Almost Human Main Title

So…. I’ve been busy lately finishing up some intense work on the main title for the new FOX show Almost Human and tonight is the second episode of the series!

Working on this sequence was both fun and challenging but as always, it was great to part of another cool project!  We used After Effects along with 3DS Max and even some Element 3D to create many of the shots. Originally the title sequence was going to be shorter but it evolved into a longer montage about the show.  We ended up working on about 10 shots that were edited together with footage from the show to help tell the story.

I’ll try to create a more detailed video breakdown soon, but here are some still frames of some of my favorites.

This digital Iris was created by filming a real eye with a Canon 5DM3. Then I used several 3D layers to add depth to the vein network as the camera passes through into the Main Title.

This room was created in 3DS max with help from the Video Copilot modelling team via Stefan & Alex.  I compositied in After Effects with the Z-pass to add depth of field.  The shot included some really cool high-tech screens as well as detailed medical equipment from the future! Luckily we had a render farm because this shot took about 8 minutes per frame to render.


This gun model was created in 3Ds Max and imported into After Effects with Element 3D for precise animation & lighting.

This hand shot was rendered in entirely in Element 3D from a high quality hand model. The digital circuits were created in After Effects and mapped to the hand using a second copy of Element 3D on top of the original to give it a glowing effect.

Another E3D shot of the camera flying over the police badge.

Be sure to check out the show tonight!

186 RESPONSES TO "ALMOST HUMAN MAIN TITLE"
Tob
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:10 pm
Nice work Andrew, hope for new Tuts
Tom Sorensen
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:13 pm
Figured you had a hand in this! Nice job!
    Andrew L
    November 18th, 2013 @ 2:18 pm
    In reference to the hand image, that's a good pun.
    megaman
    November 18th, 2013 @ 2:46 pm
    There is no such thing as a bad pun!!!
    November 21st, 2013 @ 7:53 pm
    TRUST ME! There is!
    haha
    November 30th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm
    that's very punny!
Kelly
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
NOW we know why you've been so quiet recently. Bad Robot sure keeps you busy, huh?
Krutov
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
You made it. Still alive. I almost got worried :-) Is the series about you AK? Almost Human...
Kelly
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
Beautiful work as usual!
troy
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm
awesome! a making of video would be great!
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:15 pm
8 minutes to render per frame? Holy sh** balls! Definitely, definitely want to see a detailed breakdown of this one.
    troy
    November 18th, 2013 @ 1:24 pm
    considering the complexity and it being a raytraced render of that scene,8 minutes is still like a dream for me lol Whats your recent hardware setup Andrew?
    Rock
    November 18th, 2013 @ 7:17 pm
    He used a render farm.
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
Who are you??? and how the hell you always come up with this AMAZING STUFF!!!! Inspiring stuff Kramer! thanks dude!!
Rob
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:16 pm
Thanks Andrew. It's cool to see what is happening and how. Are you using Max more than C4D? I don't know why I thought you always used C4D.
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:18 pm
we are waiting some awesome show from VC <3
Hristo
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
OUTRAGEOUS as always.... Does anyone have a link to the actual title sequence?
Lukas
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm
Amazing!! Incredible! You are the best!
bwoogie
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:22 pm
Looks pretty good, but not quite human http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UoFjo9Fa5M
    Shawn
    November 18th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm
    That IS amazing! So future cool.
mohsen
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
amazing , plz make tuturial for this project wow im in shock bro <3
Meet
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:27 pm
Hey andrew can u please make a short tutorial on the Digital circuits on hand...its really awsome...just saw that and i am like wow..Fantastic...
HICHEM
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
great job andrew plz make tuturial for this projec
Rich
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:33 pm
Saw the title sequence and I had a feeling it was you guys. There were a few other visual effects that looked like they had a Video Copilot influence. Did you do anything else?
    November 18th, 2013 @ 2:35 pm
    Nope, just the Main Title.
    November 19th, 2013 @ 8:04 am
    yeah.. i thought too ^^ because they look exctaly what videocopilot do :)
    November 19th, 2013 @ 8:05 am
    yeah.. i thought too ^^ because they look exctaly what videocopilot do :)
PotatoClips
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:37 pm
hey look, karl urban!
looks awesome
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:43 pm
Great work Andrew. Nora and I have it recorded for tonight! Are you hired for Star Wars too???
    November 18th, 2013 @ 3:03 pm
    I think they have the title for that movie already figured out :)
    November 18th, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
    Ha! Titles? You can do so much more for Star Wars than titles with Element :) http://youtu.be/kTS0YWK91ns
    Oskar
    November 18th, 2013 @ 7:10 pm
    @Cameron

