Intercept update and a Look Ahead!

As I started work today I was overcome with a feeling of positive energy that real progress was underway. I got a chance to see major updates on some new plug-ins we’re developing and one high-flying model pack. Plus this week I had a chance to shoot a new Blog Show and make some big progress on my short film Intercept!

I know there have been some bumps in the road this past year but I finally feel like I’m back into a solid balance with life and work and family! The spinning wheels are finally gaining tracking and we’re moving forward again!

The above video is a small taste of some of the  VFX we’re doing for Intercept and yes the car crashes are rendered in Element 3D!!  I don’t quite have a release date for the film but I have a target in mind and I’m working towards that goal.

With the new Saber plug-in and Star Pack I’m getting better at balancing the amount of work it realistically takes to create high quality stuff as my expectations have gone up (Especially after working on Star Wars!) and I know the community wants to see more in depth and high quality tutorials and that is what we are going to focus on this year!

 

Working on a blog show!

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188 Comments

3 years ago
Andrew will this short ever see the light? Don't keep us in the dark
Druzi
3 years ago
Andrew, is this still in progress? Or is it not enough to do the short?
RASHIDPRIME
3 years ago
Intercept has happen to INTERCEPT or interstellar happen to INTERCEPT (Stuck in Other dimension when they went through the blackhole- thats why their delay is taking years in our Earth.
3 years ago
sorry that I missed this
Dylan Du Plessis
4 years ago
Is this still happening?
Herschel
4 years ago
Not sure if Andrew gets time to read all these great blog comments - cause they are so entertaining. Just asking a question and submitting a dumb comment.

Question: Does Andrew still have finishing and posting this movie?
Dumb Comment: If the answer is no then just do the do and tell everyone it is not going to be finished so we can morn and then attentively wait for the next cool plug-in, free 3D pack or insanely cool tutorial. It's ok to let things go...
4 years ago
I'm interested
I need a fired knife
Ha ha
Chris
4 years ago
Again silence... I think it's because of Star Wars 8... lots of visual effects have to be done. Sad for the community...
Timothy
4 years ago
Its been a year since intercept was supposedly be release.
    Timothy of Troll Land
    4 years ago
    Timothy, what have you done of great importance lately?
Nikolaus
4 years ago
Much work - less time. :D
asART. 3D and motion graphics
4 years ago
Hi .. Some fun with Element 3D .. Enjoy!

https://vimeo.com/173431772
Bill Steele
4 years ago
Does anyone know of any good tutorials for using Backlight?
Great to see the project moving forward after all this time, loving the products you offer like Element 3D V2 and Optical Flares, I wouldn't create motion designs the same without them! looking forward to what is to come from you and the team Andrew.
4 years ago
hmm not much happening must be hard at work
lj
4 years ago
Did Star Trek Beyond beem up A.K. ?
Simon Thorley
4 years ago
What's the SP on VC?
Koz
4 years ago
Did you replace the above Intercept video with one that has more motion blur samples? I saw the artifacts & now they're gone..you sneaky perfectionist bugger you :)
David DeCorso
4 years ago
Any more news Andrew?
Biere
4 years ago
a strange feeling of déjà-vu ;-P
StevenJ
4 years ago
I think we lost him again...
Gëzim
4 years ago
Hi Andrew. Can you confirm that you are not dead? Post a screenshot of what you're working on on instagram maaan. Please. You're awesome.
rajor
4 years ago
Anybody here ?? Mr Andrew ??? Hello !?
Zackie
4 years ago
At Least say some thing to us. :(
Its been over a month since we heard a word from you. We know you're busier than ever but you could give us an update, even if the update is "hang in there guys".
Its almost as if the website isn't active anymore. We're hanging in here btw :)
Thanks and Good Job Andrew
4 years ago
Nice post!

Great shots, getting exciting to see more!
4 years ago
Any news Andrew???
Aziz CHAOUI
4 years ago
Hi Andrew! where are you?
The main point is that you are determined and that's what pushes you forward.
4 years ago
As always you have created great shots!

Well done dear Andrew.


