Sure Target 2 Test Video UPDATED

Here is a quick test utilizing some new features of Sure Target 2. Notice the bouncy movement and the subtle roll and pitch of the camera as it moves.

Think about being in a car with very soft suspension…

Watch Test Video (looping)

The camera Roll is also velocity based so that it will inherit the speed of your camera movements and the amount is controllable as with the inertia.

You might also notice the variable target distance from the first title to the second… Each Target has a slider to control the (dolly/truck) distance from the camera so some targets can be close and others far without having to move your layers or animate the camera manually.

UPDATE: Just doing some more testing and should have a tutorial and download ready next week. See you then.

POSTED:
5 years ago
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166 Comments

Justin
5 years ago
Yeah, i've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this. Big fan of 1 & 1.5 Thanks for continually pushing the bar and creating so many useful tutorials etc for our community!
5 years ago
Any update on Sure target 2.0?
5 years ago
very nice....Good

please....I want a project file....
5 years ago
ETA for Sure Target 2 ??

We could really use this on a current project. Need beta testers??

I know it will be worth it wait, but I don't wanna wait anymore!

: P
5 years ago
Awesome. Sounds like the update will ROCK. Happy holidays, hope to see Sure Target next gen soon!
Shawn
5 years ago
Andrew, as always, this looks great. Just want to say thanks for always inspiring me. Can't wait (but will) for the plugin.

Hope you are well.
AMS
5 years ago
Post it today and all will be forgiven.
5 years ago
Any idea when SureTarget 2.0 will be out? I could really use it for an upcoming project!
J-Joe
5 years ago
awesome nice job
latour
5 years ago
Very nice, Thanks you Kramer
FD
5 years ago
One of the problem of the sure target 1.6 was the fact that he can't work with object parented.

In fact, it worked with only one axis at the the time, if you played with expression in the 3 axis, i make something a little crazy :

A link to explain the first problem
http://aenhancers.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1350&p=5172#p5172

A video about the problem
http://aenhancers.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1350&p=5172#p5172
umar syarif
5 years ago
help me please....i am sorry my english is bad
"sure target at tutorial why my particle world not work,this is stay not work, not fantastic?????help me please...or email at www.tenebaum@yahoo.com
Cliff
5 years ago
Holding back the start of a new project waiting for Sure Target 2 to be available. Awesome stuff.
5 years ago
Doing this by hand would be kinda lot of work!
5 years ago
It takes a great man and a kind heart to do something like this fir free

keep on going Andrew Kramer!!!! ;D
Frank2cool
5 years ago
that's a long video
wait, was it looping? :-)
Loved it!
However
5 years ago
waiting for updates bro..........
A.R.Herrington
5 years ago
Sunday morning in rural Iowa, patiently waiting for new VCP videos from Andrew... more snow then updates :(

All I want for Christmas are my two VCP Tuts... (Optical Flairs and Sure Target 2) xD
doc
5 years ago
Hi Andrew
the world is a better place with people like you.
hard to believe that you are doing this for free.
you are making many fans like myself very happy.
keep up the noble work.
Vince
5 years ago
Randy, as AK always says when someone poses that question, 'Buy Video Copilot stuff.' That's the donate button. :)
5 years ago
when we get sth new?:-s
Momcilo Stojkovic
5 years ago
@Sidyk: Whats there not to like!?! This is a time saver!
Sidyk
5 years ago
I don't Like it... :(
debdoot
5 years ago
Nice Plugin, and the tutorials too.. when it will be available
Giovani
5 years ago
I'm from Brazil, and I apreciate your job... it's amazing... I have no words in my poor english to express that... I hope that you continue this gorgeous work...

and don't forget of free stuffs.... ;)
You're the man of the after effects.

ABSOLUTELY.
5 years ago
Andrew, You are a GENIUS!
5 years ago
As much as I love free stuff, and even better free stuff that is amazing and worthwhile...... Have you considered a free ware donation....such as offering those who enjoy a special preset, plug-in etc can then donate a few bucks to the cause to help you guys out?

