New Tutorial: Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE!

Here it is! A brand NEW Tutorial! Wow snap.  Let me tell you it, feels good to get stuff finished and I look forward to show you all of the things we have been working on!

New Tutorial Features:

  • Procedural Glitch design
  • Build a realistic reflective surface 100% inside AE!
  • Unique Color glow procedure
  • Ability to animate between different titles

Watch on Youtube in HD!

Project files and Texture!

Technical Rendering Note: I’ve heard some people having issues with Fractal Noise not rendering correctly and I think you need to disable GPU Acceleration for the Project. File>Project Settings, “Mercury Software Only”. Hope that helps!

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166 Comments

Shaksham Punyani
3 months ago
When I am changing my text ground layer is disappearing help me
Yang
4 months ago
how can i make that "AI glitch"?
Paul
5 months ago
Has anyone figured out a way to change the color of the white text? When I change the color in the character settings, the text ends up becoming the color of the glitch rather than the color I changed the text to. And if I try to trick it by throwing a tint on the entire text preset, it will make the text the desired color, but will end up tinting the glitch as well, making it look dull. Thanks!
Nam
5 months ago
Thank you so much
dennis
10 months ago
is this a windows only project file i'm getting a message when i try to open the file that say it was created with windows version and will not open.
songsong
11 months ago
i love it
Lucky
1 year ago
which fonts ?
sy
1 year ago
Good day, Andrew, I have a question that,
when i check on the Repeat Edge Pixels on fast box blur, it become only show the 2nd Fractal Noise,why?
mehmet
1 year ago
hey guys i need full project
Ryan
1 year ago
Great video but how do you get the glitch to wipe off the same direction it wiped in. just like the word "presents" at 0:29. when the glitch animates on then off again, it just reverses direction but i want it going the same direction. I tried animating the Invert matte but it just makes it disappear. what am i doing wrong?
Sami Hejazi
1 year ago
Can I apply the same idea for my company?
I mean, is there a legal prosecution if this idea is applied?
Thank
liu
1 year ago
this is awesome man ,i love it
1 year ago
hello!!!

i'm using element 3d on a 4k monitor. the interface is quite small. any way to add a feature to allow the buttons to scale to a bigger monitor?
Ebenezer Bigman
1 year ago
guys thank you very much for making possible me to perfect in after effects
Adrian Nieblas
1 year ago
Nice tutorial I haven´t heard that type of tools .
ENIGMA – KUN
1 year ago
Sir please teach us techniques of advance hologramic effect
1 year ago
Thank you so much for your new tutorial! I love the way your tutorials are made. The content is always awesome and absolute inspiring (compound blur, unbelievable! i never heard of that before), but the best thing is: all your tutorials are so stylish! Cool background music, and watching your steps and follow your ideas is so much fun.
Russell
2 years ago
Love the video! Just one problem that I seem to be having. At the start, as shown, I duplicate the fractal noise effect and set the copy's overflow to 'clip' and the transfer mode to 'screen'. But, now whenever I go back and change the contrast or brightness of the original fractal noise, it suddenly disappears and all I see is the copy of the second fractal noise effect in preview. No values work apart from the original ones I set for the fractal noise...? checked my settings and they are the same and tried it in the project file provided and still the same issue. Has anyone else experienced this?
    Robert
    1 year ago
    Yep, I'm getting that exact same issue. One work-around is to adjust the settings of the second fractal effect, then it will start working again. This works until you change anything on the first fractal effect, then it breaks. It was driving me crazy so in the end I just turned off the second fractal effect.
Alzemir
2 years ago
In one tutorial there are several techniques that together give this excellent result. It is essential to know the possibilities of each effect and to make the best use of it. Congratulations, Andrew and Video Copilot!
Alejandro
2 years ago
whats the font?! also great video!!!!!
Swailo
2 years ago
Hello! quick question, sorry. Um so when you rotate the text files to change the direction the glitch is coming in at. I tried to replace that with a png and do the exact same thing to hopefully get the glitch coming in at the 45 degree angle but it wont respond the same way the text did vs the logo png? any advice on that? like it works but only on the text file and completely flips the PNG.
2 years ago
Good to have you back giving us all inspiration.
MightyDWC
2 years ago
Glad to see you back in action Andrew! I've been following you since Team Fortress 2 came out if that gives you any kind of time frame.
While following your step by step instructions, every time I apply the Fast Box Blur to the displacement map layer, the scene falls apart. It will not animate at all, it just sits there. If I delete the effect, now the animation acts as if the fractal is a strobe light and you can't see the text come in as a glitch. It's not there, and then it is.
Any ideas on this? I've opened the project file you have and it works fine, I'm just trying to create this from scratch to use in my own project.
    2 years ago
    Go to project and disable the mercury playback engine. That can cause some issues with GPU effects.
2 years ago
Hey Andrew! The reflection is a really cool technique.
This is my approach using Reflex preset.
Thanks :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPo4kgxXht4
unknown
2 years ago
font?
    Ayush
    1 year ago
    Tandelle
Marcin
2 years ago
Well Andrew, as always you've shown that from few simple effects you can create something totally cool. Great tutorial as always!
JIN
2 years ago
hey bro, i dont have the displacement "source" button. which version of after effect u using?
Richard Garabedian
2 years ago
Am I missing something/ how did you get the texture of the grid to stay on the text...when i folldw your step the texture does not stay
Bojin
2 years ago
Thank you again for the inspiration!
Thisaru Pabasara
2 years ago
Never gets old!
2 years ago
It's really interesting and a little sad to hear Andrew talk about getting a job in the industry. I have been studying visual effects and 3D modelling for maybe 12 years now and I find it difficult to find work, I feel like hard work and thousands of hours just isn't enough anymore. I dunno maybe it's just me, I still continue to to work hard and really try to push myself but it gets really difficult with little success.

