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!

August 6th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm
Ah love the realism.
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:13 pm
How about a tutorial on saying "Aaaan-dreeew Kramer" the right way? It's something every other tutorial on the internet is missing!
    August 7th, 2013 @ 1:16 am
    Aaaaamen to dat!
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:15 pm
check out my element 3d animation with trapcode particular
    August 8th, 2013 @ 10:05 am
    August 9th, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
    Even if it was yellow, flying submarines just ain't gettin' it anymore.
    The Beatles are defunct.
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm
COOL! Looking forward to the tuts & the future buildings!
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm
Long time I don't see one of this! ;)
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:18 pm
Question: Are you using in camera blur?
    September 8th, 2013 @ 6:11 pm
    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!
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm
Wooow AWESOME...
I can't wait to wait for the tutorial
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:20 pm
Cant wait for this. nothing like a some Kramer tuts
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:29 pm
What's a Typewriter?
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:31 pm
looks cool...
Take a look at my experiment with the Metropolitan pack...
    August 7th, 2013 @ 12:19 am
    nice! i love the coloring, made it realistic
    August 7th, 2013 @ 2:49 am
    Great shot! Also great soundtrack! What track did you used for your scene?
    August 9th, 2013 @ 7:04 am
    Awesome render! Looks so realistic... Thumbs up for the compositing job.
    August 9th, 2013 @ 10:34 am
    Thanks Pitfx
Mark Newton
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:34 pm
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...........
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:34 pm
wheres the hot secretary that goes with it?
    August 7th, 2013 @ 4:42 am
    I second this!
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:40 pm
OHH after a long time ...but A great Blog
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:43 pm
Nice work! As always. Great to see you back! :)
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:45 pm
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 .
Antonio Chamu
August 6th, 2013 @ 11:50 pm
From Costa Rica.
Thanks to help to a all new generation of filmmakers to dream big!
August 7th, 2013 @ 12:30 am
Used the proshaders for cinema 4d on this one. PS, element 3d is rockin right now!! Has helped out in soooo many ways!
August 7th, 2013 @ 12:45 am
Remember the time, when there was new tutorial comming out almost every week?
August 7th, 2013 @ 12:59 am
متشکرم منتظر این پروژه هستم
    August 7th, 2013 @ 1:36 pm
    reza irani
    August 8th, 2013 @ 12:56 pm
    ????? ?? ??????? ?? ???? ?????!
    August 9th, 2013 @ 9:31 am
    -> "Very much looking forward to this project."
    translated by babelfish
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:05 am
I'm looking forward
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:07 am
cant wait for this tutorial.
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:11 am
Everything Andrew decides to build up inside AE becomes amazing...
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:27 am
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
So Andrew add cobwebs to your typewriter.
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:33 am
Very nice and realistic! I admire your work
August 7th, 2013 @ 2:03 am
i cant wait for the airplane model pack
August 7th, 2013 @ 2:07 am
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
    August 8th, 2013 @ 3:53 pm
    not true.
August 7th, 2013 @ 2:27 am
Wow what a photorealistic render output !!!
Really Awesome Mr.Andrew Kramer
August 7th, 2013 @ 2:59 am
Awesome! The best "good morning" ever!!!
August 7th, 2013 @ 4:08 am
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
    August 9th, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
    Nice little shoot!
    August 12th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm
    awsome work bro really like your work :D :D
August 7th, 2013 @ 4:12 am
You know what can complete this scene?
Screen Space Reflections and Illumination maps in Environment maps!
Pontus w
August 7th, 2013 @ 4:29 am
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.

