132. Alien Surface
Sep 03, 2012
• Create a realistic set extension using a Matte Painting
• Use 3D tracking data along with the roto brush
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132 Responses to "Alien Surface"
Manodya
09/10/2014
This tutorial is very cooL!
Poppatay
03/12/2014
Where is the touch screen ( the device he has ) and it's tutorial part in this video
cope
03/04/2014
at 14min in you make your background curve around in your scene but you can also do this in after effects by curving the 3d layer. You'd get a much smoother result and I was wondering why you didn't just do that?
arlex
05/11/2014
because you have to unable ray-trace witch takes a lot of ur video card and ram...
ibrahim.boss10@gmail.com
02/28/2014
i am from Pakistan i really like your all tutorials it is so so
Rigoberto Bermudez
02/21/2014
Gracias por los tutores estan buenisismo...
Timothy Lee
10/28/2013
I have watched all your tutorials at least twice. lol just trying to get all this greatness!!
akshay gamre
09/05/2013
it's amezing
Some Guy
08/28/2013
Good.

I'm from Russia.
Sherry
05/13/2013
Please help andrew!
rotobrush work very heavy. short or long video.
How can i optimize options
SIBONAKALISO MDLULI
04/05/2013
WOW...GREAT STUFF....NOW PLEASE SHOW US HOW TO TEXTURE IT IN 3DS MAX INCLUDE ANIMATION.
Laz
02/22/2013
this is amazing .. OMG..
steve
02/14/2013
wicked, short trip to pluto
Joseph
01/25/2013
I am using the Foundry Camera tracker and am having trouble getting the nulls to align. Any help would be appreciated.
Chris
01/10/2013
I used several of your tutorials, including this one on matte painting, and Element3D to create this UH-60 Helicopter Simulation: http://youtu.be/wQ-JW-267PY. Would appreciate some feedback. Thanks.
GPB
01/08/2013
Can you release all the matte paintings that were submitting for this video they would be great backgrounds for FX and you said you got a bunch
musa
01/04/2013
am loving this
sina
12/18/2012
nice
Nareshgfx
12/17/2012
excellent Sir
Michael Gritzner
12/13/2012
Outstanding.
Can't wait to put these lessons to use :)
pacomovi
11/26/2012
Hilarious!!!
Steve
11/12/2012
Amazing tutorial.
dipanjan das
11/12/2012
nice
excelent!
11/08/2012
Very good Tuto! Congrats!

From Panama Rep. of Panama.!

Max
akshay
11/06/2012
can i have 1 more tutorial same as that...??
john
10/12/2012
how to save that ??

pls give me a link of video editor tnx.. :DD
MArk
10/03/2012
Abdrew your google chrom ad is messing up the video copilot experience, normally I would x it out but its doing something wacky and will not show me the x. I always thought you should have a 15 second ad in front of all your videos to create revenue for your site and for some compensation for making the videos.
Mike
09/24/2012
1. You never Rotobrush a whole clip in one segment.
2. Rotobrush is a mediocre experimental tool that only works in very limited situations.
3. A good mask > Rotocrap

I rather spend 15 minutes doing something right that 3 minutes doing a sloppy job.
josh Jackson
09/24/2012
WORDDD. Hate rotobrushing. A good mask never fails.
Takasaurus Rex
09/22/2012
The Great Escape... brilliant. That really made me laugh.

BTW: The Great Escape is coming to the big screen in October as part of the Cinema Classics series at the Cinemark theatres.

Great Tutorials. You are a master!
SurfacedStudio
09/20/2012
I'm really glad to see that I'm not the only one spending forever rotoscoping out elements - even when using the RotoBrush.

Not meant as a comment on your ability to use the rotobrush Andrew, just comforting to know that some things just take time.
Always wondered whether, even with some experience in VFX, I was missing something when it takes me quite while to get a really clean rotoscope job done well :D
wahab
09/19/2012
i like u MR andrew

u chang my life
Eric Dube
09/17/2012
How do you change the colour of the text once it's in the ray-traced.

Thanks

Eric
Eric Dubé
09/17/2012
How do you change the color of text once in ray-traced 3d.

