String Energy

Back to more AE experimenting… this string-like energy ball is created with standard plug-ins like vegas and polar coordinates. It works in 3D space and the depth of field is from the AE camera. I’m trying to work this in to something more useful and then I’d like to release a project file or maybe a short tutorial.

Sample Video in HD

Question: How do you like watching sample videos in HD? They have this new thing on the internet and thought I would try it out. The internet that is.

July 7th, 2009 @ 4:18 am
You know, if you flattened the Y axis a little, and added some more fog on the outter rim, this could look like a small galaxy. Looks cool Andrew.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:18 am
Looks great, thanks!!
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:19 am
Nice effect!
AK, you are the Master! ;-)
Buchaneer Boris
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:19 am
Dan aka Triphazard
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:23 am
Very nice Andrew. Love the DOF effect thats giving
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:24 am
Looks good Andrew.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:25 am
Looks fantastic! May be good for a close encounters tutorial starring Sam. ;)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:28 am
Wow. Seems like you don't sleep much.
Good thing too, cause these be some damn cool effects.

*thumbs up*
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:28 am
Looks amazing and I agree with Rion, it could make a good galaxy. Also, if you shorten the "tenticles" it could maybe be a very cool energy ball or something for your very own "Heroes" episode :P
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:29 am
Nice! I agree with Rion. It would make a great galaxy.
Greg Noss
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:34 am
Make the strands a little more spastic and you could shoot it out of a gun to disable a transformer or something like that. With the depth of field maybe a quarter off camera following the energy ball to it's target. Looks very intriguing.
Dawood Botai
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:34 am
Great One :D .. You Are Fantastic ...
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:34 am
Very pretty :D
I like to watch HD videos on the internets
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:35 am
NICE and cool
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:37 am
looking decent!
Also like to watch HD videos out there
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:38 am
Honestly, I think you should embed a vimeo video for HD viewing. Personally I don't like having to wait for another window to open and load. Plus, I just played the sample you posted and it went full screen automatically with no player options. It looked great don't get me wrong, but I like to have some options when watching content.

If you're a PLUS member at vimeo, you have all sorts of privacy and HD embed options too, in case you were not wanting people to copy or use the video on other sites.

Just my thoughts :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:38 am
looks awesome with the DoF
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:39 am
really nice work
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:40 am
HD for the win. Nice little space phenomenon/galaxy tutorial? not going to mention star trek at all.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:41 am
@Bones: just download the video and watch it in your normal player, only takes a second. watching it in vimeo would be no good for analysing it in detail, frame by frame, full quality etc. plus it would likely take much longer to post if it's anything like youtube having to wait for the processing etc.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:42 am
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:42 am
I vote for the tutorial... There is so much "filters" in AE to discovers...
And for the answers, i'm a pro hd :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:44 am
"Posted at 04:15 am on July 7th"

-> 04:15 am <-

Andrew, didn`t you say something about "sleeping every day" or so?.... ;)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:46 am
That is sweet! As for HD videos, I can't see the QT player controls. :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:48 am
Looks great, thnx Andrew !!
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:49 am
again, good job...
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:51 am
You should definitely make a tutorial because it's pretty cool
and you could use it for a lot of stuff :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:53 am
I prefer HD, but the only problem is that because of the compression, you lose a lot of quality.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:55 am
It's look prety cool ;D
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:04 am
Only 874kb! AMAZING!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:06 am
Keep posting the samples in HD! WE LIKE IT! :D
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
Love watching the samples in HD. It would be great to see how you made it. Thanks for all of your hard work and sharing. ~S
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
my ff browser craches when i wanna see the clip :))
i don;t know why:D
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:09 am
Love what you've created, kinda looks like one of those sea creatures.. For displaying my HD footage I use Vimeo.

Can you make a player for us to use on our website that supports HD and let us know what we need to do that ?
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:10 am
cs4 afx said something like frame buffer rendering bla bla error when i try to use the camera blur fx...its frustrating.
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
I love watching video samples in HD. Every monitor I have is at least 1920x1200.
Nicolas Chapleau
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:14 am
Internet? Only site I know is this one.
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:14 am
Keep it like this (HD).
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:18 am
Cooool. Nice stuff!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:20 am
I like the energy, and HD
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:20 am
great! could the tentacles move?
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:22 am
That's was awesome !!!

