New Tutorial: Advanced Electric FX! 100% AE

In this 3-in-1 Tutorial we get the high-voltage action! This massive 56 min tutorial has so many tips and tricks you are sure to learn something new!

Techniques:

  • Direction Lightning Movement
  • Dynamic Reflections with realistic falloff
  • Sub Surface Illuminated Clouds
  • Interactive Lightning bolts
  • Nice Soft Glow recipe
  • No extra Plug-ins needed! 100% After Effects!

Project files and Footage:
Download Project File CC2015 + CC2017

POSTED:
12 months ago
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840 Comments

1 month ago
Thanks man very beatiful
1 month ago
تولید کننده انواع سفال نقش برجسته ، تابلو سفال ، نقش برجسته سفالی ، تابلو سفال برجسته
wow
I am more than willing to give AK the benefit of the doubt, but it's a poor decision to not have ANY kind of sign of life from him here at VC, which is his baby. I just hope that when/if he does return that he makes a concerted effort (this time) to stay in touch. I respect him in many ways and consider him a very intelligent man
JT
2 months ago
I made a Cinematic Logo Animaton in element 3d!
E3D is the best plugin for me.
Looking forward to next update!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpY3zJckmzo
Just in case you missed it .. Here is our latest AE + E3D Tutorial :: Rigging a Car :

Watch it now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/O909fPq2d3g
Aleem
2 months ago
    Christian Michael
    2 months ago
    This is a great interview and thanks for sharing. My mind is blown that this wasnt shard by VC. The radio silence here is ridiculous. He mentions he has a team taking care of the site, and he could live off it, but zero is happening here.

    I could say more. But if his team arent taking the time to post anything meaningful here ... then why should I, heck why should any of us if they dont care enough to post?

    Raffaele
    2 months ago
    Nice interview !
    But....2 hours to record the interview and not 2 minutes to write something on this site !!!
    2 months ago
    You're right. I should have been more open and honest.
Beza
2 months ago
where are you over six mounth
felix
2 months ago
Neveeeeeeeeeeeer.lol
MickA
2 months ago
Has anyone here ever suspected that Abdirahman Ahmed would be in fact Andrew Kramer?
    Cristian
    2 months ago
    If it were so... I would totally forgive him for the total abandon of these 9 months... ????.

    What I also found strange is that somebody created a profile with the same name as Abdirahman... and no one at Videocopilot has stopped the thing... they have to know... they review every message before publishing them... ???? #therealx-filesishere
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    2 months ago
    Ya it's me..how did you know?...
Bergy
2 months ago
AK posted something new on Twitter y'all. Said he's working on VC stuff.
    2 months ago
    Its a pity he didnt leave a comment on this his main website , He must have lost thousands of potential customers by ignoring his dwindling fanbase ...
    Cristian
    2 months ago
    He said also that he will do a live stream tomorrow at 12 PST and that a link to the event will follow...
    mork
    2 months ago
    Dont hold your breath waiting for any link posted on here Cristian .....
    Bergy
    2 months ago
    @Mork - yeah, I feel ya. I am more than willing to give AK the benefit of the doubt, but it's a poor decision to not have ANY kind of sign of life from him here at VC, which is his baby. I just hope that when/if he does return that he makes a concerted effort (this time) to stay in touch. I respect him in many ways and consider him a very intelligent man, but this wasn't a good decision and has left many a fan dispirited and dejected which will leave a bad taste in the mouths of those who continue to follow him on VC. Perhaps he let it slip away from him so much that he felt like he COULDN'T say anything here and resigned himself to making a HUGE splash upon his return. If that's the case, hopefully it won't backfire.

    AK - Miss ya man! Please, get back in the game here! Take your lumps and step back up to the plate! :)
motion.blurred
2 months ago
Oh Andrew Kramer, we miss you :(
Ab Diereria ahassmeds
2 months ago
Sorry that was me...
Ab Diereria Asshmed
2 months ago
Oh sorry that was me
Vlada
2 months ago
Hello Andy,

Hows mining bitcoins going on ;) ?
Kevin
2 months ago
Saber Plugin used for 2018 SI Swimsuit edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhHmjwlvP9w&t=1s
    jokacardo
    2 months ago
    Thank you for the plug in, that make me plug in all entire video, very entertaining and easy to understand and watchable... we should have more plugins like that... :))
Dewey
2 months ago
this website is a bad joke! Nine months since its last update?!! You all can sing Andrew Kramer praises
all you want, but it is unbelievable how little he seems to care about his own Damn website!
felix
2 months ago
Yah, Intercept 2.5 "Revenge".
Jason
2 months ago
Is this the Intercept trailer?
LJ
2 months ago
800+2
Jimmy Two
2 months ago
800 + 1
We just have silly games to feed this website...
2 months ago
Hi there! Just wanted to post the 800th message here, haha. Is it a new record or what?
felix
2 months ago
Hey Abdirahman, make a VERY EXCITING TUTORIAL.Looooooooooool.
And, who is Andrew Kramer?????????????
2 months ago
Hey what's up, Andrew Kramer here...
    John
    2 months ago
    Hey Andrew, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you lost your entire customer base. They're over at GSG.
    ChrisFe
    2 months ago
    Clear. And I am the Easter bunny. :D
    Mr. Kramer's name usually appears in red here!
sean
2 months ago
Are you kidding? before I used to come here to see if AK had posted something, now I come here to see if you did. What can we do for you man? Talk.
Runk Mehard
2 months ago
YES!!! Tomorrow AK is back and life will be normal again!!!!
Otaval
2 months ago
Taking too long time to create new tutorials...
2 months ago
Wow,
Its amazing what you can do without plug-ins!
Django
2 months ago
Relax man, it was a quote from Taken :) I hope you saw the movie
leighton
2 months ago
Good Monday morning to you all. Just checking in to see whether or not AK is back. sigh. maybe tomorrow.
2 months ago
Thank you 4 all your Plugins, Tutorials and Stocks. They are always very helpfully in the daily work :)
Awesome tutorial, thanks for sharing this!
naasir
2 months ago
thanks samloya friend wise explantion ttrls I like how plays the color correction I;m somali we alot I personali like to upload c4d ttrls
wim
2 months ago
"Starman" the best lens flare :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p55BmwmJM
Hopefully AK is back before "Starman" reaches to the dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt.
Here we go with some Speed Art .. "TEAM WORK" .. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/Bxt8lVFbBQk
    Christian Michael
    2 months ago
    Nice job asAr, .the gearing is impressive the way you got it all to work. you look at plans to a clock or something?

    And it seems Ahme still has his cyber stammer with his double postings, and cant distinguish between sarcasm and genuine praise in the thread... Bless his heart.
    Christian Michael
    2 months ago
    I say I say I say boooy, whats with that there speech impediment-TA
    Hi Christian and thank you very much for watching and for your comment.
    It is not part of a plan for a watch or something. It is just a quick "Motion Speed Art". There are more of these on our YouTube channel. And they all are done using ELEMENT 3D and 3Ds MAX for modeling. We just did not post them all here in order to avoid to spamming you guys.

    Feel free to visit our YouTube channel to discover more .. Just click on our name in this reply and you'll land right on it .. Cheers !

    Here is the direct link:
    http://www.as-art.ch/youtube
sean
2 months ago
you see..! thanks to his shitty tutorials and merciless spamming, Adbirahman Ahmed is already the most popular person here after AK and Sam Loya...or maybe even more than Sam!!! That's insane!! hahahaha
Sorry for the "shitty" Ahmed...that's the price of success.
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    2 months ago
    It's okay buddy. Never liked your work either.
    sean
    2 months ago
    hahaha, fair enough. The problem is that you exposed your work and with great instistence too thus being judge is what you are asking for and this opens a big question mark as to why you would do that. I've watched some of your work and I do undrestand that you have great passion in what you do, but honestly (and honesty is the best thing you can hope to achieve from promoting your work the way you do) I think you should re-think your strategy and perhaps focus on really improving rather than pushing your stuff so hard onto people at this stage of your learnig curve. Seriously...this is just a piece of advice. People will remember you for what you do now and if you are serious about working in this industry (on some decent level that is), then you don't want people to remember you for what you are doing now. Your passion is important so I think you should take it more seriosuly and have more respect for it and you'll see that other people will respect it too. Not now, but if you work hard, they will soon. Who am I to say this? Who knows...maybe I'm just someone whose work sucks or maybe you saw something I did on the big screen and thought: wow... .It doesn't matter, I'm just being honest here and - as you can see from people's reaction to your work and "promotion strategy" you have not really achieved great respect - perhaps you should consider my advice. No offence meant.
    Peace.
    Briareos
    2 months ago
    Word!
    Christian Michael
    2 months ago
    Word????

    Now there's an intellectual contribution....
    sean
    2 months ago
    When i said his work was shitty nobody said a thing as if that was ok, now that I give an " intellectual contribution" as you called it (I'd rather say: constructive criticism) it seems to upset someone.

    Wassup Christian? Speak your mind buddy :-)
    Christian Michael
    2 months ago
    Sean... have a complex much? LMAO seriously?

    My response was to "Briareos" lack of verbalism, not yours. I'm actually surprised his comment was allowed with so few characters. I'm sure at one point 20 was the minimum the site allowed.

    Sean (to clear up confusion) Your reply to Ahmed was spot on, right on the money and of intelligence. Now I'm starting to wonder..... lmao

    Your words will sink in to Ahmed one day..... maybe.
    sean
    2 months ago
    Hey Christian, sorry man...I got confused. I found "Word"such an appropriate and satisfactory comment that in no way had I considered you were actually reffering to Briareos... LMAO!
    Anyhow, as a conspiracy supporter I'm pretty sure Ahmed is AK messing with us...so whatever we say to him, in the end he's right. lmao
Justin
2 months ago
Abdirahman Ahmed, please take over for Andrew! :)
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    2 months ago
    Okay, I will!
2 months ago
Guys, have you watched his interview in Blender Guru? Have you seen the little adds of his new product?

Have you noticed? Something is coming... Trust me.
By the way...you can learn a lot from this website...!!!
LJ
2 months ago
Anybody knows how to make delicious chicken wings ? Have long project and need some food :)
    Shannon Hall
    2 months ago
    Twice bake...not fry. Brush butter on wings, preheat over to 450, cook for about 20 minutes, then reapply butter, and any additional spices like cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and sea salt. Bake for another twenty minutes or until chicken is white throughout.

