How to Create Doctor Strange Magical Weapon Effect | After Effects Tutorial | ActionVFX

How to Create Doctor Strange Magical Weapon Effect | After Effects Tutorial

How to Create Doctor Strange Magical Weapon Effect | After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create the magic weapon effect from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Every night, I dream the same dream. And then, the nightmare begins…” - Dr. Stephen Strange

It’s this quote that lets you know the upcoming Marvel Studio’s release will take the MCU to a much different place! One thing remains the same, however, and that’s the good doctor’s ability to summon magical weapons in the heat of battle. In past movies, this has taken the shape of a whip, blades, and in the latest trailer, even a buzz saw!


So, in honor of the movie’s release later this week, this week’s tutorial focuses on creating the magical weapon effect seen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Check out the full tutorial below!

Are you ready to follow along and try this comp yourself? Click here to download the plates for this scene.

The sword featured in this tutorial can be found here from cgtrader.



This tutorial features:

  • How to composite a sword or weapon from a 2D image.
  • How to create glowing energy FX for the weapon.
  • How to combine multiple spark assets.

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