In this tutorial we will create a reflective orb using only built-in After Effects plug-ins. The key to this tutorials is building a proper spherical map and utilizing the raytrace capabilities of the CC Sphere effect.

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December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:04 pm
AWSOME!!!! Many Thanx from Sweden!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
Nice stuff! Tutorial 100 finally out.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:07 pm
WHEEEEY! The 100th tutorial! Thankyou and Merry Christmas! x
dude with hair
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:08 pm
congratulations on the 100th tutorial, the Netherlands are proud of you! Keep on rockin'.
Editor 1
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:09 pm
wow, sweet deal man.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:09 pm
Amazing Andrew. Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!!
Dimitar Asenov
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:11 pm
Hey, Andrew congrats on the 100th tutorial and keep up the amazing work!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:11 pm
Thanks for the gift Andrew! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:20 pm
Congrats on 100! Been here since day for night :D
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:25 pm
Congrats on sticking with us to the 100th tutorial!

Merry Christmas from Norway!
Aaron W.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:30 pm
Woo hoo! congrats on 100 Andrew! Now you just need a syndication deal and you'll be set for life ;)
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:33 pm
Great tutorial!

(loved the Home Alone reference by the way, I love that movie :P)
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:38 pm
waiting for Series 2 DvD
Diego G.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:52 pm
Congratulations man!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:56 pm
Awesome I knew you would come through. Your the man!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

Congrtats Andrew!!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:03 pm
Awesome stuff - 100th tutorial! =) Merry Christmas!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:17 pm
That is so Awesome Andrew! I can't wait to watch it. Thanks for taking the time to record all these awesome tutorials and congrats on the 100th! :D
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:18 pm
Man you're the best ..
A magician ...

thanx from Brazil.
Radio Controlled
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:33 pm
yo Andrew,
this tutorial really is in the spirit of VCP, as you have always said,you want to give as many ideas as you can, to create as many angels coming from that idea.....if that makes any sense. very inspirational


December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:41 pm
EXCELLENT! Thanks Andrew, this is like a bonus Christmas gift. Wishing you and your family a great Christmas.
LOVE these!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:44 pm
Your attention to detail remains superior sir. Thanks for everything that you do for us.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:44 pm
100!!! Congrtats Andrew!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:50 pm
The legendary TWO orbs :D
Btw, why didn't you use vc reflect on the reflections? :p
Anyway, can't wait for optical flares. And congrats on your 100th tutorial!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:54 pm
dude you're so amazing THE BEST ! merry christmas to you, your wife and your two daughters
December 23rd, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
owh yeah. .

very sweet of you Andrew!!!!

December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:12 pm
Sogood !!!!!! Andrew thak too MUX !!! we love U :X
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:19 pm
100th Tuts Congrats Andrew!... Happy Holidays 4 u and all the VC team, including Sam :-P.... All the best on 2010!
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:30 pm
Amazingly creative approach! Congrats!

Now let's see how long it takes for this to show up in trailers and promos all over the globe (get it? ... "globe" ... pun intended ... oh, never mind ... ;-) )
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:42 pm
tutorial #100!!! I visit video everyday and i'm never disappointed, good job man.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
hey AK, thanks a lot for this great 100 tutorials... happy christmas... and a better new year...
December 23rd, 2009 @ 6:59 pm
Awesome, thanks Andrew.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:08 pm
Really Superb., thanks my CG god_Andrew
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:13 pm
Tutorial 100!!!!!
Many greetings from Italy Andrew, keep on rocking!!!!

Merry christmas to you, ur wife and the little girls:)

December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:16 pm
Wow!! as everyone has already said, congrats on your 100th and Happy Holidays!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:34 pm
lol Mavis Beacon.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:35 pm
Wooo man!!! you are Awesome thank for this great tutorial...

Merry Christmas from Dominican Republic to All here too!!!!

