136. Metro City
• Use the new Metropolitan with Element 3D to create a realistic city title
• Use Randomize Angle feature to distribute buildings into the scene
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Jan 22, 2013
Tutorial Notes:
Location of the Skyline images:
DocumentsVideoCopilotMaterialsMetropolitan_Skies
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147 Responses to "Metro City"
Austin
04/26/2014
where are the 4k maps... you said that they were included but i cant seem to find them
Jesse
04/22/2014
How do I create the "Scanning" effect at 00:56 of the tutorial 136. Metro City.
tamiraa
04/17/2014
like
sidsniffles
04/14/2014
Way cool! Now...I'm just waiting for the, "Suburbs/Slums/Jungle/desert/Ancient Ruins/Alien Planetscapes...and the list goes on...and on!
I know it'll be Fantastic!!! :D
kinda ticked
02/21/2014
iight iv read forum after fourm iv watched ur tatourl a thousend times spent countless dollars an i still cant get passed the fukin cam yo once he makes the new cam in layers im lost cuz i cant move any of the buildings i just move the layer the cam doesnt do anything for me
grammar school
03/11/2014
well take the camera tool and rotate the camera or move the camera ( press c )
because you dont ove the building, you move the camera around the buildings

imagine it that way your camera is a helicopter and flys around the city.

to get to the camera tool you press c. Now there are different types of camera movement

rotating( well its rotating )

parallel ( like just plain and simple moving )

and zoom ( zoom duuh )

to switch between those different camera moving-modes you have to press c again
blue
01/09/2014
Does anyone know how the reveal transition @ 1:07 was created?
KHAN
03/11/2014
he explains it later in the vid :D
Lucas
12/10/2013
help me friends installed the'' Metropolitan'' more photos not returned package exists to fund the skies folder as the tutorial help me
Chris
10/31/2013
Andrew, you do the best tutorials! I like your random comments throughout the tutorials.... "Imagine this on Apple Maps." lol
Carl G Martin
10/31/2013
I used the Metropolitan pack for set extensions in a video I did recently. I was really happy with how it worked:
https://vimeo.com/78044932
Ott
11/04/2013
That was really good!
Kay
10/16/2013
hello! how can I get the metropolitan pack
Nikol
10/23/2013
Buy it :)
Lydia
10/15/2013
We would really love a tutorial on how to re-create the effect in demo video for this product(the city scanning trick). Also, can we make the lights of the buildings sparkle randomly like the city is under electric shock?
Again, thanks for all the super cool tutorials and plug-ins.
Nicholas Lambourne
10/10/2013
Loved this tutorial.

I'm hoping to use Element 3D to make a version of old 1902 London for a title sequence. Obviously the metropolitan pack would be useless for this but if I modelled and textured individual buildings and tiled sections to 1904 architecture then imported them into element 3d I would be able to position and control them like the ones in the tutorial?

Its either that or i'll be creating my entire title sequence in 3ds Max.
KHAN
03/11/2014
yes you can - just import all the models in E 3d and do as the tutorial says - works with any kind of model
frank ippolito
10/01/2013
Metropolitan sighting! During Alicia Keys' Global Citizen concert set in central park last weekend, the video projected on massive screens to the thousands of audience members on site (and millions of viewers online) showed a slow fly though of these familiar buildings during the song New York.
selahaddin
09/26/2013
metro city
Teach3D
09/17/2013
Can you export the building with textures into a 3D program, ie: 3D Studio Max?
DHONFAXZ
09/10/2013
...the best of the BEST tutorials ive seen...Thanks
johnas
09/05/2013
video copilot is the best tutorial that i've seen!!! thank you video copilot
saroj
09/03/2013
can u show this prodic
creativesmythe
08/29/2013
I would love to learn how to make the city digitally appear. I am new to all of this, but this site has helped me to become a quick learner. I have an awesome idea for the use of this technology, but need help to bring to life. I thank you so much for creating all that you have for the "everyday" learner. You are totally awesome and I'm grateful that you share your beautiful mind with the world.
shakor
08/01/2013
how to setup and use in AE, please give me tutorial
jahpeace
07/22/2013
pls how can i get products to buy
tushar
07/12/2013
hey Andrew plz plz plz share with us element 3d metropolitan -scan block tutorial
Lydia
10/15/2013
agree!we can also use it to make many other cool stuff!
sajit ahmed
07/11/2013
Hi Friends
CryAFsoft
07/09/2013
wow this is amazing .
i wish i could create a band helping me in CryEngine intro design ^^
Will
07/04/2013
Thanks andrew. hey i have a question, how do i move the buildings up and down? i can rotate and zoom out but i can't move them up and down.
e11world
06/06/2013
You are the man Andrew. A true inspiration.
Marco Maldonado
06/03/2013
thanks a lot so where I do download the metropolitan pack??
Bola Askyer
06/03/2013
you crazy guy
There are a great contribution to this world
very good
ahmad razza
05/29/2013
andrew
your all amaizing work
and nice teach
Stan
05/29/2013
Umm im new, so where do you download the metropolitan pack??

