72. Meteor Crash 3D p1
• Create ground destruction in 3D Max using particle flow
• Render motion blur and shadows for AE compositing
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Tutorial Notes:
Using a skylight is an easy solution to soft shadows but for faster rendering try using an array of point lights in a dome pattern above your scene with shadows on.
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362 Responses to "Meteor Crash 3D p1"
RobbStark
12/17/2012
I just have Auto-desk Maya 2013. Will this work?
Pharaoh Newsome
10/29/2012
Brilliant idea for getting Particular! Who needs hands?
juggling
06/12/2012
i have 99 cookies.. because kramer ate 1!! :(
HOOMAN-TEXT
05/14/2012
thank you
Tarek
03/28/2012
Hi,I have problems
1.i dont have that kettle icon to render to picture preview in my 3Ds Max 9
2.When I start rendering,the view is like from different position and it doesnt show the background only the pieces
How to fix this?Please help
TheFinjamin
03/04/2013
You may not have the kettle icon, however you may have something similar, hover of the icons to see what they do!
Regarding the background, i afraid you will have to compisite it in after fx, which is why he rendered it PNG!
And ensure you have clicked the correct viewport before rendering, i.e. bottom right, (or wherever it is your working)
Sergio
03/09/2012
Where can i have the sound effect for the meteor?
Follow meteore
01/26/2012
hadi fi animation help me how to meteor i love effect please please !
Felipe
01/23/2012
Amazing, you have mad skills bro

Btw, why didn't you made that 3D debris part of the action essentials pack? It would be nice :)
Connor
08/05/2011
Last time i tried to render something a picture it made over 500 copies of it and spammed my desktop with it and stacked my stuff so it could fill the whole screen i dont wanna do that again so know the problem?
nick
10/13/2011
thats because you didnt specify a file destination for your sequence. next time make a folder on your desktop and make that your file destination
Thominha
07/03/2011
How do you render motion blur outside of a particle system? Is it in the render settings?
Alwin
07/02/2011
When I try to display the particles as the geometry I created they disappear. I don't know what to do... did everything like u. I selected my group in the shape instance operator and picked 'geometry' in display operator but they won't appear. :(

Help pls.
Dkidofart
06/25/2011
outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome animation...great job Andrew
Speedaway
06/14/2011
the letter 6?
SIVA vizag
06/08/2011
hi every body
this is siva

i am new to this animation. iaam a learner now. i need your help friends. why because i can't afford money in big amounts to learn. but i am passionate about visual effects and graphics. so first i am going on 3ds max. pls help me in learning it powerfully. i request you to tell me about free downloads of tutorials.
Billy
05/31/2011
(-_-) I'd blow my hands for this project.......
Maiuran
05/11/2011
i don't want blow my to get plugin. Do you guys have maya tutorial
Christopher Moulds
04/04/2011
Great tutorial. Love your sense of humor Andrew, you make the tutorials so much fun man. Keep up the good work and thanks for all the knowledge. Much appreciated.

Cheers
Shazi
03/11/2011
Great awesum tutorial,
thank you
simo
03/02/2011
I am Moroccan Thank you brother for the great lessons and effort that altering in order to satisfy the visitors liked the site very
Snakez
07/19/2011
Good job Andrew, and im Moroccan too !
anas ajeb
03/04/2011
phonomenal work dude !! and im moroccan to !
Chris Rendall
02/21/2011
That is one great tutorial, I just wished there were more people like you Andrew. I used the knowledge from this tutorial to put a meteorite in Doncaster town centre withmy video camera, I might send it to the local papers for a joke.

Thanks for this as I have been studying particle flow and this has just given me a little boost.
Great Stuff, and again thanks from the UK.

Chris
Ryan6781
02/07/2011
how did he learn all these programs
Jack Chan198347
03/29/2011
He Probably took a class in college on these stuff
Jackson Loth
12/06/2010
Can you make some tutorials on doing this in blender i cant afford 3ds max
Chris2005
01/19/2011
You can always get a demo download of max, which is a fully functional version, for 30 days, to do some of these tutorials, that require 3ds max.
kuki
11/22/2010
i wnts a job so what did i show in my showreel
kuki
11/22/2010
i want to make a good showreel so tell me what can i do? how to arrange clips n story plz help me
nikihil
11/12/2010
wooo man
raul camelo mané
11/11/2010
the book zone table.
sushma
10/13/2010
dis s awsom i need 2 more n more in dis site thank q
aaron
09/05/2010
Awesome joke LOOOL
mr
07/29/2010
my family is poor.. i love special effects and animation more than all. i hav no money for study the special effects or 3d animations but now u helped me.. thanks a lot.... im so happy..
Me
05/10/2011
Go to the autodesk website and sign up as a student. You get a large amount of products for free (such as the one he is using (3DS Max)) only for signing up and it's completely legal.
Joel Di Costa
07/24/2010
good!

