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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12 months ago
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162 Comments

dennis
3 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
4 months ago
i love it
Lucky
6 months ago
which fonts ?
sy
8 months 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
9 months ago
hey guys i need full project
Ryan
10 months 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
10 months ago
Can I apply the same idea for my company?
I mean, is there a legal prosecution if this idea is applied?
Thank
liu
11 months ago
this is awesome man ,i love it
11 months 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
11 months ago
guys thank you very much for making possible me to perfect in after effects
Adrian Nieblas
11 months ago
Nice tutorial I haven´t heard that type of tools .
ENIGMA – KUN
11 months ago
Sir please teach us techniques of advance hologramic effect
11 months 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
11 months 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
    10 months 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
11 months 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
11 months ago
whats the font?! also great video!!!!!
Swailo
11 months 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.
11 months ago
Good to have you back giving us all inspiration.
MightyDWC
11 months 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.
    11 months ago
    Go to project and disable the mercury playback engine. That can cause some issues with GPU effects.
11 months 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
11 months ago
font?
    Ayush
    10 months ago
    Tandelle
Marcin
11 months ago
Well Andrew, as always you've shown that from few simple effects you can create something totally cool. Great tutorial as always!
JIN
11 months ago
hey bro, i dont have the displacement "source" button. which version of after effect u using?
Richard Garabedian
11 months 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
11 months ago
Thank you again for the inspiration!
Thisaru Pabasara
11 months ago
Never gets old!
11 months 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!
11 months 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
11 months 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.
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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!
11 months ago
Great, Thanks Andrew, You rock!
Ronald
11 months 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.
11 months ago
Amazing Tutorial!
the frenchy
12 months ago
bravo
Holgor
12 months 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?
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months 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
    11 months ago
    Thanks, guys! The render order change sounds like it explains what I have trouble understanding with.
Steve
12 months ago
Where is the download link???
Sami
12 months ago
Font pls ?
    KeyFrame
    10 months ago
    Tandelle Regular
Simon Webb
12 months ago
Great to have you back mate! and great tutorial.
12 months ago
Terrific, thank you!!
Douglas Gemmell
12 months 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
12 months ago
Wonder how long it'll be till we see this Andrew Kramer effect up on video hive for sale.
Shaik siddiq
12 months ago
As a long time bro.. I waiting a lot for your videos.. thank you
12 months ago
BTW what about the Glitch Plug-in from the "Typewriter Week" Blog Show?
NigelPD
12 months ago
My word - you're BACK! I can now replace my tired F5 button on my keyboard :-) We missed ya, buddy!
12 months 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
12 months ago
hey guys where music
Igor
12 months ago
То что вы делаете, действительно очень круто!
supernp
12 months ago
please update E3D & need helicopter model pack for element 3d
supernp
12 months ago
thanks bro ak
12 months ago
Yep... It's a Tide ad.
Frank
12 months ago
Finally you are back! We missed you!!!!
12 months ago
For some reason Media Encoder it doesn't render the glitches for some reason, even with Mercury Playback Engine Only
    Toby
    12 months ago
    Did you set the bit depth to 32bpc in your project panel?
DARKARMY
12 months 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
12 months ago
What font is used ?
    Stephen
    12 months ago
    Tandelle
John
12 months ago
Amazingly simple setup with great results. Many thanks.
Huri Bugo
12 months 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
    12 months 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
    12 months ago
    Thank you for the explanation but after opening the firest file it says illegal command sequence?
    12 months 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
12 months ago
Amazing tutorial... thank you so much Andrew :)
acegraphic
12 months ago
love it
Marten
12 months 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
12 months ago
Thank you for this Andrew, you never disappoint kind sir!
Cloudax
12 months ago
So good to have you back Andrew.
Vinnie K
12 months 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
12 months ago
wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow ooh i forgot i left one o
Uli
12 months ago
The AE Godfather is back! Thanks a lot Andrew, you are always an inspiration,
Ackers
12 months ago
Awesome tutorial Andrew , Thanks for your time and creativity ......
Anonymous
12 months ago
What font were you using? After effects can't find the font and I don't know what it's called.
    Janus
    12 months ago
    It's called Tandelle
12 months ago
I got 99 problems but a Glitch 'aint one! Ha! Nice tutorial. Thanks.
Jimmy Two
12 months ago
So great stuff! A new approach to the glitch effect! thank you so much Master!
Fouad
12 months ago
Thanks!!!!! :D
Davor
12 months 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
12 months ago
I still wear jean shorts. Great to see a new tutorial, always great stuff!
12 months ago
Thanks !!!!
Janus
12 months 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
    12 months ago
    Try checking the collapse - transpose button.
