135. Simulated Scopes
Nov 26, 2012
• Use after effects to simulate a variety of optical scopes
• Generate Night Vision, Sniper scope, Camera Viewfinder
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123 Responses to "Simulated Scopes"
John
03/21/2014
Everytime I download the project file the footage of the bus moving is just a jpg image... anyway to fix this?
BOB
09/15/2014
JUST APPLY A WIGGLE EFFECT TO A PICTURE
Katelyn
03/27/2014
The same thing is happening for me
Chris
02/13/2014
Is there somewhere I could download the pov camera scopes you have?
Benjamin
02/12/2014
fun very createv!
Arslan Nawaz
06/02/2013
Hi!
I was a fan of element and want to tell u that copilot fu#ked every competitor and becomes the best 3d plugin for AFX also thank's to Andrew for his great tutorials.......
Hazzardworks
05/31/2013
I was laughing my head off when he said, "you don't even have to track it"
Chris G.
05/21/2013
HHHHhahahha
omg! "You don't even have to track it..." rolf lmao
jil flores
05/13/2013
esta increible!!!!
okieglhopyfer
03/12/2013
great tutorial amdrew. i just amazed with all your tutorial and product..
Tony
03/08/2013
Andrew, if we are adding a night vision effect it would be closer to real world if we add some lights to the cars, they shouldn't be driving in the dark with no lights.
just to make it 1 step closer to perfect :D
festus
03/08/2013
creativity to the fullest, good job
vishesh nath mishra
03/08/2013
hi andrew ...i am big fan of u and ur tutorials..but i want a video editing tutorials if u can arrange this so its my pleasure ...thanks
VFXFAN
03/08/2013
Please submit project file in CS4 format!
Mikael
03/06/2013
Haha, you're hilarious Kramer! Thanks for this tut, just what I needed!
Ashraf Megahed
03/03/2013
Great work , but night vision needs vehicles lights to be ON ;)
Mzomhle
03/01/2013
just finished the TUT after 4 days, and hell it was a tough ride.
Richard
02/13/2013
Thank you Andrew !
Terry O'Neill
02/12/2013
But Andrew Kramer said it was O-K!
Randi Ram
02/11/2013
hai Andrew sir i got that images in your project file thank you so much..you are great...;)
rhody360
02/06/2013
great tutorial but wouldn't the cars have their lights on if it were night?
thanasis
02/02/2013
i cant find these lens images...plz help
Charly S
02/01/2013
Thanks a lot!!!!
mo
02/01/2013
Thanks a lot, andrew u making life for billions out there, thanks a lot this is awesome
peter siren
02/01/2013
Great tutorial!!!
Kunal
01/29/2013
Simple, classy, essentially Videocopilot. Thanks for another AE gem.
RICHARD RHULE
01/27/2013
Andrew you have really inspired alot of people with after effect God Richly Bless you and your entire Family and Crew...............
Mark
01/24/2013
where does he post the project file at?
Marlon Manjarres
01/23/2013
Buen dia podrian explicarme como hacer para conseguir los plug ins que se nesecitan y agregarlos a AFTER EFECTS? gracias
ridge gonzalez
01/05/2013
dude thanks all my videos in youtube got so much views because of you thanks
Hamza
01/05/2013
F*ck who ever that hates you, you're the best dude !!
VFX FAN
01/05/2013
Hi Andrew!
I am a BIG fan of you and your tutorials and products
I would like to know if you could republish the project file
in AE CS4 format. I have CS4, and refuses to open the current project file. Thank You, and sorry for the trouble.
TrivialProductions
01/04/2013
Dear Andrew,
This is a very cool and clean effect! However, I would like to know how to replicate recoil on a sniper rifle.
innocent
12/21/2012
i
need chandan das ghazls
Kevin
12/20/2012
how do you register on the homepage
AsmatullahKhan
12/18/2012
Very Nice And Good FX
Shi Yaguang
12/17/2012
Hi!
I am a Chinese student.I have been in the forum registered on the account.But, how can not login on the home page.On the home page how to register?

Learning your tutorial language is a big obstacle.I send the message, First turn on the mail contents in Chinese and translated into English translation tools.

My English is not so good.
This review, is also the first in Chinese and translated into English to do it.

Learn your tutorial can only read, listen to don't understand.

To me, this is a very difficult thing, is a big obstacle.
Shi Yaguang
12/17/2012
Hi!
I am a Chinese student.I have been in the forum registered on the account.But, how can not login on the home page.On the home page how to register?

Learning your tutorial language is a big obstacle.I send the message, First turn on the mail contents in Chinese and translated into English translation tools.

My English is not so good.
This review, is also the first in Chinese and translated into English to do it.