    Take your favorite flavor or wing sauce and pour into a bowl...toss the buffalo wings and serve with carrot, celery, ranch, and blue cheese :P
leighton
3 months ago
Does anyone know where I can go to watch After Effects tutorials from an industry professional? I used to know a site.. hmm can't seem to put my finger on it now. But let me know;)

Srsly, If anyone spots ol AK pop up on the radar out there be sure to post a link.
PS Thanks LUCIANO DALUZ.
Muralidharan
3 months ago
I am a senior Graphic Designer in media. I want to know whether i can import camera from different files related to one project to AE in different Comp. Please help me, Because this can be done in C4D, and it is importing no of cameras in one project
    sean
    2 months ago
    mmm...your message is not very clear. Like you said it is possible with c4d (and i guess any other 3d platform) and it is actually very simple so you should be able to import all the cameras you want both from c4d to ae and the other way round. No problem, so what is your issue? Go into c4d's render settings in the save section and in the compositing project file tab, tick all the options and save. In order to do this you must have the save option in your regular image tab also ticked, but you do not need to actually render. Basically you just need to save the data. Depending on your ae/c4d versions you might need to go to the maxon site and download the plugin to import/export from one software to the other. It takes few clicks. good luck
Lucien
3 months ago
OMG! the comments on this blogpost from 9 months ago are crazy whahahah. It's almost like opening Facebook :-)
This must be the best blogpost ever with 750+ comments hahahah.

But serious......is Andrew doing ok? At least post a photo with an Andrew hiding somewhere with text like: i'm still alive!
it only takes one minute ;-)
    Luciano Daluz
    3 months ago
    The man is alive:https://youtu.be/gNh9r-VbSVg
    Christian Michael
    3 months ago
    Well if nothing else, the silliness on this blog has kept the site in hits so it at least looks busy from his online stats. Its almost as if he is embarrassed to come back after being away so long and not even bothering to post his annual Xmas stuff, or reply the the genuine good questions some have posted over the months.

    Posting elsewhere seems to be keeping his fans occupied, although I said it years ago when he pulled the same stunt, you dont by a Ford and look for service at a Toyota dealership, so if he has a fan base on the site he built, why only update on third party social media when you know you have a fan base at your own site?

    I'm not signing up on a social media site I dont want just to follow the Kramster. :0)
LJ
3 months ago
Abdirahman Ahmed Since A.K. is off im looking for your post and looking at your improvement. Hope one day to see some kick ass tutorial. Keep improving and show us your work.
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    3 months ago
    Hi, thanks for your kind words, i will try to learn and improve!
3 months ago
I haven't seen such wizardry

Christian Michael
https://vimeo.com/250601198
kipster
3 months ago
this is a longshot asking here but: does anyone know where i could find a youtube tutorial on either setting up a city with metropolitan pack or creating a spaceship in element3d?
    itsLain
    3 months ago
    tutorial 136, here on VCP for metropolitan ;)
    LJ
    3 months ago
    Kipster.... Wish if Abdirahman A. can post something like that here :)
Bhobindra Poudel
3 months ago
How to Succeed in the VFX industry with Andrew Kramer :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNh9r-VbSVg
:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNh9r-VbSVg
Django
3 months ago
I don't know who you are, Abdirahman Ahmed. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for views on your Youtube channel, I can tell you I dont't have any to give, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you stop posting crap now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will break your PC into so many pieces that you can't count.
Stop posting crap, Ahmed :)
    Spartacus
    3 months ago
    Whoa there, Django! ;-)
    Rogue
    3 months ago
    Do we need to take up a collection to pay you for your 'services'?
    RAFFAELE
    3 months ago
    Agreed !!!
    Mad Michel
    3 months ago
    Just ignore his posts and don't click the links if you don't like - that's it. I am doing like this and it just feels wonderful! :o)
    3 months ago
    I dont even think he reads the blog, I think he dumps his links and leaves. No one in their right mind would be subjected to this amount of abuse over the last few months and keep doing it. Unless its a cyber aphrodisiac for him lol

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/250601198
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    3 months ago
    Are you serious_ if so i will have no choice but to contact the police and the admin on this site!? as For posting on this site, i see loads of people reaping their post so i do not know why you are taking issues with me!
    I have taking screen grabs of your message and if you threaten me one more time i will have no choice but to deal with it!
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    3 months ago
    I see you have commenting on for weeks, get a life, ill do what want.
    Having said that, ill chill out with links. but you need to chill with threatening me with destroying me pc, it is need helpful or constructive, if it is meant as a joke...its not very funny. Plus you do not own this site and you are not admin therefor you should be telling what people should do or not do!
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    3 months ago
    H,i sorry about the reaping of the links, ill go easy on it. Django do not destroy me PC, i do need it :)
    3 months ago
    H,i sorry about the reaping of the links, ill go easy on it. Django do not destroy me PC, i do need it :)
    Christian Michael
    3 months ago
    Obviously, Ahmed isn't familiar with the movie quote, bless his heart :0)
    Spartacus
    3 months ago
    'Gunfight at the AK Corral'. Calm down folks! Chillax........ :-)
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    3 months ago
    Sorry about link spam, ill chill out with that!
    Kevin
    3 months ago
    Hey Adbirahman, it looks like you haven seen the movie Taken where Django's post was referencing. Here's a like to that part of the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZOywn1qArI
the real smithy
3 months ago
Great interview from Blender Guru.
sean
3 months ago
After I saw this I thought that finally someone has given AK's effort a purpose.I think it will be very hard to match such cool use of the light saber plugin, Check it out and let's move on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQC29joihwU
EDDY T ARROYO
3 months ago
Can you please give me a spec sheet on your hardware that you have to run after effects because I have a serious lag when I try to follow your tutorials. (very frustrating) I would like to upgrade so I don't have issues trying to do any effects you have in your tutorials..
Daluz
3 months ago
The man is alive:https://youtu.be/gNh9r-VbSVg
    Simon
    3 months ago
    Brilliant insightful interview from Nov '17 - Element3D V3, should be amazing, with all this work and time spent on it!
    Simon
    3 months ago
    Edit. Sorry, the interview was done on OCT 13th 2017.
    ChrisFe
    3 months ago
    A mysterie picture from VC at Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BekCAPJFw_t/
Kevin
3 months ago
simon
3 months ago
Isn't Stardust by Superluminal the natural successor to E3D?
    Vandal Savage
    3 months ago
    Not even close! Element 3D all the day every day!
    David K
    3 months ago
    No, but it does give Trapcodes Particular a run for it's money
Jacobo
3 months ago
come back plz,,, we miss youuuu
Winston
3 months ago
We will all always love and respect Andrew for all that he has done for the community. For free! He is not obligated to create tutorials ad-infinitum! Why not just make a statement saying: "Hey obsessive freaks. I have enjoyed helping you all to recreate every tutorial I have made- exactly, with no attempt to take the principals I was trying to instill in you and make something of your own, immensely!" "But, opportunity has knocked, and I have answered."
Winston
3 months ago
He has pretty much ghosted the site though, no? I mean, he has every right to do so. But, why? If he's pissed that everyone assumes he owes them something, then why not make a statement saying so? It's not like it's going to impact his business.
Abdirahman Ahmed
3 months ago
Element 3D how to create a city with the metropolitan back here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms&t=3s
Take a look at our "Crypto Coin Reveal" clip .. Created in Adobe After Effects using VC Element 3D .. Enjoy!

Watch it in FULL HD on YouTube: https://youtu.be/CIde3nrJxFA
Ben
3 months ago
He answered someone on twitter:

"Things are moving! Just trying to do too much at once! New website, plug-ins and more. I should probably try to explain it better, I just want to make good stuff and not make excuses..."
    ChrisFe
    3 months ago
    Why on Twitter? Why not in this blog? Or write it in his own forum. Where is the problem? Is that American mentality?
    Greetings from Germany ;))

    Ben
    3 months ago
    Yeah I agree..
    Greetings from Norway:)
    chris
    3 months ago
    I agree, I'm from the US. Andrew is something else...
    ChrisFe
    3 months ago
    @all:
    Oh right, he's an After Effects guru. I forgot. ;))
Firat
3 months ago
It feels like VC has shut down and Andrew is not telling us yet... Sad!
    Cristian
    3 months ago
    It's really strange... he answers sporadically on twitter, but here not one sign.

    I had supposed that videocopilot had merged with/ was bought by Adobe as it has happened last year with kylebrushes.... and that comment never managed to see the light in this comment section... let's see if it happens again with this one...

    ChrisFe
    3 months ago
    From Christian to Cristian :)
    What was going on at Nab 2017? I thought, there's a big video report from him. I did not find anything special on Youtube. Hmmmm. Strange everything.
    Cristian
    3 months ago
    @ChrisFe :D
chris
3 months ago
It's nine months so Andrews new baby should be coming soon! Element 3D V3!! I hope its better than Maya and 3dsmax.put together.
danny
3 months ago
Yes element 3d v3 ...... wait .. to soon ?
Waiting for the big suprise!
LJ
3 months ago
Where is Ahmed ? He use to post every week and now nothing nearly 2 weeks ? Hope he is OK
    Spartacus
    3 months ago
    Oh!, he'll be busy on the next tutorial to show us :-)
    chris
    3 months ago
    He's with Andrew right now doing a bussiness deal to buy out Video Copilot.
    grim
    3 months ago
    Dude, Ahmed's also hanging with JJ Abrams these days.
Gooby
3 months ago
The National Typewriter Company, AKA Bad Robot... he there man, not here.
grim
3 months ago
Welcome to Video Ahmed!
    Jay
    3 months ago
    @grim

    Yup! VA Copilot!

    He updates almost everyday and I'm really looking forward to the Ahmed 3D V1 Plug-in with spaceship add-on pack and troll tutorial!

Michał
3 months ago
from the Twitter "Andrew Kramer
@videocopilot
Jan 16
Replying to @Sarandini
Thanks man! All coming along good... including E3DV3!"
    sean
    3 months ago
    seriously? And did he mention which site we should buy it from???
    ;-)
    chris
    3 months ago
    That Great to know! I hope it comes soon!
    3 months ago
    What do you think what else is available to be added in E3Dv3? I would be a flat and interact with solids, layers and masks in AE. Maybe a more realistic render? Or Shaders 3D
    3 months ago
    What do you think what else is available to be added in E3Dv3? I would be a flat and interact with solids, layers and masks in AE. Maybe a more realistic render? Or Shaders 3D
    simon
    3 months ago
    Here's to the 'ones'.
Renato
3 months ago
Hi Andrew,
I have some question about 3D camera tracker, hoping you answer me:
first: I have a green screen shot with a girl in front a camera moving to the camera.
2: applied 3D camera tracker and selected some point in the wall behind the subject making null and camera
3: applied keylight to extract the subject from the green 4: I choose a Photo as BG, selected 3D switch in After Effect than, copied the position of the null and past the BG
Now, In any Z position I choose, I don't see any parallax effect, what is wrong? Many Thanks
Sure
3 months ago
Here is some updates!

He answered someone on twitter:

"Things are moving! Just trying to do too much at once! New website, plug-ins and more. I should probably try to explain it better, I just want to make good stuff and not make excuses..."
Christopher Bust
3 months ago
Hi,

I created this alternate Ending for "Justice League" inside of AE. What do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6uQMSKLfg
    itsLain
    3 months ago
    Hahaha, nice 1! Didn't expect that at all.
    Frank Busch
    3 months ago
    Good Job. Looks great. How about a Tutorial on videocopilot.net ;) Our Pilot got lost somehow...
    rezan
    3 months ago
    fantastic :)
    Danny
    3 months ago
    Nice !
    John
    3 months ago
    YES. Finally someone posts some killer work. Pun intended. Seriously though, great job.
fl1pperkast
3 months ago
I think Andrew has been kidnapped by aliens..
Simon
3 months ago
No news guys?
    Django
    3 months ago
    Unfortunatelly, the only news here is Ahmed's daily crap.
    Sure
    3 months ago
    Correct.
    Sure
    3 months ago
    Correct
    3 months ago
    Hahaha. Poor Ahmed guy... Don't be mean, Django! At least Ahmed takes some time to say something here...