Great videos anyways!
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew Kramer! Amazing how much you can do with displacement maps and I did not know about that compound blur. Blew my mind!
George Canzaniello
2 years ago
I was hoping for a tutorial where I could remove someone's limb, say an arm or leg, for use in action scenes. Showing that the limbs can be removed while there is camera movement during an action scene. Green or blue sleeves or leggings can be keyed but having a camera movement on the action, then recreating the same movement for the plate can prove to be a nightmare. I was hoping there is another way this can be done through AE.
2 years ago
You are so awesome. I have been a member or a lurker of VCP for so many years. I have learned so much from you and appreciate all you give us to help us along
Harish
2 years ago
Can I know what is Audio you used in here ; Is it is available in your Sound Packs ??
Pls Reply and help me in this
Yusuf
2 years ago
Awesome job always coming up with new stuff however, the project file won't open on a Mac, saying it was created on Win 64, Thank you!
2 years ago
Great, Thanks Andrew, You rock!
Ronald
2 years ago
A great idea (WISH) for Element 3D... the possibility to add life in let's say Metropolitan! Traffick, crowd... things like that... happening in the background.
2 years ago
Amazing Tutorial!
the frenchy
2 years ago
bravo
Holgor
2 years ago
One thing I always have trouble wrapping my head around:
When do I have to pre-comp layers so effects work correctly? Like with Glow or a Displacement Map.
Is there a way to easily explain it?
    2 years ago
    It depends on what you are doing with the comp Holgor. There are many reasons why you would and a few reasons why you wouldn't.

    Here's an example. Lets say you have a layer (text) that you would like to add effects too and also have the text in 3D space. once you have created the text layer, and pre comped it, any effects you add to that comp, are always applied to anything in the comp. So, you add all your effects then decide you want to change to text to a different script or even a logo. If you go into the comp to change the text, or switch it out with a logo its instantly updated in the original project and all the effects and positioning is applied. if you duplicated the comp at all for any reason it will also update the duplicates which is always useful and speedy.

    Also some After Effects effects work better when applied to text of anything with an alpha channel, when applied to a comp rather than to the text directly.

    There will be several others who will reply with many other reasons and examples, but this should get you started.

    Also try youtubing the question to see other perspectives.

