Presets Updated

It was a long day but I rebuilt the SureTarget preset with the help of our developer Patrick and the code is now simple and elegant. More importantly however, it allowed me to add some cool new features.

The Sure Target preset now has a built in Auto-Rotation feature that captures the rotation of the targets and adjusts the Null accordingly, just as it moves from one to the other. This should save a lot of time animating the rotation for each target. We also included a build in Ease checkbox for automatically making smooth movement between targets.

The 3D Falloff Preset has also been updated to work with the Sure Target tool.

Finally, I converted ALL of the presets on Video Copilot to work with the English, Spanish, Italian, German, & French versions of After Effects! It wasn’t easy but I did it.

A demo tutorial will be out later to show you all of this in detail. Please discuss bugs and problems on the forum so we can fix em. For those who want to test out before then, the auto-rotate is based on the rotation of the 3D layers not the orientation. Be sure to change the rotation manually and not with the rotation tool.

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103 Comments

1 year ago
I'd rather have Lin Dans WC-final T-shirt!!!
Jon
6 years ago
were do u get the presets-adrew kramer-vfx-lightsaber v2 at
Brih! from Argentina
6 years ago
i've a question... (escuse me, my english is really bad lol)
are u god?? =)
only, i want get you especial thanks for do all of this tutorials, and your dedication on people.. for me, you are god...
thank you very much..
greetings from Argentina for you!! and the Creative Cow Man that i dont know how is his name lol!
brih! (really my name is bruno xD, like bruno diaz yes... ¬¬) xD
bye bye!!
LifeType
6 years ago
i wont be buying these free presets either if ben doenst approve
6 years ago
I thought it was funny Ben :)
6 years ago
Hello Andrew,

Everytime I check out the site it's like a gift from GOD. Keep up the great work. We sell candles, but on a personal level we use your products everyday at NBC Studios! Check out our site sometime.
baggy_pants
6 years ago
I apologize profusely, timing my comedic is not good so.

I meant I will be buying the free presets. Clearly. Because they're worth it. OK?

LOL

etc

whatever

Cheers from Oz
baggy_pants
6 years ago
To tony

I have indeed heard of sarcasm, it amuses me immensely. Hence my comment.

And I'll be buying the presets, no matter what anyone says.
Ben
6 years ago
Sorry my joke wasn't funny. Great stuff Andrew! I've paid plenty of good money on plug-ins that were not as useful as what you give away.
AB
6 years ago
Lots and Lots of thanks
6 years ago
Adob videocopilot CS4

Thanks ^^
6 years ago
your the man andrew.
keep up all the good work!
Fez
6 years ago
Amazing!!!!!I'm italian and the the new presets (in italian language) is helpful for me!
Deepak p.
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,you are a great.I learned much of trick & tips from your tutorials.Thanks a lot.
mchurgin
6 years ago
@Vince: you understood my cryptic explanation and solved my problem. Thanks...
6 years ago
Awesome work. There is a project that I've been working on, and Sure Target will work great. Thanks for putting this together for everyone.
Vince
6 years ago
@mchurgin: to fix it you need to animate the layers anchor point. select the layer, hit the letter A on the keyboard, turn on the stopwatch, animate the z plane towards and behind the camera, then set another key frame for where you want it to end and viola! Hope this helped.
mchurgin
6 years ago
I am trying to get the opening animation to fly in from off camera large scale to 100% but I cant get it. Everything else just moves by but the layer I want to see move does not. I came up with a work around. duplicate layer and animate it seperately add have the align and turn one on and off.... it works but ther emust be a better way. Could you inlcude this in your tutorial?
6 years ago
The download will be back online later today. We're fixing a couple of things. As mentioned above, the auto-rotate should work, just make sure the layer is 3D first before adding sure target.
6 years ago
Hey
Great preset but when I'm using 9 or more targets it bugs out. The targets get greyish and multiple instances of them appear.
MSDesign87
6 years ago
Yo!
Thanks Andrew K. You really know how to help out!
....and thanks Patrick for giving him a hand.w00t!
Kael
6 years ago
People be getting trolled up in this thread! Hahaha, well I found it funny, Ben. Might want to keep that stuff on 4Chan, though.

Back on topic, I can't thank you enough for SureTarget, Andrew. Once again, you've arrived just in time to save my sleeping hours by providing a tool so I won't be up at the dead of night. You rock, sir, and I'll continue to buy your free tutorials. ;)
6 years ago
of course Ben is a joke.. did you even read his posts?

"I'll never buy any free presets again"


lol
pvsciteach
6 years ago
To Tony,

I sure hope so!
6 years ago
to: Pixelpusher

I was having the same problem. You need to make the null object a 3d layer BEFORE you add the SureTarget plugin. Use the rotation instead of the orientation parameters. Hope this helps.

