61. Growing 3D Vines
• Use 3D Max to create growing 3D vines
• Composite Z depth pass in After Effects for DOF
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Jan 17, 2008
Tutorial Notes:
This tutorial uses 3D Studio Max and After Effects. No project files are available. Similar effect in Cinema4D: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/?p=158 Tutorial for Maya: http://www.jessetoulafilms.com/TutorialPages/AnimatedExtrude.html
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652 Responses to "Growing 3D Vines"
kek
07/09/2014
I DIdnt say this
jhonahex
02/28/2014
hey andrew can you give me a simple tutorial of growing vines using a real picture please i am a beginner in cs4
IVAN
11/19/2013
YOU ARE THE BEST, I JUST CAN SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL ANDREW NEVER CHANGE
Me
04/01/2014
Said on my birthday :)
Lenny Belton
08/26/2013
Project files and footage is not needed for this tutorial. Basic knowledge of Max or other 3D programs is needed. Well done Andrew. THX
??
05/08/2013
Project file and Footage?
Joao
02/21/2013
Andrew, why my camera 01 isnt showing like yours, where i can fix this? My lights doenst change like yours when i move it! Can you help me? Please
Marwan
02/12/2013
hello Andrew. you really gave me a new perspective to every thing.. i just hope u make something like those vines and crazy other stuff in a pack .. like riot gear .. or evolution .. it would be nice to create some crazy videos using those
Wolfgang
12/15/2012
Hi Andew, thanks a lot for your amazing tutorials! Always very helpful and plenty of fun to watch. Love your humor. With your help I got into After FX and now it seems like I am getting hooked on 3D as well ...
Azeez
02/04/2012
hi andrew i'm ur fan....thiz iz amasing......
Sam Dark
01/23/2012
That is osom, thanks a lot.
Sean
12/22/2011
With a few hours, I followed the tutorial and i made the vines be strands of numbers! I got the matrix code font and WALLA! I had growing Matrix vines!!!
Ulrich
10/21/2011
That you bring quality videos like this for free blows my mind..
Keep up the good work !
Stallion
09/03/2011
Amazing work Andrew - thank you for sharing such wealth of information which might take anybody ages to figure out. Keep up the good work and hope the way you share knowledge with the world with an open heart you get the same in return from all of your fans :)
yassine
08/31/2011
very very nice thank you .yassine from morrocco
sally jo
12/11/2012
wow this's awesome.... i love max
cacklefactory
08/28/2011
TIP: For everyone that had trouble with the vines not attaching to the line properly and just remaining straight, I had the same problem and you just have to remember to set the segments up to 75 and not leave it at one. The vines won't twist and bend if they are only one segment.
juan manuel b
08/23/2011
great job only im juts need to learn more about after effect im juts learning 3d max in totaly going to buy some day someting from you take
AlbiON3d
08/20/2011
Your totorials are very helpful.
This program (3d Max) is a little bit dificult but at the end of the project seems amazing. COOL!
Isaac
08/04/2011
Hi, your tutorials are very good indeed excellent.
Greetings from Latin America to be more specific from Ecuador, well just wanted to say hello and wish you good luck. Follow these tutorials spectacular rise and thanks for sharing with the community of After Effecs
aniket
07/22/2011
I have a request...
can you post a tutorial on how to transfer 2d renders from 3ds max to live video in after effects...i have tried adding a green background while rendering, but it doesnt work so well....

thanks,
Aniket
Aislan
06/02/2011
Hey kramer, i'm brazilian and this turorial is the best. I'm trying to do a effect like the movie 'Butterfly Effect' when the actor move yourself to another time space! My first idea was to use the twitch plugin, but i think i will need other things. Can you say some tips, please. Thank you.
Sharim
06/01/2011
Hello

I have problem when i want to pick patch, and marked the line i get the message "illegal path" please help me ;/
Antonio Ivan
02/04/2012
You selected the wrong modifier...i was having the same problem when i realized that i selected patch deform binding instead of PATH deform binding...check that...
Antonio Ivan
02/04/2012
You selected the wrong modifier...i was haveing the same problem when i realized that i selected patch deform binding instead of PATH deform binding...check that...
muhtada muhammad
05/20/2011
i will be very much happy to know where i will
get all this latest tutorial and plugging of aftereffect. a very good well don for you and all your crew members.i will be happy to see more of this.thank
Superhero_man
05/19/2011
Ok... Ive followed this Tutorial very thoroughly, but im stuck at where u move from 3Ds MAX to AE, i saved the .png files, but i don't know how to import them into AE as one movie... so without that, i cannot really move on with the tutorial... Plz some help will be helpfull
ferdzo
06/23/2011
Hi!

