98. Reflection Plug-in
• Download and use our free reflection Plug-in
• Customize the look of the reflection in 3D space
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Tutorial Notes:
FIX UPDATE: We revised the plug-in to r14 that should work with mac PPC architecture. The Plug-in is inside the project download and should be installed to your AE Plug-in folder.
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372 Responses to "Reflection Plug-in"
Sergio
08/18/2014
thank so much!
tony
08/13/2014
this is really good stuff, thanks for the tutorial
sadly not a robot
08/01/2014
this is really good stuff, thanks for the tutorial
namal
07/11/2014
nice super
gega
07/02/2014
thank
doom12
06/30/2014
nice and great
CEE
12/19/2013
Looked great but had rendering issues at the end. After checking the expressions for possible errors and rendering another project, I began rendering a few layers at a time until I reached the ones with the vc. Those layers alone did not render, until I removed the vc from them.
Outside of that your tutorial is two thumbs up.
Jafier
12/19/2013
amazinggg. . . . . . ,,,
NekoPx
10/15/2013
The plug-in doesn't work with Ray-Traced extruded 3D text or objects on AE CS6 :(
I does work if i precompose the 3D text, but it looks a bit weird.
Maja
08/28/2013
Thank you for publishing these tutorials!
Ervz
05/15/2013
Cool effect Andrew!

I sort of got it but I'm having trouble when I start orbiting the camera. I get this weird reflection orientation effect. I wanted to have that default separated reflection of a text.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Teofilo
07/15/2013
hello ever body I have been trying to download video tutorial
from copilot.net but i don't know how, can any one help me
Girl
03/13/2013
I just could not keep up with this video....If ur blonde girl dont do it
David Robillard
03/04/2013
Hey Andrew Kramer,

downloaded the plug in and see it within CS6 After Effects but for some reason doesn't create the reflection. Does this not work with CS6?

Thanks much
Leo Telles
04/05/2013
You need to first set the reflection plane. Just click on the (+) icon and than click where you want the reflection to be (the bottom of the object normally).
nelson
01/31/2013
grasias
Matt
01/28/2013
Does VC reflect work with Ray-Traced extruded objects?
Aljosa Sologub
03/10/2013
Not sure, but you can always precompose and apply reflect on composition
Mike
12/14/2012
I keep getting error message on your plug-in when loading aftereffects. Its in the effects folder. what am I doing wrong?

Thanks
Thiago
09/03/2012
Very good!
Nice tutorial..this plugin works perfect : )
Kirsten
08/15/2012
Where do I download this plugin? I downloaded the tutorial file but there's only an .flv in there buried amonst a zillion folders...
ray
06/28/2012
challenge accepted
oliver
06/11/2012
Hi,
your tutorials are amazing... thanks
I have a question: how can I install plugins to AAE CS4 on MAC?
Thanks
oliver
Tuhin
08/14/2012
You have to copy the .pulgin file for mac,
Not the .aex file :)
Graham
05/04/2012
I enjoyed this tutorial very much (like I do with all of your other tutorials). I especially liked the way that you demonstrated some the possible problems that may arise and that you then also went into detail showing how to resolve such problems.

Thanks very much Andrew!
Vava
03/10/2012
Let me try...
Russell
12/08/2011
I tried installing this for After Effects CS5.5, but it isn't appearing in the Effects menu.

I pasted in the 32-bit version of VCReflect.aex into C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS5.5\Support Files\Plug-ins

Is this correct?

Thanks in advance.
tbryan
10/06/2011
wonderful.....
Harold
10/06/2011
Incredible... what a time saver... !!

THANKS!
jerald benadict
10/05/2011
U R the B E S T... EVER & ever....
mike
09/28/2011
It so amazing!! i'm speachless. andrew you're the best..
i.fouda
09/28/2011
you & your tutoria it's awesome!
Post team 1
09/07/2011
Andrew, you are my homeboy. This plug-in has "literally" saved our lives.
P.S. Demon cam has been loads of workplace fun.

love
Post team 1
kavin
08/31/2011
you are the best...
jagath
08/31/2011
thanx fren...u r gr8..
Randy Cates
08/23/2011
Interesting side effect. Not sure if this is intentional or just missed in the tut but:

I set up a text layer, made it 3D, precomped it, set the reflection up looking straight on and when I rotated the 3D layer in the master comp (where my pre comp was nested) I didn't need to skew the reflection. It matched my rotation on the y axis.

