147. Advanced 3D Light Rays
Feb 11, 2014
• Create 3D Light Rays inside After Effects
• Add light beams to 3D Camera tracked footage
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141 Responses to "Advanced 3D Light Rays"
betafox
09/01/2014
Shame on my cheating heart! Just when I go looking on you tube, I find just what I need back here on Video Copilot with you Andrew. Oh, my faithless, fickle heart! I should always check here first. Volume light! And here I was looking up smoky kleig lights effects.
Angela Stein
08/11/2014
thank you for doing this beautiful work!
Francotech
08/11/2014
hi, I think video copilot is the essential element to maximize spin, I love this program, I would like to thank you practice
Il Y'aas
08/08/2014
Il Y'aas Brod
kailash
08/07/2014
fine
Langghoy
08/05/2014
thank you hope you do this all the time...its helpful and fun.
jonjon
07/15/2014
Very basic "problem" I'm having, trying to research but research itself is hard for a noob, you don't know what to ask. When I use the orbit camera tool, it's not "tight" like in your example, I think because of the huge floor. A very slight movement causes the whole text/light/etc to fly off the screen, because it's orbiting around the whole floor, and I can't really use it to see positioning of the elements - I have to go to top view. I figured one would use the pan behind tool to set a pivot point for this but can't figure out how. If anybody can answer this before I find out independently, I'll be your friend
3rdeye
07/11/2014
so how do i animate a camera pan from left to right for exporting?
hisham
07/10/2014
thank you so much for this tutorial , but i cant find render option .. can you help me ?
Filipe
07/01/2014
I am Brazilian, and I admire you ...
remain so forever ...
What if the translation is wrong is the fault of google translator.
AddyCool
06/28/2014
I am probably the coolest person I know, but I have realised you are one of the coolest dudes out there - knowledge is power and you have it in an abundance and its amazing how much you share. I just hope you aren't in the illuminati;). Seriously though great work again - Thanks
Tharu
06/28/2014
Excellent!
qvb
06/27/2014
can you add chinese translation
a-ah
hamidreza
06/17/2014
it's very perfect & nice traning
good lock
koresantos
06/12/2014
i love to learn more... thanks for this tutorials
Jairaj
06/07/2014
Hey Andy! You are awesome!

One little doubt, in the Composition Settings, the Duration is in Base 24non-drop. Please let me know how to change it to Frames. I have checked in Preferences but did not find the option. Please help..:) Thanks a Billion!
Joel
05/24/2014
This is awesomedesigns and thanks for letting us learnfrom you.
You are geniuos man.
LoHe
05/20/2014
Please help me. I tried to follow this tutorial and nearly everything worked but I don't have this button with the spiral. (AE CC) Does anybody know how I can activate it?
Jonathan Petty
05/23/2014
I think your talking about the pick whip button. click the toggle switches/mode button towards the bottom left of the screen. It should pull up the pick whip button.
Bolarinwa
05/17/2014
Dis is wonderful work,U really impressed me alot bcos u ar doing good job nd am enjoying ur tutor so am very greatful,May God be with u.
Dameon
05/07/2014
Awesome effects. I managed to get everything right except for one thing. How do do i make the camera move from left to right like in ur video of the finished product. the only view i have is from the front of the effect. i would like to make the cam swing from left to right. im sure its simple to do but i really have no clue. if there is a video can u plz link me to it. thank you
Chris
05/03/2014
fantastic tutorial. thank you.
salim
05/02/2014
aaliya
Adrian
04/28/2014
How does he know this? He's so smart...and good looking.

Andrew, you crack me up bro.
nagesh
04/28/2014
hay andrew sir. you r great man. we always follow you.
foxsquad
04/27/2014
The problem here is I forgot to how to enable screen mode. Its been 4 years since. T_T
Anousone
04/23/2014
Great work but I can't follow the you do. I can't do it. LOL
SpinOrbs
04/28/2014
you can eventhough you cant, Great work
Sujay Patange
04/23/2014
I Like Andrew Your Tutorial
You are VFX Specialist
Name
04/18/2014
GREAT! Thank you. Very fast and useful.
Alex
04/17/2014
Whats the font you used? where do you get it?
nuqdad
04/16/2014
muqdad i like video
green
04/16/2014
hi its so graet work
Gaurav Surti
04/16/2014
Andrew, Actually there is no word for you, for whatever you are helping out by giving the extraordinary knowledge(Free),by uploading Free tutorials, Plugins, And many more stuff. There are so many Artist are there who are being educated and living better and better life by upgrading their career under you guidance and help.
I salute my HERO! I wish you always remain the best Teacher,Helper,Supporter to the graphic artist like us...A lot and lots of blesses for you and what else? i dont have word Andrew for your Contribution by "Videocopilot.net" JUST KEEP IT UP...WE ARE ALWAYS THERE TO LEARN FROM YOU AND SAHR THE KNOWLEDGE AS YOU DO... !!! :)
Beto
04/13/2014
Really awesome tutorial!!

