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It’s always my intention to post on the blog more frequently and then things get busy and I forget… I’m just going to start posting more often and see what kind of “slow news days” I can come up with!

Upcoming Tutorial
Today we do have some exciting news! This tuesday we will be releasing a new tutorial for creating sub-surface illumination based on the Iron Man villains! This tutorial has many great tips and trick you don’t want to miss.

Future City Pack (Free community-built model pack)
The deadline for the Future City Pack submission is JULY 20th and we are getting ready to launch the submission page for you to upload.  See Future City Pack Information.

Element 3D Update V1.6.1
Also last week we released Element 3D V1.6.1 that tackles several bugs and performance enhancements. Plus a sweet desktop background made with Element 3D!

Download the update Here

Optical Flares for Nuke Released
We also released Optical Flares for Nuke to bring our professional Lens Flare plug-in to even more feature film compositors!

Check that out Now!

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82 Comments

1 year ago
What a Master Piece! I would love to learn how to insert these cool effects.
Thank You!
sade
2 years ago
Very very good
jan jaap
2 years ago
extremely slow news days?
2 years ago
Thats really great, Andrew..
Thanks for Sharing..
CGC
2 years ago
Andrew You Need To Release A Tutorial On Plane Models And You Need To Release Plane Model Pack Please :)
mancho
2 years ago
Please make the distortion machine using 3d max simcloth
Robert
2 years ago
To Andrew Kramer,

Could you please give me instructions or tutorial on the Element 3D I just installed it and I clicked on the Liquid object but I don't know how to animate it or how to create an animation, I am a little new to this (AE) I want to be able to get the liquid object to move I am trying to Create a blood Flow.

Robert
2 years ago
Andrew,

Best of luck in your mission to post more frequently. I know I'm not alone in that I check this website every day or almost every day. It's always great to see a new post even if it's not a new tutorial or new product. We all love to hear from you, even if it's a quick inspiration post. I love the idea of your Futuristic City Pack as a community project. I'd love to see more opportunities for involvement like that.
Foad
2 years ago
please give us the project file for training :)
fayizdasma
2 years ago
ouch...
that was sweeet ! ;-)
2 years ago
Andrew Thank you very much
thinking great education
Mickyzxc
2 years ago
Hay There-----------! across the Ocean

Andrew Kramer
You Are My Great Teacher Always----1Q Allot ....God Bless U Dude

I am From Ethiopia ---I tech My Self To Be An Animator (CG)

then i have one Question About mattshadow (3ds max) rendering Technique Economical Way

i have 6Gb ram on my old Dell pc then i think---- matteshadow rendering in alpha Chanel after that i compose & edit in after Effect.this is how i am thinking....

may i-----please develop the idea & post Some Cool Tutorial....
2 years ago
Project files aren't downloading ? help please ?
2 years ago
Look really nice. Thanks for this great tutorial.
But is there any possibilities to switch on Nuke in the future (for a bunch of tutorial) ? It could be great to use it with you and get trick and tips for Nuke too.
Thanks again ;)
2 years ago
Awesome tutorial . really love the vains effect . But WOHO SAM GOT NO BONES ? :D
lewy
2 years ago
Hey Andrew are you guys thinking of making a trial version of element? that would be great thx.
Nick
2 years ago
As cool as this tutorial looks, the IM3 effect I was most interested in recreating was Killian's holographic projector balls. When I saw that I was literally thinking "Oh, I hope Andrew shows us how to do that..."
2 years ago
I just redid my web site and I was going to pour into After Effects again after submitting a proposal to a stained glass shop for video and WordPress web site work. To prepare myself for more proposal submissions to other local companies, I am going to be doing a lot of your tutorials again.

