97_P2. Lightning Explosion Part 2
• Animate a person exploding from a lightning blast
• Composite footage elements from Action Essentials 2
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Nov 02, 2009
Tutorial Notes:
Be sure to watch the previous tutorial for creating the lighting strike!
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220 Responses to "Lightning Explosion Part 2"
khac qui
03/13/2014
please give me source file in profect ! thank add
Name Gopinath
02/02/2013
So Nice EffectsIs Verry Verry Thrilling
juan pablo
09/13/2012
Andrew I'm stuck!!! i don't know why when I came back to my principal comp "Footage" or "Output" the explosion is not in there!! I don't know why, is the first time something like that happens to me... please I need help! I'm about to finish it with a unlucky skater!
Forebilden
08/01/2012
know this tutorial is old, but nothing of this works man, there is no effect called CC pixel poly, found one called shatter, but when I ad it there is no picture att the shatter pieces, everything has missing textures.
FaeLock12
05/06/2014
i have the very same problem dude I have pixel polly but the effect makes everything go black
FaeLock12
05/06/2014
i have the very same problem dude I have pixel polly but the effect makes everything go black
geoffrey
07/31/2012
nice
ibrahim
07/27/2012
How can i get Explosion plug ins for after effect.
Cole Skory
04/04/2013
You have to buy his Action Essentials pack! Hope this helps!
Cheers
LAWRENCE
06/15/2012
How can i get plug ins for after effect.
guevoman
03/21/2012
Andrew

You are a magician.
Thanks for this tutorial.

Best regards.
vicky
02/03/2012
WHY is it so expensive to get to know "knowledge". just so you know, i downloaded AE CS4 for free.. you know, using crack, keygen and stuff. will that be okay IF someday i buy your products. would it be work. please someone ANSWER if you know..
BINYAM
01/21/2012
WOW NICE VIDEO TUTORIAL HOW CAN I LEARN THIS VIDEO EDITING





THANK'S
Deepak Batham
12/09/2011
hello
andrew sir
i am fresher and search job so please you advise me so contact me 91+9806943123 i am a poor student
Warr
11/29/2011

Hey, I think that this is a great tutorial, I'm a beginner in after effects, I'm school trying to learn it, I will try this one, I have one question its the image just a picture of a person or a video of the person moving. Cause if not you should show how you got the picture move, but i think i know how, when move the background.
AEintermediateUser
12/02/2011
In part 1 ("Lightning strike") he showed that it was a video of Sam running and then acting as he had recieved an electrical shock.
glenn
10/06/2011
amazing but so hard for me.. (just a beggner) :p
MrFendy
09/07/2011
So hard for people who cannot understand english..
Kpbino
08/03/2011
???= =
mjjmk
05/20/2011
using this for a mortal kombat fatality as raiden in a claymation, which was epic because andrew mentioned MK in the last tutorial
David Beckwith
03/19/2011
So cool....!
Jonathan Oren
02/21/2011
I think I know how you got your blood FX in the action essentials pack. YOU SADISTS! :D
ben
02/19/2011
dude, pixel polly wont work, i drag it on and my still frame disappeared
milli
07/22/2011
Why does my still disappear when i drag the pixel over it?? please help! and Andrew is like a 20 dan blackbelt of After Effects!!
Dude McGuy
03/16/2011
The same thing happens to me, did you find a solution to the problem.
tim
02/17/2011
is it just me that saw this, when he adds the force motion blur it says "motion blur sam"! hahahahahaha
Mark Solomon
02/17/2011
Nice stuff out there.
Trevor
01/17/2011
Andrew,

In need of 48 hours a day, coz i need time to watch your amazing tutorials.

whether they are 5 minutes or an hour in length, they keep me focused and make me watch each and every frame...

regards
Diego(Spain)
12/12/2010
very very good i love your job
DennisDF
12/12/2010
Perfecto, los tutoriales son muy buenos, bien explicados....
Sema
12/02/2010
very good! please do more smt like =)
hello from sunny Georgia
Nitin
11/17/2010
Andrew Kramer is great, I become fan of him, his name have to be Einstein because every time he presents innovations..illusion...he is great
Swingtime
11/10/2010
This tutorial is awesome Andrew. The whole site is awesome but there are so many small things you learn along the way in this one, it really opened my mind up to thinking in a VFX kind of way. So many small elements make up the whole.

