Tron Project and Walk-Through

Holy Monday batman! I decided to release the Tron-Pilot Project file created in After Effects with a short video walk-through. I talk about creating the 3D text and building a few expressions. It doesn’t demonstrate every little detail but it should be enough to help you through the project file. For the background blur, try using a photo of a city with the After Effects lens blur.

Watch Tutorial Overview

Watch Sample Video
Download Project
CS4

219 RESPONSES TO "TRON PROJECT AND WALK-THROUGH"
Jake The Muss
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:05 pm
Quality!

Cheers AK :)
    FOX
    January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
    3Q very much
    BG
    January 24th, 2011 @ 1:27 am
    Definitely enjoyed seeing how you went about your extrusion technique. It's interesting to see how many ways you can go about doing the same thing. There's another expression off the top of my head for extruding text in AE that uses a similar process (adding the expression to the position, duplicating layers and leaving the uppermost layer without an expression) . I'm sure you've seen it around.

    >>
    thisComp.layer(index-1).transform.postion+[0,0,1]

    It'd be nice to see a tutorial based on extrusion expressions like this one and theone you used. Just a thought haha!!
ah shang
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:22 pm
yeah!!!nice !!excited!!!!wow!
Dwaine Vassell
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
Another great tutorial and yes...I think your right on a no Tron 2 movie, Lol!

How about a tutorial on a Transformers logo sequence with AE CS5?
    Anonymous
    February 5th, 2011 @ 12:55 am
    Umm, Dwaine, you DO realize Tron Legacy is already Tron 2, right? And according to IMDb.com, a Tron 3 has been announced.
    August 25th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm
    Transformers its good =) i'm waiting
Magix
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:28 pm
thanx andrew, i just wanna let u no its plugin missing some footages.

again thanks
    January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:35 pm
    Try the new project, I updated the one that I used in the tutorial. Thanks.
    awesome
    January 25th, 2011 @ 2:12 am
    dude... epic honor! you got a reply from sensei AK!!!
    Basil
    January 29th, 2011 @ 6:00 pm
    OMG ITS THE ALL MIGHT ANDREW KRAMER HAIL!!! THEE!!! HAIL THEE!!! U ARE MY SENSEI U ARE AF GOD!! BOW DOWN KISS THYS BLESSED HANDS ALL HAIL REPLY FROM AK :')
    ns
    February 4th, 2011 @ 7:45 am
    WOW. AK aka The Master :)
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:35 pm
awesome job andrew. I was wondering how you managed to get the extrusion on the layers. Thought you might have used form and the ofset the time of the animation. Good tip though. Oh BTW where did you get the expression for the comp copy?
Rose Penchus
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:42 pm
You are the man,

But my good man, can you please publish a tutorial strictly on expressions, from the basics to the more advanced. What I mean here is, e.g. when should I know when to use wiggle, time, and the rest of the other complex stuff, if you know what I mean. If could list a few examples such as e.g again, time; when you are trying to blah blah. Wiggle, when you are trying to blah blah.

Get the the point. I have noticed that once one understand expressions, after effects rocks.

I tried to listen to other online tutorials about this and the guys are just lousy, it's like a physics lesson.

You tutorials are the best.

But any
    iacere
    January 24th, 2011 @ 7:35 am
    Yeah youre right, that would be nice!
    Mickey
    January 25th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm
    Yes Please Please Please Please. Would love a tutorial strictly on expressions.
    Gabriel S
    February 1st, 2011 @ 2:16 pm
    BEST. IDEA. EVER. I def want to learn more about expression. They make life easier!
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:43 pm
thanx andrew
very nice...
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:50 pm
I`m almost at the same level of happiness as this was my HNY-gifts!

Big Thanks for sharing!
Cartman
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:54 pm
I am happy! But, when we will see a lesson Galactic Orb?
I wait an answer, please! :)
thank you very much!
January 23rd, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
in Holland we say : goed bezig! ;-) Thumbs up
Harpreet Singh
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:03 am
awesome job Andrew,nice quality...thanks ,Andrew Kramer is the man
Shuvo
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:08 am
Nice Andrew Thanks for Upload it.
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:17 am
Many Thanks man.........
moh algeria
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:46 am
Hi Andrew.
i wish you a great time , and really i learn a lot of staf from you thanks very much ,
bynike
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:03 am
WOW! Fantasic Look!
Thank you very much!
God bless you!
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:06 am
Cool!! i had been waiting this for so long!
thanks again Andrew!!!!
gigi
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:09 am
awsome andrew, but , why when i try to use Optical Flare on Mac doesn't work!
:D
January 24th, 2011 @ 2:19 am
Thank You so much dear andrew ...

