Sci-Fi Weapons Experiment!

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Check out our latest video as we examine creating Sci-Fi weapons with After Effects!

After painting a NERF gun with some matte black spray paint, we used a variety of built-in plug-ins plus some design elements from the ShockWave pack to create these futuristic FX. The possibilities  are unlimited!

And of course we used our new Sound FX Library to create all the high-tech weapon sounds!
Check out MotionPulse!


 

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208 Comments

Will Schrueder
2 months ago
Hey what nerf gun was that? Oh and awesome fx too
Fahlevi
4 months ago
Cool Guy , Very Nice :D
Tim
4 months ago
Thank you Andrew!! That was great!!! Very creative and funny at the same time. I did buy this plug in but I still don't know how to fully use it to its full potentials. It would be nice if you can make a tutorial for this please!!! Thank you very much!!
math
5 months ago
Great.if i don't have card to buy your plugins what can i do?
Tony Plazma
5 months ago
We waiting for MotionPulse and ShockWave tutorial!
Andrei Balaj
5 months ago
Do you know you actually look much alike Patrick Wilson?
Andrew
5 months ago
My god! Bad Ass is the best plug-in ever !!
Nice work on Motion plus.
5 months ago
Element3D Realistic sci-fi Aliens ship scene

Here !!! Check it out.
http://on.fb.me/1mlTG1V
Hungsolo
5 months ago
He makes it look so easy
5 months ago
what happens to all the new tutorials you promised us this year and what about one for this video and how to create all this amazing firing effects
    5 months ago
    Not sure about this sci-fi gun shooting tutorial, but he posted at their facebook page that a video is coming up this week name "LOCK & LOAD" . I'm not sure thats sci-fi or more realstic movie type tutorial :)
    Stay updated on his page http://on.fb.me/1yLOHwP
SaeidKamKar
5 months ago
Very Nice! Work VC every is best !
hi i love this plug-in. very nice
Kuku
5 months ago
BadAss plugin - its great!))))))
Nikhil
5 months ago
Hey Andrew!
The stuff you do is awesome..
I want you to help us by teaching this please,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4XgE6eMjz8
5 months ago
FIFA FEVER (Motiongraphics Video)
http://on.fb.me/UHixDd
5 months ago
SterioScopic Conversion In Nuke

http://on.fb.me/SPkhbH
5 months ago
A Sci-Fi Person Sci-Fi Weapon. how cool is it and how you did the lighting on the weapon?
    5 months ago
    You can mask certain places on some slots and you can track footage and connect mask and animate the mask with some glow on top of it :)
5 months ago
This is so great!
Thank you
5 months ago
Here is my review of Motion Pulse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr9cB5Inks4 10/10!
Nabegha
5 months ago
Hi Andrew my psyche