Anyway, everyone check out my version of Lightening Explosion.

http://apps.facebook.com/moviewebfest/showentry?entryurl=/contests/showentry/641409/null/4
Blerim
10/12/2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywxxdX80wgU
Thanks teacher - Andrew Kramer
altaf
09/02/2010
classic dude! classic
DiDi
08/27/2010
It's good I took it in the folder Permiere Pro CS5 and it works: p
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5\Plug-ins\Common\RoughenEdges.aex
GOOD :D
DiDi
08/27/2010
Where this is the effect Roughen Edges ?
I use After Effects CS5
shai
07/11/2010
hey andrew thanks for the awesome tutorial u rule



but it doesnt seem right without the sound effects
if it would be possible can u tel me where you got them
thanx
Dave Summers
06/15/2010
Here's my attempt. She wasn't wearing shoes, so I got to skip that part

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5E8Za3IzgA
Chirag
06/09/2010
Thanku So Much Andrew Sir For such great Tutorial.
Josh1511
06/06/2010
This would make for a great district 9 effect. Great tutorial as always!
e11world
06/03/2010
Very well done Andrew! I totally love it and can never get enough of your tutorials. YOU ARE an AfterEffects God man!
metalrachid1
05/20/2010
you're the one Andrew, all your tutors are great and you're explaining in a very very nice way making us waiting for more and mora of your tutorials thank you so much take care and thanks to Sam too :) he's like a war machine always ready to follow orders and even die for us :)
Rezwan
05/19/2010
hey dude...nice tutorials....but sadly..im new with AE so,i dont have the plugins that you used..pretty bad for me..cuz in my country,its hard to find VC Plugins that you used in your tutorials...though,i can catch up something from your tutorials and i'll try to make something different..my current plugins that i have is trapcodes...anyway,your awesome and kind..thanks for these tutorials you made..well done!
Wedge
05/03/2010
Decided to go one step further with this concept and make it just my head exploding. I masked out my head as my body slumped onto the table to make it appear as if my lifeless and headless body was slumping over. Posted a few weeks ago, just getting around to mentioning it here. Thanks Andrew!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT4LAiITpOQ
praful
05/01/2010
great tutorial as usual thanks andrew
Michael Brown
04/22/2010
Hello everyone, had a fun time with this one and thought I would share.

First time posting here.

Andrew VC team, thanks for the great tutorials, they've been incredibly valuable and I've enjoyed using the various packages I've purchases since... Great community you've built here and look forward to watching the development in the future.

Downtown MikeBrown

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



prabhu
04/08/2010
where i can get the lighting strike video
c.sosa
03/25/2010
man, that corner pin trick for the sky was totally amazing!!! Best regards from Equador
tetsu
03/12/2010
amazing
Ravindra Devkate
03/10/2010
nice one
ramesh
03/08/2010
can anyone tell me hw to download the video
Vanni
02/17/2010
Thank you from Italy!

ps: can you attach the sample af project
alexander francis (kraimers fan club india)
02/04/2010
hi kraimer ihv gone through lot of tutorials but first timr in my life i obeyd you as a teacher in your tutorial cz u know how to teach (speacially the games you play ,sharing your lifes experiance with us )is great we dont feel like we r watching a tutorial .keep up the good job and teech us a lot


alexander francis
andrew kraimer fan club india
erick Castrillon
01/31/2010
I posted the wrong link :( --someone else's link.

here's the RIGHT link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCf9z1fd2nU

Again, this is my bulldog exploding because he ate the "Do Not Eat" meatball.

Thanks Andrew. Great Tutorial!

binu
01/20/2010
waw...thanks bro.../m pro now!!!
Wrenthereaper
01/20/2010
Hey Andrew,

this video is a direct descendant of this tutorial. but i believe it to be significantly more gory, while retaining realism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCeKO13e044
Ben Stanley
01/09/2010
Andrew... your the man..... I have been following your tutorials for the past few months and i am amazed..... I have been making heaps of AE vids and publishing them to youtube.... check them out...

http://www.youtube.com/user/eternalninja0

I love how you make them so customisable and that is awesome...... keep going man... everyone loves you!
Josh
01/09/2010
Nice one! This also reminded me of what happens when people get hit by the alien weapons in District 9. Pretty cool!
orin
01/06/2010
i must also agree with troy, it does look like the effect from district 9. perhaps this tutorial could be used to recreate this effect...
Troy
01/04/2010
LOL that looked just like the lightning gun from District 9
Grayson
01/03/2010
I just finished following this tutorial to a "T" for my personal entertainment, and lemme tell ya, it was worth it so I could see the end result in full detail. I'll definitely use this technique for blowing people up in the future! Thanks Andrew!
deepa
12/28/2009
this site is very nice. m happy to have such a nice site.

thanks a lot

deepa
VideoCopilot Mania
12/23/2009
Why we can't download the footage ??? :( Please post a link for downloading the video with Sam please ! Thanks for the tutorial dude ! Video Copilot are the best team !!! And Sam is the best actor :D

Merry Christmas from Bulgaria !
Asif Mukhtar
12/22/2009
very very thanks Kramer, I really enjoy
Alex Ruiz
12/15/2009
congratulations man! you're the best!
Great Work!
chuckarama
12/12/2009
YOU KILLED SAM!

