110. Depth Charge
• Combine multiple explosions to create a Depth Charge
• Build volumetric light and shadows with 3D passes
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Aug 18, 2010
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257 Responses to "Depth Charge"
AHenriques
04/22/2014
Hi Andrew, I did learn a lot. I love your demos and your jokes to (keep it on)!
Kregards,
AH
naomi brockwell
01/09/2014
Hi Andrew! I'm currently creating a submarine film and would LOVE to chat to you about your work? I understand you must have requests about this all the time, but I would love so very much the opportunity to chat with you if you're willing?
Naomi Brockwell
tasawar
11/19/2013
cool practical use for this could be simulating the effect Shaw uses in X-men First class
Tomas Amlöv
01/24/2013
Thanks! Working on a pilot for a submarine movie right now, so this tutorial was a blessing. And yes, I have make my reserach and even watched the movie with Eric Roberts... :D Also if anyone out there know any good sites for stockfootage of nuclear submarines, that would be great! :)
naomi brockwell
01/09/2014
Hi Tomas! I'm currently making a submarine movie right now and would love to chat with you about whether or not you ended up finding some stockfootage? desperately hunting for depth charge and water explosion shots. Also, what is the name of the film you're making and when is the release? I look forward to seeing it! Naomi B
vj
11/02/2012
woooooooooow.....I want to be like sir ANDREW......
Nicola Cornolti
09/02/2012
I want the submarine!
Eli Saul
06/26/2012
Hey Andrew! you're not really! you're a superficial effect! you living in a extrange world of motion!... OMG! you're sick!!!
Sans
03/22/2012
You're a GOD!!!!!
Jonathan
01/28/2012
my action essentials 2 is dont working in adobe after effects cs5
Will
11/16/2011
Thanks man!! You're the best!!
AVA
10/06/2011
AK you are a crazy man! the effect you mading is so grate!
Casey
06/29/2011
A cool practical use for this could be simulating the effect Shaw uses in X-men First class
Naseer Ahmed Rind Baloch
07/19/2011
you are right
Casey
06/29/2011
This effect could also really be cool for an energy absorption effect like Shaw uses in X-Men: First Class!
tom Stracke
06/22/2011
The best tutorial ever made!!! outstanding work andrew!!
ruoshuiyiren
05/05/2011
This is my first time to inter the web,but i have heard of you for a long time.
My english is bad,but i write this just want to give my thanks and admiration.

amar
04/12/2011
so nice awesome clip
James
04/07/2011
Dude, you crack me up.
"I probably rotated [the propellers] the wrong way"
Yes, you did. Funny you mentioned that. Did you figure it out just before the tut... (My father is an admiral)
wangshu
03/23/2011
vevr good!! I like ak vevry much
Ryan
03/22/2011
I always wondered if anyone else thought the end of Air Force One (one of my favorite movies) looked stupid with the plane doing cart wheels.
seshu
03/15/2011
hi Andrew sir,
these tuts are very exlent
thank uuuuuuuU sir
k.mahendra
03/14/2011
Thnks for IT.........
to develop next crators........include me also

im VFX (pro)student
xueyuanyi
02/21/2011
This is very inconceivability! and the effect is very good!
xueyuanyi
02/21/2011
i'm Chinese,this is very good!
rorking
05/18/2011
hi?i like ak ?too? from anhui province?
CherryPie
02/18/2011
Awesome! This looks so real!
PeregrineStudios
02/07/2011
As always your awkward, joking banter is great and exceeded only by the excellence of your tutorial!
berdia
02/03/2011
thanks very much!!
pac kalenga
02/02/2011
thanks for your help you make things to
be aesy
monu
01/19/2011
Hi.Andrew You Have Explained the Tutorials in a very good manner excellent "Superb
Danish
01/13/2011
Hi.Andrew You Have Explained the Tutorials in a very good manner excellent "Superb"
ffzz
01/12/2011
Very Very good!
benyamin balouchi
01/08/2011
hi . i am benyamin balouchi from iran i love you video copilot tanke you very very very much. good day.
Philip
01/06/2011
Hi, im Multihorrorman on youtube and i have followed
you a long time! but cant you guys make a warrior plane pack and submarines and chopters you know!
ahmed
12/22/2010
i like it .but the explosions is too fast . it should be more slowly in the water...
rod
12/08/2010
great job! will you please post the max renders.
anwar
11/30/2010
Hi Andrew

This is a great tutorial which u have made. U r the person who creates a records and breaks the records( I mean U r giving such wonderful tutors which are completely different and so useful). Thank you u r excellent!




