Menu Design

So I’ve been working on this exciting new project that I’ll be talking about more later but I wanted to share some work I did on this recently. The idea for the menu was to make the table come under a dark spell once a button is pushed. This included adding wind and blowing the pages of the book open.

There were some interesting challenges and I can’t wait to show you all our behind the scenes work. Until then, check out this sample video and see if you can spot any Easter eggs…

Sample Video

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4 years ago
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313 Comments

2 months ago
The demo is scary... and i loved...so funny.
2 months ago
The demo is scary... and i loved.
Eric
8 months ago
is this "menu design" just a video effect,i mean..
when someone hit the START on the glass orb,it will show to the next menu or something, like we click a link ?

can someone explain to me please :o -_-
11 months ago
wooooow Really great job in graphic design is your best
firefly movies
1 year ago
Easter eggs The book was real and its the candle holder from indiana jones the last crusade
Andy
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, amazin'. lookin' 4 tutorial! :P
Hathrox
3 years ago
Don't you everyone want a tutorial for this :P
4 years ago
Awesome!! please post a tutorial on this! also, do i see a demonic sam in the photos on the table?
4 years ago
you know; you are my only teacher who i like because you teach good but in after effect i understand how draw trapcode
Curious Jones
4 years ago
was Zbrush used in the making of this?
4 years ago
The best of the best!
Fayiz Musthafa
4 years ago
wow, i think this is the best ever!!
snakers
4 years ago
u used ur camera as a webcam?
frame by frame moving the papers
and u convert it To cartoon style
or its just modeling 3d
i wonder to know :D thx andrew :) n1
4 years ago
cool!!! thanks andrew
A Noble
4 years ago
demon warped sam is one of the photos on the table
Spencer T
4 years ago
That is actually a really impressive candle - from a 3D perspective.
Steven Brown
4 years ago
Awesome menu design, but do you mean to tell me that the wind is so strong that it can blow open a book but cant put out a flame from a candle?!?!
4 years ago
I would recommend a texture for the specular map in the metallic objects. It isn't really that much work, but it helps a lot for the realism. Also one for the glass specularity. The rest looks hyper-realistic, congrats.
Joel Gautraud
4 years ago
Hmmm... the sampl looks like vertical iPad screen dimensions. Is Andrew Kramer helping with an iOS game?
4 years ago
Nice Video AK...i like the animation of book pages...i think you combined 3dsmax and After Effects
Bireswar
4 years ago
awsum man. it lookz gud..
Alex Halsey
4 years ago
This is awesome, the transition is really fast, but other than that its amazing
Ken Zautcke
4 years ago
Love to see more exotic moves and transitions that jump out at you as DVD menus go…maybe theme orientated…make a DVD and sell them as AE Templates as Digital Juice does.
Ken Zautcke
4 years ago
Very cool...love to see more on the subject of authoring!
4 years ago
Was the text created outside of AE?

Loved the way it's looking so far. I am having a difficult time creating 3D text in AE and was wondering of any of you out there recommend 3Ds Studio Max for titling?
4 years ago
Pleaaaase! we want the complete tutorial!
Madman
4 years ago
Awesome Work Kramer.

Can u please make a tutorial on this one. There are a lot of things in this video for rookies like me need to learn like:

1: Glass ORB with particles inside
2: Book Paper Animation
3: Candle Light Animation
4: Photos Flying according to Wind

Thank you for this cool video Andrew. You ROCK!!!
ariel
4 years ago
kramer's rules
4 years ago
Like our page at www.facebook.com/deathclockrs and check out the great videos made with the great tutorials of andrew Kramer
Zack Paragon
4 years ago
Sweet!
I love it!
Frank
4 years ago
Man, do I suck ... You're raising that bar pretty damn high, Andrew. Thanks for that :)
Mike D
4 years ago
Great, Andrew. The cards on the table remind me of the wonderful opening sequence of the Carnivale television series. For the life of me I can't figure out how to do that camera transition from 2d to 2.5d when it flies through the cards.

http://vimeo.com/5003035
TheBillyMG
4 years ago
That is the coolest menu I've ever seen.
lazaro
4 years ago
can you make a tutorial on how to do this and one on how to do a wall of lights please thats all im asking for
simplekhent
4 years ago
PLEASE WATCH MY TRANSFORMER PRE-MADE AND COMMENT http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=n_GFWGtFWVw
Jason W
4 years ago
P.S.- to those constantly talking about visual errors to Andrews work, just slow your roll. If you could do it, you wouldn't be watching the tutorials. Ask a question on how to fix it and stop playing guru. Really.
Jason W
4 years ago
Thanks to the VCP Andrew and the staff for sharing the knowledge and expertise from editing to VFX to scripting. Where many rake you over the "financial" coals to learn you simply share. I own a variety of your presets and plug ins and will continue to purchase them, knowing others beside from myself will benifit from the support.
4 years ago
AWESOME i love it!! but this looks like 3D MAX, is it? cuz if you make a project file, could you make one for after effects too?
4 years ago
Wow, very impressive! :)
StOnKa
4 years ago
You must make tutorials, in other languages. think it
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, really nice work, that I'm not even close to could build better, but ... the wind blowing seems a little rough, shouldn't the candle be killed by that, I mean - from a physical, logical perspective?