bye

Joel Di Costa
O.Najjar
07/13/2010
Hi How are you mr.andrew ? i hope you are so fine and blessed .. i just want to thank you so much for this useful and so helpful tutorial and i don't just thank you for this tutorial , but for this amazing site and the very best way you did on this , you really help me so much , but i want ask you something please:

Could you please make this tutorial in cinema 4d ? like a PDF file or something like that ? because i lost when i try to do 3dsmax work on cinema 4d ?
Thank U so Much :)
noname
07/13/2010
help me please!!!!
presents to me please the road_explosion
it is very necessary for once young designer!!!
I will be improbably grateful for you!!!!!****

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???????? ???, ??????????!!
?????? ???? ?????? the road_explosion, ??????????? ? 3d max-?. ???? ????????, ?????? ?????????????
???? ?????????? ??????????!!!
elton
07/05/2010
hey andrew....what is the use of track point in a video when we make a explosion video?...i am very curoius because i think the track point is "useless?"...i hope you answer my question....pls send your answer to my email account eltz_ton@yahoo.com
Bjarke
06/21/2010
loved your invisible casino fun joke! n1
Ryan
06/20/2010
And then ill punch him in the face.
Titoun
05/29/2010
y dont have this plugin help meeeeee ===>s.saido@hotmail.fr
danger
05/23/2010
GREAT
ravi
05/09/2010
hi Andrew cool stuff great its helping me in many ways thanks
Darbari
05/03/2010
Andrew,
simply awesome...(Y) only in this way i learned alot Andrew..,
Marco
04/17/2010
hi this video is really cool what you did, but you know how to do these stones in cinema 4d?
Gustavo
02/28/2010
YEAH XD
I like
but, I use Omni and not Skylight, cause, my computer is a s**t T_T
the only problem, is the shadow, out this... very good ^^
pretty cool tutorial
PLEEEASE, MAKE MORE TUTORIALS IN 3D STUDIO MAX!
thanks ^^
rogers
02/19/2010
this is a tut of class man you got 3d in the palm of yo hands. thanx a bunch
LuiSerrano
02/19/2010
Great and awesome teacher!! xD.
Hammam
02/19/2010
are you sure this is AE tutorial ?
Sio
02/04/2010
ur tha best
goran
01/25/2010
Ok, now i know it, thanks andrew!
goran
01/25/2010
why there is not project to download?
irsan
01/21/2010
as always, awesome tutorial, i've just make my own on this one :) but i can't figure out how to create a multiple deflector though, i have a floor deflecor
tebe
01/15/2010
thnx dude.
aftermax
12/27/2009
superb nice!! thanx anrew!!
kier
12/06/2009
rofl that joke at the beg , blow ur hand off sue the company , i pissed my self!
Dange
11/25/2009
Heyy...very nice tutorial - but can you make this tutorial for cinema 4d too ... pls :D
ishaan
10/29/2009
Andrew superb man ...... m so happy .... want to be like ya n i ll be ....god bless ya ....
kai
10/22/2009
ur are best editer i know but i use adobe photoshop cs4 and i already made a lightsaber effect and thats all i made my own cuz i cannot inport any files u set here same as i wanted to download the crash landing files i downloaded the map 72 and 73 i can only inport the tree pictures but not the crahlanding raw and street explosion i had seen u where using quick time player so i downloaded it and made it standard opener of the files and i still cannot import it says: after effects error: cant import file street explosionl.mov unsupported filetype or extension ( 0 :: 1) it sayd the same when i import ur lightsaber the 3ds max is to hard for me cuz i am only 13 years old and a beginner i started with pause videos so i can walk trough walls xD and than the lightsaber and now i wanna have meteor hope u have a option for me how to import the files really ty and verry good tutorials u have ure awesome
Emerson Paul
10/21/2009
Andrew Kramer is one of the best i've ever seen! he's a master! i want to be like him someday!... Goodluck!
Philip
10/15/2009
Can i sue you for making me blow up my hand and not getiing money from the fireworks co.?
marcel
09/07/2009
andrew, help me ,i dont have 3d max how to do this effect in my case
sdfdsf
09/02/2009
That's POWA! Thanks Andrew, u're DA man!
Hardi
09/01/2009
Very good!
TARIQ
08/21/2009
nice i m big fan of you..??i m from islamic rebuplic of PAKISTAN
Michal
08/17/2009
You are Best man....

