133. Depth Compositing
Sep 06, 2012
• Use a Z-pass render to combine 2D stock footage
• Use most 3D programs like 3D max, C4D & even Element 3D
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135 Responses to "Depth Compositing"
pejman
06/25/2014
thank you very match .. i love you androw and video copilot
Ambwene mwansasu
05/09/2014
goood
Goran
04/28/2014
Hi Andrew.Fantastic.where you work man?
jonas
04/23/2014
jonas
Rafael Santana
01/25/2014
Tudo maravilhoso. Awesome
Oi do Brasil, hello from Brazil
Denis
12/16/2013
What kind of music at the beginning of the video
shahid
11/20/2013
oosome
Kartik Purwar
11/10/2013
hey could you please make a tutorial to how to that stone destruction and also how to matte shadows of it in 3ds max.
How did you make transparent background with shadows.


Please it would help me lot if you do a tutorial.

I think many people would have faced these problems too.
leonold
04/03/2014
You're completely right! Would be awesome if you could make a tutorial:)
Jibril
10/27/2013
Wow, this is nice men.
Adam Cox
10/18/2013
Wow this is one of those simple yet really effective effects. I'll use this one for sure.
fouadsb
09/03/2013
i love you man
XpucT
04/29/2013
WHAT MUSIC 0:30-0:40 ???
jeef
04/09/2013
ok
Sulaiman Barrie
04/05/2013
Nice work!
Bruno
03/19/2013
Really nice tutorial, but I don't understand how did you exported the z-depth pass as a animation file and imported in After Effects as a separated layer. =/
mian farhan
02/16/2013
video
Musyfiq
02/13/2013
amazingly !!!
vaibhav
02/06/2013
nice !!!!!!
rasbolai
02/06/2013
creating dvd menus tutorials
rasbolai
02/06/2013
how to make dvd menu with adobe encore cs3,4,5,and 6
deep
01/10/2013
how can i do that in c4d?
GGmax
10/31/2013
yes you Can ! watch it in youtube
NeoSkyNet
01/05/2013
Can I use Blender for create the bloc?
Toby
02/03/2013
Yeah you can, you need the very latest version and look up the 'Fracture' effect on Youtube or something, it explains how to do it :)
hosein of iran
12/18/2012
very very good.please teach slow and explain more about plugin and after envirenment.tanx my fat brother!!!!!!!!!!!
marcin bielak
01/04/2013
I have a question for you that I know a lot of people working on the program adobe after efects but could not you do a few dozen tutorialy Eyeon Fusion Program very cool program for composition and for many supporters adobe after efects certainly also come in handy because someone does some cool effects in adobe this program will be able to nicely blend in with some his approach to composition because it is a really great program, please think about my proposal, you will certainly satisfy not
only me but also the many visitors to the Lord page users will certainly be grateful for the sacrifice parunstu lessons dedicated to this great program. powarzaniem marcin of hare from Polish, sorry for my English but I do not know the language in the way I wanted so I used an online translator greet Mr. Andrew Kramer
Mandea
12/18/2012
The exposure trick with the z-debht... ah you are smart!
Mike
12/17/2012
Hi Andrew,I am from CHINA,do you know what we call you.
AK??
Matin
03/09/2013
AK-47.
Artem
12/16/2012
Thank you Andrew Kramer, I'm from Russia and I really enjoyed this tutorial I'll do, thanks to you
Monica
12/06/2012
Gangnam Style!
Jake
12/05/2012
How can you set a ground plane in Element?
In other 3d programs you can set a ground plane so that when you shatter an object, the pieces wont go past the ground plane so that it looks more realistic.
