NEW TUTORIAL: Light Glow

In this quick motion graphics tutorials we’ll create a natural light glow illuminating from your title onto a 3D surface. This tutorial also includes tips for generating a simple chromatic glow effect.

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POSTED:
4 years ago
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105 Comments

4 years ago
This is awesome Mr. Kramer thank you!
I would like to see a tutorial that simulates the death of
invaders like the movies The Invaders, a Quinn Martin Production(1967).

From Brazil - São Paulo
Lucas
4 years ago
hey, i'm new on your website, so can anyone help me ?
where's the download of the Stone_Wall.jpg
Phill
4 years ago
Can this be achieved in CS3?
shuvo
4 years ago
Hi Andrew Nice Works But what is the Pro Shop
4 years ago
the final Result look Pretty Cool Andrew nice job man !
Philip Yeldhos
4 years ago
Awesome effect dude.. but i thought the glowin stuff were spheres..
Omar
4 years ago
Im just wondering how come you did not use VC Reflect here? As always. Nice wor. Andrew Kramer is my hero...
4 years ago
We are following VCP for years now since the beginning it started and we must say the quality level of this site's tutorials and its products have gone from GOOD - BETTER _ AWESOME

Just amazing, VCP, Andrew and his team ROCKZ!

Kind Regards
SAN
9dlabs.NET
Alexy
4 years ago
You chose a GREAT combination of colors! ;)
oz
4 years ago
your tutorials are mostly too confusing for me. but this one is so simple and versatile too. thanks.
m0Nte
4 years ago
Thank You so much! Mr.Kramer this is very cool tutorial . Waiting for more ;) . Good job respect
doni
4 years ago
is it that cool!
Or
4 years ago
Cool tutorial,
thanks :)
4 years ago
nice and colorful...
SAGGU
4 years ago
i always like under the tutorial, what is required to create the tutorial, i.e. trapcode particular, thx :)
marcello_f
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, I'm from Brazil and I always watch yours tutorials and based on those tutorials I produced a school project called "Posimusic" in which I had to create a parody of a music.
I'd like to tanks the amazing tutorials.
This is the link of the movie-clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF9IeMys9js
Tanks!!!
Rob
4 years ago
I guess you cant teach old dogs new tricks... no one has actually replied to a comment yet haha
4 years ago
Nice work, thanks for sharing and I hope you get that new TV.
mikdavy2
4 years ago
just want to say thanks for all your time that you put into this site and allow us to see whats going on in your world and seeing what your doing with experiments in after effects and such. super fantabulous man!

anywho.. just wanted to make a suggestion, not super important, but after seeing your last tutorial I was think that you can do so much more with type with the character palette there to give it some interest. Such as changing the spacing from metrics to optical which is based on mathematical increments that determine how the characters should be spaced. I don't exactly know why I am telling you this other than that I am studying graphic design and notice these types of things all the time.
htetnaing
4 years ago
Hey!Congratulation for your blog update and thanks a lot for your tutorial.
Your online student..:
:)
ravtom
4 years ago
so simple...no 3 party stuff...
purely procedural...
yet so enormously magical.....
Mani
4 years ago
soo cool work!. Sony => Sonya, What a clever!Lol ;D
mktnet
4 years ago
wow! you did better than SONY entertainement logo intro and trapcod lux
professionnal work!! thanks
4 years ago
Geniallll :D
mirandolo ;)
Hj
4 years ago
Very nice
The training program mocha Please Give More
4 years ago
Hehehe... SONY...A
Funny!!!!
4 years ago
You always have new stuff up ur sleeve. Thank Man!!! Cant wait to try it out....
4 years ago
Great
Thanks Andrew
What is "Sonya" ?
I am waiting for new blog show !
Mayor
4 years ago
This is so awesome!
4 years ago
"Hey, What's up? Andrew Kramer here" - Was Dying to hear this for weeks!! Finally a new tutorial!! Thanks a lot AK!!!
4 years ago
hey andrew...

i live in iran.you'r after effects leader in my country and 80% of you'r teachings used in IRAN broadcasting.
my idea is : andrew and sam traveled to IRAN and get their much money.

you know how much money to make a Special Effects Movie gave to one korea person ? his works very very very weaker than you . if you see this Movie and specially Special effects , sure hate after effects and select another work.

