68. Energy
• Create a complex energy scene with CC particle world
• Animate particles in 3D with multiple instances
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Tutorial Notes:
Project file contains the tutorial example as well as my original comp. Check out Tutorial #26 for camera shake tips.
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1,119 Responses to "Energy"
rob
07/30/2014
hi andrew how did you get thi colour footage?
Naeem
04/28/2014
AE CC is different. Camera makes the grid disappear, No options menu ? please update this tutorial with CC that will help a lot thanks
Jack
04/28/2014
Andrew you re amazing but just going so fast...
med
04/23/2014
i like this tutorialll alooooot
Tanvir Hossain
03/27/2014
Too much long video.
Next time you will make short tutorial.
For mobile internet user as like me.
Mike S
04/23/2014
Well firstly motion graphics is not an easy task and secondly he wanted to go into detail for the rest of us who don't whine and whinge about the length of the tutorial.
Rode
03/05/2014
I just want to ... I don't how to speak English ...
Neri
01/23/2014
hey how can i apply this to a woods scenary..
Elliot
01/02/2014
How do I go to the render settings in CS6??? For when you changed it to above floor? How do I do that PLEASE reply
justin
12/20/2013
i can't find the options tab when i insert the cc particle world effect
Daniel
04/29/2014
Inside the physics tab :)
B├Čnh
11/26/2013
I don't know if I'm just going blind, but the "Options" link seems to have disappeared from CC Particle World in After Effects CS5, along with a few other things, like the scrubbers.
eayen
10/27/2013
what for packs do i need to make this?
Corey
07/17/2013
I'm using CS5 and when I add a camera, the grid for the particle floor disappears. Is there any way of stopping this?
Rode
03/05/2014
I don't knowe how to speak English...
lydia
12/04/2013
I'm using CS6.every time i use the camera tool to toggle the grid, the grid simply disappears...
Sean Stebbings
09/13/2013
Update your After Effects.
mark
06/02/2013
how can i add an [removed]for example for the evolution of the distortion), i'm using ae6
akber zubairi
04/06/2013
dude how can i do evolution i am using cs4 plzz answer mee thankyou
Mr. Garza
02/14/2013
hey thanks guise
joe
01/31/2013
Hi (:
Ferdinand Klotzky
01/29/2013
Hey I've got After Effects CS6 and i can't find the options at : 1:43

Can somebody tell me hoe i can find it ????

Thanks Ferdi
Kenny
03/18/2013
Hey! The options is under a set of down arrow tabs. If you can find a picture of the old options lists in older after effect versions, then you'll see im correct. And in fact its a bit easier, being that its really organized. Hope this helps.
BoB
12/20/2012
my force motion blur isnt making a difference to my animation, help please?!?!?!?
Arthur
10/19/2012
i got an inspirations through this tutorial i learn on it thanks very much dear
Angela
10/17/2012
There is no " reset option" in AE6, I know where is the "ice" option, but have no idea about where is the "motion blur"
Mike Dragan
11/06/2012
For the motion blur just type "CC Force Motion blur" amd drop it on top of "CC Particle World". and for the "Ice" option, click on the "Physics" drop down, then click on the "Floor" drop down and its there in the "Floor Action" section. Reset is up at the top next to the "CC Particle World" name. Hope I helped!
RIEGI
10/15/2012
very nice man
Langraffe
09/14/2012
Man great tutorial!!! I loved it!! Reaaaaaly helpful! =D =D =D
Blaise
07/22/2012
To those AE SC6 users looking for "ICE" option:

Physics > Floor > Floor Action > Ice
Andy
09/19/2012
thanks heaps!
Kendell
08/25/2012
thanks I was looking for that forever
sudhakar
07/22/2012
so coooool..........
Nithish Raghav
07/16/2012
Hi can u pls tell where can i get the tutorials in pdf format so that i can learn when ever i have time

Pls help me to learn AE

Thanks and Regards
Nithish Raghav
asd
07/15/2012
Hey Andrew i cannot find options for particle world in order to make the floor like ice. Can u please help me...
Elliot
07/22/2012
in later versions look for floor action and pick ice
Juan
07/05/2012
Hey Andrew I'm new to effects period i was trying this effect on cs6 n i cannot find options for particle world in order to make the floor like ice. Can u please help me or repost an updated version on cs6
NickZ
06/18/2012
Hey Andrew, great stuff you have here!

I'm just curious why you needed to precompose WITH the camera along with the other layers?

