Procedural Disintegration

*UPDATE BELOW

Here is a quick example of what I like to call ‘procedural disintegration’. In this sample video you will see an interesting effect but what is more interesting is the technique used to build it. A tutorial will be online this week and it will be a cross between VFX and Motion Graphics (100% AE). I might even produce 2 tutorials since this technique has so many uses; I don’t want it to be lost in the mist of specific visual effects shot.

View Sample Video

INSIDER INFO:
Occasionally I’m asked “How do you come up with ideas or techniques for your tutorials?”. Well the truth is, I spend a fair amount of time playing around inside of After Effects. Ideas come from many sources and it’s important to stay fluid so that you don’t overlook something useful. Often times my experiments will be completely different than what I began developing. These projects are usually more functional in order to prove an idea or technique. It’s only after I’m happy with one that I try to work it into a real-world project and tutorial. Most of all, I try to focus on things that will benefit this amazing community, you guys motivate me to push the limits of After Effects and we’ve only began to scratch the surface…

UPDATE:
The grenade example does not use shatter or particular and the grenade is an image… By changing the source image, the burn updates automatically as seen here.

176 RESPONSES TO "PROCEDURAL DISINTEGRATION"
Alex
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
thanx for the post!
Pablo
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
uhh, thats looks amazing! i cant wait for the new tutorial.
andrew you rock!
my regards from Argentina!
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:46 am
That looks interesting. Cant belive its 100% ae :)
Kiziel
Johnny
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:46 am
awesome!!!!...
Moe
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:49 am
Looks awesome...
I saw Knowing last night, and at the end some characters desintegrate in a very similar way...
Anyway.. Can't wait to see the tut...
william
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:53 am
man, that's owesome! i'm ispired by u thx.. honestly u really humble man :)
Florian Zeitler
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:56 am
Nice work!

Can't wait to see the tutorial for that.
Now who needs AME2 when being able to do these smoky stuff with a 100% AE ;]

greets
TimurKo
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:00 am
but, HOW??? Only AE?
fablemaniac
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:06 am
Awesome.You the best,Andrew!
Fokkzel
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:17 am
cant wait :D
IJAHman
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:32 am
WOW.....great FX? is it really PURE AE? what about the image(kinda bullet look) you used? is it already a 3D rendered object?
Modisana
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:33 am
Whoa!... I cant wait for this one.... and you say its only AE? And the grenade or whatever it is!?

I have concluded that you Mr Kramer are crazy! In a good way! :-)

Please have some more 3D Max tutorials... I miss them more than I'm missing this annoying fly that I'm trying to swat! :-D
anvir tahini
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:37 am
AWESOME! Dude! great! Andrew Kramer! wow! yes!
hurundi kaurismaki
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:37 am
Kramer! i make this too! yes? Awesome! Cool!
anadaido marika
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:38 am
i make explode the after effect! dude@ Andrew Kramer is yes1awesome
gorenje
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:41 am
is make shatter simulate these grenade + partikular make yellow. YES? awesome! dude
S Gilbert
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:46 am
Hey, well it's good to know that we motivate each other. Looks pretty cool...
diilman
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:55 am
Very cool!
Waiting for the tutorial ^^
yvd
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:04 am
Heey, this is preatty cool. But what I dont understand, is why do i need to know how to make this? I mean, it looks preatty cool, but I never make a movie with a strange object which doesnt even explodes, but just kinda burns up. What the point?
Scotty
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:05 am
Am I gonna need to purchase particular for this one? =P
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:07 am
I'm gonna take an early stab here and say that you are using a matte to mask out the grenade? with particles at the start to give debris, and a smokey bright cloud following?

Looks great.
Doc.
Matthew Grunau
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:08 am
This could be one of the most versitile (why in the HELL can't I ever spell that??) tutorials you have crafted Andrew. If you go in the direction I am thinking and with the technique(s) I suspect, it wouldn't be two tutorials, but could be 10-15. Anything that needs a non-linear wipe or reveal can be addressed. To say nothing, of course, of using the effect in an of itself as you have in the sample video.

This one will be worth every second.

Thanks for all of your efforts chief.




