New After Effects Tutorial! Create Realistic CG Glass From Scratch

In this tutorial, we will create a glass pane in a 3D environment and show you important principles that you need to know like reflections and refractions.

We also make it battle-scarred with free elements like bullet holes, glass fractures, and more! Find them below the video.

Collections used:
Breaking Glass

Fractured Glass Vol.1 (Free!)

Bullet Hole Textures (Free!)

If you have any questions or comments about the tutorial, drop them below in this thread! We want to hear from you!

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I’ve never seen the care taken to actually convert the glass into 3D and actually have it behave realistically! This is awesome content @danasa!

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One of my favorite parts of this tutorial is the reflections that you created @danasa . Very well done!

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Thank you @zac @Joel !
:smile: Glad you enjoyed the tutorial!

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Couldn’t understand the name for the hdri source.

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It’s https://hdrihaven.com/ :+1:

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This will be helpful, thanks for sharing!

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Welcome to the forum @gwtphd and @sabrina!

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Thank you!

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Holy hell that’s awesome. And it’s a short tutorial haha. Love short tutorials that get right to the point and end up with professional-looking results.

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awesome tutorial… thank you!

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This is such a cool one. Great job, @danasa ! :fire:

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Very Nice!

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@Cody This is a great tutorial. Thanks for posting it!

I followed along, but instead of using After Effects, I used HitFilm Express. I made a few adjustments along the way, but I think it came out fairly well. Here is the result…

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That looks great! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Welcome to the community, @nikhil!
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great work! thank you for sharing!

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Thanks @danasa You have made a great tutorial! I am releasing a tutorial based on yours (but in HitFilm) tomorrow. In my tutorial, I give you all the credit and I encourage everyone to see your video also.

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