Feliz Navidad desde Republica Dominicana para todos aqui tambien!!!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:56 pm
Great tutorial, but man, you're killing me waiting for optical flares. Could you maybe give us an ETA?
Jacky Liang
December 23rd, 2009 @ 7:18 pm
100th tutorial!!! Thank you so much for ur hard works Andrew! And merry Christmas to u and ur family!

greetings from china
December 23rd, 2009 @ 8:34 pm
Great Work!! Thanks a lot for u creative works!
Ron in Calgary
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:07 pm
Thank you for all the 2009 tuts Andrew. Merry Christmas to you and your family, and your Video CoPilot family as well. See you in 2010.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:10 pm
Yeah awesome tutorial :D
Merry Christmas Andrew
and a happy new year
greets from Germany
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:14 pm
lmao at the Mavis Beacon. I hated that typing class!

Anyway, thanks for all 100 tutorials, and a great year in visual effects!!!

PS: This tutorial seemed... like there wasn't enough "teaching" involved. It was a little bit too fast, and for some reason, I pictured you making this tutorial alone at 1:00 AM just rushing it to go to bed. But hey, other than that, GREAT!!! Lol!

PPS: I'm starting to get into animating cartoons. Do you think you could do some tutorials on making cartoons in after effects?

Thank you so much!
-Scott Beckman (BananaRDP)
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:16 pm
Christmas comes early this year thanks to Santa Kramer.

Happy 100, Andrew and have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:36 pm
Thanks for all your help! It is very much appreciated. 2010 is going to be exciting!
Merry Christmas and all the best.
Steve Bloor
December 23rd, 2009 @ 9:58 pm
great stuff "as usual" seasons greatings from Ireland
December 23rd, 2009 @ 10:05 pm
Happy 100,Happy Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
From China.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 10:09 pm
Thks!! For All

Andrew!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Andres!! Felices fiestas para vos y tu familia de corazón.
Martin De Argentina.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 10:10 pm
Very Nice awesome tutorial
December 23rd, 2009 @ 10:31 pm




December 23rd, 2009 @ 10:47 pm
Awesome!!! Sweet tutorial!
December 23rd, 2009 @ 11:09 pm
disregard that last comment... but i do use mavis beacon
December 23rd, 2009 @ 11:18 pm
Hey Andrew & Team,
Congratulation for our (your) 100 Tutorial wow thats nice.
Lets Party we will follow you - Jaikumar - India (chennai)
December 23rd, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
From Pakistan
December 23rd, 2009 @ 11:46 pm
100 tutorials! And this one rocks.

Merry Christmas to Andrew and everyone at VCP.
December 23rd, 2009 @ 11:54 pm
Many Thanks Andrew Brother.....100th tutorial is awesome...May God Bless U and All.....Merry Christmas to you and Family...Love ya all...
December 24th, 2009 @ 12:15 am
very very good...

kheily bahali!
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:02 am
Thanks for this awesome tutorial! Merry X-Mas and a Happy After Effecting New Year! to you and your family!!!
Steven Yan
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:17 am
Without Andrew, the CG world is all about money......
Thank you Andrew for ur time doing all this wonderful tutorials and free plug-in. Wish u a Merry X'mas and Happy New Year......
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
Merry Christmas, love this tut, but where is Sure Target 2? I really neeeeeed it! lol
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:31 am
hi andrew when you when you make Ground-Breaking Intro this tutorial free please
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:42 am
great awesome .. what a technique .. unbelievable
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:58 am
Dude great tutorial. Was able to follow with ease. Thanks from Temecula. =)
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:05 am
Congratulations, and what a tutorial, I can't wait to watch it.

Merry Christmas to you and the team.
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:14 am
awesome winter stuff, i love it!
merry christmas from germany :)
Harold 1261
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:15 am
this should`ve been celebrated - VCP`s 100th Tut !
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:27 am
That looks really amazing... not exactly sure of any practical use for it, seems like this would be easier and more photo realistic in Maya, but, hey, if it looks cool why not create it? Props for being able to do that in AE, truly impressive. I can't honestly say I could go that intensely photo-real from scratch in a compositing program.
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:32 am
So that's the big hundredth tutorial? Don't get me wrong it's cool stuff as usual.. but i woulda seen something bigger.. anyways like i said great stuff.. thanx for everything and happy holidays to you and your family...