M
Titl
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:09 am
looks interesting mr. Kramer..
crash
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:18 am
cool !!
You the best,Andrew!
Ante
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:19 am
Is this thing made in only AE???Is this thing picture or 3d model?
Fredrik
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:21 am
Awsome! But is the smoke and the fire particular?
kogoncho duruki
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:41 am
meka Anrew Kramer effect FX ? AWESOME! when i buy basket/socks?
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:43 am
This is just what I was hoping for! Finally an amazing looking tutorial on realistic disintergration...maybe a flare or two in there and it would be perfect for my newest video :D

Keep it up!
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:59 am
Wow! Interesting )
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:04 am
awesome!
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:23 am
great! now i can't sleep even more :)
thank you Mr. Kramer :)
Jake The Muss
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:25 am
Looks interested. Am waiting with 'baited breath' for the tut.

Many thanks :)
AndrewisGOD
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:34 am
Interesting.Look like Trapcode Form and particle world :D.
Rednex.
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
Looks goooood...
Mannu
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
Thanks Andrew!!!!!
THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
willy noseir
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:56 am
waw!!!!!! andrew
i will keep my eyes on
Rednex.
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:57 am
Oh and by the way, if you want to know where Andrew gets these ideas - buy series one dvd! :D
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
t’s important to stay fluid ... BE WATER MY FRIEND !
filibertsi ranana
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:15 am
awesome DUDE Andrew Kramer! i die if wait long for tutorial! :)
Silberlocke
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:31 am
Thanks Andrew, you're great ;)


And the sample Vid looks amazing !
Willem
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
Well, if there's anything that keeps me going with AE, it's VC. Simply superb.
terminatorvf
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:46 am
Cool! :geek:
Doug
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:47 am
The nade was deciving... i thought it was going to blow up!
You should have it on a trail of black powder.
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:48 am
King Tut: Rock on! We're with you every step of the way.
Shavkat
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:48 am
What is that Mr.Kramer. Do you think is that cool?
Pierce Borgens
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:55 am
Alright!! Awesome cannot wait for this one! Looks amazing!

~Greetings from Texas
Matthew
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:56 am
Amazing!
Josh M
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:57 am
Cool, cant wait to see the tutorial as always! :) Keep up the amazing work!!!
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:25 am
I've been wondering where you get your ideas / inspirations.

I like when you post teasers like this because I want to look at it and try to figure out what techniques / effects you are using to achieve the effect prior to seeing the tutorial.

Thanks so much for your inspirational work and most of all the knowledge you share with us all.
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:26 am
PS - I'm guessing you are using shatter and some kind of particle system following it with an expression...however I'm still guessing about the smoke...
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
nice, i guessing that you used particular for the smoke,
nice background BTW
D4 Manager
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:56 am
I thought the grenade gonna blow )) but, sadly, it just fall apart
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
Im not gonna lie,
That was sick, wicked, and chapstck!
Great work,
I can't wait for the tut!!!
Lawrence
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:14 am
This looks amazing! Would there be elements from the 'energy wipe' tutorial in there? Very excited for this. Many thanks.

LT
Rob
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:21 am
That would be a great way of showing vampires get killed.
Morten Enoksen
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:27 am
This is gonna be a good one. Good one, AK.
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:34 am
Looking forward to watch this tutorial!
Sephiroth
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:40 am
men you rock.... you are the master of after effects...I will wait for the tutorial paciently
Kai
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:41 am
that's really interesting...
I can't wait to see how you do it!
Steph Foster
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:43 am
I'm intrigued, I gotta come back and see this one.
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:49 am
I was looking for a spontanious combustion effect and this one is just right for it !! Another tutorial to look forward to. Thank you Andrew. You say we inspire you but you inspire us more then you know !
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:59 am
WOW, that looks amazing. I even stopped the clip and used the playhead to drag along the clip, and even in slow motion every single element is perfectly done, and perfectly timed. I can't wait to see the tutorial on this one. I have ideas on how it might be done, but I want to wait and see if I am right. It looks a little bit tedious, but usually those are the ones that come out the best. Thanks Andrew...!!!
April 13th, 2009 @ 9:14 am
Forget the disintegration, I'd love to see a tutorial on modelling that grenade!
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Andrew, you are the man! Im waiting on that tut with every single pixel of me :D

This could be anything, not only a granade! Just take a look at a different angel ;)
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
That is so sweet! I want to use that in a movie where somebody get killed; it would be so sweet. Can't wait for the tutorial!
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:13 am
Awesome Andrew. I can't wait to learn more about this. Keep up the good work and products. I can't wait for AE2!!
freakshow
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:15 am
Wow, Kramer.. awesome man,
gotta say, can't wait for this one..

clone # 3327
Vic
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:16 am
Looks cool to me! Be kinda neat to see someone smoke a cigar in like 2 seconds using that effect!