However, I love your very nice and structured work already after just a couple of tuts, spread more of your message, o wise master of VFX!

Cheers from Flensburg, Germany
Sam
4 years ago
Found one Easter egg! The Cup in the background is not touching the table! Its floating in mid-air! Spooky!
And by the way, we must have countless people saying about Sam's face! FOR THE LAST TIME!! WE KNOW ITS SAMS FACE FROM THE DEMON WARP TUTORIAL!! WE DON'T NEED ANYONE ELSE TELLING US!!!
Payam.CG
4 years ago
Hi Andrew Kramer
your works is wonderfull
Thanks soo much and god help you to this work.
Anthony
4 years ago
Sweet jesus, you should make some 3DS Max tutorials some times. That's amazing :D
mohamedyasser49@ymail.com
4 years ago
very coooooooool
sagar
4 years ago
HEATS OFF MY LORD.
Gustavo
4 years ago
Hey, you may have read this before but, really nice man...
how did you "simulate" the book pages like that, I mean, you use 3ds max right? are you thinkning about a tutorial on that? a high quality tutorial (like the ones wich you really know how to do) on encore would be of a great value, since its lacking on the web. i really think that this work, should have a full tutorial. All we would love it.
keep the good work and inspiration for us all.
Thank you.
protocol88
4 years ago
yo dude grate stuff..........you are so good at this stuff.......BIGups
4 years ago
That looks really good,
cant wait to find out how it was composited and what programs were used to build.
Also how much was live shooting.

PJ
4 years ago
Excellent WORK! dying to see the behind the scenes
FrancisQ
4 years ago
Always the best...keep it up...:)
GB
4 years ago
Kramer is a Bad guy as usual!
Qiao Liu
4 years ago
I love your work Andrew, as well as your voice.. very sexy.. LOL
4 years ago
while scrubbing through frame by frame i found out, that those photos are too thick. you can see it, when they are blown away. maybe you should decrease the the height of those objects.

still nicely done :)
randula
4 years ago
wow can you make tutorial for this exciting magic
squardis
4 years ago
nice orb and particle effect but the cards on the table looks a bit fake! something definitely wrong with the weight.
Albert
4 years ago
Im so thankful for Andrew Kramer really! Following his tutorials i got into AE then into 3D. Thank you so much guys at videocopilot but i mean you guys have people that do 3D really good couldn't you work a bit more on that book?? the speculars are a bit off and the texture is so unreal if textured at all :(
RicharD17
4 years ago
that sphere is the galactic orb tutorial or is a 3D shape?
jannica
4 years ago
cool I love it!! xD
Işıntan
4 years ago
I can not wait for the tutorial.Excellent job.
PETER
4 years ago
EASTER EGG: Sam is on one of the pictures :)
Nathan
4 years ago
Pause at 00:04.... a couple frames right before it goes black, there are mirrored edges on the right side... I finally noticed something for once!!!
calvados
4 years ago
It's so cool~~~I like you very much !!
renne
4 years ago
i can't use chinese? why? but it really cool~~~
matt
4 years ago
This looks awesomely cool... however, to make it just a bit more realistic... the candle wax looks too fake somehow... The candle holder looks real but looks implanted into scene because the candle flickers are not reflecting off the metal. But that is a highly critical observation... I LOVE it.
Also, not sure where I should ask this but... if you have ever watched Rachael Ray's cooking show... the colors are so real and popping out of the television. Every color is soo saturated-like or something... How do they get that to look that way? Is it their camera or some post work or both? In other words... how can I get the same look... Also their frame rate looks cool. What rate is it?
Eirik Murbraech
4 years ago
Great work again Andrew! I am really looking forward to the tutorial for this :D
JoshMayer
4 years ago
This is freaking AWESOME !!!!!

Can't wait to see the tutorial ^_^
BTW I like the candle :P
Alex Tollin
4 years ago
The cup looks like the holy grail from Indiana Jones! :O
4 years ago
Can you please make an tutorial and then finish your project... hahahaha sorry, just cant wait to see how you did that... YOU ARE GREAT...
Benjamin Curlee
4 years ago
THE HOLY GRAIL!!!!
Olivier-mauritius
4 years ago
There's the photo of Sam Loya and then.. euhmm.. apart from that the room is really creepy can't find anything...
Roy
4 years ago
Very awesome! Can't wait to see behind the scenes etc.
Bernard
4 years ago
I love your works.
4 years ago
Mr. Kramer, you Know What ? You've Changed The World of Graphics desgin and your touch is every where specialy in Arabs Networks if you have A chance to see any of them you'll notice they are Using your Projects with it's every details .
I think We have to Make A statue for you Can be Seen From the outer Space.
Thank you Man
4 years ago
Hi Andrew,
about easter eggs..