But I have a question :
Which setting are u using to get that output resolution ?
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:26 am
Looks cool. HD is much better!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:31 am
My opinion is to stay in the particular style.
Also you do not apply somebody HD player.
Can shoulder of placement in Download project for that it wants him.
It preferred in Download that you offer to us, he is something useful, as you make always.
Example, project it is in HD.

Jan Post
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:33 am
looks freakin awesome :-O
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:43 am
Really nice FX!! And yep, I try to watch everything in HD. I really like the quality you deliver Andrew, 0 fuzziness!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:47 am
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:51 am
Looks very unique!
@ Jacky
ak must sleep every other day lol
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:58 am
That is pretty cool, however the way the arms move in front of the camera is a little distracting, when you get them to go around the back it will really pull you in i reckon.

July 7th, 2009 @ 6:00 am
Looks 100% like that anti-thing from the movie "Damons and Angels" :))
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:10 am
Amazing! so basically killer!
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:26 am
Very incredible! I can't wait for the tutorial...
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:34 am
I dont Know... But, HD videos are very incovenient for me.. my PC stocks with them.. :(
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:35 am
Hi Andrew,
Question: How do you like watching sample videos in HD?
Answer: I like watching sample videos in HD with VLC, or Quicktime, or anything else.
If you asked for technical aspect : 1280x720, is a good way to have not so much time do download,
Codec H.264 is sometimes in trouble with Contrast/Lightness,
Mpeg4 is maybe the best way
However, according to me, it's allways a great pleasure to download one of your new video sample on
doesn't matter
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:38 am
Hey Andrew, regarding to the HD version, I love HD video on the web so keep it that way. One downside is that I cannot play it on my iPhone! Are there any changes to the website in the pipeline to make the site more accesible for mobile devices? I would love sitting in the train and viewing some tutorials! :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:40 am
looks great. It's amazing what you can do when you dabble with these programs. I'm all for HD the video took a half a second and I had player controls, maybe different browsers?
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:05 am
Very cool effect. Sort of reminds me of a wormhole or vortex.
And, watching it in HD would be great.
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:10 am
i heart this .. looks sexy in HD BUT
it goes out of the frame in my 13" laptop which is not cool .. but it would be great on a large display .. i dunno i like it HD style but hate to NOT see the whole thing on the laptop !
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:13 am
Yes this is relly nice it would be nice to see a tutorial on how you did it .

If its not to much trouble it would be cool to see the sam ple videos in HD way cool

Hi from germany(im the guy next to the IMAX in wirtzbugr)

I did not spell wirtzgurg right.
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:14 am
I agree with the first comment. I thought the same thing when I watched this. How about if you'd take the earth zoom tutorial to a new level and made like a galaxy zoom or something like that :D
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:16 am
My vista doesn't like watching quicktime movies in a browser. If I want to see the player controls I have to run it in computability mode.

I wish that your sample videos were encoded in your flash player you encode your tutorials in.

But very cool! Looks like the effect you get by playing with trapcode form
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:19 am
HD is cool
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:29 am
Viewing in HD is great. More and more of my projects are making the jump to HD. I'm guessing the same is true with many others here.
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:35 am
love the HD!
I can't wait for the project file.

but, as 3CardMonte said,

"My vista doesn’t like watching quicktime movies in a browser. If I want to see the player controls I have to run it in computability mode."

Same here.
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:36 am
I want this as a screensaver. Hahaha. Loving the HD sample, except that I can't see the player controls any more, and I do tend to like watching those ten times or so. I think someone mentioned embedded player controls, and I'll second that motion.
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:39 am
I like the vimeo idea as well. Im on vista as well, and i lose the controls for quicktime as well. Cant seem to get it to work. Thats just me.

But a great effect, would love seeing a tutorial about that. Coule open the doors to some great organic looking effects....Portals, all kinds of space stuff. Magic type effects for maybe scifi and fantasy movies.....

July 7th, 2009 @ 7:47 am
mmm...very beautiful me however to give the sense "energetic" I would make to move more quickly the strings and the smallest particles...n1 XD
July 7th, 2009 @ 7:59 am
Andrew!!! I bought Action Essentials 2 :D Switzerland is ready 4 ACTION my first Video Copilot DVD very cool
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:00 am
HD all the way. Don;t matter how, if it's HD, it's a win.