December 24th, 2009 @ 2:38 am
Wooo! Merry Christmas from Sweden, I´ll take a look at the tutorial now
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:39 am
Awesoooome I love you Andrew !!
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:00 am
Wow, Epic tutorial, very nice.
Anthony Herrington
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:06 am
My heart stopped when Optical Flairs appeard in his effects search :(
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:32 am
Merry Christmas From Franceeeeee !!
The tutorial is being loading, I can't wait to see it .

Thank you The FX Master !!!!
Jimi Simpson
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:37 am
Very very clever... really :) Happy Chrimbo!!
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:51 am
Ho Ho Ho :-)

Merry Christmas :-) Thx for sharing this nice tutorial :-)
December 24th, 2009 @ 4:01 am
Legendary Tutorial !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PS : I liked the MIB and 2010 jokes LoL, you know how to keep our attention LoL
December 24th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
100 tutorials and 2 little girls! - how do you do it all? Oh, yeah, the Superman clip... that must have been a clue.

Well, looking forward to what you have in store for 2010. Keep up the great work and keep growing Video Copilot! :)
December 24th, 2009 @ 5:08 am
Whoot! Been waiting for that! Great tutorial, superb quality. Makes me wonder, what I need a 3D program for ;-)
Thanks and a merry christmas to you and your family
December 24th, 2009 @ 5:57 am
you are the best motion & cg artist i've ever seen. god bless you for your great job you have done for us. more thanks than ever. ahhh, you are a great showman (one man show:)...Merry christmas and a happy new year together with
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:04 am
Amazing! Just Amazing!
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:17 am
the tutorial was amazing..i never thought you could do all that with cc sphere...thank u very much...may all your wishes come to true and may this christmas be full of joy and love with your family and friends...take care Andrew!
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:24 am
Excellent!!! Many thanks Andrew. Your talent(and generosity) never ceases to amaze me.
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:38 am

first of all a big congratulations for your 100th tutorial!
Your are very talented, and you make learning after effects so fun for people around the whole world.
Second, thanks for this tutorial and Merry Christmas and a happy New Year for you and your whole family!

December 24th, 2009 @ 5:45 am
If only I was at home!!! I want to do this one so bad! Great job Andrew!!!
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:47 am
u r too good..nice work..hope there will be more person like u in this AV world..
Zvi Twersky
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:50 am
Would have thought the 100th would be about ummmm... 100 orbs...?
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:57 am
Happy Christmas to your family Andrew, thanks for giving us this awesome gift of information! What a cool tutorial, the 100th! I still remembered the first time I came here, we were on tutorial #35.
December 24th, 2009 @ 7:07 am
Hi Andrew

Just wanted to say how awesome you are and all the guys you work together with for all these free extremely helpful tutorials, I really appreciate it.

Also...not to sound gay ha, but it really does help me get into the tutorial just but they way you are in them, upbeat, fun and energetic. Really helps you focus and wanna get straight into some after effects.

Thanks again man
Have a great xmas and keep up the killer work

December 24th, 2009 @ 7:08 am
I was hoping for other stuff =0
Well done anyway!
December 24th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
Merry Christmas! 100! :)
Huzeyfe Macit
December 24th, 2009 @ 7:15 am
one word: AMAZING!!!!!
December 24th, 2009 @ 7:45 am
"God of Motion graphics"
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
thanks from India.
December 24th, 2009 @ 7:52 am
Now you can quit Sir Kramer - you have solved the 100 quest of tutorials. You are free now, and can do whatever you want. :)
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:14 am
How do you make such 360 wrapped panoramics? Or were can you get them?

Nice tutorial!

(But no party? It's the freakin' 100th!)
Luther Hadley
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:24 am
congratulations on the 100th tutorial`You did it ...
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:25 am
thanks Andrew :)
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:29 am
Thanks Andrew - a wonderful Christmas present :-)

