Mystery Comp

I don’t know what this is but it took a long time to make and rendering was really slow. What could it be? Some crazy test? A new production company logo? Perhaps a new tutorial idea? I’ll post a video when it is done. I’ll tell you it was created in After Effects and every piece is an individual AE layer.

AND, the background has a gradient!!!

February 17th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
andrew u roooock !!
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:43 am

It looks kinda like glass shattering over the videocopilot logo ^^
Malik Adeel
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:44 am
great men
i loveeeeee it............
Malik Adeel
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:44 am
u r work is awuuuuuuuuusum..........
Jakub Foglar
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:50 am
Still awesome
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:51 am
yeah man awsome a fkn GRADIANT!! ;D

Keep going, im excited what you build this time.
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:51 am
another great kramer's idea !!!

you're the best!!!

best regards from france !
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:53 am
Looks... interesting, whatever it is. Looking
forward to the vid.
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:57 am
It does look interesting...I have to admit I'm actually curious to see what this is and how it was made!

Knowing you this probably kicks tons and tons of ass...

Thank you kind sir!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:07 am
Background gradients? I can't decide whether you're a madman, or an innovator.
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
It looks like a section from one of your dvd trailers, looks awesome though! Your tutorials are so inspiring!! Keep up the great work!!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
Great guy!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
You tease us with your computer fingers Mr Kramer........
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
looks like some kind of shattered wall falling into 1 piece again.
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:11 am
wow cool, really looking great;)
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
For a second I thought it was that super cool Fringe-style text intro deal.

Either way it looks cool!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:15 am
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:17 am
Woooo... hold on! A gradient!? Nice, always wanted to learn how to make gradients! You guys are so fortunate! ;)
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:31 am
dang....cant wait at all....
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:31 am
Are you shining a light through some kind of alpha stencil??
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
VCP goes mystery
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:47 am
dadada-dammmm xD

looks great!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:52 am Sherlock Holmes!
February 17th, 2009 @ 5:54 am
Woot, creepy
David W.
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:09 am
Oooooh, looks spooky! I can't wait to see what it is.
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:15 am
OH BOY!!! GRADIENT!!! (it's so fun to say!)
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:16 am
A Videocopilot Transformer?
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:17 am
The top one looks like your projecting the Video Copilot text onto the "shatterd glass" somehow...
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:19 am
And I'm a walrus! Coo coo ca choo!
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:23 am
Zoinks Scoobs!
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:26 am
It's shiny, so I want it!
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:37 am
I wish,this is new tutorial :D
Fernando Araya
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:46 am
You get evertyhign in VC... MYSTERY, ROMANCE, THRILLER.... Hope to see horror soon :D
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:57 am
you never seem to amaze me...wait that came out wrong. You're the High Priest of the Church of the Wickedly Cool...okay i should stop now.
Thanks a million for all u do. checks in the mail.
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:06 am
These are the test files for the fringe, that you have been working on, right ?
Dave B
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
I think you should say "Hey wassup guys ANDREW KRAMER here with another MYSTERIOUSSSSLY WICKED tutorial" as the introduction for this vid. I dunno why I asked that, but it would be cool to know your listening lol. Or reading.
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:14 am
every piece is a layer......?
Jack Daniel Jenkins
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:18 am
nope.. don't believe you. not listening. la la la la!!!
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:27 am
Ugh, I understand the pain you must've gone through working with so many 3D layers.
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:28 am
I like how the text is on the broken pieces. It would be cool if it all comes together and forms the VC logo. Yeah come you can do it...
Brock Smith
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:29 am
It's a transformers trailer styled mutation...
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:37 am
Maybe too much detail on projection layer(over 20000)??
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:39 am
It's so cool to be able to break stuff in AE constantly without having to notify insurance agencies or cleaning up the mess afterwards.
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
February 17th, 2009 @ 7:50 am
Can you say Projection map layer?!?!?!
Hee hee
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:18 am
Whatever it looks exciting!
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:20 am
its a glass, shot bij a sniper...
but the sniper used VIDEO COPILOT in stead of a red dot.
Wich is interesting, beacause you wanna know why the glass got shot...