The sample looks like a soul/spiritual thing. Very interesting...
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:01 am
VIDEO BLOG!!!!!!!!!
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:09 am
Hey andrew, great job on the tutorials, Some Killer Effects (

I was wondering, any chance on just linking the .flv's to download?

I spotted a certain video download helper firefox plugin in your browser on one tutorial so im sure you appreciate the occasional Need to have a copy of a stream when you don't have the money to watch the 45min tutorial in the net cafe (im saving up for action essentials 2 :-) )

Either way, thanks again,

btw, any chance on doing a tutorial on making a few endless tunnels/mazes.
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:12 am
I'd like to learn how to do this that well. This is one of my favourite sites AK.
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:17 am
Wow, I really thought it was Form before reading the post.
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
Yes.. I'm hoping we have the Vlog coming in soon.

Oh, yes. It's nice looking too. :)
Some Guy
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:29 am
Video Copilot Video Blog in HD. That would be awesome! HD FTW!

I don't know why but that shiny thing in the video looks very beautiful and impressing. I also don't know where I could use it but I sure want to know how to do it. Short tutorial, please. (Or at least a project file...)
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:36 am
Andrew,this energy ball reminds me of the energy ball that Master Yoda of STAR WARS creates when defending himself of force lighning...I had no idea how they created that,but now,hopefully I will learn.
Akhil Tanwar….
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:37 am
How long did it take you to do that?

It looks great though.....looking forward for the tutorial
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:42 am
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:47 am

I do really like te turbulenec field, an the whole thing:P I just want to let you know that i pretty much faked your last tutorial (a) but it turned out pretty cool! I've added some numbers, with soms variation in the digits. (also mind the rotating thing (it looks really smart, doesnt it)). I adore you work, really! Everything you do! Respect dude! Im not the only one, your free stuff is on advertisement on the dutch telly! You did really well!


Keep up the good work, there are lots of people daily enjoying it! Keep making jokes, i really like your humor too!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:05 am
Wonderfull! I'm waiting for the tutorial....
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:07 am
This is looking awesome Andrew, really like to have a tutorial on making this.

thnx in advance

Diego G.
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:21 am
The HD videos are the most beatiful things that happened in my life :D
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:23 am
Perhaps you could create a tutorial that incorporates audio? So the Strings correspond to Treb, mids, and bass.
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:29 am
HD is great!

PLEASE give us a tutorial for this awesome animation!

July 7th, 2009 @ 8:30 am
Ey Andrew congrats!!! Is an awesome sample, i hope it gonna have a tutorial... :D

From Colombia ;)

Today is my birthday!!! Yujuuuu!!!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:38 am
Esta chidisimo!!!

Give us a tutorial please!!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:39 am
HD is legit! i love it!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:40 am
From Mexico City!!
Video Copilot RULES!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:45 am
Great-looking for the HD question, I like the look and feel of HD, but when it opened, I had to expand my window to see the player controls. Other than that, I liked seeing the HD version.
Simon Steele
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:02 am
Very cool, I liked the HD sample video.
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:03 am
I prefer the HD samples as the size and detail give more of a sense of the project at hand.
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:11 am
I dig the HD samples. Thanks for sharing!
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:12 am
Could also be a great wormhole with a little work.
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:16 am

That HD version is pretty large and clearly.

I do like this effect.
Clayton Light
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
Looks great!
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:32 am
Andrew, is this the thing that you used in the first 15 or so tutorials of VC?

It certainly looks like that thingy that reveals the VC-logo ^^

It looks really great
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:33 am
Awesome "galaxy" looking animation!

As for the question at hand, I love watching 720P videos online. Seeing as how I work on a 17" HD MacBook Pro and my Mac Pro with 2 24" HD monitors, I have large browser screens so HD looks great on my end.

July 7th, 2009 @ 10:50 am
The video looks sick nasty. Yes. But I have no control to re size the HD video. I love the quality, but I cannot see any user controls if they are on the page.
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:06 am
Awesome!!! you could make that into like a energy ball:
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:25 am
Reminds me a little of the movie Seven Pounds (the jellyfish)
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:27 am

Turn this into a tutorial, I was really waiting and hoping that you would make some form of cool energy ball.

