VC Reflect Plug-in Out Soon

We have developed a fancy new plug-in for After Effects that simplifies the creation of 2D reflections as seen one of our early tutorials. The plug-in offers many helpful new features and a tutorial will be out soon. The best part of all, you get it absolutely FREE.

Patrick should be posting the tutorial sometime tomorrow and the project file will include the Plug-in. Should work with AE 7 and newer and when 64 bit After Effects comes around, we’ll port it as well.

NOTE: Our Easy-Reflect preset will most likely be retired since it lacks many features and relies on awkward recipe. Look, we had some fun… but I think it’s time we see other people. We’ll still be friends.

ALSO: QuickMatte, my other pet project, will be out when I have time to explain how to use it fully. I haven’t had a lot of time to dedicate to it with so many projects going on but I will tell you that, everything the plug-in does can be done in AE, it just makes things easier. It will be out soon, I was planning on releasing after the 100th tutorial sometime.

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5 years ago
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84 Comments

alex
4 years ago
@angel - great tip. the vc reflect plugin was crashing my renders at full res (worked sometimes at half res). but with your tip, i was able to make it work most times. thanks.

ak. great plugin.
TruVail Entertainment
4 years ago
Hey Andrew!

Big fan of the tutorials! I came across AE CS5 when I received my student software package and have been learning from you since! I have a new found interest/passion in motion graphics and effects after being inspired by what you have done with the software.

My question however is that I have tried to use the VC Reflect plug in on some of my creations. The only problem is that when trying to bring in the plug from my HD into the program this is the dialog box that pops up:

Cannot be imported because it is not a recognized file type.

Do you have any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this problem?

Thank You,

Alex S.
5 years ago
I've been using this useful plug recently in a project but at render time the comps were failing. After some debugging I found out that if you turn all of the blur options off the comp will successfully render.
jim_stone
5 years ago
Hi there

looking forward to the Quickmatte plug-in which is coming soon. Thanks for all the hard work. God bless
Dave
5 years ago
Fantastic plugin, using it for a few projects right now in CS3.

However, I've had a few failures on render. I seem to have come down to this plugin as the culprit, but only where an item using it is moved off stage. Ie, text or ojects sliding out to the side.
You can detect if the render will fail because in the viewport seeking one frame at a time, the viewport won't update for two or three frames.
Turning vc reflect off for those items half on and off stage at that time will allow those frames to render in viewport and now not crash the render.

Sure it's something small, not a HUGE problem, just thought I'd let you know since apart from that vc reflect is fantastic!

Dave
Bontempo
5 years ago
Hi, Andrew!
This is a realy great plug-in!
And the best thing is it's reeeeealy useful.
I was thinking, maybe with a little re-encode you can make another plug-in for making shadows. I think it's a very similar process: duplicate the instance, fill with black, adjust opacity, make a fall off, blur, etc.
I don't know, it's just an idea.
Maybe I'm wrong, so just forget about it.
Anyway, thank you very much for make this great product free.
All the best for you.
Jawad
5 years ago
I think VCP is the best source for learning AE. Iv been visiting this site for the past 8 months, watching tuts and buying few dvds. Its too good, Andrew keep up the good work (Y).

Thanks for this tut.

I was looking forward for a jumper effect tut, iv seen many on youtube but im sure what you;re going to make is gonna be the undisputed champion. ;)
whiteto
5 years ago
Very cool Plug-in !!!

Mr. Andrew

i like it.
5 years ago
How whas L.A Andrew?
5 years ago
Andrew,,Your Tutorial Very Nice,,,,Ilike Your Tutorial
Very Good

I From Indonesia
Smarinda
Jl.Jahrah
really shock about this. .

hahaha. .

great job VCP!

hey. . wat about the bar graph tutorial?
Steve Favaloro
5 years ago
Andrew once again your an absolute time savior! I love the reflection look and I've always been used to doing it in Photoshop and importing into After Effects. This will be a greatly useful plugin and thank you very much for putting in the time to develop it.

Steve
5 years ago
lol!
just created some reflections yesterday and they look pretty rough.
dan
Rick Rodriguez
5 years ago
Andrew, I just wanted to say thanks for your Tutorials.
I can't express how much i appreciate the free help given on learning these techniques. You have made me look like a pro. please continue what you have been doing which is building an army of new generation VFXers, i hope to pass this information to my son who is also into video effects.

