Happy Holiday Sweater Template!

Make your own ugly sweater! To celebrate the end of the year, here is the project template you’ve always wanted!

Ugly Sweater Features:

  • Control thread size and width
  • Control Stitching angle
  • Add dis-colorization to the threads

I will admit this project turned out to be more complicated than expected! The trick was combining several different plug-ins together to get the right look. This included CC Thread, displacement mapping, mosaic and more! Ugly sweater stitching typically has two colored strands next to each other so I used half as many samples with the mosaic setting to double the horizontal pixels. Then used a displacement map to distort them at the correct angle.

This project is great for creating other types of fabric and patterns as well, play around with the thread width and shading for many interesting looks!

And as always, happy holidays from the Kramer’s! Let’s take After Effects to the next level!

Download Template AE 2015

 

 

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139 Comments

7 days ago
u wife so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 weeks ago
hey andrew thanks for teaching us cool stuff. can u please make us a video tutorial on how you came up with the sweater thing
2 weeks ago
No Template for Mac ???? Thanks for all !!!
2 weeks ago
Hey Andrew, did you get the idea for this from the stage video I created for Snoop Dogg @ Coachella back in 2012??? :)
https://youtu.be/ybkny12omP4?t=1146
2 weeks ago
I hope Adobe someday fixes it's expression system, as it does not work correctly with different language versions of AE :(
sakamoto
2 weeks ago
As for Andrew, this year thanking you in advance.
Please distribute the template which you can use in CS6.
2 weeks ago
Wow... Out of all the amazing projects that you've created, I think that this one might be your most brilliant. I believe that you can look at almost anything and re-create it in After Effects... I mean it's a freakin' sweater... And it LOOKS like a sweater. Hope you and your family have a great year, and thanks you for all your GREAT work.
ptreterius
2 weeks ago
my AE CS6 do not read this file, probably in not for old versions. :(
Aaron Cline
3 weeks ago
That awesome! I'm deconstructing it to change the thread pattern. For fun of course! This is a really sweet design! Love it!
Hope your family and you have a great New Year!
Queen
3 weeks ago
i learned after effects through your tutorials. really amazing and inspiring. please continue making great things. p.s. i hope that you would consider saving files for versions lower than CC it would really be great. thank youQ
Brandon Russ
3 weeks ago
Andrew, I work at Activision and was stoked to see our logo as one of your renders with this awesome plugin. Big fan of all your products. I use them all the time on our games here.
Jason Lanza
3 weeks ago
Sweet! Thank you Andrew and VC Team!! Happy New Year to you and your family! :D
Duncan
3 weeks ago
Nice! Thanks Andrew, Happy New Year!
sydney
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year Andrew and family
Ray
3 weeks ago
Happy new year, I love your page.
I would love to wear sweater but it gives errors, having my language of AE in Spanish.
What I can do. Thank you
Timon Hage
3 weeks ago
best wishes! Is there also a OSX version?
Harald
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year
lieyan
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year!!!!!!
creatif sanju
3 weeks ago
    Copyright
    3 weeks ago
    That image you stole and ruined, was not yours. Give credit to the artist who took it for instyle magazine. You should not be making tutorials, you're a scam...
Sri Naren
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year Andrew And Your Family..!!!!
&
Your HERO Sam :) and Team...
Justin
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year, Andrew!!!
dANNY
3 weeks ago
THANK U!!!! u give SO much!
Elijah
3 weeks ago
God bless you!
3 weeks ago
Merry Christmas Kramers, hope you have a lovely (and well deserved) holiday!
Thanks, once again Andrew for a really cool download. N
TJ
3 weeks ago
Beautiful Family. Thank you for the years of tutelage through your tutorials and the hours in front of my computer monitor putting them to good use.
Ward
4 weeks ago
Happy Holidays! still looking forward to element 2.5 ^_^ no ETA yet?
Daban
4 weeks ago
Lovely family.
4 weeks ago
UFC used your template.
OlegSolodiannikov
4 weeks ago
difficult project! thanks for teaching)
Yusuf
4 weeks ago
Thank you videocopilot & happy holidys
jonjon
4 weeks ago
Talk about a gorgeous family.
Bobmatik
4 weeks ago
Merci beaucoup Videocopilot. Que le meilleur de votre année 2016 soit le pire en 2017. Meilleurs voeux pour 2017.
jim medcraft
4 weeks ago
I love this, fighting the urge to use it for titles I am meant to be working on ATM..
mister
4 weeks ago
things kinda ended here with the city destruction
omer
4 weeks ago
ANDREW you are a legend man your awesome i want to show you some thing how can i send you video
NinjaSM
4 weeks ago
it always shows "Your comment is awaiting moderation"
never posts my comment, not sure why.

