New Tutorial: Translucent Glass!

Update:
View Tutorial and get the project file here

In this tutorial we’ll create a cool translucent title design with real 3D displacement using just built-in After Effects Plug-ins. Project file and official tutorial page upload will be up later today!

Final Result with some minor variations.

POSTED:
1 year ago
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91 Comments

Nirock
1 year ago
guys your tutorials are so good if you have more tutorials about 3ds max can you please send me an link good luck
Ben H
1 year ago
fantastic tutorial. can I ask a strange question? what did you use to create that bad television streaking during your endtag? I know it's not just the AE presets for Bad TV. any chance there's a tutorial on this you could throw out? or a project/preset?

as always. huge thanks VC!
    10 months ago
    Also interested about the plug-in you've been working on. Any news about when it might be published?
1 year ago
Andrew can you say how we Get rid of this Artifacs ?
If we make solid and feather it out OR optical flare and blur that layer out ; We see some pixel stuff.. that cannot blend with BG.
Even if we do 32 bit project it still somewhat Can be figureout when we zoom the Image / Video. Is it Aftereffect problem or I doing something wrong ?
Denor
1 year ago
Andrew, u re simply awesome I just wish I can be YOU! u ve made me love AE like mad. thanks a million dude
1 year ago
My Project of this Tutorial with Projectfiles to download ...

http://youtu.be/47H6OHN__xU

NativeVFX
baz
1 year ago
good tutorial, but it just went a little bit too long. also this tutorial seemed a lot harder then it really was. just a tip, instead of creating something and then deleting, make sure you have it planned as to what you are going to show. to much work and didn't come out like the final product. thanks for your time.
1 year ago
was playing with a footage's color correction for diferent timing scene. Would you please check it out and comment what should i focous of http://tinyurl.com/kda9qzx
prathamesh
1 year ago
Free Car model for ELEMENT3D from my vehicle collection
download and enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqLd1I9PhiE
McRenny
1 year ago
New favourite tutorial. Thanks!
prathamesh
1 year ago
hye guys this is my new model pack hop you like to download .
Animal model pack for element 3d . it work on Windows and Mac .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DfiXLmZNpY&feature=youtu.be
Joris Strickx
1 year ago
20 min well spent. Great tutorial, again. Thx
Esteban bustos
1 year ago
i made a free template using halloweenpack and element 3d.
5 placeholders of text and video or image.
you can switch it to day or night by switching the background!

Version: AE CS6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaYqV9C-dcE

feel free to download!

if you like it suscribe!
illd
1 year ago
Very entertaining. And Kramer is still not tired of explaining Precomping and cmd+d ;)
1 year ago
Thank you for another awesome tutorial..I've never been this excited to learn anything before finding video copilot..here a link to YouTube you guys can check out my version..be gentle with the comments..lol.
http://youtu.be/xAoe2xLkQeA
Raju Mahto
1 year ago
nice tutorial..today morning i have completed this tutorial. Output is so good. Thanks Andrew for this tutorial
Tobias
1 year ago
Oh i forget, the Scene render with Motion Blur and depthfield
Tobias
1 year ago
WOW DAMN !!
i rendert a massiv e3d Scene (3 Element Layers, one with animated flat Boxes created with Extruded Mask, one with 3 Videowalls which all had differnt animated Textures/Vids like the Iphone Tutorial, one as Floor Layer to create World Null)
rendertime with my Laptop....... 7 Minutes BÄÄÄÄM !!!

Lightning FAST, i can´t believe. Good Work Andrew
IMRAN KHAN
1 year ago
Nice Tutorial Andrew Kramer.
prathamesh
1 year ago
this is my simple car rig test with element 3d and my car collection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_u2D0ZDL8
1 year ago
Hey Andrew,
will you by any chance cover the glitchy outro animation? I really like those patterns, they look like real TV noise.
    JP
    1 year ago
    I believe they are part of an older series of footage / effects VC offers. I could be wrong but Twitch was possibly used too; great tool. There are plenty of distortion effects pre-keyed to place on top of footage available out there.
Duncan
1 year ago
Next Time... dun dun dun
Jon
1 year ago
Hey Andrew,

