115. Galactic Orb
• Create an infinite galactic zoom through particle energy
• Build the orb from scratch and animate in 3d space
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602 Responses to "Galactic Orb"
JonJon
08/26/2014
...and of course it turns out Andrew Kramer is cute on top of everything else.
salimvansar
08/08/2014
thaks a lot for this tutorial
it's great work with this futuristic motion
tayyab Shaikh
03/14/2014
great work but sorry to say that your words does not match to you work spare some respect for every one am very per found of your work on AE it disappoint me when you get shall i say rude.at your stage you should be showing father hood to your fans.i apologize if my words gave you the heart feelings not hard feelings.tayyab shaikh.
Mattarino
03/14/2014
this is really awesoooome ! *.*
Chet Tucker
10/29/2013
Hey Andrew! You say that the Optic Compensation effect looks like the level up effect from "Bejeweled" - whatever that is...but I think it looks MORE like the opening credits to the old (and better) Doctor Who episodes. You know, the ones that were two hours long and aired on Saturday nights?!?! Awesome...
asghar alihazara Pakistan
08/01/2013
Hi sir
you r all the tutorials,is very good. and i m very like.
Maarten
08/01/2013
F***ing great tutorials(i don't know if I can say that, but I just did), on top of that you make me laugh almost every time. That makes the learning that much easier. That guy from Starbucks... hahaha
Dominik
06/26/2013
Hahhaha, you have galactic tutorials, orb tutorials, energy tutorials and zoom tutorials. But you don't have galactic-orb-energy-zoom tutorials. :P
Lukas
06/08/2013
Soo... you just make a awesome multi-colored galaxie ball from a simple photo of the reflect of the glasse ?!......
That's what i call SKILL !
monsterfreek147
05/26/2013
tottaly off topic but you look exactly how i imagined... anyway love the tutorials
Hollie
05/25/2013
Hey Andrew your mouth is crazy when you talk but you are crazy skilled, thanks for the tutorial dude!
noel
05/14/2013
Mola mucho
RikTelner
02/22/2013
1 mach is
- 761 MPH
- 1225 KPH
- 3.97006044 × 10^-6 PPH

You gonna build starjet or what? :D
SATIAN
02/05/2013
I LIKE THIS!!!
Indrajith
01/31/2013
Awesome
Nick
01/30/2013
I'm doing this using CS6, and it's all fine until I have to create the new camera. I create it, and it does something different to my comp and I have no clue why. Then, when I add a null object and change it to a 3D layer, I can't move the null anywhere, it just becomes this thin red line.
If anyone can shed light on this and point out why this is happening, that would be much appreciated.
Izavolg
10/29/2012
that was awesome !!! xD
jAGMOHAN SABHARWAL
10/20/2012
V. Nice , thanks
jegathas
09/29/2012
Thanks to you I started using CS4 with much more ease and dynamism
The only drawback Is that the mine is in Spanish and some options are named Differently
but nothing serious ..
I want you to look at the intro That I Made Entirely combining several tutorials yours 85,115 and Vegas 93 and personal touches yours and mine
in the end you will see Add Vegas. quize give an effect as passing behind the ring but I could not :/ hahah
Anyway I hope you like and I'll go perfecccionando
I would like is make you tutorial on how to create a Name with vegas =)
if it was inappropriate incorporate the link of my video here
my sincere apologies
I use the google translator to express hope you is understand =)
big hug from Argentina dude
ALEXVEGA
09/13/2012
Hi Andrew, I'm trying to learn to use after effecst cs6 and I encounter the following problem in galactic orb tutorial you create a starting point, not as it is called, is located at minute 22:47, you say HIT START, good listening then I use the keyboard, and I wonder which is key in order to successfully complete the tutorial, you could show me how it works that key to create the orb!

Greetings from Norway, you are the best
Abel Flores
12/05/2012
When he says "star" he's talking about this key: (*). It allows you to create a marker.
Ezequiel
09/09/2012
hey what's up andrew!

Thanks to you I started using CS4 with much more ease and dynamism
The only drawback Is that the mine is in Spanish and some options are named Differently
but nothing serious ..
I want you to look at the intro That I Made Entirely combining several tutorials yours 85,115 and Vegas 93 and personal touches yours and mine
in the end you will see Add Vegas. quize give an effect as passing behind the ring but I could not :/ hahah
Anyway I hope you like and I'll go perfecccionando
I would like is make you tutorial on how to create a Name with vegas =)
if it was inappropriate incorporate the link of my video here
my sincere apologies
I use the google translator to express hope you is understand =)
big hug from Argentina dude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKmr-QTEp3o&feature;=player_embedded
Joe
08/15/2012
"I got two orbs, now we're talking!"
Made my day
abel
08/01/2012
i like ur works they r cool. i have made a lot of changes. pls keep on it
Eduardo Aguilar
07/18/2012
que buenas las animaciones que presentas en esta tu patgina web muy buenas espero con el tiempo aprender after effects gracias
Rodrigo
06/28/2012
Can someone please give me a hand?
Once I do the render the orb ball doesnt show up. All the other effects do but the orb is not there. On the preview I can see the orb and all but once it's redered only the other effects pop up. What am I doing wrong, I 've watch the whole thing again and haven't found the problem.
Thank you guys!!!
Mike
06/20/2012
"Let's set the value to 11"
"No, no, 25"
"Hell no, 50, F**K YEAH!"
"No well, maybe to 6"
"OK, let's set it down to 2"