Digiphic Studio
http://www.digiphic.com
4 years ago
(crickets)...
John
4 years ago
Andrew works on new Starwars moives ;)
You guys have to wait
4 years ago
Check out my channel Guys i make AWESOME After Effects Tutorials !
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVsKnS9mzFjGQhu9jhYWqmg
Justin
4 years ago
look at this finish, see this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgStFsu6vo
Motasim Billah
4 years ago
New Update is off.
Maybe 2016 will go.
Intercept is incredible.
we are waiting from last year.

Maybe we have to wait more & more, also unlimited more.


Thanks Andrew Kramer!
your tutorial help me to learn & your presentation inspire me to work. Love you man & love your new update.
for the love of all that’s Holy
4 years ago
PLEEEEEEASE do a tutorial on that car chase/flip scene. It looks AMAZING :)
James
4 years ago
New version of AE VC not working
Jim
4 years ago
New version after effects Element not working update coming if so when?
comex
4 years ago
Just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us.
Justin
4 years ago
Where might I find one of those VideoCopilot t-shirts? :)
Wim
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, shouldn't the revolving lights on the cop car get smashed when it turtle-tops? Just pointing that out. :)
4 years ago
Awesome looking stuff! Man I just wish you guys could fix the AE light issue with E3D v2.0 on Intel Iris Pro graphics!
Tom Dooley
4 years ago
" I know the community wants to see more in depth and high quality tutorials and that is what we are going to focus on this year!"
And little by little time went by. Half of the year allready gone.
:)
    4 years ago
    I was just thinking the same thing Tom . Seems Andrew must be really busy. But we can't help but think it's been a while.
Algebra Dude
4 years ago
I have all these X's and Y's, but can't seem to find the Intercept. #Y=mX+b
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, just wanted to say thank you for your tutorials and software development. If you ever need help I bet there are many of us who can offer help for free, since you often work for us to have free stuff! Just know, you have powerful community! :)
    Dan H
    4 years ago
    Geat comment Thomasz. I can only support that.
Bill
4 years ago
By all means I am a newbie and a rookie to E3D, but I love it. Here is a small exercise I cooked up. Mind, I know nothing about camera work in AE, nothing about lighting in AE, nothing about color correcting a scene or LUTs. I built all these 3D models in E3D and used the VC Motion pack for some sound FX. My biggest problem, I want to get better FASTER DANG IT. Great stuff from VC. Thanks.

https://youtu.be/xFgCXV-CT6Q
    grim
    4 years ago
    ...and nothing about sharing video :)
Ahmet
4 years ago
Hi Andrew'

Really liking the Intercept footage, hoping to see a VFX tutorial of that soon.

And keep up the great content your doing an amazing job teaching young VFX artists that are looking to learn awesome effects :D

Kind Regards
Ahmet :D
Fatmir
4 years ago
My new test
Avatar Dance
Hope you like it :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dw4QpEKAdc
    4 years ago
    hi
    wow, so simple, we want more tips
    Fatmir
    4 years ago
    Thank you :D
    Baha
    4 years ago
    very nice job!
    how did you accomplish hair and clothes movement?
    Fatmir
    4 years ago
    Thank you very much :D
    Dynamic hair and clothes i did in Daz3D :D
    Dan H.
    4 years ago
    Amazing work!
    Fatmir
    4 years ago
    Thanks Dan :D
    chad
    4 years ago
    Dude, really cool man. Very smooth and fluid. Do a tutorial if you have the time.
    Fatmir
    4 years ago
    Thanks Chad :D a tutorial I will do if I can.
    thnx
firra
4 years ago
Did u used any other sofetware before to animate it and simulate the car crash, just like C4D for exemple and u finiched rendered it with E3D .... ?
firra
4 years ago
Did u used any other sofetware before to animate it ans simulate the crash, just like C4D for exemple and u did rendered it with E3D .... ?
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, if you don't mind letting us know, what type of system do you personally work on when your creating scenes like this?

