45. Set Extensions
• Extend a live action set with custom matte painting
• Link several motion trackers into one null object
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382 Responses to "Set Extensions"
Caitlin McEntire
06/22/2014
"Those big horses with like the hairy feet"...those would be Clydesdales. Not trying to sound like a know it all, just thought I would let you know, in case no one else has told you yet. :)
Tholomew
04/29/2014
Please, make more tutorials with MS Paint/After Effects

xD
Curtis
03/01/2014
HAHA gotta love the sarcasm, this is the first video iv seen all the way through but I hope to watch more of yours if they are like this. Gotta love the VFX industry sense of humor.
preddy
07/31/2013
thanks
Name
07/05/2013
No one really wants to go to Canada......BAHAAHHAHAHAHAH
Lenny Belton
06/01/2013
Ops. Spoke to soon. LOL
Lenny Belton
06/01/2013
Thank you again Andrew. What happened to the jpeg lol. I feel cheated. LOL
Shawn
04/03/2013
So we really don't need photoshop right we can use things like paint.net?
Lornak
03/05/2013
It's not expensive to film in Canada. It's cheap. That's why the CW network films everything there.
Lenny Belton
06/01/2013
Keep watching. You'll learn when to take Andrew serious and when not to.
Lei Wong
03/01/2013
great tutorial, i love the part of the paint, very funny
Vivi
11/27/2012
You absolutely rock dude!!!
Marno Franck
11/06/2012
Andrew Kramer.. I got after effects and i didnt know what to do. but then you come with your AWESOME tutorials and show me the way.. hahahahaha. Your the best! thank you so much for all your tutorials! (South africa)
Stubbsfilms
09/05/2012
I think I learned more in that short photoshop segment than in any photoshop tutorial I've done before/
frank wells
06/14/2012
Sam Shall someday have his revenge!
Vincent
06/06/2012
Hey Andrew,

You are "VERY FUNNY" !!! It is such a blast to listen and learn from you and your always great tutorials!!! I just love you, man!!!

Greetings from Switzerland (not Sweeden... Switzerland

Vince
kehem
05/22/2012
i m a newbie here. can i know how you export/save your painting at the Photoshop part to make it (.psd) format? anybody help? it's like i m the only one who don't know bout that here. :D thanks..
ThePianistop66
08/03/2012
Just click save (press ctrl+s in windows or opt+s in mac (I'm not sure for mac because I'm and I'll always stay a windows user!))and choose psd format
Platon
04/14/2012
THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!! In Canada!!!! But the big point is that thanks for the tutorial!!! I've seen CorridorDigital and in their Behind The Scenes they always said about Matte Painting and it is awesome, but I had no idea how to do it!! Thanks Andrew Kramer for the tutorial!!! It made my life easier in AE and PS!!!
Jee
02/14/2012
I see I have the same problem as some of the other guys here....I can´t get the images to stay put on track points or null objects. Not here or in my own matte paintings....what is happening? Help?
Dennis
01/11/2012
I can't believe how far he took that joke
liam
01/01/2012
I'm Canadian and really offended I'm going to get my hockey sick and beer and get you
Tunks
11/21/2011
Ahahaha! "No one wants to go to Canada."

Nice one
Ólafur Jón Thoroddsen
11/18/2011
The tutorials you buy from VCP are "high quality"? Wow... They must then be from another dimension

Awesome tutorial!
Alan
11/18/2011

I have a problem.Im working with the project files.

The image does not stick at the point where the two trackers meet. As soon as it reaches the point where the intersect the image of the castle changes. I parented the null 1 to null 2 and the image of the castle to null 1.

Can anybody help me out.?
rmd painting
10/21/2011
This is a really good read for me. Must admit that you are one of the coolest bloggers I ever saw. Thanks for posting this informative article.
u.k
10/16/2011

definatlly your funniest one...!
loved the microsoft painter section..

thx for another exiting tutorial ))
Brian
10/06/2011
Everytime i have done this tutorial step by step my matte is shaking and the track isn't accurate. Please help i am frustrated beyond belief!
mani
09/21/2011
tanx for all learning
Eirin
07/19/2011
Microsoft Paint hahahaha That was hilarious.