YOU BASTARD!
FaeLock12
05/06/2014
nice south park reference
Shuvo
12/11/2009
Awsome thanks for this all tuterial..
sagar
12/11/2009
nice...dude...lovely one
here is what i did...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0smAg9vWW0
Mustafa
12/09/2009
Hi,

I am Mustafa, a Multimedia Teacher in Melbourne, Australia. This a great site for my students. Every one loves your site in our college.


Mustafa
Melbourne, Australia
Adi
12/06/2009
thank you very much...... I like this video
Fabien Lesbordes
12/04/2009
Hello mister Kramer,
A great thank for all these explainaition. I am getting better, here is my last animation.
Best regards fron Pars, France.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbd6df_happy-christmas_creation
Alfie
12/04/2009
awesome tutorial, ive always liked mr andrew kramer. i worship you mr. kramer! Thanks.
ZAK
12/04/2009
thank you master for every thing
nizar
12/03/2009
hello Andrew thank you 4 ur beautiful nd amazing tutriols i just want to tell u that i'm so made about VFX and i hope to continu my study's in america or canada so you welcom nd i enjoy playing after effects thank u :)
Chathurya
12/02/2009
Wow!!!
issamlestar
12/02/2009
Awesome tutoria..... you make me feel trong ....thx teacher great tutorial
Darklight
12/01/2009
wow

WOW

W00t!! nice one there. and btw, nice work at the new plug-in! :D
Alex
11/27/2009
Great tutorial

you are awesome :)

i'm looking for a tutorial: how to make a teleport effect

Róbert Knaurek
11/27/2009
This is Beautiful VFX

Here is what is made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQPnJrCueL8
said
11/24/2009
god bless you ..
Your tutorial is great ... I was very impressed
.. but can I ask you something, can you help me
to display the tutorial about the bullet holes
You're a good teacher .... thanks ..
sakura
11/23/2009
can you do an tennis theme
kaali
11/23/2009
sam wud have to die to make this video if andrew wouldn't have been dere wid AE...lol
Shonchoy Khan
11/19/2009
Brilliant tutorials
here is what i made
www.youtube.com/shonchoykhan

Shonchoy Khan from BANGLADESH

TNC
11/19/2009
just great!
FranticMedia
11/19/2009
Its me again.
The link i have post one post befor this one is messed up, youtube deleted the video. I have reupload it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kycuCJu8wnQ
Franticmedia
11/18/2009
This time, i have create a much much better one :D

Check it out people, and pls rate/comment it.
Thank you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJK4koJ9vWY

Thanks alot andrew, your tuts are kick ass stuff :)
mr.gex
11/18/2009
wow thise is fantastic .ilike this
Morteza-MH
11/17/2009
wooooooooooooooooow
Jayesh kumar
11/17/2009
Thank you Andrew. You have shown us the way to Visual Effects by your tutorials.

Thank you very much

Jayesh kumar
India
Mark Smith
11/16/2009
oh my god!!!
who needs action man when you got action essentials...

Andrew Kramer - The Greatest Hero Of Them All!!
christian da Silva
11/16/2009
Dear friends of the blog video copilote, I live in Rain Forest in the Para state in Itaituba, I have all yours video guardianships and learned much with them, I am thankful so much. I would like you make video guardianships on a modeling of a camera model Panasonic AG-HPX500 in 3D Max.
Thanks, Christian Da Silva
Adam Fulawka
11/16/2009
Dear Andrew:

My continued employment is due to your good graces. I figure I owe you about half my paycheck, so you can expect 20 bucks in the mail.
Shaani Ali
11/14/2009
Only I've one word to say for your all afforts.. awsume..
stdio_one
11/13/2009
Wow, truly awesome, great job as always.

Thanx lot Andrew
s0so
11/13/2009
u are good men!
jt1138
11/13/2009
Reminds me of that effect from District 9...just add some raw hamburger...
Jarmo Pohjaniemi
11/13/2009
Best AF tutorial period.
Isobare
11/12/2009
i am addicted for you job andrew
A-Lee
11/12/2009
all i can say is ... "wow"

takes you close to an hour to do such an amazing job.. i would have taken atleast a full day to do this and still not be as good as you..

amazing job.. keep it up!

(wonder if u read all these comments lol)
koko
11/12/2009
I really love your work but man but this time i'm disappointed. Why it has to be lightning and blood? That's cheap! We want to see more blood! Let's cut the head off! :/
Mc Borie
11/12/2009
Thanks andrew !!
I love video-copilot !! you're a great man !!
I'm french, I'm 17 and this is my favourite site !!
Good job !
We love you !!
Panco
11/09/2009
DUDE, best site EVER!
Duke
11/09/2009
Incredible !
I love this effect
atul
11/09/2009
mind biowing keep it up
Black Houck
11/08/2009
u are good man
Balace to u
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