    August 7th, 2013 @ 9:43 am
    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.
    August 9th, 2013 @ 11:16 am
    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.
August 7th, 2013 @ 4:44 am
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!
August 7th, 2013 @ 4:52 am
And the design of futuristic buildings, how are you?
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:12 am
Cool. I can't wait... :)
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:26 am
i love all u do Kramer.keep it up.
Bishoy Nader
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:36 am
hey andrew you just made me carzy about it :D
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:37 am
Welcome back! This is awesome!
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:48 am
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.
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:55 am
Dope-ass grain, dude.
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:57 am
Looks great! (good to have you back...)
    August 7th, 2013 @ 6:03 am
    (...and really nice texture work)
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:07 am
I really like that old look and here is what i have created recently using Element 3D
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:20 am
Oh yeah type writers... I remember those. Awesome depth of field. Looks like a photograph instead of an animation. Very cool
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:23 am
Dude, you're a god!
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:34 am
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?
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:34 am
Does anybody else think this looks like a hint to a new plugin.
    August 7th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm
    Optical Typewriters?
Parth Kubavat
August 7th, 2013 @ 5:43 am
Where have you been all this time.. Missed u.. Atleast write just 'How are you all' onece a week..
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:46 am
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.
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:52 am
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:)
    August 7th, 2013 @ 7:09 am
    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...
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:55 am
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. :/
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:07 am
This typewriter model will be perfect for my video-short to sell my screenplay! THANKS!!!!!
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:09 am
Cool. I can’t wait… :)
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:29 am
I have been make this video with element 3d, comment your opinions, thanks
Parth Kubavat
August 7th, 2013 @ 6:41 am
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..
August 7th, 2013 @ 10:24 am
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.
August 7th, 2013 @ 10:25 am
Alll ways perfect!!!!!
August 7th, 2013 @ 10:40 am
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 ?
Garry Cuthbertson
August 7th, 2013 @ 10:33 am
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
    August 7th, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
    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..
    August 7th, 2013 @ 7:44 pm
    yes please we need this tut andrew ...
    August 8th, 2013 @ 9:52 pm
    Second this too
August 7th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
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 :)
August 7th, 2013 @ 12:53 pm
AS ALWAYS THIS.....IS........SO.............f****N..........a w e s o m e.......... :-)
August 7th, 2013 @ 1:21 pm
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 ;-)
August 7th, 2013 @ 3:43 pm
Should change "Shift" to "Sher"
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:11 pm
Great stuff as always Andrew, we missed you.
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm
Good idea Andrew all the best
August 7th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Awesome!!! Can't wait for typewriter week!!
reza irani
August 8th, 2013 @ 8:50 am
wow wow wow!f**ck yeah! I can't wait for futures!!!!
August 8th, 2013 @ 11:17 am
Looks beautiful, can't wait. Can I also use this space to pimp some stuff I've done? I had to reveal a new logo for a website.
August 8th, 2013 @ 12:32 pm
Holy cow. I remember typing on those when I was a little girl. >.<
    August 9th, 2013 @ 4:36 am
    Didn't we all?
August 8th, 2013 @ 6:13 pm
August 8th, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
I can't wait for futures!!!!

August 8th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm
Why Andrew can always design something out so great, why I can not think of a more Why
August 9th, 2013 @ 11:27 am

Involved in making this:
3ds Max 2013
After Effects CS6
Videocopilot's Element 3D and Optical Flares
Trapcode Suite
August 9th, 2013 @ 11:49 am
ANDREW when will the future buildings be ready for public download? PLEASE ANSWER WE ALL WANT TO KNOW. even an estimate is fine :)
August 9th, 2013 @ 11:53 am
Is the community future city pack still happening? I never saw a link for submissions.
    August 9th, 2013 @ 4:22 pm
    Read the full post!
August 9th, 2013 @ 6:16 pm
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!
August 10th, 2013 @ 2:19 am
Andrew That Looks More Realistic How You Achive That in E3D V2
There is No Drop Shadow also But Looks Cool
August 10th, 2013 @ 6:40 am
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.
August 10th, 2013 @ 5:37 pm
Cinematic Trailer 2 After Effects Template
link :
August 11th, 2013 @ 1:40 am
Wowwwwwwwwwwww Andrew... just Wowwwwwwwwwwwww...!
August 11th, 2013 @ 4:11 am
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. :)
August 11th, 2013 @ 7:33 am
andrew kramer is my soul,no andrew kramer no me.
是andrew kramer让我与众不同。

Bryan McRae
August 11th, 2013 @ 6:51 pm
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!
August 12th, 2013 @ 11:05 am
love old typewriters, cant wait to see it.
August 12th, 2013 @ 5:15 pm
Andrew Thank you for making software that lets the little guy step there game up to the Hollywood levels ... Nicely done sir... :)
August 14th, 2013 @ 6:39 am
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*
    January 5th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
    I hope that our city just to the left picture's pretty good :)
    Nature always say to be true?
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