Thank you Andrew and team for your continued hard work.
6 years ago
I mean the hole team
6 years ago
Wow i love you men...
Andy
6 years ago
I can't get the autorotate to work either. I've trying adjusting the layer in BOTH orientation and rotation, but it doesn't follow. Is this a bug or am I doing it wrong? Anyone else have this issue?
tony
6 years ago
To pvsciteach,

baggy_pants thinks its indeed humor or irony. Do you?
6 years ago
It was a joke...
pvsciteach
6 years ago
Oh wait... I am!
pvsciteach
6 years ago
This whole Ben thing is a mystery... He's GOT to be a joke... no one is that ignorant... are they?
tony
6 years ago
To baggy_pants:

You obviously never heard of sarcasm.
Ben
6 years ago
No joke Andre, I have my own VFX company with my own YouTube channel where you can see my awesome skills. Check out "Warped Demon Face" and "Suicide"...totally original...I rock at VFX! Text me or hit me up on Facebook if you want me to help with your movie. And no, I won't back down, I won't buy another one of Andrew's free presets till he realizes how much I need automatic rotoscoping.
Prasanjit
6 years ago
Thumbs up 4 YOU........Mr.ANDREW
Lots of Thanx......

With Luv 4m India.
Peter C
6 years ago
Great Andrew. Let me know if you want a Swedish translation as well ;)
Jimmy
6 years ago
Funny story...I had a major computer melt down and lost most of the info on my computer. I have everything backed up so it wasn't too bad. But I was really bummed because I was going to re-download all of the presets. THEN, today they are all offered in one bundle.

So needless to say...thank you Andrew...this makes life easier.
Tatenda Jinya
6 years ago
LEGEND! thanks as always Andrew
6 years ago
WOW! Thank You so much Andrew; you help level out the playing field, you will not go unnoticed with how much you help out this community of developers/designers!
6 years ago
You are making love with us Andrew! ..in a motion graphical fashion kinda way c'',)

Cheers from denmark
6 years ago
Thanks
tommie12P(Thorsten Miess)
6 years ago
Nice, all presets in one package

cant say anything more just:
awesome, amazing, brilliant, cute, definitly great, enhancing work, ... continue till z
6 years ago
Thank you SO much !!
6 years ago
once again: awesome
kris
6 years ago
OMG! Thank you so much! All the things you do for us, what we are going to do without you and your staff. I am so glad we have a great mentor and a great vendor. Thank you again!
6 years ago
I love this preset! When might we be able to see the HUD tutorial up? I have been holding my breath for this for awhile now.. (I've turned 7 shades of blue already) :D I know you've been crazy busy.. I was just wondering..

Thanks!
Jan
6 years ago
@tobias:

That link jsut made my day. Ive been using FuseKit for the past year or two, and when I recently started to learn using AE I foound myelf missing all the PennerEasing I had with Fusekit. this will help make animations much more dynamic. :)
Pixelpusher
6 years ago
Not quite sure about using the auto rotation feature. When I rotate the layers in 3D, auto rotation doesn't seem to compensate based on the layers rotation. ???
Craig
6 years ago
Thanks a lot :)

@Ben looks like someone needs some attention.
6 years ago
Kudos for all hard work and help you are providing to the AE community.
NEB
superpwnagemujnky
6 years ago
Ahh man your my bra mang....
mchurgin
6 years ago
Just played around with the new Auto Rotate feature. This makes even more complicated 3d space camera moves appear to make it like I know how to do this stuff. Looking forward to your tutorial to see what I'm missing.
Norway
6 years ago
Great!

Thanks Andrew!!!!
Naruto
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew. Great job ! and ...i want to say so much but i m from Greece and my English is horrible... :P not horrible ...but ...ok i m gonna stop here . cya to the next tutorial.
Pixelpusher
6 years ago
Got them all and now I'm about to put Sure Target to the test on a news open. Thanks for everything. Now you just need to develop your own VC Particle system and the rest should be history. I'm with a few of the others... a few text presets would be really cool too. Like energetic titles, but in preset form.
6 years ago
just amazing
you're a miracle worker!
dgroenier
6 years ago
Your willingness to share your considerable FX knowledge with us hacks is nothing short of saintly. I just started using AE this year and thanks to you I already look like a seasoned motion graphics professional in the eyes of my clueless superiors. Maybe I'll be able to impress them enough to stay employed through this whole recession thingy. Lord knows the world doesn't need any more telemarketers. You da man!
6 years ago
Beautiful!

Thanks, Andrew.
Joe
6 years ago
Most Excellent. Thanks Andrew!
6 years ago
Wow, thanks Andrew. Pretty soon you will have presets for just uploading an image or text, and your presets do all the rest.....no work for us at all....;)......but that would be no fun. I like tweaking....in After Effects, not in real life...;)
BAssalisk
6 years ago
Chuck Norris WONT GIVE U FREE PRESETS BUT Andy will :D:D:D:D:D:D::D:D:D:D:

Andrew ur some kid of genius :P
jorberg
6 years ago
Thanks AK!! I'm going to use this heavily! Any news on RG2?
:)
6 years ago
man, cant believe it! Spanish preset...this is so awesome, i have been waiting for so long...Thank you!
Andre Prior
6 years ago
Is this BEN a joke? wtf
Andre Prior
6 years ago
Kudos for the multi language support! I know many many people will enjoy it. Thanks!
Ethan
6 years ago
<3 Thanks AK <3
<3<3 Thanks AK <3<3
<3<3<3 Thanks AK <3<3<3
Massimo
6 years ago
Mamma mia! It's an honor receive such attention, all Italians guys thank you for your massive traslations of presets.