At the final frames you can see on the right side of the table that you jused motion tiles.

And of course what other poeple notice, the candle didnt blow out, what shut be wich that kind of wind.

At the end the effect work out really good,
really nice work. You got my respekt.
4 years ago
Good work Andrew et all!
Easter Eggs;
*Someone waving a wand around "in the globe" at the start (mid/top left)...maybe a face there too briefly
*After wind, a face appears in globe on lower right side
*An upturned hand also appears briefly in centre of globe

There also seems to be a gold ring in the globe that isn't part of the candle holder..??

of course this could be just my imagination!!!!!!

cheers,Evan (i love a mystery!!)
Aram
4 years ago
Halao video copilot
Wilson
4 years ago
Wow....! I can't say anything, just wow...!
I still waiting this tutorial.
Thanks
4 years ago
nice, looks cool.
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, once again.. Astounding enough for me to sit up late into the night hunting for similar CGI work in order to understand just HOW you did it...

Much of it seems self explanatory, obviously only to a certain extent.. Like the Globe and it's reflections. The energy similar to the dancing particles from your 'RedSmoke' experiment. The scene from Sam being struck by lightning and much more...

Then there's the book.. Obviously CGI (The pages when it's closed are too perfect for it to be real) yet it manages to spring open and animate in such an organic and realistic fashion that I'm almost CONVINCED you used magic instead of software!

The candle.. CGI base and wax... Real flame? I'm not sure, it really is that perfect that if you say it's CGI I'll probably faint from the adrenaline rush!

Now I know you're going to let us into some secrets, but I doubt we'll ever know the whole story.. Shame for me because the whole scene has aspects in it that I would like to learn.

Once again... Brilliant work, fantastic concept and some great 'touches'
killer
4 years ago
Increible..... eres un genio Andrew....
4 years ago
Andrew thank GOD you r talented boy. That's great thousand time plus more...
llly4
4 years ago
very powerful candle fire despite of strong wind. looking not realistic as it can be)
John Nathan
4 years ago
this is nice as **** and interesting format, it dont look like its made for web or DVD. Could it be your going mobile with this one?
Keep up the excellent work
4 years ago
Very Nice AK Thank You. :)
4 years ago
this is coooollll
bravo man you are the best
realy the best
realy infinity
TmHigh HowHigh
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, how about you start making some 3D's max tutorials or something like that i would love them and i think some of the others here too.At least just a couple tutorials only on 3D?. Who agrees?
4 years ago
Esta buenisimo!!!! esperando el tutorial.
T-Mac 137
4 years ago
Andrew, could you make a tutorial on how to make a self-filling glass, this would be awesome, thank you
David González
4 years ago
Simply Awesome, thanks for taking your time explaining everything you know. I definitely want to specialize in this, now my question would be where I could learn all that you know.
Greetings from Colombia!
4 years ago
Very cool! I cannot wait for the tutorial if you plan on putting one together.
Memed
4 years ago
Looking forward to it :)
Cube
4 years ago
Let's guess how this is done:
I think most of the element were done in 3ds max.That include table, pictures, ball, candy and the text.But pictures and the text were rendered separately, and then all the elements were composed in After Effects. And for the page flip...Don't have any idea at all!!
Anyway, you are the best, love Video Copilot!!!!!
sub201
4 years ago
cool dood can you show us how to make it?
peace out yo
Haree
4 years ago
It's so fantastic :-)
Blake
4 years ago
Love the ability to view the video ON the site.

I think I speak for all viewers when I say, keep up the good work and your viewers will stay tuned!

Blake
Blake
4 years ago
Love the ability to view on the site.

Keep up the good work!
4 years ago
Great job.. This looks very much like Harry Potter..
Hints?
4 years ago
That's soooo fantastic! I really don't know how you did the pages that move with the wind! Is a clip movie? I can't believe is 3D motion like mograph or something like that, 'cause is reaaaaly realistic :) Btw, everything is possible..with....YOU! XD
Karim Duncan
4 years ago
Oh this cool Andrew. I always don't get disappointed with your work Andrew, you have been my teacher for a year now. You always come with great techniques and ideas of course, but this one knocks me out. I can't wait to see the TUTORIAL.
waleed
4 years ago
so cool man cant wait to see the tut about this
good luck and take care.
Nemo
4 years ago
Hay that's cool! Is it all 3d? Made with 3ds max i guess? I am a lot interested in making the candle that realistic man, especially for the wax material! Could you point me to some tutorial about it?
4 years ago
There was no sound but I heard it anyway! It's just that awesome ...
4 years ago
I noticed Sam Lola's face on the table
Reno G
4 years ago
I love how there's the Sam demon face as one of the pictures! XD
Eugene
4 years ago
Aww! The video won't work =(
Daddy C
4 years ago
Meditate on this I will master digital yoda. Easter eggs I will find. Use the Force i will.
4 years ago
mmm all the wind that was only the photos because the candle blew up and not to pay
Daddy C
4 years ago
Master Digital Yoda.....You never cease to amaze me. Teach me the ways of the (AE) Force. Love it Andrew!!!
Tim
4 years ago
My reaction was like: WOW....
your tutorials are great, thanks, your work is so much appreciated.
nsq
4 years ago
Andrew. Cant you see... we are dying for more interaction with you :) we want to know more about our Master. please let us know more about your everyday work, you work for jj abrams. please please please... and i don't want to rush but im here on this site 12 times a day checking for new tutorial galactic Orb ;) all the best for whole VCP team!
4 years ago
This looks amazing, I can't wait to see the rest.
Uh....the Easter eggs is inside the cub, since it's from the 3rd Indiana Jones Movie, inside you fine the everlasting life.