yeah , 300,000$ dirty money for this Movie. :)
-------------------
andrew we love you'r work and you'r mind .
roro
4 years ago
Oh my god, where are my Royalties ? I've just deposed Sonya© ^^
Isaac
4 years ago
Did you get the free tv?
Debasish
4 years ago
Nice Effect Sir......
Oscar
4 years ago
Ey what's up mr. Kramer....you are awesome but what's happen with the tutorials...... i can see In my iPhone.....!!!!Aaaaaaa. I'm sorry. But my English is not gooood. ----- Bryan tx----
ehab
4 years ago
That’s amazing!
rasoolAsal
4 years ago
very cool baby
it seems very nice
Eric K
4 years ago
Very very cool! And useful!
Joraph
4 years ago
Won't have expected any thing less from AK.
Hey andrew.. When are we getting a cs5 update for the free Videocopilot plugins..
Am tired of switching back & front. i.e cs4 - cs5..
Guy u still rock as ever b4.
Mike D
4 years ago
Looks suspiciously like my video copilot banner that I submitted a while back lol
4 years ago
Look'n good AK! Can't wait to watch when I get home!!! :)
4 years ago
SONY.....A HAHA!

That was great, and im sure they wouldnt mind considering your site traffic is probably getting close to there site traffic wich is crazy LOL

you teach us things i wouldnt even think was possible in after effects so thank you andrew!

and thank you videocopilot.net team!
4 years ago
I imagine these glow balls flying in as the I'es in my logo! This was actually not the coolest tutorial ever, but definitely one of the more useable ones!
Dominik
4 years ago
Andrew, why don't you use your plug in VC Reflect for this one?
naijaboy
4 years ago
your name should be changed to Andrew E. Kramer as in A.E.K. Meaning After Effects King. U r a legend even in countries like Nigeria.
4 years ago
Sweet! Already got some projects I can update with this this week. Thanks man.
4 years ago
Very nice, it is the little tweeks that makes thing extra awesome!
4 years ago
"not if u clik it and c u bit ALL my stuff :/" im learning from the best, can't b whipped 4 that.
4 years ago
soz to take up real estate here but i want a blue name too. does this suffice?
4 years ago
Sweet Beings This is Awesome! I can't think of a better source for Kick Ass-ery than Video Copilot.Net.
4 years ago
thanks for the tutorial it was really useful. :)
Jonathan
4 years ago
This is really great stuff. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming!
Tony
4 years ago
That chromatic abberation effect is really nice.
Mads A
4 years ago
You are the most awsome guy on the earth! Nice tutorial BTW!
4 years ago
Awesome tutorial Andrew, although I was expecting a more advanced method for the lighting instead of using blurred layers.
4 years ago
Great stuff in the tutorial.I just feel how i can make a preset out of this :)
AJ
4 years ago
So happy to have Andrew Kramer in my life...at this point, I feel as if he is my brother...or maybe a 2nd cousin...or at least a far removed distant relative!
D3FO3
4 years ago
Beautiful effect. *****/*****
cheekylilbasterd
4 years ago
That's what I would like , if I were making fun of how I sound like. I didn't watch the rest of the tutorial but it was worth it.
4 years ago
Andrew,

Thanks. Sure could have used this tut a couple weeks ago. The thing I like about your tutorials is that you make them "real-world" in appearance, which adds to my inspiration. Thanks for all you do.
thomas
4 years ago
niceee andrew honestly this is a godd work
but whats with the sony subliminal commercial ?
have you started working with sony ?
Marley Bishop
4 years ago
haha this tutorial had me laughing so much
Zipwind
4 years ago
I support the idea of making some tutorials about after effects and 3ds max. Maybe you can make something about blowing up, exploding, destroying.
I think it will be useful for many people who want learn what cool thing it is possible to do to make some kind of Hollywood like film with impressing FX.
Payam
4 years ago
WOooO... That's amazing .. Very useful.
tx Mr. kramer
4 years ago
That was Cool, and it is very useful for Me.
Thank you, Andrew. ;)
4 years ago
hey thank andrew for a great tutorial, i have done something similar.

I USED ACTION ESSENTIALS, OPTICAL FLARES AND THIS TUTORIAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toT9FpPT3ZY&hd=1
    4 years ago
    Very nice
Dan
4 years ago
"I knew a guy that used levels... hes dead now." That made laugh. Another great tutorial.

