NEW TUTORIAL: Fracture Design

In this tutorial we will learn a fast method for fracturing a layer into multiple parts and distribute in 3D space. This 50 minute tutorial is also packed with all sorts of tips, tricks and a few stories too. I’ll admit, I actually had a pretty good time making it :)

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As seen in these posts:
Another Test
Experimental Video

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6 years ago
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100 Comments

Andrew H
5 years ago
This is a very good tutorial, Andrew. [my name is also, Andrew]
A few months ago, I saw this commercial for a news station that actually used this same tutorial haha. Same textures and everything.
[In case anyone was wondering, it was KCRA 3 in the bay area of california]
    Cameron
    4 years ago
    HAHAHA! i saw that same commercial!!! i was thinking the same thing. i paused it and compared it to the tut and it was exactly the same.
jerry
6 years ago
hi! this´s huge but i have a problem ,when i try to apply auto-trace dont appear to me the others masks plaese help me!

many regars
Dayill
6 years ago
Oops... sorry wrong post
Dayill
6 years ago
Do you plan to offer this as a bundle with proscores (for additional savings)?
Patrik Ohgren
6 years ago
Another great tutorial!
I love when you say
”Hey!, What’s up, Andrew Kramer here for videocopilot dot net”
Mathew
6 years ago
How did you make that background??
Jason White
6 years ago
I just wanted to say that I LOVE when you tell stories.


Thanks for a completely fantastic learning tool. I come here all the time.

YOU DA MAN!
Raffy
6 years ago
Hi,
nice tutorial! Thanks Andrew. Greetings from Belarus!
Muhammad Waseem Ata Attari
6 years ago
Hi,
good work,i will be try to make this and INSHA'ALLAH i will make.
Toby Rocke
6 years ago
Hey Andrew, what's with the deja vu at about 14 mins? Ha ha
vcpjunkie
6 years ago
wicked Tutorial...VCP totally rules man...
da wurm
6 years ago
Awesome
Suvir
6 years ago
Right to to watch the tutorial...
I used the idea for an event with little improvisation..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMPYkAf30IM
Vic
6 years ago
Can't wait for the new products to come out! Loved the tutorial and the whole look of it!
6 years ago
A great application of this would be turning your video into a jigsaw puzzle.

I saw this ad on CBC where the video clips were coming together as puzzle pieces and was trying to think of ways to accomplish the shot in aftereffects. There's also another one where people pull 3d text out of the air, and I've been trying to figure out how it's motion tracked.

Of course I can't remember what the ads are for because I'm to focused on trying to figure out how they are created to pay attention the content. But that's what happens when you enter this industry, you will never look at things the same again, like learning how a magic trick is done.
N A w T Y
6 years ago
Hey, I've got a question: based on what should I put my composition's frame rate? Andrew always puts 24 frames per second and I wanted to know what he bases that on. Thanks...
effixe
6 years ago
another good one, thx very much Andrew, i really appreciate your tutorials.
for this last tuto, check this, you gonna like it i think ^^
http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sf-papercraft/Deforme/terminator/terminator.html

thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge .
mason
6 years ago
A familiar voice is back:"hey,what's up Andrew Kramer here for videocopilot" I hope to use multiple languages to say something like this, that'll be very funny.
You think so?
Chiseled Abs
6 years ago
sweet tutorial one thing though - could you maybe use things that come with after effects like particles world instead of trapcode because i want to make these effects without spending 200 bucks
Crush
6 years ago
Very informative. Saves alot of the work from what I did.
Crush
6 years ago
And what is crazy is I used shatter for mine and AK didnt. WOW!!!
Crush
6 years ago
How did I know after I had done the shatter like this (ala burger) that AK would do the tutorial. Good job AK, maybe it wont use as much resources on my computer if I do it you way
henryk
6 years ago
C'est super cool!!!!
Felicitation....
THX A.K
6 years ago
Look at all those sparks, the monsters really must be angry!

It was a pretty long tutorial, unfortunately you didn't brake the 50 minute barrier. :D
At first I thought you were talking about your wife to pass the time and go over 50, but it was cut off. lol
Carlton Collins
6 years ago
Love the 50min of high-larious learning. Man, wifey and I had to play back some of the stories. I was wishing you reminded those who say your wasting their time that they are listening to a "FREE" tutorial. (The irony of idiocy) Like the one that didn't want you to use photoshop. lmao Get at them dogg!!!
6 years ago
AK awesome again. By the way I was a bit bummed that you didn't finish your story. I honestly don't mind the humor in the tutorials.