    That's actually pretty low use of element. Model of ship you used is such a waste of time and assets. Same effect could have been achieved with simple 2D photo as it's really bad angle and there are plenty of details which are missing. About text..lightning is wrong, no shadows nothing:p next time try to tweak it a bit, GL:)
    November 19th, 2013 @ 12:12 am
    @Oskar

    Heh. Easy there buddy.

    The lettering, cuts, and camera were intended to be very amature.
    That's why my 7-year-old was doing the cinematography on this one.
    I let him do the lettering and cuts too. He's never edit before.

    After we run through the gate, there's a close up scene of the Falcon hovering over the street which I may release later.
    http://crestvfx.com/screens/falcon.jpg
    The clip of it landing told the story, so I kept it short. :)

    In saying the model I used was a waste of time and assets, you made my point: Element handled the render of the detailed Falcon very well. Took 3 minutes to render the landing scene. I'm always very impressed with what Element makes possible and I push it's limits almost every day.
    I've been using it since it was released on about 70% of my commercial work. More examples at crestvfx.com

    My point to Andrew was I'm excited that most Star Wars ships are static models maneuvering in space. And because Element handles detailed models so well, it could handle a lot of space shots in the next Star Wars film.
    X-Wing Squadron arrays, Star destroyers, Death-stars, and more. -Well, if there are any death stars to blow up in the next trilogy.
    JosephG
    November 19th, 2013 @ 9:27 am
    @Cameron

    I loved the shot, and the fact you got your son involved. Also your new tutorial is really awesome.

    Great work!
    Nick
    November 20th, 2013 @ 9:14 am
    I think they've got him wrapped up to do all the Lightsaber fight scenes.
    November 21st, 2013 @ 5:40 pm
    @JosephG Thanks!
    @Nick You may be right!
    He even has an awesome free preset for that here: http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/light_sabers_v2/
    Anupom
    January 15th, 2014 @ 4:34 pm
    Hay, Andrew... Waiting for more tutorial like this... Thanks
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm
Sounds like you're becoming the go to title guy Andrew!
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm
So happy for you Andrew, you seem like such a great guy. I love your tutorials and amazing products. Would be cool to see how how you did some of it.
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:53 pm
Wowww great Andrew great as always you have been!
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:54 pm
is there going to be a Andrew Kramer Industries Matte Painting injoke in this series like you did on fringe?
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:55 pm
hey, really nice stuff on the whole page! great tutorials and nice blog entries!
continue working on that!!
November 18th, 2013 @ 2:57 pm
Have you made all the titles for every series shown by WarnerTV (at least in argentina) Every show or ad on that signal seems to have A-K-Signature...
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm
Ok Andrew... I think you're ready for the new star wars episode!!
Sanee Ahmed
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm
I was wondering why you were soooo quiet. Great Work Andrew... as always... But we'll Love to see some VFX by you in Movies or TV series... and then... ofcourse their tutorials on VC... Keep it up... :)
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:04 pm
looks great;
I was wondering, how long did it take to finish a sequence like that?
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:06 pm
Sorry, I was watching the game (I'm in Denver), but I have it as a fave on Hulu. I'll be watching it later.
therohail
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm
Andrew Kramer Sir you are a legend, log you maaan
Ayman
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:31 pm
You are as GREAT as ALWAYS mr.Kramer .. Loved your products
Bayu Rahmawan
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:39 pm
chech what i did with copilot products :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8lZ7qub7GA
WM
November 18th, 2013 @ 3:58 pm
Hmm, should we be surprised to see futuristic cities in Almost Human? Perhaps ones that we made for you? So that was your master plan eh? I like it.
    November 18th, 2013 @ 4:38 pm
    HAHA, not quite though... but who knows, when we release it next month, maybe those guys working on the FX will use them! We actually didn't do any of the FX on the show.
    Seth
    November 24th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm
    The sci-fi buildings will be released next month?? Did I read that right? I'm so excited for that! Andrew, how many buildings were you able to get from everybody? Or will we just have to wait and see?
November 18th, 2013 @ 4:12 pm
Good job AK and VC, you guys really have come a long way. Your are a great inspiration. How about a recap video for all the people who don't know how it all started. When are you guys going to make your own movie or tv show?
Yair betancourt Ramírez
November 18th, 2013 @ 4:43 pm
all the visual effects in this series are going to show you some tutorials
Doug
November 18th, 2013 @ 4:59 pm
Wow! That hand model is amazing! Did you make it from scratch or buy it/ freebie it from a website?
November 18th, 2013 @ 5:05 pm
"took about 8 minutes to render..."
braggart. ;)
November 18th, 2013 @ 5:49 pm
Seems great as usual.
Could you tell me what 5DM3 lens was used on the eye close up ? (Macro lens I guess)
    November 19th, 2013 @ 1:34 am
    Nice portfolio Ghostlayer
November 18th, 2013 @ 6:11 pm
Great work!

