Pick a Grenade any Grenade!

As I was working on this new tutorial that involves a flying Grenade, I realized that I could create the entire tutorial without the use of any 3D software like Cinema 4D or 3D max. So that’s exactly what I did! Now if you looking to create some live action elements for compositing, the key is to try and match the lighting of your original shot. If you watch our recent video Shell Shocked, the sun is coming from the top left side of the frame, so I tried to match the look on the green-screen. This same principle applies in 3D animation if you want to composite that futuristic grenade too and I’ll be sure to include some tips for those interested in the 3D workflow! No matter which way you use, do your best to match the lighting and you can use After Effects to blend right in. Stay tuned for the action packed tutorial!

January 8th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm
OMG!! I am REALLY excited for this tutorial!! Thank you so much for putting the time and effort to help us learn all these quality effects.
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:27 pm
Can't wait for the tut Andrew. Love your work, keep it up. Your inspiring a lot of people.
    January 8th, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
    +1 agreed!
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:14 pm
    I also agree!!!
    January 10th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm
    I agree even more!
    January 10th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm
    I too
    April 4th, 2012 @ 9:10 am
    Agree!!! :/ Can't wait!
    April 6th, 2012 @ 12:08 am
    Are we making this a contest fella's?
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:33 pm
Looking forward to it!
    January 9th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
    Yeah I agree, I've recently been working on a short action film that utilizes Andrews cloning technique. I'd love to work in this grenade effect too
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:38 pm
Really looking forward to it! It never feels right when Sam doesn't die for a tutorial.
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:41 pm
wowwwwwwww, really nice, lighting is very important in all work.
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:44 pm
You won't Failed to surprise me.If you make a film I will ready to to give any thing watch that movie..
January 8th, 2012 @ 6:55 pm
WOw Andrew this is great, btw, where do u get those wonderful granades? are they real?
January 8th, 2012 @ 7:02 pm
Thanks so much for teaching us ! But why do you skip the 3D castle set tutorial in the demon cam, when the man open the energy ball ... sorry for my bad english ...
    January 10th, 2012 @ 6:25 pm
    I am assuming because he did a tutorial for the same thing in his 3D set extensions tutorial.
January 8th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm
Very cool! I am looking forward to this tutorial!
January 8th, 2012 @ 7:52 pm
thankssss bunch for all your works ak!
January 8th, 2012 @ 7:58 pm
Awesome! Can't wait!
January 8th, 2012 @ 7:59 pm
This is awesome Mr. Kramer.
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:12 pm
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
Hello Mr. Andrew , What about [Element 3D] Boss. when it releases 2012 or 2013. Please Releases Before 2012 Dec 21 [ Before World's End ]. Take Care
    January 9th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
    element 3d will be so epic it will cause the end of the world
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:14 pm
This is so cool!!! I am looking forward to this tutorial!

Also, how did you add those lights around the grenade it in the future nade picture? can you animate the light with the nade?
    June 24th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm
    I added some lights to the future grenade by opening the future_grenade_diffuse file in photoshop. I duplicated it and saved it under a new altered name, like "future_grenade_diffuseBP" I then duplicated the background layer, and on my new layer I added masks with the pen tool around the areas of the lights. You have to really zoom in. I changed the fill color of the mask to red, then clicked double clicked on the mask layer to open the fx window. I added "outer glow" effect and selected "precise" and played around with the settings. You have to really bump it up. I then flattened the layers and saved it, then went back into Element and clicked on the diffuse for the grenade and switched selected my new renamed diffuse png. It works, maybe not as good as Andrews, it's a quick fix if you don't know any other options (which I don't yet).
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:39 pm
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm
I'm really interested in the colour correcting in this short video! Also, as a person who lives in a small community in Canada, I don't have the means to get a hold of a grenade anywhere around here, I would have to order it on-line. As if you don't do enough for us, is there any way you could upload grenade footage for us in front of the green screen doing a single rotation?
    January 11th, 2012 @ 12:17 pm
    FYI, I obviously mean a prop grenade :P.
January 8th, 2012 @ 8:58 pm
Sound awesome! I can't wait to blow stuff up...FOR REAL.

