In this exciting new tutorial we’ll be creating a powerful explosion and shockwave inside of After Effects using elements from Action Essentials 2 and built-in effects. We will use Mocha to motion track the difficult shot and explore advanced blending and compositing tips. It’s a good 44 minute tutorial so tell your wife (or spouse)… it’s After Effects time.

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September 29th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm
NICE I love it! thank you
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

Tyler McCue
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
Sooo You should totally let me come visit you and well be best friends cause you can read my mind!!!! :)
This is awesome, making you awsome.!!!!
Leonardo Sonza
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
Hell Yeah!
thanks for another good tutorial.. and for making us happy :D
Leonardo Sonza
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:37 pm
Hell Yeah!
thanks for another good tutorial.. and for making us happy :D
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:39 pm
awweeee yeaaahhhhh
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
As always fun,creative and a style.
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:46 pm
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:47 pm
She Has Been Told
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
Clever way of solving the tracking problem.
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm
yeah baby!
Nice work dude
keep going on!
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:02 pm
thank you so much andrew!
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
hey ya
Wow Cool
I'm Sure After MJ I Know He Was King Of Pop
But You Will Be King Of AE
I Don't Know When But You Will , Soon
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
haha i`m thinking how to implement something like this in one of my weddings clips :D something like mr & mrs smith.
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:32 pm
OH OH OH! Wait I'll go for a snack! VC Tuts are better than TV Shows XD hahaha Watching!
September 29th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
honestly andrew you are becoming more of a legend daily. Big ups man, you are the best
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:39 pm
Weee! thanks! :D
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:42 pm
I think i will stick with a real IED :)
Just joking anyway i done some tests and i just used after effects traking it turned out not bad, but i guess its time to make a short movie andrew am locked and load lets sam and i go on an opretive mission behind enemy lines.
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:44 pm
YES! Can't wait to watch this after dinner! lol :)
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:55 pm
Going to watch it now. Say Kramer, what ever happened to that Twitter thing? Did you ever got enough twetts? Just wondering.
lP E I Nl
September 29th, 2010 @ 4:58 pm
Nice Mr. Andrew Kramer..
Your Video Tutorials, helps me alot..
I owe you for that..^_^
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
OMG I are THE man I wanted a tutorial for this effect so bad!!
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:00 pm
Great Tutorial! Is there any reason that when using the tracking data from mocha you didn't copy it as transform data? I think it can be applied to a null without having to retrack.
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
@Dvpstudios, in retrospect that is probably a simpler solution I was going to talk about the benefits of using expression but the tutorial ran long.. I'm considering a small followup using mocha v2 with the new shape tool as well. Thx!
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
Hey Adrew I have a question, why you don't used the transform option from mocha directly? whats the diference between your way and the normal transform data applied to a null object?

Good job
greetings from Chile.
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:13 pm
Well the one good reason for using corner pin data is the you can later extrapolate tracking points based on any position within the frame so you can multiple tracks for multiple areas... Although admittedly for my example a straight transform data would have been easier.
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm
Wow i was here 20 minute ago and went to WC came back and NEW TUTORIAL!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoooooo!!!! Andrew Best))
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:33 pm
Wow. WOW. That was great! And pretty darn innovate, too.
Tyler McCue
September 29th, 2010 @ 5:44 pm
Hey Andrew quick question, is there an easier way to instead of masking yourself frame by frame? I looked closely at your final shot and i could see some masking errors around your hand. Couldn't you duplicate your footage then mask and feather it in such a way they co-inside. something along those lines?
September 29th, 2010 @ 6:10 pm
Einstein was smart...But YOU are a genius! Thanks for sharing your knowledge like this, everybody loves you and everything you do is great. It's cool to know that there's still some people on the planet doing things with passion, not with the purpose of getting rich. I've bought few of your products and hope you see it like a "thank you for all your free tutorials and presets!" The world would need other Andrew Kramer! Thanks again!
September 29th, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
tkank's andrew for this exellent tutoriel !!! et thank's for Mocha for motion tracking XD