Good Stuff - Andrew you rock man!
R.Cates
alberto
08/11/2011
in the project files you didnt put the messy.png file
Chris
08/27/2012
After doing a search, I found out that it's the optical flair plugin (video copilot product) under Optical Flares (PC)\Optical Flares Textures\Glass

If you don't Optical Flairs plugin, then I don't know.
Aprax
07/06/2011
Thanks again...!!!
Albusgod
07/02/2011
Awesome tutorial, this helpme a lot ;D
Fluxbox
06/19/2011
Thx for the plug-in Andrew!
nalim
06/21/2011
very good
Mosy
06/17/2011
How can i download the plugin ?? btw nice videos keep it up
keshav
06/17/2011
nice work it really help
fred
06/14/2011
you are so nice man!! damn good work!
Emma.xo
05/04/2011
Where can you get the messy.png image from anyone? Thanks Andrew for the tutorials, they're great.
raj
06/02/2011
Emma.xo
Eveie
04/13/2011
Hi Fab Tutorial as ever,

I downloaded the reflect fx but it doesn't work on my 32bit AE CS4, so i'm wondering if i've got the new 64 bit version?
Is there anywhere i can still download the old version please?

Many many thanks :)
robbin
03/30/2011
i know this is an old tut but I had the vc reflect and it worked for me. My computer crashed and lost the plugin. I download the latest plugin but I can not seem to make this work. I can not find out how to shorten the reflection. Duh. Can not find a tut on this version. Please help.
anto cs
03/15/2011
your ide is ok
Mindy
03/14/2011
You saved my life! Thanks for the plug in!
arul frances
03/10/2011
ya very nice plugin
sam
03/07/2011
VERY NICE I LOVE IT PLEASE TELL HOW TO CREATE DVD MENU
michael saintprince
03/03/2011
This site is very cool...I started to like this site already...I really like to view it for always..

Thanks a lot,really!
Rikki Lovejoy
02/26/2011
Hey Andrew man,
The plugin wouldnt install for me, doesnt show up in effects. Followed the instructions man, sick of doing it the old fashion way.
James
07/16/2014
Al, Thank you for your advice. I've got 64bit windows as well, installed the 64 bit plugin and wasn't getting anything. Saw your tip and replaced it with the 32bit and it's looking pretty good! Love this site!
Al
03/01/2011
Don't know if this will help you, but this happened to me: running 64bit Windows and copied the 64bit plugin into the right folder, but it didn't show up in AE. However, I tried copying the 32bit version in there and it worked fine.

Many thanks to Andrew and co for taking the time put it together, it's saved me hours.
Kyle
02/28/2011
hey andrew, i have the same problem as the past couple viewers, the plugin wont show up in ae when i put it in the plugins folder..any help is appreciated!
Lema
02/23/2011
The download doesn't work once I've downloaded it :(
That Swedish Guy
02/14/2011
Great tutorials man, I appriciate that you take your time to do this stuff and even make an entire plug-in just for these tutorials. Good job man *Air high five* :D
Robert
02/03/2011
Thanks man. I've been watching your tutorials for 3 years now, but I haven't said a word, so thanks!
maroc
01/31/2011
hi andrew the truth you are best ouver the world
Power Maryo
01/25/2011
You are really great.Can you please make tutorial om
back zooming titles that i saw in a tutorial of yours.

maryopower@gmail.com
mojtaba
01/25/2011
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Azer
01/24/2011
wow.............. cool....love it. it's really does inspires designers
harish.routh
01/22/2011
hi, nice bgs
And Production
01/21/2011
Hey Andrew K. in Turkey , people couldn't find any tutorials about the Ae. ?f they find ,it will be bad and unquality everytime. Also there is no source which is in Turkish language. I think it is not only Turkey's problem but also in all countries which are not speak English suffer from that. My suggestion is that ; you should add some basic subtitles in variety languages to your tutorials. If you do that i am sure your web site's followers will increase.
fabitto
12/26/2010
thanks
Kin
12/22/2010
Really cool!!! Fast and Clear!!
Thankyou so much!
Bishal Guatam
12/18/2010
Hey AK Thank you for Every thing.AFX rocks. I was Wondering that can't your products reach all the way down to Nepal. My Friend name ARJUN YonJAN he is big fan of yours and AFX. On behalf of Arjun and of course me i request you to export your products to us Also.
Azu
01/18/2011
Hey.. That'll be great if he export his products to Nepal. I'm also Nepali by the way. Now living in Portugal. I'm his fan too. This is the best website I found in the internet. I'm his fan since 2009, when I first started learning AE.

Thank you So Much "Sir Andrew Kramer" for providing such a awesome products, plugins,tutorials and so on...!!
Ketty Lee
12/13/2010
Hi Andrew thanks a lot!
I'm a Chinese girl .I'm sorry that my English is poor.
But I love your tutorials very much!
You are the best in my mind!
Ahmed
11/30/2010
thank you so much ...
good job.
Chris
11/17/2010
hey andrew,

