Another Test

Here’s another test using some recycled graphics In this example the layers rotate around the middle of each piece, instead of the center of the comp as in the previous example. This makes each piece seem self-contained as if rotating in mid-air. The process is definitely the most interesting part of this experiment, I can’t wait to show you.

I’ve also simplified this technique so that setup can be done in only a couple of minutes. That’s exciting!

View Sample Video

Stay tuned for more details.

February 24th, 2009 @ 1:21 am
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:26 am
Wow! Awesome Andrew!
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:34 am
Great man!
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:34 am
Eager to see what you end up with :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:35 am
waiting for a tutorial on it!
thx god!euhhh sorry andrew :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:35 am
Looks interesting :)
Matt Dunwoodie
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:36 am
looks great cant wait to see how its done
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:05 am
Well I think that Andrew defenitely used the Shatter tool for this one. Because it could be done in just a few minutes. OMG!!!!!
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:15 am
waiting for a tutorial )
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:16 am
Cant wait for this one
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:20 am
Wow tha looks fantastic...hope there's goin' to be a tutorial on it.
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:30 am
looks cool:)))
noman khanzada
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:32 am
cool .looking good ..

please make a tutorial on jumper film effect . jump one scene to another scene
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:36 am

cmon dude gives a hint how to do it... tutorial who knows when that will be... could be days,hours even i wanna know the trick NOW :((((((
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:47 am
the best
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:55 am
Wow awesome graphics, I've been experimenting trying to create something like your previous one, but no luck so far. Love your work keep it up. Can't wait for the tutorial.
Mark Bowen
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:59 am
A couple of minutes! Can't wait to see this one, looks very interesting.

Best wishes,

February 24th, 2009 @ 3:00 am
Sweet! Very well done!
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:07 am
If I had to guess, you figured out a way to do a multilayer effect without having to pay for the plugin that RedGiant Software offers. I'm thinking you're taking a single animation and putting it inside different comps and animating those with the shatter effect. If I'm close do I get to have a cookie from the food court?
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:10 am
Wow, I love it, AE superglue, dries in a few minutes
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
Any chance of a youtube upload sorry but I can't play .mov on my g1
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:26 am
Any chance of a youtube upload sorry but I can't play .mov on my g1
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:30 am
aewsome , great vfx.greetings form CHN
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:36 am
Looks expensive!
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:38 am
nice, but not impressive...
i suppose that you made it all in ae
but with help of some 3D softvare you can make it very easy
and render as passes...than import in ae and give a blur and distorzion to every piece and some 3d movement...

it's not a critic, just a comment...
and man the ring it's very nice idea ;)
February 24th, 2009 @ 3:54 am
Zuza, sounds like he is frustrated that he didn't invent the wheel first, maybe you could try your hand at fire instead...ugh, ugh! lol
Looks great Andrew can't wait for the tut. This last one really helped me add more zing to a new logo transition i have been working on.
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:06 am
but i prefer the first
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
Zuza, this is a AE tut site. Although he could use 3D software, and he did in a few tutorials, I think many viewers without that experience would prefer if he kept it all in AE. If he were doing this for a client I imagine he would but this is to give us the insight we seek in AE.
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:14 am
I actually agree with Zuza...well the bit about it not looking interesting BUT i know that Mr Kramer is just too talented and the final outcome is gonna be brilliant...

So like I said earlier...Cant wait!
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:27 am
Cheers Andrew, my confidence in AE to solve problems and work with AE has increased ten-fold since first visting your site a year ago.
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:32 am
looks better this way
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:33 am
Great. Can wait to see the final project!
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:42 am
I think it's a little bit to slow...
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:45 am
Wow,i'm really curious about this "experimental" series :)
David W.
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:47 am
That looked good but I like the other one with all the glowing text and stuff. I can't wait for the tutorial! :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 5:45 am
not bad. elegant.
February 24th, 2009 @ 5:51 am
February 24th, 2009 @ 6:30 am
looks cool!
February 24th, 2009 @ 6:37 am
I can't wait to see this tutorial. I have the perfect comp to use it in.
February 24th, 2009 @ 6:43 am
You are truly the wind beneath my wings(LOL) Thanks
for everything Andrew. Keep em rolling bro.

God Bless
February 24th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
awesome as always
February 24th, 2009 @ 6:56 am
Matt in MO.
February 24th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
Looks like the cover of Unbreakable

can't wait!
Juan Francisco
February 24th, 2009 @ 7:49 am
It looks nice!
February 24th, 2009 @ 8:00 am
Posted by Andrew Kramer
1:11 am on February 24th, 2009

Man!! you cant sleep! =)

btw, looks nice and the comps looks seamless too :D
Adam Sklar
February 24th, 2009 @ 9:01 am
Looks awesome.
February 24th, 2009 @ 9:25 am
Dope to the umph degree.
February 24th, 2009 @ 9:32 am
Andrew get motion blur please :>
Will look much better.