paul holt
September 29th, 2010 @ 6:32 pm
excellent, great to see you back as always, I look forward to extracting the core techniques and applying them in new and interesting ways;-)...its also great to see you mention Mocca in a previous comment...have been learning this for a while now and its tracking abilities never fail to impress
September 29th, 2010 @ 6:37 pm
I love dcreating stuff like this!
Thanks Andrew
September 29th, 2010 @ 6:44 pm
Yes! Finally, a new tutorial. Can't wait to watch this.
September 29th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm
Thanks andrew, but can this be done without mocha?
September 29th, 2010 @ 7:09 pm
its coll re.... come on andrew go go go .....
September 29th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Cool! A tutorial with mocha involved, going to watch right now!
September 29th, 2010 @ 7:29 pm
u rock andrew!!!
September 29th, 2010 @ 7:34 pm
I know you will do this Andrew!! I had been waiting for this since your failed blog show,lolx.Thanks you!
September 29th, 2010 @ 8:42 pm
Thanks Andrew! I wanna know this... Like alwais, in every tutorial, you surprise me! Hugs from Argentina!
Ramon Villalba
September 29th, 2010 @ 8:56 pm
Thanks once again Andrew!, this is a powerful tutorial and very useful too...greetings from Colombia
September 29th, 2010 @ 9:22 pm
Andrew, Looks Great!

I knew I would see the shockwave work it's way back to the front someday :)

It ain't a "city explosion" or anything, but the end result looks nice.
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:01 pm
And, even though you should use the tracking data straight forward from Mocca as transform data instead as corner pin data, your technique was really helpful with a big roto project I'm work on with a product that comes in and out the frame changing shape and rotating.

Thanks man you are the best.
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:20 pm
I don't have a wife, so Instead I told my homework that's due tomorrow "Its after effects time!"
Aung Ko Ko
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:35 pm
I'm so like your idea when I watched your blog show. I believed that u can be best actor
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:36 pm
Amazing as usual Andrew! Great tips that I'll be using very soon! :)
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:49 pm
Dear Andrew,
I hate to bring this up again, but its always in the back of my head every new blog post: what ever happened to the Action Essentials short film?
September 29th, 2010 @ 11:41 pm
yaa it's super cool!
msg from Taiwan
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:03 am
i saw this before T too easy !
we need something more interesting!
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:15 am
Its After Effects time!
cyclone muette
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:29 am
andrew,...tu es un ne sais plus quoi dire. chapeau maitre!
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:38 am
I notice the new trailer for "Skyline" seems to be overloaded with your optical flares.
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:44 am
by R.A. Elliott
September 29th, 2010 @ 10:49 pm
"Dear Andrew,
I hate to bring this up again, but its always in the back of my head every new blog post: what ever happened to the Action Essentials short film?"

Exactly! I think we've waited long enough!
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:48 am
my wife wanna kill you !
Danny Tumia
September 30th, 2010 @ 12:58 am
Sooo sick, BRILLIANT
September 30th, 2010 @ 1:15 am
You roll the world!You even professional than all of my lecturers...i feel that it is so watse time to go to the college after I found this website...
September 30th, 2010 @ 1:19 am
Hi all. i challenge you to make better explosion.
What we miss is shockwaveson the ground. one can see that ground is not moving. In such powerfull explosion, ground would "dance", not only shake. So people, if you want the real thing, probably FORM should be envolved (If not 3D).
Also, some camera movement should be envolved, little zoom, and particles ricochetting from the lens of the camera (leaving small dents and scratches on it)
So Andrew, we know you can do better.

Go further, go harder, go over your limits.
September 30th, 2010 @ 1:50 am
This looks sooooooo realistic =D
i loved your tutorials
i love your tutorials
and i will continue to love them =D !!!
September 30th, 2010 @ 2:15 am
love it! may i ask what kind of camera you use? the effect looks very realistic! thanks Andrew!
September 30th, 2010 @ 2:22 am
Hey Andrew, did you have anything to do with the film "skyline", the trailer looks like an optical flares advert? Keep up the good work.
September 30th, 2010 @ 3:30 am
Thank you so much Andrew for new tutorial!

Did you see the movie 300 (please see).
In this movie, movie creators used Blood videos like
"Action Essentials 2: 02. Blood"
Do you can make a movie Like 300 (00:48:00 to 00:49:10 Slow Motion) with your Axe (or Spear like 300) and with your Action Essentials 2.
Do you Understand?

