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In this detailed tutorial we will combine 2 static shots into a single fluid camera animation from the surface to an underground garage. We’ll use camera projection techniques and various textures to extend the scenery.

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142 Comments

3 years ago
Absolutely love the fresh design. I were pleased with the information. Thank you for this fine article.
4 years ago
Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be down… Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!
5 years ago
Did anyone else have trouble with the white solids showing up at the end of the move? Maybe I pushed them back to far in z space. If anyone knows a good solution to this let me know.

Your Friend.
Z. Rowzdower
5 years ago
Hi Andrew, this is Pako from Italy. I would like to answer something about this tecnique. Is possible to use, instead of the two frame pictures you put into the project, two video files? Would it works or not?
Thanks

Pako
5 years ago
Another great tutorial. I'm reasonably new to AE and I would never have learned so much in such a short time if I hadn't found your tutorials. Good job, Andrew!
newlc
5 years ago
Very nice tut Andrew, but i meet a problem when i try to do this tut, when i pump up the "light transmission" the picture still stay in black???? why???

thanks for your help!
Ilvin Toy
5 years ago
Andrew, this tutorial is really great, It blew my mind.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Ur friend from Dominican Republic.
Diesel
5 years ago
Very nice tutorial. And the phone version of the website is really cool.
leef
5 years ago
projecting images onto 3d geometry just blew my mind, holy shift that's amazing. Technology never ceases to amaze
leef
5 years ago
awesome effect andrew! I can't wait to see how you make it look perceptually as if the camera is moving down with a static image, it's kinda trippy. Do you really mean to say the above ground scenery of the bushes, and shrubs is really a static image?
5 years ago
Really nice, I must try it :)

I'm excited what the 100th tutorial will be...
5 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5HPXge95g0
this is what i came up with , still trying to make it better. but i made my pwn concept.
mitchell werth
5 years ago
such a cool tutorial, where do i get the sounds?
5 years ago
good job Andrew
amazing like always
5 years ago
Aewsome tutorial.
thank you andrew :D
Sjors
5 years ago
Shit man sick tut. I love it like all your work ghehe, I'm starting it right now wish me luck :D
5 years ago
this was a great video
Matt in MO.
5 years ago
Does video look the same as still images with the projection. This makes me think of the opening animation in Cities of the Underworld on the History Channel.
chima
5 years ago
Nice but i'm also suprise nigeria did not make ur top 50 country visiting videocopilot
Murat Ozgul
5 years ago
Thank you but I have a problem. When I turn Garage.jpg Cast Shadows options to Only my picture turned White then I cant see the picture anyway. WHY?
thanks Andrew :)
5 years ago
Great! This will work awesome on a zombie flick I am working on. I can't wait to show everyone!

Andrew- have you tried this with a video clip rather than still images?

-Anthony
Mina
5 years ago
Niceeeeeeeeee & Awesomeeeeeeeeeeee Man
5 years ago
Man I have been waiting for something like this. I am gonna be making a new web series soon and all you tuts will come in handy. Thanks!!!
bmw
5 years ago
very good but need live in the earth
walle
5 years ago
I like your "new" voice and after ten minutes the bass i even more sweet! the down side is that I cant watch your tutorials when my girlfriend is around, you just sounds to cool...by the way.. this tut is top class, as always :)
Some Guy
5 years ago
Hey Andrew. Like Aleksander Stokkebro I'm too interested in the fight scenes tutorial, because I'm filming a lot of these scenes lately. Were you joking when you wrote about that (to show the funny YouTube video) or is this tutorial still going to be made or did you found this idea not interesting enough? I just would like to know whether I should expect that tutorial or not.
5 years ago
andrew please or any one ,on the field plane the ground one when i move the null down as the footage going up its showing the white plane i cant find a possible way to find why its doing that.please help
5 years ago
ok here what is going on .i notice when andrew was done with the field shot and ready to move the null down i saw white solid in the movment but he skipped it.,now mine i finshed the first half with no problems,the field everything works perfect till iam ready to move the null down and when the picture starts moving down i see the white planes coming up ,i tried adjusting them perfectly but no luck any tips on these stupid white solids .
Aleksander
5 years ago
You amaze me everytime!
But still i was thinking, long time ago you were talking about a tutorial on how to improve fighting scenes.
When does it come? Or is it a no-go?

Please answer, I've tried asking you several times before!

Best Regards
Aleksander Stokkebro
Peter
5 years ago
Great stuff Andrew! You're a genius! :)
ryan
5 years ago
Well do it live!
Jhon
5 years ago
Good Job, Andrew! It's very good to see u presentin' the tuts. :), like a teacher talking to the students... Thank you, man!