Thanks

Eric
Borciu
09/13/2012
please :c do tutorials for cs5 :c
yair
09/12/2012
creates something new innovadorcomo a plugin element 3d realistic water
ocrea another 3d program but create relista seawater as the movie 2012 when the boat flips or movie in 2012 when Ben behind the limo and seva elllos breaking the floor is raised or when they go on the plane and destroyed buildings and cars of the freeway fall very cool but realistic as create a city with a realistic program for affter effecs or when the volcano explodes and loose rocks and giant flames burn the camper empiesa creates something innovative as things proyectile 2012 with weapons but I hope you read this
yair
09/11/2012
should create an effect like the movie 2012 as when the earthquake or tsunami avre floor as when the ship goes to the giant wave
effects of water you should create or open the land like sanandreas fault but 3d creations
Bill Boe
09/08/2012
if you look at 1:18, the image does not cover the right side...Great vid!
Amir Hussein S.k
09/08/2012
Hey , Whats Up ! Good Work and Keep it that way.
and Happy AE !
Lahiru Himash Madusanka
09/08/2012
Hey, This is really helpful. I should thank you, But I don't know how Mr:Kramer
vfxpraveen
09/08/2012
really awesome......thanks andrew
Nick
09/07/2012
At 23:30 it reminded me of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2 when the rocks were affected by his anti gravity :D
logan
09/07/2012
loved this one will defiantly be trying it out!
Me
09/07/2012
Should have tracked and painted out the tire tracks behind him. Alien world.
Tshepo selematsela
09/07/2012
weldone,you are making my life easy
salman ahmad unchahar
09/06/2012
i like this yaar
Sudipto Mondal
09/06/2012
Awesomeeee!!!!!!
nejc
09/06/2012
he is showing techniques for a semi/pro video producers. Nuke is for PRO high budget movie production. Program which most of us will never be able to afford or in fact need at all.

so in my opinion, Andrew you are doing an awesome job, thx for all the tutorials and great plugins! respect
khalded
09/06/2012
look andrew kermer its great work but it still no profesional nuke it much better than after effct
nuke x please i hate this shit
next level please
Me
09/07/2012
Btw, using nuke doesnt make you a pro, talent does. How about posting some of your Nuke work here so we can see how much better it is? I didnt think so, troll.
Me
09/07/2012
Studios use AE along with Nuke. Both are professional tools. If you had any experience you would know that.
Paul
09/06/2012
If you have any problem working with nuke, there is a place in this site called forum. You can get all your doubt cleared over there.
ahmad
09/06/2012
thank you andrew
Serge
09/06/2012
Thanks mate
shiva byri
09/05/2012
Great tutorial!
sohail
09/05/2012
HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY. thanks for ur motivations thanks for free education. thanks for everything u doing. u r the best for me like many others i realy respect u love u .
mst2007777777
09/05/2012
great tutorial as always, but as I've noticed with traking objects t is your way of lines of nul object is the only with best effective result or adobe have their own way !?
Jordey
09/05/2012
I can't believe it! I was just about making a Video like this then you make a tutorial for it! COOOOOL! :D
ikram ansari
09/05/2012
its buetiful
khalid khalid
09/06/2012
yes
Aarons
09/05/2012
Andrew, The BEST of the BEST! Thanks Man..
AMIR KHAN TEACHER OF TEACHERS
09/05/2012
i have cs4 how can i do it and where is the matte painting
Anshuman Sharma
09/05/2012
I was looking forward to this tutorial for months :D nice one , rotoscoping is a bit of a prob lol but this tutorial sets another example for element 3d :D ! and the original opening music is awesome :D
Andrews Alvis
09/05/2012
awesome Andrew Kramer !!!!!!
stamina ec
09/05/2012
nice element3d is real future

abdo
09/05/2012
thank you
Hasan
09/05/2012
AWESOME!! At first I didn't know what I would do with those rocks but this just gave loads if ideas!!!!
king rimas
09/05/2012
From Angola

Andrew, I owe you one!
peky
09/05/2012
Andrew terrific tutorial as always.
Null Normalization is a logical step, but
something I noticed and you correct me. Null objects are normalized and placed in the center of the world, but later you have to position the background, to move away from the center of the composition or the world in the distance. In tutorial 13 min and 55s. Why normalize when the Null again far away from centar. Thank in advance.
Anto
09/05/2012
Awesome work, am new to after effects and premiere.. just got myself iMac and very keen to make some movies of my own. I am deaf, Is it possible if you could add captions/subtitles to your tutorials so I can get better understanding of what your exactly doing as I find it hard try follow the arrow etc.

Cheers Anto
bob
09/05/2012
nice
Ric
09/04/2012
that's why I love the way he teach us because he always have a sense of humor.. like in the tablet, where can we see a tablet that operates a WINDOWS 95. LOL
he's not boring to listen and he make us more interested of what he share.
Ric
09/04/2012
that's why I love the way he teach us because he always have a sense of humor.. like in the tablet, where can we see a tablet that operates a WINDOWS 95. LOL
he's not boring to listen and he make us more interested of what he share.
shamoon
09/04/2012
i like it so sweet
Giovanni Pena
09/04/2012
Yeah! original opening music.
ABHIMANYU MALIK
09/04/2012
great work Mr. KRAMER
Tokyo James
09/04/2012
Is that rotobrush time elapse music from Hogan's Heroes?
Patrick Mez
09/04/2012
Anyone know a good way to do this on CS5?
Patrick Mez
09/06/2012
Thanks!
siavash
09/05/2012
you can use CameraTracker Plugin... it's working well on CS5
Doug
09/04/2012
Cool! Maybe you can talk about what to do, and what not to do in a matte painting. I noticed a lot of people adding in motion elements like spaceships flying. Obviously this is not good to work with. So maybe you can explain that to the matte painting noobs.
lui842mic
09/05/2012
Cool! Maybe you can talk about what to do, and what not to do in a matte painting. I noticed a lot of people adding in motion elements like spaceships flying. Obviously this is not good to work with. So maybe you can explain that to the matte painting noobs.
Almost Darkslide
09/04/2012
Thank you Andrew!
K-Hill
09/04/2012
Hey Andrew can you do some more tutorials that don't need plugins cause i have none and have no money to buy them with... (Im on a Mac with after effects CS6)
Chris
09/05/2012
lol, no money, but a Mac and CS6...
aaron
09/04/2012
Great tut. FYI-Sounds like there's a little edit mistake around2:50, you repeat the same thing
bombastic
09/04/2012
amazing ... just what's that how come the idea come to you and not to me .. no i'm just kidding nice work can't wait to the next one .....
amine
09/04/2012
woooooow
so coooooooooool
Siavosh Mehraein
09/04/2012
wow.Andrew you are fantastic.
lakekover
09/04/2012
So super duper awesome. It's great to be back to hearing that same old music and tutorial again just like the (kind of) old times. :)

