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  • How to create a warp spirale/swirl without a third-party plugin

    Posted by Sandra Milincic on November 6, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Hi everyone, I am new here and I hope to find some help, first time to directly ask for advice with After Effects 🙂

    I am making a short video for the company I work for, and the last part of the brief is difficult for me to bring to life. The briefing say that 10 of our products are swirling around into a warp spirale (I hope I am describing it well) and they all disappear into this warp swirl so that in the end “The new product” arises out of this swirl. So it’s like the ‘best of’ product, combining all those previous products from the past years.

    And I am totally not sure how to make this swirl/warp/spirale, without third-party plugin, but also how to animate the 10 products to make them fly in circles into the center of the warp (although I could imagine to do this with a simple animated spirale path, just hoping that it might look somewhat good and realistic and not like a complete joke…)

    Is there anyone here who has an easy solution / idea on how to create this as simple as possible? Or I am even open to new ideas instead of the warp spirale, most important is just that the products all “get mixed together” in order to have the new product come out of it…


    Thank you in advance for even taking the time to read this. 💙



    Hector Vera
    replied 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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  • Hector Vera

    November 8, 2023 at 12:22 am

    Since you are open to some of the easiest solutions to do Spiral effects in Adobe After Effects, I suggest you check out this video:

    Perhaps some of these spirals presented in this video can align with what you are seeking. 🙂

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