I have the first Action Movie Essentials, Evolution, Designer Sound FX, The Bullet, Riot Gear and The Series One DVD and with all the cool tutorials I have the ability to make a really cool action short movie, the only thing left would be the energy ball, I'm even about to buy the 2K ACTION ESSENTIALS 2, I'm shooting on the DVX 100A 24p with the Letus Adapter and I'm cutting on a PC Vista using Sony Vegas Pro 9 so i'm hoping that everything I have is going to work with the 2K since its not an HD camera and I'm hoping that my computer can run the 2K footage

I was there when you came to new york and shown the energy ball fly down the city and ever since then i was really hoping that you would do an energy ball type tutorial cause all the energy balls thats online is very very weak and bad, and yours is the best i seen thus far, and I been looking.

Matthew Park
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:37 am
Great man! Nice effect (nudge nudge, you should make a tutorial of this ^_^ )
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:46 am
Thats beatiful...
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:00 pm
Hi Andrew,
It's a great idea to tell us what you're trying around and to tell us in a few words which effects you've been using to make this attempt.
This way, qe can go and try ! :-)
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
"We" can go and try ! :-)
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
Awe man, set the Dr Who Theme to that and it would be so awesome! any chance we can see a Tutorial in a similar vein?
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
Looks andsome
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:30 pm
"Question: How do you like watching sample videos in HD? They have this new thing on the internet and thought I would try it out. The internet that is."

One word for you sir:

(in a good way)
Matthew Sabia
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:31 pm
Wow! Andrews on a roll keep it up!

"String Energy" looks amazing
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:34 pm
Obi One you are the master of the force called AFX.
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:36 pm
its toooooooooooooooooooo good bro he Andrew i hop ur next project will b advace matte painting tech photoshop and after effect or do some tuts about that ill wait for it bro
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

this guy didn't sleep at night!

Kind regards
July 7th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm
Andrew the fact that you have the creative energy and drive to do everything you do and then on top of that to still be experimenting... it just blows my mind. You are a true virtuoso.
Nikolay Kolev
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
sample videos are better in LOw res
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:00 pm
Watching HD wideo, as doing tutorial for HD project, is realy good.
The DV standard has to disapear soon, at less of the main professional media (television, cinema...).
If we wanted to look professional, we just have to do HD :)
And inf fact, the HDcam are now not very expensive. Canon HV30 costs just 750$. And it's not the first price.

See you guy :P
Awsome Vidéo :P
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:08 pm
Beautiful; Andrew haxes ae ; ) keep it up o/
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:16 pm
HD Rocks!! I'm all for it... I know there are so slowbies out there with either slow PCs or slow internet connection. But HD gives you so much more detail. I guess the only way to satisfy the masses is by giving HD and SD options.
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm
I prefer low res samples so I can check 'em out faster and easier (don't wanna have to maximize my browser xD)

And waiting for the HOW-TO on this effect... friggin' pro (as usual)
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm
Looks good
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
Ohhhhhhhh pretty :D
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:38 pm
Hello... My name is Dima and I come from Russia...
I the big fan of your works if not your site, I constantly would vanish, am not clear where, in clubs and not the parties necessary to me...
I not the magician and the wizard in English so excuse, wrote as could...
Sense of my text that given video very much was pleasant if it is possible lay out a lesson on creation of such effect...
I will be very grateful!
In advance thanks!
Moca MX
July 7th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm
@ Ryan S: LOL ryan that is my video XD
July 7th, 2009 @ 2:40 pm
hmm, if you modify that a bit it looks like a galaxy. Try that:D
July 7th, 2009 @ 2:42 pm
To answer your question Andrew... I like the samples in HD very much.
July 7th, 2009 @ 2:52 pm
that looks awesome

,yes more HD please! :)
July 7th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm
I admit i don't really like Vimeo. Not that it's bad, but I prefer quicktime HD files, so i can download them and watch it whenever i want, even if i don't have a decent internet connection.
July 7th, 2009 @ 2:58 pm
July 7th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
HD Video is fine by me - I just wait for it to download then watch it in the player of my choice (QT/WMP/VLC - whatever) As for the suggestions of Vimeo - no thank you. That just adds another opportunity for a bottleneck.

