2012 Scene Building

Who doesn’t love a good disaster movie? Guilty pleasures :) Here is an interesting behind the scenes look at some of the special effects for the movie 2012.

Check it out

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5 years ago
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230 Comments

kadeer
5 years ago
I WANT to learn that! Adnrew do you know of any websites which give tutorials for 3D Studio Max as good as u do with AE tutorials? most of us are desperate here!

i want to destroy my city!!
zafar
5 years ago
Andrew,
wow great movie please make tutorial .Good work andrew
you can do some thing different
lachlan
5 years ago
plzzz make a tuorial on destroying a city or building!!!!
emaillachlan@yahoo.com.au
pena
5 years ago
lol, so when is the tutorial ready?
Mohammad Al-Mene’a
5 years ago
Wow Amazing effects
5 years ago
U are Amazing...!!!

Like Ur Said This website is the best I've ever seen

I am From Aceh NAD, Indonesia

May you in the shelter of god.

Thank u soo much.
5 years ago
Hey Andrew.. You think you're up to destroying a city ALA 2012??.. It would make a great tutorial.. or three ;)
Lugen
5 years ago
Oh-Oh! Someone will be in trouble in LA...
Wait a minute...
O.O

Anyway: Are they stealing tutorials from here? :D :D
5 years ago
I am a friend from China, your work is very good
Kris
5 years ago
Yes, those are some very well composited believable graphics ... but ..Did I really just witness John Cusack out-running an earthquake in a Lincoln town-car.. in LA traffic??? and also piloting a Cessna like plane between falling sky-scrapers? wow! Might aswell add in like 10 Chupacabras fighting big-foot dressed in drag in the back of a cab driven by Bruce Willis, to make that even MORE believable.
Is this the prequel to Kevin Costner`s "Postman" ??
Ha ha you would have to be a retarded knuckle dragging mouth-breather to even write a script involving this.
Should have never taken down that Berlin wall ...seemed to have kept the world safe from those German film makers.
Sam
5 years ago
I recognise the 3DS max interface they used for the 3D.
Just wondering if they used the RayfireTool plugin or they use their own plugin
vic
5 years ago
i soooo hope they do this movie right. an old friend of mine (who was deep into ancient mayan history) and i actually wanted to do a movie on 2012, 11:11, and the whole nine- and we even did a short 3+yrs ago, before he jetted to lala land. lol. my god. please hollywood--don't f*@k up the church's money on this one!! please! the effects look decent and there's no keanu reeves on the trailer--so we see!!
videocopilot crew---keep up the good work!!

peace!
--vic
jason
5 years ago
heyyy master adrew could you make some efffects for this its because its pretty cool......to look and i love it
leonard
5 years ago
wow.. very soon we wont even need actors!
vhirg
5 years ago
that was sick!! AWESOME!
caiko
5 years ago
ohh my rio de janeiro huauhahuauha ohh god not yet!

rio 2016 man! fist uahuhuUHAUhaa ok ok nice movies, so what program to use for this movie houdini( errk! )
Fixxou
5 years ago
well i saw few things about this movie, my bro was working on sequences with Dneg ( London VFX Post production Company ) a lot of work was done on shake and Nuke .. :)
The next one he is working on now is Ironman 2 ^^ i will tell you more about when ill have informations ( he 's lead sequence .. )
Joraph
5 years ago
A tutorial on that is not a bad ideal
metallik
5 years ago
you are a genius pleas poste a tutorial 2 show us how you managed to create this scene.....
Richard
5 years ago
VideoCopilot gotta find out about the FX, and see if they could turn it into products! That would be great!
5 years ago
Thanks for you about giving me a very good link about making of 2012. i am very glatful to you.
5 years ago
i like the fx but i don't like it when the movie is just all about fx with no story so finger crossed
Morpheo
5 years ago
I´m not a really huge fan of Emmerich movies (Except Stargate, that was awesome,,,). Indeed, they result the same for me, if you take a look to Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and this 2012, is the same formula, all plenty of effects and not depth into story or actors performance (that is totally ridiculous, Cusack seems the new Nicholas Cage, I hope that it won´t be a "Stay away from the fucking bike...ring, ring" on the script), well, you cannot wait so much from Emmerich and Harald Kloser, this one writer of Aliens Vs Predator...you know.