Seasons Greetings to all at VCP and the Kramer clan and may all your hangovers be little ones!
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:54 am
are you still using the computer the one that is written in the FAQs? thanks/
December 24th, 2009 @ 10:00 am
Thanks Andrew!
Happy New year from Russia!
December 24th, 2009 @ 10:44 am
Thank you!!! now my christmas tree can have something under it hehe wuwu!! =D
December 24th, 2009 @ 11:04 am
Merry Christmas to you everyone!!!!!!!!!!
I have a nice year, thanks Andrew :)
Abhishek Chaturvedi
December 24th, 2009 @ 11:18 am
thnks for the awesome tut.
u rock bro
December 24th, 2009 @ 11:31 am
Thank you so much !!!
December 24th, 2009 @ 11:12 am
Hey Andrew it was a pressure for you with that 100th tutorial. :) but you did it. very cool as always !
Tiago Oliveira
December 24th, 2009 @ 12:26 pm
Congratulation for you 100th Tutorial and Merry Christmas.
Happy New year from Brasil!
December 24th, 2009 @ 12:49 pm
Awesoooome my bro Andrew
Congrats for 100th tutorial!
we hope this will go to till thousands....

Merry Christmas from INDIA (HYD)
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm
Nice job... happy 100th!
December 24th, 2009 @ 1:42 pm
Thanks so much for all the work you do.
It's amazing to think that Andrew Kramer is synonymous with After Effects.

You ROCK and Happy Holidays!
Diego G.
December 24th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
Merry Christmas Andrew, thanks for all the effort you've done till now, teaching us Motion Grafics and all kind of stuff...
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:27 pm
hi! Congratulation for you Tutorial
trop fort !
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:33 pm
Merry Christimas Andrew!
December 24th, 2009 @ 3:41 pm
You ROCK MAN you have made my day :)

December 24th, 2009 @ 4:10 pm
Great! Merry Christmas Andrew :)
andrew lee
December 24th, 2009 @ 4:44 pm
Well I was hoping for a tutorial for Christmas and you've come up trumps again Andrew, great timing for the 100th as well. It's been quite a year and I can't wait to see what 2010 has to offer. So Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year to you, your family and all the guys/gals behind the scenes and in front of the camera at Video Copilot.
December 24th, 2009 @ 5:11 pm
What a fine Tutorial for a fine occasion.Greetings all the way from New Zealand (Christchurch) where its Christmas day Already.Andrew you still contuine to rock my world.Merry christmas from the future.havee a good one. :)
December 24th, 2009 @ 6:34 pm
Thanks much for sharing this great technique! I mixed it up with the evolution holiday title tutorial and placed a family portrait in one of the orbs as an intro for a slideshow. Couldn't have done it without ya!
December 24th, 2009 @ 8:41 pm
LMAO i actually got the mavis beacon Joke.

I have a Mavis Beacon Teaches typing CD. LMAOOOO.
December 24th, 2009 @ 9:40 pm
Merry Christmas Andrew
December 24th, 2009 @ 10:07 pm
That is Absolutely Beautiful!
December 24th, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
Gratz, merry xmas, and hopely series 2 is out soon
December 25th, 2009 @ 4:09 am
congrates on the 100th tutorial :D
December 25th, 2009 @ 4:17 am
Long live VideocoPilot.Net

merry x-mas and congrats sir...for 100th Tute....
Thanx from India
December 25th, 2009 @ 4:56 am
Merry Christmas, you was my inspiration for all 2009. Nice to meet "you" and your website!!
December 25th, 2009 @ 6:08 am
Merry Christmas :D & Thx Andrew was waiting for this

Vikash Verma
December 25th, 2009 @ 7:10 am
Merry Christmas Andrew !
Hope you did set your Xmas Orb snowball by the fireplace :p

Can't wait til next year for some awesome Dvds and new outstanding video tutorials.

Have fun with your family !

December 25th, 2009 @ 7:22 am
Congrats Sir..You have completed 100 tutorials...Thank You so much for guided us.My dream is that i meet you one time in my life u you are my ideal.
December 25th, 2009 @ 7:23 am
And Merry Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU and YOUR FAMILY and ofcouse YOUR WHOLE TEAM ALSO :)
December 25th, 2009 @ 8:47 am
very sick, Andrew ! Merry Christmas ! greetings from Lithuania!
jim hines
December 25th, 2009 @ 8:49 am
Great tut, thank you. Proud of myself at how close I came to creating this prior to watching. Rock on Kramer!
December 25th, 2009 @ 10:21 am
Pro Scores spotted in Sherlock Holmes trailer!!!!!!!
December 25th, 2009 @ 10:42 am
Oh it is so nice, the best I have ever seen in my whole life, fantastic. I am your greatest fan. by far the greatest, best fan.
It were mindblowing if I ever had a brain !
Soooo great.....yeah
December 25th, 2009 @ 11:10 am
Hey Andrew I just got my VC "Grunge" Shirt for Christmas!!!!! And Action Essentials 2!!!!!!!!