January 8th, 2012 @ 9:10 pm
Wow. I can't wait much longer!! Especially with this teasing stuff your making!!! lol =P
January 8th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm
Never fails to amaze me...=)
January 8th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm
You are the Best Thanks in advance for such a Tutorial
January 8th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
I must say than Andrew Kramer and the Video Copilot team are simply amazing. Thank you all for your time and dedication. Keep up the fantastic work!!!
January 8th, 2012 @ 10:11 pm
many animation institute in india, depends on you.they just copy you.
Dead Flesh
January 8th, 2012 @ 10:12 pm
why all professional Vfx Artists using Maya and nuke and no body using 3ds max and after effects? is after effects really unable to do some visual effects that nuke can do..??
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:23 pm
    this is the question!!! Dose anybody knows?
    Dead Flesh
    January 10th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm
    and what is the answer?
    January 12th, 2012 @ 11:25 am
    not all VFX pros does :p its pretty much the same and it depense On you find wich is switable for you :)
    P.S : Sorry for bad english :D
January 8th, 2012 @ 10:41 pm
This’s pretty good idea?but is difficult.
January 8th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm
Thanks For This Tip
Andrew is too late for Element 3d
January 8th, 2012 @ 11:22 pm
U have to design weapon for Mass Effect 3, the futuristic grenade is awesome!
January 8th, 2012 @ 11:53 pm
If apples weren't green I'd use them instead of handgranates. The closest of a fruit I can think of coming close to a granate would be a kiwi or a pineapple without the topgreen. I know I'm kinda fruity sometimes.
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:22 am
    Use a red apple ;)
    January 12th, 2012 @ 9:53 am
    "You are what you eat" ummmm I mean You are what you render
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:08 am
If you have the Time can you please make a Blender Tutorial.
That would be really nice.
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:15 am
Can't wait to watch this tutorial! :D
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:17 am
Well, it looks great, as ever!
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:39 am
Cant wait for it! , you've always inspired me Andrew, keep it up :D
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:59 am
Awsome ! Can't wait for the tut!
Sellami Niez
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:13 am
so we can do it with photoshop too !!!
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:37 am
But but... I want to learn how to model and render a realistic grenade that has a matching light...
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:42 am
Thanks, guys. Your tutorials always blow me away. And I love the success you are having in the movie industry. May 2012 bring you even more wonders and success.
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:53 am
Excellent! When someone interacts with these though are you using a "real" object and if so how close a match is sought. Oh and it would be really cool to have the "pin" flying off...
January 9th, 2012 @ 2:26 am
I was looking forward to some more 3dsm tips and workflows, especially in designing and animating some grenade models.

Thanks anyway, looking forward to it.
January 9th, 2012 @ 2:41 am
HI Andrew
I can't wait the tutorial and ELEMENT.
January 9th, 2012 @ 3:09 am
sci-fi grenade looks cool
January 9th, 2012 @ 3:10 am
sci-fi grenade looks really cool
January 9th, 2012 @ 3:22 am
sound like a great tutorial but what about the other Demon Cam tutorials???
January 9th, 2012 @ 3:59 am
Awsome cant wait..