GOD BLESS YOU
Simplice SIZA
January 24th, 2011 @ 2:31 am
Hi AK,
thakns all you do, so i do not speak very well english bu i am Malagasy boy so thanks for all, and nice tut also, so if possible tell me what codec do you use? but when i rendre some comp the size more 1Go an quality is bad , so help me about the codecs please; you fan here MADAGASCAR
January 24th, 2011 @ 3:46 am
Not many tuts for a long time. Are you busy with other projects? Very nice effects, anyway! ;) Thanks
Max Manus
January 24th, 2011 @ 3:46 am
Take a look at this awesome trailer i made using VideoCopilot Op.flares, AE2 and more!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2OudG6AXDs

Tell me what you think Andrew! pleasssee!
Mapache
January 24th, 2011 @ 3:54 am
Kramer thanks so much
Nadir Fejzić
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:16 am
Cool, I Have After Effects CS4 on my luck !

Thanks Andrew for Project file
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:41 am
Legend! Thanks Andrew!
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:44 am
Thanks Andrew...
We love u & After Effects
Best work again.. Chears .. :)
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:47 am
where is the skript, that multiplies the comps for the other letters?
its not in the download. there is just the Free_Tron.aep.

thx
    January 24th, 2011 @ 5:02 am
    I think you must copy it directly from tutorial, is not write in the folder with project file.
    January 24th, 2011 @ 3:28 pm
    you have to buy it - http://aescripts.com/true-comp-duplicator/ they give an indication of what they'd like for it, but you set your own price
DrEvil
January 24th, 2011 @ 5:10 am
I think your next tutorial should be an animated younger Jeff Bridges :)
January 24th, 2011 @ 5:36 am
I love the new approach to the 3D extrusion. makes it also a bit translucent. I sometimes use the shatter-effect to make Real 3D text, but that was before I got the Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator. Also a pretty sleek plugin.
January 24th, 2011 @ 5:40 am
Nice AK! Can't wait to watch this one at home (at work right now lol) Hopefully packed with jokes. When are we looking at the Galaxy warp orb tut? That one looks especially awesome!
January 24th, 2011 @ 5:52 am
pretty basic text extrusion but, as always, just a bit extra with the strokes and dots.

also nice to see how you control the extrusion exactly the same way as I do it :P
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:19 am
Yay! Thanks Mr. Kramer.
NSQ
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:23 am
AWSOME! I will buy a comp script for this forsure. Finaly the way to make 3d titles and the expresion is quite simple to remember. Your are officialy the best, Andrew Kramer :) Always a step ahead.

Andrew, are you still doing thinkgs for Fringe & JJ Abrams? I watch last episode and i feel your hand on it an im not talking about open sequence !?

Best,
    January 24th, 2011 @ 11:08 am
    same feeling here about fringe! :D
Christian
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:27 am
will there be a tutorial on this? i hope there will be.. :)
AlexLefty
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:38 am
Any chance of posting the project saved in CS3 version?
LK
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:47 am
Thank You Man So Much.
I will try the project after a few minutes.
and Please make a tutorial about Galactics orb.
Thank You Again.
Good Luck...
Robert
January 24th, 2011 @ 7:12 am
Awesome!!!! Thanks!
arlenxu
January 24th, 2011 @ 7:38 am
Awesome! wait it for a really long time from christmas. thank you
andrea
January 24th, 2011 @ 7:50 am
hi andrew!
you were mentioning a script that allows you to duplicate a comp with all the dependencies, but that you edit the video...
do you have the link (or the name) of that script ?
cheers!
ar
January 24th, 2011 @ 7:59 am
AWESOME ! Thanks AK . but Where Galactic Orb tutorials?!
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:05 am
:OOO
thanks Andrew.
I'm watching the video tutorial :P

