75. 3D Crater p2
• Use 3D Max to create a crater over live action footage
• Create a high quality crater with the displace modifier
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This tutorial is part 2 of 3.
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226 Responses to "3D Crater p2"
Mluck emmanuel
03/26/2014
Mr Krema you are the best of all.
Danjalo
12/03/2013
Videocopilot Captain Andrew krema is clear for takeoff. safe flight!!!
Ahmed Khan
03/22/2013
i have wathc this tutorial 10 times .... very great tutorial
love your videos :D
Ayo Donaldlove
10/19/2012
please how can i get 3d max for macbook pro
chriS
04/12/2013
use Boot Camp (u can use Windows on another partition)
Ismael
03/05/2013
everything is possible ;) as long as i know you can emulate it with a windows emulator ;)
Nicolai
12/02/2012
You can't.....
Alex
05/14/2012
When I attempt to make a group plane (Matte/Shadow) "See-through" It only makes slightly transparent, if I hide the object I don't get shadows. What should I do?
Egide
05/06/2012
thanks Andrew can you tell me the film which you have editor
josh
02/14/2013
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3135304/?ref_=sr_1
Giovanni Peña
06/11/2012
I'm pretty sure he did the main title for Star Trek and Super 8. Both J.J. Abram films.
Umar
06/02/2012
I think he worked on STAR TREK...not suer though..i think i heard him talking about it.
Mrcrazysalad
02/27/2012
Doesn't show the background for me
sam21
09/07/2011
i am using 3ds max 2009, i know it is old :) and i am facing a Syntax Error while importing boujou script to 3ds max 2009. is there any way that i can fix this or the only solution is to upgrade the software.. please help

and btw thanks for your tutorials they are really helpful
vipin
07/04/2011
u r great man
Marcus
06/29/2011
i wish u were my father, so u cud teach everything about these stuff
Cyan 3D, Bangladesh
05/31/2011
Great Master! I love your tutorials. Your voice is very cool. You're a 3ds Max Guy, i am a max guy, you're a after fx guy, i am also afx guy.
Maverick
05/24/2011
Cinema 4d time?
Andrew
05/02/2014
you can do this in any 3D program
andre
02/14/2012
i work on maya, i changed to 3ds max just for these awesome website...

anyway Cinema 4d is kinda bad if u compair it to autoDesk 3d programs...
Jose
08/21/2011
I would also like some cinema 4D tutorials. This tutorial doesn't really translate into cinema 4D.
imran
04/22/2011
i tried as HAAARRRDDD As i could to make this effect but i couldn't i don't know what is missing and all the tracking goes wrong and everything the thing is ....I FAILED TO MAKE THIS EFFECT....
wahab
03/16/2011
thanks for tutorial we very like you

it is very good sit in world

every time i chick your sit
shumsul
02/19/2011
i want a vfx tutorials through 3ds max
Popescu Remus
02/12/2011
Hi! All the site is awesome i go here every day to watch and read stuff:) What i know i know from here:)) . In this thing i have a small problem i think. In Boujou the tracking looks good ,but when i go in 3ds max the object moves a little bit from a point to another i beg for help in this little problem, the tracking means power.
Real Motion
01/21/2011
Hi Master AK,
Thanks For Your Tutorial
So,What Can I Do For You
Mac
01/16/2011
how do i texture the rubble i can't find it in the previous tutorial
yobz
12/04/2010
hey man!!
ur da best!!
im ur biggest fan here in phillipines..
hope ur business well improve and hope that there will be more tutorials come..
Jooze
12/04/2010
Exelent! haha LOL 23:17
n!ck
11/05/2010
keep on rollin Andrew !
\mm/
ajith balachandran
10/31/2010
thanks bro..... greetings from INDIA
jehonel
10/23/2010
hey andrew Since I do to spend a particle about a person behind and ahead and that he hides when it happens behind and that To appear when it happens ahead
arif
08/28/2010
Very Nice
Good
Thanks
samick74
08/05/2010
hi andrew.i learn a lot from your tuts.thanks very much.
Tobias
07/06/2010
Andrew Kramer for president :D
REWOO
06/22/2010
Hi!

