Epic Title

Here’s another use for the Disintegration Tutorial techniques in a motion graphics example. I used a little bit of shine or a Radial Blur to create a lighting effect as it burns or blows away. You can even play around with the colors to create a magical burn away as well. This tutorial has a cool method for creating light beams if you’re interested.

Keep experimenting and have fun!

Watch Video Sample

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The font is called Avalon Quest!

UPDATE: Green screen footage uploaded for Disintegration Tutorial project.

142 RESPONSES TO "EPIC TITLE"
Connor
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:48 am
Lookin really nice! :D

Ive already came up with a couple of interesting uses of the tutorial too so i'll post them on the forum it a bit

Keep up the good work :D
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:51 am
You the man!
This is sic
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:52 am
Nice! You are the coolest person ever and so is this site! Thanks so much!
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
Cool andrew!

I like the small details showing up in the fire, like the grain.

What font were you using?
Phil
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:53 am
thanks for sharing..

shine is very overused.. thats not you niveau..
Anthony
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:54 am
Awesome. Once again I am amazed!!
Ante
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:54 am
Looks nice...Same thing as new tutorial...and trapcode shine.
matt
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:56 am
seriously well done on being hired for the new star trek and fringe intro! Im really exited on seing the film just so i can say "andrew kramer did that kick-ass intro" lol
Ante
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:01 am
what is font name???
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:15 am
Looks like this is Diablo-Like Font :)
Fredrik
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:19 am
Awsome! But whats the name of that font?
Daniel kp
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:26 am
hehe a little harry potter theme? :P

I like it.. :) Keep up the good work.. :)
Mohammad Ramahi
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:36 am
Woooooow it's very nice ..

You're the best
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:43 am
Very nice! Those of you looking for the font: I can't recall the name, but I'm sure you can find it or something similar at Dafont.com.
I really dig the dust particles floating in the light idea.
Angel
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:49 am
Hey Andrew,i have question...Can you create ''Sci-Fi Effects Pack'' You know,all types of effects seen in many Sci-Fi movies and tv shows
David W.
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:50 am
Very, very cool!
Travis
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
Andrew,
awsome work, love watching your tuts, really inspires me to push the boundaries of of AE. And congrats on the Start Trek project, looking forward to seeing the film, and your credits. Can u give us a little spoiler on what the credits look like??
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
That's incredible, I love that combined effect
Rabbit
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:56 am
It's look real :D
Lawrence
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:04 pm
That's great, there's so many applications for this last tute my head hurts. if anyone's reading I think the font is something similar to 'franklin gothic' or something gothic.

This and 'The Ring' tutorials are a couple of personal favorites as they both show a deeply practical way to repurpose information in a truly professional workflow.

I thank you for that

Lawrence
FredrikDaMan
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:07 pm
I believe that the font is called Cenobyte.

Anyways; this looked awsome.. Like all other of your work, Thanks!
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
Nope, my bad it's not Cenobyte ;)
Kai
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:09 pm
incredible!
What font was that?
I figure if enough people ask, you will eventually answer...

:D
illd
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
cool one, it reminds me on something i cant remember...
James price
April 27th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
Very nice.
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
I just love the way you gave away a recepy for a 300$ shine effect
kr2
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
im digging it
OveA
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:28 pm
Nice!! Looking forward to an exiting new tutorial :)
Alex Frost
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
Mmm... This font is from Diablo =)
You ROCK!
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:36 pm
wooww.. so cool.. Diablo rulez...
Marco (Brazil)
April 27th, 2009 @ 12:44 pm
Nice Andrew! Very good, as aways! When is the new product coming man? Everybody is waiting!
ftragg
April 27th, 2009 @ 1:26 pm
That's amazing. I'm actually trying to figure out how I can use this effect for a custom boot screen on my computer. Thanks so much, for this and every other tutorial you've made.
April 27th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
cool font.
April 27th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm
Im going to call it now and say Andrew's next announcement is that he working on the ending credits for Angles and Demons.
matim
April 27th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm
Woah, amazing concept, I'm really into it.
The disintegration effect has really huge potential ;D