If anyone can answer that'd be great, thanks
mandotri
06/05/2012
i'm using cs5.5 i've been following your tutorial very closely and i can't get my twister to twist while spinning (the serpentine motion)
hemant
06/03/2012
so cool work..............thanx.
arief
05/15/2012
mantab banget ... tnx andrew
farhad
05/12/2012
hey whats up :)
you are very very good man and very good teacher
i waiting for your next project

?????? ???? ?? ????? ????? After Effect
VicVic
05/08/2012
Would trapcode particular enhance the ffects caused to a greater effect or basiclly cause preety much the same effect?
Arin Nj
04/11/2012
Hey man thx...You are a great teacher...
yasirmohammed
03/30/2012
it'is just owsome

i like dis tutorial

beautyfull
koopa
03/30/2012
when following along to energy tutorial i can't seem to find my rendering options to change the texture of cc particles to ice.what are the steps to follow to find this option for mac users
twinsdesign
03/22/2012
ANDREW KRAMER IS MARADONA.
emad alanssi
03/16/2012
O.M.G
andrew
andrew
andrew
what are you doing
Amazing man
go ahead
keep going
thank youuuuuuuuuu
WTF
03/09/2012
OMG!!I'ts very complexited!
BUT VERY USE..(I can't english well..sorry)
Abe
03/21/2012
So why not use use own dialect/language?lol
Xosema
02/07/2012
Hi from Spain!

And I say I'm from Spain because here, these days, when we open Youtube.com, there's this Nissan banner in which they use this very scene.

They have almost not changed anything to it, only the color (blue-ish instead of orange-ish) and not much more actually.

I just can't leave a link to the banner, I've not found how, but I can to a couple of snapshots I've done. Hopefully it will be enough.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8335/vcopilotyoutubenissanju.jpg

Other that, thank you very much for your work, it's inspiring and educative at the same time. Well, and fun!

Xosema.
Nolan
02/03/2012
When I make the velocity negative it doesn't look like its sucking in like it does in the tutorial, and when I precomp it and reverse the time i can reposition the particles. I really want to know how to fix the velocity problem, any suggestions?
Zirwa Hara
02/03/2012
Great one man..and the humour was hahah
Toch
01/27/2012
there is no options in my cc particle world... What should i do?!?
Stevenson
01/29/2012
if its cs5 its in the physics settings to make it act as ice
Jesper Jee
01/27/2012
Wow! I looks so easy when you do it. I am going slightly mad here in Sweden because for instance when I make a new effects grid layer it directly disappears when I click anywhere, also when I create a new camera...I can´t move it before it goes away. Ideas?
Tim M
02/14/2012
In the Effects panel, click CC Particle World. The floor will reappear again.
joseph
01/20/2012
hey andrew i can't see any options at my cc particle world
Kenneth
12/28/2011
hey andrew um when i select cc particle world on the smoke layer the some disaapears even if i adjust it
Apocalypse
12/20/2011
Hey, im using CS5 and i cant seem to get the velocity down past 00.0? Its a brand new out of the box install. Is there something i can do to fix this? I followed this tutorial word by word.. I cant figure out what im doing wrong =/
sok lundy
12/17/2011
my effcets don't like your effcets so i can't do is video and onemore u talk so fast !
phil
11/21/2011
Thanks a lot ! Excellent tutorial.
nilas
11/17/2011
is those cc options in after effects ones you buy it ? or is it a plugin you' have to buy ?
wouldness
11/10/2011
how do you do this in after effects c5.5
Christian Rivera
11/09/2011
Hi Andrew! This tutorial was amazing...It surprised me when I rendered all this.. but it was so cool!!!
I am 9 years old. I download all your tutorials of 3D Max and After Effects. I like best AE... Keep doing new tutorials!
hamza
11/04/2011
i am using cs5

why cant i see the options for CC particle world ?
imran
11/04/2011
Hey..thanx for it
but i have one Qsh and that is not about this tutorials
im doning animation so im very confuse about decision
which is good Animation&VFS
Joey
11/03/2011
love this tutorial.. it could be a little better with some good auido :D:D

overall great tutorial
napapa
10/13/2011
thank you!
Jack
10/12/2011
loved this tutorial xD
sadra
10/07/2011
hi dear i couldnt find option in my effect panel "cc particle world" i use after cs5 in mac , please let me know how can i use this effect
yasir mohammed
03/30/2012
AE cs4
codes sikraha hu please give me sogesions
i am in india warangal kazipet
sok lundy
12/17/2011
oh ! your problam like me ! now you have answar yet! if you have ! you can talk me !
JD
10/06/2011
I can't seem to be able to bring up Opacity at 17:27 under medium orange. Help?
rabie dyab alsudan
09/22/2011
Is this more than wonderful
thank you
Glynn
09/14/2011
Great Tutorial Andrew..
This could make a great movie..

Imagine this..

