Blog Show: Real Volumetric Light!

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

February 5th, 2014 @ 11:19 am
Been waiting on a new blog show forever, so glad to see it's back!
    February 5th, 2014 @ 11:02 am
    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
    roger deodat
    February 7th, 2014 @ 7:20 am
    yes me too he took a very long time before he bring it back hope he will do it more often this year :)
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:21 am
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...
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:21 am
WOW that was just crazy ! i will try with my canon 60D !
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:22 am
coooooooooooooooool nice i love it
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:22 am
coooooooooooooooool nice i love it
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:23 am
thanks a lot Andrew ,that was great one.
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:25 am
glad to see Andrew Kramer is back !
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:25 am
Very great idea with very great man (Andrew) .. I love all your work
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:27 am
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
Robert K.
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:32 am
Very nice Mr. Andrew :) and thx for the new tips.
Doug Davis
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:34 am
Great result. Anyway of creating this all in after effects?
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:36 am
Oh Andrew are you sure you're not a stand up comedian?
    February 5th, 2014 @ 12:27 pm
    he's just as funny whenever he sits down to record a tutorial, so he's sit down and stand up comedian if anything.
oscar R
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:38 am
Andrew how we can create our own environment map
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:40 am
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:46 am
Good video, loved the VC butterfly eater than looks like a twitter logo ;)
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:57 am
That was really cooooool :)))) Great stuff. :)
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:59 am
Thanks for the dark side of the light ;)
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:59 am
Great to see the blog show back. Nice to see you guys mixing it up with a bit of practical work.
February 5th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm
Nice! Always love the blog show :D
February 5th, 2014 @ 12:29 pm
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.
February 5th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw so amazing
February 5th, 2014 @ 1:14 pm
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
February 5th, 2014 @ 1:26 pm
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.
February 5th, 2014 @ 1:35 pm
Hey, awesome video! I am wondering where you got the music and sfx. Is it royalty-free?
    February 7th, 2014 @ 2:11 am
    Yeah, would like to know what the music aswell!
    February 7th, 2014 @ 5:29 am
    Also looking for the music.
    February 9th, 2014 @ 7:26 am
    Also want to know what the music... Andrew, tell us
February 5th, 2014 @ 1:59 pm
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
February 5th, 2014 @ 2:03 pm
Ooo, was that a cameo for an upcoming 3D model pack? ;)
February 5th, 2014 @ 2:16 pm
Love these practical effect tutorials Andrew! Keep pumping these out! :)
February 5th, 2014 @ 2:20 pm
Why is your voice so beautiful, Andrew?
February 5th, 2014 @ 2:29 pm
Very coooool.Thank a lot Andrew.
This also CG volumetric Light :)
    roger deodat
    February 7th, 2014 @ 7:18 am
    volumetric Light could be easily created with trapcode shine
    in after effects
February 5th, 2014 @ 2:31 pm
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 :)
February 5th, 2014 @ 3:04 pm
I literally got teared up because it was so funny. (It was inspirational too). Love you guys.
February 5th, 2014 @ 3:40 pm
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
February 5th, 2014 @ 3:45 pm
i love it tks youuuuuu
February 5th, 2014 @ 5:51 pm
lol. nice! You guys are awesome.
Cant wait to see what you guys bring to star wars.
you guys are working on Star Wars! Right!? Saw the Vader mask... so... ya...
February 5th, 2014 @ 7:12 pm
At dang last Mr. Andrew Kramer is back, and we're all back on track!!!!!!!
February 5th, 2014 @ 9:53 pm
Ha, that was awesome! Great to see that the Blogshow is back...
February 5th, 2014 @ 10:26 pm
How many times i said thank u!! but it's time for new one-
jst awesome, thnx for the tips.
February 5th, 2014 @ 10:37 pm
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
Taurus Groove
February 5th, 2014 @ 10:41 pm
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!!
    February 7th, 2014 @ 1:21 pm
    here it is on youtube if you want to see what Taurus Groove is talking about:
    February 8th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm
    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.
February 5th, 2014 @ 10:57 pm
HAHAHAHAHA Andrew u the best sir, love it
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Thanks A Lot
February 5th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm
u awesome.. thnx A Lot
February 6th, 2014 @ 12:43 am
Very Good Andrew Kramer Best Blog show
    February 5th, 2014 @ 11:44 pm
    Very Good Andrew Kramer Best Blog show
seyed abolfadhl
February 6th, 2014 @ 12:47 am
Hi Kramer. very good. from .... afghanistan.
February 6th, 2014 @ 2:14 am
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.
February 6th, 2014 @ 4:40 am
Pls see if you can post on Vimeo too...
February 6th, 2014 @ 6:14 am
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!
February 6th, 2014 @ 6:44 am
its great to hear that "Hey whats up Andrew Kramer here for" again!!!! xD
February 6th, 2014 @ 7:16 am
oh! after long time sir...anyway great blog like past ones...
February 6th, 2014 @ 9:05 am
Andrew Kramer Sir u r a legend
February 6th, 2014 @ 10:03 am
Dude.. This is really Awesome!!!
Militar VZLA
February 6th, 2014 @ 10:06 am
and trapcode shine...?
February 6th, 2014 @ 10:35 am
Great turtorials, and a hilarious ending!
February 6th, 2014 @ 10:48 am
Great!!!! Andrew, you must care of that cold ..... jajjajaaa
February 6th, 2014 @ 11:42 am
Whahaha....welcome back...always great to have some fun and learn stuff at the same time!
February 6th, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
Hello Kramer, you this crazy, i like you blog everytime, Thanks. God Bless
February 6th, 2014 @ 4:16 pm
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
February 6th, 2014 @ 8:02 pm
Nice Andrew
your every step, every video and tutorial are awesome and meaningful.
February 6th, 2014 @ 9:04 pm
Glad to have your blog show back!some cool tips and I am thinking about buying a smoke machine :)
February 6th, 2014 @ 9:57 pm
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 ;-)
February 6th, 2014 @ 11:57 pm
I love it! Andrew (India)
February 7th, 2014 @ 1:02 am
"Are you my mommy?"
February 7th, 2014 @ 1:03 am
Man, I hope someone gets that reference...
February 7th, 2014 @ 1:55 am
where you been so long ??
February 7th, 2014 @ 2:52 am
hahaha. Dude. youre on fire this time round. crack me up.
February 7th, 2014 @ 5:55 am
very nice. you are the best andrew.
Tom Dooley
February 7th, 2014 @ 6:36 am
"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.
David Ariew
February 7th, 2014 @ 9:02 am
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.
February 7th, 2014 @ 10:55 am
Can you help me how to make character in 3DS Max
February 7th, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
Hello Andrew, whatever you do, your stuff is extremely pleasing,
BlesSings matey :)
February 7th, 2014 @ 3:35 pm
wow amaizyng really cool :)! Keep up the godd work mate :)!
February 7th, 2014 @ 4:39 pm
really funny stuff - and cool sfx!
February 7th, 2014 @ 5:37 pm
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 :