So, i created this 3DS Max file with this Boujou thing,and i want to import that file to 3ds max with the run script. but everytime i want to import it,an error popups sayin: Syntax Error
Please help me.

thx.
WeirdScience
12/02/2010
If anyone is having problems importing into 3ds Max...here is the fix I used. After you have exported your Boujou 5 tracking data to a 3ds Max file, open up 3ds Max 2010, go to MAXscript, open the script and then delete this:

b=openBitMap("D:/Projects/THE METEOR/RENDERS/Crater Raw Seq/Crater Raw_.ifl")
b.numframes = 171
setAsBackground b
setBkgImageAnimate true
setBkgImageAspect #output
setBkgFrameRange [0, 171, 1]
setBkgStartTime 0
setBkgSyncFrame 0

setRendApertureWidth 14.7574
renderHeight = 720
renderwidth = 1280
renderPixelAspect = 1.00004
frameRate = 24

animationrange = interval 0 171

SAVE the file and then open up MAXScript again and then RUN script. All done.
Works for me anyways.

Joakim "Jekay"
06/11/2010
Thanks to "Tomek" with the solution on my problem :D
den
06/08/2010
thank a lot andrew
amir hayay
05/12/2010
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
you are great Andrew kramer
superb
coooooooooooooooooool

thanks for this tutorial
hamada
04/24/2010
is there any one on this planet better than you
I DON'T THINK SO
Tomek
03/20/2010
This what 2010 do not run in 3d max importing given about the camera *.ms
let will delete this the part from the file *.ms
***
filename = "U:/boujou/images/ludzik_.ifl")
if ( doesfileexist filename ) then
(
bitmap = openBitMap( filename )
bitmap.numframes = 240
setAsBackground bitmap
setBkgImageAnimate true
setBkgImageAspect #output
setBkgFrameRange [320, 560, 1]
setBkgStartTime 2
setBkgSyncFrame 320
)

setRendApertureWidth 20.12
renderHeight = 576
renderwidth = 720
renderPixelAspect = 1.06667
frameRate = 25

animationrange = interval 1 241
***
and he should run, he works at me.
Ps.
This is very simple solution of this, he should somewhere be better in the net.
I greet.
dane
03/11/2010
u r the biggest nerd out there
kingluey
08/04/2011
when i try to import the max script file from boujou to 3ds max using the run script command i get this syntax error. help anyone? thnks!!!
Rob
02/25/2010
Hi Andrew, very nice work, I have been following along with your tutorials for a while now, I reside in the UK and am about to complete my BA in Film, what's the best way to enter the visual effects industry? I plan on doing a masters in visual effects next year, any advice you could supply would be priceless!

Thanks man

Rob.
cool
01/26/2010
u r the best n genious
i cant find the word for u ...
thank u man
malin roshan
01/25/2010
.........SO COOOL ,fantastic,>>>>>>>
Deinyon Davies
12/19/2009
REALLY great work Andrew (and anyone else who worked on this)!! I can't wait to see more max tutorials! Please! :)
Jo
10/05/2009
Hello Andrew


you are the best
AndrewK
10/04/2009
Hi Andrew..

Thanks for your tutorials..you r the best out there..! from NZ
liu bo
09/18/2009
thank you
sdfsdf
09/02/2009
aha" keep your eye in the sky!"

great tutorial, only i work on a mac and 3ds is only pc. so:( and i've never really liked blender, im waiting for the next one!!

cheeers
Henry Klein
08/04/2009
Hey Andrew,

I'm having a problem in 3ds Max. I'm using the 2010 version though on demo. When I go to to load the Viewport background, all that shows up for the Camera 1 viewport is a white background.
I follow your steps exactly, and I've tried it many times, but it's still a white background that shows up, and not the image sequence.
Can you please help me Andrew?
I love your tutorials by the way. Thank you so much for making them, and letting them be available to watch for FREE.

Thanks,

Henry
Andreas
08/03/2009
Thanks for the tut Andrew! I have a question: What is rotocopying!? Please Answer Me!
DarkEntity
07/25/2009
speechless....
laxman
06/18/2009
ya its great to learn basic
yu r Awesome man
Esmond
05/26/2009
I must say, you're an inspiration for aspiring designers. Thank you for your contributions!!!
Venom
05/22/2009
HEY WHAT'S UP VENOM HERE...

