148. The Grid
Mar 19, 2014
• Create an intricate grid design using built-in tools
• Use the advanced lightning and other procedural FX
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158 Responses to "The Grid"
Cassie
11 hours ago
Andrew...when I render my digital growth it comes with a transparent slightly seen background....when I keep adding it just messes the whole thing wrong...what am i doing?
lees
07/09/2014
hola
lotzio
07/02/2014
Thx man, you work and sharing is always so inspiring and let me discover new and unexpected features of the software. experimenting is always the key! cheers!
Shreyas Ramesh
06/28/2014
The rendered files are not working. They are corrupt or malfunctioned. That's what it says. I have AE CS6.
mili
06/25/2014
Love your tutorial. Thank you very much.
John Doe
06/20/2014
Man, very interesting but so frustrating!
A few steps are cool then I get lost. Definitely your steps are never the same.
Suggestion for the rest, just experiment and see what you can do, then name your projects until you have an idea of what you can really do.
Germaine
06/14/2014
Heya Andrew.
I've only just started learning AE as part of my school's curriculum and your videos have been a really great help and inspiration! Thanks for that XD
On another note, I need some quick advise. I'm attempting to do another video based on the effects of "The Grid", but when I try to render "Digital Growth", my render output always ends up different from my preview. It's really making things tough for me, and I would really appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks. Cheers!
Hazza
06/14/2014
I burst into uncontrollable laughing when he typed in to google, "electricity jokes". My family were really weirded out.
Cubi
06/10/2014
Does anyone know the music at the beginning? :)
Kisho
06/10/2014
Love your tutorial. Thank you very much.
Jason
06/04/2014
LOL so true about Linkedin!!!
Daniel from Colombia
05/27/2014
Im very happy ! a great tutorial and learning ! you are the best !
Rodgers Vadim
05/24/2014
Why i don't have that effect ,"Advance lightning"? please help.
Akshay
06/13/2014
How is that possible Advanced Lightning is there from AE CS 3.Just download the plugin again and make sure your comp colour is 8bpc
nauvalhariezy
05/16/2014
I hope the 150th tutorial will be nice and connected with some real footage
Nate
05/13/2014
Can someone leave a download link to use an already made project of this in CS3 please? I'd hate to be burdened because I don't have the money to get the latest version of After Effects..
Andrea
05/11/2014
Better than the ILM !

I really love your tutorial and your awesome works
I think you're the best!
mike
05/10/2014
Hey Andrew, nice tutorial but how did you managed the animation in your preview? same question as Lewis.
Thnx
Lewis
05/09/2014
I feel this is only the first half of the tutorial. Could you also show us how to animate the camera and make the grid look the way you showed us in your tutorial at the beginning?
???
05/09/2014
why do none of my effects show up in the title layer after I go to the main grid layer?
brock
05/09/2014
It will not let me move my title layer on the z axis after turning it into a 3d layer!
Matt
05/05/2014
Forking hell, that's awesome!
Jonathan
05/02/2014
when i double click on the grid it makes a white background and not the grid itself
ItsAnanomys
05/02/2014
I Love All Of Your Tutorials
sahiya
04/30/2014
good
Mubeen
04/29/2014
Awsome man you are a legend of vfx
???
04/28/2014
It was great
Kingder
04/28/2014
You surport me a lot all along .Thank you very much
TSPrasanna
04/27/2014
Sir, show how to add interesting sound effects.
Gin-I
04/26/2014
yesss Please make one for CS4. im a female editor that is tring to grow up to be just like you but I have to start at the bottom and work my way up.
Taylor
04/26/2014
can you make one for after effects cs4? please do.
John Clyde
04/26/2014
how did you make the screen following the moving grid please tell me.Can you tell me how to make the screen moving like its zooming and moving.
John Clyde
04/26/2014
How did you make the camera moves like its following the grid effects in the video you just finished?
Alen
04/26/2014
That is cool but to hard I HATE IT
SAUL
04/17/2014
Donde descargo "ADVANCED LIGHTNING"
TheDrGoldeneye
04/17/2014
I dont get it, this tutorial says it was published on March 19 2012, wdf.
Samuel Gatlyn
04/17/2014
Linked in e-mails! lol. I unsubscribed from their e-mail. Deleted my account. And I still get invitations from people trying to connect with me. So I click on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the e-mail and lo and belold, it brings me to a login page. They want me to login to an account I don't have, to unsubscribe to e-mails that I shouldn't be receiving in the first place. So funny. oh… and amazing tutorial. :)
xiaocui
04/17/2014
cool
Ola
04/16/2014
I really have to change my way of thinking.
I never thought that advanced lightning could do anything but lightning!

