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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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October 5th, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
nice, looks really good

good job
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:41 pm
been waiting a while for this one :)
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:46 pm
Joe Cocomoe
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:47 pm
Wow that looks cool cant wait to try it
Mike Messina
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
this looks so good! like caramel apples dawg!
Matt keddie
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm
Always impressive! Thanks for sharing
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
I've been wondering about this forever.. You always know what I want... It worry's me.
October 5th, 2009 @ 6:55 pm
Talk about a hot 96, thats gonna be hard to top for number 100
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm
Fringe was sweet.
Some Guy
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:11 pm
I really like this tutorial. The result looks very professional. Thank you, Andrew!
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:18 pm
Woot! This is awesome, I was just thinking about doing something like this.
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:29 pm
Nice work Kramer. Do you want a USCG ballcap?
Mike D
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:32 pm
I love tutorials that have professional film applications..
Awesome Andrew.
October 5th, 2009 @ 7:58 pm
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.
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:03 pm
Nice one! very very usefull!


thanks from brazil
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:24 pm
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 :D
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:39 pm
Like it a lot:)
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:40 pm
Thank you so much.....
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:44 pm
Hahaha that's so sweet

Will watch, and use most def, very soon!

Thanks bro
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:48 pm
yes , great Andrew i\ll watch Nooooooooooow
October 5th, 2009 @ 8:56 pm

Very nice
October 5th, 2009 @ 9:15 pm
thanks a lot andrew!!
amazing work
October 5th, 2009 @ 9:19 pm
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.
October 5th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm
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.
October 5th, 2009 @ 9:29 pm
Great tutoral!

Thanks Andrew!
October 5th, 2009 @ 9:37 pm
GREAT! You never fail to amaze us!
Awesome as aways :D
Jude Law
October 5th, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
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
October 5th, 2009 @ 10:08 pm
very usefull, comes in handy in so many ways thanks.
October 5th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
Yeah This is what i was talking about
October 5th, 2009 @ 10:54 pm
am gona just say ..... thank you andrew kramer for all this .

your student
October 5th, 2009 @ 11:02 pm
i´ve been experimenting with this a while ago &
I must admit: your result blends perfectly!
thanks again for constantly raising the bar!
October 5th, 2009 @ 11:06 pm
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.
Evan Langley
October 5th, 2009 @ 11:14 pm
...are you insulting my station wagon? I'm deeply offended.

Lol, no offense really taken, thanks for the awesome tutorial! Great information.
October 5th, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Wow wow wow! That was literally ground breaking...
Great tutorial.

October 6th, 2009 @ 12:13 am
cant wait to go though the tut..the intro looks straight out of a movie..
awesome thanks Andrew!
October 6th, 2009 @ 12:30 am
at home, siting at my computer, with the swine flu, watching this tutorial, feeling better already.
October 6th, 2009 @ 12:31 am
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.
King Silver
October 6th, 2009 @ 12:35 am
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:00 am
Wow thats pretty cool!
There's a lot more to it than you first think...
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:21 am
it's very very good thank U
Dominik K.
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:48 am
Andrew, which of the cars is yours? The Mercedes? ;)
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:51 am
Great.You best.Thanks.
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:58 am
thanks andrew thats gre8........
October 6th, 2009 @ 2:04 am
And here I was thinking ... any minute now a skeleton is gunna make its way into the dirt layer...damn missed opportunity

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...!
October 6th, 2009 @ 2:30 am
Brilliant! Just what I was after, thanks very much. :)

Like the new video thing you are trying too.
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:10 am
Watch this tutorial Many - or you gonna die!
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:29 am
Awesome...thx a lot.
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:43 am
was just thinking similar last night!. awesome!
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:02 am
It look great, I was waiting for something like this.

Thanks andrew.
October 6th, 2009 @ 4:14 am
Very interesting. A couple of days ago, I saw a Plug-In at digieffects for camera mapping:
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,
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
This is fantastic thanks Andrew!
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:16 am
Thank you Dear Andrew...
you are very Good Boy:D
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:18 am
Very nice....thanks for the tuts.
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:22 am
Great Tutorial, Thanks for sharing :D
BTW Really smooth blending going on there!

And when is the next tutorial coming? =D
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:28 am
Thanks Andrew it's awesome.
Let's watch!
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:41 am
Totally blew my socks off. Great tutorial!
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:43 am
s2 andrew
gonna watch it now!!!!
October 6th, 2009 @ 6:24 am
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:05 am
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:10 am
great i'm gonna watch right now...
is this the one you were talking in the previous blog post?
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:12 am
Hey Andrew!