I know that you like to use the vignette effect a lot. A very quick and nice shortcut in AE to place the mask "centered" on your solid layer is to simply double-click the "Ellipse Tool" in your "Tools" window. The resulting mask will be sized automatically to the dimensions of your solid layer, centered.
    1 year ago
    Wow, how did I never know that? Thanks!
    1 year ago
    He knows that, he used that shortcut in the past, but maybe forgot this time.
1 year ago
Thanks Andrew. That 7 days comment really cracked me up. So i decided to change my text to 7 days. lol. Check it out.http://youtu.be/Fc2hC1Fb57w
Mrkbueno
1 year ago
I don't get the letters go the z space when I change there Z position. Is is because I work on cs5?
1 year ago
Thats my Version with Projectfiles to download and textures ...

http://youtu.be/47H6OHN__xU

NativeVFX
1 year ago
very good ! !
what, in the name of zeus, give you the idea of creating a under ice effect?
How did this happen
1 year ago
I am surprised to see that within moments of your uploading of the tutorial the number of views crossed over 3,500!!! How does this happen so fast?
Anyways, great tutorial as always ^_^
1 year ago
Very cool. Here is my test
http://youtu.be/x9mat9ZtJAc
1 year ago
Andrew,
How are you accomplishing the flicker in the light/exposure? I have tried a wiggle expression on the opacity of a curves adjustment layer and a few other techniques, but cannot achieve the effect. I feel you showed something in the past, but I cannot track the tutorial down.

Really enjoyed the tutorial. Trying to imagine what else this could be turned into.
    JP
    1 year ago
    There are a few methods to accomplish this. It may be as simple as a wiggle with a shape layer that has the opacity way down and feathered out and a potential blur; could also be optical flares with a transfer mode and the built-in flicker, or a simple adjustment layer with a mask using a flicker effect in AE from Red Giant or Sapphire. Most likely though something very simple like the first examples.
Ben Jones
1 year ago
nice... very helpful, thank you.
Alzemir
1 year ago
Great technique, Andrew! This is very interesting and can also help create excellent backgrounds in a very unique way. Congratulations for a valuable tutorial!
1 year ago
golani
June 4th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm
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thank andrew kramer and VC i’ve learned engough to produce movies that got nominated at film festivals like this true story, using optical flares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieslfOHSeI

hugs from your fan
1 year ago
thank andrew kramer and VC i've learned engough to produce movies that got nominated at film festivals like this true story, using optical flares.

http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?o=U

hugs from your fan
    Mrkbueno
    1 year ago
    Nice to see someone here with the same name 'Golan' :)
Sam
1 year ago
Really useful tutorial - thank you!
Mahdi
1 year ago
you are amazing . Thanks very much... :)
1 year ago
Well, if you don't plan to announce officially Element V2 release date, could you let us know a release date for your next plugin or even your next Element 3D model Pack ? Salivating on my keyboard since months !
shaswata indra
1 year ago
Sir Andrew would love to see more tutorials on element 3d and metropolitan...please.
Isaac
1 year ago
Excellent Tut. as always Andrew, the City Glass Sample you show up , just remains me to " The Avenger " when the Chitauri were traveling through the Portal.
1 year ago
Nothing about sound design. Okay. :(
danny
1 year ago
Sorry, this video is currently only available on Vimeo.com
Raxip studios
1 year ago
What university do you have?
1 year ago
Where is the look at the new plugin?
Daniel Valdemar
1 year ago
Could it be possible that in the nearest future you could make a tutorial on how you are making your sound/music editing?
1 year ago
anyway thank you andrew for the tutorial
VINCE
1 year ago
it would be awesome if we could melt some parts of the ice ( since its look like ice) revealing the pictures behind....well doing a AE template right now
1 year ago
Remake of the Videocopilot project with projectfiles to download !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re4BavBQ-w