That circuit is a nice effect. It would be so cool to have that as a plug in soon! With the ability to control one circuit light along with randomizing many.
Raymond
November 18th, 2013 @ 7:07 pm
Just wanted to say I saw the pilot for 'Almost Human', loved it. Great cast, acting, storyline and of course VFX and title was excellent.
Abdulraheem Taha
November 18th, 2013 @ 7:14 pm
Don't you have anything that doesn't look perfect ?!!! Incredible ...
Oskar
November 18th, 2013 @ 8:12 pm
Andrew would that be possible to get second image right after 3Dmax render (without postproduction stuff?) Appreciate.
November 18th, 2013 @ 8:27 pm
So Good man. In all my credits i throw in a little shout out to VC, AK, and even Sam.
tomjhons
November 18th, 2013 @ 9:24 pm
Tutorial please.. andrew..
mike
November 18th, 2013 @ 9:38 pm
Did J.J. Abrams really like the title you made for Star trek and then ask you to do this ? Or you became friends with him ?
Well it's great, i hope you will get to do even greater projects !
November 18th, 2013 @ 10:20 pm
Amazing work as always Andrew! Would love to see a tutorial on the hand shot and how it was done with 2 element 3Ds!
vipin
November 18th, 2013 @ 11:04 pm
wow this is brilliantly done .....you make me watch the show Andrew and only for you i will watch it ....keep it up pal ;-)
    vipin
    November 19th, 2013 @ 3:20 am
    I JUST WATCHED IT AND I MUST SAY HAT'S OFF TO YOU :-)
freesZ
November 18th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm
AWESOMEEEEEEEEE ,Andrew when we can see new tutorials ? ) bro :D
David C
November 18th, 2013 @ 11:34 pm
Awesome work as always Andrew! You should consider making tuts that involve 3DS Max again, it could really help all of us get more juice out of E3D. I hope new amazing tuts are coming, specially everything we see in this post. Keep it up!
Eli
November 19th, 2013 @ 12:50 am
Great stuff Andrew!
It looks like Bad Robot is making you their in-house VFX monkey!(that was a compliment)
Ben
November 19th, 2013 @ 1:40 am
I was actually watching this show when I checked your site for new posts. xD Holy cow, I'm not actually at the title sequence yet - but now I'm excited.
wkhalad
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:37 am
great job andrew
...how long did it take to finish a sequence like that?
Impaczus
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:51 am
I sense a little bit of SSS with that hand shot.. mind telling us more? :).. Very awesome as usual :)
Tom Dooley
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:53 am
That's the kind of tutorials I expect to see more often.
Shahab
November 19th, 2013 @ 3:14 am
It was just 20 - 30 frames for the Room shot ...
maybe it took 5 hrs on a single computer . why did u use render-farm?
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:17 am
Mehh.. Looks a bit cheap..
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:18 am
Lol
zafar
November 19th, 2013 @ 3:20 am
it is really nice you should do tutorial series on this one .bye the way you are awesome even i can't tell it to you.
November 19th, 2013 @ 3:37 am
Awesome Work Sir I am waiting for this tutorials...
Ivan
November 19th, 2013 @ 4:56 am
Wow, that's a very high poly hand, I can even see the hair on it, since when does element 3d support hair effects?
November 19th, 2013 @ 5:32 am
Thank you Andrew Kramer on this effort,
In fact, I have learned from you much My teacher.
............
I am a novice in this area.
November 19th, 2013 @ 5:48 am
It's incredible! As always, all at a high level ...
This eksperement titles make using your lessons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDVXlqI3sFA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUNai0ylfq16cCz68qZGHKiw
IMRAN KHAN
November 19th, 2013 @ 6:09 am
Great Job! I like the Medical Interior model That was Awesome!
November 19th, 2013 @ 7:01 am
Great work as always.Looking forward to the Video Breakdown.
Also was the room rendered in Vray?
Swp
November 19th, 2013 @ 7:54 am
Congrats dude , you deserved it ... take your take and work on this show !!
November 19th, 2013 @ 9:40 am
I've been so excited ever since I heard JJ Abrams was involved in the new Star Wars - mainly because I knew that meant you came with him Andrew! But I never stopped to think until I read that comment that they probably don't need your help with the title... Crap! There's gotta be something else!? At least let you roto a few frames of lightsabers?
Joey Fulghum
November 19th, 2013 @ 11:21 am
I knew that had to be you. Just watched the pilot yesterday. Watching episode 2 today. When I saw that orb roll across the hotel floor, I said, this is Kramer for sure. Pluse the eye in the opening sequences.
Great, great work
November 19th, 2013 @ 1:08 pm
I have couple questions about your website, is this Wordpress template, and does the blog topics automatically update after you put something on the blog???
Hokum
November 19th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm
From the first glance I already knew it was Your work! Your awesomness is limitless :)
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:24 pm
That hand was E3D...son of a...
Hassan Dar
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
Awesome work.You are my Idol sir.....
November 19th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm
Visually stunning. Can't wait to see more on how these shots were achieved. Andrew - Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us all. Simply amazing work.
ice nweke
November 19th, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
hello everyone , who know how this can be created, the part were the actor shattered the window with his face and the glass pieces broke into the shape of his face.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3MqrE07I4
November 19th, 2013 @ 6:37 pm
We've created a short intro for "Orient Konditorei". It's a confectionery based in Zurich/Switzerland. The intro was entirely done in AE using Element 3D .. Cheers!