Do you have any tips or pointers on using After Effects for text and animation type graphics that last about 2-3 minuets? That seems to be what most people want these days from small time After Effects users.
2 years ago
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Josh Ortolaza
2 years ago
Quick question: When I go to the Forum section of this site, I am able to log in just fine. But when I try to download the Element 3D update, and it prompts me to log in, It says that my email does not exist...it won't let me log i. Please someone help!
    Vinnie K
    2 years ago
    You should send an email to support@videocopilot.net. They respond quickly and helped me out on several occasions.

    Truly super service.... TSS in short. This should be their shortcut: VC = TSS

    :-) Vinnie K.
2 years ago
I Watched Iron Man 3 This Is Awesome It Looks The Same As The Movie And It's Called Extremis By The Way :D
Tristan Barnard
2 years ago
Looks like this could be possibly applied to a Man Of Steel heat ray effect, looks similar to what they use for his eye blasting zipppidy doodah power.
2 years ago
Just Love the Way you Shoot the Videos For Tutorial...please do a tutorial on that also...:)
Eric Lin
2 years ago
what will be a really interesting tutorial is that we cut off sam's arm and it grow back like in the movie! All done in AE! lol
Smileski
2 years ago
Who else remember what is 10th July? :)
    prathamesh
    2 years ago
    it is birthday of Element 3D :-)
Jake Jabbs
2 years ago
this is best website on the net.
2 years ago
It would be great to see a movie that weaves all of Sam Loyas adventures (Tutorial videos) in to one story.
2 years ago
Sub surface scattering on steroids. lol
Sumudu
2 years ago
It's great to see Sam Loya back in the Game :D
YuJeHyuk
2 years ago
Hello! Andrew I'm from korea, anyway, always Your tutorial see very good
Jason
2 years ago
Cannot wait for this tutorial! Love stuff like this!
monproduction
2 years ago
Is we want plugin for 3d tracking face ( foundry camera tracker ) ?
2 years ago
AWESOME! Please Andrew, continue making this kind of tutorial for Filmmakers!
2 years ago
Are any stock footage or any other pictures or texture required for this ? Or all of this organic stuff is made inside AE ?
    evren
    2 years ago
    Yeah looks like we'll use texture with this tutorial. Patience, we'll see Tueasday, not so far. :D
Bart
2 years ago
I like this site!!! And the ideas are geat as allways. Thank you Andrew and VC team for your contribution you make to our education.
Zohair
2 years ago
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
2 years ago
This is interesting, gonna try and think of a sketch based around this and what happens in Iron Man 3. Can't wait Andrew.
Impaczus
2 years ago
pls tell me this is motion tracked.. I would totally go fangirl if it was(iam a straight but yea xD).. Mr. Kramer, I think its time you do facial tracking like what they did in Broadwalk Empire with different softwares(cause I cant get PFTrack running cause of the resolution requirement.. sucks I know) and if possible, in AE and E3D!.. that would be cool!.. what do you think guys? :D
    Raghav91
    2 years ago
    You can get pftrack working even if your monitor resolution is smaller.
    Impaczus
    2 years ago
    really? how?
2 years ago
awesome!! no words !! you are great andrew
saner
2 years ago
I love it !! i can'T Freaking wait !!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago
It seems we have to make a 3d model of the head and than track our head movement and than the element 3d magic starts to take place. i guess so.
    Rock
    2 years ago
    He said that the effect was all AE. And making a 3d model of a head would be incredibly difficult for such a simple (per say) shot.
Neo Crescent
2 years ago
Samandarin
Love this
L A Webley
2 years ago
Very exciting indeed.
Erel Herzog
2 years ago
Oh... So that's how Sam is still alive!
RJ
2 years ago
Awesome
When the plane vfx is releasing!!!!!
number1
2 years ago
Wowwwww... Andrew again you came with a majestic tutorial dude!
It looks great!
I don't know how to wait for it!
Finally we can see Video Copilot super star again on stage, The Great Sam!
It's probably gonna be awesome!
Thank you Video Copilot crews!
Martin Hancock
2 years ago
Hi Andrew,

Very cool looking effect, nice one.
Speaking of light effects in film, what do you think of this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptfkS1pTIPU

Check out how the witch moves effect.