I am Edris Mohammadi from Persia.
September 30th, 2010 @ 3:34 am
Ur the man Andrew.
September 30th, 2010 @ 3:52 am
Cool, you called your PCs and the HDD after the Indiana Jones movies;)
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
Powertase, these tutorials aren't here for Andrew to show you 'how to make an explosion', but rather to show various techniques in AE. Honestly, the thing I most took away from this tutorial was how to get a good track out of blurry footage (which, when shooting on a 550D there is LOTS of it!).

AK could probably spend a week on a shot like this, adding in hundreds of small details to sell the shot-but he has 40 minutes to give a quick overview of how he approaches certain problems.

If you want a 'better shot' and to 'Go further, go harder, go over your limits' then create a shot that has all of those elements you feel are lacking.
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:57 am
hey andrew.THx for tuto.Can u make sound edit tutorial?
September 30th, 2010 @ 5:16 am
great tutorial Andrew it's different and have really really great tips into it I loved the tip of tracking it's really smart :)
September 30th, 2010 @ 5:38 am
Very convincing. I like how you set up the viewer to be looking away from the explosion as it occurs. Like a magician does to distract the slight of hand. The only suggestion I have would be for you to be knocked forward and incinerated once the shock way reaches you.

September 30th, 2010 @ 5:41 am

im owner of paintball field and this is things i've been looking for - as inspiration and so on.
Planning to launch promo video of my field - will give You link Andrew when finished.

great respect.
September 30th, 2010 @ 5:52 am
I thought that the failed blog show was like a joke
and the explosion was fake, and it looked like created with ae2 footages ))

Thx for the tut!
September 30th, 2010 @ 5:53 am
Hi, Andrew

Did you see the movie "Wanted" (please see).
Do you can make a movie Like "wanted" (00:30:30 to 00:30:40)
September 30th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
thx andrew for new stuff
September 30th, 2010 @ 6:12 am
Hey andrew I like your idea for moved your hair on head *.-
September 30th, 2010 @ 6:21 am
I've seen all of your tutorials but I was really excited to see this new hobo action star!
September 30th, 2010 @ 6:35 am
That is such a cool video effect. I scrubbed through it and saw so much detail going into this even did the ground bursting up in a pile of dirt right before the fireball....AWESOME!!!!!
September 30th, 2010 @ 6:44 am
" by Edris Mohammdi

Hi, Andrew

Did you see the movie “Wanted” (please see).
Do you can make a movie Like “wanted” (00:30:30 to 00:30:40)

September 30th, 2010 @ 6:45 am
I can honestly say that this was the best composed video ever!
September 30th, 2010 @ 5:48 am
Andrew thanks for this! Maybe you can use AE2 to simulate a shrapnel hit..hmm?
September 30th, 2010 @ 7:06 am
amazing work bro... u rock as always... @
September 30th, 2010 @ 7:15 am
Ey baby!!,it´s After Effects time!!
Ok, Andrew!! I´m ready
Jordan Reyes
September 30th, 2010 @ 7:22 am
Videocopilot rules! andrew is the best After Effects and vfx guru!
anadaido marika
September 30th, 2010 @ 7:30 am
wow ! BLOWSOCKS is make BLASts bomb inevate tutorial is mr Kramer the !
September 30th, 2010 @ 7:32 am
Excellent.. can't wait to dive into this. I just finished an explosion scene for my film day before yesterday, now I'm interested to see what I did compared to this because the process sounds very similar in the description. But then again, now I may have to revisit my scene based on what your teaching here. Either way, excited. Thanks mate!
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:03 am
Hi Andrew.
Woooooooooooooooooo! This is Good Work Man!
Thank You.:D

And What About your New Product "Series Two"?
tutorials is enough for Series Two.

Please listen to the @Edris Mohammadi Comment.
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:06 am
Sam leaving the scene at the end of the explosion or Sam re-loading a grenade launcher (to create tension and drama also to reveal the source of the explosion would make it a more complete scene.."like Sam taking revenge for all the past abuse at VC")
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:09 am
Why you don't show my comment?

I am very Sad. :(
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:16 am
Yeeah you heared me !! Ty very much for this AWOSOME tutorial !! Really well done, and for free !! I really appreciate all your free work, just for us !! So Thanks a lot for that !!

Here's what I did :

Hope you're gonna like it !!

