NEW TUTORIAL: Disintegration

In this exciting 46 minute tutorial we will build a furious procedural disintegration using displacement maps, turbulent displacement and CC particle world. Be sure to stay tuned until the very end for a fun bonus video…

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160 Comments

my
4 years ago
i have just downloaded particle world for this tutorial and a green cross is in the front of my moviescreen if i put the particle on it
what can i do about it?
Mariano
5 years ago
Excellent as always! I did my version of this one, adding a bones disolve with the FORM plug in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3QF9JCXWw0
Mr. Goodspeed
6 years ago
AK, you're THE MAN !
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I dare to say it : this is the most advanded tutorial - technically - you've ever made !
Color correction, luma mat, this reminds me the last part of The Bullet DVD, where slight adjustements bring real improvements at all ...
Not easy to follow in fact, and you do it so fast, and such a natural way : how impressive guy !!!
Keep going on the good work, i'll wait for AEII (the HD version if it's still on the run).
You say in the tutorial today's software allow such better things than 2 years ago (blue planet and so) ... For me, in fact, YOU have pushed it TO THE REAL NEXT LEVEL, and not the software. I mean, as all of us, you have progressed too.
OK, now I prepare a new layer for my credit card, called "Hot Stuff", so it'll be ready when AEII comes out !
Greetings from France.

Stanley ;-)
6 years ago
This one got me popular with my firends....exept the one who got disinagrated....lol!

oh well :)
6 years ago
Loved the design that you made for the tut,
Thanks A lot Andrew
Luc
6 years ago
Nice one… I tried something like that for my 2009 wishes. This one is juste perfect.
sergiodongala
6 years ago
videocopilot is becoming too violent.
6 years ago
Hi Andrew,

question: where did you get the BG and graphic in front for your last video with Sam in this tutorial? Maybe you can tell me?
6 years ago
Really great tutorial

Thank you a lot Andrew
BIJO3
6 years ago
an other cool tutorial thx andrew you rock so much

i learn lot of stuff with you


much apreciate blog and site


keep cool attitude dude :)
Muralidharan
6 years ago
wow! This is what i have asked for. Amazing work.
hope new techniques will come in the future. All the best.
Maystro
6 years ago
Very Great, i suggested this idea before in other tutorial blog,
do u really accept ideas and do it as tutorials for us ?
if u do, this kind of u , if u don't so ur mind is connected to us some how ! Awesome man, amazing, it drives to different ideas , a lot of it - go ahead with success
6 years ago
That was a great tutorial andrew!!! I am still laughing from the middle when you went back to the render to show sam burning again...lmao. Going to the studio now to film some footage so I can try it myself.
6 years ago
is the SAM GS footage not included or will it be at a later date?
Miguel
6 years ago
Andrew, first congratulations for your work!
im from spain.. my question is:

why the detail level of this tutorial is worst than the granade video you posted a few days? i folow all steps of the tutorial and dont get the impresive high detail level of the granade video preview... :(

and i can't see the project file when i push the project button in this tutorial.. why?

anyway you are the best! i really loves your work and how you explain all this stuff. Andrew forever!
Thanks for all master Kramer!
Doug
6 years ago
I think this is my fav tute so far!!! Thanks AK
6 years ago
OMG!!!

Andrew is definitely an inspiration!
Grim
6 years ago
Great job on this one. Super useful and informative.

AK, Congrats on the cool shout-out for this site and your work from J.J. Abrams in this month's Wired mag.
Vic
6 years ago
Andrew? I suppose you could use this same effect in making someone come out of a wall or something!? Like a chameleon effect?
Thanks
Vic
Eddie
6 years ago
That was cool man. You crack me up man thanks for making these tuts amusing
6 years ago
Now we need a water effect like the one comes splashing on discovery channel.
vcpjunkie
6 years ago
inspiring tutorial... thanks 4 the knowledge....VCP is the Best
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
helvetica PIRATES ANDREW KRAMER!!! id yes!! ahahahahahahaha! i make too? yes ?
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
is make tutorials in swit , yes ? andrew kramer ?
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
Conor
April 19th, 2009 @ 5:23 am
This tutorial has sparked my mind…

a hahahahahahahaha! say tutorial Kramer Andrew sparked the mind! hahahahahaha SPARKED mind!!!!! ahahahahahahahahahaha!
anvir tahini
6 years ago
BATMAN Andrew Kramer dude is make essentials no ooo !!!!
6 years ago
tqs & very interesting ....keep up
6 years ago
Holy disintegration Batman!

