FREE PROJECT: Fiber Particles

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a free project file so here is one I’ve been messing with lately… It uses the CC Hair plug-in to create random moving fibers and then I used the Mirror plug-in to add a classic… well, mirror effect.

Download Project File CS4, just change the font to something you have.

View Sample Video

POSTED:
5 years ago
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177 Comments

1 year ago
awesome man...!! can i use it in my project???? plz mail me reply thanx..!!!
1 year ago
I can not process what I do?
amju kurien
2 years ago
just waiting for the method sample video!!
Aaron
2 years ago
Hi, this is brilliant! Just wondering if its ok to use this for work I would be making a profit from? I am making a music video for a friend and would like to use this
Abhi
2 years ago
Andrew,please show us the method of creating this....im not able to follow with this project file
Olivier
3 years ago
Great Job Mr Andrew :)!
thank you 2 thumbs up
kader
3 years ago
Great job man.

Do you do some tutorial about this job?

Andrew's rules :D
Jeff Trujillo
4 years ago
Saw this project verbatim as a intro for this video with the exception of the text. Kind of made me laugh.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5791206/this-manhattan+sized
Danny Cardona
4 years ago
Andrew man amazing as always, you can easily see creative forms to use any tool you found, thanks for teaching it to any person in the world. Best wishes from Medellín - Colombia.
Stepanich
4 years ago
YOU ARE MY TEACHER! you are not only talented, YOU are a GURU OF VISUAL EFFECTS !!!!!!!!! GREAT Andrew! Thank you very much!
best regards from MOSCOW!
Andrew
4 years ago
I'm not to AE and I just wanted to do some video editing and put up some simple titles. I never expected to find something to amazing! You are a blessing to me!
David
4 years ago
like the other 164 response thanks so much for the video
nid
4 years ago
please make a cs3 version
Subash
4 years ago
Master cool work.I like it.
Kirill
4 years ago
Thanks a lot! Thery nice, best ragards from Krasnoyarsk City, Russia:) Here again track your successes :) Forgive for bad English:)
Jens Fehlau
4 years ago
NICE, I really liked it *_*
4 years ago
Like others, I love your work, Andrew and have bought many of your DVDs. It is a shame that you haven't allowed for people working in CS3 to be able to access your fantastic work here though. PLEASE can you include a CS3 version?
Idan
4 years ago
You are the best designer i ever seen!
andy
4 years ago
hey andrew u should make a tutorial on how to make this effect it would be really cool!! hope u read this cool effect
4 years ago
waha!!! that was very, very great!!
devon
4 years ago
great i was just wondering a few things one can u make one for cs3 and 2 i have been asked to make a non smoking ad but i do not have any good ideas i want to do something like smoke coming out of there lungs or something and i have a low budget to do this so can u help orgive me some tips and ideas
lycoolthai
4 years ago
Yo! Andrew, you are awesome. You are Michael Jackson in After Effect's world!!! Greeting from Thailand,the land of smile :)
GLaDOS
4 years ago
This looks really great!
It would be great if you could make a tutorial out of this!
Hiphopjoe
4 years ago
looking awesome :D
Eng. Mohammed El-Gaily
4 years ago
That's Andrew man...
Drew Jensen
4 years ago
Hey Andrew or others, is this project royalty free? I assumed so but I wanted to double check because I threw our company logo in there and my supervisor loved it and want's to put in some our training videos. Andrew, I absolutely love it and I don't want to cross and lines whether they be moral or legal.
navid
4 years ago
Great Project
thanks
tatan
4 years ago
Hey Saludos desde Costa Rica....
4 years ago
You are beautiful man! beautiful!
Best wishes from China!
chamakmak
4 years ago
wwwwwwwwoooowww Wow great work
يا سلام نجمة سداسيه
trés bon travail
伟大的工作
большая работа
4 years ago
Hi Andrew Kramer,
Thank you. great job :)
4 years ago
Nice result. Not sure if I like the CC hair plugin a great deal. Bu this looks pretty cool. Sort of scarab beetle ish at points. Suitable for a stargate series title or something like that.

