Grid Experiment

I’ve been finding some extra time to dig deeper into some built-in After Effects plug-ins to create some interesting and unique effects. Here is my new experiment using a very interesting combination of effects (as always) to build a networked title or logo.

We are really making a big effort to create new projects to keep you inspired and thinking in new ways!

I’ll be recording the tutorial this week so expect it soon and be ready for a few unexpected surprises!

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2 years ago
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139 Comments

6 months ago
I can't wait to see the tutorial :-) Keep up the great work.
saeed
1 year ago
Hi Mr. Andrew, do not bother. I wish you success in your work is truly amazing
Etzio
1 year ago
Her is the TUTORIAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vXiKSvc_O0&hd=1 or on the Youtube Channel Videocopilot
Etzio
1 year ago
He has posted this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSKtLnbDdY4&hd=1
as the VideoCopilot Youtube--Channel
it looks awesome.hope to si the tutorial soon.
Tom Dooley
1 year ago
I agree with Brando.
1 year ago
It's a bummer when Andrew can't follow up his promises of future tutorials after teasing us with blogs much like this one. "It's been a month since he "recorded the tutorial" for this one. I know there's a bit of post that goes into a tutorial, but a month?

I understand Andrew is a busy guy and all but when your focus shifts to other projects, maybe its time for some extra help to keep the tutorials and or the business moving forward.

I love video copilot, keep up the good work.
Kevin
1 year ago
I sure could use this for a project due tomorrow. Looks incredible!
1 year ago
motiongraphics _ ADVANCE Element3D HEAD

http://on.fb.me/PGiBRi
1 year ago
ADVANCE ELEMENT3D TYPOGRAPHY
http://on.fb.me/1dbB9h7
Impaczus
1 year ago
atleast give us updates on this :(.. its been a month and we miss you xD
nic
1 year ago
hi...
we know you're busy. any update on this? tomorrow is 1 month out.
Jake
1 year ago
Can you hurry up and upload the video already, you said you would upload it before but it's been weeks now, please hurry up!
Bharat makkar
1 year ago
any video tut !!! plzzz
Lee
1 year ago
I can't wait for the tutorial either! I'm pretty sure he's slammed with work right now or rejuvenating his super powers at the Fortress of Solitude. He will make a pretty good (and witty) excuse Im sure..Cant wait for that either !lol !Can't complain when he does this out of the kindness of his heart!
    Push Eject
    1 year ago
    Well said, Lee.
1 year ago
This looks super cool! can't wait for the tutorial!
Bragon
1 year ago
Andrew, Been waiting for the tut since almost a month! when can we see it please? :)
Steve Q
1 year ago
Please please please!! Lets see that tut :)
1 year ago
When are you planning to release the tutorial, Andrew ? Waiting for it since weeks now :\
Firoze Melsyte
1 year ago
hey Andrew can i except a tutorial from you which
could describe the effect as we see in the music
video of michale jacksons black or white.
at about the end where face transformation
occurs
like girl changes to boy etc. and i dont know the
name of the effect so.........
it would be a great help if you create one.
Thank you.
Dena Giselle
1 year ago
This looks phreakin' awesome! Can hardly wait to see the video :)
Branden
1 year ago
Come on y'all, he creates this stuff for us for free! Just be a bit patient.
Bader Ahmed
1 year ago
Where is LiveCam Plugin ?
1 year ago
Let's not forget that Videocopilot is not his main occupation and he does all these tutorials for FREE. Maybe being a little more thankful AND patient would do the trick, guys ;)
Tom Dooley
1 year ago
There are a lot of announcements since 4 month about amazing vfx during this year and surprises and so on, but we are allready march and nothing realy breathtaking happens.????
kmyface
1 year ago
still waiting!really cool stuff.
98Ek
1 year ago
When will the tutorial be up? I'm really excited about this next one!
vers
2 years ago
we´re still waiting! ;)
    1 year ago
    He said "this week" but we're waiting since 3 weeks ago :S
2 years ago
Just saw a similar effect on a sports channel. Used as a transition. Very cool and I am getting anxious for the TuT. Looking forward to it.
MgT
2 years ago
"I’ll be recording the tutorial this week so expect it soon and be ready for a few unexpected surprises!"