Can you do that in Element???
pranavjit
01/06/2014
element can't do physics simulations as it isn't a whole 3d program, its basically a rendering program which can animate as well. but it can't do complex things like simulations, you require a 3d program for that.
Khyati
11/30/2012
1's again thanx for this cool Tut
MerM
11/30/2012
Its was GREATZ~!
Philip
11/29/2012
brilliant!!!
Rafael
11/17/2012
your computer is 4gb?
echaz
11/09/2012
hye how to download this tutorials can help me,,download for free
aldair
01/10/2013
up the video
gopal
11/02/2012
i like it
Nash
10/31/2012
Could someone please answer this! I have bought all of video copilot's products so far and i am still learning as much as i can. I am now stepping in 3D as well and would like to know the following before i buy element 3D too. I understand some of its functionalities like particle replicator, animating 3D models etc. But apart from importing those 3D files made with other programs, can element 3D itself create basic 3D stuff from scratch, for example the rocks in the tutorial above? Or the 3D debris material from the meteor crash tutorial? Referencing the epic shatter tutorial, can element 3D shatter that same 3D ball? Anyways keep up the good job guys! I hope we can see a 3D package with some form of vehicles like a car and a chopper sometime as well. Will definitely buy that and also looking forward to 3D buildings and skyscrapers pack!
ColTrigger
12/01/2012
There actually is a reason why such 3D programs exist.
leon
10/31/2012
i like it so nice
Majd
10/30/2012
simply ... you are amazing ..
I adore all of your works ... to death
keep it up sir.
Gaurav Nema
10/26/2012
Cool . . !! :) Nice thing to use frequently with the 3d renders ;) awesum
Warren
10/25/2012
thank you very much! I will really be using this technique a lot, it shows more possibilities with element and ae, and I can add real rocket jazz to my current project. nakushukuru bwana!
nacer abd el rahman
10/21/2012
thx for this cool lessons in AE I' from algeria 15 year old worl whith AE CS4 I have some fun when I do effect in this programe
MathewHD
10/19/2012
NICE
logesh
10/19/2012
Great one man, thanks for sharing.
Daniel Donkor
10/19/2012
u are to much
KUSH
10/05/2012
Sir You Are Owsome, I M Great fan Of Yours, And i want to be a VFX artist ........!
KAntonio
10/01/2012
You're crazy man, You're crazy (Deep Slow Motion Voice)
Ono
09/26/2012
I Need this?
Dorian
09/25/2012
Thanks Andrew, very much appreciated!
mian farhan
02/16/2013
very nice
Adnan
09/24/2012
Hi,Andrew.
I like u.And u r the best teacher in this field.i have learnt many things from You.Thats why I Love u.not like girl friend but as your student.and this is my first mail to u.thanks.
coolas44
09/18/2012
i cant find the gun sound can someone help me!
Ali Shabab
10/12/2012
ok i find gun 4 u
IgorStar
09/19/2012
You can use one from the sounds folder in Contre Strike)))
Rodrigo Sbardelini
09/17/2012
Hello, Andrew would ask him to do more tutorials on camera movements thanks ....
frank
09/13/2012
And here i've been, trying to mask out individual particles. Huge time saver!
Ivan fernando Delgado
09/13/2012
Hola
Nick .F
09/13/2012
Andrew, is it too late for me to propose to you?
Nathan R.
09/12/2012
Hey Andrew,
Great content! One more thing that separates VCP from the others. Hey, are you responsible for the titles on the new show "Revolution", it just really reminds me of something you would do.
Cheers