I'm looking forward to this as a tutorial... maybe it's what the crew of the Phaeton discover when they arrive at Epsilon Eridani (for those of you who saw Ronald D Moore's "Virtuality") I can just see Sam facing up to the giant swirly thing!

(... My God... It's full of Stars...)
July 7th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
waaaaww i'm looking for this thinnnnnnnnnnnnks sowmich androw
July 7th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
I was trying to duplicate this and came up with a sweet energy aura effect based on CC vector blur, particle world, and polar coordinates. but i havent landed on how to get it to look like this yet =/
July 7th, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
Looks interesting, although its 3d, still can kinda tell its 2d!
Looks good though...
AND comments made on the mobile version of the site, don't show up on the full version..

July 7th, 2009 @ 3:48 pm
bigger is always better. always. so HD yes. and YES for tutorial and just upload that tutorial's project file as well so we have both. thatd be awesome.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:01 pm
A tut on this would be great.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:23 pm
Just got a new HD screen yesterday, so loving the HD sample ;)
Brain Blast
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:35 pm
At the first sight you can see that it looks
like some sort of a milky way galaxy on the image
and then, if you watch the will be interested
because Mr. Kramer..have put in on an HD Version.

This smells into something like a tutorial...
hmmm..can't wait to sleep more for this tutorial..
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:37 pm
Sample videos in HD are awesome. Keep them coming.
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm
HD is like regular definition, but it's better somehow, you know, like bigger and stuff...
July 7th, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
looks wicked!

-Must say that i like to watch the quality of HD video, but truly dislike the amount of streamingtime it normally costs..
Hd is real nice, but i got the idea the internet of these days isn't quite ready for it.

On the other hand, loading this video went alot quicker than i expected!

But ; the string-energy looks like a tutorial or just a project-file sharing to me!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
Love the new tutorials Andrew!
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:05 pm
@wick, I beg to differ. Maybe for your connection it may load slow, but the second I click on a HD link, it takes only a few seconds to fully load. I can open up a 1080p trailer from Apple in about 30 seconds. It all depends on how fast your ISP is ;)
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:08 pm
1080 pixels is HD... this is like mini-me HD.
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:46 pm
one thing, though...the animation seems "Too Smooth".
like its a live render of a game engine...
id like to see it in more of a 24p kinda look...
..choppier framerate.. :]
July 7th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
Looks really Good, Andrew!

Nice Work! :) ;)
July 7th, 2009 @ 6:10 pm
On my 1080p monitor, this looks like a high-resolution-small-movie. :)
It's great!
Patrick H.
July 7th, 2009 @ 8:12 pm
If you mess with the blur instead of Depth of Field, it could look like a cool smoky particle, even if blurred a little bit outside of the inner circle. I haven't messed with the effects you're talking about, but if the strings hung low you could make it look like a jelly fish!
...if only we could make a Marlin and Dory fish to rush through a bunch of these....
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:03 pm
Great effect Andrew! Keep at it, I just know you'll come up with another cool Tutorial!
July 7th, 2009 @ 9:17 pm


leith G
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
Nice, and it looks glorious.
Prodat TV
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

All this stuff are very usefull

and they have it a very hard and strong touch of the Region 1

Looks very professional

Thank you from Region 4
Jon R
July 7th, 2009 @ 10:36 pm
Well I'm jealous AGAIN. Im a beginner and a tutorial would really help. Awesome work!
July 7th, 2009 @ 11:55 pm
that is a really nice result. if you do not do a tutorial on its creation I would be stoked if you could give us a peep into the creative process of this.
July 8th, 2009 @ 12:12 am
looks like a ball of energy of a computer *soul* u know from futeristic movies :P
July 8th, 2009 @ 4:45 am
Nice effect looks tripy. The tails floating up close looks like i can touch them.
July 8th, 2009 @ 5:35 am
Every thing done with standard plug-ins.....!!!
this is awesome
July 8th, 2009 @ 12:45 pm
Hey that's sound nice, it look like processing ...
July 8th, 2009 @ 11:54 pm
HD previews will be nice but maybe not for the tuts. AETUTS+ has these huge 200-300MB tutorials that use lots of my cap, just so i can watch them once or twice. Your 50-100MB size tutorials are perfect. Thanks for them.
July 9th, 2009 @ 4:33 am
Woooww... another cool Work, Andrew!
More of it... HD is great!!!