Vic
David Wood
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:21 am
Oooohhhh! :o I can't wait!
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:40 am
Nicely done with the auto updates mr.Kramer... nicely done!
C Dub
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:44 am
Hmmm... Looks like fractal noise used as a luma matte for the edge of the disintegration, then linear wipe behind that to make it transparent. The debris is cc particle world i'm guessing? Smoke seems to be an external element. Add some glow on a solid and you've got another great Kramer effect!
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:31 am
Excellent! Unexcpected, but great.
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
No Particular?! Thats just AWESOME! really looking forward to this... Cant... wait!!
Hiphopjoe
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:35 am
HoLy sPiT mAn!!!!!!!!

WAY COOL!!!
:D

cant wait!! I need this....wait...

dose it work with footage? like update every frame to make a person burn up?? THAT is what i realy need! :D
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:39 am
I thought after the AENY Visit, we would have seen some more of SPIDER-man.... not SUPER-man... :P

looks rather awewsome!
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:42 am
Very cool effect, I'm looking forward to the tutorial(s).
Jacob
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:45 am
Loving this bro.
When I first read the post I thought it would be something else.
But I can't wait to see what we can use this for.
I can already say I am going to use it for a special power for someone on my next short movie.
Jacob Behunin
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
Awesome, cant wait to see it
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
"Does it work with footage?" Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
Yianni
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
Its almost like the quality of the flame plugin in 3ds max. now if u imagine that is all AE.. then its a great technic from a great designer ..... cant wait to see how its made...

Thanks man... keep it up
1UK
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:06 pm
Can't wait for the tutorial.
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:10 pm
Well, that's just...Wow! This would make a nice Vampire Ashing effect. The smoke jetting out really sold it. Another amazing effect.
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
Thats awesome!

Hehe, I saw this post right when it was posted...
-David
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
Awesome, I really love the sound design.
frank
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
your AE skills are so sexy
Remington M
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:32 pm
I'm seriously going to name my first few kids after you. Can't wait!
"does a one legged duck swim in circles"
You crack me up.
Dylan02
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
Mr. Kramer when do you expect the Action essentials 2 will have a release date?
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:36 pm
You know, something in reverse would make a good apparation!

Thanks a lot Andrew youre the best of the best!

(happy now?....)
bobthenob
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:55 pm
can you use it to blow up a one legged duck
DUGG
April 13th, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Very nice effect!!!!!!!!
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:07 pm
Hmmm, could you use it to make like a powder trail or something familiar to that?

Again, thank you McKramer!
filibertsi ranana
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:11 pm
i make trials ? yes?
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:12 pm
amazing!
Hiphopjoe
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
'Dose a one leged duck swim in circles?'

Well, lets see...if i say 'yes' the this dose work on footage and if i say no.....then it dosn't....so logicaly:

'Yes'

:)

Hehe, realy, dose it work of footage?
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:15 pm
This has a very Bladesque vampire disentegration quality to it. I am very excited to see it!
maxljub
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:19 pm
Is that fire from Action Essentials 2?
Bastian
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:47 pm
I do have a guess, how this works.

He uses a Transition with a something like Fractal Noise Texture for getting rid of the grenade.
Then there is a Particle Effect for the sprakles and one for the shattered pieces.
The smoke is, i guess, a capture from the new Action Essentials 2 cut into shape.

Am I right???
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:49 pm
Awesome. Lokking forward. This seems very powerful.
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
Probably not : )Andrew wouldnt share with his priceless works before final release !
Leith
April 13th, 2009 @ 1:59 pm
Now this looks cool, "awesome" can`t wait any longer. :)
Caleb
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:03 pm
Andrew you got to be the coolest dude on the whole internets! :)
Ruaridh
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:05 pm
It's a great looking effect! But the larger black particles that fly off when the object disintegrates don't seem terribly convincing ...

