54. Advanced Camera Tips
• Create a Unique custom Particle System with Particular
• Use Null objects to create advanced camera movements
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SPECIAL RENDERING NOTE: To render with DRAFT 3D use the 'Current Settings' Render preset in the Render Queue.
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809 Responses to "Advanced Camera Tips"
amen1
09/18/2013
hi there,

i got a little problem with this "dolly" technique.
i am using a particle simulation by particular.
to match the real camera movement with the particles i created a camera and a 3D-null object. firstly the particles react when tweaking the null's parameters, but since i just need it for one shot in this whole timeline i trimmed the camera and null. now, after that the particles dont seem to be connected anymore. they just dont react, when i change the dolly's paramters.
pre comping this part doesnt seem to work as well.


i am running out of ideas..can someone help please?
mastermo
04/01/2014
Increase the particle life.
Oxygen
09/24/2013
I think I have same or very similar problem.

I can orbit around the particles with the left mouse key and everything is ok, until I animate the camera.

When I create a keyframe for the position and point of interest of the camera, and then move forward in the timeline and try to change the perspective by dragging the mouse on the preview, nothing moves. Particles simply don't react.

It seems to be a "preview" problem, because if i render the video the movement is shown correctly in the output video file.
The problem is that it is not shown in the preview, and so it's not possible to work.

Please can someone enlight us? :(
Warr
04/17/2013
Hey Andrew,

Are you using AEP Cs4, because the menu is different and some of the short cut you give don't work. Keep making these video, for beginners and intermediate guys too. I hope to learn alot
Christian
03/12/2013
Wow, wonderful! Thank you so much, that's a really cool effect! 0.o
Kmylo Khano
03/11/2013
If anyone more like me, has the rendering problem with de Draft 3D here is the solution. Before you start the rendering just click on "Optimal settings" beside to "Processing settings". In the quality field select "Current settings", click on Accept and that's all.
Sorry for my wrong English.
Name
12/14/2012
good
sam
11/06/2012
hi andrew kramer
i like u r videos , iam expecting lot of stuff from u ,kindly update tutorial like hollywood movie scene effects etc like avatar vfx , spiderman vfx, terminator , kung fu panda ,making real d movies,making animation movie effects ,thans lot man
Aashish.kagra
07/26/2012
good night friend
Macmillan
07/12/2012
Mr. Kramer,

What set up do you use? Trapcode particular 2 seems running to be slow on my system.
My specs:
Athlon x6 AM3 1090T 3.2 Ghz
8gb 1333 Mhz DDR3
Nvidia 570
vignesh
06/29/2012
hi andrew kramer
i like u r videos , iam expecting lot of stuff from u ,kindly update tutorial like hollywood movie scene effects etc like avatar vfx , spiderman vfx, terminator , kung fu panda ,making real d movies,making animation movie effects ,thans lot man
regards
vignesh
Joe
06/06/2012
is timecode particular a plug in that you have to buy?
Alex Blaha
05/02/2012
Excellent tutorial, but for some reason my renders never look as good as yours do, Mr. Andrew Kramer. You have some skill there! Great job!
vicky
04/24/2012
thank you very much for tutorial helped me a lot!!!!
ahmad
04/14/2012
where can i find all the cs5 plug in n preset? any link?///////
Victor Augusto
04/09/2012
Hey guys... How can I do a completely round... More then 360º... Like two or three turns...

Thank you and congrats for the awesome job!!!

Victor Augusto
Ilusão Sem Limite
MoroccoProduction
03/16/2012
Somebody Help?
I will make a short movie, and i will make it like Andrew Kramers Tutorial, when the camera in the world, Films example, me and after that my friend or something in this style.
But can i use After effects to do it? or i neeed to make many scenes? Please somebody Answer :( need help!
kazak
02/03/2012
dear lord ... you are genius!!!!!!
hadron
01/31/2012
oooooohhhhhhhh mannn
how great it is !!!
Mitch
01/31/2012
First post here and mad props for this killer site. It's an addiction now and you are the enabler lol
israel
01/20/2012
man, if I were a millionare I would sure give you lots of money because you have been such of a help, ppl been following your tuts, some even dont pay you for your knowledge, I would definetly give your lots of money for you to xplore and give us more of this nice tuts.
Tena kamil
12/15/2011
Andrew you are a great man,helpful man .i hope to be like you help people with all my given talent ,,,,,it's the creativity to give others with that amazing videos all over the world...god bless you always,,,,Egypt says hi :)
Elementhol
11/29/2011
oh man!!!

so great!

you did help me got promoted.

thanks man. keep it up.
samuel owusu frimpong
10/17/2011
thank u very much for that i love and am enjoying it.
Brandon
10/13/2011
To those who end up with blurry text when they render, here is a previous comment that helped me resolve this problem...