this work is very high thanks for making this video
LordAjax88
6 months ago
this is so awesome!!!! I would really love it if you made a tutorial for this. please please please can you make a tutorial because those effects are so awesome
Abhinav
6 months ago
Hi Andrew Sir TUTORIAL PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ON SCI FI EXPERIMENT ALL THE GUNSHOTS !! :)
Regards
Douglas John
6 months ago
Awesome
james
6 months ago
I want to use these effects in a video im making so can you plz make a tutorial coz that would be great
LordAjax88
6 months ago
this is so awesome!!!!!!!!!! plz plz plz make a tutorial.
P.S this is the best website ever!!
Brian M. Finn
6 months ago
Please do a tutorial on how you made the Sci-Fi weapon laser fire... aside from the shockwave effect which is awesome, I would love to see a full how-to on firing the weapon's laser blast and adding the lighting effect on the gun itself. I'm making a short film and would love to use this. Thanks.
Carlos Aldana
6 months ago
jajajaj andrew you are the best, you made me laugh a lot with the bad ass scene, is the best part jajjaja greetings from mexico Puerto Vallarta
6 months ago
I love motionpulse! Look what I did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQJd2Y14GMs
Rahim Noel
6 months ago
Tutorial please
jorge
6 months ago
Amazing.. as always.. Sir Kramer
Tim
6 months ago
Be honest. Did you digital enlarge your biceps for this shot? I wont judge.
Lucas
6 months ago
I used Motion Pulse in my Video for fun here......I love it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZBM56nIr1M
Ivan
6 months ago
Who in your team video director?
6 months ago
Stupid good. Andrew could make anything look cool and in turn, make me buy it. Well done!
shark
6 months ago
Some of your jokes are being misunderstood in this multicultural environment:)
nice and interesting thank you
6 months ago
It is very interesting effects
Skubeedoo
6 months ago
Tutorial PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! Great way to plug your products. :-)
Heat distortion plugin also...
Alex
6 months ago
I cannot stress how bad ass was that. Respect.
Dakota
6 months ago
This was AMAZING!!! I would love a tutorial and would probably watch it more than once. Great job, I love it. This is by far the best site for VFX on the internet.
Jarmo
6 months ago
Ok, this is cool and what I admire about your work is that you are having a blast at the same time. You leave me no choice but go and find me CC.
Kramer VFX
6 months ago
first i wanna say sorry about my english because i'm not from america , i'm from Egypt but i live in Italy...
can i speak in italian and u translate hahah
ok never mind
may i do that in next time but if u give me the permission to do that
why not i translate from italian to english i'm very stupid ...

i wanna say to u Perfect Job , Keep going

why not u and ur team creat film in holly wood and u who will do the VFX and the graphics of that film and name it (VIDEO COPILOT) really i'm not saying joke
in fact u r so perfect in ur work
u must do any film , i think if u did it ,it will get 20 Oscars
u can do the graphics of film The avengers 2 yeaah i have a question
about this what are the programmes which are used in this film ??
ok i talked too much i know but i wanna talk with u for along time
i hope u read this and thank you so much :D :D
6 months ago
Final Scene Of Astroid & Planets UsinG Most Video Copilot Plugins

http://on.fb.me/1kiXJuJ (Like Star Treck Intro)
flashback
6 months ago
I bet Sam Loya wouldn't need any "bad ass" adjustments. :)
6 months ago
very nice subject.
thanks for every thing
6 months ago
Planet / Astroid Scenes (CHECK THESE OUT)

http://on.fb.me/1twhj7C & http://on.fb.me/1twhj7C

Element 3D + Trapcode Particullar + Shockwave + Optical Flares + Color Vibrance
Cooldudee
6 months ago
Can Anyon Tell HOW TO GET THAT PLUGIN?????????????
Youssef
6 months ago
So amazing shot we really need a tutorial pleas pleas pleaspleas kramer
6 months ago
Hey Andrew I been a Follower of yours since 2008-2009 and After I saw your MotionPulse trailer The Ending was the shit I loved it. It would be Awesome if you could do a Tutorial on ho you did the ending where you Reveled the MotionPluse name.
6 months ago
j'aime ce site et j'adore optical flares.
6 months ago
j'aime videocopilot mais je voudre avoir la version d'évaluation.
Dario
6 months ago
All i can say is Awesome!!!! You did it again Andrew always breaking new barriers :-)
Akhil Soman
6 months ago
Could you tell me how you made the flash from gun...?
6 months ago
Great stuff!!

