 am
Love that blue tunnel
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