    Christian michael
    https://vimeo.com/250601198
    2 years ago
    A pre-comp renders itself before it renders anything in the current comp so think of it more as a render order change than a modifier to layers or effects
    2 years ago
    for me precomping is usefull for many reasons. First of all is applying the same effect so multiple layers, which cant be done by adjustmentlayers because you need some kind of alpha channels or parenting. Second reason for precompong is non destructiv-workflow, aspecially when you need to swap elements. third and last i mention of many more reasons is rendertime, because if you need a layer stack for multiple layers, then you lower the over all rendertime. pre-comps are rendered first in the comp depth.
    Holgor
    2 years ago
    Thanks, guys! The render order change sounds like it explains what I have trouble understanding with.
Steve
2 years ago
Where is the download link???
Sami
2 years ago
Font pls ?
    KeyFrame
    1 year ago
    Tandelle Regular
Simon Webb
2 years ago
Great to have you back mate! and great tutorial.
2 years ago
Terrific, thank you!!
Douglas Gemmell
2 years ago
It is great to see another tutorial from you Andrew. I am really looking forward to the next installment of Element that you mentioned when talking to Andrew Price. For now here is my rough attempt at your technique. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xproKwZ8t1M
leighton
2 years ago
Wonder how long it'll be till we see this Andrew Kramer effect up on video hive for sale.
Shaik siddiq
2 years ago
As a long time bro.. I waiting a lot for your videos.. thank you
2 years ago
BTW what about the Glitch Plug-in from the "Typewriter Week" Blog Show?
NigelPD
2 years ago
My word - you're BACK! I can now replace my tired F5 button on my keyboard :-) We missed ya, buddy!
2 years ago
Your all works are awesome. Thanks bro for all plugins.

Can you make FX console for CS6 user we are still working with Quick Menu script.
karga
2 years ago
hey guys where music
Igor
2 years ago
То что вы делаете, действительно очень круто!
supernp
2 years ago
please update E3D & need helicopter model pack for element 3d
supernp
2 years ago
thanks bro ak
2 years ago
Yep... It's a Tide ad.
Frank
2 years ago
Finally you are back! We missed you!!!!
2 years ago
For some reason Media Encoder it doesn't render the glitches for some reason, even with Mercury Playback Engine Only
    Toby
    2 years ago
    Did you set the bit depth to 32bpc in your project panel?
DARKARMY
2 years ago
You found a way to make organic tech distortion, thats alien shit! Thx once again.
Saw your interviews, such love for the craft. Hard is life for a true artist like yourself.
Edward
2 years ago
What font is used ?
    Stephen
    2 years ago
    Tandelle
John
2 years ago
Amazingly simple setup with great results. Many thanks.
Huri Bugo
2 years ago
Thank you for this great tutorial. Getting some errors by opening the project files. It says "this project must be converted form version 13.5 (Windows 64). The orginal file will be unchanged." and the other file says that the file was created with AE 15.0 (windows 64) and cannot be opened? $utt...
    Neil
    2 years ago
    They are for different versions of After Effects. Your own version is obviously newer than the first file and not as recent as the second. The first file should work fine.
    Huri Bugo
    2 years ago
    Thank you for the explanation but after opening the firest file it says illegal command sequence?
    2 years ago
    Those pop up messages are normal. The project should still open. If you can send us a message at our support email we can check out further. Thanks!
Raju Mahto
2 years ago
Amazing tutorial... thank you so much Andrew :)
acegraphic
2 years ago
love it
Marten
2 years ago
Great tutorial, especially the reflection part! Still don’t know why this FX Console is free. It might be one of best and most clever plugins ever :-) Awesome timesaver!
Abe
2 years ago
Thank you for this Andrew, you never disappoint kind sir!
Cloudax
2 years ago
So good to have you back Andrew.
Vinnie K
2 years ago
It's a pleasure to see u back at the wheel, Andrew. Your months of absence gave me the opportunity to work on my skills and creativity in AE by myself instead of relying on the website. It worked for me and I surely don't blame you for doing the thing you love. Nevertheless, good to have you back.