Great work ... as always


/matim
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:02 pm
Nice one! Diablo-Style-like.
Point Blank
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm
Looks nice, where did you get the font?
Matthew
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:42 pm
Can't wait!
anadaido marika
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
Kramer Andrew! is make bullet Maturix ?
anvir tahini
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:46 pm
AWESOME DUDE!!! ROCK!!! ROCK!!!
filibertsi ranana
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:47 pm
O MY GOD !!!!! DUE!!! ROCKS!!! ANDREW KRAMER AWESOME!!!!!!
kogoncho duruki
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
ANdre WKramer You Are DUDE man!!!1
AAAAAWWWWWEEEEEESSSSOOOOOMMMMMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
hurundi kaurismaki
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
awesome!!! dude!!! kramer!!!
gorenje
April 27th, 2009 @ 2:51 pm
AWESomE kramer!!!! yuo DUDES!!! is make Blade the TRINITY this one? yes?
Too Cool
April 27th, 2009 @ 3:22 pm
beautiful video effects!
jon
April 27th, 2009 @ 3:26 pm
I agree with the third poster...this site is the coolest person ever.
Nic Bathgate
April 27th, 2009 @ 3:27 pm
This is very impressive, as usual Andrew!

I'm interested not so much in the title, but in how you did the mist that travels down the texture in the background, did you use fractal noise? I would love to know how to do that!
C Dub
April 27th, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
There's some sort of effect on the texture in the background - Like a wavy, displacement type thing going on.... What is that?
Anthony Miller
April 27th, 2009 @ 4:12 pm
You know what?! That's just damn cool.

Nuff said.
April 27th, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
That is very sweet!

btw, some of you guys need to watch your language please.
Diego G.
April 27th, 2009 @ 5:06 pm
Nice! You uploaded the Green screen footage uploaded for Disintegration Tutorial project! NICE!!!!
BTW Nice "Epic Title" :D
April 27th, 2009 @ 5:32 pm
I was hoping for the footage! Thanks!
-David
Victor
April 27th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm
Fantastic!!!Your site web is amazing, and your tutorial is spectacular and clear!!!That help me too much!!Thanks!Thanks!Thanks!
gorenje
April 27th, 2009 @ 7:25 pm
THIS IS DAMN ANDREW KRAMER !!!!! AWESOME DUDE!!!!
Shavkat
April 27th, 2009 @ 7:52 pm
WOW Very cool Idea again. Thanks Mr.Kramer!!!! YOU ARE THE BESTTT
April 27th, 2009 @ 7:59 pm
great effect, looks like it could be very useful for many situations.
andrea
April 27th, 2009 @ 8:07 pm
very cool, this version too

p.s.the revealing of a text it's usually from left to right, unless you're arabian :)
April 27th, 2009 @ 8:32 pm
Very nice, Andrew! Kind of Lord of the Rings-ish.
almadary
April 27th, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
wow...
its cool when it mix like that....

ur the man mr Andrew...

greet from indonesia
TheOneProduction
April 28th, 2009 @ 12:10 am
i used the iris wipe so the effect burns outward.
April 28th, 2009 @ 1:41 am
vaoww! very nice !!
DDVP
April 28th, 2009 @ 2:24 am
Very cool Ideia, I can make it, but i only don´t know the font!
DDVP
April 28th, 2009 @ 2:24 am
mattrum! Thanks!
April 28th, 2009 @ 2:26 am
Very nice ;)
gorenje
April 28th, 2009 @ 3:27 am
Andrew KRamer is hased make RIngs the LORDS too ??
Nonix
April 28th, 2009 @ 3:52 am
Nothing new, its just a text. Thanks anyway!
anadaido marika
April 28th, 2009 @ 3:53 am
is text Kramer Andrew ? yes ?
April 28th, 2009 @ 5:23 am
Nice .. Open our eyes to new ideas.
Rami
April 28th, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Looks great!
sKipi
April 28th, 2009 @ 6:34 am
Andrew, you will not share the project with all of us? Please!!!!!!
Mr. Ed
April 28th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
I check this site daily for the new DVD on explosives. =)
Sandy
April 28th, 2009 @ 10:09 am
U R AWESOME !!!!!!!!
anadaido marika
April 28th, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
ANDREW KRAMER AWESOME YOU TEXT MY MAN!!!!! SOCKS!!!!
April 28th, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
I had a real problem getting my source and disingrate to go on top of a background. I played with the collapse transfomations and such but never did get it right. I need to revisit it and keep pluggin!
Mr. Ed
April 28th, 2009 @ 4:07 pm
Why don't you reverse the comments? Why does one have to scroll to the bottom to see the new ones? Can you fix that?
Sasan
April 28th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm
Cool
Gabriel
April 28th, 2009 @ 5:38 pm
Awesome effects. Anywhere I can get that texture?
April 28th, 2009 @ 9:32 pm
The texture is from the free New York textures a few posts down on the blog.
http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2009/04/free-textures-from-new-york/
Morgan
April 29th, 2009 @ 2:47 am
Very solid. Thank you again.