I was using the Bad Ass effect back in '08!
Tough chicks that flinch! https://vimeo.com/804729
Tough chicks that don't flinch! https://vimeo.com/804729

These gals were firing replica 9mm's blanks and not a toy though... Andrew. (playfully shaking head)
6 months ago
Now Andrew come out to see your face just like FREDDIEW-RocketJump
dj neum
6 months ago
very good, I am a follower of all your tutorials and they are real good creme and I learn more every time thanks andrew
Jose
6 months ago
Amazing! Tutorial please!!!!!
6 months ago
Looking forward to the tutorial :-)
Brickpro
6 months ago
Look at this intro I did. Using Spin FX and Motionpulse!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQJd2Y14GMs
cocovery75 / DR congo
6 months ago
Mr. AK, you have just upgraded the sounds fx to motion pulse which is awesome! I think it is time for action essential tobe done as well!
6 months ago
Congratulations for this material. I hope to enjoy a video tutorial of this beautiful work.
hug
Theleetguy2
6 months ago
Hi Andrew.

Can we get a tutorial about this? :D
Josh
6 months ago
Is there going to be a tutorial on this "DEEP" compositing?
Fletch
6 months ago
Great effect! I'm wondering if it's possible to do the teleportation effect from Tomorrow People in the same way?
Michel Okonda
6 months ago
Woooow
Andrew you're THE KING of FX!
6 months ago
That is SO ROCKSTAR.

I will watch this one again and again.
MSNH2012
6 months ago
Oh...my... Awesome!!! Andrew, you are my hero!!! Tutorial pleaseeeee...
alam
6 months ago
Yeah Plugin BAD ASS
:-O,HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa (((STEREO)))),
prathamesh
6 months ago
ColorVibrance plugin :-) i m ready ... and also excited
6 months ago
HEY I UPLOADED COLUMBIA REPLICA PROJECT FILE IN MY BLOG CHECK THAT OUT AND SEND ME THE LINK IF YOU CREATED YOU OWN :D


http://gloriasriramanimation.blogspot.in/2014/05/columbia-replica-project-file.html
darrenpce
6 months ago
Great promo. Very funny.
jason
6 months ago
Were the Shockwave elements created in Fume?
Matt
6 months ago
Aren't all these special effects able to be made in AE without plugins? Plugins are just someone who has done the work and you drop it in right?
javad
6 months ago
hi andrew

What is your camera model ?
Steffen
6 months ago
where there is the Plugin Bad Ass or VCP working on a new Sci- Fi Weapons Pack where this plugin is in the pack
Lindbergh H
6 months ago
I agree with many who watched this ... how about a tutorial on how you created the different muzzle flashes / effects! Wonderful fun and amazing.
6 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcvIeWnzcWk
i CAme with this with the monster E3D,I took me minutes to create this with E3D and action essentials than planning idea for this, which means VC is fast as our creativity ideas I Hope.
Thanks VC..
hoang phong
6 months ago
Can you show a tutorial how to make muzzle flash sci-fi like in this video, it is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
zafar
6 months ago
I always try to create diffrent Graphics than Others with diffrent ideas and i thought that i very good in my after effect skills but when i chek VCP andrew always blows my mind ,amazing bro amzing and thanks Really Appreaciate .
iDory
6 months ago
Hello Andrew, Totally amazing Promo! As Usual. Just One Question that is not related to this video though, Why in all your tutorials, you never focus on Shape Layers? Event though we can do amazing cool stuff with it, especially for info-graphics, logo animation... Any chance we'll be seeing a Kramer Tutorial but for shape Layers?
Vlada
6 months ago
Good luck getting rid of the aliens Andy ;)
6 months ago
LOVE YOUR WORK THE CSI-FI ELEMENTS AMAZING

VERY NICE FOR REAL VERY NICE
Van
6 months ago
So how much is the bad ass effect??? ;)
6 months ago
I literally died laughing at work when i watched this.
6 months ago
So crazy, I JUST got done working on a project that did something so freaking similar to this... I'm going to go back and work on it some more to incorporate some of these things now! ha

https://vimeo.com/92986532
    Dave
    6 months ago
    Well Done!
6 months ago
That is cooooool! :-)
youssef vfx
6 months ago
wonderful, so amazing , so coooooool and so futuristic (Andrew Kramer You Are The Best)
we need a tutorial pleeeaaaas:):):)
Fabricio
6 months ago
Andrew you are a BAD ASS...lol....awesome as always!
Jamie
6 months ago
Did Sam jump ship and head over to Greyscalegorilla or something?
    6 months ago
    Hope not. That'd be tutorial career suicide. Seriously tho Andrew, where's your boy???
SND
6 months ago
Planet Destruction Composite Scene Using E3D & SHOCKWAVE

http://tinyurl.com/n8l9paz
6 months ago
Extremely badass!

