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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5 months ago
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146 Comments

3 months ago
tank you.
goooooood.
Scott
3 months ago
This template is great! I've been learning substance designer and you've given me some thoughts on how to approach this in that program.
I added another layer over the top of everything with fractal noise (basic) + find edges + levels adjustment (for contrast) and set the blend mode to exclusion. This created a tiny hair effect which I can control with the opacity of the layer.
3 months ago
wow. I'm in love with these sweaters
4 months ago
Hey Kramer!!!
is there a MAC version of this Sweater plugin???? It won't open on my mac :(
Yousuf
4 months ago
Andrew you're my true mentor !! Heil Heil Krammer :D :D
4 months ago
u wife so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 months 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
4 months ago
No Template for Mac ???? Thanks for all !!!
4 months 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
    Joy
    4 months ago
    Oh snap, I was at that show! great job!
4 months ago
I hope Adobe someday fixes it's expression system, as it does not work correctly with different language versions of AE :(
sakamoto
4 months ago
As for Andrew, this year thanking you in advance.
Please distribute the template which you can use in CS6.
5 months 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
5 months ago
my AE CS6 do not read this file, probably in not for old versions. :(
Aaron Cline
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Sweet! Thank you Andrew and VC Team!! Happy New Year to you and your family! :D
Duncan
5 months ago
Nice! Thanks Andrew, Happy New Year!
sydney
5 months ago
Happy New Year Andrew and family
Ray
5 months 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
5 months ago
best wishes! Is there also a OSX version?
Harald
5 months ago
Happy New Year
lieyan
5 months ago
Happy New Year!!!!!!
creatif sanju
5 months ago
    Copyright
    5 months 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
5 months ago
Happy New Year Andrew And Your Family..!!!!
&
Your HERO Sam :) and Team...
Justin
5 months ago
Happy New Year, Andrew!!!
dANNY
5 months ago
THANK U!!!! u give SO much!
Elijah
5 months ago
God bless you!
5 months ago
Merry Christmas Kramers, hope you have a lovely (and well deserved) holiday!
Thanks, once again Andrew for a really cool download. N
TJ
5 months 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
5 months ago
Happy Holidays! still looking forward to element 2.5 ^_^ no ETA yet?
Daban
5 months ago
Lovely family.
5 months ago
UFC used your template.
OlegSolodiannikov
5 months ago
difficult project! thanks for teaching)
Yusuf
5 months ago
Thank you videocopilot & happy holidys
jonjon
5 months ago
Talk about a gorgeous family.
Bobmatik
5 months ago
Merci beaucoup Videocopilot. Que le meilleur de votre année 2016 soit le pire en 2017. Meilleurs voeux pour 2017.
jim medcraft
5 months ago
I love this, fighting the urge to use it for titles I am meant to be working on ATM..
mister
5 months ago
things kinda ended here with the city destruction
omer
5 months ago
ANDREW you are a legend man your awesome i want to show you some thing how can i send you video
NinjaSM
5 months 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
    5 months ago
    Love it!
    NinjaSM
    5 months ago
    @Neil Thanks man!! :) Videocopilot is Awesome!
That Guy
5 months ago
You know what would've been the best Christmas present ever? INTERCEPT
    Dhhd
    5 months 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.
    5 months 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
5 months ago
happy holidays to you & your family too .
5 months ago
Muchas gracias Andrew, Feliz navidad y exelente 2017!
SMG
5 months 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
5 months ago
Are you kidding me? Love it, thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
5 months ago
Goood!!
Mary christmas to you family
youssef
5 months ago
Omg man Thanks ! , Best wishes from Canada !
Arunkumar
5 months ago
Thank You Andrew
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thanks, Video Copilot!
happy holidays andrew.
JT
5 months 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
5 months ago
merry christmas
Simon Thorley
5 months 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
5 months ago
Yo Krames you had another son!?

My late congratulations man!