PLEASE ANSWER
Prong
12/21/2013
Got to products and BUY IT
tom
05/25/2013
how do you get the 3d preset?
otha
05/24/2013
nice
simon
05/16/2013
how can i use the plug in for twitch i have bought. thx
shi
04/12/2013
I am a chinese student,I want to say you are Genius
HABIB Oz
04/06/2013
OMG !! Awesome Work <3 it
Felipe Matheus
03/28/2013
Oh man!!! You are very good!!! I love your site, I always imagine working with Adobe After Effects, but I didn´t have idea how works! But know, I am starting and I very, very happy.
Congratulations for your job!
Mark
03/12/2013
I can't move into the Metropolitan's 3D elements in After Effects composition, it's very slow to move into the elements whit the camera, why? I increased the RAM for Ae But never changed!
DB1 aka Desmond Holt
05/07/2013
You need to upgrade the GPU (aka the graphics Card) Ram does help for "RAM" previews
-DB1
DB1 aka Desmond Holt
05/07/2013
You need to upgrade the GPU (aka the graphics Card) Ram does help for "RAM" previews
-DB1
Emmanuel Erebura
03/11/2013
sir, please i need your full contact and assistants because i want to pay the full bundel of your materials. send the details to my email. thanks
Arslan
03/10/2013
Is there a project file for this tutorial
Yadav DeepakKUmar
03/08/2013
Hey Sir/Mam,
I am beginner+more interested for making an motion video with for my college on this platform so please give and also guide me for creating an good and attractive motion video.
Thanking in advance..
Franziz
03/05/2013
Where do he get the kind of cool music?! Like in the start of his videos and in the Metropolitan demo.
Steve
03/02/2013
Andrew you are simply amazing. Artistically and educationally. I do have a question. One: What video card and processor(s) do you use? Two: Were the buildings made in 3dsMax? I'd like to create some of my own to resemble buildings that my company works out of (Chi, NY, LA, etc.). Any help would be great. Also can buildings from google sketchup be used?

Thanks again, I'm a complete beginner with AE but LOVE watching what you do. keep it up, and I look forward to seeing your name in the credits of many many movies to come.
Keksler
03/02/2013
What system requirements I must to have that I can follow your tuts?(reccomended)
anil jr
03/02/2013
element is new life for AE thanks for this great plugin and the effort.
Abhisek Tripathy
02/28/2013
Sir, i'm a big fan of yours,and i would like to thank you as i'm learning a lot from you...Sir please publish a tutorial on the creating of the earth and satellites as shown in the Element 3D trailer..thank you sir..
israa
02/28/2013
Thanks
S V Koushik
02/22/2013
Hi Andrew

