Avengers Visual FX

I just finished recording 3 hours of training for the Explosive Train sequence so while I finish editing that… check out this amazing demo from ILM on the VFX work for The Avengers. 3 Hours of recorded training is probably 1.5 hours after editing out rendering and bad jokes. Stay tuned, it’s a big series.

February 20th, 2013 @ 2:34 am
There no doubt it's FumeFx now if it take more than an hour.
I can't wait to know how to use it. Thanks for this Andrew.
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 3:51 am
    I really hope it is! I have always wanted to learn how to use FumeFX!
    Mackenzie Criswell
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:23 am
    I imagine that it is a mix of fume fx and some stock footage, It also looks like ray fire might have been used a little bit.
    Sherif Mohammad
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 1:49 pm
    Ah, yes. He actually mentioned it on twitter and Facebook. He uploaded a video with a couple of FumeFx tests. They look awesome! I suggest you check them out. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151253825806332
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 10:51 pm
    its an after effects tutorial not fume fx
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 1:46 pm
    I really like to learn Phoenix FD or Fume FX
February 20th, 2013 @ 2:37 am
im really exited of this new tutorial of yours!
The VFX King
February 20th, 2013 @ 2:53 am
I can not wait....
When is it out.?????
    February 21st, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
    What are you talking about ? that movie came out ages ago..itz called The Avengers
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 9:23 am
    The VFX King mean on the Explosive training you silly Dave! -_-
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 3:44 pm
    I my God...
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:06 am
Random comment declaring undying love for Andrew or just major kissing of his butt then asking for something for nothing.

There we go, I've posted the contents of most of the comments on the blog so others don't have to!* :D

*If only!
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:11 am
Hey Andrew
A Tutorial on how to do Avengers using 3d Element would be great.....lol
    The Real Deal
    February 20th, 2013 @ 5:41 am
    That would be a great tutorial. Im sure Andrew can do it in 30 mins.
February 20th, 2013 @ 5:20 am
Its Awsome But i Wand Ask One Question For 3Ds Max

How To Render Obj sequnce Please Answer me Please Please Please Please
    February 21st, 2013 @ 5:17 am
    Use this script : www.scriptspot.com/files/exportobjseq.ms
    February 21st, 2013 @ 9:22 am
    But i Don't Know How To Use It Please Give Me a Tutorial Or Snapshort Please Please Please Please
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 12:14 pm
    It's fairly easy to use. Put that script that mike posted in your 3DS Max scripts folder. Then select MAXScript in the 3DS Max toolbar, select run script and then select the exportobjseq.ms script. The only other thing you need to do once the script is "open" is select where you want to save it to and then name the sequence.
February 20th, 2013 @ 5:21 am
Too bad we are so far in Argentina of a production of this nature. my admiration
February 20th, 2013 @ 6:27 am
Is the Explosive Training free or a paid DVD?
February 20th, 2013 @ 7:16 am
3 Hours Sequence 0,o, wow this must be amazing yay.
i think it might be similar to the Meteor Crash tutorial or is it going to be AF only mmmm? anyway thank you in advance Andrew
February 20th, 2013 @ 8:28 am
I love those kinds of bad jokes.
February 20th, 2013 @ 8:32 am
Huh? NY was created by CG? come on .. that epic .. that really hard work
February 20th, 2013 @ 9:33 am
They should've used Metropolitan. Would have saved them tons of time trying to re-create all of those buildings! :)
Daniel Broadway
February 20th, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Will this tutorial cover the creation of the FumeFX explsions? I've been doing some FumeFX R&D on my own, and I've almost got it there, but I haven't nailed it yet.

    February 21st, 2013 @ 6:57 pm
    You've done some really nice work! I'm working on some Fume R&D;myself but just can't quite "get it" either. Hopefully this upcoming tutorial will shed some light on how Andrew uses it. :)
February 20th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
Thanks for the birthday present <3 :)
February 20th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm
I'm actually holding off posting a video until I touch it up with the tips and tricks from that new tutorial AK ;)