Furthermore, although the effects looks really well they are the same in all of his movies, you can see the same camera plane where people goes away running to camera and behind is something of destruction that comes to the same camera until fill all, and I´m a bit tired of it.

I love CGI, but is sad to see so good effects mixing with really bad blue/green screen inside cars, or plane crossing shoots, and overall really bad actors performance. But in the other way is cool to see what is capable 3DSMax with powerful computers. So in the other way, i still preferd other directors as Cameron or Scott that make CGI/Special Effects have sense in their movies.

Finally, Emmerich does not waste time in to convert Videogames into movies, so for this we are saved, but, ufff, Uwe Bolt in there........
jun3dmax
5 years ago
stunning VFX,,,:-)
I wonder they also using realflow plugin on this movie...
Lots of highend VFX softwares they using nowadays, making our jobs doing easy..whew

Hey andrew,,thnx Man
I'd learn a lot from you,,,keep up the good works,,
Genious
5 years ago
It's incredible movie, and incredible special effects
Jacky Liang
5 years ago
That is very incredible. I wonder if they used Hovak physics in there... Oh and still 3ds max ftw!

I also wonder how long the physics calculation is going to take on my computer...
5 years ago
woooow
wee need the tutorial :P
heheh
maybe i'm ambitious
arrinkiiii
5 years ago
Any one knows, what software they use for making this CG fx?!?!
Louis ewe
5 years ago
it's a WOW - from pg malaysian
jay89
5 years ago
one more vote for a city destruction tutorial!
Marco
5 years ago
Isn't used AE CSx? Why?
bloud
5 years ago
WOW !!! i want the tuto ! it's possible ?
Lanre
5 years ago
Well this is a mother of all disaster scene, I hope andrew will keep posting stuff like this, its a source of inspiration.Thanks.
Avinash
5 years ago
This is Awesome, They have used a good deal of 3Ds MAX and Photoshop... Chk out Time (1:11 and 1:13 (min:sec))
5 years ago
woow . this is werry good . cerfull
Farhan
5 years ago
Hi
oh Man thats great thanx andrew for sharing thses kind of things

Thanx from ur little student

farhan
nacet tag
5 years ago
i`m a 3d artist and this is an amazing FX.
for the destruction scenes they used a lot of 3d script and a plugging called rayfire it`s an amazing destruction plugging for 3dsmax.
thank`s Andrew for sharing this with us
FSF
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew! Like these links to behind the scenes. Keep posting. Thanks.
deece
5 years ago
Aahh... Germans. Always making everything kaputt! ;-)
Max Porto
5 years ago
Amazing trailler! Question: Andrew, did they have used After Effects in this movie? Which software is used in this kind of production? After Effects is able to do that?
Greetings from Brazil.
P.S. They have distroyed the Cristo Redentor, in Rio de Janeiro. Bastards. hehehe. :)
Antônio
5 years ago
Andrew,
You should explore the Maya's world! What about?
Maya looks to be a great tool

Greeting from Brasil.
Scott F
5 years ago
That's awesome. Nov 13th release date? Ahhh, I'll have lost interest by then.
mike l
5 years ago
these effects looks so rediculously good! prob the best than any movie out there to date!! the whole entire 3d enviroments are nuts..
the only thing is its stupid there releasing it on nov 13 they should have atleast had it come out dec 12!
Mauro Arsénio
5 years ago
Andrew..next tutorial….how to distroy an entire city?
5 years ago
@slize

No kidding!
Grim
5 years ago
meh. Not the same without Sam Loya in peril.
Benji88
5 years ago
This movies must be great, can't wait to go and see it.
Btw witch is the biggest movie u have worked on Andrew?
robenghuse
5 years ago
The funny thing is that the year 2012 was just a miscalculation, so the title of this movie doesn't make sense anymore when they are talking about the maya-calendar.
http://science.slashdot.org/story/09/10/26/1517242/2012-a-Miscalculation-Actual-Calendar-Ends-2220

By the way, great CGI ;)
Davis
5 years ago
A Tuorial would be nice. I know it takes about a week to do such a shot if you know about what you're messing with but a simple tutorial would be also nice.

