Upcoming Tutorial Sample: Displacement Glass!

Here is a look at an upcoming tutorial using After Effects to create a procedural glass effect with automatic 3D displacement with built-in tools. Plus a possible look at a future Video Copilot plug-in… Win win!

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2 years ago
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163 Comments

pankaj vashishtha
1 year ago
its very cool..!!! nice work
David
1 year ago
May I know what specific effect did you use to make the first frames' distortion?
Lee
1 year ago
Hope this tutorial comes out soon, looks really interesting!
duuuuuude
1 year ago
I have been waiting for a while now. When will this tutorial be uploaded?

Andrew thanks for your tutorials they realy helped me out a lot!
2 years ago
I just can't wait for the tutorial!!! I don't like serials, the only serial I like is the VCP tutorials!

I will watch Star Trek only because of the titles. hehe!
2 years ago
My Project with Element 3D and Metropolitan Pack for Free Download (Project Files)

http://youtu.be/SDoDc-lYLAc

NativeVFX
    Thomas Kirtley
    1 year ago
    Dude, you posted it once already. Not cool to post multiple links to the same video in the same thread. Easy does it there chief.
prathamesh
2 years ago
I made this useing element 3d and newton plugin must watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHgAwIYsuo

and please tell me andrew sir this glass displacement is element 3d new feture or not ?
also now please upload somethinggg m deadly waiting for this all new stuff ..
Gay James
2 years ago
Andrew I waiting for the Displacement Glass tutorial
2 years ago
I was borred to wait for the Displacement Glass tutorial that i create a another Element 3D animation with the Metropolitan pack :)

Check this out ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDoDc-lYLAc
LuU
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,
Im Chinese and i watch your tut almost every week. Because of you, i found a job to make some videos for a big company. I am your fans now, cant wait for your next tut!!
prathamesh
2 years ago
how much we wait for this please upload it now :-(
fayizdasma
2 years ago
that was coool...
the bad tv effect ,extra coool ! ;-)
Darren
2 years ago
Any updates on.... anything?
2 years ago
Checkout This Amazing Graphics With Digital Glowing Spines VIDEO http://on.fb.me/1124qsL
steve
2 years ago
Can't wait for this to come out.
Anytime soon! ;)
Bob Walmsley
2 years ago
Hi Andrew
I've been looking at some of your older tutorials and have just stumbled across your one for Sure Target 2. I realise this is quite an old plugin now, but it still looks like a really useful tool for quick camera animations. However, I haven't seen you use this for any of the last few years' tutorials. Is there a reason why? I was thinking it may be especially useful if you have a project using multiple Element 3D layers.
B
2 years ago
For over a year I have been trying to get someone to be able to teach me how to do this! Message boards, forums, tut makers... I have had a story for Batgirl encased in ice and we never made the story because I could never figure it out or find someone to teach us...This is 100% exactly what I need.
I have many of your plugins and element3d as well, I will buy any plugin needed to get this done. Please do this soon...Please please please please....
I really have been waiting for this for a very long time.

Thank you so much.
Bianconiglio
2 years ago
Hi Andrew. I love your great work and I wanna say thanks! You are the best. I have learned everything from you. I'm waiting so much the new tutorial. Please, make it amazing as always!!

My little work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmA8cfBTbqQ
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, Saw the new Star Trek Into Darkness yesterday with my wife. We sat through the credits as usual. Great to see your name there for the title work. Nice gig man!
2 years ago
I guess we haven't heard from you, since you are workin on the star trek titles,:)
Jason
2 years ago
Looked like Riot Gear at the end. My first VC purchase :)
Jimmy
2 years ago
really like the glitch in this video, hope you can also talk something about this. thanks
Ron
2 years ago
Andrew, love you man... but post the damn tutorial already!