(cc force motion blur or default)
February 24th, 2009 @ 9:56 am
Cant Wait!!!!!!
This is gonna have so many possibilities.....
Thanks Andrew!
February 24th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
by PJ121
""Zuza, sounds like he is frustrated that he didn’t invent the wheel first, maybe you could try your hand at fire instead…ugh, ugh! lol"" not frustrated, far from that,
I just think that sometimes critics are welcome..itc...
And im very grateful A.K. for all tuts that he made...
and not just tuts, ideas too...

and final comment on this is:
i will borrow the sentence from Modisana

it not looking interesting BUT i know that Mr Kramer is just too talented and the final outcome is gonna be brilliant…
February 24th, 2009 @ 10:20 am
Yo! Critics are always welcome! I just think that some people are misunderstanding what this experiment is all about.

This is not a "design" necessarily, this is a technique for you guys to use. When you see it you will know what I mean. With that said, I hope you guys create some cool stuff with it.
February 24th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
Hi Andrew!
You go to OSKAR?
Malik Adeel
February 24th, 2009 @ 10:45 am
i think this is not actractive....
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:08 am
tnx for clearing this up A.K.

best regards
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:12 am
Man, that´s just awesome. Keep on doing!
Martin Zahuta
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:15 am
I know I'm gonna get killed for this comment, but anyway..

The design is very nice and I'm sure the technique you used is very clever, as always. On the other hand, I think we would all appreciate a tutorial or a technique used with real shots. I was absolutely blown away by the whole "Meteor" thing, I've really learnt a lot!

These designs are nice, they just aren't as interesting as "real" effects and compositing. Just my opinion..
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:28 am
No one will give you a hard time here, we have a friendly community. If you are looking for something similar, I might recommend one of our DVDs: The Bullet.

There are a lot of useful techniques like in the Meteor series. Good Luck.
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
yes my comment is under andrew kramers comment
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:41 am
Martin I totally agree I would love to see more composite type realistic tutorials, stuff that incorporates real life with visual FX! The Bullet is the best tutorial ever in After Effects and 3D Studio Max, I've seen yet!
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
This looks nice again
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
hazem, you forgot to make a comment
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:44 am
I like it, but i liked the first one more. :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:46 am
Looking good, can't wait for another EXCITING tutorial! :D

About the whole "doesn't look interesting" thing.
These tutorials aren't meant to be copied or have the design ripped off as most people unfortunately do.
They have a much deeper purpose.

Andrew is trying to show us techniques that will make our workflow much less of a pain in our own projects where the design might not necessarily be the same, but share similar elements.
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:50 am
I guess a much shorter way to put it would be:
"The finished shot is only as important as the work behind it."
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
Cool, again. Yeah, the bullet dvd rocks and on and on... but this type of stuff can give those of us who are working everyday inspiration to put this stuff to good use right away. There are way more opportunities on a day to day basis to use the type of techniques you are working on here than to do the film compositing stuff which, don't get me wrong, gets me fired up every time. Your ratio of types of projects is pretty good.
Keep on truckin' and I'll keep on buyin' your products. Thanks for all the inspiration.
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:58 am
For Sure Peter!
February 24th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
Ok martin.

Just because you dont enjoy the tuts doesnt mean noone else does.andrew's tuts are the best and even if you dont "think" this design can be used in real shots than think again.
February 24th, 2009 @ 12:46 pm
sure master....its the technique which is more important... so tat we can create our own effects rather tan just recreate urs with the help ur tutorials....
anyway tanks for all u give us.... thank u sir,
from a loving student
February 24th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

I saw something like this done either for film or tv (cant remember). I think they used a ripped paper look as the bump map. But the end effect was comparable to what you're doing. I tried it with reverse shattering a bump paper but got frustrated dealing with the shatter force ball.
February 24th, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
NO doubt, AK has the awesome tutorials n experiments on web..
but AK can u plz have a tutorial of AE integrated into FLASH, i am a die hard fan of AE n FL..want to use both ANIMATION SOFTWARES together..
can u help me out in that??
Dustin James
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
Now this one looks nice... I can see this as a great transition...
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:26 pm
Hey andrew kramer, if you say hi back, i will tell most people i know to check out this website..
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:47 pm
It should go without saying that, as a technique, this is brilliant, and I'm extremely interested in what the tutorial will be like (as always ;)). However, I do have to say, as a friendly opinion of course, that the two designs you've shown us so far are somewhat boring. A little camera movement would do wonders, even. Have the view move from a side view of the shards flying past to what you have. Just to jazz it up a bit. :D
February 24th, 2009 @ 1:57 pm
hazem, lol
you are so happy to post under AK's comment. lmao
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
Boring? Not everything has to have energy, sparks and orbs in it :) Maybe a few orbs wouldn't hurt though.
February 24th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
Haha, yeah, maybe two or ten, right?
Like I said, just a freindly critique. It doesn't HAVE to be flashy, but when the shot is purely motion graphics, I say, why not? I just think some camera movement would help highlight the simulated 3D effect.

