Dark Energy + Video

Here’s another free project file that uses the electric energy along with some other cool fx. The layers aren’t terrible organized but you can probably find your way around.

Download CS3 Project

View Sample Video

PS, I’m sorry but I can only provide project in CS3.

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6 years ago
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120 Comments

4 years ago
I found these effects when assissting my 6 yr old for a school project... Wooooohhw mum these are the best energy ball "he is so cool, I want to be like him when I grow up"!! ; ) Thanks
I really like the orb.
[...] Title Project — Uses Turbulent displacement Dark Energy & Electric Energy — Uses Turbulent displacement Fire Burning Project — Complex Fire [...]
rhys
5 years ago
emm does anyone know how to take the vc out of it to put in your own name ?
Sujanakumar
6 years ago
Respected sir,

I am sujan from india,kerala I really inspired with your works which is published in your web site. Special thanks to you... I am very happy now..Im working in the same feild as a biginer. Thank you sir
Italo Cassini
6 years ago
I did this effect a week ago and din't saw it here! what a coincidence, it was not the same paramaters but the result was very good too.

I'm happy cause I'm starting to create vfx from zero, sometimes I see a tutorial here and I get a lot of information to create my own things, it's amazing...

thanks to Andrew Kramer, man you're my hero xD

(sorry any english mistakes =P)
peiman
6 years ago
hi.big thanks for you.
now i am very happy.
you are good piopel for god.
than you again.
6 years ago
Nice one,thank you very much!keep on the good work!
Shane
6 years ago
Just spotted your work in this "Don't Vote" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y1e-z1JA0&sdig=1
6 years ago
The new tutorials about meteor are cool and thanks for the 3D Max tutorial too.
John-Paul
6 years ago
OMG I just discovered the site I have been watching tutorials all day, u guys are really the best I am new into AE and its awesome the way u guys teach is noob proof.

A BIG THANK YOU
from Chile
eporik
6 years ago
Why don't you create a tutorial on these two projects?
They are awesome!
For the dark world at least, in the energy the only difficult part is working with fractal noise I think...

You are always the best!
xyz.nicola
6 years ago
your posting really nice stuff! thank you i'm learning a lot. ciao
u_shock
6 years ago
but this shock give me reasons in job
u_shock
6 years ago
you also shock me...
Martin
6 years ago
are you going to do future tutorials for these?? for the electric beam and the dark energy? i was checking out the file for the electric beam and looks like it can be simple to do, but not sure if i can pull it off. plus i think other people would be able to benefit if you do these as a tutorial it can be one of those quicky tutorials you been trying to do that that only last like 5 min :)
dingliang
6 years ago
Oh,it's beautiful.but,I AE is 7.0
6 years ago
hi Andrew Kramra very very thanks for tutorials
i have love you for andrew kramer and cast
Speacial thanks for andrew Kramer
www.goranfx.net
6 years ago
Dude! too cool to be true! thanks a lot. Keep it up, Kramer ROCKS!
Ricardo Mantovani
6 years ago
Andrew, you are the face of the after effects, congratulations
illd
6 years ago
@The real Smithy:

LOL, you use it for a wedding? Is it a russian marriage or why you need such crazy effects for a Wedding? :)
illd
6 years ago
I like the dark forces of VC!
The Real Smithy
6 years ago
Thanks andrew for cs project i'm doing a wedding video and i might be able to use it at the end montage
6 years ago
good stuff as usual and indeed Lyndon did do a good job! but the thanks must go to AK
-Eric
Giap Vo
6 years ago
This one is great and it would be greater if you can create a Extras page just for some stuff like this.

What I mean is beside your tutorials, many new people don't know if you have some free Projects like this one before. It would be easier for them that they can find extra free projects from the past in one page.

Thank you.
kippyjoe
6 years ago
Try posting this in the forum and you will probably get some good feedback. From the looks of it you may want to check out tutorial 58 and 54.

funny as *ell
andrew you still got it
6 years ago
so pretty
Gerry
6 years ago
Really nice - Great colours
6 years ago
Try posting this in the forum and you will probably get some good feedback. From the looks of it you may want to check out tutorial 58 and 54.
6 years ago
omgsh.... have you seen what Lyndon done, that is also impressive..check out " http://vimeo.com/1760942 " he posted it here...man.
Andrew Good Job...you are seriously the man...
Lydon Good Job too....give your project file to Andre Kramer, so he can also teach us on how you did the 3D spin in your video.

Andrew Kramer, i know i might be asking a stupid question but do you have any idea on how he did the 3D flip thing on the start? I really want to know how Lydon did that. If so please comment back and suggest what tool i have to use and etc..