Bonus: Thanks for the GS footage... definitely great to have - always fun to disintegrate other people.
terminatorvf
April 29th, 2009 @ 5:12 am
Whoa O.O
Gaz
April 29th, 2009 @ 5:29 am
Very nice Andrew.

Congrats on the ST project.
As Mr Abrams is such a fan of VC you think he might give you permission to do a tutorial set on the titles for the film? Now that would be epic!
sKipi
April 29th, 2009 @ 6:02 am
Andrew, update a post and lay out the project. Please! I cannot make also as you. And this disintegration of the text is simply magnificent. It is looked smartly. Can lay out the project? Yes or not?
newsett
April 29th, 2009 @ 6:15 am
Hey sKipi, dont try to look exactly the same, just by playing with Andrews tutorial, u can come up with other 20 different use for this great technique! go for it! experiment!
Alex Frost
April 29th, 2009 @ 8:20 am
Andrew, please make the tutorial! I cant link the shiney effect to the text =(
brunito
April 29th, 2009 @ 1:22 pm
I think that it's the shine effect (trapcode)... download it and enjoy!
Andrew... you're the best...
Congratulations from Mendoza, Argentina...
Bri MZARG
ryeguy
April 29th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm
how do you get that multi color look on the texture? and that water reflection look
anadaido marika
April 29th, 2009 @ 4:15 pm
is in SHINES mr Kramer Andrew and the effect after make the SHINE!! AWESOME!
erik
April 29th, 2009 @ 9:50 pm
WE STILL WAITING UR NEW DVD!!!!....
ACTION ESSENTIAL HD!!! I DONT SLEEP FOR BUY UR NEW DVD...
PLEASE!!! RELEASE...DVD!!!!....REPUBLICA DOMINICANA FX!!!!
VAMOS VIEJO LANZALO!!!
April 30th, 2009 @ 2:18 am
I loved the texture behind.
Thanks Andrew
April 30th, 2009 @ 2:21 am
The Music & sound FX are Tremendous
April 30th, 2009 @ 5:43 am
The effect looks amazing overall, but I'd say the gold text needs more texture and detail, looks too plastic.
Steve
April 30th, 2009 @ 6:35 am
"if you're interested."

You're funny, Andrew!
April 30th, 2009 @ 11:12 am
Sorry, I don't like this.

It's looking pretty much like amateur. Not like the things you did before. The shine is overused. No camerashake/Mblur.

That's a bad one, sorry.
April 30th, 2009 @ 12:02 pm
I loved it.

Really, Motion Blur and Camerashake matters THAT much?
-David
April 30th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm
Well besides it just being a blog experiment, I reckon' it could use a few lens flare too :)
April 30th, 2009 @ 1:20 pm
nice
anadaido marika
April 30th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
mr Kramer Andrew ! AWESOME!!!!!!!!
David W.
April 30th, 2009 @ 3:23 pm
Yes, a few lens flares would be nice. ;)
And a couple of spheres and rings.
April 30th, 2009 @ 4:59 pm
Hi Andrew...
I have a suggestion !
is it possible that you yourself act a role! in one of your next tutorials !!
we all love Sam...but same feeling about you !! Just one ! Pleaseee ! :D
Diego G.
April 30th, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
Keivan is right! I would pay to see you in another tutorial Andrew (getting shot or desintegrated or something :D )
gorenje
May 1st, 2009 @ 1:18 am
ANDREW KRAMER ROCK!! AWESOME!!!
Ante
May 1st, 2009 @ 3:05 am
i agreed with Keivan Pishgah
May 1st, 2009 @ 10:08 am
good..people support me! :)
May 1st, 2009 @ 10:39 am
Holy hell! That's awesome!
May 1st, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
I tried to act one time and the director killed himself :(
May 1st, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
Come on !!!! It's not a good excuse. That's just a 10/15-sec footage ! not "Star wars" !! share the idea in next post and ask others !..they all will agree with that...and that's gonna be a real EXCITING tutorial ! :D
Xtracool
May 1st, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
Andrew make a tutorial on what happened to the director!
:)
Ante
May 1st, 2009 @ 2:38 pm
yea...Kevin is right
Ante
May 1st, 2009 @ 2:39 pm
10-15 sec is nothing...come on mr Andrew
May 1st, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
I'll buy you an Ice Cream "Ante" ! :D.. you are a fantastic supporter ! ;)
Ante
May 1st, 2009 @ 3:44 pm
Haha...no problem
May 1st, 2009 @ 4:49 pm
AK SHOULD BE IN A TUT SOME TIME!!!