Greetings from Argentina. ;)
Dan.B
5 years ago
andrew lee

yes that was what i thought...of course i wasent going to copy it..i was just wondering what other people made of it..but still thx
andrew lee
5 years ago
Dan. B

Well I can make out thunder and also the sound of a tube train I think and possibly the sound of wood breaking, the metallic sound at the end though, not too sure.

Thing is the whole idea is not to copy this stuff precisely but to learn from it and come up with your own take on it.
Dan.B
5 years ago
can anybody tell me what sound effects were used in this video?

hope somebody can help me...
lida0529
5 years ago
Nice tutorial thanks Andrew!Nice work
Paul
5 years ago
Dude... I mean... you're awesome!

What else can I say?
5 years ago
@VOATfilms

I'd like to watch your results on your site :-)
Lar Byrne
5 years ago
I Love you! and I'm adding this bit because it wouldnt allow me just type I love you cause it was to Short ha
5 years ago
Nice tutorial ^^
5 years ago
Jake Martin and Basst had the same question!!!
Im guessing many others...
Well Im gonna give it a try and see what happens!
5 years ago
Hey there Andrew great tutorial!
I was wondering...
Can this technique be applied to video layers rather than still images?
Like some sequences that we see when the camera passes through appartments for example and its time we can see a little bit of whats going on in each floor (plus the in between things like pipes etc)
It would be cool to shoot live action in different rooms and then make it look like a block of flats passing through each one of them floor to floor or even wall to wall...
any ideas?
Maex
5 years ago
Nice done. Can't await it
5 years ago
Nice tutorial! thanks Andrew!

I had the same question as Jake Martin.
h.smovie
5 years ago
Please buy me in a proper system to work with after effect guide. my system is
cpu:dou core 5000 amd
vga:9500 gt
ram 3 gig
...
Peter
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, where did you get the small grass layer in the very front? it looks very cool, when the camera goes down and the grass is sticking in the air.
Ray Baguilat
5 years ago
COOL!, this is great
5 years ago
Andrew, u are so cute
Telli
5 years ago
The 100th tutorial is getting closer. Any special plans for it? (Just to keep the pressure increasing) :D
Jake Martin
5 years ago
Hi Andrew

Great Tutorial. I wondered how does this work with moving footage, let's say you had people walking through the outgoing and incoming shots. How does that work with camera projection? Do they need to be shot shot as green screen elements?

Cheers

Jake
5 years ago
simply awesome. thanks for another jawdropper, andrew.
5 years ago
Great Tutorial Andrew! Thanks man...
Boroff
5 years ago
nice nice nice nice!!!!
mango
5 years ago
Thanks Andrews. This was a great and 40 minutes plus tutorial. It is possible to produce some short 10 to 20 minutes tutorial in the future.

Thanks Andrew
SimonBee
5 years ago
Meaningful response.
5 years ago
@clancy30: Try setting the "Shadow Diffusion" to zero for the lights in both comps. I had a similar problem where the image was blurry, but that fixed it.
Zach
5 years ago
Andrew, I wanna ask you why you post your tutorials in full-screen... I can't ever watch the whole screen on my 1440x900 monitor. Either way, great tutorial. Hope to use these techniques soon!
5 years ago
2dpostp, I don't think so, because the lights will do some weird stuff if you turn on that switch and the projection will break. If you use photoshop vanishing point, it should work.
2dpostp
5 years ago
is it possible to to switch on the two continually rasterize switches an add a cam and control the movement with a camera then without having to match the shots up. does this work with the projection thing?
5 years ago
Great tut Andrew, mind-blowing outcome!
kira
5 years ago
my holy cow, its amazing-awesome-realistic! thank you a lot.
Hooper
5 years ago
after effects basic tutorial again.......but the snapperheads are so excited that You made another POST they think it's xmas again.

How about ONE advanced tutorial?
Rabbit
5 years ago
I have asked for that years ago :D

At last :)

It's better that in my dream :)

Awesome :P
5 years ago
so if we want to start with a still images and submerge to a video do we have to map the video or what any sights or tips on that please, any one with experiance can tell me please thank you.
5 years ago
Awesome and waittin' it!!!
5 years ago
Great tutorial Andrew =)

btw, didn't you want to make a tutorial about those bar diagrams some weeks ago??
daniel99
5 years ago
Now I'm going to watch it. Looks promising.
RD
5 years ago
Excellent! Looks great!
realgray
5 years ago
Can you use a movie file for the projection image so someone can be walking across the garage when it moves into frame? This is an awesome tutorial. Thanks!
Fabiano Peres
5 years ago
Really nice one Andrew.

