Graham Quince Supernova

Create a Supernova in After Effects

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 the tutorial.  For the sun’s shrinking to a point, I use the lesser known Time Displacement to create an organic implosion.

Next I use a simple expression to link a Lens Flare to a 3D Null.  For the nebula particles I demonstrate how to create an explosion using CC Particle World and finally for the shockwave I use Video Copilot’s Orb, which CC Radial Blur and Turbulent Noise to get the look.

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Video Copilot’s Orb effect: https://www.videocopilot.net/orb/ 

Video Copilot’s Color Vibrance: https://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2014/05/new-plug-in-color-vibrance/ 

Starfield Tutorial: https://youtu.be/xG0GQLHRvHw 

Sun Tutorial: https://youtu.be/3uL-8dwYrJI

Linking CC Particle World to a 3D Null: https://youtu.be/dYYmeBOWXpw 

Project download: https://bit.ly/3EAlzPk

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