Upcoming Tutorial: Green Smoke

In another test using Action Essentials 2, I combined two wispy smoke clips to create a fluid transition for this title. After building this comp I realized there were some key tips for randomizing the particles so that the viewer would not know that only 2 clips were used. So I recorded a quick 20-minute tutorial that should be online this week.

Now remember if you see green smoke, ABORT!

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4 years ago
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46 Comments

4 years ago
It's too late, he already dropped them.
silver
4 years ago
hi there, newbie here
Say if you want to create your own smoke, how do one key this out to use it in the shot without looking like a bad 1980's movie.
Mahdi TasnimSepehr
4 years ago
very Cooooool
THANK YOU
4 years ago
HEy! Andrew Check this video from peru! They used AE2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202I9e3IasQ
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, i think you should do a "behind the scenes with Andrew" haha or something like a "day at Videocopilot" and let us see how you work daily, i think that would be awesome :) .
Greetings from Argentina.
Harry Davies
4 years ago
It kinda looks like the oil gushing in the Gulf. Cool!
Can't wait to try it out
4 years ago
Cool stuff andrew!
Gee
4 years ago
This looks great!!
highdefw
4 years ago
If you look at the 1:35 mark in the video, you can still see the wire rig they used on set to hang Nicholas Cage. Its like a couple frames, so don't blink ;)
4 years ago
nice!! can't wait to try it!
Arilla
4 years ago
Ok, now I'm amazed O.O
Judd
4 years ago
This has a very BP feel to it. Looking forward to the tut.
XHD
4 years ago
Thanks you sou much for all them great tutorials!!!!
THANK YOU
mani
4 years ago
Very nice... looking soo cooool
John Mark
4 years ago
nope, wait, today is!
John Mark
4 years ago
Andrew, that was too legit! are you doing all these cool things for AE2 just beccause tomorrow is its one year birthday???
Daniel
4 years ago
that is seriously awesome man. I can't wait.
Jon
4 years ago
Wow, i wanna learn that
Damian
4 years ago
Looks amazing, looking forward to it :)
Eric
4 years ago
Very Cool Effect!
Only 2 smoke clips? Can't wait for the tutorial. That's gonna be a great technique.
4 years ago
Hey Andrew Great stuff as always!
Can you post a tutorial on how I can get a girlfriend?
Thanks a bunch

-Kevin
Martin3DS
4 years ago
Nice Effect....
but still waiting for the broken glass effect tutorial!?
isobare
4 years ago
i have the problem with the edge tutorials
what about the new tutorials
GreedOra
4 years ago
Awesome ^_^ Can't wait until you release it ...
Elinsse
4 years ago
hey andrew can you make a tutorial about how to make the same effect in the movie of start strek
lucien
4 years ago
@B$RR1X: I think that we should be glad that he makes tutorials, so what if something is a bit delayed ? We should all be glad that Videocopilot makes awesome tutorials and show them for free. If Andrew gets many more reactions like yours....who knows then maybe he says goodbye for making tutorials :( Or maybe we wont be able to give comments anymore on his blog articles.
4 years ago
Cool! A new tutorial!
4 years ago
The Rock is the greatest movie ever!
Cam
4 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Just a couple of questions. What happened to the Action Essentials 2 short, quickmatte, and the payment plan tutorial? Great site, but just wondering what happened concerning these things....

Thanks,
Cam
my name is khan
4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw1ZG1XKHKk

for andrew kramer
masters of visual effect and much more
I think he has completed his master's degree of this
Satya
4 years ago
that was rocking Andrew

How do you get these Brilliant Ideas to make excellent Comps
4 years ago
Looking forward to it, thanks!
4 years ago
omg...this great video!!i like it.
4 years ago
hi mr andrew kramer,
thats very nice ,
thanks for that...
we waiting...
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pe7erk
4 years ago
i like it! thank you!
my name is khan
4 years ago
Specially gifted for Andrew kramer
prosk
4 years ago
Great Work Andrew!! Btw i find a lot of anomalies in the smoke boundaries...is it bcos of the video quality? or someting else?????????? :D!! Sorry if im wrong in anyway :)!

Regards,
Prosk :)!
4 years ago
This one is pretty nice ! :D impatient to see the tutorial ^^ Thanks for your effort Andrew !! : )
lucien
4 years ago
looks very cool can't wait. What happend to the Payment Plan tutorial? Is it canceled or delayed? :(
Zachary
4 years ago
Pretty Sweet :)
Nice Job
joey
4 years ago
Ang galing mo andrew!
mabuhay ka!
-from the philippines
4 years ago
looking very cool
Andrew
4 years ago
This reminds me of a Harry Potter Title. I love the slight warp as the letters comes on and the lighting making it seem more ominous. For some reason it remind of the Ink effect in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (1:15)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM_r-a9bfTc
4 years ago
But it still looks cool!!!!!!!
4 years ago
I fel like your just building the tension with all these little tutorials while people wait for the big one!!!!
Jelle
4 years ago
I like it! 2 clips only?:O
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