Any chances of a Camera Projection on Cinema 4D?
The same effects, but a little more of 3D.

That would be GREAT.

Thanks again.
Lawrence
5 years ago
Just watched it again, amazing... Thanks for the images as well.
Johann Torres
5 years ago
excelent job! :D
Brad Tobler
5 years ago
Love your tutorials. So inspirational. Thank you. How about the next one setting up a movie-esque title sequence???
tvandang
5 years ago
Andrew,

I am here the follow your awesome tutorials but also to enjoy your comedic talent. The funniest part is when you don't move your eyes when you said that VIDEOCOPILOT is the best website. Now that is comedy! As always... Many Thanks!
kuRt rusSels hAir
5 years ago
Saving me again. I was just asked if I could do this. I will continue to say yes to projects and be saved over and over by your tutorials...
5 years ago
Great tutorial for a good effect. I can already imagine a ton of effects that this could inspire.
mados
5 years ago
hey I from Colombia I do not speak much English, but your website is very good thanks bye
5 years ago
Wow that was cool! I have got to get back into the After Effects spirit. :)
C.C
5 years ago
good audio quality, what kind of microphone are you using to record your tutorials?
Cam
5 years ago
I LOVE the video of you in there... It makes it so much more personal and one-on-one like. Thanks and keep up the good work!!!
Fernando
5 years ago
Hey Andrew!

I'm brazilian and I am 15 years old, I'm still learning AE with you.

I showed videocopilot.net to my friends and any brazilians who want to learn After Effects. But they don't speak english, so they can't understand what you speak in your videos and they can't understand the video...

Currently I am making tutorials for the brazilians and for who speak portuguese, tutorials about Sony Vegas and I'm starting to make tutorials with After Effects.

I wanna ask you if: I can make your tutorials in portuguese?

I won't record your video and put subtitles bellow the video, I wanna make for myself. I mean making live with a microfone and speaking, you know... Something like that... My YouTube channel is youtube.com/iamthe202.

Thanks very much for reading! I hope that you let me do your tutorials in portuguese. It will be helpful for who doesn't speak english and only speak portuguese.

Thanks again!
5 years ago
great i'm gonna watch right now...
is this the one you were talking in the previous blog post?
Kurt
5 years ago
Excellent work, glad to see you are back in the tutorial saddle again, btw. I wish i could get some of my doodling in FX to look even remotely like yours, ah well, I will keep trying. I love the work you have done on Fringe, I always watch it with you work in mind, very cool, what do the frog, hand and other symbols mean? Any insider info from JJ Abrahms?? Lol, thanks Andrew.
5 years ago
I thoroughly enjoy the tutorial with video at the begining. I think video blog thing is a spectacular idea. Looking forward to more and more tutorials with the same.
5 years ago
s2 andrew
gonna watch it now!!!!
5 years ago
Totally blew my socks off. Great tutorial!
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew it's awesome.
Let's watch!
Goodis
5 years ago
Great Tutorial, Thanks for sharing :D
BTW Really smooth blending going on there!

And when is the next tutorial coming? =D
5 years ago
Very nice....thanks for the tuts.
5 years ago
Thank you Dear Andrew...
you are very Good Boy:D
5 years ago
This is fantastic thanks Andrew!
Lutz
5 years ago
Very interesting. A couple of days ago, I saw a Plug-In at digieffects for camera mapping: http://digieffects.com/product/camera_mapper
That looks pretty much the same as you did it without the Plug-In. Maybe this Plug-In is anyway interesting for you...
Greets from Germany,
Lutz
Max
5 years ago
It look great, I was waiting for something like this.

Thanks andrew.
suvil
5 years ago
was just thinking similar last night!. awesome!
5 years ago
Awesome...thx a lot.
:-)
illd
5 years ago
Watch this tutorial Many - or you gonna die!
5 years ago
Brilliant! Just what I was after, thanks very much. :)

Like the new video thing you are trying too.
omgvideo
5 years ago
And here I was thinking ... any minute now a skeleton is gunna make its way into the dirt layer...damn missed opportunity again..lol

Love the video intro would be good if you keep' t the video as you gave the tutorial but maybe thats whats on the menu next?