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!!!!
December 25th, 2009 @ 11:44 am
Magic! THANK YOU so much for all, I am immensely grateful.

Best wishes to you and your family from Spain.
December 25th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm
coooooooooool nice job
December 25th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
That wasn't Pro Scores. It was Unstoppable by E.S. Posthumus.
December 25th, 2009 @ 4:06 pm
Merry Christmas to you and your family Andrew!

...and Merry Christmas to everyone here!!
December 25th, 2009 @ 7:08 pm
Merci beaucoup from Belgium !!
Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks fot this great tutorial !
December 25th, 2009 @ 7:10 pm
Thank you andrew .
Merry Christmas to you .your work is very nice.good luck.
thanks a lot.
December 25th, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
Andrew ...!
You're the gift that just keeps giving!
December 25th, 2009 @ 10:38 pm

for that you doing with this site, my best wishes for year to came , and HAPPY NEW YEAR from ROMANIA
December 25th, 2009 @ 11:29 pm
December 26th, 2009 @ 1:23 am
thanks andrew.
i buy all product. and i use all in a clip.
you can see in
December 26th, 2009 @ 3:56 am
@ sonicballer8888
No.. if you listen from 0:43, you hear the music from... pro scores... example exact same music you hear in VideoCopilot Evolution Promo...
December 26th, 2009 @ 4:56 am
Congratulations on the 100th tutorials. Andrew, you are always the best!!!
December 26th, 2009 @ 9:13 am
Adrew! THANK for bring the AF to "idiots" like me!! This is amazing...I can't believe I'm doing things as a pro level...I'll be grateful all my life! Don't forget DVD-series 2 at the 163 tutorial!!
December 26th, 2009 @ 9:36 am
If anyone could offer some advice ...
I precomposed all the layers in the last comp, and added an additional adjustment layer to it (some darkening), and I cannot get the comp to render at all.
Is anyone else having difficulty rendering this output?
I'm using an NVIDIA FX 1800 Quadro in my Windows 7 x64 box.
Many thanks!
December 26th, 2009 @ 2:20 pm
Hey Ivan, actually that music is NOT from Pro-Scores. In fact it was made before Pro Scores came out and we also try not to use Pro Scores for our promos to keep the product less recognizable.
December 26th, 2009 @ 8:57 pm
Congrates on the 100th tutorial, If you can't make it no one can.
December 26th, 2009 @ 10:46 pm
Hey Andrew can't wait for the big season five DVD,

I'd love to take the newer tutorials with me on my phone! :)
December 26th, 2009 @ 10:49 pm
Andrew, it'd rock if you could have the tuts available for us on mobile devices since you have a mobile ready site. Would be a great way to entertain myself and learn during dead times!
December 27th, 2009 @ 12:21 am
Very nice work. Thanks Andrew and Happy New Year. I,m from Mongolia
December 27th, 2009 @ 12:58 am
Congrats, Andrew. My coworkers think I am good at work because I've studied (I still do) a lot about graphic design (2 years/Diploma*2000-2002) a lot of reading at barnes & noble and borders about image and video edition too...