:)
    4 years ago
    cub = cup....I have to watch my spelling
Winston
4 years ago
Did you do the graphics for the Super8 trailer?
tanner
4 years ago
Nice keep up the good work Andrew.
Scooter
4 years ago
Heeeeere's Andrew.... anyone see Andrew in the top highlight of the Crystal Ball. He look's like Jack from "The Shining" Movie. :O
4 years ago
Great sample video can't wait for the tutorial!
Vilius
4 years ago
Ok its realy realy awesome but thats what i been expecting from you when i saw the title cuz you dont put crap here...
Magic
4 years ago
damn my wife going to kick me out!
Andrew how do you manage al this?

tutorial plz :oD
4 years ago
Excellent, I am filling a little twitch some particular along And stills from Demon Face Sam...the rest is magic and a wind machine. Done
munendra
4 years ago
done a gr8 job actualy u r my teacher i started doing vfx watchin ur website.........so aaaaaaathnx
deki
4 years ago
very cool, very cool bravo
Kane
4 years ago
your the man andrew! i love your dark arts! ^_^
Erois
4 years ago
You and your toturial make fall in love with AE
hahaha!!
murtada
4 years ago
Wow very cool, I like it.
4 years ago
That's just evil..

As if I didn't already have enough to do.. And here you show of your newest idea just to keep us(me!!) even more busy than before.. You evil man!!

I think you've put a spell on us all..

But I don't mind it at all. This is really cool and gives us (me) more fuel to keep going on with the creativity.
I just love to pop by VideoCopilot to check out the latest.

You just saved my weekend, mr. Kramer.. :)
4 years ago
amazing men are u using sample clip for it or made it whit 3dmax? plz say easy way to creat it!!!
good luck
AhJian
4 years ago
why the wind so strong still cant blow off the candle fire ?? hehehe.. just kidding... very nice... i like it !! ^^
رسول دهقانی
4 years ago
Demon is very good
4 years ago
I keep waiting with great anticipation for new tutorials that can enhance my video projects in various ways and as much as I love the humor and good will attitude of you Andrew, I feel I need to say the following.

What happened to the diversity? It's been ages since you showed something that could be more than a short gimmick or a DVD menu.

How about some more movie oriented projects and less sci fi?

Don't get me wrong, yall are doing a fantastic job and I mean no disrespect.
4 years ago
Like menu of "The Lord Of The Ring" movie!!!
Thanks :)
hamed
4 years ago
it's Cool.thanks man
4 years ago
Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool Very Coooooooooooooooooool

I lOvE iT
Azu
4 years ago
Awesome.....!!! Can't wait to watch it....!!!
4 years ago
Very good job Andrew
4 years ago
I just came across your site from a guy on You Tube. Wow, thank you so much for all of this. I truly mean it. I'll be passing your URL to all my video buddies.
Your site and tutorials are amazing!
4 years ago
the candle would of gone out faster :P
Devon
4 years ago
I scrolled over the picture on the blog and the videos called men :) haha
regency
4 years ago
great! i can´t wait for the behind the scenes work you will show!
esteban
4 years ago
the sans serif font doesn't help to much to get the climax
4 years ago
So I am guessing the page turn thing has something to do with this tutorial? http://greyscalegorilla.com/blog/2011/01/how-to-animate-a-page-turn-with-cinema-4d-and-planesmart-with-mike-the-monkey/

Looks really cool. Are you going to cover encore in this tutorial as it is for a dvd menu?
4 years ago
ANDREW MAKE A MOVIE PLEASE!!!
I WILL BUY IT
Magic
4 years ago
HEHEHE I see andrews face on the glass :o)
Bottom left.
4 years ago
Looks fantastic, I'm looking for something like this for a new intro to my DVD slideshows.

