53. Planet Explosion
• Make a planet explode using the shatter effect
• Composite explosion and add motion blur
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Nov 26, 2007
Tutorial Notes:
To add camera shake check out tutorial number 26. http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials.html?id=33
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425 Responses to "Planet Explosion"
maria
06/15/2014
what if shatter effect does not work on the planet...i mean there is totelly black also after choosing rendered....
Feanor08
07/22/2014
Same problem with me... You should just put the "current time indicator" to star.
Robert Loveall
04/30/2014
the only thing i need to finish it is the explosion_1.mov file
edward allan
04/11/2014
how if i let the planet rotate at least 5 seconds and make it explode after that 5 seconds? if i drop the shatter it already starts exploding!
lakum nilesh
09/26/2013
hey your work is amazing just to GOOD
Roy G
06/02/2013
This was a fun one! Now that I know how I'm blowing everything up! HAHA!

Had to use my own explosion, cause i don't have your plugins yet. But it worked like a charm! Thanks again for another oustanding tutorial!
brendon
04/30/2013
i cant find the explosion please help
hangxoan
04/19/2013
Thank you so much. It's so great.
Shawn
04/05/2013
I am that squirrel.
udit singh
10/18/2012
it is good to show the viedo of moon
mandani
08/15/2012
thaks for help in af
ter effacts
zohaib
07/25/2012
sir u are great i am your one of big fans.i wanna ask you why not you start 3ds max tutorials
Shuwana Johnson
07/06/2012
this is very creative n i learn alot
marcos
06/07/2012
A.K, you are the best.
Thanks for all tutorials.
Rasmus
05/07/2012
Awesome tutorial, as always. This site is great!
Abhijit
04/11/2012
well it's a very good tutorial, i am requesting you to please publish the tutorials in pdf format, i will be very grateful to you, if you do this.
awesome9amer
02/15/2012
cool ;) but one problem a planet isn't just the outside there is some thing inside it! but still awesome :D
khaled
10/07/2011
very very very nice ..... thank you
InfamousVuk
09/21/2011
Hi there.

I was wondering, could you could continue this tutorial and create a black hole distorting and sucking in the space and fractures of the planet.

Also thanks a-lot for your great tutorials.
Will
09/19/2011
This is amazing. You make it seem so easy. Check out my youtube channel, phantomtrucks56
Marihanna
09/13/2011
just wow.. I was just watched and amazed this. Way much above those youtube tutorials
TahonS
08/29/2011
You guys are serious! Thank you heaps!
Eric
08/21/2011
nice seen your experience on the planet. I use imovie 08 software limited to your adobe after affects. However, it looks similar with layers of effects to make the video stand out.
sphere911
08/20/2011
love your tutorials but hate that i cant do them with out buying shit every time!
Spencer
06/23/2011
This year i have started attending a technical school for digital media and design. Prior to these classes I never even heard of what after effects was. I can now produce commercials, intro's for music artists, news anchors, ect. and many visuals for my family to "ooohhh" and "ahhh" over. Thank you Andrew and the video copilot team for not only previewing but going into explicit detail that the non tech savvy ( like myself) surely need. That and it's all FREE! you guys are crazy, and i love it, keep up the good work.
Josh
09/19/2011
I'm in the same boat. In my 3rd year in the film program at PSU. Thanks to this website I will be getting A's
hristo
05/18/2011
Hey what is the program adobe after effects cs3 ,cs4 cs5 or 7.0 ?pls Tell me
Potado
05/09/2011
Haha, I can see the pieces fall afterwards.
Jorge H
04/04/2011
Hi andrew I from guatemala and I like so much your tutorials, it´s so help to me, thanks
jack xu
03/17/2011
Hey Andrew,i am from China,recently,i am having been learning AE .your tutorial is so cool.i hope that i could be you haha...
Sagar
03/31/2011
Hey Andrew,i am from India,recently,i am having been learning AE .your tutorial is great.can u show transformer kinds of effect.Some object trans form to other object.
Kubik
03/14/2011
couldnt stop laugh when u was count the particles hahaha. amazing tut btw.
Jonathan
03/13/2011
In the end I thought you microwaved the animals! until I heard the end of the story :P
Adam
03/04/2011
where can i find all these plugg. please help. i use AE cs3
palaksdarji
03/01/2011
hey man, why r u not start 3ds max tutorial, your languege is so simple, anyone can understand, thanks
sorry for my poor english, because i mfrom gujrat.
NILESH PRASAD
02/16/2011
All tutorials are great step by step how to learn.All the best.
youtube.com/user/samuelayrescom
02/14/2011
Was just watching Superman/Batman Apocalypse on Netflix Instant Watch... If you go about 15-16 minutes in to where Supergirl flashes back to Krypton exploding...

