Aerial Clouds

Since creating the Earth Zoom tutorial back July 2007, I have always wanted the clouds to look more realistic. Although the fractal noise was a decent solution, nothing compares to the real thing. Recently on my travels, I was able to capture some images that might just be the solution to a better earth zoom. I actually shot them with the intention of sharing them here.
Obviously I travel by cape.

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Use them professionally too! License

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7 years ago
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77 Comments

Thankx Andrew, This is really usefull :)
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.
dj kef
6 years ago
hi to yall at video copilot.
am editing a music video at the moment and i was wondering if you guys could help me out with some of you cool ae projects. i mean the type of effects that u know can be good for a music video. am at mister_dj_kef@yahoo.com.
thanx guys.
tim wang
7 years ago
Awesome stuff!

I like it!
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew
In arabic

Shokran = شكرا
Harry Smith
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew!
Gage
7 years ago
so whats you superhero name andrew? The Amazing Kramer?
Skully
7 years ago
a question by the way, is there a point 5 in the license agreement.
Nice shots btw

greez
skully
Eric
7 years ago
yeah highdefw, and if you listen carefully you can hear the same exact sounds found on andrews' DSFX
sunil thapa
7 years ago
3 words......... best..... awesome..........healthy...........
Lyndon
7 years ago
Word up homie, holdin it down for the World VFX Crew... well quote unquote. Your work is always awesome and i appreciate all the hard work you guys do for us down @ video copilot. Thx a big one Drew.
highdefw
7 years ago
I bet he's stalling for the AME2 release :P

@Eric, in the very first trailer that aired in the superbowl, it looked like twitch was used there.
Eric
7 years ago
hey andrew, new movie coming out called sector 9, it was in the previews for transformers 2, they used your twitch product and also some sound effects from your designer sound fx
7 years ago
Cirrus-ly awesome! That was one of my favorite tutorials.
7 years ago
check out the use of andrews clouds ,i used my action figuer in photoshop .very usefull clouds. thanks champ.
Sandy
7 years ago
Free Stuffs, thats something VCP is all about.

thnx Andrew :)
carlos
7 years ago
jaja u should tech us to use the red cap as well :P nice pic thnx
Matthew Park
7 years ago
Who-ho! Nice dude!
Peanut
7 years ago
That superman idea musta taken a while to think of...

... I bet you used Westjet.
7 years ago
How many views did the video have before you posted it Andrew?
Phil
7 years ago
You know how to stick people on your website!!!!
very good! you are so activ! of course thats your job, but you do it very good! :)
Jim
7 years ago
SWEEEEEEET!!!!! I tried to get some nice aerial shots on my last flight to phoenix but of course i had a wing seat :( Can't wait for AE2. BTW AK I have used some of your techniques to creat some interesting designs and a local production house stole them. They won't hire me but they'll steal crap. GRRRRRRR
7 years ago
Thanks a ton man!
Matthew
7 years ago
Thanks! :)
Lucas M,
7 years ago
Did you used a w150?
Martin
7 years ago
Thanks!

Speedbreaker: lol
Speedbreaker
7 years ago
Just a little side note. Last time I was traveling I asked the stewardess if I can leave my gps on. She said she has to ask the pilot. After she came back and said that the pilot asked what a gps is and why I want to use it in the plane, I got a little concerned. :)

the cool thing is, when you travel by cape you can use all electronic devices like you want!

Great pics btw I'm sure I can use them!

