83. Presets & More
• Sure Target has been updated with several new features
• 3D Falloff preset also updated to use with Sure Target
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Tutorial Notes:
Before applying Sure Target 1.5, the Null and Target must be 3D first.
Auto-Rotate feature is tied to the rotation of a layer but not the orientation. Please manually adjust the XYZ rotation in the transform settings for each layer by hitting R.
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489 Responses to "Presets & More"
mawanda ronald
04/29/2014
awesome plugins and softwares guys keep us safe like how i do with these software
zara
04/11/2014
hi.. does 3D object is required for this?
Chelsey
03/30/2014
I had the problem that autorotate wasn't working. Make sure that you're null object is a 3D object! Things won't rotate otherwise!

Good luck guys!
shaban
10/19/2013
i have only made two titles but can't i make 3 aswell?


do i basically do the same thing?
Philipp
09/06/2013

AUTO ROTATION PROBLEM -> SOLVED !

Hi Guys i am using Sure Target 2 with CS6 and CC and it works on Mac!
Thanks Andrew!

If you have problems with the "auto rotate" u just did a little step maybe wrong like me... :)

I tried a little test with 2 Text-Layers and tried to get auto rotate to work and failed! - Because i was just rotating my text-layers wrong, because there are 2 options to rotate your text-layer "Orientation" and "X/Y/C-Rotation" - if you rotate your layer with "orientation" the auto rotate wont work! - if you rotate your layer with "X/Y/C-Rotation" the Auto Rotate works like a charm ;)

Hope this helps someone out there!
Cheers laufgestalt.net ;)
chamil
11/15/2013
very helpful .. thanks ..
Buzz
05/13/2013
You can find a project file here: http://www.mediafire.com/?tmctmjdyolz

It's quite annoying that I cant find it on the website. I got this by searching for "Sure Target.aep" on google.
Ashleigh
02/14/2013
Hello!!!! I'd like to say this video was very helpful, but I'm having a problem since I didn't see you steps to insert more text after "auto rotate". I would like to know how I transition my text to rest for a little while to read because my "auto rotate" moves right away into "fall off" and i just want it to stop for a sec then spin off. I also want to know how to transition each new text layer to behave the same as it's previous layers. Please help! Thank you!
Rezi
12/22/2012
Thank You Andrew Kramer For Sure Target , and for 2 extra tutorials
Harendra shah
07/30/2012
Hi, Dear Sir Mr. Andrew Kramer
You are my true and very helpful tutor. Because of u I know lots of tips and design. Very very thanks to you and I pray to god may keep u always happy and healthy. I also love your smile when you are talking u are really a great man on this planet I hats off to you.
Thank you,

yours
Harendra Shah
Dave
06/07/2012
How do I get my hands on the project file? I clicked to download the project but it only gave me the presets. I'd love to get the background and particles.
blaster
05/14/2012
Where can i get the background please?
tran tan anh
05/23/2012
I need to know how to make the background first.

Please, help !
John
05/13/2012
When I apply the T1 and T2 effects, the sure target text jumps to the right, across the composition frame. I can't move it back to the middle of the composition area.
D4rKNiGhT
05/06/2012
sorry, but the presset of suretarget don't do anything for rotate automaticly how you say at the video.
cassie
02/01/2012
I'm having trouble.
As soon as I apply the T1 and T2 effects at 3:06. My text jumps to the right, across the composition frame. I can't move my text back to the middle of the composition area.

I've tried clicking on the null object, then P key, then changing the positioning. The positioning is pink and fixed.

Also, when I apply the SureTarget: slider. The Slider goes diagonally automatically.

I've replayed this tutorial over and over to see what I may have missed. But, I'm doing everything he's doing.

Help please :)
aris
06/17/2013
make sure that tha anchor point is in the middle of the text or at the bottom
Daniel
03/29/2012
Did you make sure to make the null and target 3D before using sure target?
Pooyali
12/21/2011
Where can i get the background please?
Begg
04/21/2012
no look BG "projects files" !! :(
vicky
02/01/2012
isn't it in the 'project files' which you had to download it?
Federico Green
10/19/2011
HI andrew, i need i little help i just need how to make the background with the particles that follow the movement of the Target... please i need this!