Thanks once again,
rick
5 years ago
awesome plug-in like always

thnk you andrew
5 years ago
I often need to reflect multiple layers in 3D space for my projects, and have them reflect properly on the ground (so the semi-transparent reflection doesn't reveal the layer behind it). I've overcome this limitation by precomposing all the 3D positioned elements, turning on collapse transformations, duplicating that layer, then setting the vertical scale to negative on the reflection. This produces a perfect reflection of elements positioned in 3D space. Maybe Andrew's plugin will support applying it to a precomp with collapse transformations?
5 years ago
Woot! Thank you in advance!
5 years ago
An early xmas present ! Thank you so much Andrew !
5 years ago
after effects is amazing
NOURDDINE
5 years ago
i like your new way in the tutorials .seing you inside the tutorials looks very good idea.you are my teacher andrew kramer
Sandy
5 years ago
gr8 as always! :)
Tim
5 years ago
I wouldn't be a Dutchman if I didn't liked free stuff. :D
NOURDDINE
5 years ago
can't wait for it
5 years ago
WOW!!! Awesome!!!
nezjoe
5 years ago
AWESOME!!... THANK YOU ANDREW
5 years ago
awesome...looking forward to this plugin...this will be very useful!!
Tokidoki
5 years ago
@Javed Baloch thanks man
but one q will it count cheating ???
i think the designing from scratch more professional
5 years ago
Awesome, free stuff is always apreciated by everybody.
This is the way Video Copilot will grow even more.
Chris
5 years ago
sounds nice! :)
5 years ago
waiting for more plugins from the genuis of graphic >>ANdrEw
Badhan Ganesh
5 years ago
Nice!
I await your awesome 100th tutorial!

Greetings from India! :)
Pawel
5 years ago
I don't know how you do it...but you are the best!
Thanks for this plugin and other stuff!
Robert
5 years ago
@Jack Daniel Jenkins He said it was coming out in November but he's usually a month late so prob mid-December.
5 years ago
@Paul

That's what I thought too. The credits from Star Trek looked a lot like the lens flare effect. Anyway, good job on this one :)
5 years ago
Hmmm... FREE??? i love free stuff :-D
Nixon
5 years ago
Great Andy,

Big fan since the first tutorial.
VC did got bigger indeed!!!

Greeting from Argentina,

looking forward both plug in
Jack Daniel Jenkins
5 years ago
Very cool stuff, lovin' that you keep providing us with these awesomely bad@$$ plugins, tutorials and project files. On a completely related note, any news on when the Lens Fare plugin will be up for sale? I was watching the new Star Trek and got a hair up my butt to play with lens flares.. i wonder why that is. =p

jd
VITO CORLEONE
5 years ago
Interesting, but still lookin' forward on the optical flares plug ins
5 years ago
Hey Andrew
You always amaze me man.

But I'm madly waiting for Optical Lens Flare.
Toob
5 years ago
Aha, just took time to read the post rules. Sorry, wasn't really informative..

@tokidoki I cannot agree more with Javed.

Forget the above post, I was messing lol.
Toob
5 years ago
The plugin is a rare bird that lives in the middle of the Great Victoria Desert in Australia.

Utterly rare, can hardly be found because it always sleeps.
Javed Baloch
5 years ago
@Tokidoki

A plug-in is A computer program module, a snippet or device that interacts with another machine or software to add a specific function, or to support a specific file format or device. Plugins Basically Helps user to do things the Easy Way. :)
Tokidoki
5 years ago
i don't even know what plugin is :(
Javed Baloch
5 years ago
Hello Brother Andrew, Still in L.A.?
This is JAVED BALOCH, I am new to AE, I Didn't know anything thing about this Software earlier. But Just a Couple of Months Back, I Saw the Introductory Video of the Product "EVOLUTION", on Youtube and I was Like OMG After Effects Can do this? Meanwhile I rushed to the Software House and Got AE. and Since thn I am Following Your Tutorials.
I hope I will even learn more. God Bless you Brother Andrew.
ap.oinonen
5 years ago
Awesome stuff, as always.
faceless
5 years ago
@ marcello if you flip particular on its axis it will still look 3d. u mite have to make the floor and precompose it before flippin it
5 years ago
hey andrew....you are nice, but you know what would make you super-nice is a 3D text extruder plug in that is easy to use [twitch=totally freaking amazing]
Ricardo Lord
5 years ago
Uauuuuuuuuuu !!! Andrew Kramer reinaaaaaaa. É isso ai Andrew, but why you said "but I think it’s time we see other people...". hauhaau não entendi mano louco. Comments for us.
Marcello
5 years ago
hey Ak how did you do that floor.... Im still fairly a newbie to AE! I used particular flipped it on the z axis it doesnt look the same tho.... BUT CANT WAIT FOR THE PLUGIN DUDE KEEP IT UP
5 years ago
@kawa3d