I like how no matter what you create it has that Video CoPilot look. Which is recognizable in so many places. Have you worked on the trailer titles for the new JJ Abrams film?

We get a lot of students claiming it is there own work when sending in there demo reels to my work. We have to explain that opening a project, changing the text is not the same as actually learning from the project
4 years ago
Yo Andrew,

love your work man en keep it up. To be honest: with this little intro it is the first time that I am not impressed, sorry but your other project are way to cool te overrule them al the time ;-) maybe next time. Looking forward..
Hal
4 years ago
Andrew, it's always amazing to see how you can turn a standard plugin, that doesn't seem to be much useful (well, at least useful to me ...) into something eye-catching. More of that, please !
Charlotte
4 years ago
soo beautyyy! thank uu!
Pavel Peterka
4 years ago
Andrew doesn't have to protect his work :-) You can say whatever you want but those people who used his projects cannot hide from their-selves... Also i don't know a guy working with AE, who doesn't know VC website. And Andrew by his-self told us "Hopefully you can put those tutorials together and create some cool stuff,youmust understand that Andrew does his own projects for quite good bill, I guess, with his another cool way.. Rly don't think he feeds us with everything he knows:) He is just generous person. I don't wanna even know what he is doin' with, as you guys saying,“Thinking Outside the AE Plug-in Box.” projects.. Once again thank you Andrew and keep it up:)
KKK_007
4 years ago
Great Job pls upload tutorial............
4 years ago
Thank You!!!! You are the best! I respect you!
4 years ago
Nice result. Not sure if I like the CC hair plugin a great deal. Bu this looks pretty cool. Sort of scarab beetle ish at points. Suitable for a stargate series title or something like that.

I like how no matter what you create it has that Video CoPilot look. Which is recognizable in so many places. Have you worked on the trailer titles for the new JJ Abrams film?

We get a lot of students claiming it is there own work when sending in there demo reels to my work. We have to explain that opening a project, changing the text is not the same as actually learning from the project.
Javin Young
4 years ago
Can someone please direct me to a link were I can get these plugins? Pleaseeee!!!!!
Wassim
4 years ago
I just found a game trailer with on of Andrews tutorial, this is just incredible, here is the link: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/cg-trailer-end-of/64915#comments_top

I let you find where the tutorial is :D
4 years ago
Pf i hate this Andrew Kramer, I am joke in, this dude have the touch of Aliens, believe me is to good to be truth, nice work as usual Andrew, with ALOT of IMAGINATION and basic AE. anyone can do extraordinary things all we need is imagination of what we want and then let the keyframe do the job of what u need. :)
4 years ago
nice work man much to learn from you... thanks a bunch from Lao PDR

kob jai der!
Ryan
4 years ago
Andrew, i need more tutorials... i can't get enough!
Marcos
4 years ago
Excelente proyecto ^^
Espero algún día ser tan grande como usted =D
Saludos desde Argentina.
Kevin
5 years ago
Hey Andrew! thanks for the new project looks great!
hey did you major in Motion Graphics? or Visual Effects?
zafar iqbal
5 years ago
Love you Andrew from mianwali,pakistan
rewq
5 years ago
pretty cool. thx. but need cs3 version =(
rev52
5 years ago
That's a great project!
Thank you Andrew from Japan.
Zachary
5 years ago
Really Awesome!!
Made my day, Thanks Andrew :)
Gerobaut
5 years ago
Very great job.
Thanks a lot
mahdi
5 years ago
nice work Andrew..greetings from Tunisa..
bigT
5 years ago
respect for this great tutorial..I'm fond of AE.
Prospero
5 years ago
I tried recreating this in CS3, but it was a total mess! I just couldn't get the hairs looking right. Is there any chance that someone with CS4 could post some of the effect settings up here so that those of us with CS3 can have a go. Let's face it, we're not Andrew Kramer!
PaulXCollins
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew... you are such a good copilot and excellent, I have learned a lot of from video copilot and will continue to support the site.
GoodGod
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew, good job, man! I like it! Continue you work, i'm sure you can create something like Avatar :) Best regards, GoodGod
Manoj(The Friend)
5 years ago
Dear Andrew, you r great,u alwase did awesome work.
I want to know that how does 3d transformer work done in transformer moovie, is it possible to do in ae.
Please help, Thanks in advance.
Max indian
5 years ago
Thanks, Andrew u r great, bt, make it limited to cs4, thanks
Edris Mohammadi
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew

I love You
I am Edris Mohammadi From Sanandaj, Iran.
gopal
5 years ago
hallow every one i wont suggestion how to learn adobe after effect expression witch type of Language in use
java .net so&so so anybody pls help me how can i do ???

help me Andrew
Biplab Manna
5 years ago
it's a nice project, i am wating for more tutorial. Your tutorial and tips is very useful to everybody, i love this website very much, you are my master of VFX.
Thank again.
Lui
5 years ago
I wish more average people knew about VC so that people can call out the losers who actually get paid for plagiarizing a tutorial. Like the UFC, they clearly used the shatterize tutorial without bothering to change the color palette. Its sad.
prawit
5 years ago
i from thailand thankyou very much
James Vercide
5 years ago
Great!!!
Thanks Andrew
Next Level Designs
5 years ago
this project file is great because i was trying to do a grassy render a few days back using particular's auxillary systems by i had to use an expression with fabinisse series to get it to blow left to right like changing wind (negative and positive values) but with the cc hair plugin, its reli simplier to do.

thanks for the idea andrew
Ryan
5 years ago
I can't beleive in 9 days it's going to be 3 years since your first post. :D
5 years ago
hi I have AE CS5 and there is no CC plug-ins is there anywhere I can download them or can you make it compatible, please I would really like to use it. :) Thanks
gopal
5 years ago
hallow every one i wont suggestion how to learn adobe after effect expression witch type of Language in use
java .net so&so so anybody pls help me how can i do ???
Lee
5 years ago
All I say is WoW :D
Jaz
5 years ago
It's a shame that this project is not compatible with CS3.
Will any future projects be CS3 compatible?
I really couldn't afford to upgrade to CS4 and can definitely can't now! I'd have to buy a new computer for CS5!
:o)
thpriest
5 years ago
hi andrew,
whilst cs4 and 5 are great if you've got them, many people are still using cs3. would it be possible to offer this to cs3 users? we don't want to miss out being inspired by your work!
Peter
5 years ago
AWsome color-world! Looking forward to the tutorial about ,,payment plan,,!
Brian
5 years ago
Cool, never thought the Hair effect could do such a thing, thx for the project file, but i think it's better for the community if you just give some advice on how to do it, i've been seeing too much of your work being used in local television for my comfort, you're great Andrew, but i think you should protect your own work(although i know it's easy job for you)

No doubt i'll see this effect on tv very soon like those before

Thx again Andrew! will use your advice and try making something unique!

B
Hong Kong
Gee
5 years ago
Thanks heaps Andrew!!
Arun
5 years ago
cool effect as always
Christian
5 years ago
I saw you tutorials being used in a Colorado shoe commercial. they used the HUD one and they just made it so when he swiped his hand it changed shoes
5 years ago
Mr. Kramer we just love you here in the Philippines.
Thanks for everything.
stefanlod
5 years ago
Andrew you're the best. Greetings from Montenegro!
Austin Burke
5 years ago
Yay finally a use to cc hair other than hair vision (have been wondering how that plug in could ever been used!)
Stephen Martin
5 years ago
Hello Andrew, Will there possibly be a tutorial on how you did all of this. As usual, this is awesome!