I tried to download the file as usual but i get allways the presetsfolder... Thanks!!!
Femi
09/15/2011
Andrew,
I am deeply impressed, encouraged and challenged with everything on this site, "The best site of the decade". You are doing a wonderful job, please keep it up and God bless you.
Will Haskell
08/22/2011
http://www.play-files.net/images/1314033054-Sans-titre.jpg not working for CS5.5 ='(
Fred
11/16/2011
I got it to work!!! (at least with cs5.5 for mac)
2D
08/29/2011
It only works on 7, cs3, and cs5.
bruce mbungu
08/02/2011
I me call(appeal) mbungu bruce I follows director in RDcongo I need of tutorial on 2011
chiqui
07/01/2011
ok..buenisimo
chiqui
07/01/2011
muchas gracias por el aporte estan ok,,.
Duende
06/29/2011
Could anyone help-me or link a tutorial to HOW TO DO the particles background? Please. I need it!
edd
06/25/2011
Andrew .. can I use that plugins in cs5???
chindiboy vishwa
08/21/2011
no.......those plugins supported only cs4 & cs3
Chris
06/24/2011
Please do some autodesk maya tutorials :)
Reulle
06/16/2011
Andrew the auto rotate feature is not working at all for me could you help me?
nancy
06/01/2011
After I put the text layers on the TARGET LAYERS (Sure Target text to Target 1, Auto Rotate text to Target 2 ) on the Null layer, I then set my keyframes on Sure Target to 1 and then a second later to 2 but the text layers don't reposition on keyframe 2 as in the video. What am I missing?

The Sure Target effect is on the Null layer and camera linked to Sure Target.
Sgt. Noodle Beef
05/24/2011
Hello Andrew, or someone who could help me.

I got a problems when i put the sure target preset on the null object, it show me a error that the SLIDER there is no.

Thanks to help me.
Sgt. Noodle Beef
05/26/2011
Something else,

SureTarget won't "Slide" on each target and i don't know why...
mariosprob
05/06/2011
hello nice tut but i am having a problem ....It doesnt autorotate i am using rotation not orientation but nothing ...like it doesnt autorotate works what can i do!???
Harshu
05/05/2011
Thank u very much i done a company promo in that once again thank u very much realy awesome tutorial and preset
lucky
04/18/2011
hell andrew...

i've got a problem, i write a text but the text is alineated at the right and i cant move it from there, could you help me plesae
MoDyB
04/13/2011
Its Awesome as always u do but..

where is (medium orange solid)
i cant found it in the project files..?

i wish if anyone can help me


oh btw u r the best
Daddy_C
03/31/2011
Daddy Kramer, you tutorials are just CLASS. your a legend in the making my man. Thank you so much!
alikabli@yahoo.com
03/29/2011
Andrew, thanks to share to us, simple humans, your wisdom and millenary knowledge! (n_n)

I was trying to fix the autorotate feature that wasn't working for me (and for some other guys in this post too) so the way to fix it IS deleting your comp, creating it again and making sure all your layers are 3D (including the NULL) before applying it.

Cheers!
Josh S
03/23/2012
To fix the auto rotation problem, you do not need to delete the whole comp as alikabli@yahoo.com said.

For me it worked to only delete the null targe (with SureTarget). Then recreate a null object and MAKE SURE ITS A 3D LAYER (along with everything else beside the background) before adding the SureTarget effect. Then just do as Andrew said in the tutorial.

Hope this helps someone with this problem.
aj
03/23/2011
can you please help me andrew i have a problem ,i don't no how to duplicate can someone plz help me i am a bigginer with after effects
MoDyB
04/13/2011
Ctrl+D or layer duplicate

GooD Luck
ColdAs1ce
03/26/2011
select the layer you want to duplicated then press ctrl+d or in the edit tab,press the duplicate
plagtti
03/22/2011
i like it
Tylan
03/15/2011
Hi Andrew, I'm having a problem with this tutorial, in that, when I set the targets for the null object, the targets jump into a new position and there is no animation, just a fixed position change. What have I don't wrong and how can I fix it. thankz :)
Scythe
05/03/2011
use pan behind tool (y)
Tylan
03/15/2011
Hi Andrew, I'm having a problem with this tutorial, in that, when I set the targets for the null object, the targets jump into a new position and there is no animation, just a fixed position change. What have I don't wrong and how can I fix it. thankz :)
BadCompany
03/02/2011
ok its working now, google rlz:P heheeh luv ya tuts
scorp
03/08/2011
hola
BadCompany
03/02/2011
hey, i have a bug when i import the Sure Target (2:52)

just look: http://img850.imageshack.us/i/failw.jpg/

answer plz;)
zCloudehh
02/12/2011
Hey VideoCopilot iv'e been trying to do this effect and i can't seem to get it right! now I knew if I asked you, you would be able do a tutorial or maybe just give us a email. This effect is where a square goes around the video then locks on to something and flashes basically like a target locator, if you can help that would be great!!