Can't wait to learn more!
Hydrocodone
4 years ago
everybody is going gaga over this but if you're really paying attention, the video clip goes by in about 3 seconds and all I see is severe camera shake.
4 years ago
Hi all, i have completed this video from that idea.
https://vimeo.com/169719775
    4 years ago
    Great work!
    chad
    4 years ago
    Very cool man, maybe create a Fast and the Furious fan film. Maybe do a tutorial if you get a chance.
John
4 years ago
pelease give us a tutorial on in Andrew !
it is amazing !
Motasim
4 years ago
it is awesome
4GB Large file not past on pen-drive.......
https://youtu.be/_JPf0rqpXw8
    4 years ago
    FAT Formatted HD's are restricted to a maximum of only 2GB transfers, if you reformat the drive the FAT 32 or something else it should be fine
youmotion
4 years ago
Thank you Andrew!
I started to trainings in videocopilot several years ago!
And now , I think i am doing something like this one : https://youtu.be/mnRzJRZB1EE

Love you , keep posting us , and let me know your idea about work i linked.
Thank you!
Creatif Sanju
4 years ago
Thank you andrew i made one more video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DWZeJnyT8I
Ajw
4 years ago
When you want servo sounds hosted within element perfectly aligned (pitch-wise) to varying degrees of changes in rates of acceleration and decceleration when linked to any relative property of rotation...then from now until then, I'll be working on this. It's appreciation, from the many bridges of when people are fortunate enough to learn and teach each other; together. -A
    David T
    4 years ago
    Eh ?
Hi... I agree. Its amazing!
Hassaan
4 years ago
Or please make a plugin or a camera which renders out 360 spherical video. please please... For oculus or gear vr
    Picklejones
    4 years ago
    Check out skybox studio. It's a set of plugins/scripts for 360 creation in AE. It's at mettle.com
    Sean
    4 years ago
Hassaan
4 years ago
Hi Andrew. Love you work! Are you working on some plug ins for VR. Any tutorials on VR content creation and editing. As VR is getting huge. Would like to know your standpoint on VR
looking forward to it
4 years ago
Whoa! PLEASE tell me this wasn't in Maya or 3D Studio Max but that you only used Element 3D and After Effects?

That looked incredible.
4 years ago
very cool. my computer lags a lot with After Effects but hoping to get a better one soon.http://connectcreativ.com/adobe-after-effects-training/" rel="nofollow">
TJ
4 years ago
Good to have you back. I think the phrase you were looking for was "gaining traction". But we knew what you meant.
Peace.
Creatif Sanju
4 years ago
Thank you Andrew you created awesome element 3d plugin for aftereffects through this i created one awesome video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahVl2SHA_IY
Luffy
4 years ago
https://youtu.be/D3t54jx6P6s

this one is the best i've done so far with element. Really looking forward to crash this lamborghini off!
    AAA
    4 years ago
    Looks very very awesome mate! Lighting was superb. Very well composited.

    The only minor flaws I can point out is the shadows.
Sareth
4 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RFjZLR5jgU&feature=youtu.be

this is the best i've been able to do with element and my 2010 computer u_u, you should make a breakdown for this, I've seen sparks that I suppose are stock footage, but the cameras and the render settings, the riging, and the crash, I'd love to understand how to do this
4 years ago
Andrew, the Intercept crash scene is extremely impressive! I'm hoping for new "Vehicle" and "Helicopter" 3D Packs from Video Copilot. Possible vehicles: patrol car, SWAT van, sedan, armored car, delivery truck, semi tractor and trailer. Helicopters: UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and UH-1 Iroquois.
    Baha
    4 years ago
    Ka-52, Mi-24, Mi-26, Mi-28, are more important helicopters.
Mes
4 years ago
OMG! The crashing scane was AMAZING!
chris
4 years ago
i agree! unless Element v3 can top all those! lol i would like to see rigging in Element!
johnsnow
4 years ago
I Want to be able to use THIRD PARTY RENDER with ELEMENT 3D !!!!!!!!!!

Octane Render
Arnold
Vray
Iray
Corona


Reply if you agree!!!!!!
    RenderLogic
    4 years ago
    "You know nothing, Jon Snow!"