Thank you Andrew, you make life more beautiful :)
Anchardo
04/15/2014
Thanks man. you've been much help. I'm just learn after effect
kin
04/14/2014
thanks guys u a educative
ENiGMA
04/12/2014
Thanks for you work, Andrew, from you I learned alot about AE... And still, there are some thing that I think even professionals can't fix, bugs/glitches, like my Adv.Lightning?

When I animate Decay, some random wild forks start to pop and disappear, flickering. I tried a new comp, I was really carefuly with what I modify, and still, it behaves like that. Even if in official documentation it said to be a non-Auto-Animating effect. Using CS6, any ideeas?
Danial
04/25/2014
Yeah, I got this glitch a lot of time as well. Any idea on how to fix it, Andrew? I really hope you read the comments and help your fans.. Thanks a bunch
moji
04/11/2014
woooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
nice!
thank you!!!!
Neemo
04/11/2014
Your jokes are like dad jokes but it's exactly what makes your video so awesome... not too funny... just right! You're amazing Andrew!
ali yousufi
04/11/2014
Great
vishu
04/10/2014
please tell me how to choose perfect sound for my animation. or where i found perfect sound clips. or make it...or please upload a tutorial for music,sound that i want to add in my animation...
Mahdi
04/03/2014
I am mahdi from iran . that was great.
thank you
Warr
04/03/2014
This is one of the best site, i have ever come across for showing people how to use afer effects, Please make more tutorial for us. I just a beginner, but really i like it. I am an older guy, trying to learn something new
Ali
04/03/2014
nice :)
zara flora
04/03/2014
hello. i am new.. i like your video! so inspiring.. i just start learning "after effect" in school.. its really help full.. can you or anyone suggest basic animation tutorials for beginners.
Helio Swift
04/02/2014
Pretty cool Effect! No need to flatter this genius... This is only one more masterpiece! Bravo!
badur
04/01/2014
verry good
Jumiduss
04/01/2014
You guys are amazing. Thanks for the help.
amit singh
04/01/2014
really cool!
Deplosion
04/01/2014
What is the font he uses?
Harry.D
04/27/2014
Its called Die Hund.
RĂ©gis Oliveira
03/31/2014
Plexus2???

No-plug-in...

Cool, thanks.......
NUNDA
03/30/2014
Now this is the Big deal
SMG
03/29/2014
Andrew. Many, many thanks. The way you repurpose effects like Adv. Lightning blows my mind. You've done this on many tutorials, and i am always impressed. This tutorial came at a perfect time for me and a project i'm working on. Many thx to you and Video CoPilot for the continued education and stellar products.
Andrew Kramer
03/28/2014
One of the first times I've seen a video and heard "this is My name" Thank you for this experience.
Jardson
03/27/2014
very good .
ch
03/26/2014
Muchas gracias Andrew tu eres el maestro, muy buen aporte!!
Tiff
03/25/2014
Thanks for sharing your gift! Really helpful!
Samuel
03/25/2014
Why aren't my lightning effects also changed by the curves/glow?
random
03/25/2014
drink less coffee before recording these, you're moving way too fast through specific settings it takes me literally 3 times as long because i have to pause and rewind to see the settings you are blowing through.
David
03/27/2014
I know what you mean, but it can be useful because once you know where everything is, try to follow it by ear. This was you'll probably make little mistakes but learn more at the same time!
Nick
03/26/2014
Don't try and replicate everything exactly, use this as a guideline, and your own creativity.
Nick
03/26/2014
Don't try and replicate everything exactly, use this as a guideline, and your own creativity. There's no need for demeaning comments lol
t_wrek
03/26/2014
I think these tutorials are designed to be paused and rewound so that people can go at their own pace depending on skill and familiarity. He even instructs you to pause it and play with settings. Otherwise the video unbearably long
vipin meshram
03/24/2014
ooooh Brilliant..... !!! i never thought Advance lighting could do that ......Amazing
Peter Lee
03/24/2014
Hallo Andrew
Gratings from Switzerland. Your only the best. Thanks for all.
Poul
03/24/2014
love the stab at Linked in ;)
Benjamin
03/24/2014
Really cool technique with that advanced lightning, great Andrew!!!
kent
03/24/2014
thanks man!
Asuka
03/24/2014
hey Andrew, ur video is awesome n helpful!!thanks a lot!!
Nirmal Singh
03/23/2014
Hi Andrew,Thanks For This Tutorials.You Are Best VFX Techer This World.
Rhoger
03/23/2014
Eres mi amor ! xD El mejor
Bernd
03/23/2014
amazing.....
Renato
03/23/2014
Muito bom seus tutoriais, gostei. Parabéns.
Aka994
03/23/2014
Hi Andrew Thanks for this amazing tutorial
Aka994
03/23/2014
Hi Andrew Thanks for this amazing tutorial
BIMBO
03/23/2014
u are creative ...great great idea .. i love much
Noroz
03/22/2014
Wow,but I have not seen this.
SJD
03/22/2014
hi Andrew , your tutorials great, but i could not download this one , IDM says : no connection could be made , but i download project of this tutorial , any way thanks for your tutors.
Ratedr
03/23/2014
Hey I didn't get any problems on IDM I downloaded the HD quality
aji
03/22/2014
Another GREAT tutorial Thanks
Diego Salazar
03/22/2014
Hey, Andrew how do you do the title? I cant do it... BTW Great tutorial!
Martin
03/22/2014
really cool!!!
Miguel
03/21/2014
Thank you very much Mr Andrew Kramer for teaching us what you know and teaching us very very good visual effects!
K.AlMarri
03/21/2014
i never thought lightning could do that! Nice imagination.
Borja
03/21/2014
Great!!, never stop!
Only one question..........where I could get those sound effects?
Thanks again!
Gauthier
03/21/2014
Probably from videocopilot's "Designer Sound FX" pack !
Lulesu jnr
03/21/2014
Andrew Kramer here from video copilot dot net!
i like this introduction and i like videocopilot.net.
good work broo
Gauthier
03/21/2014
Hello Andrew !