Can't wait for the tutorial!
Magic
4 years ago
Andrew you tha KING!!!
Luis
4 years ago
Hahahha a photo of Sam is on the table!! And actually a wind like that would turn off (i think this is not gramatically correct) the light of the candle!! Hahahha AWESOME work Andrew!!!
4 years ago
Only thing I noticed was Sam's demon face.
4 years ago
An Encore tutorial would be awesome...hint, hint...:P
oras
4 years ago
feed my brainn .. ! i want to learn i hop some day i can

give it all back to you .
4 years ago
JAYSUS!!!! You're good!
anumicrohard
4 years ago
you are the good
4 years ago
Wow............gr8 work.....I am eagerly waiting for its tutorial.......thank u andru.!
J4Coma
4 years ago
AWESOME !

look forward to tutorial :D
Grack
4 years ago
Not to mention...it looks like animating the pictures flying off the table the way you did, would have been a big pain. It's done very convincingly. ...could this be done in any way with pictures as particles?
Grack
4 years ago
Nicely done. I can see all of this being done in AE except for the book and flame. I would have green-screened the book and used a blow dryer on the pages for wind. I would have done a composite for the candle flame as well. Good use of color/image tone changes as well as particle fx to further enhance the "wind".
James
4 years ago
It's very nice work!

shawn anthony
4 years ago
Very cool Dr. Kramer, you are very good at your work in terms of designing and teaching. As usual love your tutorials.

shawn
4 years ago
I'd love more Menu projects and even templates. The stuff that's out there is just lacking. Even Adobe's Encore templates are too generic.
Hardy Pike
4 years ago
as they say on youtube... thumbsup if you clicked on START in the QT player window and then discreetly felt the top of your head to establish just how long they are.

real cool, looking forward to the "behind the scenes" ;)
Arley
4 years ago
Espectacular!.... muy bueno el ambiente y como siempre.... los mejores efectos!...

CAN YOU WILL MADE A NEW TUTORIAL OF AE + ENCORE DVD?... THANKS FOR ALL
4 years ago
Absolutely amazing!
Darrik
4 years ago
r u still gonna end up doing a tutorial for the latest orb one?
4 years ago
great jobe andrew
keep it up
very cool
4 years ago
AMAZING work andrew but i would like to see with some some great soundeffects:P
stephen thomas
4 years ago
Hmmmm, looking at the resolution I'm thinking someone is working on an iPhone/Android App ;)
    Tristan
    3 years ago
    Today, I understand the size of this picture. You were right lol
4 years ago
Awesome...looks like a pirate's hut... where's the treasure map?!!! ahhwwrr..
AE4
4 years ago
my new realistic smoke video =)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PdFztTIw48
    Mo
    4 years ago
    that does not look realistic.
    WeirdScience
    4 years ago
    This video is from Red Giant Software. Episode 52 : Re-creating the Lost Smoke Monster Trapcode Particuar Tutorial. It's also someone elses work.
    http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/videos/tutorials/
blahblah
4 years ago
How the hell did you do this? Ok no point to ask..
I'm gonna press Command D (thats Control D on a PC) and duplicate layer of this guy:
"I hope you make a tutorial! Your the man AK!"
Tomislav
4 years ago
Cool!!!
Great job!!!
Manuwarna
4 years ago
Hey mate if you can do a tutorial on the the book page animation 3ds max i suppose would be great.
Brent
4 years ago
You should make the magical wind blow the hair off the guy in the painting.
Brent
4 years ago
Nice reflection on the ball. Is that you?
Martin
4 years ago
The transition from the sphere to the outside needs more work

it looks great like always, but will the sphere work looks great.. It suddenly everything is blowing away..that's where you should do more work "to make it look from the sphere to the outside " like the spell gets out and everything goes to hell.. lol

also the color change is to strong at once..more gradual maybe..
Jenovation
4 years ago
Haha, that's so awesome!

The Lionhead card is a picture that I took. That would be the easter egg for me.
So cool to see you use my photo! ^^
Jason
4 years ago
Nice work, is there any real elements in there, cuz u could use a real book 4 when the pages get scared and flip and also 4 the candle! Cant wait 4 the BTS!
4 years ago
Hey great work Andrew.But i believe at that strong wind you could make the wax of the candle actually fall off, or do some weird stuff :)
4 years ago
amazing andrew, please tut!
4 years ago
This looks fantastic. I'm hoping a lot of it is AE effects driven like the pages of the book turning and the candle's flame flickering rather than a lot of 3D work. But as alway your stuff is amazing.
apple boy
4 years ago
My son say's COOL! :) Great job Andrew!
Matija
4 years ago
WOW ... Great ! :D
Wesley
4 years ago
This is absolutelly cool... The open book are perfectly modeled!
4 years ago
WOOOOOWWWWWWW....
it's Sooooooo amazing
DannyPunk
4 years ago
I don`t know what should I say !!
That`s imazing idea !!
Ruben
4 years ago
So the wind blew the heavy book cover open and blew away the postcards on the table, but the candle stayed lit? that must be one hell of a candle
4 years ago
Nice work! Loved the animation. And the impact when the mood of the scene changes is awesome!
4 years ago
O'M'G
THIS IS AWESOME ..
I LIKE IT .. CAN YOU MAKE A TUTORIAL Plz ..
Nicksana
4 years ago
It is fantastic as always. There is parrot (or some kind of bird) reflecting on the ball. I guess a live one. If I were a bird I would surely fly away or at least move a bit in this storm. This could be one of the Easter eggs. Anyway your work is magic. Thanx.
Nick from Greece
Ian Bailey
4 years ago
At the risk of up-setting a load of Max uses, it would be great if the 3D was done in Blender. As it's open source and multi-platform, it is potentially relevant to more people.