It's no big deal though, it's my own video so I don't have a deadline or anything lol
February 20th, 2013 @ 3:16 pm
Amazing man, I'm so excited for the upcoming tutorials.
BTW Andrew, how much GB are your jokes only? :)
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:31 pm
Cant wait hope to learn some good compositing techniques !!
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:40 pm
New York filmed in New Mexico! Really cool post, I'd love to use this as an example on my blog! Thanks for posting!
The Dark Khigt
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:59 pm
Great job, and super visual effect! With 3d element can do the same, I tried on your lessons Andrew and not a lot of improvisation. Here shown keyning plus 3d models! My problem is that my computer is not master this powerful rendering! Those guys have vidio card valued at several thousand dollars, and powerful computer)))))
February 20th, 2013 @ 5:28 pm
I love how everyone already knows what will be covered in this tutorial down to the very detail... smh lol
the smithy
February 20th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm
amazing amount of work. if they didnt show us,nobody would ever know how much work they put into it. i might put my head in an oven now and cry, lol, just kidding. gives me heaps of ideas on how to tackle things
    February 20th, 2013 @ 9:34 pm
    Andrew, how can we help you out more? I moved on to web design and web programming so, not going to buy more products (did buy element) but I still want to help you out since you help so many other people. Do you need some stock photos of anything I could get for you (used to do some photography and video)? Are there any more contests in the works where people can contribute to help you guys out more?
    As you learned from the background contest, there are a lot of people who would like to help you out with almost anything that you would need. All you have to do is ask. I bet you could get any photography, b-roll, basic graphics (logos whatnot), photoshop work or whatever that you needed if you asked your fans for it. Money a lot of us dont have (full time college student again here). A little time and some basic entry level talent, a lot of your fans have.
February 21st, 2013 @ 12:13 am
1 hour bad jokes and 30mins tutorial will be awesome,
February 21st, 2013 @ 2:57 am
Wonderfull!!!! For me it's impossible learn all videocopilotstuff it's too much! :)
February 21st, 2013 @ 3:18 am
Awesome! Can not wait any more!
February 21st, 2013 @ 6:48 am
Andrew, don't edit out the bad jokes. That is one of the reasons why I love watching your tutorials ;D
February 21st, 2013 @ 10:54 am
Awesome, really excited about this! Thanks Kramer I really appreciate all you do bro! You've saved my butt countless times!
February 21st, 2013 @ 11:10 am
The amount of and depth of the detail is mind boggling. When you hear of a films $250 to $300 million price tag, it almost seems too little. The amount of man hours needed to put something of this magnitude together is staggering. Thanks for the glimpse Andrew. My dream of following in your footsteps has now been slightly squashed! Ha ha.
February 21st, 2013 @ 3:46 pm
Like any good creative project. If you don't do the prep, create the resources, do the hard work first - the narrative, the storytelling part, is compromised.

It's old advice, but its good advice.
February 21st, 2013 @ 6:40 pm
onkar h
February 21st, 2013 @ 6:07 pm
one of the best vfx from ilm!!!!
justin Melson
February 21st, 2013 @ 9:33 pm
I've been looking forward to this turoaial all week!
February 21st, 2013 @ 8:33 pm
love u andrew sir cant wait for that
February 21st, 2013 @ 10:50 pm
i can't believe they did camera projections for every freaking window of the buildings, i must say it was very clever but ._. it's too much work, now i see why this movies costs hundreds of millions of dollars.
Thanks for sharing Andrew, i'm a big fan of you.
February 22nd, 2013 @ 1:14 am
Hey andrew, Great job!
and i wanted to remind you about the reflections of the explosion on the train.
If it's fume FX what about the people like me who have no idea how to use it? can you give us some alpha channel materials of the fume FX explosion?
February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:19 am
I'm checking the site twice a day searching for anything You publish because everything you publish is always interesting.
Thank you, Andrew!
Looking forward to Explosive Train...
February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:20 am
Mental note: TOP WEB UP and grab some food and sunlight, might be a while before i go afk when this drops.
I wouldn't have graduated uni recently without u Andrew.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do I get a red response? :p
klaus brandenburg
February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:43 am
I usually don't request a Tut but the Avengers FX Breakdown really got me interested in the warping from one equirectangular map into another and so on. Can you figure out a way to do this inside AE or is this only possible with the big boys toys?
    March 3rd, 2013 @ 6:57 pm
    Are you talking about the flattened HDR image?
February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:50 am
Great job. If William Wyler raise his head ..... Ben Hur would be another story .... ;-)
February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:56 am
Hi Andrew,
can you make a Tornado Tutorial?
February 22nd, 2013 @ 4:18 am
Can't Wait anymore,Great Work Andrew...
February 22nd, 2013 @ 4:52 am
i like the explosion of afterburn more than FumeFx
February 22nd, 2013 @ 5:10 am
Hi Andrew,i'm your fan from Ukraine!!)
Thanks for all,good luck!)
February 22nd, 2013 @ 6:37 am
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February 22nd, 2013 @ 6:40 am
Well.. it seems Andrew did use infact FumeFX.
He posted on facebook that it might become his next favorite plug-in.
February 22nd, 2013 @ 7:37 am
Amazing Things, can't wait To See, what are all the new things in
This Tutorial.
February 22nd, 2013 @ 8:23 am
very cool andrew thanks for added this video!!!)))
February 22nd, 2013 @ 9:08 am
Im pumped! Your tutorials are always of the utmost quality, and always original!
Alain Maiki
February 22nd, 2013 @ 9:24 am
Amazing...I can't wait to see the Train Trainning
February 22nd, 2013 @ 11:16 am
can you made a tutroail where you explain how to create the green screen scence from the avengers
Nominated VFX work
February 22nd, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
The category of Best Visual Effects for the 85th Academy Awards.
Who is going to win?