Btw, this tut rocks and got me back in the chair and my wife screaming 'Nooo not that voice again.....!' ;-)
Beza VisualFX
2 years ago
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow ooh i forgot i left one o
Uli
2 years ago
The AE Godfather is back! Thanks a lot Andrew, you are always an inspiration,
Ackers
2 years ago
Awesome tutorial Andrew , Thanks for your time and creativity ......
Anonymous
2 years ago
What font were you using? After effects can't find the font and I don't know what it's called.
    Janus
    2 years ago
    It's called Tandelle
2 years ago
I got 99 problems but a Glitch 'aint one! Ha! Nice tutorial. Thanks.
Jimmy Two
2 years ago
So great stuff! A new approach to the glitch effect! thank you so much Master!
Fouad
2 years ago
Thanks!!!!! :D
Davor
2 years ago
To help keep the copy in the spot you have it in your precomp, multiply the displacement effects in your map comp over 50% grey, and also make sure to "Curves" the alpha after the "Set Matte" effects in your min glitch comp. Also would need to tweak "Colorama" so the white colour (or whatever your end colour desired) is half way on the wheel. Hope that makes sense.
Tony
2 years ago
I still wear jean shorts. Great to see a new tutorial, always great stuff!
2 years ago
Thanks !!!!
Janus
2 years ago
I'm getting a colored outline around the text when using colorama, having already unchecked the modify pixels etc. and my displacement map is fully white..

Anyway, great tutorial, the color glow is a great idea, good way to add glow to seperate channels, red for example often needs a bit more glow than the other colors, so by seperating it you can have more control over the glow by compositing each channel. Awesome stuff!
    Aftab
    2 years ago
    Try checking the collapse - transpose button.
    Janus
    2 years ago
    Collapsing transformations does not help it, it happens if I apply Colorama even before nesting it..
    2 years ago
    Perhaps Check to see if the input phase layer is set to the displacement map...
    Janus
    2 years ago
    Collapsing transformations does not help it, it even happens if I apply Colorama before nesting it..
    Janus
    2 years ago
    It's is, and it happens even if it isn't.. So odd, never had this happen before with Colorama. Footage or text, same thing, just a slight 1px outline. Looks like it may even be subpixel, as it isn't consistent all around it
    Janus
    2 years ago
    I mean, it's not like it's breaking the effect.. it just shouldn't be there! Dagnabbit! https://imgur.com/a/oDkID
    Janus
    2 years ago
    Okay, sorry for spamming.. But I just opened the project file, and it does not happen with that! Gonna go through and make it from new and see if I can replicate the bug. SMH
    Janus
    2 years ago
    Okay, so I can't reproduce it.. not sure what happened the first time around. :/
    BTW, re: that Blender Guru interview, I totally bought The Bullet because it had the Blender tut :)
hzc
2 years ago
Thank you very much for your work
Ansu
2 years ago
hahaha Always 👌👌👌, thanks Mr. VC Kramer !!!
nikil
2 years ago
" Wow snap. Let me tell you"
in the description, there is double space.
Felix Kolbow
2 years ago
you are a beast!! thx so much for this inspiration!!!!
it helps a lot, to create MY OWN GLITCH!!!!

much love man
2 years ago
Not gonna lie: This was dope.
2 years ago
The master is back!!! Nice tutorial - as always
Lewis
2 years ago
This tutorial saved my marriage! Thanks VideoGorilla!
2 years ago
You crack me up. Love how you just keep going deeper. You're like your tutorials - layered. Thanks
KGT
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew! Can't wait to see with what have you come up this time and even next! Keep up the briliant work!
2 years ago
Very much what we expect and more so thank you so much Andrew! You really inspire us and help us create more beautiful things always.
2 years ago
Keep practicing, Andrew! Soon you'll be able to create tutorials as good as this one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B94fvYAl5ms&t=3s
    Abdirahman Yusuf Ahmed
    2 years ago
    You are still pretending to be me,posting my videos, wow get a life dude!
    Anonymous
    2 years ago
    Ummm.... He made both element 3D AND the Metropolitan pack...
Luke O’Looney
2 years ago
Are you going to do the lemons for leukemia now that Ryan nominated you?
2 years ago
you're alive! thank god! was getting worried there.

amazing tut as always. always pushing the limit, one "exciting tutorial" at a time.
Simon
2 years ago
Next level, as always. Can't wait to try this!
Adam Ballweg
2 years ago
It's always nice to see breakdowns that do not require any plugins!

Thanks you so much for sharing your knowledge and craft!
Vince
2 years ago
Great tutorial, as always!

Showtime has been using a similar effect for some of their promos. I was trying to figure out how they were doing that. Somewhat like the pixel sorting, or pixel stretching, effect.