:)
Tato
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
I would love to try the template, but unfortunately my budget wont allow me to have CC. I only have CS6
Gabriel Vörösmarty
5 months ago
Thank you very much for this new template. Hope to hear more from video copilot soon. And of course happy hollydays
pink top
5 months ago
happy holidays andrew. aint that the sweetest pic!
Anghelo
5 months 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
5 months ago
LOL!!
Shawn
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
    5 months ago
    It just makes me want to buy more of your products lol
bobomet
5 months 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 .....
5 months ago
Merry Christmas to you and your Family from Germany, Cologne City
Raffaele
5 months ago
Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family too from Italy
Patrick J
5 months 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
5 months ago
Awesome Andrew, Huge fan.
kambiz
5 months ago
Thank you so much Andrew ;)
and have a great holidays too.
and Awesome gift for us
Good Job ;)
Gian Diego
5 months ago
I wish you an amazing Christmas and a new year full of creativity!
5 months 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
5 months ago
is used this temples
KC at NIU
5 months ago
Awesome as always AK!

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

Merry Christmas to you, your team and your family.
Michel, from Québec (french Canada)
5 months ago
Thanks! This is a REAL Christmas present
Aldo Gonzalez
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
5 months 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
5 months ago
Merry Xmas and a happy New Year when it comes to you and your family Andrew
Mansour
5 months ago
Thank you, Merry Christmas, from Iran.
Goldorachox
5 months ago
Exellent, Merry Christmas , thank's again and again +
felipe
5 months ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas from Spain
5 months ago
Thanks Andrew! I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a fantastic start in 2017!
Wayne
5 months ago
Relating to the photo at the end....
"I'm not allowed to take family photos anymore..." :D
5 months 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
5 months ago
Merry Christmas to you and your family..
And thank u....
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thanks for sharing your creativity and for being so generous with these clever effects! Best wishes!
Mike
5 months ago
You couldn't have released this a couple of weeks ago? I spent a whole day doing something nearly identical to this!
5 months ago
Awesome and Thankyou Andrew(VC) Have a good holidays
And Merry Christmas and Newyear
MickA
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and colleagues @videocopilot.

Greetings and the best regards from helmond Holland
Vladimir
5 months ago
Thanks a lot Andrew! Merry Christmas from Russia! May all your dreams come true! And all the best for your family!
Tom
5 months ago
Thank you Andrew! :) Great idea as always. All the best for you and your family! Merry XMAS!
Nixan
5 months ago
very nice !! Thank you sir !
5 months ago
Really nice! But you really should use expression universalizer ( http://aescripts.com/expressionuniversalizer/ ) for it to work with any language.
    Filippo
    4 months 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
5 months ago
Wow.... nice family.
BTW thanks for the preset
nurali
5 months ago
Thank you Andrew! Happy New Year to you and your VC from Tajikistan
Jimmy Two
5 months ago
Thank you. Merry Christmas from France
Vincent
5 months ago
Thank you Kramer, have a Merry Christmas!!!
owais baig
5 months ago
GOD BLESS you
Noise Oner
5 months ago
Thank you VC
I'll cancel my Whoopi Goldberg, Holiday Knitwear order right now ;)
vigneshwaran
5 months ago
Merry Christmas....VC
Federico
5 months ago
Happy Holidays to You Kramers!
Sarah
5 months ago
So super fabulous. Thank you. I'm going to use it tomorrow to make Christmas cards
5 months ago
Very nice template, I'm going to mess around with this today thankyou. Merry Christmas to you and your impossibly adorable family. 🤗
Moises
5 months ago
Thanks, man ima have fun doing stuff with this! Have fun take a break and enjoy life with your family.
Jim
5 months ago
Merry Christmas, thanks for all you do!
Blackout
5 months ago
Merry Christmas Video Copilot and Kramers
5 months 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
5 months ago
Love you Man!
redrum
5 months ago
Thank you Andrew! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Chris
5 months 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
    5 months 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
    5 months ago
    Don't let the door smack you on the back of your head on the way out.
    Instructor
    5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months ago
Thank you Andrew. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
5 months 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
5 months ago
Great Xmas pressy AK, Merrry christmas to you and your family .......
miike
5 months 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
5 months ago
"Feliz Navidad" y un prospero año nuevo 2017 "Andrew Kramer"
5 months ago
DEAN
5 months ago
awesome templates, thanks andrew, and happy holidays to all.
B.Lamara
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Happy Christmas and best wishes to You and the VC team for 2017!!

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