Snader from Germany

PS: Thanks for teaching me AE ;-)
Austin Reeves
July 9th, 2009 @ 9:16 am
Reminds me of the energy from an "artifact" that the hero just found and activated. Its the Key! Ala Indiana Kramer and the Kingdom of the Crystal Ball...
July 9th, 2009 @ 9:44 am
HD is great, keep it comming.
Morten Enoksen
July 10th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
What do you guys think about my filmtrailer? It's kind of like James Bond, Johnny English, Austin Powers, and Cops :)
Thank you kindly.
Ps. the HD-idea sounds good! I like that you dont use trapcode since its so darn expensive.
July 11th, 2009 @ 12:21 am
this would make for a gorgeous background element in a DVD title. I can see this dancing in the background while moving imagery took place in the foreground. Beautiful my friend.
July 11th, 2009 @ 10:34 am
In regard to the question; "How do you like watching sample videos in HD?" i can only imagine that you are refering to Silverlight 3? It beats the crap out of flash, but that might only be on longer clips where massive buffering is required. (If you are interested, read up on silverlight 3 here; - no doubt this will put flash to sleep within a relative short time. However IMO just for short clips QT HD works fine by me - keep it up Andrew :)
July 11th, 2009 @ 11:24 am
Hey Andrew you are simply awesome..and ur tutorials are really very helpful..well done..keep it up..
best wishes to u.. :)
July 13th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Please release a tutorial or project file of this. Don't wait till it's more useful!! it is good as it is!
July 13th, 2009 @ 10:49 pm
make a tutorial for this one
it's a very cool effect
sorry for my bad english hehe
July 15th, 2009 @ 6:51 am
ur the best...
nice one andrew...
i'm dreaming of that...
let's get start...
July 17th, 2009 @ 9:48 am
so pretty
July 19th, 2009 @ 4:21 pm
This is already pretty useful for me!
July 19th, 2009 @ 11:39 pm
Great Stream, I want to say that thanks to you and your greats tutorials I have improved my skills in AE, I'm a Graphic Designer and I always liked to try new things, so with all of this I'll make something and I hope I could show you. Thanks Andrew and keep in that way. You are the master.
July 20th, 2009 @ 8:52 am
Hi everyone,

very very nice effect indeed !
you used "vegas" for creating that one ?!? I'm really curious about that !

ANDREW, as written above, are you really, i mean REALLY ;-) going to "release a project file or maybe a short tutorial" for that one ?

I'm already dying to watch it...

By the way, i'm a great fan or yours
Luv all your stuff for a couple of years now

best regards from paris-france
July 21st, 2009 @ 5:12 am
I'd love to see a tutorial on this effect.

Many thanks!
July 25th, 2009 @ 12:19 pm
Love the HD. You should have the movies loop.
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Daniel Molinyawe
July 28th, 2009 @ 5:40 am
haha, its kinda similar to rasengan (for people who watch naruto), haha.. yeah, just need to add some changes.. haha.. cant wait for the tutorial
July 28th, 2009 @ 10:34 am
The HD QT is nice for visual reference. The energy ball would be perfect for my film. One character uses and energy ball or firball that she blasts at another character in one fight scene.

Furthermore, most of the movie takes place at night, and te surface lighting is something i need to do for green screen driving. I keyed, compsited everything added wiggle to actors...used the reflections plates for glass; however, lighting that effects the actors inside the vehicle as they pass by objects would be cool.
Ted Mosby, the Architect
July 28th, 2009 @ 7:21 pm
July 29th, 2009 @ 5:50 am
WoW.Awesome.I liked ur Energy ball HD video.I tried myself to get an exact look like u did.But the result is different.Any way thanx 4 encouraging ur viewers by these videos.U r Gr8.Gud Day.
July 30th, 2009 @ 1:33 am
its not good. just kidding. I just said that cause everyone above is saying..oh u're good Ak.This and that..But they are not wrong though.
Ben Thompson
August 17th, 2009 @ 5:21 pm
How COULDN'T we like watching HD? Enhances the viewing experience without a doubt. Should have a project file included.
September 17th, 2010 @ 10:49 am
I thin that is an awesome effect i think it would look great if you had a logo in front of it like o say and X or an XS lol and had light rays coming from behind the text and would make an awesome logo thing for people who make productions.
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