https://vimeo.com/79845615
    November 25th, 2013 @ 8:32 pm
    Awesome work.
    November 27th, 2013 @ 11:06 pm
    Thank you!
tunde
November 20th, 2013 @ 2:14 am
C'mon guy, let's give AK this credit. Titles or not, he has created a niche fro himself and who says he's getting stuck here. He is moving on this is just another stepping stone. There is no "best VFX or post work" the good ones are always getting better...
play_edu
November 20th, 2013 @ 3:44 am
Awesome as always funded the trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns91hBJqsDM
Gerald
November 20th, 2013 @ 3:28 am
I knew it! As I saw the title, I just knew that you were made this amazing title..
You and JJ Abrams are a pair! Nice work.. Love it.. Hope you will make a tutorial about the title #crossingFingers
PHILIPPE LEBRET
November 20th, 2013 @ 5:02 am
Very Cool, as usual ...you're the Best ! ...just an idea for the next E3D Pack ...Working on HD humans & non humans parts to import them In E3D ...(eyes, skin, hands, curves ...)
boykot
November 20th, 2013 @ 6:22 am
Oh, those gorgeous details in the iris...!
Please Sir, tell us how long does it take to finish a project like this?
JMS
November 20th, 2013 @ 7:26 am
This is second show I've gotten into just because I wanted to see Andrews work (Fringe=awesome) and now this...great work btw
November 20th, 2013 @ 7:26 am
Andrew, now is time to find a story and a director that deserves your vfx...
    November 20th, 2013 @ 2:43 pm
    I agree. Have stated it about 3-4 times. I am starting to think that Andrew refuses to do anything unless it will be perfect. Remember what Hitchcock said Andrew, "You hope to achieve 60 percent of what you have envisioned." Nothing is going to be perfect. "Just do it!" We see more in you than an after effects guy. Your little demon cam video proved it. Now get it done! If you need ideas, let us know.
rogerD
November 20th, 2013 @ 8:07 am
cool work j.j really like your work a lot :)
Daniel
November 20th, 2013 @ 9:20 am
Sometimes I wish u could give me some of wat u got in ur brain thru telepathy.. Nice work...
I love u... No homo!!
Lol.
JeffO
November 20th, 2013 @ 3:32 pm
Hey Andrew!
I watched both episodes of Almost Human last night. DVR forever! I could feel the presence of VC as the show began. Really cool, I know your style has impacted the way the show is FXed too. So I give you credit for that!
As for using a render farm... isn't that where Rudolf was born? Tis the season!!!!!!!!!!!
Federico
November 20th, 2013 @ 4:23 pm
Why not Sam's hand?
Mike
November 20th, 2013 @ 4:40 pm
I knew this was you when I saw the title! It has a level of polish and abstraction not many people can pull off (myself certainly included! Great work!
November 20th, 2013 @ 10:09 pm
We are hoping for a more advanced 3dsmax tutorial to create some really cool stuff
November 20th, 2013 @ 11:16 pm
Wow this look crazily amazing, that vein network is insane.
reza irani
November 21st, 2013 @ 2:01 am
wow! that was amazing Andrew!
i can't see the show directly from iran ,so I have download it!because i want to see your Masterpiece!
good jon ,video copilot!
reza irani
November 21st, 2013 @ 2:14 am
how did you add the second texture (that blue electrical stuff ) in the hand model? is that a illumination map?
Martin
November 21st, 2013 @ 2:31 am
Looks FANTASTIC as always Andrew.
satyam anand
November 21st, 2013 @ 3:17 am
awesome!!!!! will u make a tutorial for that hand shot?!!
RickD
November 21st, 2013 @ 9:09 am
That's funny. I had to recreate this look for a bunch of local FOX station logos for their series promos.
billy
November 21st, 2013 @ 8:23 pm
always a venture with andrew kramer. and the VC team
Raghav91
November 22nd, 2013 @ 1:39 am
whoa! the hair on the hand! is that in the model or textures??
November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:39 am
Great Job Andrew, see what After Effects turned into. A real monster I can say. :)
Nicolas
November 22nd, 2013 @ 1:54 pm
Another great title under your belt, great series to boot.

