More Star Action

So… I spent some more time playing with the CC Ball Action effect to create a logo reveal. I think there is a lot of possibilities with this plug-in and to simplify one step, we even created a quick script that offsets the layers. In this example I used the Card Wipe filter to animate the logo on after the Ball Action animation.

This example does demonstrate that the animating pattern of the “balls” can be any shape to fit your design. Still working on the tutorial, until then!

Watch Sample Video

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5 years ago
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149 Comments

catherine
3 years ago
is there a tutorial to do THIS star? I tried to follow in the project file but mine wont come out right and im using a different shape.... THANKS
3 years ago
Andrew hi ti is Awesome

pls teach card wipe
5 years ago
Impressive! Love it!
5 years ago
Nice can u please do a tutorial? I would try to figure out that stuff like u do but im not good at it and I absolutely suck at expressions. I mostly do big picture stuff. pleas check out my site @ http://www.JohnsEBC007.webs.com or my other unfinished site at http://www.JohnsEBC007.webs.com
I got a new video comin out soon so please don't judge on my older videos cuz i didn't have as much editing power back then. Also i no u have a life and all but could u possibly start makin tutorials more often like u used to cuz u haven't made on in a while.
YOU ROCK ANDREW!!!
waffle40
5 years ago
What 3D app did you use to create the Star and what material?
5 years ago
OMG! I WANT THE TUTORIAL NOW :D
Shan Ali Shah
5 years ago
Nice stuff Andrew
Julio Tobar
5 years ago
Awesome stuff Andrew, can't wait to see the tutorial.
surin
5 years ago
Wow that was crazy.... i like it ......
Dory Yasmine
5 years ago
oops! i just read the caption below the video :D cant wait!!
Dory Yasmine
5 years ago
Please Andrew, is there anyway to see a tutorial for this animation? plz andrew!! hehe thxx
ALX0423
5 years ago
Hey Andrew-
What effect did you use on the star to get it to scale like that? or am i seeing things?

Thanx
5 years ago
Here's my test using Card Wipe; it definitely has a lot of uses... Let me know what you think!
http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=32798
KB
5 years ago
Chale, na u be the kramer!!! nice job...keep it going...we love you
5 years ago
Hey Andrew that really stinks! hope you feel better soon!

BTW: If any one want's to check out my new test with 3D Max - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxnSSxmnCJs - Thnaks Guys! :)
5 years ago
Should be a lot of fun, just getting over a cold so I can record this. One of the joys of having kids, they tend to get you sick more often.
5 years ago
Looking very forward to this tutorial. Great work Andrew! Keep it coming.
5 years ago
i have been looking out for the ball action as well but then in shapes of an audio player, i have no idea how you did that stuff with the star etc. how do you make the shapes for example? with generate?
jedidiahz7
5 years ago
dallas cowboys?
5 years ago
That is hot! Following you as always, sir.
5 years ago
hey Andrew! you work is amazing... but i whould like to know how you makes the 3D wall of lights.
seriously, you rocks!!
oras
5 years ago
just one WORD .NICE.
James
5 years ago
@ Matthew

Tutorials so good people are traveling forward in time to make the most of them :-)
Morty
5 years ago
I cant wait for the new tut! :X
Doug
5 years ago
thanks for making tut's (although there isn't one yet, but I assume there will be) that don't require additional plugins.
John
5 years ago
excelent effect!! can't wait to see a tutorial!!

PS: what will happen to the optical flares promo video? :P
eugene
5 years ago
Hey andrew nice. i like it. very much. when is the PROMO for lens flare coming out. i wanna see the promo before i buy it. so that i can get the jist of it. thankx.
5 years ago
Wow! Really nice stuff. I can't wait for the tutorial! In the meantime, I'll keep playing w/ my new Optical Flares! Thnx again, Andrew!
5 years ago
Yeah, that's pretty sick. Great stuff as always.
jon garmen
5 years ago
um Matthew Sabia,
they made Panic room years ago, Andrew just made that tut last year, maybe he got the idea from it?
daniel
5 years ago
did he use any 3D programs for this, or just all in after effects?
Vin
5 years ago
It takes alot of work to create tutorials, he is doing them for free so calm down and wait.
benjamin
5 years ago
looks amazing man, i would love a tut :D
greetings from holland
Lirik
5 years ago
ei Andrew what are you doing???!!!why you arent making new tut????:@
Spiderrobot
5 years ago
Really Nice Will You Be Doing Video Tutorials For These
Pavel Peterka
5 years ago
Read before post ;) Otherwise you know that he is making one already... But it takes a f**** long time. I hope it will go away soon
5 years ago
hey Andrew..
awesome work really i like your worked.....i m crazy to see this plz creat a tut....?
Angrej P.
5 years ago
I whant to see a tutorial! ^_^
Kokey
5 years ago
You are the Master AE, you are the inspiration to learn more and more Ae. Thank you Andrew
5 years ago
Andrew,

