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Creating a Field of Green Grass

Creating a Field of Green Grass
A Creative Cow Basic Adobe After Effects Tutorial


Omar Alkattan: Creating a Field of Green Grass
Omar Alkattan Omar Alkattan
Iraq

©2010 Omar Alkattan and Creativecow.net. All rights reserved.

Article Focus:
In this basic tutorial, Omar Alkattan will describe the process for creating a field of green grass. The final view resembles that which you might see from a car window.


Do the following:
1-Create new composition with the following properties:

Create composition settings with these properties

 

 2-Add black solid layer with comp size

Figure 2 Black Solid Layer with Comp Size

 

3-Name it grass and add make it 3D, then change the following properties (scale, orientation)

Name and Transform properties (Scale, Orientation)

 

4-Add Fractal Noise fx with the following properties:

Add Fractal Noise fx

 

 5-At the end of timeline change the Offset Turbulence property to (change the X axis Only):

Change the Offset Turbulence (X axis only)

 

6-Add CC Toner fx with the following properties:

Add CC Toner fx

Highlights (100,175,75)


Midtones (50,115,50)


Shadows (25,75,25)

 

7- Add the black solid again and name it Sky and make it 3D with the following properties:

Add the black solid, name it Sky, and make it 3D

 

8- Add Ramp fx with the following properties:

Add Ramp fx

Start Color (100,200,255)

 

9- Add Fractal Noise fx with the following properties:

 Add Fractal Noise fx

 

10-At the end of timeline change the Offset Turbulence property to (change the X axis Only):

Change the Offset Turbulence

 

Now your Timeline should look like this:

Timeline

 

And now you’ve got this nice view:

 A lovely field of green

Have fun
Omar Alkattan

Comments

fun
by Mark Keeler
I had fun with it, for those learning its good to get back to fundamentals; it forced me to look for some things I hadn't used yet. Omar only thought, when adding an effect, include the full path i.e effectsgenerateramp, LOL took moment to find it. And thank you.
with all of my respect but
by Jihad Benafeef
with all of my respect but this tutorial is poor.

there is many ways to create a green fields .. for my self I'm still using an old plug-ins for Aftereffects from Alias Wavefront that can generate any things including trees , grass , flowers etc. with full control of winds, Turbulence, and Gravity.

man your green field Remind me with an old game back in 1992 (Wolfenstein 3D)
sorry
by omar alkattan
Hi
I am so sorry if my basic tutorials making trouble.

Fernando : thank you very much for your all nice words

Gunnar and Arvin: in the future you can ignore my tutorials and read another , if you still don't like it

Ron: you are kind man thanks a lot,I appreciate you for any word you typed it.

Sorry again
thanks
My two cents: the sandwich
by Fernando Mol
A comment with a white flag.

There's this old trick about making a critic. Put it inside two slices of nice comments.

"Hi, Subject, it's nice to have people doing what you do. I think it could be cooler if you change things this way (a constructive criticism). Keep on the good work."

It sounds very basic, but it's a way to tell what we think and being polite.

It's nice to have honest opinions, otherwise this forum will have no point, but there can be room for improvement in the way we criticize others work.

Personally, I do have to take extra care every time I give an opinion in the COW. In the north of Mexico we're kind of direct and people form other parts of the country usually get offended with what for me is a simple comment.

Arvin and Gunnar, I'm sure you´re honest in your own way, but Ron is right to ask for a nicer way to make criticism.

Thanks for your understanding.
Arvin and Gunnar II: The Sequel
by Ron Lindeboom
Guys,

People are entitled to their opinions, I gave mine. You don't agree with it. That's okay. But not everyone has to agree with yours, either.

Oh, and Arvin: I wasn't being condescending about minorities, etc., as that is a totally relative concept. In fact, where I live, I am a minority. So what?

My point was that when people log in from other areas of the world and try to be a part of this community and participate -- especially when they are one of the first from an area -- we want to ENcourage them. You wish to DIScourage them and that is fine. Again, your call.

Oh, and Arvin: If you try to put words in my mouth again that I did not say by making your own quotes and then trying to hang them on me as if I said that, it will be the last time you do that at the COW.

Lastly, if this tutorial were to make people that they are "incapable of creating something edgy and professional looking until they've sunk years of training into After Effects," then they are not very likely to ever succeed if they are stopped so easily.
I appreciate you listening Omar
by Arvin Bautista
Ron, it is exactly as a matter of respect to where Omar comes from that I DON'T bring that up when critiquing his work. As a minority myself I would personally feel condescended upon if someone qualified my work as "good, especially for a foreigner."

While I definitely appreciate the beginner tutorials I think there are PLENTY of tutorials out there that are both very easy to pick up for a beginner that are still aesthetically awesome and modern. Providing both gives beginners the confidence to know that what they learn can be directly applicable to the work that is demanded of professionals nowadays.

I feel that a basic tutorial with an end result that looks outdated will just frustrate beginners into thinking that they are incapable of creating something edgy and professional looking until they've sunk years of training into AfterEffects, which just isn't true, with the right tutelege.
Ron Lindeboom...
by Gunnar Refardt
I don't see where Arvin and I have been picking on Mr. Alkattan's provenance or if his english is perfect or not. I too love the Cow for being a worldwide network of pros, intermediates and beginners… and I learned a lot here.
Yet, I don't see why Arvin shouldn't express his disappointment. It's not that we've been personal or insulting. Even Omar seems to take it as criticism. So I bet he'll soon come up with something great.
Great for starters
by Fernando Mol
I love the idea of having basic tutorials here. One of the places I started learning AE was the COW. It's nice to have advanced stuff, but it's also great to have something for the starters. This is, after all, published in the AE basics tutorials.

PS. The same technique with a few changes in the filters (ramp instead of fractals) can be used to create a simple but elegant 3D looking background that will help a simple text to pup-up in space.
Hi Mr. Arvin I upload the
by omar alkattan
Hi Mr. Arvin
I upload the basic of the basic tutorials for adobe after effetcs till now , and I promise that I upload an advanced tutorials in the future
but I like walking step by step
I know it's too simple
I know it's too basic
and if you notes in all my tutorials (till now) I focus on these items:
1- creating a horizon view
2- creating a nature view
3- using after effects and only after effects
4- avoiding of using plugins
5- do all of that in a few simple steps
thank you for your criticism

Omar Alkattan
Gunnar and Arvin...
by Ron Lindeboom
You really need an attitude check, guys. We appreciate both basic and advanced tutorials -- and we DOUBLY appreciate people who contribute articles that hail from countries where English is not as pervasive as it is in areas of the world like North America, Europe, and elsewhere. That a man from Iraq wishes to take part in a creative community that allows users from all around the globe to interact, is an honor. Many areas of the world are not as fortunate as others and so we would ask that you give Omar a little deference guys. Okay?
arghhh!
by Gunnar Refardt
i have to agree to arvin… this looks like some video game of the 90s…
Ugh
by Arvin Bautista
I'm sorry but these tutorials (as well as the author's previous tutorials) just look terrible. They're so old-school and overly complicated with a finished product that resembles something that come out of a high school student's class project 10 years ago.

It hurts the overall image of the creativecow brand which is filled with otherwise cutting edge but still straightforward and friendly tutorials.


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