NativeVFX
Rutu Raval
1 year ago
Hi! Andrew

From where are you creating this amazing sounds effects.
1 year ago
Great stuff.. Your humour is at such a professional level, inspirational! Content is exceptional as always. Even the lead up over the last few weeks was a mouth watering exposé complete with dashes of Element 3D wonders. Another great presentation, thank you x
light_thunder
1 year ago
It's so great to watch your tutorial and listen to your voice again
mat
1 year ago
nooooooooo you didn't show us the new plug in!!!
you are a bad kramer!
Kevin
1 year ago
Looks like it would work for that creature lurking beneath the ice.
vers
1 year ago
my phone was ringing after watching this tutorial and a voice said..."7 Days"
1 year ago
its realy Awsome What is the Released Date of vehicle pack please i Am Waiting For This
    JJ
    1 year ago
    Yes! The vehicle pack and the Advanced Car Rig Tutorial would be SO helpful about now...
    James
    1 year ago
    I need 2 f-22s and a large commercial airliner...(no onions)
    JP
    1 year ago
    James, have you tried TurboSquid? I downloaded several jets some time ago that went into E3D perfectly and was a hit with my client. Unwrapped UVs and textures too.
Alexey
1 year ago
I love you, Andrew, you are amazing!
1 year ago
salam
Thanks for tutorial.
the tecniqe is nice and pro
thnks
prathamesh
1 year ago
must watch andrew sir . thanks for this tutorial :-) realy happy :-D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6EFh93cRB8&feature=youtu.be
1 year ago
Perfectly the type of title effect I wanted for the screenplay I'm working on for a short horror film called Hotel Purgatory. Thanks Andrew for helping me put the cart in front of the horse by getting the title graphic done first. Keep the tutorials coming. They're awesome.
1 year ago
Thanks Andrew, great technique. I'm going to experiment with some of the other normal maps from the Pro Shaders pack to see what I can come up with.
PILOT
1 year ago
great, thanks Andrew
klaus brandenburg
1 year ago
If you add some "Hey whassup..." in the VO track you could even add this to the regular tutorials ;)
sumedh
1 year ago
awesome... being waiting for this.
thanks AK :-)
Matin
1 year ago
I know this is not a place to talk about E3D but sometimes when I want to use glass shatter of E3D in a scene, I need a displacement created by glass like refraction on the env map, if you know what I mean I want to know how to make that.
Great tut by the way!
And of course, we are too silly to make FumeFXs ourselves so if you got any results and renders of FumeFX that you're not using fans will appreciate it :D
    1 year ago
    I second that!!! Any spare fumeFX clips you may have lying around would be a great addition to your ever expanding free database of goodies. :) (or of course you could do the right thing and give us a pack of 30+ 3D fumeFX renders along with 3D sparks, 3D falling debris, 3D Water splashes, 3D muzzle flashes, 3D nuclear mushroom clouds, 3D skies and 3D scenery etc in an upcoming Action Essentials 3:The Elemented editon pack? Complete with animated obj versions for the 'Ready to Render' version)
    Dan
    1 year ago
    Gee, you make it sound like you want everything done for you
sing
1 year ago
It's been so long time since your last tutorial,maybe you are so busy lately, may I ask what have you done lately.And man, I miss your blog show stuff so much, of course, miss you too.
Alexandr Voinkov
1 year ago
Thank you! A useful lesson in how finely can you work with regular plugins!
iacere
1 year ago
"..princess Leia is having some kind of.. issue.." :D :D :D
Vikram Sharma
1 year ago
GREAT TUTORIALS ANDREW
1 year ago
Hi Andrew,

Can we add some water drops on glass to make even more cool ?
    Sead
    1 year ago
    nice try!
    JP
    1 year ago
    For the water drops you could look at the mercury effect and as long as it's on top of the ice comp it should replicate the look. You would have to duplicate the ice but not a big deal. Andrew did a version and using it for water droplets on the 'lens' tutorial; should still be available.
1 year ago
This would go great with some keyed out footage of a human, under the right lighting, pounding their fists up against the ice. Excellent horror fodder.
Omid.Noobi
1 year ago
Tanks...
I love it...
1 year ago
I love it, I did plan to make some photos (htttp://www.PhotoMocha.com) in the same style. Maybe I use Poser and AE instead)

Thanks,
THorsten
    1 year ago
    Super! Thank you Andrew!
1 year ago
I am gonna watch it right now!
Piotr
1 year ago
AWESOME. I love this tutorial!!!! Thank you VC
Check out my youtube channel
youtube.com/kwasnikpictures
1 year ago
Another useful tutorial!! Good Morning Andrew!
1 year ago
at last, thnx andrew.........
1 year ago
Woot! Great way to end the night ;)
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