Here's what I did with this template:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9z-NgqU_c8

Thank you videocopilot
    3 weeks ago
    Love it!
    NinjaSM
    3 weeks ago
    @Neil Thanks man!! :) Videocopilot is Awesome!
That Guy
4 weeks ago
You know what would've been the best Christmas present ever? INTERCEPT
    Dhhd
    4 weeks ago
    Haha good luck with that..one..How can anyone say they are going to release something in two weeks and ends up not releasing it until two years later. Aren't we suppose to move forward with our work and learn from our mistakes not over think and overdoing everything because most of the time it ends up like trash. I'm just saying..I appreciate what Andrews done for us but im so tried of hearing about Intercept.
    4 weeks ago
    Dhhd,

    Agreed. I actually said similar below 3 days ago, although the comment is still waiting the be moderated.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/194198303
khodaey
4 weeks ago
happy holidays to you & your family too .
4 weeks ago
Muchas gracias Andrew, Feliz navidad y exelente 2017!
SMG
4 weeks ago
Ugly?? Its AWESOME. Thanks you videocopilot.
Here's what I did with this template:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9z-NgqU_c8
James
4 weeks ago
Are you kidding me? Love it, thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
4 weeks ago
Goood!!
Mary christmas to you family
youssef
4 weeks ago
Omg man Thanks ! , Best wishes from Canada !
Arunkumar
4 weeks ago
Thank You Andrew
4 weeks ago
I must confess a few of the comments regarding Intercept below are a little..... unnecessary. The man is back in the seat and releasing. (clear your mind of the visual)

Intercept has slipped that far behind its old news and its possible its no longer a priority. It's a shame, but moving forward to newer projects and not dwelling as the VC posy are moving forward, NOT backwards. I'm pleased to see the site back in motion and I'm looking forward to "purchasing" new products soon not just taking the hand outs.

Its time we showed our support again with hard earned cash, more than being "unhappy and moaning" with the freebies they put their time into.

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/194198303
Sanjaya Madanayaka
4 weeks ago
Thanks, Video Copilot!
happy holidays andrew.
JT
4 weeks ago
Thanks, Video Copilot!
I always appreciate and enjoy your products, tutorials, and blogs!
Im really looking forward to your activities next year.

My reel of this year
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rv29vdLUxc
patrick
4 weeks ago
merry christmas
Simon Thorley
4 weeks ago
Happy Christmas Andrew to you and your family - and here's to a great 2017 for you and VCP!
thanks for all your hard work and innovation.
Toby
4 weeks ago
Yo Krames you had another son!?

My late congratulations man!

:)
Tato
4 weeks ago
Disculpen lo brusco, soy nuevo en internet y tengo muy poco acceso, pero soy un gran fan de andrew, le mando muchas Felicidades, y una vez mas disculpen es q soy nuevo
Tato
4 weeks ago
Hola soy cubano y tengo una NVidia quadro K2200 y me gustaria sacarle el maximo partido ?hay algun truco? Mi pc es PD G4400 +16G+Gigabyte B150
Don
4 weeks ago
I would love to try the template, but unfortunately my budget wont allow me to have CC. I only have CS6
Gabriel Vörösmarty
4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for this new template. Hope to hear more from video copilot soon. And of course happy hollydays
pink top
4 weeks ago
happy holidays andrew. aint that the sweetest pic!
Anghelo
4 weeks ago
Congratulations my brother. A greeting from Bolivia. Sorry I do not speak english.
Soy del departamento del Beni - Bolivia y pues para mi es un honor hacer contacto contigo kramer. Y muy agradecido contigo por compartir tus conocimientos con los que amamos la Post Produccion AudioVisual.
Gracias.
Jason Brown
4 weeks ago
LOL!!
Shawn
1 month ago
Thanking for sharing your knowledge and experience throughout the years. A Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2017 and beyond: To the Kramer family & Video CoPilot Team. Love, from Guyana, South America.
Tom
1 month ago
Great Stuff and I hope you don't ever let the negative people who are cranky you aren't entertaining them 24/7 get to you, ever. A lot of us wouldn't be here if not for you and you sharing your knowledge and creating accessible tools for us. If people think waiting around for Intercept is simply too much and lose their appreciation of you...I sure hope they realize it again when your education and inspiration shows up in their work that someone appreciates one day. Keep it up man I've bought packs and plugins that I don't use yet just to support Video Copilot and to contribute financially to this great team. Merry Christmas!
sean
1 month ago
No time for intercept or incredible tuts but you've been making this?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's just too cool man, you're the man as always.
Cheers!
Cody Carlson
1 month ago
Andrew,