PD:
the optical flares pro presets 2.
I'm from Colombia. If I buy this pack you send the DVD for Colombia or what?
Infurious
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:08 am
thanks Andrew you are the best!
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:19 am
thanks Andrew you are the best!
alex sanchez
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:23 am
Thanks again Andrew Kramer, we appreciate your time and dedication towards us your loyal padawans. Thanks!
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:27 am
Awesome, Tutorial/Project over view thing, LOL. Thanks andrew for your creativity, and , well for you just being you.
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:37 am
You're the best! I'm waiting for the next tutorial =). From Spain.
chad
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
Thanks Andrew. (Picture the "In a World" trailer voice guy....) ahem.... In a world where everyone wants something for nothing.... One man steps up to the plate to share his knowledge freely with the minions.

But seriously, thanks. Great project file coverage.
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:20 am
Thanks for making Mondays rock!!!:D
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:27 am
Woah man. You just totally threw off my Zen man!
...
Thanks! Love it. Gotta try it out now.
Brandon
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:35 am
Thank you andrew, this looks really amazing, I will learn a lot from this!
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:49 am
a litle bit boring but thx andrew, please make more SFX !

greez

B!zzy
daddybaby
January 24th, 2011 @ 10:47 am
Kramer for president of gotham city
Mark
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:06 am
Thanks Andrew great work enjoyed the tutorial as always.

greatings from Germany
Tcarle
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:20 am
Amazing Andrew keep it up! See you next time!. Thanks.
Fabiano
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:26 am
Really nice Andrew.
By the way...
I klnow it's not the place but...

What about a tutorial of the 3D text you did to Pro presets 2? I know it's a 3DsMax tutorial, but I'love to see it.
    Popov
    January 24th, 2011 @ 11:36 am
    That is amateurmedia.com font and video too.
Chris
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:36 am
Question I have for you Mr. Kramer is when will Optical Flares be available in 3D? It seems TRON feels that this is a possibility - if you watch the film... ;-)
sunil thapa
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
thnx mr. krammer..........nice.........oneeeeeeeeeeeee
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:08 pm
Great job Andrew! Love watching your tutorials! I've learned a lot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B0c0D2tA4U

This is my TRON inspired title sequence. Check it out and tell me what you think! Thank You!
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
hey! thanx =) very awesome :)
David
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:32 pm
THankyou for another great tutorial (or whatever you want to call this one!)

Made me chuckle with your VCR comment, and it also made me think about the name of this website. Video indeed.

I wonder how much they want for digitalcopilot.com to bring you into the 21st Century? :p
ae safuan kaybe…
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm
this tutorial made with AE CS4... can i use my adobe AE cs3
Jason
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm
hahaha! the HD VCR joke is funny to me b-cuz I had and old friend that was convinced that Blu-ray VCR's were on there way! pretty sure he is still clinging to the faith there. u would'nt by any chance knw him?;)
ratmith
January 24th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Thanks!! Always look forward to the new tutorials.
m0Nte
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm
great job. my AAE cs4 miss some footages ;/... this is problem of plugins ? ;/ i dont have any ideas .
    January 24th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm
    Try to download the project again. It does use Optical Flares and you will see an error message if you do not have that plug-in. But just disable the "Optical Flares" Layers and it should work. Also It may be using a font that is not available but you can change the font to something else like Arial.
Moritz Schauer
January 24th, 2011 @ 1:53 pm
Hey Andrew!
I decided to use your project for a production for my school in Germany. Could I do this?
    GOD
    February 1st, 2011 @ 2:40 am
    Yes, you can my child!
January 24th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm
I just had the "tutorial" going while I was working and I have to say, if ANYTHING, I'm walking away with the awesomeness of Vegas. That's such a cool plugin that I didn't know existed! I'm pumped to incorporate it into some effects.
ram
January 24th, 2011 @ 2:33 pm
Great how you've taken inspiration of the Tron intro and did it your own way instead of doing an exact copy like most other examples. Thanks for the Vegas idea too!
illd
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm
The tip with the strokes and matte is really cool. I always forget about that vegas effect...Thanks VCP
January 24th, 2011 @ 4:26 pm
Hey andrew can you show us more stuff about the new OF PRESETS, am gonna get it soon.
January 24th, 2011 @ 6:53 pm
It is absolutely the best way to learn when you just post the project files.
Keep doing it! Thx.
January 24th, 2011 @ 7:29 pm
awesome project andrew..........
its really cool and best .............
Mike Kim
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:09 pm
So how do i change everything into what i want it to say?
Ive been looking through the template and i wrote new things in but it still came out weird..
and help?
OlympiaLogger
January 24th, 2011 @ 8:19 pm
I know, this is off topic...
...but it's just too kewl not to post