I wonder if this is how Elastic created some of the stretch effects for their "Halt and Catch Fire" title.

Thanks again, Andrew!
2 years ago
Happened to be watching Andrew's interview on "The Futur" when I stumbled on this video, been waiting MONTHS for his next tutorial and now I feel lucky. Been learning from Andrew for 10 years, yeah baby!
Artem
2 years ago
Amazing, i've been watching you since 2010. i respect all the things and stuff you do and share with us
2 years ago
The BOMB. Love it.
KC
2 years ago
waiting for those jpg files! Awesome learning! BTW, I'm now seeing so much of your work on commercials and movies, inspired!! I'll be using this effect to fix my title into to my web series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mic9_9Hqu5Y
2 years ago
Niiiiice and sweet.
ke
2 years ago
thanks for the tutorial could you please make the tutorial about welding spot effects.
Andrew Alexander
2 years ago
Please make the files backwards compatible <3
This technique is amazing - you gave me so many ideas!
Thank you! I started learning when I was 12, because of your website!
Jack
2 years ago
We've missed yah buddy!
Christian
2 years ago
Nice work, and sweet effect. awesome to see a fresh tutorial
Juampi13
2 years ago
Genial,Siempre con lo mejor, gracias muchas gracias
2 years ago
BEST GLITCH EFFECT OF ALL TIME! as always awesome stuff
Storm
2 years ago
Could you please add a download button for the video.
Nidro
2 years ago
Not possible with CS6... Thanks?
    Jeremy
    2 years ago
    You shouldn't really expect someone to make tutorials backwards compatible with software that's 6 years old now.
    klaus brandenburg
    2 years ago
    Of course this is possible with CS6. You're welcome ;)
Safa
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, thanks for the tut. where is the project file?
Holgor
2 years ago
So awesome you're back! Thank you very much! <3
Tom
2 years ago
Very cool. Thinking about trying this effect on an Element 3D object as the source comp.
Jason
2 years ago
Many thanks!
Radziej
2 years ago
Can't wait project files my comp is to low
Vitaliy Bykov
2 years ago
This man is a genius :)
2 years ago
Thanks for the tutorial, Amazing as always! I actually used the same technique for the reflection of this : Can you check it and gimme your opinion? :) That will count a lot to me :) Thanks!
https://vimeo.com/173296637
    Aftab
    2 years ago
    Wow, great work.
    2 years ago
    Thanks Aftab!
Tony
2 years ago
Hi Andrew, Just wondering what font did you use for those titles in the tutorial? Thanks!
    Fred
    2 years ago
    Simply watch the video, it's displayed in AE and it's called Tandelle !
    fleuz
    2 years ago
    I like Univers LT better.
Daniel Walker
2 years ago
SICK!!! AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!
ROCIN LAB
2 years ago
OOOH,FINALLY..ON TIME TODAY HUUH..
NICE ONE ANDY,
madmips
2 years ago
Good one! Inspired me ...
David
2 years ago
This is soo cool!
Artemus80
2 years ago
*Giving you a long ..hopefully not so awkward hug*
Ratra
2 years ago
Fabulous tut..Thank You AK!!
sham
2 years ago
i dont have youtube can you post it on the website?
MasterKoala
2 years ago
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Choi PD
2 years ago
This is the time of my life!!!
Appreciate YOU,GODDREW!!!
THANKS MAN!!
2 years ago
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ALWAYS
2 years ago
A pogs reference! <3
Enzo
2 years ago
That’s it !!! Wait for 30 hours !
Download rightnow!
Thanks Andrew
2 years ago
Wow, you're finally back! So happy to see you doing tutorials again :)
LJ
2 years ago
Amazing :)
welcome back :)
MickA
2 years ago
Thank you !
As we said in France : better later than never !
Or maybe we also say : old biker than never...
You have choice ! hahaha
Vaut mieux tard que jamais.
Vieux motard que jamais.
:))))
    LaFrite
    2 years ago
    gros tu m as refais le saucisson xD
suhasaditya
2 years ago
!! Awesome as usual !! keep inspiring :)
Emixam
2 years ago
Jardine Patten
2 years ago
Yay! Finally up!