Visualization Experiment and new Renders

Just playing around with a new After Effects experiment without using any 3rd Party plug-ins! I need to refine some parts of the effect but I really want to make a tutorial for it ASAP!

Here are some other projects you may have missed! Using Element 3D bump mapping to create some Gold coins and building a reactor!

Visualization! No 3rd party Plugins! #Aftereffects

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Change #Element3D

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Counterfeiting… I mean, the making of!

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Power Generator #Element3D

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56 Comments

7 days ago
your site is one of the best that i have seen today.
Ryan
1 week ago
PLEASE post the tut for this! I am working on a project and had this idea for it and would love to know the method.
PLEASE!
Richard
2 weeks ago
Ok..so the best i can figure is a waveform on an animated mask and faux 3d effect. But that still doesnt give me the same 3d effect you are using.
Mike
3 weeks ago
If this is Particle Playground using explode layer, I hope you have a way of speeding up the rendering of it!! Seems to chug so hard!
3 weeks ago
That's wonderful animations, Andrew! keep up the good work.
Looking forward to seeing much more from you :)
Herbert Reinke
4 weeks ago
Hay,
I try it on my own. but the Animation its crazy big ... :O ae render every pixel...
and I try it to make in a ball. its looked Nice *_* but its always big...
PLEASE ANDREW say me how to make it that it would be "smaller"

here look
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwetI0tPEBFFTXl4ekVVWTZZYlE/view?usp=sharing
4 weeks ago
very goood.
tanks.
jeaux
1 month ago
Anybody here do any 3D creature effects? I'm looking for some help on a short horror film and am in need of some animated tentacles. Hit me up if you're interested - joe_lbp (at) yahoo
thanks
Alex
1 month ago
A tutorial on the red wave thing, please!

You're the best Andrew, thank you for your work.
1 month ago
Nice :)
This is my new animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5T2gt7PwS4
Plugins: Element 3D w v and Trapcode Particular :)
    Beau
    1 month ago
    Uh, dude, that's pretty fantastic.
1 month ago
Excellent video and Amazing Visualization Pictures..
YAKI
1 month ago
TUTS! TUTS!
2 months ago
Amazing Visualization without 3rd party plugins
MZ
2 months ago
Is it possible to do Rubik's Cube rig in Element 3D?
2 months ago
i just bought a new camera, check out my test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fsmoVwYdqc
MASTERKOALA
2 months ago
nothing new?
Brian Stevens
2 months ago
Awesome!!Keep up with good work.i was wandering if you can have a look into this VFX video it is amazing,can you make one tutorial for buildings simulation coming out of ground with realistic environment

This is the video on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVDUbfdfBPk
    2 months ago
    I wish I also could learn this vfx from this video you showed, it'd be amazying if we could learn with Andrew Kramer.
2 months ago
I've just released my first app and made the entire promo with Element 3D using an iPhone 7 model and Motion Pulse for the SFX, check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRi-T0HUnU
The NK FILMS app (for anyone that loves post production) is also available for download here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRi-T0HUnU
    Jardine T Patten
    2 months ago
    I'm sorry to say, but the black phone gets lost on the black background. There doesn't seem to be a point of having it if you can't see it, because as it is, it looks like the stuff on the screen just sort of floats about on a black background and doesn't look good.
    2 months ago
    Thanks for the comments Jardine, sadly compression on Youtube if under 1080p does massively impact the visibility of the phone outlines. If watching on mobile device it's true too of screen brightness being around half way up - appreciate the feedback.
    James Twyman
    2 months ago
    One thing you need to be mindful of when creating promos for the web is that there will always be compression.

    With that in mind try and foresee issues like this and take artistic steps to counter them (a slight black to darkish grey gradient could help it pop a touch perhaps?)
JosephG
2 months ago
I have also been very patient with Mr Kramer, and now I'd like to see more cool stuff. The good stuff, not the bad stuff.

