104. Shatterize
• Create a progressive shatter effect in After Effects
• Composite with Glows and add subtle camera shake
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Sequencer script available inside project file.
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1,144 Responses to "Shatterize"
chuckpaint
06/09/2014
Everything you do is amazing Andrew, another gem here! You must have a permanent imprint of your palm on your face is you actually read these comments, I apologize on mankinds behalf, geez.
Dee
04/28/2014
so i need help i cant find the fx tool....
Jonathan
06/27/2014
Are you referring to the toggle switch to turn the FX on or off for a layer?
Lynn
04/26/2014
I don't know why, but when I alt+click the "force", nothing happens... I'm using AE CC. Anyone same problem?
Keezy
06/05/2014
I hate AE CC, u must try Adobe CS6
Lynn
04/27/2014
Okay.. so I found that I had to alt+right click force, really new here :( just in case someone is as new as me
Ryan Davis
04/25/2014
What is the command for after affects cc because the command seems to be different.
shibani
04/25/2014
can you plz tell me what did you do at 6:36 to the text title
kyle
03/05/2014
what is the "Home" button on a mac??? alt+What?
ahmadabz
01/05/2014
very good
jerry samuel
11/05/2013
Hi' copilot i need to lean more about adobe after effect and
premier pro what can i do? i need your help please
Evan
10/29/2013
Are all Project files license free and available for use on any project?
max
10/27/2013
Can someone please help me. At 10:12 why do all the layers (excluding the red one at the bottom) move back alot. when i moved them like that it messed up the animation. Please help!!
mel
02/26/2014
me too...
i dont know what happen at 10:12 >.<
can someone tell us??
how did the other frames move back a bit?? >.<
kinda confuse and my animation messed up :((
leag
10/26/2013
i cant set wiggles at 5:55 why ?
XR
09/16/2013
Great tutorial but you've missed the part at 10:19 where you moved layers several frames forward.
Bradley
08/16/2013
I am some what new to After Effects and I really like this and I am wondering if there is a way to reverse the animation. From a shattered look to the title?
Tyler
09/06/2013
Pre-compose it, and right click it go to time, them go to reverse time or something like that
Justin
08/05/2013
I am completely new at this and ran into an issue where the mask wouldn't work around 7 min of tutorial time. After trial and error I found that after copying my text 12 times my mask path was offset by 1 frame each. By setting the frame the same (mask path) for each one but still leaving a 1 frame offset on the timeline it seemed to work. This may not be the right way to do it but hopefully it will help someone who was having problems like me.
jace
07/29/2013
how do i use the sequencer
romeo
07/17/2013
i cant get my mask to work at 7:04 is there anyway way of reseting the setting for the mask so i can continue
Thomas Foroughi
07/15/2013
Hi! awesome tutorial! Just have one problem, I cant open the sequencer because I am using a Mac! What should I do?
Julian
07/12/2013
Hey!
This is excellent! But I have 2 questions.
1. If I'll save it to a *.avi file, the video looks like this: http://i39.tinypic.com/5leavp.jpg while it should look like this: http://i41.tinypic.com/2wcin85.jpg What am I doing wrong?
2. Where can we get the sfx (souds) from?
wasmiester
07/11/2013
hi i wanted to ask that how do u alter the mask in all the layers i made my mask a bit to fat and want thin it down a bit
Galan
05/28/2013
Excellent job brother. Congratulation and I just want to know how can I get the script (sequencer), please if you want send me by email.
ol
07/22/2013
It is in the project file.
Reaver
05/26/2013
Exellent. But how did u did the BG in the real one ?
JAYLORD
05/21/2013
your voice is different from YouTube. It seems you have a duped! lol
MaceXGames
05/14/2013
Where can we get the sounds from?
chancekim
05/10/2013
I tried this again and again and again but it doesn't work easily... would you send me a project file or upload it please?
Jonathan
06/27/2014
The project file is available at the top of the page. Just click "Project" and it should download automatically. (I had to do the same thing for the "script\".) Good luck!
hangxoan
04/19/2013
Thank you so much. i'll practice this tutorial.
balu
04/19/2013
how can i get script(sequencer) in my after effects?
Alberto
05/13/2013
hy i just want to know how to get the script sequencer
Olaf
04/18/2013
what is he pressing in 10:32 alt and ....
balu
04/19/2013
alt+home
Daniel
04/11/2013
Hi,