But yes to the orbs. ALWAYS yes to the orbs. ;)
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:35 pm
I like this one a lot better
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:42 pm
i love this, very neat,
Andrew, do you know a date when your next video will be up?
February 24th, 2009 @ 4:46 pm
Nice! If you mix this with "the ring".. Then you could get a really cool effect. :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 5:15 pm
I don't know, I like this one, but I liked the last one better with its whole "Transformers" vibe going on...
February 24th, 2009 @ 5:56 pm
Just an opinion Mr AK. What if you Post the previous sample and the new one. I think they both cool but have different style and technique as I saw it. :D
February 24th, 2009 @ 7:23 pm
Someone is doing the new Transformers 2 title sequence huh? lol that's my guess
February 24th, 2009 @ 8:22 pm
I've got to say, that the first test impressed me, and in my eyes looks complete! but it also had sound effects and some guy say videocopilot, so its not fair to compare :)
February 24th, 2009 @ 11:28 pm
yo Andrew use timeremap -100 (reverse) looks interesting ^^
February 25th, 2009 @ 12:56 am
andrew kramer are really read and answer this comments! i cant believe it!!
you are mi example to follow as a proffesional and visual effects artist!!!
February 25th, 2009 @ 1:06 am
Andrew has always balanced motion graphics tuts with visual effects tuts. No reason to complain about a service someone's doing for free. You'd pay thousands learning these techniques in a school.
alex coffy
February 25th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
are you kidding me!!! What is being taught here you can't get it at school. I would pay a million to have AK as a professor and all of you guys as classmates. In here it is not just about teaching nor sharing works and techniques Its about something similar to LEGACY (if not)

Aspire to create_Create to inspire

Good job AK
special thanks from PlayEntertainment (Haiti)
Prodat TV
February 25th, 2009 @ 2:01 am
Adrew Hello.
In fact, I think this tutorial can give us a lot, but has no visual impact.

what some do not understand is that it can be only one part of a larger project. whether we should be creative to take what we teach as support to start our own ideas, do not ask that all of us and processed. must be creative.
I as always, we appreciate your topics, help and education and also thank you to share those test.

I invite everyone to take the true philosophy of this blog and make it an open and friendly space where knowledge, creativity and desire to share are the main thing. a space where everyone contributed and no one has a negative view.
February 25th, 2009 @ 2:55 am
good idea..i think the plane look so flat..
mybe some idea can make that plane look 3d...
where u want make this tutorial...???
February 25th, 2009 @ 4:28 am
Looks nice Andrew!
February 25th, 2009 @ 5:49 am
Well done! woot!
February 25th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Hey Andrew, i just wanted to say thanks for everything. i have had to depend on ppl in the past for achieving my vision. now i dont and all i had to do was watch your turtorials. i cant believe its free..anyway cheers from england to you, the missus an kt.
February 25th, 2009 @ 10:40 am
I think there is a fine line dividing Critiq's and those used to being spoonfed.
sometimes that line gets pretty low in opacity :)

i LEARNT my AE from this site and i come back to LEARN everyday.
February 25th, 2009 @ 11:41 am
Looks great. Looking forward too hear more details.
February 25th, 2009 @ 11:56 am
Looks, very interesting, looking foward to see what you end up with..:D
February 25th, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
im saying in spanish:

AGUANTE ANDREW KRAMER!!!!! es el mejor maestro que pude tener, es mi ejemplo a seguir. y la frase "Aspire to create_Create to inspire" es sencillamente perfecta!

alex coffy
February 25th, 2009 @ 1:06 pm
That's what it is about. learn create anticipate, and the good thing is that the imagination is the only limit

February 25th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm
Aspire to Create, Create to Aspire ()S(A0-S(r) VIDEO COPILOT

BYTHEWAY, that messed up part is supposed to be the swirly thing that joins them both :D
February 25th, 2009 @ 11:58 pm
Hopefully achieving the effect below would be similar to the techniques in the upcoming one.....
March 1st, 2009 @ 10:34 am
nice ! acctually i think it would be very cool with a shiny thing, like the one in "the ring" tutorial thats going all around the ring.
March 1st, 2009 @ 7:51 pm
Another awesome technique that I would never have thought of. I have to say that Andrew (and Chad Perkins, for that matter) is the best at reminding us that the best tools in our arsenal are our creativity and our imagination. They can't teach us those things, but they can certainly inspire us to put them to good use, and Andrew has given us scads of tools to work with. It's up to us how we create with them.

Thanks, Andrew. You've inspired a generation of new motionographers...graphickers? Motion graphic people.

Thanks to you and Chad's work I passed my ACE exam for AE, and find ways to use it in my work every day.

Rock on!
March 4th, 2009 @ 11:40 am

sorta similar 2d effect. I heard this was animated by hand though, ouch.
March 9th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm
This looks amazing. I can't wait to see the tutorial.
March 10th, 2009 @ 10:19 am
We can`t wait anymore !!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, Andrew
March 12th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
March 13th, 2009 @ 3:46 am
all craps. Andrew s fantastic, but this video isn t "so great" I dont think this looks really amazing.
Still u rock dude
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