Explosive Training!

Here is the breakdown of my next tutorial! Should be fun… and no Element 3D

Watch in HD on Vimeo

February 10th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm
Yup. Just as I think I don't need to see any more tutorials... VC shows something like this. Can't wait to see this one!
    February 10th, 2013 @ 10:58 pm
    HA! Agreed!

    Unless that explosion is stock footage....
    element boy
    February 11th, 2013 @ 1:44 am
    hi i love playing with element 3d :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBBtMdml08w
    February 11th, 2013 @ 2:40 am
    wow, can┤t wait to see this tutorial!

    btw, made a "space environment" video with the use of element 3d and some other plug ins! =)

    Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhKNnK68z9I
    February 11th, 2013 @ 2:39 pm
    Paulo, that was really good!
    February 12th, 2013 @ 2:26 pm
    @Dakota It's obviously stock footage, looks like FumeFX to me.
    Ron Capes
    February 13th, 2013 @ 7:33 am
    Paulo that space environment is pretty sweet. I'm working on a whole space battle short video it'll take a couple months though. I'll definately start postin' stuff up on youtube so y'all can check it out
    February 13th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm
    Can't wait. I love Elements. As soon as I got it, I followed Andrews opening tut and made this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTIaMe5CGFc) for our 13 U baseball team. I can't wait to blow stuff up...FX wise :-)
    February 14th, 2013 @ 5:22 am
    thx guys! =) be sure to subscribe for my future videos!
    February 19th, 2013 @ 10:50 am
    Wow man, how did you do that blue plasma? And can you list the programs that you used? That was great man!
    February 19th, 2013 @ 2:58 pm
    thx cesar! used trapcode mir and shine for that one =]
    February 20th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm
    If you want to see a cool matte painting I also made a video for that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llVffLZVBj0 =)
    Tim Lawrwence
    February 24th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm
    I am loving Element 3d, as well... Could use a tutotial on lighting.. The Metro Templates are WOW but I want to make my own. http://youtu.be/lc3zHZb7cDc
    February 26th, 2013 @ 6:08 am
    When will it post?
    March 4th, 2013 @ 12:07 am
    hi AK sir,am a huge fan of ur tutorials.can u plz through the tutorial ,like in mummy sand in face or smoke in face.i know it requireds particles and Z-depth map to do but i cant achieve the gole i want. thx
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:16 pm
Action Essentials 2?
    February 11th, 2013 @ 5:13 am
    I Don't think so, i think its 3D Fire and smoke rendered as OBJ sequence then textured in element.

    Since you can now export OBJ Sequence's don't see how this would be impossible
    February 11th, 2013 @ 8:57 am
    Andrew said NO ELEMENT 3D! :D
    February 11th, 2013 @ 7:32 pm
    trick question. he will announce action essentials 3 in the tutorial. (if only it came true)
    February 12th, 2013 @ 11:00 am
    I Remember really good movie with cool effects and scenes much with Optical Flares "SUPER 8" :)
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm
Haha, poor Sam! Are the explosions generated with FumeFX? I don't think anything with that much thick´╗┐ smoke is a part of Action Essentials.
Lhou Angeles
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:22 pm
Totally awesome, I recommend a tutorial of this :D
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
Thank you andrew

please no action essentials 2 no money

    February 11th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm
    If it is you can still find free stock footage online that is similar.
    February 12th, 2013 @ 12:07 am
    No action essential 2, no element 3d, no particular, no After Effects, no Windows, no more than 2 gb of ram, no PC!
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:29 pm
aww poor Sam! Can't wait till the tutorial comes out. I've been trying to find some good breakdowns of how to make explosions look more realistic
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm
the last part where Sam happens to seen a mouse and jump on it.... we want how he do that, a tutorial from Sam himself will do ;) LOL
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:42 pm
huh, interesting, but Andrew, you may miss a thing:

the reflection on the train?
    February 12th, 2013 @ 7:10 am
    I saw that too.
    Tural Memmedzadeh
    February 17th, 2013 @ 5:01 am
    And shadows of smokes to ;)
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:52 pm
He is back :)
How about 3d explosion ? How about animated OBJ debris so we can freeze and rotate camera through debris ?
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
Excellent work.

Love the comedy at the end :)
February 10th, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
GASP! NO element 3d? Hahaha...

That's funny...
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:01 am
Screw you Andrew Kramer you talented mother F'er. Every time I'm working on something you tease of with a tutorial of something that can make it better! LOL.