The actual explosion portion is animated, but the chunks of the planet seem to use the exact shatter effect and look just like they used the tutorial.

Check it out!

Check out my YouTube Channel:
youtube.com/user/samuelayrescom
Paul Thompson
02/13/2011
Hey Andrew, Please let me apologise on behalf of all these other people watching your tutorials for FREE who say negative things...
Like, you should have done this, or, I can't find this file etc
Your doing a great job and it is really appreciated.
To all others watching this tutorial... why don't appreciate what you are getting from a great tutor, do the decent thing and buy some products like I did...
...Maybe Sam ate the squirrels...
You won't be sorry
Chris Rendall
03/01/2011
I second that Paul! If they want other tutorials, I can recommend a site called digital tutors.com , only thing is, they charge like $49 per month and the tutorials themselves aren't even half as good as what Andrew does.
Akshay
02/11/2011
hey your work is amazing just to GOOD.
Maddy
02/08/2011
Andrew, u r really talented...
this is like the best website 4 after effects tutorials...
I've checked others, but ur tutorials r way more fun....
I'm sure u'll come up with loads of awesome effects this year...
Wishin u all d best 4 2011 :)
Rock on man \m/ !!!
George
02/02/2011
Thanks for the tutorial, just one thing; it would have been nice to have known that you needed Action Movie Essentials for the explosion. Anyway I found a substitute.
dan
02/06/2011
You can use any explosion stock footage you find online.
TARIQ
02/02/2011
Hi andrew I am a guy from Afghanistan and I really
like you Tutorials you are Great man
I hope be like you, like others

Think you man

Great job
Top Secret
01/24/2011
good job

your videos are very good
sathish
01/24/2011
excelent traning for the better future...
james jerry
01/21/2011
hi andrew i'm really interested in learning a 3d animation course and improve on my graphic animation skill i need a list of good schools to attend. thanks
Spencer
06/23/2011
look on amazon for used after effects books they help alot and go into very in-depth detail.

good luck!
Leon
01/04/2011
that is so cool
melissa
01/03/2011
have to say that these tutorials are fantastic they have got me hooked on after effects and added to my understanding of animation and special effects . Kramer you are great and keep them coming.
nandarlinhein
12/15/2010
Hello Sir
Please help me
Iam intersting 2D&3D animation
My use is Maya software and after effect.
but I am very diffcuit
English speaking is no good & my computer is P4 Pc
Memory is 1G.Processor 2.0
So, you can help me (your Lesson & your Projest)
I can try and Promise
Please
Thank you
Keaton Coker
12/14/2010
Hey andy baby!
You are so cute and your tuts are awesome :):)
Look at my smiley its so perfect :D :D :D
My mom disowned me cuz i broke her computer in the progress of making tutorials cuz i got mad and slammed it out the window :)
So ill be sending you the bill!!!
sally sue
12/14/2010
OMG!!!!!!!! KRAMER i love you!!!!!
Dakota
11/29/2010
The pieces shouldn't fall down. They would just keep going. Redoing this would be a lot better.
Callum
11/17/2010
Hey... I was wondering if I was able to get a copy of the Explosion from Action Essentials... You didn't mention it used an element from that.
arup
11/08/2010
it was good but it don't real look in the shattering part!!..its as bricks shattering!!!!!!...
Dávid
10/07/2010
ez mind szép és fasza de az ürben se leveg? nincs se gravitáció nem értem miert esnek lefele a darabol és miert csak egy kör alapban megy szét a por... :D ettöl eltekintve fasza
Ben
09/02/2010
dude. love the squirrel bit. perfect.
David
07/15/2010
Hello im wondering where is that explosion_01.mov file... i cant find it on your site...
Sandr0G
06/22/2010
haha you are crazy man xD
lucy
06/03/2010
Really helpful as always! I love it! So great what u can do with aftereffects! :O
Diegos
05/07/2010
hey dude, thanks for your tutorials. this is like my first week of doing anything like this, or with after effects. and cause of your tutorials. people are saying im really good at making things. so thx man. all ur tutorials are awesome.