So when is action essentials 3 coming out :X or a new music one..i like the idea of an optical flares style muzzle flash collection for those moments where we want to move the camera
    January 9th, 2012 @ 9:25 am
    I second that - another collection of music or audio for sound designers. I would be interested to know where you get your sound elements/music for you recent promos and just in general but I doubt an answer will be forthcoming :-)
    January 14th, 2012 @ 5:47 am
    YES. YES! I agree!
January 9th, 2012 @ 5:20 am
how to remove wire
January 9th, 2012 @ 6:09 am
I want to thank you for all the time you put in your tutorials, you are the best! thanks to them I was able to increase my knowledge on after effects!
January 9th, 2012 @ 7:22 am
andrew! Very nice buddy! So I was looking into 3D programs and I have C4D. Any chance you could post some intro training videos for this. Much apprciated
    January 9th, 2012 @ 8:25 am
    Head on over to www.greyscalegorilla.com
    You will find MANY tutorials there.
January 9th, 2012 @ 8:19 am
Awesome! Cant wait for this tutorial, it will definitely help in an upcoming project!
January 9th, 2012 @ 8:51 am
How did you get soo much detail into the model pilo grenade
January 9th, 2012 @ 9:13 am
You cant find any danish commercial these days that uses no optical flares or Action Essentials effects for their commercials! Amazing to see how to website grows year after year. You are inspiring every filmmaker, Andrew. Thank you so much!
agustin zammarrelli
January 9th, 2012 @ 9:35 am
very cool man,,.. i am waiting for it... you are the best andrew
January 9th, 2012 @ 9:55 am
umm, how come you say it's a 3d tutorial when we all know the grenade is obviously 3d? :/
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:09 am
    It's not a 3D tutorial. But you can use a 3D grenade, we will be using live-action footage of a grenade.
    Dead Flesh
    January 9th, 2012 @ 11:24 am
    so...you mean ...you will use live-action footage of grenade then turn it into 3d inside after effefcts..
    January 10th, 2012 @ 11:02 am
    Andrew as long as you don´t use a live grenade i´m happy;)
    Dead Flesh
    January 10th, 2012 @ 5:09 pm
    i like to cheat in after effects...this is my game.
    January 14th, 2012 @ 8:12 am
    how do you rotate it Andrew? physically rotate it by some means in front of a green screen? or take a bunch of stills around and make it a video of it rotating or something like that?
    January 14th, 2012 @ 8:24 am
    oops stupid of me to have not observed the image properly :P
Ed Price
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:06 am
Cool Andrew, I am still waiting for an all out "Motion Picture" or at least a 30 min. shortfilm from the Video Copilot team!
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:16 am
Andrew do you want to kill Sam finally... lol... I love the video.... Its creative, Heroic and comedic all at the same time.... Keep up the good work....
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:26 am
O mierda!! español... crea subtitulo... igual lo traduje todo con google...

por favor enseñarlo en un video tutorials!!!!

PD: como exporto para que quede en carpetas organizadas?
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:35 am
Hi Andrew, please please dont forget to put in the burning smoke from the top of the grenade. Having seen grenades (real) being tested when the pin is pulled, a device called a rat trap springs over hitting a percussion cap, this then ignites the cambric cloth, burning down to the composition explosive which detonates setting of the main explosive.

When the pin is pulled and the fly off lever has gone you get smoke frome the fuze well, sometimes slow sometimes a fizz. Everyone forgets to comp that smoke in which is slightly annoying as i think the smoke makes it more dynamic and says to the viewer Im active.

Cheers Rich
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:45 am
As usual, so looking forward to the tutorial.

Anyone know where i can get the future grenade from?
Dave :)
January 9th, 2012 @ 11:01 am
Ooh, I love the first grenade picture....more futuristic looking......what is that? ....a French Press ????.....;)
January 9th, 2012 @ 11:02 am
can you make please a tutorial on how to make a grenade in Cinema 4d???
January 9th, 2012 @ 11:42 am
i m pretty sure that its a spinning grenade hanging in from of a green screen. then keyed and rotate the layer in after effects to match footage. some motion blur. color correction. plus any other effect to give more realism. but good idea andrew :P
January 9th, 2012 @ 11:54 am
Thanks in advance for such a Tutorial
Cinema 4dCinema 4d Cinema 4d plsssssss
Tim Creed
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
Awesome. I got an actual WWII American frag grenade from a gun show in Arizona a few years back. Finally I can use it for something in real life that isn't death. =) lol Can't wait.
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
*Off topic Alert* I downloaded the Action Movie App from itunes and immediately knew it was a Videocopilot product before I checked the credits. Nice work Andrew!!
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Andrew you are Best and Professional !
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:38 pm
Cool looking forward to the tutorial... I'd also like to see a tutorial on a person morphing into liquid if possible? hopefully...please!
January 9th, 2012 @ 1:41 pm
I want to know, how to create these awesome looking grenades... Especialy the upper one... :D
Could you create any tutorial, please :)
and the important thing - how to import them into video...
I´ve tried it many times with other (much easier) objects, but no succes. Could you or anybody else advise me, plese... ;)
contact: kostik1@seznam.cz
thanks a lot
January 9th, 2012 @ 2:11 pm
This is going to be a great one(s)! Can't wait! :)
January 9th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm
I can't wait..I hope there is an ELEMENT of surprise in this tutorial
January 9th, 2012 @ 2:18 pm
Will there be a tut showing us how to make the really cool looking on at the top? :D
January 9th, 2012 @ 4:35 pm
+ esseniatel explocion genial
January 9th, 2012 @ 6:06 pm
Looking forward to this! I'm liking the idea of doing this sans 3D. Not sure that really needs a tutorial—previously covered material, no?—but it will be fun, nonetheless.

