NEW TUTORIAL: Energetic Titles

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In this EXTRA LONG tutorial you’ll learn to animate the camera using the new Sure Target preset as well as create an impressive 3D title design.

The Sure Target preset is available inside the project file and includes versions for English, French & German. If you know how translate expressions and save presets in another language, please send us the file; we’d love to share it with the community.

Tutorial based on sample video seen here:
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Andrew M
6 years ago
Hey andrew im such a noob at your site where can i download this.
6 years ago
very cool but i cant get to see the full tutorial :(:(
7 years ago
WOWWWW...omg wow this is so cool.
7 years ago
Nice!! :D
I really love this tutorial AND the preset!
7 years ago
you know what would be helpful to go along with this... is a 3D Text Preset.... think you can pull it off Andrew?
7 years ago
Most excellent preset Andrew, and enormous thanks for giving it for free. The tutorial is one I've waited for for a long time; your long ones are always the best. Excellent work.
7 years ago
This preset is awesome! I just did a job in about 12 hours that normally would have taken me 3 times as long. It is so easy to use. I can't believe that you give stuff like this away for free. Well, it only compels me to buy more of your products. Good marketing;)
7 years ago
Superb mate, really appreciate your effort and work, its a great and constant help!

Cheers man!
7 years ago
Thank u Andrew for this tutorial and for a lot of tips there. Very usefull. Thanks again.
7 years ago
Great tutorial. This preset will be extremely useful; I can tell already. Thanks, Andrew. Although, I would like to know how some of the additional elements were created that are in your example. Looks like some additional lights were thrown in.
7 years ago
the music goes with the animation
Dustin James
7 years ago
This is great stuff!

Creating simple countdowns will be extremely QUICK & EASY now!
7 years ago
Andrew, I've been struggling with bring 3D text into After Effects.

Could you show me how to bring 3D texts from Cinema 4D.

Many thanks
7 years ago
The Spanish version doesn't work on Cs3?

-What can I do?
-One good reason to update to Cs4...

Thanks for all MasterKramer!
7 years ago
Hiiii Andrew, thanks 4 the GR8 tutorial. Really u hav kickstarted 2009 with a BIG BANG!!!! I really enjoyed the tut but i hav a doubt i.e.


Plz do let all of us know this......

With Love 4M India.
7 years ago
Gianni, My last post missed out too. I just wanted to say thanks for such sharing a clever and useful preset.
Gery Greyhound
7 years ago
I had birthday yesterday, this stuff was the BEST birthday surprise I ever got in the last 27 years of my life :) I finished the tutorial, it's amazing!

Greetings from Hungary
7 years ago
Andrew! thank you very much for the great tutorial, i started using Adobe after effects from scratch and your website/tutorials really helped me a lot. thank you! the Philippines loves Andrew!!!
Tom Strong
7 years ago
Why do people keep asking about the music? Who cares!? Dance tracks are a dime a dozen.
7 years ago
you are simply the best...
and man... you are so freaking funny!!!

thanks so much....

from the ass of the world Chile in southamerica...

7 years ago

Very, very, very good tutorial. It's one of the best I ever seen.

And same question like Smith, where did you get the music ? Did you compose the music ?

Very great job, thank you very much.
7 years ago
Amazing! Tons on gems in this tutorial.

This is the best tutorial yet. IMHO.

Great job Andrew.
7 years ago
Where did you get the music from?
7 years ago
muy bueb efecto andrew, cada vez mejores
7 years ago
Simply packed with amazing insights. (sounds like a promo here)

Superb tutorial and many thanks for it!
7 years ago
I don't understand why my post are not publishied??

Anyway thanks Andrew for your hard work.

7 years ago
Thank you for this very helpful tutorial. For me one of the best you made. And of course, i know all :-)
7 years ago
Bravo Andrew,

This is real stuff.

Bravo once more..

Can i use Zaxwerx pro animator for 3d text also in this AE presets

Regards from Serbia
7 years ago
Aaahhhyeah ... he he ...
Thanx 4 the Preset and thanx for the Tut ...
Great Job - ever thought about a career in comedy ?
He he he ... you rock!

After watching your Tutorials a i often feel like "Damn, how can i give this dude something back for all the knowledge he gave me ..."

Well ... i guess buyin your DVDs and tellin people
to check out your site is a good start, innit ?
7 years ago
Thx Andrew for another awesome preset!

This show helps to speed up alot of things!
btw, I just came back from watching the movie "my bloody Valentine 3-D" and I spot "the bullet" technique is used in one of the scenes.
Its great to know that the VC community is growing big and representing world-wide =]
Zohein Sharma
7 years ago

I had no idea this was free... Honestly, I would pay money for it Andrew!
7 years ago
This tool is definitely a great investment with the 3rd payment being free.

In the sample video, what music is playing? Is that something from one of the Sound DVD's you have?
Tom Daigon
7 years ago
Will Sure Target work in AE 7.0? This preset reminds me of the behaviors in Motion. Very cool indeed.
Jorge Bolivar
7 years ago
OK Andrew thanks for answer so quick dude! but I won't post it because I don't need this for some work to do or something, heck, I don't even work in the area, it was a little experiment for you as the creator of the two preset and if you considered it worth to investigate, but I'm cool now, the answer is: they can not work together right now, until the code of falloff is changed to work with the null instead of the camera. Cool man!

