Overgrown Bonus Tutorial!

Last Friday I posted a new tutorial called The Jungle where we created a chipped title along with a detailed jungle scene. Today, using the basic idea, I added some CC Hair effects to create some overgrown bits of grass. What’s cool about the technique is the grass bits grow out of the chipped parts of the text and the entire process is 100% procedural so you can change the title at any time. Check out the short tutorial now!

Watch the Bonus Tutorial
Download the Project (CS5+)

 

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100 Comments

2 years ago
Please, post this tutorial in tutorials section of Video Copilot Mobile site.
"http://m.videocopilot.net/"
I always download your tutorials on my mobile and try them out on my PC.
I don't have internet connection on my PC.
Thanks, Andrew & Video Copilot Team
2 years ago
Cool stuff! Learning new things every day. :)
2 years ago
Your stuff is as cool as always, Andrew!
But, what got me the most is that some grass strands look like cracks, and it is perfect!
Once again you presented a simple solution for a complex look - worn out/cracked and grassy. I bet the devs of CC grass are scratching their heads saying "Sh**t, look at that..."
    2 years ago
    I meant "CC hair" not "CC grass", apologies ;)
Gabriel ke9
2 years ago
the new web site is quite cool bt can't seem 2 download any tutorials. why?
2 years ago
Mr. Kramer you never cease to amaze me. The way you keep pushing AE to its limits and figuring out all its goodness is very VERY inspiring.
Please keep up the amazing work.
Greetings from Spain.
2 years ago
reminds me of my favorite TV Series, Lost. any way you could include some DLC of a crescendo like Giachinno's heard in like, 1:20 of shannonigans from the soundtrack?
Ivan from Tula
2 years ago
Hi, Andrew, hi Sam)
Very useful tutorial, cool! I like the idea of short tutorials in which we could find many great trick and techniques, thanks! Keep on!)
2 years ago
if somebody wants to learn how to make 3d text in after effects , please suscribe to my youtube channel and soon i will upload a tutorial.
if you can see what i have done.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6-0VxJmwdA&feature=plcp
AbdulWaris
2 years ago
Hi Andrew kramer your the beast in VFX I love your works
and Thanks allot For this beast and porffect Projects.
ANGCHON
2 years ago
Thanks for all that you make for bigger Graphic Community
Fabiano Peres
2 years ago
Even better than the last tutorial.
This one by itself is a great tool.

