Ball of fire in space created in Graham Quince's After Effects Texturelabs tutorial

Zero-G fire / Unstable Sun adapted from Texturelabs

An Adobe After Effects tutorial.

This tutorial creates an 3D ball of plasma like you might get with fire in zero gravity (zero-g) or if you have a really, really unstable star.  And it’s based on Texturelabs  After Effects fire tutorial.  I’d already been looking at improving my Sun tutorial from my Makin’ Planets playlist when I realised I could adapt Brady’s procedural fire to work as fireball in space. 

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In this video, I show you how to start with a 3D precomp, then we’ll using a few Video Copilot’s free tools to link one comp into another.  From there, following Texturelabs recipe, I add fractal noise, displacement maps and colorama to create a powerful, dangerously volatile star. 

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