Awesome work Andrew.
Tim
6 years ago
So Sam has runaway from home, had bugs under his skin, vamped out, been hit by a car, and now disintegrated. Now that's tough work...don't forget your wheaties Sam.
6 years ago
Andrew, I wonder if you'll ever end up working on a project which involves Illuminati symbolism without you noticing...
Conor
6 years ago
This tutorial has sparked my mind... Vampires + Action Essentials (not to mention the potential in Act. Ess. 2) and you have yourself a kick-a$$ film! Great tutorial!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
make the fuse, yes? sir Kramer Andrew ROCK!!!
6 years ago
This is cool to use for a fuse (hey that rhymes) on a stick of dynamite
Meat Flow
6 years ago
Wow. That granade look awesome! I love the color of the granade. Green is my favorite color. It looks like it came straight out of blasian movie.
filibertsi ranana
6 years ago
is no footage? yes ? is no footage Andrew kRaMER ?
Point Blank
6 years ago
Now you have to make a re-materialization tutorial so we can learn how to get Sam back!
6 years ago
i have a question ,can we use the same tutorial technique but use the particles and Disintegration to do the effect from the day the earth stood still when the particles eating everything in its way ,any ideas on how to do that?
6 years ago
Where's Sam Footage? I download the "Project" but isn't there Where?????
Webstyler
6 years ago
Great technique. And btw great tutorial. I found a real cool Production for Philips. You have to take a look at this. Just amazing.

http://www.cinema.philips.com/?ls=gb_en
6 years ago
Oh and that comment went a bit off topic but i was just saying because we'll be using that effect in it too. :)
6 years ago
Wow thats a pretty cool effect there andrew.
Recently did a remake test of your Meteor film here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--h0spYiSUo as a test for effects for a film we're making for UK Cinemas, so any U.K dwellers, check us out cjcinematics.co.uk or thefacesofblood.com
We're using ALL of andrew & co's products so it should be pretty good.
Thanks andrew, couldn't have done it with out you (:
q3c
6 years ago
I finally found time to watch this one. Great tutorial. Much kudos for producing the entire effect using AE's built-in tools. I tackled mine with Particular, gaining a bit more control over the particles but sacrificing much of the render speed.

Keep 'em coming!
filibertsi ranana
6 years ago
ROCK MAN! ROCK MAN ! texture particle make world seams SAM DIE!!! a hahahaha!!!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
ANDREW KRAMER! is vista make particle ? yes ?
Zak
6 years ago
very nice
great tutorial
really Kramer you're the best again
thank you so much
and we're waiting for the new tutorials :D
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
UP THUMB1 UPTHUMB!
Pablo
6 years ago
WOWWWWWWW. a litlle complicated, but the final shot is amazing, you are the best andrew!!!!! and sam too :)
Oscar
6 years ago
To clancy30: How to slow down the burn. Check your linear wipe layer ;)
6 years ago
Awesome Tut!

Hey you're on Vista now!?
6 years ago
I did a clip for our cod4 clan website and used the tutorial as a guide here it is.
http://www.youtube.com/clancy30
6 years ago
Was this inspired by The Watchmen movie where Doctor Manhattan disintegrated people by touching them?
Mario
6 years ago
Sam is so hot!!!!!.... what?
danny
6 years ago
NO WAY!!!