    I just had to, sorry. Anyways, this probably wouldn't work due to Element 3D using its own render engine, along with the lights and everything being linked to after effects, incorporating third-party render systems wouldn't be very easy. As cool as it'd be, it's probably not going to happen, unfortunately.
The real smithy
4 years ago
Until Star Wars 8 starts filming, then you'll be busy boys even more. Keep up the amazing work guys. You've come a long way since copilot website V1 and sky replacement via creative cow days. :)
    Shawn
    4 years ago
    Already shooting.
Juan Pablo
4 years ago
Faaaaaaa!!! Genial.
Brian Stevens
4 years ago
Teach us how u did car crash in Element 3D
Julian
4 years ago
You should make a plugin for Newton so that element can use physics
4 years ago
Bonkers!

Hopefully there's a tutorial on that and a VFX pipeline for Super Indie productions

Also, could you do a JetStrike tutorial in the future on how to have a jet flying through aerial over a long distance with accurate speed? I cannot figure it out. I've been trying for awhile now.

Your stuff is amazing. I get psyched overtime I see an update.
GhayRat
4 years ago
Wow!it is amazing!
solaiappan
4 years ago
My First Final Big VFX
https://youtu.be/TlMEl1unRzI
    Andrew
    4 years ago
    Looks good dude
    Solaiappan
    4 years ago
    Every trick I Know in After Effect is Learn From Your Tutorial Andrew.. Your are my inspiration of my VFX World.
    I'm always thank to you Andrew "Master".....
4 years ago
Thank you very much.
Charles
4 years ago
Idea for upgrate to element V2 (or 3 ;) ) Make physics and preview window something like Particular or VC lensflares. It will be a huge F**k yeah awsome feature to this plugin, if we can place forces to move object, like gravity and wind for realistic twister effect, or crashing somthing. Like the police car in your insideshot from intercept. It will be great if element 3d can do all of this. Placing plane (like matte shadow) just this called (hidden ground object) or using another model body to distore models like crashing.

Sorry guys for my English but i hope u can understand me. Thanx
Go on Andrew! ;)
4 years ago
Looks like a bug-fix update is out for Element 3d. Same version, new build. FYI
    DUDE
    4 years ago
    heads-up much appreciated
baha
4 years ago
Andrew kickstart your feature film i will humbly back it i promise.
hopefully it will not take as long as intercept ;)
4 years ago
There is so much amazing stuff happening here, but those light streaks are amazing! 32 bit color? Whatever you're doing it's beautiful!
Duncan
4 years ago
Wow! That shot looks amazing! :)
Adam80
4 years ago
It looks amazing!!! I'm excited and I can't wait :)
Beavertron
4 years ago
Yo Andrew! from the Vid, looks like you been working out. I thought us graphics guys barely have time for family, let alone gym time! Come on, back to work!
Simon Thorley
4 years ago
The usual unbelievable quality from the Krameister - keep on rockin' amigo!
you push the boundaries, always a pleasure watching your stuff.
4 years ago
Cool Stuff, love Element and what it can do.
4 years ago
Wow, that looks great, Andrew, congrats. Yessss, I'm very exited using Element v2 too for some VFX shots I have in mind lately. I'll show you them as soon as I have something rendered...
Frank
4 years ago
Great work! Andrew! I'm Impressed. The Teaser works...
aj
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew, balance is a goal which sources all others :)
pink top
4 years ago
thank you.
4 years ago
Looking forward to incorporating some of these FX into my own blog! THANKS!
Jason
4 years ago
Hey Andrew, I think I can Speak for everyone when I say we've got your back if you ever do a Kickstarter for a feature film. I have no doubt in your talent what so ever!
Ravikumar
4 years ago
Hi Andrew! This looks fantastic! So excited to get to see this one. Thanks so much for keeping up the much appreciated work, I am Waiting for the Final Film. Plz make it as early as possable
4 years ago
Andrew kramer is a GOD thanks man for all your time and effort!!
I wish i bought more t-shirts from video co-pilot a few years ago mine is now worn out hahah :D
4 years ago
Cheers Andrew! Here's a little animation test I did of the BB-8 model from the Star Pack!
https://youtu.be/8rAj36LgMPk
I hope your solution to rigging the model for animation in Element 3D is more sophisticated than mine haha
Best of luck on Intercept!
Hassan Dar
4 years ago
Seriously...U should go for a feature film.
Donald
4 years ago
Pretty Epic!!! I been waiting for moments like this since last summer lol..
4 years ago
WTF did I just see? I'm not even sure how to respond to what I just saw... SO impressed.
    Michel
    4 years ago
    Same here.. Mouth still lying on the floor.. even after 5 days.. My eyes are just like the plugin!
    Michel
    4 years ago
    Same here.. Jaw still lying on the floor.. even after 2 days.. My eyes are just like the plugin!
Rich
4 years ago
Like a few people, I was getting a little impatient with regard to Intercept... I love the work that AK does and REALLY appreciate what he's done for HIS community, but at the same time, I'm like 'come on, bro! Let's just have the film already!'

