Create a Supernova in After Effects

From star collapse to light burst to nebula formation all in one sequence. In this tutorial, I build on some of my earlier videos to create a supernova (a massive star explosion). After a preview of what we’re going to build, I sprinkle in a few facts about these stellar phenomena then dive into theContinue reading “Create a Supernova in After Effects”

Animate with Audio in After Effects

A walkthrough of how to use music and sound files. You’ll get loads of people telling you not to use audio in Adobe After Effects. That you should use Audition or another sound editor and Premiere Pro or other video editor. And yeah, you can do a lot more in those programs, but it’s alsoContinue reading “Animate with Audio in After Effects”

Make a Podrace in After Effects

A tutorial using Particles to create multiple rock arches. Borrowing from the Pod-Racing scene in Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace, this tutorial shows how to use either Trapcode Particular or CC Particle World to create a particle tunnel. I then use 2.5D images to create a desert floor, CC Environment to create aContinue reading “Make a Podrace in After Effects”

Create a Doctor Who (2010) Time Vortex in After Effects

A Trapcode Particular and CC Particle World tutorial. Geronimo! Fly down the time tunnel as seen by Matt Smith’s timelord. Avoid the storm clouds, lightning strikes and plunge into fire. This Adobe After Effects tutorial aims to recreate Framestore’s iconic title sequence which reimagined the time vortex. Part of the Makin’ Wormhole series, I showContinue reading “Create a Doctor Who (2010) Time Vortex in After Effects”

Create a Doctor Who (2005) Time Vortex in After Effects

A Trapcode Particular and CC Particle World tutorial. Fantastic! After all these years, it turns out there’s a simple way to recreate a David Tennant era… I mean… Christopher Eccelston era time vortex. In this dual After Effects tutorial, I show how to take the particle tunnel / wormhole I previously showed how to make,Continue reading “Create a Doctor Who (2005) Time Vortex in After Effects”

Create an Interstellar wormhole in After Effects

This tutorial shows how to use either Red Giant Trapcode Particular or CC Particle World to create a particle tunnel. Part of my Makin’ wormholes series, showing how to create really cool, sci-fy tunnels in Adobe Video & Motion After Effects. Christopher Nolan’s 2014 epic Interstellar attempted to scientifically accurately depict black holes and wormholes.Continue reading “Create an Interstellar wormhole in After Effects”

Create a Wormhole tunnel using Trapcode Particular

This Adobe After Effects tutorial flies a camera down a tunnel of particles. Wormholes are cool and a sci-fi staple. You’d think you would need a full 3D package with particle generation. As it turns out, 3D Particles are not the main issue, instead the challenge has always been getting a camera to move alongContinue reading “Create a Wormhole tunnel using Trapcode Particular”

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 andContinue reading “Create a Wormhole Particle Tunnel in After Effects”

Display a web page in After Effects

This tutorial shares several different ways to show internet pages in Adobe After Effects. This video covers a frequent problem many AE artists struggle with, namely what is the best way to show a webpage in your compositions. I share a free (but good) screen recorder and then show you an extension for Google ChromeContinue reading “Display a web page in After Effects”

Spiral Galaxy using CC Particle World

In this After Effects tutorial I use only included effects to build a galaxy. This tutorial builds on previous knowledge to distribute the particles using the Fibonacci or Golden Spiral code I shared in that tutorial. First I show how to spread the stars out in the correction formation, then duplicate the particle layer toContinue reading “Spiral Galaxy using CC Particle World”