How to Create Doctor Strange Multiverse Energy Orbs | After Effects Tutorial | ActionVFX

How to Create Doctor Strange Multiverse Energy Orbs | After Effects Tutorial

How to Create Doctor Strange Multiverse Energy Orbs | After Effects Tutorial

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

Dr. Stephen Strange: “What do you know about the Multiverse?”
Wanda Maximoff: “The Multiverse. Vis had his theories. He believed it was real. And dangerous.”
Dr. Stephen Strange: “Well, he was right about both.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest release from the MCU that serves as the next chapter in the story started in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The film takes a deeper dive into the Multiverse; an opening to other universes in the MCU that sees the introduction of…let’s just say, a few new possibilities (hehe). One of the many effects that stick out in this film is the glowing red orbs from this scene:

In today’s tutorial, we will show you how to recreate these magical orbs using our Energy Balls Collection! Check out the full tutorial below!


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This After Effects tutorial features:

  • How to combine multiple energy balls assets to create a unique magical orb effect.
  • How to best create rotating 3D layers.
  • How to create a background matte layer in 3D.
  • How to add glow and color to the energy balls for a realistic effect.

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