New Plug-in and LA Presentation

If you are going to be in LA on Tuesday June 21st, I’ll be doing a presentation at the DMALA user group and you should come check it out! We are going to be taking a look a couple of upcoming plug-ins including Optical Flares for Nuke and our all new tool for After Effects that you may have heard by it’s codename : Atom.

It’s a new plug-in, and it does some cool stuff.

Of course, I’ll follow it up on the website with some feature demos and a release date.

Sign up now to get a ticket for the presentation! And follow us on Twitter for info and updates. @videocopilot

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119 Comments

Just wanted to know if you guys are still working on those "nuke/nukex" optical flares? If you already answered this please point me in the direction of any new info, Thanx! - also, did i miss the 3d buildings plugin?
aBSy
2 years ago
ware is OF for Nuke,,, i need it,,, please man
Williod
3 years ago
plz, man, i need it!
3 years ago
I wish i could be there, i live like 9999 miles away from LA .. Guys you shouldthink about making something in Egypt :D
Hernan
3 years ago
Hey Andrew we can see OF for nuke in the market???

Thank You.
Candido
3 years ago
Hello, I wasn't able to attend the DMA\LA: June 2011, where can i get information about the new plug-in:Atom.

Thank you
luis
3 years ago
when it goes on sale the plugin for nuke??
Fabricio
3 years ago
Hi Andrew,

will it be possible, in Nuke, to 'attach' Optical Flares to some light in 3D space? Or to some other geometry? Or only using the Reconcile3D?

tnks
3 years ago
Hey there,

I love this site and all the work you put in!

I am making a move to Nuke and i am really impressed that OF will be available on it! you guys are fast growning to be a VFX force to be reckoned with!
Alex
3 years ago
Does this mean we could see a plugin for Autodesk Smoke sometime in the future?
Mike
3 years ago
If Optical Flares for Nuke is done as an OpenFX plugin then theoretically it should work in Fusion too. (hopefully)
Need To Know
3 years ago
So, what were the announcements? Dying to know....
Beto
3 years ago
Very nice presentation Last night Andrew.....
3 years ago
Hey guys, I have a couple of tickets available, I won't be able to go. Send me a message on my facebook with your e-mail so I can forward you the e-mail with the tickets. First come, first served, please be sure that you will go!!
my facebook is facebook(dot)com/aldanceonline
3 years ago
I'm really looking forward to see, what Atom is!!!
And LA was to far away for a presentation...:-(
3 years ago
Darn LA people get to see Andrew AGAINNN. What about SF Mograph? :) We are still in the same state. :)
muhammed
3 years ago
Hi, I want to know how to get after effect vertion 9
and thank you
3 years ago
hey Master Andrew I really loved what you did on FRINGE and SUPER 8 ur really my idol..thnx a lot
Stef
3 years ago
When are you coming to Rome ????? We need masters like you here !!!!
JollyIMU
3 years ago
Its gonna be awesome. I have been waiting for AK's tuts for Nuke.
AT LAST :)
    Tomas
    3 years ago
    I think, they releasing just plugin, not tutorials... We should sign petition "A.K. go for NUKE!!!" Or ask our friends in LA to make camp next to Video Copilot with posters requesting Nuke tutorials :)
Cheekylilbasterd
3 years ago
I just watched this new movie trailer THE RIFT on apple trailers, VCP tools, twitch, Opt Flares and other techniques from VCP was used, check it out guys
Hathrox
3 years ago
I'm so sorry I can't come :( :(
3 years ago
Keep up the good work!!! You are awesome!!
3 years ago
Where can i find some good tutorials about NUKE ?
    Maui
    3 years ago
    there aren't so many good ones. on creative cow are 4 new ones I think. maybe go to fxphd.com (but you have to pay for it, but it is worth every cent :-)). there are some good written tutorials in the manuel which comes with nuke. and a book about nuke was just released. maybe it will help you
jordi
3 years ago
Yea and what about coming to Holland.
There are a lot of fans in Holland.

and i can't wait for the plug in!!
It would be perfect.
3 years ago
thanks Andrew, amazing resources you provide all of us.
3 years ago
You should consider video taping your presentations for those of us outside of state / country. I live in Canada and can't afford to come to California to see you, but I would absolutely love to tune into one of your presentations, or even if you have spare time (which I doubt you do), do a live feed presentation with a chat for those of us watching. Just a dream more or less, but I wouldn't complain if I came on videocopilot and notice the most recent post is your presentation video link :). Your doing great, I've learn almost all of my basics from you, and I'm now doing professional video of weddings with a local photography company, thanks and regards.