Tell me, what's up with this blue tint infatuation of your?

NicChap.
David
November 23rd, 2013 @ 8:44 am
Damned, you're good Andrew! Great job.

French novice fan

David.
November 23rd, 2013 @ 9:49 pm
seria interesante que hicieras un tutorial del ojo, me gusto bastante, parecen como si hubieran hecho una captura de un juego o algo asi, cada vez que entro a esta pagina me sorprendo cada vez mas.
November 24th, 2013 @ 12:59 am
this video or what !!
Andrea
November 24th, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
You are a great
with your tutorial I learned a lot, thanks
greetings from Italy :-)
Vizual Alkemi
November 24th, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Any tutorials on how to map textures, bump and all from our own models into E3D? So that we can create our own models in C4D or Max and bring them into E3D for animation like this? I haven't figured out how to export the textures and bring them in. Am I missing something? Have you already covered this? Thanks AK for everything.
    JJ does FX
    November 24th, 2013 @ 10:05 pm
    See this video by another legend Harry Frank to answer your question on Baking Textures in Cinema 4D for Element 3D: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu35Q1wtOrU
    Vizual Alkemi
    November 25th, 2013 @ 6:15 am
    Thanks JJ, I have tried many different ways but nothing comes into E3D already mapped, I have to put the textures into the slots. I am going to check Harry out right now! Many Thanks
    Vizual Alkemi
    November 25th, 2013 @ 6:22 am
    Thanks again JJ! This is how I've been doing it, but, specular and bump has no control and I wanted to see how do we already have all of the slots populated like with a model from VC. AK are we able to do that or is that a VC secret?
    JJ does FX
    November 25th, 2013 @ 9:13 am
    You have to manually fill each of the texture slots - diffuse, specular, refl. etc. There is no automated way to assign textures to each of the texture slots.

    Once you've done it though, just right-click on the model name above and choose Save as Model Preset.

    It is then saved as an E3D fle for future use with all textures included so you only do it once.
giangianni
November 24th, 2013 @ 7:48 pm
I love the work you made for the title, but I must say I don't fancy the whole idea behind the main title itself.
I mean, all the shots are great in terms of quality and so on, but the whole lot looks like a sort of recap intro and not a jaw-breaking super title. All that footage that seems taken from some episodes and edited with your work (which almost seems sped up) makes me feel like your work hasn't been given the justice it deserves.
November 24th, 2013 @ 8:37 pm
Hey this is really nice! I'm new to this but i created this http://youtu.be/y6ACWeEToEw . Tnx Video Copilot for amazing plug-ins!
Jono
November 25th, 2013 @ 2:48 am
Anybody know if there is a link to the animation online yet?
November 25th, 2013 @ 4:46 am
8 Minute per Frame ?

you need more CPU man :D :P
Vizual Alkemi
November 25th, 2013 @ 7:38 am
AK is "Live Cam" a new tool VC is working on?
Seth
November 25th, 2013 @ 11:28 am
Anyone know what the font is he used? Looks awesome
Warren
November 25th, 2013 @ 12:58 pm
So very cool as usual. If you have about 2mins 40 sec, please check out the teaser and trailer I made for my movie, shot in Tanzania, both of which use a lot of element3d and jetstrike. I even used element for the title on the poster, which is here also: www.our-story.co

I have learned so much from you and e3d was a major ingredient in the film's war sequeneces.

thank you for awesome products and generous sharing of knowledge, as well as promoting this great community.