Can't wait!!! :)
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:04 am
smoke in 15 seconds there is no shadow
    Mackenzie Criswell
    February 13th, 2013 @ 10:37 am
    Your A Hoe For That One
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:04 am
Fun !!!!!! :D , Action Essentials 2 ?
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:14 am
It looks like FumeFX. If it is, i can't wait to see how to use it.
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:14 am
Andrew, Can i marry you brain? :)
    February 17th, 2013 @ 11:54 pm
    Well, get in line!
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:23 am
Wow! Can't wait for this. So are you going to make another Blogshow soon? Or are you to busy for that ;-)
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:28 am
wow very cool andrew!!!
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:34 am
The explosion is :

1:FumeFX Simulation ! ----The good
2:StockFootage from FinalLight Explosion --- The BAD

Please andrew make the tutorial for fumefx !
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:40 am
that's fumeFX AND ELEMENT 3D
    February 11th, 2013 @ 12:02 am
    No ELEMENT 3D! -.-
klaus brandenburg
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:43 am
Finally! This was announced in May 2012 (http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2012/05/upcoming-training/). This tutorial (http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2012/05/upcoming-training/). be ba a great follow up :)
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:05 am
Like others i too hope it involves FumeFX..!
Any hint on that !?
Cant wait to watch this one!
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:08 am
Wow! What a failed jump! :)
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:09 am
Wow! What a failed jump! :)
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:12 am
Sorry people but that isn't fumefx (at most there could be a tiny bit of FFX in the background but I doubt it) . If it is AK has has revolutionized fluid sims.
Still the quality of this scene is amazing.
    February 12th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm
    That's almost definitely FumeFX, looks exactly like it.
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:32 am
waw nice i am waiting for this tutorial
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:32 am
or Turbulence 4d CINEMA 4D
    February 12th, 2013 @ 11:01 pm
    Please be Turbulence! :D I'm C4D User not MAX! :(
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:08 am
awesome, please give us obj file for this video
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:31 am
Andrew you are one of the talented person. I wish, I can produce new ideas like you... Thank you for inspire us...
Matthew Kerslake
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:44 am
This looks amazing! By the looks of things you've used Fume FX for the explosions, lets just hope we are all right!
Jeremy Abbott
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:00 am
Simply amazing. Easily the best looking effect you've ever posted on here, I was blown away. Shocked that there's no Element 3D and a little worried though..hope that doesn't mean that instead there's 3ds Max or something :P
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:10 am
nice one! +its funny the comedy at the end haha
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:20 am
Please let it be FumeFX!
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:21 am
I can't wait to start exploding things! (Digitally/FX that is and not in real life (just in case this is being monitored by the powers that be!)) Poor Sam! Did he do a Peter Griffin? Ow, ow, ow, OW, ow ow ow!
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:28 am
Poor ! SAM ... loose some weight buddy
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:41 am
Yeah, maybe FumeFX or stock footage. But in the beginning of that explosion, maybe Andrew used Optical Flares and masked the wagon. After that, put it together with 3D camera track plugin.
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:47 am
WOW!!! really awesome. I was wondering when Andrew will make tutorials like these.... Can't wait for the tutorial.
February 11th, 2013 @ 4:12 am
Nice.. can't wait for this ..

poor poor Sam .. hope he is ok
February 11th, 2013 @ 4:38 am
Andrew, Who is Daniel Kramer?? "Hotel Transylvania - Visual Effects Supervisor" ... is that your son?? lol
    February 11th, 2013 @ 8:48 pm
    HAHA XD ") ;) Thats hella funny
February 11th, 2013 @ 4:42 am
Nice! Check out my last breakdown, guys. I hope you enjoy:


Watch in 1080p on YouTube: www.youtube.com/croblexvfx
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:54 am
    Well done on this shot man. Probably the best use of Element I've seen so far. Props!
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:59 am
    Thank you, Kraig. It's been months of work, but I'm glad with the results.
    Ron Carlson
    February 11th, 2013 @ 5:39 pm
    That is some awesome work!!!!
    February 11th, 2013 @ 11:56 pm
    Yeah, that was great!
    February 12th, 2013 @ 8:03 pm
    Wow!! Excelent job! Amazing!
    February 13th, 2013 @ 5:54 am
    Beautiful job! Incredible. Was this for broadcast or a personal project?
    February 13th, 2013 @ 11:57 am
    I started this as part of a teaser for a book, but the company didn't want to expend more money on it, so... it was cancelled and I was fired! I finished the shot by my own at home later.
    February 13th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm
    Fantastic. I loved all of your movies that you have on Vimeo.
    February 15th, 2013 @ 5:53 am
    Thank you, AndyK!