Andrew keep it up!

Davis
5 years ago
realy nice FX but why go and se tha movie just for the FX whe know allredy that it has super nice FXs!!
more imortantly is how they have done it . think om going to sit down by my computer for about a yhear and figure it out :P
5 years ago
Amazing ... It must took ages to render everything out . ; O
dantel
5 years ago
a world !!! perfect moive!!
FinalStep
5 years ago
It is an AWSOME thing !
Can you do such a thing ?! =)
Matt in MO.
5 years ago
Am I the only one that doesn't want to see this movie?

I would rather go see a good story supplemented by special effects than a movie of special effects supplemented by a mediocre story.
Michael
5 years ago
this is beautiful...love to work with you oneday....frm Ghana
5 years ago
do you realy beleve in the prediction ?
5 years ago
You know Andrew…I’d like to get your opinion as to what 3D software these companies use to make these grand scale effects? What do you think?
B3T0N
5 years ago
oh my god!! thats amazing Andrew ... good to know it :D
ArilD.
5 years ago
This looks really great! Going to watch this film!!

And i want to know how to destroy things like houses in 3D max! So Andrew, please do a tutorial about this!

ArilD.
xvc
5 years ago
Andrew, now we'd like to ask for 5part tutorial regarding that feature. ;)
Dextrmania
5 years ago
eventhough its too intense...interms of visual effects,no movie will stand infront of the autobots...2009 VFX award goes to THE FALLEN!!!who wants 2 bet!!!????
Stathis
5 years ago
Holy shit. That was awesome!
ilyon
5 years ago
This is crazy...
ilyon
5 years ago
This is crazy...)
ibrahim mohammed
5 years ago
To
MAX STUDIOS

R u sure they have used 3DS MAX for the destruction of the city. I thought they used After effects. PLZ let me know

Thanks
Ibrahim
5 years ago
Hey Andrew,

Greetings from South Africa!

Thanks for this! Looking forward to the movie once it's released. I personally think that you have more than enough tutorials on here that teaches one to destroy everything (including the entire planet) ... what would be nice is for you to run through some of the effects in these YouTube clips and giving a basic run down on how it could be done on a no-budget production.

Andew: "See that crack that forms on the road when John looks out of the window of his car? Well, that's a crack that can be found on the Action Essentials DVD and is set to Overlay and masked with keyframes to animate the crack one bit at a time."

Something like that. Just basic theory of how you would have done it...

Other than that, keep up the GREAT work :)

L
Neon
5 years ago
Hi Andrew! This is very cool. Can you creat your funs a building collaps tutorial? PLEASEEEEEE
Marcky
5 years ago
Wow fantastic! Can't wait. Hope "King Andrew" can create a simple tutorial for us.
sly
5 years ago
this movie will be awesome indeed.

Can you give a Tutorial on this Topic? - like say any town and a wide spread destruction.
I could imagine to combine this with the "Earth Zoom" tutorial in order to fly into the scene of horrible devastation *hrhr*

Off the Record:
Andrew, WE WANT YOUR T-SHIRTS !!!!
Greetings from Germany
Caine
5 years ago
The effects are obviously extremely complex [understatement] and pretty darn awesome, as long as you don't take the sequence of events for that one limo driven family too seriously.