Brock
Noah
3 years ago
Andrew + Nuke tutorials = the best nuke tutorials!!!
sahil
3 years ago
what about doing a total 3d full perspective optical flare's?
like that in maya.........
Rodolpho Martin
3 years ago
I am a great admirer of his work Andrew!
Your tutorials helped me a lot, and you always focusing on new projects … I would suggest a project, wanted to know how to customize an angel wing equal to the film Legion. Please would like answered.

Thanks in advance!
From your fan .. Rodolpho Martin!
Dino
3 years ago
Come to London!!! You can stay with me my mum wont mind theres room for one more in our bed :P
syaf
3 years ago
is that hdr video? does atom produce hdr?
Mahir
3 years ago
I'm in LA at this time an would love to come! But unfortunately I'm flying back to Switzerland on that day about 7pm.
Maybe next time
olegwer
3 years ago
Thanks a lot for optical flares for nuke!
It is realy good!
Vetalis
3 years ago
And for Eyeon Fusion please)))
3 years ago
Optical Flares for Fusion ??
3 years ago
Optical flare in Nuke ? dAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn that's great ! no seriousely that's just great !
Nuke is way much better for Compositing for 3D movies and movies at all , i guess from my own expirience AE is way stronger then nuke in motion graphics .

anyway i'm looking forward for the release ^^ :D .
3 years ago
Optical Flares for Nuke? FINALLY!
I love you! And I'd love to see you venture out into the realm of Nuke compositing in terms of tutorials and products in the future. :)
Goldfinch
3 years ago
The world seems to be waiting for it!
Bart
3 years ago
It is quite modestly said about you in the announcement that you will come to conduct this presentation, Andrew! They should have let me write about you! And I have no doubt that the hall in which the presentation will be held would be crowded with people.
But I am sure that so many people will come anyway because it is Andrew Kramer acting now. And also you have such a powerful production gear on the website. People need it!
I would really like to be there, but come from Chechnya is impossible))))
Good luck, Andrew. Be sure to tell us what happened there. And I post video on the blog, please.
Michael W
3 years ago
I wish I could go, I'll be moving to LA on the 28th. Hopefully I can see your presentations in the future, though!
Geyck
3 years ago
It's about time I heard something more about Atom. How long as it been sense you first mentioned it?
3 years ago
Andrew, in star trek the game I saw optical flares =)
Haggai Okwuchukwu Nwokolo
3 years ago
That will be awesome... I wish I could come but who is going to transport me from Nigeria to your country...All the same Andrew I wish you the best...
john
3 years ago
OH NOOOOOOOO
it was my dream to attend lecture or something for ANDREW KRAMER
but from egypt nowaaaaay :'(
you are amazing man :D
Hernan
3 years ago
AWESOME!!! I was waiting for this day Optical Flares for Nuke!!! that just made my day ... hopefully you can guys can make more plug-ins for Nuke... keep it up and thanks!
3 years ago
your abscensce is killing me (in a kenney or sam loya style, anyway)
3 years ago
do you have a flickr?
3 years ago
I really want to go to LA!!! Although i don't think that my parents will let me (i'm 11) but i'm a really big follower of your tutorials and i really want to go, this sounds awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
That SS is from a Mac woot! AK rocks! Macs rule! Where's this short movie project you been promising us? You're slacking!
3 years ago
FINALLY!!!
OF for Nuke is sooo extraordinary! I was waiting so hard on this moment since you ancounced OF for Nuke once. :) We are working with Nuke on our projects and Of was always the only reason to go back to AE. That was sometimes really time-consuming.
Awesome!