I just saw the movie "Panic Room" and they used the submerged tutorial like 6 times!!!! it was so obvious lol

You you Go Andrew!!! Can't wait for the new tutorial, Looks like one of your best ;)
5 years ago
Very cool! When's the next tutorial coming? Your pupils are waiting!

Phil
justin
5 years ago
is ther a tutoril coming for??
rewban
5 years ago
Would be so nice to see a tutorial for this. It's exactly what I've been looking for.
OlympiaLogger
5 years ago
Why are your experiments better than my finished pieces !?!!




(grumble)
5 years ago
Captain America!
5 years ago
Heey Andrew,

Your tutorials are in one word AWSOME keep up with this good work ;) And by the way I can't wait for this tut to come :)

Greetz fron the Netherlands.
vs
5 years ago
cool....i love tis..can u make a tutorial...?
Ari Lieb
5 years ago
COOL!!!! Hey first comment of the month! :D
zak
5 years ago
great work andrew, we need some tuto like this, plz andrew show us how can make it cooooooooool like u did
Aidan
5 years ago
Grrr!!
I need a company logo like this D;
TJC
5 years ago
And then of course.... I find it.

I'm an idiot! lol
TJC
5 years ago
Hey Andrew... just got this link through Video-Hive's twitter feed... I think it is about time to get your own ;)

I love the work and I have learned so much from you. Thank you for everything you do.
X-Zero
5 years ago
You took my brain. I watched all your tutorials for 3 weeks :-D
5 years ago
little off topic, but i was looking at some online books, and i found this animation thats complete videocopilot! http://www.fablehaven.com
Allabo
5 years ago
You have got to make a tutorial on this one! Looks incredible!
5 years ago
Hey, Mr T,

About the video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepIHp0QkfY&feature=fvw), I'm pretty sure there's a lot of tutorials out there.

I can give you some hints if you're really interested too. Mail me and we can talk about it. What you're trying to achieve can be done with Particular and it's absurdly simple.

Here's a nice one just for starters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepIHp0QkfY&feature=fvw),

Or maybe this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepIHp0QkfY&feature=fvw),


Glad to be of help. Any doubts, feel free to mail me.

Sincerely,


Man In The Hat
chriz
5 years ago
looking very good hey andrew, one question, could You make a tutorial of how so set up the render output for web videos like the ones that you post?
5 years ago
it looks great...elegant...one quick favor...
can u send a message to your fans here in CHILE?..we had a terrible earthquake yesterday and frankly i am still a little bit spooked..
thank u so much
greetings from CHILE
julio
5 years ago
you r the man compadre!!!!!!!!!
talent
5 years ago
wow thats sick^^ hope the tutorial comes soon
denny
5 years ago
dude this is awesome.
i thought i would look cool if it was red, so it can represent Russia.
it would be awesome if they used something like this in call of duty, when you play as the russians.
MehranCG
5 years ago
Hi.What's Up Andrew.
This Is Very Good Looking You!
I LOVE U.
Jerry
5 years ago
I'm hoping that there'll be a way to use an already-existing logo in place of that star . . . I can see uses galore for this.
5 years ago
Just started watching "Interpreting the Lost Symbol" and it had VideoCopilot tutorials written all over it. So you see your tutorials are very much appreciated by everyone
najeem
5 years ago
thank u Andrew am looking this since last two weeks so please share this
Edris Mohammadi
5 years ago
Hi anderw

Thanks
i am looking forward to the tutorial!

