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TUTORIAL NOTES:
value+lookAt(thisComp.activeCamera.toWorld([0,0,0]),position)[0] value+lookAt(thisComp.activeCamera.toWorld([0,0,0]),position)[1] value+lookAt(thisComp.activeCamera.toWorld([0,0,0]),position)[2]
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Richard Oliver
11/12/2020
Hello, quick question... If I want to have the sun over another lighter background layer like a daytime video, how would I do that? I'm at the colorization part (18:55) and the whole comp is being colorized when using the curves adjustment effect.
Kate
10/05/2020
I'm kind of new to this so apologize, I feel like this is a simple shortcut command I'm missing. At 22:40 he hits a key and makes the axis arrows appear over the fire element to move it around. How do you make these arrows appear?
Richard Oliver
11/12/2020
Hi, you need to click on your "Torch" layer precomp and that layer should be set to 3D. The positioning arrows should appear. Basically any layer that is 3D will show the arrows.
GABRIELLA KROUSANIOTAKIS
08/10/2020
Amazing! NASA quality! Just went through this and used the VR Color Vibrance and it looks insane. Thanks Andrew!
Kata
02/25/2019
Hey,

my expressions that I copy exactly dont seem to work, I get the error message saying "this is not a function" :/ does anyone know how to fix this?
Kelvin chuks
04/17/2018
you're the best Andrew, both thumbs up!
Sandjah
03/29/2018
i put a polar coördinates on the torch comp so i could make the flame effect for a round globe in case anybody is interested
Hrant
11/18/2017
My Glow Layer is not getting oriented towards Camera...
I click on it and hit transform and auto-oriented and then choose towards Camera but nothing changes...
anyone had this problem and can help?
Wamala Alfred
04/18/2017
I am just grateful for the tutorials, I am just starting this thing of animation but this web is building me up on a highest speed that now I can do more than enough a beginner can do. I won't forget Andrew, you are the best and your team.
But can I get also a website where I can get video tutorials teaching 3D Max?
Any one please can help me with that if you know any
ED
05/17/2017
This guy has a ton of great tutorials on 3ds Max. If you follow his tutorials from the beginning you will go from beginner to very skilled in a short time.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSLLdTBwLMfTKWS56tOiQpw
richard dobell
03/27/2017
We get knowledge, they get skin cancer.... my kind of humour!
Phil
01/24/2017
Hi,
i am missing the text title making inside the tut and the tut comp :(
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