I just wanted to tell you that your tutorials are being watched in France...Crazy hein ?!!!
You are very good, I learn a lot thanks to you and won't be able to thank you enough... I could send you some wine if you give me your adress ;)

Anyway, thank you ! and great Tutorials ! And by the way, I love your introductions at the beginning of your tutos...

I just have a simple question for you :
In the presentation of the effect between 21 secs and 36 secs of your tutorial we can see three scenes...

1) between 24 secs and 27 secs
2) between 27 secs 31 secs
3) 31 secs to the end of the sequence

My question is : How did you manage to create different scene ? Did you render 3 after effects videos and use another software to create the final one (like Adobe Premiere) ?



Gauthier
03/21/2014
Salut Fasio !

Cool de voir un autre Français ici ! :)
En tout cas, merci pour ton conseil, je n'y avais pas pensé et je trouve que c'est une superbe idée !
Merci à toi !

For non French speakers : The answer to my question was to use several cameras and cut the layer after the end of the scene and start with the other camera... Great tip !
Fasio
03/21/2014
Salut à toi !

En effet, ses vidéos sont regardées en France !

Je ne sais pas comment Andrew fait mais je vais te dire comment moi je fais.

J'utilise 2 caméra avec différents angles et je coupe le calque caméra à la fin de mon premier travelling, par exemple, pour enchaîner avec la scène 2 de la seconde caméra et ainsi de suite avec autant de caméra que tu veux, tout ça dans le même projet sans quitter AE.

N'hésites pas à venir checker ma chaine Youtube, https://www.youtube.com/user/FasioProd je fais des vidéos uniquement avec AE et Element 3D.

N'hésite pas si as des questions.
Jean
03/21/2014
10x for this another cool tutorial. u r the bigest proffesional i've ever seen.
i'm 63 yo from Bulgaria and i found the magic of AE thanx to u.
Adam B
03/21/2014
Love it. The lightning-grid idea is brilliant. I've already used it in something for a client... perfect timing.
Phil
03/21/2014
Hi!
Nice tut as always.
But I got a pbm. It seems my Advanced lightning don't follow the camera. They stay flat when I use the unified camera. they don't appears in 3d althought I got my layers in 3d.
I don't understang what's going wrong... or what I'msoing wrong.
Tks Can U help?
Fronkzett
03/21/2014
Hey Andrew, it's a very fantastic toutorial! It show's how powerfull the elementry effects of AE could be, when somebody like you is going under the surface and plays around with them.
Thank's a lot
Frank
Alex
03/21/2014
This is some seriously cool stuff. You guys definitely earn your fantastic reputation. Thanks for everything.
Sonny
03/20/2014
Very Nyc !!!
Fred
03/20/2014
COOL!
March 19, 2012????
Pascal Gerber
03/20/2014
Amazing stuff - Congratulations!
Can't wait for the next tutorial
Luke
03/20/2014
Very good tutorial.As always

Thanks
Stormchaserjohn
03/20/2014
Great tutorial as always, AK. The depth of field effect with the camera really sells the overall look of the project. I've always wondered, though, would it be possible to add some shadow effects to a similar (but brighter lit) project?

Thanks again!
Brendan Woolbert
03/20/2014
Great tutorial. Tutorial was very electric...hahahahaha. *hears crickets*. Anyways; who would have though to use the lightning effect for something like this? Amazing!
Sankalpa
03/20/2014
Awesome stuff !
Happy to see those old type tutorials again..
Keep up the good work Andrew.!
Barry
03/20/2014
Can't agree more
Sead
03/20/2014
#%&!ing good
Lorryprod
03/20/2014
It's so amazing!!!
Congratulations
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