http://www.steampunkworkshop.com/victorian-all-one-pc
    January 25th, 2011 @ 12:04 am
    That is epic!!! I want one
John Stanowski
January 24th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm
We can't download this tutorial?
kamaru
January 24th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm
thanks andrew,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Maverick
January 24th, 2011 @ 10:32 pm
Thanks for the tutorial & project file ..
Ray
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:17 pm
Always look forward to the new tutorials.Thanks
moh algeria
January 24th, 2011 @ 11:54 pm
dear Andrew Kramer ,
Hi again , i'm new in after effect and please can you give me some advice to start work with it ,
best regards.
ike
January 25th, 2011 @ 2:24 am
hi Andrew...this effect cant it be done with cs3...And is there any specific composition that must be used while adding effect on a music video clip?
dan
January 25th, 2011 @ 3:06 am
nice, was more interested in the background, truth be told
Ann
January 25th, 2011 @ 3:06 am
SUPER GREAT JOB ANDREW! it would be really nice if you made one using After Effects CS3 :)
January 25th, 2011 @ 4:19 am
I want Optical Flares.. I want it I want it I want it... Guess I'll have to ask my wife to buy it for my birthday! I really was hoping that I could live without it but.. I'm not sure even AE can live without it!
sumedh
January 25th, 2011 @ 5:15 am
The Man, The Machine , Andrew Krammer..
David
January 25th, 2011 @ 5:53 am
You're a genius Andrew. Thanks for the short.
January 25th, 2011 @ 7:10 am
I've been wondering what you would make of the whole Fakebook-strings-animation-expression-stuff... is it safe to say that this is it? :-)
Be that as it may - nice and neat concept, love the look of it! Thanks for sharing!
January 25th, 2011 @ 7:25 am
Hello Andrew,

Thanks alot for the great tutorials !
Your truly a hero ! :)

Cheers, Boye
:)
January 25th, 2011 @ 8:09 am
please make a tutorial or just make a cs3 version cuz i dont have cs4. please! and thanks for having this free site :)
Samir
January 25th, 2011 @ 8:43 am
Awesome video
Coolz
NJ
January 25th, 2011 @ 8:51 am
tnx andrew you the best
January 25th, 2011 @ 9:11 am
سلام
خسته نباشید
خوشحالم که در این آموزش هم مثل همیشه توسط شما به یک نکته کلیدی در افتر افکت پی بردم
شما از کوچکترین نکات افترافکت بیشترین استفاده را میبرید
موفق باشید
:)
January 25th, 2011 @ 9:17 am
thanks for good tutorial :) can you please tell me how i make the letters spin and turn in front of the camera, thanks
January 25th, 2011 @ 10:03 am
That was the one of your best creativeness... I couldn't think that "vegas" works in that way.. I thought you used "trapcode form" before I watched tut overview.. You are awesome Andrew!
Benjamín
January 25th, 2011 @ 10:14 am
Hey Andrew, just a question>

¿Why are you still using AE CS4?
¿Are you tired of using CS5?
LK
January 25th, 2011 @ 10:26 am
Hi Mr.Andrew
Can you please make a tutorial about slashing tips blog, I think that would be very great.

