Snow Particles

After the Flour Fusion experiment I began testing the footage in some of my after effects projects and found them to be quite useful and interesting. So later this week, I’ve decided to post some Free HD clips for everyone to try.

This comp was created using some snow images placed in 3D space. Then the snow particles were comped over the entire screen in 2D. I’m sure with a little more work the particles could be in 3D space as well by making multiple copies. You could even use particular to create some additional 3D particles to really sell the depth… so many ideas. How will you use the clips?

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3 years ago
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113 Comments

1 year ago
Very useful for creating realistic snow effects! Thank you!
Garmaa
2 years ago
Hello Andrew, Can u make this snow tutorial? I making new animation project, But I cant find any snow tutorial. PLS REPLY :)
3 years ago
what plug-in you would suggest to do the same, if I don't have video footage ?
varun tiwari
3 years ago
hey bro, ur job fantastic, now i want this tutorial plz show its tutorial thankz.....
3 years ago
This is awesome. I just used the footage to create snow in this video. Check it out-- Thanks so much Andrew!!

Check it out!

http://vimeo.com/33812308
David B
3 years ago
First, I am a newbie and VC has taught me a lot in a short period of time!! Is there a full tutorial for this scene? Thanks
Philip
3 years ago
Thank you for this latest set of assets. I have been using these particles to turn a summer city scene into a winter's day.
http://vimeo.com/33313975
I am please on the way I have managed to make it look like the ground has been covered by the falling snow.
Keep up the good work Andrew.
kemer
3 years ago
Hello. My name is kemer, I am from Colombia, a faithful follower of video copilot and all his equipment, the motive of my comment is: to ask the best for help in this. It is that I have a project in hands; I want to do a short but it is totally in cartoons or 3D my question: serious possible that they were making a tutorial do since scenes 3D complete (you marry; streets; you present in this case cartoons and others) serious of great it helps since they are the best in this. Thank you in advance ... kjpro
Spole
3 years ago
Ak you are the best!!!!!!!
3 years ago
I used with a title, to a 15 year old party! (here in brazil the main teenager party is 15'and not 16 as the americans Sweet Sixteen haha)

http://vimeo.com/feelprodutora/paulinha


love it the particles.
3 years ago
Jodo Kast
3 years ago
(in Mitch Hedberg voice) How will I use the clips? I will use them in a snow scene. Why would I fix what ain't broke?
3 years ago
i like ur work andrew but it does not really look like snow ....
3 years ago
Really useful! Thanks.
3 years ago
This is great stuff, and will be usefull in my videos!
Andy Wong
3 years ago
awesome...thanks...
3 years ago
Always the great guy. Thx a lot.
3 years ago
Amazing Andrew and funny ok
3 years ago
Snow.... reminds me of that bad rapper from the early 90's
3 years ago
It is really COOL man.
xandercorp
3 years ago
I don't know, to be honest I'm not a big 'natural disaster movie' creator, so I'm not about to build a blizzard video any time soon. I think it would work for mint gum and ice cream commercials... :-)
mastermind
3 years ago
wooooow waiting
3 years ago
Thanks.. of course they'll be very useful
3 years ago
Hey,

As you always have been saying using real elements would enhance the final looking of the video... so adding real particles to partucular in the orb effect or any matte painting ( snow scene ) would definatly add a realism :D
3 years ago
mb i'll make a magma-like scene , using a mountain footage as the background , then motion track it , add fire from Action Essentials , then maybe using 3 particle videos in 3d space and of course lastly , color correct the footage.
hossein_bayat
3 years ago
Nice Job always.....................
3 years ago
Thanks OddWord, very kind of you!
Maybe Nikolaus could see it:
http://www.thierryardiller.com/

No mistake, i like very much Andrew's work.
Always a smart thing to learn here.
Despite my old age (i started fx job before digital age:)
My work is sometimes to straight, so refreshing ideas are all welcomes!
bhup
3 years ago
looking grt. plz show us how it is done
3 years ago
Andrew, as always a great tutorial. You might want to check out The Man From Nowhere, Korean film,I think used your Action Essentials in their movie, the blood and the sound FX.
Just thought I would let you know and it is a great movie by the way.
Found the one tutorial I was looking for.
Tim
3 years ago
hhhhhhhhh so really nice Andrew ThX
Eric
3 years ago
Very cool as usual. But, where are the clips? I don't see them.
Rafael
3 years ago
Nice I'd like to find out more on creating the look of depth with the mountain backgrounds and how the camera focuses in...
Matt
3 years ago
Maybe a shadow behind the text?
Haggai Nwokolo
3 years ago
Always the best... Andrew Kramer
Guilherme
3 years ago
Amazing, you do incredible stuff and more incredible: they are for freeeeeee...
Tanks Andrew.....
Rob
3 years ago
Cool, can't wait for the free stuff!
I did something similar with the intro animation of episode 12 of my webseries Standard Action.
I used the smoke clips from Action Essentials and placed them in 3d space in AE to simulate mist,smoke and clouds in some mountains
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr38WKFuMb0&feature=player_embedded
    Rob
    3 years ago
    I would totally use these clips to add snow falling in the mountains of the animations before episodes.