PS: I am not rich right now but send me an email with your bank account & info (I haven't found a donation link on your site lol) so I can make a deposit/donation on it before February '10 and every time I use one of your tutorials. I believe everyone who is making money thanks to your tutorials should be thankful (monetary).
I know, I know... I'm still working my english lol
Cristiano Bacchi
December 27th, 2009 @ 10:38 am
Great, as usual!
Patrick van der Linden
December 27th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
The outcome of this tutorial is amazing. but I can't get it to work at the point you add the reflection... the offset layer won't move over. and when I import the sphere effect to it. nothing happens.... please help

great 100th tutorial though
followed them all!!!

greetz from Holland!
December 27th, 2009 @ 2:09 pm
HEY ANDREW!Can you please tell us what's the best OS for After Effects cs4? Maby you can tell us from your experience:) (XP,win7,mac,..?) TNX;)
December 27th, 2009 @ 2:54 pm
I love this one, thank you Andrew.
December 27th, 2009 @ 4:42 pm
merry xmas
happy new year


andrew and team many tx 4 u beatifoul job

2010 is not future is just reality ...
we are the one

December 27th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm
Thanks for the gift Andrew! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

from iran
December 27th, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
Hey Andrew just saw "Soft Shadows" in an HGTV promo! :D
December 27th, 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Its good to see free tutorials but i must say that We expect better tutorial than this.

December 28th, 2009 @ 12:35 am

Sweet! Fantastic work, as usual!


Even though Andrew helps you alot, sometime you will just have to use you're own brain, just a little bit and just a smal part of it, and then think for yourself.
diz productions
December 28th, 2009 @ 5:21 am
i love it !
i watched your tutorial, and made something different.
i duplicated the ball about 10 times and added it a trapcode shine effect. that looked like Sun and i even added it a rain from simulations. it a funny, but stunnung effect
December 28th, 2009 @ 7:09 am
December 28th, 2009 @ 7:57 am
Hi Andrew!
I´m from the Basque Country and though I´m an actor, I like editing or compositing video.
First of all congratulations for your GREAT WEBSITE! The best I´ve found by far on After effects, editing and compositing.
I´ve done almost all of your tutorials (100! OMG!)
and this was fantastic! looks very realistic and there´s nothing... wow.
I did the Glass Orbs tutorial and after that I tried something a little bit twisted. I transformed the Glass Orbs into Palantirs from the Lord Of the Rings,and made the background more Mordor... ish.
I´d like you to see it in Vimeo and let me know what you think. This is the link:

thank you for your time and for the great job you´re doing!
December 29th, 2009 @ 12:13 am
I think this is the best tutorial of yours ones, couse it bring outstanding image effect!
December 29th, 2009 @ 1:45 am
Happy New Year from Dubrovnik!
December 29th, 2009 @ 2:08 am
Today is a good day, to bring out a new Plug-In :-)
December 29th, 2009 @ 5:24 pm
Wow~ awesome!
Congrates Andrew!
December 29th, 2009 @ 6:37 pm
i done a tryout of bullet promo(not that good) by using various VC tutorials ..please check this out
December 29th, 2009 @ 6:56 pm
me again!!!!

this is for andrew kramer:
i dont care if u use the jumpscare for an effect tutorial.
even i will be glad if u do it better than me and make a tutorial with that. please....

December 29th, 2009 @ 6:59 pm
December 29th, 2009 @ 10:16 pm
hey happy new year Andrew, it's been a month now all i do in life is watching ur tuts, really good work i was so bored by other AE training dvds by lynda but urs are very cool and free also
i love ur jokes really i say u may do a tutorial which u only talk about funny stories and in the end (guys all this is non true i've jst made all that up) haha

Cheers from Egypt
December 29th, 2009 @ 11:14 pm
Hey check out my Youtube video following Andrew Kramer's Action Essentials 2 Tutorial and adding a few other effects that I learned from his tuts!
December 29th, 2009 @ 11:24 pm
Your awesome Andrew! Best site and tutorials on the web! I'm in college and want to major in graphic design (still in general courses)but I enjoy all your products and tutorials and I'm sure they'll help me with my work in the future. You really take the time to go into detail and help us beginners out lol. Thanks!!! and please check out my Youtube video posted above this!
Trey Bishop
December 30th, 2009 @ 3:01 am
You guys have Video Copilot gear, tutorials, DVDs, and yet...not one single wallpaper. I want a Video Copilot wallpaper.

Show us what you got. ;]
December 30th, 2009 @ 6:05 am
Hello Mr. Andrew
as i always said that i will never make a comment but on the perfect article blog or subject from u...and here i am posting a comment on the smartest tutorial uve ever made...
the tricks are easy but smart for real...and they really show some High Dynamic Range Images...

thumbs up :)

Thanx "Supporter" for everything
December 30th, 2009 @ 9:04 am
Great tut. Used it in one of my projects.

