81. Spin Orbs
• Create a spinning orb that self animates with time
• Convert to 3D layers and animate the camera with DOF
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263 Responses to "Spin Orbs"
Pixi
09/14/2014
Nice tutorial can i ask what pc specs you have as you seem to be able to preview very fast? when working with 3d items. my setup is 64gig ram - 6 cores 3.6ghz yet it runs very slow even at quarter view..
Maia
06/13/2014
Hi! Really great tutorial you have here!! But~ Im stuck.. Once I make a new Camera I can only see my background and text. The Spin Things have disapeared, they are still on my timeline but not on stage... I put in the same Camera settings as the tutorial but it still doesnt work with any camera, Ive tried moving the layers around but it doesnt help :/ Can someone help me?
Jacob Bender
03/03/2013
Whenever I add the CC Radial Blur on the adjustment layer my very bottom BG layer gets caught up too and I can see the transparency behind it, is that fine?
lydia
12/04/2013
I have the same problem here. No matter what I do to the layers(hide them, use the little circle to solo them then apply the effect), it still apply the blur to all the layers including background. Anyone knows why? How do I only apply the effect to the layers I selected?
Hans
03/05/2013
I had the exact same problem but I found a way round it, you tick the box to the left, next to the visibility, the circle one (sorry I dont know its proper name) to select just the layers you need, so not the background, and apply the blur then.
Samey
02/03/2013
i like it
Kathleen
11/07/2012
You assumed correctly!! Awesome tute!!!
Trevor
11/05/2012
Hey Andrew! Big fan! I love the tutorials! I've learned so much from you! I'm having an issue with this tutorial using the camera when you move forward in z space. I set my keyframes just like you as far as I can tell, but for some reason when I try to ease in to the text, it moves passed the text and element layer in z space, then comes backwards in z space back to the text at my keyframe. I've done everything from trying different kinds of keyframe such and easy ease, easy in and easy out, customizing my graphics editor, and even restarted AE, but the problem wont go away. Any suggestions?
AHMAD
10/30/2012
is't feri gooog. i laik it
LOLMAN
06/01/2012
3:36 do you see the skull too
garrett
04/30/2012
You said "set the time" after you duplicate the orb layers. What do you mean? I have looked through the program and on the internet and cannot find a single thing to what you are referring to or how to do it.
Maia
06/13/2014
He means drag the bar on your timeline to different places so that the three orbs dont all look identical.
penis
04/18/2012
love the Tutorial!
Victoria
02/06/2012
Love this tutorial! Thank you Andrew<3 You have made great job for all these people
RafaelBrasil
09/24/2011
Veeeeeeeerry cooollll mano!!!!
we like you kramer!!
mark
09/07/2011
6:54
Scott G
08/19/2011
Wow! Awesome tutorial I used these orb spins for a promo video, you can check it out here:
http://youtu.be/lPGRM8Vrwqs

I also used the energy wipe tutorial at the end. Andrew you are a genius and if this AFX thing doesn't work out I think you have a bright future in stand-up :)

Thanks for the video I hope you can keep making more high quality tuts!
Masashiro
07/18/2011
I have only been using after effect for a month, but using ur tuts, i feel like i know it already. Thanks a lot for ur tut, its really appreciated
Anirban
06/23/2011
one template project tutorial give & share with me plz.request to u.
spinamajig
05/02/2011
It's funny... After I first saw this tut, I started to use "spinamajig" everywhere.. Lowercase and written together.. Love these tutorials! :)
HELP
04/06/2011
Nice tut. but when you type in "TIme*250" it doesnt work for meg I have Cs5. HELP!
Shadow
06/29/2011
you have to write it without the capital T
its time*250 how you write it
;)
Chrisels
04/05/2011
Great Tutorial... having a slight problem though. Whenever I add my adjustment layer and turn up the amount my whole comp gets skewed. I've done exactly what you said but mines completely different! I need that stressball of yours Andrew!!
Shashi Kumar. L
03/22/2011
I am very thankful to you mr. andrew.. this is very excellent tutorial.. bye
jojo
02/21/2011
it was orite bt it doesnt show the ending =)
Alex Houben
02/10/2011
It made me laugh rather hard when he said "people have been calling it the spinny thing... i named it th"spinamagigg"" xD keep up the decent tuts
pouria
12/30/2010
that was really go0o0d.tnx
Dan
01/01/2011
It's the way Andrew just makes it look so easy and is all "yeah, I don't know what the big deal is but here goes anyway". Andrew - I'm inspired by your work and impressed with your attitude (and I've bought ProScores and Action Essentials for use in my school - yep, I'm the kind of guy that says thanks with money; so go ahead, copy me everyone!). Thank you for all your help.
dark error
12/09/2010
hi all ,
i want to know if this tut work in after effects cs4
please help me, cuz the tut didnt work on my virsion
some errors ....
if anyone can help me this is my email :lixe@live.com.
thanks anyway
Adri
12/07/2010
lolol!!