    I think it's really weird Andrew didn't say anything like "Happy Christmas" this time. He must be really, really busy. I feel bad for the guy, but I guess he really needs to delegate some work at some point. This website is losing its sense of existing day by day, and I can't imagine a world without VideoCopilot...

    Please, Andrew, take someone under your overlord control and put him/her managing the website, at least! Some posts, tuts, video feed... something! He/she doesn't need to be brillant, just present. Your younger children would be good choices too. They look funny people.
    sean
    3 months ago
    @CRoblex yet he had the time to take the usual family Xmas pict and post it and wish everyone a merry Xmas ON TWITTER. Obviosuly there's something going on specifically with this site. And you know what...I think that if Ahmed showed up on twitter as well, AK would disappear from there too. ^___^
    3 months ago
    Hahahaha. Love it. Yeah, I know about the Twitter post, but VC is his company! This never happened before.

    Ahmed: I've decided to be your only fan. Keep it running, baby!
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Creating spaceship tutorial Element3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdc9A8u6_1U&t=1399s
Hi @all .. Here is our NEW After Effects Tutorial :: Semi Advanced Car-Rig in Element 3D.

Watch the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/O909fPq2d3g
4 months ago
Happy New Year everybody,

cant wait to get the new plugin "Element 8K" in 2020 when Andrew returns from his job on "Star Wars - The Daily Show".
I miss him. But maybe there is nothing more to learn.
Anyway. I used After Effects to make Justice League a better movie. Here is the alternate Ending:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6uQMSKLfg

Hope you like it. ;) And if you are looking for a free Hitler Dance Loop. Here you are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s6uQMSKLfg

Its all free and you dont have to subscribe. But i thank you for every Feedback.
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Element 3D, motion design 2, after effects tutorial,making of spaceship/fighter easy tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdc9A8u6_1U&t=40s
ChrisFe
4 months ago
https://twitter.com/videocopilot/status/945362987358883840

All clear now - no time for this here. :))
Just a little bit of fun with Element 3D .. Ruh Hour ... Enjoy

https://youtu.be/1jVk4yrKsEY
MasterKoala
4 months ago
Waiting Andrew.......https://youtu.be/7xf-0A2CMMo
    Christian Michael
    4 months ago
    The titles are very dark. can hardly read them
SPARTACUS
4 months ago
I think now that we have reached New Years Day without a cheep from Mr Kramer we can assume that things have changed at VC.
Mad Michel
4 months ago
Hey Video-Copilots, happy new year! Where is the famous "Happy Holidays from the Kramers" picture? I am really worry about this...
    Mark
    4 months ago
    On instagram
    Kire
    4 months ago
    It's on the Video Copilot Twitter. Shame he didn't think to put it up here.
    Mark
    4 months ago
    Check VC instagram
    VC
    4 months ago
    Hi please check its twitter and instagram account. It has posted it there. For what i know you will all be amazed what andrew has prepared all this time. Mind blowing for sure like E3D v3 action essentials pack 3D packs intercept short film and a lot of crazy tutorials. Just have a little patience and get ready to be surprise like you never have been before.
    TJ
    4 months ago
    Please don't act like you are VC. In Americas we call that fraud. Thrid world countries. Cripes!
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Metropolitan city tutorial, how to created an awesome looking city https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFudscZvWCo&t=259s
    Christian Michael
    4 months ago
    Ahmed.... Seriously, You're outta your mind -_-
    4 months ago
    There's no audio. I can't follow it without audio...:(
4 months ago
Not even a Happy New Year from Andrew? So sad. What a duck :(
sean
4 months ago
I think this is the first time AK doesn't show up for holiday wishes. Rather a bad sign I'd say... As I believe no Star Wars contract could forbid him from uploading the usual family pict and from wishing all his fans, I'm unpleasantly led to think that there is something deeper going on that involves much more than just not having time due to work or other things. I hope I am wrong and hope that VC still reflects AK's soul no matter what reason he has for staying distant. Don't mean to be dramatic, I just wish the man all the best. To him, his carrer and most of all his health and family.
Cheers Master!
Dharmendra Yadav
4 months ago
Andrew you are god of AE
HAPPY NEW 2018 everyone .. Wishing you all a very great New Year !

https://youtu.be/DyqoNGiLrRs
    danny
    4 months ago
    same to you!
Fatmir
4 months ago
danny
4 months ago
check the new making of from the guy's from filmriot.
apparently Andrew help on some shots.
looks great !
hope to see some action on this site !
cristian
4 months ago
hi, a message to the ones at Video Copilot that curates reply to customers: please do that!

guessing was fun at first, but now it's simply ridiculous...
Andrew has been slowly resurfacing on the internet, but mostly on Twitter and nowhere near here.
One of your team said to a user that Andrew has been working on VC content all year... yet he has been radio silent for nearly 9 months.... is he stockpiling in sight of next year (likely) involvement in star wars XI?

i really don't understand anyway all this silence... has video copilot been bought by somebody else like Adobe and you are waiting next year to make the big announcement?

not publishing tutorials is fine, they are on the other hand something you do for free, but not giving a reply to many customers/followers that ARE ASKING.... is just plain rude.
Denis
4 months ago
As long as they keep doing Star Wars movies we'll never see Andrew again. And as they're planning 2458 chapters it's time to say goodbye.
Arsen Muradyan
4 months ago
Watch my saber tutorial, you like it? :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-YRcQowPQ&t=38s

I know, nothing special but i tried.
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Element 3D Metropolitan pack tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFudscZvWCo&t=107s
    Denis
    4 months ago
    Seriously man... why do you keep this spam? That is really annoying.
Hi guys .. Here is a Making of video for our "Happy New Year" Title Animation .. Take a look and enjoy .. Cheers !

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/GlGcqvhdqi8
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    4 months ago
    Good stuff!
    4 months ago
    You Know asART,

    This is good stuff. Shows you're moving forward under your own steam and I seriously like that!

    IF I could give some CC, and its not about the project, its about the tutorial. Its time for voice over my friend. I'm as guilty in the past (many years ago) of creating stuff without one, just using music but its been a few years for me lol. People these days need/WANT to hear what you're trying to explain. If someone is multi tasking but wants to still watch your tut, they may miss valued information without the voice over.

    The edits are clean. The project was awesome, put your stamp on it, tell us where your mind was and explain to the really really up and coming newbies what your doing.That's why the big boys are followed, they show clean informative tuts.

    Great job and happy new year to you too my friend

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/198103166



Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Marry Xmass to all, specially kramer, videocopilot and co!!!!
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
After effects tutorial Metropolitan city https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFudscZvWCo
PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN
4 months ago
Merry Christmas to the Kramar family!
Joy
4 months ago
Andrew: VFX Guru For Life

Merry Christmas :)
paul
4 months ago
VCP
Have a great christmas. Andrew, you your family, the team have a fantastic new year. :)
A toast to Mr AK leadership for the great year ahead.
    ChrisFen
    4 months ago
    I wish Andrew and his family a peaceful Christmas.
    And that everything will be fine.
    I wish the same to all of us.
    Happy X-MAS! Greetings from Germany
Just a very simple "SNOW" making tutorial in After Effects, using Trapcode Particular .. Wishing you all a merry christmas.

Watch the Tutorial here: https://youtu.be/OngEML2Udjo
Yeang rady
4 months ago
I want it install in my computer , How i do ?
tom dooley
4 months ago
Frozen in time! :)
sebastian
4 months ago
i still dreaming everyday when open the webpage find any... any minimal news... missing you bro
LWAddict
4 months ago
Enjoying the short he just finished with Film Riot on YouTube. Great stuff.
    Christian Michael
    4 months ago
    Yeah I saw that yesterday he was the VFX Supervisor on the project, I was waiting to see who would be the first to post about it here lol
Rich
4 months ago
Happy X-mas Mr Kramer and team!!!!!
Jason Robinson
4 months ago
I haven't seen anything new on the site in a while. I know sometimes a guy has to move on but I hope Andrew will continue to provide amazing content ideas and product. Just wanted the throw it out there just to see if there is an update coming? Merry Christmas!!
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
tukman stuki
4 months ago
Hope Kramer will give us a life sign before X-mas! that would be a great present!!!!
abe
4 months ago
Neil
4 months ago
I emailed the team and got this response just now...

Hi Neil,

Andrew’s alive and he’s been working on VC content all year! And the site will be updated--big things are coming!

Matt Kramer
Operations Guy
    4 months ago
    That's interesting. Hopefully true that he has been working on content and has a lot to release. But if that is so, why not at least comment on that fact so that their fan base isn't left in the dark? Even just a little text only post to say what they are doing.
    Simon
    4 months ago
    I hope this is true, I know he did say he'd rather get on with things rather than just keep promising and not delivering, EVERYONE on here has one thing in common, massive respect for what has brought to AE and effects in general, we all miss his infectious banter and great products, I for one will be more than happy to PAY for any E3D updates, maybe he's been working on an update for E3D for 9 months? I hope so.
    Chris
    4 months ago
    Thanks good to know. Element 3.0 hopefully!
George Laird
4 months ago
Guys, Andrew has created a vast library of tutorials, and I am sure we all haven't mastered all those techniques, have patience, on this site you will find some of the best CGI Tutorials you have ever seen, my fav is City Destruction.
    JosephG
    4 months ago
    I'm gonna write this down...
    Dan
    4 months ago
    It's honestly not about getting new tutorials. Though they are surely appreciated, what concerns me are the plugins that myself and other professionals paid for and whether or not they will continue to be updated and compatible in the future.

    7 months is an awfully long time to be silent. If he is working on new content, then great.. but communication with customers is they key to running any responsible business.
kipster
4 months ago
Andrew is busy working on sweater template 2 and google eyes 2 plugin, he is also making teaser shots of things he wont
show you how to do.
    Chris
    4 months ago
    HahA can I buy a VC ugly sweater lol
Chris
4 months ago
Why is everyone assuming Andrew was working on star wars.. I don't see anywhere in the credits saying he's apart of it. Everyone face it Video copilot won't ever be the same.even if he did come back I'm sure he will bail on us again. The guy to me is a great teacher and he's taught me a lot in After Effects.but also(im not going to Sugar coat this) A F#*kin liar! He can't even finished what he started..wheres Intercept? How can two week go on to be three years? Doesn't make sense. I'm not here trying to cause drama but seriously this is BS having to wait this long..its not that hard to say a few words to us on here..but instead he screws around on Twitter and instagram. Enough said.
    John
    4 months ago
    Which actually begs the question, has anyone tried to directly message him on social media and just say "Andrew, WTF?"