Once more, thanks Kramer.
Victorm Frerichs
2 years ago
I would love to see element 3D, it might be usefull for the short film I am going to make.
    Victor Frerichs
    2 years ago
    Spelled my name wrong...
2 years ago
IT'S GREAT. VIDEOCOPILOT IT'S DANGA IN VFX
Jay
2 years ago
Reminds me of Portal 2...
2 years ago
This is so awesome.... So going to use this....
phillip
2 years ago
You Magnificent Bastard!! You've done it again!
Temi
2 years ago
Hi, Andrew! Very i like your lessons. Please show me how to make titles (with a stone plets wind blows the sand and the name appears) as Michael Jackson's music videos if you have seen. I would be very grateful. Thank you!
Jesse Head
2 years ago
If you use this on your text in the first tutorial, a nice extra touch would be to add some CC Hair to the vines. While you're at it add some 3d layers with grass coming up from the floor to tie the elements together.
Austin Omoria
2 years ago
Really cool AK and helpful too. God bless you really good
2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLlW3eYGXls&list=UUvtzzueOF6pCT6NO2YblBnA&index=0&feature=plcp
check out my new video guys, do leave a comment if any.
thank you.
Sara
2 years ago
Andrew, you could put a link to download this tutorial Thank you very much for all your knowledge
2 years ago
This may only be a "bonus tutorial," but the info and concepts in it are really helpful. I'd never given CC Hair much of my time, but now I see all sorts of potential for it. Thanks, Andrew.
amin
2 years ago
wow
looking greate,
2 years ago
I love these short tutorials just as much as the in depth ones.
In five minutes of down time I learned some new stuff. Thanks!
TM
2 years ago
Good stuff, pumped for element!
genobambino
2 years ago
Hey Andrew, this is great but I really wanted to see the grass animate--maybe sprout, grow, and semi-rot over a two-second sequence. It's really my fault I wanted this though. It's great the way it is.
    2 years ago
    Maybe just keyframe some of the effects from 0 to where they are in the video and magic! Growing grass
    genobambino
    2 years ago
    David, I said I wanted to SEE it, not do it! ;-)
2 years ago
I really really enjoyed.. Thank you very much! so creative.. ;)
Amir
2 years ago
Wow... for some reason i just didn't get it... :/
Chunks
2 years ago
Nice one-up to yourself Andy!
Andrey
2 years ago
Quick question: What command do you use to get the main window maximized? :)
I know you usually are very thorough with saying how you duplicate layers, but you know, the most important stuff like maximizing a window, why is that a secret! :(
    romain
    2 years ago
    Maybe he has saved his own workspace on a shortcut... maybe
    Mark
    2 years ago
    Just hit the Tilda key (The one beside "1" on the keyboard". That maximizes whichever window has the focus.
    Andreeey
    2 years ago
    Even for a mac? That tilde key doesn't do anything for me
    romain
    2 years ago
    Hi again I have tested this one : ")" braquet in english ? parenthese ferme en franais.
Tewodros
2 years ago
is good may be the text offset alittle bit or amissing text is good
mcsquare
2 years ago
can you do a tutorial on clones overlapping i need help on that
Jesper
2 years ago
This was very cool! thanks!
Abs
2 years ago
Hey Andrew seems theres a bug on video preview whenever a mouse hover the preview comes and doesnt go away just a white circle stays!
Ron
2 years ago
Great! I'd never tried that effect before. Thank You!
James
2 years ago
http://youtu.be/8s1KSU1tsbE
Here's my mod of this cool bonus
Dipen
2 years ago
its great.... i live CC Hair...
Nuno
2 years ago
Great Tutorial as always!
memy
2 years ago
wow. what is this, you fantastic
2 years ago
This is awesome. Looks great. I woud have spent hours in C4D trying to get the hair to look this good. Also love the new site layout. Something tells me this means Element is coming.
Eric Lin
2 years ago
Are you able to animate CC hair? so it looks like there is wind blowing?
mst2007777777
2 years ago
you read my mind ? I had an idea to get more plants to put on jungle title !
Farshad
2 years ago
Hi Andrew
very cool , thanks
2 years ago
Cool grass ! This make me think to Stephen King in Creepshow (I was young and scare to see this grass growing on his face !) Thnak for this tips and your new site looks more clean !
Shawn
2 years ago
When I see things that are simple and effective the word that comes to mind is "elegant." Andrew, you never cease to amaze with your elegant solutions. Well done sir! (BTW, I am hanging on to some cash for Element)
Gregory Hooker
2 years ago
Would it be possible to get a hi-res of the picture. I like to look at them for inspiration when working on the tuts. Thank you for all the free stuff. You guys are amazing.
vijay
2 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhtqvshwFA
please watch this video and reply pls
2 years ago
Awesome! I really like these natural organic titles. Thank you very much!
Victor
2 years ago
Cool. If any of you want the Grass to MOVE. Then be sure to PreComp an Animated Fractal Noise Effect and Utilize your Hairfall Map. Just set your Map Property to the appropriate setting and play around with Map Strength!
Max
2 years ago
Wow, I came up with a bunch of ideas on how I could use this effect for my own productions, just by watching this tutorial.
Thanks a lot for constantly showing us how much potential is in effects I didn't use or just used a few times.
Keep up your great work!