"when rendering select "current settings," then click current settings and select your resolution (or else it renders at an incorrect size). Then the text blur issue is resolved."
oxygen
09/30/2011
dang this man is really helpful to me.. wow.. hes a legend in editing.. COOL stuff and tutorial for free?:))) im happy i found this website
PalauanCham
09/29/2011
Thank you very Andrew Kramer! You Da Man!
TNR Productions
09/22/2011
When I render it disables the Draft 3D, I know this because when I`m rendering the text becomes transparent... helpÉ
moncy
09/20/2011
You are really great......
Jan
09/14/2011
Really great tutorial Andrew.
I did it today and it works fine. But i have one problem with the text and depth of field. I did it like you in the tutorial but when i render it to a short movie you are not able to read the text because of the depth of field. I don't know what i did wrong. Do you have an idea?
wale
09/02/2011
i will like to download this software
Droms
08/24/2011
Woh, great tutorial thank you a lot !
Minthe
08/21/2011
Thanks but i don't have effect maybe i have newest version ;/or need dowland effect? from Lithuania
Qleif
08/19/2011
Good Work Kramer..

Rajeev
08/12/2011
super.............!!!
very very thanks sir !!!!
abbas
07/03/2011
In the name of god
thank you for all tutorials

from the iran
by
pravin rawool
08/10/2011
wow...... ur website very important for new editer
yudi
06/28/2011
Never end to thanks to Mas (Brother: read) Andrew Kramer. All of tutorials here much helpful for newbie like me. sweet greeting from Indonesia. You are the man!
kekosek
06/24/2011
i have no the effect where donwload this efect?
alex
08/31/2011
hey dude
u can download a effet at detonationfilms.com for free witch is really simular to this , i think its called WillyPete01.mov . just search around the website und u will find it ;)
akash rathore
06/01/2011
ahy i m aakash rathore i like this kind of clip in this web side very much
Phil
05/19/2011
Thanks alot for these tutorials. Much appreciated. A newby but very dedicated to mastering this program. So enjobale and looks amazing.
Sultan
05/19/2011
Thanx a ton lot for priceless efforts Andrew .
respect from Saudia Arabia ,,,
Devansh Choudahry
05/15/2011
Awesome tutorial andrew
bt cud'nt we use sure target in it ?
Dustin
05/11/2011
man i love the sound effects 9:24 lol
kepi42
05/11/2011
I don't have the TimeCode/ Particuler, could anyone help please?
neon
08/03/2011
www.trapcode.com/

you will find there!!
levi
05/26/2011
dude find it!
liu
04/14/2011
come late
Vitor Delgado
04/13/2011
Greetings Andrew !

Keep up the good work ;) You´re the man !
Liang Jiancheng
04/04/2011
love
Arman
04/04/2011
this site is very helpfull to newbies in AE like me!
Thank you andrew! more power to you!
Carlo
03/31/2011
Very cool!
lucky
03/28/2011
this is cool.
Xane
03/11/2011
Cannot thank you enough, Andrew. What you do for this community is quite humbling. Your work is very inspiring and your style of teaching is superbly motivating. What you offer at Video Copilot, none of the multimedia institution extend such hands-on offerings. If you do accept donations at VC for all your hard efforts, I will be the first make regular donations.

Thanks a lot.
Xane
Anon
04/13/2011
Why not just buy some stuff from the Shop such as the Series One DVD?
Medhat
03/04/2011
great work man i love u and i love your voice
so much and i want your phone number to have the honor to speak with u
that's all
we love u from Egypt
BAIheng
03/03/2011
awesome jobs!but I can't handdle it with ease.A chinese boy who dreams of doing sth fantastic after movies.like Transformance,but..but I must learn those softwares by myself,3D max,maya,AE,to name a few...hard work and hardly go through it..I'm confused.
drewpy46
03/03/2011
Cant seem to download this tutorial - get a page not found error.
Help please.
valdemaras
02/28/2011
I got a problem.. When I rendered a video, text blur. Draft 3D don't works.
xskill
05/24/2011
same here..
please share if you have the solution for this, thanks

by the way this is very nice and cool effect tutorial
AEn00b
02/23/2011
ok i figured it out. When depth of field was off, everything worked fine, but when on that thing happens, how can fix it when its on
AEn00b
02/23/2011
Hey, great tutorial, but i gotta problem. When the camera moves to the 2nd particulars(spor)the 1st one on the back disappears, so i can see only the text there. What might be the problem
And when i orbit around the 2nd spor, then it comes back as long as i hold down the mouse button. Hope u understand what problem im having and i´ll appreciate any of ur help here guys. Thanx
Stef
02/20/2011
hi thx for your tutorials. i got a problem when i export. the blur affect the text, like if i did not enable draft 3D.
kosa
02/19/2011
ur great man...!!!
Eyn
02/16/2011
when rendering select "current settings," then click current settings and select your resolution (or else it renders at an incorrect size). Then the text blur issue is resolved.
rohan bodh
02/13/2011
Andrew u r tutorial really is helping students like me thank you very much n i,ll stay tuned with your site .............,
thank you,
Rohan bodh,
(india).
shagai san
02/11/2011
nice i love you
Cheryl
02/08/2011
Your tutorials are a godsend. They have helped me raise the standard of my work. Thank you.:)
Stalin
02/01/2011
Great Tutorials, Andrew!
"From russia with Love!" =)
Dodge
01/31/2011
Keep it up Andrew

Thx from Germany
nickt
01/21/2011
Hey Andrew/someone that can help me understand.