i thought u were gonna explode the squirrel for a minute there O_0.....lol ur jokes are really funny too xD
Egon
05/02/2010
Thanks alot! I'm gonna make a short video with this effect!

Poor squirrels!

Cheers from Switzerland!
Ralph Price
04/28/2010
I am becoming quite the professional thanks to these excellent tutorials. Sorry to hear about the squirrels. Where did they go?
Joseph
04/26/2010
GAHHHHHHHHH how do u get all your backgrounds and those "shatter effects" >:(
leeyuyang
04/20/2010
very good.very cool
shilpa.m
04/07/2010
very nice wow i was strugling to do this nw its easy....thanks thakns a lot
Felipe
03/31/2010
sos grande kramer u have the best toturials ,
bucket
03/26/2010
awesome, but pieces of planet should not "fall" down , they should fly away in perpendicular direction :)
pratap
02/08/2010
it is very use full of me you will do like this type of works
hust.d.b.chen
02/07/2010
Nice of your job!
alson
02/02/2010
YOU'RE THE BEST. Thanks to you.
Please view my video, I combined the dead planet and explosion together!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPgWr8U_roE
momos
12/30/2009
your tutorials are fantastic. can u send me some basic tips that how you make things so simple...


thanks
Jesus
12/25/2009
I love this tutorial and all of yours. It has helped me understand the capabilities of After Effects. I cant believe anyone would complaining about any of this. Its free and if you dont like something about it, customize it to your liking. Who cares what the gravity is set to.
Marius
12/19/2009
You know Andrew, with your normal super ability of adding detail, this tutorial is a tad disappointing.

The gravity should've been 0 even though you wanted it to be 1 for the sake of the tutorial. Also, how you did it now it just seems the planet has an outer shell but no core. I mean, all planets have something on the inside too right? Also the bits are too large. Remember, this is a big planet, after all. It to our eyes the bits would be big, but in space it would be tiny chunks of earth.

I think those latter 2 could've been solved by duplicating the layer, and then doing one with smaller puts a frame or five offsetted from the original to create both large ans small bits. And duplicating once more, and then offsetting it alot to make it be "inside" of the outer bits we had created and then make the extrusions larger.

That way it would seem it has a core too and that it explodes in both small and big chunks like a planet would do! That's just how I feel it though.
J1r
12/18/2009
WOAHHH!!! you neeed to pay attention to the gravity(theres no gravity in space)
stephen
12/15/2009
Everything seems to work fine until i apply the Shatter effect and set it to "rendered" and AE comes crashing down. I've tried on 3 computers- one of which is effectively the most powerful machine apple makes (so i know it's not a performance issue.) Anyone else having this issue, or am i just cursed?
saman
11/13/2009
sweet dude thanks for the tut. hopfully it will help me get in my brothers shoes (=
David Ardila
10/27/2009
Muchas gracias he aprendido muchisimas aplicaciones de after y todo se lo debo a sus tutoriales, de nuevo mil gracias
mango
10/12/2009
Thanks Andrew.
sathya
10/10/2009
very use in tutorials because easy the teaching way to ite
Nicolò Caneparo
08/23/2009
Hey Andrew, it's Nick from Italy... These are my first 2 days on After Effect, and since I've found your website, and your tutorials, I grew up so much with it! You made such a good job...