So this is how it goes...In Ae you click import > import file > (go to the map where your .png sequence is..then click first Z-depth filter sequence just one file-be sure that you have ticked out PNG sequence at the bottom of the import window).. When one .png file is imported, Ae automatically imports whole sequence... repeat whole thing with a main .png file again just like in the tutorial..at the end just drag main .png file to the new composition..
bye!
Cristian
05/10/2011
=D Oh my god.. >.<

Thanks for the tutorial.
Danish
05/06/2011
Hi Andrew Sir,
1st of all u have done great job i watched all of your tutorial .. and every tutorial u made is awesome and creative .. well sir i want to learn 3d max and after effect from u more... therefore i want to be your student if you please dont mind... well i live in pakistan.. and want to cum there to learn 3dmax and AE from u sir.. plz let me know if there is any place for me to learn ..
Thank You
your sincerely
Danish Ahmed..
Nathan Bertram
04/06/2011
I watched your tutorial and found it very useful however i am trying to animate a hamburger in 3D studio max so it looks as if it is mouthing the words to a music video i am doing. I was hoping that you could post a tutorial on how to do this or just simply reply, i tried animating the polygon in auto key but the object changed completely for every key frame and it didn't work, plz reply
Daddy_C
04/05/2011
Master Kramer your knowledge of 3D space is....well its like Yoda and his knowledge of the force. Your a LEGEND!
Thanks for all your time and effort man!
MJ
03/31/2011
When i Click Alt and drag the mouse , doesnt work , i have 3Ds Max 9 , looks just like yours and i cant move around , Please help me =\ !!!

PM Me on youtube.com/iSizzlex please
Anupam Shrivastava
03/27/2011
You just made another Exciting Video Tutorial as you always make. Thanks again bro.
KRYZOR
03/13/2011
Great tutorial! <3
angelstrikes
03/10/2011
please tell me the software in making growing 3D vines... please.. thank you!! more power!!
anonymous
04/20/2011
3Ds Max 2009, is what this tutorial used for the Vine.
angelstrikes
03/10/2011
please let me know d procedure on how to create growing 3D vines... thank u!! more power!
nomadsonic
03/24/2011
3ds Max
adham
02/25/2011
hi kramer ia adham but where to find this texture
Paul
02/20/2011
i give up Tomo
danny
02/15/2011
i know how 2 do max and i like that and rtnow i am learning AF if u guys want 2 know more abut 3dsmax i ll do some tuts it will be soon but rtnow i am designing my own web tk
Dimiter
02/17/2011
I want to now.. more.. what's your website..
sandeep suze
02/15/2011
hi kramer,
this is sandeep,
ur tutorials are amazing.
where is the project file of 3D vines.
Hesa
02/13/2011
lol when i see you make this its look so easy , & when i try i rush to make the room haha
btw Good Tuto ur amazing
khaled
02/08/2011
woww very nice
MIGO-3D-AF-Pro-Maker
02/19/2011
I really don't like this tutorial bechuse you not make the text and the awersome size of the room like the 4 seconds video there are with i hold my mouse over pickture. Sorry but it this i think but other people like it so ++
Manas J. Haldarov
01/28/2011
what an amazing tutorial! Andrew, you are my best teacher! great... thank you!
Andrew
01/23/2011
My vines will not move to my path properly and ive done everything exactly how you did and have started over several times and still wont work, im useing 3ds max 2011
Imran Khan
01/16/2011
Very very nice tutorials
ali
01/10/2011
very nice
Eddy
12/15/2010
For the people that are having problems importing the png sequences into AE... what you need to do is open AE. go to file. then import. then fie. Now your gonna select all the images for the sequence from wherever you have them stored. now what you want to do is look in the bottom left corner of the import screen where it says PNG sequence and make sure its checked. if yo do that then it should import the images properly
Segura
01/19/2011
thanks (:
mohamed
12/05/2010
hi andrew could make a basic training for 3dmax cause you are so fast. plz make a basic training please thank you
Tim Alards
10/16/2010
Great tutorial man!