    You might see some of your free HD clips in the intro title sequence of Episode 13
3 years ago
Should only increase in the grain also enlarge the text a little
mktnet
3 years ago
We are lazy students !!
We always wait for stuff from A.K and when he gives them out we ask for tutorials on how to use them lol !!
mktnet
3 years ago
The cold atmosphere in this animation reminds me of a cool chewin gum commercial ;)
3 years ago
Andrew,

What will be the resolution of the particles you are being so kind to give us? Please say 1080p :)
euclid
3 years ago
Some particles are a little bit to bright, but illusion is OK

Keep teaching us Andrew !!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
Heee!!...nooone kare about Element 3D anymore??, what happent to this awesome pluging??, we are in september and there is not notice about it!!!...please Andrew, say something!!!!...
LoveVC
3 years ago
hi master Andrew, cool :)
i can't w8 :)
thx 4 everything's :D
glutenfree4u
3 years ago
Great! I wanted to do this but did not have a macro lens, looking forward to this!
Izmir
3 years ago
That was a great idea, '' BUT '' actually the windy storm Sound FX doesn't match the particles movement speed, so you can work on this issue to make the composition look more realistic, without forgetting about the camera target distance because in the beginning of the clip i can see there was a front and back blur in the same time and this is technically impossible. Anyway thanks a lot for your kindness and for giving us so much from your precious time.
    al board
    3 years ago
    Why would you think that it is impossible to have a blurry foreground and background at the same time? Have you ever done a shot with a very low depth of field? I can asure you, it is quite possible. ;)
    3 years ago
    Ever heard of the Tilt/Shit or Tilt/Swing effect? This is a prime example.
    Izmir
    3 years ago
    Thanks for your replay ''AL'' , i've said it was technically impossible in this particular shot, we've got some text on a freezy mountain with some long camera movement not a ''Macro photography'' using a very shallow depth of field AKA a Close-up Photography. Anyway thanks AL ;)
3 years ago
Snow, Ashes, form a volcano or explosion, maybe after a demolition in a city, with some smoke and dust...
Under Water, As emanation of a Magic Spell or just a Magic Seal Or for a Comp with the Light crossing a small an dark corridor... something like that...
Venkatesh
3 years ago
Great Work Andrews! Keep Rocking.
Expecting more tutorials. :)

- Venkatesh R
IN
3 years ago
Dear Andrew, creative as always...

what is the blending option for the particles real footage over the scene? or what did u do exactly to merge it in the scene?
3 years ago
cool.. but it doesn't look much like snow... just few discs... I would use it like a multicolored specs flying over a birthday party after the balloon got burst... crazy idea...
But here, each spec has to be of a different color... I wonder how i would do that..!
dan
3 years ago
Brilliant.

Thanks man.
3 years ago
Coooool!!...but this just remenber me something, what about Elements???...i thinks you say that it will available for september, and in september we are, sooooo...what about it?

& sorry the bad typing, my english is a $%#$#!!
Roo
3 years ago
This is truly really amazing stuff! Your work inspires me every day and I bet it is not only me but thousands of other designers to!
mohammad co
3 years ago
Thank's a lot man :)
3 years ago
I'm planing a scene with ashfall for my up-coming movie, so this effect could be very helpful! :)
Tyler A.
3 years ago
Sweet! Free s--t! Thanks Andrew.
3 years ago
this is great but for lazy men like me
i'd rather stick with trapcode particular

still amazing though ...as always
Olivier-Mauritius
3 years ago
yaaaaay.. nice of you...thank you very much!
3 years ago
Good to see a practical application for the flour particles. I have to say that there is an issue with scale, though. To my eye they would look fine for a little snow globe (the ones you shake) but less convincing for real-world scenes. Very pretty nonetheless.
3 years ago
this Is amazaing and very Helpful GG andrew I really Like-It ^^
3 years ago
Hey,

we try out to film some real particles with a Sony EX1R and a 500 watts halogen lamp.