Rodel
11/25/2010
Omg. I need this but im in dubai. T.T I dont even have any credits. will someone please give me explosion effcts download and sent it to my email.. thundered_10@yahoo.com
I need it to our movie project, plz someone i need it,
Durval
11/13/2010
I forgot
Thanks from Brasil!
Durval
11/13/2010
Andrew you're extraterrestrial ?!
Thank you to share your knowlodge with us.
ralph
11/05/2010
men u r the best i have ever met
ashar
10/31/2010
Hey Andrew, I really do love your work. I want to open a visual effects studio in my country Nigeria next year. Could you recommend the best video camera for me to use.Thanks in advance
Sam
03/28/2011
different cameras for different shots, some might be for more action camera moving shots, others will look better in diolougue scenes but skew when they're moved to much.
KziiGYHD
10/21/2010
Hey andrew i just wanted to tell you you win at life thanks heeps in all my vids im going to put a link to video co pilot because ur a pimp keep up the good work
Yousef Fawaz Yahya
10/20/2010
Very nice job Andrew, this is the first time for me visiting this site, but certainly not the last time
madan mohan santosh
10/20/2010
I love this site...its wonderful...great tutorials..!!!
krish
10/15/2010
it was a excellent website for affter effects... i like this.... this is most use full web for grapices,.....
Holland
10/14/2010
Hey Andrew, very nice, thank you very much for your job!!!
How did you texture that submarine so good, I ask you that 'couse I'm not so good in textureing the 3d models, can you cover that part please, It will be amazing. Do you use body paint in c4d or do you texture everything in 3dstudio? Thank for everything and big thanks to Sam too.
Grigory
10/11/2010
Hi, Andrew! Thank you from Russia(Siberia)!
jimmy
10/08/2010
caN YOU USE THE NAME THOMAS IN THE NEW TUTORIAL PLEASE
dean
10/04/2010
mindblowing ideas in this one! great tutorial, andrew!
livedaround
10/02/2010
hey guys im new to this software and i recently purchased ae2 im having a little trouble with the video thumbnails.. after i transfer the video to after effects they all have the blue screen behind ( the background remains) for example if i put the Bouncing_Debris_01 then on after effects the video will have a blue back ground plus the tile saying DIRT_CHARGE_01
92 Frames
3.8 Seconds
and keying doesn't work good
can someone please reply
thank you
tim
02/15/2011
ur u have to use the collection, not the video thumbnails, there just so u can see the collection in low quality.
schero
09/29/2010
hi Andrew,
want to marry you!!!`))
rooben
09/27/2010
hi andrew im rooben from malaysia....im having a difficulties on creating a new word transition....its a word from a movie opening "Inside Man"....i hope that u could help me out....
MrDigitalConduct
09/26/2010
Thanks a lot dude you the best

i am the 200 person to comment xD
MASH
09/26/2010
hi
dear andrew i am a director and i used your technichs in my vfx scenes.you are the one that made my imaginations to life.just wanted to say your so kind and helpful....and keep up the good work man.DARK HILL pictures thank you for these amazing tutorials.
kjD X
09/25/2010
Hi Andrew! Nice Tutorial. Love it
But in future can you cover more the 3d parts?
RayFire Tuts would be nice. I did this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ405_m158c but it needs improvements.

Greetings!
Ismael
09/24/2010
hey mr andrew kramer can you please make a tutorial on how to make the kamehameha or aura THANKS
abd
09/22/2010
hi andrew
first i want to thank you for all your work that your doing to teach us a lot of amazing tips and tricks in Ae and i wich if you can do a tutorial about advanced lightning with real lightning footage or realistic lightining plus i'll be very thankfull if you can include this in a tutorial about enegy stuff like in dragon ball z and thank you for reading this comment and doing something for this quest .
Behrad
09/22/2010
hi, i've been following your tutorials and just wanted to thank you .. you're so cool ..
rohullah
09/21/2010
hi man
I love your tutorials
lol
09/20/2010
hmm, when are you making another tutorial...
Dana
09/20/2010
Hey Andrew,
Do you think there is a way to do a camera pan and push into the sub in the 3D program you are using to render it, then composite the volumetric lights on top of it so they they track with the 3D camera?