Thank you
Best Wishes
    Markus
    January 25th, 2011 @ 11:15 am
    i think he did in the blog show video
Morty
January 25th, 2011 @ 11:18 am
Hmm, thank you very much for that nifty expression, I can see a lot of places in which it can be very useful :)
Peter Kreitner
January 25th, 2011 @ 11:41 am
You are really a USER!!! :D awesome!
Shawn
January 25th, 2011 @ 11:50 am
Thanks Andrew! I love your creative solutions to things like this, and I wanted you to know that your time is always appreciated. I wish I had kept my C++ skills sharp because I would love to work with you. Alas, I'm too rusty, I fear. Best wishes to you and the VCP team!
January 25th, 2011 @ 1:10 pm
thanx andrew fo this tutorial
its very nice
thanx again
Will
January 25th, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
Hey Andrew
First, I'd just like to thank you so much for posting this for us
I have two questions though, both may seem weird or vague
First, what font are you using, cuz I'm pretty sure that it's not typograph pro
Second, how do you actually make it look good? I know its vague, but I'm just a young teenager getting started in After Effects, and when I made this, it looked really bad and fake, the lines were too rigid, colours too weird, etc, so I was wondering if you could give me (the entire video copilot community) a few tips on just generally improving both our motion graphics and our video FX skills, just to polish our finished product
Thanks so much again for being such an inspiration to me and the rest of our community, keep on working :-)
-Will
Ken
January 25th, 2011 @ 5:46 pm
Awesome, Andrew! You're amazing!

Ken
Manila, Philippines
January 25th, 2011 @ 6:09 pm
THis is for the arabian guy:
UNDERSTOOD MY FRIEND !!

Great Tuto Mr Kramer
God Bless Ur talent.
M3DD
TJ Cooley
January 25th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
Very Cool - Thank you! - have you thought about doing a tutorial that is similar to the 3D type TRON credits? To kind of give a 3D feel to credits - Thanks
Stephen Matute
January 25th, 2011 @ 9:43 pm
Super Ultra Sick! Thanks Andrew
Mark26
January 26th, 2011 @ 3:44 am
I'm gonna create a website called www.iloveandrewkramer.com
your the best Andrew! Ever since I saw the tron trailer had been itching to try and do something like this :) thanks!
ns
January 26th, 2011 @ 3:55 am
Is it posibble to set a Optical FLARE as a particle?
rachid
January 26th, 2011 @ 3:59 am
Thanks Andrew! I love your creative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGvA9wxeVdE
Chris
January 26th, 2011 @ 6:37 am
Great!

How about some retro or even better Doctor Who Title sequences. People seem to be doing a lot of these. (including me)
PaulWrightythen
January 26th, 2011 @ 6:45 am
Hi, cheers for this tutorial. Really quite simple when you get to the bones of it but I just never ever would have thought of it.
January 26th, 2011 @ 10:34 am
thanks Andrew...
HiiDefintion
January 26th, 2011 @ 6:19 pm
Thanks so much, you've finally revealed the secret of making 3D titles in After Effects!
January 26th, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
Is it normal that the optical flares doesn't work? And that there's alot of errors? Do I have to buy anything?

Thanks!
January 26th, 2011 @ 9:57 pm
Andrew, I must humbly beg of you...

Please make a tutorial, please.

I never download project files, it goes against my technique. And your tutorials are always so dang awesome. I can learn such awesome things by going through them several times, deviating a little bit more each time to get something new.
I would be indebted to you for a rather long (though unspecified) period of time, should you make a tutorial out of this.

Much respect.
~Trench
January 27th, 2011 @ 12:37 am
wow!!! andrew god bless you....


its nice to learn from you it help me much right now
Lil-G
January 27th, 2011 @ 2:09 am
nice logo........ :)
Eric M
January 27th, 2011 @ 8:28 am
Awesome TUT!!! Thankyou VERY MUCH!!! Does anyone here know an AE tutorial for creating the Tron Light Streak effect that emits light ribbons off the bikes on TRON LEGACY? ( I guess Im asking alot huh? LOL!) I watched the VCP tuts on light streaks 1 and 2 here at VCP, but they do not show how to emit these light ribbons off text objects or graphic objects... Any help is appreciated please email me at wildcard2127@yahoo.com Thanks. Thanks again VCP and if you made a good tutorial on this Im sure we would be in your debt forever and we would all subscribe for it too... TANKS!
Suraj Mandal
January 27th, 2011 @ 8:29 am
Vegas! Damn it why didn't i think of vegas. I almost cracked it. i made it 90% similar except for those lines running through the extrusions! i used Trapcode's Form and got 95%similar results but it either had too strong effect or too scarce look. Plus i know u majorly use the built in efects and that why i was banging my head on my table thinking how to do this with built in effects.
Mohammad Bagher Mohaqeq
January 27th, 2011 @ 10:25 am
Hello
another great one Mr. Kramer, i saw another expression to do the same thing but it was a hell of a book (i mean too many lines), but this one was a tiny cool one, Thank you very much. and i came up with an expression to make the opacity to be decreased as i duplicate it and make a gradual fade out along the axis. Here it is:

value+[index-100]*-1-[index*write any value you want here, this defines the step of opacity differences between two layers]

and if you can enhance it (that you can for sure) please post it so we'll use it.