Does anyone of you guys know why can I have a realtime preview when I move around camera like in the video? I just get a kind of wireframe view and when I finish moving comes the render, so I cannot see exactly what I'm doing (sorry about my english, I'm native spanish speaker)
Darrell Toland
04/10/2014
Would this work with Element? I know, I know I could try but I'm being lazy.
sajidkhan
04/03/2014
hai
SID
04/02/2014
hey thanks...!!!! good video
Fed
04/02/2014
WOW!! That was amazing!
NJ
03/27/2014
You are best teacher Thankks
Matt
03/23/2014
This thread makes me sad
Tiky_Charn
03/22/2014
Wonderfull... I dont know how did u found out things like this :)
parwez
03/21/2014
can you pls upload a video that how to export mocha in AE
Aziz
04/03/2014
Watch Blast Wave Tutorial
candlemass
03/21/2014
Cool !
Rick
03/20/2014
When I hit aa on the title and turn on cast shadows ** I get NO shadows ?!!?!???.. The shadows are behind the letters instead of the front?? Please help!
Tonc
03/24/2014
had the same problem. You need to turn on cast shadows on the light layer as wel
Tonc
03/24/2014
I've had the same problem. You need to turn un cast shadows on the light layer as wel
Marc Kamil
03/21/2014
your light source is likely not pushed back in 3d space or your text is not 3d
Anshul Mathuria
03/20/2014
How do get such a awesome ideas
tuts wr really cool :)
Mattarino
03/14/2014
great on !! thx :))
edan
03/13/2014
wow...... !!!
great :)
luis
03/12/2014
................MUITO BOM..............!!!!
9005037256
03/11/2014
love you soniye
hugo jato
03/08/2014
how you how to click
SpinOrbs
04/28/2014
just Click thru your keyboard
Enzor
03/08/2014
Why r u so awesome! thx
kamal
03/07/2014
how to install video copilot effect.
asldugba
04/28/2014
Install it in your Monitor
jahzan
03/06/2014
andrew,

can you pls upload a video that how to export the project
sky_ch
03/20/2014
it's no more than easy,you can click file-export.hahaha.please dont appreciate me,because im the Lei Feng
Chux
03/04/2014
God bless you much for this great tip as always...saved me tons of 3ds max render hours
LittleKinz
03/01/2014
Hey Andrew, Iam from India...

Please post A 3ds max tutorial about texturing a model(maybe a car) and kindly let to know about Reflection Map,Diffuse Map,Normal Map, Specular Map, Bump Map, etc.,
I have watched many Youtube Tutorials But I can't get their words. Help Me I will Be thankfull to you
St. John
03/01/2014
You are a genius! As always you blew my mind with your creativity and out of the box thinking, plus you made me laugh. This tutorial is going to save me a lot of time and really improve my work. Thank you thank you thank you!
Cyrus
03/01/2014
Dear wise Andrew! i am doing a clip where i need to do geometry tracking on objects (element 3d to add cyborg parts to human) will you do by any chance a tutorial that is close to this VFX? if not could you write me a little response? thank you very much!
cyrus
mike farr
02/28/2014
Technically awesome, great sense of humor, and my girlfriend here thinks you're cute. Thanks for ruining my evening.
zafar
02/28/2014
woow andrew amzing tut.pls make your next tutorial for hollywood vfx like transformer or iron man pls
Chander
02/26/2014
Awesome! As always! Thank you!
Rey Jack
02/26/2014
Andrew, your tutorials are mind- blowing!!! Very Very understandable, and cool.....Oh and one thing I'll say is don't rush.
Brandon
03/03/2014
he rushes to save time for people who can keep up. if you can't, theres a pause button!:D
Andrew
02/26/2014
Andrew, with such an awesome name, I would expect nothing but brilliance. You never fail to deliver! Thank you very much. I'll admit this tutorial was pretty fast, but I appreciated learning this technique. It really took the video I was working on to the next level. Thanks for the the humor and explaining what these techniques do. Look forward to more. Thanks again!
Bassgfx
02/26/2014
This really made my project look better. Thanks!
Arun
02/26/2014
Hello Andrew...your tutorials are awesome..can u help me. I've one doubt here, the expressions are not working with after effects...Please help me...
khondoker monjur ahmud
02/26/2014
mobile