    Janus
    12 months ago
    Collapsing transformations does not help it, it happens if I apply Colorama even before nesting it..
    12 months ago
    Perhaps Check to see if the input phase layer is set to the displacement map...
    Janus
    12 months ago
    Collapsing transformations does not help it, it even happens if I apply Colorama before nesting it..
    Janus
    12 months 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
    12 months 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
    12 months 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
    12 months 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
12 months ago
Thank you very much for your work
Ansu
12 months ago
hahaha Always 👌👌👌, thanks Mr. VC Kramer !!!
nikil
12 months ago
" Wow snap. Let me tell you"
in the description, there is double space.
Felix Kolbow
12 months ago
you are a beast!! thx so much for this inspiration!!!!
it helps a lot, to create MY OWN GLITCH!!!!

much love man
12 months ago
Not gonna lie: This was dope.
12 months ago
The master is back!!! Nice tutorial - as always
Lewis
12 months ago
This tutorial saved my marriage! Thanks VideoGorilla!
12 months ago
You crack me up. Love how you just keep going deeper. You're like your tutorials - layered. Thanks
KGT
12 months ago
Thanks Andrew! Can't wait to see with what have you come up this time and even next! Keep up the briliant work!
12 months 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.
12 months 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
    12 months ago
    You are still pretending to be me,posting my videos, wow get a life dude!
    Anonymous
    12 months ago
    Ummm.... He made both element 3D AND the Metropolitan pack...
Luke O’Looney
12 months ago
Are you going to do the lemons for leukemia now that Ryan nominated you?
12 months 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
12 months ago
Next level, as always. Can't wait to try this!
Adam Ballweg
12 months 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
12 months 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!
12 months 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
12 months ago
Amazing, i've been watching you since 2010. i respect all the things and stuff you do and share with us
12 months ago
The BOMB. Love it.
KC
12 months 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
12 months ago
Niiiiice and sweet.
ke
12 months ago
thanks for the tutorial could you please make the tutorial about welding spot effects.
Andrew Alexander
12 months 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
12 months ago
We've missed yah buddy!
Christian
12 months ago
Nice work, and sweet effect. awesome to see a fresh tutorial
Juampi13
12 months ago
Genial,Siempre con lo mejor, gracias muchas gracias
12 months ago
BEST GLITCH EFFECT OF ALL TIME! as always awesome stuff
Storm
12 months ago
Could you please add a download button for the video.
Nidro
12 months ago
Not possible with CS6... Thanks?
    Jeremy
    12 months ago
    You shouldn't really expect someone to make tutorials backwards compatible with software that's 6 years old now.
    klaus brandenburg
    12 months ago
    Of course this is possible with CS6. You're welcome ;)
Safa
12 months ago
Hey Andrew, thanks for the tut. where is the project file?
Holgor
12 months ago
So awesome you're back! Thank you very much! <3
Tom
12 months ago
Very cool. Thinking about trying this effect on an Element 3D object as the source comp.
Jason
12 months ago
Many thanks!
Radziej
12 months ago
Can't wait project files my comp is to low
Vitaliy Bykov
12 months ago
This man is a genius :)
12 months 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
    12 months ago
    Wow, great work.
    12 months ago
    Thanks Aftab!
Tony
12 months ago
Hi Andrew, Just wondering what font did you use for those titles in the tutorial? Thanks!
    Fred
    12 months ago
    Simply watch the video, it's displayed in AE and it's called Tandelle !
    fleuz
    12 months ago
    I like Univers LT better.
Daniel Walker
12 months ago
SICK!!! AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!
ROCIN LAB
12 months ago
OOOH,FINALLY..ON TIME TODAY HUUH..
NICE ONE ANDY,
madmips
12 months ago
Good one! Inspired me ...
David
12 months ago
This is soo cool!
Artemus80
12 months ago
*Giving you a long ..hopefully not so awkward hug*
Ratra
12 months ago
Fabulous tut..Thank You AK!!
sham
12 months ago
i dont have youtube can you post it on the website?
MasterKoala
12 months ago
Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Choi PD
12 months ago
This is the time of my life!!!
Appreciate YOU,GODDREW!!!
THANKS MAN!!
12 months ago
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ALWAYS
12 months ago
A pogs reference! <3
Enzo
12 months ago
That’s it !!! Wait for 30 hours !
Download rightnow!
Thanks Andrew
12 months ago
Wow, you're finally back! So happy to see you doing tutorials again :)
LJ
12 months ago
Amazing :)
welcome back :)
MickA
12 months 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
    11 months ago
    gros tu m as refais le saucisson xD
suhasaditya
12 months ago
!! Awesome as usual !! keep inspiring :)
Emixam
12 months ago
Jardine Patten
12 months ago
Yay! Finally up!