Blog Show: Real Volumetric Light!


Check out the new blog show on creating real volumetric light!

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108 Comments

Leanna
10 months ago
I love you guys. I wouldn't know AE without your lessons. Also, I have a gigantic crush on Andrew's voice, so if you could come read me bedtime stories, that'd be great.
1 year ago
awesome stuff, i really liked the final result
Tom
1 year ago
Thanks for inspiring me to attempt something along these lines. You have taught me so much over the years. Thank you.

http://youtu.be/RKul-BSc8DA
This was so Awesome! Thank you!!
Mohammad
1 year ago
Hi Androw ...
I'm Mohammad from Iran...
Thank you for your tutorials...
I like to be a Professional like you (I hope...)
You're definitely a pro in AE.
Nupsi
1 year ago
Hilarious but still informative :-D Made my day!
Thanks!
Mike
1 year ago
Very cool!! MJF comment...no good.
dHoward
1 year ago
ANDREW! Dude, you're Killing me! Is there any way you can save some (or all!) of these projects as CS5.5 files for those of us loyal, dedicated and devoted (not to mention POOR from buying so many VCP products!) fans who have patiently waited decades for a new project only to be crushed because we haven't upgraded yet.

Or maybe post them somewhere where we could go download them?

Pretty please...?

Thanks!

: )

"D"
shstudio
1 year ago
very amazing video "magicadre"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6wskrYyp4
orhan birgül
1 year ago
Great turtorials... very good you are the best
Andrew
1 year ago
you are getting us energy to continue what we are doing, keep going, good luck
Brian
1 year ago
Nice job but may i ask that when you will make the new element update for real shadows properties other than AO trick something like in 3ds max.. realistic shadows??? :)
nantha
1 year ago
Nice logo work and please do some vfx for sniper bullet travel for long distance.
Andrew Kang
1 year ago
always love to watch your works and inspires me

Used 3d element
MMT Ironman Mark 3 Transformation
hope u enjoy this
http://youtu.be/o7ufoy-DEVA
Shawn
1 year ago
Sweet Andrew. Made my long boring day nicer. Thanks!
Hassan dar
1 year ago
Plz Watch that Short movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXedDG0RKz8
Filip
1 year ago
Great blog show. I'm waiting for another exciting tutorial. It's been a while, man. Best regards.
IMMANUEL FRANCY
1 year ago
Andrew Kramer rockstar of VFX
Akhmad Rifqi
1 year ago
Anda memang hebat bos, terimakasih ya guru buat tutorial tutorial gilanya..hahaha :D #indonesian
Herbert Vieira
1 year ago
Dude, you're crazy, but we love you!
1 year ago
Thank you andré for all you tutorials im a fan of you since im 6 years!

Without you I would have never done something like that : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW3Lq8G_lWk

>(recorded with Samsung galaxy s4! I have not a Pro camera :( )
illd
1 year ago
really funny stuff - and cool sfx!
wow amaizyng really cool :)! Keep up the godd work mate :)!
Musashi
1 year ago
Hello Andrew, whatever you do, your stuff is extremely pleasing,
BlesSings matey :)
Kishan
1 year ago
Can you help me how to make character in 3DS Max
David Ariew
1 year ago
ahahahah oh my god this made my morning.