Will there be a free update or do we have to buy a complete new version of OF?
3 years ago
Wow, OF for Nuke!
Awesome!!
Eric
3 years ago
Does anyone know what ATOM is or does? Nuke sure sounds fantastic, very expensive. Isn't that about $4900? I was just looking on the foundry site.
fredd
3 years ago
If someone would pay the ticket i'd come :D
From Munich to LA. Please can someone with too much money buy me such a ticket? :)
Btw AK for president ;P
Fredd
Peter Kreitner
3 years ago
shame that, i'm in hungary :DD but bring it on! :D
roger
3 years ago
kool thanks vc team
3 years ago
Just bought tickets. Have my guesses as to the nature of Atom, but look forward to hearing it for realsies.

Keep up the great work Andrew and crew.
3 years ago
This sounds awesome! :)
3 years ago
Yeah. That's great. Maybe you have to kick off some Nuke Tuts in future.

After Effetcs is cool, but Nuke... Like Nuke! Love Nuke!
enishi
3 years ago
Atom ? , great a new plugin, what do it, ..... is amazing, i wait for it

Christian Apaza . Arequipa Peru
james jerry
3 years ago
bring it on kramar! and still counting from now until 21st keep up the ideal work.
3 years ago
Good to hear that you're branching out with Nuke, Mr. Kramer! And I can't wait to see what Atom is all about.

I know you're a busy boy, but if you have the time, have a look out our latest video, which utilizes some Action Essentials towards the end.

-Simon Box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MndNq-fnePw
    Elvin
    3 years ago
    This is very interesting
    Lindco
    3 years ago
    Very creative guys, Ha Ha
3 years ago
Oh God! This is such an Awesome month to live in LA!... E3, WWDC and now AK for VC!

Ive been patiently waiting for the new products from you guys! Cannot wait to see more.
3 years ago
Very Nice
Please Take some photos in LA presentation and share with Video Copilot guys.
Thanks Andrew.
    3 years ago
    Lotfan contact information eto befrest baraam Iman Jan. Merci.
pepe
3 years ago
You should record the presentation and post it later on your web site for all of us that can't be there.
3 years ago
Atom = Add troop of mechas
Kirk
3 years ago
Andrew,

As you add more irons to the fire (congrats for that), your world famous and beloved tuts are seriously getting hind tit these days...very lonely out here settling for second shelf tuts found elsewhere...
ineedmoney
3 years ago
OF 4 Nuke!iluv u
Optical Flares for Nuke....cool! how will it compare to OF for After Effects? Same features?
3 years ago
Woow. That's some SWEET colorgrading!
3 years ago
Andrew,

Would this plugin be sold as a separate product, or would you offer an upgrade for those who already have it for AE?

All the best

Luke
tomas
3 years ago
I hope, You are going to make more stuff for Nuke!!!
Best of Luck!
Jens
3 years ago
OF for Nuke is excellent news! Thanks man. This is truly appreciated BIG TIME.
3 years ago
OMG ATOM!!!! I've been waiting for this for a long time!!!! I would have loved to be in LA to go see you at the presentation but I live in Spain... The event isn't broadcasted live or something??? That would be awesome to have a video of the full presentation but I guess it's not possible...
Anyway, that's really awesome!!!
Man_sokpisey
3 years ago
Hi Andrew i also want to join with your presentation, but i can not becouse i live in cambodia.
EDrisCG
3 years ago
Please took some photos in LA presentation and share with Video Copilot guys.
Thanks Andrew.
    EDrisCG
    3 years ago
    sorry, "take some photos..."
    I can't write English very good.
Jamie
3 years ago
I work in a school and have been teaching the students some of what I've learnt from you. They absolutely love it, and you've really made things enjoyable and accessible for media education.

We made a school leavers video, starring the teachers, and thanks to you, managed to squeeze in some special effects:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qqGncGlev0

Can't wait to see your new plugin, and hopefully we'll be able to purchase it soon :)
    3 years ago
    I'm so glad I watched that through. That was awesome.
EDrisCG
3 years ago
Very good Optical Flares for Nuke! and Finaly Atom.
Thanks Andrew.
3 years ago
DANG IT I DONT HAVE A DOLLAR:( I HAVE TO SNEAK FROM THE ROOF.
3 years ago
I Don't Know What can I Say!!!
But it's very GOOD JOB...
Daniel
3 years ago
wow,.. at last,.. Nuke will have an advance flare tool...
i wish there will also be for Fusion...

I've been using Nuke, NukeX, Fusion, and AE for two years...
the three actually have there own ways of uniqueness...
but I use them in different ways,..