Maybe we are to stupid, but this didn't work. Any hints? Or just the wrong camera for this?
3 years ago
Totally unrealistic...
Try again!
    3 years ago
    Hey, try YOU to make it better ;-)
    OddWord
    3 years ago
    @thierry
    I went to your website, You are really really really GOOD!!!
3 years ago
I Love VC and Mr.Karmer
sing
3 years ago
Mr.Kramer,There is no snow tutorial in you over 100 tutorials,I think maybe you can make it up!May be 3D program as well!
3 years ago
Hi Andrew! Love your work. Do you already know a release date for ELEMENT - can't wait. Thx for reply.
Eli
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, other than the stroke effect at the top of the letters of "snow man", do you have any lighting effect on the letters? Or a veeery subtle gradient effect? They don't look "flat" they way they would for me....
3 years ago
As always all seems so realistic, nice job again mr.Kramer :)
3 years ago
I would make use of the particle clips in my new movie, "Rise of The Al-Yetiface", it's a story of deception and "flour trade".
Bob
3 years ago
I will use the particles to make a tutorial about integrating a CG background using a green screen. Like what was done for the 'Demon Cam' promo, Mr. Andrew Kramer. You know, maybe go in depth about creating the environment in Max. And using tracking marks on the green screen to provide a reference of the camera movement. It's really techniques I will be focusing on since I have a clue and can work my way around Max pretty efficiently-- hint, HINT (elbow nudge).
3 years ago
As always Andrew, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
3 years ago
I love CC Flour :)
TJ
3 years ago
Wow, that was cool! What ever happened to stereo audio plugin??

Also, as previously mentioned, a VideoCoPilot office tour would be great!
3 years ago
Hey Andrew, amazing stuff - looking forward to using this in a project.
john
3 years ago
Lets better make particles in Element 3D!
3 years ago
thanks, good footage! i love it~
Gerard Wills
3 years ago
Same here too.
This could not have come at any better time for my movie!
Cannot wait!
Thank you Andrew!
timmy
3 years ago
YYYYEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
Cant wait. I was hoping you were going to give us some clips to use.
    chris francis
    3 years ago
    i agree.... :)
Dwaine Vassell
3 years ago
Also, it would be cool to freeze time and move the camera through the particles to get even a greater sense of depth.
Dwaine Vassell
3 years ago
how about water drops or rain drops? how can we mimic particles of water?
    Dylan
    3 years ago
    CC Rain or maybe use an image of a raindrop as a sprite in Particular.
Turkey
3 years ago
This is a wonderfur...
Thanks for every one...
Issac
3 years ago
wow ...
can you plz tell that when the product element is revealing.... thank you andrew
3 years ago
Interesting choice, capitalizing (in a sense) the last letters of the word. Tricks my eye into thinking the letters are different distances from the camera... definitely saving that for my next graphics gig. Sneaky man, Krames!
Grscfide
3 years ago
I Have No Idea.......!!!!!!!!!
maybe use it comin' out with some fire ....
really i dun know
i'm animator not advanced vfx artist
Brian
3 years ago
So awesome! I'd love to see how you did the ground, as that has amazing dimensionality in its own right. Could you perhaps do a tutorial on this or share the project file? Maybe if we promise to be naughty or nice?
    Grscfide
    3 years ago
    it can be creatin' in 3d program.....will be pretty good cuz you can adjust whatever you wanna!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
Looked great.. application for this stuff is endless when doing abstract work. Great title effect for sure. Thanks!
Buwaneka
3 years ago
Cool application for the "Flour Fusion". We are always grateful to you Andrew, for your free stuff. ;-) :D
yahya
3 years ago
nice work and i love the idea of Flour Fusion: Real Particles
thanks a lot.
    Konja Kazzu
    3 years ago
    indeed great, but all I think of now is Element 3d..I'm like braaaiiiin, braaaElement...3dddd
ah shang
3 years ago
i will use it for my movie ~~
3 years ago
Wow, thanks Andrew! Real particles can definitely be be a bit better then cg.
3 years ago
I just tested out your flour fusion with our new Sony PMW F3! Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkDKUCFZvcw
    OddWord
    3 years ago
    @Bill
    WOW.... That is some Awsome Footage!!!!!!!!!
    Jesse
    3 years ago
    Yeah!! That is some awsome footage! Great Work!!!
    3 years ago
    Was it done with a heart filter on the bokeh? I saw heart shapes on the headlights and then a star.
    3 years ago
    I used a heart cut out infront of the lens and also a diamond and star cutout for the other shots.
3 years ago
Thanks, brotha!
Owen
3 years ago
I love this idea!
Michael Schwarz
3 years ago
Wow I can't wait this will be amazing for my upcoming movies! You are the best Andrew Kramer!
    OddWord
    3 years ago
    Do the Word's "Snow Man" Have Shadows?
    3 years ago
    This is After Effects - they do if you want them to... :D
    3 years ago
    In Monster's Inc., they were challenged by the snow environment. Try making the snow stick to a furry critter. That's your next challenge : )
    3 years ago
    waiting for the preview tutor mmmmmm =)
    3 years ago
    you messed up my kitchen Andrew.
    Thanks a lot!
    Greetings from Holland.
    3 years ago
    where the man DDD ?
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