Awesome tutorial as always!
claire
07/05/2011
they're called clydesdale
asit
06/25/2011
Really nice tutorial.
ROYIZ CLEMENT
06/10/2011
hi..
i am really interested in studying in visual effects and motion graphics. where would you recommend.
now i am doing mechanical engineering in India.
please mail me
Ravi Rajpoot
07/20/2011
hmmm SAME HERE DUDE
'
mechanical diploma holder and doing CSE interested in 3D animation and visual Effects
Josh Kramer
06/01/2011
Great tutorial, the only thing I found disturbing was the light direction difference between the 2 shots.
Tommy
05/22/2011
"It's got some pretty advanced stuff, like the paint bucket here."
Has to be the funniest thing I've heard in a long time.
Josh
05/05/2011
Andrew, you are amazing. I would absolutely love to meet you, if ever possible! You are my role model! I am 14, and because of you, have vast skills in After Effects. Thank you so much for doing this. You possible changed my future career.
Tony
03/24/2011
Muy bien todos los tutoriales y video ya e echo par de efectos en mi casa me gustaria poder hacerle par de pregunta de algunas cosas que me fartan por aprender. si me pueden ayudar mi msn esta puesto. gracias,
snakers
03/22/2011
nice work andrew :DDDDD you are making me pro :)

i cant stop laugh :DD microsoft paint ftw
fulano
03/19/2011
your tutorials are so big!!! 30 minutos 45 minutos
:O
LukasVideosify
03/13/2011
You made me laugh with your personal parody of Microsoft Paint! xD
But in fact I could easily have done what you did with Photoshop with Paint.Net or GIMP and they're both free...
You don't need to have high quality programs to make high quality entertainment. It's all about creativity, knowledge and hard work.
Dan
03/06/2011
GIMP is also another alternative for Photoshop and it's free. It has almost all the features for Photoshop.
jericho-id
03/03/2011
thank you
Greg
03/01/2011
Do i need a plane field to do it or can i have things on the field or i mean im gonna mask it
Joe
02/28/2011
Those horses are called Clydesdales..lol

Come to St. Louis for a Anheuser-Busch tour.. Did i say free beer!! I dont really drink but who can turn down free beer..

Great tutorials Andrew!
kenny
02/14/2011
Thanks! This is great.
sundar
02/10/2011
really super super after effects hero andrew
Jesse
01/29/2011
I just like the jokes you pull. bahaha classic
moonlover
01/23/2011
goooooooooooooooooooooood
Joseph Wu
01/18/2011
Your null object linking is GENIUS!!
Tim Adams
12/29/2010
Everytime i have done this tutorial step by step my matte is shaking and the track isn't accurate. Please help i am frustrated beyond belief!
Matt
05/09/2012
Make sure you have good tracking points. They need to have high contrast.
Photojunkie
12/11/2010
Another cool tutorial.
Learn and laugh and the same time, what more do ya want!