Still forge the way Andrew and ye shall follow...!
Nahcra
5 years ago
thanks andrew thats gre8........
Alex
5 years ago
Great.You best.Thanks.
Dominik K.
5 years ago
Andrew, which of the cars is yours? The Mercedes? ;)
h.smovie
5 years ago
it's very very good thank U
5 years ago
Wow thats pretty cool!
There's a lot more to it than you first think...
King Silver
5 years ago
please don't ever stop making new tutorials for the whole world even you start doing the VFX of STAR TREK 2 itself. you are giving us the way to be more creative each minute and we want you here always.
thanks a lot Andrew.
5 years ago
this is the 4th time i follow the toturial,every time i get to the part where i i need to doubleclick only to bring the image back ,my image is small and blury its driving me nuts .am doing exactly like you.
Ryan
5 years ago
at home, siting at my computer, with the swine flu, watching this tutorial, feeling better already.
Mannu
5 years ago
cant wait to go though the tut..the intro looks straight out of a movie..
awesome thanks Andrew!
Lawrence
5 years ago
Wow wow wow! That was literally ground breaking...
Great tutorial.

Thanks
Evan Langley
5 years ago
...are you insulting my station wagon? I'm deeply offended.

Lol, no offense really taken, thanks for the awesome tutorial! Great information.
5 years ago
Hello Andrew how are you? I want to ask you a something, is possible do something in AE like the movie the Shindler list, if you remember a litle girl she has a red sweter and the movie was in black and white, I want put in my wedding videos something like red roses and the all the background in B&W, thank you for your time to read this, cheers from cancun mexico.
5 years ago
i´ve been experimenting with this a while ago &
I must admit: your result blends perfectly!
thanks again for constantly raising the bar!
Arshad
5 years ago
am gona just say ..... thank you andrew kramer for all this .

your student
5 years ago
Yeah This is what i was talking about
5 years ago
very usefull, comes in handy in so many ways thanks.
Jude Law
5 years ago
Man, that was awesome! I love when you're doing these type of vfx, like the Magic Glass tutorial, only this tuorial was way more advanced and exciting, though. Love your work, andrew.

Thanks again, I know you get this alot, but keep up the good work.

PS: Love it when u say: stay tuned('cause that means something's goin to happen soon:P
Erick
5 years ago
GREAT! You never fail to amaze us!
Awesome as aways :D
Derek
5 years ago
Great tutoral!

Thanks Andrew!
Peter
5 years ago
Wow no way that was 40 minutes.. That went by so fast. Great job on this one, i really ignored camera projection techniques t'il now, sooo many cool things you can make with them. I also like the new introduction with footage of you at the beginning.

Lately seeing you on videos, makes me feel glad, because t'il now i was sure you where some kind of machine-generating tutorials and products. And i mean that in the bestest way.
morsiiii
5 years ago
AMAZIN, I'm watching now, I saw the previous blog post you was say in these week, it's a surprise, the next day!! , thanks Andrew very much.
cristorres
5 years ago
thanks a lot andrew!!
amazing work
Hiphopjoe
5 years ago
yay!

Very nice
zak
5 years ago
yes , great Andrew i\ll watch Nooooooooooow
Muhammad
5 years ago
Hahaha that's so sweet


Will watch, and use most def, very soon!

Thanks bro
5 years ago
Thank you so much.....
Erick
5 years ago
Amazing!
Like it a lot:)
However
5 years ago
Hey buddy the tutorial was awesome. one thought though. im not sure if this is only for me but your voice seems to have a lot of bass in it which sorta...mmm i dont wana say annoying but gets tiring after about 10 minutes. I think its your new mic. If its possible change the settings so your voice sounds like for example tutorial for meteor. other than that, AWESOME!

and i love the video face thing in your tuts. now i feel like i have my own tutor ;)

Till next time, im andrew kramer for vc.net :D
5 years ago
Nice one! very very usefull!

awesome!

thanks from brazil
5 years ago
I just started using AE and have been wondering how to do something like this. Your site in general has opened up a whole new world to me and to top it off it's all free.

Thanks man. Your hard work is much appreciated.
Mike D
5 years ago
I love tutorials that have professional film applications..
Awesome Andrew.
Lawler
5 years ago
Nice work Kramer. Do you want a USCG ballcap?
ramonehulet
5 years ago
Woot! This is awesome, I was just thinking about doing something like this.
Some Guy
5 years ago
I really like this tutorial. The result looks very professional. Thank you, Andrew!
Mitchell
5 years ago
Fringe was sweet.
Lyndon
5 years ago
Talk about a hot 96, thats gonna be hard to top for number 100
5 years ago
I've been wondering about this forever.. You always know what I want... It worry's me.
Matt keddie
5 years ago
Always impressive! Thanks for sharing
Mike Messina
5 years ago
this looks so good! like caramel apples dawg!
Joe Cocomoe
5 years ago
Wow that looks cool cant wait to try it
Peanut
5 years ago
Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
Tom
5 years ago
been waiting a while for this one :)
nacho
5 years ago
nice, looks really good

good job
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