NEW TUTORIAL: The Ring

In this new tutorial we will build a chrome ring in After Effects with an elaborate particle wipe. You’ll learn a new expression and build an anamorphic lens flare. The tutorial uses Trapcode Particular but I also show you how to set it up with CC particle world as well. And, I promise no references to The Ring!

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6 years ago
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55 Comments

Glauber
5 years ago
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6 years ago
Hey Andrew!

With this tutorial I created an animation for a duo DJ website. You can take a look at my animation on: http://www.house-engineers.com

I am curious what you think of it :D

Grtz
nocturness
6 years ago
what a great tutorial again.huraaaaaaaaa

just one question..

how can i play the trapcode particles on the custom shape? any idea ?
6 years ago
I'm currently watching Men In Black II on TBS, and during the last commercial break there was an advertisement for a show on TNT. Now normally the TNT logo is just a circle with TNT in the center. Well at the end of this commercial the TNT logo appeared, just like your logo here. I think your being watched, and by big companies.
6 years ago
wow.. it's look similary as my energy ring in my funny fighting video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss-7G_fVBNU :)))
lee
6 years ago
It's great!
Taylor
6 years ago
Andrew, I think I love you more than my mom.
Joel
6 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsYgYeSB6Yk&feature=channel_page

The ring i made by following your tutorial.
Tried to make it a bit different so it wouldn't be the same but this effect has a infinite number of possibilities.

Thank you again
melissa
6 years ago
Great tutorial, I was wordering if you can show us betters ways to understand expresions THE CODE.
GmAn
6 years ago
how can you make the particles follow a non circular orbit? like if you make a path with the null in z space, how can you orient the particles to follow that same path you created?

thanks for the tutorial....
6 years ago
Loved the WARNING ;).
Dan
6 years ago
When will the mobile version be ready?
Keep it up
Thanks
redinou
6 years ago
i dont know if its illegal.. as i said im from belgium but live in china now... and i was suprised to see your last tutorial already available with chinese subtitle in an AE community in china...
Paul
6 years ago
how do you come up with those masking techniques? the heart you postet some days ago was also very incredible. how do you figure out which specular to use where?
anyway, great tutorial! thanks a lot!
6 years ago
Great tutorial! This effect will make my round logo looks sexy again :)

I am sure you are working on a new DVD. I bought all you dvd's. When the new dvd will arrive I will be the first one that's gonna buy that! :D

Greetings from Amsterdam
nhongskee
6 years ago
simply awesome! hope you can make more tutorial for matchmoving. thanks andrew dude!


greeting from UAE!

tang ina ang galing!
Andre Prior
6 years ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 years ago
Im diggin it dude... but why stop at 2 rings?

You really freakin nailed the Troika design... good job man...
6 years ago
great (สุดยอด)...
6 years ago
Thank you a lot
Shavkat
6 years ago
Mr.Kramer I'm your BigFan. Thank you for your new tutorial. Good job kepp making tutorials. Tanks once again
Joseph
6 years ago
wow...you are amazing ..thanks for give us..a little of your talent..
Toby
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew!!! U are the master!!! :-)
pvsciteach
6 years ago
Thanks so much Andrew! Very cool stuff! Do you think you could put together a sock puppet tutorial for us? The button eyes keep falling off of mine :(
noddy
6 years ago
great disclaimer at the beginning K-man! Great tute too!
richard
6 years ago
really really greAT and awesome tut. Glad i'm a member (literally not) of this community.
6 years ago
YOU ARE THE LORD OF THE RING, MAN!!!!

THanx!
6 years ago
nice one :)

btw: maybe fix the links to the product pages in this blogpost, they don't work ;)
Garrison
6 years ago
Awesome!! Thanks Andrew!!! You know, your tutorials are the only ones that I can stand watching. You take it at just the right speed and I love your humor!

Keep em coming! (the products and tuts)
Clayton Light
6 years ago
Very clever. I love the way you made the ring.
Jan
6 years ago
Wow, has been many updates in a short time on this site. I love it! Keep it up Andrew :)
Parkie
6 years ago
22:37 UK time - was planning on getting some sleep as I have a full day's shooting tomorrow at 6am... guess I'm gonna be up all night with my head in a new AE Project now!

Who needs sleep when you have a new VideoCopilot tutorial... the ultimate "Time Vampire"! :-)
Birger
6 years ago
Just watched the tutorial and it is fantastic. I'm learning so much trough your tuts. Fantastic work!
Eddie
6 years ago
Awesome! Not the seemingly typical midnight release caught me by surprise. Can't wait to leave work and watch the tutorial.
6 years ago
ohhh yes finally, we were waiting for long time man!!

thx andrew! U R the best ;)
ned flanders
6 years ago
great tutorial. i tried making it a couple days before you posted the tutorial and my ring looked like garbage, but the particles and lens flare turned out great! i used ur great 3d orbit preset
Daryl BootS
6 years ago
Massively great tutorial Mr kramer
highdefw
6 years ago
Very cool thx for sharing :)
6 years ago
Awesome stuff Andrew! But 3 rings would have been better. :P
6 years ago
Oh yeah :)
Finally :)
Adam Sklar
6 years ago
Amazing! Cant wait to watch it! ;)
Matt in MO.
6 years ago
Awesome... I am already excited by the opening graphic of advanced content.... its like opening a treasure chest haha.
6 years ago
There are some very good ideas in there that can be used for numerous other projects. Thank you and again, good work.
BMW
6 years ago
Awesome work Kramer!
6 years ago
lol, just watched it. What a nice tip at the end!
Great tut, very challenging and the final look is awesome
6 years ago
thx andrew..great tut
6 years ago
Amazing, amazing, amazing.
I look forward to seeing you in NY next month. So I can thank you in person for amazing work.
Rabbit
6 years ago
GREAAT :D
Scott
6 years ago
Excited to watch, but it's not working on my iPhone right now :( I get directed to the regular tutorials site.
Taleph
6 years ago
YAY, its there!
Thanks for your work, im gonna check it out right away.^^
6 years ago
Awesome! Thanks, looks stunning.
S Gilbert
6 years ago
P.S. I play with sock puppets all the time... There!!! I finally came out of the sock puppet closet!!!
6 years ago
Awesome. <3
6 years ago
I've been waiting for this! Thanks Andrew!
S Gilbert
6 years ago
Awesome I cant wait to Use this
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