In this new tutorial we will use the energy we created for some a fluid motion graphics design.

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November 7th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm
man thats awesome!!!
November 7th, 2008 @ 1:51 pm
Cake, ha ha loving it.
November 7th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm
woohoo yet another awesome tutorial. Video-copilot is without a doubt the greatest AE resource on the web. Keep up the great work!
November 7th, 2008 @ 1:53 pm
Nice tutorial!
November 7th, 2008 @ 1:55 pm
thanks andrew, great!
G Man
November 7th, 2008 @ 1:59 pm
very nice...
we must take time to acknowledge that the great
Andrew Kramer has taken his birthday...
and turned it into ours with this cake code...

thank you very much Mr. Kramer...
do we have an idea of when the T-Shirts will be available? I'm going to buy every one...
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:04 pm
Yeah that is great!
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
lol cake is good! Andrew is the nicest person ever!
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
the left border of this energy-effect is too hard. i guess it's the end of the layer. the effect hast to be extended or faded out.
Jorrit Schulte
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:11 pm
2 orbs!
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:11 pm
I'd like to use this code, but there are no new Products in your Store ;-)
ömer tatlisoz
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:16 pm
nice tutorial...thanks Andrew... :)
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:27 pm
Not bad :D
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:33 pm
thanks, really simple and good as always.
November 7th, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

Thanks for the new tut. I wish I could use the code to buy something but I already own all your stuff. Got anything new on the horizon?
November 7th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm
The cake is a lie!... haha
November 7th, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
Andrew you usually don't put out amateur tutorials like this, you been ok? If you're busy just tell us and we can wait a week or two if it's epic like the usual tutorial.
November 7th, 2008 @ 3:36 pm
Scott,it's a follow up tutorial to the SOUL REMOVAL but I think ILM is hiring if you are ready to move on. They do pretty good stuff :)
November 7th, 2008 @ 3:48 pm
andrew, that tutorial was really cool.
November 7th, 2008 @ 4:25 pm
Wish we had a new product to use the coupon code on....:) Thanks for the tutorial!
November 7th, 2008 @ 4:30 pm
HA! I thought I could get away with poopy face. Guess not. Tis a bit risqué.
November 7th, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
We have to draw the line somewhere :)
November 7th, 2008 @ 4:32 pm
I understand....Thanks for the tutorial!!
November 7th, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
Hey sweet thanks AK :D
November 7th, 2008 @ 5:12 pm
I wasn't poking you with a stick i was poking you with a metal pike pshhh...
November 7th, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
haha just kidding :D
November 7th, 2008 @ 5:53 pm
25% off! This must be the rum-cake talking from you!
I think I will purchase all products.....AGAIN! And perhaps I'll buy a few as christmas gifts for my friends!
November 7th, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
@Scott...haha...Kramer owned you man. Not trying to be malicious but factual...amateur...haha let me see a site with an abundance of amazing FREE tutorials and amazing products by one of the best after effects artists on the planet (opinion & fact) and then I'll bow down. You rock Kramer as ALWAYS.
November 7th, 2008 @ 7:57 pm
Many hanks for the new tutorial.
Keep moving.......
November 7th, 2008 @ 11:11 pm
Two orbs, very amusing!
November 7th, 2008 @ 11:40 pm
thnx andrew, its awesome!!!!!!!!!
November 8th, 2008 @ 12:27 am
Andrew, you're our light.
Happy birthday.
And don't worry if someone thinks that this latest tut is amateur. Every tut is gold for us. From smaller to the biggest.
Thank you so much.
November 8th, 2008 @ 12:42 am
Any new products coming soon?
November 8th, 2008 @ 1:11 am
Hey Andrew! Whilst I would love to buy more of your products, the exchange rate at the moment from US to Australian dollars is frightful! It's going to cost me way more than the original price even WITH the voucher :( Perhaps in the future things will be more promising?

In the meantime, thanks for all the great online tutorials! You're doing a great job! :)
November 8th, 2008 @ 3:48 am
Maybe two orbs...

hehe, to much cake for you?

Nice fast tutorial to use particles :-D
Which you a have a nice weekend.
November 8th, 2008 @ 12:10 pm
Hey Andrew
Did you wanna create with the orbs, something like this.
November 8th, 2008 @ 12:19 pm
The Tutorial is Great!! Could have looked better with Autum Scattered Leafs!!! :-)
November 9th, 2008 @ 2:28 am
Mr Andrew, if you have some time free could you put the project file of the last meteor tutorial online?

thank you
November 9th, 2008 @ 7:17 am
Sweet, now I can buy AME!!!!! Thx and keep 'em coming!
November 9th, 2008 @ 10:54 am
Autumn Leaves?
Here you go...
November 9th, 2008 @ 12:13 pm
I really want the Evolution and Designer FX Bundle. but at this very moment I dont have enough money.. Im soo sad, because its such a great offer.

Anywho, you rock !
November 9th, 2008 @ 5:56 pm
excellent as always, although I'm dying to know about this new music-related product... TELL ME! TELL ME! TELL ME- sorry. I was giddy from all the cake.
November 9th, 2008 @ 9:16 pm
Thanks for the coupon. I bought some products with it and it was well worth the money!
Joe Pistone
November 10th, 2008 @ 4:57 am
November 10th, 2008 @ 5:53 am
Hey Andrew,

thanks for the great new tutorial! It's awesome.
I don't know if you read our requests here but I'll just ask...
How do you composite 3D footage with real time footage when the 3D footage is animated?
Like the crater... But then with a moving model that walks on the floor!