What do you think, in camera effect or VFX ?

Regards
mike
2 years ago
thank you in advance for the tutorial
Z H
2 years ago
wooow i looks really nice .
but what about the airplane tutorial that was coming soon
2 years ago
I'm so proud to be part of this awesome community! Thank you Andrew and crew.
sing
2 years ago
The FX is similar to the explosion of the witch in Demon Cam,am I right?
PILOT
2 years ago
Awesome ANDREW , but i want know When the release date aircraft pack ?? plz plz tell me :)
Piotr
2 years ago
It is very awesome ANDREW!!! I hope you can keep going with your tutorials and have even more cool and exciting things up for the future. Thanks !!
2 years ago
the first time you did the presentation of the 3d element plugin showed this
model noise affecting the model

will be that this function comes in 3d element V2!!!
Hercos
2 years ago
It looks really nice Andrew! So Cool! Did you used plugins for this one?
    Awesome Man
    2 years ago
    "Just AE. No 3rd party stuff."
Peter
2 years ago
Andrew, Thank you for the update. Any chance to give us some ETA for the Airplane or Vehicle Packs that you were mentioned? Thank you
Federico
2 years ago
When it's "Just AE" I understand how many things I've to learn...
Uday
2 years ago
awesome .. excited about it
Matin
2 years ago
Andrew! This is freaking awesome I mean super AWESOME!!! THANKSx10000
I've also been thinking how to do a really super slow motion shots of blood or bullets and gunshots, in a 3D space with camera actually moving around not just changing angles, it may be very complex but making slow motion muzzle flashes with FumeFX may be very AMAZING!!! :D
    prathamesh
    2 years ago
    hi matin watch this tutorial serise

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5geZBOyop9o&feature;=youtu.be

    and tell him my name . so he will guide you nicely . enjoy
    Evren
    2 years ago
    Yeah that series looks useful but he can also do it with Action Essentials - Charges pack. You know side - looking charges can be slow motion.
    prathamesh
    2 years ago
    yahhhh evron but when you learn how to make muzzle flash in 3ds the you will create your own muzzle and you also can use it in 3d space .
    Matin
    2 years ago
    See that's the thing, I need the tut from Andrew Kramer because I can't understand other tuts, yeah and Evren I can't use charges for this one, I'm going to move around the muzzle flash in 3d and rotate around the bullet. Only FumeFX can do that beautifully, no other plug-ins in AE.
    Kent
    2 years ago
    Try Hitfilm Ultimate. It's not as well known as AE or widely used, but I've used the 3d muzzle flashes in it. Freddie W used it to create his muzzle flash time freeze. http://hitfilm.com/ultimate
    Evren
    2 years ago
    Okay than, Kramer's Train Exp. tutorial series is good choice for understanding FumeFX'S key elements. And after that, if you watch prathamesh's tutorial series ? think you'll do it. I watched it and its so simple. Not too complex, and also I don't know good English however I understand it and I understanding Andrew's tutorials too :D Just work about it ^^ And sorry about my English.

    The other think, if you need move around the muzzle in 3D, I think you should use After Effects to 3DS motion track script too. Good luck.
prathamesh
2 years ago
cooooooooooooooool when it will be display ?
2 years ago
Looks Very Cool... Waiting for Tuesday :-)
HD_DK
2 years ago
Outstanding Andrew.Hope this tutorial is useful.
2 years ago
Looks Epic and Cant wait.
    J Washington
    2 years ago
    Looks true to form. Is this 100% within AE or is Max or c4d involved?
    2 years ago
    Just AE. No 3rd party stuff.
    IMRAN KHAN
    2 years ago
    Andrew are you sure? Just Think one more Time and Say
    Donald
    2 years ago
    So.. you have no ethic.. or you're simply an airhead?
    Aron
    2 years ago
    not bad
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