But seriously, it sounds great, 10/10 would use
Ahmed Rashed
6 months ago
up and that what iam talking about !
6 months ago
Nice work andrew plz upload Tutorial
6 months ago
Awesome stuff! Total cool: BAD GUY ! We love the way you do you stuff. And we love MotionPulse!
wong
6 months ago
you bad ass~haha~so cool,so fun
wish there will be a tutorial~
6 months ago
Owesome,Tutorial pleaseeeee...
Gene
6 months ago
How's about a tutorial on how this video was created... loving the reverse effect at 0:38
alwadhani
6 months ago
STEVEN SEGAL VS ARNOLD
Blink NO Blink

that was sooooo funyyyyyyy, you should also BAD ASS laugh

STALLONE VS TOM CRUSE
Bend Lips NO Bend
Neo Crescent
6 months ago
Remember guys, if u want to be badass, DON'T BLINK
play
6 months ago
bravo-make tut ples......
6 months ago
I dont care who you are, that sh*t is funny :0)
Drew Lewis
6 months ago
Andrew (cool name by the way) u really sold it with ur serious looks.....well done!Big Fan!

Big Drew
bigdrewgrafix@yahoo.com
kfx
6 months ago
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=794299520580930

Grid + Motion Pulse + Shockwave sample clip :)
    AsquareM
    6 months ago
    Awesome
6 months ago
Andrew, you should be leading the VFX revolution!
damarkus
6 months ago
wow great effect
tutorial please
de
6 months ago
so awesome! inspirational. thanks Videocopilot TEAM!
PetBoy
6 months ago
Ok, ok very n1, but i missed the chuck norris checkbox in the badass plugin ;-)
Have a nice trip Mr. GOD Kramer !
6 months ago
I downloaded the bad ass plugin.. But.. I'm working on an epic action scene where one guy is asleep.. Do I need to mask him out? He looks freaky lying there with his eyes open :/
    Shawn
    6 months ago
    Wait for the update, it drops Chuck Norris into frame rigged to match anyone you select, auto lighting match - Darn, the next post mentions this...
    Cool Dude
    6 months ago
    WHERE DID YOU DOWNLOAD the Badass Plugin FROM???????
    PLS TELLLLL
Luis Martin
6 months ago
I keep watching this video and I can not decide what looks better, the VFX or the Plasma Cannon Andrew made for it. Looks really cool!!!! It's a pity in my Country this toys are so expensive.
Luis Martin
6 months ago
Excellent video Andrew, I wish I could do that but my wife is gonna hate me and you if I aint my son's NERF Guns, HAHAHAHA!!!! But I will try it without the paint job, Is that worthy?
Greg Frewin
6 months ago
Nice thats so cool. Lets get some tuts to accompany this awesome set of sound and Visual FX> YOu guys rock.......
6 months ago
Great Andrew!!
Let the community try to do it on their own. :) maybe make a contest for the best sci-fi shot :D
Vincent
6 months ago
That was bad ass! Loving this stuff Kramer, keep it up!
Raul
6 months ago
This is awesome! Your tutorials have helped me so much throughout my videos. Do any products come in student discounts?
Travis
6 months ago
Rofl that was hilarious! Great job as always...big fan here.
Mike
6 months ago
Tut please , FX-Sir Andrew
rogerD
6 months ago
one second are you going to put that plugin for sail sir Andrew
    6 months ago
    hey super man i love it :D
6 months ago
HEY CHECKOUT MY EYE PUPIL EFFECT IN AFTER EFFECTS AND PLUGIN USED :- "FREEFORM PRO" ITS NOT A TRAPCODE FORM :D it is very easy when i used freeform plugin :) but trapcode form is compilicated when compare to freeform :D