Once again thanks for revisiting Sure Target and making a good thing a better thing!
spenser
5 years ago
wow, looks freaking awesome. nice job AK
jon crocker
5 years ago
Awesome, but looks like your shadows are off when "Video CoPilot" is on the screen (going diff. directions)
Vlado
5 years ago
Wow, great again!

I noticed that springy movement in some Discovery Channel video and jingles (the ones with jungle and grass). I used that techique by manual keyframing camera, and now its gonna be much easier, with SureTarget 2.
Doguz
5 years ago
Hurry up please, I love suretarget. In fact I'd love a suretarget t-shirt.
JT
5 years ago
I can't believe this is going to be free. This is awesome Andrew, keep up the good work!
multivster
5 years ago
Forgot the link to the video :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dadPWhEhVk
multivster
5 years ago
Hi guys, check this video out




It´s amazing a guy in uruguay called Federico Alvarez made it with only 500 dollars budget, some guys in hollywood saw it and they inmediately contacted him and flew him to LA to sign a 30million contract to make a movie. They got him a new apartmnet, new car and now he´s working with spiderman director Sam Raimi on creating the new film

Source: http://newslite.tv/2009/12/02/unknown-filmmaker-gets-30m-for.html

This kinda things encourage us to keep learning on this beautiful field of visualfx and maybe someday make something like that :)

Kind Regards
AMS
5 years ago
Very cool. I think I might be able to make use of this on my next project. Which just happens to start next week.
5 years ago
HI ANDREW...
Thanks You So Much....
CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT CAN'T WAIT
5 years ago
When is it available Mr. Krammer.
Diego G.
5 years ago
Next Week! I can't wait!
Rutger
5 years ago
Yay great to see what this version can do! Man really love this site and all the work around it. And also a dank je wel (Dutch for thank you) for the cool t-shirt I bought and received recently! Wearing it as I'm typing :P
5 years ago
Can't wait to see the tutorial...
Remington M
5 years ago
Haha, stephen. He does actually read them. He's like god around here, he sees everything you write and think ;)

Thanks for the update Kramer! Can't wait untill next week.....
5 years ago
Added a Twitter feed to the blog eh? Hopefully you'll start using twitter more!
Stephen
5 years ago
I think there is a small chance Andrew reads the posts, if i am correct i want to thank you. It seems most people gush in their posts and its plain to see why. This site is fantastic, all aspects. I have just started watching/reading the blog and to be honest its to give me a laugh more than anything, the rambling is so funny.
The tutorials are the best i have come across and if i had to pay for them i wouldn't be any less happy (maybe a little bit).
I was planning doing a full time course on 3D animation but I'm seriously considering motion graphics now.

Thank you Andrew.
5 years ago
Wonderful, you are amazing!
5 years ago
cool that's very awesome
i like the new features
5 years ago
Sweet. This looks frickin' awesome.

Nice work Mr Kramer sir.
Graham
5 years ago
Just in time. Was designing my trailer/ad/reel thing and this new version will just be PERFECT... and for $FREE.99!!? Andrew, Thanx!!!.
Stephen
5 years ago
This is great and something imo has been long over due.
5 years ago
Hello
I'm from Saudi Arabia .. In fact, impressed by this wonderful site .. especially as I was trying to make every effort to
Learn this program
And I am working on adobe Premiere and Photoshop for a long time
But I forget some of the steps and go back to the key lessons in Alafteravict
I hope Mr. Andrew guideline and give me some tips
Especially
There are some problems I am having to use some of the effects that Ibda Mr. Andrew in the manufacture
Sometimes when I close the program effective application of an error
I need to advise

Greet you
inkon
5 years ago
Your the best!!!
5 years ago
Looking forward to this one
5 years ago
Awesome! Cant wait!
I learned alot from you Andrew!
Thats my newest clip done in After Effects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXThYagh9_o
Litung
5 years ago
Wow! It's looks fantastic!
5 years ago
Cool video, Stan Winston called this effect the wagga wagga, so in honour of an inspiration and really friendly guy thank you for creating this.