BTW, today your birthday, Andrew? Have a good one if it is.
    January 9th, 2012 @ 10:19 pm
    Actually there is an all new tracking technique I'll be using...
January 9th, 2012 @ 6:14 pm
Where are you getting all these props from???
Tim Creed
January 9th, 2012 @ 9:42 pm
Are you working on Star Trek 2? Production starts this Thursday! The film is going to be post-converted into 3-D which made me realize that this grenade would be perfect 3-D material. 3-D conversion would be a great tutorial. =)
    January 11th, 2012 @ 7:29 am
    Production has already started.
Imran H.
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:39 pm
A long way from "The Bullet" to "Grenade".
It seems that, you used keylight stuff for greneade. If i use a light material which will be keyed out, what kind of technique should be followed?

Example: Eyeglass.
January 9th, 2012 @ 11:47 pm
you and this site is the best, keep it up :)
January 10th, 2012 @ 5:07 am
I wouldn't pick any grenade, I think violence is appalling, JK Id take the futuristic lookin M*F and blow S*%& up!!! lol
January 10th, 2012 @ 5:09 am
xD im so excited.. xD
Willmer Wonsang
January 10th, 2012 @ 7:42 am
I have been waiting for this for quite some time. I am a former Marine. FYI the types of granades out there are:
-and classified specialty
    That’s Not Wrong!
    January 11th, 2012 @ 7:36 am
    I'm no former Marine but I believe it's called "Chemical" not "Chimical".
January 10th, 2012 @ 9:39 am
Amazing Boom kkk
January 10th, 2012 @ 12:37 pm
Andrew, I would like to know if you like my new cat video. :)


I got some techniques from VCP.
January 10th, 2012 @ 1:46 pm
I do love visiting this website for the wealth of After Effects based knowledge on display, but I must confess that I find the general quality of the English language used in these comment sections to be offensively bad! Utter gobbledigook sometimes.
    Gary Bird
    January 10th, 2012 @ 3:58 pm
    @Jacob - I completely agree. Use a dictionary, spell-check or Google Translate, guys. It also seems as though VCP is now only interested in the adolescent male market, with these repetitive posts on explosions, muzzle flashes, grenades and busty blonde bimbos, portals and orbs. There is a wider VCP audience out there than the one you are catering for. Sorry, Andrew, but after two years of loyally following you and your tutorials, and buying your fantastic products, and now waiting for Element for 6 months of my life with still no news on a release date, I'm getting disillusioned and disappointed.
    Jake The Muss
    January 11th, 2012 @ 3:07 am
    I have to say both comments from Jacob & Gary Bird are a little harsh in my opinion. Don't forget there are users of the blog where English is not their first language.
    I agree that VCP has a vast audience so people's opinion on the content on VCP will vary. That said, can you ever have too much of explosions, grenades, muzzle flashes and blonde bimbos..? I think not :)
    One thing I do find rude is how many people have come to 'expect' things from here. AK & the team give their tutorials & time up for free so we should be grateful for anything because in this day & age it's quite rare to get something for nothing.
    With regards to Element...I'm sure good things come to those who wait..:)
    January 11th, 2012 @ 8:00 am
    yea i agree with jake,, i'm indonesian, english isn't my first language..and i don't want to spend my time to check out my spelling just for a comment... :)
Daniel Boye
January 10th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
Andrew for some reason i feel u gonna delve more into 3D this year.RIGHT? i can feel it, its a 3D year
Liam Vickers
January 10th, 2012 @ 5:34 pm
Mmmmmmmm . . . without any 3d software outside of after effects . . . I wonder . . . can element make . . . grenades perhaps :)
Andy wolf kirikou
January 11th, 2012 @ 1:15 am
Awesome Kramer....thumps up..pls i can't wait for the tuts..
Stephen Emunah
January 11th, 2012 @ 4:28 am
Mr Kramer this is wonderful
Muhammad Hassan
January 11th, 2012 @ 4:45 am
I can't wait for the tutorial man please hurry up :D:D
January 11th, 2012 @ 5:26 am
Oh yes! Thank you so much mister Kramer! I love what you do!!
January 11th, 2012 @ 7:28 am
last night i just kept dreaming about elements 3D being released and i was watching the tutorials made on it... :D
Andrew this is too much now please atleast give us some update now
January 11th, 2012 @ 9:21 am
Everything I have learned has been from Andrew, I would not know how to make a solid if it were not for Andrew, whenever I can I support and promote Video copilot I do. I think its great that You are thinking about how someone with Zero experience with 3d software can utalized a 3d effect. As always u da man! but u already knew that.
January 11th, 2012 @ 9:40 am
OHH, very nice, i wait for it^^
January 11th, 2012 @ 11:32 am
I Visit Videocopilot.net almost daily, to check news about Plugin "Elements", but no news :/
When it will be releasing, what more features it will have!!
I am really excited about it.