February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
How the Offices Inside the building is made with Photographs And it looks real?
can we use these technique for Metropolitan or 3d softwares?
    February 22nd, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
    It looks real because the the camera is moving and you're not up close to the window. The closer you get though the more modeling and detailing you would need to do to fool the eye. That's why Metropolin buildings look good from a distance but the closer you get the more realize it's just a sham - lol. You probably could do this in Element 3D but it would be much eaiser to do in proper 3D program.
February 23rd, 2013 @ 7:14 am
looks pretty good, cant wait
February 23rd, 2013 @ 9:10 am
Hello from Austria!

When the series will be released? I'm looking for it a few times a day. :-)
An approximately release date would be very helpful.

Best regards and keep going
February 23rd, 2013 @ 10:22 am
Andrew deffinitely Love us :)
February 23rd, 2013 @ 8:40 pm
Hi Andrew,i’m your fan from Morocco!!)
its will be a great Tutorial.
Thanks for all
Wasib Qureshi
February 24th, 2013 @ 12:47 am
I want to say these days tuts going high on sizes.. (Above 100-150mb)
its hard to download that much at low speed connection i suggest provide us link also for low size but okay quality videos too.. Please Andrew :)
February 24th, 2013 @ 7:52 am
They really did an awesome work!
Check out this short movie: http://vimeo.com/57148705
    February 25th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
    Well done Kevin, outstanding work!
February 24th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm
Bro, your jokes are the shit. In a great way.
February 24th, 2013 @ 5:13 pm
Meh - I was excited to see this new tutorial, up until everybody keeps saying it used FumeFX.
I've already spent enough money on AE/Optical Flares/Pro Scores/Action Essentials etc.
Don't fancy spending MORE money on another plug in. What happened to all the tutorials that were just made inside of AE, without expensive plugins.
February 25th, 2013 @ 4:13 am
February 25th, 2013 @ 8:02 am
nice job on the FilmState awards :)
February 25th, 2013 @ 8:39 am
Is there a website where I can watch how Special/Visual effects for movies were made? Just like the video here?
Almost Darkslide
February 25th, 2013 @ 9:38 am
I can't wait anymore!
February 25th, 2013 @ 11:03 am
Hey Kevin - the dude who posted the short film. I was very impressed by that. Top notch!
February 26th, 2013 @ 1:09 am
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February 26th, 2013 @ 1:22 am
February 26th, 2013 @ 5:44 am
Woah there! Don't be so hasty with those scissors Mr Kramer. If the bad jokes go, I go.

And I don't wanna go. This sites keeps me productive. The rest of the web, generally, doesn't.
February 26th, 2013 @ 7:49 am
Why? You just looove to to do this to us! haha ;) But we all like you just the same. ;)
February 26th, 2013 @ 8:14 am
hye dude when train tutorial is out ?
February 26th, 2013 @ 5:41 pm
You could make your own avengers with video copilot products SO COOL!!!
February 27th, 2013 @ 4:48 am

could you please say something about this, anything :)

I started this thread but nobody didn't say anything it's about how they were using 3D spheres for projecting on geometry:


Ed van der Laan
February 28th, 2013 @ 10:07 pm
Hey Andrew,

Your on IMDB !

Great. Thanks for all.
March 1st, 2013 @ 12:29 am
This is inspirational, beyond epic
March 1st, 2013 @ 12:24 pm
Wow, that digital New York is insane. It never even occurred to me that they weren't really shooting in New York. I guess that means they did their jobs right!
March 1st, 2013 @ 2:25 pm
thank's andrew for this great new tutorial , really amazing
and i need to tell u that Action movie essentiel 3 would Make Me Soo Happy :D
And , please Make more tutorials without element 3D ! i don't have it :)
    March 2nd, 2013 @ 2:39 am
    i put this in the wrong place , sorry
March 2nd, 2013 @ 7:48 am
amazing work, its really a ton of compositing
March 9th, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
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