82. Energetic Titles
• Use Sure Target preset to achieve advanced 3d moves
• Learn advanced tips and create "3d-looking" titles
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Tutorial Notes:
Works with English, Spanish, French & German versions of AE from 7 through CS4. The font is called NEWTOWN and is free online.
© COPYRIGHT NOTICE: You MAY use the preset in your work. However, this preset code is NOT authorized for any redistribution or sale.
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1,060 Responses to "Energetic Titles"
Aaron Poisson
09/09/2014
Mr. Kramer, how did you change the Blocks layer to blue so quickly? I just found that if a user presses:
Command+Shift+Y it will bring the layer properties dialogue box back up with the color picker. however, you just made the solid blue without that dialogue box coming up?

Thanks for the tutorial and your time sir!
JonJon
08/13/2014
My previous comment about this hasn't been published yet - but yep, you definitely have a problem with this preset, and it definitely occurs when you easy ease the keyframes. The first position on the slider invariably jumps around. From then on it seems fine. Admittedly I'm still a noob here in AE but I don't believe this is anything I'm inadvertently doing, especially because several others are having the same issue. Thanx
Ross
07/26/2014
I did this tutorial but at the start when the camera movies it seems to glitch well jitter back and forward before moving does anyone know what the cause will be
Jimbo
04/28/2014
Sweet stuff! Thanks
fadli
04/17/2014
makasih cuy (from indonesia)
Shree
03/20/2014
very nic bro thnq
shiva
01/16/2014
Thanks very much learned the good stuff. five stars
Jen
11/05/2013
Thanks for the tutorial. When I try to add easy ease to my key frames, I get an error. :(

"Bad Argument: Couldn't find effect named 'T-11' Expression disabled.

Error occured at line 13.

Can someone help. I'm using CS6 on a MAC.
Sahj
09/12/2013
how do you do that mask thing it doesn't work. I have Adobe After Effects cc
amanda
09/11/2013
I have one question. When I make the new Solid to make the backgroud it doesn't show anything. What do I have to do? I have After Effects CC.
sameer
06/29/2013
your tutorials is very best
vinod
04/05/2013
very nice
Ávanny
02/14/2013
This perfect and from now on I will start practicing more. Loved their explanations are perfect your tutorials have helped me and encouraged me to delve more on the subject of part of the video which gave such importance not before, but now studying for her instructions I see that it is not so complicated.
Very grateful for the lessons, master;)
hussain
01/23/2013
how do you change the name of the thing
Dum
01/22/2013
Very helpful, clean and easy to understand. Except for the part that include "Alt", that was pretty hard to heard what did you said, dude, haha.

Anyway, my ears are not so bad, so, thank you very much for a great tutorial <3.
jeff
12/21/2012
where can i get the particles?
Jake
12/22/2012
if you are running a trail version of Adobe After Effects, particles won't be there. There would be if you would install After effects with a serial.
Diell
12/05/2012
Love these tutorials so helpful
khalilzip
12/04/2012
Thanks Dude For Tuts
shahzad
11/27/2012
i lik this
Edwin
11/02/2012
I got confused on the part where you said "not this tutorial but the one your watching."
David
11/08/2012
his mouse was hovering over a different tutorial at that point in time
Eunice
11/02/2012
Hi Andrew,

great tutorial! the instructions were clear, however it was quite difficult at first since I'm using CS5.
Make more tutorials please and that would be really awesome!