Greatings from Germany.
    Sam Totman
    2 years ago
    I agree. Just curious...I've read several people say they have other ideas for this technique. I would like to hear some of these ideas.
Chris
2 years ago
Amazing as always :D
Still waiting for Element 3D.....
Joel
2 years ago
I haven't even finished watching this tut because I had to just stop an say...great teachneique and I did enjoy this tutorial.
Markus
2 years ago
very nice tut, never knew how to use CC hair

this is a good start :D
    2 years ago
    ME EITHER!!! I knew that you could use hair in Maya to create grass or is it grass to create hair...either way thanks Andrew!
Doug Wilson
2 years ago
Wow, I've been using AE for years and I never knew it could do this! Thanks! You the man.
Siavosh Mehraein
2 years ago
we should call this week,surprise week.Andrew you are like private Ryan,you always fight for visual effects because of people like us.and we love you...
    Siavash Shahlaei
    2 years ago
    oh yeah! this week was really awsome (after a lot of time!)
    and I cant wait for Element 3D!!!
2 years ago
"It's all about simple solutions to creative problems."
Indeed.
Really, really nice.
Thanks for everything you're providing us, it's really amazing!
Mark
2 years ago
Thanks andrew for the free tutorials :)
I'm afraid CS4(32 bit AE users will be left over) how sad..
Hunter
2 years ago
When I try to use the CC hair effect it doesn't go down, but instead goes out away from the center of the letter.
    2 years ago
    You'll need to go back to the TITLE HOLDER comp and turn the eye backk on the first layer. Then when you back to the Comp, it should be solved.. Also toggle the Map Strengh value..
2 years ago
very very gooooood
Thanks to Professor
Andrew Vida
2 years ago
This was impressive! I didnt even know that this CC Hair exists until now...

Andrew Kramer, will you upgrade to CS6? We all can see that you love playing with big titles, and in CS6 you would have the ability to make it real 3d, give it a texture, transparency, etc..
Im asking this because I would love to see some CS6 tutorials with the new features..
2 years ago
There are so many CC Plugins which do crazy things with spectacular results!
2 years ago
Bank gothic 4 life.
    2 years ago
    Actually it is called Agency and I have been using it too much lately. I'm not going to stop but maybe someday.
Umer
2 years ago
This is awesome I like how you use simple techniques to create great stuff.And one thing more you are the reason I hate my studies. In fact you boosted it.
jungle... on concrete wall... you series? oO
2 years ago
G.E.N.I.U.S.
Each time it's like a discovery of a new world.
Thank you.
SHAAHin
2 years ago
SEPAAS
so VC is still alive...
I hope u post new tutorials every week
2 years ago
NEVER knew what to use that effect for! Thanks AK ;)
2 years ago
great bonus tutorial :))
OlympiaLogger
2 years ago
Ingenious!

This isn't a particular application mastery, this is real creativity!

I'd love to see what you could do with traditional material.
Cotton Duck, Gesso, Oil Paint, Japan Drier, Some diy Glaze Medium and regular studio stuff...
2 years ago
Hi VC
Very Nice
And When The Element 3d Coming ?
And When U are Using Ae Cs6 in Tutorial ?
Thanks
2 years ago
That was incredibly awesome! Thanks for always inspiring me with these endless possibilities.
Bart
2 years ago
A I just love for you'er inspiring us. Thank YOU!!!
2 years ago
AWESOME! Very Indiana Jones-ish! Did you also use CCHair for those vines on the Concrete wall(BG)?
2 years ago
looking great, thnx man
Gabriel
2 years ago
I will look sure is great
2 years ago
Haha cool stuff!! Again... cannot wait for Element 3D... and am dying for any amount of news regarding it!! (hopefully soon right?)
    2 years ago
    Hey Wren, Really nice work man, Huge fan of your videos keep up the good work!
    2 years ago
    Haha thank you! I'll do my best.
bwoogie
2 years ago
i love what can be done with cc hair
    2 years ago
    Really nice effect! Will go try it out immediately.
    kolt
    2 years ago
    cool I thought I would never find a use for this effect and now i am starting to think of so many possibilities.
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