Søren Nowakowski
09/11/2012
Great tutorial! At first I was like "Hmm, this doesn't seem so "cool" as all the other tutorials" but I take it all back... :) The epiphany came to me last night when I watched Avatar. And in one of the earlier scenes, you see a tower on pandora with a man walking around in it. Now, I'm quite sure the tower is 3D, and I wondered how it was possible to put a piece of (I assume) green screen footage WITHIN that 3D tower, so the footage is not just in front of the tower, or behind it... Well now I know ;) Thanks Andrew!
y.g
09/10/2012
Hi Andrew
I'm from Iran and this tutorials was really useful for me.
you are a talented and very good guy for sharing your knowledge for free.
pls share more gun and action tutorials.
malkom_x
09/10/2012
thanks superrrrr tutorials

AE + 3DS super......................
George Laird
09/10/2012
I was thinking if Sam had acted like he caught it and went down, it would look like a horror flick
marcin
09/09/2012
Andrew, you are great your tutorials are perfect greet marcin of Polish
ionut
09/09/2012
Hi,how i can render a object with shadow in cinema4d with transparent background,i know how i can make this,but i dont know how i can make this with shaddow on floor.
Wizzaygrafix™
09/09/2012
Thank You Brother Andrew For Sharing Your Knowledge With The World. God Bless You A Lot. Greetings From Wizzaygrafix™.
gabe
09/08/2012
great tut..but what about putting sam in? was that shot on a greenscreen? did you zpass him inot the comp?
Amr
09/08/2012
thinx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No Name
09/08/2012
Man I love you so much
Ramon
09/08/2012
Andrew is awesome, I love the way he teaches! Thanks for sharing your knowledges, they're helping me a lot!
Theoss
09/08/2012
Great tutorial !! Thanks to spend time teaching us for free !
Otherwise, does anyone know the title of the music of the sample video (00:16) ??
Thanks
Anderson
09/08/2012
Prarabéns ao Andrew eo ator Sam, muinto legal.
bom sou de brasil. e um pais que tambem gosta de seus tutorias.
Greg Frewin
09/08/2012
For us element owners can you explain how you get the second element layer as a z pass do we do this in element you never showed how to set this up with element. Thanx Andrew great meeting you at NAB hope you are going again oh and met Sam too he is cool... Cheers greg
Luke
09/08/2012
Absolutely Amazing
vfxpraveen
09/08/2012
super brother
Paul-Emile
09/08/2012
Hey !!
Thanks Andrew, I love you.
But I have a question, somebody know what is the frangmentation category used in rayfire ???
Voronoi, Proboolean, uniform ??
Thanks, (and sorry, I hope my english is good :) )
Namemonu
09/07/2012
helo
giloz
09/07/2012
hey andrew thanks for you tutorial but why didnt you talk about the shadows thanks :D
Edgar
09/07/2012
This one has to be one of the more useful tutorials Andrew has made.
Rogerio Nobre
09/07/2012
Hi Andrew! Very nice tutorial, you're the best! Thank you so much.
AlexShulga
09/07/2012
Dear Andrew - you will be a billionaire!
Samwelito
09/07/2012
Ha ha haaaaa. Forever u'll stay Andy.
RAJ
09/07/2012
hello Andrew sir,
very nice tutorial could this effect done with blender
Jack
09/07/2012
Please can you do an indepth tutorial on how you created the broken piece and how you got it to that realistic quality
NesAn
09/06/2012
I think it's fake! Not real video.
Amar rao tailong
09/06/2012
thanks sir
amazing
siNINails
09/06/2012
I've been following your tutorials for a few years now and I simply want to say "Thanks".
John
09/06/2012
The BG could use some sky replacement....
Kamru
09/06/2012
Very very thanks you teach us.you are great for us
HPS
09/06/2012
Awesome Blowsome Andrew Kramer :)
rathpiseth
09/06/2012
Wow...2 tutorials . Thanks so much ...!
Bobby radical
09/06/2012
The project files are .mov's not png's
jake
09/06/2012
you rock!!
Chris Francis
09/06/2012
Wow 2 tutorials in one week! thanks andrew! this is another learning for us thanks for your endless learning Andrew! god bless you! or Aliens bless you or what ever!
dean
09/06/2012
thanks a lot, very useful tip to use with ELEMENT.
Jad
09/06/2012
Great tutorial ! inspiring !
Ben
09/06/2012
Can blender do the physics simulation?
Luke
09/08/2012
Yes it can - look up a few tutorials on Youtube :)
Reziko
09/06/2012
Amazing Andrew Kramer.. you are king of motion graphics
Travis Wade
09/06/2012
This was a very useful tip, thanks for sharing..
wil
09/06/2012
Very easy to use! really good, thank you!
Rodrigo Sbardelini
09/06/2012
OMG video copilot in HD, liked this....it's amazing, Andrew return uhul....
David
09/06/2012
Very, very cool tutorial.

I thought I knew about Z passes, but it turns out I knew nothing! I use them to mess around with focus, nothing like as cool an application as this.

Real behind the scenes of Motion picture effects stuff, thank you \^^/
Ty
09/06/2012
Wow. That is infinitely helpful. Never even thought of that haha!
Dominic
09/06/2012
Wow i use z depth all the time but i use it for blurring the background, i never new i could use it as a alpha :D this will save me allot of time thank you.
Kristoffer
09/06/2012
Damn... i think you have made many tutorials latey and that super awsome thanks agian man.
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