Cheers!:)
Robert
10/09/2012
Hey man, you are good, no doubt about it, but slow down, there are also people, who want to learn a bit as well.
David
11/08/2012
pause button
Matt
10/09/2012
Hi, when I go to set a target, my text isn't centered in the frame. Also, I'm not able to move it to the center after the target is set. Can anybody help? Thanks.
Frank
02/01/2013
Dude brilliant such an easy solution thanks
David
11/08/2012
Pan Behind tool while the proper target layer is selected.
mark
10/02/2012
can you please slow down a bit. don't assume that all of your viewers are already experts. that is why you are teaching, right? some of us have just started using this software so we're just on the "noob' stage who really wants to learn and watch a very "informative" video. i can also notice that most of the times, you are clicking something while talking about unrelated subjects without even mentioning what you just did. it makes me just watch segments by segments repeatedly just to see if i missed something.
anyway, thanks for the effort. I know that you've been very helpful to medium to expert users and the like
rafa
04/16/2014
just watch some basic tutorials and then when you are familiar with the basics, come this tutorial again and you'll see it'll be easier to do, BTW taking your time to pausing the video and take a brake helps a lot
elFish
03/15/2013
Hi Andrew,
You are by far the most knowledgeable AE guy out there. But I have to agree with Mark. I have a terrible time keeping up. If you could slow down just a bit, it would be beneficial to us all. I have had to watch some 3-4 times pausing frequently to keep up with the project. Thanks for what you do, I don't want to sound jerky at all. Slowing down would be awesome.
Peace,
elfish.
isra
09/17/2012
simplemente genial los tutoriales congratulations!!!!!!!!
hope more tutorials
sos una inspiracion pa todos los q somos adictos ala animacion genial awesome job
peterdez
09/06/2012
It worked before but now something wierd happens whenever i move my null object. My FIRST, SECOND, FOURTH texts no longer move, only an outline which sort of moves behind the stage(WIERD). I suspect it happened when i was trying to type in wiggle(.25,250), i deleted all the codes before typing.I think i may have damaged my after effects software or something. PLEASE HELP!
peterdez
09/09/2012
Problem solved! Silly me! Live update was turned off...and i feel so embarrassed. Hey Andrew you are doing a great job!
Dima
07/06/2012
Very nice!
LAWRENCE
06/15/2012
Wooow..u're awesome..But plz how do i download the sure target preset...Teach me plz.
Meenu
07/19/2012
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/energetic_titles/

Click on the Project button. Hope it helps!
Nathan
06/14/2012

Hi how can I get sure target effect, I down load video copilo preset alredy but stil I cant get sure target effect. Pls Help
David
11/08/2012
have you installed it? If so, and you know you've done it properly, you have to restart AE so the program repopulates the library
hernan
06/08/2012
mi piace il tutto
Yhan
05/25/2012
i download the said project but cant find the preset..please can u help me, Thank you in advance
Aris
05/11/2012
I can't find the "Expression:Evolution"
Help
Heidi
05/10/2012
i have the same problem have you figured it out ?
benjamin
05/10/2012
its little hard to make on mac :D
tom
05/05/2012
nice tutorial bro
however i have a different problem here every time i play it in the beggining it moves up and down
i cant find any solution here

sorry for my english speaking because im a philipino
Slems
12/05/2012
Have you found a solution yet? I'm having the same problem.
Slems
12/05/2012
Have you found a solution yet? I'm having the same problem.
Conrad
05/24/2012
I think I am having the same problem. What is happening is when I get to adding the particles the position of the Sure Target Null Object zooms along the Z axis. From about -557 to 0 making the FIRST word bounce up and down. Any ideas?
lana
03/31/2012
Hey everyone and Andrew Kramer, I was wondering how can i get the soundtrack that he was using at the beginning of the video. I'm creating a trailer for a business event so if you know what is IT plz tell me :)
THANK YOU
Taco
05/08/2012
Keen for cock?
Tony
05/05/2012
The song is called Myself - Floor 55 I think. But I'm not sure which version it is.
deepak from south india
03/22/2012
boss i have a problem with your online viewing because my net is no speeder like yous so help me please give the link so i can download it(downloading is possible in my computer fastly)
Moz
03/22/2012
Man thats tigh, cheers
Wilson
03/21/2012
hi andrew. your tutorials are awesome. :)

however, i encountered a problem. Everytime i change my view from "Active Camera" to "Custom View", my background is lost, leaving a plain black color at the back (composition bg). I can't find a solution here. :(
My BG is still in 2D btw..