I think some jealous man, is trying to steal the secret recept for a good tutorial!

To much fantasie?
However, its great!
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:31 am
Its IS a mystery!

Like the glass from a brocken window 30 stories up and there is dead guy lieing there! :)
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:34 am
I am already drooling. I love the way the text just falls on each shattered fragment as if it is projected by a projector. I can't wait to see how this is done. Very cool FX.
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:34 am
Gosh I love the spelling on these blog / tutorial posts.
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:39 am
"That's interesting......................That's very interesting"
-jack sparrow
February 17th, 2009 @ 9:32 am
I don't know what it looks like, but i know one thing... it's amazing!!!
Mark Bowen
February 17th, 2009 @ 9:51 am
Looks nice and interesting. Seems as though you are shining the VCP logo onto the pieces though.

Can't wait to see what you are up to on this one :-)

Best wishes,

February 17th, 2009 @ 10:12 am
looks absolutly awesome and 3Ds MAXish :)
February 17th, 2009 @ 10:47 am
looks like a segment of the intro to the FRINGE tv show
February 17th, 2009 @ 10:55 am
it's a TRANSFORMERS animation
February 17th, 2009 @ 11:16 am
Projected light "gobo" with VC logo?
Reverse wall shatter?

Looks very interesting...I look forward to the tutorial.
February 17th, 2009 @ 11:50 am
oh no.. if its going to take along time to render on your comp its going to be weeks for me!haha
February 17th, 2009 @ 11:59 am
Glass shattering?

Extremely cool
PierceFX(one day)
February 17th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
i agree with luke, my computer is no where near your computer's power, i try to follow along, but it takes 5 seconds to open the effects menu... much less render the shatter with repetitions at 200, it's slow at a 1/4 of the resolution, it looks like shatter... but i see a few things that shatter can't do... especially the individual layers,

awesome gradient by the way... is that one of the riot gear textures? with glass added? i can't wait, i haven't got a chance to try the HUD yet, and i can't get sure target to work with auto-rotate, so i hope this is a little less annoying :D

did you really work on the fringe intro... your name should be everywhere, i mean, holy carp... you're awesome
February 17th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
February 17th, 2009 @ 4:37 pm
A gradient background?! What will he think of next!!?
February 17th, 2009 @ 6:50 pm
Background gradients are just like "What's up! I'm Andrew Kramer..." line.
They're a must!
February 17th, 2009 @ 8:01 pm
I hope this is what I think it is. [crosses fingers]
February 17th, 2009 @ 11:23 pm
a gradient?!?!

Prodat TV
February 18th, 2009 @ 12:20 am
When do you sleep?
In my country we have two hours more than in yours. but it is too much... Do you have nightmares? I'm just kidding.

Maybe if you can put under the water with an effect of light through the water, with a fractal noise technique and a Particular reaction of bubbles. with slow camera movements similar to those of a submarine that is finding something on the seabed.
February 18th, 2009 @ 12:30 am
February 18th, 2009 @ 5:54 am
Kramer you area crazy dog!
alex coffy
February 18th, 2009 @ 6:26 pm
krazy se rans, this man is just impossible.
February 18th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
Looks like a piece of slate or something like that, but what's really interesting is that it looks like the text is being projected as a light onto the breaking surface ( whatever it is ). I'm certainly no guru in AE so this is certainly something that's maybe easy to do and I just don't know it, but I have to say - it's not something I've seen before.

David H
February 18th, 2009 @ 10:33 pm
if it is a projection, i suppose you could just do a mask where the text is transparent, and it casts shadows and all the other layers accept shadows, and you put the light source on the other side of a solid gen media less the text that is being subtracted from the gen media.

Just a thought I guess on how it could be accomplished if what i was guessing was correct
February 18th, 2009 @ 10:44 pm
what kind of gradient? radial or linear - either way, i wanna learn! Haha. Can't Wait!
February 19th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm
reflections into pieces of faik glases, well this look like title design for a film trailer.
February 22nd, 2009 @ 11:35 pm
very coooooooool fx
February 25th, 2009 @ 6:17 pm
its killer project ...... your the perfect awesome guy AK ...thx
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