120. The Portal
• Create a smokey portal effect with turbulent Particles
• Use a Z-depth pass to generate a believable reveal
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350 Responses to "The Portal"
Drex
08/13/2014
Downloaded the project file today and the smoke video plays fine but when i try to move it to the comp it says its damaged or unsupported. Anyone else having this problem, or does anyone know where to get another smoke video. Thanks
Patera
08/03/2014
WoW! I loved the tutorial. I Learned a lot of useful things, Thanks a ton man. Peace love and coffee.
AMin
07/26/2014
Men you are awesome I am New after Effecter i think i cant do any think But you Change my mind Tnx Men
kc feurtado
06/11/2014
Great Tutorial. Question: I know this was done a while ago, so are you still using keylight or have you tried Primatte Keyer? If so, do you have a tut or helpful hints on using Primatte Keyer? Thanks again!
Jack
04/26/2014
OMG it is so complicative that i didnt followed....
salma
04/02/2014
good as tutorial but slow down a bit
taylor
03/26/2014
dude your going to fast man, slow down. but good job
vortex
11/22/2013
thnks !!awesome tutorial !! :D
purifyer
10/15/2013
Hey, I have tryed to make the portal but i have a problem with that it turns out way to light, so it kinda fades into the background. anyone got some tips on what to do?
Lee
09/18/2013
@ 15:24 "Let's go and create our portal. Now we want it to be "SMOKING HOT" (pointing at the smoking hot woman)!.. just like this fire, in the background"..
Funny line if anybody got that one :)
Nameabrhamgebremicael
05/15/2013
abrham
Faraz DEAF
03/06/2013
Nice All. I try Okay! Thank very much you!
MrInk
02/12/2013
Well, I have search all over this site looking for the smoke, which was supposed to be in the projects file, but it's not there. Can ANYONE tell me where it's at? Please?
SENGEL MURMU
11/30/2012
YOU ARE GOD TO ME ..
mxprodstudio
01/15/2013
hello,
thanks for this FX because i ueds it in this video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsic8v2vbPI
thanks ot of
Mark
11/26/2012
Yet another great tutorial from the after effects wizard himself
Sebastian
11/18/2012
Oficially, you are a genius. Thanks Andrew, keep doing the tutorials, you help a lot of people:)
Andrea Di Muccio
11/06/2012
tyvm!!!
i really love your videos!!! you are my idol :D
... and i really really enjoy your final presentation :D tht's sounds so sexy! :D
Xander
09/26/2012
the movie you were talking about is rise of the planet of the apes. outbreak is about a monkey who spreads a virus that kills a lot of people
shardy
11/17/2012
haha! its call sarcasm! he knows exactly which movie is which ;)
chicco
09/03/2012
with the key that makes the frame?
Nazar
08/01/2012
It's so amazing Thanks Andrew
josephine.boadi
06/26/2012
hello called Josephine from USA i will like to much this videos
kranthi
05/12/2012
Hi sir this is kranthi from india.its grate feeling watch ur videos.i wanna be a vfx artist plz give me ur suggitions
Hai
05/07/2012
Dude! You thaught me how to make portals like the wizards do! DAMN! I'm a pimpin' wizard! Oh yeah, by the way, this video rocked! NOT!
Gmo
02/24/2012
That was planet of the apes xD
Samuel
09/20/2012
That is exactly what I thought. Love the tutorial I did a portal that came out of the ground. Very cool
Potter blotter shotter
03/01/2012
actually it was "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" :)
Stephen
01/29/2012
This helped me alot!!!! Thanks so much guys..i did the portal without the greenscreen..was alot of work but i got through..had to do alot of key framing :p...anyways ANDREW and his crew are the best !!
Rick
01/17/2012
The best greenscreen tutorial I know.
Catalin
01/12/2012
Very nice . Can you do this in Blender 3D ?
ConstantMotionFilms
01/06/2012
"Hey, I've got board games!" Lolol
HasBo
01/04/2012
RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
varun tiwari
01/03/2012
hey bro, your work is very excelent. keep it up dear brother.
good bye take care..........
avais
12/28/2011
awsome tutorial thanks sir andrew
Reza
12/27/2011
Andrew,I have great respect for your explanation given by the tutorial after effect is also easy to understand. Thank you for sharing with all of your fans. Greetings from Indonesia.
Guy
12/17/2011
was that comment at the beginning an intentional reference to portal the game, or was it an accident
patience
12/08/2011
can i remvoe background without green background?
Matt
05/10/2012
You can But it would be quite difficult because you`d have to mask out every frame.
Octavio
11/29/2011
Excellent tutorial!!!
Thank you!!!
Tom
11/24/2011
Another unbelievably good tutorial dude, I decided to graduate from photoshop to after effects recently and your videos are the best on the net. As soon as I make some cash out of this I will be buying your products.
Thanks again.
LAMECK DOMINIC
11/21/2011
yes good Andrew Kramer
Limber
11/20/2011
muy bueno el avanze con afters effect se hace muchas cosas gracias andrew kramer estamos muy agradecidos por el aporte que nos brindas eres un genio saludos
desde peru
Abassi Mohamed
11/10/2011
Hey Andrew !! insane tutorial i tried to apply the technoque on a project i was directing. check this video out.