And that was said 2 weeks ago... it never took me longer than 2 weeks to record a tutorial or timelapse, maybe the kramer is ill?
Can't wait for this tutorial though it's going to be awesomesauce! :D
Dre
2 years ago
I'm super ready for this tut. Thinking I already have a project I can apply some of these concepts to.
2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPZ6vsHplT8

I have tried to recreate the effect and succeeded partially - it's tought without additional plugins but it's a nice experiment! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPZ6vsHplT8
Watson
2 years ago
"so expect it soon and be ready for a few unexpected surprises!"

grew a huge beard while waiting)))
Andrei Balaj
2 years ago
Post the tutorial, already! I am anxious to try it myself!
(Meaningful comment lengthening)
Impaczus
2 years ago
not so sound demanding but.. Its been over 2 week now :(
Laertes
2 years ago
This sounds like a plugin in C4D and some spiralator Gridfy and Affects in AE.
Andrew great effect. Compisção wonderful.
hop
2 years ago
its really cool!!! im waiting for this tut!
LGFN
2 years ago
Which reminds me of Scott Kelby's "The Grid" title graphics: http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/
DEVON
2 years ago
Hey VC!!
I know this is off topic but i am throughly enjoying my Jetstrike. I was hoping you could do a short tut on jet exhaust flames. I see some great examples on what you've done on the promo vidoes. If you have previously covered this topic please point me in the right direction with my apologies.
Matthew Goolsby
2 years ago
When is tutorial going to come out? I love this look and can't wait to try it out!
Great work Andrew!
2 years ago
Looks good, I am curious how you did it.
2 years ago
Your work keeps me going, awesome work!
Watson
2 years ago
So when we see tutorial? )
Nickpelleman
2 years ago
CC Hair and Camera Lens Blur?
2 years ago
Looks great,

Gonna take a solid guess.

Precomp with grid effect and a fractal noise for the breaking up if the grid.

Then using the advanced lightning effect on the precomp and using the alpha controls.

Just an educated guess
Andrei Balaj
2 years ago
How can I get to work with you Andrew? (my name in English is also Andrew, if it matters) :D
sajith
2 years ago
awsomeeeeeee...........
cant wait to see it...put it soon
Chris
2 years ago
how to create music react text and background effect in after effect
Pawn Simkhada
2 years ago
Always inspiring and motivating, Waiting for this one also.
2 years ago
Hi VC
Mr Kramer .... You Are The Key
Thats Allow Me to Access Any new world in The After Effects
You Are My Idol
You are My Sunrise
Raghav91
2 years ago
I always wondered which would be the easiest and best way to achieve that look. Cant wait for the tut!
2 years ago
You did it again! A M A Z I N G! Can't wait for the tutorial! Thanks Andrew, you are so inspiring and I like your spirit of sharing your experience with us. And thanks for Element 3D, too - most interesting plugin ever for AE. Thanks so much and greetings from Germany.
ShahabG
2 years ago
It looks amazing AK. Still can't get over that statement you made in simple car rig tutorial about an advanced car rig tut.
Manuel Creignou
2 years ago
I was trying to achieve your effect before you post your tutorial.
I may have found the trick with Advanced Lightning !?
therohail
2 years ago
A Kramer Sir u r a legend, can't wait for this new tutorial
dudeson
2 years ago
I like to creat special effects by using built in plug ins
2 years ago
Look assum! Definitely something I can use. Looking forward to the magic.
Razak
2 years ago
Okay so Andrew is actually asking us to expect something we're not supposed to expect.... hehe
2 years ago
Hi,
what pc configuration do you have?
I feel some "Almost Human" hand in this tiny lines... :)
2 years ago
Man you just keep posting these days :-) You're on fire! Good to see good old videocopilot back in action ;-) any news on a new pack for element or element 2 news????
JZ
2 years ago
Cant´t you people say something else that AWESOME etc. It´s getting really boring to read these comments because of it´s just the same all the time. Andrew Kramer makes fantastic effort doing these tutorials so maybe instead of writing "Amazing, Wow, Love it..." and other obvious things maybe you should also think something what would lead to a AE related conversation ;)
Joseph Provencial
2 years ago
I LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait for your tutorial on this one.
Andrea
2 years ago
Let me guess..