Ain't bad either: http://bit.ly/gBd1uK
Alexy
4 years ago
DEMON FACE AND GLASS ORB!!! nice man! ;)
doplank
4 years ago
i see sam loya face. hahaha
4 years ago
Wow! That's great!

Greetings from Germany ;)
ivAnrEy
4 years ago
Hey Andrew,
Maraming Salamat Sa Magandang Tutorials Kong Pano Mag Edit Nag Video Sa AfterEffects... ^_^ <--- Philippines :)
Eshita
4 years ago
my first thought after watching this was: "why is the candle still lighted after such a strong wind?" dont you think it would be good and realistic if the flame of the candle goes off instead? just an opinion tho....but i still LOVE it :D
4 years ago
That's great. Great job!
4 years ago
AMAAAAAAAAZING andrew I very Like it !!

a tutoriel for this One ??

GG work !!
Manuwarna
4 years ago
Nice Work Mate.The Book Animation Is Awesome.And The Candle Flame Too.And the ester eggs of course.
    jan arc
    4 years ago
    you can just lightly blow up the candle with your mouth but not as powerful as with that of the wind that blows up those books and pictures I've seen...easter eggs?
4 years ago
very very very very good
tanks
4 years ago
How do you open the book?? What used? AE OR 3DMAX
kamaru
4 years ago
nice work
plz this tuto upload
4 years ago
Thanks Mr Karmer
    4 years ago
    it's Kramer not Karmer
Tony
4 years ago
Easter eggs: 1. Lion Kings face on one of the photos.
2. The cup on the table is half full.
3. The grain on the wood is going the wrong way.
4. Andrews Grandpa portrait on the wall.
5. The obvious Round Egg on the stand.
6. Five photo pictures on the table there should be six.
    Eshita
    4 years ago
    if you didn't notice: there is sam's pic also there...from the demon face warp tutorial... ;)
    Grack
    4 years ago
    HA! Good one^^
    4 years ago
    good job naming all the easter eggs except the correct one.
    Tony
    4 years ago
    Dudes I was just joking if you guys didn't get it. Of course I noticed Sams Face on the table just wanted to step out side of the box. But the real true easter egg is the cup not touching the table you can see it floating like Frans already said ;) .
4 years ago
sir plz this tuto upload.


nice work..

you great sir.
Shawn
4 years ago
You always, always, always make my day when you post. Very cool video. I love the look and feel of this one. Spotted Sam right away and recognized him from the demon face warp. Looks like Jonathan Edwards in the frame. And I'm probably just over-worked but the back picture on the table for some reason reminds me of the Hindenburg. Thanks for posting this. Let us know more about it as you're able. Hope your week is phenomenal. I used Action Essentials 2 and the Blue Easy setting from film magic pro yesterday to spice up a project and the result was nice. Thanks for teaching me and providing the tools as well - they're worth every penny. Oh, and thanks for the very seriously awesome picture of Sam you sent with my order. It was pinned between two DVD cases and I just found it yesterday. It's great! Thanks! (tell Sam he's got a fan on the east coast).
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, great job!
I really like the book page turn dynamics! and the plasmaball orb contents are most excellent. Here's one I did for a job recently you might dig.
http://www.jackcloud.com/movies/web_SCA_Demo.mov
(Are those Optical Flares in there...hmmm)Which I love BTW and have to restrain myself from not using them on every single shot I do.

Can't wait to see and hear the breakdown and how you doing your galaxy ball. Hurry dammit! LOL
Zacatack
4 years ago
Yo there is a picture of Sam on the table. Check it. Great work AK
4 years ago
Man... that blew me away! Pun intended, but seriously, it did!
Manny Figueroa
4 years ago
The real art is how to keep the flame on.
minkook
4 years ago
OH!~~~~~~
that look great, i like this atmosphere
Richard17
4 years ago
that look great, i like when the color scene change....wattin' for that!!!
Willmer
4 years ago
I love how you have Sam's deomon face as one of the pictures on the table!
4 years ago
The only thing I found was Sam's demon face and maybe some Twitch for the strobe. What's in that ball?!?!
roger
4 years ago
hey andrew good work i like everything u do i wish i could work 4 u i like after effects
4 years ago
Shouldn't the candle go out if the wind is strong enough to blow those pictures around? Looks awesome btw.
Man_sokpisey
4 years ago
:D:D:D:D:D can't wait toturial :S
4 years ago
Definitely Cool!!! What is a secret this footage?
KINGCOMPOSITE
4 years ago
Whoa! I have a project that i am working on and that the look i am going for.
Awesome!
4 years ago
nice, i hope you cover the 3d part in c4d also would be great.
Matt
4 years ago
This is the exact style/mood of my 2nd year university animation! Cannot wait for the tutorial or break down. I just wandered if the book was live action or very well animated CG? either way I'm trying to achieve something similar and any information would be greatly appreciated.