Keep doing the great job Andrew :)
January 11th, 2012 @ 3:01 pm
Lookin' forward to it:)
January 11th, 2012 @ 6:38 pm
This site is great. However guys, the tutorials are free but they are there to sell PRODUCTS too. We want to buy VC products but have no real clue on when they come out unless a time is reached. I do believe that Mr. Kramer is a little too busy and cannot finish his product like he wanted to. But in regards to almost everybody, please, have someone respond to us when we have serious issues or questions. You, Mr. Kramer can offer advance tutorials for a fee and not only use them to sell yours and other company's products. We will buy them and still watch the free ones. You are great at what you do but have been lacking on what we are asking for.
    January 11th, 2012 @ 6:48 pm
    I'm not being harsh. I would like to have a clue on a time Element would come out, your thoughts on a lot of your VC comments be answered and etc. I started using aftereffects because of you and my business. I airbrush and create websites, and one day i wanted to add that little extra to my advertising and came across this cool site. Two years later i'm cooler than ever.

varun tiwari
January 11th, 2012 @ 10:50 pm
cool! looking great tutorial.......
January 12th, 2012 @ 2:33 am
Andrew... I don't mean to bitch about this stuff but, I'm sorry to say that this stuff is not useful, except for maybe bollywood. Let's face it, there's a lot of ways to skin a goat, so why not just get some grenade props for that precise shot? If you're good you plan your shots, thus you plan your props, no need for chroma-keyed of 3D generated grenades.

Seriously, you should focus a bit more on stuff that's actually helpful, techniques or stuff that's just cool. This isn't amazing, it's stuff I've seen before.

Sorry for deriding you here, but I'm hoping you'll take this and strive for more.
    January 12th, 2012 @ 9:43 am
    I am dumbfounded by this comment. If he had not said anything, it would have been a stretch to even realize they weren't props. Would it be nice to have actual objects for everything? Sure. But it makes little sense to buy numerous fake grenades for a shot that can be made in this manner. And of course more importantly, this is a tutorial and is intended to show the audience that you can do things without a budget. This is fantastic stuff and shows numerous helpful techniques.
    January 12th, 2012 @ 9:57 am
    Dude..you talk aboit that like you already watch the tutorial... If u read above Andrew say have a new technic aboit tracking and others usefull stuff. Who told you to do exctaly what he do? If you dont want genade , just dont put grenade and learn some technic he will talk about... And plus, his tutorials are damn FREE!!!!! So stop complain or try do something by your own.
    January 13th, 2012 @ 2:43 am
    Guys, no need to start getting offended. Yes, I do think this next tutorial won't be showing a lot that's useful for a lot of people. As for budgets, I'm aware that everyone wants to work with a low budget, but let's face it there are OTHER ways to skin a goat. Such as making your own, like so:
    1. An empty can of spray.
    2. A ring.
    3. A stencil
    4. Some paint.

    You can't tell me it can't be achieved with some manual work and have results that look great. Maybe with some hand made ones you wouldn't be able to focus the shot on them(although I doubt even that) but you'd still have a grenade shot.

    I don't come across many projects that need grenades, and unless you're doing the videos for a military school or shots for an action movie, nor will you. A few simple stock footage scenes with grenades falling on a matted ground, might have done the trick. That way we could've just replace the texture and color correct and then we would've been able to use them in all kinds of scenes.

