Electricity Tutorial Teaser!

Solving some interesting problems with Lightning and Electricity! Watch for the tutorial on Tuesday!

Had a great time at NAB, Adobe has recorded my presentation, will be posting that soon! Thanks to everyone who stopped by, can’t wait to show you all the stuff we’ve been working on!

 

Lightning with Gravity?

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Going over to Present at the Adobe Booth! If you are at NAB, please drop by at 2PM!

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100 Comments

2 months ago
I know you been busy, and a lot of people are saying this site is going to die. I guess no one has ever had their own business. Not only have you given us FREE great tutorials, But also have given us FREE plugins. I understand that you're busy and have had a lot of work to do especially now that the world knows about your talent. So I understand and wish you nothing but the best.
Just please whatever you do, do not let website go down, as I find myself coming here often to remind my self, or to refresh my memories of how to do things. Thank you again for all your time, and for everything I have learned by watching you. Please come back though.
Jacobo
2 months ago
Mike
3 months ago
Andrew why you not bother with us anymore your the reason I got into film making you inspired me!
3 months ago
Hi Andrew, do you know when Adobe will release your NAB 2017 recording?
4 months ago
I am a big fan of you. Today I came here with a request. Can you do the Harry Potter Magic Spell Effect just like
vineesh
4 months ago
hai.....can u create some particle tuts like sparks,fire,smoke....etccccc...
4 months ago
We just shot on the RED Epic Weapon and had issues with “spanned clips”. We ended up stitching longer shots together in video post production. Not fun. Do you know if they have fixed this?
Thanks!
Capitola Media LLC
James
4 months ago
Video Copilot is dead. Promises of new things, tutorials, and for a whole year, nothing. Such a shame. Letting fans down is one thing, but remember where you came from. If it wasn't for the community here, you wouldn't be where you are today.
    Steve
    2 months ago
    It is sad because I love his tutorials, but Andrew has given this community far more than the other way around. He doesn't owe anybody anything - poured his a good part of his life into creating this community and I thank him for that ... it's through his generous sharing of knowledge that most of us are employed doing a job we love (or at least I do). Everything has a season, and as much as I feel your pain, he didn't sign up for a lifetime of making tutorials... he has creative ambitions he needs to explore too. I have been coming to this site when there was only 3 tutorials... theres a ton of stuff on here now and great place to reference specific techniques when I need them - therefore Video Copilot isn't dead, it's just acting more like a "copilot" then the pilot ;) The thoughts of coming here and seeing a new tutorial or even a blog update does excite me though!
It just goes down hill from now..soon the site will be down.
4 months ago
Hi Andrew, your tutorials and your content is the reason why I am in this business. Your Saber plugin, rain and electricity tutorials helped me create mood in this music video. Even when I am creating something else or something that is not included in your vid, I always dig in your tutorials and always use your approach. If you have time, please check this music video. And thank you for your response. Anakin Fox / Martin Hossa
https://www.behance.net/gallery/59705707/Got-Blue-Balls-Empty-(Music-Video)
    Jean-Pierre
    4 months ago
    nice job ! Love it
Chris
5 months ago
I noticed Andrew responded to someones comment on Twitter. Here's what it says. @videocopilot just wondering if there's a way to use an animated shape layer as a custom layer in element 3D? Thanks! (Andrew Kramer)
Not in the current version but it is planned for V3!
Sea
5 months ago
Guess AK has hit the big time and nor more time for us and his Website. I am grateful for all he has done for me. A true inspiration. I wish him well and will keep checking back from time to time.
5 months ago
Hey, Andrew
It is so amazing, especially this sound track, Can I have this sound without light sound
6 months ago
Awesome ,this was an excellent tutorial. I'm a beginner in After Effects and im your fan. Thanks for all your help .
7 months ago
Thanks This is what we were hoping for!
Updates!
Chris
7 months ago
It just goes down hill from now..soon the site will be down.
7 months ago
thank for sharing this kind of content
8 months ago
it's been 4 months we have been teased...
10 months ago
how i can get this???
11 months ago
It was a great tutorial Mr. Andrew Kramer. thank a lot. I am one of your fans.
Imon Sarkar
11 months ago
Hi, Mr. Andrew Kramer. I am a big fan of you. Today I came here with a request. Can you do the Harry Potter Magic Spell Effect just like in the last scene of Harry vs Voldemort in Deathly Hallows Part 2. Thanks. You are Awesome.
11 months ago
I just wanted to show my appreciation for the hard work you put in for after effects users.
Thanks for your great tutorials.
Abdirahman Ahmed
11 months ago
Aftereffects Element3D #Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT6FBjy28X4
Kevin
11 months ago
11 months ago
He just Tweeted...
"Still coming today... fixing one thing on a 50min video..."
Not sure how fast his system renders,
but if it was mine. Tonite's a wrap. LOL
    chris
    11 months ago
    hell yeah! it just sucks tho, I have to be up at 3 in the morning for work..
gklhawking
11 months ago
Please. Don't do this to us. :'(
    Vincent
    11 months ago
    It's releasing with Intercept next summer ;)
    Beau
    11 months ago
    It's coming. His twitter just said it's a full 56 minutes!
11 months ago
minutes away...I can sense it
11 months ago
48mins left of Tuesday in England ... bedtime soon .....ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
MASTERKOALA
11 months ago
Is the final countdown
11 months ago
Best I've ever seen , Awesome Mr Kramer ;)

