NEW TUTORIAL: 3D Falloff

In this new Tutorial, we’ll learn a powerful method of simulating distant falloff for 3D layers with the help of a handy new preset. This preset is free and can be downloaded with the project file.

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POSTED:
6 years ago
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47 Comments

6 years ago
Hi Andrew,
in the French Translation of the Falloff preset, there is a small bug on accents in "caméra" and "foncée" that is shown in the expression line. It appears as "camÉra" and "foncÉe. So you need to change it in the expression line and then it works well. I stuggled a bit with that but that's ok.

Is there a way to save the changes of the expression?

I struggle a bit with the settings of the fades but I have to practice more.
Anyway, your site is the best to learn AE. Keep it up as it is just amazing.
Cheers
kiki
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
Andrew did you forgot the after effects project file?Not the preset but the finished project is missing.
Yenaphe
6 years ago
Another great tutorial here Andrew.

Do you think this could also work with effects ?
Lox
6 years ago
Fantastic work as always, Andrew.

Thank you
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, great tutorial...I do have a question, though. When you did that thing with Elvis, what was your method of zooming in on his sideburn...did you animate the camera's movement or the other layers...I'm trying to do this effect with some text and am having some trouble...
6 years ago
Very impressive preset, thanks.
6 years ago
Thanks a lot :D loved the Elvis joke!
6 years ago
It works with all versions of AE.
6 years ago
Will this preset work in CS3? I have all of the FANTASTIC Videocopilot presets aliased from CS3 to CS4 and for tidiness sake wish to keep this killer one in the CS3 folder.
6 years ago
Thank's for tutorial! Can you tell me, what better use for faster final render: Hue&Saturation or Tint fx, if I want desaturate some stuff?
Mark Lee
6 years ago
Great tutorial Andrew. Helped me think about my own project more clearly.

You're verging on genius. not that i'm a sycophant or anything.

Nice preset.

Merry Christmas.
6 years ago
Great tutorial. : )
yip
6 years ago
haha verry nice tutorial! you can use this preset for the other tutorial with the text, dont know what its called :(.
i didnt know that about Elvis! nice found!
filip
6 years ago
yes mister you're making my day again.

Praise be onto you
McManus
6 years ago
Great Preset Mister!!
elfindetodo
6 years ago
awesome awesome awesome how ever!! thanks
Andrei
6 years ago
Great info as always, Andrew!

Could you point out what are the disadvantages of using DOF instead of the preset. Is it slower? Or lesser control? Doesn't look cool?
Thanks
ömer tatlisoz
6 years ago
thanks Andrew :)
GUITORIUS
6 years ago
BEAUTIFUL!
ITV Teacher
6 years ago
ok! two orbs?????????? is this a hint for the radial wave effect? And hear I thought you were going to kick back and enjoy the Holidays with the family for a bit! Thanks for the preset and can't wait to play with it. Also can't wait to figure out that radial bit in the promo.
Some Guy
6 years ago
Two Orbs... LOL
Thanks Andrew, it's a great and useful preset!
Phil
6 years ago
I love you andrew. Rawr
Cityboy Studios
6 years ago
I almost choked on my water when I read the comment by Lawrence. He said "You Sir are a gentlemen and a scallop" That was either a typo or just very funny.
Dawg69
6 years ago
Very Nice Thanks
win
6 years ago
Andrew plees give elvis project!:)))
6 years ago
Awesome tutorial Andrew!
Suvir
6 years ago
KEWL tut....
Suvir
6 years ago
am able to see concentric lines if i apply a gradient after i render it out...
Suvir
6 years ago
hey andrew.. does rendering out in quicktime lead to loss of quality as compared to the raw footage..
cause i see some pixelation. sometimes..
6 years ago
awsome tutorial good work ANDREW !!!!! ou yeea
dex
6 years ago
finally.....
thanks, dude :)
6 years ago
Well Bust My Buttons!!
Thanks once again.

-David
john
6 years ago
love the elvis bit
Joe
6 years ago
Looks great. Can't wait to apply this!
Infaas
6 years ago
cool
lawrence
6 years ago
You sir are a gentleman and a scallop!
6 years ago
Great, thanks Andrew.
6 years ago
Looks great Andrew....
Well done
6 years ago
Love the new preset!

Thanks, AK.
6 years ago
just wondering, will this great preset be available for other langauges in the future?
Shadow
6 years ago
THIS TUTORIAL IS AMAZING. THANKS MR.KRAMER. YOU ARE MY HERO
Rabbit
6 years ago
Very Very USEFULL !

And Elvis... now we know :D
Thorsten Miess
6 years ago
btw: why not CS4?
Thorsten Miess
6 years ago
yiehaaa! thanks!
6 years ago
awesome.
Cool!
6 years ago
Thanks!
6 years ago
Tutorial looks awesome!! Thanks AK!
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