This Tutorial about Element3d is amazing,

You & your team guys are genius

Thanks a lot


vinayak bhawal
02/19/2013
hi
nayel
02/16/2013
You are Genius
Peter Plantec
02/14/2013
The quality and detail of metro is. Outstanding. Building a city of this quality at one of the big houses could cost a half million dollars. Combined with e.wmwnt we are talking major opus. You are to be congratulated and all the After Effects users, have at it. The possibilities are endless.
malik
02/14/2013
@malik
Stephen Emunah
02/14/2013
Andrew,I love this great work but still looks too CG to me..talking about the buildings
atmani
02/13/2013
i'love youuu
bahaa halabi
02/13/2013
great work and awsome stuff as always!!!!!
Slux
02/13/2013
Its just brilliant!!!
DinoLampa
02/07/2013
the golden age with new really useful tutorial for everyone is over... i think you have forget that most of us make video for fun...not for huge 3d production movie.
Christian Meyer
02/06/2013
You are so brilliant! So awesome i love it so much!!?
MURTADA MUHAMMAD
02/06/2013
YOU GUYS ARE F****** DOING WELL. KEEP IT UP.
rajesh
02/05/2013
nice
caikop
02/03/2013
i love te music of yout trailer and amazing turotial
AON
02/03/2013
Please help me i want to learn but my computer is very slow and i wish to learn this tutorial. Please can you describe the brand and the requirements needed in my computer before i can use Adobe CS6.
rohit
02/13/2013
buy processor i5 2500k, nvidia gtx 560 gfx card and 1 tb HDD, and 8 gb ram
Grant
02/02/2013
Do any of you guys know how Andrew did that thing in the demo video where he made the kinda scanning blue line things that followed the contours of the city? I want to try to do this on a real-life scene but I don't know what to do, besides modeling the scene in 3D and then make a sweeping light
Lydia
10/15/2013
I would also love to know.Several clues or similar tutorials would be really helpful.
Zedul
02/02/2013
Still enjoying this pack...Would be great if you could show a tutorial about building destruction in 3D Element.
Samiullahk
02/02/2013
City
Stefan
02/01/2013
Incredible work, Andrew + co. You guys are redefining what AE can do. Amazing.
Mithun
01/30/2013
Hello, one of the best teachers in the world, my teacher and teacher of all people. Andrew is only Andrew, I've never found any successful teacher like you. this is Mithun from Afghanistan and I like my teacher Andrew so much.
Brandon Moniki
01/29/2013
Please, Stop the Element 3D Tuts, I can not afford it now but would love to in the future. I know other people may not have it either. You guys were my main web site but too much on your latest plugin leaves the site un usable for me and other people, please at least do
a few new things that dont require Element 3D so i can continue learning on your website.


(its almost like a pay for website because to be able to use your new tuts you need to buy the latest plugin) :(
Sean
03/14/2013
Seriously Dude? Start with Andrews first Tut on Sky replacement and work your way up. Master all of them before you piss and moan about Element 3D. VCP is on its way to big things, step up your game or watch cheezy Youtube vids by little kids.
Ben L.
02/05/2013
That would be a bad move. To not support his customers in their purchases. Honestly, if you were the memorize the wealth of NON element 3d tuts on here, you would pretty much be a After Effects wizard anyway.
Jeff T
02/01/2013
If he doesn't make a little money, he can't support his family OR make the more broad tutorials. Even if every tutorial from now on was how to use Element, he has done more great tutorials for general AE users than any other website on the planet. We need to thank him for what he does, not get upset at him for wanting to promote VC products.
Naval
01/28/2013
thx for the tuto, that's greate!!!
Tokir Godil
01/28/2013
Very nice tutorials......
Nate
01/28/2013
Hey Andrew! Great, great new tutorial, as many have said before me! Just something I was thinking about: most real cities have their shorter buildings on the outside, and the big skyscrapers on the inside. I was thinking it would be neat if, inside Element, you could set up ramped scaling. For instance you could gradually scale particles to be larger and larger over a ramp in any direction. Then you could use a radial ramp to make particles' scales larger and larger over a radial ramp. Hope you understand what I mean!
Thanks as always,
Nate
King rimas
01/28/2013
I love It, tell me how can i buy this?
LAI
01/28/2013
I very very love you,man
fernando esparza chavolla
01/27/2013
Andrew this is magic, maybe you can show us how can we use our own models of buildings. I teach 3ds max and digital modeling in La Salle University of architecture in mexico, we have many models maded in revit, auto cad, 3ds max and many more software.
Jonathan Junttila
01/27/2013
BACON!!! ;)

Really awesome and well made!
Mehmet
01/27/2013
andrew thanks for sharing, I m learning after effects with your tutorials thanks ;)
JD
01/27/2013
I miss your AE tutorials...
german
01/27/2013
where are the 10 project files included?
Flávio
01/26/2013
Hello, good afternoon!
I think the most of your videos lessons.
I consider the best in this segment!
I have a question and wonder if you can enlighten me.
how do I use the files after Vray?
I appreciate your attention, stay with God ...
Anthony
01/26/2013
Hi all. After purchasing, and installing, I too am having trouble locating the '10 city templates' files. Does anyone know where these can be located?

