Realistic Eye Replacement VFX | After Effects Tutorial

Realistic Eye Replacement VFX | After Effects Tutorial

December 22, 2022
David Lugo

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a realistic eye replacement using VFX in Adobe After Effects.

The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter. -  Marcus Tullius Cicero

Eye replacement might sound like something that is only used in movies with huge budgets for special effects, but the truth is, this skill can come in handy for a lot of different projects - whether you're working on a low-budget indie film or simply trying to change the color of an actor's eye in post-production. No matter what your project entails, learning how to do eye replacement will give you a valuable tool in your post-production arsenal.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic, fantastical eye replacement using VFX assets from our Eye Textures collection in Adobe After Effects.

Want to follow along? Click here to get the plate used in this tutorial.

This After Effects tutorial will cover:

  • How to track eyeballs in Mocha for AE
  • How to composite elements from the Eye Textures collection to live eyeball.
  • How to add fake reflections to create a more realistic result.

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