Ancient Titles:
In this tutorial we will create 3D particles that only appear in the light and build a soft faded shadow for our golden title, all inside Adobe After Effects.

3D Max Soft Shadows:
In this tutorial we will build a simple light array for casting soft shadows in our scene. This simple method yields fast rendering times, especially when compared to other GI solutions, plus the scene can animate without flickering.

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Flim By Tim Productions
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm
Another great tutorial your awesome andrew kramer
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:02 pm
good stuff :D
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
Awesome Can't wait to see them!
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
You are unbelievable, thanks
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:04 pm
Thanks man, ill watch them tonight.
Jan Grohn
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:05 pm
surely fun to watch!
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm
Awesome more tutorials, now i have something to learn while i wait for the Action essentials HD and the video blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:14 pm
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:14 pm
You've done it again!
I love the Soft lighted titles, they look brilliant.
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:21 pm
It's incredible how real those shadows look
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:21 pm
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:32 pm
Just recorded an own new Tutorial for my Site^^ Then looking on yours an i found some new tutorials too :P


May 20th, 2009 @ 3:37 pm
wow!! diuble bonanza!! thnx andrew
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
AWESOME! Double awesome I mean...
Prodat TV
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:47 pm
One is great, but twice is awesome.

Wake up guys Videocopilot is back today!!!
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:00 pm
I wanna dip
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:03 pm
Yo cool
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:05 pm
Thanks Andrew, I've been looking forward to these! Keep up the good work.
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:11 pm
Hey guys, I just made the same tut for Cinema 4d
i will post the link when its uploaded.
Thanks for the tuts andrew
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:17 pm
OMG!!!! I am so happy!

I am going to watch both NOW!
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:31 pm
Thanks so much Andrew! I've been waiting for these! Now I know how I'm spending my evening
James price
May 20th, 2009 @ 3:51 pm
Cool and the gang.
May 20th, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
Thanks a lot Mr.Kramer. 2 tutorials in one day that's pretty awsome.
mohammed ali
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:06 pm
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:10 pm
thank you baby jesus!!!
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:14 pm
awesome, i was waiting for the 2nd final result - tutorial :)
Diego G.
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:16 pm
Tutorial #90! Congratulations man!
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:56 pm
Great as always. I'm not a fan of MAX though. I'd rather see the tutorial in Blender.
May 20th, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
Ive been waiting on this one for a while. Worth every second. Thanks for another great
May 20th, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
do you have any plan to do tutorials on Cinema 4D like you do on Max sometimes?
May 20th, 2009 @ 6:45 pm
So... you r back and full of tips!!
Nice tou have you back again and working... king.
May 20th, 2009 @ 7:09 pm
Great and useful tutorial...
No tuts to throw :D
May 20th, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
Nice and really usefull Tutorials. I hope somebody "translates" the Max tutorial to C4D.
May 20th, 2009 @ 8:28 pm
Awesome! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow instead of working..hahaha

Thanks Andrew!
Mr. Jones
May 20th, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
Alex. This is your boss. You're fired. Your last paycheck will come by monday. Bye.
May 20th, 2009 @ 8:51 pm
Man Andrew, you've done it again!!!! I can't pull myself away from my PC!! lol

Keep 'em coming!!
May 20th, 2009 @ 9:36 pm
gr8 stuff.In lost season finale when sayids lover get hit by the car i was like 'i know this stuff' excellent and thanks mate
May 20th, 2009 @ 9:53 pm
you use the coca cola logo, but when you are thirsty you drink pepsi! jajajaj that was a god one!

amazyng the fx of the shadow and the ligth in after, really smart!

thanks andrew! Thanks VC!!!
Jake The Muss
May 20th, 2009 @ 11:26 pm
Great tutorials again.