Thanks in advance
Louis
January 27th, 2011 @ 11:26 am
Andrew Kramer must be an Alien..
Mohammad Bagher Mohaqeq
January 27th, 2011 @ 11:31 am
I forgot to mention above in the expression that we should set the opacity to Zero and then add the expression, and this expression should be used with the expression you showed in the tron project.
January 27th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
WOW this is crazy... good stuff
Jad
January 27th, 2011 @ 1:46 pm
Yeah !! but I didn't understand why you didn't consider this as a tutorial !! I think this was greaeaaaaaaaaaat
chow
January 27th, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
You are the best,man.
Thanks a lot for being with us.
bryan
January 28th, 2011 @ 6:33 am
hey andrew, nice work but can i know where to download the missing font?
thanks
Dmitriy
January 28th, 2011 @ 10:19 am
Cool!!! It's very cool!!!
Toolbox
January 28th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
I can not launch the file project. I'm useing CS3. Any help with that will help.
Dmitriy
January 29th, 2011 @ 3:40 am
I have a background ... I did it myself. If someone need it I can give... or sell...)))
January 29th, 2011 @ 4:43 am
Nice...
When "O" comes up to camera, sounds like counter strike.. :P
Really nice but OP.. :(
January 29th, 2011 @ 11:25 am
Very cool, welcome to the future.
January 29th, 2011 @ 11:45 am
Thank you so much Andrew!!!
January 29th, 2011 @ 11:58 am
I recommend you do a movie videocopilot and sell it in your products
I would buy it first
Jay
January 29th, 2011 @ 4:25 pm
Hey, awesome work! This video is really cool! I was looking for something like this as I need to do this kind of effect at work.
I was wondering if you were planing on doing a tutorial for a video like this one from razer's Tron mouse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFm6UOLltAk&feature=player_embedded

The video in itself covers a lot of special effects and would be really interesting if it was explained.
Thanks a lot for this video!
David
January 29th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm
You are very cleaver Andrew.

Thanks
Eugene
January 30th, 2011 @ 5:38 am
hi! andrew...i still don't understand about u changed the slider control into extrusion...how u could rename into it?

sorry 4 my bad english
Edward A
January 30th, 2011 @ 9:38 am
Did anyone else listen to the Tron soundtrack while watching this tutorial :D. Great video Andrew, you are God and I worship you 3 times a day, 4 if I am feeling generous.
Jeyapero
January 30th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm
So nice ! You've found a way out 3ds ma
Aniket
January 30th, 2011 @ 1:54 pm
Could it work using the tron font
nsq
January 30th, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
i have a bug doing this thing. check this out:

http://img841.imageshack.us/f/bugun.jpg/

anyone can help :(?

i'm using AE CS5.
nsq
January 30th, 2011 @ 6:52 pm
and other bug:
http://img209.imageshack.us/i/bug2h.jpg/


now i just dream about Video Copilot - Cinema 4D edition :)
January 31st, 2011 @ 1:37 am
Heey man great tutorial! What about some more C4D or 3DS Max tutorials though? Would be greatly appriciated! :D
I also think this particular effect would be easier to do in one of those 3D programs.
Orxan
January 31st, 2011 @ 10:05 am
it is good andrew......
JamieDesigns
January 31st, 2011 @ 4:59 pm
Andrew I've just started learning nuke, and I realise that you concentrate on motion graphics as opposed to compositing; but seriously, I suggest you pick up a node based program and show us some proper compositing. I mean AE can do it, but it just doesn't compare to the likes of Foundry Nuke. Just a suggestion...
PostProduction4AE
February 1st, 2011 @ 5:44 am
Here is my Remake from Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Intro :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3qX8kJEtU
Ronnie
February 1st, 2011 @ 12:40 pm
Hey Andrew, for those of us who really sit through the entire tuts we thank you for your attention to DETAILS and for those who pillage the project files they will undoubtedly will be in the ones sending questions instead of comments LMAO ! Just wanted to say thanks for not throwing in the towel on the tut above extrusion and all ! Best to the Family as always.
ivAnrEy05
February 2nd, 2011 @ 9:23 am
Please Do I Whole Tutorial Of TRON Font Effect Idol A.K :)
February 2nd, 2011 @ 8:20 pm
you great sir.