    The tutorials on AE tuts+ are free as well, at least some, they present lovely techniques. Andrew and his team are great for doing this, but, for me, this doesn't seem worth the effort...
    January 13th, 2012 @ 5:49 am
    The thing to remember is that this will not be a tut JUST about a grenade, what Andrew whats us to do is to take the idea, and apply to to every area of our movies... (ok maybe not EVERY area.... but you get the point. :D
    January 13th, 2012 @ 11:47 am
    Stop complaining and teach yourself these things.
    January 13th, 2012 @ 12:07 pm
    If you are not learning or can't find what your looking for from VC than go to AE-TUTS. I'm sure, by chance, a tutorial will arise from the darkness that will catch you with your pants down and than you will learn something new. Stop checking on an hourly basis if by chance this site posted a new tut or other. Relax and enjoy what you know and do something with your time.
    January 14th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
    Completely agree at what "what?" said!
    January 14th, 2012 @ 6:53 pm
    I seriously don't get all the aggression here... :) I praise Andrew and the team when they give out something new and great, this time I just didn't find it interesting, no sense in starting to state the obvious. I think it's constructive criticism regarding the topics of the tutorials, nothing more. I'm not deriding this for the pure pleasure of it, I'm a VC fan and I do enjoy many of their tuts.
    January 15th, 2012 @ 1:12 am
    I appreciate the discussion and I'd like to add to it.

    One thing to think about is that by shooting the Grenade on green, I can rotate it slowly and achieve a super-high speed camera look. It's not always about budget but instead it's about achieving the desired effect. Think about trying to get a close-up rack focus shot on something being thrown... It is potentially impossible to capture.

    I always say, try not to have a narrow interpretation when watching tutorials, there is a lot you might miss. Grenades and exploding orbs are COOL and fun! But they are simply the subject with an artificial purpose.

    This could just as easily be a player diving to catch a baseball to win the game or some other impossible-to-film moment, that is accentuated with super-slow motion.

    I remember years ago when I made the Meteor series and someone said "But I need more useful tutorials, I don't need to create a meteor crash?!"


    Of course that series covers the most fundamental aspect of modern visual effects such as, 3D Tracking, 3D Animation and then compositing. The possibilities are endless.

    I continue to encourage people to think about these techniques and use then to achieve YOUR vision and ideas.

    I just want to blow stuff up!
    January 15th, 2012 @ 3:52 am
    actually this is useful...anything we don't know whatever it's small or big it just useful...but andrew we need more powerful vfx that we see in movies like advanced set extension in house and hancok effect...harry potter..these kinds of things....and i don't know untill now what it takes to become talented visual effects artist..i don't know how vfx artists in movies can do any vfx they asked for..nothing impossible..how they can get this inspiration and idea and solution too....i'm still looking for it..
    January 15th, 2012 @ 5:26 am
    @ grscfide :D If Andrew can do it, then i think if you, (or i) if we work hard we could do it with out a tutorial too :D Just takes a little hard work :D
    January 16th, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
    I just can't belive that people are complaining about free tutorilas that are fun. We can learn from someone who is at the heart of the Film industrie. I am a complet beginner in AE and i realy Like Andrew's tutorials. I allso watched some tutorial on AE tuts and it's hard for me to get thru a tutorial couse i find them boring.
    @Andrew: Are you again working on the ne Star trek movie?
January 12th, 2012 @ 4:47 am
Estimado andrew con gusto voy a estar esperando ese tutorial.... parace que va a ser interesante.... desde uruguay

Dear Andrew, I'll be waiting like this tutorial .... seems it will be interesting .... from Uruguay
January 12th, 2012 @ 6:48 am
im waiting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anadaido marika
January 12th, 2012 @ 6:55 am
is the socks mr andrew !!!! rocks !!! i want make grenate tutorial youtube video best !!!
January 12th, 2012 @ 9:24 am
You should do a 3D max tutorial. Iv been dieing for a good one since majority Iv seen aren't good tuts. I know you have some but they are basic.
Denard the Effects boy
January 12th, 2012 @ 10:13 am
Mr. Kramer you hitting on my favorite buttons, this is pure Awesomeness, you and I and VC cant wait you know, Grenades, Element 3D, freebies like Stock Packs etc etc, OMG
January 12th, 2012 @ 3:26 pm
oo, im looking forward for a tutorial to this ;)
January 12th, 2012 @ 7:20 pm
andrew...when i install rayfire and everything is right and when i start to record the animation it pop-out small menu called "maxscript rollout handler exception" and writen in it "type error call needs function or class got undefined "
if you can help..that's good.
January 13th, 2012 @ 4:44 am
Wow. awesome. -_-
Andrew Price already made a tutorial on creating a hand grenade with Blender. In my opinion that's way more worthy than doing it all inside After Effects.
    January 15th, 2012 @ 5:22 am
    I AGREEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 13th, 2012 @ 11:21 pm
I Love You Andrew. Thanks So much for Everything.
January 13th, 2012 @ 11:23 pm
This is awesome!
Blood Lust
January 14th, 2012 @ 2:18 am
Having a love hate relationship with these tutorials great to see the workings behind them. No mistake Andrew is one smart Guy. Not so good see 100 versions of cloned videos or 100 versions of how to shoot somebody in the head using some blood splatter and a slow motion bullet. When they all end up on youtube, makes me a little sad. I'm unsure, seems to encourage mass bastardization of the art of film making. Watch for the next youtube experience 1000 Grenades in one take.
January 14th, 2012 @ 5:50 am
I am going crazy for this tutorial! I CAN NOT WAIT!
January 14th, 2012 @ 9:13 am
I like you're using real fake grenades instead of 3d fake fake grenades.