Good luck!

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
chris
11 months ago
I know this is not the place to post this but while we are waiting, is there anyone on here that plays around with NUKE? I can't seen to find any good tutorials online, I spent the last few years learning after effects now I wanna learn Nuke just to have under my belt, if anyone knows of any tutorials worth a crap hit me up rufiochris581@icloud.com
    po.is.on
    11 months ago
    Hi Chris,
    Try fxphd.com
    11 months ago
    Have you tried Gnomon Workshop yet?
    https://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/tutorials?tags[]=nuke
    Chris
    11 months ago
    Thank you ill try both the sites out!
    Chris
    11 months ago
    Both the sites are some good stuff! The only thing I don't like so far..it seem like they jump from photoshop to Maya to Nuke, seems like a lot to learn lol
chris
11 months ago
I noticed when Andrew post new tutorials , the new new tutorials are uploaded to his youtube channel first then video copilot. so check back and forth lol
Beau
11 months ago
Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.

What? I'm stoked.
po.is.on
11 months ago
like every time.. it will be released at 23:53 on tuesday !
kipster
11 months ago
which tuesday?
erik
12 months ago
waiting...TUTORIAL FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC!!
    guibizart
    7 months ago
    really are u in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?
12 months ago
Its 8 PM here, only 4 hr left for the day to end, still nothing *cries inside*
Mustafa
12 months ago
Öğreticiyi sabırsızlıkla bekliyorum andrew kramer.
Abdirahman Ahmed
12 months ago
Abdirahman Ahmed
12 months ago
Fernando
12 months ago
I must say this in spanish: ERES UN PUTO MONSTRUO!

Waiting for this new master class
Ayk
12 months ago
It's Tuesday in ALGERIA, and i'm still waitin' for the tutorial.Meantime i'd like to thank you sir ANDREW KRAMER for you sharing your know-how with us. Respect from ALGERIA !
Lj
12 months ago
I bet you that he found something to improve last second as he was just about to post tutorial and now he need to redo all tutorial :)
    11 months ago
    I'm still crossing my fingers that he's remembered to electrocute Sam in at least one shot. LOL
    9 months ago
    true
prathamesh barde
12 months ago
Its Tuesday AK sir WAITING TOOOOO EXCITED
moc mhina
12 months ago
why it take so long to arrive...i mean TUESDAY..
12 months ago
One of the characters in Brutal Bears has electric malee as a power. This will come in helpful for sure.
12 months ago
Waiting for your next update...