nice 3d.
February 2nd, 2011 @ 8:23 pm
sir 3d tuto.. upload.
dan g
February 3rd, 2011 @ 12:46 am
Has anyone had nice results with the background?
February 3rd, 2011 @ 12:03 pm
you did a Very Good Job Andrew Kramer Keep going ;)
Daddy C
February 3rd, 2011 @ 3:45 pm
Andrew, what did you have for breakfast today? I would like to eat what you eat. :-)

Oh and thanks for the tutorials!!! All the best from Sunny dublin Ireland, come over for a pint sometime
Sudipto
February 3rd, 2011 @ 9:59 pm
Awsome....U did the unbelieveable on ae!!
Greetings from Kolkata/India
hE4dr00m
February 5th, 2011 @ 1:42 am
Thank you for your awesome work!

Well, I mean, thank you for all tutorials!!!!

If I will ever be in the US, I have to visit you for a handshake! ;-)

Best regards from Hamburg, Germany!
Dilan
February 5th, 2011 @ 10:01 pm
really cool effect
marian
February 6th, 2011 @ 6:56 am
I tried something using this idea, but... I dont know...
'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is_UfLA9sV0
February 7th, 2011 @ 2:05 am
I did a test using the same technique. Except I used conected the index to the rotation instead.
Check it out http://www.vimeo.com/19643095
jeffrey abrego
February 7th, 2011 @ 3:58 pm
hey is there any wy i can download this tutorial cuz im about to go to my country for 2 moths and the internet there is not good soo i wnna see if i can download some tutorials to learn more there...thank you
Dmitriy
February 8th, 2011 @ 3:00 am
Fakhrul
February 9th, 2011 @ 2:46 am
Help me out!How Can I Get This Font???Give The Link Please....
MarchewMaster
February 9th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm
ehh, I can not do that because I do not know how to open a window where you type the value (6:30) ... I have Adobe After Effects CS5, if anyone can help?
MIGUEL!
February 9th, 2011 @ 1:38 pm
nice tutorial this is my job
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHWhKFSvGAM
Axle
February 10th, 2011 @ 1:49 am
dude, your epic
February 13th, 2011 @ 12:40 am
Thanks ANDREW KRAMER is you who help me gain some skill and exitement on designing and animation. Thumbs up for your share. Keep it up~^^
Ray Ambler
February 13th, 2011 @ 1:23 am
I only have CS3. Can't I make one using CS3 only?
Stefan
February 14th, 2011 @ 1:00 pm
Man, you're amazing. Really GZ on your jobs here ;)
Keep going and upload something more for us thanks in advance
kuunami
February 20th, 2011 @ 6:56 am
how was Andrew able to rotate with the orbit tool without a camera in his project? The orbit tool would not work for me unless I added one.
Vinoj D Raj
February 26th, 2011 @ 5:25 pm
That was really awesome...i loved it very much...Hey Andrew i have request. Please create a tutorial which shows the power of trapcode form. I'm looking forward to that
Kaj
March 4th, 2011 @ 4:47 am
The sounds used in this one reminded me of X-Men or something like that. Would maybe have been cooler with those hornes blowing (From the soundtrack) but I'm guessing this was made for copyright reasons.
Anywho ... Loved it! :D
March 15th, 2011 @ 3:03 am
Andrew Kramer is a saint!
krishan indora
March 18th, 2011 @ 9:18 am
i love it
thanks sir
thanku so much love u
Serzhan
March 21st, 2011 @ 9:01 am
Wow Andrew!