(¬_¬)
Guilherme
06/18/2012
very nice.. thanks!!
Comedian360
06/18/2012
Hey thanks a lot for all the amazing vids you've posted here!
I just wanted to know do which expression to use for what effect? Like is there any list of expressions or is there any specific method to derive them or something??

som
05/23/2012
i couldn't fine option in my particle world
Choi Jeong Hun
01/20/2014
Ohhhhhhh~~~ i should watch the next part !!! i got it~!
Choi Jeong Hun
01/20/2014
me too have u found it? my one is CS6 T.T
michael hernandez
06/20/2012
Yo Andrew Kramer!!! Videocopilot.com is my number 1 favorite bookmark you SOB. Serious if you have any grunt work at videocoplot or if you need me to collect money from a non-paying customer get at me.
Toonfinity
06/05/2012
If you type "CC Particle World" in the search bar under, "Effects & Presets," it should be there. I am on CS4.

Cheers!
Z
05/22/2012
LOL CURVES
Brendan
05/09/2012
Y MY CAM CONTROL NO WORK!? ha
William
05/15/2012
I won't work if your timeline is at the beginning, try moving it foward slightly
prince waseem
05/06/2012
nice
Alex
03/14/2012
This is the first tutorial i watch, the host was pretty good, informative and actually very funny as well. Keep it up, thanks for this tutorial
Kyle
02/27/2012
Can you make a tutorial on how to make a nice 3D energy orb kind of like this but without zoom and stuff. I'm creating a film and I need a very nice energy orb. It must be 3D.

Thank you!
Darren
06/14/2012
Dude, no offence, but that's pretty weak. There are more than enough tutorials on this site for you to learn a whole bunch of different techniques which you could experiment with and use to make up your own effect. The site isn't called: GetAndrewKramerToDoYourWorkForYou.net.

Besides, learning different techniques, and playing around and experimenting and coming up with all sorts of different things is 98% of what makes After Effects so awesome and amazing to begin with. Don't be lazy.
Eric
01/31/2012
How many people googled Galaxy Studios after watching this?
Danny Cash
02/22/2012
Like 0
Hao
01/27/2012
awesome tutorial, lots thanks dude!
GDS
01/21/2012
Amazing clip.

Andrew you should do live tutorials once a month. It'll be awesome to see you just being you. Even if the tutorial is just a recap of old ones with newer touches or with more shortcuts.

ervin(avid fan)
01/12/2012
Can you please add captions to videos?
Shane
11/30/2011
Andrew, I'm sure this has been said somewhere in here already, but if not, go to youtube and check out the Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking Epic Rap Battles Of History rap. NicePeter uses the galactic orb when Hawking raps haha. Just thought it was pretty cool
John
11/21/2011
For those having the issue concerning the opacity map(21:00) If you are you are using CS5/5.5. Click the opacity may control you will see a rectangular box with the opacity curve inside. Place your selection tool in the top left corner, click hold and drag across to the top right corner. This will allow the particle effect to remain constant. Make sure the map is completely filled. Hope this helps.
Jaslyn
11/18/2011
Why in the world does your browser load so fast??!! I use Internet Explorer and it loads like a snail!
Adam Greenough
07/16/2012
You answered your own question there! IE. Get Google Chrome. :)
william
11/17/2011
can anyone tell me how to get the screen view like andrew has his please respond.....i want my screen to move when i click the time indicator...but as of now, i have to wait to see movement....so if im at 0seconds and move the cursor to 5seconds.....the screen doesnt move, it only adjust once its at 5 seconds.....i dont know how to explain this.....
Toonfinity
06/05/2012
Hey William,