http://vimeo.com/31854731

Enjoy !! :D
Robert B
11/02/2011
Thank you so much for all of your tutorials
danny
10/31/2011
HEY MEN YOUR TUTORIAL IS REALLY GOOD, I LIKED IT A LOT, I AM SO INTERESTED IN LEARN TO USE AFTER EFFECTS. LOL ALTHOUGH I AM FROM COLOMBIA IS A PROBLEM TO ME THAT IT IS IN ENGLISH, AND WELL I SPEACK A LITTLE BIT, BUT ANYWAY THANKS FOR YOUR VIDEOS. EXELENT WORK...
GREETINGS FROM COLOMBIA...
Eduardo
10/26/2011
Excelentes tutoriales me han servido de mucho!!!

You're a good teacher!! Thanks for everything!!
Rafa Navarro
10/21/2011
as always AWESOME!!!!!
Snorlax
10/19/2011
Hey, I mainly watched this tutorial for the portal part (it's gonna double as a kickass cloud), for now I'm just trying to have the smoke cluster on top of a white background, but when I set the smoke to Screen, it'll appear transparent no matter what I make it's color in Tint, if you come up with any possible solutions I'd really like to hear them..

So yea, The smoke precomp is on top of a white layer, and I've changed the smoke's color to where it should definitely be distinguishable from the white background; yet when I change it's mode to Screen, it "disappears"... So yeah I'm not sure if I completely understand the screen mode.
Neon
10/18/2011
thanx bro your tuto is awsome i watch the film you are amazing " thanx "
Ken R.
10/17/2011
Awww.. Isn't it easy to create apps that both iphone and droid phones support now?
achraf
10/14/2011
tanx
shubham
10/14/2011
you are amazing!!!!
greetings from INDIA!!!
Toby Chi
10/13/2011
This one is rich. Thank you!
nirmalendu Paul
10/13/2011
just awesome....
Joel
10/13/2011
Increíble trabajo, se nota que eres un grandísimo profesional!

Un saludo desde España!

Greetings from Spain Andrew!!

:D
JuanMao_Sky
10/13/2011
what a niec teacher !
DR NELL
10/12/2011
i love your tutorials. it has really help boost my career, more greese to ur elbow bro
Harun
10/08/2011
this is almost best tutorial i've seen,and another thing did you watch charmed show , can you make fireball like in charmed,
m0ep
10/08/2011
fantastic p0rno effect? :D
Amin
10/08/2011
Nice Tut Andrew love u was waiting from ages for this u r the man
Ali
10/06/2011
woooow


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mohammed
10/04/2011
i love your work
Sang
10/04/2011
Really2 amazing... O my God
Thanks u So Much
God Bless U
STEPHEN GHARTEY
10/03/2011
man God bless you 4 your good work
i`m Stephen from west African Ghana `
togep
09/30/2011
I Cant import mov this files into AAE:S Why is that happening?
rajath
10/06/2011
u need to install quick time player
Alberto
09/29/2011
could make some tutorial how to import 3D objects in After Effects CS4 at MAX but that can rotate and move everything you want is that I've seen that can be imported into 3ds photoshop and then save it as psd and then import it to the after but my pc does not support 3D in the phoshop .. there is another way to do it but not TARGA or anything ... I'd appreciate it very much ... =)
Yomi
09/29/2011
Wow! That was a blast! Awesome.
Thanks
pipecobovfx
09/29/2011
hey andrew where are you.. i was waiting for new tuts... i dont wanna die without see a new tutorial...
Joe
09/29/2011
YES YES YES!! I have been looking for a way to make this type of smokiness not just for portals. And the z-Depth is AWESOME!! I think it could be done even in Photoshop. The map could be hand painted
john
09/29/2011
mov file is damaged unsupported?
togep
09/30/2011
i had the same problem. I've just figured that out. its because we dont have quicktime on our pc.Just install the latest quick time version...
Robin
09/29/2011
I have watched most of your tutorials now.

Not only are they free, they are the best i have found! And i will soon buy some of your products aswell!