A ball of energy generates it self in some dark back alley.
And inside it, is a man.. Except... it is not really a man, but its a machine sent back in time..

they could seriously make a movie here.. LOL.

ali
09/11/2011
man ur really good im gonna lean from u thx man
lulice
08/29/2011
thnx~Andrew~
TDS
08/21/2011
Great tut thnx.
yete
08/21/2011
great tutorial
Chris H.
08/20/2011
In CS4 when I <alt> click values (like position) there is no option or window popup to type numbers or anything in. Is there a different way of doing it in CS4?
Adobelover
08/17/2011
I can't see cc particle world's options panel so am experiencing difficulty to give it a motionblur. where is it? using CS5.
CADAVeR Kage
08/21/2011
at effect controls panel > find CC Particle World tab > look right from name of tab > between "Reset" and "About"
Ae person
08/20/2011
simply turn the motion blur on for the comp and the layer and you have motion blur
Kode
08/12/2011
Merci bcp
Tuto Très riche, accessible (meme au debutant que je suis sous fx) ... Et en plus super complet (plug in , fichier aep ...) BIG UP to the max !!! Bonne continuation a vous
nico
08/04/2011
Hey i have cs4 and i cant find cc world :( pls help?¿
Jetsz
08/05/2011
I think its not cc world try searching for CC particle world
abing
08/03/2011
??????
Nikola
07/27/2011
FeedEx Truck :D...
A.RAHMAN KHAN
07/25/2011
NICE TUTUTURIAL
Jonathan
08/15/2011
I totally agree! These tips and tricks are really useful, I used a variation of this tutorial when I created this magical spell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxCp_7iv6A
sid
07/21/2011
is there a way to make the building in the back and the street into 3d? so you can get different angels at the energy you created...
MA
08/15/2011
yes. check out AK's 3D crater tutorial about camera tracking. same idea. pretty hard and expensive stuff though
mgwami
07/20/2011
yess
ImpulsFTW
07/15/2011
I can set the Particles to "off"
Moysa
07/12/2011
hey thnaks brother
mustafa
07/07/2011
Thanks for the great tutorials. I wanna say I love you!
By the way,as when creating "sucking paticles" there is no "options" option in CS5.5(at least the one that I use), right? My guess is these options are spreaded in other titles. For floor->ice choice I go to physics->floor->floor action->ice.
Chris
07/07/2011
Thanks Andrew!
raven
07/03/2011
where could i find that smoke element? please
will stradley
07/07/2011
Download the project files and it will be in there.
Max
06/29/2011
Nice tutorial, after struggling a bit you really get the hang of it, after I finished it I went back and messed around with some settings to try and make it look better
Dan
06/22/2011
wow this is amazing. THANKS! its cool when you use puppet tools too
saman
06/21/2011
Thank you Andi.
Raju
06/21/2011
Nice
anh pham
06/21/2011
ur so kool. please keep up the great works.
Bob
06/18/2011
You can do the twitch effect with a exposure color correction and a color balance with random wiggles
Yohan
06/18/2011


i made this using action essentials, its funny :)
wow
06/15/2011
wow...
amazing..
Franklin
06/07/2011
What edition of after effects does Andrew use?
kratos
06/02/2011
hello andrew...very good tut but i have a suggestion...plss make a tut on how to morph someone or morph a still..please.
James
07/04/2011
You need special software or a special plugin to do that really well. You can cheat it just by using AE, but you would really really have to be good and it would take a lot of rendering power and time. Uses a lot of masks, etc. I suggest the plugin, "RE:Flex Morph" by RE:Vision but it isn't free.
Kelly
05/27/2011
Like Chazz, I too can't see the grid in CC Particle World. I'm also in CS5. I know it's probably an easy fix; I just can't find a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I love the tutorials and have learned so much!

Thank you!
James
07/04/2011
Under the drop down tabs in the Effects Controls panel, the first tab will be Grid & Guides. 5th down the list in that tab will be a checkbox for "Grid" and that will give you what you need.
u
05/17/2011
i dont have CC particle world!:(
Anuj Singh
06/26/2011
u should have ae cs3 or later for this plugin
Mark
04/27/2011
at the SMOKE part. line to lens convex and it didnt show up? help?
Townsend
04/21/2011
i cant find the option button for particle world on cs5
Tobias
06/20/2011
You can find these options in the effects-properties window. This properties were added to it. So you don´t need the option window of cc particle world in CS5 and CS5.5.
Demonbunnys
05/31/2011
This happened to me too! :/
Knaensr
04/14/2011
I love video copilot.. good Plug in for amaziNg Movie.. I like it!!
akash
04/13/2011
verynice
vic
04/11/2011
amazing
ethan nguyen
04/05/2011
you're so amazing
milad
04/05/2011
pro scores
Chazz
03/31/2011
HELP with CS5 Particle World:

When I create the camera layer, the particle world grid disappears, unlike in the tutorial, so I can't position it.

The box is checked in the effects panel too.
Kelly
05/31/2011
I found the answer. Go to "Extras" then "Effect Camera" and there you will find your camera option. :)
Joaquin
03/29/2011
Men, you are awesome. Am from Argentina, and i understood everything u said perfectly,(am not talking about your voice ^^) but anyway I could Do my own Energy ball:P. Thanks a lot.