    Just a thought.
    Chris
    4 months ago
    I tried on instagram before but forsome reason I can only comment on his account not personal message him for some reason.
bn
4 months ago
Any news for Element 3D 2018
Sweet moments with Element 3D .. Enjoy >> https://youtu.be/uBp4F2C4gfg
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Creating spaceship in element 3D with motion design 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nggtlk0X-IQ
Simon
4 months ago
RIP VCP
VCP is nothing without fans, not just AK.
TIME TO BAIL.
4 months ago
All we need to do to find Andrew Ian locate the droid that’s carrying a data stick with the missing portion of the map that’ll lead us straight to him.
    Cristian
    4 months ago
    :D we have to be preparerd in that case... He may have a cybernetic hand that only allows him to work with microsoft paint
4 months ago
All we need to do to find Andrew Ian locate the droid that’s carrying a data stick with the missing portion of the map that’ll lead us straight now
itsLain
4 months ago
I see a lot of negative commentary on here recently. I'm not sure if some of you guys are aware, but it's quite likely that his Star Wars contract forbids him from communicating with pretty much anyone related to his profession, especially here on his own business site (as well as getting others to communicate on his behalf). I'm pretty sure he hasn't forgotten about us, and will be back soon with a sh*t load of amazing new content. Besides, we should at least be happy for him. He's making great strides in his profession (something that a lot of us also obtained because of the time he's given us with all his content).
    sean
    4 months ago
    smart observations but perhaps you haven't considered that 11 star wars movies have been made so far (without counting tv films and animated stuff), so if what you say is true, the chances are that we will not see AK here again if not for a short " hey everyone I'm back with a new very exci.... ooops, sorry guys, got JJ on the phone...".

    And that's what I call:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpqYPBi6iHI&list;=RDrpqYPBi6iHI&index;=1

    LWAddict
    4 months ago
    Exactly!
    mickeditor
    4 months ago
    itsLain, maybe the Star Wars contract forbids him from communicating, this is possible.... but but but, 2 days ago he wrote on Twitter instead of writing here !!! And his fans, they are here ! WE are here ! Knowing that he wrote on Twitter before on videocopilot is worse !
    4 months ago
    Hi Andrew .. Are you there ? All the People here are waiting you. Please Come on
Michał
4 months ago
Star Wars in the theater, where is A.K?
    LWAddict
    4 months ago
    Star Wars is also in production.
Abdirahman Ahmed
4 months ago
Metropolitan in depth tutorial depth tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms&t=964s
A little bit fun with "Jet Strike" Model Pack from VC .. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af4pdjGv5TU
Mickeditor
4 months ago
The 1st January 2017, AK wrote on the blog :
« I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials!
My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the fun back into learning! Making things is the only way to get better! »

The 5th January :
« In 2017, I’m going to change the meaning of the word soon to actually mean SOON! »


Yes Andrew, we were ready for a great year as you promised. We are ready for all your cool things, plug-ins and tutorials as you wrote on the blog…
But 11 months later, we just had 2 tutorials and we don’t have any news from you since may !!! Not even a word for people who buy your crazy products !
A lot of people crackes your products and cry here, when other people like me buy your products to help you and videocopilot. For that second part of people you could and should have written something.
I’m not crying like a poor kid who is not happy because he didn’t get what he wants.
I’m just really disappointed to not have a sign from you. A post to explain the situation.

So what about now ?
What about 2018 ?
Promises ?
A new crazy tutorial and we forget 2017 as if there was nothing ?
Precisely, there was nothing…

Yeah, disappointed.
    Cristian
    4 months ago
    Totally agree with you.
    Even asked him directly under The twitter post... But got no reply at all(not that i expected to).

    He doesn't owe me or anybody else an explanation... But one, along all this months of silence, would have been really appreciated, and most of all respectful all of those that have been following from years.

    Even just saying: "guys we are super busy of project we can't talk about, sorry for the delay"
sean
4 months ago
mmm.... Is he going to glitch his way towards forgiveness??? The only fact he's posted it on twitter and not here is already making things worse, so He'd better come up with some Jedi super shit and leave the glitch for tweeters ;-)
    Simon
    4 months ago
    Yeah, it's fair enough he's been busy on Star Wars and Stranger Things, we all wish him the best and respect that, but, as paying customers/fans/etc... we AT THE VERY
    LEAST deserve an explanation as to the 8 month radio silence
    Or he's taking us for granted, and we all need a life.
    Mickeditor
    4 months ago
    The 1st January 2017, AK wrote on the blog :
    I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Cant wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials!
    My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the fun back into learning! Making things is the only way to get better!

    The 5th January :
    In 2017, Im going to change the meaning of the word soon to actuallymean SOON!


    Yes Andrew, we were ready for a great year as you promised. We are ready for all your cool things, plug-ins and tutorials as you wrote on the blog
    But 11 months later, we just had 2 tutorials and we dont have any news from you since may !!! Not even a word for people who buy your crazy products !
    A lot of people crackes your products and cry here, when other people like me buy your products to help you and videocopilot. For that second part of people you could and should have written something.
    Im not crying like a poor kid who is not happy because he didnt get what he wants.
    Im just really disappointed to not have a sign from you. A post to explain the situation.

    So what about now ?
    What about 2018 ?
    Promises ?
    A new crazy tutorial and we forget 2017 as if there was nothing ?
    Precisely, there was nothing

    Yeah, disappointed.
Bader Alhammad
4 months ago
SURPRISE : AK is BACK .. See his latest Tweet. I think a NEW TUTORIAL is Coming ! GLITCHY TITLE.
https://twitter.com/videocopilot/status/939974041254768640

Can not wait to see you back !
    ChrisFen
    4 months ago
    I hope there is a decent explanation for his absence. Simply going over to the agenda would be haughty.
    We'll see....
sebastian
4 months ago
Hey Andrew.... with a simple post saying "I´M VERY BUSY" it will be enough for us... get back soon buddy
Have you finished working on Episode 8 yet? Some last minute tweaks if not. I'm curious as to how you achieved the Anamorphic Depth of Field (oval bokeh) on the hologram effects using after effects.
Bader Alhammad
4 months ago
Watch this : Andrew Kramer Talks After Effects & Video Copilot | Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Blog POSTED ON 07-11-2017

https://theblog.adobe.com/visual-effects-the-framework-for-modern-movies/

https://theblog.adobe.com/visual-effects-the-framework-for-modern-movies/
    Ward Impe
    4 months ago
    awesome! thx for sharing!
Bader Alhammad
4 months ago
Hi Andrew .. Are you there ? All the People here are waiting you. Please Come on
4 months ago
Andrew we miss you, but know if you're not posting you are likely swamped with more awesome JJ Abrams type stuff. More Star Wars... maybe West World?! Hope you have a great holiday! As always you deserve the rest! Video Copilot continues to be one of the best resources out there even without any new posts. Thank you for setting this up!
JB
4 months ago
Well, It was fun while it lasted. Always hate break ups.
icecool
4 months ago
I'm a fan of you in China. I hope to have a Chinese course and contribute to the Chinese Web site, because China can't go to YouTube.
4 months ago
This is really advanced, and also a great treatment for Logo Reveals. Thanks a lot Andrew for the experiences and techniques that you teach us about.
StuCo
4 months ago
Hi guys, I thought some of you may be interested in this 'making of' video. It was made a while ago but re-edited recently. All done in After Effects with a lot of Element 3D in action:

https://vimeo.com/161822092
    mike
    4 months ago
    COOL! great work
    Masterkoala
    4 months ago
    very good!!!!!!wonderfull job!!!!!
    TJ Koker
    4 months ago
    Now that was great. Have you seen the WhoLock making of video. Pretty incredible work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zrn37KzxuE
    Smithy3000
    4 months ago
    Brilliant work my friend!!
    Keep it up and best for your future :)
    StuCo
    4 months ago
    Thanks everyone.
    @TJ Koker, I haven't, but I will check them out now.
    StuCo
    4 months ago
    Thanks everyone.
    @TJ Koker, I haven't, but I will check them out now.
Beavertron
4 months ago
Have you finished working on Episode 8 yet? Some last minute tweaks if not. I'm curious as to how you achieved the Anamorphic Depth of Field (oval bokeh) on the hologram effects using after effects.
Hi @All .. Just in case you missed it:

https://youtu.be/KypiwqKaFY0
    Rogue Robot
    4 months ago
    Really generous of you - downloading now!
Vfx guru
5 months ago
i have seen an update this morning guys where Andrew post on his instagram a video about Glitch. Then it has been removed since. Im the only one who has seen it????
    Ward Impe
    4 months ago
    I saw it too... was looking for it today... couldn't find it... almost thought I dreamt it :D
    4 months ago
    I saw it too... was looking for it today... couldn't find it... almost thought I dreamt it :D
5 months ago
Have you any tut about terminator andrew
hamzadag
5 months ago
i love you andrew$&*&^
klaus brandenburg
5 months ago
Guys, you've got it all wrong. This has been a 3-in1 tutorial. So AK gave you two tutorials in advance and is only 1 month late. Cut the man some slack ;)
Rathface cokcold
5 months ago
I miss Kramer!!!!
Darren
5 months ago
Anyone else have crashing issues with Element with Adobe After Effects 2018? Every time I try to use Element, After Effects crashes. I have updated to the latest version of Element available, but it still does the same.
    ImpactScrewDriver
    5 months ago
    Ask support.
    hupfield
    5 months ago
    I had the same problem. I ended up having to delete everything from VC and do a clean install. I also updated my Nvidia driver and then it worked. Took a long time to sort though.
Serious Question?
5 months ago
Is Video Copilot still a thing? genuine question.... nothing has been updated for 7 months? I mean, I get Andrew may be busy on Last Jedi or whatever but surely there must be someone who could update this site with something, anything? So is this site still operating or have they shut the doors after all these years?
    Simon
    5 months ago
    What, you think anyone will answer you on here? I've never seen such a successful company take such a suicidal nose dive, where are the blog shows, Andrew Kramer, Sam Loya, communication, tuts, new version of Element, new models, interaction...etc, wtc...its just f*** off, I've got where I want to be, I'm a coward for not telling anyone, but hey, who cares, I'm alright jack.
    ImpactScrewDriver
    5 months ago
    Well said :)
    ImpactScrewDriver
    5 months ago

    ImpactScrewDriver
    5 months ago
    Reply is for Abdirahman Ahmed :P

5 months ago
Probably the best After Effects tutorial I've ever seen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
    Chris
    5 months ago
    Dude your city looks like crap.
    sean
    5 months ago
    Probably the best comment you have made so far
    Nope
    5 months ago
    Yeah, if you're blind...
    ImpactScrewDriver
    5 months ago
    So... I was saying... Well Said :P
Rota Pingu
5 months ago
Shhhhh lussian! Mr kramer is sleeping!!!
lussian
5 months ago
Hi... ... ...someone?