You know the stuff, Andrew.
Tanner
2 months ago
I've been very patient with you mister Kramer.....now I would really like a tutorial! but u r awesome by the way
2 months ago
Our Andrew Kramer Is Always Best,And Always Done The Perfect Job
Zedul
2 months ago
you are always welcome for your tutorials my friend....
2 months ago
wow, these tests are great!
how did u do the haze in the power generator image? I wonder if the foggy feeling its done in after effect.
thanks!
Intercept??
2 months ago
Intercept...... that is all.

Really REALLY would love a tutorial on that brief clip you showed of police car flipping.
rÄndi
2 months ago
Thanks for the inspiring awesomeness! Here is a little Element 3D Hangover Blues:https://vimeo.com/201206102
2 months ago
Hi there Andrew,

I think this is something promising for the next gen.
Donne
2 months ago
thank you mr andrew....you are the best ever meet

hope all of your creating stuff are usefull for next generation :D
Gerardo Duron
2 months ago
Damn YES! I definitely want to know how you did that!! Thats amazing
2 months ago
Andrew! You have four pretty children and wife. Where do you get a time for videocopilot? :))))
Thank you for all work what you do here. Its big inspiration for me.

Robert.
Elias
2 months ago
Andrew this stuff is so awesome. Can't wait for the new tutorials and blog shows... but...

https://youtu.be/lX6qk7cgTrQ

Intercept online in 2 weeks... hahaha.... that joke never gets old.
Hope all is going well, and please... try and get Intercept released as soon as possible.
Thanks mate for all that you do.
Choi PD
2 months ago
Happy New Year!
Happy New Tutorials!
2 months ago
Great effect for Bump mapping.

Thanks to Andrew and VCP team ;)

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
Jason Brown
2 months ago
Hey Andrew! Cool stuff.. I wanted to ask you if there might be some upgrades to Saber in the future? I was thinking it would be really awesome if we could maybe apply some different materials to it, like a paint stroke for example. Just a thought cause I really love that plug in!!
sean
2 months ago
Very cool stuff, but you know what would be even cooler: a tut on how one can INTERCEPT all these light beams, energy waves and water drops.
There was no RECENT TIP on that but I love the CREEP TINT you used in that last still you've made. Anyway for now I'll just ERECT my PINT and hen I'll go buy a new TENT but the PRICE kills me...I'll need to save every CENT PER IT and then even PERCENT IT.
Cheers bro.
    Juan
    2 months ago
    well said
StevenJ
2 months ago
Awesome stuff Andrew. Although I no longer consider Element 3d to be a third party plugin.
Samuel Mancebo
2 months ago
Is there sometimes Intercept coming out?
Duncan
2 months ago
Nice! That's really cool looking :)

Andrew, any plans for Element 3D updates/future versions?
Joseph
2 months ago
Always an inspiration!
James
2 months ago
Great work. I was hoping to see the face of Sam on the coin with a value of .0001 cents though. Would have made my day.
Abdul
2 months ago
Great Stuff, i suggest you show us the grand tour of ur studio where the magic happens, and also the specs ur using like machine specs and graphics card etc.
Paolo
2 months ago
wow, these tests are great!
how did u do the haze in the power generator image? I wonder if the foggy feeling its done in after effect.
thanks!
    2 months ago
    Hi Paolo,
    The 'haze' is probably the built in fog feature of Element 3D. The light bleeding onto the bottom (adding to the misty look) is most likely a feathered mask on a light blue solid set to add.

    Regards,
    Wayne
2 months ago
good work andrew, i used to. thanks.
2 months ago
When are we going to get to see the rest of the blog show tutorials (elevator/ground smash)? Those looked so cool, and l can see there are plenty of techniques I could use for upcoming projects (particularly elevator work....)
alex
2 months ago
INTERCEPT ?... what happened ? :(
tom
2 months ago
Hey Andrew
Can we have more tutorials on ELEMENT 3D ..! if possible.
You know it's been while since you uploaded any tutorial explaining new technique and really cool stuff like the render you post on Instagram.
mo
2 months ago
Hi! Its so beautiful.
Blast Master Mike
2 months ago
INTERCEPT
2 months ago
Awesome!!!! What software do you use for modeling? Great work, like always ;)
2 months ago
Yes please :D This looks rad as always. Keep up the good work!