My project res is 720p so larger than AK's (more RAM on order as i type!!)

At 14:13 AK adjusts his focus settings. Im fine with all except the focus distance, AK reduces is FD from 840px to 740px to focus on the particles closest to the cam.
I spent a while trying this but they just blurred more. I then tried the opposite, increasing the FD to around 1476px which then allowed me to achieve this effect...great stuff! I just dont know why!
Im not too hot with Camera's and lenses and so wondered if someone could explain it to me. Im thinking it is due to my project res or the particular settings. Any advice most appreciated. Thanks in Advance and thanks to Mr Kramer for this brilliant website!
Nick
yousof
01/20/2011
where do you find trapcode or where do you download it
jamil ahmed
01/25/2011
Get it from here-http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/trapcode-suite/
Caleb Martin
01/13/2011
Thank you for great tutorials and presets Andrew! Your awesome!
Fernando
12/31/2010
This has been the best website i have visited in 2010. Thank you for all of the detailed tutorials and the occasional laugh :P!
angelo
12/29/2010
Thanx Andrew
khaled43m
12/27/2010
Thank you!
I love it
rahasiyam
12/25/2010
Thanks a lot for this fabulous Tuts!

For people with problem for the blur text after rendering, just check "Current Settings" in the Render Preset and that's all!

Enjoy!
Shaan
12/24/2010
Thanx Andrew!!

You are the great....!!

from Kolkata, India.
ISADORA
12/19/2010
thank you very much andrew!

from Brazil.
Scott
12/17/2010
Hey Andrew,
I love this tut but when I gender the clip it uses the depth of field on the text so it blurs my text. how can I make that not hapen do I need to pre comp the main parts and then just make another comp for the text.
Antonysoul
12/16/2010
And one from China~~
Gouthy
12/16/2010
your tutorial is very helpfulllll..ThanQ. Gouthy.knr.ap.india.
marcus brockmeier
12/15/2010
thank you for your thrilling tutorials - they are absolutely great!
MavericK
12/13/2010
Thanks for all. Krystian

From Poland :}}
HI
12/10/2010
THANKS
Adnan
12/04/2010
I'm a big fan of you Andrew!.. your projects and tutorials are creative, clear and concise! I don't need to repeat how good your stuff is!!! Although I'd like to say that there are tons of people on the internet with video tutorials, but after watching your's I have realized recording and teaching through these tutorials is also an art, and you Sir, are the Master of this art!

PS. you've got a whole list of fans from around the globe... add one more to that from Pakistan!

you and your team rock!
nandan gharat
12/03/2010
Thanks dude...

you are like a guide for us..awesome effects and nice presentation in organised form...keep going...


nandan
mumbai.INDIA.
Prot
11/29/2010
This tutorial reminds me of my home planet.
Thank you for taking me back.
iBOSS
11/29/2010
Thanx my hero ...

from Saudi arabia :)
Nick
11/27/2010
Andrew, your tutorials have opened doors for me that I cannot describe. As a young actor in college, I do theatre, but my goal is film. Thanks to you I now have the tools, abilities and a boost of excitement that I never before thought possible. Now all I have to do is go out and film my friends and I doing some scenes, and then I can make amazing short films and movies.

Thank you,
Nick (Florida)
easa
11/26/2010
vary great.
thanks...



from china.
zamulogger
11/25/2010
Thanks! This tutorial is very good, I woke up many ideas with this technique. A hug from Argentina!
Drow
11/22/2010
Thanks alot!

From Estonia!
Sevensensis
11/15/2010
You are an angel!
ridhaalihdaf
11/13/2010
you' tutorial is amazing.. and helpfull
my friend in the school use your tutor, and it gave a easly fo us. thx.
jitendra
10/29/2010
I am vary thankful for your incredible tutorials.
william
10/27/2010
awsome tutorial thanks!
Caleb B
10/24/2010
Thanks from... Er... Kansas... Ok, not the techliest of places, but I'm getting up there! I'm doing all of these tutorials on an integrated card, a dual core, and 3 gigs of ram.
David
10/21/2010
ti's so cool to visit your web site...
Xin
10/16/2010
Andrew Kramer,i wanna say thanks for sharing your tuts you've helped me a lot,Videocopilot rocks!
candlemass
10/14/2010
This is the best tutorial I've seen

from China.
Konrad
10/13/2010
Nice

From Poland
Giuliano
10/12/2010
i've been on this tutorial about 2 hours, i think it's absolutely awesome, for so many reasons,
Thank you indeed Andrew!
Greetings from Italy
emo
10/06/2010
so nice!

from China.
Briant Neira
09/27/2010
hehe thanks for tutorials :P i have a new job with it :) have fun bro and go ahead with that excelent work :) You ROCK....:P
Indra Komara
09/22/2010
your tutorial is very helpfulllll..thx Andrew...from INA....
California Graphics
09/16/2010
For those of you who do not know what Trapcode>Particular is, you can buy it from Red Giant Software. It is a Third-party Plug-in for Adobe After Effects. It will automatically install in the host program, and can be used with CS5. (I have it).
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