>(recorded with Samsung galaxy s4! I have not a Pro camera :( )
Herbert Vieira
February 7th, 2014 @ 7:28 pm
Dude, you're crazy, but we love you!
Akhmad Rifqi
February 7th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm
Anda memang hebat bos, terimakasih ya guru buat tutorial tutorial gilanya..hahaha :D #indonesian
February 7th, 2014 @ 8:47 pm
Andrew Kramer rockstar of VFX
February 8th, 2014 @ 7:42 am
Great blog show. I'm waiting for another exciting tutorial. It's been a while, man. Best regards.
Hassan dar
February 8th, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
Plz Watch that Short movie
February 8th, 2014 @ 3:55 pm
Sweet Andrew. Made my long boring day nicer. Thanks!
Andrew Kang
February 8th, 2014 @ 6:41 pm
always love to watch your works and inspires me

Used 3d element
MMT Ironman Mark 3 Transformation
hope u enjoy this
February 8th, 2014 @ 10:07 pm
Nice logo work and please do some vfx for sniper bullet travel for long distance.
February 9th, 2014 @ 12:31 am
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??? :)
February 9th, 2014 @ 5:04 am
you are getting us energy to continue what we are doing, keep going, good luck
orhan birgül
February 9th, 2014 @ 3:06 pm
Great turtorials... very good you are the best
February 10th, 2014 @ 10:03 am
very amazing video "magicadre"
February 11th, 2014 @ 7:27 pm
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...?


: )

February 13th, 2014 @ 8:15 pm
Very cool!! MJF good.
February 15th, 2014 @ 12:45 am
Hilarious but still informative :-D Made my day!
February 22nd, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
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.
March 31st, 2014 @ 7:54 am
This was so Awesome! Thank you!!
April 11th, 2014 @ 5:12 pm
Thanks for inspiring me to attempt something along these lines. You have taught me so much over the years. Thank you.
May 3rd, 2014 @ 10:05 am
awesome stuff, i really liked the final result
September 19th, 2014 @ 5:03 pm
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.
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