Stan spent years trying to remove wagga wagga from his animatronics and this video reminds me of this.
peter
5 years ago
after a minute watching it i got dizzy. :). cool stuff
John Roumieh
5 years ago
hey, great to c this nice update, i kinda used my own here to simulate the bounciness of a camera moving from text to the other, take a look http://vimeo.com/7657303.

but now with this i dont have to write a wiggle expression to my cam move...

thanks Andrew
5 years ago
Looks awesome, looking forward for demonstration video.
5 years ago
Very, very curious about this one.
5 years ago
Are you an alien? :O Just Awesome!!!
Joe
5 years ago
Awesome! Hopefully we can use this with optical flares, the bar graph tutorial, and all the added tutorial for action essentials 2 that haven't been released yet!
Shwizz
5 years ago
Those shadows are amazing!
jiffy
5 years ago
above and beyond, as usual, andrew. can't wait. looking forward to the 100th, too. it's like christmas around here or something...
PV
5 years ago
AK! VC's Cyber Monday?
Timinator
5 years ago
Oh man, there were so many family members on Thursday that there was no left over turkey! Hence no turkey sandwiches! GRRRRRR. Next year, I'm making my own turkey and gravy so this doesn't happen again.

Thankfully, I have the thought of Sure Target 2.0 to lift me out of my depression. :)
fabricio
5 years ago
you are THE man! thank you....
nigel
5 years ago
Looking good can't wait to try it out!! Cheers mr Kramer you're a top geezer!!
Marco
5 years ago
I love turkey sandwiches!
Dega
5 years ago
Words fail me...
5 years ago
Look great !! :D
cant wait for it.

greetings from holland
5 years ago
YOU ARE THE MAN... SO CANT WAIT
nikit
5 years ago
super awesome !!
GPK
5 years ago
Another GREAT stuff...Thanx Andrew
oliver
5 years ago
jusst amazing!!
editorander23
5 years ago
excelente... este kramer realmente es un genio... gracias hermano por todo el aporte q nos das... de todas las paginas q eh revisado esta es la que me ah ayudado mas...

saludos desde Perú....

Anderson Soria Amasifuen
5 years ago
i didn't like sure target 2.5 or which ever one he did the sure target tutorial on with the squares in the background and lil strokes of light, i just couldn't seem to get it to work right, it was just impeding everything i did, i move it to one point rotate key it, move it to the next, key rotation and position /stuff, then when i play it back it screwed up the first key frame and rotated it backwards. im almost certain i did it right. it just doesn't want to work.
szabelek18
5 years ago
It's look very nice. Congratulations :)
Mr nice guy
5 years ago
Sure target= awesome
lens flare = awesome

when can we get it?
(HINT: now = awesome)
1)NOW
2)LATER
3)NEVER
Jhon
5 years ago
Wow! I have no wors to describe what I'm feeling at the moment.

I'm looking forward to the release.

Andrew, you RULE, man! ;)
5 years ago
EXCELLENT! Another great product! I love freebies!
5 years ago
Really looking forward to the release. Doing a project now that could have used this.
Dylan
5 years ago
WOW wonderful you rule andrew !!!!! no other site gives us this kind of things love this site !!!!!!! im on it everyday !!
5 years ago
Wow, the possibilities are literally endless, this put's another foot down for AE in the 3d animation world
Chris
5 years ago
love that little bumpily effect :)
good job, andrew, can't w8
Shannon
5 years ago
Terrific. This looks fantastic. Very exciting.
San
5 years ago
wow nice one i like it very much...i like u very much andrew
5 years ago
Amazing, this is a great update. Thanks Andrew for your passion.
DragonRings
5 years ago
Awesome! I just used SureTarget 1 to make a title that blew my client away!
Great stuff guys! Many thousands of dozens of thanks!
5 years ago
oh my... I'm so going to use this! [:
5 years ago
Enough already with the teasing bring on the goods sir!

