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

June 5th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm
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.
dave thomas
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm
Sounds great Andrew, I'm itching to know what atom is all about!
    June 11th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm
    I think its somewhat will relate to particle
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
Keep up the good work!!! You are awesome!!! Can't wait for what is to come!!
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm
would love to be there...being in New Zealand makes it a bit difficult..when are you coming to see us down under?
    June 6th, 2011 @ 12:31 pm
    I've been asking that same question for a lonnnnnnnnnnng time.
    June 6th, 2011 @ 2:07 pm
    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.
    June 7th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm
    Australia too! Don't forget Australia!!! :)
    June 13th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm
    and London too. :-)
    June 16th, 2011 @ 4:29 pm
    I Know at least five friends in my town that would love to see Andrew anywhere in England!
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:09 pm
i think it will be great plug in like the others.
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm
OMG Awesome! I am sure it will be as amazing as usual. Definitely going to be looking out for this one!
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:13 pm
Great Andrew! keep rocking
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm
Что это за плагин? What is it?
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:17 pm
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:21 pm
Hey Andrew Nice Work..Keep it up.
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
Nice work Andrew Keep it up....Waiting for your new Product.
June 5th, 2011 @ 8:50 pm
Im actually banned from LA so i'll be watching the site instead...
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm
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
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:16 pm
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!
    June 6th, 2011 @ 1:44 am
    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.)
Evan Langley
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm
Optical Flares for Nuke? Thank you. Truly. You just made my day.
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:49 pm
Excited to hear more about Atom. It sounds like it could be a particle generator? Who knows!
    June 6th, 2011 @ 1:05 am
    Great website mate :)
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm
Hey Andrew Nice Work..Keep it up.
June 5th, 2011 @ 9:53 pm
So does this mean Nuke tuts?? WE NEED SOME OF THEM!!
June 5th, 2011 @ 10:03 pm
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.
June 5th, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
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!
June 5th, 2011 @ 10:11 pm
Nice Job... Andrew can u make OP for Pinnacle studio or Sony Vegas too?
    June 8th, 2011 @ 3:20 pm
    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.
June 5th, 2011 @ 10:39 pm
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...
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:01 pm
I Don't Know What can I Say!!!
But it's very GOOD JOB...
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:06 pm
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:18 pm
Very good Optical Flares for Nuke! and Finaly Atom.
Thanks Andrew.
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:33 pm
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:

Can't wait to see your new plugin, and hopefully we'll be able to purchase it soon :)
    June 6th, 2011 @ 2:01 am
    I'm so glad I watched that through. That was awesome.
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:34 pm
Please took some photos in LA presentation and share with Video Copilot guys.
Thanks Andrew.
    June 6th, 2011 @ 1:24 am
    sorry, "take some photos..."
    I can't write English very good.
June 5th, 2011 @ 11:59 pm
Hi Andrew i also want to join with your presentation, but i can not becouse i live in cambodia.
June 6th, 2011 @ 12:23 am
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!!!
June 6th, 2011 @ 12:51 am
OF for Nuke is excellent news! Thanks man. This is truly appreciated BIG TIME.
June 6th, 2011 @ 1:24 am
I hope, You are going to make more stuff for Nuke!!!
Best of Luck!
June 6th, 2011 @ 1:36 am

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

June 6th, 2011 @ 2:55 am
Woow. That's some SWEET colorgrading!
June 6th, 2011 @ 3:24 am
Optical Flares for! how will it compare to OF for After Effects? Same features?
June 6th, 2011 @ 3:39 am
OF 4 Nuke!iluv u
June 6th, 2011 @ 4:15 am

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...
June 6th, 2011 @ 4:54 am
Atom = Add troop of mechas
June 6th, 2011 @ 5:02 am
You should record the presentation and post it later on your web site for all of us that can't be there.
June 6th, 2011 @ 5:32 am
Very Nice
Please Take some photos in LA presentation and share with Video Copilot guys.
Thanks Andrew.
    June 13th, 2011 @ 10:27 pm
    Lotfan contact information eto befrest baraam Iman Jan. Merci.
June 6th, 2011 @ 5:57 am
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.
June 6th, 2011 @ 6:29 am
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
    June 8th, 2011 @ 8:14 am
    This is very interesting
    June 11th, 2011 @ 12:35 am
    Very creative guys, Ha Ha
james jerry
June 6th, 2011 @ 6:30 am
bring it on kramar! and still counting from now until 21st keep up the ideal work.
June 6th, 2011 @ 7:05 am
Atom ? , great a new plugin, what do it, ..... is amazing, i wait for it

Christian Apaza . Arequipa Peru
June 6th, 2011 @ 7:18 am
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!
June 6th, 2011 @ 7:46 am
This sounds awesome! :)
June 6th, 2011 @ 7:52 am
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.
June 6th, 2011 @ 8:54 am
kool thanks vc team
Peter Kreitner
June 6th, 2011 @ 9:01 am
shame that, i'm in hungary :DD but bring it on! :D
June 6th, 2011 @ 9:40 am
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
June 6th, 2011 @ 10:04 am
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.
June 6th, 2011 @ 10:15 am
Wow, OF for Nuke!
June 6th, 2011 @ 10:24 am
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.

