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.

September 18th, 2008 @ 4:29 am
another pretty cool file, thx!
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:33 am
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 :)

September 18th, 2008 @ 4:33 am
nice m8
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:37 am
nice one!
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:39 am
hooooooooora,,,,, i love you androw
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:41 am
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:44 am
Very nice!! Thanks you AE pimp!!
De Huzz
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:46 am
awesum, thats what we all shud be doing at home anyway.. making time to inspire others! ;) thanx Andrew.. gud one!!
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:51 am

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
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:51 am
Pretty nifty! Thanks.
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:52 am
Great :-)
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:52 am
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:52 am
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!
ömer tatlisoz
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:53 am
waovv fine.... :)

oouuff Andrew, when to tutorial? I very missed.....
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:55 am
That looks beautiful, thanks Andrew. :)
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:05 am
thanks for sharing :D
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:06 am
Cool stuff Andrew...
Thanks for this project :)
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:12 am
Thanks you rule, keep it coming, you make me smarter :)
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:15 am
I love you Android, keep it up.
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:22 am
Looking great, looks like some energy or credit title from a superhero movie.
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:23 am
Video preview?
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:27 am
He dude,.

You're still awake? 4:27 am posting things?! Oh, wait a minute,. you've got a child too.... never mind ;D
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:29 am
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.

September 18th, 2008 @ 5:30 am
Thanks again, Sir for gear stuff...
Daryl Booth
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:31 am
Nice one. Like it alot
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:34 am
Electric energy & Dark energy are really great!
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:42 am
Wow!!! Really cool!! Thanks AK!!!
Just Amit
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:46 am
Nice. Reminds me of the LHC project they recently ran in Europe.


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...
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:48 am
Thanks again Andrew i hope you make soon tutorials for those projects like you promised the last time:
think I’ll spend some time editing a few tutorials and get some things moving around here.[/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]
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:48 am
thx mr. Andrew!
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:51 am
You're the man :D
Rus Paul
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:54 am
Will you ever cease to amaze me Andrew?
artflame noir
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:58 am
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)
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:03 am
That`s very cool, keep on Andrew!!!!!!
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:19 am
lookin pretty cool :)
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:22 am
Thanks for sharing
keep putting useful projects
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:28 am
a little bit of "fringe" injected into the project it seems ;)
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:37 am
Very cool.....THANK U AGAIN.. and also

viva CHILE!


September 18th, 2008 @ 6:41 am
great job andrew! your hard work will soon pay off :D
Thorsten Miess
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:42 am
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!
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:44 am
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.
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:48 am
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?
Some Guy
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:50 am
Thank you! I love your project files.
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:05 am
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...
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:09 am
and using a camera in it is devine
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:12 am
Woo! More project files!
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:18 am
*sigh* Once again...Maybe preview video for us less fortunate...?
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:26 am
Thanks alot for great stuff...Sir...
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:30 am
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)
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:32 am
I like that, is Dark and mysterious, i loved.

You are the best AK.
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:35 am
I only have the AE7 =( not enough money for CS3...
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:55 am
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:07 am
Damn, there's no "Export to AE 7" Fonction in CS3 ? Argh...
Alex Noticovach
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:08 am
Hi Andrew, good job with the Dark energy, but when added new videos tutorials? We all wait you mate....
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:25 am
oh my god that looks so sweet...
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:32 am
Looks great! Thanks
Some Guy
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:34 am
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?
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:41 am
This is very good. Thanks!
September 18th, 2008 @ 8:47 am
Even if the studio i worked at didn't have cs3, it wouldn't matter. you're the man, no appologize needed.

September 18th, 2008 @ 8:53 am
Thanks for this. Looks wow, very cool.
September 18th, 2008 @ 9:12 am
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]
September 18th, 2008 @ 9:21 am
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.

keep on the good work!
September 18th, 2008 @ 9:25 am
I've just seen it too, Sam is now famous in Germany :D
Christopher Oliver
September 18th, 2008 @ 9:26 am
Dude awesome loving everyone of these. that bubble looks pretty 3D have you ever used any other 3d program other than 3DS max
Timothy B
September 18th, 2008 @ 9:38 am
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.
September 18th, 2008 @ 10:36 am
Christopher - In the bullet dvd series he uses all of the 3D programs to create things -- You should check it out!!
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:03 am
is there anything this man cant do?
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:04 am
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:23 am
The reason there are extra layers is from experimentation... I didn't clean the project up.
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:23 am
Timothy, I didn't use particular... I don't think.
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:27 am
I bet I'm better than Andrew Kramer at MS Paint.
Dave B
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:28 am
why can i never be the first to comment... im on here ALL THE TIME
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:38 am