Also I did a double take 2 times with the repeating factors in this tutorial. "easy ease"
Dustin James
6 years ago
at first I couldn't see the potential of this effect when you posted it a while back... but after you fully developed the technique... all I can say is WOW..

Thanks andrew... this is an extremely universal and useful technique!!
Alex Frost
6 years ago
Oh! Year!!!! Thank U!!!
Nottach
6 years ago
Best tutorial ever. Both in content and entertainment. Great jokes and tips. Thanks Andrew
Bader Ahmed
6 years ago
Amazing

I like your Sense of Humor !

I guess if your doctor understood the meaning of tutorials.

50 Minutes really full with experimentations like Script editing, building customizable Expression.

My Question is :

1- how could make Fracture synchronized with Audio for example when you add sound fx, i need the fractured segments dance or affected by sound- is this makes sense.

just follow this example( especially the text):>>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfFyu4eukU8

Thanks !
6 years ago
How does someone just COME UP with these stuff! haha I mean do u just sit there on your throne and think of crazy things to create?
These are freakin amazing, probs to Andrew and Video Copilot once again!!
Sandy
6 years ago
Just one word for this tutorial, "GREAT"

thank u Andrew
Rick Morris
6 years ago
50 minutes tutorial!! I believe is a new record isn´t it?
6 years ago
Very nice. Loved it!
6 years ago
Nice!

------------------------------------------------------aferin evlat çalışmalarını takip ediyorum güzel işler başarıyorsun.

dip not:deden
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Bryan Benitez
6 years ago
Great Tips!!! Another home run Andrew!!
Lenin
6 years ago
Thank you Andrew..! Awesome.. greetings from Ecuador...
6 years ago
Please stop! Lol
Everytime you come out with a fantastic tutorial and I start working on ads for my products, then you come out with something better and I start all over again!

Great work andrew
FRINGE
6 years ago
i was surprised, when i saw the Fringe release date and the promo in Hungary. Fringe starts today afternoon. I really like the Fringe’s promo… A tutorial in the future like the fringe promo, i think will be usefull for this powerfull community… keep sooo….and Put in…you know to getting mad us
6 years ago
what capture program are you using ?
Aviv
6 years ago
Thanks!
well.. actually I needed to create such FX ones
but I just used the shutter effect and reversed it,
It was much more limited than this teq but it still came out pretty good!!
6 years ago
i believe you are not a normal person ( a litle bit sick )look what this great tutorials doing to you,
but anyway nobody is perfect :)

by the way, your wife must talk to you writing some expressions. because English language you don't understand . write expressions like
( Andrew Kramer = null object )they mean no body want to see you just do your job and be Invisible and the way out take a trash with you.
Matt
6 years ago
Shout out from China:
I'm up here for a school trip, I've been following your blog everyday, even if I know there isn't a new post. Can't wait for Action Essentials 2 and to view this tutorial; it doesn't load on these computers :(
Love your work Andrew,
Matt.
Wagiman
6 years ago
WOW you're the best Andreeeeew..............................!!!!!!!!! ANdrew Kramer Pancen Oyeeeeeeeeee
Soni
6 years ago
Same here, really needed a great tut thx a lot ;)
Modisana
6 years ago
You know I was actually getting mad that we havent seen a tutorial from you in a while, I was like " What the heck is this guy up to not making tutorials" and then you announced that you were busy with action essentials and I was super exited about it and I was like "okay acceptable excuse".

Dont get me wrong I was still mad at you! This morning when I opened the blog section I saw a NEW tutorlial and I was like YEEEES! but when I tried viewing it kept leading me to a page where the ring is still at the top and I got really mad but finally I was able to view the tutorial and its one of the best you've done...wait...all of your tutorilas kick ass!