Seeing that picture of you and your family made my heart warm. I don't know your home life, but man! It's so cool to see your kids smiling with you. I'm glad to see that you don't just pour your time into work, but you make time to capture moments with your loved ones. Thank you for being a good example!
    Cody Carlson
    1 month ago
    It just makes me want to buy more of your products lol
bobomet
1 month ago
Thanks again for making me look better than I really am. But the truly great thing about all of this ..... your kids look like their Mom .....
1 month ago
Merry Christmas to you and your Family from Germany, Cologne City
Raffaele
1 month ago
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family too from Italy
Patrick J
1 month ago
Any chance this could be made available for prior versions of AE? I'm stuck on CS6 and would love to have fun with this one!

Thanks for all you do for the AE community!
Hakim
1 month ago
Awesome Andrew, Huge fan.
kambiz
1 month ago
Thank you so much Andrew ;)
and have a great holidays too.
and Awesome gift for us
Good Job ;)
Gian Diego
1 month ago
I wish you an amazing Christmas and a new year full of creativity!
1 month ago
Thanks Andrew :) I also made a free winter-themed 3D model pack for Element. Preview and download link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21sT7qX7Bi0
Merry Christmas!
apk
1 month ago
is used this temples
KC at NIU
1 month ago
Awesome as always AK!

Thanks and a huge Happy Holidays to everyone at Team Video Copilot :D
Tolga
1 month ago
What a Cute Family!
Oleg
1 month ago
Your family is very sweet ! Congratulations with mary Christmas!!! You're funat from Russia !
Patrick J
1 month ago
:( I only have CS6. Can't get it to open. Any chance of backwards compatibility?
1 month ago
1 month ago
I laughed when I saw Mario XD
I knew you would put something silly haha.
Michel Ménard
1 month ago
A big thank-you.
It's very cool.

Merry Christmas to you, your team and your family.
Michel, from Québec (french Canada)
1 month ago
Thanks! This is a REAL Christmas present
Aldo Gonzalez
1 month ago
Merry Christmas For you, your family and the VC team.
Thank you sharing your work with us. Your knowledge and experiences make our job easier.


From Miami regards Aldo G.and family
Paul Pratt
1 month ago
Merry Christmas Andrew!
I wish your family a fantastic Christmas.
Thank you and thank you for all the goodies, and thank you for all of your fantastic products.
badstudio
1 month ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
1 month ago
Thank you! Its crazy how big your family has gotten over the years! I hope you enjoys some great family time! Thank you for all you do!
George
1 month ago
Merry Xmas and a happy New Year when it comes to you and your family Andrew
Mansour
1 month ago
Thank you, Merry Christmas, from Iran.
Goldorachox
1 month ago
Exellent, Merry Christmas , thank's again and again +
felipe
1 month ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas from Spain
1 month ago
Thanks Andrew! I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a fantastic start in 2017!
Wayne
1 month ago
Relating to the photo at the end....
"I'm not allowed to take family photos anymore..." :D
1 month ago
Merry Christmas! Thank you for all you've done for this community. I've been following you since 2006ish, I think and you and this site have come a long way. Thanks again for everything!
Dixit
1 month ago
Merry Christmas to you and your family..
And thank u....
1 month ago
Wow! Thank you so much and happy holidays to you too! We used it for our local observatory if you want to see it: https://www.facebook.com/pg/varfobservatorium/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1272405902815951
1 month ago
Thanks for sharing your creativity and for being so generous with these clever effects! Best wishes!
Mike
1 month ago
You couldn't have released this a couple of weeks ago? I spent a whole day doing something nearly identical to this!
1 month ago
Awesome and Thankyou Andrew(VC) Have a good holidays
And Merry Christmas and Newyear
MickA
1 month ago
MERCI !!!
Thank you, danke, شكرا,
谢谢, gracias,
σας ευχαριστώ, תודה,
grazie, ありがとう,
gratias agimus tibi, спасибо,
sağol.....

et Joyeux Noël !!!
Nicholas Lambourne
1 month ago
Merry Christmas Andrew Kramer & Family

Still using your plugins & tutorials after 6 years and without them I wouldn't have got into my Full Time content design job.
Danny
1 month ago
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and colleagues @videocopilot.