this is epic!!! :o
Greez_from_Germany
6 years ago
Great tutorial Andrew *thumb up*
And I love your jokes :P
Next tuorial with Sam will be 18+, won't it? :D
alan
6 years ago
I was just about to make a tutorial on how to do that... but your gfx's look much better... a lot better
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
I come to video pilot!! Andrew Kramer hero in beatiful Zair!
kogoncho duruki
6 years ago
hey Andrew Kramer! You man man Dude! Rock! AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEESSS !!!!
illd
6 years ago
Thank you so much VCP! There is so much Information about workflow and cool Tricks in this tutorial you gotta love it!
anvir tahini
6 years ago
make ANDREW KRAMER SAM !!! ROCK AWESOME DUDE!!! blow sock!!!
Matthew Landén
6 years ago
AMAZING tutorial AK!
poor sam... looks like he reached his limits.
Matthew
6 years ago
AMAZING! ;)
6 years ago
Very nice; it was about time a ground-breaking tutorial was made again ;) If you ever need stock footage but don't have time to make it yourself, (I'm sure you already know this) go to detonationfilms.com; they have some great free stuff and some not-so-free stuff, plus a HD web site for HD footage.

Incidentally, where in the world did you get that sweet girly scream at the end? 8-)
6 years ago
I love the new tutorial :D Excellent work! ^__^
Bestia94
6 years ago
Huh!


Thank You . Poor sam :(
Jason
6 years ago
That is awsome
6 years ago
Very cool. Thank you. I just try it. Here is my test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL3GpUlrN6I
Kai
6 years ago
hey you upgraded to vista!

great tutorial.
budi pratoma
6 years ago
THANKS.......................
YOUR THE BEST I EVER KNOW
6 years ago
SAM YOU ARE SO FUN
Jonatas
6 years ago
SAM your face is so fun lololol
por SAM, Andrew please leave SAM RUN first lolol
karamalikialinar ainamahalan
6 years ago
this vieod socks! yes? make explode the buscket ?
anadaido marika
6 years ago
make more tutorial ANDREW KRAMER !! make 1 every day and kill SAM !!! a ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
Matt in MO.
6 years ago
Nice work Andrew. I guess Sam is your "Kenny" from South Park.
6 years ago
Wow that bonus video made me laugh a lot :D

Thanks again Andrew
JS
6 years ago
That end "movie" was great! Sam did a fantastic scream at the end... :)
-Greetings from Finland
Atnas
6 years ago
Awesome. Almost lost my breath in the beginning only by watching it :P
pat k.
6 years ago
GREAT TUTORIAL!!!!! Im so mad at myself though because i was fallowing the tutorial almost to the end and I hadnt saved my project then my computer froze!!!!
martintroy
6 years ago
that Sam.. what a great actor!
cavaleri
6 years ago
Awesome tut, Andrew!!

Really funny the end tag (Sam's hands). Thank you very much ;D
Ebogus
6 years ago
u r the great. Sir crazy stuff from Ivory coast (Morocco)
gustavo vieira
6 years ago
Hy, Andrew. Thanks for this amazing tutorial.
Do you think about make some tutorial about new features in photoshop cs4 like 3d object in after effects? Looks like have some big differences instead cs3. I saw a tutorial in adobe.com and seems a new way to work, some new improvements in both programs and a big integration.
again, thanks for the tutorial.
gorenje
6 years ago
these blow socks!!!
filibertsi ranana
6 years ago
make more HEY ANDREW KRAMER!! SAM !!!
anadaido marika
6 years ago
HEloo! I Like very much! IS AWESOME!! ROCK!!!
hurundi kaurismaki
6 years ago
ΔΔΔ !!1 AWESOME!! youare ANDREW KRAMER DUDE1
hey Andrew:you before nextman; Now,süperman

super tutorial..thanks...

(little Katie's hi :))
Arjan Elsinga
6 years ago
Wow, looks like Blade smashing vampires. It's a long tutorial, but it's a lot of fun with many tips.
Taleph
6 years ago
Thank you, for yet "another very exiting tutorial!".^^ This one was one of the best ones, i think, because i really learned alot new techniques. :)
Prodat TV
6 years ago
AWSOME!!!
6 years ago
i like the new tutorial speed
Nikolaus
6 years ago
Thank you for this very nice tutorial. But, can you please add the AE projekt file to the archive for download, Andrew? Thank you very much.
Hampus
6 years ago
holy carp, batman! this is exactly what i needed right now. i can't tell you how much i love you right now, andrew. is it enough to tell you that i purchased all your products and always will? :P
Daniele
6 years ago
BIIGG ANDREW!!
Thanks a lot man! Keep on!
Ciao!
Jr
6 years ago
Very great tut but have any raw footages 4 us follow to learn, we're really waiting for, thanks :-)
th4n4t0s
6 years ago
This hidden video at the end kicks ass...
btw I want to know if he tries to get the statue with his mouth ;)