Warren
Robert Johnson
November 25th, 2013 @ 2:01 pm
Help Andrew I need Help!!
I'm working on a shot where a character has a lens flare in each hands, and a "magic" solid between those lens flares. I've got the lens flares hand tracked and I want to find a way so that on side of the solid is connected to one lens flare's position, and the other side of the solid is connected to the other lens flare's position, tracking doesn't work for this shot. I could go frame by frame but it'd be way too long because I would need to adjust size, rotation, AND position. Please help me!!
Thanks!
-Rob
    giangianni
    November 27th, 2013 @ 11:35 am
    can you post a link to a still frame just to have a clearer idea of the scene?
    giangianni
    November 27th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm
    Can you post a still frame just to have a clearer idea of the scene?
Lj
November 25th, 2013 @ 9:43 pm
I'm making new computer system specially for After effects any suggestion is welcome.
    Robert Johnson
    November 26th, 2013 @ 8:02 am
    For the Processor:
    For video editing I'd suggest the Intel i5 4670k if you're on a budget. But if you have the extra cash go for the i7 4770k. But if you have a lot of money go for one of the i7 extreme processors!!
    For the Graphics card:
    I'm an Nvidia fan (don't know much about AMD) you'd want to go for any GPU between the GTX 670 and the GTX 780.
    For the RAM:
    You can go for 8Gbs of DDR3 RAM but if you can get 16Gbs of Ram.
    For the MotherBoard:
    That's really up to preference but I have an Asus Z87-K. (Don't spend 200-300 dollars on a motherboard, spend around 100 bucks).
    Get a good case like the Cooler Master series.
    If you're going to have a lot of videos go for at least a 1TB Hard Drive.
    (Optional): If you want, get an SSD for your OS (because frankly they're too expensive to have like games and data on them).
    Get a good power supply, but make sure your breaker won't get triggered!
    Are you planning on building it yourself?
    Christiaan
    November 28th, 2013 @ 6:36 am
    I suggest 32 gb of ram. AE can handle that good for RAMpreviews
    Chris
    November 28th, 2013 @ 6:38 am
    You can also read the system advices on the site of videoguys.com
    Seth
    November 29th, 2013 @ 3:52 pm
    @Christiaan - It's true, it's what I have. Also allows for rotoscoping longer segments.
    Sean G
    November 29th, 2013 @ 5:53 pm
    @Lj | Here is some great information. I used a lot of what Dave recommended and built an incredible system. I've had it online for about four months now running a ton of tools including the complete Adobe CC collection and VC Element3D obviously. It's overclocked a bit, but pretty close to a stock system... and it's ~extremely~ fast.

    I did use a couple large SSD's and a couple Raids and it's liquid cooled which raised the price a bit... but take a look at these links and they might help you choose a path that will work for you.

    I also ordered all the parts from Amazon which made it super easy/fast and their return policy is fantastic.

    -----------------
    http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/new-editing-computer-build/

    http://www.learningdslrvideo.com/new-editing-computer-build/
    -----------------

