76. 3D Crater p3
• Composite 3D render and 2D elements in After Effects
• Add grunge and Smokes to final composite in 3D space
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This tutorial is part 3 of 3.
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181 Responses to "3D Crater p3"
Benjamin
11/27/2012
Hey, I'm having the same problem with the alien jumping up into my scene after I solve the 3D camera tracker with Boujou. Is there a fix for this yet?
Santhosh kumar
09/25/2012
Man... Can you make a tutorial on 3d max too. Not the whole thing. Only for this particular tutorial
pravin.vitekar
08/17/2012
PLEASE
GIVE ME THE ANSWER
I CANT OPEN THE "CRATER SCENE" MAX SCRIPT IN MY 3D MAX VERSION 2010, WHY IS THAT.
Sy
08/16/2012
I am from China,i really admire your gifts.I will learn from you all the time!
Bailey
07/05/2012
you earned my respect the second I saw that you used firefox
prathamesh
06/06/2012
hye i dont have a PFtrack ... Plz Send me working download link plz
Dima
04/21/2012
the alien scared me so much LOOL
Gamermomoe
01/28/2012
LOL, that alien thing at the beginning made me laught for like 30 min. XD
Krlos Arjona
01/12/2012
Hey, man, I´m from Cuba. Here is very hard tio access to the internet, but when we the chance we useit to get your website and download all your turorials. Thank you very much for your time and videos.
Maddy
08/30/2011
U r Awsum buddy! :) Was seekin for such videos for soo long
pkfogrupa
08/04/2011
PLEASE
GIVE ME THE ANSWER
I CANT OPEN THE "CRATER SCENE" MAX SCRIPT IN MY 3D MAX VERSION 2011, WHY IS THAT.
mohammed
08/03/2011
Thanks for you tutorial andrew kramer
Cyan3D, Bangladesh
07/07/2011
Great work man. i downloaded all your tutorials. I really want to thank you that, you've done so many vfx tutorials & shared & still sharing with us for free. You are great man.

Greetings from Bangladesh.

I love 3D and VFX.
Tim
03/13/2011
Pogs for Industry!
mitte
03/07/2011
thanks............

for
tutorials
arasu prabhu
02/22/2011
after effects tut 1
krishna
02/03/2011
nice work & thanx for the tutorial
noor ahamad
01/24/2011
hai
Jack
12/29/2010
that alien actully scarred me lol
great tut tho keep it up
SAJi
11/14/2010
superb!...
TeZo
10/14/2010
Here is mine work : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAtZM-PP2iw .. Greetings from slovenia ......
Wery good tutorial..XD
Andrew
08/20/2010
The alien joke and your "What the heck?!" made my day. And I also learned a lot. Thank you very much!
Kraig
07/15/2010
POGS! WHAT THE F***! Dude, honestly, I'm writing a song about being in school in the 90's and I'm thinking of as many crappy 90's things as possible. Anyway, I just thought "Pogs!" wrote it into my phone as a note, imediately opened up Firefox to do a new tutorial, loaded this up and BLAM! Pogs... I'm off to play the lottery.
issac solemon
07/07/2010
THNKS..........KARAMER
I LIKE IT....
sanil kumar
06/04/2010
thank you verymuch for the wonderfull training
thank you Andrew sir and videocopilot
Eray
05/29/2010
Part1 link and part2 link is same. Why?
Cyan3D, Bangladesh
07/07/2011
yes, that's right. I think the website developer(s) might be mistaken.Here is the solution:
write www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_crater_p2/ instead of www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/3d_crater_p1/
that's it :)
adam
05/04/2010
jebus, this site is a gold mine.

Thank you andrew.

Adam
Ziosnarf
04/27/2010
Bonjour et merci :)
A tu fait des versions française de tes tutoriels ?
Charles Hennegrave
03/19/2010
Dear Andrew, master of all masters !