Thank you :)
May 20th, 2009 @ 11:51 pm
Cool! Two new tutorials. You rock!
May 20th, 2009 @ 11:53 pm
thanks Andrew :)
May 20th, 2009 @ 11:19 pm
Two in one! Once again they both look amazing! Great job Andrew ;)
May 21st, 2009 @ 12:27 am
Amazing !!!
May 21st, 2009 @ 12:45 am
Keep It Coming.
May 21st, 2009 @ 1:12 am
Cool!!! But i prefer the ancient tutorial
May 21st, 2009 @ 1:13 am
sorry Max, no refunds :)
May 21st, 2009 @ 1:17 am
I loved em both.

Can't wait for AE2 and other tuts!
May 21st, 2009 @ 2:08 am
I watched the AE tutorial and it's very nice, thanks Andrew. I think I'm gonna use it :)
May 21st, 2009 @ 2:28 am
these are pretty decent! thanks
May 21st, 2009 @ 2:56 am
Thanks Andrew ! ;)
May 21st, 2009 @ 3:10 am
Awesome! You did great! Andrew!

Thanks !
May 21st, 2009 @ 3:55 am
I realy thank you for uploading 2 tutorials at ones ^^
May 21st, 2009 @ 4:19 am
Andrew rocks again...
May 21st, 2009 @ 4:28 am
thnx. great stuff, again. you are the after effects bob ross, teaching the people the basics of how to make nice looking pictures :)
May 21st, 2009 @ 4:51 am
I want more tutorials 3d max)
Thank you, Andrew! Good word!
May 21st, 2009 @ 4:57 am
Two new tutorials? OMG Kramer, you're awesome!!!
May 21st, 2009 @ 5:32 am
David W.
May 21st, 2009 @ 5:40 am
GO Kramer GO!Thanks for keeping us in suspense for so long! :)
May 21st, 2009 @ 5:51 am
lolllll am happy today and thest tuts +happyness to me ^^ thx anderew
hop to meet u one day in this live if not so in the next one
May 21st, 2009 @ 5:52 am
Really nice tuts but does every page have to open in a new window/tab in this site? Little bit annoying.
May 21st, 2009 @ 6:16 am
I think that opening each page in a new tab is way better instead of opening in the same page this way people will get lost very easily! Andrew great tutorials man! The tutorial about 3Ds Max is awesome! You should start make tutorials about 3D max I think that many people will watch your 3D tutorials. You can create 2 sections for tutorials 3Ds Max and AE. And maybe 3D tracking and this way you can show people how to create cool composites, for example how to take a clean plate footage 3D track it and then create in 3Ds Max some CG elements and finally composite all the passes and stuff in After Effects. I think that it will be freaking awesome and you will increase the number of people coming to your site everyday. Anyways that's just a suggestion. Keep up the good work and hopefully you will start to work on some other big film productions, maybe Transformers 3.. :) who knows :P
May 21st, 2009 @ 6:22 am
So... @ 5:06 on the ancient titles tut... did you lave out the duplicate layer? Did you duplicate or do some adjustment?
May 21st, 2009 @ 7:16 am
Double tutorial day?! With 3DS Max??! *Head explodes into candy*
May 21st, 2009 @ 7:19 am
Nice one, I hope that people see the "Underwater Scene" effects you used here.
cocacola ftw!
May 21st, 2009 @ 7:32 am
hehe....new stuff from andrew....so happy to hear that
May 21st, 2009 @ 7:47 am
Great! Thx from Ukrain:)
May 21st, 2009 @ 8:49 am

Im gonna watch it!

Thank YOU!
May 21st, 2009 @ 9:40 am
Great as usual Prof. Kramer. It is an honor to have you bestow some of your wisdom upon us. XD
Edi films
May 21st, 2009 @ 9:53 am
It must be Christmas!
May 21st, 2009 @ 9:56 am
Cool! I was waiting for this one(the 3ds Max one)
May 21st, 2009 @ 10:07 am
Andrew You're just awesome ! For my first film (Star Trek 3) i want you on visual effects ^^
May 21st, 2009 @ 11:07 am
you know one of theese days we have to give you something in return for theese awesome tutorials!!!!!!!!!!MAN THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE AWESOME!!!5 STARS FROM ME!!!!!ITS BETTER THAN RENDERING IN VRAY FOR 1000 YEARS!!!!!!
May 21st, 2009 @ 11:17 am
happy happy joy joy happy happy joy joy
May 21st, 2009 @ 11:40 am
Awesome, 2 tutorials in 1 day :P That'll keep me busy for a good while.
Adam Sklar
May 21st, 2009 @ 12:35 pm
Andrew.. Jeez. You a a bloody mind reader!
I'm making a trailer for my film, And I was hoping to have titles like this, And what happens.. You release a tut on it.