Thank you.
7 years ago
funny, i took the plane last week and filmed lots of stuff too, thinking on the Earth Zoom...lol
Robert
7 years ago
hey you guys...i believe that Mr. Kramer is God... just my thoughts thank you so much sir
7 years ago
... only during takeoff and landing.
7 years ago
I agree with Eric!!! lol
7 years ago
Please turn off all electronic devices. You must not listen, AK.
Goldenvale
7 years ago
very nice pictures :)

Are those taken from an airplane?
Heaven
7 years ago
Cool ! :)
When we can except AME2 ? You've said that will come out in june :)
Jason
7 years ago
Hey thanks this relly helps
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew....I knew you had a cape hidden somewhere in your office.
Way to go!
7 years ago
Wow! Thanks Andrew! You're always thinking about old projects and how to improve them even though you don't have to! :)
Daluz
7 years ago
Thanx! But can you stop jerking me around and release the NEW ACTION!!!!!!!!RSRSRSRS
7 years ago
Many thanks, for that Andrew, found a cool site called CG textures but these are really good for a project that I am doing,

Once again thanks

Rich
7 years ago
Thank you andrew, but they're not really necessary for me since every day I travel to work by cape and made pictures too :).
Just joking, thank you!
Dark Echo
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew for this and of course for everything you do.

And BTW whatever happened to Andrews Sandals? I guess we will never know...

And I don't know if this is aloud, but if you got time folks, check out my newest AE animation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0XujFVpQAA
Tanelm
7 years ago
i indeed love men with capes :D
Jacky
7 years ago
Andrew, don`t waste your time on stuff like that, focus on AcEs2! ;)
All the other things have time.

Well, actually....
I cannot deal with this 93% thingy...
I am realy disapointed...
Chris
7 years ago
OK, I'll be the dunce--how exactly do we use this?
7 years ago
I always knew you had super powers! But didn't you see PIXAR Incredibles? No Capes!
John
7 years ago
THANKS!
B-MAF
7 years ago
thanks kramer for good stuff
7 years ago
Like it very much! Thanks!
Greetings from The Netherlands.
7 years ago
Awesome stuff!
Qw3rtium
7 years ago
Thanks!
Shavkat
7 years ago
Thanks a lot Mr.Kramer. Very useful
khaled
7 years ago
thank you andrew
eLTipOx
7 years ago
THANK!!!! AK
Thomas
7 years ago
Nice AK.
just wonder, how did you take these shots?
peterpiper
7 years ago
Thanks, Andrew!
Dave B
7 years ago
WORD !
vasu
7 years ago
thanks dude
Timinator
7 years ago
Lois was kinda bitchy in the '80s.
dan allen
7 years ago
Andrew whenever you give us a video to watch you boosts its viewing number way up!

lol

Hail Andrew the Almighty Promoter!

Dan Allen
7 years ago
thanks :0
StarLab
7 years ago
You never cease to give, thx!

Also, it might just be because I'm tired, but the clouds kind of look like snow- with the blue of the sky looking like a shadow.
It's just like that one picture with the old lady and young girl, except this is with clouds and snow.... so yea not at all the same.
highdefw
7 years ago
nice!!!

Always thinking of us. Thx AK
Simon Steele
7 years ago
Thanks for thinking of us Mr. Kramer.
Humpty Dumpty
7 years ago
wow i wish you would make blogs like these EVERYDAY lol
Matt
7 years ago
Cool! thanks man!! ur the best!
7 years ago
Awesome!!!
Fredrik Davidsson
7 years ago
Thx andrew, this is really usefull :) From Sweden
Clayton Light
7 years ago
Timely! I'm starting a project tomorrow that needs high res clouds.
Thanks AK.
Mikee G
7 years ago
Also... Two posts in one day!...
I feel spoiled
Much Thanks
Mikee G
7 years ago
Thanks Alot for these Mr. kramer, working with fractal noise to generate clouds can be some what of a hassle and is almost always slow to render. This will help.
Vick1138
7 years ago
Oh dude, AK, you are the best, I need some hi res cloud images.

Thanks a million
leith G
7 years ago
Thanks Andrew :)
william
7 years ago
great the first our four, thanks good for action escential movie two!!!
Kyle
7 years ago
It's intresting that just hours earlier I was saying that I wish I could capture clouds from above.
kar2silva
7 years ago
wow thats awesome, thanks andreww
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