I need serious help and I hope you’ll be able to help me… Here is the situation :
I’ve been asked to make a music video with a very short deadline (25/03/2010)! So far so good but where it gets complicated and real time consuming is that they’ve delivered me the footage shot in PAL HDV and, most of it was shot on a poor quality green screen with poor lighting making it very difficult to make a good keying job. That’s the first problem!
The second problem is that it was shot not using a stand resulting in a quite shaky footage with quite a lot of motion.
Here is what the band would like knowing that the budget is close to €0:
- Me to create a virtual rehearsal studio set (done with After Effects)
- Me to create a virtual office (done with After Effects)
- Render the whole video in Full HD (not difficult)
Here are my problems:
- The keying is not great so I opted for quite dark rehearsal and office 3D sets
- As the band what shot with a lot of motion, I end-up having to key-frame every frame to match the movement of the camera. This is the opposite of what I usually do, in this case I have to animate the background according to the foreground and it is taking ages to get it right.
My questions:
- How can I get a better keying?
- Is there any way I could track the foreground in order to match the movement of the camera and apply it to the sets in After Effects respecting perspectives…?
Here are the software I’m using :
- Adobe Master Collection CS4
- Boujou 4.1 (only started learning it though)
- Moka for AE
I could send you a sample (15 sec. or so) of the footage if you’d like in case my English is not good enough for you to understand my problems… I’m French, nobody’s perfect.
Thank you very much in advance for your answer and respect for your tutorials and work!!!
Best regards,

Charles
Cyan3D, Bangladesh
07/07/2011
May be i can answer your questions. But i ain't assure you that my solution is correct.Here they are:

First answer is: In any composting application like AE, combustion, Nuke etc, first make a color correction, adjust brightness contrast of the poor-lit footage. Then apply a reduce Noise effects plugins(for AE)over the footage. Adjust it then render. you will get a fresh copy. After doing this, if the footage is still bad for keying, you can carefully mask out the foreground's good part then keying. It will work. I used it.

Second Answer is: 2d3 has released a plugins called Steady Move for AE. you can use it to stabilize your shaky footage. or you can use after fx's own stabilization system.Then you can track it in boujou or mocha(warn: mask out the moving actors, or it will create problem).

Thanks, hopefully it'll help you

Cyan 3D, Bangladesh.
nasser
03/13/2010
Thanks for you tutorial
abhishek
03/05/2010
this video very nice
Tolga
02/28/2010
i just wanna say one thing.. You Are AweSome:)
VoNax
02/16/2010
sweet, dude
Leoo
01/07/2010
Itss perfect thanks very very much ::D:D
jkghjgh
09/02/2009
Great tutorial, but when i'm exporting the camera tracking from Boujou, I can't choose for After Effects (.ma). (only maya .ma) Do I need an extra plugin for this?
sujianto
08/22/2009
andrewww you the best...