Thank You and more powers. :)
David Hentz
11/08/2012
Not sure what step you are on, but double check if your layers are continually rasterizing (or are deselected if they should not continually rasterize).
David Hentz
11/08/2012
Not sure what step you are on, but double check if your layers are continually rasterizing (or are deselected if they should not continually rasterize).
Heidi
05/10/2012
I have the same problem. Have you figured it out?
Heidi
05/10/2012
I have the same problem. Have you figured it out?
Jitendra G Surve
03/21/2012
Your are a genious man.. keep this great thing you are doing..
srinivas
03/19/2012
plese upload more tutorels yar.....
?khin
02/21/2012
I need new tutorials
HosseinMahmoodifard
02/04/2012
very very good in the videocopilot
Morigna
01/26/2012
YOU GO SOOOOO FAST SLOW DOWN BUBBA!
David
11/08/2012
pause button
Arbel Vaknin
01/17/2012
Hi andrew,

is it possible to download you lessons?
my internet is really slow and I hate that in the middle of all the great parts it has to buffer...

can I?
Dosia
02/24/2012
there is a "download tutorial" button at the top right corner of the movie :)

thanks Andrew. lov u!
Jerome P.
12/17/2011
Nice tutorial.. it's help me a lot. thanks Andrew
Joe
12/02/2011
many thanks, I'm really learning a through the tutorials. Too bad i have cs5.5 trial so i don't have some of the plugins :-/
ivan
11/28/2011
I've been watching all these tutorials non-stop.
Argil
11/25/2011
Dude, thou art a true AE Zen Master...I was just looking for a tutorial on how to use ST and watching it learned, like, 20 new shortcuts & new ways of doing things quicker and more efficiently in AE. You have made my day. Much respect and thanks!
Chul Woo Lee
11/21/2011
It was great Tutorial...
Tanmai
11/10/2011
Great preset!!!
Brady
10/19/2011
hey man. My sure target focuses on the bottom right and not straight on my text... I've done every step with precision, what is wrong..
Jorge
02/22/2012
Yups, me too, i´ve tried this from the beginning following instructions step by step and the null object/cam wont go the objects, just works in some strange way i dont understand.
Corneel
11/03/2011
i have the same problem
nilkamal
10/06/2011
hey andrew provide green smoke text project files for me,i like all your design and most particularly the green smoke one so send the ae project file to my e-mail as soon as possible
Of king
10/04/2011
wow man you amazing
Richard
09/27/2011
Hey there, I am stuck at about the 3:30 mark because I am having issue with turning text into a 3D Layer. When you do it the green and red arrows or the focus point is in the bottom middle of your text, mine goes to the bottom left so when I use suretarget to go to my text it focuses the bottom left of my text.
Charles
09/14/2011
Doesn't work for CS5 i'm stuck when you set keyframes for each layer, they don't move :(
Hunter Reehoorn
09/14/2011
I'm having some problems, once i put suretarget into play, i get an error message saying i have an error in the effect sure target in the posistion. could someone please help me?
Jonathan
08/31/2011
When I turn the elements 3d except for the BG I loose the ramp colour on my BG layer and everything just turns white


any advice
Julles
08/29/2011
It works in after effects cs5
Chet Tucker
08/24/2011
HAHA!!! FRUIT SMUGGLING....God, I hope it's not were my imagination first went...BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Poor Sam...always the butt of the joke...oh, well, he'll reap the FRUITS of his labor!! OH, I KILL ME!!! HAHAHA!!!
Ben
08/24/2011
Hey, I was wondering if you could help - when I add keyframes and change the preset, there is no movement from ONE to TWO, or TWO to FOUR.
How do I go about correcting this?
Ronnie
08/23/2011
I can't 09:15 help me plz
Jirka
08/21/2011
Hello, can i ask please? I dont understand words in: 16:23, 17:17 ... i must make a special click? Please help me... Thank you
Osvaldo
08/17/2011
Thanks for the tut....love the ending hahaha i have friends hahahahahahaahah good job man...for me you are a genius
fart
08/12/2011
wow .. so awesome
great job !!
loboo!!
08/05/2011
great, very complex!!!! but really awesome!!!!
Nick
08/03/2011
Every time I go to move the Null Object my ramp background moves with it, leaving only black in the background. I can't figure out how to lock the background in place for the life of me. Any help?
Mark
08/17/2011
you probably have your background layer set to 3D. Change it back to a 2D layer and it will follow the camera.
Kojin
08/02/2011
@ :45 I feel like i've heard that music before. Any idea where that music is from?
jeroen
07/28/2011
xD i saw this on the Tv this intro
sagars sana
07/16/2011
cool Andrew .u r too much.
Thiemo
07/07/2011
That's a fast computer you got there!
Ronon
07/05/2011
Hey, i have an problem. Im using AE CS4 but if i select the text and hold shift and than try to rotate than nothing happens.
Kevin
07/05/2011
Thanks so much for the tutorial!
1 epic thing: before the January 19th 2009 the font had about 500 downloads. The next week (After the video) the font already had 30k downloads. :)
Anton Rangel
07/04/2011
Sup guys, I'm getting an error:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YApEjrIMBxs

My After Effects is 5.5, the last one that came out. Well, when I don't press F9, the video stay cool, but when I cange the things by pressing F9 the video kind like lock for some time.
How can I fix that?
Thanks
John
07/03/2011
This is very helpful and a well explained tutorial.
Great Job!


