Create a Wormhole Particle Tunnel in After Effects

This tutorial shows you how to fly a camera down a 3D motion path.

Wormholes are cool and a sci-fi staple. You’d expect to create your own versions you’d need a full 3D package with particle generation, but in this tutorial I demonstrate how you can use a few null objects, some simple expressions and CC Particle World to create a dynamic, flexible, adaptable tunnel of particles that renders in minutes. All in After Effects with no plugins.

The texture for the particles comes from a precomp which makes it “super easy barely an inconvenience” to swap in different tunnel textures.

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Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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