Have a good day, from Switzerland, land of cheese and chocolate (no that's a terrible bias !! :P)
Silver Dance
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:17 am
ya man i just withing to that tutorials good thanks man
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:39 am
September 30th, 2010 @ 9:19 am
I have a challenge for you Andrew.

what would be your approach to making a building collapse, i have wrapped my mind around this one for a long time have yet to come up with anything decent. (i know part of the problem is that i don't know how to use a 3d editing program and i do not own one either)

so building collapse help please?
September 30th, 2010 @ 9:26 am
Someone might have said it already, but you can export the tracking data as transform and not corner pin data. Save you a ton of time.
September 30th, 2010 @ 9:58 am
Thank you soo much! By watching this tutorial, I learned how to track motion even if the markers fall out of view! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Dude!
September 30th, 2010 @ 10:14 am
Thanks Andrew..
You really Rocks
September 30th, 2010 @ 10:41 am
thanks, thanks Andrew :)
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:08 am
This shows the importance of color correction in making it look realistic.
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:15 am
Very nicely done!!! I love how the AME2 dust filled the frame really making a volumetric feel from the blast wave to blend reality with the compositing!
Donny Williams
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:31 am
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:44 am
Awesome, man.
Great tutorial as always. But to watch you solve every problems on the projects, that's something more to see.
Great job man. Always admire your work. Thanks!
Angelo de Witt
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:53 am
Great techniques, pretty simple stuff
September 30th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
wow stunning effect!
September 30th, 2010 @ 1:55 pm
I think the link to "Watch Sample Video" is broke
September 30th, 2010 @ 2:16 pm
Hi Andrew,

great work - thanks for sharing! I saw that you worked in 32 bit mode - would you suggest to work with "Blend color using Gamma 1.0" activated inside AE?
September 30th, 2010 @ 2:52 pm
Hola Andrew, te escribo desde Argentina.
Aca hay muchisima gente que te sigue y aprende de tus tutoriales. Seria un honor que vengas a este país a brindar una conferencia, saludos!
Contactame si estas interesado
September 30th, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
MORE MOCHA TUTORIALS ANDREW! great work by the way. shout outs from the philippines
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:12 pm
Sometimes you just gotta... tweak it a little bit.

Great tutorial!
jacob zelaya
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:47 pm
good tutorial, like all other videocopilot tutorials. Greetings from El Salvador
September 30th, 2010 @ 4:54 pm
shit is tight man. all the right detail is in there.
You b da man, mah man!
September 30th, 2010 @ 8:33 pm
As always a fantastic tutorial, the one thing i thought of was that since it was suppose to be caught on tape and not part of say a film being made i would have thought that maybe cause an iris effect for the camera, you know when a sudden burst of light happens and your iris automatically closes a lot to limit the amount of light coming in. So that way things kind of get dark for a second then lighten back up. Just a thought.

Joe S
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:21 pm
AMAZING tutorial! huge fan of your work, and your tutorials are the only one that i keep tabs on. everytime i see any of you and your teams stuff, makes me want to go out and film and put the effects in. keep at it!
September 30th, 2010 @ 11:22 pm
re "The world would need other Andrew Kramer!". bro pls... do u know how silly that concept sounds? :p Andy U R 1 of a kind an we all know it. you are my digital hero, PLEASE incorporate skateboarding into a tutorial, im sure sam is a natural hipster doofus.
atul palande
October 1st, 2010 @ 12:15 am
adrew you are awsome and thanks for all this tutorials and hope you would help all us in future
October 1st, 2010 @ 1:09 am
Nice and very good work
October 1st, 2010 @ 3:14 am
Brilliant as always Andrew!
only thing is my motion track wont work properly, I copied your points exactly using mocha cs5 but it doesn't track well.
if anyone can help me id much appreciate it.
October 1st, 2010 @ 3:15 am
the result is stunning. what a fun tutorial.
October 1st, 2010 @ 4:01 am
wow, my comment sounded dodgy; im all about the sexier half of the food chain. (Also a writer, is there wind prob in here)is the aussie cow legend who intervwd u based in oz? id google it but i hasta roto poledancers feet an hair. LONG LIVE COPILOT
October 1st, 2010 @ 4:39 am
Finally a tutorial on mocha! Thank you very much andrew
Hassan A. Al-Tarooti
October 1st, 2010 @ 5:14 am
I am vrey happy abuot your tutorial
October 1st, 2010 @ 8:39 am
Thank You for all the tutorials!
Maybe you should be the president of USA and then we will be learning after effects at school!
The first president who is also a AE expert!