Thanks very much Mr. Kramer :)
Dipo Dipe
December 30th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm
Hey Andrew thanks a lot and congrat for the 100 tutorial, but no new joke here...
Andrew Chudy
December 30th, 2009 @ 4:57 pm
sorry for the wrong web site ... this is the right one
December 30th, 2009 @ 11:43 pm
grt tut ..thanx from Nepal..kathmandu
nitin kumar chand
December 31st, 2009 @ 3:33 am
100............----------------------very best tutorials,
happy new year 2010!
December 31st, 2009 @ 3:34 am
Hey Andrew thanking you...............................
December 31st, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Congrats for ur score 100. v r expecting more ......................................................................................... from u.

Happy new year 2010

sathya frm india
December 31st, 2009 @ 6:11 am
Hey Andrew thanks a lot and congrat for the 100 tutorial,

i watched your tutorial, and made something different.

Happy new year 2010
December 31st, 2009 @ 7:03 am
hey andrew thanx for all ur awesum tutorials.happy new year to u nd hav a blastin 2010.............;)keep up the gud work.
December 31st, 2009 @ 1:54 pm
Thanks for the tutorial. From Costa Rica, I wish you a much success on 2010. Happy New year to all
December 31st, 2009 @ 11:48 pm
Happy New Year Andrew!!!!!! Hope you have a great 2010!!!! :)
January 1st, 2010 @ 6:03 am
happy new year to all the members of VC and to the community
January 1st, 2010 @ 6:38 am
Boah.. this is realy bad.. The quality of your tutorials has realy decreased... :(

Just kidding, of cause :D
I was wondering why this tutorial isn't at "Newest tutorials" on the main page..
January 1st, 2010 @ 7:53 am
January 1st, 2010 @ 8:41 am
Happy New Years
January 1st, 2010 @ 11:34 am
Happy New Year!
Good work Andrew;)
January 1st, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
Good New Year, I am waiting impatiently for your light plug in. hopefully it is coming soon...
January 1st, 2010 @ 11:28 pm
U r amazing mr.kramer, I love ur tutorials and I have a few qstns. I hope u do not mind enlightening me on the following: what screen rec. Do u use? And what is ur computer details? I wish to buy one and would like to know. Plus is it meant for only ae or do u hav other programs plz answer these qs In this forum.
January 2nd, 2010 @ 7:19 am
You just recreated the fresnel effect on the reflections...
Really nicely althought.
Keep an eye on the fact that the fresnel effect is applied
on the object on its surface that is front the camera, so not always in the middle ( here of the sphere ).
Really impressive and creative eye, you got there !
as always. And bye bye.
January 2nd, 2010 @ 2:06 pm
Great tutorial and happy new year!
January 3rd, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
Hey Andrew!

happy new year to you and all vc fans! thanks for your excellent tutorials!
January 3rd, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

Like to say thanks for the tut. I did it in like 45 minutes to see how hard it was, but its not, your tuts are really good. Here are my glass orbs

It would be cool if you could do a tut on fireman.

cheers again
January 4th, 2010 @ 2:09 am you guys reach 100th tutorials congrats!!!
January 4th, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

Great tutorial as always!! Congrats!

It is great to see how you use your creativity and default AE tools to make freakin' great results!!

greetings from Croatia!
January 4th, 2010 @ 10:20 pm
Awesome as always! God Bless you!
January 5th, 2010 @ 1:47 am
Andrew Congrtz for posting such wounderful 100 tutorials.Grt u r my Guru in vfx. Keep rcking.Jibin from India
January 5th, 2010 @ 2:45 am
I thank you. And A Happy New Year!
January 5th, 2010 @ 6:22 am
Thank you very much on the lesson
January 5th, 2010 @ 11:41 am
gratz on tut 100! keep up the good work, andrew!
January 8th, 2010 @ 7:25 am
hai. I just wanna show you guys this Video, it's a masterpiece..

and here is the making of..
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