However let's come to the point... I've tried to do this blowing up effect... and well I tried to ad a "shaking" just around the explosion frames... (not more than 5/6 frames)... I've taken inspiration by the earthquake tutorial... It looks like the planet before "pump" up the energy, than shakes and blows out so powerfully... (sorry for any English mistake)...

Great job man!! Keep on doin'em...

Cheers, Nick
Dharm raj
08/04/2009
really good

what a effect
DarkEntity
07/19/2009
WOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!total planet destruction!!!you're the best there is!!!!!KRAMER WORLD RULES!
Tireur218
07/09/2009
Awesome but 2 problems the first : The parts of the planet can't fall because in space there no gravity
The second : When the planet explosed the part could be more little




Thx , For the tutorial , You are awesome , Love you
lex
06/22/2009
has it occured to you that the peices of the planet are affected by gravity and fall down. Hellooo its space there is no gravity
Dimitris (Lombax)
06/19/2009
AWESOME WORK. :o
marko
06/15/2009
where can i download explosion video
alex
06/04/2009
hi andrew,
first of all thank you very very much for those nice tutorials.

i would like to request you a tutorial. If its possible to show me how to do the effects of explotion in a jungle with all trees and leavbes blowing with the wind, like the end scene of TERMINATOR 2.Please i humbly request.
coolioguy
06/01/2009
this is awesome its so clear i love it!!!!!
tommy
06/01/2009
aaaawwwweeeessssoooommmmeeeee! u r a genius andrew. i think ur da computer version of albert einstein! and by dat i don't mean a complete nerd bdw
Abod
05/03/2009
great
Abod
05/03/2009
Amazing
lirik
04/29/2009
you now??? you are the best
Alvin
04/09/2009
Hooray I've made Earth explode!
km
04/03/2009
I wonder where i can download the explotion file?
you said in the tutorial i can download it from the page, but can't seem to find it anywhere.

Anyhow, your tutorials is the best! keep it up
P-S
03/26/2009
hola soy de PERU MUY BUENO EL TUTORIAL
Laurie
03/17/2009
Just wanted to let you know tha you have a very sexy voice. It makes your tutorials that much more fun to watch.
Sindre
03/10/2009
READ!!!! for everybody who says that the computer is ''SLOW''! Just uninstall programs on you're computer that you dont use! if u just use after effecst ( Mabye 3D Max ) so uninnstall all the cracp programs Helped me alot! like fire fox! use explorer if thats you're normal internet browser:) and stuff like adobe sentral and those programs you may install when you installing after effecst ( Just dont uninstall Adobe bridge) it's usefull to import pictures and copilot stuff to after effecst:)
jelh88
03/01/2009
I have a trouble whit this tutorial i cant see it full, it stops at minute 3:22 and dont go beyond :/ please can u check that im realy interested in that tutorial
minh
03/01/2009
i'm vietnamese .thanks.
rahul emmanuel
02/11/2009
dude your tutorial are amazing well it's just a request come teach some of the touch smart HP commercial well i need for my new project if not possible can you explain the pipeline if possible!!!!!!!!!!!
Yousef
02/10/2009
Nice! You forgot the wiggle during the explosion but I guess it's not too hard anyway. :) Keep it up! :)))
Mark Collins
02/03/2009
Wow man, this really is a great tutorial.

I gave it a try for a simple AE assignment we had to do in my digital production class. The end result worked wonderfully.

Full credit goes to you man.
ali
01/26/2009
thank thank thank thank thank thank thank thank thank thank thank thank
momon003
01/25/2009
Hellow, i saw you'r tutorial (awesome) and i have one littel problem, where the explode from?
tank you
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