    Most of people just watch the Barcelona Breakdown video, but not the other ones. I'm glad you've like those too!
    February 15th, 2013 @ 5:57 am
    Thank you, AndyK!

    Most of people just watch the Barcelona Breakdown video, but not the other ones. I'm glad you've like those too!

    By the way, you can check out the 1080p versions of the three videos on YouTube. They look much better in FullHD:
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:02 am
What do we call Andrew Kramer when he's hitting the age 47 ?
    February 11th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm
    Hes older than that...
    just trust me.
    February 12th, 2013 @ 11:02 pm
    AK-47 For After Effects! :D xD
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:03 am
Seriously Awesome Video! I really love you man really andrew kramer you rock without you we would have been nothing thank you and all your hard work!
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:22 am
This is seriously amazing, can't wait for the tutorial!
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:35 am
Now wats better than the other, every thing on this site is amazing. This site is one of the best thing that can happen to both an upcoming and professional vfx artist. luv you all
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:36 am
whats that mean no element 3d ? :-)
February 11th, 2013 @ 5:39 am
Oh, about this reel, have to say the production value is good,
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:15 am
I guess its particular-2 and Action Essentials2
    February 12th, 2013 @ 11:02 pm
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:15 am
More than epic!

Please make the full tutorial!
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:21 am
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February 11th, 2013 @ 6:25 am
OMG Hahahaaaaa!! Lol! At the end I almost fell out of my chair! Hilarious! Feel sorry for the great Sam Loya :)
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:27 am
Drama, Action, Humor and the digital brush that changes our world. I wondered if we were gonna see that train footage again. Thank you again for exposing this part of the world to us.
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:46 am
Hey Andrew i love u man! Now just one question even though we will see it in the tutoria how did you make that glow when the explosives went off??? Optical Flares maybe????
Ahmed Rashed
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:51 am
I think this is going to be the next Action Essentials 2
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:58 am
Looks amazing! Finally some explosion FX on Hollywood level!
February 11th, 2013 @ 7:19 am
This is completely un-related to the tutorial but i watched Star Trek last night your title on Star trek was 'title designer'. What specific titles did you do for the film. They are all awesome.
February 11th, 2013 @ 7:21 am
Terrific ! maaan I love explosions... This one is totally new, you can tell by the look of the fire - AE2 still pimped up the scene though: just great. -> you can check out my modest try to reach videocopilot awesomeness (without coming even close to it ofcourse - but well);-)
February 11th, 2013 @ 7:22 am
no element 3d!!!!! so i think the train made in 3ds max.............
Shashwat Kauraw
February 11th, 2013 @ 7:26 am
Tutorial pleeaasseeeee ... plz plz :-)
February 11th, 2013 @ 7:44 am
What Element 3D plugin was used to trip up Sam? Very powerful.....
February 11th, 2013 @ 8:00 am
check out my New Work i mad complete with ELEMNT 3D / Plexus and other powerful Plugins:
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:00 am
Sam fall...EPIC LOL!
Niall Horn
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:10 am
Looking Very Nice. Lovely Fume Fx work! Nice Cinematography as well! Look Forward to the tutorial!
Ron in Calgary
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:22 am
Sam is the Charlie Chaplin of the AE community, just awesome !
February 11th, 2013 @ 8:57 am
Which camera tracker do u recommend for maya or 3ds max
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Yo Andrew, found this great slow-mo explosion filmed on Phantom! Right up our street for reference!

February 11th, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Kris King
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:04 am
We need to see more of Sam falling down on the job!
Paul D
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:11 am
I would love to see something like this, but a complete start to finish with creation of the assets in 3ds Max (modeling, texturing, export) all the way to compositing in AE. Obviously I can't be picky cuz it's free training, but I would love to see that. I'd definitely pay for that. =)

Either way, thanks for making such great (and free!) training!
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:16 am
Will the tutorial require any 3d software like 3ds max or cinema 4d???????? Actually I've seen blender does the job sometimes but this is different... I've seen some smoke particles from 3ds max...... Please Andrew tell us a bit more for this tut.... Hope its comming out soon....
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:17 am
Holy shit!! so realistic.... super 8 train explotion production value right there..
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:32 am
Very stoked to see this one, really enjoy the visual effects tuts VCP posts, more on real world applications, too! And really, who doesn't love videos with Element 3D?

