It’s Amazing What You Can Do With One Layer & Stardust in AE

Motion Designer John Fischer Shows How to Create and Use 3D Particles With Stardust

Superluminal’s Stardust recently added some 3D capabilities that included the ability to render particle instances, extrude and bevel text and masks, and to create 3D primitives. All of these new 3D features come into play with John Fischer’s tutorial.

Watch Fischer step through the process to create an astounding looking science fiction inspired scene complete with type. What is interesting is that the entire scene and all of its elements live on a single After effects layer. Stardust handles everything, including the typography, spaceman, and the array of cubes.

The plugin works a bit differently than what you might be accustom to with other particle solutions in After Effects. It works with a node-based premise, allowing you to string together a lot of single nodes to build more complex effects through them. With the addition of the 3D and 3D rendering features, it is a hard particle plugin to pass up. Visit aescripts + aeplugins to learn more about Superluminal Stardust.