By the way, what ever happened to the roto brush tutorial?
4 years ago
Really nice one.
Just a question...

Shouldn't the bright be born exactly where the circles are crossing the floor?

Just a detail.
JIK
4 years ago
Not sure if it's just me, but I THINK I saw product placement somewhere in the middle there
Alex
4 years ago
Big thanks, man.
zin_onos
4 years ago
LOL! Your jokes and hilarious, and your tutorials are also amazing! it's 2 birds with 1 stone! Laugh and Learn. That should be your slogan!
Polymr
4 years ago
I have been here, following the pied piper since about tute 10.. What a STRANGE tutorial Andy; did u sample some of ur kids cold medicine? brill as always and thx, i owe a lot to u, a msg no doubt reciprocated by 1000's. JK
4 years ago
thanks andrew

looks interesting
4 years ago
Nice ^^.... thanks master!
ben
4 years ago
anyway. well done andrew. that was the best tutorial you made funny wise in a year or two. its like your back, you never left, but your back.
4 years ago
Nice looking video!
Sonya XD
Bart
4 years ago
Look at this comment, please!
Andrew, please help!!! I'm messing around with MagicTraking tutorial. The technique of planer tracking and using its data for a null object is brilliant! I did the tutorial and everything looks great. Then I thought what if I add a 3D object to the scene just like we did in the Advanced Time Freeze lesson. I made our Futuristic Ball in 3d max and tried to create a camera with Reference point in AE. But it doesn't work! Is there any way to get data from Corner-Pin_to_Null for a camera? Is it possible? Or am I going the wrong way? Maybe using this particular technique I cannot place any 3d objects?! Thank You anyway!!!
Matt8teen
4 years ago
good stuff
ak & team
Bart
4 years ago
I have nothing to say....Absolutely great!!! thanks for the new tutorial. But I have some problems with previous one, the MagicTraking...
4 years ago
Nice work, as usual. Can't wait for the next tutorial ;)
oliver
4 years ago
dude I really, really love your humour!!!
AE.fx
4 years ago
thxxxx....nice!!

plzz MORPH Tutorial Andrew!!!
bizkit
4 years ago
kramer iz def. d bestest. . . . .thaxxx a billie
4 years ago
Great colors, thank's for this another nice and great tutorial.
kid
4 years ago
wow,cool,thank you
James
4 years ago
Looks Awesome! So can we expect any Cyber Monday discounts today?
Daniel
4 years ago
Awesome! Now did Sam die or something?... I recall an Axe Tutorial in the making awhile back(plus haven't seen Sam for a few hahaha)
BST
4 years ago
I'm sure, that you'll get your new TV.
Jorn
4 years ago
Having seen the sample video now, with "Sonya", I'm pretty sure where Andrew got the inspiration from ;)
Jorn
4 years ago
The first thing that comes to my mind after seeing the pictures is "Hey, the PlayStation Move!"

Gonna watch the tutorial now!
Adrian
4 years ago
Did you just watched the Harry Potter tutorial at AEtuts+ ?
The guy the used the same blur technique to create his glow.

Greetings from germany, you are awesome
LifeType
4 years ago
"i know this one guy who didnt like it he used levels ,
now he is dead"

LMFAO!
Gladwin
4 years ago
Wooooww!!!! realy very usefull !! Andrew U rock !!!!... Missing SAM !! LOL
neloman
4 years ago
very nice, 1 question though, how do you reduce the banding of that gradient background? tnx.
    Omar
    4 years ago
    AK mentions this in the video, "Change from 8bit to 16 bit" he was refering to the glow but this would fix the bg also...
oras
4 years ago
WOoow that helpfull for my christmass tree !
vikash
4 years ago
it's very nice, like something different... thanks
PtoJ
4 years ago
Awesome!! Gonna have to trie this one!! :D
Jeff
4 years ago
Whoa! That's amazing! =D
alec
4 years ago
wow. that's cool....
Sunny
4 years ago
Wow... another tutorial, lets see what we have got here, btw i was expecting something more exciting this time... Andrew please come up with some tutorial of incorporating 3ds max with after effects. that would be great. Thanks

Regards!
4 years ago
This is awesome Mr. Kramer thank you
4 years ago
Looks like something that can actually be useful, thanks.
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