thankss for you tutorials.....
LCS Tutorials
07/07/2009
Classic alien statue lol
sanchutom
07/02/2009
happy to say that u done it well.....
chux
06/03/2009
thanks man. i really appreciate all you've been doing for us learners or beginners precisely in this game of grafix. im an african, NIGERIAN 2 be precise. down here we got no school on grafix and stuffs. its kinda tough for us who wanna do this stuff 2 find a way to achieve em all. pls andrew, you must have seen the videos of T-Pain. Can u pls give us a hint on some of the skills used there and how we can achieve them all. i've been thinkin abt them 4 a long time nw. plssssssss. ps. i appreciate. kp it up
Stalmation
05/15/2009
Thank you Andrew for amazing stuff. I try created 3D part in Maya, here is result
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfHI4LJH_4M
levani
05/05/2009
sony vegas tutorials is not allowed?
maQman
04/22/2009
Man I love you Andrew! Keep up the good work cause u ROCK!
adam
04/19/2009
hi
wow that tutorial is exellent because have much tecnique 3d and effect for compositing
thank you ANDREW KARMER
caives
04/16/2009
I just laughed my head off when you said "What the heck" when that alien jumped out of the hole. :D
misterl
04/13/2009
Excellent work! You can't get any better teacher!
Thank you so much for sharing with us!
lamine
03/29/2009
Thank you
mani
03/22/2009
amazzzing!!!!
videocopilot 4 ever!!
Reno_CZ
03/21/2009
THX Andrew very nice.
Reno from Czech
chris
03/12/2009
hello,
where can i find the project file?
Josh Ortolaza
03/09/2009
hey andrew, i was wondering, since i really don't have access to the internet like i used to (I used to have your tutorials opened on the browser and watch them while i worked in after effects), maybe you could set an option to download your tutorials, and maybe in like an AVI format (my computer is funny with quicktime movies) thanks and nice tutorials.
Cyan3D, Bangladesh
07/07/2011
there is a link of every tuts when you Click "Watch". find it?
saikiran
03/06/2009
thank u so much
UYGHUR ALSO
03/05/2009
Thank you!
michael.grey
02/22/2009
very good
great fan
02/08/2009
Thanks Andrew this tutorial is awsome
moviemaker
02/07/2009
This is really helpful for me and my movie...
Gleeno
02/02/2009
Great as always ! Thanks a lot, Andrew !!!
Xylolixus
02/01/2009
Great tutorial, but when i'm exporting the camera tracking from Boujou, I can't choose for After Effects (.ma). (only maya .ma) Do I need an extra plugin for this?
Niek
01/28/2009
Lol
i saw the alien statue layer xD
Rudi Media
01/10/2009
Hey Andrew nice tutorial. Here is my version (http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=294rSFwXwtA), rendered out with V-Ray.
Guilherme Rambo
01/10/2009
Okay, I'll put a human going out of the hole! hahaha
hoteldebotel
12/15/2008
the alien scrared me!! :(
nice tutorial! i am going to have a go with it too!
Jacque Dupree
12/11/2008
Dude u are crazee, (sense of humor) the one about the neon lights..friends not wanting to take the guy to strip club because of all the trouble he starts, haha lol, memories...but not of me of course..good wrk guy
Rick
12/08/2008
I used this tutorial to create a intro for my portfolio. Combinded with the "twitch" tutorial i used the wires to create the carrots comming out of the hole. Result:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=970F8U1rgfA

Thnx for al the info Andrew. Keep op your amazing work. Verry inspiring!

Greets from the Netherlands
dom
12/07/2008
flippant tant que ces tuts sont remarquables, encore bravo "j'en veux pleins d'autres"
encore merci
Joe
12/02/2008
Hey tats a really cool tutorial... could you please make a tutorial to do the same with Maya?
aria
11/28/2008
nice man...
i`d like your braine...
:)
www.aria3d.net
Joe
11/26/2008
sweeeet.....

question: what video camera Andrew uses?

@Chris

Thanks
HAROON RASHEED from Pakistan
11/23/2008
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
shan
11/21/2008
gr8 work cramer,it help me alot to learn, it's also helps in my projects.


thanx man

G.S. RAJU
11/21/2008
THATS YOUR KINDNESS... GOD GAVE U A GIFT, THATS YOUR KNOWLEDGE.... YOU ARE SHARING THAT KNOWLEDGE TO THE OTHERS.. PLS TEACH OTHER POOR PEOPLES. IAM ALSO YOUR TUTS FOLLOWING THANK YOU
lu1pan77
11/21/2008
very cool rocks
Chris
11/19/2008
Thank you so much for the Project Files for this uber awesome tutorial. Who's the man?... You da' man... Sorry for sounding cheery. Just back from an Adobe Conference.

Can't wait for the Pro Scores. Santa better have enough fuel to make his delivery to the UK.

Anyway, just want to say thank you and to praise your awesomeness. Hope everyone is o.k. at VideoCopilot to, Tino, Tahna, and Sam - the entire VideoCopilot Clan... haven't seen them for a while.

Want to wish you all though a Happy Thanks Giving for next week.

