Back in Analog Form!



 

It’s good to be back after some time away and I’ve got a fun project planned for next week. I was doing some test renders with Element 3D and it hit me…

Typewriter Week!

Alright… So it’s not quite as cool sounding as Shark Week but I’ll be posting a couple of cool tutorials and projects through-out the week on creating various type writer effects. From animations to cool font designs plus you get this free high quality Type Writer model.  So get ready, this old-school typewriter is perfect for the digital hipster in all of us!

PS: Get your future buildings ready, we built an upload page to finally get those collected!

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1 year ago
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113 Comments

sundaylee
1 year ago
I suggest the UVW pass for Elenment 3D,if so Cinema 4D will be totally wiped out of my current workflow.

The UVW pass provides us a way to place images or videos freely onto the surface of 3d objects without having to track them and can perfectly wrap the images to the uneven surface of the 3d objects(With other plugins like RE:map UV).

*strongly suggested*
    ???
    11 months ago
    I hope that our city just to the left picture's pretty good :)
    Nature always say to be true?
Fred
1 year ago
Andrew Thank you for making software that lets the little guy step there game up to the Hollywood levels ... Nicely done sir... :)
clancy30
1 year ago
love old typewriters, cant wait to see it.
Bryan McRae
1 year ago
Just a couple quick Element projects while we wait for Andrew's typewriter tut. Thanks man for being so up front with your knowledge- lotsa guys keep that kind of gold to themselves!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsY-pfFxoFw&list=UUWGWU3Nh5-I3U3Bx84lcgTw
1 year ago
andrew kramer is my soul,no andrew kramer no me.
你是我的灵魂,没有安德鲁克莱默,就没有我。
你是最棒的!!!
是你改变了我,
是你改变了我的人生。
是andrew kramer让我与众不同。

I LOVE YOU ANDREW KRAMER...
Jennifer
1 year ago
Just what I needed!! Thanks Andrew, you're the man!
I love everything vintage and so far you have been making tutorials mostly about scientific/high tech kinda stuffs (which I love too, don't get me wrong) so this is a great for a change. :)
1 year ago
Wowwwwwwwwwwww Andrew... just Wowwwwwwwwwwwww...!
1 year ago
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Kenneth
1 year ago
Love the darkness adding to the realism. By the way, perhaps a silly question but how do you turn off all the lights when using Element? My 3D objects seem to always be lit from somewhere especially the environment. I'd like to be able to light the object bit by bit. How can I do this? I've tried making the environment a custom black layer. Still seems to be getting light from somewhere.
IMRAN KHAN
1 year ago
Andrew That Looks More Realistic How You Achive That in E3D V2
There is No Drop Shadow also But Looks Cool
Will
1 year ago
Hi Andrew! I have a request. Since you made optical flares for Nuke, can you start beginner/advance nuke tutorials? I'm sure a lot of people including me will benefit from it since all the other tutorials out there are boring. Just something for you to think about, thanks!
Kevin
1 year ago
Is the community future city pack still happening? I never saw a link for submissions.
    Michel
    1 year ago
    Read the full post!
victor
1 year ago
ANDREW when will the future buildings be ready for public download? PLEASE ANSWER WE ALL WANT TO KNOW. even an estimate is fine :)
3dnk
1 year ago
https://vimeo.com/67132114

Involved in making this:
3ds Max 2013
After Effects CS6
Videocopilot's Element 3D and Optical Flares
Trapcode Suite
Plexus
GuoChao
1 year ago
Why Andrew can always design something out so great, why I can not think of a more Why
Tedos
1 year ago
I can't wait for futures!!!!

Tedos
1 year ago
Nays!!!
1 year ago
Holy cow. I remember typing on those when I was a little girl. >.<
    1 year ago
    Didn't we all?
Gastos
1 year ago
Looks beautiful, can't wait. Can I also use this space to pimp some stuff I've done?

