106. Animating a Still
Add fake movement to a still and animate moving smoke
 
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408 Responses to "Animating a Still"
Sergio
11/05/2013
Hi Evan. Sorry for me Inglish!! I,m Spanish. Eliminate Paint Effect. In this layer only Liquify. I hope help you.

Good luck!!
ade
06/16/2013
so cool
Evan
05/31/2013
Howdy! Awesome tutorial!

Could anyone help me, I'm trying to add the liquify effect to the mask, but it's doing something weird. The mask disappears and it's a smeared image of the entire photo. If that makes sense. Is there any function I need to do to isolate the mask, allowing effects to be applied to it.

Thanks!
Bruce
04/17/2013
Absolutely brilliant stuff!
Bos
11/02/2012
Great Job! Hands Down!!
Henry
11/02/2012
"...and if they don't, we'll just have to punch their mouth loose" Hahaha! You're great Andrew. Love your tutorials :D
Alex
09/19/2012
Wow, thanks for this amazing tutorial!

@Yo-Jimbo808: I´m also using CS6 on PC and just worked the tut through, no problems so far.
THAPELO
09/17/2012
thanks Andrew Kramer for such great tutorials more especailly for us a university students, my the Good God shine His face upon you. Remember that He always loves you.
Yo-Jimbo808
09/06/2012
hi! i love the tutorial.. so thankful for you sharing your genius!

i am stuck on one little thing though. wondered if anyone could help?
im using CS6 on PC so i dont know if its different but during the motion tracking and digital camera man part when i type into expression position it doesnt seem to actually change anything on screen no matter what values i type. i am definitely copying andrew exactly.

any ideas??
Akilas Yemane
07/23/2012
That was an awesome tutorial! Thanks
Aakarsh
07/03/2012
Andrew Kramer is the Father Of After Effects
vfxpraveen
07/06/2012
yes friend......andrew is the father of ae
AJAA
06/26/2012
This tutorial is amazing, along with most of the others on this website. It has taught me so much in just a couple of weeks! Adapted this tut to a section of a project I'm currently working on - a little different to its intended end product - but I think it works. Check it out:- http://youtu.be/-lnLKqZW_n4
Panosj
06/21/2012
wooow. respect!!!
Garzia
06/14/2012
Just starting out with AE here. Thank you so much for these amazing tutorials. They are extremely helpful.
ham1042
06/13/2012
"punch their mouth loose"? lol.
Mike
06/12/2012
Wow nice!

1. no long jokes.
2. organized steps.
3. lots of useful tips.
4. final result looked a lot like the preview.

We didn't get to kill Sam but except for that one of the best tuts in the whole series.
Mr.MorioN
05/14/2012
Awesome I love your tutorial
I wish i will become like you lol
Your tutorials really helped me !!!
Jeff Morrow
02/01/2012
Great presentation and organization. Now get rid of the annoying, "So...so...so," "Basically," and "Actually," and you'll sound just like an adult! And yes, sounding mature helps when trying to market a commercial product. Even to college grads.
Nate
07/31/2012
Youre an idiot jeff. Best tutorial ive ever used
Tim Lyons
06/07/2012
Andrew Kramer has the rare gift of making it feel like he's teaching you rather than telling you. Its as if he's joking around in the room with you and he's really funny. I know he's not in the room with me, I know that, but...I just wish....
Tabor Carlton
04/24/2012
Obviously Jeff Morrow has never been on a tutorial website where learning a software program is not only practical, the presenter is actually funny (you have no idea how rare this is) not to mention the tutorials are some of the best available on the internet. And they're free.

Jeff, go have a look on IMDB for Andrew Kramer. Fringe, Star Trek, Super 8... Andrew Kramer can say whatever the hell he wants with the skills he's got. Jeff, did I mention that these tutorials are free?

So... Basically... What I'm trying to say is...'Long live Andrew Kramer'!
Gaspar
04/14/2012
haha - oh my god Jeff, you are the biggest douche ever. You do know what site you're on right? Do you have any idea the success that is "Video Copilot"? I'm sure he's overly concerned about impressing some dick head college grad with an inferiority complex :p p.s. can you please direct me to your commercial product that you sell? and all your high quality video tutorials? (yeah, I thought so)
Richie LeBon
04/10/2012
Dear Mr Morrow, you are a bellend. That is all.
Leo
03/27/2012
The main theme of this site is the Andrews travel to maturity. We all keep our fingers crossed. Especially Jeff Morrow for he knows the bitter taste of failure. That's why he wants to genereously share his experience and advice. We all thank you - combined with our best wishes in dealing with your inferiority complex as a tiny staggering and unheard particle within our vast community of interests.
Kirk
03/23/2012
jeff morrow = douche.
Mr.Mature
02/22/2012
You are very mature.
Adam
02/15/2012
Pretty Sure since he's built a visual effects empire he's not lacking in the area of marketing. Besides that he makes these tut's on his own time and becaause he cares about the VFX community. This isnt an oration class..
Yes
02/04/2012
He's just offering a tutorial. He's not there to be judged on how he talks. I don't have a problem with it. I don't think anyone else watching does either. I think you're the one who has a problem. Go to a doctor and get your head checked out.
HOUSSINE
02/01/2012
THANK YOU MR ANDREW TO THOSE TUTORIALS
I AM HOUSSINE FROM MOROCCO
Luce_Kanun
01/03/2012
You...deserve a knighthood. 'Sir Andrew Kramer'... has kind of a nice ring to it, I think.
s0mnifer
12/21/2011
Andrew, you are an inspiration! ;]
Joe
11/30/2011
pretty slick. every time i thought you where done you threw something else in there to make it a bit nicer.
jinsik
11/10/2011
Wow~~~amazing!!!!!!!!!
Than
10/15/2011
Wow, great stuff but at the same time you fly really fast. Are all the source DVDs this fast too? You skip right over the fact that you select off of Layer:Volcano, and select to Composite Volcano 2. That screwed me up the first time I tried this, if you miss that step and stay on Layer you basically do nothing.
Then later when you're talking about Mask Expansion around 4:02, and Motion Feather. You don't mention that you have to click the M button twice quickly to bring down all four Mask paths. If you don't and just click the M button once, only 1 selection will show "Mask Path" but the other 3 will not. I'm on a Mac so that might be why. This is the second attempt at this and I'm having to watch the screen like a hawk at every single click or any change of the screen. It's working so far on the second try :)
jun
01/23/2012
dude that's basic stuff you should know before watching this tutorial lollol
levi
11/16/2011
dude part of after effects is learning for your self!
Matt
10/14/2011
I don't mean to sound rude, but not one thing you're teaching here is having any sort of effect on my program. Nothing. It would be nice if you would do one more of these, maybe covering it a different way will help.

AE CS4 9.0.3.8
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