great tutorial! i just have a slight problem: what if i wanted the reflected text to have a shadow as well? the adjustment layer prevents the shadow of the text layer from being rendered on the plane...
Daniel
06/01/2012
Hey Chris, what is your solution concerning the shadow and adjustment layer? thanks!
Monique
10/25/2010
Hi Andrew, thx a lot for this great plugin; it looks great! However, I keep getting the error "RAM preview needs 2 or more frames to playback" when i try a RAM preview. When i turn the effect off the problem is gone. Have played around with the memory and multiprocessing settings but still no luck. I am working in AE CS4 on a Mac with 4GB memory. Hope you can help 'cause i'd really like to make this work...
Greetings from the Netherlands!
Bahman evil
10/23/2010
i'm really addicted to your tutorials tanx a lot
erik
10/19/2010
the reflection doesnt seem to follow my 3D object. I followed the instruction to precompose the layers but it still fails.
what am i doing wrong?
Smart Art
10/13/2010
LEGEND!!!!!!!! Thanks Andrew you have saced my digital life!!!!! from Sunny dublin!
Emerson
10/13/2010
You're tutorials are amazing and very interesting! Awesome work and thanks for the great plugin
Dino
10/03/2010
Thank you Andrew for the great Tutorial i was just wondering where you got the Messy.Png From :D thanks
Maged
10/02/2010
andrew

you are very handy ;)
Basman
09/24/2010
hi iam from iraq and i realy want to thank for this graet work
iskander71
09/24/2010
Easy, crazy or awzsomr, that' s the words I think when I watch your tutorials guy !!

Thx much !!
AKpak
09/03/2010
Where can i get the background that u have
Hitmaster
08/27/2010
there is ever a way to remove barriers surrounding a subject in a shooting on after effects or other software
Hitmaster
08/27/2010
there is ever a way to remove barriers surrounding a subject in a shooting on after effects or other software
Donna Bella Hair
08/26/2010
I happened upon your blog by accident but I have to say I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen so far. Keep up the good work!
Guest
08/19/2010
Hey i downloaded the presets pack but i dont get a Reflect Plugin.. i have cs4 for windows and cant find reflection plugin in this folder?? and in my folder is everywhere this .ds.store???
Paolo
08/16/2010
it's true doesn't work with CS5 and I need it!!!
Please Andrew fix it fast!

Thx!!!
Ramiro
08/14/2010
hi your tutorials are really magnificent! but you should upload some in Spanish and I speak for all Latin America ... we need your videos in Spanish would be like a miracle for us. you really are a master of digital animation .................. Ramiro from Argentina
Dan S.
08/11/2010
It doesn't work in CS5 because After Effects CS5 is a 64 bit application only so previous pluggins will not work, you will need 64 bit pluggins if they are available.
Cliff
08/08/2010
The plug-in dosn't work with cs5
Joe
08/06/2010
If the box is 2 or 3x thicker then the one in the example the angle is way too harsh for the bottom reflection created from this plugin to look good -- even with the skew adjustments. Does anyone have any advice?
Sumeyye
08/01/2010
Hi Andrew,

Thanks a lot for the tutorial. I loved your reflection plug-in, it works very well in designing part. I have a problem with the reflection plug-in while rendering. I'm using CS3 and macpro however my computer gives the rendering time 6 hours. ? tried with the 6 hours, but after rendered, it wasn't render..I used to try the mac 32bit version. Do you have any advice for me? Best,
Nick
07/26/2010
Hi Andrew,

i downloaded your plugin vc reflect..

in cs4 it worked, but now i purchased cs5
and i dont know why but it wont work.

is your plugin vc reflect cs5 kompitable?

greetings Nick from Germany
chandu
07/23/2010
hi,
this is chandu, i seen this site and i improve from the study of work
Sphinx Graphics
07/12/2010
It' s kinda good and useful. I pretty enjoy it. Thanks a lot
Joe
06/18/2010
Andrew,

Thanks for your precious time spent for these tuts and for these great TUTS. Honestly, Whenever I get a doubt on something in AFX, blinefoldedly, I go to a place and that is http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials

:) Keep it up. Thanks again.
dennis
06/14/2010
Hello Andrew, Will the plug-in work in AE 6.5? Thanks again for all the great tutorials!
Max Heidenfelder
06/12/2010
Hi, great plugin!

how does it work on objects that do not have a streight edge... like a bottle.. or something...

that be nice to know!
SaNdeSh
06/08/2010
u and r website are both greatest gift to manknd.....thanks for makin things a lot easier to video enthu's
shirley
05/31/2010
thank you so much!
Justin Driedger
05/20/2010
This plugin in CS5 says that it is an unsupported filetype....why would this be?
Justin
shabeer
05/18/2010
this tutorials is very useful to me and it is very god gift sate for me. think to videocopilot.
Zaki
05/18/2010
Your tutorials are thorough and help so much, thank you!
billy_pp
05/12/2010
Great plug-in - thank you!
Mark
04/29/2010
I'm interested in the VCReflect plug-in and I'm using a Mac with Motion 3. How do I install that free plug-in with this system configuration?

Thank you from Central Oregon!
Jishy
04/24/2010
Hey man!!! greetings from india.....now u know the whole world loves you for your tutorials lol :P ....THANKS A LOT dude, i'm really grateful....
Dwayne
04/23/2010
I love your ability to keep it fun, fresh, all the above. You are truly an inspiration. Keep up the good work.
yos
04/18/2010
thanks andrew, it's awesome.
really thanks, i apreciate so much your website
see you
Abdellah
04/16/2010
thank u man
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