https://vimeo.com/71341164 I had to reveal a new logo for a website.
reza irani
1 year ago
wow wow wow!f**ck yeah! I can't wait for futures!!!!
Izzy
1 year ago
Awesome!!! Can't wait for typewriter week!!
1 year ago
Good idea Andrew all the best
Kamen
1 year ago
Great stuff as always Andrew, we missed you.
1 year ago
Should change "Shift" to "Sher"
1 year ago
I have an almost identical one I bought down at the local collector when I was 8 years old, my mother was furious - but I still have it, a little funny that you post pictures of yours ;-)
VipinM
1 year ago
AS ALWAYS THIS.....IS........SO.............f****N..........a w e s o m e.......... :-)
rogerdeodat
1 year ago
why don't you guys try making it before the tutorial so wen it come out you will see what wrong step you guys take :)
Garry Cuthbertson
1 year ago
Hi Andrew, my first post on what is a really inspiring blog and tut site. Awesome work. I use element everyday here in the uk doing packaging cgi anims and rendering. The one problem I have and I'm sure others have is lighting the models well. Ae lights are okay but you seem to use optical flares to achieve a pro look. Is there any chance you could fit into your busy schedule a quick tut on how you set up the lights (flares?) properly for the amazing results you get pls
    Kent
    1 year ago
    Second that. A tutorial would be very useful. And what about that planes and helicopter pack? I need a helicopter for element really soon and would rather get them from VC than have to retexture and all..
    VipinM
    1 year ago
    yes please we need this tut andrew ...
    Tob
    1 year ago
    Second this too
1 year 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 ?
Durgesh
1 year ago
superbb
Alll ways perfect!!!!!
Dustin
1 year ago
This is very cool and unique. Once again tutorials and goodies that you can't find anywhere else on the planet. Or on other planets, as far as I can tell.

Cool idea, Mr. K.
Parth Kubavat
1 year ago
Please andrew make tutorial on parallax effect we saw in documentry.. Where suddnly video stop and slow-mo. video moves with parallax.. Plz i hop u understand..
Plz plz plz made tutorial on this..
NLantean
1 year ago
I have been make this video with element 3d, comment your opinions, thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbBh-ESxik
1 year ago
Cool. I can’t wait… :)
Art
1 year ago
This typewriter model will be perfect for my video-short to sell my screenplay! THANKS!!!!!
1 year ago
I have to say... Calling Andrew, 'Kramer', reminds me of that bully at school (you know the one) that called people by their last names as if it somehow degraded them. Please can people refrain from this, I'm sure AK would suffice, or 'Andrew'... Or.. I know... How about Mr Kramer for those of us that have been 'taught' by him? After all, you wouldn't call your school teacher solely by their last name unless you were smack talking about him/her to your 'mates' in the playground. :/
sanju
1 year ago
hello Andrew kramer i hope u r so good..and i need ur help..about 3dsmax tutorial so will make some 3ds max tutorial... 'cause i love ur site and i m fan of ur tutorial..soo plzzzzzzzzzzzz:)
    sanju
    1 year ago
    hello Andrew Kramer i hope u r all right..After long time i saw ur "typewriter week " Image i m really happy, you r coming with some New tutorial and will you upload some sound tutorial for us...
1 year ago
I found that the best way to learn E3D is to have a look at all the videos Andrew has released to advertise it... Then try to re-create them. I myself have done this, and that technique has taught me a lot. I've also physically completed every tutorial from VCP, which I highly recommend for drumming those skills into you. (obviously I've never uploaded these because unlike some people out there, I have standards) You can see some E3D stuff on my channel, but you won't find any 'copies' of existing tuts or demos.
Parth Kubavat
1 year ago
Where have you been all this time.. Missed u.. Atleast write just 'How are you all' onece a week..
David
1 year ago
Does anybody else think this looks like a hint to a new plugin.
    LordEdington
    1 year ago
    Optical Typewriters?
1 year ago
Very Long Time. Who Here Agrees With Me That Video Co pilot Need To Start Hiring More Staff So We Can Spend More Time With Andrew???

Where is the Building Upload page?
kmac77
1 year ago
Dude, you're a god!
1 year ago
Oh yeah type writers... I remember those. Awesome depth of field. Looks like a photograph instead of an animation. Very cool
Ae_pro
1 year ago
I really like that old look and here is what i have created recently using Element 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9VrIeYn4io
ENA
1 year ago
Looks great! (good to have you back...)
    ENA
    1 year ago
    (...and really nice texture work)
1 year ago
Dope-ass grain, dude.
1 year ago
Are you using a film grain plugin / hand-made effect on these images? Beyond the nice hi res model the image has a nice film grain quality.
1 year ago
Welcome back! This is awesome!
Bishoy Nader
1 year ago
hey andrew you just made me carzy about it :D
adofo
1 year ago
i love all u do Kramer.keep it up.
Mahdi
1 year ago
Cool. I can't wait... :)
1 year ago
And the design of futuristic buildings, how are you?
1 year ago
Hey Andrew! I think it would be really awesome to make a user gallery for Element, with photos and videos, and links to the creator's site!
Pontus w
1 year ago
Hi Andrew, looks really cool.
But I have a question regarding the future building pack and Element 3D in general. Why don’t you do a tutorial or tutorial series for how to model, texture, export and import a 3D object, building or what ever, from Max (or Cinema 4D, Maya, Blender etc) to Elements?
Such a tutorial would really help selling Elements 3D to a lot of people and also inspire your followers to create a ton of great futuristic buildings.