cheers,

PJ
mike
12/10/2010
keep it up your works are amazing

nathan
12/10/2010
the motion trackers for me wont stay on the 3 rocks it keeps flying everywhere
plz help
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12/09/2010
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surajit
12/07/2010
very nice sir!
oliver klingefjord
12/04/2010
great! works fine with the free program GIMP for those who havent got photoshop!
Christopher
02/05/2011
paint does not have a magic wand selector or transparency. you cant eve have more that one layer
Richard Ziegler
12/12/2010
or paint.net (slightly less features but has transparency and a decent magic wand selector)
Stan the Man
12/03/2010
What a neat tutorial. Still working on the Advanced Car Hit tut, then I'll try this one. It's given me ideas on some set extentions that I want to try. Andrew, you da man!
mohamed kayd
11/16/2010
hei,you are awesome man thank u v much for this fantastic tutorial
mohamed kayd
somaliland
Joochuk
10/30/2010
much like Motoko San, i am having the issue of keeping the motion trackers still! Please watch this video i made! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Sit1PO4qM it shows the problem thanks
motoko san
10/11/2010
I try like crazy to track those exact points in the same spots you use in the tutorial, but it wont follow the tracking what am I doing wrong???? I'm mocha now, but I just want to know why my track wont follow the points
Afrânio Magalhães
10/01/2010
Along with being the best tutor in the world, you're also the funniest...
Thank you a lot man.. I always have a great time watching your videos.. you're simply amazing
I know you dont know me, but I wish you the very best in life in every way. People like you make me feel there's still hope for human kind. If you go to Brazil someday you can count on me to provide anything you may need like being your translator, show you around, cook for you... anything! I owe it to you man!
Im not done with kissing your a$$ yet...
ANDREW K. FOR PRESIDENT! Thanks again

*PS: check me out on youtube if you have some time @acauanstudio
faisal
09/12/2010
bahahah i lol'd at the paint thing... love you man keep up the great work greetings from netherlands
Manuel
09/03/2010
Please answer, why does my timeline is in seconds and Andrew's time line says 0046 and myne 00:07:23
rajendra
08/31/2010
hello u r video is so meaning full ilike it but mid term it will stop why
Aditya
08/30/2010
As everyone knows u are doing a great job...but..rather than the video tutorial...also provide a html image version of ur tutorials...

That really helps many.!

Thank u..
Micah
08/17/2010
Absolutely awesome.
Qiao
08/10/2010
Hi Andrew, i love your tutorials. GREAT GREAT JOB!!!
They are so helpful. Thank you very much. You are cute, your voice is sexy, and the tutorials are very constructive and inspiring... Thank you again.
Jake
08/04/2010
what camera did you use for this?
Showtime
07/27/2010
One of the best! Haven't any words for it!!!
Luis
06/25/2010
Andrew great job I enjoy just watching you tuturial. My reason to watch and other you have about replacing the sky is because I wanted to do some sun rise animation and sun set. and I suppose that is done by replacing the sky because in my footage the sun is already there. Could you create a kind of tutorial on how to do that?
"Animate the sunset and sunrise"

Thankyou
Luis
Jeff
06/21/2010
I use After Effects everyday at work, but I still use your tutorials as a reference. I watched this earlier today to brush up before I did some motion tracking, and I didn't want to look like a dummy in front of other video professionals that were counting on me. Thanks for your time and effort. It helps so many people like me.
SPC Robin M Portwood
06/21/2010
Well, it's a good tut, but I am having problems getting the backgrounds to sync up, even with following the tutorial word for word, you can still see subtle movements of the backdrop that is placed in. It has that o-so-fake look to it, like it isn't syncing up with the original shot... And I do mean, followed WORD for WORD, picture for picture etc, and I can't seem to get it to line up perfectly like in your tutorial. I mean yours is FLAWLESS. If you have any kind advice, feel free to shoot me an e-mail. ultimate.defcon@gmail.com
conner
06/20/2010
haha loved the end when he explained you didnt need photo shop for the bubildings!! ahaha great building ahhahahhahahahahahahah
Gabriel Nogueira
06/16/2010
Hi guys,

Hey Andrew Kramer always a fantastic job.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for the plugin Optical Flares, it is realy amazing.

Another thing that adds quite a reality is the motion blur.
The raw footage has naturally motion blur, in this case largely because camera movement.
Then add the motion blur in CG elements (CC motion blur in shuter angle greater than 360).

