New Tutorial: The GRID

In this tutorials we will be creating an intricate Grid animation inside of After Effects without additional plug-ins. We will be using the Advanced Lightning effect along with many other unexpected tools!

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8 months ago
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88 Comments

TaleK
4 months ago
can anybody tell,how to render this awsome Grid!
5 months ago
Here is my version of The Grid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaLw4GbzKtI

I hope you like it!
Shreyas
5 months ago
Reg : The Grid

The Rendered *.mov files aren't working. Kindly help me out. I have AE CS6.
Awal
6 months ago
Andrew, can I kiss you?
6 months ago
I bet you can create a cool cracking glass or ice effect using this method with the lighting.
Charlo
6 months ago
Hey great video, but I was wondering what font type you used because I am having a hard time finding it?
    6 months ago
    Charlo, there is a great free font finder tool called: what-the-font. You just upload a screenshot and it will match the closest fonts to it. Here is the site: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
Tim
6 months ago
This green grid effect is currently being used on NBA TNT playoff coverage.
zhouyang
7 months ago
大神,好厉害,我的偶像
Ralf
7 months ago
Im not good at After Effects but i edit the GRID text to my Channel name. But how can i render the whole video like i see in the beginning of the tutorial? when i render the comp i have only the ending. Help pls^^
Anurag
8 months ago
i have registered to video copilot account, but i am unable to log in for vc download section. plz plz help me why i am getting this trouble... thank u so much..
8 months ago
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8 months ago
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8 months ago
CYSIS HUD _ Aftereffect Composite
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toComp
8 months ago
thanks for share!its very helpful and i like it very much!
heinz denial
8 months ago
Hi Andrew I am very big fan of you.
So when will you put new tutorial. I am waiting for that.
Products intro animation .. created in Adobe After Effects using similar techniques with "advanced lightning" .. Take a look:

https://vimeo.com/90261983
    8 months ago
    Nicely done Art. Pleased to see you are still at it. Nice transition between shoe to the next section :0)
    8 months ago
    Hi Christian
    Thanks a lot for your kindly comment.
    Sure .. I'm still on it .. It's always fun .. Cheers!
Kannan
8 months ago
Hi Andrew.
This the one of your best tutorials. I love it, and its amazing. I was wondering whether you can upload the project file of promo like video which you showed at the start of this tutorial. Its kinda good. Thanks.
8 months ago
Andrew Andrew ANDREW!! I have a question! I'm trying to figure out how to use the alpha level of say, a persons head! does the principle apply in that case to allow them to materialize out of the grid work? I've tried doing it, but the effect just isn't working out like the text does in your tutorial.... i know your awesome and busy, but if you have a spare two seconds, i would greatly appreciate it sir..thank you!....or if any one here has any suggestions for me i would welcome the help!. thanks all- Tim
    Stephen Kennedy
    8 months ago
    Tim - Alpha is not the same as a luminance or color value. Imagine Alpha as being "nothing". When you write text using the text tool, all the space around your text is "nothing." It is Alpha. It is a "non-color". It is the absence of any color value. If you are using video, you will need to either key out some of your footage or create a custom mask before applying the lightning. The nice thing about doing a custom mask is that you can animate your mask shape for the lightning to bounce off of.
    Hope that helps! -Stephen
8 months ago
Thanks to you i have a job
captain
8 months ago
The project doesn't open up in AE CS5.5.Could someone please upload CS5.5 version too.I think AE CS6 has option to save for CS5.5.
8 months ago
With all the advanced plugins, Andrew Kramer makes a sweet effect using Lightning….. That's why he's the master
Anthony
8 months ago
I know it's unorthodox, but will you ever do a sound design tutorial??
8 months ago
This is another exciting tutorial. This is so generous sharing these with us. Sure, its tough for our ego and it give me a complex of inferiority but its my problem. I'll try to find a tutorial to deal with this. Thank you very much.
Amar
8 months ago
Thanks for Great tutorial Andrew.
yes experimentation is must inside the after effects for creating these kind of titles and motion graphics stuff..you are right...
jack
8 months ago
super nice, makes me hot.
8 months ago
Soooooo it seems I’m too busy working with after effects these days to explore the basics. This was a fabulous little tut that shows amazing effects with the bare basics WITHIN AE. Fabulous job sir.

I seriously need to find time between working with this great program, to explore all its little nooks and crannys that I always skim by :0)

As for my new piece that’s attached to my name above, Its for adults only. If you cant view as an adult you have no right to peek :0)
8 months ago
that's awesome. Andrew you are the best. Will recreate this myself right now.
Gregory
8 months ago
I may have missed it in a comment, but what about using the grid as the actual text reveal instead of the preset. Use the Alpha of a comp and reveal the text, that way the text doesn't materialize so uniform like. It would actually match the design better.
8 months ago
Another Cool Tutorial
Thank You Mr Kramer
Akbar
8 months ago
Very nice thank you very much !!
almostdarkslide
8 months ago
Thank you for this wonderful tut!
8 months ago
Hey Andrew!