Like this one:

February 11th, 2013 @ 11:08 am
Shadows? Reflections? Jeez, this is One Big League effects shot. 'nuff said.
February 11th, 2013 @ 11:08 am
COOL! Can't wait! And that fall that Sam took was soooo realistic looking! Just kidding. Hope he's ok. It hurt just watching it, I can imagine how he felt!
February 11th, 2013 @ 11:44 am
Waiting for the tutorial.........
February 11th, 2013 @ 11:50 am
Lmfao! The end clip where Sam falls is the best. poor Sam always taking abuse lol looking forward to the tutorial even though the wipes tell me how it was done :P
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
It would have been even greater if there was some element 3D ^^
February 11th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm
Ewwwww, that looks sexy!
Poor Sam, hopefully he didn't lie down there for too long, who knows what would have happened :/.
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
Poor Sam, that looked like a real hard fall off the train... way to hang in there Sam.. what a sport!!!
February 11th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm
particle effect with large sprites based on explosion, same for smoke, plus 2d explosions bisecting the particle field. Lens flare, one frame coloured solid with screen blend mode. Ground plane with camera mapping so that the explosion runs along the ground plane.

Or using several instances of spherize tool with explosion sprites, tons of ways you can go,
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
Andrew you may have to remake the tutorial,
You forgot about the reflection on the train and the smoke shadows,
And sam's rotoscope isn't blurry enough for his hand part.
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm
That fire and smoke looks like some legit Michael Bay stuff going on!!
SO excited for this.
i hope it's 100% pure AE.
    February 12th, 2013 @ 6:30 am
    It is never pure AE. If you want professional workflow, you must use more than one program.
February 11th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm
Thank you again Sam for all your tireless and self-sacrificing work. So, for how many takes did the director make you fall down like that? Are you going to renegotiate your acting contract? Are you going to demand a teddy bear stunt double for some of your future action scenes? That looked like a hard fall. I hope you didnÔÇÖt get hurt too bad. Next time, make Andrew take the dirt dive. It his turn right?

Does this also mean that you will ask for stock footage now from the fans?
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:27 pm
This is INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to see this..
February 11th, 2013 @ 3:11 pm
Great VFX as always!!!
My guess is Roto work of Sammy and the Tanks, 3D tracking, Action Essentials Footage, some 3D element debris and clever compositing.
Mike Kimble
February 11th, 2013 @ 4:49 pm
Why is it so funny when Sam fall down? Just kidding. Man he takes a beating sometimes.....
February 11th, 2013 @ 4:49 pm
muito bom os tutorial sou um simples seguidor do video compilot
aprendi muita coisa com vcs,recomendo eu mesmo fa├žo oque posso pra divulga o trabalho de vcs!! parabens...
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm
Did you go out to the train yard for this tutorial JUST so you could do that pun?
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:14 pm
Woah... Thats awesome. When will the tutorial be out?
Noah Shreve
February 11th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm
Breakdown with lots of linear wipes. I will always love Mr. Kramers sense of humor.
February 11th, 2013 @ 9:52 pm
When will this be released by?
reza irani
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm
wow!i think its a part of action essentials 3!
mr steele
February 11th, 2013 @ 10:22 pm
I can't believe everyone is worried about fumefx and no one seems to care about Sam! I'll ask then since everyone is insensitive. Andrew, is Sam ok? I heard the cursing get bleeped out! lol

Really great job, overly excited to see how you pulled this one off!
February 12th, 2013 @ 12:45 am
Most awesome looking Tutorial BreakDown!
Any 3D Application Used For The Explotion Like 3D Max Fume fx or Maya Fluid Dynamics?
And Please use Maya For Any Tutorial.
February 12th, 2013 @ 1:45 am
Re: more tutorials please!

Dear Andrew, 6 months ago I signed up for Adobe's subscription plan and I have spent almost every hour since learning After Effects using YouTube tutorials. I haven't actually counted them, but it appears as though you, Andrew, have made about one billion AE tutorials -- and you are, by far, the best instructor. I have just purchased a more powerful computer to handle 3D in AE, and I will soon be buying Element 3D, but I have a problem: there aren't enough tutorials on E-3D.

I know you are busy Andrew, but PLEASE make more tutorials showing what can be done with your new product. Perhaps a Lynda.com-type series that goes through the basics. And then other tutorials showing how to incorporate AE tools (such as Particle Playground, lighting, green screened videos, etc.) with Element 3D. You made such great tutorials for AE, now you need to make them for E-3D, maybe a few short ones every week. The best advertisement for your new product would be extensive tutorials (by you) put on YouTube showing the fantastic things that can be done with E-3D.