Many thanks again. You not only spread your well founded knowledge but teach how to better ourselves through your work.
Gabriel M.
11/18/2008
hell I liked the demon coming out from the crate!
Andrew is a lot funny :D!
I laughed a lot with the car hit-and-catch Sam in the advanced car hit tutorial too, :D thanks man!

You and all your team are doing a very nice work here!

so, huh... thanks again!

(from Brazil)
Chris
11/18/2008
@Joe

I believe he uses Camtasia to capture the video.
Chase
11/14/2008
@Joe

Yeah, but that doesn't contain the AE Composition and he even says in part 3 "project file coming soon"
enishi1492
11/14/2008
please kramer public a tutorial of morphing
Jack
11/14/2008
Love all your ure tutorials...another great one again
michael
11/13/2008
hey andrew very nice tutorial

very cool rocks

Im just wundering how to take pixels

out or how can you bring a 3D model from Cinema 4D?

ok cheers

michael..
Joe
11/13/2008
Chase, it in the 2nd part of this tutorial

and one question: what program Andrew uses to capture video?!?!
Chase
11/12/2008
Just out of curiosity, when will we be getting the project file Andrew?
adilos
11/11/2008
c cool adrew
Joe
11/10/2008
wow, it's great.....eeeee

ps: can somebody help me? i need a converter from mpeg2 (Sony) to .mov for AE

thanx
Chris
11/09/2008
Please, please, please oh awesome one, please may we all have the Project Files to this magnificent tutorial finally...

On another note, truly fantastic tutorials. can't wait to find out more regarding your new product(s). Christmas soon so hopefully Santa can deliver them.
Josvo
11/08/2008
Incredibly cool tutorials!

Andrew, do you have an idea when you will upload the smoke movie? I can not find anything usefull to use instead.

Kind regards,

Jos
Saleh
11/07/2008
wow.. great work

Greatings from Saudi Arabia
vijay
11/07/2008
gret great great tutorial awesome
yo are my inspiration
Sai Tai
11/07/2008
thank you very much because I have never been like that and I have no a chance to learn after effect. I try to by myself I have to edit the vdo in NGO organization if possible. U donate some education from u. and I have no a chance to join the school and no training about it.
if u have any question from me please send some message to me at sai_tai@hotmail.com
good luck
SAHIL
11/04/2008
great tutorial...i tried it n d result was awesome

not every1 is so generous to share their knowledge with every1

thank u mr kramer
n when do we get the project files.???
china
11/03/2008
hah! you are great! thanks
claire
11/03/2008
wow, that's awesome tutorial for 3d after effect,great, i love your voice, very stunning and sexy, great men
mad max
11/03/2008
great job AK.
a quick tip! instead of making debris chunks again why not merge them from the previous max tutorial. saves time and they look the same as the explosion
Name
11/03/2008
Hello
Mr.Andrew Kramer
Tutorial full boujour ?
Thanks much
jimmy
11/02/2008
mil gracias.... son lo mas grande..... un saludo desde PERU
Bilal abdallat
11/02/2008
Nice ... :D
Kevin
11/02/2008
Well here's my meager attempt at this wonderful effect. Thank Andrew. You are the man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNusy1lgGsw
Rough Cut
11/02/2008
So awesome... especially you laughing at the alien 'that was a terrible idea...'
R-CANE
11/01/2008
Pogs ? we call them Flippo's in Holland.
Great tutorial Andrew, always with a sense of humor.
I'm gonna try and have some toast ejecting out of the crater, maybe with some eggs and bacon.

Thanks for the inspiration and guidance

R-CANE
susan rostoni
11/01/2008
I was watching your wonderful video, but it was twice as big as my monitor and I found myself having to use the slider to find your mouse.

How do I make your video smaller so I can see everything your doing on one screen without adjusting it constantly.

Best,
Susan
Alex Tavener
10/31/2008
thanks for all these tutorials andrew,
i dunno if my email earlier on in the year got to you but - this answered everything that i wanted and requested so, thanks =] even if unintentional.
jaimangal
10/31/2008
Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!
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