Any help would be great.

Cheers :)
Chris
01/25/2013
I have paid for/downloaded the Metro Pack and I can not find the "10 City Templates / AE Project Files". Are they a separate download? Will appreciate any assistance.

Chris
Chris
01/29/2013
Matt Kramer contacted me with instructions for downloading the templates and project files. I am grateful for the speedy reply and assistance. I look forward to using the newly updated Element 3D and its templates. Thanks, Matt. You guys are the best.

Chris
Markyb
01/28/2013
Hi, are you saying the 10 City Templates are inside the Metropolitan_Skies folder? I can't find any .aep files there - lovely HDRIs though.
Chris
01/27/2013
In my previous comment, it should have read, "The reply sent to me from Tech Support..."

Chris
Chrismb1
01/27/2013
Skywalker,
The 5 images in the Metro_Skies folder are NOT the 10 Templates / Project files. And they are similar images, but not the same images used in the tutorial above. The reply I sent to Tech Support said that these things will be released '...in the days ahead'. I love VC, have many of their products but this one was released with things missing. Missing components from a free tutorial, project or preset are much more acceptable than those missing from a PAID product.
german
01/27/2013
I have the same problem..did you find them?
skywalker
01/25/2013
I had a same question and I've just found it in Documents\VideoCopilot\Materials\Metropolitan_Skies
Jeff
01/25/2013
I able to produce something pretty cool in only a few hours. Would have taken me 100s of hours in my usual 3D software and the texturing would have been a nightmare. Mostly defaults settings, although I altered the backdrop from a preset in PhotoShop.

See for yourself:
http://youtu.be/WinrmIgxIfM
Johny Mnemonic
01/25/2013
great pack.. check my short athmospheric film on my youtube channel... 3ds max option actually made me buy it.. GJ
www.youtube.com/user/MrJohnyMnemonic
Andi
01/25/2013
got me. bought it.
Thanks to Andrew Kramer and the Video Copilot Team.
Darren
01/25/2013
I only have 104 buildings, in the video Andrew has 156......why is he so special....?
Gackoo
01/25/2013
Very Great Idea!!
Thanx a lot
Gretting from Germany!!
Mohammed Alsager
01/25/2013
you're the best
King of After Effects
Prosz Saren
01/24/2013
You Rock Andrew
Seth
01/24/2013
2:05 He has 11 items in a folder called bacon. The bacon folder is first in his list. Andrew knows his priorities, ladies and gentlemen. BACON
Kev
01/24/2013
what can one say but absolutely awesome now i have to save up to buy it
Henry Medhurst
01/24/2013
I can't thank you enough for these tutorials Andrew! The first time I looked at Video Copilot, I thought I'd never be able to do anything with After Effects, but your teaching style is so worth paying attention to. You're awesome :D
shorey
01/24/2013
very good Andrew you great of the world
Jad
01/24/2013
It's been a long time since last tutorial !! Love to see you back again !! I can see the videocopilot team is working real hard on its plugins ! I'm glad I bought Element !!
Tomas Amlöv
01/24/2013
anyone know where I can find the jpg skyline background files? cant find them among the extracted files (PC version)
Jon
01/28/2014
Try buying a real copy instead of pirating it.. it'll solve that problem.
Aftermathvfx
01/24/2013
Awesome, Great tuts! greyscale city kit is useless now. Sorry Nick!
Christian Michael
01/23/2013
This pack is so damn cool. I’m curious to know if you can/how it would look merging some of these buildings together, to create a custom building. (currently working on wayfindings map for the hospital/university I work at)
At the price, this is by no means expensive, actually it’s a darn bargain, but I just moved into a new house so will have to wait till next month to find out :0)
Till then, fabulous work as always team :0)
sobhan farzaneh
01/23/2013
andrew you are my love
you are a real man


i'm the best editor in iran
SpearHead
01/23/2013
You are crazy
Kwon
01/23/2013
Fantastic tutorial, I've been a fan since series one.
manoharan
01/23/2013
it´s great Tutorial
Daniel
01/23/2013
Downloaded and its insane! Just got the ultimate pack!
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