...





...




...
After Effects
5 months ago
Hi Andrew ! Thank you so much again for this crazy tutorial.
For the sequence of the lightnings on the wall, it's a different techniques, right ?
Michał
5 months ago
" E3D TO CONTINUE, as it's - 'by far the most popular plugin for after effects ever!," yes, but how many tutorials Andrew made with this plugin, a few. I like to see some big comlicated tutorial with E3D.
5 months ago
Thanks, Andrew!
Raffaele
5 months ago
I agreed with you !
Rota Pingu
5 months ago
I think Mr Kramer is on his way back now! He will probably look older. But, he will be the same man as he was before! He will make tender love to all his fan again and give us all that lovely AE stuff. In return he will get admiration, love and cash! Can’t wait anymore, come home for Christmas Mr Kramer!
Simon
5 months ago
Videocopilot has a bigger paying customer and fan base than GSG, School of Motion and the rest combined! Yet it has treated its fans/customers with contempt.
All the loyal fans of VCP want is Andrew to give JUST 5 minutes - Just FIVE MINUTES - to give a heads up to the legions of loyal but getting weary fans, as to what's happening or not, this is now getting beyond a joke, we all want E3D TO CONTINUE, as it's - 'by far the most popular plugin for after effects ever!, however we need some input from Andrew, not just his brother on twitter fending of technical questions, if the site is just maintenance and it's the end of the road - man-up and tell everyone so we to can get on to other things, we at least deserve THIS,
    Raffaele
    5 months ago
    oops !
    I agreed with you !
    frank
    5 months ago
    If he has signed an NDA for the Star Wars production, it might well prohibit him of any online activities promoting his own company while under contract.
sean
5 months ago
Jesus Christ ANDREW KRAMER!!
If not for your fans and customers at least come here to stop Abdirahman Ahmed because he's seriously wracking everyone's nerves here.
Lucien
5 months ago
Wow! This was posted 7 months ago! Is Andrew allright??? Hope nothings wrong :-(
5 months ago
Hi,
that's what I was looking for !
thank you so so much :)
Abdirahman Ahmed
5 months ago
    5 months ago
    You have broke our ball!!!!!
    5 months ago
    Hai rotto il Cazzo uomo merda!
Bn
5 months ago
Element 3D 2.2. Not support After Effects CC 2018
Abdirahman Ahmed
5 months ago
Awesome Advanced Metropolitan City Tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
    Spartacus
    5 months ago
    Persistence is futile.....Ahmed :-)
    Stop Spamming
    5 months ago
    This is just as bad as the last 12x you have posted it. Anyone can use files already created and just import them, do something original.
Michał
5 months ago
I think Andrew have 6 or 7 chlidren now, and don't have time for enything.
    Deepak Mistry
    5 months ago
    hahahahahaha
    Kevin Anderson
    5 months ago
    Maybe he'll come back to us after Last Jedi opens.
James Twyman
5 months ago
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken,
There’s a pain goes on and on,
Empty chairs and empty tables
Where VC is dead and gone

Oh my friends my friends, don’t ask me
What youcome on this site for
Empty chairs and empty tables
Where there’s tutorials no more

I just of course but secretly I feel like Andrews broke up with us and found some one better :,(
Wow!!!Thank you. How would I go about making the lighting look like it coming at you?
LJ
5 months ago
Good tutorial how to light 3d spaceship. Not Element 3D but good to know positioning different lights for cinematic spaceship look, can apply same settings to After effects lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GQeLSY-TnY
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    5 months ago
    Ah if only it was E3D, would be perfect if it was E3D
Jose
5 months ago
AK must be in another level/dimension we must understand....
Does anyone knows another site to keep learning some good AE tricks?
Thanks
David A Vanderveer
5 months ago
Hey Andrew where are you we miss you!!!!
Nate Lewis
5 months ago
This is strange! 7 months ago, Mr Kramer made a video about him being dedicated to the site and comunity and that everything would change from last time VC died for 7 months. And now, its dead again. I wish him the best with what ever he is doing , but I dont think this is the way to do it- just leave everything dead! Some people talk about everything he has given to the comunity, but you also have to remember that a lot of us are paying costumers.
LJ
5 months ago
This is first time since 2007 that Video Copilot didn't have Black Friday sale discount ?
Nada umugi
5 months ago
the King has left the building!
Just a quick tutorial .. not Element 3D, but it still may be helpful .. Cheers !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pXxwwilvf0
    5 months ago
    You know asART. This is a respectable effort. Good job on the tutorial and nicely explained. I see youre moving forward over time. Good for you my friend.

    Christian Michael
    https://vimeo.com/198103166
    Hi Christian and thank you very much for your kindly comment. I really appreciate it. And, yes we (our company) are moving forward. Since we are located in a samll Town in Switzerland, there are not much requests for motion graphics stuff for now, which will change sooner or later. For now, we are focusing on creating webpages and web-applications for our clients. 2D and regular graphics are now more interesting and more affordable to people here.

    But, yeah .. we'll keep on moving forward and we are now planing to do more Tutorials for After Effects. Element 3D will be involved in a couple of them which we'll gladly relase soon and share it on social media channels as well as here on VC Blog.

    Wishing you a great and successfull time Christian .. Cheers !
5 months ago
Andrew Where are you? we are missing you! come back soon to the new tutorials
Mark
5 months ago
Andrew's probably had to sign a non-disclosure while working on Star Wars that keeps him from making any kind of post. We will probably begin to hear from him again around the middle of December when the film is released.
    Chris
    5 months ago
    I sure hope that's true. This site is boring now.. Well should I say it was very addicting at one point..where I was flooded with new information.
    Kipster
    5 months ago
    nice speculations, but he didn't work on it.
LJ
5 months ago
Just fund this program https://hitfilm.com/pro
Anybody using it ? it looks promising.
    Chris
    5 months ago
    Yeah hitfilm is pretty good..i just wish Element 3d would work with it.
    Chris
    5 months ago
    Yeah there's also Free non commercial of Nuke 10 and a free version of Fusion made by Black magic Design.
    LJ
    5 months ago
    it sort of work. I exported OBJ from element and import to HitFilm.
    Hit film can import 3D files also if you attach sound to layer with 3d object you can hear doppler shift effect as it pass next to camera Wroooom.
MASTERKOALA
5 months ago
VIDEOCOPILOT FOREVER!!!!!!ANDREW ANYWAY!!!!!!
deepak
5 months ago
hello, sir
I am deepak from INDIA, Sir I am big fan of you and your work ....I know is common word for you..
sir my question is I am using AE cs6 in window 8.1..I render video with quicktimeplayer (7.1) but my compression option is not showing. Please help me
Jack
5 months ago
F*&# me, reading these comments is sad. The devout Kramer apologists are a pathetic bunch. Even the angry-that-he-hasn't-posted-in-a-while crowd reak. The best though is Abdirahman Ahmed spamming his tutorials and people getting upset that he's ruining the thread... a thread almost entirely made up of people crying for or yelling about Andrew.

Does Kramer owe you anything? Yes and no. He absolutely does if you're a paying customer who makes a living (though I doubt it) using his limited pre-fab plugins. You deserve an update. Does the fact that he's entirely abandoned you guys with no content for half a year deserve criticism? Yes. But only because he stupidly promised that he'd make more frequent posts before and during his last one.

The real question is, does he give a shit? And that's been answered in the last 6 months of complete radio silence.

But don't worry. He'll come back... to promote an update to Element. Because he knows retards will pay for it.

He might even throw in another "grounding breaking" lightning effect tutorial that takes an hour to make and has to use an endless amount of pre-comps to be achieved... (whispering) because After Effects is a limited turd.

And everyone will be happy again. For a while. Then the whole cycle starts again. You'll cry, Ahmed will spam, and then people will start making pretentiously lame comments like "you shouldn't be waiting on Andrew for inspiration, make your own stuff". How profound... but it only misses the bigger picture.

You shouldn't be using After Effects and more specifically Element 3D to make your projects at all.

After Effects at best is a lite compositing and color grading tool compared to something like Houdini or Nuke. And the Element plugin was, if you paid attention, always meant to be a gateway to learning a real 3D application like Cinema 4D or Maya.

Do you really think spending months making renders in Element or AE is going to get your effects or career where you want them to be in today's professional landscape? Take a look at the latest renders on YouTube or Vimeo from people just like you in every respect but one; they started using other programs. Now take a look at Kramer's latest (6 month old) Lightning tutorial. Then realize you've been severely wasting your time here.

There's excellent free tutorials from people like GreyScaleGorilla, Eyedesyn, The Pixel Lab and Elementza just waiting for you outside this sunken ship.
    Video copilot is crap
    5 months ago
    I agree with you 100 percent!
    sean
    5 months ago
    Why is there always someone who feels entitled to judge everyone else? It's not the content of your message wich is disheartening but the self-righteous tone. What excludes you form being one of the pathetic bunch of apologist you describe? And that of people doing cool stuff due to more sofisticated/professional tools, seriously?? Please amaze us all with some of your work or just shut up and let people moan.
    Spartacus
    5 months ago
    I guess thats you off the Christmas card list, Jack the lad. ;-)
    sean
    5 months ago
    And btw, just to be clear: I agree with most of your points! YET..........
    Kipster
    5 months ago
    Jack AKA "farmfield" hanging around the vcp forum, answering AE quetions with "nuke" or houdini" answer for years now..
    5 months ago
    AE and other programs used may not be up to your standards Jack but some of us freelancers make a living using these programs and can't afford or justify $125 a month for a better program.
    Matt
    5 months ago
    You are absolutely right about E3D.. it's just a gateway drug to the hardcore stuff. If you going to do spinning 3D text, E3D is the cat's pajamas. I think the fawning sycophants here are mostly 14 year old boys who dad gave a fancy computer because he can't get girls.
    Joseph
    5 months ago
    As much as I hate to admit it, this guy makes some really valid points. I love After Effects (because it's what i started on) but it's long in the tooth and needs to be completely reinvented and re-imagined. Adobe needs to ask themselves this question... Page Maker is to InDesign as After Effects is to...?
    Alaindeloc
    5 months ago
    Slow clap ..
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    5 months ago
    My name is Abdirahman Ahmed, and I approve of this message. Also, when you get a chance, check out this great tutorial on the Element 3D City Pack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
Chris
5 months ago
I'm sure Andrew has a few things cooking for for us..i rather he take his time and build us a great product then give us a crappy one.. In a weird way I wish Andrew can put out his own version of a After effects program,that way we don't have to worry about product support in the future. Plus I hate this monthly subscription crap Adobe has.
Michał
5 months ago
Any Christmas Tutorial? I think new star wars tutorial weiting to new year!
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!
MickA
5 months ago
On the last January 1st, Andrew posted this on Videcopilot :

"I hope everyone is ready for a great year! Can’t wait to show you all of the cool things we have been working on, from blog shows, to plug-ins & tutorials!

My goal for this year is to help people get involved! More challenges, more interactive content and put the fun back into learning! Making things is the only way to get better!"