And would all of the enthusiastic followers who have written to this blog please consider making (long or short) tutorials showing how you have used it. There are just too few tutorials out there right now for a novice like myself to learn how to use Element 3D. Thanks bunches!
February 12th, 2013 @ 1:47 am
Re: more tutorials please!

Dear Andrew, I haven't actually counted them, but it appears as though you, Andrew, have made about one billion AE tutorials -- and you are, by far, the best instructor.

I know you are busy Andrew, but PLEASE make more tutorials showing what can be done with your new product. Perhaps a Lynda.com-type series that goes through the basics. And then other tutorials showing how to incorporate AE tools (such as Particle Playground, lighting, green screened videos, etc.) with Element 3D. You made such great tutorials for AE, now you need to make them for E-3D, maybe a few short ones every week. The best advertisement for your new product would be extensive tutorials (by you) showing the fantastic things that can be done with E-3D.

And would all of the enthusiastic followers who have written to this blog please consider making (long or short) tutorials showing how you have used it. There are just too few tutorials out there right now for a novice like me to learn how to use Element 3D. Thanks bunches!
February 12th, 2013 @ 1:22 am
February 12th, 2013 @ 2:52 am
0:43 Just click it over and over. Boy don't we all love sam hurting himself? lol. Hope your alright sam!
February 12th, 2013 @ 3:09 am
February 12th, 2013 @ 3:18 am
Please Andrew let it be FumeFx and no stock footage ..
    February 12th, 2013 @ 3:09 am
    Yes, please! But if it's not, it's not to late to change the plan and make it fumeFx! We will know by how much it takes until the tutorial is released. :))
February 12th, 2013 @ 3:28 am
Sammy takes a real one for us!!!
    February 15th, 2013 @ 11:24 am
    Since the fall was real, I'm surprised Andrew didn't use that footage and make Sammy's head explode, which chain-reactioned to the train and Kaflooooie!
Jan jaap Geel
February 12th, 2013 @ 4:15 am
It's most likely max 3d with fume fx. To bad for the c4d community...
    February 13th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm
February 12th, 2013 @ 5:06 am
February 12th, 2013 @ 5:21 am
the truth is if it's wasn't for Sam Video copilot would not exist
this guy went through a lot of ass whopping, falling, hitting, killing

if im going to support someone, would be Sam!
February 12th, 2013 @ 6:14 am
Nice one! Looks like eather FumeFX simulations for that shot.
Might be cool if it was actually a full (3Ds & Fume) tutorial this time =)
February 12th, 2013 @ 6:17 am
when tutorial is coming ?
February 12th, 2013 @ 7:00 am
By the way, Chad Perkins just came out with a online course from lynda.com on Element 3D.
The Pyro
February 12th, 2013 @ 10:46 am
OMG It will be the best toutorial... Sooo awesom. We need to see this toutorial.
February 12th, 2013 @ 11:15 am

February 12th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm
esta muy bueno amigo espero el tutorial. buena caida no ?
February 12th, 2013 @ 2:12 pm
Hi guys look my new video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBtkNIy3bKY
February 12th, 2013 @ 2:56 pm
This is amazing!!!! But when!? :D
February 12th, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
andrew.. did you use the boom library for the train┬┤s sound?
February 12th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm
OMG! Sam totally didn't deserve falling.. in fact, he was supposed to die
February 12th, 2013 @ 9:59 pm
Boy I never get tired of watching Sam Loya !!
    February 15th, 2013 @ 11:22 am
    Roger that!
February 12th, 2013 @ 11:51 pm
Andrew only replies comment in Element 3D Video :P :P :P Kidding!!
February 13th, 2013 @ 12:13 am
This is good way.
You must learn pro technichs.
February 13th, 2013 @ 3:01 am
The explosion is real, the tutorial is actually how to make it look like somebody has fallen over by using a green screen and animating position and rotation. Andrew's just trying to throw us off the scent by digitally removing the explosion and then playing the breakdown backwards. There's no pulling the wool over our eyes!
February 13th, 2013 @ 4:22 am
I would love to learn to get that kind of realism in an explosion. And with Andrew's tutorials, you can always take more time and maybe do a bit better than the example. Though, I hope when he says "No Element 3D" he just means he's not using a tool that makes it so easy it's practically cheating. All's fair in video FX, I say.
Vitor Delgado
February 13th, 2013 @ 4:40 am
Another blockbuster tutorial I guess ;) The outcome is amazing as usual!