I followed this tutorial and now I need to render it in HD or FULL HD. Is that possible? I tried it but the video has stills very poor quality.
marko
04/30/2013
the composition settings must be 1920x1080 (full hd this is, if I am right with numbers) and I thing that setings for lears like solids, when you create them also shoud be full hd size it shoud increase the quality of elements of your composition... srry for mistakes.
marko
04/30/2013
the composition settings must be 1920x1080 (full hd this is, if I am right with numbers) and I thing that setings for lears like solids, when you create them also shoud be full hd size it shoud increase the quality of elements of your composition... srry fo mistakes.
likheesh
03/06/2013
work
T-Kook
03/01/2013
To download the script, go to the tutorial 3D Ball Dispursion and right next to the "watch" button is the "project" button. Click it to download the script(=
Charel
02/27/2013
thanks for the tutorial, you the best
Ar
02/22/2013
I like your shatter I try but i can't do it all
help?
02/15/2013
where do you get the script?
Mike
01/08/2013
At about 10 minutes. the base layer gets longer and he doesn't show how.
heiro
01/28/2013
I figured out how to do it. I was stuck on this for a bit too but it's pretty simple. You just pull the 24 layer back to whatever number, then for the base layer, you press "m" and bring out the mask. Then you set the key points (on the base layer) starting from the 12th layer to end with the 1st layer. You will then have a result of what he showed on the video.

Hope that helped.
heiro
01/28/2013
I figured out how to do it. I was stuck on this for a bit too but it's pretty simple. You just pull the 24 layer back to whatever number, then for the base layer, you press "m" and bring out the mask. Then you set the key points (on the base layer) starting from the 12th layer to end with the 1st layer. You will then have a result of what he showed on the video.

Hope that helped.
Jefferson
12/21/2012
after i install the sequencer, i still cant find the pixel polly. I put the sequencer inside the Scripts folder. Is that the right place to put it?.
allison
02/15/2013
where did you get the sequencer?
Hallel29F
01/04/2013
What's the version of ur Cs?
Andrey
12/07/2012
"...so old click..." 5:35. Dialog window not open oO how to call a dialog window anyway?
Mr.Soyouz
03/12/2013
It's "ALT click" not "Old Click" :)
Gaurav
12/05/2012
Each time Great Tutorials. But rather than any particular tutorial i always like your small tricks which you use in your tutorials. After viewing your tuts i think how easy was that? Y i don't get that idea. Lots of thanks and God bless you from India
Patrick Irvin
11/02/2012
Where can I get the sequencer script that is used in this tutorial?
medy
11/26/2012
in the project file.
medy
11/26/2012
in the project file. dumbass
omg
11/02/2012
duplicate duplicate duplicate and burn up your ram and cpu :)
willie
09/27/2012
Okay I'm having an issue. Ive went through the tutorial several times and have the same issue every time. I get to 8m in where I am suppose to have the sequencer go and turn off the path. when i do this i only have the top box on the screen. any Ideal what Im doing wrong and how I can fix it.
Lewis
09/11/2012
The title starts to disappear to quickly any help PLEASE
Phoenix
09/06/2012
Good JOB !! , but where is the sound what did you used :( ?
Aaron.beyondearth
08/06/2012
I did everything and the randomness on the CC pixel poly on CS6 after dupelicating just makes it the same... any help?
romaric fidel
07/31/2012
hi im fidel,i m journalist work in a new tv station called Benie tv. i m from cote d ivoire in south africa and i love so muchhhhhhhhhhhhh and your works too much... i realy want to be a teacher of after effects as your represntative here...you re the best
MollugaVFX
07/23/2012
How do you open that to center it?
andrew phan
07/18/2012
where did u get the shatter sound effect?
Phoroxs
07/17/2012
At 10:58 when i want to make a key frame it don't make it....
sanskriti
07/16/2012
i have a question
how did u get cc pixel polly ?
Renjith
12/14/2012
Go here if you have the Trial version. Apparently this website gives it to you for free. http://www.cycorefx.com/downloads.php
Sarah
11/27/2012
It's already available on CS6
kamakwazee
07/18/2012
It comes with after effects.
AwerStun
07/06/2012
hey on 06:39 wat did u do that the duplecate layer disapeard ?
TheAnonBeatz
11/28/2012
He Deleted it, he only showed you that if you give it a Wiggle it looks differce then when you dont ;)
REHMAT HADI
07/05/2012
Thank you for helping us to create beauty in the same way in our drama/music show or any other tv production,s title etc.
gio
07/04/2012
bro worked like a charm, finished and it looks great!!!