I know this is late, but if you are still wondering how to go about having the video "move" while you scroll across the timeline, there is a "Live Update" button in the area above the Layers list. You should see about 8 icons there; it is the 2nd one from the left. Looks like a square within a square. You have to have that enabled (clicked) in order for your video to move while u scroll across the timeline.
Aarón
11/16/2011
God....i wish i had your talent...but ill learn...DONT WANT TO WORK AT NO STARBUCKS!!
Morgan
11/07/2011
I was drinking hot choclate and I almost spit it out on of your jokes lol.
Mr. Kupo
11/07/2011
@Lin: u have to turn off the grid plane in the CC particle world
freakyone98
11/04/2011
I don't have an options button for cc particle world :( I have AE CS5.5
Alphie Wily
10/22/2011
Thank u so much Andrew, u r awesome and very funny and awesome tutorial. Love it alots. Check out my galactic orb Introduction. hope you all like it. i use some sound effects and music from E.S. Posthumus, enjoy everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qIniqalRLw

-Alphie
jez
10/21/2011
what version of adobe you use
Lin
10/18/2011
I get alot of green crossing line controls beneath my orb. how do i turn these crosses off?
Lin
10/18/2011
I get alot of crossing line controls beneath my orb. how do i turn these crosses off?
Jared
10/13/2011
I laughed more then I learned, pretty funny
Chris
10/13/2011
Andrew you is my idol :P
Owsome tutorial...
Russell
10/13/2011
The speed of sound is 340.3 m/s (1225 km/h, or 761.2 mph, or 661.5 knots, or 1116 ft/s. Oh and thanks for the tutorial. It was a large help in my projects.
tbryan
10/06/2011
so cool...
uno
10/02/2011
Yo Pilots!

I have some annoying problems key framing the particles as shown in the tutorial 22:36++

i got cs4 but when i do as shown in the vid my particles always fade around "00250" and its driving me mad!

what i do is simply:
go to the 00100 and then click on the key frame thing in the effects control, then i move forward and change the Birth rate to 0 also as shown... basicaly i do everything he's doing but my particles still fades (they freeze around 00100 and fade around 00200)

help!
Jonathan
02/23/2012
I am having the same problem too, i couldnt solve it so i spent hours keyfreaming frame per frame, and it worked out perfectly
Jake
11/29/2011
I'm having the same problem! Around 200ish frames mine start fading out. I am doing everything exactly as stated in the video. I need help desperately!
prarit
09/25/2011
is this can be done on cs3?
James
09/24/2011
Great tutorial, great presentation, wonderful commentator, and most of all, incredible lens flares!

That's all you need to make anything look good: motion blur and lens flares

Thanks!!!!
Chelsey
09/16/2011
This was a beautiful tutorial. Thank you!
ahmed
09/03/2011
How do I get the files used in the work?
Chelsey
09/16/2011
I just took my own pictures. You need a camera, flash light, and a glass of water. Very easy. (I used the camera AND flash light on my phone.)
Kassym
09/03/2011
i don't think the audio sounded right. but i tip my hat for you, great work as always. thanks for providing the best (and bless god they're free) tutorials
vishnu
09/01/2011
r u using 5.5 version or 4
Elfedelazik
08/31/2011
Hey :)

I'm a kind of newbie and here is my little problem:

At 20:07, you go in to the options of CC Particle World.... And Arghhh !!! I do not have this choice but only Reinitalize and informations.

I have trapcode particular and the choice "options" is there for this plug.

I use AE CS5.5
So, is there something to do to have this "options" choice shown in AE CS5.5 using CC Particle World ???

Thank you

Elfe
Leon
08/31/2011
man i cant stop laughting while watching your tutorials xD, keep it up man
Mike
08/30/2011
You and your jokes, I actually had to pause the video because I was laughing too hard "possibly linked to his disdain for curves... I think this is worse than the original". Ridiculous. Awesome tutorial, I love how far you go with a simple snapshot of some caustics. Thank you for all your hard work!
DyzE
08/28/2011
I got ab problem at minute 26:50 when i type wiggle(8, and then use the "expression pick whip" and klick on slider, then i can see that the pc writes
" wiggle(8,effect("Slider Control")("Slider") "

but when i leave the box, an error appears:


After Effects warning: Expected:)
Expression disabled

Error occurred at line 3.
Comp: Particle zoom
Layer: 1 (Cam Control)
Property: Position

Daniel
09/27/2011
I think you´re missing one "end" parenthesis at the end of your expression mate.
Fullcrey
08/22/2011
Hi, I've a problem with my plug in "Particle world", when I launch it I don't have the same image as I can see in the tutorial. Here is a picture :
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/particleworldcapture.jpg/

If you could help me to fix this please !
Thanks.
Santi123456789
08/18/2011
hey andrew...how old are u?
kLe
08/17/2011
Dude. I cant find these Light A and B no where... can someone give me a link or something?
Anthony Matias
08/18/2011
Ummmm... just download the "Project Files". :)
Paul B
08/17/2011
If I do remember correctly he said that he got his own personal camera and took pictures him self, All you need to do it is a glass of water (To distort the light), a Black piece of paper (To allow it to be blended) and a flashlight (To create the patterns)
cameo
08/17/2011
man u have helped countless amount of people in an exciting field. making ideas possible...GOD!