I'm definitely gonna try this out next time I'm in need of some pretty titles.
Tom Dooley
1 year ago
"We are going to be doing more on set VFX this year and try to bring you tons of behind the scenes action"
That's not what i expected.
dania
1 year ago
very nice. you are the best andrew.
1 year ago
hahaha. Dude. youre on fire this time round. crack me up.
Michał
1 year ago
where you been so long ??
1 year ago
Man, I hope someone gets that reference...
1 year ago
"Are you my mommy?"
vfxarun
1 year ago
I love it! Andrew (India)
damien
1 year ago
Im way off Topic here Andrew, could you do something on color space in AE? Its not something i can find in depth info on. Now back on Topic......You're the go to guru, Love all your fantastic Tuts and Blogs..Were not worthy....Were not worthy.........You Inspire ;-)
Zee
1 year ago
Glad to have your blog show back!some cool tips and I am thinking about buying a smoke machine :)
1 year ago
Nice Andrew
your every step, every video and tutorial are awesome and meaningful.
:)
Mambo
1 year ago
How do you come up with this stuff man!! So simple yet so effective.I can't wait to use it on my next project.
Thanks Andrew
Benjamin
1 year ago
Hello Kramer, you this crazy, i like you blog everytime, Thanks. God Bless
1 year ago
Whahaha....welcome back...always great to have some fun and learn stuff at the same time!
1 year ago
Great!!!! Andrew, you must care of that cold ..... jajjajaaa
Frank
1 year ago
Great turtorials, and a hilarious ending!
Militar VZLA
1 year ago
and trapcode shine...?
1 year ago
Dude.. This is really Awesome!!!
therohail
1 year ago
Andrew Kramer Sir u r a legend
kasto
1 year ago
oh! after long time sir...anyway great blog like past ones...
Impaczus
1 year ago
its great to hear that "Hey whats up Andrew Kramer here for Videocopilot.net" again!!!! xD
Eric
1 year ago
Love the tip and entertaining teaching style! Thank you Mr. Kramer & Crew for all your hard work and attention to detail! You guys always keep the end product in mind and your efforts don't go unnoticed (obviously)! Better results come from better learning, and your team should be an inspiration to all, for your execution of both!
Jiaan
1 year ago
Pls see if you can post on Vimeo too...
PsykoTroniK
1 year ago
Andrew I LOVE the blog show cos we get to see you do alot of practical things and BTS stuff! Plus you always crack us up with your jokes. Lol@MJFox!! Been wanting more blog show for long now. Technique displayed in this vid is pretty much common senseif you understand how volumetric light is created, but you make it so much bloody fun! And some nice ideas can spring from this. Keep up your awesom work man. Keep well and greets to the family.
seyed abolfadhl
1 year ago
Hi Kramer. very good. from .... afghanistan.
1 year ago
Very Good Andrew Kramer Best Blog show
    1 year ago
    Very Good Andrew Kramer Best Blog show
ibrahim
1 year ago
u awesome.. thnx A Lot
1 year ago
Hi VC
Thanks A Lot
Dumie
1 year ago
HAHAHAHAHA Andrew u the best sir, love it
Taurus Groove
1 year ago
Thanks Andrew for the look at a cool practical effect. It immediately reminded me of how Peter Kuran did the main intro title for the 1982 "The Thing". Very much the same process- he took a fish tank filled with smoke and put a cut out of "The Thing" title on the back. Then stretched a garbage bag over a frame between the back of the tank & a light. He then lit the garbage bag on fire & it burned away to reveal the title- and one of the coolest into effects was born. AE is great but sometimes ya just can't beat old school!!
    mitch
    1 year ago
    here it is on youtube if you want to see what Taurus Groove is talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSGz4P5rGPo
    Shawn
    1 year ago
    I remember learning this on the THING DVD way back - I thought it was such a clever, clever way to do the title. Sometimes simplest solutions are the best.
IamFilipino
1 year ago
Hey Guys, have you watched the film "Welcome to the Jungle 2013"? Better check it out. It got Andrew's Jungle VFX on it's Title Design. Tell me if you had already watched it..