Only one where he looks cool, like a Sand-Man effect or somthing like that....would....be.....AWESOME!!!!! :D

lol!
Im going to go and try that now!!
FloVC
May 1st, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
everyone win hte house is a cool vfx guy. laaaaaaaaaaag
FloVC
May 1st, 2009 @ 5:04 pm
sroy i didnt want to post this
FloVC
May 1st, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
andrew you are such an amazing guy. i am soooo lokin forward to action essentials 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 1st, 2009 @ 5:21 pm
guys... it's not important what kind of tutorial! first of all we have to wait for his acceptance. so please don't let him get shot or make him sand!!! :D ;)...
Diego G.
May 1st, 2009 @ 6:07 pm
Keivan is RIGHT! Andrew please I want that, appear in a tutorial!!!!
I have an idea, you can appear in a Action Movie Essentials 2 tutorial or Prewiev!
Sorry for my english :(
May 2nd, 2009 @ 3:16 am
Pretty nice, but i think this is just a little artificial... but cool ;p
BLOG UPDATE
May 2nd, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
:D awesome...its been 5 days though :( can we have a blog update??
DDVP
May 3rd, 2009 @ 2:01 am
:) Plz put on the Action Essentials in 5th of May,

Because its my birthday!!!!!!!!! xD
May 3rd, 2009 @ 4:54 am
Hi,....
NICE JOB ENDREW
Sandy
May 3rd, 2009 @ 10:52 am
I'm sure some BIG updates are on its way & coming very soon........Andrew is preparing to give us some BIG Surprises I Guess!!!!!!!

Plz update us Andrew
highdefw
May 3rd, 2009 @ 11:03 am
Action Essentials 2!!! Must Have UPDATE!
James K
May 3rd, 2009 @ 12:44 pm
Yes! more news on ACTION ESSENTIALS 2 please!!!!!!

:D :D :D
motoxman319
May 3rd, 2009 @ 2:26 pm
This might come off as a stupid question, but how do you create the fluxuating background from this?

Jamie
Rio Rancho, NM
Jason
May 4th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
you keep taking all my good ideas lol
Giovanni
May 6th, 2009 @ 3:29 am
reminds me of diablo 2, very nice like always
Xtracool
May 6th, 2009 @ 12:25 pm
to Andrew, I would buy a DVD full of AE samples of disintegration Texts,or plugins. So that we (who don't use AE very often) can just insert text or video and presto. BYT I bought the Pro scores/Designer Sound FX bundle. Awesome!
David D. Dietrich
May 8th, 2009 @ 11:13 am
Andrew can you post the AE file?
Karol
May 8th, 2009 @ 11:54 am
How did you get that 'flowing' backgorud effect? It's very interesting.
May 10th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
Andrew, I've always been following your tutorials and I regard you as at least a half-god (if not a three-quarter-god), said that, well, I'd kill my mother-in-law for the source of this effect, really. I mean, post it and I'll do it and post the pictures of the slaughter. When I'll *have* a mother-in-law anyway... :D

Pretty please with cherry on top :)

Thanks :D
vyper
May 13th, 2009 @ 12:42 am
why don't you post the ae project file too ? :P it would be nice to have your virsion :D
May 18th, 2009 @ 3:45 pm
mr. kramer im a boy who wants to make good special effects im making a small movie with my friends so could you posts a tutorial on how to animate a tsunami
May 18th, 2009 @ 5:59 pm
So Coooooool AK!
Captain
May 26th, 2009 @ 8:32 am
Andrew can you post the AE file? please
sandeep
May 31st, 2009 @ 8:38 pm
hai i am visiter from india where is this video tutorial
borys[k]ed
June 28th, 2009 @ 5:14 am
DIABLO II i love this game, have you ever played it or is it just a random font? lol. i wish i could play with you on battlenet :D. i love VideoCopilot and everyone that work there.

Greetings from Poland
October 28th, 2009 @ 11:15 am
where is tutorial.
November 23rd, 2010 @ 7:19 am
Thanks for the post it is quite interesting that with some filters and techniques that you can change the perspective of the video.
blus_a
June 10th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
thinks thinks thinks
cmrstudio44@gmail.com
September 17th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
cool awesome using Trapcode Shine :D ? .. 1 question please . what is the font ?? .. It is so awesome ... Thank You Andrew Kramer .... please somybody send me a message what is font ?
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