Best greetings from Brazil.
mystic7
06/08/2010
Finally, my tracking stayed stuck to the points I assigned them to. Perseverence. Andrew yer the tops, and I am neither from Kajikistan nor in love with you.
Martin
05/24/2010
stunning tutorial, has given me so many ideas for creating surreal fantasy environments, Thanks a lot!
Aaron M.
05/17/2010
Ha, "Nobody really wants to go to Canada." Ask my friends...I call Canada "North United States" :)
joe
05/15/2010
Whaou ! Thank's !
brando
05/13/2010
I speak for all Canadians who use Video Copilot... Andrew, you are absolutely correct, Canadians love a good joke and also free on-line tutorials. Actually, I now live in Miami Beach because I couldn't take the winters anymore. Great site
Rahat Walid
05/12/2010
You know what Andrew, that's just offensive. There ain't nothing wrong with Canada. Everybody wants to come to Canada.

Just kidding also. You're welcome to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Anytime.
Nathan
05/06/2010
Hi thank you for your great tutorials, I am a university student in the UK and your tutorials have helped me greatly, Are you able to do a tutorial on how to get like two videos one screen so like one person filmed twice to make it look like twins, i need to know how to do it for my final project, it would be a great help,
yet agian thanks for the great tutorials, and great animations is ms paint haha
Brendan Peterson
05/01/2010
This helped so much. I havent put set extensions in my own footage yet, but i will be soon. I did add an entire city to the same shot you had, which is what i have to do for my next project. I also am using a lot of pro scores, and action essentials. Those are great keep up the good work you are a big help.
Kelly Huffaker
04/28/2010
I am trying to figure out what frame rate the footage is. It says 24fps in quicktime, and 23.98 in AE. Also going frame to frame, I noticed there were duplicate frames sporadically throughout the whole clip. Anybody else notice this? I motion tracked using Mocha instead, and it didn't do a good job cuz of duplicate frames
Choliesh
04/10/2010
Amazing. here's what I was looking for.
when I astonished with hollywood movies.
very cool .... continue the tutorial ....
madmips
04/08/2010
MS PAINT is the best ;)
vakich
04/07/2010
Andrew, you're good man. more to such people.
composer
04/03/2010
thnk you guys i love you 2
Robert
03/17/2010
ms paint rocks .. /m/
Odracir
03/05/2010
all a have to ask is
"DID U INVENT THIS PROGRAM"
dude u r awesome
great tutorial(s)
keep 'em coming
Miguel
02/26/2010
congratulations on very good job for me is amazing how easy it is to learn with you
Garvey Harris
02/15/2010
I've not been excited by anything for a long time and you guys just keep on making the use of afterfx so much more fun. I am just enjoying using it from a personal capacity and not even thinking about being able to use it in a professional capacity. I just love what I can do with it and I never thought I would find another love affair like this. So thank you for being great trachers
Andrej Khvostenko
02/11/2010
Really awesome!Thanks a lot!
ed
02/07/2010
MS PAINT is rule ;)
Alex Ball
01/25/2010
Really Wicked =] Truly
Giovanni Barone From Italy
01/14/2010
Hello Sir Andrew, great tutorial and great effect as ever, an Italian boy and use a translator so I apologize if I write badly, when I'm going to run the tutorial, the castle or whatever with any other video I move continuously never stays still and follow the video as it should, it would be kind enough to explain it because obviously something wrong with the tracer .... I would be very grateful, she is an idol for me, good work and thanks in anticipation.
KiRA
01/01/2010
another andrew kramer explosive tutorial.. ^^ you really are a very talented guy andrew.. ^.^ can i marry ur brain? hahaha... ur my idol.. ^^ great work.. ^^
Malin
12/15/2009
Awesome! great job man

but one matte paiting tutorial when?
Milan
12/14/2009
Thanx and great tutorials.... by the way im 12 and im allready getting into the program. dont worry i didn't use hacks to get the program my dad got it from his job. any ways thanks
robbo
12/07/2009
..Clydesdales :)
Peter
11/29/2009
Amazing as always!
Paul
11/20/2009
Andrew, this was a great tutorial...and I love the humor.

Can't wait to see more from you.
Caives
11/01/2009
Nice tutorial!

The Windows Paint scene was so funny. "Advanced Stuff"
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