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Sarhaan
11/04/2019
This tutorial is Very Very helpfull to me :)
Bill
05/24/2019
Another great tutorial Andrew, thank you for sharing some of your knowledge!
david
09/19/2018
hey andrew, have you tried making blown away smoke from scratch in after effects without using third-party plug-ins? please make a tutorial
Azmat
04/18/2018
V nice
Abhi
12/30/2017
Plz help me, I donloaded vc presets and pasted in cs4 preset directory, tell me will it work automatically or i have to do something extra in it,and also tell that my pc is of 32 bit and i have to install sabre in it in cs4,i downloade from videocopilet and saw a setup which is not working it is saying that:(this version of this file is not compatible with the windows you are running) PLEASE HELP ANYONE
Sathish T P
05/02/2017
hey Andrew tracking not linking to crash footage.......
harikosaksi
01/28/2017
i have a common doubt in all the videos when u place 3d elements why do you track and keep a null object can u please tell me
Karen Freire
02/01/2017
The Null object is used just to place the track information of the scene. It is a transparent layer. The track information is used to place the element on the real environment.
NeNoLima
01/05/2017
isn't it possible to do it z depth using element 3d? I saw there're also fractured objects there too... so, why not to do just at AE?

Abraham Puello
10/27/2016
Hey guys excuse me, but there is someone here that help me to understand what i have to do with the Zpass render? 'cause i don't understand yet... please what i have to do with it?
Brandon
07/19/2016
Hey Andrew, in the opening portion at 00:22. How were you able to composite the 3d objects in front of Sam? Was Sam shot separately on a green screen?
Satria Pamudji
08/19/2016
Hey man, usually if the objects are in front of the person, no green screen is required, all you need is to just composite it in a layer on top of sam/the footage! If it was behind sam, then maybe yes, green screen would help haha! Hope that helps
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