Thanks for the tease AK
Andyloyal
5 years ago
Yeah! It's very nice.I hope it can show on right now.
5 years ago
Wow, seems very impressive..
Bet they use action essentials 2 aswell! xD
Rutger
5 years ago
Additional note: You might start out with the 3D-city tutorial, then destroy it :D
Rutger
5 years ago
Awesome visual effects, only bad thing's the movie is actually based on a calculation-mistake. Because the Maya's used 4 calenders (Who even does that, 4 calenders???) they made the mistake while translatinng it from Maya to GWT, so it appears the world will not be destroyed in 2012, but in 2208...
So they might as well change the title :P
I haven't watched the behin-the-scene's yet, but it looks freakin'awesome!!!!!!!
Pavan
5 years ago
awsome movie i saw the trailer a long time back was amazed .......
DUDE, this earthquake is the most destructive thing i've ever seen. i hope it wont get real!
it should take me years to create this effect in 3ds max.

thanks for sharing andrew!
William R. Cousert
5 years ago
Looks nice! But why did they release so much footage before the movie was released?
Maxstudios
5 years ago
The Most Incredible Movie and Special Effects I Ever SEEN!!!

And they used 3Ds Max.
Oguzhan Polat
5 years ago
vov.. Thanx Andrew
5 years ago
andrew is cool fantastic , be alwause this my friend
Ayb from the philippines
5 years ago
what a film!!!!

owh my goodness. .

Sir Andrew are you one of them?

i mean the artists?

hahaha. .
Alvin Yong
5 years ago
wow amazing 3D!! thanks for the sharing AK!
Anand.ks
5 years ago
Wow....Its wonderful...can u post most behind scene VFX
Adriel Rosenfeldt
5 years ago
EPIC! I hope that doesnt happen in my area after i graduate =P

wowee from Edmonton Alberta Canada
Funque
5 years ago
I think it looks great, but what i hardly can understand is, that all is made in the computer but in the end it looks like film.
mango
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew. Thank you for posting.
Kai
5 years ago
man, that movie looks awesome!

I can't wait for it to come out.
Jon
5 years ago
Hehe, I watch every disaster film I can find, most are really bad but I watch them anyway...
FloVC
5 years ago
the movie titles look like "andrew kramer style". could it be that you are showing us some of your recent work?? ;)
Jimmi para
5 years ago
I Wish to Make Effects Like that!
gatinhot
5 years ago
this is great :D... I bet Andrew secretly made this...
Mike
5 years ago
BAD DIRTY WORK of hudreds of people
plastic heath and sometimes You see EVERY effect they used on it
don`t waste your time for watching it
thanks Andrew ^)
Harry
5 years ago
check out the film named Knowing
Feru
5 years ago
Nice destruction effects, I already want to learn them!!!

Congratulations From Venezuela!!
5 years ago
Cool shots and FX. I will see this movie, but only for the FX in it...looks like the acting is typical cheesy acting...but te FX are totally awesome.....Hey Andrew, did you work on this movie too? I can't see them doing this without you.
Marco
5 years ago
what they didnt tell you is AK did this whole scene by himself, while in the shower.
Jhon
5 years ago
Thnx 4 sharin' this stuff with us, Andrew!

Greetings from Argentina
Alexander Grennell
5 years ago
Alex from Jamaica...Love those effects. Hope to see a tutorial from your site or advice us as to the type of software used to create them....
5 years ago
Ronaldo! Brilha muito no Corinthians
dodo
5 years ago
how?
how how how how how????
Andrew..next tutorial….how to distroy an entire city?

omg that looks really breathtaking!

andrew, please teach us to destroy OUR city
Axel
5 years ago
Andrew in you next tuts: how to distroy an entire city!!!

hehehe with reactor in 3D Max or Destruction and SilverBullet in Cinema 4D!!! heheheh ok peace out Andrew