YOU ARE PRETTY AMAZING DUDE!
Venom
05/22/2009
AWESOMELY SUPER-SENSATIONALISTIC BRO!

Thanks a lot!

But it's 3DS MAX not 3D MAX... hehe!
Ryan Jay Bernardo
05/13/2009
Hi Andrew...

you are Awesome! and really Master...i learning it from you what you doing this. i would like to asking you. where is the bouju? it will include after effects cs3? let me know you. please...

Thank you very much...more bless you always.

charlie reddy
05/07/2009
thanks andrew you are an amazing human being
delly DEL
04/23/2009
your still blowing my mind your my FX Master you know how to inspire me what other software can i use to get a 3d tracker to use with 3d max and after effects? It would be a big help
you just made me have to go and buy the bullet tutorial!!!! i can't do without it....
Bless
terminator
04/23/2009
you are awesome but there is one problem... i cant open 3dmax project it says that crater raw_.ifl is missing... please help
Kenji
04/23/2009
Hello andrew
i have a little problem :/

in the first seconds of the tutorial, you put the "cratere scene" script, but for me it doesn't work and shows me this message:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8427/sanstitre2gdt.jpg


could you help me? ;(
whtrbt4
04/21/2009
Nice work maaan!!!!!

U R great, a really master of AE, thanks for share you knowledge.


WHTRBT4
ideal Lee
03/14/2009
How can I use rewind function in this tutorial palyer? It doesn't work..only play/stop/FF do work...
dayo
03/11/2009
Andrew u rock!!! this is coming from Africa u the man thanks
Sindre
03/08/2009
HI!!! just wonder? i'm using 3Ds Max 8 and cant import the project file!:( and im'm new with it so i dont know what those mark at the very beginning is! please answer! BTW Awsome Tutorial (i did't see so much but it looks awsome!!:))
WEED906
03/06/2009
Thanks Kramer
Jake Rees
02/21/2009
hi andrew nice work, i was wondering if the 3D camera tracking could be done in Blender?
sky
02/08/2009
thank you for u answer
sky
02/08/2009
sir
thank you for the Tutorials
about the project scene one file
have a question
Crater Scene.ma cann't open
it's maya message
(// Error: Unable to load the image file, 'D:/Projects/THE METEOR/RENDERS/Crater Raw Seq/Crater Raw_00000.jpg', for Crater_Scene_Camera_1_ImagePlane2)
avinator
01/15/2009
Mr. Andrew , u r genius! currentaly i m doing compositing.. n i love compositing.. but after watching ur 3d tutorials i have got interest in 3d software in dynamics part like particle system..

so.. thank you so... much
alok
01/06/2009
andrew you are god .........
ben
01/03/2009
he uses adobe after effects for the lightsaber but for this he used boujou for the 3d tracking and 3ds max to create the rubble in this tutorial then he did some of the smoke and stuff in after effects
Josh
12/16/2008
wow! amazing! what program do you use for this? and what program do you use for the lightsaber FX?
MeXeSiT
12/11/2008
Wow, Thanks man.
The best tracking tut i've ever seen!!!
muthu (india)
12/06/2008
sir i could not see the whole video for 3D Crater p2 so do some thing for that for the vfx beginers
Technical Nachos
12/04/2008
Your tutorials have been very useful. I've used them on various school projects and I have enjoyed them very much.

Thank you!
SaM
11/22/2008
respect!
Bilal Abdallat
11/02/2008
That`s GREAT Andrew you the BEST... :D
vaZ_brazil
10/31/2008
Hey man!
Keep on the Great job! Really Awesome!
Thankss
Ram
10/25/2008
hey andrew
thanks alot for all your work
but please please post the 3rd one
I am badly waiting for that one.
Morten
10/25/2008
Are you that guy on Seinfeld?
Kiba
10/25/2008
Awesome!
hey andrew, i have a request for u... after you finish this tutorial why u don't make a videotutorial for make fire effects like magic power or flashing light!!
i attend yout notice
by for now...
maxwaver
10/25/2008
thanks man ! greeting from Algeria !
Qstylize
10/25/2008
Nice
ezze
10/24/2008
vrey good
Praveen Vishanka
10/23/2008
Thanks bro...
charles
10/22/2008
Kramer's the best. I've been following along with c4d. And have been able to copy most of what's been done in max. It's been tough. I want to post the work around I've found, but to long for comment section. Will post in forums. i hope it helps c4d users
Siam Tonsing
10/22/2008
Thanks Andrew.