Less making awesome products and more posting awesome tutorials. It got you this far...
Mahdi
2 years ago
I can't wait for it ...
Evren
2 years ago
I cannot imagine this world without Andrew Kramer. After Effects = Andrew Kramer, our teacher. :D Thanks.
inemine
2 years ago
nice maaan
ji j ovooo gar yumaa haraaal ideg jamaig
Nikolaus
2 years ago
Hey,

is today the day? :) I wanna see the new Plugin. Is can be OF 2... wait wait wait wait wait :)
A new title animation done in AE. I hope you'll like it .. Cheers!

http://goo.gl/DdQZb
2 years ago
Hmm Why take this so long to record a tutorial und publish it :(

Andrew you can do it faster, i believe in your skills :D
Bob
2 years ago
You can't make us wait like this ;)
Hurry with the tutorial ahaha
2 years ago
Class, glass effects
2 years ago
This looks so cool can't wait to see it. Plus totally wanting to see that new plugin Andrew teased about.
2 years ago
Looks like somethings buried underneath the ice...
    Matt
    2 years ago
    Just what I was thinking! Like a reboot "Ice Age" with a gritty twist...
prathamesh
2 years ago
upload tutorials andrew sir cant wait anymore ... i 100 time check website for tutorial and nothings new upload :-(
you are realy nice please teach us something new :-)
Montey
2 years ago
its look like ice. But Nice work.
2 years ago
Waiting for this tutorial...
Great Andrew...
2 years ago
Can't wait your next tut Andrew.
Did you work on "Almost Human" ?
Kevin
2 years ago
Can't wait.. When will this be out?
I really want to use this in my project!
vfxarun
2 years ago
Nice Work Andrew !
2 years ago
looking great, waiting for the tut and the plugin
btw how is it possible : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoRwe_wEAUI
2 years ago
Hey andrew till when element v2 and optical flares v2 will be released? Also please make a tutorial on realistically lighting and rendering animated objects and fluids in element 3d!
2 years ago
Hey Andrew!
Yesterday I read "ANDREW KRAMER" next to "MAIN TITLE DESIGN"!
Nice work on the latest JJ - movie. I was really happy to say 'hey, there's my tutor'. ;)

Greetings from Germany
Vince
2 years ago
hmmmm Is this a turbulence displace applied in an adjustment layer? or a new plugin is coming with VCP? :) Mr. Andrew?
    Vince
    2 years ago
    hmmmm I dont think so because the "glass" looks textured
Amila
2 years ago
upload tutorial please please can’t wait andrew
redinou
2 years ago
sounds like a homemade plugin used for Person of Interest ^^
2 years ago
Hmm, glass ey? Too me it looks more like ice. (Frozen alien spaceship anyone) :-)
prathamesh
2 years ago
upload tutorial please can't wait andrew sir !!!
2 years ago
Happy Mother's Day Andrew and his Mother... May your Mother live for 100 Years....
Redinou
2 years ago
Feels like the plugin was used in... Person of interest... Am i right? And can accomplish same effects
Shawn
2 years ago
Happy Mother's Day to Mrs. Kramer! I hope you take the day off to spend it with her! Blessings to you all!
ashish
2 years ago
here is trailer of my first short muvi with action essential
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caX6GCESiyA
Kirby
2 years ago
I own element 3d, but it's great to see new tutorials that are not centered around that plugin.
olivertorku
2 years ago
GLASS, NICE ONE THERE
2 years ago
WOW!thanks Andrew! i love you man!
hey... do you Know any thing about Stoke MX plug-in for 3D max? You can start new projects with this plug-in! For example, simulate of one of the action sequence's of Harry Potter film's. Of course it's just my view!
Matin
2 years ago
Andrew Kramer, You have NO idea about how the idea works because this "Idea" is full of ideas. Ideas can be used to create an idea but you got some nice ideas but use the best ones.
:S
2 years ago
I think it would be a great idea (but obviously as the conceiver I am biased) to maybe do some tutorials where when you release the preview, you also release any source footage too and challeng the community to see if they can re-create it before you release the tutorial. Should be particularly fun with tuts that require no additional plugins. Maybe I should just start a forum thread? What do you think?
George Laird
2 years ago
remember a thing called 'quick matte' that was supposed to be popping up, anyone know what it did?
Dragon Film Guy
2 years ago
Amazing! We use E3D for EVERYTHING at work now! It's launching everything to the next level. THANKS SO MUCH BRO!!! Can't wait for the new plugin!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8GqQQyOYyY
MillerEKO
2 years ago
Maximum!!
No chromatic aberration ??
yaman
2 years ago
Epic, This effect is amazing but looks more like ice than glass... maybe we can use it to show the effect of something trapped in ice, something strange, something evil..... :D
Chris
2 years ago
I wouldn't be supprised if the lens dirt pictures from the scope tutorial where also a part of this new plugin...
Who thinks I could be right?
David
2 years ago
Such great work, I just don't have the mental capacity to come up with this stuff without being shown it by you! :)