I was just thinking yesterday how does one (one being you Andrew) get to know so much about AE and all that it does? My god man I can't keep up and I don't have enough time left on this earth to get it all.) I do have a request I would like to see a text tut on instead of blowing the text up do it in reverse. There is probably a very simple way to reverse it but me being 57 and I guess feeble minded I have not figured it out yet.(

Thank you sir for all you do........
Lee
5 years ago
With the camera roll, the plug-in should be called Not-So-Sure Target... :P
gatinhot
5 years ago
nice... looks worth the turkey sandwich :)
5 years ago
You got reflection on only 2 texts.. :P ??
5 years ago
OSOM!
cant wait to have it at my fingertips
Stefan
5 years ago
Very cool. Nice job Andrew.
5 years ago
can't wait..! + optical flare!!!!! :D :)

peace bro

lufee,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A.R.Herrington
5 years ago
Looks freaking awesome!! I will try to control myself while I wait for the tutorial! :)
cariaga
5 years ago
English
can't describe the good things you have given us

Filipino
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French
ne peut pas décrire les bonnes choses que vous nous avez donné

Spanish
No se puede describir las cosas buenas que nos han dado

Greek
δεν μπορεί να περιγράψει τα καλά πράγματα που μας δώσατε

Italian
non possono descrivere le cose buone che ci ha dato

Chinese
无法描述你给我们的好东西

Russian
Не могу описать хорошие вещи вы дали нам

Japanese
あなたたちを与えて良いものを記述することはできません

Thai
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THANK YOU
Sunil (nepal)
5 years ago
Must Be Cristmas Gift For us, Mr. Krammer........
Sunil (nepal)
5 years ago
U R the Best Mr. Andrew.......... Only 1...
Simon Says
5 years ago
sweet lighting and movement looks great
madusanka
5 years ago
You are a great person that i have ever see....

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT Tutorials And FREE Plugins....

Thank a lot Andrew Kramer
5 years ago
Love the reflection and shadows too and the bouncy camera effect is so realistic.
Conor
5 years ago
How is this free?! Christmas has come early!
AlesTemple
5 years ago
Beautiful!!!
Very nice!
Esperamos...:)
Journey Films
5 years ago
very nice camera =))
MV
5 years ago
Agreed! The bouncing effect is awsome! :) Can't wait to try it!
5 years ago
love that bouncy effect, can't wait to have this another AWESOME plugin :)

Thanks Andrew!
5 years ago
n the suspension is working very well //
5 years ago
very smooth camera animation ...
5 years ago
I am like a dog who is hyper active but his owner say i have to stay put in my basket hehe
John
5 years ago
I could go for a sandwich right about now.
Ali
5 years ago
Hey Andrew did you use nuke rolling shutter?
5 years ago
(:
LG+LG+LG
Life's good so let go and let God.
thanks Andrew! You were the one that opened the filming industry for me.
(: thank you

- Jeromie
Morty
5 years ago
Its funny how you added a reflection to "Introducing" and "Sure Target 2", but not on the other stuph :P
I still cant wait, that camera movement is awesome, It might make typographies a little simpler.. :)
barry barrera
5 years ago
just PERFECT!!!!
5 years ago
you are awesome andrew, we love your stuff. pretty cool.
5 years ago
Perfect!
I will add a little wiggle also.
TJ
5 years ago
Excellent work. Looks very, very promising.
Chislett
5 years ago
This looks amazing! Unleash it now please!
5 years ago
YEAH baby yeah, I can realy use that!!! bring it on :)
Pramod
5 years ago
Awsome ,Looks really good,WONDERFUL!!!

pramod-india
5 years ago
Thank you so much!

from brazil
5 years ago
WOW!!! that's AWESOME!!
Joshua
5 years ago
Wow another great plug-in from VC cant wait to use it thanx VC.
Vince
5 years ago
I hope this comes out either tomorrow or Tuesday. I have project I'd love to use it in.
Roosvelt
5 years ago
awesome, like always AK
5 years ago
can't wait)) super handy tool!
Kai
5 years ago
awesome, as always.
J
5 years ago
Outstanding, Mr. Kramer. Can't wait. Well...I can. And I will.
5 years ago
Looks really good. I would like to see more of the pitch and roll like a plane though. :)
5 years ago
Looks so nice Andrew Thanks
Timinator
5 years ago
Freaking awesome!