But when I see the quality of the VFX here, it's clear that AK has Levelled UP big time! In that spirit, I'd just like AK to know that it's all good - take your time, dude! The better you get, the better WE get! #LevelUp!
4 years ago
You have a graphic for a Star Pack, but I couldn't find it in the Products section. Is that just a teaser, or is it available?
    DoomDesign
    4 years ago
    Check out the previous blog posts!
Havard
4 years ago
Wow! That clip looked like it came from Hollywood. Great work!!
kippy
4 years ago
that's cool.
was it a c4d or max simulation?
George Laird
4 years ago
having watched the clip, it is spectacularly good, I think you are on to a winner here, look forward to the release.
chris
4 years ago
Car crash looks freakin awesome Andrew! Please please please show us a step by step tutorial on creating something like that. So we all need video copilot shirts, hats, beanies, hoodies! A t shirt sayin " I was Renderd In Element 3d" Why not a Energy drink also! Lol I'm just playing man. But really good job on everything you do. Can't wait for the new plugin and Intercept!
David Vizurant
4 years ago
Is it possible to buy the T-Shirt?
johnsnow
4 years ago
that was sexy....#respeck
Daluz
4 years ago
Ok the car crash (I mean rolling) was renderend in E3D but it was an OBJ sequence?
Daluz
4 years ago
And The Visual Effects goes to...Videocopilot!
eilon hay
4 years ago
MAN U ARE Fantastic. I love your tutorials and I'm more into vfx and cgi just because of u . keep it up .... and if you'll make a tutorial on that car flip I would flip out ( in a good way .... a very good way)
M
4 years ago
wow
you know i gonna think that you will release a car pack for element.
    M
    4 years ago
    do you?
rajor
4 years ago
I love You Andrew teacher ! Ž♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Chris
4 years ago
Only now do I realize that I am such an amateur....
Tai
4 years ago
Epic Summer
HANKE
4 years ago
Looks fantastic so far, please don't forget to keep us up to date.
4 years ago
SICK!!
LWAddict
4 years ago
So...in short...it'll be worth the wait eh? ;)
Joel
4 years ago
wow impressive! can't wait to see whats to come!
Steve
4 years ago
Freakin' awesome! Legendary..
4 years ago
Ooh that's great Andrew, am waiting to see new stuffs
"Video Copilot" the best Visual Effects Resource
Chris Khaukha(E3D VIDEO)
David Payne
4 years ago
Film Riot Epic Summer 2016! I'm so glad this project will eventually see the light of day.
Fred
4 years ago
FAKE !
    Sandie
    4 years ago
    Fake your a**
Gustavo
4 years ago
I hope the "new plugins" are something fresh and NO !, a simple upgrade ELEMENT!
We need a particle plugins "new and innovative" designed from the personal perspective! to create shots fluid, smoke, etc. and engage the element! this kind of effects needed to avoid the tedious and modeling programs SEQUENCES objects!
It is my humble opinion!
    chris
    4 years ago
    I do algree.
4 years ago
What is this? What are you doing to us? hehee you're doing great things man.
Everyone is waiting anxiously and already see that the results are super spectacular so we can't wait to get some of them tutorials whenever you get time to do them.
Awesome work as always! Thanks for all the hard work Andrew :)
New Generation
4 years ago
Awesome Thank You so much. You inspired me again to do better. One day I hope to be as good as you. Well done
paul
4 years ago
Thanks Andrew,
That's why you are the PILOT... Don't worry you are well balance in all the work you do. Thank youuuuuuu very mucho. And thanks to all of your crew that shows all the dedication you guys have.
Col Davison
4 years ago
I am glad you have found that balance to realistically juggle work and family life. I agree with what you said about taking too much on, its something that is very easily done and once that ball starts rolling its hard to get things back on track and at a manageable pace.
I am over the moon that you have some special things lined up for us this year. I am very eager indeed to learn some awesome new techniques to improve my VFX development.
Keep up the great work Andrew, keep that flow going and "intercept" looks awesome dude.
Matt
4 years ago
Can Not Wait!
Ian
4 years ago
OMG!, this is AWESOME!!!!! This Rendering in E3D!!!! More Cool then!!!.... I wait tutorials Master Andrew....
May The Force be With YOU!!!
4 years ago
That was rendered in Element? I would have never known. I thought they were shot using a car mounted camera. This is getting serious now! I think we are all hoping for more tutorials with Element 3d!
    4 years ago
    I agree!!! I can't believe it... I would love to see more tutorials on Element 3D and also on Saber plug in! :) Thanks for creating it and sharing all this knowledge Andrew!!!
    Daniel
    4 years ago
    Well, I think the footage was actually filmed using a car mounted camera, but the car crash was rendered (don't know if animated too) in Element 3D.
Marc
4 years ago
Looks impressive Andrew!
Daniel
4 years ago
This 83 frames made me happy.
Anderson
4 years ago
i'm in awe! ...once again
Max
4 years ago
This looks fantastic! So excited to get to see this one. Thanks so much for keeping up the much appreciated work.
DANNY
4 years ago
WOW ANDREW ESTAREMOS ESPERANDO CON PACIENCIA VER EL FRUTO DE TU ESFUERZO Y CREENOS QUE TAMBIEN SE VERA EN TUS SEGUIDORES :)
David
4 years ago
Apart from the fact that you've just told me, and because you (probably!) don't have the cash, I would have had no idea that car crash wasn't a practical effect.