Cheers for Andrew's Revival.
The Master had come back for more:D
1 year ago
How many times i said thank u!! but it's time for new one-
jst awesome, thnx for the tips.
1 year ago
Ha, that was awesome! Great to see that the Blogshow is back...
Miguel
1 year ago
At dang last Mr. Andrew Kramer is back, and we're all back on track!!!!!!!
Varxtis
1 year ago
lol. nice! You guys are awesome.
Cant wait to see what you guys bring to star wars.
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you guys are working on Star Wars! Right!? Saw the Vader mask... so... ya...
1 year ago
i love it tks youuuuuu
1 year ago
Andrew, So this i s a seriously cool and straightforward way of creating that perfect logo. I wonder, it there a way, like you showed at the end of the twitter logo, to blend the cut out with a 3d model via the extrusion feature (using Element 3d) and animate it halfway, then back to the 2d psychical cut out? sorry if I geeked out too much in this comment! lol thanks- Tim
1 year ago
I literally got teared up because it was so funny. (It was inspirational too). Love you guys.
Philby
1 year ago
NNNOOOOO!!!!!
My work has blocked youtube videos!
That was one of the first things that made me stop and start watching the tutorials, hosting the videos on your server meant I could view them at work.
The fact that they're awesome is the reason I've watched the first 45 tutorials in the last week.
Oh well, I'll just have to watch it when I get home..... something to look forward to :)
Vidofx
1 year ago
Very coooool.Thank a lot Andrew.
This also CG volumetric Light :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3m-L9Sd1g&feature=youtu.be
    roger deodat
    1 year ago
    volumetric Light could be easily created with trapcode shine
    in after effects
1 year ago
Why is your voice so beautiful, Andrew?
1 year ago
Love these practical effect tutorials Andrew! Keep pumping these out! :)
Jack
1 year ago
Ooo, was that a cameo for an upcoming 3D model pack? ;)
rogerD
1 year ago
well first of all welcome back blog show... umm this is great wood love to see more blog Andrew but we know you busy with jj
Matt
1 year ago
Hey, awesome video! I am wondering where you got the music and sfx. Is it royalty-free?
    amberija
    1 year ago
    Yeah, would like to know what the music aswell!
    Carrefu
    1 year ago
    Also looking for the music.
    Chaba
    1 year ago
    Also want to know what the music... Andrew, tell us
1 year ago
Thats cool! - just thinking - you could use something like ponoko to laser cut the logos out of thick card or a light board - that would help avoid the Michael J Fox look hehe.
Steve
1 year ago
Oh ya I remember this from 3rd grade.. we just didn't have a smoke machine.. Snoop had a few choice words for me, asking for a smoke machine. MJ fox.. well he had a few choice words for you... funny stuff thanks Andrew
1 year ago
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw so amazing
1 year ago
Missed a perfect opportunity to start coughing in the middle of the video! Either way, this was very entertaining, great show. I might actually consider trying that out one of these days.
1 year ago
Nice! Always love the blog show :D
1 year ago
Great to see the blog show back. Nice to see you guys mixing it up with a bit of practical work.
1 year ago
Thanks for the dark side of the light ;)
Svetlin
1 year ago
That was really cooooool :)))) Great stuff. :)
Aaron
1 year ago
Good video, loved the VC butterfly eater than looks like a twitter logo ;)
Daluz
1 year ago
AHAHAHAHAHAH! Great.
oscar R
1 year ago
Andrew how we can create our own environment map
patrick
1 year ago
Oh Andrew are you sure you're not a stand up comedian?
    guest
    1 year ago
    he's just as funny whenever he sits down to record a tutorial, so he's sit down and stand up comedian if anything.
Doug Davis
1 year ago
Great result. Anyway of creating this all in after effects?
Robert K.
1 year ago
Very nice Mr. Andrew :) and thx for the new tips.
1 year ago
I'm not sure if I came here to see another great After Effects tutorial or to laugh a lot with all those clever jokes! ;D
Amr
1 year ago
Very great idea with very great man (Andrew) .. I love all your work
1 year ago
glad to see Andrew Kramer is back !
1 year ago
thanks a lot Andrew ,that was great one.
prathamesh
1 year ago
coooooooooooooooool nice i love it
prathamesh
1 year ago
coooooooooooooooool nice i love it
1 year ago
WOW that was just crazy ! i will try with my canon 60D !
Chet
1 year ago
Pretty awesome, guys. I'm sure you're working with JJ on Star Wars, right? You should've done a few subtle star wars references in there..that woulda been coolio!

Coolio! another concert you can go to to get smoke on your lens...hmmm...
1 year ago
Been waiting on a new blog show forever, so glad to see it's back!
    1 year ago
    Thanks again for the amazing blog show Andrew! Your tutorials have helped me with my career; in fact, it helped so much with my latest short film www.prebirthmovie.com
    roger deodat
    1 year ago
    yes me too he took a very long time before he bring it back hope he will do it more often this year :)
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