Hey guys check this out, my intro of "The Walking Dead" made with my own footage in Portugal:


Andrew keep up the good work!
    February 13th, 2013 @ 2:49 pm
    February 14th, 2013 @ 6:32 am
    Nice job Vitor. Can you explain how you do it? Is there any project you can display? Greetings from Portugal (Lisboa).
    Vitor Delgado
    February 15th, 2013 @ 5:14 am
    Thanks. Paulo, the most important is the footage. The right scenes, angles and some camera work do half of the job. Then some time remapping, effects, dust and spec layers and color correction. But its easier to explain one scene at the time for details.
    February 15th, 2013 @ 6:47 am
    It's really really great. Is there any tutorial you can display or a site that i can see? Once more, good job. We have artists in Portugal hehehe
    Vitor Delgado
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:08 am
    Sorry Paulo. I dont have a tutorial but if you want contact me (youtube channel) and I will be available to explain you how I did it.
February 13th, 2013 @ 4:57 am
No element 3D?? id hate to go back to 3DS Max :(
February 13th, 2013 @ 5:27 am
Ohhh that's nice :)
February 13th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm
Hope This tutorial included to show us how to make the explosion footage from scratch xD
February 13th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
I think he is using this stock footage :)

    February 15th, 2013 @ 8:09 am
    All of these were done with fumefx...
    February 17th, 2013 @ 11:52 am
    and how do you know that? Just have a look at those explosions I linked :)
    February 18th, 2013 @ 3:57 pm
    No , That's Bad Elements and also Andrew Aren't need for them because she has the ability to make best explosion ever .
February 13th, 2013 @ 7:21 pm
that's absolutely fantastic. I've been waiting for this tutorial. I like also the comedy at the end, I didn't expect that. Thanks in advance Sir Andrew for sharing.
February 13th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm
Andrew imagine a plugin for ae , for simulate fluide like fumefx ! Explosion ,water ! But i think its to impossible !
    February 15th, 2013 @ 10:08 am
    YOU GAVE IDEA to him. Now see what he is creating a plugin like He created E3D and changed whole aftereffect to 3D world "_" May be in some year he will invent a plugin of his site about real fume fx
February 14th, 2013 @ 1:51 am
February 14th, 2013 @ 5:17 am
I can wait for this tutorial should be another good one although you had a tutorial similar this one already. Also can't wait to see you a AENY meeting coming up this month .
Shashwat Kauraw
February 14th, 2013 @ 7:42 am
can anyone plz tell me that what will be good MAC or windows for visual effects ... :)
    February 14th, 2013 @ 8:37 am
    Win! :) :P
    February 14th, 2013 @ 12:45 pm
    As the owner of 3 MacPro's, I say WINDOWS
    February 15th, 2013 @ 10:06 am
    Upcourse Windows. From my experience :]
    February 15th, 2013 @ 12:59 pm
    Windows !
February 14th, 2013 @ 9:36 am
Thank you for the crack videography.
February 14th, 2013 @ 11:24 am
Hurry and release it pleaaaaase.
February 14th, 2013 @ 11:49 am
Hi Every body.i think that andrew use fumefx and rayfire in this toturial.
February 14th, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
SAM :D you guys are sick
February 14th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm
When is this coming out!????
February 14th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
Thanks God, a tutorial without Element 3D!!!!
February 14th, 2013 @ 5:44 pm
(Don Lafontaine voice) "Coming this Christmas, a brand new explosive tutorial from Andrew Kramer."
February 14th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
3ds max and fumefx
February 15th, 2013 @ 12:33 am
mr.andrew thanks for all tutorial and projects
i have applcation whnen i installed element 3d v1.5 it says install GPU drivers . i had insalled it ,it says GPU drivers suport to videocopilot
my system is intel is not ehther amd or getforce.
you have mentioned PDF i had never seen any intel please help
    February 15th, 2013 @ 10:05 am
    Intel card are not supported with Element 3D ..
February 15th, 2013 @ 8:51 am
I think they really blew up the train. And then will show us how to erase the flames...
February 15th, 2013 @ 10:24 am
when it will come i m waiting
February 15th, 2013 @ 10:31 am
I really really hope this tutorial comes out soon because i'm working on a video and i had to stop to wait for this..Andrew always get to me lol
February 15th, 2013 @ 11:55 am
Can't wait to see this. I love Element 3D and all, but this is more practical for the stuff I do. I just wish I had RayFire so I could follow along. This should be awesome.
February 15th, 2013 @ 1:44 pm
Hey Andrew!
hummmm? Is it you? Tell us the truth plz
February 15th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm
February 15th, 2013 @ 4:19 pm
Sam!! HAHAHA dude I freakin love you
February 15th, 2013 @ 6:32 pm
February 16th, 2013 @ 12:20 am
BEST element 3D helicopter. watch in HD
February 16th, 2013 @ 1:34 am
it is so cool and its without element 3D,awesome
February 16th, 2013 @ 1:32 am
wowww!!! waiting to learn it... ? ? ? ?
February 16th, 2013 @ 5:39 am
Definitely need to see a breakdown of Sam's awesome stunt work.
February 16th, 2013 @ 1:18 pm
Great explosion FX on high level 3d modeling!
February 17th, 2013 @ 7:20 am
OMG I can't wait this tutorial... thank you very much andrew.. :)
Esteban bustos
February 17th, 2013 @ 8:31 pm
February 17th, 2013 @ 9:33 pm
hye andrew upload it fast i cant wait any more :-)
    Justin Melson
    February 18th, 2013 @ 10:13 am
    I AGREE! Everyday I check back on VC hoping to see it! I've really been waiting for Andrew to do a Fumefx tutorial!
February 17th, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
Turbulence fd on cinema 4d as pretty bad and c4d are better for design s stop with turbulencefd ! Its too bad go to fumefx on 3dsmax
February 18th, 2013 @ 8:04 am
This looks amazing, can't wait!
February 18th, 2013 @ 9:32 am
Hi guys i like to use VFX likes these in my stopmotions and the occasional live action video please check out my youtube channel and subscribe if you like the videos as i would love my youtube channel to grow http://www.youtube.com/user/l3g0m4yh3m?feature=mhee
February 18th, 2013 @ 11:11 am
I'm really looking forward to this.
February 18th, 2013 @ 11:28 am
When are you dropping "Magnum" on us, AK?
February 18th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm
Hopefully he goes through with it! :(
February 18th, 2013 @ 2:37 pm
I am looking forward to see what methods he used, I really hope whatever technique he used, its one that a lot of people can follow. =)