There are so many new features in 2.0 I think it should actually be called Version 5.0... you just skipped over a ton of updates and upgrades :)

Thanks again Andrew! Really looking forward to using this plug-in.
5 years ago
Andrew,

That looks amazing!!!!! I cant wait to download this plugin great work man!

By the way I'm ordering Action Essentials 2 and a T-Shirt later tonight ;)
Ruslan
5 years ago
AWESOME MAN..... Cant even wwit for this to come out.... YOU ROCK MAN!!!!
Ian Bortz
5 years ago
Awsome ^^, next year i'm movin to são paulo work with video and i cant't wait to have good internet (here at my little city is just 300kb/s :() to watch all the tutotials :)
Clayton Light
5 years ago
Beautiful AK!
That's all I was going to say but I got bounced for making too brief a comment.
I think you and I will meet some day.
5 years ago
This is awesome Andrew. I look forward to using it! Thanks.
Erick
5 years ago
Amazing, can't wait to get it.
by the way thanks Andrew for this. :)
Gianni
5 years ago
you aren't human...you are an alien!!!!!

Alien's technology...

WONDERFUL!!!

Bye
Gianni
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Looks veeeery interesting
5 years ago
OMG!!it's aweeesooomeee :O:O:O
5 years ago
thanks 4 thee free stuff, here in venezuela it´s so hard to find dollars!!!! :( fu%k chavez!!!

thanks andrew
illd
5 years ago
I really like - but when will video end? Waiting for hours...
5 years ago
Very nice! Can't wait to check this out.
5 years ago
That´s cool. I liked it so much, i actually watched the video looping at least some 60 times.
5 years ago
nice camera moves ;)
Bilamy
5 years ago
Oh My God !! these is greet

I want gift my friends these Video

Thanks around .. You are working hard
pev
5 years ago
look great. THANKS!!!
chcho
5 years ago
Can't wait! Andrew you started a new concept in the net!!!
Fel
5 years ago
Awesome plugin :) Great job Andrew!
5 years ago
That's so cool!
Timothy Cross
5 years ago
Andrew. you are awesome. nuff said. :)
5 years ago
That would go great with Twitch also.
Darren
5 years ago
WOW! I feel like an idiot! I watched the clip for lie 15 sec. or so, then I noticed it was on a loop. haha... very nice though.
5 years ago
Can't wait Andrew!

Where is the reflection in the last 2 titles of the animation?

VC Reflect looks good on the first 2. I use this plugin all the time now. Thanks so much for making it available!
Diego G.
5 years ago
Andrew: Is it me or the reflection plug-in is also working with the Sure Target?
Graveyard Productions
5 years ago
WOW! I am SO impressed! I CANNOT wait. I also love that inertia effect. WONDERFUL!
5 years ago
NIIICE! Bring it!
5 years ago
It took me about 2 minutes to realize it was looping.
Atom
5 years ago
Awesome! :D
Cannot wait.
sman118
5 years ago
Looking forward to getting a hold of this. Can't wait.
Alex
5 years ago
Very cool work Andrew, you provide the best free stuff around. Thank you so much, keep up the very good work:)
Best greetings from Italy,

Alex
Yathern
5 years ago
Wow- looks very smooth, and I look forward to using it!
5 years ago
Very Nice :) I like the bounce when the camera stops!
Bob
5 years ago
Great awesome good notbad just right.
Sliver37
5 years ago
Awesome! cant wait
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