Will there be a free update or do we have to buy a complete new version of OF?
June 6th, 2011 @ 10:47 am
That SS is from a Mac woot! AK rocks! Macs rule! Where's this short movie project you been promising us? You're slacking!
June 6th, 2011 @ 12:51 pm
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!!!!!!!!!!!
June 6th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm
do you have a flickr?
June 6th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm
your abscensce is killing me (in a kenney or sam loya style, anyway)
June 6th, 2011 @ 2:10 pm
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!
June 6th, 2011 @ 3:29 pm
it was my dream to attend lecture or something for ANDREW KRAMER
but from egypt nowaaaaay :'(
you are amazing man :D
Haggai Okwuchukwu Nwokolo
June 6th, 2011 @ 3:43 pm
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...
June 6th, 2011 @ 5:21 pm
Andrew, in star trek the game I saw optical flares =)
June 6th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm
It's about time I heard something more about Atom. How long as it been sense you first mentioned it?
Michael W
June 6th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm
I wish I could go, I'll be moving to LA on the 28th. Hopefully I can see your presentations in the future, though!
June 6th, 2011 @ 9:51 pm
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.
June 6th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm
The world seems to be waiting for it!
June 7th, 2011 @ 3:00 am
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. :)
June 7th, 2011 @ 3:31 am
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 .
June 7th, 2011 @ 4:04 am
Optical Flares for Fusion ??
June 7th, 2011 @ 4:18 am
And for Eyeon Fusion please)))
June 7th, 2011 @ 4:20 am
Thanks a lot for optical flares for nuke!
It is realy good!
June 7th, 2011 @ 4:30 am
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
June 7th, 2011 @ 6:16 am
is that hdr video? does atom produce hdr?
June 7th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm
Come to London!!! You can stay with me my mum wont mind theres room for one more in our bed :P
Rodolpho Martin
June 7th, 2011 @ 5:36 pm
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!
June 8th, 2011 @ 1:25 am
what about doing a total 3d full perspective optical flare's?
like that in maya.........
June 8th, 2011 @ 12:57 pm
Andrew + Nuke tutorials = the best nuke tutorials!!!
June 8th, 2011 @ 4:09 pm
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.

June 8th, 2011 @ 6:05 pm
thanks Andrew, amazing resources you provide all of us.
June 9th, 2011 @ 8:47 pm
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.
June 10th, 2011 @ 3:47 am
Where can i find some good tutorials about NUKE ?
    June 10th, 2011 @ 2:08 pm
    there aren't so many good ones. on creative cow are 4 new ones I think. maybe go to (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
June 10th, 2011 @ 11:00 am
Keep up the good work!!! You are awesome!!
June 11th, 2011 @ 2:48 pm
I'm so sorry I can't come :( :(
June 11th, 2011 @ 5:51 pm
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
June 12th, 2011 @ 1:09 am
Its gonna be awesome. I have been waiting for AK's tuts for Nuke.
    June 16th, 2011 @ 4:28 am
    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 :)
June 12th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm
When are you coming to Rome ????? We need masters like you here !!!!
June 13th, 2011 @ 8:28 am
hey Master Andrew I really loved what you did on FRINGE and SUPER 8 ur really my idol..thnx a lot
June 13th, 2011 @ 10:49 am
Hi, I want to know how to get after effect vertion 9
and thank you
June 13th, 2011 @ 9:06 pm
Darn LA people get to see Andrew AGAINNN. What about SF Mograph? :) We are still in the same state. :)
June 19th, 2011 @ 10:40 pm
I'm really looking forward to see, what Atom is!!!
And LA was to far away for a presentation...:-(
June 21st, 2011 @ 4:45 pm
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
June 22nd, 2011 @ 8:22 am
Very nice presentation Last night Andrew.....
Need To Know
June 22nd, 2011 @ 12:15 pm
So, what were the announcements? Dying to know....
June 22nd, 2011 @ 1:43 pm
If Optical Flares for Nuke is done as an OpenFX plugin then theoretically it should work in Fusion too. (hopefully)
June 24th, 2011 @ 5:31 am
Does this mean we could see a plugin for Autodesk Smoke sometime in the future?
June 25th, 2011 @ 2:25 pm
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!
June 26th, 2011 @ 5:56 pm
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?

June 27th, 2011 @ 6:27 am
when it goes on sale the plugin for nuke??
July 9th, 2011 @ 8:15 pm
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
July 14th, 2011 @ 11:28 am
Hey Andrew we can see OF for nuke in the market???

Thank You.
September 7th, 2011 @ 4:08 am
I wish i could be there, i live like 9999 miles away from LA .. Guys you shouldthink about making something in Egypt :D
November 11th, 2011 @ 12:13 am
plz, man, i need it!
August 8th, 2012 @ 5:28 am
ware is OF for Nuke,,, i need it,,, please man
December 17th, 2012 @ 3:19 pm
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?
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