We love you

Czech republic
jackal
07/30/2009
it is very nice
thanx
paul
07/29/2009
andrew, you are awesome!!
Justyn
07/22/2009
Thank you so much Mr. Kramer. I've incorporated a meteor in my series and I'm very proud of it.

www.youtube.com/hmphreydumptee
carvers
07/22/2009
it is so cool .thx
sameer
07/21/2009
you are rocking andrew !!!
SiH
07/01/2009
Hi Andrew,
This is my first time i'm trying one of your "real-life-tutorials" with my new videocamera.
I hope i'll understand the tuto, because i will brag to my parents that made this :D

<3
Joseph
07/01/2009
awesome, cant wait to do it.

when i grow up, i want to be a Andrew Kramer
to nviangaoä
06/14/2009
hey middle drag...you probally have 2009 if you look at the top right hand corner of all view port you have a cube... click it drag
Gurnis
06/13/2009
Hint :)
if you want shorter render times in 3ds max instead of using "motion blur" use [blur --> radial blur --> zoom] in after effects ;)
wdfre
06/09/2009
it is very cool
nviangaoä
06/07/2009
what is MIDDLE DRAG -.-* (2:45)
#%&!ing shit i cant do anything!
omoluku felix
06/06/2009
you guys are too much,how can i get your tutorials to download?
khanjany
05/31/2009
nice dear very excelent
S M
05/24/2009
This is amazing, i shared you'r site with a few of my classmate and now our homeworks are much better looking. since our teacher for After Effects SUCKS ASS we have to look for other ways of learning. this site is the best, you are our saviour!

All hail king andrew!
Buchanan
05/15/2009
OMG, I just can not tell you how good you are Andrew Kramer, you have Alex Damon calling you an after effects god, you are just that good you can do anything on after effects with a free plug-ins of course.
Eric
05/11/2009
I have the New After effects CS4, along with 3DS Max 2010. Will you be giving tutorials based on the NEWER versions?
Erlend
05/11/2009
CAN I MAKE THE METEOR CRASH IN THE BULDING?
lumkile
05/11/2009
I swear you are the most awesomest human being in the universe Andrew Kramer!!!!!!

Could you please post more 3ds max pflow tuts on your site?????????
tottys
05/04/2009
very nice tutorial but
the firework company gave me only 20 dollars
AdstedoBmxsta
05/04/2009
WOW! andrew, you never fail to amaze me lol. thanks for this amazing tutorial.

heres my attempt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttlY1GtPvYk

thanks again
Albanian
05/01/2009
thats impposible great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Thank Man Andrew

For Me You are the best just continue with the tutorials
andy
04/25/2009
Damn, i dont have 3ds max :'( could you do a blender version, or is that to crap for it? Really want to do this effect
Benjamin
04/13/2009
How can I do this for a mac using cinema 4d

?!
Salvador
04/12/2009
hey this is a very great tutorial!! really but dont you wanna do it with cinema 4d??!! cuz im trying so hard to understand you with 3ds max and i think so much people more but if you can do it pff you will be the best xD
jd
04/08/2009
greatest tutorial ever
jason
04/05/2009
andrew your the best please keep making more tutorials
Calvin
03/11/2009
Hey Andrew thanks for tutorial... Here is a video that i did with it

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vidhu popli
03/09/2009
hello , great tutorial .... but i was wondering ... can u give those textures?
Grex
03/04/2009
Incredible, i wanna learn more about 3D.
alix
03/01/2009
AWESOME! Tutorials you rock kramer
Farrukh
02/22/2009
Hello
You are great work.
You are the best
Diedke00
02/10/2009
Omg andrew u rock !but now i got a 10 for school =D
Kyle Hatch
02/06/2009
you are a god
Darren
02/05/2009
thanks alot your tutorials are the best.
All the way from Ireland, whoa!!!
venkatgrafix
01/16/2009
great tutorial, thanks man... from Chennai,India
V3N0M
01/13/2009
great tutorial, i learned more about PF Sources. i like your jokes too xD
epitoxemia777
01/12/2009
looks like u have a lot of people that love u =), great tutorial by the way
Johnmiller
01/10/2009
that was incredible
attractive
12/21/2008
way 2 complicated for me! cool, but a little over my head. I love the other ones though. Also i dont have 3d max cuz its 4000 bucks.
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