NEW TUTORIAL: Green Smoke

In this tutorial we will combine smoke elements from Action Essentials 2 with a particle system to create a fluid natural transition. While watching think of other possibilities when combining other footage elements…

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4 years ago
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81 Comments

2 years ago
HEy andrew you are my AFTER Effects Teacher.I Love your Projects and Pluging.Good luck.
4 years ago
Hey Andrew. Great tutorial!

I used this tutorial to create self regenerating plasma balls in AE using Action Essentials II and optical flares :D

I used Designer Sound FX plus some Pro Scores for this video as well.

Here's the link to my 20 second logo. Its 2538x1080 resolution.
http://vimeo.com/14309338

Enjoy! And thanks for all your help!
HELP
4 years ago
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT FONT?
COuld some one help me ?

EMail me
Mkheroe14@gmail.com
Or on yuoutube
F1zzyHD
4 years ago
AK..im a great fan of yours,I like the way you talk,teach and your jokng sense,in this graphics dnt you think if u add multi color then it would be more bttr.plz dnt mind its just only my thougths...but one think i must say that you are geniues keep it up maaaaaannnn.....
4 years ago
This is an intro i made for a modern warfare 2 clan based on this tutorial and i added optical flares to it and some footlocker sound from mw2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0kUPlALAAU
4 years ago
Thought I'd try making one of too. :)
Thank You for all the Kick-Ass Tuts 'AK'!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHL9SVcaFjA
Fin
4 years ago
super awesome :O
Joe
4 years ago
You are really awesome Andrew!!!
GWE
4 years ago
cool tutorial :)
Bradley Bell
4 years ago
cannot wait to purchase this action movie essentials.
:) :) :) beautiful work as always, nice sound :):):)
4 years ago
So this is how I can make a swarm of killer bees. just need one bee and use the particle system to move them around right ?
4 years ago
As always a very nice tut. Thx for this.
nahcra
4 years ago
thats cool mate
prawit
4 years ago
thank you i like it
Randy E.
4 years ago
Andrew is the man in regards to After Effects. Thats no question. It would be cool though if he keeps the tutorials to an intermediate to advanced level. This would have made a great "experiment". Or make this a part of a more complicated tutorial. I am not bashing VC at all, this just my opinion.
4 years ago
Check This AE2! From peru! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202I9e3IasQ
4 years ago
Hello Andrew,

Just wanted to express how grateful I am as well as so many people out there. You have teached AE to so many people. Keep it up!

Peace.
Giannis
Kronos
4 years ago
Real nice like all of the other tutorials ! i'm a big fan can't wait to see the next one
GreedOra
4 years ago
Nice, i'm gonna be using this Design for the beginning of my movie .. For example ..''Company Presents''

Get it ?????

anyway ... thanks AK ^_^
4 years ago
thanks Andrew :)
Mystic7
4 years ago
Sweet, a short one. Here's my take. I prefer bluish smoke, though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFBE1ANUZmQ
4 years ago
I have spotted cool short with using AE2 :D
Take a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE-ZmwATS8E
4 years ago
Man Andrew Rules in after effects, I have bougth all of your products
Grant1210
4 years ago
thanks to you i probably wouldnt be so far in after effects if you want to see my whole collection please check out my page http://youtube.com/user/jandgshows
and i will use this tutorial for my new video called "My Last Bullet" thanks andrew! u should do 2 tutorials a mounth i was hoping you would do one on fireworks with after effects "not adobe fireworks"
4 years ago
You're the one. Best wishes from Turkey. Ty.
4 years ago
HEY ANDREW
looks amazing
I'm using action essentials 2 in my next short "In The House" so it should be interesting to see this! :D
4 years ago
i thtink it's the main advantage of particular: custom particles. Probably one of the most funny function:
http://vimeo.com/12533379
Zvi
4 years ago
Thamir, it's you're the best... not your. (Friends - Season 6 episode 4 I think... ;-)
Ben Perrin
4 years ago
Haha. Love the better than an iPad joke. Great tutorial. I'm trying to get into sprites and particles more and this really helped. I can already see some different ways to apply this to upcoming videos. Thanks Andrew.
caives
4 years ago
ABORT!!! I see green smoke!
Luigi
4 years ago
Great tutorial , nice for real ! Tank you Andrew :)
bixente
4 years ago
You re not the best but great tut though dude !
Andrew Vida
4 years ago
It was great and really helpful! I was wondering for a while, that i want to create a water splash, which I CAN control! maybe this is the way - However, I would be happy, if you could show us, Andrew, a text, or an object, which goes away like if it were sand! i can't come up whit an idea how it could be perfect, like in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLjzc1RSdns&feature=related
Edris Mohammadi
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew

I Love You
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran, Sanandaj.
daro
4 years ago
mean, green and totally SMMMMOKEY!
Rubenych
4 years ago
Very cool tutorial! Haven't watched it yet but very cool like everything you do :)
Joseph
4 years ago
Green Smoke? I wanted red :P
HJDtv
4 years ago
its magical like an ipod
funny
4 years ago
Pretty Sweet! When is the glass tutorial coming out?
GreedOra
4 years ago
Thanks AK for the non-stop new tutorials

Greetings from Yemen ^_^
4 years ago
Hey this looks great...
4 years ago
Terrific effect btw AK/VC crew, gives a deep underwater welding vibe

some
V*inspiration*V

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQITWbAaDx0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQITWbAaDx0
4 years ago
@Matt
You're not alone! lol :o)
4 years ago
"Or play with the settings before it gets worse" I do that to! LMAO!
4 years ago
Very interesting, nicely done AK!
Gee
4 years ago
Mad props Andrew!!
man_sokpisey
4 years ago
Thz Andrew,your technique awesome man :)
andi
4 years ago
"its cool but Andrew Give us something new something that no one does even imagine somthing Have not seen before and im whating to see that"

lol :)

awesome results with this technique, great stuff
Popov
4 years ago
what a waste of time - no jokes.
Matthew Park
4 years ago
Wow, very cool tutorial. Many thanks, Mr. Kramer.
oussama
4 years ago
its cool but Andrew Give us something new something that no one does even imagine somthing Have not seen before and im whating to see that
Arilla
4 years ago
You are the man ><
Sam
4 years ago
Please what is the name of that font??
Laith
4 years ago
Great tutorial by the way you are genius :)
Laith
4 years ago
Hey Andrew take a look at my clip I used Action Essential 2
"fire" "particles" "smoke Element"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zID-EPhV4Y
4 years ago
very thanks my flower... :D
Ryan
4 years ago
Should have been called "Oil spill" or at least inspired by...
Salomon
4 years ago
Thank you! This tutorial is very helpful! :)
4 years ago
nice tutorial thx you andrew^^
Kumar
4 years ago
THANK YOU. whatever I have learnt until today in AE is only from you. Thanks for everything, all the tuts are superb!!
4 years ago
Really great tutorial Andrew , I pretty much learned all I know in after only from you , Thanks for that :)
Ryan
4 years ago
CQ1! I GOT GREEN SMOKE!!!!!!! Freaking love that movie! I work with a guy here and his last name is Goodspeed. Oh yes I shoot lines from "The Rock" as often as I can. I think he hates me. HAHA!
4 years ago
Yo Andrew
I have been visiting your site (a lot) lately. Just wanted to say thanks to you and co-creators for being so generous with all the awesome tutorials, presets and plug-ins. Def some good stuff, love your style. I will totally spread the word about Video Copilot; and buy some stuff as soon as i have some cash, you know. This site gets me so psyched, thanks.
pe4ce
Thamir
4 years ago
Wow, thats great.
your the best
dawgama
4 years ago
Thanks for the new tutorial. I miss the jokes :)
4 years ago
Excellent, Fluid Transitions are the future!
4 years ago
Very very cool.. I believe you used this technique, or some of it with the machine gun fire test? Going to give that a go when I get home on a scene I've been working on. After I purchase my upgrade of Particular of course :)
4 years ago
Yay!!! Another tutorial. Can't wait to watch it. looks exciting
Wolfgang
4 years ago
never mind. my router isn´t the best.....
anyways thanks for another great tutorial!!
Wolfgang
4 years ago
Is ist just me or does someone else also get a video not found error?
4 years ago
The effect is awesome but the SFX sell it. Where might one find the underwater SFX you used for this.

Thanks, you're the bee's knees
Laurie
4 years ago
Great Tut but where are the jokes? Love the AK humor
TheGrammarFreak
4 years ago
Nice.

I really like this kind of tutorial, short and sweet. Not to say that the long ones are bad of course. :D

My only wish at the moment is that I was good enough to put my own ideas into video, instead of yours.

Another thing here is that all your tutorials, even the early ones, are of a really high quality, which is really nice.

Keep 'em coming

~~TheGrammarFreak
4 years ago
Awesome Tutorial.... Thanks
Ron In Calgary
4 years ago
Very nice, I do miss the tuts using the VCP products, thanks Andrew
4 years ago
Wow, another tutorial! Ty!
Deep Biswas
4 years ago
Cinematic! WOW. Great manipulation
Allen Zayden
4 years ago
Oh by the way Andrew, when will there be updates regarding the 3d work?
Étienne
4 years ago
Awesome, just like everything you do! ;)
KeninChina
4 years ago
I love how you teach methods and processes that can be applied to other work~ You're a natural teacher.
Allen Zayden
4 years ago
Nice! Really cool motion graphic Andrew!
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