Thanks again!
Gio
07/04/2012
You are the best no questions ask!
Haroon
06/29/2012
w0o0o0o0ow man what a genius u are i'm a big fan of u i've just started lookin ur tutorials nd they r just wow awesomeist
yasmin
06/26/2012
thank you so much

its very nice tutorial


best regards
Laqweesha
06/25/2012
how did u find the sequencer
Tim
06/08/2012
When I save the video, the Shatterize beggins very fast. I cant see the letters. Why?
Lewis
09/05/2012
im havin the same problem, any help
peShev
06/03/2012
My red layer is going in the begining and than going Pixel Polly effect ? Why ?
jamesemcee
06/02/2012
at 6:36 you put the 2 text titles together.how did you do that? I have tried to precompose it and it wont let me shut off the fx later in the tutorial. any help would be greatly apriciated. love the glass orbs in a different tute. thats for the great tutorials and cs6 is awsome.
Talonides
06/04/2012
I'm not sure, but I believe Andrew simply deleted the 2nd layer. He was demonstrating the effect of the wiggle expression by comparing 2 copies of the same layer, showing how even though they were duplicate copies, the wiggle expression had the effect of making small "random" differences.
lokhman
06/01/2012
i have aae cs4 32 bit and iam not able to complete shatterize as i dnt see the paranthesis "wiggle(0,25)" in time line bar how come it is and which aae version do u use plzzzzzzzz reply me
kaytee
05/23/2012
could you give the mp3 sound on your video?
LI shengxian
05/15/2012
Very interesting! Learned a lot of things. Thank you!
Amit Kumar
05/13/2012
How can I get cc pixel polly for free. i'm using after effects cs3.
el piragua
05/12/2012
esplendido este tutorial esta a otro nivel.... graciass
unix
05/11/2012
uhh when i apply the pixel polly there's
this green lines that pops up on the screen..and stays on even though after rendering...how do i fix that?

shrs
05/09/2012
What you pushed in your keyboard in 9:47 ?
xsariux
05/09/2012
What you pushed on 09:47 in your keyboard ?
hrrishee
05/08/2012
lovely work darling
Felipe
05/05/2012
i dont know where to find the script!!
Amit
05/13/2012
You can download the script from video copilot tutorial 103. in the project file.
Mukund
05/05/2012
at the starting of the tutorial,u had shown a video which you had done earlier.In that u animated the
"video copilot"for one second,like it was moving forward and coming close to the screen and then it shattered.This was not shown in the tutorial.
Please help
Ben
05/09/2012
I guess you could try the Null 3D
Tyler Bader
05/04/2012
Can i use 3D text i made in Cinema 4D?
M-Mahdi Fekri
09/11/2012
hello you can use element 3d to use 3D text that made by Cinema4D.
Nicjpa
05/04/2012
ive done it in full, without script, manualy moving layers, and only mistake ive done was bad metal background picture, it cost(ed) me a nice glow...nice tutorial indeed
Adrian
05/03/2012
Im lost when i duplicated my text layer for the 3D effect. Now that i did it one of the text layers shatters before the other, PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!
Jens
05/03/2012
okey at 7:28 you lost me if i move that down the whole text moves....
Shadowfox
06/26/2012
same problemo help
sankec
06/02/2012
same prob (u using cs8 2?)
JackJohn
04/26/2012
I suggest some blue embers flying by/near the camera, just to give it a more "living" look.
joao
04/21/2012
i dont have CC pixel polly

put for downloading pls
Roey
04/21/2012
hi.. at 13:43.. u clicked on something that maked the glow look less brighter.. i want to know how can i do this? my glow is way more bright and strong than urs and its ugly.. can someone help me please?