Sorry for the useless comment IM FROM ISRAEL

thx again
October 1st, 2010 @ 11:05 am
How much fun would a little Action Essentials 2 and OF be with this Vimeo video?

Keep up the inspiration!

October 1st, 2010 @ 12:20 pm
Explosion is great but I don't like static ground in front. Maybe some scatter ground as a reaction from blast/dust wave.Everything else...HELL YEAH!!!
Kurt Wright
October 1st, 2010 @ 12:29 pm
It's so funny, the same day that I watched this I saw basically the same thing on "Undercovers". You work on that show too don't you? Was the car bomb in the second episode your work because it was awesome!
October 1st, 2010 @ 2:56 pm
Hey Andrew,

i tracked some Canon 7D footage in Mocha and then followed your tutorial through (having never used mocha before, and solely relying on after effect's built in tracker) i imported my image i wanted on screen. When i put into the pre-comp of the black solid and played, the image distorted and bent as i played, and the image was not representative of the tracking data seen in mocha. Do you know any reason why this could be?

October 1st, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
hei people. i have cone clip and want to have same kind of effect on that video. bulding in the background have to explode and smoke have to some straith to the camera and stuff. is there anybody other like andrew kramer would like to realstic vfs to this video? please email me. you will get reward(: if you do great job as andrew.

you can find the raw video to work with in:

and about me in
hope to hear from you guys, and this is urgent.

thank you
Alldin Dauti
October 1st, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
mauro castillo
October 1st, 2010 @ 7:34 pm
Exelente tutorial, gran calidad y sobre todo muy útil para aprender After Efects
Saludos desde Quito-Ecuador- Sur América
October 2nd, 2010 @ 4:57 am
simply but great

best regards from france, you have a lots of fans here
October 2nd, 2010 @ 6:22 am
Great composition Sirlove your work and ideas
erblin shala
October 2nd, 2010 @ 6:49 am
Andrew thanks for all these magnificent tuts.
Can you make a tutorial like this

(3d text with reflection of lines etc ) :-)
October 2nd, 2010 @ 6:58 am
a living legend indeed; many thanks!
October 2nd, 2010 @ 9:43 am
nice tutorial...
i used your plugins & elements...
we creat music videos & publicity videos
you can see in
thanks andrew
Ben Kramer
October 2nd, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
hey Andrew this is a great tutorial but i am in Mocha 2.2.1 for after effects cs5 and i think there is something different about it because even after checking all of my settings in mocha, once the solid is in after effects it only covers half of my video and the corner pin info is different from yours. it'd be great if you could tell me what if anything i am doing wrong and keep up the good work. Thanks
October 2nd, 2010 @ 3:24 pm
sau geil!!!!!!! :-)
October 2nd, 2010 @ 3:42 pm
Exelent explosion ! good job Andrew ! what next?! :D
October 2nd, 2010 @ 7:22 pm
How come it wont let me watch
October 2nd, 2010 @ 7:51 pm
Hi Andrew,

Your stuff is truly great and using action essentials 2you inspire me to do stuff like this
October 2nd, 2010 @ 8:06 pm
Very nice tutorial, and glad you were able to bring Mocha into the mix finally. You seem to like using 2d tracking for 3d effects, with mocha you can use multiple planes within the scene to simulate 3d tracking in most shots, it's not as accurate as bojou, but then again after effects doesn't cost 10k...
October 2nd, 2010 @ 8:11 pm
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Here Is My FanPage And You Can See Andrew Kramer And Freddie Wong On My E.A.P.C. Tab

They Can Easily See Andrew Kramer's Works And Also, Freddie Wong's Works

October 2nd, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
Also, This Is not A Spam Or Scam... I Just Want To Share And Support On There Works.... X3
October 2nd, 2010 @ 8:48 pm
Hope You Will Add My Page To Your Andrew Kramer's Page...
Also, Is This Really Your Page Andrew :3