In other news, yes I did stay right through to the end of the Star Trek end credits to see 'Main Title Design: Andrew Kramer'

Woot - woot! Yoooooo da Man \^^/
Kary Staat
2 years ago
Hey-- cool GLASS graphics!! I love u bro!! Miss u. Ks
2 years ago
nice, i'l be waiting the tutor
Thomas
2 years ago
This looks pretty awesome...any chance there may be an Action Essentials 3 in the near future? All I can picture is 3D explosions able to be used within Element 3D :P
Lj
2 years ago
Andrew it is long time since you kill or injure Sam Loya. I think is time to freeze him with your new plugin in Cyro state for future experiments :)
Tutorial maybe incorporating element 3d, cyro station , green screen and camera going through glass to show Sam inside ?
    Chris
    2 years ago
    I like that idea!
    Good script LJ!
IMRAN KHAN
2 years ago
Really Cool Looking! Andrew Does You Output Always Reached Your Imagination?
abdulwaris
2 years ago
very nice and perfect promo.
alan
2 years ago
I'm excited! Also can wait for the model packs. But please do a tutorial on the Fighter jet you had fly and the moving blurred Background :D
alan
2 years ago
I'm excited! Also can wait for the model packs. But please do a tutorial on the Fighter jet you had fly and the moving blurred Background :D
shaswata indra
2 years ago
It would be great if there is an inbuilt camera option in element 3d apart from the default camera options in after effects.The element 3d plug in is just brilliant with additional lighting effects and fog effects, will be greater if it has an inbuilt camera options too. Any Possibility?
Toby Fairchild
2 years ago
Dude.......you're making my head explode. Do you ever sleep? After Effects genius pours out of your head like water.....or the brains of Sam Loya when you ran him over with that cool SUV. I can't wait to see this tutorial!
Luis
2 years ago
I guess that the plugin is going to be for camera simulation, which is awesome, lets wait for the tutorial and see what is the next plugin, can't wait for it

Cheers
2 years ago
Wow! Just wow… You guys rock!
2 years ago
I like this better then Google Glass already!
chris
2 years ago
Isthere a possibility that you design the plugin als for premire pro?
Thanx
    2 years ago
    You can just use dynamic link to bring your footage from Premiere directly into After Effects.
    Chris
    2 years ago
    Yes, i know, but tweaking looks of footage in premiere pro only (like looks from red giant does) works more quick than having to link a composition from ae. It is also more quick that you can copy and paste effects nd remove effects from clips in premiere without having to go to ae.
    Just a wish...
    Chris
Sven Van Lathem
2 years ago
Finally a Motion Graphics tutorial again! Please Andrew more of this please! And if you have time, could you try an advanced kinetic typography tutorial. The ones that are out there are so basic.
mickeditor
2 years ago
I'm sorry, but i don't understand at all what is this new plug ? I looked at the video several Times and i didn't see what is new, what is so wonderfull For me it's not enough visible
If Andrew can explain
roger justin
2 years ago
your back cool (hey Andrew its been awhile sync we had a blog show
Manu García
2 years ago
Hi Andrew. I live in Spain, I write in English through Google translator because I have the need to tell you three things: (1) I am pleasantly surprised by the work you do through VideoCopilot. I am a great admirer of your tutorials and appreciate it when you give us editable files. (2) I wanted to know your opinion on how it will affect the development of 3D Element that will integrate the new After Effects with Cinema 4D. (3) I wish you were still producing more 3D modeling packs.
Thank you very much. A hug. Manu.
zedul
2 years ago
Nice to hear you back....nice work....!
Gabriel
2 years ago
Glass, Philip Glass.
2 years ago
Cool work Andrew... keep it up!! :)
costas
2 years ago
Great to see that the old fashioned tutorials are back.
naveen
2 years ago
please make a music video tutorial
2 years ago
yeah...........they r right
He is back with the look of aftereffect
2 years ago
I made something similar like this (I also have project file)
Check it out: http://bit.ly/10INq4U
Farshad
2 years ago
I can't waite ...
Thanks Andrew
Gustavo
2 years ago
A possible plug-in ... mmmmmmmm! It could be a tool to create embossed textures?
Vaarg
2 years ago
Looking forward for tut. Cheers...
Ralph
2 years ago
Hey Andrew you should come out with a plug-in for your camera animations also bud, they're impressive...
Joseph
2 years ago
Sound design tutorials ... or another sound pack !!!
Dean
2 years ago
psst. hey.. hey andrew... will you send me the new plugin for betatesting :D
thanks lot bro!
2 years ago
Ooh, I like all this speculation! Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us Andrew!
Shawn
2 years ago
Looks neat (on both counts). I always look forward to your tutorials, Andrew! Hope you and the family are well!
2 years ago
Cool look at the new plugin, but I'm anticipating Optical Flares 2.0 more so. :)
trick
2 years ago
nice one andrew,
you know you gotta do a camera plugin with moves pans n everythang bro
Marv
2 years ago
awesome as always! and maybe a new library for sound design or just some tutorial would be cool too
2 years ago
that is not beatiful hunny that is awesome!
Hagop
2 years ago
can we animate the camera INTO the glass? like the camera passes from the outer part of the glassy object to the inside? sorry for the bad english :P
    Novice
    2 years ago
    there is atutorial for that..
Daluz
2 years ago
I think, after ELEMENT 3D we all raised the bar too high, and were expecting something "bigger". Well I was hoping for that CAMERA SIMULATION or something like that...but lets see whats coming.
“The Pure Energy”
A short demo created in Adobe After Effects CS6 using VC Element 3D .. Cheers