Amazing tutorials with interesting content and a great teacher, i have realy learnt alot!

Thanks for all your work on this, it's mutch apriciated!

Kind regards
Robin!
MOHAMMAD
09/29/2011
Very nice!!!!!!!!
MOHAMMED SUNKY(THE GENIUS}
09/30/2011
yah nice one
lypuththy
09/28/2011
3D animation Hollywoods attend in ex-time was healdown cus way of life.its seem imagine cant catch and reach moon.viewing on site just wanna i hapy abit developed technique always update.alots of artwork you are,so goodskill...show up newly.half year ago remember i join aminute,this 2time...beautiful particle effects trick technique.
govind
09/27/2011
Hey man U r just out of this world for me b'coz

i hv learnt so many things with you

THANKS ALOT.............
Jakk100
09/27/2011
Lol, This one, not so scary, she comes out and is like "hey, i brought board games" xD
LASHA
09/27/2011
can you make transformer? please :X:X:X
Mel
09/30/2011
Youre right! Andrew Should make Transformer!
Bubba J
09/26/2011
I'd recommend before the tutorial telling the viewer how to set up the project files.
www.youtube.com/ibrahimsurfer
09/24/2011
This is my favorite TUTORIAL ^^ I was looking for this tutorial and download project. But all your tutorial is awesome! =D this first.
Sanil
09/24/2011
sir u are The Best
ImUrNumberOneFan
09/24/2011
please put the tut of the fight scene,, i want to learn how to do that so badly...
David
09/22/2011
Thank you so much for all the videos your awesome, can you download keylighting (1.2) some where mine didn't come with it for some reason
1tiger27bm
09/22/2011
lol, Ok first of all this is great work and 2nd the z-depth tips are wonderful and the young lady with the dark hair and i was watching ur tutorial i though wow she is beautiful and has a beauty mark, then i scrolled down and the mark didnt move then i just cleaned my laptop screen and finished watching the tutorial. Great Job Drew, Deuces
Rone Filho
09/22/2011
All of your project files ( videos ) ar unssuported in after effects
Maxdreamcreator
09/20/2011
Your tutorial is #%&!ing amazing I hope you know that. definitely the best i've ever seen since watching them on youtube !! Please keep making good stuff like this in the future

Phil J
09/20/2011
Genuinely Awesome! The Keying tips are really going to help me out.
Once again, Ta!
As??
09/19/2011
helpful !!
Andi
09/19/2011
Hi to everyone!!

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domo
09/15/2011
i love your tutorial
Bekaiye Joseph Phemmy
09/15/2011
Annnddrrreewwww, u go kill me ooo... i was watchin d tutorial... when i got to the portal wind/haze effect with particle world... i screamed... genuine innovation... couldn't help but post... VC team... thanks alot... thumbs up!!!
TehFxShow
09/14/2011
Very nice tutorial =D
BLiKSEM
09/14/2011
Thanks for the lesson !!!
Deepak kumar
09/14/2011
hello sir good afternoon, i m always watching your videos & works, your works is relay amazing,but sir i want to know sumthing about 3d stereo scopic, haw to bring the z depth and all, plz guide me, i m wating for your answer plz sir.....
simon kramer
09/14/2011
cool stuff bro.hope we get more of this major stuff
kaitokidvietnam
09/13/2011
thanks you very much
ezel
09/12/2011
very nice thank you so much
Quinn Ross
09/11/2011
Hilarious joke. "She comes out... hey I brought board games." Actually made me laugh for real
Dante Minutillo
09/11/2011
About that depth matte thing, I once saw an 80's TV episode where a character pokes his head out of a wall, and they masked out the nose, and then had the mask grow larger, and it looked real. Your trick is cool too. I never would of imagined using the exposure effect.
Abel
09/10/2011
Nice :) (The particles are going towards the camera and her hair is blowing in the opposite direction...)
farid
09/10/2011
hi andrew please tutorial for shuttering orb glass and zdepht
Don
09/09/2011
Once again another great tut. I love it Andrew. Thank you my Mentor. ;)
MrAnderson
09/08/2011
This was one of the coolest AE tutorials yet! Thanks for dropping the bar to entry by showing what we can do with minimum plugins.

Already have the app and have been showing it off to everyone. The ladies like it at parties... well saying the guys like it is a given.
DJsimzy
09/08/2011
never fail to impress, quality every time.
Matt
09/08/2011
Crazy!
Shadi Rosenow
09/08/2011
Hey Andrew Kramer.
I'm Making a video which involves gunshots being fired into water. i was wondering if you could make a tutorial on shots from an underwater perspective.
Help would be appreciated :D
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