Nuke and NukeX - footages that require some stabilization and intergration with 3D meshes such us those with the Transformers movie.

Fusion for graphics and title entries that require quite of an epic ambiance...

AE for advance graphics designing...

I wish video copilot can create tools for all of the three compositing softwares...

I love them all... ^_^

goodluck on the new plugin AK...
3 years ago
Hey.....
Nice Job... Andrew can u make OP for Pinnacle studio or Sony Vegas too?
    Sebastian
    3 years ago
    That are softwares for editing in cut. they aren't used for effect stuff like that. i guess they wouldnt even be able to handle stuff like that.
Tim
3 years ago
I think I might just stop by. I will be in the Burbank area the day of the presentation. I'm just finding out about Nuke, so this I want to see. Keep it up Andrew!
Alex
3 years ago
why is everyone switching to nuke? because it's better for compositing. if you're the motion graphics guy, stay with ae. if you're into film compositing, nuke's the way. native 32-bit color depth, native open-exr workflow, native full 3d environment (where you can also load 3d models) plus ability to relight and render with default scanline or pixar renderman, extremly powerful on projection mapping and uv layouts, way better on organizing big scripts, fast, industry standard, very customizable, deep compositing support coming soon, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. It's a dumb question, why are poeple switching to nuke. You're not switching, you're adding. For motion graphics it's AE all the way, for compositing NUKE. It's like you'd ask why are people learning 3dsmax or maya or houdini when they know AE - it's something quite different.
bob
3 years ago
So does this mean Nuke tuts?? WE NEED SOME OF THEM!!
ashish
3 years ago
Hey Andrew Nice Work..Keep it up.
3 years ago
Excited to hear more about Atom. It sounds like it could be a particle generator? Who knows!
    Hijazi
    3 years ago
    Great website mate :)
Evan Langley
3 years ago
Optical Flares for Nuke? Thank you. Truly. You just made my day.
Jimmylee
3 years ago
Still no Optical Flares for Apple Motion =( Im begining to think its impossible to make a good plugin for that. And why is everyone switching over to Nuke? Also, i wish i didnt live on the other side of the world or i would be going to your presentation!
    DaveW
    3 years ago
    Well no one uses Motion for serious work, that's why. It's not really worth it. People are switching to Nuke because node based compositing is more powerful than layers (no messing around with precomps and the like), and Nuke is the most powerful of them (Shake is discontinued, Fusion is a bit amateur etc.)
ePerez
3 years ago
Epic! Great job... as usual =) Greetings from Mexico...

P.S. I'll probably be visiting my sis in LA & I might be able to make it on the 21st
Splinter
3 years ago
Im actually banned from LA so i'll be watching the site instead...
Shuva
3 years ago
Nice work Andrew Keep it up....Waiting for your new Product.
Shuva
3 years ago
Hey Andrew Nice Work..Keep it up.
CRAZY OLD MAN.NET
3 years ago
WHAT IS THIS SORCERY
Алексей
3 years ago
Что это за плагин? What is it?
Mani
3 years ago
Great Andrew! keep rocking
Brendan
3 years ago
OMG Awesome! I am sure it will be as amazing as usual. Definitely going to be looking out for this one!
yurgy
3 years ago
i think it will be great plug in like the others.
tankman
3 years ago
would love to be there...being in New Zealand makes it a bit difficult..when are you coming to see us down under?
    Cinemaniac
    3 years ago
    I've been asking that same question for a lonnnnnnnnnnng time.
    3 years ago
    Shot guys...I hope that we don't have to wait too long. I'll even pay just to see the genius arrive at the airport, lol.
    Simon
    3 years ago
    Australia too! Don't forget Australia!!! :)
    Gozzyman
    3 years ago
    and London too. :-)
    Charlie
    3 years ago
    I Know at least five friends in my town that would love to see Andrew anywhere in England!
Robert
3 years ago
Keep up the good work!!! You are awesome!!! Can't wait for what is to come!!
dave thomas
3 years ago
Sounds great Andrew, I'm itching to know what atom is all about!
    D4
    3 years ago
    I think its somewhat will relate to particle
Zwieb
3 years ago
Hell. Yes. You've been missed over these past few months. It's fantastic to get a glimpse of the brighter lens flares on the horizon.
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