http://gloriasriramanimation.blogspot.in/2014/05/eye-pupil.html
IloveVideocopilot
6 months ago
OMG I want this plug in and the shockwave tutorial :D
6 months ago
Wow Very Good Andrew Kramer
Future Movie Coming
6 months ago
Hey guys, check out a 3D ship-composite I made using the built-in 3D Camera Tracker inside After Effects annd Element 3D! The sounddesign is from the new MotionPulse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiRypP5ukzE
    6 months ago
    hey super man i love it :D
    Tobias
    6 months ago
    Thank you sriram! :D
Albert
6 months ago
This videos is awesome!

Could you make some tutorials for this sci-fi video?

It will be nice, thanks.
Dean
6 months ago
That was awesome and hilarious, I want the BadAss plug in ;)
Gaurav
6 months ago
Andrew's Bad Ass Is A New Plugin in Video Copilot List or It's Joke ??
    David
    6 months ago
    I dont know. I think it is a joke, but I hope not.
George Laird
6 months ago
That was a brilliant video, I enjoyed it so much Andrew
6 months ago
Super cool, and love you sense of humour!
Md Sameer
6 months ago
Awesome Shoot U R A REAL HERO U R THE ROCKER OF VFX WORLD
rogerD
6 months ago
super cool when the tuts coming out
light_thunder
6 months ago
Will these VFX appear in Star Wars VII, I really hope that. Do you join in making this film, Andrew?
Robert Johnson
6 months ago
oh my gosh!! Please Andrew! Show us some VFX!! Love it !!
Hiiro Productions
6 months ago
Ok Shockwave (check) .. Motion pulse (check) ... distortion (check) .... wat the fudgggeee is FLASH ??
Zedd Sam
6 months ago
what . you are the best same time word cannot describe what i am feeling you make my life full of sparks tnx
6 months ago
Fantastic !!!! Amazing Fx like always.... :D
6 months ago
Hah! Much of badassery.
6 months ago
where's that so called Bad Ass plugin :D
Hristo
6 months ago
Aahxahxha... hilarious... haven't laughed like this in a while.
And ofc... amazing FX =)
animaster eiru
6 months ago
cooolll man!!!this is awesome!!!
andrew thuku
6 months ago
i want tha badass plugin haha
    Luciano Daluz
    6 months ago
    Its not a plugin!
    sri kanth
    6 months ago
    Yes
IMRAN KHAN
6 months ago
Andrew how many days you workout for this shot? you looking like sylvester stallone!
And where is your Friend Arnold"!! I mean Sam :)
    IMRAN KHAN
    6 months ago
    And your Work Looking Massive As Always!
yonas assefa
6 months ago
kramer, NO WORD just KEEP DOING!!!
6 months ago
I googled ass plug in on the internet, it took me to some dark places.... need counselling now Andrew...
Nordh
6 months ago
I knew he had to have used a plugin for that, noone could ever fire a weapon like _that_ without blinking!
6 months ago
Woohhhh!!! The Chuck Norris postproduction secret: Bad Ass Plugin !!! jajajajaja
omid
6 months ago
خیلی زیبا بود. خسته نباشی اندرو
6 months ago
haha, you sure know how to promote a product mister Kramer! Awesome, to bad you missed a spot with the spray paint whahaha ;-) You know what would be an even better promotion??? If you make a tutorial showing how you used it. I see you use multiple camera angles but are the assets from shockwave package also multiple angles???
Jason
6 months ago
could you possibly do a tutorial on this it looks awesome
kenz_playground
6 months ago
BOOM PANES!! hahaha Nice one..
    blackmej_0916
    6 months ago
    hahah moom manes!!!
Ben
6 months ago
Is there any way that I can subscribe to the blog to know when there are new posts? I've already liked it on FB but I want to ee all the blog posts without having to check every day.
FunnyPirate
6 months ago
i want a tutorial :3
6 months ago
Made with element motionpulse and shockwave!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoDoOiFJMGM&feature=gp-n-y
    Flipperkasst
    6 months ago
    Nice work dude =)
    6 months ago
    Thanks a lot! ;)
    christopher wray
    6 months ago
    Really cool :)
    6 months ago
    ;)
    Tophymaster
    4 months ago
    Impressiv. Most Impressiv.
6 months ago
BAD ASS!!! Rad effects and damn funny actions as always!
6 months ago
Oh wow its so amazing to see all this things. I pretty love your work and plugins, but its too expensive for me and my little project. Have a nice day
Lj
6 months ago
Me to :) I want the Bad Ass Plugin.... you know how some of camera have blink detection hmmm what if incorporate in plugin ? :)
Earl Peters
6 months ago
Wow great work!!! :D:
i want that "Bad Ass " PLUGIN !! :O
6 months ago
WOW !!!! that Awesome!
Pete
6 months ago
So many different ways of using the new shock wave and motion pulse! I am really interested how the pack will help me with my harry potter fan short film. The magic would just be amazing! Thanks Andrew. Video Copilot Team is awesome!