For the guys having problems with the lines not folowing the path, don't forget the segments you give the line in the extrude modifier!
MENO
10/11/2010
wowww Mr Andro


psdesigner.weebly.com
Glacier2366
10/08/2010
Hey great tutorial i have a question for you is it possible to make this intro with a program for mac
Big Dave
09/28/2010
Hey all!

Thanks for another great tut, Andrew.

One note for everyone - if you're making a tilable image in Photoshop, the step in which you cut a strip, then move it all the way to the left, then blend the right edge (around the 6 minute mark of the tut) should be done as the LAST step in PS. Do the burning and ALL your image manipulation first, or you could introduce a problem when the image is tiled.

In other words, if you were to follow the steps as done in this tut, but went overboard with the burn tool (at the 7:00 mark), burning the crap out of the left edge but not touching the right edge, you'd have an line where dark meets light when the image was tiled.

My apologies if this has been mentioned before - I looked back at 2 years worth of comments and didn't see anything...
Qiao Liu
08/24/2010
Oh my god... Great Tutorial.. I love your on-line lecture... super helpful.. thank you a lot!!!
jhon
08/18/2010
really great work, im having problems with cordinates on amterials, my 3dmax dosent have taht option, i dont know where is it..please help me :(
ImFromRussia
08/18/2010
thank Andrew!
Aniek
08/17/2010
Hi, my 3D vines when I move them to my path follow the path only with the front side. they stay in one straight line only following the path with the front side, how do I make the rest of it flexibel?

thanks, greets from Belgium!
Diptanu
07/21/2012
increase the segment value before applying path modifier
MITKO PAPAZOV
07/23/2010
hi.. i am mitko .. and i am the biggest fen of yours (A.K) :D i think that is a sweeet tutoral.. great job dude.. keep it up.. ;)

soryy..for may bad lang but i am not form England.. :P i am from Bulgaria.. aan..your web is soo sweet... so many peoples visit it.. i mean.. whatever .. I have small issue for you ..mm.. there it is... <<<can you tellme how to run your plugin TWITCH ot older version ..like AE7 pro ? >>>> if you can help me ..just email me ot email dimiter0@abv.bg :) I will wait .. :P
Garrett
07/21/2010
When i render it as .png it comes as 100 images, how do i make them into a sequence?
Hamza
07/05/2010
this is a great tutorial ! please anrew can you make another one to show us how to make some water bounce effect when the vines come throw it pleassse!
Hamza
07/04/2010
very very nice tutorial !
thank you Andrew !
We love you here in tunisia!
this is the grunge gray 09 .jpg
http://unreal.ie/~conzy/pics/Grunge_gray_09.jpg
Avnish
06/23/2010
nice work...was wondering that did you used 3ds max or after effects for text on original promo?? and about that ceiling... can u mail me the pic??
Jose Magana
06/12/2010
The pick path doesn't work. Please respond via email.
Gisela
06/03/2010
Ty very much Andrew 4 all your work.
U r the best!

From Argentina.
ludwig
05/31/2010
Yo Andrew, thanks for the great tutorial, I truly enjoyed this one, it reminds me a bit to the bullet tutorial, both great tutorials, for the record I have riot gear, twitch and the bullet, pro scores... From La Paz, Bolivia
MGD COMPANY
05/30/2010
what is the best sound effect of this video?.. any one reply and share?
Sanjoo
05/04/2010
Hey Andrew,
This is the best site Videocopilot.net
now n ever. thanks for the tutorials.
keep it up........
amrietok
05/02/2010
Hi, Andrew, what a interesting name you have! are you Russian? I'm very glad to watch your tutorial and may I say how happy I am?
In fact ,your teaching is very suits me well and I'm going to continue finding out more "lectures"providing by you!
with best regards-your sincerely-
-Amrietok-
sanju
04/24/2010
hey andrew,
how i explain u r da most powerful vfx artist i ever seen.
thanks for the tutorial, keep it up.
Syed
04/21/2010
Very nice. Thank you . I love video copilot . Thank you so much...,.
Usman
04/18/2010
thank you very much Mr Kramer you are the best.
CHRwebs
04/04/2010
Hey Andrew this is the best tutorials ever, but I have a problem. The mesh is not getting around the path and even when I click on 'Move to path' the mesh still stays in a straight line it only goes on the first point of the line.
Thank you for all the work.
Vladyss
04/02/2010
Andrew youre the best!!!!
master of AE for sure :P
and Thanks for sharing with us those tutorials for free <3
Sinaya
02/28/2010
WOW!!! Amazing tutorial!
Andrew you are the best!!!
Thank you very much!
raj
02/16/2010
hai andrew u r d master of AE.. this is best tutorial website which i ever seen.hey i was stuckedup in d middle of the tutorials.. while watching tutorial it was playing only for 2minutes.. later it stops playing..wn i play again it continues d same...
wts d prblm ??? plz help me ..