The point is I loved the tutorial so much I bought it flowers and Im picking it up later tonight for an awesome date!
asif_rocx
6 years ago
special camera tips for after effect please make a tutorial all will buy that tutorial please . all people say yes to this comment
6 years ago
Finally A Tutorial !
Awesome
asif_rocx
6 years ago
leave 100 years andrew brother
6 years ago
As usual… Awesome!!!
Paul
6 years ago
Andrew, at what age did you start getting into motion graphics? Curious!
Shavkat
6 years ago
Mr.Kramer 50 minutes Tutorial pretty good. I love working long time with you and with Affter effects. Thanks a lot for the tutorial
richard
6 years ago
great tut dude
jaw
6 years ago
almost 50 almost!!!!!!!!!
Doug
6 years ago
I love your crazy stories, you should tell more!
Infact, I think you should set up a podcast, of you and sam just talking about anything. haha (seriously)
6 years ago
This tutorial is absolutly great!, the longest one but far far the best!. I wish to thank all videocopilot´s crew for bringing to us such tools for our work!
Greetings from Argentina and thanks again.
6 years ago
The script that you include in the project files is going to be VERY helpful in the future. That's Andrew!! You continue to be the man.
ned flanders
6 years ago
hah ok i just finished watching it. it was long, but your stories kept me in it. the time flew by. awesome job. nice ending. i wont spoil it for the others.
6 years ago
hey guys ,i downloaded the ussaf fonts and when i put it in windows font and open cs3 and select the font it will shut down my cs3 why.
Goulgag
6 years ago
You try to make these Tutorials high quality.
GastónL
6 years ago
50 minutes of my life Andrew.. 50 miinuutessss!!!!!! what´s your problem?? Are you kidding me?
No, i´m kidding.. that was a lot of learning time! Thanks!XD
Prodattv
6 years ago
Loks so great VC
David W.
6 years ago
Cool, cool, cool, and cool! Thanks for another awesome tutorial.
6 years ago
That was a very good tut...i also noticed that you have a new plugin called Quick Matte installed...hope it is coming soon...By the way, very nice cover for Action Essentials.
6 years ago
Awesome! I love when theres a new tutorial here, my favourite tutorial site...
-David
3CardMonte
6 years ago
When you're copying expressions from one layer to another "Copy expression only" works wonders
Leith
6 years ago
nice one, Thanx you.
AndrewisGOD
6 years ago
Thanx Dude i will watch now!!!
Brad
6 years ago
Well done and thanks very much! :)
6 years ago
YES...surprise tutorial....Thanks
S Gilbert
6 years ago
Andrew,

I hope you were kidding about people who are ungrateful enough to complain about your jokes or additional comments should go screw. I think you know that humor is what makes your tutorials unique and entertaining. I have watched many tutorials from other sites that have made me want to go to sleep after watching 5 minutes. I just watched almost 50 minutes of training, and I think of it as a TV show without the advertisements. Remember the theme at your New York visit about a year ago was um, FREE!!! anyone who doesn't appreciate that go somewhere else... Well, just kidding about that last part don't go somewhere else just stop complaining!!!
Jorrit Schulte
6 years ago
Great tutorial, but you said the easy ease thing 2 times at 13:55 :P
i think you forgot to cut that
6 years ago
wow that was a long tutorial... nearly a feature film . without a commercial break. thnx :)
6 years ago
yes yes yes yes.....
Raysor
6 years ago
How do people post a few minutes after the tutorial is up? They do a 50 minute tutorial in like 5 minutes.
ned flanders
6 years ago
50 minutes. wow. good work
Charley
6 years ago
Can't wait to watch it!
newsett
6 years ago
Great job! And the finish of your tutorial... just reminded me of Sopranos :-)
6 years ago
Nice.......did I ever tell you about the time when I thought that you were really good at creating visual fx??
Taleph
6 years ago
Awesome, I didn't expected another Tutorial right
now. I'll check it right away.

thx Andrew. :)
6 years ago
andrew !
very nice work!

greets from dortmund/germany ;)
Adam Sklar
6 years ago
Looks awesome!
6 years ago
I love it, 50 minutes of gold... Should I go that far or does it seam like I'm kissing up. Naw couldn't be, you're awesome man.
S Gilbert
6 years ago
I went to the Doctor because I wasn't feeling well, and the doctor grabbed my um...and asked me to cough really hard. It was really awkward, because she was really hot... and um... yea, Just thought I'd share.
6 years ago
AWESOME BRO!!! I think.... wait a sec......... You are the man and then some. Someone give this man a raise. awesome work once again andrew.

Thanks & God Bless
Nic
6 years ago
:)
Vick1138
6 years ago
Darn, I had to look that up lol
Vick1138
6 years ago
non contiguous?
Adam Kerow
6 years ago
Another Banger Tutorial Andrew Thank You Very Much! From Leeds United Kingdom!
Vick1138
6 years ago
Oh yess, score
dashzed
6 years ago
sweet, cant wait for action essentials too.
Freddy (norway)
6 years ago
Cool :D
V3
6 years ago
Wow. Awesome. Cya in 50 minutes xD
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew

COOL

^(*
Didel
6 years ago
BASSI3, I can only agree with you! Good work!
Gregger
6 years ago
Sweet!
pvsciteach
6 years ago
As usual... You are the BEST Andrew. Can't wait to work through the tut.
Looking forward to Action Essentials too two! or is it 2 to, or two too...
What ever, I'm pumped!
BASSI3
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew for another great tut!
Juan Francisco
6 years ago
Nice one!

greetings from Peru :D
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