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Sissy
05/30/2015
Hey Mr. Kramer,
first of all: Really cool stuff you make!
And then: How about an electric orb and a water orb?
You know, you need them. You already have fire, light and glas.
So now, you need water and electric. ;)
Kind regards from Germany,
Sissy
Shan King Khan
05/08/2015
How to put text in this layer sorry but i don't know i just downloaded project file please help me :(
Bluecatz
04/17/2015
I'm using the latest version of AE, CC 2014. Right from the start, some of the settings displayed within the Fractal Noise effect aren't the same. For instance, under type, there isn't an option for dynamic. Am I doing something incorrectly, or has the software changed that much?
Jonathan
03/25/2015
when i dupliacte my glow later and put it above it wont apear above, but apeared behind the sphere object, so then i can not make a inner glow effect. help anyone?
Ana Robles
03/22/2015
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Thanks for not to be afraid of teaching others... you know the most valuable on this is the one you can't tech, your own art and creativity and yours is wonderful.
Mario
12/31/2014
Hi,
first of all, Mr. Andrew Kramer. Wow! Thank you for the brilliant tutorial.A question to you all:

I have an old Quadro4000 (2 GB GDDR5 RAM, 256 CUDA Cores)
The GPU has "3D Klassic" logic as just bored at the setting for the 4 were CPU cores (8 virtual) operating at full capacity (100%) "149. Solar Atmosphere" worked for me 14 min. 31 seconds lasted. From Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, the GPU is also supported. I use the Adobe Creative Suite 6 and happens in After Effects with the GPU almost nothing. How can that be? The settings are made in Ray Tracing on GPU. The graphics card supports CUDA and OpenGL 2.1.2. When setting a render: Is it even on Classic3D Save as h264 to 8.81 Mbit / s Max 11.72 Mbit / s and Ray-Traced 3D (27 min 48 seconds - Samples pro Frame : 8 ) and adaptive threshold for samples: 24, The ray-tracing quality: 5, smoothing filter: Box

The question that I just point it because what brings a new quality graphics card to buy or rather a stronger CPU? Because if I have to stand Classic3D, then I'm the one with the faster CPU than the GPU. Here I also Raytraced3D, then I need to a longer and the result is not much better, but rather worse. I simply look bad in the transitions gradients.

Now my question to you all:

1.) What graphics card and what CPU you use?
2.) How long did you use for "149. Solar Atmosphere" calculated?
Once in Classic3D and once in Raytraced3D as with my settings?
3.) What graphics card would you recommend me?
4.) A Happy New Year 2015!
mutlut
01/11/2015
Dude as for graphics card, just choose one from this list in the link according to your budget limitations. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html Upper rows are better clearly. And you gotta have at least 3-4GB of video card RAM. For example mine is GTX 670M with 4GB RAM, and I feel safe for lots of render jobs.
narayan singh
12/15/2014
Thanx a lot sir.......
Bruce
12/12/2014
What is that song in the background at the begining and end of this tutorial.
Thanks
brandon
12/11/2014
can you set the default video sound to like 25-30% instead of 75%? it's loud MAN! lol thanks.
KC
10/17/2014
I'm wondering if any one knows how to create an actual star instead of the top half of one? Just trying to figure that out
NemART
12/02/2014
Andrew mentioned it briefly during star trek intro video. Here's my version of this Solar tutorial with Element 3D instead of CC Sphere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ofKH5V5fOw
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149. Solar Atmosphere
• Create a powerful sun effect in After Effects
• No 3rd Party Plug-ins Required.
Posted on Apr 23, 2014
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