Thank you very much
6 years ago
thank you for video..........
6 years ago
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
6 years ago
hoo men... I can do anything for you. Only ask what do u need... i´ll kill if you want. mmm... maybe that not hahaha, whatever you´re the best
Alex
6 years ago
raaaaad, would prefer a tutorial though:)

whats coming and when?! lol

YOUR amazing btw!!!!!!!!!!
Edd Black
6 years ago
I love seeing this stuff.

It is very inspirational to me. Thank you. :)
6 years ago
thanks Kramer, very good work
6 years ago
I made a video and forgot to upload, you should see it now!
Arcwin
6 years ago
For those of us not up to date with CS3 can you put up a little QT movie so we can see what's up? PLEASE?
6 years ago
bloomin' awesome yet again AK

can't wait for the meteor series woooooooo

gona be effing awesome :D

check out my bands sites
www.myspace.com/beckonsale
and
www.beckonsale.co.uk
Mustafa Natheer
6 years ago
Andrew,

Everyday and I mean (EVERYDAY)I check out your site before checking my mail.

All the best Andrew.
Kyle Brosius
6 years ago
ANDREW KRAMER, you are a gentelman and a scholar.
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Awesome as always...looking at the post time...get some sleep dude!
Andrew
6 years ago
"BIG DREW - is there anything this man cant do?"

No, theres nothing he cant do, except suck at something :D
Tedy888
6 years ago
waiting for the tutorials Andrew...
6 years ago
greate andrew dreat work but lil bit mistake :) but i like u r work
Lyndon
6 years ago
Andrew can kill it with some MS Paint! That kid is raw w/ the mouse!
6 years ago
@Esco: Did you see his MS paint mastery in the Set Extension tutorial?
I'd be careful if I were you. ;)
Lyndon
6 years ago
HERE YOU GO DREW:

http://vimeo.com/1760942
Dave B
6 years ago
why can i never be the first to comment... im on here ALL THE TIME
Esco
6 years ago
I bet I'm better than Andrew Kramer at MS Paint.
6 years ago
Timothy, I didn't use particular... I don't think.
6 years ago
The reason there are extra layers is from experimentation... I didn't clean the project up.
Jan
6 years ago
WOW GREAT!
6 years ago
is there anything this man cant do?
jorberg
6 years ago
Christopher - In the bullet dvd series he uses all of the 3D programs to create things -- You should check it out!!
Timothy B
6 years ago
Nice work. I wish i had trapcoe particular. 300 is a bit steep...You should make your own particle system thats better than particular, and 1/3 the price.
Christopher Oliver
6 years ago
Dude awesome loving everyone of these. that bubble looks pretty 3D have you ever used any other 3d program other than 3DS max
Beda
6 years ago
I've just seen it too, Sam is now famous in Germany :D
6 years ago
looks nice, thanks!

by the way: your side was shown on german tv today! the show is called "Taff" and it is about lifestyle and stuff. they show all star wars movies in the next weeks, and thus they showed some seconds of your lightsaber tut.
in the moment, you can watch yesterdays show for free, so maybe tomorrow you can see the one with your tut. it should be very close to the end.
http://www.prosieben.de/lifestyle_magazine/vips/taff/

keep on the good work!
THE ONE
6 years ago
hey andrew cool project file....very cool but i dont understand why did you use an adjustmentlayer with no effects in it? [Adjustment Layer 6]
Nikolaus
6 years ago
Thanks for this. Looks wow, very cool.
Lyndon
6 years ago
Even if the studio i worked at didn't have cs3, it wouldn't matter. you're the man, no appologize needed.

PEOPLE READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT PLEASE!
Vladimir
6 years ago
This is very good. Thanks!
Some Guy
6 years ago
I just made a RAM-Preview and WOW! I don't know where I could use that technique (especially the ball in the middle with that sweet glare looks awesome), but this project would make a great background for a DVD menu. Was that the reason you made it?
Jason
6 years ago
Looks great! Thanks
6 years ago
oh my god that looks so sweet...
Alex Noticovach
6 years ago
Hi Andrew, good job with the Dark energy, but when added new videos tutorials? We all wait you mate....
Earlack
6 years ago
Damn, there's no "Export to AE 7" Fonction in CS3 ? Argh...
hacker911
6 years ago
coool
6 years ago
I only have the AE7 =( not enough money for CS3...
6 years ago
I like that, is Dark and mysterious, i loved.