Greetings and the best regards from helmond Holland
Vladimir
1 month ago
Thanks a lot Andrew! Merry Christmas from Russia! May all your dreams come true! And all the best for your family!
Tom
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew! :) Great idea as always. All the best for you and your family! Merry XMAS!
Nixan
1 month ago
very nice !! Thank you sir !
1 month ago
Really nice! But you really should use expression universalizer ( http://aescripts.com/expressionuniversalizer/ ) for it to work with any language.
    Filippo
    4 days ago
    I also had this problem.
    The plugin that you mentioned can fix the problem or should be used before, during the making process ??
Anupom
1 month ago
Wow.... nice family.
BTW thanks for the preset
nurali
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew! Happy New Year to you and your VC from Tajikistan
Jimmy Two
1 month ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas from France
Vincent
1 month ago
Thank you Kramer, have a Merry Christmas!!!
owais baig
1 month ago
GOD BLESS you
Noise Oner
1 month ago
Thank you VC
I'll cancel my Whoopi Goldberg, Holiday Knitwear order right now ;)
vigneshwaran
1 month ago
Merry Christmas....VC
Federico
1 month ago
Happy Holidays to You Kramers!
Sarah
1 month ago
So super fabulous. Thank you. I'm going to use it tomorrow to make Christmas cards
1 month ago
Very nice template, I'm going to mess around with this today thankyou. Merry Christmas to you and your impossibly adorable family. 🤗
Moises
1 month ago
Thanks, man ima have fun doing stuff with this! Have fun take a break and enjoy life with your family.
Jim
1 month ago
Merry Christmas, thanks for all you do!
Blackout
1 month ago
Merry Christmas Video Copilot and Kramers
1 month ago
Hahahah Love it! what a fun project, and fabulous looking happy family :0)

Hope the whole VC team have a fabulous Christmas

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/194198303
David
1 month ago
Love you Man!
redrum
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Chris
1 month ago
Where the hell is Intercept? If I wanted a ugly sweater I will grow thru my grandpas stuff and compostit it into after effects. This is bull. I'm.done with this waiting around.
    Moises
    1 month ago
    I'm not sure if your joking or not. But if your not I have one thing to say. I would like to see you try doing big budget works like Star Wars and other properties, be a business man and run a company like Video Copilot, have time to do little nice special things like these for free so others can enjoy and use them, and have time for a beautiful wife and 4 kids. I don't care if Intercept doesn't come out until 2036, I just want the best for Andrew and hope he keeps improving his craft. So if you're not joking why don't you go somewhere else and have some Christmas spirit!!!!!!!
    David
    1 month ago
    Don't let the door smack you on the back of your head on the way out.
    Instructor
    1 month ago
    You're so Arrogant. If you waiting for someone.. Thats not his concern that you're wasting your time. Move on. We are here all supporting him. And He give free stuffs tutorial and pluging.. Why the people are acting so stupid here ?? WTH
anderson
1 month ago
you know you can do the same with cc ball action and wave effect instead of mosaic and cc threads. this is cool though, thanks.
A. David Shaw
1 month ago
Thank you Andrew. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
1 month ago
4K Explosions, Jets, destruction,.... and we get an ugly sweater template? I kinda feel like a 9 year old kid that got socks for Christmas.

Love you, Merry Christmas
Ackers
1 month ago
Great Xmas pressy AK, Merrry christmas to you and your family .......
miike
1 month ago
To another great year! Thank you Andrew and all the people of Video Copilot! Your hard work and talent shows in everything you do. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.
Eliseo
1 month ago
"Feliz Navidad" y un prospero año nuevo 2017 "Andrew Kramer"
1 month ago
DEAN
1 month ago
awesome templates, thanks andrew, and happy holidays to all.
B.Lamara
1 month ago
Thank you boss for inspiration, you can learn a lot just by analysing the template and figuring out what's the purpose of each individual layer by isolating it and inspecting its effects and properties.
1 month ago
Happy Christmas and best wishes to You and the VC team for 2017!!

This looks awesome to try out:)
Laxus
1 month ago
Thank you master Andrew!
this is beautiful
1 month ago
Amazing! Happy Holidays to the Video Copilot team. We love you guys.