adil
02/26/2014
thanks
shimul khan
02/25/2014
my name is shimul
jay_taztt
02/25/2014
Sigh* took me awhile to figure out why I couldn't get the 3D layer to change blend modes, incase anyone else has this noob of a problem, I was rendering in Ray-traced which doesn't allow that, Classical 3D solves it Awesome vid once again Mr. Kramer
jay_taztt
04/28/2014
hahaha Great and Funny
nickyrothstein
03/17/2014
where do you switch it ?
Lord Morteza
02/21/2014
Hi
How I must to say Tanks From you!!
God with you my friend.
i am form IRAN Country ...
Kevin
02/20/2014
As someone who is trying to do a lot of videos on my own this is really helping me out a lot and your awesome for that batman sign! Keep up the good work and can't wait to see more! ^(>.<^)
Haïmen
02/19/2014
Hello,

I just wanted to thank you for your tutorials, and the time you spend for us.

Have a nice day
kishore
02/19/2014
i like this light
Manny
02/19/2014
Blew my mind, I was just thinking about how to achieve this with out trapcode lux. TY A.K GET OUT OF MY MIND PLZ. Jk! another exciting tutorial for the books!
NAVEEN
02/19/2014
also check cast shadows button of light layer is on...
NAVEEN RAJ
02/19/2014
This tutorials is really Awesome. Can you please explain the meaning of the expression used in this tutorial...
Iwo
02/18/2014
Really nice to have you back :) True artists are those who know how to combine multiple effects without 3rd part plugins. <3
ghulrobert
02/18/2014
thank you
Nice tutorial!!
tran vu
02/18/2014
thank you so much
Hayley
02/18/2014
This video was super neat, and really helpful! We watched it in our high school AV class and followed the instructions, and now we're all making short videos for the school TV using 3D light! Thanks for all your help, love watching you videos :)
Rebecca
02/16/2014
Someone please help. For some reason I can't cast shadows and it's driving me crazy.
NAVEEN
02/19/2014
switch on the 3d button for the layer and then goto material options and change cast shadows to on
HUGH
02/16/2014
Your videos are the reason I have bought every product you have put out. Great stuff and I improve daily. I am looking forward to more in depth element training. Keep up the great work.
WillO
02/15/2014
Another great tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration. It seems it could really be used to good effect for space nebula shots.So much to learn so little time. The ethos of V.C. is to be so much admired. Keep rockin'.
Kevin
02/14/2014
Another great one and right when I need it! Thanks, Andrew. Got me to thinking... Can I use this w/ Element? Hmmm...
Max
02/14/2014
? ?????? ????! ??? ????! Respect from Russia, Andrew!
John FitzPatrick Leisen
02/14/2014
Brilliant Work Andrew,.Respect,.!!!
Cristhian
02/14/2014
Making the simple things look amazing! That's what Video Copilot seems to be about. I really enjoyed this tutorial and when you made the fractal noise, for some reason, I thought it looked a lot like the "galaxy" or "outer space" shots that Marvel has been coming out with in their movies. Thought it might be a cool tutorial for you guys to tackle to make a "3d" outerspace tutorial. Or something like it.
Leo
02/14/2014
Nice tutorial!! :D
alex
02/14/2014
After almost 7 years on this site, I am still in awe of how much there is to learn, and the fun flow of your tutorials...
Thank you very much indeed :)
CHANDRA HASS
02/14/2014
Sir I Am your big fan i am so impress your turorias your cantact number sir
Enzo
02/14/2014
Do I have to pre-compose the light sourse and and light rays to get utilise the lumma-matte effect on the Particles? I would like to have the volumetric light effect particles similar to your example in the windows. At the moment the light is coming out of my particles as well?
Signal
02/14/2014
THANKS ANDREW GREAT WORK I OWE ALL I KNOW TO YOU GOD BLESS YOU
Khaled
02/14/2014
Thanks for this
I waiting more lessons
you are my hero....thanks
Ishan
02/13/2014
As Always This Tutorial IS Truely Awsome
Thanks For This Tut. God Of AE (Andrew Kramer)
David M Kenyon
02/13/2014
Just wanted to say thank you for this great tutorial. I am learning a lot.
Sehal
02/13/2014
thanks so much Andrew as always ....
you are truly the greatest editor
i have one question ..
can we do the same thing with element 3d ??
sekhar
02/12/2014
i liki my dhd
jed
02/12/2014
thanks sir.....
leeheong
02/12/2014
Thank you
sorlzon
02/12/2014
really nice technique.
Thanks
makenoise
02/12/2014
Thanks Andrew!

In the window post, how to make the dust?

Any tutorial?
Yogesh
02/12/2014
Awesome ! You are a genius ! Love the quick jokes u crack ;) ... wedding n nuclear explosion... LOL
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