Really impressive results with good old effects in AE!
I was wondering, as I watched it, if maybe this is the same technique you used in 'Almost Human' title sequence, you know, the hand with those grids of blue lights on it?
Could you confirm that?
Can't wait for the next tutorial!
8 months ago
There! I used the technique in my last video :) Here
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja0dgC9TPos
Tim B
8 months ago
Awesome work as always, i really love the look of the design!! Compliments to andrew you're the man.
Sante
8 months ago
great ... as always! each tutorial shows some of the effects in another perspective
8 months ago
Amazing! Thank you very much for sharing, this is exactly what I was looking for, short opening, about 5 sec intro to my 3D tutorials. You ROCK!
JMS
8 months ago
Great stuff...any new development on the 'copter pack & E3Dv2? I'm really looking forward to those shadows.
8 months ago
Sweet! Watching it right now!
Federico
8 months ago
Always the number 1!
Zee
8 months ago
Yohoooo! A new tutorial! I can get entertained for another 30 mins! A BIG THANKS to Andrew Kramer and his fellow crews!
Firoze Melsyte
8 months ago
hey Andrew can i expect 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.
mayank(india)
8 months ago
great tutorial andrew kramer sir .
Alex
8 months ago
AWESOME! Andrew your work is a great inspiration for those who are not blessed... ;-) I'm always enjoying your tutorials. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
8 months ago
By the way: have you seen my latest little experiment? Another shot about a futuristic Barcelona! I've used some buildings from the free Futuristic Bldngs Pack, Element 3D, Optical Flares... Basically, all your products, he, he. My intention was doing something similar to the Almost Human landscapes or something like that.

Sadly, there's no sound, sorry. This is only one shot of a huge project I'll upload in a few months or so, I guess. Then, there will be sound effects and music, I promise. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/user/CRoblexVFX/videos
    Michael
    8 months ago
    Great job Carlos! Very impressive!!!
    8 months ago
    Thank you, Michael! I'm glad you like it.
    8 months ago
    Great stuff Carlos. Your work is quite beautiful. I hope to see a lot more of it!
8 months ago
Excellent tutorial, Andrew. You have some kind of gift: you allways upload a tutorial about something I need to do! In the next few days, I have to find some time to make an intro video for a mobile phone store website (they fix mobiles and tablets). This is just the kind of looks I was looking for. Thank you very, very much.
8 months ago
Hey Andrew!

I added some 3D elements Text and this is what happened: http://youtu.be/SCbE6io2NPM

Hope you like it! Cheers~!
Flo
8 months ago
Once again great work!

I#ve tried to achieve that kind of effect and also looked at the lightning FX. But not deep enough, it seems... ;)

And overall your latest SoundDesign is outstanding! Really stylish and powerful. Can't wait for SoundFX #2 in the ¿near? future.
André
8 months ago
That was very good!

Thx!
Badhan Ganesh
8 months ago
Heyyy, Brilliant stuff and BTW, I kinda noticed a weird thing, that you worked in FULL resolution all the way through the tutorial. Which is weird for me.. :-D
    8 months ago
    Had to. The lightning effect gets weird at half...
lexiongxiong
8 months ago
非常感谢 AK大神 ^_^
gaurav
8 months ago
its awesome
thank u
8 months ago
andrew sir you are too good and awesome.....
you have got a good skill ....
good job
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Miguel
8 months ago
Very genius Mr. Kramer!!!!!!!!!
8 months ago
I actually did something similar quite a few years ago, though not as much detail, but similar in concept. http://youtu.be/zDWc_fwxOCw

Great Tutorial, I may try some more experimenting.
play
8 months ago
Awesome as always....LOL
8 months ago
super ji super ji :) :D
8 months ago
Again, great job Andrew- thanks for all you do!!
8 months ago
needs to be more conducive, man. just sayin.
8 months ago
thankyou andrew i daily watch our website to see this grid project :) :D
ThomasO
8 months ago
Very creative and inspirational. Really like the way you bring in some of the lesser known plugins. Thanks for taking the time to creating this tutorial.
longkinght
8 months ago
AWESOME!!A long time waiting for this tutorials,now go try!
IamFilipino
8 months ago
At last the master is back!!! great tut!
that was Fantastic!!
Denny
8 months ago
Is there a way to make the tekst to change en de rest change with it?
    mgt
    8 months ago
    and the* GRAMAR NAZI STRIKES AGAIN!! :D
8 months ago
thanks alot man ! you're the man !
Jim Gravina
8 months ago
That was forking awesome!!
kasto
8 months ago
wow ! thnx Mr.Andrew Sir....
8 months ago
Great! Thats very impressive creativity and skills right there. As always.
Andrei Balaj
8 months ago
Finally! Been waiting 1 month for this... Thank's Andrew!
Ramzes
8 months ago
Andrew you are genius!You find ways to use this plugins in different ways!Who could think that lightning plugin can be used for spiderweb:)Thanks a lot for your hard work and share with us!we all love you man!
MbarekAmsoft
8 months ago
very veryy stuniinG TuTorial Bro
8 months ago
Nice! I saw the preview this morning on youtube. really good stuff.
Marcus
8 months ago
AWESOME!!! I'll try this right away!
8 months ago
Oh yes! This is something that can be used in a lotta high tech looking stuff :D
Meet
8 months ago
This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
ARE YOU WORKING FOR A MOVIE OR SUMTHING..??
CAUSE YOU ARE WORTH MAKING A VFX MOVIE..:)
AWESOME BRO..
    kobolguy
    8 months ago
    I think he did work on Star Trek Into Darkness :)
    sublinker
    7 months ago
    Uuuhm, if you've watched FRINGE, star trek, Super 8, aaahm, yes and this series called Almost Human , then you'll know this Man is a genius.
    I love his hardwork.
PureMotion
8 months ago
HOLY SHIT THAT'S AWESOME
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