Almost 11 monthes later, we can find only 2 tutorials for all the year on Videocopilot !
Where is the great year ?
Where are the cool things he has been working on ?
Where are the plug-ins and tutos ?
Where is the content ? Where is the fun back ?

No words since last may...
I know that he read the comments of each of us.

Andrew, please, say something !
H.I.S. Films
5 months ago
Here is a trailer I made using some of his techniques (mainly the rooftop tutorial) (I bought his biggest bundle!!) from some of the amazing tutorials from Andrew Kramer!! I miss him :( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9bqrWerewk
Abdirahman Ahmed
5 months ago
Don't know if you saw the last 100 times, but here's a Metropolitan City Element 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
5 months ago
3D drift car composite in Element 3D v2.2.2. Excellent professional program !!! It is really easy to work with this tool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaLVEfoMjDg
Abdirahman Ahmed
5 months ago
After Effects Tutorial Metropolitan City Element 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
    Denis
    5 months ago
    I believe that's what they call "SPAM".
    Mad Michel
    5 months ago
    Yep. How many times do you want to spam with your tutorial link on this site, Ahmed? One time is really enough! This is negative advertising for you... or do you see Andrew posting his tutorials 5 times on his website?
    Manuele
    5 months ago
    E basta abdirahman hai rotto i maroni. E poi questi tutorial sono penosi.
    sean
    5 months ago
    in this case "spam" is an euphemism for desperation and mediocrity.
    And since you don't seem to get it, I should add stupidity as well.
    Get lost.
    Chris
    5 months ago
    Everyone here knows how to build a city with the metropolitan pack..we don't need anymore tutorials on that please.
The truth
5 months ago
I think it's time we except that Andy's dream was to work on Stars Wars and not making free tutorials for strangers.

We should wish him well and start looking for new sources of inspiration.
    Simon
    5 months ago
    He's supposed to be doing a n interview with blender Guru Andrew Price - if you look at his Instagram?
mohammed
5 months ago
6 Month,,,,
did video copilot expire ?????
LJ
5 months ago
Wondering if V.C. would have black Friday sale ?
Jacobo
5 months ago
Abandoned fot 7 months :( are u ok andrew?
Chris
5 months ago
I'll be afraid to buy anything on here at this point..i wonder if he has customer support....
    5 months ago
    Actually they do. Bought the pro-shaders 2 pack yesterday.
    Had a problem and they were pretty damn fast responding & solving my issue. So...there's that. And you can take it to the bank.
Rick
5 months ago
I don't think that it would be a bad idea to have guess tutorial creators at this point. As much as I love AK, these long, silent breaks are no having a positive affect on the site.
    Rick
    5 months ago
    guest** haha
Wieslaw
5 months ago
From The Bullet I started an adventure with AE. So there's a new cover.
It is up to the party to live.....
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1153079511494622&set=a.956714384464470.1073741827.100003777535094&type=3
5 months ago
Great stuff! Thanks for another very exciting tutorial. Really Great Job. I just think about the difference between Andrew and other AE Users: Normal AE Users only try to use AE and Andrew tries always to re-create things in a creative and better way!

Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
6 months ago
Hello Andrew
Question One: Are you also training virtual privately? I would like to make a professional clip for the wedding hall
Question Two: What kind of plugin do you have for the wedding forum effect?
thank you
Mad Michel
6 months ago
Hey dudes,

did anybody realize that Element 3D has a new update since Oct 24? {:o)

https://www.videocopilot.net/products/element2/update/
    Steffen
    6 months ago
    the patch on this page is Element 3D 2.2.2 Update - build 2155
    the Element 3D Installer has the version Element 3D 2.2.2 Update - build 2160
    I noticed that in my Account but both are the same and
    is now available for Adobe After Effects CC 2018
    Raffaele
    6 months ago
    Thank's Michel !
    Nobody in VC team advise us on this update !!
    It needs around one minute to write something for the followers of VC !
    Really strange !!!!!
    raffaele
    6 months ago
    Thank's Michel !
    It needs about one minute to write something for the followers of this site !!
    It is really strange !
    Abe
    6 months ago
    Haa! Everyone is to busy bitching about updates to look for an update. And now everyone will be whining about why they didn't spoon feed us this update to let us know because they cant think for themselves. LMAO
    Hans
    5 months ago
    >>Connect >>Forum >>Support Center >>Element3D
    >>Updated Element Versions and Change Logs
    http://www.videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=42&t;=123082

    Hans
Paddy
6 months ago
I wonder if we'll at least get a family x-mas portrait this year...
alberto Lago
6 months ago
andrew not a single "Hi" in 6 months... sad :(I
MASTERKOALA
6 months ago
Abdirahman Ahmed.....hai rotto il cazzo con sta city pack...

Non sei capace smetti di rompere i coglioni!!!!!
    sean
    6 months ago
    Quoto
Abdirahman Ahmed
6 months ago
videocopilot metropolitan pack tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
Jason
6 months ago
The funny thing that I hear people say is " I use the video copilot products to make a living...". Guys for almost every tool they sell here, VCP and Andrew have taught us how to duplicate that effect with built in AE tools. He gave us the best tools ever! Knowledge! How to solve a problem or complete a task with the tools you have AND STILL create something in a way that hasn't been seen before. Onward an upward VCP community! In the meantime, if someone comes up with a new process, share it! This is and always has been a COMMUNITY! Let's keep the VCP spirit alive until Andrew comes back instead of falling apart in his absence!
    Alain de Lamirande
    6 months ago
    It's a business man ! It's a business ! Not a community, not a religion, not a church ! A f***ng business !!

    He's somewhere else making money and doens't give a f****k about us !
    Jason
    6 months ago
    Alain de Lamirande: I don't know about you but I've been with VCP since inception and followed Andrew and Aaron Rabhinowiz on creative cow. This started as, and still is a community. I am glad he's busy. If he came back and charged for all tutorials, I'm willing to bet a good half of people complaining would cry foul right? But it's "a business" right? Cut these guys some slack and use the priceless knowledge he's given you. The tools they sell, still work amazing as multipurpose plugins. So what they haven't released a new product? As far as missing AK and his personal brand of fun, I get that. Feel like you lost a friend? I get that too. But let's just be happy for the mans successes and move forward. He's given us too much for any other response.
James
6 months ago
I think its unprofessional to just disappear for 6 months and leave everything dead. But what can you do ;-)
Simon
6 months ago
People just miss AK an his infectious humour, and are geniuinely interested in a new update for Element, which people would pay for, for me it's not about free tutorials at all, they're there to sell the products - element, effects, models etc...
Just A VERY BRIEF statement of what's happening - 10 minutes of his time is all people ask for. Is that too much for Andrew? Really?
Phil
6 months ago
This time last year, Andrew had just wrapped up work on Star Wars - The Force Awakens. Who is to say he hasn't been working hard on The Last Jedi?
For those of you complaining about lack of VCP website activity; are you concerned about lack of free tutorials or product development? Because the products currently on offer, which many of you claim are essential to your livelihoods, are still fully supported by VCP staff. I challenge you - contact their support and you will get a rapid response.
Are you just waiting for a new version or free update to VCP products with free guidance or do you have genuine concerns about limitations to the existing products on offer? What have you identified as shortcomings to the software you claim is invaluable to your income? I don't see anyone requesting fixes or new features here. Maybe it's just me, but I sense a lot of entitlement on here. It seems Andrew has become a victim of his own success, which I think is a real shame.
    Robert
    6 months ago
    Not at all intending to stir the pot, and this is my first time to the blog in AGES, but as far as a feature in Element that would be a huge advantage for me would be an improvement to the use of animated masks within Element. It works well enough within limits as it is, but full support would be very appreciated.
Joseph
6 months ago
I am glad to see so much support for Andrew here in this forum, I think he is a talented and great guy. However, many people seem to think it's still the good old days when Andrew was just making free tutorials and giving away stuff to build his audience. This is no longer the case, this is now a business with real paying customers and this complete lack of product development and more importantly lack of information communicates a disregard and in my opinion a disrespect for us as customers. If the products here are dead then please communicate this to us so we can move on. If not, then at least give a brief update on the direction of the company and it's products.

Joseph
Rodrigo
6 months ago
Hey Andrew,

When I try to do the reflections on the floor, right after applying the exposure, when I blur it vertically it doesn't become smooth like yours, rather it's almost like layers, kind of like when you use the gradient tool in photoshop and instead of a smooth transition you have a clear separation between sections, how could I fix that?

Thank you so much for your videos, they're amazing!
Kevin
6 months ago
All I see is VC tutorials when I watch the new Taylor Swift video.
https://youtu.be/wIft-t-MQuE
    sean
    6 months ago
    hahahaha I see some videohive hud stuff as well, not even slightly modified. There is some cool stuff though...although the video itself truly sucks.
Ken kant
6 months ago
Produktion of Star wars soon finished , then jedi kramer will return.
wim
6 months ago
6 months silence Very disappointing
Norman Peterson
6 months ago
Well, time to say goodbye to Adobe After Effects, the last Adobe product I used to use thanks to Andrew. Now it is time to say a farewell to Adobe - good luck with your crappy software and subscription scheme in the future. I myself will go the Fusion/Nuke way. Good luck to this already dead site and Andrew, may the creativity still be with you.
JosephG
6 months ago
While I have grave concerns for the continued development of E3D (which I love), I have to wonder what my reaction would be if VCP did release an update. Would I throw good money after bad if the offer of an update was made available?

I don't think I would, I'd have to have reason to believe that VCP is committed to continue making these products, and I have ample evidence to suggest they are not.

Like Andrew's departure for greener pastures, it's nothing personal, it's just business.
Beavertron
6 months ago
What camera and lens did you use to shoot the back plate footage. It looks like an absolute low light beast.
DLS
6 months ago
Andrew Kramer has taught us so much good practical knowledge on After Effects and Element 3D. We are all grateful to Mr. Kramer for all his tutorials.