Thanks for all the great tutorials and its a great site ever! We hope to see more of your free gifts...
Mohammed Jallad
10/22/2008
Thank you for the tutorial keep up the good work
Savannah
10/21/2008
Hi Andrew. I am from China.Thanks a lot for your hard work. I have learned a lot from your website.But there is a problem here. I cannot open any of your turtorial movies and project downloads after you re-designed your website this August. Well, I can still watch the video presentations of your products. I tried on several computers, it seems not work. I wonder wether you have met the same problem from other people? Best.
PolX from The CZECH REPUBLIC
10/21/2008
Original- Czech language-
Ahoj.....Ja jsem vas fanousek z Ceske republiky. Mam rad Video Copilot... Vy jste ma inspirace pro dalsi praci s grafikou. Dekuji za vsechny tutorialy.

I translate my comment to english:
Hi.... I am your fan from the Czech Republic. I love Video Copilot... You are my inspiration for
others work's with graphics. I thanks for all tutorial
DannyDiamonds
10/21/2008
Hey I was curious as to what kind of color correction was applied to the finished "The meteor" movie? it looks kick ass and i was wondering if anyone knew the plugs or just the general techniques Andrew used? is this a stupid question?????? Thanks everyone!
gzgywk
10/19/2008
thanks!!!
Sankeerth
10/19/2008
Maaan! if i were to own the Taj Mahal, i would have gifted you that!!!! U simply ROCK! keep it coming Andrew, specially more of 3d stuff...
Ahmed Dashti
10/18/2008
How big is your brain? lol.. wow nice tut keep it up Andrew :D
Cuboos
10/17/2008
hey, every time i try to open the project after i saved it, it says the file is corrupted and wont open.
cyberhuntera
10/17/2008
Hi Andrew, I am with Sony DCR-DVD106 camera and when I import the clips and I have to convert them from mpeg to avi(I am with ImTOO Video Encoder and the quality gets worse when I convert them) can you please e-mail me a name of a good convert program wich makes mpeg to a recognizable format to After Effects CS3
procopio
10/17/2008
Andrew! You're the best! God bless!
IBRAHEM MELHEM
10/17/2008
THATS VERY GOOD ILOVE THIS WORK
mefi
10/17/2008
yo man, good stuff as usual for you :D
do you think it's possible have something like that in cinema 4d next time?
thanks again.
asad uk
10/17/2008
excellent work. Andrew
borgs
10/16/2008
MR. KRAMER more people are learning from you therefore contributing to the rise of unemployment hehe! Thank you so much master!
Giriraj
10/16/2008
No Dought,.... U r All Time hero........
U Rock.....
rabit
10/15/2008
I'd love to buy more of your DVDs (any new one?) just to support you to keep making tutorials like these. Thanks Andrew..

Ivan
10/14/2008
@E Lancelot, try: http://www.pfhoe.com/hoepro.htm but if you're really cheap you could try the free Voodoo Camera Tracker: http://www.digilab.uni-hannover.de/docs/manual.html
HARISAMRITA
10/13/2008
You are to be declared as the "FATHER OF COMPOSITOR".......I had never seen such a cool dude having such a sharing mentality........you are great Andrew Kramer..........There will be no such person having a deep knowledge about the principles of compositing and the most wonderful thing about him is the mixing of colors..........
E Lancelot
10/13/2008
I looked up boujou, and it seems to be rather pricey.

What less pricey 3D trackers can you hook me up with?

As far as where to find it?
mahdi naissipour
10/12/2008
Kramer is the """FXMAN""". No doubts about that !
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