Learn your tutorial can only read, listen to don't understand.

To me, this is a very difficult thing, is a big obstacle.
svfx
12/15/2012
hi.very good.aftereffect by 3dmax(explosion-earth craer for vfx .im waiting for your new tutorials about aftereffect by 3dmax(explosion-earth crack-fire-and...hollywood fx and 3dfx.
babulalmeena
12/14/2012
videos
GustaFonseca
12/14/2012
Hey, another great tutorial, it also helps people about some video looking styles with the bars and noise! =)


Thanks
king21
12/13/2012
hi.very good.thank you.i com from iran...this is the best website for vfx.please teach vfx aftereffect by 3dmax again..and Rayfire1.59 and FumeFx3.please teach 3dcomposit(shattring earth..explosion ,....)..thank you.i have all of the your tutorials...you are.. my best teacher in vfx ..
mohammad
12/05/2012
hi
thank you for like this links in your best website
goodlock
Ville
12/01/2012
I just came here to say, that I have been watching these tutorials for hours and they just keep getting better. I'm a newbie with the software, but these tutorials are really getting me up to speed. Thanks Andrew, you are an awesome instructor! Love your calmness, dedication, details of explanation and the relentless thrive to keep posting material. Thanks again!
Neil
12/01/2012
Love the tutorial and the Steven Seagal jabs.
ed
12/01/2012
Dude, I LOVE all your stuff!!!! Just wondering about this one tho. Wouldn't it be easier to find am image of all these effects and just slap it on top as a video layer. I think it would work... and be berry berry fast! :)
Kunal
01/29/2013
Easier, yes but you'd completely miss out on the essential subtleties like the edge bleed and blur or the optics being applied to the underlying footage...basically all the adjustment layers that have been applied over the footage layer. That's where the magic lies.
FV8
12/01/2012
When he said so anyway My name is Andrew kramer I said WTF! what happened for him xD and then he said I'm sorry just kidding ,oh my heart D:
mohamad ko
11/30/2012
GREAT as usual....
Thanks a lot :)
GRETA
11/30/2012
I really enjoyed your tutorial you've got a really eye for the details....I like it plentry!
Santa
11/30/2012
I live in the North Pole, come to my house for some fun. *wink*
Kabir
11/30/2012
LOL FINALLY you got another vfx tutorial thanks a lot!
rahul nishad
11/30/2012
Thanks Andrew sir.......................
Adam
11/29/2012
This is amazing! I have to make a murder mystery movie for school, and I am so using this
Tomas
11/29/2012
EPIC! I have wanted this effect ever!! Master, Andrew!
Josh
11/29/2012
Hey, cool tutorial, awesome presets and textures.
One thing though, if you were looking through night vision goggles, it would presumably be at night, which would mean the vehicles would all have their headlights on. :)
Mike
11/30/2012
Andrew has done this with an earlier tutorial:
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/day_to_night_conversion/
Samuel Robles
11/28/2012
EPIC! Definitely gonna be using this effect. thanks
Hercos
11/28/2012
Just Amazing! I can't say how i'm happy when you make a new tutorial! Thanks a lot Andrew!
Gabe
11/29/2012
Same here!
vfxarun
11/27/2012
Thanks Andrew !
Prakash MAYA
11/27/2012
Very nice works superzzzz
Robby
11/27/2012
Wow thank you for this!!!
ThePyCoder
11/27/2012
Awesome tutorial as usual :D