I love you man. (Not in a homosexual way of course).

Matt in MO.
May 21st, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
Just used it for our church media production logo. Amazing work King Kramer
May 21st, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
Andrew Kramer TV!
May 21st, 2009 @ 6:55 pm
Outstanding stuff--thanks, Andrew! I'll be playing with this in Blender.
Prashant K
May 22nd, 2009 @ 12:14 am
3D tutorial after long time. Great stuff and hats off to you to your knowledge.

Wanna to see how you made the "The Bullet" promo; especially the text explosion effect.Will you be making the tutorial for the same??
May 22nd, 2009 @ 12:57 am
Yeah..I agree with Stefan... a lot... obviously if u start making 3D tutorials it'll mean more work for you guys and you already have enough work as it is dealing with all of us, but look inside your hearts and you will see that you really want to do this, you want to make all of us 3D tutorials because the entire Video Copilot team is fully of kind and compassionate people,... especially Lam Soya...I mean...Sam Loya :-D

Hahahaha...just kidding dude... but seriously though... It'll be really cool if you had a 3D section on the site and I'm sure that it will get as much support as AE and if you eventually sold products for it or even some tutorials people would buy them...I know I would.

P.S. Cause you guys are kind and compassionate people...Especially Lam Soya,...Dammit...I mean Sam Loya :-D
May 22nd, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Hi from Venezuela,

Excellent tutorial.
May 22nd, 2009 @ 9:06 am
Freakin' amazing tutorial Mr. Kramer!
Just one question. How did you make the O letter more brighter?
May 22nd, 2009 @ 9:12 am
As usual once again amazing tut, Andrew Rockz.
May 23rd, 2009 @ 4:56 am
Hi from France !

hey, just another post to say that your tuts are awesome !
I watch the "ancient titles" two times, just because I love it !
you have great ideas with great outcomes !
YOU ARE THE (AE) MAN ! haha !
May 23rd, 2009 @ 8:44 pm
andrew you are my idle dude. awesome work
May 24th, 2009 @ 8:52 am
just can't think some ways but to thank you on your 90th clip. all clips are remarkably great and with tremendous efforts you have put and come with this dedicated works.... Truly appreciated, dude. best power
May 25th, 2009 @ 10:04 am
Excelente tutorial, siempre con grandes ideas.
May 26th, 2009 @ 4:02 pm
Hey Andrew and the video copilot gang. Fantastic tutorials! Just a request though: Could you update the Mobile Website with these tutorials? I watch a lot of your tutorials from an iPod touch to save ram, so that'd be sweet if y'all could do that. Thanks and keep up the great work!

Also, I just saw star trek. Good job on the title design, Andrew.
May 27th, 2009 @ 11:02 am
Thanks! Good work!
May 28th, 2009 @ 8:52 am
Too cool. Cus u rule
May 28th, 2009 @ 8:29 pm
Thanks. Very cool
May 29th, 2009 @ 11:00 am
Desde España:
Andrew eres un autentico monstruo. Tus tutoriales son geniales.
Muchas gracias maestro.
May 29th, 2009 @ 9:19 pm
good work sir
May 29th, 2009 @ 9:50 pm
I saw this on dateline. Did you do this?
Khadim Rassoul MBOW
May 31st, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
It's really great what u are doing.
January 9th, 2010 @ 8:58 am
Awesome! Great tutorial from great man)
March 2nd, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

They stole it from You.
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