Great work. \^^/
4 years ago
Holy crap! I cannot believe you did that in E3D! AMAZING!
4 years ago
Please tell me that that physic simulation was done inside of Element or with a Element compatible plugin.
That would be exactly what I need for my current production!
It would be a dream come true to do physic simulations inside of After Effects.
Amazing as always, keep it up! :)
    4 years ago
    I'm guessing it was hand animated, since the shots were short enough that it wouldn't be to difficult.
    4 years ago
    He could have simulated it in his 3d program then exported an obj sequence. If he used Cinema 4d, he may have used Cinema 4d dynamics, then bake out the animation, and import it into Element.
    4 years ago
    You can make 2D physics simulation using the plugin "Newton 2" from motionboutique.
    with "Element 3D" you can either
    - Create group null for the object and parent it to the animated layer.
    - Link position/rotation parameters to the animated keyframed layers (can use expressions).
Eliseo
4 years ago
Excelente! Felicidades Andrews..
Eddie
4 years ago
Hi Andrew, once intercept comes out will we get to see some tutorials on how you created certain shots or all the shots?
alan stewart
4 years ago
Holy good eff. Knew it would look great but you really went all out on this one. Very excited to see it.
Jay W
4 years ago
Was the car flip hand keyed, did you use reaktor or Rayfire or did you use a simulation like newton since element doesn't do physics sims? It's very natural.
4 years ago
Jaw dropping beautiful visuals... I'm just going to watch this frame by frame in amazement
Sean Rupert
4 years ago
Very impressive...as always.
Jeremiah
4 years ago
I didn't know it could do that...
Nathan Lyons
4 years ago
Great to see the project moving forward after all this time, loving the products you offer like Element 3D V2 and Optical Flares, I wouldn't create motion designs the same without them! looking forward to what is to come from you and the team Andrew.
Jeremiah
4 years ago
…………………………………………………whoa
D
4 years ago
Nice!