Keep on the awesome work Andrew. Best AE site on the web!
willy noseir
6 years ago
wonderful
:D:D:D
Thorsten M. (tommie12P)
6 years ago
OMG, thats pretty cool, especiall for us guys without particular and co
6 years ago
Hey Boss, i just finshed working on the tutorial and i have 2 questions. 1st how to slow the burning animation.2nd when sam burned his hands trying to steel your indy thing how you limit the animation to stop at a cartine point ? other that that it was an amazing follow pit fast but hey thats why i run 2 monitors and have a pause botton. thanks champ.
Daniel
6 years ago
What's what I was waiting for!

Awesome!!

Love you!!
Leith
6 years ago
Andrew kramer you are a good man, thanx for all what you do for us, you are amazing.:)
ModelWorx
6 years ago
I've not done any of the live action tutorials, mainly due to lack of people willing to be filmed but I gotta try this one, thats just cool!

Maybe I'll disintegrate my 2 year old!
6 years ago
Big THX for sharing again and again and again!

Cheers from Germany
6 years ago
poor sam..
6 years ago
nice one!
Ljubomir Sinozic
6 years ago
Adobe AF was for me same as Pandora box, very confusing with catastrophic results but with you guide slowly i learn how to use this powers and with every new tutorial you newer fail to amaze me how much power is in this program (if you know how to use correctly there is no limits what you can achieve )

Thanks for sharing you wisdom with us
Oscar
6 years ago
Another wow experience - awesome work....
Looking forward to test this ;)

/Oscar
Jake The Muss
6 years ago
Another great tutorial!

lol...started work just before 6.50am (UK) and I haven't done a thing yet apart from watch this. Better get moving and do a bit.

Will get stuck in to this over the weekend.

Ta :)
VFX Guy
6 years ago
Am I the only one that has a problem watching the tutorials??? They stop halfway through.
6 years ago
Sick! I love it
VFX_Phil
6 years ago
it's 1:00AM.... I gotta be up in 4.5 hours.... but I dont care!!! I'm watching this NOW!! Always top notch stuff from you and the guys AK.

Keep it up, because of videocopilot (I speak for myself and alot of people I'm sure) doors have been opened for creativity we would have either never seen, or not realized until they were obsolete.

Thanks!

VFX_Phil
6 years ago
I loved this tutorial! Smoke creation, fire, YES!

BTW, I just got The Bullet and I love it, I'll be watching those tutorials for years... I MUST get AME 2 when it comes out!
-David
Nabilus
6 years ago
Wow, thanks a bunch. This one is sick!!!!
Eugene Opperman
6 years ago
Just beautiful Andrew!!!
Speechless!
Nemesis TS
6 years ago
Great Tutorial!!! Man every one seems to be better and better. This looks like the same kind of effect they used on the eiffel tower shot, shown in the G.I.Joe movie trailer.

Thanks Andrew these are great principals.
Tom
6 years ago
I kind of reminds me of the vampire disintegration effect in the Blade movies.
Very cool!
Pierce Borgens
6 years ago
Alas! Poor Sam we knew him well...Nevertheless cant wait to watch this new one!!

~Greetings from Texas!
highdefw
6 years ago
man that looks cool
Sandy
6 years ago
brilliant work Andrew, Just Awesome!
Lawrence
6 years ago
4.10am in the UK and just finished watching. Unbelievable! worth every phenomenal second... I can not wait to try this. Thankyou!
6 years ago
Love the finished product!
Vic
6 years ago
SaaaWEEEEE-eT!
6 years ago
NO WAY!!!!
THIS IS SIC!!!!
6 years ago
Awesome! Your jokes are getting better every tut! I loved the ending.
This tut was a very requested one I am happy it finally came. Thanks man.
IJAHman
6 years ago
oh no... oh no.. can't believe it's true..
I only see it in movies, but now.. i'm doin' it in my comp.hehe
thanks mr.kramer, appreciate everything. BTW, what is the exact release of Action Essentials 2? Can't to have it in my collection of your products.
6 years ago
Thanks for the Tutorial! You Rock! ;)
Chris07
6 years ago
Great tutorial!