Axel from El Salvador in central america!!!
Patrick Donnelly
5 years ago
I work at Hydraulx, one of the visual effects studios that worked on 2012 and we use Maya, I'm pretty sure most of the other houses do as well.
5 years ago
You know Andrew...I'd like to get your opinion as to what 3D software these companies use to make these grand scale effects? What do you think?
Brett Perry
5 years ago
Yes we have the technology to destroy LA, but do we have the budget? If you're a major Hollywood studio you do. I'd like to see how many people worked on the actual effects and what was CGI verses real scale models. Inspirational no doubt, but not really possible without the support a studio / producer can offer.
Vic Holt
5 years ago
Wow! This will be one wicked film no dought!
5 years ago
lol! Rogier!!! hey Andrew! that's a challenge for you right there :-)
Jan
5 years ago
thats amazing! o_o
Steven Noni
5 years ago
thanks!!! love it
Ed
5 years ago
Nice. When is the tutorial coming out for this? :P
moutas
5 years ago
who cares the lens flares are way much better :D
5 years ago
I want to see that movie! :)
5 years ago
waovvv, super and terrible!!
Rogier Colijn
5 years ago
Might be something fun for the next tutorial, "HOW TU BUILD LA FROM SCRATCH AND THEN DESTROY IT" I think it would take around 40 minutes right :D

They did a really nice job on creating a photo realistic LA (remember like the very old computer renders, they looked like plastic)
Benjamin Franklin
5 years ago
Sorry... It already happened.

If you adjust the Mayan calendar to sync with the Gregorian calendar the 2012 Mayan date occured around 2006 Gregorian.

http://www.ortelius.de/kalender/form_en2.php
Chris
5 years ago
omg that looks really breathtaking!

andrew, please teach us to destroy OUR city :)
Chris
5 years ago
Eh! that Kramer guy can do better!!!
Mishig
5 years ago
Hi Andrew. Can you make a tutorial of that video when Sam walking suddenly land divides into parts. You posted this video on blog, do you remember?
Thanx
Freak
5 years ago
legen waitforit.. dary!
5 years ago
finalRender engine is the best.See my work on my blog.
Andrew you´re the best!!
nguyenhoangkhoi
5 years ago
1:13 they used 3ds max!!! incredible!!!!
5 years ago
great post Andrew thank!!!

wowww
Isda Afiq Wafiuddin
5 years ago
Really awesome effect! This site also have a great tutorials. Make some more tutorials!

Greetings from Malaysia.
5 years ago
Movie looks great!
5 years ago
Did you hear Andrew ?
We want to destroy something :}
This kind of 3ds max with after effects tutorial will be definetely perfect!
maybe our number 100 tutorial ? :}
Joachim
5 years ago
Holy crap!
That's one hell of a job.
5 years ago
2012 hhh

c'est r1
Shin.D.Jun
5 years ago
It's Good Job!

Will be able to produce with tutorial?

Please~~ ^^ Good time
Tiago
5 years ago
I am sooo watching this movie :D
Daniel
5 years ago
And this in digital 3D. I would like this.
nlsinh
5 years ago
Thank you for this video. Amazing!!!
bhupesh
5 years ago
nice movie.............pls make tutorial of desatroying the whole city .pls even it become a tutorial of 3 hours i willl seee it...
spademax
5 years ago
"Andrew Kramer here for Video copilot .net for a new very exciting tutorial. well , today we'll destroy LA..." it sounds great! you can do it Andrew ;) go for it!
Charlie
5 years ago
Hi Andrew! That is brutal. Can you make for us a little building, or landscape collaps tutorial?
Rakesh
5 years ago
thanks for dis post andrew
5 years ago
Woow!! This looks fantastic, great job man!
I'm gona try to make this one. This really looks nice.