January 14th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
When will particle 3d come out??? weeks, months, days???
January 14th, 2012 @ 2:53 pm
Hi Andrew, Really cool to know that you make entire tutorial and I am really waiting for that. Thanks for spending your valuable time for us. Anyway, You're good teacher. so can u teach us with cinema 4d tutorials in your style ? I think that you can because you made some 3ds max tuts. Please !!!
January 15th, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Hey there! I'm so glad I know English so that I can learn from this website! Thank you for teaching us a lot about this awesome world of VFX! I doubt there are any better tutorials out there on the web! Right on! ;) best regards from Italy!
Bluestorm STUDIO
January 15th, 2012 @ 2:06 pm
Wow the futuristic grenade looks really great ! Andrew, do you use V-Ray to make it seem better ?
January 15th, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

By the way Andrew, just wanted to let you know that you are listed in the IMDB, but there isn't any bio info on your page. Sadly, the star of this short doesn't have a page on IMDB at all. Poor Sam, and after all that dirt eating too!

Thanks for all the hard work, really appreciate it since there are very few books out there on this and the only one that I have uses example files that must be from 1995.
January 15th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm
Andrew make a blog please from last year.
January 16th, 2012 @ 2:22 am
Greetings from Germany

Your Site was so helpfull for me.
What a great work, so many years ... Respect.

The new video ist fantastic.

Maybe my English is not perfect ... but what else.

Great work

saurabh kumar
January 16th, 2012 @ 5:49 am
hi Andrrew reily love your work
Bluestorm STUDIO
January 16th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
Wow the futuristic grenade looks really great ! Andrew, do you use V-Ray to make it seem better ?
TVFilms Productions
January 16th, 2012 @ 1:02 pm
Oops, meant to say not a 3d tutorial. Oh, I see now, your greenscreening an actual grenade, BUT you can use a 3d grenade. Nice! have to wait till a later time to watch the tutorial due to limited internet, but I can't wait until then!!!
January 16th, 2012 @ 6:39 pm
if any of u buddies planing to make a 3d granade tutorial in 3ds max or cinema 4d plz share the link !! luv u all :D
January 17th, 2012 @ 5:45 am
you're really crazy in the good sense of the word! lol
January 19th, 2012 @ 12:40 am
Hi Mr.Andrew, you are my no.1 idol when it comes to video editing... How about a download site for the other grenade elements? Like the cup noodles? :D i'll be waiting! Thank you!
January 20th, 2012 @ 8:42 am
Hey! How've you made the grenade spinning in front of the greenscreen, and how do you have fixed the real grenade prop?
As i can see the grenade is spinning in the special way.
I want to rebuild this at home!
January 24th, 2012 @ 3:38 am
Hey andrew can you post the diff nades??? its awesome stuff and the ramen noodles one...ahahah..plss post the download link or upload them..plss
February 27th, 2012 @ 3:01 am
free chears for andrew kramer hip hip....???????:D :D
March 1st, 2012 @ 2:20 am
Where can i get those pre-keyed grenades ?
March 16th, 2012 @ 5:55 am
I really like the sci-fi grenade!
future editor
May 14th, 2012 @ 7:43 pm
can i download the pre-keyed grenade? if so.. where? tnx guys!!
May 26th, 2012 @ 8:51 pm
where can i get free footage of a spinnng grenade in front of a green screen, like the one used in the tutorial?
June 15th, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
Where i can find flying granade or nuke video?
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