The One-Two Punch!

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth!”

Alright! I blew my deadline! But I’m on it!!! I was feeling TOO good, too confident and thought I could get these two tutorials done faster!

But alas it is only a day or two away! I promise awesome useful tips! My pencils down and the fight is on!

 

Working on a teaser using new Bevel technique! #noPlugins

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AS A SIDE NOTE: On deadlines… truthful, it’s very frustrating to me to miss them even for free tutorials.

I set them when I feel good about how much work I have left. I do it in good faith.  But just like with Saber, E3D, the work intensifies in the last week or two and new ideas begin to spark and there always seems to be ones I CANNOT ignore. I justify it by saying it will be worth it to myself!

In one case while working on the Saber plug-in, I was creating the promo and came up with ideas to include the noise engine with wind FX. And to avoid turning text in to masks, we add direct Text layer support.  Once you process the details to make a tutorial or promo, new ideas and solution pop up and it’s very VERY tough to ignore!  Quietly in the BG, we’ve been building up the team at VC team and I know it will get better. I sincerely appreciate your patience, the only reason I am late is because I’m working tireless to make something better. I promise you that.

But hey, if all goes well this week, then there will be 3 new tutorials in as many weeks and only ONE missed deadline! PROGRESS!

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69 Comments

sanjaikavi
2 weeks ago
you are a traitor.i am waiting for intercept for years
Taha Daneshi
2 weeks ago
hello awsome tutorial.
guys i need help i can't find CC Glass effect anywhere i googled it but still nothing :I
AJ
4 weeks ago
Andrew's mind exists outside of time, so when he re-enters our time domain sometimes there are 'discrepancies.'
4 weeks ago
The trailer for the tutorial is out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWWyQEDkdqc
Wow i beat Andrew to it on his own site lol!
4 weeks ago
Checkout my short film rendered entirely in Element 3D. You won't believe it!! This plugin is a life-saver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vwYoY0zqOg
    jo
    3 weeks ago
    Lol that was funny. Good one!!
    CriticalFX
    3 weeks ago
    This is mind blowing!! Good job mate. I dont think my computer can handle this much obj sequences. Wow!
4 weeks ago
Two days +taxes ? ;)
4 weeks ago
No worries take your time !
Jeff
4 weeks ago
Just a thought, since we have no idea what you are actually working on day to day... Why not just create your tutorials at your own leisure, and once they are completed you can tease them and offer a release date. I feel like that would solve all of the imaginary deadline issues. Keep doing what your doing....we really appreciate it!
4 weeks ago
2 days +taxes ;)
    JayFive
    4 weeks ago
    What does that even mean????
Jim
4 weeks ago
Andrew, your products and tutorials are always of the highest quality. But if I may make one suggestion: rather than posting a date when a tutorial or product will be available, why not simply say, "watch for an upcoming tutorial," or something to that effect, and avoid any deadlines at all? And then once the tutorial or product is completely finished, post it.
    4 weeks ago
    I agree.
Ralha Can
4 weeks ago
Take your time! Just waiting with excitement
dingsdiggy
4 weeks ago
ok, cool and all, but wheres intercept?
Joy
4 weeks ago
patience is power
Rekstack hamdulla
4 weeks ago
We will alwsays follow our AE Commander, day and night!
Brorhers in arms!
the real smithy
4 weeks ago
always nice to see Andrew on here. You put too much pressure on yourself. take you time, we'll always be here.
Tony
4 weeks ago
take your time!
Goldorachox
4 weeks ago
Mr Kramer take your time !
I'm with you from the begining to the end.
(like you said at the end of your saber tutorial you was not alone [i tried to not cry])
Never ending thank's.
(Don't forget some puns héhé).
Fans
4 weeks ago
Thankyou mister A.K.

So awesome with great commit....
StevenJ
4 weeks ago
Looking forward to it. Don't give up!
Simon
4 weeks ago
E3DV3 will be EPIC! Get the Vegas stream link up in time bro
4 weeks ago
Can't wait, take your time. Like wine... The longer the better.
Nikolaus
4 weeks ago
Hey Andrew,