http://goo.gl/tJmra
Sumudu
2 years ago
First: Thank god, the site updated !
Second: Love to see ur old style tutorials back again..
and this one looks much better :)
Washington
2 years ago
oh my, another plugin? haven't gotten my Element 3D on.. gotta get my ish together...
Nuno
2 years ago
One small step for VideoCopilot, one giant leap for The Community! :)
patrick van kessel
2 years ago
Great stuff as Always Andrew , thx
WrapTheReal
2 years ago
Looks cool for me ! a twitch V03 ! ahah Also Andrew can you make a new product with sound design like this like really good sound , atmosphere , because your last product begin to old and everyone ear this everywhere !
Paul
2 years ago
Will element 3d support water simulation in the future?
    Remington
    2 years ago
    Being as most 3D programs don't natively support that without external plugins, I highly, highly doubt that. Not to question the brilliance of the VCP team, but that's a pretty unrealistic request. The processing power needed is huge, not to mention the complex algorithms required, and that's just not what Element is made for.
Jonathan
2 years ago
I really hope this new plugin is going to simulate camera, -lenses and -capture medium characteristics like diffusion (glow), chromatic aberration, lens distorsion, color channel interference and vhs degradation, possibly even introduce fake compression artifacts and digital noise. Now THAT would be sweet and actually pretty useful to have in just one plugin. Keep up the great work!
    Jonathan
    2 years ago
    Actually now that I think about it wouldn't it be cool to structure such a plugin similarly to say Magic Bullet Looks i.e seperate it into three parts that represent a physical setup where the first contains all of the settings for the camera (rolling shutter/global shutter simulation, exposure, white balance) the second part contains lens settings (edge distorsion/vignetting, edge sharpness, chromatic aberration, grime, diffusion/glow) and the third simulates different capture mediums (compression artifacts, noise, film grain, brightness and color channel interference, live stream artifacts, flicker etc pp)
    Not only would this be incredibly useful for quickly and realistically compositing vfx elements, I'm sure that some of the simulations could greatly enhance motion graphics by introducing some texture and grit.
2 years ago
I got it Twitching, I got the Lens Flares ... now If I get this plugin I'll be IMBA! Totally my style! Can't wait :D VC FTW!
lunga shezi
2 years ago
All we need now is Sam Loya in cryo state underneath the ice! :-)
    Maureen
    2 years ago
    Or Tino because of WHERE. IS. TINO.
Hercos
2 years ago
It looks amazing! Does it requires Element 3D?
A
2 years ago
So,

any love for us (as an upgrade to the new plugin) if we buy twitch now?