I Love U
Just Anderw
I am Edris Mohammadi From Iran/Sanandaj
Mehran CG
5 years ago
WOW!!!!!
Thanks Andrew
I love you.
5 years ago
when this tutorial be launch ???
5 years ago
Nice and simple tutorial for us beginners in AE! Hope you can give us more tutorials! Thanks and more power!
wqboywq
5 years ago
i always stay here ,looking forward your amazing tutorial
Vin
5 years ago
this is great!!!! But what happend to the blog show????
5 years ago
Holy SHEEt thats awesome.
Pavel Peterka
5 years ago
Thomas delete all of kramer did from your mind and whats you know ? NOTHIIING :-D don't take care about him kramie.. keep working :)
Socrates
5 years ago
Hi there Andrew i have only one question for you
how come you don't work at film production companies say like paramount or universal or Columbia at post production department?
you wood make a lot of money there or is it you just don't like bosses at you back ?
great video BTW keep it up
excuse my poor English...

cheers Socrates
Yu5H4
5 years ago
Wow...i think that's perfect Master...
sam
5 years ago
nice nice nice... a tutorial please aK ;)
5 years ago
Frankly, I don't feel like these kind of effects are that interesting. Of course it is nice you explore new stuff, but these effects just look dull.
Josh Scott
5 years ago
The things you are capable of....
Rats
5 years ago
Hey andrew thats a sweet effect.
is there a chance that you cuold explain a bit abuot the compressions and quality of .mov or maybe other formats?

Thanks a lot for all those free tutorials... I really apreciate it.

Sorry for my bad english.
Matt
5 years ago
Please make a tutorial! That was SO cool!
Simon
5 years ago
That's like amazing ! , Can u make a tutorial?
Mads denmark
5 years ago
That is a tut, i cant wait for
5 years ago
Really awesome effect!...............jesus christ.. how ur doing.............
DonovanProductions
5 years ago
simply amazing, this is the mind of a genius at work.... keep it up andrew! loving the optical flares btw, its really taken my buisness to the next step, cant wait for the tutorial
5 years ago
Andrew is a genius! Really awesome effect!
5 years ago
太酷了,酷的无法言喻!
Too cool, and cool can not put into words!
Sunny
5 years ago
Andrew Kramer is a prodigy at motion graphics, that is all there is to say.
PhaQ
5 years ago
Totally Awesome as always Andrew. Looking forward to the tutorial.
John
5 years ago
tutorial please!
greg
5 years ago
looks great! i cant wait for a tutorial
Omar
5 years ago
tutorial please Andrew
furko
5 years ago
HI Andrew,

your tutorial are really cool and that looks also very good : I have question could you make a tutorial with 3d max or Cinema 4D how to make a similar 3d picture (animatetd or not)which you have for you Optical flares Pro Presets( or is that tutorial in the Pro Presets dvd)

if not ok
JanFX
5 years ago
wanna tutorial
looks greats
Mr T
5 years ago
Hi Andrew,

I have been an avid viewer of your tutorials/website for the past 3 years and this is only my second post.

I felt compelled to post after seeing this video on youtube. I know its alot to ask so here goes nothing. A short 10 minute video tutorial on how to do this would be very much appreciated. Only interested in the first 18 seconds of the video featuring the portrait pictures flying into view in 3D space. Had sleepless nights since then.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sepIHp0QkfY&feature=fvw

Many thanks
T
5 years ago
Star quality! Looking forward to the next tutorial
Peter
5 years ago
I Like it! but do you used a 3D object as the star?
5 years ago
I love the use of old school AE effects. I would love to see more tutorials with oldies like this.
aalalex
5 years ago
looks really cool

i am looking forward to the tutorial!
5 years ago
this is better than Previus Example...
Thanks
prosk
5 years ago
You are a blessed person ANDREW!

I feel like falling at your blessed FEET :D!

Great Work Man!
Veli
5 years ago
Looks great! Looking forward to the tutorial.
ANDREA
5 years ago
if you like this kind of animations, you should really consider Cinema 4D and the MoGraph module!
5 years ago
I like the possiblity of being able to conform to any shape.......simply
5 years ago
This is amazing Andrew I hope your making a tutorial on this video! ;)