Can't wait to see more :)
Light
4 years ago
Well... I saw Sam on the desk.
4 years ago
Very nice! All the old elements blend well together, and I've been itching to learn about the 3DS Max + AE workflow.

Keep on keeping on!
ali shbl
4 years ago
amazing amazing amazing you are amazing andrew
in arabic :رائع
Aarons
4 years ago
Cool Andrew.. Let us know the details, alright =)
RangerFred
4 years ago
Easter Egg? Ha! Found it.

When the clip is scrolled backwards, the blowing pages flash Morse Code for "John is dead."

And....that's not demon-faced Sam. It is Elvis. He told me so himself.
Reza
4 years ago
Looks awesome! Hope that it's easy to do, but I have a feeling that it's not :))
4 years ago
pure awesomeness...
Olivier
4 years ago
There's a photo of Sam Loya from the demon face tutorial on the table. Found one :)
4 years ago
That looks awesome!.. I like these kind of menu works.. waiting impatiently....
4 years ago
Good one Mr. Kramer!

you are my inspiration!
Jad
4 years ago
ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa This is sooo cooool ! Are you going to do a tutorial on this one ?

Love your work !! Keep rockin'
David
4 years ago
Very nice...love the book effect...Easter eggs..there does seem to be images in the globe..face, figure etc.
Rob Fiedler
4 years ago
Amazing. You always knock it out of the park. Congrats!
4 years ago
nice work. now for a vietnam flashback http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qIjfePpu-k
Feroz Iqbal
4 years ago
Andrew, thanks so much for your amazing tutorials.

I was able to create this in 11 days with your help:

http://vimeo.com/19753360
    Jason
    4 years ago
    Kramer you got to make a tut now!
Bo Engelen
4 years ago
Yeah looks cool, only very weird that the flame of the candle doesn't blow out... I mean I noticed it the first time I saw the video. But thumbs up for the animation !
4 years ago
NICE!! ..the candle just won't die tho' will it?! :) ..hey Andrew just curious are you eventually going to cover the process behind the intro to Fringe? ..that'd be interesting ;)
    ben_says
    4 years ago
    yeah the airship... way to go on that fringe intro. way cool.
Pumpuli
4 years ago
That's one tough flame. :D
    Digisplicer
    4 years ago
    I saw that too...
DiceSlizer
4 years ago
Very nice effect, great job on that one

As for the effect, it's probably Sam, or maby what's on the lone picture flying through when all the other pics are gone :P
    DiceSlizer
    4 years ago
    Hehe, just realized that I am way off regarding that last pic :)
Luarasi
4 years ago
The book is real, everything else is after effects.
Damian m0Nte
4 years ago
Your hard work increasingly gives fascinating final results :DD
If you ever have a free time do some tutorial to something like that ;) ...

AWESOME .. Greetings from PL ;)
    4 years ago
    hey, i'm from PL too, and another greetings!
    cErApHiM
    4 years ago
    What does PL mean?
    Damian m0Nte
    4 years ago
    PL this mean ... we from Poland dude ;)
Clayton Light
4 years ago
Hey AK,
Very nice! I'm thinking the Easter Egg has to be the pic of Sam.
mitch
4 years ago
haha! found the easter egg! one of the pictures on the desk is Demon Sam!
    MCRJ
    4 years ago
    easter eggs? i think you have to manually blow the candles out...ak used a wind resistant candle...nice work..hope to see the tuts asap..
Frans
4 years ago
Awesomely awesome... I love it

The cup is not touching the table... :) (bug or easter egg???)
    Grack
    4 years ago
    Actually...nothing is touching the table except for the crystal ball. ...or is it plexiglass^^
4 years ago
very cool man =)
Serrano
4 years ago
Looks Great. Harry Potter design? :D
WOOT! Sam's face of the Face Warp Tutorial!! EASTER EGG!
Jan
4 years ago
one of the coolest things I´ve seen on VCP. :)
4 years ago
I love that you put the Holy Grail in there too!
    Steve
    4 years ago
    Well, I have a feeling if that is the Holy Grail then it would make sense for that to be the "Easter" egg.
Matt GErard
4 years ago
When I think menu, I think DVD, so this is obviously not formatted for that, so what type of menu is this for? An upright 16x9 interactive? Odd sized interactive web content?