Cheers
    Rock
    1 year ago
    This would require a lot of work on his part, and I doubt he has the time. And there are A LOT of tutorials online, for modeling, texturing, and anything else you want to know about 3d.
    PureMotion
    1 year ago
    Why do people always want tutorials on everything. Open your favorite application, play around with it, when you get stuck on something... just look it up online.Chances are, someone has already had the same issue before. But if you really need a tutorial... as Rock said.. there are TONS of tutorials for modeling,texturing, uvw mapping etc. on the web... just search a bit.
1 year ago
You know what can complete this scene?
Screen Space Reflections and Illumination maps in Environment maps!
mo
1 year ago
...funny!
I did a Typewriter project with almost the same Machine as a student project as well...
But with a Canon 7D and a macro lense.
Looking forward to see it in 3D

https://vimeo.com/21558071
    OlympiaLogger
    1 year ago
    Nice little shoot!
    Ahmed
    1 year ago
    awsome work bro really like your work :D :D
Pepito
1 year ago
Awesome! The best "good morning" ever!!!
IMRAN KHAN
1 year ago
Wow what a photorealistic render output !!!
Really Awesome Mr.Andrew Kramer
1 year ago
Did you know that Russia is going back to typewriters for their big secrets because they are tired of computers getting hacked? True story. I heard it somewhere on the web - or on TV. I don't remember where, but it must be true cause it sounds funny.
    Kirils Fostr
    1 year ago
    not true.
edward
1 year ago
i cant wait for the airplane model pack
Kraigo
1 year ago
Very nice and realistic! I admire your work
P.Wiegersma
1 year ago
Nice model, looks a lot like the model used for introducing "cobwebs" from Joker Martini. Add “Cobwebs” which helps users created suspending cables, wire bundles, bag worm nest, and cobwebs. See http://tiny.cc/3qtf1w
So Andrew add cobwebs to your typewriter.
Federico
1 year ago
Everything Andrew decides to build up inside AE becomes amazing...
Lj
1 year ago
cant wait for this tutorial.
Vaarg
1 year ago
I'm looking forward
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    John
    1 year ago
    Totally.
    reza irani
    1 year ago
    ????? ?? ??????? ?? ???? ?????!
    1 year ago
    -> "Very much looking forward to this project."
    translated by babelfish
Mikko
1 year ago
Remember the time, when there was new tutorial comming out almost every week?
1 year ago
Used the proshaders for cinema 4d on this one. PS, element 3d is rockin right now!! Has helped out in soooo many ways!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWMMGj-CF0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUzJ-RH-dOvG8AMDBRmPjE4Q
Antonio Chamu
1 year ago
From Costa Rica.
Thanks to help to a all new generation of filmmakers to dream big!
prathamesh
1 year ago
Realy realy realy thanks sir i m waiting for this .

1 more question .... you said your chopper model pack come in summer .. what you say about that .... make more tutorial like this i learn from you lot of things thanks for that .
1 year ago
Nice work! As always. Great to see you back! :)
1 year ago
OHH after a long time ...but A great Blog
1 year ago
wheres the hot secretary that goes with it?
Mark Newton
1 year ago
Makes me wonder if you've been hanging out with J.J. Abrams at the National Typewriter Company? Some work on the new Star Wars film heading your way perhaps? Hmmm...........
1 year ago
looks cool...
Take a look at my experiment with the Metropolitan pack...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2TCZQ2YaWo
Ed
1 year ago
What's a Typewriter?
Joseph
1 year ago
Cant wait for this. nothing like a some Kramer tuts
1 year ago
Wooow AWESOME...
I can't wait to wait for the tutorial
1 year ago
Question: Are you using in camera blur?
    Adam
    1 year ago
    Hey Alemotion, it looks like he's rendered out a depth pass from his 3D scene and used it in a plugin such as Frischluft Lenscare (my favourite DoF plugin for After Effects)for that narrow depth of field look.

    To add to the realism and analog feel of the shots, he has then added camera noise (add grain in After Effects) and possibly some minimal chromatic aberration.

    Hope I helped you out!
1 year ago
Long time I don't see one of this! ;)
Apuat
1 year ago
COOL! Looking forward to the tuts & the future buildings!
esteban
1 year ago
check out my element 3d animation with trapcode particular

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-9kDSCED2U
    Garfield
    1 year ago
    Why?
    OlympiaLogger
    1 year ago
    Even if it was yellow, flying submarines just ain't gettin' it anymore.
    The Beatles are defunct.
Havremunken
1 year ago
How about a tutorial on saying "Aaaan-dreeew Kramer" the right way? It's something every other tutorial on the internet is missing!
    Timmy
    1 year ago
    Aaaaamen to dat!
1 year ago
Ah love the realism.
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