With a little more thought, if the object is disintegrating as it is (into flames). I think it might look better without the black particles. But I'll wait for the tutorial before I make a firm decision. ;P
Jim Hines
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:10 pm
Aawwwhhh yeah!! Very excited to see how you did this.

Just frittered away the last hour twiddling the parameters on various fx's and transitions to no avail.

I had thought you did it with shatter and a map but you are saying "no" so...again ...looking forward to your recipe.
Daniel
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
OMG!!!

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 13th, 2009 @ 2:34 pm
That Looks Awesome
Thanks for the great inspiring tip
orlop
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm
..."does not use particular"? Well, I really look forward to this. I made similar effect in an opening of this movie (will be in theatres in a month in Czech Republic), where I needed the text to reallisticaly+readably - ;o) - burn away, but I've used Form for most of the burning effect, and Particular for the smoke. It's dynamic and doesn't depend on the text/image as well, but I can't really imagine how to create that without using particles :o) Well, it seems you beat it again, AKing ;o)
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:17 pm
Hmm very clever you actually didn't use particular
Diego G.
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:46 pm
waiting for the tutorial :P
BTW you wrote Update BLOW... :D anyway it's nice :P
April 13th, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
Did you use Action Movie Essentials 2 For this one?
Matthew
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:43 pm
I Can't Wait!
Supermanfan
April 13th, 2009 @ 4:55 pm
Wow! It's funny that you burned the Superman Symbol, because I tried to contact you a few weeks ago about working on a Superman Web Series!
Gus
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:11 pm
Andrew some people say this as a joke to others but when i say this to you am dead serious. If you ever get a lot of free time, i (and im sure the rest of this community as well) would love to see a book by you. And i DONT mean as much a book on AE as I mean on you. That one little paragraph that you wrote on your experiments intrigued me so much, that i was upset when it was done lol. Ofcocarse please dont take this as me demanding another product from u lol (god knows u do enough for all of us), its more of something that i just felt i needed to tell you. The way you come up with these ideas and execute them perfectly is mind blowing. You are one talented individual.
Tanner D
April 13th, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
Sweet man cant wait for the tutorial.
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:11 pm
Hey andrew, i know your usually the one who gives the advise, but i had a few thoughts on this project. (so dont hate me)

honestly, it could seem more realistic if there was some sort of black spot on the wall behind it. as if it had just incinerated there would be something left behind.

the other thing that through me off was the gravity. when the grenade is not being affected by the gravity and the pieces of it is, it seems a bit odd. of coarse you could potentially say it was sitting on a table with the camera looking down at it, but then the bits and pieces would have to react that way.

you could even have the grenade falling, and incinerating on its way down.

it would also be a bit better if it was a bit slower, we can hardly appreciate how cool it is when it disappears so quickly.

hope this was useful to you even a little bit.
:]
AndrewYY
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:22 pm
that smoky stuff looks a lot like particles + vector blur + fast blur.
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:36 pm
AWESOME!!! Cant Wait!!! Any news about Action Essentials 2???
frankEnjoy
April 13th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME ON!!! AK ! LOVE U FOREVER!!!!
ftragg
April 13th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Oh my god, that is purely AMAZING
I cannot wait for the tutorial. literally; I think I may explode if it's not up by wednesday. Seriously. No rush though.
April 13th, 2009 @ 8:14 pm
nice cant wait
April 13th, 2009 @ 9:28 pm
Ryan, the videos are not supported on mobiles.
April 13th, 2009 @ 9:29 pm
Hi,
Andrew this is very nice...
please make a Tutorial of this video this is very Gorgeous type........no words to say....../
Crush
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:11 pm
That is cool 'Drew. Once you are done with that I hope you can give some insight on the water flow-off ABC network logo. I am wondering what they used to make that water type effect and the flow off to the left. Keep up the good work
Eugene Opperman
April 13th, 2009 @ 10:21 pm
Love it!
Colors work beautifully from foreground to backing..