I just saw your design being used on TV!!!
Today's edition of TAFF on German channel PRO7 analyzed fashion trends and the exact same composition for IN and OUT's!!! Amazing!
March 24th, 2011 @ 5:40 am
First! Sorry my bad inglish, but Tron tecnic is awesome, realy amazing!
Kojo
March 26th, 2011 @ 1:05 pm
what did u use for the background
Michael
March 29th, 2011 @ 7:39 am
Hey does this work on CS3?? Can it be opened in CS3??
Ansh S.
April 4th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
Check out the first 6 seconds of my video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMREek8uz7I&fmt=18
I attempted to use the tutorial and the result turned out decent. Reply what you think about it. Thnx. - Ansh
Alex Huber
April 24th, 2011 @ 7:05 am
I definetley enjoyed this "tutorial" even though i'm curious about the look of the real text. Andrew somehow worked with masks and alot of vegas+glow effects. I can't figure out how to change the "video copilot" to my own text since i don't understand what the masks are for.
queen
May 7th, 2011 @ 12:18 am
anyone got a cs3 or cs4 version of this???
no 64-bit. really want it..
Sharjeel Ahmed
May 25th, 2011 @ 9:56 am
Please Can You Upload The Original Template Which You Used For The Sample Video! :)
Btw, Thanks A Hundered Times!
Josh
June 1st, 2011 @ 10:57 am
Thanks for another fun tutorial! Below is a link to what I have made using it so far (this was just for fun):

http://youtu.be/egvKbC9evlU?hd=1
lovy
June 4th, 2011 @ 7:05 am
i want cs3 file of this project.
ANONYMOUS
July 30th, 2011 @ 7:41 am
i can't change the letters, because there's masks, i don't know how to work with masks :(
anyone can do it for me? thanks anyway
    Hans
    August 28th, 2011 @ 6:31 am
    Same problem here. Anyone know how can we change the letters in the output comp.?
August 7th, 2011 @ 10:52 pm
You have a very nice and motivating posting style, it makes me read your articles with great interest.
Matt
August 21st, 2011 @ 9:03 pm
Hi the tutorial doesn't seem to work. It opens and nothing shows up in the preview part. I don't have optical flares but even removing that doesn't help. Thanks.
WakoMation
August 30th, 2011 @ 12:18 pm
Love the tutorial!

P.S. Does anyone know what I can do to put the FX on the new Comp 2 after Putting in all the letters? They're all there...and all white. But when I add the tint and glow FX...nothing happens. Has anyone had the same problem?
    WakoMation
    August 30th, 2011 @ 2:30 pm
    Oh...wait...nevermind. I figured it out...But hey! Still an awesome tutorial!
JuanSul
September 13th, 2011 @ 3:00 am
Really useful expression!!!
September 14th, 2011 @ 6:17 am
Like just for After Effects - amazing result.
Kj
October 13th, 2011 @ 2:41 pm
Hey i can only watch half of the tutorial and it cuts off …Help someone please :D :(
    Nuno
    April 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
    I myself can only get about 20sec.. then cuts of. Is there anyway you guys could upload it again please?

    ..and thank you, for all the awesome FREE tutorials!
Naren
November 16th, 2011 @ 9:12 pm
Nice work sir ..
frank
February 29th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm
dude sweet, but that was the sequel to tron
KF
May 14th, 2012 @ 2:44 pm
SK
May 27th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm
Hey there - awesome work!!!!

guys has anyone been able to figure out how to insert your own name/letters into the output comp - I love the animation exactly how it is - its just a bit confusing -

I wish there was a tutorial that went into a bit more depth -
SK
May 27th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm
Hi dude - could some one please explain to me how you did the DOTS INSIDE bit? I just wanna insert my letters into the template - I can change the letters - but I don't get the "dotsinside" bit - any help? An extra more indepth tutorial into this great visual would be great!
pradeep
March 10th, 2013 @ 4:16 am
we have seen lots of ur vedios and try to work like that. but some time because of plugins we have to close incomplete file so will you plese provide us some plugin for affeter effect
June 10th, 2013 @ 12:27 am
Hi peoples..how did you download and where you used those templates? I have Ulead 15. Please help me I need lots of free templates.

Warm Regds

Munir
Huy
November 12th, 2013 @ 6:46 am
Hi Andrew. Can you please teach me a tip for making the text flying animation like your sample video??
Thank you so much. I really need it now
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