    Good Luck ~
    giangianni
    December 2nd, 2013 @ 10:06 am
    @Sean G,
    very useful links.
    Rimas
    January 29th, 2014 @ 11:48 am
    I've got a 2.4GHz core i7 (haswell, so core clock is lower bu the preformance is really good), 24GB of DDR3 RAM and dual GTX 780's. For storage I got a 750GB physical drive and a 64GB cache SSD for speeding things up.
    I run 3Ds MAX (my daytime job is being a 3D modeler) and the whole Adobe CC suite without a single hick-up.
    It's an 18" laptop, by the way :)
Diego
November 26th, 2013 @ 2:50 pm
Hi Andrew,
You sad that you used 3ds max to render.You have textured on 3ds max using V-ray?
Thanks
Christiaan
November 27th, 2013 @ 2:01 am
All I want for Christmas is....
Element 3D 2.0
Okay Santa?
Wahed Nur
November 27th, 2013 @ 5:06 am
I am interested to learn VFX, Motion Graphics and 3d animation after see your tutorial. But i don't know what type PC are good for VFX. Please suggest me. Best regards,
somlet
November 28th, 2013 @ 1:06 am
ridia baba ye amoozeshe jadid bezar hey lafe karato nazan :)
shookhi kardam karet biste bayadam farsi balad bashi chon bache abodani
Tom Dooley
November 29th, 2013 @ 1:16 am
The tutorials take a long time to come out!
Kai
November 29th, 2013 @ 7:44 am
NICE STUFF! pleas make a tutorial for the titel sequence
November 29th, 2013 @ 10:32 am
very good Video Copilot i wait tuts for the almost human and thanks
Ashwanth
November 29th, 2013 @ 1:55 pm
Here's the link to the intro animation guys :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g8HHd7rA2M
Peter
November 30th, 2013 @ 4:14 pm
very nice stuff andrew. You keep amazing me. by the the way the font is GAMECUBEN-DualSet.Cheers Peter
December 1st, 2013 @ 1:22 am
While Andrew is out there making tutorials and stuff, please watch this short film my friend and I made together. I know it's still very sloppy, but atleast it looks somewhat professional (considering the fact that we didn't have proper equipments...)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1367TcapaYU&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Please write something nice in regards to this video. Thanks. ^_^
December 1st, 2013 @ 10:07 am
Incredible titles! Thanks Andrew and VideoCopilot for your inspirational stuff.
December 1st, 2013 @ 2:30 pm
i'm wondering if cinema4d can make the same job here
i'm actually learning this huge program and when i see andrew"s work with max i hope that one day i could do the same with c4d
great job like always
December 2nd, 2013 @ 10:07 pm
Andrew was a "natural" for this job...being cyborg and all...
Tom Dooley
December 2nd, 2013 @ 11:50 pm
I hope we get a real special tutorial for Christmas;)
December 3rd, 2013 @ 8:39 am
WOW. Awesome work. I wonder if the series had to be seen in Germany. I think your creativity is very impressive. The team from Video Copilot is enviable.
December 4th, 2013 @ 11:55 am
Andrew, my husband and I are huge fans of the show. We both recognized VC's work and were really impressed. The special FX are incredible, but I'm a writer. So the story always comes first to me. And this show brings the best of both worlds--great story with stunning visual effects. Kudos all around!