" you can put any of your favorite websites... tho I assume it will be video copilot"
Made me laugh lol

Good work :)
lostpanda
09/08/2010
I made a music visulization of the effect. Take a look ;) : http://videocopilot.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11
santi
08/17/2010
excellent tutorial I learned a lot
I would like to teach them how to do simulations of smoke or ink tub irrigation THANKS ...
santi
08/17/2010
exelente tutorial he aprendido mucho
me gustaria que enseñaras como hacer las simulaciones de humo o de riego de tina tinta GRACIAS.
Nazim Hayyan
08/06/2010
Great Tutorial as always. Heres what I made with it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVv3Ts4uJb4
kityowong
07/28/2010
u r just awesome!! thank you so much for all the good tuts!! U Rock!
jose barboza
05/19/2010
eres lo mejor de lo mejor gracias por tu sabiduriame has ayudado mucho a entender mas de este mundo
David
05/18/2010
hahah! I love it when you make two. almost as good as adding a star wipe.
cz
05/17/2010
thank you ,
Dina
04/01/2010
Andrew, you should win a Nobel prize. Ure a genius! Kisses from Brazil.
Jeff
03/21/2010
Great tut and easy to do for even a beginner like me thanks alot Mr.Kramer you rock.
Chris
03/03/2010
To my previous comment about the adjustment layer not affecting the BG layer, I discovered that adding the adjustment layer BEFORE the BG layer does not affect the BG layer. Strange. I still don't understand how Kramer is doing it though!

Thanks again!
Chris
03/03/2010
Can someone explain to me how the adjustment layer he uses with the CC Radial Blur does not affect the background layer at the bottom? I know you can just pre-comp the fractal noise layers but how is Kramer doing it? Does he have super After Effect powers of some sort?

Thanks!
mutyang
03/01/2010
great, great, great!
anil
02/22/2010
superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Weezi
02/19/2010
I love u so much!!!!
mani
01/11/2010
thank you so much andrew u are awesome :)
clawster
12/11/2009
rofl it's really amazing , but where i can download the project , anyone help me Please
xombee
11/05/2009
Awesome tuts my long lost brother Andrew! Hahahahaha
You are an alien men! so creative and intelligent. god bless u guys and more power to Video copilot! - mark from P.I (philippines)
mango
10/30/2009
Thanks Andrew, another short and sweet tutorial. Thank you.
kyung baek
10/11/2009
hello
this video doesn't work.

jesuscmrll
09/03/2009
Andrew ur off the ---charts--- thank u
MARCELO
08/30/2009
ANDREW SOS LO MAS!!!:::::..un saludo desde ARGENTINA!!!!
asdfasd
08/30/2009
Awesome, Andrew. You make me proud, son. Thanks for serving your nation with cool effects.
julio
08/26/2009
One thing, though, I've noticed what seems to be a bug, or maybe it's just me. I'm following the original SureTarget tutorial but I'm using the new version of the preset and for whatever reason when I set the keyframes to Easy Ease (not using the EaseTargets checkbox, but regular AE easy ease) between the first and second keyframe (which are both set to 1) the position of the null jumps from my text's position back to the center of the comp. It does this every few frames and only lasts 1 or 2 frames, so it's like this quick jump effect and I don't like it. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Please, any help would be appreciated.
spart80
08/24/2009
I just want to thank you for that and the others tutorials, you've helped me so much and i just can say : thank you.

spart, from France
Minhaj
08/21/2009
Your DA best!!!!!! guy i know who can use after affects!!!!
sukhjender
08/21/2009
hi andrew u r best ever dude
Danny C
08/06/2009
Hey Andrew - I was at an Angel's baseball game and they used this for a title during the game. Do they have to pay you or anything, cuz it looked like they just downloaded the project file and changed video copilot to angels.
ddang
08/02/2009
Thank you for your tut?
Wayne Barrett
07/30/2009
Great work!I would i to get same more basic training
Great work!Andrew
abdell
07/23/2009
i am deeply appreciated to you for all things that you have taught to so many people. a warm thanks from portugal. greetings to all.
Heshan
06/25/2009
Hello Mr kramer....i must say dat it is very nice to have a site like VC.u are really really a nice,creative,honest man.i used ur Evolution,The Bullet
Big Ben
06/02/2009
Greetings from Ohio!

lol, nice work, man. I've learned everything i know from you. Keep up with the awesome tutorials!