The positive thing is that I was right in my thinking about what was the problem :D , and that is so much for somebody that is not a serious Fx dude like you :D. Cheers pal, see you next time and thanks again for answer. Bye.
7 years ago
Well the expression needs to be modified to consider the Null instead of the camera. Try posting in the expressions forum. It's not a yes or no question :)
Jorge Bolivar
7 years ago
Ok now I will post here my question, because I see that Andrew has answered here some post of other people. From yesterday I put in the tutorial page of suretarget a question (and a little experiment) to Andrew but I think he didn't saw that. Ok here it is directly as I posted in the Tutorial page:

by Jorge Bolivar 23 hours ago

Hey Andrew I'm wondering: we can match this suretarget targeting system with the falloff preset together? how we can do that? it will be great because layers will falloff automatically when the camera moves between each target asigned with the sureTarget. I will experiment, maybe post the result in the forum, but what better than ask to the master itself?? Thanks for sharing your knowledge to the world in such a positive form.


by Jorge Bolivar 21 hours ago

Ok I'm trying the experiment now, and the falloff respond but not completely well, or at least no for me LOL... It make fall off the layers but they don't interact dinamically with the null object who have SureTarget applied, my humble opinion is because they share the same camera in the code and After Effects can't guess what to do exactly because he is reading both commands but separately not as a one interacting group, I don't know if I make my point, sorry english is not my natural lenguage.

Today: I'm done, I can't make this work together. If I put one to work correctly when I mix the other, the composition is screwed up. I triple checked every time, and every time I get the same result.
Bader Ahmed
7 years ago
Hi everyone,

Amazing, Most longest Tutorial,

I liked Creating the Elements for the promo eg; Blocks, Animated line using the wiggle Expression, changing the color over time using Adjustment layer.

Sam Loya Arrested , Ha that is Bad News.

Anyway thanks for the Great Gift !
7 years ago
absolutely wonderful
7 years ago
OMG! The best one yet!
7 years ago
Hi Andrew !
Thank you for your prest and especially for your french version ! French like me like that ^^
Does the music is compose with Pro Score ? She's amzing !
And +1 for DriverX who want to know wich microphone are you using :p

Sorry if i ask questions with a bad english, i don't realize.
I do my best.

7 years ago
Till now I always worked with 3d camera paths to make this kind of moves but it wasn't practical. You made my life much easier!! Thanks mate
7 years ago
One of the most useful tutorials on After effects on the whole world wide web. Thanks Andrew.
7 years ago
Thank you man that's fantastic stuff :D

Wich mikrophone u use?
7 years ago
WOW!! this is... I just have no words.... THANKS!!!!!!!
losers films
7 years ago
oh my god what a preset!
your work is amazing, everything

7 years ago
YOU ARE ROCK THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andrew one question when you are creating a promo do you first create the music score or just create the animation and you add the music score at the end????? GOD BLESS YOU
7 years ago
best tutorial yet
7 years ago
Thank you so much for this!
You know... if I had waited just a couple of months longer before creating SureTarget could have saved me quite some time animating! xD :P
7 years ago
You should get a nobelprize for this
7 years ago
Outstanding tutorial. There's probably more jammed into this tutorial than any five off of another site. I learned a LOT from this one, thanks.
7 years ago
*** Sure Target in Dutch ***
I opened up the SureTarget file in a WordPad to translate it in Dutch for you but if I replace all the English for the Dutch I'm not sure if it's gonna still work but because of the program language but because there are just a few words to replace I'm giving them to you.

Layer = Laag / Amount = Hoeveelheid / Speed = Snelheid / Slider = Schuif / Value = Waarde / Position = Positie / Group = Groep / Sure Target = Zeker Doel

Thank you Andrew = Dank je Andrew
7 years ago
dear andrew,

i found this


hope that helps
7 years ago
7 years ago
I was waiting for that : ) Thanks mate.
7 years ago
Dhannt he has an excellent start of the additions to the Lafter effect but no additions cool ^^
7 years ago
Ooooooooo Just wait till I get back home from the shop ..................................Cheers Andrew COOL!!!
7 years ago
andrew you should check jean claude van damme new movie
"jcvd" its not an action movie but it is a good movie he is playing him self you wont be Disappointment
7 years ago
Thank you Andrew for this tutorial and for your all tutorials.Your work here means a lot for us,the newbies.
For an user called,"AndrewisGOD":I think you are a bad joke,if you are so good,show us!
All the best from Romania,Andrew!
Carlos Santana Vega
7 years ago
My version is Cs4 ¡¡¡

Ps: Good tutorial.
Andre Prior
7 years ago
Awesome and million thanks for the german version!!!!!!
7 years ago
you r the reason adobe stocks are going up.your ppl need to have a serious meeting with adobe a the biggest boss that i've seen thus far.
7 years ago
Thank you very much ;)
Effects Guru
7 years ago
Andrew, this is the one I've been looking for my whole AE life! The best tutorial by far..(for me)
7 years ago
Hey Andrew, it's Bobby. Seriously, I want my shirt back. I'm not kidding.
7 years ago
looks great! I like the longer tuts, I feel like I learn a bit more
7 years ago
oh finally its online now! haha - thank u Andrew! awesome going - keep roking like this.