Don
December 4th, 2013 @ 8:06 pm
It's a little funny to me that all these years of watching you and working with products you guys developed that I watch a show/title and say to myself, those guys are using Video CoPilot's tools, only to find out later it actually was you guys. Keep it up.
December 5th, 2013 @ 1:32 am
Really cool effect! Looks great!
Leo B
December 5th, 2013 @ 11:11 pm
Nice work buh I'm really curious about the iris. But in all, splendid work it is
December 9th, 2013 @ 5:01 am
Amazing work, Andrew. I love the fact that you based the digital Iris on a real eye filmed with the (in my opinion) woefully underrated Mark III. Throw some Zeiss prime glass on that camera, and you've got some pretty decent image capture capabilities indeed! We use large sensor DSLRs for much of our work in corporate film as well.
Les Armistead
December 16th, 2013 @ 12:51 pm
Hey Andrew, love all the work you're getting and I look forward to more! Was wondering, the little lines in the eye and hand don't look as much like circuitry as I expected, but looked more organic, same for the under-the-skin effects within the show. Was that a stylistic choice from a production designer or did you do that on your own?
Jay
December 18th, 2013 @ 10:35 am
I love the show! A modern day Holmes and Yoyo.
December 19th, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
The moment I saw the opening titles for the show, I literally thought to myself "I guarantee Andrew Kramer did that." Awesome work!
December 22nd, 2013 @ 12:13 am
Noticed some city wide establishing shots being used more and more in the show. Wouldn't happen to be created using some of your own custom futuristic city and metropolitan designs now would they?? Really like the show, story and technology are all working together really well!
December 22nd, 2013 @ 8:38 am
Beautiful work! Nice idea to use a real eye shot!
Josef
December 27th, 2013 @ 8:11 am
Amazing! I have a tip for next 3D pack. It should be laboratory and/or Control room environment. Eg. Space mission control, control tower CIA commend center etc. . Great job Andrew!
December 27th, 2013 @ 12:27 pm
oh my god ! that's a top notch quality Mr Andrew ! you should really create a vfx school (real life) !!
December 28th, 2013 @ 6:45 pm
amazing as always andrew !
December 29th, 2013 @ 6:06 pm
andrew is a beast tin vfx this year !!!
Adruiz
January 3rd, 2014 @ 6:33 am
What kind of font is used in the main title???
Rimas
January 29th, 2014 @ 12:43 pm
Sweetbabyjesus - this is my favorite show at the moment and only now I realize you've done the title sequence to it?!
WOW, hats off to you, Andrew!
Donna Collins
February 10th, 2014 @ 10:34 am
Hey Andrew,.. REALLY curios as to how Dorian's face circuitry effect is done. Any chances of getting a tutorial on how to do that?
March 20th, 2014 @ 11:18 pm
I want help from the lessons of how much I want to teach
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