And if you want to take a look I am very pleased on how to video with this effect came out, check it out! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGWpsyhrwgE
Dipo Dipe
5 years ago
thanks man u d man
5 years ago
Great, i had a feeling, uuh uhhh, did you heard it?
av.rishi Tamilnadu
5 years ago
this is amazing, cool andrew
Brian
5 years ago
Woah!!! I see an awesome subtle use of Opticle Flars at the end - plays out great over all!! Again, can't wait for the tutorial.
5 years ago
I would love to see the balls bounce into position or roll from all sides into a center position, is that possible with this effect?
Zak
5 years ago
great Andrew great work keep it up :) I'm waiting for the tutorial :)
5 years ago
Awesome!!! wating the tutorial, i think i gonna need something like this in a video thank for it


just outanding!!!
Thomas
5 years ago
Wow, awesome work:)
5 years ago
Lovely! :P
looks amazing
I'll try to recreate that tomorrow evening, but i doubt ill get anywhere near :p
5 years ago
*Sniff Sniff* Ya smell that??? Smells like a sweet tutorial cooking.
Jacky Liang
5 years ago
holy crap, that's awesome!
5 years ago
Very nice, great usage of Optical Flares once again. Best Plugin i have ever bought! Looking forward to the tutorial!!
5 years ago
OMG Andrew! OMG! This id the most amazing thing you have ever made!!!!!! And I mean that!!!!! Very Nice Job!!!!!
andi
5 years ago
awesome, you're a star!

gettit? star?
5 years ago
May we have a tutorial on that 3d star there? I have the hardest time in 3DS with reflective materials and the like...
Samael
5 years ago
you sure like them balls dont ya andy ya dirty boy! :P
Brad Gillespie
5 years ago
woooow, i wasnt really to interested in this upcoming tutorial until i seen this test vid. very nice and now im waiting. =]
5 years ago
I'm trying to guess how you did that! Because you taught me HOW to think in AE =)
Eric
5 years ago
Wow, that looks cool!
5 years ago
Holy Star Batma... ur, um Kramer.

(...always wanted to say that...)

That whole reason that Red Giant software stays in buisness is because people don't mess around with the plugins that come with AE. As you are showing once again that the stuff inside AE is just as powerful as any third party plugin. Sure, it takes longer. But the ability is there.
dobelmax
5 years ago
Can't wait for tut!!!
I wonder how to make this transitions from particles into balls...
5 years ago
That is a cool blend of different effects
5 years ago
Hey, I WANT A TUTORIAL ! =D
ShoeToad
5 years ago
A plug-in is one thing, what some people do with it is infinte...
5 years ago
you clever dog you, you're incorporating more Optical Flares, so I'll buy it, I want it so bad, still saving!!! like always, you are the MAN Andrew, this one had me drooling a bit :)
5 years ago
kool looks like it's going to be a good one!
Lyndon
5 years ago
Dude that is dope boy fresh. Like always I just wanna say thank you, I love the fact that you're always giving to the community. I especially love buying your products! Keep rockin' them tuts homie, you keep a lot of peeps on their toes!
james
5 years ago
Looks good, looking forward to the amazing tutorial, which i know it is going to be. Any scheduling for another blog show thing, as the last lot have been really useful. :D
QUATRO
5 years ago
WoW! Quite simple, but looks like something pretty hard-to-do. Awesome job, Andrew!
Brandon K
5 years ago
VERY COOL ANIMATION
5 years ago
i smell a tutorial
5 years ago
Great possibilities but I like the Wave test the best so far.
5 years ago
Wow! So cool, The star logo was made with 3D Max right? :)
Jhon
5 years ago
Nice Sample, Andrew!
I'm looking forward to see the tut.
:)
Eric
5 years ago
You get an "A" for making "Card Wipe" look cool.
Levar
5 years ago
Very smooth. It's not always easy to transition from a light effect to a texture like the one in the example. The card dance effect help to tie everything together. Well done! Looking forward to the tute/project. Thx for sharing this, Andrew.
5 years ago
Nice!!!1 When are you goning to make a tutorial. Its been a long long time since last tutorial.

=:]
5 years ago
i knew you could get a nice optical flare in there! thats was awesome
5 years ago
Very nice, I will have to take a closer look at that plugin :)
Joraph
5 years ago
Nice job dude...
Keep it flowing in...
King Kong
5 years ago
Hey andrew!

When are you going to do a tutorial?
btw. Nice Sample vid.
5 years ago
Nice! you are awesome
Hoteldebotel
5 years ago
Looks good!
Looking foward to the tutorial!
Hotel
5 years ago
Nice one!
Keep it going!
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