I hope you can help me out...

November 10th, 2008 @ 5:53 am
The cake is a lie!
The cake is a lie!
(from portal game)
November 10th, 2008 @ 8:53 am
hey Matthieu, it is almost exactly the same technique as the crater, it doesn't make any difference whether the model is moving or not.
November 10th, 2008 @ 2:29 pm
Mr Kramer thank you for another great tut.
plz if you have some free time could you post the project file for the 3d crater part 3 tutorial?
thank you
November 10th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm
Haha yes the cake is a lie :) Portal is a great game.
The Real Smithy
November 10th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm
Hey andrew sorry to ask, but what happened to the t-shirt competition results?
November 11th, 2008 @ 12:37 am
I so hope my bank transfers money to my paypal account as soon as possible so I can buy some of your products ;< ... damn why is it taking so long ;[
November 11th, 2008 @ 8:59 am
When you gona meke a new reel of your work?
November 11th, 2008 @ 10:44 am
I like when Andrew releases a new motion graphics tutorial, and I see it exactly as he did it, two weeks later in a promo for the local 11 o'clock news.
This one will toally get aped by WSYX.
November 11th, 2008 @ 5:33 pm
Andrew you are the man. where would we be without you.
cake is also a good band. Keep up the good work
November 12th, 2008 @ 12:15 am
what a smart way to create different things with the same effect.
November 12th, 2008 @ 9:29 am
Hate to be rude, but I don't think that looks good at all.
November 12th, 2008 @ 10:33 am
Can't wait to get my new DVD! Thanks for the Cake! This site has single-handedly gotten me obsessed with a program I would have previously been scared away from due to the learning curve - much appreciation!
November 12th, 2008 @ 2:21 pm
I know this might sound like a silly question, but will you be making any holiday tutorials?
November 12th, 2008 @ 4:15 pm
I think this tutorial looks fantastic and I really want to try it out combined with a kind of 'bloom transition' on this video I'm doing at the moment. Like many I've been a huge fan of this site for a long time and am always impressed by the quality of new content, this place runs on good vibes and I truly hope that the more impatient posts recently are a result of increased traffic to the new site. Thanks as always for the output.

November 12th, 2008 @ 7:48 pm
Love it
November 12th, 2008 @ 8:44 pm
This is pretty impressive andrew and team. has a traffic rank of: 10,549
only 10549 sites away from yahoo.
November 13th, 2008 @ 1:02 am
hey andrew
i was just wondering... do you do all your 3d text in a 3d app? or do you have a plugin for 3d text within AE?
November 14th, 2008 @ 3:07 am

whats about the new DVD? Didnt you tell November? :-) Any news?
November 14th, 2008 @ 12:46 pm
Please, watch boston legal ep8 temp5. they did "the bullet" with a muffin xD .
your hand is there too! i love that!
November 15th, 2008 @ 4:15 am
great tutorials andrew! but why cant the video move further after a few seconds of playing? what must be the system requirements to view it completely?
November 15th, 2008 @ 11:41 am
Hey Andrew, plz update us with some news abt ur NEW Product & also may be with a new TUT toooooo.

November 16th, 2008 @ 7:42 am
Andrew, you are quite frankly, "The Man". Congratulations.
November 16th, 2008 @ 7:54 am
"PS, I’m still jamming on this other big project and I’ll be back full speed soon."

Patient people :P
November 16th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm
From Argentina Andrew... will you marry me?
haha you are amazing!
November 17th, 2008 @ 12:23 am
DUDE! These are very helpful free tutorials, especially in the middle of you working on a paying project. BONUS! How in the heck do you figure out stuff like placing a vector blur above a fast blue to create this type of effect???
November 17th, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

November 18th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm
TShirt contest. Hmmmmmmmm. I'll second that. I thought I have missed the announcement. But it sure looks like it never was announced. ;-( Why its delayed. I remember VC saying you would like to make a best of it so it takes some time . . . which was like 3 months ago or so . . . ??

Also, when the KINETIC tutr. will be posted?

Its great to see you are busy man. Good for you.
But please, do not forget about us.

Lewis n
December 1st, 2008 @ 2:38 am
u are the best andrew but im having a bit of trouble understanding after effects
December 1st, 2008 @ 10:27 am
Hahaha, cake, what a laugh. Thanks for another great tutorial Andrew; I have used this as a follow up for the great soul tutorial, which was great. P.S, I love the cake, all i'd like is a bit of cake, cake, cake - soz, got a bit hyper with all of this talk of cake, (oh sweet mamma, i love the cake!!!) :) ;)
December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:32 am
I am waiting for your new tute in after effect. Your new tute is nice and effective for new commer. thanks for this.
Felipe Fidelix
December 7th, 2008 @ 2:41 am
Maybe 2 orbs...
awesome... hahhaa
January 3rd, 2009 @ 6:08 pm
can somone plz post the link that shows where the mortal kombat energy tutorial is. He reffered to it at the start as ebing a previous tutorial but i cant find it
February 13th, 2009 @ 12:11 am
Gotta say...just getting into after fx and i am learning a great deal from your well as your wit! You are a great asset to students such as myself. Much appreciated.
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