But what computer do you use?? It's sick, you have like a million different projects open and your pc just previews like it's no big deal o.O
Throck
11/27/2012
I KNOW you're not making fun of sensei Segal...
SCiP
11/27/2012
VERY VERY VERY COOL!
Tim
11/27/2012
I can't believe you made a tutorial without Element 3D It's great to see that you can do it the "old school way". Just kidding. I think it is a very good tutorial. With those easy steps you can create a nice sniper, paparazzi shot.
I wanted to set up a transition between a wide angle shot to a scope using element 3D but there is no sniper rifle in the projectiles and weapons pack...no!
AUFIDERZE
11/27/2012
Why CS5 after CS6?
Pinlight
11/27/2012
You guys do really great stuff. We're using it on our television series. Any chance that you'll be making a plugin or something available for Final Cut Pro X? The last software upgrade from Apple fixed many of the niggling issues we were having with it, and it's the fastest for adding effects to video clips. It would be nice to not have to bail out of it and go into AE to treat a scene.
Luke
11/27/2012
Render it out of After Effects with an Alpha channel. Then Bring that clip into FCP
DJOzmanMJ
11/27/2012
I seriously thought the bus and traffic was a quick fake 3d animation. Haha, great tutorial mate!
James Bond
11/27/2012
Help, the narwhals are invading my car. I am writing this from the front seat of my car, but they are approaching very fast. Oh no, one of them shoved it's horn into my pancreas.Wait, here comes the lord of the narwhals, it has a long majestic horn that is red and sparkling pink....NO, HE IS SLOWLY MOVING HIS HORN IN MY DIRECTION, NO!!! HE IS ABOUT TO POKE ME!!! NO!!! NOØ AHHHHH THE PAIN!!!!
M
11/27/2012
I thought I told you not to cook these mushrooms, James.
John Cargile
11/27/2012
Your'e James Bond, i'm sure you can handle it.
Sam
11/27/2012
I'm using a mac, and when I downloaded the project files, the bus was only a jpg file, not a .mov file. Where's the .mov file?
George EOC
11/28/2012
i have the same problem it is madening
Johnson steve
11/27/2012
I find this video to be very atrocious.
Eric
11/27/2012
Atrocious? How on earth would you think that? It's an awesome tutorial and gets people started.
Catherine Parr
11/27/2012
I must protect the hood!
Lincoln
11/27/2012
Four score and seven years ago, andrew cramer brought the great tutorials to light.
Billy bob clinton
11/27/2012
I did not have any bad feeling about this video!
Ludwig van Beethoven
11/27/2012
Steve the wheelbarrow!
Olembe Tom
11/27/2012
Ha ha ha Really Andrew Kramer The Incredible
John Baptiste Lemark
11/27/2012
The good traits of andrew cramer have been inherited through his videos to this one.
Theo
11/27/2012
That's so awesome. Thanks very much.
Thomas Malthus
11/27/2012
Yeah, great video!
akramkhan
11/27/2012
mind
Ansh
11/27/2012
You sir, are my hero
tison
11/27/2012
and now i have my own nvg!!!
JG
11/27/2012
The biggest thing I think this is missing is some visible Chromatic Aberration. A lot of the time in scopes, the color channels end up offsetting quite dramatically and it'd help with the realism.
GikePeterson
11/28/2012
Tim, real lens chroma aberration appears on the edges of the lens, not everywhere as you wrote. To make what effect you need to use lens compensation effect whith different settings to each RGB channel. But there is a plugin that does this without duplicating each channel, will not be called because of advertising=)
Tim
11/27/2012
You can easily achieve this effect by setting of a copy of the footage to the left an to the right a few pixels and color it green/blue and red for example. If you play a little with the transfer modes you should have a fake CA. You could use the RGB effect from VC TWITCH and freeze it, too.
therohail
11/27/2012
Andrew u r THE man
Anna
11/27/2012
Great tutorial yet again! I will be putting this one to good use since I was just experimenting last week to get these kinds of shots for a project film. You have solved all the issues and I thank you.
Now I am just waiting for your building objects and all will be well with the world I am trying to build and looking forward to the tutorials on them.
Revanth
11/27/2012
andrew u r the another multi-talented person like camron
amir khan
11/27/2012
yes.every one agrees that he is the only person who has multi talent.great job
don costanza
11/27/2012
Steven Seagal movie...wonderful! Thank you for continuing to share your insight and for being a source of inspiration...many, many thanks...
Best regards,
Don
Alcaulis (Æxtreme)
11/27/2012
Interesting! I like this tutorial!
Andrei
11/27/2012
LOL: Tell them Andrew Kramer said that's OK... no, don't say that...
Sky
11/27/2012
Andrew Kramer is the God of Visuel Effects <3
Maxwell
11/27/2012
Where do you have so many cool photos of lenses from? They look like Super 8™ cameras or something.
Javasport
11/27/2012
I LOLed at the explosion
warfafa
11/27/2012
CS5? y Not CS6?
Wilson
11/27/2012
My shot with element - www.epicfilmes.com short film Salmo 23:4
Jef-Aram
11/27/2012
Very cool effect! Will definitely watch the tutorial once I get home from work. Thanks very much.
shaikh imam
11/27/2012
Thats Good But Element 3D is Mot Working Dubeg Error
Please Help me
Thonbo
11/27/2012
Im missing some Chromatic aberration common kramer! :D
Crabman
11/26/2012
That sign-off around 2:50 cracked me up way too hard...
Leo B Okwese
11/26/2012
dis is just great Andrew
Willmer
11/26/2012
The Project File did not include the bus.mov file. was this intentional?
Dan Schaefer
11/26/2012
Sweet! Back to good old Compositing Tutorials! =D
Willmer Wonsang
11/26/2012
Andrew,
You are the best! Thanks to your positive influence, my son has started a new career in video with an After Effects emphasis. Thanks for being an AE evangelist
Troy
11/26/2012
love it
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