Want To Know If It Is Officially And Originally Made By You Sir Andrew... :D

Just Want To Make Sure Bec. Some Of It Are Fan Made.... :D
jeroen breevoort
October 2nd, 2010 @ 11:16 pm
Wow, I really did not expected that explosion! Please keep making movies this is really good!
October 3rd, 2010 @ 2:02 am
Dear Andrew Ur Perfect and Best Animation Designer...
Your Effects and Using it is very nice i liked it very Much....Samir from Afghanistan
October 3rd, 2010 @ 4:02 am
You blew me away with this tutorial
October 3rd, 2010 @ 5:04 am
Hi Adrew great Tutorial look this Blast Wave with your tutorial

greetz from Germany
October 3rd, 2010 @ 8:45 am
cool !!

nice tutorial…
October 3rd, 2010 @ 9:28 am
Nice tutorial Mr. Kramer! I just thought you'd be interested to see that I made a CG blood burst simulation for compositing! Hope you check it out :)
October 3rd, 2010 @ 11:13 am
hiii Adrew
we miss your new tutorials

thanx man
October 3rd, 2010 @ 11:45 am
Very nice! Featured this on my blog :)
October 3rd, 2010 @ 1:31 pm
This is awesome!! Actually for those of you interested, check out this link I found for movie effects:

It talks about how they made the special effects for several movies. Maybe (Sir) Andrew Kramer, you could reproduce these and make some more tutorials.
October 3rd, 2010 @ 4:19 pm
hi boby ..
thanks alot for those tutorials they are help me so mutch ..
I wona aske u something in A.F.E .
i lost the icone that was 4 3D in A.F.E and I couldnt find it nowhere would u help me please .
so wher i can find it ?
thankx agine
October 3rd, 2010 @ 4:24 pm
Well, here's my take. Remember, I'm just an old fart, fartin' around with After Effects, so this is, at best SyFy movie of the week quality ;)
October 3rd, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
Very nice. It's such a big coincidence because I made a video over the summer using the same techniques... Mocha for tracking, as well as the AE2 for the VFX stuff.

Cheq it out:
October 3rd, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
October 3rd, 2010 @ 11:59 pm
awesome. any idea how this commercial is being done?
October 3rd, 2010 @ 11:45 pm
Andrew u're genius u bringing hope into the visual stuff,impressive creativity kp it up.
October 4th, 2010 @ 4:09 am
hi andrew so amazing u chang my life style with my job as animator.....thaks for u and ur all team of vediocopilot.....
Arley Daza
October 4th, 2010 @ 6:31 am
Muy, muy vacano tu material... es espectacular la forma en que explicas paso a paso los efectos y el resultado final... es transparente y MUY CLARO tu lenguaje, lo que me a encantado de tu sitio y de tus productos.

Muchas gracias por el tutorial.

Saludos desde COLOMBIA!
October 4th, 2010 @ 10:37 am
Thanks Andrew! I've been wanting to learn how to make a shock wave like that for a while!
Spencer T
October 4th, 2010 @ 10:41 am
Great tutorial! The only thing missing is a shadow; It probably wouldn't be too hard to precomp some of the smoke elements, turn them on their side, and tint them black.
October 4th, 2010 @ 10:49 am
Excellent Can't wait to blow stuff up!
October 4th, 2010 @ 1:40 pm
dear Andrew
best regards from Africa
October 4th, 2010 @ 1:44 pm
Tanks Andrew it's amazing tutorial......
October 4th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
Andrew, you think is possible to use optical flares to create the shock wave effect ?
Great tutorial !

October 4th, 2010 @ 6:59 pm
I have been researching and trying to figure out the best way to use Mocha for visual fx. Every tutorial I ever see if mainly for motion graphics with the corner pin effect. Thank you, Andrew, for showing me a perfect way of using this application with motion blur! You saved a lot of headache! This is why I learn from you.