Yes your right, there was a tutorial about 2D reflections. But this is a NEW plugin for creating reflections quicker, easier and better ;)
Mohammed
5 years ago
great, i can't wait for every things you provide :)
kawa3d
5 years ago
hi andrew this is old tutorial or im crezy?!!!
MATTY
5 years ago
CANT WAIT lol
:) TEE
I LUV VC
YAY
YAY
ayyay
ayay
vhirg
5 years ago
wow!! awesome Sir Andrew!

Can't To Have it!!

You're a genius.
Qw3rtium
5 years ago
Again a new free plug-in. I definitely can't wait, but I'm really waiting to see the features of quickmatte
5 years ago
BUT!!!! Andrew Where is Lens Optical Flares Plugin ??? m waiting for that please some one tel me the time when its coming?

:(
fantasy
5 years ago
Great! Looking forward to it!
5 years ago
YES!!!!!! I need a plugin like this for a project I'm working on! THANK YOU ANDREW!!!! Your the best man!

Can't wait till tomarow!
5 years ago
Awesome! Can't wait. Thanks Andrew. Great to have you back man, it was like an empty hole in my heart :)
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
5 years ago
Great stuff!
Looking forward to it!
Shavkat
5 years ago
Hi Mr.Andrew!!!! That sounds very exciting... Can't wait for the new plug-in.....
5 years ago
Awesome work VC team, looking forward to it. Can't wait for Optical Flares either its gonna be an awesome year!!
Clayton Light
5 years ago
Sniff, sniff, please? I'll change, really!
sohail
5 years ago
cool!!!!!!!!!!
my mmmmmmmmmm.......
TJ
5 years ago
Sweet! An easier way to do something awesome is always welcome :)
5 years ago
Excellent!! you are great!! I can`t wait!
Simon Steele
5 years ago
You are a scholar and a gentleman and a fine judge of goats mr. Kramer.

Thank you for all you do.
5 years ago
Andrew when Optical Flares will be release
and can run on AE 64 bit ?
Tukaine
5 years ago
Awesome!

One question bro.... how the heck do you make a 3d room from still images (like that white house one you did)? Also that video of NY with spidey at the end?
5 years ago
Awesome news. We have missed your coolness. Can't wait for these plugins and thank you, thank you, thank you! :)
5 years ago
Wow amazing can't wait

thx
Yko
5 years ago
Thx in advance for this plugin :)
5 years ago
Yeah... Quickmatte will be out when I have time to explain how to use it fully. I haven't had a lot of time to dedicate to it with so many projects going on. I will tell you that, everything the plug-in does can be done in AE, it just makes things easier. It will be out soon, I was planning on releasing after the 100th tutorial.
Robert
5 years ago
Andrew do you know when the quick matte plugin is comeing out? Not that I'm not thankful for this but you said you would release it a momth ago.
Alex
5 years ago
NIce looking reflection, thanks :D
Grant S
5 years ago
What happened to Quickmatte? Is that coming out sometime soon?
5 years ago
Good stuff Andrew hope your having a productive week in LA....this is good but still waiting for the lens flares....BTW I got to watch the Star Trek movie for the first time as my location is without a cinema......loved the opening, was that a sapphire plug-in you used for the lens flare in the title?...I use Sapphire all the time its one of my favorites and have just ported it over to AE.....also I could have sworn the movie was littered with YOUR lens flare,,,did you inspire them or vice versa?
Amit
5 years ago
Nice!!!. Thank you Andrew!
Jeremy
5 years ago
that looks Amazing Can't Wait. especially if its free!
NoahGoldberg
5 years ago
sick man! can't wait
mark
5 years ago
awesome! can't wait!
5 years ago
Excellent. Will look forward to that tomorrow.

Thanks Guys :)
NickT
5 years ago
I dont understand the note... Who's gonna see other people?
5 years ago
Nice! Looking forward for this one =)
madison reynolds
5 years ago
that is amazing can't wait
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