Thanks for the project file.
raafaeweeeeaetarera
5 years ago
make a port to cs3?
Ankit Bhasin
5 years ago
hey andrew nice effect kinda reminds me of house. BIG Thanks to u n ur team
5 years ago
I have a question, and I saw that a lot of people ask this too, what is that plug-in called "Dragon" what does it do? I would apressiate your reply.
wolaem
5 years ago
Hi Andrew

thank you and best wishes from munich,germany
Charles
5 years ago
I always enjoy your tuts and free and of course everything I buy which turns out is quite a bit. Is it possible to get a CS3 version for Mac. I can generally open everything but now I cant. Or heck at least a tutorial on it. Please. Great Job as usual
Czech Mixer
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew! You are genius! :)
atifqureshi
5 years ago
MAKE A PORT TO CS3!!

please reply sir and i have a thoat
Arsenio
5 years ago
hi Andrew my name is Arsenio and iam from Mozambique Africa i believe you didn´t heard of this country. this tutorial of yours is realy great and i have to admite you have been like MASTER to me in AE. but as always students got little problems and my is in rendering quality my projects get lame on that issue can you please but realy please helpe me in that. i am mac user
QTCowley
5 years ago
Very awsome stuff!!! :)

Also... LOVING the new video feature.... everything looks twice as cool in reverse!
5 years ago
nice text effect.
adrew could u make a tut about FIFA 2010
would be very gr8
thanks from HOLLAND
5 years ago
Really cool stuff Andrew. Now how to figure out how to do this.
Blashaque
5 years ago
I don't like this project. It's not a CS3 compatible:((
W8in' for tut :)
5 years ago
Amazing project file! I want to make it 1080p. Does anyone know how to do that?
dhonzie
5 years ago
Nice work!!!! Great!

But, i can open it in After Effects CS5 trial version but there was a messing effects like "CC Hair & CC Particle" i need help 'cuz i really whanna learn this nice program. sorry 'cuz i am just a biggener for this program.

THanks in advance for your help.
Gulzar
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew its look pretty cool and the blue and orange is well so keep it up!
JuanSul
5 years ago
You are the big master, i wish i could be your padawan
Leo45
5 years ago
Oh, this blue/orange contrast :)

Great project!
acsakvith
5 years ago
Wow.. Brilient.. thanx.. And all da best
5 years ago
Super, vous êtes les meilleurs...
Encore
Encore

Félicitation de france
zakuken
5 years ago
Awesome!!
Another great post from a great man.

Thanks.
nahcra
5 years ago
great ...................
5 years ago
thx for posting this, respects all the way from Bonaire, Netherland Antilles.
5 years ago
Thank for everything you share !
William R. Cousert
5 years ago
The doctor said I could use a little more fiber.

So I got FiOS.
D3FO3
5 years ago
SUPER NOVA!! The latest vblog was incredible btw~ thx and may the best of your past be the worst of your future
5 years ago
Not just in China, here in Mexico his projects are used everywhere! THANKS SO MUCH ANDREW!
However
5 years ago
why cant you just save as a cs3 also so people like me can enjoy this too :(
Keninchina
5 years ago
Andrew, did you know that your work is being used in 2 of the largest Chinese tv stations? DragonTV and PhoenixTV both use your sure target software and tutorial. You're famous in China!
5 years ago
ya man i opened it in cs5 thanks .
5 years ago
Hi Andrew!, I want to ask you a question, i am making an action video and i wanna know how to make the blood splatter to stay more time in the video, because the only stays for a frame or two.
Thanks.
Greetings from Argentina.
Swordikus
5 years ago
Hi I need help in time ruler in AE CS5 is change to show me 01f 02f 03f how to back in seconds show please help ... some solution