Have you ever wanted to learn also the principles behind successful VFX production?
Have a look at this tutorial series for comprehensive in-depth knowledge on how to composite and create your VFX shots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvatZnZU0UY

Have a great weekend!
Tammy
6 months ago
have you ever thought about updating all the old tutorials now that there are so many new plug-ins, effects, etc etc
Abdirahman Ahmed
6 months ago
in depth Videocopilot Metropolitan pack Tutorial here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms
David Gamero
6 months ago
Buen tutorial, me gustaría que los subtitulos estén en español.
frank
6 months ago
Dudes,
Andrew is in Finishing Stages of Star Wars and I guess doing some TV show intro works.
So, plz be patient and wait after SW8 premiered.
Sting
6 months ago
Great work Andrew.. keep it up. It's not often you get something for free and of quality!
Phillip
6 months ago
https://youtu.be/muYu1UuZ6XY I creates a short film
    beau
    6 months ago
    dude that was ridiculous and funny. The backhand was fantastic.
    Abdirahman Ahmed
    6 months ago
    Nice short!
    6 months ago
    Dude,
    You HAVE to make part two.
Abdirahman Ahmed
6 months ago
Tutorial on how to create a city in after effects and element3D. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms&feature=youtu.be
    Tom D
    6 months ago
    SOOOOoooo as well as spamming this blog with your videos none stop, you also have a second youtube account under the name Vandal Savage (showing the same videos) liking your own crap and leaving yourself messages? Thats desperate dude LMAO
Abdirahman Ahmed
6 months ago
Metropolitan tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFudscZvWCo&t=581s
awesome source
    Normy
    6 months ago
    Nothing awesome there. Not even sound. Try again ...
PAUL PRATT
6 months ago
Be loyal, be hungry, listen to the master, AK has done his huge part by sharing, teaching and becoming the VCP soul of the pixel world, Thank you AK and VCP team for the many years past and future of excellence!!!
Kanaka Madrugada
6 months ago
Maybe he is sick? I hope he’s ok before christmas! Christmas is the best time of the year!
Lester
6 months ago
All the cry babies need to just shut up and go on with their lives. VCP will be updated with new stuff eventually, until then, no need to lose sleep and be a d!ck about it. I want to see the site/products updated as badly as everyone, but Andrew and VCP owe us nothing.
    6 months ago
    Hi Lester,
    Name-calling gets nothing accomplished other thank making you look immature and childish. I am not sure if you are a professional using VideoCopilot products on a daily basis to make a living, but for this of us who fit that definition, I am concerned, not about more tutorials or nifty new apps, bit rather about the future of products I find essential to my career. I can't help but feel other professionals who are in this same predicament are as concerned as I about the future of this company when little or nothing has been heard from them in almost half a year.
    If you are not a professional, please try to understand our position and not call us names.
    Thanks, P...
    6 months ago
    Hi Lester,
    Name-calling gets nothing accomplished other than making you look immature and childish. I am not sure if you are a professional using VideoCopilot products on a daily basis to make a living, but for those of us who fit that definition, I am concerned, not about more tutorials or nifty new apps, but rather about the future of products I find essential to my career. I can't help but feel other professionals who are in this same predicament are as concerned as I am about the future of this company when little or nothing has been heard from them in almost half a year.
    If you are not a professional, please try to understand our position and not call us names.
    Thanks, P...
    6 months ago
    Apologies for the duplicates...this blog is being cranky...
6 months ago
I have been a loyal end-user and, honestly, a fan and "student" of Mr. Kramer and the VideoCopilot world for years now and I understand when I read many of your posts of unflinching devotion to, and patience with, Andrew and Company.
But this unusually protracted radio silence - 5 months as of this posting - is indefensibly bad business; nothing less than an insult to the many loyal customers.
While, as many of you stated and I agree, Mr. Kramer is certainly not compelled to offer us any more tutorials or products, I feel he owes his followers a mission statement going forward for VideoCopilot. And he owes it to them now.
There are many of us who depend on VideoCopilot products to create our works. If there is to be an end to this company and, with it, the inevitability its software will be incompatible with future systems, we need to know. It's the future for many of us.
    Chris
    6 months ago
    All Adobe has to do is get a hair up there butt and make Element 3d incapable of working on the next version/update. Gotta love this Adobe subscription BS. well let's hope Andrew is working on something Special for us.. But then again he has time to D*#ck around on Twitter, he should have time to post or keep us updated..its not that hard..total disrespectful to us.
Sean
6 months ago
Coming here just to read comments of people arguing is disheartening.
I wonder why he doesn't disable them; this way at least those still interested in coming here would just have to wait in silence.
mike
6 months ago
You guys are nuts. Andrew Gives a lot of his time to bring us free plugins and Tutorials never mind Great products at a good price. You think he puts those tutorials together over night! I would like to see a video of that process. We have no idea what is going on in his life right now. It could be bad, or it could be great. He could have took some time to be with his family. As far as updates, Video copilot is not like those corporations who throws updates out that have few changes and full of bugs. Video copilot software works great never had issue with it or custom service. I'm sure The team at video copilot are working hard to get a great update, but it all takes time. It seems to me Andrew loves what he does and takes pride to all he does. So stop being so selfish , with refunds, or not herring from them. I emailed them last month with some question and they got back to me with in the hour. I asked them about andrew and was told he is working hard.
    simon
    6 months ago
    Refund - never! the guy below is one lone nutter, I've never heard anyone else say that...99% of people just want a heads-up on progress, its a fair point after over 5 months of radio silence - refund - lol - no way.
Chris
6 months ago
Can I have a refund on all the VCP products I bought because I'm sure they will be outdated by the beginning of the year.
    Chris
    6 months ago
    Dude I was being sarcastic...honestly I don't give to sh*ts about video copilot.
Phil
6 months ago
@Abdirahman Achmed: I'm a working man too and Element is one of my tools that makes my paycheck. By this I mean I'm not a youtube kid waiting for the next tutorial because guess what it's raining this weekend.
Mr Kramer (and his team) is busy with his life, ok fine. But so am I, and I'm far from being the only one here. He might not have the time for some daily blah blah on his blog? fine. But dropping a line to people who spent money on his products takes a maximum of 3 minutes. And 3 minutes in five months isn't hard to find. It's just a matter of will and customer respect.
Mr Kramer isn't running VC alone. He's got a team. If he hasn't time to post himself, then he can delegate the task of writing a line to someone of his team. That's how companies work when they respect their customers.
Sss
6 months ago
For those complaining: check videocopilots tweets (responses). They answer to people having trouble everyday. Support is still live and well. So stop complaining..
They even tease at someone about 'some upcoming goodness'
Steffen
7 months ago
that's all OK but Andrew Kramer could also report here and give us a sign that is still being worked here but as it seems
here no feedback from him and none of us what is going on here
the year 2017 is almost over and nothing to hear from the VCP team
Abdirahman Ahmed
7 months ago
People need to relax a bit, Andrew Kramer is a working man and the good stuff will come when they will come.
    sean
    7 months ago
    Andrew Kramer is a working man and therefore needs to take care of his customers (not only Mr. JJ Abrams) cause the service here has been very unsatisfactory. So either he says: "sorry customers but I cannopt satisfy your requests any longer" or you are the one who needs to relax here, cause lots of us have been investing money in VCP.
    Period.
Abdirahman Ahmed
7 months ago
Element3D and After Effects Camera Spaceship Camera Animation Tutorial!
Jeremiah
7 months ago
I wonder if Video Copilot is assessing whether to even continue with development of Element 3d, considering that Adobe CC has C4d rendering built in (and there getting into Open GL rendering now).

Plus, even if they did update Element, I have a feeling they would only support CC (and not CS6 or below). Those are getting too old.
TJ Koker
7 months ago
Hi All,
I'm committed to the cause (with the money to back it up) is Element 3D worth the price or has it fallen behind with no support. If so, is there another "like" product on the market worth looking into. Oh and give A.K. a break. He did so much to bring all of us up to speed on the basics of AE, he never claimed to be a great business man.
zainab
7 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XKTS_HmF04

Hey can anyone tell me how to create this effect
Simon
7 months ago
more chance of finding him on bad robot twitter than here
https://twitter.com/bad_robot?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Joseph
    7 months ago
    Ya know, if Andrew wants to change his career path, more power to him. Life is boring without change...
    However, when you have a product people that have invested money and time into, and rely on to make a living, you have a responsibility to them. We're not talking free tutorials here, he can never do another tutorial again for all I care, I'm talking about product development and evolution. No one wants to invest into a product that is no longer being developed. If you look at whats going on in real-time 3D, lots of advancements are being developed and Element 3D has to keep up if it is going to stay a viable product. Andrew, if you no longer wish to run VideoCoPilot, that's cool, do what you need to do. But put someone else in charge of the business and empower them to grow all the products and further their development.
Abe
7 months ago
The products still work great and they will be updated when needed. Everyone whining on here needs to go out and shoot something and quit begging for free tutorials. The site is for selling his products not catering to spoiled brats who want free tutorials everyday.
bp
7 months ago
need helicopter model pack for Element 3d
ChrisFe
7 months ago
Das nennt man in Deutschland "Kunden im Regen stehen lassen". Komische Mentalitaet von AK.
Joseph
7 months ago
This website and its associated products are dead. A thriving company that cares about it's customers doesn't go completely radio silent for this long. It's really depressing because they made such incredible tools, I guess it's time we moved on...
    Bob
    7 months ago
    I agree, completely unprofessional! More so since it's the second time he does this!!
    Mike
    7 months ago
    Yep, even on the forum it seems that the activity it's extremely reduced. But I don't understand why someone can't do it like Philip Bloom did it on his blog few years ago with a post that was announcing he is going to post much less (or none) and focus on his private life much more. Simple and fair message, no one objected, there were just a lot of thanks in the comments. And actually he is still posting camera reviews or some test videos for drones or other equipment, but maybe once in a month, usually every two months. And that's okay.
    But silence is not okay. It's like hit&run;.
    Abe
    7 months ago
    The products still work great and they will be updated when needed. Everyone whining on here needs to go out and shoot something and quit begging for free tutorials. The site is for selling his products not catering to spoiled brats who want free tutorials everyday.
    Chris
    7 months ago
    Yeah it's a shame
    Mike
    7 months ago
    @Abe - I don't want to go in a dispute about what should be people do when they are not spending 2 seconds on a dead site. I am pretty sure that most of past-clients of Video Copilot (including me) are doing just fine, making motion-graphics and earning money from that.
    Your comment seems to be a copy-cat of other hundreds of similar comments that looks like a blind-defense of a person or a company which .. is not attacked by anybody. Most of the customers are coming to this site as normal customers: to see some news about the products they own, if there are any updates, if there is anything under development.. the usual stuff. And because they don't find any of this usual stuff, they are just asking here if there is anybody home.
    Take a look on Red Giant site or Greyscale and you will understand what I mean.
    simon
    7 months ago
    The thing is VCP's - E3D - is a massive massive part of AE, and is a irreplaceable void of a loss to not be not upgraded, people would queue up to buy any update that will never be, Andrew has quite obviously changed career track (and, like I've said before he totalny DESERVES the success) we , however, really do deserve just one thing - honesty and a goodbye for all the cash and emotional and social investment into VCP over the years, just 'man-up' Andrew and we'll all wish you the best.
    sean
    7 months ago
    We've already been through this before...till he one day came back saying he was finally back; everybody was rilieved and there he was gone again. Problem is that he cannot keep doing that. I can't imagine though how hard it must be to let VCP go...I cannot believe he is keeping it up just to have a place where people can buy E3D and the other products. VCP was never just about that. Yet I cannot understand why he just doesn't explain things... he's behaviour (not showing up for a year and then one day saying he's back with lots of new stuff..) is very bad and this has nothing to do with the fact that he owes us nothing and it has nothing to do with the tutorials that some people nag about all the time. In my opinion, no matter how tough facing VCP's end may be, he ought to do it and say goodbye.
    Sparatacus
    7 months ago
    This all reminds me of when Forest Gump suddenly stops running across America and the bloke behind him asks...
    'Whadda we do now?' :-)
    Arnaud
    7 months ago
    Completely agree...
    Simon
    7 months ago
    Yeah, only Forrest Gump didn't sell thousands and thousands of products on the back of his running across America, your point is absolute garbage - pepople have a financial investment in element 3d and its products and collectively through the site have spent tens maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars - the tutorials are a tiny part intended to sell the products people have purchased and hope (nievely) will be updated.
    sean
    7 months ago
    @Sparatacus. When you are a leader, people follow you. When you have a leader, you follow him. Leaders eventually disappear and people logically feel lost, they need time to accept that and move on. They don't need to be criticized for their reaction by someone who is neither a leader nor a follower and that watches from a distance and writes stupid comments.
    Besides all that, Joseph and many others are right: VCP is a business and it's being shamefully neglected which makes customers rightfully feel upset.
Jimmy Two
7 months ago
First! For today... Give us a chance to relaunch this game. Being the first comment...
7 months ago
Thanks Andrew, very beatiful tutorial.
7 months ago
Wow, your articles are really great, I need this strange stuff for my videos
Wow, your articles are really great, I need this strange stuff for my videos, thanks Andrew
Benjamin
7 months ago
Hello.. There is a part on the video where Andrew writes the behavior parameter of the lightning on the "time line" by clicking on the little clock. The thing is when I click on the clock there is no option to write anything on the time line... how can i do that..? (min 8:00 of the video)