September 18th, 2008 @ 11:39 am
@Esco: Did you see his MS paint mastery in the Set Extension tutorial?
I'd be careful if I were you. ;)
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:44 am
Andrew can kill it with some MS Paint! That kid is raw w/ the mouse!
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:48 am
greate andrew dreat work but lil bit mistake :) but i like u r work
September 18th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
waiting for the tutorials Andrew...
September 18th, 2008 @ 1:01 pm
"BIG DREW - is there anything this man cant do?"

No, theres nothing he cant do, except suck at something :D
September 18th, 2008 @ 1:09 pm
Hey Andrew,

Awesome as always...looking at the post time...get some sleep dude!
Kyle Brosius
September 18th, 2008 @ 1:18 pm
ANDREW KRAMER, you are a gentelman and a scholar.
Mustafa Natheer
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:40 pm

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

All the best Andrew.
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:44 pm
bloomin' awesome yet again AK

can't wait for the meteor series woooooooo

gona be effing awesome :D

check out my bands sites
September 18th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm
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?
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
I made a video and forgot to upload, you should see it now!
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:35 pm
thanks Kramer, very good work
Edd Black
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:41 pm
I love seeing this stuff.

It is very inspirational to me. Thank you. :)
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:44 pm
raaaaad, would prefer a tutorial though:)

whats coming and when?! lol

YOUR amazing btw!!!!!!!!!!
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm
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
September 18th, 2008 @ 3:48 pm
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:30 pm
thank you for video..........
September 18th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
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
September 18th, 2008 @ 5:08 pm
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.
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:04 pm
Really nice - Great colours
September 18th, 2008 @ 6:20 pm
so pretty
September 18th, 2008 @ 7:35 pm
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
Giap Vo
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:20 pm
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.
September 18th, 2008 @ 11:38 pm
good stuff as usual and indeed Lyndon did do a good job! but the thanks must go to AK
The Real Smithy
September 19th, 2008 @ 12:32 am
Thanks andrew for cs project i'm doing a wedding video and i might be able to use it at the end montage
September 19th, 2008 @ 2:32 am
I like the dark forces of VC!
September 19th, 2008 @ 2:37 am
@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? :)
Ricardo Mantovani
September 19th, 2008 @ 4:34 am
Andrew, you are the face of the after effects, congratulations
September 19th, 2008 @ 5:16 am
Dude! too cool to be true! thanks a lot. Keep it up, Kramer ROCKS!
September 19th, 2008 @ 7:43 am
hi Andrew Kramra very very thanks for tutorials
i have love you for andrew kramer and cast
Speacial thanks for andrew Kramer
September 19th, 2008 @ 9:06 am
Oh,it's beautiful.but,I AE is 7.0
September 19th, 2008 @ 9:10 am
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 :)
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:39 am
you also shock me...
September 19th, 2008 @ 11:40 am
but this shock give me reasons in job
September 20th, 2008 @ 2:33 am
your posting really nice stuff! thank you i'm learning a lot. ciao
September 21st, 2008 @ 1:36 am
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!
September 21st, 2008 @ 11:38 pm
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.

from Chile
September 27th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm
The new tutorials about meteor are cool and thanks for the 3D Max tutorial too.
October 3rd, 2008 @ 8:12 pm
Just spotted your work in this "Don't Vote" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8y1e-z1JA0&sdig=1
October 7th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm
Nice one,thank you very much!keep on the good work!
November 8th, 2008 @ 11:49 pm
hi.big thanks for you.
now i am very happy.
you are good piopel for god.
than you again.
Italo Cassini
November 24th, 2008 @ 5:09 am
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)
June 22nd, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
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
August 24th, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
emm does anyone know how to take the vc out of it to put in your own name ?
[...] Title Project — Uses Turbulent displacement Dark Energy & Electric Energy — Uses Turbulent displacement Fire Burning Project — Complex Fire [...]
December 14th, 2010 @ 11:37 am
I really like the orb.
May 6th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm
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
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