Anyways, keep on the great work Andrew!
February 18th, 2013 @ 3:37 pm
Damnit, Kramer, how many times must I refresh the tutorials link before this appears!? Quit Bogarting all the talent!
ray rodriguez
February 18th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm
i recently purchased Element 3d i use cs4 but when i load the buildings they look dark and even their materials look dark in the materials and bevel browser in the scenes tab by the lower left window where they show why is that?
    February 19th, 2013 @ 3:32 am
    I had the same problem with CS4, but since I went to CS6 it seems to be as it should. I'm still running CS4 as well. What's the score with CS4?
February 18th, 2013 @ 5:46 pm
this is sad......looks like tutorial will never be released.
February 18th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm
Doritos used action essentials for explosions in this Super Bowl commercial http://youtu.be/8IXzDDsgOS8
Zafar sahel
February 19th, 2013 @ 1:45 am
i can't wait for this
February 19th, 2013 @ 4:58 am
It's clear that's a 3d explosion...maybe FumeFx... so there's no way I'm going to be able to do that in Blender :(
February 19th, 2013 @ 5:28 am
Hey VC Team, hey Andrew,

we all know you are busy. But, is there a release date in your mind? To check your site 10 times a day sucks a bit.
February 19th, 2013 @ 11:00 am
you are so talented guy, and so funny. Like all what you did, the best one...
February 19th, 2013 @ 11:41 am
It never sucks to check the site ;)
February 19th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm
Andrew, when is the tutorial going to come out? So excited!!!
February 20th, 2013 @ 9:59 am
Question : are thoes explosions made with afteburn ?
Don Slack
February 20th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm
This is so much fun. Check out what I was able to to in less than and hour.

Thanks Andrew!
    February 21st, 2013 @ 2:54 pm
    You should spend more than an hour next time.
Haggai Nwokolo
February 20th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
Wow! I wonder when I'll be as good as Andrew Kramer. This is what I could do with Element 3D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIUVmDHQYM
February 21st, 2013 @ 6:39 am
relese it fast.. how much i wait for this :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
Marcus Jordan
February 21st, 2013 @ 11:16 am
I love the fail at the end, but check out my simple iPhone 5 commercial I did using After Effects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sBanHsAfT4
February 21st, 2013 @ 11:51 am
at least give use relise date please :-)