Thanks again for all the Tutorials! Your the best!
coldragon
09/20/2010
Why not add subtitle in your tutorials ? (I'm french and I understand better with texts ^^
Good tutoriels
Luciano
09/18/2010
As always, just the best!
tum
09/18/2010
thank you
hammed
09/17/2010
hey adrew i love your tutorials i will love to see more
Siaamak
09/17/2010
Thanks AGAIN ,, You are Completely have Domination On After Effects, :D
and How Do you Know Everything About Everything? ! :P
By Stephane
09/17/2010
Hey Andrew!

I'm an African young boy, and i like what u do with this very powerful compositing application called After Effects;
Thank you for your hard work.....and please, keep continued because you're my best profesor online!!!!you're the best ANDREW KRAMER......I want to send you alls my works of course(with your permission)to know what i can do with your teaching. Please ADREW, answer me.........GOOD JOB to you
By Stephane
09/16/2010
Hey Andrew!

I'm an African young boy, and i like what u do with this very powerful compositing application called After Effects;
Thank you for your hard work.....and please, keep continued because you're my best profesor online!!!!you're the best ANDREW KRAMER......I want to send you alls my works of course(with your permission)to know what i can do with your teaching. Please ADREW, answer me.........GOOD JOB to you
squidge
09/16/2010
Entertaining and informative as always. Great work.
Prateek Kumar
09/15/2010
Hey Andrew, I was wondering if you could make a tutorial on how to make this intro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H5nAUKvLqM

The guy who made this said that he used After Effects and Cinema 4D. Please check this out Andrew because this intro is really cool.
Jack Bonner
09/15/2010
Hey Andrew, I really wanna know what programs you used to make your website. I have been following your tutorials for a while now and I'm real big fan. I also really love the look of your website. Thanks man. Jack. ;D
sign
09/14/2010
hi my man!
i love you. l love your work
you're always best.don't you want to do anything again? no see you late!
PavelShoot
09/14/2010
it is cool like all the time!

Sorry for my english...
D:
09/14/2010
You spoiled Air Force One! xD
shefali
09/14/2010
hey great work..
rahmanjin
09/13/2010
Well done Andrew, once again!
But there is two tiny things i think you missed: you mentioned the rotation of the propellers, the right one is rotating in wrong direction :), and second, what about those barrels near explosion? I think they are affected by it on some different way, like moving away from explosion by its pressure, or something... Nevermind,it is a very very good tutorial, an the techniques you used is very unique!
Cheers from Montenegro!
shawn
09/13/2010
Just had to write to say thanks.

I love your tutorials.

I've been in the midst of a CRAZY month. I spent 20 hours yesterday working to clean out a building we are selling and came home to tired to stand but needing to unwind before hitting the sack.

I haven't had time to log on to your site in quite some time, so I thought I'd check it out. Your late-show beats all the others. Great job. Thanks for entertaining as you inform us.
The time you spend on your tutorials is most appreciated.

I wish you and your team all the best!
Dennis Pombo
09/12/2010
Hey, Andrew... love your tutorials, dude... I'm just starting on After Effects and this website is my school. So easy to learn with you tutorials. Cheers from Brazil

StarationGmbH
09/12/2010
Awesome as always :)
Can you pls make a clone tutorial ..maybe one with stady camera and one to help solving problems with shaky camera..would be really helpfull...thx a lot :D
jamshed
09/12/2010
hey andrew kramer i am your big fan but have come to tell you something you have to watch this vide you will be shocked and if you can make it that'll be very helpfull to us, specially me yor big fan so.........
Kim
09/10/2010
Cool tutorial.. But why dont you try to give it som more atmosphere.. It kinda looks like there is a big explosion and thats it. Why dont ad a shockwaves.. And maybe some water waves cooming trough the camera.. And the boxes you have.. why dont make them shake and move a little bit.. It makes the scene much more intense..