I think that's why I love VideoCopilot.net :D
5 years ago
amzing effects, John Cusack has still got some cool left over from 'High Fidelity', cannot wait for another cheese fest of stuff exploding, planes flying through fire, and probably some annoying child and a dog that refuses to die no matter how extreme it gets.
5 years ago
Eric
5 years ago
I think both rayfire and volumebreaker are excellent looking tools. but until volumebreaker is in actual production, it is difficult to weigh the pros and cons. For rayfire, they have been around for a while and we all know that it gets good results at least. for volumebreaker, it's hardly started but has made a fantastic entrance with this upcoming movie. Only time will tell I suppose.
Speedbreaker
5 years ago
Yeah! :) I made some cool destruction blackboxes (presets) for TP.
Perhaps I'll upload them to the forum.
5 years ago
@speedbreaker
Nice one chief! I had only known of Rayfire but that Cebas Thinking Particle suite is amazing, do you see how much stuff is there!
Are you still doing your destruction tests? I enjoyed them...
5 years ago
Great effects, but... hope to follow a plot, even if it will reduced to a banal escape movie.
Anyway, great special effects.
Speedbreaker
5 years ago
@Dextrmania
right, I guess they used both because volume breaker was still in development as they started the fx work for the movie.
If you watch the video closely you can see the TP icon on all of the Max previews for the destruction.
trap
5 years ago
looks great and hardwork.
Dextrmania
5 years ago
@speedbreaker
thanx for the link. but i want you to see this also:
http://www.mirvadim.com/index.php?id=videos
Speedbreaker
5 years ago
@Dextrmania
they used the new cebas plug-in volume breaker to prebrake
the towers and thinking particles for the simulation:
http://www.finalrender.com/products/products.php?UD=10-7888-33-788&PID=60
Dextrmania
5 years ago
I've seen this trailer probably a year ago,they didnt even specify the release date of the movie.i was really amazed,specially when i saw the cg ocean flowing over the chineze man and so.i searched the internet for anything related to it...all i got was the reall scientific notificatin about the world being devastated by natural phenomenon in 2012. But after a very deep search...i found out that it was that shitty damn hard software maya behind almost 80% of the VFX. for the destruction, ray fire was the ultimate tool.as it's only compatible with 3ds max at this time...that means max was used to some extent.Rolan Emmerich is just another big figure in directors list.cant wait to see the movie.thanx for the link Andrew.u can go to Mir Vadim's official site to see how they used his tool rayfire to destroy the twin towers....its just amazing!!!!
Whasa Dudes
5 years ago
Well, I think this is an excuse to use only CGI for this scene...They can try really to destroy L.A. to look more real...

I am kidding.

L.A. is fine.

The effects are great, but most of the Disaster movies...are real disaster...
the HK
5 years ago
Didn't know that L.A was gone...
whiteto
5 years ago
That a good movie. thx you sir
5 years ago
This gonna sound negative, but....

HOW IN HUMAN BEINGS CAN YOU STIL WALK ON SHAKING STREETS DURING A 10.5 EARTHQYAKE????

However, these are my thaughts ;)

Seems to be a good movie further, little far fetched but looks amazing!!
Paul
5 years ago
Andrew - i thought you was going to reveal you made the opening intro sequence to 2012!!! LOL
elvijsb
5 years ago
so awesome that i just wanna cry. i got so many questions and one of them is: will i ever be that good to create something similar. yeah, thats my dream to be a pro.
Vicky Shah
5 years ago
Thank you so much Sir...
Mudi
5 years ago
OooOO MAN ! END MOVIE !! WAITING FOR IT
However
5 years ago
andrew what the hell happened to your tutorial on the graphs????? pleaseee upload man its been like 4 weeks since u announced it coming in a week!!!!!!!!!!!
David Coster
5 years ago
Can you make a Tutorials??? Hahaa