Hope you had an awesome easter!

Eugene
South Africa
Ryan
April 13th, 2009 @ 9:22 pm
Hey andrew. I can't seem to open the sample video on my iPhone. I'm reading the blog from the mobile page but the video says it's not supported. Any ideas? I love the mobile access I just with I could view the samples while my computer is being repaired

Love the site!

April 13th, 2009 @ 10:50 pm
That music sounds like the music from Call of Duty 5... I may be wrong.

Can't wait for this tutorial! I'm always trying to make smoke but it just looks like Fractal Noise :)
-David
April 13th, 2009 @ 11:00 pm
i like this. If its me, i use a roughen edge with mask....
Redboy
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:17 am
Hey Andrew...
pls make a tutorial for this one.
This is so cool!
:D
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
My duck does swim in circles it can only turn right, thats why the wife calls it Zoolander.

Looking forward to the tut

Rich
tigerguy
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
I am so pumped for this tutorial! you rock andrew!!!
Zak
April 14th, 2009 @ 1:06 am
Andrew ... i can't wait this tut
really man this is amazing thing
and 100% AE this is too much :D
Kramer you're the best and you'll be forever

from Egypt
big fan
zuza
April 14th, 2009 @ 2:36 am
hehehehe...
Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?
insane...hehe :D
filibertsi ranana
April 14th, 2009 @ 2:45 am
Awesome! dude!
April 14th, 2009 @ 2:55 am
Once again! Amazing!

Just this type of effect I have tried to develope by my self. Finally someone smarter have dissolved it. And in such quality! all the melting layers and smoke and particles. Great!

Can't wait the tutorial! You are the best Andrew!
April 14th, 2009 @ 3:39 am
We truly appreciate your hard work man.
aspiring filmaker
April 14th, 2009 @ 4:31 am
Awesome!It doesn't use particular does it?
April 14th, 2009 @ 5:26 am
"hey wats up Andrew Kramer here for another exciting tutorial..,Disintegration - lol - just waiting to listen.. Andrew come ones to India , ll make AEI like AENY...



I AE(love) ANDREW KRAMER n Matt Kramer
anvir tahini
April 14th, 2009 @ 5:37 am
you is dude awesome man andrew kramer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 14th, 2009 @ 7:17 am
That is sweet! I can already think of a lot of uses for that.

I think I see CC Particle world in there as well as some CC Vector blur and probably a decent amount of Turbulent displacement. And last but not least a riot gear texture in the background. Oh, and don't forget the grenade ;)

But if your not using shatter then the way you get the image to look like it is cracking/burning is what I look forward to learning.
April 14th, 2009 @ 7:33 am
And the smoke I'll bet is partical generator with Vector blur and Turbulent displace with the gravity at a negetive value.
April 14th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
Brilliant! Looking forward to it :)
April 14th, 2009 @ 7:42 am
I am guessing that it is some sort of choker matte, and some color correction to make the yellowish burn effect. Particular or something must have been used to make the pieces falling off.
xea
April 14th, 2009 @ 8:41 am
Thanks awesome!!!!!!!!
April 14th, 2009 @ 8:50 am
wicked.
KK
April 14th, 2009 @ 8:57 am
In the tutorial; are you going to show us how to make the grenade, or are you just going to let us download the allready existing grenade image which you have made?
Andréas Gustafsson
April 14th, 2009 @ 9:51 am
This looks very nice!
Can't wait to watch the upcoming tutorial.

Greetings from Sweden!!
Leeuw van Basra
April 14th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
How about lighting a match, and burn it...of course it would not completely disintegrate, but leave a charcoal stick - to be made with a trapcode particular motion path with a wiggle expression on size and rotation...?

Let's try this after the disintegration tut - 'cause I haven't figured that out yet. Good job, again !
DDVP
April 14th, 2009 @ 10:54 am
Yeah!