Interesting, though. Cool effect. Like the set.
    TheNewMexican
    4 years ago
    Ever used Adobe Encore? Normal DVD's can have animated menus. The background animation just keeps looping until one of the buttons is pushed. The button push can set off another animation (wind blow) before routing you to the main movie clip.
    Matt Gerard
    4 years ago
    I do DVD authoring and scripting every day, so I am very in tune with motion menus. I use DVDSP instead of Encore, though. I guess my question wasn't framed properly- The physical pixel size of the menu shown above isn't 4x3 or 16x9 for standard DVD frame size. So, my question is what is the distribution format of the final product? its not DVD, that's for sure. Unless this is just a partial frame movie, or an element used in the overall menu design.
    Paul
    4 years ago
    yea guys Andrew actually has a tutorial for that... i think we should start a saying for Andrew "There's a tutorial for that" kinda like the saying there's a app for that ...tutorial link http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/dvd_authoring/
    Eirik
    4 years ago
    Not sure they understood the question Matt :P
    Kai
    4 years ago
    my guess would be that this was made the same size as the starting image for convenience...but you could use this idea in any sized menu
Vin
4 years ago
Sam's face is the easter egg?
Spk202
4 years ago
Oh my... this is awesome!! Did you do this with 3ds max? wow... really unbelivable ^^
Vinza
4 years ago
ita a magic work,,, COOL as always :D
Misho
4 years ago
I expected something lame what i would make with it, but this was hundred times more awesome :D
4 years ago
I like it. Great job!
4 years ago
Ha! Sam's demon face! Nice work. Looking forward to the behind the scenes.
LAckas
4 years ago
Awesome! :) What did you use for the flame? Some kind of 3ds max plugin or stock footage?
Sergio Jr
4 years ago
Is this really? hahaha Cool!
4 years ago
Is this going to be a 3Ds MAX tutorial or just AE with nicely shot footage? Thanks Andrew :D
4 years ago
Epic! I'd love to find out what went into creating that
Amazing Amazing Amazing Amazing =D
sasha strelnikoff
4 years ago
I really like the glass ball
4 years ago
Hey this looks great!
does this mean we can expect more 3D tutorials!
because that's cool with me!
    Morris
    4 years ago
    Second that!
    Eirik
    4 years ago
    That'd be awesome :D
    Ross
    4 years ago
    seconding the seconding that... C4D perhaps?
    i see the Demon Sam, and is that the exploding submarine too?
4 years ago
OMG! I need that book thing for a title I'm working on! I hope you make a tutorial! Your the man AK!
Keith
4 years ago
This is awesome!! I love all the menu tutorials....keep up the good work.
4 years ago
Sam's face on the photo. How much of this was done in After Effects, and how much in 3DS?
    4 years ago
    I guess the colorgrading aswell as some photoshopping?
    www.martineriksen.me check me out :) I've been pshopping and aeing for years!
    becky fryer
    4 years ago
    "Sams face on the photo. How much of this was done in After Effects, and how much in 3DS?"

    I suspect that Sam's face is real, but I might be wrong you'll have to ask the Sam himself. ;)

    becky fryer
    4 years ago
    Sams face on the photo. How much of this was done in After Effects, and how much in 3DS? -

    I suspect that Sam's face is real, although I might be wrong you'll have to ask Sam. ;) lol

    Rebecca
    4 years ago
    I suspect that Sam has a real face, but I might be wrong about that you have to ask Sam himself.
    Eric
    4 years ago
    That's a screen grab from another tutorial: http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/demon_face_warp/
    MELLE
    4 years ago
    Like Eric said, it's from another tutorial here on VC. Come on guys you should know that as VC-fans;-)
    4 years ago
    Nice site Martin!
    and looks like a cool tutorial. in a way it looks like something I am making for a documentary :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTehBv0pCvs

    looking forward to it.
    Oliver Andersen
    4 years ago
    Its called 3Ds studio max, 3DS is the new nintendo coming out:)
    4 years ago
    it is a real footage taken in studio then little use of twitch and action essential 2
    Shane
    4 years ago
    @Oliver, if you said 3DS studio max, that expands to 3 D studio studio max, its like saying ATM machine where the m stands for machine already...
    roko121
    4 years ago
    yeah its not 3Ds Studio Max it's 3D Studio Max or as most people call it 3Ds Max...
4 years ago
Cool! I love it!
Zachary O’Connor
4 years ago
Very cool! Love you work Andrew!
    4 years ago
    Yeah, Andrew's great!
    http://vimeo.com/20035797 Take a look! I've been inspired since the first ten VCP-tutorials :)
    Amoment
    4 years ago
    great! really great done, I enjoyed those 2mins
Hazem Khadash
4 years ago
COOOL :D Kepp it up man!! ;)
love VCP!
    mc2studio
    4 years ago
    easter eggs? i think you have to manually blow the candles out...ak used a wind resistant candle...nice work..hope to see the tuts asap..
    rob
    4 years ago
    as always a awesome bit of editing andrew :d
    Belgarath
    4 years ago
    Very cool - great work - tutorial :-)?
    4 years ago
    have you used twitch??
    Paramnesia
    4 years ago
    An Easter egg is something interesting that is hidden. One, for example, is the Polaroid of Sam from the Demon Face Warp tutorial.
    4 years ago
    heyy Andrew ^^do u make a tutorial to make this dvd menu ^^?
    please ^^
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