sorry for asking. But whats about the deadline of your last Blog-Show. You show up some behind the scenes. A year ago. Is Sam still alive? Is this project dead?
Mike
4 weeks ago
Your awesome Andrew!! We love you <3<3<3<3
Bader Alhammad
4 weeks ago
Just take your time to bring us the most EXCITING FREE yes FREE Tutorials. Thanks for sharing your experience and skills for the whole past Decade. Now everyone knows what Andrew Kramer brings in term of qualified Work.
R-CANE
4 weeks ago
While looking forward to this kickass tutorial I have been experimenting with Element 3D and 360° Virtual Reality and I managed to figure out how to create a stereoscopic animation so you can really see depth like the object is right infront of you. You can only experience this if you are using VR goggles you can put your smartphone in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sylt9J3PPgk
Saeed
4 weeks ago
Almost dying for your new tutorial
Clint.s.L
4 weeks ago
Keep the creative process as-is....I can wait.
4 weeks ago
I am always devoted to every tutorial that you deliver, as it helps me in my role as a motion graphics artist. Mr.Andrew you are the best.
Noel
4 weeks ago
I can respect the establishment of a target as a part of your creative process, Andrew, and I can relate. The establishment of a target date means you pick a direction and move forward, eliminating all the other approaches you've considered. But it's inevitably that moment when inspiration tells you a way to do want you truly wanted - and it's just that much better. If you don't reach the part where you have to choose a path to proceed and get to work, you never reach that moment of inspiration. I say if it works for you, go for it.
MolotFx
4 weeks ago
I know how you work, how you give yourself all these lessons and a truly high-quality visual, I'm ready to wait, we are ready to wait, because we know that in the end there will be something exciting! Forces you and new ideas! And the whole VC team good luck! With love from Russia.
Lyle
4 weeks ago
You probably don't need the promo videos for tutorials Kramer. Skip the trailers and just release the tutorials, that's all that matters to anyone anyway :)
    4 weeks ago
    The trailer is where the idea is tested and expanded. It's a snapshot of possibilities. This is the creative "Process" for me.
    artemus80
    4 weeks ago
    I wanted to " LIKE" Andrew's comment but then I realized that I am not on Youtube or FB...
Ackers
4 weeks ago
This is gonna be, A very Exciting tutorial ...
JayFive
4 weeks ago
IMHO, the wait is just as exciting as the tutorial... sort of an Xmas Eve feeling!
Ryan
4 weeks ago
Its actually so rad to know that even the masters push beyond limits and defy nature. that's what We do replicate nature. obviously it takes ALOT of time. AK You're a legend, thanks for pushing the boundaries for Us.
Pierre
4 weeks ago
it's done when it's done! take your time no worries!
Kevin
4 weeks ago
no worries.

ah

Yeah, that's all I got. It'll be done when it's done. And it'll be great.
Enrique
4 weeks ago
you must be calm, we know the pressure that is under, but we understand why the same thing happens to us every time we have to deliver a job and the deadline arrives, take the time you need ... we all know that they will be great tutorial as we are used to, and once again we will be speechless hahaha
grim
4 weeks ago
I was hoping to watch this INTEResting tutorial, CEPT it's not quite ready yet.

(I keed. I keed.)
danny
4 weeks ago
And that is how you end up with a lot of kids! while working on one you end up with 12...
take your time we wil wait!
greets from holland
    sean
    4 weeks ago
    nahh...you end up with lots of kids when you make a new tut and decide to check out what your wife's doing while your ram preview is loading. That is also how tuts eventually get delayed.
GUSTAVO
4 weeks ago
One tutorial becomes three tutorials? Magic of Mr. KRAMER!!!
4 weeks ago
Uhhhh I mean...you get what you pay for, right? lol
R-CANE
4 weeks ago
I'm a music producer/sound designer. Can I be part of the VC team?
Simon Webb
4 weeks ago
Brilliant. Nor rush.
Jason
4 weeks ago
I think 98.4% of us here are totally cool with delays especially when you update the community. It is the disappearing act that bums us out. Ok off to watch Intercept
    Rob
    4 weeks ago
    lol burn ????
Ryan
4 weeks ago
No worries, Andrew! Believe it or not, we're all pretty bad at setting our own deadlines. In fact, there's a recent Freakonomics podcast episode all about it. The only thing you can really do is use past experience to compensate for your optimism.

But don't worry, we're not going anywhere just because you're a week or two late on a tutorial. Love you, bro.
Andrew Alexander
4 weeks ago
We love that you are back! And people know you have a life!
Eldiablo
4 weeks ago
No worries, keep up the good work.
4 weeks ago
IAM...very Exciting...😃
Jimmy Two
4 weeks ago
Yeah! a very excited wait...
4 weeks ago
No worries man. We ( at least most of us ) realize you are a busy guy! As a father myself, I understand how crazy that can be. In addition to making movies, and growing a business.....it's burning the candle at more than both ends. These guys should be happy to have whatever they get. I know I am. Keep up the work, when you can. We've all learned a lot from you.
Saeed
4 weeks ago
almost dying for your new tutorial.....
Muckyman
4 weeks ago
Did you just set a deadline on no more deadlines ?
leighton
4 weeks ago
Transparency from a man who brought us all the tools we use to make money day in and day out. What an awesome guy. AK trained us, equipped us and is now leading us by example. AK, your the man. Don't let negative comments make you think that your base is against you. I'd say by reading all the comments you have a HUGE fan base of trained capable people earning money from what you've done for the AE community. Stay strong. Keep up the good work. You've never let me down man.
Aidan
4 weeks ago
Always worth the wait, always worth the time you put in and ALWAYS appreciated.

Thanks,
Aidan
4 weeks ago
"And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the tutorials of Andrew Kramer,
And the temples of his Gods"

Andrew, please, take your time )))
kambiz
4 weeks ago
You Are Great man ...
thanks again for awesome tutorials..
we are waiting for new ;)
Andrew
4 weeks ago
NO apologies necessary. As a paying customer I appreciate quality. You never fail to deliver, infact you go above and beyond, even when it's free! Glad to see VC active again Krammer and team, keep it up!
4 weeks ago
That looks pretty cool! But please, we need a new deadline for those tuts. Deadlines and discussions about deadlines are even funnier than the tutorials.
Pandu
4 weeks ago
hi sir,this site is very useful for me.i learned lot of things from your tutorials.thank you very much sir...
semihsmg
4 weeks ago
WOW!
4 weeks ago
Help us, andrewan kenobi, you're our only hope!

Great news!


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