The explosion looks a little bit fast.. you know.. It just pops up and gow away.. I think you need to add some more dramatic athmosphere.. ;)
Peter Kreitner
09/08/2010
Andrew, important! dont you wanna' make a tut about 3ds max FUMEFX? you know fire smoke, full real?
thanks! :)
Jack McDonald
09/06/2010
Hahahaha "Little bucket. LITTLE BUCKET OF DEATH!!" hahhahaha another brilliant tut!

Thnks
Superxavier
09/04/2010
First time you bore me with a tutorial, You are tired Andrew.
Kim
09/04/2010
Cool tutorial.. But why dont you try to give it som more atmosphere.. It kinda looks like there is a big explosion and thats it. Why dont ad a shockwaves.. And maybe some water waves cooming trough the camera.. And the boxes you have.. why dont make them shake and move a little bit.. It makes the scene much more intense..

The explosion looks a little bit fast.. you know.. It just pops up and gow away.. I think you need to add some more dramatic athmosphere.. ;)
designer mojahed ibrahem
09/04/2010
wonderfull work
go no go on
thank u very much
russel
09/04/2010
hi andrew
tanks yoar very profisional and tutorials is very good
nsq
09/03/2010
Adrew- u r the Greatest :)

but i count on some interraction with the water. the bomb blow up like it wouldn§t be under water.

angier023
09/02/2010
I just want to say thank you × million time

Andrew your tutorial really help me a lot

I am a student from Taiwan

Since the other day my uncle bought me video copilot products

my life is change

AND Thank You again

Here is my version Depth Charge?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbQwFtvAJQk

I always want you to see

And other works in my blog here?

http://angierlover.blogspot.com/
Himesh bhargo
09/01/2010
so here's a question, from the blast would'nt ther be a little space caused ( due to displacement of water) that will drop the sub a little towards the ground(as the explosion is on top) also the preasure created would not just disappear but acclerate causing the waves to move in all directions... just sayin', might not make any sence cause never experienced any underwater explosions. :P
solomon
09/01/2010
andrew way to go you always have a way of taking things to the limt i watched it and i liked it i can't wait for the next one
Elchin3d
08/31/2010
Andrew sene halaldir ))) Andrew you are maximum )))
hani4d
08/29/2010
Thank u
Harvey from NZ
08/28/2010
A great tutorial Andrew, as always. I enjoy your sense of humour and your take on the world, and on your friends. Your site has become a regular stop for me. There's enough info in all your tutorials to keep a man going for months. Many thanks and am enjoying the Action Essentials disks I purchased. Hope you are making enough money to keep it all going...cheers
Jad
08/26/2010
wow andrewww !! Great work man !! Love your tutorials
Nikolai
08/25/2010
Great tutorial Andrew,
you probably will not read this .. (159th comment)
on your tutorial.. I just want to say that I worked on a couple of submarine movies and did not get struck by lightening. Tutorial is great, but all physics are wrong, but it does not matter!!! it looks good. The only problem is when you work on the movie and director wants to change the Angle of the underwater camera - that will be not feasible with your technique.. I had to "dive" into underwater acoustics, volumetrics, DOF, marine dust and bubbles, inverse gravity, and hell knows what else to make it look realistic and when director wanted to change the angle, I only reanimated 3D camera in Maya - click button render and that was it.. Using this type of effect - 3D is a better, more complete tool. Thank you for this great technique..
Duncs
08/25/2010
Hey Andrew, great tut!

Next time you need a 3D model, give me a shout - I'd be honored to have something featured on VC!! Check out some samples here - www.3drstudio.co.uk
mohamed omar
08/25/2010
hi andro very cool and clever. do u think that explotion need to color corecct to be cooler when its become big just to be more watery cuz i see the expolsions under water in movies are watery . keep learning us man plz.
Xan from Russia
08/24/2010
Thank you, very good. When there will be a tutor in maya? We very much ask you, pleasee. )))
lafnoune
08/24/2010
thanks man
Wayne Heywood
08/23/2010
Great tut as always..
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