-zCloudehh (Love all your tutorials)
Yeah
02/04/2011
Can you Make a tutorial on how did you make that background with slow moving particles.. Thanks.
islomiddin
01/24/2011
andrew ya tibe lubish love videocopilot
AndUp
01/14/2011
Andrew u r simply the best...Man, you should be known as AK 47 :) u r killing all of us with these great tutorials...wish you all the best, greetings from Bosnia & Herzegovina...
Wizcrazyz
01/12/2011
How do you install this on a Mac OS X Snow Leopard... and i have the latest Master Collection of CS5...

Please let me know ASAP... Thanks.
Caleb Martin
01/11/2011
Hello, I have began using your tutorials a few days ago, but I have encountered a problem. I have used your tutorials that are published using Adobe After Effects Cs3, while I primarily use Cs5. I have not found too many problems except for one when you open the effect options between "reset" and "About," there are is no "options" link there for Adobe After Effects cs5. Thanks! Please respond soon!
Ian Froome
03/06/2011
I'm having the same problem really can't figure out a way around it.
mike johnson
01/10/2011
can i get this for cs5
Senthil
01/07/2011
PLz i want the .aep file for this Sure target 1.5
reggio
01/11/2011
Me too!!! Please give it us..
Yesupatham
12/16/2010
I really inspired on AE bcz of you. ur classes are really mind blowing and revealing techniques like a magician. Thank you for sharing your works..
JoeC
12/16/2010
Whoa!!

You will probably be put in charge of animating up in heaven for all the incredibly altruistic work you do on this site, FOR FREE!!!!!

rocky
12/16/2010
i never seen that type of tutorials any where so thank you very much for u upload that tutorials . i am really pleasure you .
David Shen
12/15/2010
Cool 3D Text!
Gabriel
12/06/2010
Excelente
saqib
12/05/2010
Its really nice work, n i will try it soon !!!
Ajadi Horry
12/05/2010
ANDREW All your works are too fantastic.keep up the great work men.
jassu
12/03/2010
I am working as an video editor but you made me love after effect
thank you so much for your effort and waiting for more
Ashvin Malviya
12/01/2010
Hello sir realy u r the best
Arthur
11/18/2010
@Kamil, it's probably because your changing the ORIENTATION of the object/text, and not the rotation, very easy mistake, happened to me for a while. Go into the layer and adjust the ROTATION.
Kamil
11/16/2010
Hey whenever i click the check on auto rotate it never rotates.
thanks for your dedicated work on this website it helps alot.
Thanks, Kamil
Stian/Romh2/10ben22 etc..
10/30/2010
Hi andrew!
im a big fan like everyone here, i love your animations and have bought some of your stuff. everything that i try works great and yea. but i still got a small problem. when i am finished with my animations i cant find any sounds. its ok with explosions and gun shots. but in this toturial i cant find any "swish" sounds. when the camera moves fast and every thing gets blury. it would be cool with a swosh sound. you know, air passing the camera fast. is it any sites that you use or do you got a produckt?

looking for a anserv :)
10ben222
gerardo
10/29/2010
Thanks Andrew from Bilbao, Bizkaia - Spain.
elmanoleis
10/27/2010
Hi Andrew!
You are awesome dude!
I have the Rodrigo's same problem.
I try to do this tutorial many times step by step carefully but, I have the same problem with the preset Sure Target 1.5.1 because doesn't work in my computer.
I work on iMac 21.5", Intel Core Duo 64 bits, 4Gb RAM and After Effects CS4.
Thanks a lot for this amazing stuff!
Mikhael Wijaya
10/22/2010
Hey Andrew, I am really loving your tutorials and I would like to make a request. Do you think you can make a tutorial on how to make your particle background like the ones in 'Sure Target'. I've been trying to make it but i've been failing so do you think you can make a tutorial?

Thanks,

Kind Regards,

Mikhael Wijaya
eudes
10/22/2010
Thanks for the tutorials atleast i can do a nice
opener for my work i always shoot.The training from your tutorials is really good.
Daddy C
10/20/2010
Andrew, what can I say.... your a Legend in the making! You have saved my life, I was a washed up graphic designer til I found you guys. Big Shouts to all the crew at Video Copilot. Top Boys!
Luke
09/09/2010
Great job and very comprehensive tutorial! But I've encountered several bugs regarding auto rotate checkbox. It does not work sometimes. Hope you can fix the bug. Thanks Andrew!
nick
09/07/2010
OH MAN

i love ur preset

that's useful
Mandeep Bhati
09/03/2010
thanks dude
jibran
08/29/2010
when it rotates, the image is not centered :( i center it, then the other image becomes moved
any help would be appreciated
thanks
Kumail
08/23/2010
Hi, Iam Lovin Your Videos Thier Awsome!!!! But I Have 1 problem in SureTarget When i choose T1 to What i Wrote Then The Camera Moves Away Bit It Doesnt stay Still How can I Fix It Pls Reply Thnk You. And Awsome Videos!!!
Yam The Student
08/21/2010
I just LOOOOOVVEEEEEEE this update of Sure Target
lowell
08/10/2010
love your passion.
I wish more of us had some and could act upon it.
wish you nothing but success.