Pretty please?
:)
2 years ago
Why don't you guys create some page inside this website that will include some videos that How professional used optical flares, element or action essentials in their TV ad or title sequence. Like

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2013/04/another-cool-animation-made-with-element-3d/

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2013/04/another-cool-animation-made-with-element-3d/

And the one you posted before (Loreal Paris perfume ad)

I'm sure it will initiate the community
    Redo
    2 years ago
    Cleverly thought. I think this is a great idea. Positive Rivalry.
2 years ago
Andrew, who does this lovely sound design? Is that really all from Designer SFX? If so would you mind me asking what software you do the final sound in? Cant get enough of it.
2 years ago
Ohhh .OMG after a long wait I am going to see another amazing thing from you guyz really hats off ......Waiting for that plugin
prathamesh
2 years ago
hye VC Team please make obj sequence model pack please
    Smileski
    2 years ago
    Haha.. Great dude! :)
    Lj
    2 years ago
    Prathamesh you have great idea, birds, spiders, trees, etc etc..
JackTheClown Google me
2 years ago
I Bet Andrew Kramer can dance pretty well. Oh and New plugin you guys never slow down over there
Nikolay Kirkov
2 years ago
Very interested in the sound design, is it possible to explain a bit more in the tutorial?
prathamesh
2 years ago
when tutorial will out ? it realy nice ,
sanjay
2 years ago
waiting for the tutorial....make it asap
Joshua
2 years ago
cool looking andrew... i'am curious of the tutorial :)
Riaan
2 years ago
NICE ONE!
VC Back to the Organics of creation!
2 years ago
waiting this tutorial Andrew ,,,nice shot.
Ashish
2 years ago
Cool..... looking forward for the new Plugin...
2 years ago
Another cool...ehm...coldest way! ;)
agris
2 years ago
cool, many times I've wanted to create similar effect and ended up with worse result than yours. Cant wait for the tutorial!
2 years ago
Looking forward to the tutorial! :D
Wagner
2 years ago
Looking forward!
Greetings from Brazil.
Justin
2 years ago
I'm betting the plug-in will be about simulating the old VHS look? Kind of like Twitch, but for another style? If so, this might be interesting, although I'd be expecting something very low-cost. This could almost be a preset, but let's see how far VC pushes it.
    2 years ago
    Let's just say that the VHS look is less than 1/10 of what the plug-in is capable of...
    David
    2 years ago
    Can I plea-bargain an ask that the old-skool VHS look is less than 1/5 of what the plug-in is capable of? :)

    Love the look of that ice/glass effect Andrew. It's got an instant feel of mystery and suspense. Quality work.

    David
    2 years ago
    Can I plea-bargain and ask that the old-skool VHS look is less than 1/20 of what the plug-in is capable of? :)

    Love the look of that ice/glass effect Andrew. It's got an instant feel of mystery and suspense. Quality work...as always.

    Steve Green
    2 years ago
    Ah, awesome - was using some of the Rowbyte/EFX ones for the CCTV footage in this short I did the fx for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aavS_XUITXU

    But VCP always delivers.

    Thanks for all the tutorials and plugins, a few years ago I didn't know anything about AE, and VCP really helped open my eyes as to how much was possible.

    Cheers Andrew,

    Steve
    Jeremi
    2 years ago
    There is a Trapcode plug-in that can do that. I'm pretty sure that this one is going to be heck of a lot better! :)
    Steve Green
    2 years ago
    I wonder if the audio has anything to do with it?

    Maybe an automatic generation of sound effects from what's happening on screen?
2 years ago
First!:-)
Looks great! Really excited to hear how you made it, and really glad that something new is coming.
Thanks!
    You Were Not First
    2 years ago
    You Were Not First
Anthony C
2 years ago
Wild Speculation: The new plugin is related to the last second or so with the TV static looking effect.
Damian
2 years ago
Nice work Andrew. Great to see the old style tutorials back again.
    WOOHOO
    2 years ago
    OH YEAH! You just spoke my mind ;)
    Anyone else anticipating for the "old-style" tutorials?
    Win Win Win!
2 years ago
Very cool :) AE has some fun stuff but isn't always excelling in realistic lighting effects with 3D. This with some good E3D or Cineware text behind it would be very fun to play with.
    2 years ago
    Pretty good stuff. I'm sure this'll be a great tutorial as usual.
    VideoCopilot has helped me out so much. Check out my compositing/motion graphics reel i was able to create: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQQH1hQYCoE
Zedul
2 years ago
Nice to hear you back...Any progress on next version of 3D element?
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