thnxs : Raj
Tyler
02/10/2010
Hey Andrew. I was wondering where you got the grate image for your cieling in your promo vid for the twitch tutorial. I tried looking for one over the internet but i can't find one better than yours. If you could just email me back either telling me where you got it or attatch the image to the email. Thanks a lot!

Tyler
Lordeh
02/06/2010
You are the best Andrew keep the good work.
ahmedselimjouhar
01/26/2010
tanks 4 sharing ur art

from egypt and lebanon
R1
01/21/2010
there's only one word.....WOW.....many thnx from Indonesia
Akshay Kumar Migalni
01/20/2010
Very Interesting Tutorial,I got many interesting ideas in VFX,I will definitely Watch another Tutorial to get something more about Vfx.
mihaimcm
01/10/2010
u are the best thx from Romania
Andrew Levitchi
01/06/2010
Thnx from Moldavia
anasani
12/27/2009
Hi man u r the best my greeting 2 u >>>
Go on we r always watching your great works>>>
thanx again
elfenliedtopfan3
12/22/2009
omg man you are the best really but can you help me with this or anyone i make amvs and want to make a 3d room like he did in there but want to make a really big one and need to know the camera can you put it in a whole square with all 4 sides like a cube basically inside the cube and move the camera to wall to wall slowly if any one can help me that would be grate my youtube is http://www.youtube.com/user/elfenliedtopfan3
CrOuCh
12/18/2009
Twitch is the best plug-in ever !!!!
Thank you Andrew,your tutorials are great !!!!

I love this site
Videocopilot is the best !
Utku
11/14/2009
perfect
StevenNoni
10/31/2009
i done it! but in maya!!! check it please Andrew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oVVWeQrU0Y
Junior
10/27/2009
Mr. Kramer you are the greatest man in the world..Thanks from Croatia...
Somnath Sutradhar
10/26/2009
Really you are big boss.Sir, Andrew Kramer you are my teacher of Adobe After Effect. I Learn many option from you.Thank You Sir. i have no teacher but when i shaw your site then i learn and worked a media channel. i really happy sir. please sir help me in future.
Juliaaaan
10/22/2009
This is the best Tutorial, ive ever seen.
But i need the Project File :D

Thx from germany
Bradley
09/24/2009
Mr, Cramer.

Australia thanks you.
Marconi Neves
08/20/2009
Andrew,
I'm brazilian and YOU ARE THE BEST....
Wow...
Great tutorials and excelent ideias..
Amazing man
silas
08/03/2009
where is the download project??
Mushromking
07/28/2009
AMAZING TUTORIAL but found a quicker way to make the room instead of making 4 different walls
Pepe Jiménez
07/25/2009

Hey Andrew, thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge, You're great. This tutorial is amazing.
madhu_sanjel2000
07/22/2009
its wonder full pakage after effect
DarkEntity
07/20/2009
Pretty cool...greetings from the Philippines.Kramer World rules!
gitarakista
07/05/2009
great>>great>><<gReat>>

Jason,.. From : Philippines..
Thnks for every tutorials..
Jeremiah
06/29/2009
I've done a video tutorial on how to do this in Blender 3D...for those of you who use Blender.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=51C7668997168278
Mehmet
06/29/2009
I love all tutorial.. :D
uday
06/28/2009
Very nice Tutorial
MC-1OO
06/27/2009
COOOOOOLL
Babafemi Akinbobola
06/16/2009
Thanks Andrew for your hard work, when are you going to work permanently on Cinema 4D?
Dj Eddy Guate.
06/13/2009
Simply excellent!
Vadim
06/03/2009
thats cool!=) thnx for you tutorials!
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