October 4th, 2010 @ 9:56 pm
Hi andrew this is a great tutorial thanks for sharing your knowledge
i want to ask you if you dont know how to edit a video with effects and all that stuff but broadcasting live i hope you can help me
thanks youre great
October 5th, 2010 @ 1:38 am

Copy and Paste of the mocha data did not work for me. Can anyone explain what aim doing wrong.
October 5th, 2010 @ 3:19 am
Andrew Kramer for President!!!
October 5th, 2010 @ 9:50 am
I vote that you continue producing tutorials that are more theory based, where instead of explaining how to do one specific task or group of tasks (e.g. extracting keyframe data from audio and using it to animate through expressions)
Instead go the route of explaining the technique of more advanced compositing (reflections, lighting, interaction, super fast garbage matting, etc...) I think that quite a lot of your viewers (including me) know how to create and use blending modes, masks, keyframes, expressions, and most effects as well as a handful of plugins, what we are really looking for is how to utilize our toolset to create awesome stuff like this explosion!
Another interesting thing to show would be creating motion blur in post using Real Smart Motion Blur plugin from Revision Effects or the CC Force Motion Blur effect. Shooting at fast shutter speeds allows for better keying, tracking, and wider apertures without ND filters in bright lighting.
October 5th, 2010 @ 11:46 am
omg this tutorial was so amazing I fell asleep half way through!

but maybe that was because I was watching it in my bed, and I was really tired, and it was cold so staying under the covers kept me warm. anyhow, great tutorial!

I just wish I knew how it ended..
Wes Cordell
October 5th, 2010 @ 4:45 pm Thanks for the tutorial! Came in very handy
October 5th, 2010 @ 5:59 pm
Yeah!!!... Andrew for President xD.

I vote It.
October 5th, 2010 @ 6:22 pm
THANX i love you
October 6th, 2010 @ 12:56 am
ora weruh

kowen ngomong opo Le????
inYonk kagagh Ngerti..
Martin Enoksen
October 6th, 2010 @ 6:43 pm
I enjoyed this tutorial much! What do you think about my newest film, using After Effects? Thanks : )
Kasule David
October 7th, 2010 @ 12:30 am
Or man Andrew Every time you come to be my best
Thanks for this wonderful new tut
October 7th, 2010 @ 8:52 am
nay way great work i want ur Brain..!!!!!!!! haaa...
Andrew Larson
October 7th, 2010 @ 9:18 am
Hey Andrew was just wondering I noticed that the footage that you used in the tutorial was an image sequence. I just wanted to why and what camera you used. Thanks man! it was a very cool tutorial.
October 7th, 2010 @ 3:13 pm
Incroyable, vraiment très bien ce tuto... comme tous vos tutos, c'est magistralement réalisé. Quelle classe !!! Bravo Andrew !!!
October 8th, 2010 @ 9:38 am
I'm kinda pissed because I don't have anyone to control the camera for me, and then I realized I don't actually have to be in the video. So I'm gonna try this again with camera movement so I can play with Mocha.
October 9th, 2010 @ 12:07 am
nice,you can go to universal studios!!!
October 10th, 2010 @ 4:36 am
Its awesome , thank you
October 10th, 2010 @ 7:20 am
Hey Andrew,
you'd doing a great job. Thanks for these great tutorials and all these stuff ;)

And I was anstonished as I saw things from your tutorials and VFX-Stuff in german television :D

Greetings from germany, and keep it up ;)
October 11th, 2010 @ 7:21 am
Hi andrew thx for posting this amazing tutorial look at my blast wave with your tu.........

wish you a good time and greetz from germany

Shrey Malhotra
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:45 pm
Hi Andrew , thanks for the tutorial , really amazing .. early i used to make stupid,over done effects but now after seeing your tutorials i learned alot...

Greetings from India :) keep up the good work !!
Shrey Malhotra
October 14th, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
Hi Andrew , thanks for the tutorial , really amazing .. earlier i used to make stupid,over done effects but now after seeing your tutorials i learned alot…

Greetings from India keep up the good work !!
November 11th, 2010 @ 1:24 am

I did awake everybody with my's 2:00 AM CT...This is great !!!....

:-))))...Thanks Andrew...u're the man !!!..


December 10th, 2010 @ 1:46 pm
I loved this tutorial. You rock Andrew! I made my own version and put it on youtube and a co-worker thought it was real. I still see areas that I could improve on to make it better. But I'm onto other tutorials. Comments are welcomed on my channel.
May 7th, 2013 @ 4:04 pm
I loved this tutorial. You rock Andrew! I made my own version and put it on youtube and a co-worker thought it was real. I still see areas that I could improve on to make it better. But I’m onto other tutorials. Comments are welcomed on my channel.
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