you are awsome . please upload it today :-)
February 21st, 2013 @ 12:18 pm
Okay ... its a little bit long now !
February 21st, 2013 @ 2:38 pm
relese it fast plezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
February 21st, 2013 @ 5:28 pm
Andrew my man! This looks amazing! I can't wait! When will this be uploaded?
February 21st, 2013 @ 7:56 pm
I hope the tutorial come out today
February 22nd, 2013 @ 12:20 am
February 22nd, 2013 @ 5:46 am
kos okhtak ya andrew
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 @ 9:33 pm
Alex Lloyd Godfrey
February 23rd, 2013 @ 1:11 am
I do like an action,but i want to meet you so that we can have some talking,i'm very much interested in film making,i do write scary stories which can not be done because of our low technology,fund and even government support.
February 23rd, 2013 @ 4:20 pm
very nice is like fume effects is very realistic '''''like '''video copilot
February 23rd, 2013 @ 6:46 pm
ouch!, hope sam's ok.
February 23rd, 2013 @ 6:48 pm
this would be great to learn on so many levels!

hope sam's ok!
February 24th, 2013 @ 1:19 am
fantastic explosion FX! looking forward to the tutorial. btw: Sam is so funny!
February 24th, 2013 @ 1:44 am
Hi Andrew,
here are some Ideas you can make some Tutorials



or make some 3D Zombie Models we can do this
like Demon Face

February 25th, 2013 @ 4:03 am
i love it :D great job, 1 comment the opening text isn't centered :D
February 25th, 2013 @ 6:16 am
where the tutorial pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez
February 25th, 2013 @ 6:18 am
where is the tutorial pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez
February 25th, 2013 @ 6:30 am
When will you release it ?
Frank Mensing
February 25th, 2013 @ 7:17 am
Please release this tutorial Andrew!!! It looks great! You rock!
February 25th, 2013 @ 11:06 am
Thank you for what you have taught me to do such great video Andrew Kramer ....
February 25th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm
I do this with ELEMENT 3D .. the best pluging for AE.

    February 27th, 2013 @ 12:56 am
    Really good work. How did you do this?
Luis Martin
February 25th, 2013 @ 3:01 pm
Adobe After Effect CS6: Installed
Element 3D 1.5: Installed
Trapcode Particular 2: Installed
3D Studio Max 12: Installed
FumeFx for 3DS Max: Installed
AfterBurner for 3DS Max: Installed
Cinema 4D R14: Installed
Autodesk Maya 12: Installed
Now, Please Andrew Kramer a VC Team, hit me with your knowledge and enlightme in the path of Visual FX. Just for passion and for hobby. Greetings from Argentina, My regards to Sergio Gil for answering my tweet also.
    February 27th, 2013 @ 9:30 am
    Wow. It must have cost a fortune for all that licensed software!
February 26th, 2013 @ 6:09 am
Seems to be an other very exciting tutorial !

Would it be possible to add, into your tutorials, some clues about the sounds used. Cause I thing they are not all in Action Essentials or Designer Sound FX or Pro Scores.

From France with love !
February 26th, 2013 @ 9:23 am
15 day and no tutorial love you man
February 26th, 2013 @ 10:22 am
please edit it fast can't wait
February 26th, 2013 @ 9:59 am
I hope this is done with 3DS Max! I have looked at other people's tutorials and none compare to Videocopilot! I'm sure this will be a great tutorial!
February 26th, 2013 @ 11:27 am
Wow!! This looks great and right up my alley! I definitely want to learn how to do something just like this. Bring it on, guys!!!!
February 26th, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
Really nice - what camera / setup did you use to film it?
February 26th, 2013 @ 11:35 am
I hope this is done with 3DS Max! I have looked at other people's tutorials and none compare to Videocopilot! I'm sure this will be a great tutorial!
February 26th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
refreshing 5 times a day for this
Luis Martin
February 26th, 2013 @ 3:43 pm
Andrew is the first shoot on the train made with LiveCam? Your plug-in you once talked about it.
February 27th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm
ha ha Sam needs to stay away from action roles, maybe a pie eating contest would be more in his wheelhouse. LOL
March 2nd, 2013 @ 5:09 pm
this shot is like train explosion in "super 8" film. awesome andrew
Prashant Dwivedi
March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:48 pm
bro i does not wait for this VFX..... plz make this tutorial ..!!!!!! u are Awesome Man ..!!! :D
David Jedd
March 4th, 2013 @ 11:24 am
Nice use of the YouTube 3D functionality on the player.
May 30th, 2013 @ 7:52 am
Hi Andy,
Need help.
if you have exhausted all the Groups in the Element and still want to add more stuffs in Element, what would you do ?
Cus, I tried duplicating the solid that has the Element effect on it but didn't work.
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