ANDREW!! What is your next big thing? Can you give us small info on what VC working on right now :DD would so love to see more and more :DD
6 months ago
WOW
fantastic
Amazing work Andrew
and that bad ass plugin was awesome
Raiden
6 months ago
Just in time!! LEGGO!
Andy
6 months ago
WOW~~ Would like to know how to create Bad Ass effect!
Mauricio Alzate
6 months ago
Wow !!!! amazing!! :)
Akshay
6 months ago
Damn i never Knew Kramer was so B.A!!
Sir Hats Off to you!
Fabricio
6 months ago
Wow! Is amazing and...funny! :D
MrCyclo
6 months ago
woh hoo ;)
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttt
kasta
6 months ago
wow coollllll! great bad ass :)
prathamesh
6 months ago
waw tutorials please andrew sir
    Heather
    6 months ago
    Please!! We wanna Tutorials
    Dave
    6 months ago
    Yes tutorials please!
    Chris
    5 months ago
    Would love a tutorial on this too. Would learn a lot!
6 months ago
This is a great idea! Although, for a longer film, Id hope to build some LEDs into the actual guns. Hooray for adults buying nerf guns
dordz
6 months ago
I want the Bad Ass Plugin too! Haha
Wilz
6 months ago
Soooooooooo sweeeeeeeeeeeeet
    1 month ago
    why elment 3d object off after open
6 months ago
Okay, I give up. Andrew Kramer is from an other planet sent here to save man kind from bad VFX and sound FX. Hahaha
    Tom
    5 months ago
    HA! This reply made me laugh almost as much as the amazing BAD-ASS button. That was just amazing. over-the top amazing.
    DJ stange
    4 months ago
    Seriously- other than being president Andrew Kramer couldn't rule more.
    Seriously please make a plugin where "badass" is somewhere?!?!?
doplank
6 months ago
I want that Bad Ass Plug-in :D
    Heather
    6 months ago
    Yeah!!! Me TOO ! Haha
    MOC MHINA
    6 months ago
    me toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo..
    6 months ago
    Andrew knows how to make people smile while adding advertisement :) You're reall cool.
    6 months ago
    haha, really nice and lovely too
    6 months ago
    me quedo sin palabras, son ustedes personas tan increbles. Ua abrazo gigante desde Espaa (EU).
    subrata majumdar
    2 months ago
    Andru Your plugins are really really bone breaking realistic & very friendly user so beat it
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