Optical Flares for the "dirty camera" efx
Grid and pixelate
but i miss something for the line-stuff.. Can't be "particular" because isn't built-in.. so.. argh!
    Andrea
    2 years ago
    And there is some voronoi-cells efx, so I miss this, also.
Siddhant
2 years ago
Andrew, can you please add the font to the project file?
2 years ago
What font is used in the example if I may ask?
andrew thuku
2 years ago
andrew now make a tutorial from it. am interested to knw hw u which effects you used
Rakesh
2 years ago
Awesome : waitting for your next tutorails.Amazing your last tutirails
2 years ago
when you said the grid i thought of Tron and I got hyped, but this is nice. Tutorial soon Mr. Andrew?
Parth Kubavat
2 years ago
Unexpected surprise..?!! Means Car pack, right..?
And one more thing plz make tutorial on fluid flow...and how to control that..like adv. of iphone 5s..
K.E. Kim
2 years ago
So amazing cant wait until tutorial update
Kalyan viswanath
2 years ago
THIS IS AMAZING ANDREW.
This gona be awesome.
2 years ago
You're working on VGHS Season 3! Bet that CG troll mob is going to look awesome!
Ramzes
2 years ago
Andrew it's good to see you are back with more tutorials for us.We really miss you:))please continue with great staff!
Joel
2 years ago
I love surprises....I can't wait to see this tut and more you guys are great!
Mourad Ifrane
2 years ago
Bravo encore une fois maitre d'After Effect
davy_vde
2 years ago
Woah Andrew you are POSTING this February, and I love everything :D good job!! And it is great to hear you are teaming up with Rocketjump! I cant wait to see sweet kramer style fx on VHGS: Season 3!!!
2 years ago
Whoa. This. This, this is one of the things I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO IN MOTION GRAPHIC BUT DID NOT KNOW HOW. :D I, no, we. We cannot thank you enough! This is awesome!
Mike D
2 years ago
Combination of differing grid sizes + animated grid widths, fractal noise, particles + lens blur, alpha masks and glows.... And by the look of it, a subtle 'mosaic' plug-in effect.. not often anyone breaks that bad boy out!
eamon
2 years ago
As always...a trend setter. Lets see how long before this is being used in broadcast graphics packages.
2 years ago
Looking forward to this tutorial! Looks awesome.
PxlPshr
2 years ago
Really good timing, I have a project currently that could benefit from this type of look. Hope the tutorial follows soon? Thanks for all that you do!!
Erel Herzog
2 years ago
I'd love to see the final animation. My favorite is the second image. That color scheme is pure genius...
Perhaps you can add some glitch from a top secret plug-in we haven't heard about for some time?
Keep up the good work!
Mike
2 years ago
Awesome, i can't wait. Greetings from Germany.
2 years ago
Awesome Andrew.. return with awesome tutorial :) :)
Christian H
2 years ago
I love titles, that's the VC's strongest area, I have missed them so much.
The look so crispy and advanced!
2 years ago
And so a god was born. His name is Kramer with friends.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! Can't wait for the tutorial. BTW - what font is that GRID / BOX etc.?
Vicartbytes
2 years ago
Sam popin out of a cake....THAT would be unexpected and a surprise!
Sulayman Sanyang
2 years ago
Awesomeness!
Greetings from West Africa!
Redo
2 years ago
Unexpected surprises. I like that.
2 years ago
This looks fan-freaking-tastic... Also love unexpected surprises ;)
I.Nashid
2 years ago
This is so right on time for a short I'm working on. Thanks in advance homie!
Hassan dar
2 years ago
Awesome thing for movie titles...
2 years ago
You was my first teacher in this field.