Thanks for everything,
Big Ben
scott
05/13/2009
at 6:27 when u pull the z to make bigger it doesnt work for me can u tell me wat wrong
robi
04/06/2009
Nice work, greetings from Croatia!
nabil
04/05/2009
i love you
Eric
04/05/2009
I have some problems with the Null Object. When i go from "First" to "Second" it doesnt even go to the second text. Plz hel some1?
Michael
03/16/2009
DOCTOR WHO!!!! Cool..
Joehangir
03/14/2009
MANY THANKS ANDREW!!!

This tutorial is like goat cheese for Presidents, too good! Mmmmm

Thank you thank you thank you!
Salman
03/05/2009
The world owes you big time dude!!! You ROCK!

When I make it as a big time film producer, you will have an unconditional job offer from me anyday!
Arjun
02/26/2009
i lov uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sir
Andy
02/17/2009
It's a very nice tutorial. The only thing is I got stuck on the "Duplicate" part. How do you duplicate? Please answer, would be really nice.
POWER
02/16/2009
tnx for you :) very nice ..............
DocGravity
02/15/2009
Great work!

Btw: I think german television studios copy exactly the things you do in your tutorials.
This is the second AE work i've seen in german tv ;)
J
02/04/2009
Does anyone else think that Andrew's voice sounds like David Spade's?
NikoroX
02/02/2009
COOL!
Awesome Tutorial!
nijeeshvijay
01/26/2009
its rly great.... fell down in the magic of vfx.
Alper
01/22/2009
Master everything is ok but iam crash camera rotation and text rotation.YOU ARE AFTER EFFECT WIZARD :)
fiston
01/22/2009
this shit i hot!
Will
01/21/2009
Awesome tutorial mate.
Tariq Mahmood
01/21/2009
Hi,
Respected sir andrew,
this is awesome even befor this all tutorials are awesome. I m waiting to next. thanks
jk
01/21/2009
i come from china, the tutorial is so cool,thank you
JR
01/17/2009
I've been following your tutorials for some time and have progressed expediently in skill and comprehension... by far this has been thee most enlightening progressive tutorial training that I have experienced! Not dull at all brother I like the way you teach!
andres
01/16/2009
Great tutorial but I Could not get the preset !! Where Can I get ?

THANKS A LOT!!!
Ariel
01/16/2009
as we said here in argentina...

"ZARPADO!!"

(it means...brutally awesome XD )
Abhinav
01/15/2009
Hi andrew Sir
Regards
You just rock!!!! thanx for providing such useful tutorials for growing compositors!!!
Please this is just a suggestion!!! make a tutorial on how to create realistic fire,water and smoke in after effects !!!! i tried but they just look very fake !!!! :)
ali al bassam
01/15/2009
thanx alot u good teacher and u have simple languege couse im from iraq and i can understand to u very well

we weat new tutorial

thanx ageane

ali al bassam
John
01/14/2009
Awesome tutorial. It's amazing to be able to production a grpahic like that without using any plugins. How do you even think up something like that, it's impressive.
dickie ilagan
01/14/2009

simple but its awesome tutorial
spread the good ttorial, brother.



thanks
tim
01/13/2009
I wanted to know is this in the pro scores DVD? or this in one of the other DVD Tutorials?
nitraM
01/13/2009
Looks awsum for being so basic, nice job:)!
Fan4u
01/12/2009
nice work my dear xD
but to basic - show some advanced stuff - ohhh yeahh

see you
<3
joy
01/12/2009
wow
ajay
01/11/2009
nice work
Brian Kim
01/11/2009
Great job Mr. Kramer. I've gotten all my After Effects skills from this site alone. Thank you!
Murtaza
01/11/2009
Very cool Kramer. Greetz from Lahore Pakistan!
Ali
01/10/2009
Andrew you are DA BEST, and this tut was great. Keep up the good work
digidesigner
01/10/2009
Some men are called "guitar heroes". Andrew Kramer is an AE heroe.
Lovetohate
01/08/2009
sweet!! you're the best! by the way, can you try to make the vanish effect from the movie "jumper"? that would be awesome!
arya
01/07/2009
Andrew Will you marry me!

Arya From Holland
Philson
01/07/2009
nice tutorial
Kamxaki
01/06/2009
Hey Andrew , thankz u so much .

Keep up the work . You are my idol ^^
Adrian Gtz.
01/06/2009
You´re my Good...! Thanks for All...!
Noob
01/06/2009
Thanks for that yet another cool Tutorial.
I love everything from this site.

Honeybunny
ajmv
01/05/2009
can't wait for more. Andrew if you may, can you teach us something about 3d inverse kinematics. tnx a lot, i've always been one of your avid fan from the Philippines. More Power!
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