although if you added 5 mins more to the tutorial and slowed between commands/changes. it may flow better. i seem to be pausing/rewinding alot to grab quick comments you make. maybe im slow...but im not the only one. i cant fault you in any other way, this tutorial rocks and so does the whole website.

hacker2000ificatable
08/16/2011
I thought you were older!
Thax
08/15/2011
Thanks so much for the tutorial man! You are seriously epic! :D
stephen oneill
08/11/2011
the machine gun joke had me rolling for so long it took me 10 mins to figure out where i was in the tut!! Andrew Kramer u are a funny guy
ASDF
08/04/2011
I need help! When i get to the part where I have to insert the camera layer, it won't let me change the X Radius and the Z Radius has no effect. Please respond!
AkilR21
08/04/2011
can u giv me the audio file please i need it coz it doesnt luk nice
Muhammad Firdaus
08/02/2011
Your tutorials are awesome & you also allow us to download the project files, thanks Andrew Kramer :)
darknos99
07/20/2011
Can somebody please send me the files: LightA and LightB???
Vaptor
07/22/2011
They're in the project files available for download.
zakir
07/06/2011
all the best
I want to this after effects tutorials

thanks
prashobh
07/04/2011
thanks for this tutoriol
Austin
07/03/2011
Wait, never mind, I found the problem. I set the duration to like 12,000 frames or something. - That's why it was going to take so long. :P
Austin
07/03/2011
A 3 minute render time?!?! My shows 5 and a half hours left. :S
Daniel
06/30/2011
How did he choose 300 frames at the begenning ?
He talks very fast and sometimes presses some keys and doesnt say which ones he pressed so I cant keep following his tutorials =(
Irmelin
06/29/2011
Inspirational
me
06/27/2011
lol galaxy studios is not that far from where i live
Daniel
06/25/2011
Just to answer your question: http://www.galaxystudios.com/
Luke M
06/24/2011
Just laugh my arse off watching these tutes. Solid gold!
Jefferson
06/23/2011
Hi, Andrew I´m Jefferson: Then my ball in the start of the timeline have a energy on the up of the my ball, it´s normal?

Thanks!!!
Matthew
06/23/2011
Thank you so much now i will make a teleportation effets using this method you rule !. party in the brake room
David
06/22/2011
This tutorial is awesome. Thank you. I used this project for a video I just finished. It looks great. I can send you a link, if you are interested. Thanks again.
henjin
06/21/2011
First: Andrew you are awesome!

Second: Oh my god! Mine looked like Disco Ball... so actually really partying with you ;)
Dave
06/21/2011
"Two Orbs... Now we're talking!" Awesome tutorial, thanks a lot!
soumitra
06/21/2011
O'sm
Can u show how 2 du sm Harry potter style effects
iko
06/21/2011
i really like your tutorials but why dont u include the pictures and sound effects in zip? I cant do the same things as u do :(
Jefferson
06/20/2011
Very Good!!!it´s Tutorial,congratulation by your work!!

Thanks!!
amr
06/19/2011
i've some problems in finding some effects & particles you almost use in all tutorials like (cc's & ll's etc..) can i find it as a plugins to instal on cs3 or cs4 & if i had cs5 can i find it Directly with the program
Jay
06/20/2011
The depending on what you are looking for the Cc's will be part of the suite, but if you are looking at extra sets used in the tutorials you can find a set of preset videocopilot and is downloadable for free look under preset :) hope this helps :) oh and new versions are also helpful as well cs5 had new and improved features highly recommend you get it :)
MARTIN
06/19/2011
Hi nice presentation! I have a site of social web here in brazil and, Im looking for a effect for my logo, do you sell service?
Thanks!
DzikuXXX
06/19/2011
Video not found. What happend? Yesterday i dont have any problems. Now i cant watch any tutorial.
nicole
06/17/2011
you rock
Oma
06/14/2011
Great tutorial, but i can't seem to figure out where the "constant" setting for the opacity map is on CS5. The closest thing I can find is "origin constant" which leaves the screen black the entire time.. Please help me.
Dario
06/14/2011
Thanks man!!!

This one is just what I needed! Thanks to you I landed a job on a network!

Keep up the awesome job that everyone at VC has done!
Kayleb
06/10/2011
"He was working there the other night and somebody robbed the place with a machine gun and shot him to death!"
Seriously, that was awesome. I was lying on my bed and watching my screen from from there, almost about to fall asleep because I was tired from the day and then I hear that joke and start to laugh, jump up and immediately comment on this video, here I go =)
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