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

I showed 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

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!
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
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!!!
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:27 am
good audio quality, what kind of microphone are you using to record your tutorials?
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:41 am
Wow that was cool! I have got to get back into the After Effects spirit. :)
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:55 am
hey I from Colombia I do not speak much English, but your website is very good thanks bye
October 6th, 2009 @ 7:58 am
Great tutorial for a good effect. I can already imagine a ton of effects that this could inspire.
kuRt rusSels hAir
October 6th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
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...
October 6th, 2009 @ 8:41 am

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!
Brad Tobler
October 6th, 2009 @ 9:22 am
Love your tutorials. So inspirational. Thank you. How about the next one setting up a movie-esque title sequence???
Johann Torres
October 6th, 2009 @ 10:23 am
excelent job! :D
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:09 am
Just watched it again, amazing... Thanks for the images as well.
Fabiano Peres
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:16 am
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:23 am
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!
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:26 am
Excellent! Looks great!
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:48 am
Now I'm going to watch it. Looks promising.
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:49 am
Great tutorial Andrew =)

btw, didn't you want to make a tutorial about those bar diagrams some weeks ago??
October 6th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
Awesome and waittin' it!!!
October 6th, 2009 @ 12:48 pm
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 1:40 pm
I have asked for that years ago :D

At last :)

It's better that in my dream :)

Awesome :P
October 6th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm
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?
October 6th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
my holy cow, its amazing-awesome-realistic! thank you a lot.
October 6th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm
Great tut Andrew, mind-blowing outcome!
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:38 pm
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?
October 6th, 2009 @ 3:54 pm
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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
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!
October 6th, 2009 @ 4:46 pm
@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.
October 6th, 2009 @ 4:48 pm
Meaningful response.
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:20 pm
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
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:24 pm
nice nice nice nice!!!!
October 6th, 2009 @ 5:28 pm
Great Tutorial Andrew! Thanks man...
October 6th, 2009 @ 9:07 pm
simply awesome. thanks for another jawdropper, andrew.
Jake Martin
October 6th, 2009 @ 11:03 pm
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?


October 6th, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
The 100th tutorial is getting closer. Any special plans for it? (Just to keep the pressure increasing) :D
October 7th, 2009 @ 1:20 am
Andrew, u are so cute
Ray Baguilat
October 7th, 2009 @ 1:21 am
COOL!, this is great
October 7th, 2009 @ 1:59 am
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.
October 7th, 2009 @ 2:16 am
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
October 7th, 2009 @ 2:48 am
Nice tutorial! thanks Andrew!

I had the same question as Jake Martin.
October 7th, 2009 @ 3:32 am
Nice done. Can't await it
October 7th, 2009 @ 5:10 am
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?
October 7th, 2009 @ 5:13 am
Jake Martin and Basst had the same question!!!
Im guessing many others...
Well Im gonna give it a try and see what happens!
October 7th, 2009 @ 8:53 am
Nice tutorial ^^
Lar Byrne
October 7th, 2009 @ 9:05 am
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
October 7th, 2009 @ 9:22 am

I'd like to watch your results on your site :-)
October 7th, 2009 @ 9:37 am
Dude... I mean... you're awesome!

What else can I say?
October 7th, 2009 @ 11:00 am
Nice tutorial thanks Andrew!Nice work
October 7th, 2009 @ 11:05 am
can anybody tell me what sound effects were used in this video?

hope somebody can help me...
andrew lee
October 7th, 2009 @ 11:51 am
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.
October 7th, 2009 @ 12:21 pm
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
October 7th, 2009 @ 12:23 pm
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. ;)
October 7th, 2009 @ 1:13 pm
Well do it live!
October 7th, 2009 @ 1:57 pm
Great stuff Andrew! You're a genius! :)
October 7th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm
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
October 7th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm
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 .
October 7th, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
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
Some Guy
October 7th, 2009 @ 9:08 pm
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.
October 8th, 2009 @ 1:00 am
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 the way.. this tut is top class, as always :)
October 8th, 2009 @ 2:03 am
very good but need live in the earth
October 8th, 2009 @ 3:56 am
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!!!
October 8th, 2009 @ 4:03 am
Niceeeeeeeeee & Awesomeeeeeeeeeeee Man
October 8th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
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?

October 8th, 2009 @ 9:18 am
thanks Andrew :)
Murat Ozgul
October 8th, 2009 @ 1:23 pm
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?
October 8th, 2009 @ 2:37 pm
Nice but i'm also suprise nigeria did not make ur top 50 country visiting videocopilot
Matt in MO.
October 8th, 2009 @ 2:48 pm
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.
October 8th, 2009 @ 5:14 pm
this was a great video
October 9th, 2009 @ 3:30 am
Shit man sick tut. I love it like all your work ghehe, I'm starting it right now wish me luck :D
October 9th, 2009 @ 4:53 am
Aewsome tutorial.
thank you andrew :D
October 9th, 2009 @ 4:58 am
good job Andrew
amazing like always
mitchell werth
October 9th, 2009 @ 2:03 pm
such a cool tutorial, where do i get the sounds?
October 9th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm
this is what i came up with , still trying to make it better. but i made my pwn concept.
October 9th, 2009 @ 9:35 pm
Really nice, I must try it :)

I'm excited what the 100th tutorial will be...
October 10th, 2009 @ 10:12 pm
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?
October 10th, 2009 @ 10:22 pm
projecting images onto 3d geometry just blew my mind, holy shift that's amazing. Technology never ceases to amaze
October 11th, 2009 @ 10:31 pm
Very nice tutorial. And the phone version of the website is really cool.
Ilvin Toy
October 12th, 2009 @ 5:03 am
Andrew, this tutorial is really great, It blew my mind.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Ur friend from Dominican Republic.
October 14th, 2009 @ 7:29 am
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!
October 21st, 2009 @ 12:27 am
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!
October 26th, 2009 @ 2:55 am
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?

November 16th, 2009 @ 3:40 pm
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
November 23rd, 2010 @ 8:29 am
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!
November 2nd, 2011 @ 10:40 am
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