Very very cool tutorial loved learning all the new stuff! Thanks man..
faysal
09/04/2012
do you create some thing like alien attack on this planet in
on Sam
hamadi1111
09/04/2012
nice tutorial ... may god reward you

extentions is one of the best techniques to make a dramatic and exiting environnement .. it's not very complex although the results are astonishing ..


the foundry camera tracker is the best option for doing the tricks ,, it's not expensive and cool !!

Kuunami
09/04/2012
Someone's got to come out with a normalize scene script.
N.
09/06/2012
Exactly, that what i was thinking :P
Josh Antonio
09/04/2012
Thanks For this informative Tutorial.
FlowerS
09/04/2012
Awesome tutorial!!!!
Thank you so much.
David
09/04/2012
Nice, useful tutorial as always. And a silky smooth introduction of this plug-in you just happen to have in your bag called....Element!

If I hadn't already bought it I'd have bought it.

Andrew 'New King of the double commentary, double commentary' Kramer
Alexander
09/04/2012
Hey Andrew, great tut but could you record a cool intro tutorial once in a while? Oh and i'd love to see a videocopilot studio tour! :D
Mathis
09/04/2012
Just... Wonderfull!
Jimmy Klas
09/04/2012
Bam - Future.. you sir are fun...
VisualAdvocate
09/04/2012
So it's crucial to make your set extensions longer than the still if you plan on panning around something. Now you tell me!
If I can just extend my set extension . . .I'm so close to being done. Thanks Andrew!
badminton.untoldtips.com
09/04/2012
@ranga---http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/tutorials/10.Rendering/
Niall Horn
09/04/2012
Andrew, you should not mock your films like about sam in the paintball maask! As they are a lot better than what some pople can do on a Red Epic! ANd you shot it on a 5D!
Ranga
09/04/2012
hey Andrew could you please tell me the best rendering option with less video size(file size)..... It would be very nice if you could make a video explaining every rendering options!! :) thank you :) you are always awesome!!
Ranga
09/06/2012
@Avinash bro I am using CS5 and i cant find .MOV extension. could anyone please explain me where it is exactly???? and i used h.264 but the HD did not look like a HD video, i dont know how to edit the h.264 settings, i tried some from online but nothing satisfied me. then i tried h.264 blue ray but the system turns off on a flash exactly after half the render has been done!! this makes me sick!! someone help me :( Andrew we are badly in need of your help :( please make a video for the CS5 and CS6 user's for rendering files!!
Avinash
09/04/2012
MOV file type seems to be best for rendering quality videos while conserving on hard drive space. Thats what i would recommend, also check out the h.264 codecs and so on. But im using MOV
Avinash
09/04/2012
MOV file type seems to be best for rendering quality videos while conserving on hard drive space. Thats what i would recommend, also check out the h.264 codecs and so on. But im using MOV
Himesh Bhargo
09/04/2012
Omg!!! that would be awesome !
I am always confused with so many options available. It would be great if you could do a tutorial. about rendering the best video file available and the best rendering option with less video size(file size).
You Rock !!!!
:)
jeremy mayhew
09/04/2012
Thank you so much for this, i'm going to make 20 sticky notes with the words "normalize your scene" on them...
Craig
09/04/2012
Great Stuff! "Lost in Sam's Space"

Be sure to match the light direction to your background so that you do not have multiple shadow directions when placing foreground images from Element. :)
Kamru
09/04/2012
I have watched your every tutorials. your every tutorials is very very good . I am from India , Calcutta. I think This tutorials help us Matte Painting............
badminton.UntoldTips.com
09/04/2012
hey andrew , can i get little bit discount on element 3d . BTW this tutorial rocks ! This will help me in other things too :D
Greg
09/04/2012
Save up for it man. Andrew and his guys give us plenty.
EmiS
09/04/2012
Congratulations Andrew. Excellent as always. Sam this to hollywood. hehe
Sorry for my English ... google's fault, hehe
Eric
09/04/2012
Hello andrew thanks you for this tutorial good tips for the camera tracker !! thanks you !
kuntal
09/04/2012
Awesome tutorial sir...
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