Now I am at that stage where if you show us the sample of the work, I can figure out most of its 'making' OR I always try to achieve that result on my own before going through the tutorial, it helps me a lot. :D

But most of the time you come up with something new!

all hail the maestro! :D
2 years ago
hum ...
i see that you've used a bit of that stuff on your Almost Human title :)
beautiful !
2 years ago
Looks really cool. Cant believe it doesnt use 3rd party plug ins
hamid
2 years ago
Nice...
its plugin?!
similar Plexus..
    2 years ago
    No,as he said
    "No 3rd Party plug-ins"

    This tutorial will be 'awesomest'
2 years ago
Oooh. Nice. Can't wait for this one!
2 years ago
Amazing.
So Im waiting for this.!
Lee
2 years ago
Well Andrew,
Your time that you put into everything (for us) is in itself inspiring! I even find myself going back to some of the older tutorials sometimes and saying to myself "BADASS" ! Its always good to think out of the box and be creative. Thank you for all of your hard work and infinite wisdom.....your wife as well for letting you spend a little time away from the family to share your craft and knowledge with everyone.
Krutov
2 years ago
AK and the VCP-crew is somehow creatinging the future in present time. So without them there would be no tomorrow!

You are the push that makes me move. (Almost Slipknot lyrics)
Badhan Ganesh
2 years ago
Why the hell you have got soo much Brain?? ;)
rogerD
2 years ago
you always surprised me
2 years ago
It's always very generous of you to share your experimental moments and turn them into tutorials.
2 years ago
thats what i was waiting for. thanks alot sir
Mannu
2 years ago
ok.... canot wait :D
william
2 years ago
Amazing, can't wait! Another awesome tutorial looking forward to!
2 years ago
shoud i surprised!! nope. coz this amazing title is created by AK :)
Béla
2 years ago
What would the template sellers do without you mate :)
Ivan_S
2 years ago
Wow! Note to self: "Must spend more time in After Effects"!
Svetlin
2 years ago
Awesome :))) Can't wait to check out the tutorial
2 years ago
Great :-D waiting for the tutorial
Tobi
2 years ago
Andrew your the Nils Amstrong of Visual effects ! Would you do me a favour and tell me how much the upgrade from Element V1.6 to Element V2 will cost ? Since I´m 17 and I always have to save my money in order to buy Element stuff ( actually my favourite thing to spend money on ) ..
best regards from germany
    2 years ago
    My guess is that it will be around 50$. The most it can be is 100$, because that is close to the price of the plug-in itself. Andrew did say that there will be E3D V2 news coming soon.
    jms
    2 years ago
    When I dream, I dream of shadows...
Ashref_Najjar
2 years ago
that sound so crasy
can't wait
Chris Normal
2 years ago
Nice stuff. Think I might have to start playing with ae again.
2 years ago
You need to re-create the title from Hackers using this setup. Only one of the classically awesome bad 90's movies! And Angelina Jolie's first movie (fun fact she was married to that main character before Billy Bob and Brad Pitt).

- Zero Cool
Qbacca
2 years ago
Amazing! Get ready for a baby boom of YouTube 'Grid Experiment' clones from this. Its incredible and inspirational all you guys share for free!! Am sure like myself, the rest of the community really appreciate it. Much talented!!
2 years ago
Incrivel

I can't wait
Talha
2 years ago
Woooo hoooo Awesome waiting for this .. Andrew you are my virtual teacher i am big fan of you .

Thanks
Marc Milad
2 years ago
Awesome!!!!! I can't wait to see the tutorial
Baby Biscuit
2 years ago
Wow. This is exactly what I was trying to accomplish in a personal project last week. Can't wait for the tutorial so I can perfect it!
Benjamin Popescu
2 years ago
Wow, this look awsome man! :D
I can't wait to see the tutorial for this

=> Sorry for my bad english, I'm Belgium :)
    2 years ago
    compatriote!!!!!
    Neil
    2 years ago
    "=> Sorry for my bad english, I'm Belgium :)"

    What, all of it?

    :-)
    2 years ago
    WOW!Its Looking Awsome AK.47
    Alex
    1 year ago
    Belgia cand ii schimba astia negru cu albastru in steag, sau cum?
2 years ago
wow thats so crazy andrew ! this year you are so a
Timber_Wolf
2 years ago
Procedural, as always, i hope?
    2 years ago
    Hybrid.
    parsec3d
    2 years ago
    "Hybrid"

    resistence is futile!

    Actually i love hybrids. Depends on which parts are made from plastics :-)
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