thanks!
Richman
7 months ago
The rumer is that he is Playing Luke skywalkers long missing brother, andrew skyrunner, in the next film! So give him some slack and let him Finish this adventore!!!
aries
7 months ago
some project by videocopilot tutorial
https://youtu.be/nMxgc32qlyc
7 months ago
I miss you ;(
kipster
7 months ago
how do people assume he is working on ep.8? chances are pretty good that he isn't.
    LWAddict
    7 months ago
    But the chances are pretty good that he is too.
    Dan
    7 months ago
    Apparently Ep 8 has already wrapped post production and is a finished product. That was last week sometime.
    Kipster
    7 months ago
    not the same production company or director until ep 9
    so hiring isnt handled the same way.
carlino
7 months ago
@Simon: Video NO Pilot ahahahahahaha
carlino
7 months ago
RIP Andrew
wieslaw
7 months ago
S A T I S H
7 months ago
I Know Andrew you are Buzzy with your work & i will congratulate you and wishing you to reach your goal
but at least talk to us .....that's it.
7 months ago
Andrew!?!?!?! Where are you?????? Where's the next amazing tut????
Paulie
7 months ago
He has most likely been flat out working on Star Wars VIII
    Simon
    7 months ago
    Video NO Pilot

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15, 2017 Post-production
    Star Wars: Episode IX December 20, 2019 In developmen
Chris
7 months ago
Can this site just go away and shut down..its full of lies..where the hell is Intercept? Seriously this is complete be we have to wait this long. Yes I understand he's busy but Shit you have a company and people buying products from you. (probably out of date) just get with it man.
Justin
7 months ago
Why not just hire someone to take over VC when you're not around?
    Simon
    7 months ago
    VCP is AC no AK no VCP - shame - RIP.
kipster
7 months ago
a twitter post a few hours ago indicates something is coming soon˜
    Luciano Daluz
    7 months ago
    I saw it. But the problem is how long is "Soon" for Andrew :)
    Beau
    7 months ago
    Huh. I'm not seeing it. Did he delete it?
    beau
    7 months ago
    I didn't see it. was it removed?
    Kipster
    7 months ago
    it was a response to actionkid or whatever, not a actual post from him
Steffen
7 months ago
I do not see any news
this site is still active
no updates no tutorials
no characters of Videocopilot
Luis
7 months ago
Why is this only in cc
wieslaw
7 months ago
Simple, but some of the tutorials left. Thanks Andrew.
After Effects Poser Pro and Element 3D, and photos from the internet
https://www.facebook.com/wieslaw.ceed/videos/1037457009723540/
7 months ago
i made a hole legobatman 3d animaed film fully rendered on element 3d check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myqCKafuRIw&list=PLLuz1BAkcQH-d5WpRVHNFUcdLM1KoQLRA
    7 months ago
    I recommend everyone who reads this comment to watch the video
    chris
    7 months ago
    Freakin Awesome Great Work!!!
    muckyman
    7 months ago
    Usually these video copilot fan links are spammy crap (you know who you are)
    but this is absolutely supurb.
    A brilliant short film Mr Omar Khaled.
    Wim
    7 months ago
    That looks really nice. ? Great work?
    TJ
    7 months ago
    Great production value. Aside from Element 3D what software did you use to create your 3D characters and Lego universe? Thanks.
    lwaddict
    7 months ago
    Not bad at all. And entertaining. Thanks for sharing.
Lijo
7 months ago
I used to check this website every 20 mins like how people check Facebook. Now I come here once every 3 months. But I get it. You are busy.
Simon
7 months ago
Irrefutable Ghost ship, or ghost plane with no pilot and a bunch of idiot passengers - time to bail.
7 months ago
Why don't you think seriously about directing a movie you will be millionaire and it would not cost you but your time, I'm for example I tried to write a book and I finished it in 2016 and designed the PDF on Indesign and self-publish it on Amazon and I was up for that and you are up to the self-publishing a Movie We believe in you do it, man!!
Alaindeloc
7 months ago
People complaining about people that are complaining about VC not posting are the most boring.

So, let's take it to a new level: be the first one to complain about people complaining about people complaining about people complaining about VC not posting (that would be me).

If those who are complaining about people complaining about VC are invoking the lack of understanding of these people and the ton of FREE!! tutorials that you can find on this website and give Andrew a break and shit, I was thinking those who are going to the next level will start to defend the second category. Talking about money spent on plugins, on graphic cards in order to meet the requirements for plugins (E3D) and stuff like that.
Please, start complaining about this post. Don't be boring like the others.
7 months ago
Andrew! You're the man...You have really help my designing skills. Really anticipating what's coming next. Next_generation_design... something cooking!!!!!!!!!!
Trace
7 months ago
Well, it was nice knowing you, Andrew, seeing as JJ Abrams is directing Episode IX, you'll probably be a tad bit busy for the next few years. Good luck, you lucky dude.
mike
8 months ago
VC is the king of suspense. You guys have me coming to your site everyday! Need to have ads. you would make a killing. Anyways can't wait to see what you guys have cooking! I pray all is well.
Klaus Brandenburg
8 months ago
Do not feed the trolls. Even though it's four month since they had therir last meal. No seriously. What did you expect? AK is an extreme person. 100% whatever he does. So there are 0% for everything else. So now it's Star Wars (again) and after that it might be something else or something new. And this Interception thing or an E3D update will come when the man thinks that it's ripe. Get used to it. I'm not saying that this is good or professional but it's the way it is.
Saranvfx
8 months ago
4 months No ?
Abdirahman Ahmed
8 months ago
After Effects and Element 3D VFX Compilation, inspiration from videocpilot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1jmjDcDtkk&feature=youtu.be
Jérémy SteM
8 months ago
Hi guys! I read the commentss for few months and I don't understand [not because i'm french okay! ;) ].
Ok not news for 4 mounth and what? Andrew and the rest of VC team (don't forget the team behind him) are busy yes like danny said. They gave to us a lot of free stuff (plug in script model pack...) so you should be grateful. All tut are free and very well done (nice trips explained well with humor...). I'm pretty sure they 're working hard on many cool project. They're testing a lot of cool new features (like in SW VII) and they will be back (tin tin!! tin! tin tin!!...imagine Terminator score here) to us with tone of new thing, We have to be patient!
Now a personal request... a new E3D
    8 months ago
    sorry wrong command...
    I was saying " a new E3D model pack (not just new E3D). vehicule model pack (cars, bus, truck...) something like that would be realy great i guess
Abs
8 months ago
Seems you have disappeared and abandoned the site?!!!!
David
8 months ago
Are we witnessing the death of videocopilot ??? noooo!! Even if I understand Andrew is busy and moving on to bigger things but at least give us a Hello on the blog post so we know what's going on 😭😭
Abdirahman Ahmed
8 months ago
Guys chill, i am pretty sure we will get a host of tutorials/plugins and maybe software update that we can trow money at ones he is done making the Movie, good things come for those who wait.
Abdirahman Ahmed
8 months ago
Behold the power of videocopilots Element3D combined with After Effects
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_wsp9lnjA
    8 months ago
    Behold the power of spamming...
danny
8 months ago
same discussion every time mr kramer is busy. be creative and deal with it.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Jay
8 months ago
Finally some news!!!

Andrew has moved to Gatineau, Quebec. He say's he's on hiatus as he needed a little time away from all you needy farts.

JUST KIDDING....;)

I just hope that Andrew is healthy and well - nobody seems to have asked that question yet.
Paolo
8 months ago
Hi!
The site has been silent for almost 2 years... we miss you guys!
Any new plugin in sight? Should we expect ELEMENT 3D VERSION 3 anytime soon...? ;)
    Jay
    8 months ago
    2 years?

    The last post was 4 months ago.
    LWAddict
    8 months ago
    Paolo has discovered the space/time continuum!!!!
    Please share with us if you haven't passed away already...
    I mean, it's been 5 years in Paolo years now right?
    Paolo
    7 months ago
    Don't get me wrong guys, I love this site and I love all the videos they have given away for free over the years!
    I'm simply saying that they didn't come out with a major plugin for over 2 years (last MAJOR plugin was Element 3D V2), and that is a fact. Unless you consider Ugly sweater or the one for popping eyes a major plugin ;) Can't wait to see new exciting stuff coming out. I was just wondering when it's going to be..!
8 months ago
Hi Biere
Thanks ! and Yes! it was all done using After Effects and E3D no plugins or effects. To be honest even I was visually stunned at the quality of the Finished Render
Wayne
8 months ago
Guy's give Andrew a break, you don't know what is going on in his life, its all well and good moaning about no new tutorials or software updates but if it were not for Andrew and Video Copilot many of you would not be where you are now with your video effects. Andrew has taken time to produce all these tutorials for free and we all know how time consuming video effects can be, if like me Andrew has taught us all so much and i for one am very grateful for all the hard work and effort he puts into his tutorials and for all he has taught me. I got into video effects as a hobby because of Video Copilot and Andrew so he has made a big impact on me and taught me so much. Instead of moaning and and feeling sorry for yourselves, show some support for Andrew and Video Copilot and be thankful for all he has taught you. Andrew has produced some of the best tutorials on the internet and they are all free. If Andrew is gone for good then i wish him and his family all the best for the future and i would also like to thank him for all he has done for the video effects community.
    Simon Thorley
    8 months ago
    I said (in different words) the same thing you say here, He's obviously far too busy with mega projects - good luck to him, absolutely! no one deserves it more than he. Bottom line is we all miss his presence/expertise and brand of unique humour - the man IS a legend, on that we can all agree! - I hope he's not gone for good, and until he says otherwise - I feel he'll be back.
8 months ago