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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Allen Zayden
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:17 am
Nice! Really cool motion graphic Andrew!
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:20 am
I love how you teach methods and processes that can be applied to other work~ You're a natural teacher.
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:20 am
Awesome, just like everything you do! ;)
Allen Zayden
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:21 am
Oh by the way Andrew, when will there be updates regarding the 3d work?
Deep Biswas
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:25 am
Cinematic! WOW. Great manipulation
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:27 am
Wow, another tutorial! Ty!
Ron In Calgary
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:35 am
Very nice, I do miss the tuts using the VCP products, thanks Andrew
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:37 am
Awesome Tutorial.... Thanks
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:53 am

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

June 29th, 2010 @ 10:54 am
Great Tut but where are the jokes? Love the AK humor
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:59 am
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
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:06 am
Is ist just me or does someone else also get a video not found error?
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:15 am
never mind. my router isn´t the best.....
anyways thanks for another great tutorial!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:18 am
Yay!!! Another tutorial. Can't wait to watch it. looks exciting
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:30 am
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 :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:39 am
Excellent, Fluid Transitions are the future!
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:45 am
Thanks for the new tutorial. I miss the jokes :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:48 am
Wow, thats great.
your the best
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:08 pm
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.
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:13 pm
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!
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
Really great tutorial Andrew , I pretty much learned all I know in after only from you , Thanks for that :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:26 pm
THANK YOU. whatever I have learnt until today in AE is only from you. Thanks for everything, all the tuts are superb!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
nice tutorial thx you andrew^^
June 29th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm
Thank you! This tutorial is very helpful! :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:42 pm
Should have been called "Oil spill" or at least inspired by...
June 29th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm
very thanks my flower... :D
June 29th, 2010 @ 2:21 pm
Hey Andrew take a look at my clip I used Action Essential 2
"fire" "particles" "smoke Element"
June 29th, 2010 @ 2:22 pm
Great tutorial by the way you are genius :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 2:32 pm
Please what is the name of that font??
June 29th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
You are the man ><
June 29th, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
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
Matthew Park
June 29th, 2010 @ 5:35 pm
Wow, very cool tutorial. Many thanks, Mr. Kramer.
June 29th, 2010 @ 7:23 pm
what a waste of time - no jokes.
June 29th, 2010 @ 7:23 pm
"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
June 29th, 2010 @ 8:44 pm
Thz Andrew,your technique awesome man :)
June 29th, 2010 @ 9:47 pm
Mad props Andrew!!
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:04 pm
Very interesting, nicely done AK!
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:20 pm
"Or play with the settings before it gets worse" I do that to! LMAO!
June 29th, 2010 @ 10:57 pm
You're not alone! lol :o)
June 29th, 2010 @ 11:06 pm
Terrific effect btw AK/VC crew, gives a deep underwater welding vibe

June 29th, 2010 @ 11:09 pm
Hey this looks great...
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:12 am
Thanks AK for the non-stop new tutorials

Greetings from Yemen ^_^
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:17 am
Pretty Sweet! When is the glass tutorial coming out?
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:32 am
its magical like an ipod
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:47 am
Green Smoke? I wanted red :P
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:49 am
Very cool tutorial! Haven't watched it yet but very cool like everything you do :)
June 30th, 2010 @ 2:15 am
mean, green and totally SMMMMOKEY!
Edris Mohammadi
June 30th, 2010 @ 2:15 am
Thanks Andrew

I Love You
I am Edris Mohammadi from Iran, Sanandaj.
Andrew Vida
June 30th, 2010 @ 2:36 am
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:
June 30th, 2010 @ 3:06 am
You re not the best but great tut though dude !
June 30th, 2010 @ 3:28 am
Great tutorial , nice for real ! Tank you Andrew :)
June 30th, 2010 @ 3:38 am
ABORT!!! I see green smoke!
Ben Perrin
June 30th, 2010 @ 4:19 am
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.
June 30th, 2010 @ 4:57 am
Thamir, it's you're the best... not your. (Friends - Season 6 episode 4 I think... ;-)
June 30th, 2010 @ 5:11 am
i thtink it's the main advantage of particular: custom particles. Probably one of the most funny function:
June 30th, 2010 @ 5:53 am
looks amazing
I'm using action essentials 2 in my next short "In The House" so it should be interesting to see this! :D
June 30th, 2010 @ 6:05 am
You're the one. Best wishes from Turkey. Ty.
June 30th, 2010 @ 6:35 am
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
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"
June 30th, 2010 @ 6:57 am
Man Andrew Rules in after effects, I have bougth all of your products
June 30th, 2010 @ 7:46 am
I have spotted cool short with using AE2 :D
Take a look here:
June 30th, 2010 @ 8:10 am
Sweet, a short one. Here's my take. I prefer bluish smoke, though.
June 30th, 2010 @ 10:25 am
thanks Andrew :)
June 30th, 2010 @ 10:49 am
Nice, i'm gonna be using this Design for the beginning of my movie .. For example ..''Company Presents''

Get it ?????

anyway ... thanks AK ^_^
June 30th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Real nice like all of the other tutorials ! i'm a big fan can't wait to see the next one
June 30th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
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!

June 30th, 2010 @ 5:36 pm
Check This AE2! From peru!
Randy E.
June 30th, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
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.
June 30th, 2010 @ 10:00 pm
thank you i like it
June 30th, 2010 @ 10:30 pm
thats cool mate
July 1st, 2010 @ 12:15 am
As always a very nice tut. Thx for this.
July 1st, 2010 @ 2:18 am
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 ?
Bradley Bell
July 1st, 2010 @ 3:34 am
cannot wait to purchase this action movie essentials.
:) :) :) beautiful work as always, nice sound :):):)
July 1st, 2010 @ 4:10 am
cool tutorial :)
July 1st, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
You are really awesome Andrew!!!
July 1st, 2010 @ 12:42 pm
super awesome :O
July 2nd, 2010 @ 7:29 am
Thought I'd try making one of too. :)
Thank You for all the Kick-Ass Tuts 'AK'!
July 3rd, 2010 @ 1:56 pm
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.
July 11th, 2010 @ 5:00 am 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.....
August 17th, 2010 @ 8:41 am
COuld some one help me ?

EMail me
Or on yuoutube
August 21st, 2010 @ 7:11 pm
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.

Enjoy! And thanks for all your help!
December 24th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm
HEy andrew you are my AFTER Effects Teacher.I Love your Projects and Pluging.Good luck.
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