Sam getting arrested Pic is hilarious.
Adelin
07/03/2011
Hey ya :D May you inform us the song's same used in the video (at 00:44) ? ^_^
Erick
06/29/2011
Really good TY ;D
This question that I'm gonna make u doesn't have anything to do with this video but hope u can help me. I'm doing a video in after effects, and I'm putting a bunch of Photos with frames, and each photo and frame are in a composition, so , when I duplicate this composition, to edit the image, the image of both composition changes to, so how to fix this, if I only want to edit one image? Hope u understand me, and apologize my English, I'm Spanish ;D
Heewook Lee
06/29/2011
Cool!!!

But I got a error lol

It took a lot of time to me(beginner)~

Thanks
Yume Gutierrez
06/22/2011
Steven Seagal, sure target. That's pretty funny and I heard Steven is watching your tutorials. Just kidding...
AFTER
06/19/2011
COµµµµµµµL.XD.NICE.PRIW
Luis
06/17/2011
hi andrew! i'm new at affter effects and i can't seem to find the orange background in the presets that you provided...please reply

Thanks!
Mike :D
06/02/2011
Hey,
Does the preset work with CS5.5 ?
Thanks
Breno Bigi
05/26/2011
win!
Chris
05/24/2011
Question: where do I get CC Particle World? I have some CC materials such as KernelBlur and Sobel but not the particle world? Perhaps someone can help?
James
05/20/2011
SOOO MUCH WIN
PhEoNeX
05/20/2011
then i press easy ease then it like hopping in the start of the film im makeing......annoying!
wahyu
05/17/2011
is very good your idea
q-WiLDz
05/13/2011
wheew.. I must buy new VGA card now.. hahha This tuts make me must to wait for 5 hours to rendering... hahah LOL
j-w007
05/11/2011
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matt
05/03/2011
quick question. I'm running AE CS4. How do I position my blue, 3-D axis tool from left on an object, to the center as you have in this video. I notice the null object focuses on that blue axis but my axis is positioned on the bottom-left point rather than the bottom-middle
Da
09/29/2011
NVM, got it fixed. Just change the pivot point on the text, then we can change the null box
Da
09/29/2011
I got the same question.
Can someone pleases help?
Thanks!
Da
09/29/2011
I got the same question.
Can someone pleases help?
Thanks!
Patrick
04/28/2011
hei Andrew,
u rock... great tutorials...
tc
pat
Maxwillz
04/26/2011
I really like you tutorial.. Thank you so much. :P
david
04/14/2011
how i make the sure target presset? coud yo send me the instructions?
mydevilEve
04/13/2011
thanks a lot! you are soooooo awesome! >w<
Aradhana Das
04/13/2011
very good quality, hard work, awsome, many thanks.
musashi
04/07/2011
thanks for the tutorials! it is awesome.
unfortunately i encounter this error.


"can't import file "suretarget1.5.1.ffx": unsupported filetype or extension."

need help guys. thanks!
Crizzy
04/07/2011
awesome tutorial. thanks.
but, i cant find particle world. is it necessary to have that,, bcoz Its in the tut. and I'm lost now, I dont know what to do next.
Bryan
04/04/2011
these are awesome
Nicole
04/04/2011
Hey Andrew.
You make awesome tutorials , thanks a lot.
I have one problem and I hope you can help me.
I downloaded the project in Presets , but when I write suretarget it can't find it . I use adobe after effects CS4 . Maybe that's why It can't open it.
Your Little Helper
04/05/2011
Extract the files from the zipped folder and then place them inside the support files/presets.
DrVibes
04/01/2011
These tutorials are the greatest. I was really surprised and they helped me finish my work projects on time. Thank you so much for the tutorials.