haha Awsome.
myu from srilanka
5 years ago
i noticed that they have used TWITCH plugin in the trailer + movie
morty
5 years ago
Well, it saddens me to say, but I have a feeling this movie will be a piece of poo if it wasnt for the effects..
Right now, the movies with great fx + incredible story + good actors are counted on the fingers of my right hand |-(
5 years ago
No doubt this is a must see for the effects alone. But I wonder, how much man power and render time is involved for that movie compared to say transformers?
Andrew
5 years ago
wow, I will give Emmerich one thing: he certainly understands the meaning of spectacle.
Arry
5 years ago
Ugghh... can't imagine with the real EQ,,
Can we see with your version 2012?
Benjamin Bernard
5 years ago
quick fly at ground level so we can out run the earthquake.....
sohail
5 years ago
Nice, keep posting stuff like this!
Josh M
5 years ago
wow those are indeed some amazing VFX. i just hope it doesnt turn out to be another "the day after tomorrow" kind of movie. well i didnt like it anyways i dont know about any one else. still i will go see this because of the CGI if nothing else.
ramesh
5 years ago
when they r travelling from car reminds me of cruise control tutorial of serious fx n compositing "product of vc"
197845
5 years ago
@JimB

worst.....movie....ever
5 years ago
BTW who needs to be up their with the big six anyways, look at "Paranormal Activity" 25k budget smashed the box office this last week.
5 years ago
Trailers wreck movies, haha. Just an incredible example of movie magic...
5 years ago
Thx AK another awesome link. This will be an awesome movie to see when it's released. If everyone looks to some of AK's tutorials with 3dsmax and compsiting in AE ie. "The Bullet" This can be done by creative people like us.

AK you should have a colaboration with folks on here maybe even a contest of some sort for a feature film. I'm sure many of us, like me, would be more than happy to help. You should sooooo do that.
Naqeeb
5 years ago
Man this Movie No Jokes Looks Amazing...Its next On my list...A must watch Movie
Wassim
5 years ago
OH MY GOD !!!

That's incredibly TERRIFIC !!
5 years ago
The Most Amazing VFX I've Ever Seen!!!!!!

(Besides Andrews) lol ;)
5 years ago
And I bet Andrew is going to love 2012. May be he is going to put something together based on similar ... or better for rest of us to chew.

Jarmo
5 years ago
Very cool and so much work to complete something like this ... but in the end it's all worth it.

Jarmo
5 years ago
I heard they only used windows movie maker to make that whole movie ;)
5 years ago
Andrew is helping destroy the world.

Is there a plug-in for that?
5 years ago
That looks awesome!

Funny thing that a Mayan Elder (ones still following the Mayan Ways) explained that it is rather a dawn of a new age, or epoch, not the end of the world.

Still gotta love fire, smoke, destruction and everything in between.
-David
5 years ago
this is amazing stuff here i wish i was that good!
Plissken
5 years ago
roland emmerich sent me here!!!!
5 years ago
It’s amazing how far movie technology has evolved.
5 years ago
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Boris
5 years ago
WOW! It's amazing dude, but i guess that the true challenge is when the effects are imperceptible...i speak to drama movies, where if don't tell you, never know that there are effects.
PD: Sorry for my english, i'm chilean.

Thanks for... All!!!
Liess
5 years ago
Roland Emmerich is an german guy... Like MEE!!!
Olympia Logger
5 years ago
Almost everything is CG and the next step is virtual actors.

Then the entire movie industry is ALL ours and Hollywood is dog-meat... and we're rid of most of the coutry's liberal wackos!

Su-weeet!
Johann Torres
5 years ago
Can´t wait to see the movie!
thanks andrew! i love seeing behind the scenes and specially VFX breakdowns
keep sharing this kind of stuff :)
Nick
5 years ago
hey andrew......u should really make a tut with some advanced 3d involved...like this......or come out with a dvd training of doing this kinda professional effects.......my requests
5 years ago
Heres 5 minutes of actual footage taken from the film to lure people in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZxBYItj2sM
5 years ago
WOW... thanks AK!
Brent
5 years ago
That is freaking insane! Definitely an amazing sequence to see on the big screen.
5 years ago
Nice, keep posting stuff like this! :D
Chris
5 years ago
Does this mean Vegas could be the new oceanfront landscape?
Mauro Arsénio
5 years ago
how?
how how how how how????
Andrew..next tutorial….how to distroy an entire city?
Fernando
5 years ago
Nice effects. Too bad the plot sucks...
jose lagos
5 years ago
Andrew you should do your best tutorials before 2012, the Mayan calendar does not lie O.o XD
5 years ago
Awesome! Thanks for sharing Andrew! :)
5 years ago
@Miles
Yes,it is, and after that they show 3ds Max screen.
Myles
5 years ago
Was that Photoshop they were using with the pen on the touchscreen?
Jeremy
5 years ago
hey just wondering if you realized how everyone posts kramer sent me here on every video you link us to
Jan
5 years ago
Amazing vfx. But Im afraid this movie will only be good beacause of it. And not because of the story. But a must-see
Joey
5 years ago
Ahh...looks like a movie to see purely for the effects and absolutely nothing else :D :D :D
Garrison
5 years ago
I think you should do a tutorial on how to make that sequence. Show us how to create and destroy LA from scratch. Should only take you a few decades to record.... easy. :D