Outstanding tutorials.
[K]!NG-K@!
08/03/2010
cool thanks man really awsome trick
Kurt Isaac
08/02/2010
The Download Project link does not give you the project.
Instead you get the contents of the Video Copilot Presets folder.
aryan
07/31/2010
thanks very much and can u pls explain how u created bg for this

ALOK PRADHAN
07/28/2010
Dear Andrew
I am working as an video editor but you made me love after effect
thank you so much for your effort and waiting for more
James Miller
07/11/2010
I got the same bug as that last comment. I think I narrowed it down a little though. If you place your items in 3d space before you apply the camera and null (and sure target to the null) then it all goes well - as per the video. If you however, have the camera, null and sure target already applied, create a new item and rotate it in custom view before applying it to sure target - it only follows position and z rotation. X and Y are ignored. Not sure why and it doesn't occur 100% of the time.

Solution. Delete Null and Camera. Remove Rotation from problematic angles. Re-apply camera and null, link them to your suretargets (including your new one)- then change your rotation. For some reason this order works no problem - apply suretarget and THEN rotate. Watch the camera in custom view to make sure.
Jim
07/07/2010
I have some bug, he only focus on the layer's zrotation if i edit the x rotation or y rotation he ignores it and the camara doesnt move infront the layer
Yash
07/01/2010
What makes the particles kinda lined up when the camera move to another location?
Conner
06/27/2010
your a true legend man, thanks so much for all the tutorials u have created and all the time you've put into them, they are soooo helpful for a beginner like me, keep up the excellent work PLEASE!!!!

and if u have any tips or ways in particular that i can improve please let me know...

With Love From An Australian Dude....
TERRY
06/25/2010
????..andy ????
I became a fun of u!
Er..you got very nice voice~
Drink more water,take care of yourself for us,ha~

dingruiyuan@gmail.com
any Chinese here can contact me~
Ado
06/20/2010
just want to say thanks for this tutorial, its what i used for a promo for a company i work for, as well as some pro scores to add a little background music. ur the best andrew!!!
katt
06/18/2010
Hi, i just love that effect and i try couple of times to do it, but in ver. that you use and mine has a difference - i`m with cs5 - can u tell me is it really that diffrent ? to go back on cs4 ? i really want to do that.

thanks for ur time :)
great tuts :)
Danny
05/30/2010
Where did you get those backgrounds from, I would like a black one.
Anthony
05/20/2010
You guys are the best!! Can't wait to buy my first product!!
Deedz Remix
05/11/2010
Andrew is like the Bob Ross of After FX.
He makes it look soooo easy!
Oh, you don't know who Bob Ross is..
...well...
Bob Ross is the Andrew Kramer of painting.

Thanks Andrew...you're jokes are much better!
Deedz
Amir Hayat
05/06/2010
Andrew kramer is great editor.
he is really a hardworking man, i like him, speacilly his juicy voive
i like him

long live
Andrew kramer
Chinna
04/25/2010
any one help me Sir plz send links After Effects plugins
blow_print
04/19/2010
you are so amazing!
Nika pepijn
04/18/2010
You`r the best andrew i realy like you tutorials
Thnx

Greeting from holland
sekhar(soc)
04/15/2010
thanks adrew very nice-great yar
tommer
04/08/2010
Andrew, it's amazing!!!!
mejie mejia
04/07/2010
you're the god of the after effects!! thank you so much!.. can you give some tutorials on tracking...and zooming some image..
david
04/07/2010
cool nice one keep it up
Mohammed Abbas
03/30/2010
Dear Andrew
I am working as an video editor but you made me love after effect
thank you so much for your effort and waiting for more
Tyler
03/29/2010
o wow I'm stupid. if you look at the energetic tiles tutorial, it explains how to make the background.
tyler
03/29/2010
i was also wondering where to get the background, but i think i might now how to make it. i think you just make a particle layer using the particle world plug-in then put it over an orange background.
subair
03/27/2010
Thanks a million, Andrew!..Ground breaking!
kingram
03/22/2010
Guys,

Can you use pictures instead of inputting text? or is there another way to do it? I am working a project for school that involves only pictures!

A special thanks to Andrew for making things easy to understand, especially for beginners like me !
STAVROS Cyprus (GR)
03/18/2010
Andrew you are huge man! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'd like to ask if I can use this Presets at movies layers as at titles layers. I ask sorry again about my Eglish.You are the Best of the Best.
man sokpisey
03/17/2010
andrew you are ready crazy guy......
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