Doctor Who 2010 Wormholes

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 #AfterEffects #tutorial aims to recreate Framestore’s iconic title sequence which reimagined the time #vortex.

Part of the Makin’ Wormhole series, I show how to adapt the Wormhole projects to by changing their textures. Then using a nifty expression covered in those tutorials, I show how to add lightning within the clouds and how to change the tunnel from the tornado to the flames.

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Links mentioned:

Making a Particle Tunnel using CC Particle World:

Making a Particle Tunnel using Trapcode Particular:


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Dan Ebbert’s expression for altering the radius based on keyframes (remember to replace the GREATER_THANs and LESS_THAN):

fadetime = 0.1;

dur = 0.2;

p = effect(“Tunnel Position (%)”)(“Slider”);

val = 0;

if(p.numKeys GREATER_THAN 0){

    n = p.nearestKey(time).index;

    if(p.key(n).time GREATER_THAN time) {



if(n GREATER_THAN  0){

        t = p.key(n).time;

        if(time LESS_THAN t+dur){

            val = linear(time, t, t+fadetime, -70, 80);

        } else {

 val = linear(time, t+dur, t+dur+fadetime, 80, -70);




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