You are the best AK.
adzilla
6 years ago
ay this is kind of like the Fringe intro, am i right?
with the bubble, pretty neat stuff.
went i saw the intro to show i said to my dad that i learn off the guy that made this :)
we love you in aussie
keep it up (Y)
Ethan
6 years ago
Thanks alot for great stuff...Sir...
6 years ago
*sigh* Once again...Maybe preview video for us less fortunate...?
Derrick
6 years ago
Woo! More project files!
6 years ago
and using a camera in it is devine
6 years ago
I like the smart way you've used the three adjustment layers at the top of the deck, been investigating this powerful and mind haemmorraging idea recently...
Some Guy
6 years ago
Thank you! I love your project files.
berti
6 years ago
wow thats hot... i have a question, what did you studied before to get such an great artist? when I'm tryin' to do things like that it looks horrible... and thx for all you doin of course... i'm lookin forward to the meteor tutorials?
kyle
6 years ago
Does this stuff come to you in dreams, the shower, or is it that cat of yours? I find that dreams and uncle john are the best sources of inspiration.
Thorsten Miess
6 years ago
not useful for me,
because i dont have After Effects CS3

post some screenshots or do a quick tut on that. That would be awesome! or anyone else with CS3 can do it.

looking great!
6 years ago
great job andrew! your hard work will soon pay off :D
cristian
6 years ago
Very cool.....THANK U AGAIN.. and also

viva CHILE!

TODAY IS MY COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY...

VIVA CHILE!...
6 years ago
a little bit of "fringe" injected into the project it seems ;)
6 years ago
Thanks for sharing
keep putting useful projects
6 years ago
lookin pretty cool :)
frank
6 years ago
That`s very cool, keep on Andrew!!!!!!
artflame noir
6 years ago
thanx man... look really nice... and congrats again on Fringe intro.. I saw they played it this time (not in pilot tho. yours is a lot better)
Rus Paul
6 years ago
Will you ever cease to amaze me Andrew?
6 years ago
You're the man :D
dasnico
6 years ago
thx mr. Andrew!
6 years ago
Thanks again Andrew i hope you make soon tutorials for those projects like you promised the last time:
[quote]
think I’ll spend some time editing a few tutorials and get some things moving around here.[/quote]
[quote]
I got a lot of work done on the tutorials yesterday and today I’ll be out with the family but be ready this week for some fun and exciting stuff. I might even teach something cool.[/quote]
Just Amit
6 years ago
Nice. Reminds me of the LHC project they recently ran in Europe.

P.S.

I started watching Fringe on Hulu in my spare time. It's actually pretty cool. some extreme special effects are every where. I love there well-integrated floating titles. They also have this awesome title sequence! It great! I wonder who made it...
jorberg
6 years ago
Wow!!! Really cool!! Thanks AK!!!
6 years ago
Electric energy & Dark energy are really great!
Daryl Booth
6 years ago
Nice one. Like it alot
Ethan
6 years ago
Thanks again, Sir for gear stuff...
Brian
6 years ago
Hey Andrew,

This one and the electric energy project look cool from the screenshots but I don't have CS3. I'd love to see a quicktime of it though if you wouldn't mind posting them.

Cheers
Brian
6 years ago
He dude,.

You're still awake? 4:27 am posting things?! Oh, wait a minute,. you've got a child too.... never mind ;D
pdd:films
6 years ago
Video preview?
Victor
6 years ago
Looking great, looks like some energy or credit title from a superhero movie.
6 years ago
I love you Android, keep it up.
6 years ago
Thanks you rule, keep it coming, you make me smarter :)
Ravi
6 years ago
Cool stuff Andrew...
Thanks for this project :)
Wenny
6 years ago
thanks for sharing :D
6 years ago
That looks beautiful, thanks Andrew. :)
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
waovv fine.... :)

oouuff Andrew, when to tutorial? I very missed.....
los
6 years ago
your forgiven. i just need to get on the ball with cs3. cs4 is just around the corner though. might wait it out?

thanks for the inspirations!
6 years ago
awesomeness!
6 years ago
Great :-)
bANKS
6 years ago
Pretty nifty! Thanks.
6 years ago
great!

The electrical one was good but this great. Shows that you dont need expensive 3rd party plugins to make good FX.

The project was better organized then any of mine!
Thanks, Kit
De Huzz
6 years ago
awesum, thats what we all shud be doing at home anyway.. making time to inspire others! ;) thanx Andrew.. gud one!!
6 years ago
Very nice!! Thanks you AE pimp!!
6 years ago
nice!!!
nader
6 years ago
hooooooooora,,,,, i love you androw
Midou
6 years ago
nice one!
togan
6 years ago
nice m8
NA
6 years ago
Dammit Andrew! Right now I'm on vacation, so I don't have access to my computer, let alone After Effects :(
It's so teeeeaaasing! I think I need to NOT to look at this website till I'm back...

Thanks Andrew for making my day better :)

/NA
6 years ago
another pretty cool file, thx!
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