Andrew Kramer your tutorials is best of best good work :)
Mystic7
5 years ago
Yes, clancy30, it will open in CS5, although I'm pretty sure you know that by now.
Vladyss
5 years ago
Dude youre just the best!!!
Good Job and keep going!
Dannie Satterfield Sr
5 years ago
Hey, Andrew, would it be to much to ask about a tutorial on putting together a small but awesome demo reel. At lease the concept of how its done and how the pieces fall inline together. Maybe it would be your next best seller?. I haven't found anyplace that i could find that info from online yet, at lease not the total DEMO REEL MAKING PROCESS. Again, THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU GUYS CONTRIBUTE!
5 years ago
Mac version would be appreciated. Looks awesome, but can't open it now... :(
5 years ago
Wow great work there !!!BRILLIANT
5 years ago
SO THIS PROJECT WONT OPEN IN CS5?
5 years ago
Kramer & Co (sounds like a goddamned lawyers office!) you're all f*cking amazing. The only website to reduce my usually eloquent, albeit verbose, postings to the level of fanboy.....Ha! Cheers folks : )
5 years ago
niiiice! you are insanely gifted at this stuff!
A friendly thankyou from your indubitably good friends here in the United Kingdom ;)
Dannie Satterfield Sr
5 years ago
Without people like you, where would we be in After Effects today, Thanks Guys.
raafaeweeeeaetarera
5 years ago
MAKE A PORT TO CS3!!
Damien
5 years ago
Everytime I check your blog, I see something AWESOME! I have always purchased the cs suites (student editions of course) but I have never used after effects. That was until I stumbled upon your blog. Man, it's like opening up your favorite christmas gift everyday! Keep up the good work!
5 years ago
Thanks so much :) nice work andrew
5 years ago
Thanks! It's always fun to reverse engineer how you created an effect. It's generous to let us play with your project file, and it's great to see how other artists do things.
Ron in Calgary
5 years ago
ummm
P.S. Any update on "Quick Matte" ?
Jared
5 years ago
Thanks Andrew! Your material helps us all out. On a side note, we consider you the 'Bob Ross' of the internet.

Happy Trees!
5 years ago
Mr. Kramer

Really off the subject but, what font was used for the movie title "Super 8"? I have searched and cannot seem to find it!


Thanks for the project file.
Ron in Calgary
5 years ago
Amazing as usual, thankyou Andrew.
5 years ago
Wowww It's Cery beautiful , Excellent Work ...
J R Watson
5 years ago
Andrew, you need to do a training series with a title and subject somewhere along the lines of "Thinking Outside the AE Plug-in Box."

I've been working with AE for just about a year now and most of the AE stuff I see on the web is either terrible or unimpressive as I know instantly how it was done.

Your stuff though ... very creative. I often find myself at a loss as to recreating your effects on my own without resorting to help from your tutorials or provided files.

I wouldn't have believed that an effect like this didn't use 3rd-party plug-ins unless I'd seen it for myself; that goes for your recent 3D Ball and Shatterize tutorials as well. Finding and knowing creative ways to use plug-ins like CC Hair (a plugin that, to my shame, I'd always written off as pointless), Shatter and CC Ball Action is pivotal to mastering AE and creating fantastic effects, whether you're using 3rd-party software or not.

Granted, there's a lot of creativity involved that a good AE user will just have to discover and develop on their own, but I'm sure there are some principles involved (that you could define) as well that would help someone truly master the software and help them think outside-the-box on their own.

Yeah?

(great site btw, I often direct friends and other AE users to this site ... if they don't know about it already)
5 years ago
This is like something they would use for a background at E3
Faton
5 years ago
perfect Andrew you done great job
Udit Goenka
5 years ago
WoW!!!! its better then beautiful !!!!
Fraze
5 years ago
Great comeback!
gotofight
5 years ago
excellent job ,Andrew
hisham
5 years ago
hiya
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
any chance you might do a tutorial on it?
PLEASE!!!!!
Jarmo
5 years ago
Andrew
Are you going to make your site ipad compatible soon... Meaning that we iPad folks can see qt versions of the video.