Thanks for your efforts Andrew ;)

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
Danny
12 months ago
Demasiado genial Andrew.... siempre vale la pena esperar...
Artemus
12 months ago
I have to go change my shorts now...can't wait.
Him
12 months ago
Ray of hope....... nah i am more interested in lightening bolt of hope now..........:)
Korre
12 months ago
I'm guessing Kylo has force lightning in VIII...?
    Brandon
    12 months ago
    Or, Luke Skywalker?..... *gasp*
Justin
12 months ago
Hurray......
lovelysoul
12 months ago
jhakass
George Laird
12 months ago
I have watched this clip several times, and Andrew has hit the ball out of the park yet again.
Ali
12 months ago
Thank you Master Andrew.
eNetFocus
12 months ago
Hey Andrew!
Big Fan of you and your tutorials!
Dave
12 months ago
Yeah! This is what we were hoping for!
Updates!
zedul
12 months ago
Welcome back Andrew....
Rich
12 months ago
The King!!!!!!!!
Tim
12 months ago
You are my hero!
Boom
12 months ago
Love the shirt. lol
Ahmed Shakib
12 months ago
Is there anything you can't do ?. I am waiting for an answer, because you wow us every-time.
    12 months ago
    Well.. He has problems releasing stuff on time...
    WAYNE FAN
    12 months ago
    lol WAYNE HILLARIOUS UHHHH boom
Lee
12 months ago
I just want to know where I can get one of those awesome t shirts from :)
12 months ago
A.K Strikes again ......
naif
12 months ago
Awesome,,, thanks man ..
Eliseo
12 months ago
Simplemente excelente!
Daniel Walker
12 months ago
Tuesday can't get here fast enough!! This is wicked cool!! I'm shocked it looks so good! (Not really!!)
AlexRUS
12 months ago
I will agree with everyone and I think it's common
Andrew became the reference sample of tutorials. I can't watch and mostly fall in sleep 😴 when others explaining something.
Raffaele
12 months ago
AK always the best

Please sell the VC T-shirt !!
    Ackers
    12 months ago
    Great idea Raffaele , They would sell like hot cakes .....
Harrison
12 months ago
I got to see like 5 minutes of the presentation. Still awesome!
12 months ago
Best Ive ever seen , Awesome Mr Kramer .....
12 months ago
$Andrew Kramer $ Iam really big fan you .how to create everything .how to imagine everything... really amazing...Iam from India Iam not going any vfx class your or my bosss your my inspection.your my (guru)Indian word ^ teacher^... thank you so much image really waiting for all video.....sir
Finmeteor
12 months ago
Sir Your tutorial is better than any tutorials that what I saw, I really grateful ,You are my good teacher that I can't say anymore to translate my thanks feeling!I like you very much, I will waitting for your tutorials and make more different effect on your tutorial's base. Finally thank you very much,thanks a lot.
AlexRUS
12 months ago
Hey Andrew . Here is challenge. Tried to make 3D dust wave with build in and third part plugins with affecting E3D didn't succeed, there is no tutorials on web how to make this dust wave with real particles.
Can you make one??? For example here is the script :
The X-Wing is landing in the field and there is a continues dust wave beneath it on the ground.

And many thanks for what you doing. Couldn't get in After effects many years , it was sooooooo complicated, but then I found videocopilot and dream came true
    12 months ago
    Have you tried looking for helicopter landing effects? Theres tons out there.
    If you're wanting to do this shot solely in after effects, you should be able to get a fairly convincing effect using a particle system spreading out 360 degree, with a cloud like sprite. and play around with it.

    Otherwise, Andrew did a blast wave tutorial a while ago, maybe try and adapt from that?

    http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/blast_wave/
manikandan
12 months ago
HI
AK
how to reflect the lighting in liveaction footage ?
12 months ago
Andrew sir I like to be you in my future I am following your conditions well thank you very much sir you are my roll model and my teacher i am waiting for the new tutorial sir. :-)
manikandan
12 months ago
i am waithing for the tutorial on Tuesday ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
manikandan
12 months ago
ossam andrew finally i get the tutorial and what about E3D V5 update?
    11 months ago
    i am waithing for the tutorial on Tuesday