Can't wait for this movie, it's going to be great.
Speedbreaker
5 years ago
@Yakito
3Ds Max, Cebas Thinking Particles, Cebas VolumeBreaker, FumeFX, Cebas Final Render
5 years ago
2012 looks by far, one of the best VFX movies.
5 years ago
Sick... sick.
I didn't know that earthquakes made the ground go all wavy!
I will see that movie for one reason, and one reason only... for the special effects.
haitam
5 years ago
hey Mr kramer you do all of effects in this movie ? or this is juste trailer of your best movie ?
5 years ago
WOW! They used 3dsmax! :)
Spencer
5 years ago
I can see my house from here!
Yakito
5 years ago
Does anyone has any idea what software does this studios use in order to make this type of movies?
David
5 years ago
scary thing is this will really happen one day according to the book of revelation. Trust in Jesus Christ
Thanks Andrew, you do great work!
5 years ago
I actually already watched this, but thanks anyway.
Sean B
5 years ago
Crazy stuff here! Can't wait to see the movie! If only I could do this sort of stuff haha

Thanks for the post about this
Oscar
5 years ago
Hell that looks awesome.

World governments should build floating sky cities to escape to when the time comes :P
Steve
5 years ago
Amazing VFX, can't wait to see it. I am currently working on a project that is entirely cgi, except for the actors, so it would be nice to see exactly how they accomplished this scene. Nice find Andrew!
5 years ago
great VFX - wow
kimy
5 years ago
how they do this thing...i wish i could have a training or course with those guys....awesome...i will never get there :(
5 years ago
it's amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
Kevin C
5 years ago
I think they should have gone for realism and actually destroyed a major city. LOL

I think 2012 will be nothing more than a footnote in the history books, right beside Y2K, but I will see the movie when it comes out.
nivek
5 years ago
effects look amazing
must go and see this
Ryan Steel
5 years ago
I think this is next generation CGI. A new era of versatility has begun in this film and it really is awesome.

Hi from Scotland...
iforssberg
5 years ago
Amazing effects, but will it just be still another catastrophy movie? How ever, I'm waiting for the tutorial for making this one in AE! =)
victor
5 years ago
great fx... but why are all great fx movies of late so weak when it comes to content, story, acting.... i'll see it anyway but only for the fx
5 years ago
Nice! Have to see this movie!
Zvi Twersky
5 years ago
Great!! Can't wait either
Martin
5 years ago
Omg i cant wait there till this move will be released i will buy ticket in luxus as soonest posuble!!
ayal
5 years ago
how?
how how how how how????
Andrew..next tutorial....how to distroy an entire city?
5 years ago
Great visual effect. Must have taken a lot of work to do that. Personally I don't like it when they pull a "George Lucas" and make an entire CG scene, but then again they couldn't really destroy LA. Thanks for the post!
Chronos
5 years ago
Gotta out-run the earthquake!

I wanted to see more of how they went about constructing the virtual landscape...
damien Christ
5 years ago
Really nice destruction!
Greetings from the Philippines!
5 years ago
Best jobs in 2009-12 :)
Maya calendar.
5 years ago
wow this movie looks incredible!
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