sry for my english :)
Diana
04/18/2012
pleasei want to take to Andro this is very impotant to me
Jason
04/11/2012
WHY I not have Expression:Force
somebody help me ?
sholtz
05/05/2012
Alt+(click) on the stop watch and it should be available to you. On some MACS you may have to hit the fn+alt and click to access your alt key.
Barry
04/10/2012
Does anybody know how to make this work with a WHITE background? Changing the black background (in solid settings) to white makes me lose lots of glow detail.
JohnJack
04/26/2012
Try using a red glow? I'm using it with gold text and red glow and it looks pretty nice.
leon kennedy
03/26/2012
Hello andrew can you tell what is youre course when you where collage, because im going to collage now and i can pick a course can you help me??
Antero
05/04/2012
If you're going to college, then you have some remedial priorities to attend to...
Dayton
03/25/2012
at 6:48 how did you get the rectangle tool to be transparent? Mine is always black and i dont know how to change it!
Please help.
Khalid
03/25/2012
Hey please help me please uhm i cant find CC pixel Polly its like i saw many tutorials and i could do them but i liked this and i got this problem please help =(
jin
05/24/2012
i have but mine is CS4 y don't u just try to type pixel ?then it will apear it ..
Jones
03/30/2012
Same! Anyone figure this out?!
Tigo
03/26/2012
Me too! I have CS4, maybe this is an older version? Did it change into another plugin?
Suvayu Chakraborty
03/19/2012
This tutorial is good but motamuti
TuniSian
03/19/2012
Andrew You Are The Best !!! Hope You Give Us Some Free Optical Flares Because We Cant Pay From TuniSia !! Wich You Do that ! Continue You Are The Best !!!!
Rory
03/09/2012
Andrew, what computer do you use?
I have a lot of problems rendering frames and I'm looking to get a computer that's strong, especially for after effects.
kba
03/06/2012
I'm korean and lacking in english ability. So Please understand the grammar is not right. you used 'tint' effects and 'curves' effects to end of the tutorial. I want to know why you used it. just used to adjust the color..?
Dean H
03/06/2012
@ 6:35 you use a keyboard shortcut but you dont mention what it was.... please tell us !!
Hi
03/11/2012
Just select the layer and hit delete, if you're talking about when he got rid of the duplicate.
TYRONE
03/03/2012
PLEASE DONT USE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS UNLESS YOU TELL US WHAT THE SHORTCUT IS. IVE WASTED HOURS TRYING TO GO THROUGH HELP FILES TRYING TO LEARN SHORTCUTS
japinder
03/30/2012
THANK YOU MAN... IM NOT THE ONLY ONE TELL US BOTH PC AND PAC FORMATS PLEEEASSEEE IVE BEEN LOOKING ON THE INTERNET FOR HOURS AND HOURS NEXT TIME JUST SAY THE SHORT CUT MAN
izoik
02/07/2012
How to install the sequencer ? :/
Sid
02/15/2012
i wanna know also =\ how to get sequencer and also, i don't have Andrew's same font i want it -.- pleaseeee
Sid
02/15/2012
i wanna know also =\ how to get sequencer and also, i don't have Andrew's same font i want it -.- pleaseeee
Nathan
02/07/2012
Amazing tutorial man, been looking all over for a shattering intro effect, I watched some of your tricks and mainly needed the pixel one, to break it up, thanks so much!
Jee
02/01/2012
I would also like to know the answer. (haha poor Andrew! He must find us so annoying! Because he figured it out for himself)
Learner
02/01/2012
Hey, in 10:07 he's skip the editing.
the position of the texts are difrenet ..
now i dont know how to change it and the intro starting the simuluation right in the start,
someone know how to take it few seconds?
Rithio
03/02/2012
I don't know either. Can someone help me???
Raimond
02/01/2012
YOU HAVE TO UNSOLO THE LAYER! REMEMBER TO REMOVE THE SOLO DOT YOU PLACED AT 9.20 !
stefan
01/31/2012
What happens at about 6:36 it skips something and he just has one layer ive messed around but it doesnt work Please help!
Kurt
09/05/2012
No, he doesn't delete the layer. He adds the layer to add more effect cuz each layer differs slightly and adds more shattering. I too have this same question. He uses a shortcut on the keyboad and it seems to me that hes joining to two layers to make it one. I can't figure it out.
Charlie
02/03/2012
yes same here, any luck? :/
Amadeu
02/02/2012
He just deleted the last layer...
Raimond
02/01/2012
Same question here, at 9:45 he skips and I dont know how to continue? It supposed to be a tutorial!
Bill
01/29/2012
I couldn't watch for longer than 30 seconds because his voice is really annoying.
brandon goldfarb
01/24/2012
right after i use the script, i can only see the top portion of my text, even when all layers are selected, why?
abdo
01/21/2012
hey ... excuse me i wanna to know what the version of AE you use it now !!!
momo
01/24/2012
cs5 bach khdam;; 64bit a 3amo.
HEFF
01/21/2012
Please, help me I have a problem at 9:48, he skip the explication, I would know how he do. I'm sorry for my English because I'm French.
Micah
02/23/2012
He didn't really skip anything, don't forget to remove the solo. I did the same thing, I was stuck for a while.
Elijah
01/16/2012
When you test the shattering, and you pull the thingy to see it, my goes by very slowly, like you have to click each time instead of dragging it like you did! HELP! D:
Joe
01/19/2012
I have the same problem, you may want to consider upgrading your computer memory. I am upgrading from 3 to 8gb of RAM
venXca
01/13/2012
Pls can smb give me CC Pixel Polly plugin?
Ethan Ansell
01/11/2012
Text? Sext more lie.