Amazing, I want to do that with text!
Azzy
April 14th, 2009 @ 11:18 am
this is pretty awesome, cant wait for the tutorial
Deathil93
April 14th, 2009 @ 11:25 am
damn it Andrew, this is what can be a called a realy exciting tutorial! altough, I think I have some basic understanding of how you made it just by looking at the photo, CC particle world probably, 3rd party smoke effect and another element that i'm not sure about.
CaPo
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:22 pm
Tutorial pls
Bo
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:40 pm
haha niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice =D
GaBy
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:43 pm
Another amazing demonstration by the AE master. And he gives out his tricks. This man is a god !
April 14th, 2009 @ 12:58 pm
I think he means the effect of the shattering is completley AE but the grenade was probably rendered in 3D MAX.
April 14th, 2009 @ 1:56 pm
c'est cool mec ^^
Marko
April 14th, 2009 @ 2:33 pm
AWERSOME!!!
willy noseir
April 14th, 2009 @ 2:55 pm
hi andrew
that tut will be great i think

but i wanna to ask u ?
can u give us some info about Action Essentials 2 tutorials

i can not wait ..

:D:D:D
April 14th, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
This tutorial is gonna be more excited than any tutorial made in a while. And I mean that. Too bad it couldn't be a tutorial with 3ds max as well as After Effects. This looks very cool.
decode
April 14th, 2009 @ 3:56 pm
looks massive :D
BThree
April 14th, 2009 @ 7:15 pm
Was this accomplished with the shatter effect (Custom Shatter Map)? There are a couple of other tutorials that use this technique from John Dickinson (http://www.motionworks.com.au/2009/03/after-effects-the-dark-knight/) and Lloyd Alverez (http://www.motionworks.com.au/2009/03/after-effects-the-dark-knight/) Nice work - disintegrating explosives is a good anti-war message, Peace
April 14th, 2009 @ 10:24 pm
thank you
Eddie
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:10 am
Hey Andrew a two leegged duck can swim in circles too,Your a funny guy man i look forward to your jokes ha ha .
Eddie
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:12 am
I ment two legged.
April 15th, 2009 @ 12:44 am
Hello Chief,

How about opening up a competition to identify the method used to do this disintegration and give out free VCP T-Shirts to the winners :)

And give me a T-Shirt for suggesting this idea :)

Jai Ho Andrew Kramer!

Tx,
Hafeez
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:11 am
It's amazing how andrew makes AE users feel better and better :)
anvir tahini
April 15th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
disintegretion make this tutorial i buy too ?? Andrew Kramer ? Awesome!
moses anana
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:01 am
AK DUDE! explode! yea! awesome! awesome!
Rohit Mehta
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:21 am
This is great andrew... I am waiting for it.
Ivan
April 15th, 2009 @ 6:52 am
Is there going to be a tutorial?
aidan-paul
April 15th, 2009 @ 6:59 am
is the update a joke? cause it's funny anyway :)
April 15th, 2009 @ 7:40 am
Hey Andrew, nice FX man!! totally awesome as usual... i have long time without visiting the site, and encountered many surprises there, oh.. and action essential 2 :D yeah rock on!, by the way, im totally hooked up to "the fringe" is really cool to see your name in the credits, i almost shouted "thats my internet teacher of vfx" the first time, lol... one question about that, you dont supervise the VFX of the show too? It has your style all over it, little lights and reflections, shots with scratch in the lenses, coloring and my favorite: pan of open place with big letters on it (I was really cool to understand at first sight how it was done, with bojou I guess) anyways the show looks like you are behind of it. Sorry if the post is a little off topic but as I said before, I have a little long time without entering the site, keep the good work man, you rock!!!!
Atnas
April 15th, 2009 @ 8:09 am
Will this work with a live changing alpha?
Dustin James
April 15th, 2009 @ 2:16 pm
how the heck... I'm watching this over and over and over... trying to rack my brain what it is you're doing here..

Everything I could think of you said you aren't using.. so...
April 16th, 2009 @ 1:43 am
I've been watching your tutorials for more than a year now...what can I say? You're amazing!

Keep up the good work, we really appreciate it!! You're like a god of After Effects. haha

Cheers.
April 16th, 2009 @ 7:39 am
AK, nice mobile site again :)
April 16th, 2009 @ 1:09 pm
I actually figured out how to do this 30mins after seeing the sample.

I couldn't have done it without your tutorials.
Keep them coming.
Rana
April 19th, 2009 @ 3:06 pm
Just to say THANKS FOR ALL!
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