You owe Sam big time for this! I mean...you burnt off the dude's skin and both his hands. I say you should let him co-host a tutorial to make it up to him!
6 years ago
NOOOO, dude I refuse to come back here. Sam was the only reason I watched you Andrew. Say it ain't so. Dude you have to bring him back from dead. Try that thing they did with Optimus Prime, I'm sure the same technique could work for Sam.
6 years ago
I've been looking all over the internet for something like this. It's too beautiful for words.
6 years ago
That was super cool! I already made my own version.

Soo....uhm. My b-day is May 2nd, do you think Action Essentials 2 will be out by then?
6 years ago
Amazing.
Jim Hines
6 years ago
My birthday is in a month. Products will be purchased.

Thanks for this tutorial it is SPECTACULAR!!
Dan
6 years ago
Wow. Not to belittle your previous efforts -- which remain among the best video tutorials for creatives, paid or otherwise -- but this is the most enlightening tutorial I've ever seen. I hope you continue this trend of ever-increasing quality :)
Dustin James
6 years ago
The ball of light is actually the Discover Card orange talking ball of light...

looks like Sam has reached his limit..
Brad
6 years ago
Thanks for that, that was great. I like it how these tutorials are getting more and more advanced. Really enjoyed it!
6 years ago
cool
Anthony Miller
6 years ago
Awesome. Just really super freakin' cool I say!

Damn fun. Except for Sam.
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You're the best!
6 years ago
Holy carp!
zak
6 years ago
oH great as usual BOSS. you know what andrew hopfely you'll com to my country the way i'll welcome you there... in the meantime keep up the great work ;)
Yak
6 years ago
Man I am going to start my own movie studio if you keep doing stuff like this :p
6 years ago
Wow, you seem to amaze me everytime Mr. Kramer
electrikFrenzy
6 years ago
Always the best! Thanks!
dashzed
6 years ago
awesome!!! watching now... :)
Djordjevlasotince
6 years ago
Yeaaah :). I love header "NEW TUTORIAL" Hehe...
Thank you man !
Sam.... :( :D

Pozdrav iz Srbije !
Regards from Serbia !
6 years ago
wooohooooooooo!
i love you man!
i don't think that one day i could thank you enough for your (high quality) sharing
U are the best Andrew, you are my heroe!

greeting from Algeria
rob
6 years ago
"Damn Smokey!"
6 years ago
Awesome Job. Look forward to trying this out.
Sam with no hands! Can you keep that going in his next appearance?
I was hoping for a sneak peak of the new Action Elements, maybe next time?
6 years ago
Wow another long tutorial!
6 years ago
Definetly Groundbreaking :-)

I don't know if I'm liking the CS4 Layout though?
mohammed saad ali
6 years ago
Just AWSOME andrew. visit your website everyday, hope to see something new..

GREAT TUT...

thanks bro
EncosX
6 years ago
EncosX
I Andrew... really compliments for this tutorial... very great.

I have see that you have a change the OS and after effect version. You have a new computer? You used vista 64bit ultimate or businness?

greting from italy and sorry for my confused english
Rick Morris
6 years ago
Dang! I´m working I can´t watch the tutorial untill I get home!!!
It looks amazing!!
TimurKo
6 years ago
nice! good job guys!
6 years ago
thanks AK, u r the best!
6 years ago
wow 20/20
alex coffy
6 years ago
YESSSSSSS!!!!!
A+
cheers from Haiti
Disa
6 years ago
Thanks Andrew!
Justin
6 years ago
Awesome work Andrew, Thanks!
Lawrence
6 years ago
HOLY SMOKES!
Mastermad
6 years ago
Wow , got to watch !!!
poor Sam ... loved him...
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