Jarmo
5 years ago
estaremos esperando la realizacion de ese tutorial.. gracias esta perfecto !
Adam Schmisek
5 years ago
What a great way to start my morning off. Learned something new.
Another great example of how powerful AE tools can be.
Dave Summers
5 years ago
Andrew, you're a god
VAL
5 years ago
Hey,

Cool effect, but....is there a mac version? Just sayin'... I'd like to play too :)
coyote37
5 years ago
motion graphics rox!
VC rox!
http://vimeo.com/11141929
5 years ago
Thanks very very thanks... ANDREW you are the BigOne
5 years ago
kewl!!!
particles stay interesting!
kadeer
5 years ago
thank you for this mr.andrew. you are a great teacher!!!
5 years ago
I tried adding some hair onto my actor with CC Hair... didn't quite turn out how I wanted! Great plugin for motion graphics like this one though. Thanks for another great project file.
Jacob
5 years ago
its awesome Andrew i love them :D
could really go well in one of my video's
5 years ago
its not about the simple tools he used its how he deliver the tools artisticly.
5 years ago
wonder how many videos out there that have been created with base effect "inspired" from andrews work -

i belive there are most likely about a hundred videos per tutorial on youtube/vimeo where people give no credit to vc and call it their own work.

even think about how many people that have made money on a video copilot effekts with no donation.
vikash
5 years ago
it's nice thanks..
5 years ago
La classe!!, as always that is just great, thanks
Eric
5 years ago
You're making me actually think of ways to use that stupid 4-color gradient now! Apparently, there actually are real ways to make it look good!
jason
5 years ago
Crazy thanks this is just the day i could use this thanks Andrew Kramer.
5 years ago
I have stopped getting surprised with you creativity. I know always expect something great!
chris
5 years ago
Wait till I put this in my demo reel..... I mean..... wait till I use this in a private project...
5 years ago
Nice design and thanks for the share, but i fear that people will just edit the text and change colours that don't work and create a YouTube intro and then call themselves "designers".
Toon
5 years ago
The effect is nice, but the colors are really beautiful.
Did you use a layer for each color? Or is it done with lights or some kind of preset effect?
Emil
5 years ago
How you did? I would want to have something like this but in 720p :o need to try, stretch it out everything.
Bradley Bell
5 years ago
Nice work Andrew. Best wishes, Bradley and rest of country.
Wow, thanks for this Andrew....
mada
5 years ago
COOOL PLZ MAKE TUTORIAL IKNOW I CAN SIMLY DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT AND LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOUR GREAT STUFF !!
5 years ago
Interesting aspect ratio. Seems like an interesting concept to produce videos in weird resolutions just to see what you can do with a different canvas... I might try a tall one to see what happens!
Wolkeris
5 years ago
Thanks men ! It's awesome !
Zen
5 years ago
THat's awesome Andrew ! I love it!
5 years ago
That's REALLY nice!! I'll use it for my little bro's school presentation! Thanks Andrew.
5 years ago
Amazing as usual Krane xDD
Really nice project this one, the awesomeness of he randomness!

Keep it up and thanks!
5 years ago
Andrew you're the best!
JD
5 years ago
Whoa whoa whoa... this is really awesome. Great for TV broadcast scenarios
Jon From Vancouver
5 years ago
AWESOME MAN. I LOVE THIS. WEOOO
Thomas Morrell
5 years ago
Beautiful Work, And it's free!
Jamiel
5 years ago
wow,genius alert!! genius alert!!,this is some great stuff
Wassim
5 years ago
Nice work ! I like it :D
Fcopavez
5 years ago
Awesome like always thanks man
Headcrab Lunch
5 years ago
THANKS ANDREW!!!
5 years ago
Thanks, looking forward to checking it out.
5 years ago
Hey Andrew, nice as always. thanks again. best wishes from germany
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