7 years ago
Thank you so much for this tutorial, you started 2009 off's almost 4 am here right now, how time flies when you're having fun, and learning to be creative at the same time. That donation option people are talking about ain't such a bad idea.You might want to consider it.
Thanks for everything.
7 years ago
Gereat Mr.Kramer
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You are the best! Put out another DVD so we can make this all worth it for you!
7 years ago
7 years ago
Your Jokes are bad Andrew but i still laugh :D
7 years ago
Euhmm.. This is one of your best tutorials and by far the most useful preset i've come across these last years. Your way of giving stuff for free is truely awesome. Thank you for all that work. It's appreciated all around the world!
7 years ago
Thank you so much andrew!
7 years ago
Thanks Carlos, I'll recompile. What version of AE are you using?
7 years ago
when will there be a RIOT GEAR part 2?!?!
7 years ago
its very important you giving away all this kowledge..thanx for ur support....
Carlos Santana Vega
7 years ago
Here is the Preset traslated into Spanish. :D

7 years ago
I thought u used the shatter trick to do the 3d txt effect, but this works too lol. Nice tutorial, excellent preset (by far my favourite free one) keep up the good work :)
Carlos Santana Vega
7 years ago
I have the preset translated into Spanish. Where do I send it?

7 years ago
This is awesome! Camera control has always been tricky in AE and I think this is going to help a lot. Thanks!
John Dangerous
7 years ago
Prob the only thing for free that's this good.
7 years ago

Wow , great tutorial man, blew me away, I'm so bad at animating the cam. This helps big time.

Clone #3327
7 years ago
very good and long tut.
You love the word energy, dont you? Energy, Energy Wipe, Energetic Titles...
7 years ago
probably one of the best/longest tutorials u have ever recorded. thank you!
7 years ago
Amazing Tutorial!
7 years ago
You are the man. I'd have your babies!!! ( I actually wouldn't)

Thanks so much for everything you do for us. It's appreciated more than you'll ever know.
7 years ago
thanks Andrew...:)
7 years ago
Great tutorial. i/ve learned a lot.
7 years ago
Huge !
Keep on ur just our hero !!
7 years ago
You're right...
It's abouty freakin' time!
jk :)
As everyone else says, thanks for all your hard work and another great FREE tutorial and preset!
BTW, I just saw the video so far, but if that music is from Pro Scores, I will probably buy it.
7 years ago
was about to go to bed, i stayed up to watch this tutorial!
thank you robocop andrew!
7 years ago
Amazing tutorial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a very big fan of you!!!!!!!
7 years ago
7 years ago
Since this preset works on any 3D layer, I'm sure that combining this with the 3D-Falloff can create even more amazing effects.
Fat Elvis
7 years ago
You just sorted out a big problem I was having, thank you Mr Kramer Sir.
7 years ago
thanks andrew and your team for your brilliant work :)
7 years ago
Mamma mia!! ;)
Awesome, amazing!! Thanks another time Andrew!!
7 years ago
I've been here since the start. This tutorial pulled a lot of things together for me and I really appreciate it. It's just a matter of persistence to learn AE. I've stuck with Premiere for everything, but I'm finally venturing into AE with a little confidence. Mainly, thank of Andrew...and Sam.

This last tutorial was a blast! But please not another Steven Seagal movie!

Thanks so much for this preset! Very nice work!
Myykk :)
7 years ago
That took some time to watch! This video contains, as always, some nice jokes... Just brilliant !
7 years ago
oooh. I was looking for something to help me procrastinate.

7 years ago
Great stuff as always! Thanks so much, I'll be watching it tonight!
7 years ago
Wait?!? SURETarget was free? Amazing! I really cant wait to jump into this.
S Gilbert
7 years ago
Awesome!!! Thank You Andrew
7 years ago
Super nice!
7 years ago
Oh man, I was so hoping you'd release this before this weekend. I've been procrastinating on a project all week hoping I'd be able to use SureTarget. Thanks man!
7 years ago
Ah =) First, Second, Fourth.. umm.. =) Truely awesome tutorial Andrew, now I finally know how to simply move the camera.
7 years ago
Yay a new tutorial at last!
thanks and I hope there's more to come soon!
7 years ago
Wow, that's a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Nicely done.
7 years ago
OMG it's awesome!!!!!
7 years ago
After 3 years of learning this stuff your still my hero. Big thanks, this tool will get tons of use.
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew Kramer!

Now my AE camera moves will kick ass!
7 years ago
7 years ago
Can not wait anymore for this release :D
7 years ago
eugene opperman
7 years ago
as always... an awesome tutorial!
You're like butter on my breakfast toast!
7 years ago
Looking forward to it, the camera moves are amazing.
tome alves
7 years ago
Thank you...! a lot for all your good work.
7 years ago
I Like That :)
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