Massimo
6 years ago
Thanks!
Matt Taylor
6 years ago
Thanks... amazing.
illd
6 years ago
Hey Kramer and the rest of the pack. Next time you want to translate expressions you can use a handy script called "translateExpressions" by nabscripts. Its the second last on this side: http://www.nabscripts.com/downloads_en.html

Check out the whole side, there are a lot of great scripts for free!
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
Thank you Andrew i cant believe what you are doing for us.THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!
Vince
6 years ago
A toast to Andrew Kramer, the one true Renegade of the Adobe Nation! May you never stump your toe in your quest to change the face of After Effects. Cheers!
baggy_pants
6 years ago
To tony,

We can all safely assume you've never heard of irony or indeed humour...

Aside from that, fantastic work Andrew as always, it is truly amazing the amount you share with the AE, FX & composite community.

And why not Finnish?
zgnoud
6 years ago
Look Andrew, i know its been said countless times before but seriously... you and your crew are gods. Thanks for everything
Will
6 years ago
You rock Andrew, you and the VC team are totally awesome. We can't say that enough.
6 years ago
Hi,
I cant get te Autorotate to work..:(
pvsciteach
6 years ago
Above and beyond man! Can't thank you enough!
Sandy
6 years ago
Your hardwork make our jobs easier than ever before. What can I say more Andrew! You are helping a lot.
Thank you - Sandy
Iggy
6 years ago
You are a god.
Paulo Renato
6 years ago
It was missing. RSRS
Now, if possible, we have also Brazilians.
It would be interesting to launch in Portuguese language. RSRS :P
Andrew, thanks for the lessons.
Some Guy
6 years ago
Andrew, you are amazing! Thank you and the VC team!
6 years ago
Andrew, instead of working iam watching your tutorials...
thanks very much. This is really interesting
6 years ago
Above and beyond! Thanks Andrew!
tony
6 years ago
To Ben: Yes really you shouldnt buy FREE presets. LOL
6 years ago
AK you simply amaze me! Thank you for everything you do!
6 years ago
...yeah but they come in Spanish too.
Ben
6 years ago
I was really expecting updated versions of all your presets. I want the lightsaber preset to automatically track my authentic sword replica, Day For Night should add in a moon and streetlights, and the 3D reflections neeed to be true 3D (I'm working on a school project where I need my reflection to come to life and arm wrestle me with a spinning camera move). I'm pretty disappointed and will probably never buy your free presets again.
Jason
6 years ago
This preset is fantastic, You make me look good!
equenox
6 years ago
this is incredible! thank you so much!!
Nikolaus
6 years ago
WOW :-) Thank you so much. Man, no wife, no life? ;-) Just work and work?

I love the way you always put our fingers to your products. But hm, i got them all. And now waiting for a new DVD :-) Maybe a premade pro DVD for creating fast cool texteffects and nice promos.
6 years ago
Wow Andrew
Awesome stuff, really like that you can download all presets, but especially like the new SureTarget features. and we get it all for free. Life is so fair. :)
40mm
6 years ago
Good work fella
Vladimir
6 years ago
Andrew- ты лучший !!!
Alvaro
6 years ago
Wonderfull!!!!... All presets in 1 file!!!

Thanks!!!!
6 years ago
Nice one fella
6 years ago
Translated in all theses languages, that's perfect.
Thanks a lot.
Barry Barrera
6 years ago
WOW i was so happy with the first version then now a NEW one? cant wait to do a test. btw thanx Andrew for making After Effects so easy to understand for us. God Bless!
Justin
6 years ago
Great, thanks Andrew!
Peter Wong
6 years ago
AK is like Mother Theresa of After Effects
Alex
6 years ago
again great work! thanks for making it easy!
6 years ago
Merci !!Excellent :-)
Tobias
6 years ago
Hey Andrew.
Just wanted to drop a link that I found today. I've been sitting with keyframes and easing for days now with no luck. So I started so look for some help. I found this great expression-set(?) that gives you a panel where you can choose how you want to ease your object. I needed a spring-effect and this was perfect. If you worked in flash and used a tweening engine with ease like "elastic, bounce, easeInOut" and so on, you'll love this.

Check it out at http://ianhaigh.com/easeandwizz/#introduction

Also, thank you for all the great tutorials and resources you have here.

Bless
6 years ago
Thanks, Andrew! You da man!
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